BJP leader and Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly Neeraj Bablu raised a demand for a new population control law in the country. Bablu said that he would approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. His comments came a day after his colleague in the party and Assembly, Hari Bhushan Thakur, said that there's only one community whose fertility rate isn't declining. He was commenting on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claim that the state's fertility rate has been coming down. Watch the full video for more.
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Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy has lost the trust vote in the Assembly today. He is expected to submit his resignation soon. Addressing the Assembly ahead of the vote Narayanasamy said: "MLAs should stay loyal to the party. MLAs who have resigned will not be able to face the people as they will call them opportunists."
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A day before the floor test in Puducherry Assembly, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy held a meeting with Congress and DMK MLAs to discuss the strategy ahead. Briefing the reporters, Narayanasamy said, "I held a meeting with ministers, MLAs of Congress and DMK, MPs and other party leaders today. We discussed the strategy to be adopted in the Legislative Assembly. We have decided to disclose our strategy on the floor of the House." On Feb 21, Congress MLA K Lakshmi Narayanan and DMK MLA K Venkatesan tendered their resignation from the Assembly Speaker VP Sivakolundhu. Narayanan said, “It was my individual decision as the party has not given me my due recognition in the government that's why I have taken this decision.” Watch the full video for more.
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on January 20 said that a complaint has been received regarding web series 'Tandav'. Action will be taken as per the law, he said. "Central government should bring legislation in regard to OTT (over-the-top) platforms," he said. BJP leader Ram Kadam and other leaders alleged that the web series 'Tandav' has some inappropriate scenes of Hindu gods which are hurting religious sentiments. Recently, the creators of 'Tandav' apologized for unintentionally hurting people's sentiments.
BJP leader and MLA Ram Kadam lashed out at Amazon and the team of 'Tandav' after the team apologized over the controversy. He said that apology will not work, "They should be beaten with shoes on a crowded chowk. He added that he will not sit quiet until team of 'Tandav' goes behind the bars. Recently, the cast and crew of 'Tandav' unconditionally apologized for unintentionally hurting people's sentiments.
After director Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted an apology note over the 'Tandav' outrage, BJP leader Ram Kadam called it a "big win", but said they will not stop until the cast and crew are behind the bars. "For last 6 hours, we were protesting outside Mumbai-situated Amazon office over the web-series 'Tandav' and we compelled them to apologise...This is our big win. And at last due to our pressure, 'Tandav' team had to apologise in front of whole country. But only apology won't work. We will protest until the whole team of 'Tandav' gets in jail...We'll go on hunger strike in front of Ghatkopar police station tomorrow morning and will compel them to file the FIR," said Ram Kadam. Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Tandav' got into trouble for allegedly 'mocking Hindu religious sentiments'.
'Metro Man' E Sreedharan formally joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala's Malappuram on February 25. He joined BJP in a public meeting at Changaramkulam town in Ponnani taluk of Malappuram district. E Sreedharan joined the party in presence of Union Minister of State (MoS-I/C) in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, RK Singh. Former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan on February 18 announced that he will join the BJP ahead of Assembly polls in Kerala.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee protested against the fuel price hike in a unique style. On Thursday, Banerjee commuted to and from state secretariat Nabanna on an electric scooter. On the way to Nabanna in the morning, the CM was seen riding pillion on a battery-powered e-scooter. While in the afternoon, Banerjee took the driver's seat on the way to her residence in Kalighat. While Banerjee rode the scooter at a slow speed, some security personnel followed her on foot. "Today, we silently protested against the hike in petrol, diesel and LPG prices. I rode a pillion on an electric scooter on my way to the Secretariat. The battery-powered electric scooter was driven by minister Firhad (Bobby) Hakim. While returning, I myself rode the e-scooter. Even though this was my first attempt, riding the e-scooter seemed easy. I will ride it again and become an efficient rider. I thank each and everyone for their support," Banerjee said. The TMC supremo is not missing any opportunity to score over her main rival BJP. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are due in April-May this year.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on February 25 said that the state government is going to bring a bill against 'love jihad' in Vidhan Sabha in March during the budget session. He said that the bill will be brought to stop the forced conversion of Hindu girls.
Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday participated in "Kshama Puja" and administered the inauguration of the new 'Jalahari' at Pashupatinath Temple. President Bhandari reached the revered Hindu holy site in the late afternoon and performed the special worship for atonement and administered the inauguration of the new 'Jalahari', the base of Shiva Linga inside the temple. Thirty-three Brahmins from India have come for worship before placing the golden 'Jalahari' in the main Shivalinga of the Pashupatinath Temple. They have been worshiping for few days. A total of 121 priests of Bhagwat Ashram and Pashupati are performing pooja. The decision of the government to replace the base of the Shiva Linga with a gold filling came into controversy as historians claimed that it is against historical and religious values. Many activists protested the plan to replace the ancient silver base with gold. Two writ petitions were also filed in the Supreme Court on Monday against the government's decision to install golden Jalahari at the Pashupatinath Temple.
BJP and Hindu outfits have called for a shutdown in Alappuzha from 6 am to 6 pm on Feb 25 in protest against the killing of an RSS worker allegedly by SDPI worker. The clash between the groups had happened last night.
A car carrying unassembled explosive materials was found abandoned at Carmichael Road in South Mumbai on Thursday evening, near the house of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. Bomb squad and police teams have rushed to the site and a probe is underway. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, "A car carrying Gelatin has been found near Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai today. Mumbai Police Crime Branch is investigating the whole matter." According to Mumbai Police, the vehicle was examined by a Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), and gelatin, a substance often used to make explosives was recovered from it. Further investigation is underway.
Keeping up with the commitment to assist countries in fight against pandemic, India on February 25 dispatched the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, country in West Africa from Mumbai. Over 25 nations have already received 'Made in India' vaccines and 49 more countries will be receiving them in coming days. India has been at the forefront of the global vaccine deliveries.
Wheelchair bound Kapil Sharma ‘misbehaves’ with paparazzi. Popular comedian Kapil Sharma was spotted on a wheelchair by the paparazzi at the Mumbai airport on Monday afternoon. The ‘Firangi’ star seem miffed with the shutterbugs as they hounded him for photos while he made an exit from the airport. Sharma asked paparazzi to move aside and accused them of misbehaving.
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BJP workers celebrated the launch of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai. They burnt effigy of coronavirus in Ghatkopar area to celebrate the vaccine drive. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on Jan 16
A group of farmer leaders - part of the protesters who are agitating against three central farm laws - arrived at Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday to hold a meeting with the Delhi Police. In more trouble for..