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Uttar Pradesh: BJP hunts opposition MLCs to find berths for CM, 4 other ministers
Having netted two SP and one BSP MLC, the BJP is attempting to poach more non-NDA members from the legislative council of Uttar Pradesh to find berths for chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his four other ministers. Both Rajya Bhayia and Singh were ministers in Akhilesh Yadav government. Apart from him, Bukkal Nawab has also quit the Upper House to align with the BJP. Rajya Bhayia was a minister is different BJP regimes represented by Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta and Rajnath Singh.
Gujarat Speaker denies horse trading claims as defiant Congress says Ahmed Patel will win Rajya Sabha seat
It will be impossible for Ahmed Patel to win the Rajya Sabha polls, Raghavjee said on Saturday. Ahmed Patel occupies one of three Gujarat Rajya Sabha seats that are up for grabs this year. Ahmed Patel, a Congress loyalist considered to be party president Sonia Gandhi's right-hand man, is a four-time Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. His election looks increasingly threatened even as the Congress, which accused the BJP of horse trading, maintained a strong front, saying that Patel will win his Rajya Sabha election.
Punjab AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa booked for assaulting woman, denies charges
An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Punjab was today booked for allegedly assaulting a woman, police said. The case was registered by the local police station on the complaint of a 55-year-old woman. In her complaint, she said Sandoa owed her Rs 2.50 lakh and alleged that the MLA was not paying the amount. Yesterday, when she went to his house for payment of the dues, the AAP MLA allegedly thrashed her, she said in her complaint.
NEET 2017: Parties seeking Tamil Nadu's exemption from entrance test is condemnable, says Puthiya Tamizhagam
Differing with other parties on the NEET issue, Puthiya Tamizhagam on Saturday criticised them for seeking exemption to the state from the test, instead of preparing students to take it to come on the merit list. Tamil Nadu students are on par with students across India and are capable of succeeding in the NEET. Parties should take steps to prepare the students so that they also come in the merit list, PT leader Dr K Krishnasamy told reporters.
Apple might bring 4k HDR content on iTunes as few UK users spot the same on the platform
Apple may be mulling 4K support for iTunes content, a report said, adding that few users in the UK spotted a 4K HDR listing for recently-purchased films on iTunes. Few users found that several films including 'Fantastic Beasts', 'Passengers' and 'Where to Find Them' showed copies of the film as 4K HDR, Apple Insider reported on Saturday. There is no actual 4K support on iTunes so far and files are being downloaded in standard HD.
BJP unhappy with Mehbooba Mufti's flag remarks
Expressing shock and surprise over its ally and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's flag remarks, the BJP on Saturday asserted that Article 35-A of the Constitution which grants special status to the State is not a sacred cow that cannot be touched. We are greatly shocked and surprised by the statement of Mehbooba that by challenging Article 35-A, the nationalist forces in the Valley get weakened and that.
BJP's 'greed for power' is putting democracy at risk, says Mayawati
Lashing out at the BJP for its greed for power, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said the recent developments in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat had put democracy at risk. The political developments in Goa, Manipur, Bihar and now in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are proof enough that the Modi government has put democracy at risk, she said in a statement here. BJP's greed for power has turned into lust for power.
Delhi court to pass order on plea seeking prosecution of Ola, Uber for violating fare rules
A Delhi court on Saturday said it would pronounce on Monday its order on a plea seeking prosecution of app-based cab service providers, including Ola and Uber, for allegedly violating the fare rules. The matter would come up on 31 July as Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra, who was scheduled to pass the order on Saturday, was on leave. The court had earlier recorded pre-summoning evidence advanced by complainant NGO, Nyayabhoomi, through its secretary Rakesh Agarwal, in support of the complaint which.
Google blocks Lipizzan Android spyware found while investigating Chrysaor spyware
The company, in a blog post, said it discovered a new family of Android spyware while investigating another spyware named 'Chrysaor'. It is a multi-stage spyware product capable of monitoring and exfiltrating a user's email, SMS messages, location, voice calls and media. Google Play Protect has notified all affected devices and removed the Lipizzan apps, the post read. 'Lipizzan' spyware was capable of performing tasks that include taking screensots, taking pictures with the device camera, recording from the device's microphone, call recording and location monitoring.
