Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Bhadravathi Rapid Action Force Centre in Shivamogga on January 16. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was also present during the ceremony. Rapid Action Force is a specialised force of CRPF to maintain public order and handle riots and riot-like situations. Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two day visit to the state.
Home Minister Amit Shah on January 14 took part in Makar Sankranti program in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. On the occasion, Home Minister was seen flying a kite. Earlier, Shah along with his family members visited Shree Jagannathji Temple in Ahmedabad.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 14 visited Shree Jagannathji Temple in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. He offered prayers and performed 'aarti' along with his family members. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary and Home Minister's son Jay Shah was also present.
Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa on January 13 informed that his government has sent a list to Governor Vajubhai Vala of politicians who are going to take oath today at 3:30 pm. In a press conference, he said, "We have sent the list to the Governor just now. MTB Nagaraj, Umesh Katti, Aravind Limbavali, Murugesh Nirani, R Shankar, CP Yogeeshwara, Angara S will take oath as ministers today by 3:30 pm at Raj Bhavan." The announcement comes two days after the Karnataka Chief Minister had meeting with JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay raut has lashed out at the BJP over the fund collection drive for Ram temple in Ayodhya. This comes after Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust's general secretary Champat Rai earlier said the trust is going to start a mass contact and contribution campaign across the country for construction of the temple. ‘It will be an insult to Lord Ram. Many people have sacrificed for the Ram Temple. The Prime Minister himself laid that foundation stone of the Ram Temple. Many people and organizations including the Shiv Sena have contributed to the bank account for the temple. So whose are the 4 lakh volunteers going to campaign for?’ the Shiv Sena leader asked. He further attacked the BJP and said that they should stop playing politics over Lord Ram now. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut lashed out at BJP over collection of 'chanda' for Ram Temple. He further asked them to stop the politics around Ram Temple as it is not required. Sanjay Raut said, "Going door to door in order to collect 'chanda' for Ram Temple construction is an insult to Lord Rama. And it is also an insult to 'hindutva.' All big people have donated in the bank account which has been opened for the same and even Shiv Sena has donated crore into it. After this what is the need of sending 4 lakh people door to door. The theatrics in the name of Ram should end now."
The FBI is questioning dozens of people in the killing of Brian Sicknick, a police officer who died a day after physically engaging with a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, and other assaults on law enforcement, the New York Times reported on Friday. Gloria Tso has more.
While detailing his plan to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said it was "shocking" to see some Republican members of Congress not wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus and told them it was "time to grow up."
Samuel Corum/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said that Congress members could face prosecution should an investigation show that they were accomplices in the Capitol riots. "If they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that," Pelosi said during a news conference. Pelosi also pointed out one rioter captured on camera in a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt, describing him as a "punk.
Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slammed Congress over Rahul Gandhi and Priyank Gandhi's massive protest over farm laws. He did it because of Rahul Gandhi's political 'parpanch'. Congress workers on January 15 protested against Centre government as part of the party's nationwide agitation to express solidarity with the ongoing farmers' protest against the three new farm laws. The workers marched towards the Punjab Raj Bhawan for the gherao but were stopped by the police.
Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani launched a virtual toy hackathon, 'Toycathon-2021' in Delhi on January 05. At the press conference, Irani said, "80% of toys are imported in India. We've the capability to make these here as well."
Union minister Smriti Irani hit out at the Indian National Congress party amid protests by farmers in and around the national capital. Irani cited the results of rural body elections in many parts of India to claim unwavering support for the Bharatiya Janata Party. She said that even in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, the rural populace had trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Farmers from multiple states are continuing to camp at Delhi's borders, seeking repeal of 3 recent agri-reform laws. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani held a press conference on December 28 and said that BJP won seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Rajasthan which proves that people believe in PM Narendra Modi. Smriti Irani said, "In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP has won 187 Zilla panchayats out of 242 Zilla panchayat seats. The party also registered victory in over 6,450 gram panchayats and in Pasighat Municipal Council elections where Congress won only two seats." She added, "In Goa Zilla panchayat elections, BJP created history by winning 33 out of 48 seats. BJP, which won only one seat in 2015 polls of Bodoland Territorial Council, emerged has come to power with the blessing of the people in alliance with UPPL and GSP." She further added, "The Congress' sarcasm was that the BJP is losing its popularity in rural areas. What better response can citizens of India give than that has been received in rural local body election in Rajasthan. The results of Rajasthan polls are proof that the people believe in Narendra Modi."
India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched by PM Modi on January 16, Saturday. Reactions from politicos across the country started pouring in soon after the launch. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccine will work as 'sanjeevani' in the fight against Covid-19. Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat praised the vaccine drive. Leaders of various states and UTs also hailed the Covid vaccination drive. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged people not to pay heed to rumours over vaccine. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio expressed satisfaction and hope over the drive. Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said it was a 'moment of hope and honour'. Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering also congratulated PM Modi and the people of the country for the 'landmark' launch.
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Delhi and Maharashtra have become the latest states to confirm cases of bird flu taking the total number to nine states. Testing of eight samples sent to a Bhopal-based laboratory has confirmed bird flu in Delhi. A drive to cull ducks has begun at the Sanjay Lake in Delhi, where 10 ducks were found dead recently. Authorities in the capital have already closed the Hauz Khas Park, Dwarka Sector 9 Park, Hastsal Park and Sanjay Lake as a precautionary measure. The poultry market in Ghazipur had also been shut down temporarily. Meanwhile, Maharashtra has also confirmed bird flu after 800 chickens found dead at Murumba village in Parbhani district. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting this evening to review the situation. Other states that have confirmed bird flu cases are Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Watch the full video for all the updates.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray arrived at Bhandara District General Hospital, where fire broke out on January 09. At least 10 children died in a fire incident. The government has ordered high-level investigation into the incident. The government announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the children.
In a horrific tragedy, ten newborn babies died after a fire broke out at the neo-natal care ward of the district general hospital at Bhandara in eastern Maharashtra in the early hours of Saturday. The staff managed to rescue seven of the 17 babies in the ward. While the cause was suspected to be a short circuit or a malfunctioning air-conditioning unit and the state government ordered a probe by fire experts, a BJP leader alleged that there were complaints about power fluctuations in the ward but no action was taken. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said a six-member committee headed by a director, Health, Sadhana Tayade will conduct an inquiry and submit a report in three days. Those responsible shall not be spared, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said. A fire audit of all the hospitals in the state has been ordered, he informed. Calling the incident "heart-wrenching and mind-numbing", Thackeray announced an aid of Rs 5 lakh for family members of deceased babies.
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A big political war has broken out over the arrest of Arnab Goswami in a 2018 suicide case. A 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik had died by suicide, while his mother was also found dead at their..
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