The body of Dadra and Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar was found in suspicious condition at a south Mumbai hotel on Monday. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of around 200 tractors in Kerala's Wayanad today to protest against the centre's farm laws and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...
Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at PM Modi's rally at Brigade Ground in Kolkata. The DMK has allotted 25 seats to ally Congress for next month's elections in Tamil Nadu. The national party has also been allotted the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat that would go for bypolls following the death of Congress MP Vasanthakumar. Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday advised the people of his Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to "beat up with bamboo sticks" those officials who appeared insensitive to their concerns. As the temperatures are soaring in the poll bound Bengal, West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta stoked a controversy by threatening voters that they would lose water and electricity if they did not vote for him in the elections. Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, walked out of the Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.
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PM Modi said India is exporting defence equipment to more than 40 countries and is working towards becoming one of the world's biggest exporters; The Congress government in Puducherry has collapsed after losing its majority and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy will resign; 81-year-old Varavara Rao who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, was granted bail for 6 months by the Bombay HC on medical grounds. All this and more news at 2 pm.
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Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, was granted bail for six months by the Bombay High Court today on medical grounds. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital where was admitted by the Maharashtra government following the high court's intervention. Rao has been asked by the court to remain in Mumbai and be available for investigation whenever needed.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former home minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The bench in its order stated, "Nature of allegations and personas involved needs an enquiry by an independent agency. It is a matter of public confidence. We are not inclined to entertain this. dismissed." "They are closely working together till they fall apart, both holding a particular position. Then should the CBI not investigate?" the bench asked. Watch the full video for more details.
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Soon after the Bombay HC directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday hours. Anil Deshmukh’s resignation from the post of Maharashtra home minister has triggered a fresh wave of turmoil in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. However, if sources are to be believed, the NCP already has a leader lined up to replace Anil Deshmukh. Dilip Walse Patil, the current minister for labour, and excise, will most likely replace Anil Deshmukh as Maharashtra home minister.
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Soon after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik informed that Anil Deshmukh no more wanted to remain in his post. "After the high court order, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh met Pawar Ji and party leaders and said he doesn't want to remain in the post because the inquiry will be there. He went to tender his resignation to the CM. Party has requested to the CM to accept his resignation," said Nawab Malik. Anil Deshmukh's resignation comes amid corruption allegations by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. In his resignation letter to Maharashtra CM, Home Minister said he doesn't find it morally correct to continue as the home minister after Bombay High Court's order.