Political war of words erupted over Income Tax raids on Bollywood celebrities. Properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu was raided. Sites linked to Reliance Entertainment CEO Shibhashish Sarkar were also raided. I-T department was probing alleged tax evasion linked to Phantom Films which was dissolved in 2018. Some politicians and govt critics alleged political vendetta behind the raids. “BJP is misusing institutions like CBI, ED, I-T Department for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He is destroying all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta,” said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Watch the full video for more.
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India-China face-off at the border was raised in the Maharashtra Assembly. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray mocked the Centre while speaking on farmers' protest. He said. “Water and power supply to protesting farmers were cut off. Nails have been put in the protesting farmers' path but central govt runs away when it sees china. If this kind of preparation is done at borders, there would be no infiltration.” Uddhav's predecessor, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, called it insult of army. He said, “It is an insult to our soldiers. Our soldiers faced the Chinese at -30°C temperature. Maharashtra CM insulted the sacrifice, bravery of soldiers. I condemn this remark.” Watch the full video for more.
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Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn is facing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by several women who say he put them in uncomfortable situations when he was a college student, with the former classmates detailing to CNN how the rising star of the conservative right would use “fun” drives as a way to make unwanted advances on them.
"I request that those who want election soon should help in this delimitation process, instead of making excuses," said JandK Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha when asked about PDP and National Conference's demand for elections. "Prime Minister has assured the entire nation and the delimitation commission has begun its work. There are constitutional institutions in India. The decision is taken by the Election Commission. Let the work related to delimitation get completed, the Commission will definitely conduct elections," he added.
A batch of foreign envoys arrived in Srinagar on February 17 for a two-day visit to the Union Territory of JandK with aim to assess the on-ground situation. Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Junaid Mattu said that the visiting dignitaries were apprised of the landmark elections of DDC and urban local bodies. On the meeting held, Mayor further informed that key issue discussed was decentralisation of power and planning, empowerment of the grassroots representatives."The key issue discussed was decentralisation of power and planning, empowerment of the grassroots representatives. I believe most important thing happening now is the empowerment of local elected representatives at grassroots level," said Mayor Junaid Mattu while speaking to ANI.
The Government of India (GoI) has launched many schemes for the betterment of common people especially those who lives in rural and backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has improved mobility of local people in JandK and also generates employment in the areas. Locals of JandK's Udhampur got jobs through this scheme and also appreciated the govt's
Income Tax officials are carrying out searches at properties of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Emergency was a mistake. He said that 'I think that was a mistake. Absolutely, that was a mistake. And my grandmother said as much. Dismissing a petition against Jammu and Kashmir MP Farooq Abdullah, The Supreme Court said today, that expression of views that are different from government opinion cannot be termed sedition. The son of a BJP MP Kaushal Kishore was shot in the chest by bike-borne miscreants in Lucknow on Tuesday. However, police arrested one of his relatives who confessed that Ayush carried out the attack on himself to frame another person. Karnataka Water Resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has been embroiled in a controversy after a CD allegedly showing him in a compromising position with a woman emerged on Tuesday.
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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah said that he wants Congress party to be strong, united to fight the divisive forces of the country. "Congress must unite, Congress must become strong, and people look forward to Congress. They (Congress) is a part of this nation. They have been a party of 150 years," he said.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of J and K National Conference Farooq Abdullah reacted on India and Pakistan agreeing to stop cross-border firing in Kashmir. Welcoming the decision, he said that it is a big step and both the Prime Ministers will try to solve the issues. India and Pakistan's militaries on February 25 announced that they have agreed to stop firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other areas with effect from the midnight of February 24-25.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu. ‘I admire several things about a number of leaders. I am from a village and I am proud of it. A big leader, our Prime Minister, says he is from a village, he used to sell tea. We may have political differences, but at least he doesn't hide his reality,’ the Congress leader said. This comes after PM Modi had given an emotional farewell to the Congressman as leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha last month. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an event in Jammu, Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that even though they are political rivals, he likes how PM Modi does not hide his true identity. "I like lot of things about many leaders. I am from village and I feel proud. Even our PM hails from village and used to sell tea,' he added. He further said that those who do hide their true identity, they are "living in bubble." Azad was felicitated with Sher-E-Gurjar award by a charitable trust in Jammu.