Building pressure on the central government over the rising fuel prices, the Congress on February 27, during a press briefing, showed old clips of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then Gujarat Chief Minister, criticising the then Congress government over skyrocketing petroleum prices. Congress national spokesperson reminded BJP of its hypocrisy over rising fuel prices, and urged the Modi government to revoke recent hikes in the fuel prices.
Updating about the second phase of vaccination rollout starting from March, Chairman of Empowered Group, RS Sharma, on February 26 said that the government is now changing its approach of vaccination to "demand-driven" unlike the earlier approach which was "supply-driven". "For second phase vaccination, starting March 1, people who want to be inoculated, they will have to register on CO-WIN platform. Both online and on-the-spot registrations are available. Vaccination will be free at government facility, and paid at private facility," said Chairman of Empowered Group
Former First Minister Alex Salmond, speaking to a Scottish Parliamentary inquiry, says that the last two years and six months have been a personal 'nightmare'He is testifying on the botched Government investigation which was found to be “tainted by apparent bias” after it emerged the investigating officer had prior contact with two of the women who made complaints against Mr Salmond.
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After announcing new rules for social media platforms to curb the "rampant abuse", Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said these new guidelines will be implemented within three months of the rules being notified by the government. The new guidelines include developing of redressal mechanism by respective social media platforms to resolve issues of the users, and disclosing the originator of mischievous post after being asked by a government agency or court order.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released a book 'Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan' in Delhi on February 05.Speaking at the event, Naidu said, "Members of Parliament must be like role models for other public representatives in conduct and criticism. Nowadays, the level of debates sometimes gets undermined and the impression of politicians, particularly public representatives, is going down in eyes of people." The book gives insight into initiatives undertaken through the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) on Dr Abhishek Singhvi's recommendation in Rajasthan.
Speaking to ANI in the national capital on February 02, Rajya Sabha (RS) Member of Parliament (MP) of Congress party, Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi spoke on walkout by Opposition in Rajya Sabha today. Singhvi said, "Why should the politics of 'zid' and arrogance be practiced and the government is not agreeing on discussion."
ITV News has obtained footage of Shamima Begum after she learned she cannot return to UK. Ms Begum was seen staying silent as she walked through a refugee camp in Syria, where she is staying. The Supreme Court ruled today that she should not be allowed to return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship.
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A British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain because she poses a security risk, the UK's Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Adam Reed reports.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is effectively campaigning in several cities of the state. During his rally in Tirunelveli on February 27, Rahul Gandhi said, "I fall asleep at night in 30 seconds as I am not afraid of Mr Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi). How long does Tamil Nadu Chief Minister take? He can't sleep at night as he isn't honest. Since he is dishonest he can't stand up against Mr Modi who thinks he can control people of Tamil Nadu because Chief Minister is corrupt." "Mr Modi thinks Tamil Nadu is like his television, he can pick up remote and do whatever he wants. He can put volume up and Chief Minister will talk louder and vice versa. He thinks he can control people of TN, but people are going to remove battery from remote and throw away," he added.
A group of leaders who had earlier written to Indian National Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking reform in the party, held an event in Jammu on February 27. The programme was held in honour of Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently retired from Rajya Sabha. He even received a tearful farewell from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group of leaders - known as G23, an allusion to their number - called for making Congress strong again. Watch the full video for more.
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Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi including top leaders of BJP who also hold ministerial positions are campaigning in different parts of country for upcoming assembly elections and Rahul Gandhi which he called 'Puppu' is catching fish. "Look at the difference. Modi ji is campaigning in Tamil Nadu, Amit Shah ji in West Bengal, Nadda ji is in Assam, Rajnath Singh is in Kerala, and 'Pappu' is catching fish, then they'll say EVMs are malfunctioning," he said. Rahul Gandhi was seen fishing with the fishermen during his Kerala visit.
Soon after meeting with state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Kolkata, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Swapan Dasgupta said that BJP "detected the conspiracy" by 3 Kolkata policemen who are attempting to accumulate and collect Aadhar Cards of fellow policemen so that they can cast their postal ballot votes on their behalf, BJP has called for the immediate suspension of these three policemen and they should be nowhere involved in any poll duty.