Premier League: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he loses up to 3 kilos per match due to touchline antics
Passionate Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he loses up to three kilos during games because of his touchline antics and often feels destroyed afterwards. The 47-year-old Italian made a stunning impact in guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in England after arriving last year. The former international midfielder also quickly won a reputation for displaying his full range of emotions on the sidelines, including jumping into the arms of Chelsea fans to celebrate goals.
The Emoji Movie: Animated film gets zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes
With TJ Miller lending his voice to Gene the 'Meh' emoji and Patrick Stewart as the poop emoji, the movie has managed to fall flat on everyone. The movie has received the grand total of zero percent ratings on the popular movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes, a feat which is almost unheard of - and that is really all that one needs to know about this movie.
Premier League: Newcastle United sign midfielder Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund on season-long loan
Newcastle United have signed midfielder Mikel Merino from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan, the newly promoted Premier League club said on Friday. I'm looking forward to touching the ball, meeting my new team-mates and starting to play football, Merino told Newcastle's website (www.nufc.co.uk). Merino, who moved to Dortmund from Spanish side Osasuna at the start of last season, made eight appearances in all competitions for the German club.
Venkaiah Naidu rubbishes claims that he was nominated for fear of contending for prime minister's post
Dubbing these claims as mere trash, Naidu heaped praise on Modi, saying he was God's boon to the country and that decisions were always taken collectively. In fact they both used to consult me on all important matters, Naidu said at a 'meet-and-greet' programme here today. The prime minister had clearly said there was no alternative and so he was chosen, the former Union minister said. He has character, calibre and capacity and he has been tirelessly and dedicatedly working for the development of India.
Rane targets Sena over Mumbai not becoming world class city
Mumbai, July 28 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane today took a dig at the Shiv Sena and the party controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over Mumbai lagging behind Singapore and Shanghai, which, he said became the world class cities in the last three decades. Mumbai, which came into existence 152 years ago, has not been able to progress into a world class city.
Petrochemicals, a commodity of poor: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Stating that petrochemicals is a commodity for the poor of the country, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas said Saturday that cotton clothes are worn by the rich and it is the poor who opt for polyester as it is cheap and sturdy. Yeh sasta hota hai aur tikau hota hai , said Pradhan while interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of the 6th Petrochemical Conclave held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.
Jammu and Kashmir govt is unable to utilise funds due to corruption in lower ranks: PDP leader
The Jammu and Kashmir government has been unable to utilise central funds for development of the state due to corruption in lower ranks of administration, PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beig said on Saturday. The PDP leader, who represents Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, said he did not know about the state of affairs at higher levels of the administration, but corruption was prevalent in lower levels. He addressed the chief minister, who was also present at the rally, as 'prime minister' in his speech.
To Recoup Lost Political Ground, Mehbooba Mufti's Challenge to Centre
She also vowed not to allow the Centre to shut down the Uri-Muzaffarabad trade route just because some mistakes had been made. A few days back, nearly 70 kg heroin was also seized from a truck entering from PoK. Over the last week, Ms Mufti has attempted to recoup some of the lost political ground. Ms Mufti also frowned at the arrest of separatist leaders, asserting that such administrative steps would not resolve the state's problems.
Hungarian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel sets new lap record to top final practice session
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel smashed the lap record as he bounced back to his best to top the times for Ferrari in Saturday morning's third and final free practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The four-time champion German clocked a stunning best lap of one minute 17.017 seconds around the tight and challenging Hungaroring circuit as he and Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen reeled off a convincing one-two.
Narada scam: ED summons Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee in money laundering case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent summons to Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee for the third time, asking him to appear before it in connection with the Narada tapes controversy. Summons have been sent again to Sovan Chatterjee as he had failed to respond to the earlier ones in person, the official said. These four persons have been asked to depose before the ED between 4-11 August.
'Who's getting benefit from Kashmir conflict? It's the RSS, Pakistan and China': Rahul Gandhi in Jagdalpur
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying he gives long speeches on corruption but he can't see the corruption of the Chhattisgarh chief minister. Pak PM had to resign as his name was in Panama papers, Chhattisgarh CM & family's name was also in it, but no action taken, said Gandhi. Talking about Nawaz Sharif's resignation from his post of Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi said, .

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