Uddhav Thackeray Under Pressure From Congress Patronised Bollywood ‘Mafia’: Sushil Modi

Nitish Modi, Sushant Singh Rajput Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi took to Twitter to attack Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and said that the Bihar government will do everything to get justice for Sushant Singh Rajput. IANS Last Updated: August 2, 2020, 8:24 AM IST Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Saturday attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying that his government is under pressure from the Bollywood ‘mafia’ patronised by the Congress, hence Thackeray is hell-bent on saving all those responsible in the case related…

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Allow Free Rail Travel For Migrant Labourers to Reach Home: Adhir Writes to PM

File photo of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Chowdhury said that a large portion of the migrant labourers are from the minority community and urged that the government feed these people during the month of Ramadan owing to their hapless condition. PTI New Delhi Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 9:39 PM IST Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking that migrant labourers in different parts of the country be allowed to travel free of cost…

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Former Governor, Veteran Congress Leader Devanand Konwar Passes Away in Guwahati

Veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar passed away on Sunday in Guwahati. He was governor of Bihar from July 24, 2009 to March 8, 2013 and of Tripura between March 25, 2013 and June 29, 2014. He had also served as governor (additional charge) of West Bengal from December 2009 to January 2010. PTI Guwahati Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 8:45 AM IST Former Governor of Bihar and Tripura and veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar died of old age ailments at his Guwahati residence on Saturday. He was 86. …

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Mayor’s ‘Save Agra’ Letter to Adityanath Amid Covid-19 Sparks Row, Priyanka Gandhi Voices Concern

File photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The death toll due to Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh rose to 27 with two more fatalities, while 177 fresh cases were reported on Saturday taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,793. PTI Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 3:43 PM IST Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said cases of coronavirus are increasing everyday in Agra and cited a letter written by the mayor who has sought bold decisions to save the city. Agra Mayor Naveen Jain…

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Aggressive Testing Key to Fight Battle Against Covid-19, Says Manmohan Singh

File image of former PM Manmohan Singh. (Image: Getty Images) The Congress shared the thoughts of various leaders in a video to resolve the current crisis relating to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. The leaders are members of a consultative group headed by Singh and formulate the party’s views on various matters. PTI New Delhi Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 1:29 PM IST Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that without aggressive testing facilities, India cannot conquer challenges posed by Covid-19. Testing and tracing are…

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Kerala Under Severe Financial Crisis Amid Coronavirus, Says State Finance Minister

Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac. Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said that while aimed to collect Rs 2,000 crores, the state government could raise only Rs 250 crores in April. IANS Last Updated: April 25, 2020, 11:53 AM IST Thiruvananthapuram: A month after the lockdown, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Saturday said that the state has been reeling under huge financial crisis as all what the state government could raise in April was a mere Rs 250 crores. “If we include what the Centre would give is…

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Migrants Should be Sent Home after Covid-19 Lockdown Ends on May 3, Says P Chidambaram

File photo of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram. In the country as per estimates 44 crore people work in the unorganised sector in different places in the country and during the initial period of the lockdown people are seen walking to their native places. IANS New Delhi Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 11:12 PM IST Former Union minister P. Chidambaram has said that the migrant workers should be allowed to go to their hometowns and villages after May 3 which could be the last…

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Govt Must Formulate Early Exit Strategy from Covid-19 Lockdown, Says Congress’ Ashwani Kumar

Medics during a door-to-door examination of COVID-19 at Walled City in Jaipur. (PTI) Kumar said the prime minister must remain sympathetic to the needs of states, just as they have by and large deferred to Central advisories. PTI Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 9:05 PM IST Senior Congress leader and former law minister Ashwani Kumar on Friday called for an early comprehensive lockdown exit strategy to be put in place by the Centre in consultation with states. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must take the nation into…

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Biden Backs Mail Vote Amid Pandemic, Calls Trump’s Opposition ‘Un-american’

File photo of former US Vice President Joe Biden. Biden blasted President Donald Trump for working to block emergency funding for the cash-strapped US Postal Service, which would handle tens of millions of ballots this fall. Associated Press Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 8:19 AM IST Atlanta: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is calling on Congress to provide enough money for every state to allow voters to cast a ballot by mail this November amid the coronavirus pandemic. In making that pitch during an online fundraiser Thursday…

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Shashi Tharoor Slams Modi Govt Over ‘Faulty’ Rapid Test Kits, Calls for Indigenous Production

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Reacting to the reports of faulty test kits, Tharoor said he read comments on social media over the issue stating that what can the Modi government do about it as other countries also had the same experience. PTI Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 5:50 PM IST Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday attacked the government over reports of India getting faulty rapid antibody test kits from China and asserted that the answer to the problem lies in indigenous development of test kits as…

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‘Bankrupt Leadership’ of Congress Opposing Every Govt Measure in Fighting Coronavirus: BJP

File photo of BJP leader Prakash Javadekar. (File photo/PTI) Senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the entire country is together in fighting the coronavirus but the Congress is busy “fighting” Modi and the government. PTI New Delhi Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 5:28 PM IST The “bankrupt leadership” of the Congress is opposing every measure of the central government in fighting the coronavirus, the BJP said on Friday, asserting that nobody except “Rahul Gandhi and his gang” is against what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is…

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‘Why Not Shelve Bullet Train?’ Congress Flays Govt’s ‘Inhumane’ Move to Freeze DA Hikes

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala (Image: News18) The government on Thursday froze inflation-linked allowance for its 1.1 crore employees and pensioners, a move states are likely to replicate, helping save a combined Rs 1.2 lakh crore that could be used to combat the coronavirus crisis. PTI Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 3:36 PM IST New Delhi: Noting that it was “insensitive and inhumane” to freeze dearness allowance, the Congress on Friday said instead of “hurting” the middle-class employees and pensioners, the government should shelve bullet train and Central…

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