Accusing the Centre of neglecting Muslims, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reveal the number of members from this community recruited in the central armed police forces in the last four years. Owaisi's challenge drew a sharp response from the Union Home ministry which said religion is not a criteria for recruitment in the central paramilitary forces.
The JDS leader said nowhere during his speech had he said that Congress or its leaders were troubling him. Union minister Arun Jaitley, in a Facebook post, has accused Congress of driving Kumaraswamy to desperation. Meanwhile, continuing its attack against Kumaraswamy, the BJP today asked him to resign if he is helpless and incapable. Seeking to put an end to the controversy on the issue, senior Congress leader and minister D K Shivakumar termed Kumaraswamy an emotional person.
The Supreme Court today asked the Kerala police not to arrest two clergymen in connection with the sex scandal till July 19, when their anticipatory bail plea will be taken up for hearing. Senior advocate V Giri, appearing for the Kerala government which had filed caveat in the matter had said that it is a serious matter. The bench, however, said that the issue requires proper consideration and will take it up for hearing on July 19.
As soon as I came out of the venue, BJYM and ABVP activists attacked me without any provocation. He was taken to the Pakur Sadar Hospital, where doctors took his X-ray following complaint of pain in the veins. In Ranchi, the BJP state unit disapproved of the party activists indulging in act of violence and said it was looking into the social activist's allegations.
The apex court termed the prohibitions on acts like prostitution and homosexual relationships as one of the causes for spread of STDs and said, If you licence prostitution, you control it. If you shove it under the carpet, owing to some Victorian-era morality, it will only lead to health concerns. A village woman may get the disease from a husband who is a migrant worker, the bench said.
The Election Commission of India has junked the Congress allegations of fake voters on the Madhya Pradesh electoral roll, terming them as invalid and unsubstantiated. Your allegations of large scare duplicate, repeat, invalid and false etc electors in the electoral roll are not substantiated. The Congress had alleged large scale irregularities in the MP electoral roll in a complaint dated 3 rd June, 2018.
Tourism Minister K J Alphons today wondered what was the problem in entrusting a private company with the task of restoring the Taj Mahal under the government's Adopt-a-Heritage scheme, if Italy can turn to a footwear firm to restore the 2000-year-old Colosseum in Rome. Large number of monuments are on the list under the scheme and Taj is also on the list. The scheme is proceeding as per plan and the prime minister has been extremely supportive, he said.
Parliamentarians from seven opposition parties have written to Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Lok Sabha, expressing deep anguish over the manner in which BJP allegedly circumvented constitutional norms during the last Parliamentary session. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had last week written to opposition parties expressing concern over the frequent disruptions in Parliament and asked them to introspect while ensuring that the dignity of Parliament was not undermined.
I didn't speak about the Congress or any Congress leader. I didn't mention anything about the Congress in my speech. Kumaraswamy came to Delhi to meet Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. On Saturday, Kumaraswamy broke down in tears while addressing a public gathering and said he was unhappy and swallowing pain of coalition government. People of the state didn't take to confidence to solve all the problems, he added.
BJP workers waved black flags at Congress MP Shashi Tharoor here today, a day after activists of the youth outfit of the saffron party defaced his office protesting his controversial 'Hindu Pakistan' remark. The BJP workers, including some women, raised slogans against Tharoor and waved black flags when he came to address a function this evening, police said. Police said they ensured none of the protesters could get near Tharoor, adding no arrests had been made.
Bhupesh Baghel heads the Congress in Chhattisgarh, which is due to go to the polls this year. He is the party's key OBC face in the state, where the community accounts for 47% of the population. The party has been counting on him to galvanise the Congress workers ahead of the polls. We shall fight our opponents by our ideology that we have inculcated in our cadre at every level.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the CBI and ED to file status reports in connection with their probe into alleged lobbying by AirAsia India while trying to get international flying licence by manipulating policies and violation of foreign investment norms. Besides the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also lodged a money laundering case against some of the officials of AirAsia in the matter.
The Supreme Court today commenced its hearing on the contentious issue relating to the ban on entry of women between 10 and 50 years of age in Kerala's historic Sabarimala temple. Advocate R P Gupta commenced the hearing for the petitioners and referred to the history of the temple. Petitioner Indian Young Lawyers Association and others have sought directions from the court to ensure entry of female devotees between the age group of 10 and 50 at the Lord Ayappa temple at Sabarimala.
Rahul Gandhi today constituted the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision-making body, with a blend of young and old leaders and convened its first meeting on July 22. The new Congress Working Committee (CWC) includes 23 members, 19 permanent invitees and 9 special invitees, highly-placed sources told PTI. This the first CWC formed by the Congress chief after assuming charge of the party.
BSP leader Jai P Singh said if you want arms then there is only one option, which is politics. They ask for votes in the name of cow, river Ganga and cow dunk,Jai P Singh said while addressing a public gathering here. Besides BJP, Singh also criticised the Samajwati Party (SP) and the Congress while urging people to stop begging. That is Mayawati, Singh said while tagging her as living goddess.
Responding to Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad's letter, Sushmita Dev of the congress retorted that the BJP had no intention on the passage of women's reservation bill and have let down the women of India. The Congress stated that PM Narendra Modi's 2014 election manifesto, outlining the effort towards women empowerment was only a farce.
In a bid to address issues such as manpower deficiency in the NCC and NSS, the government has decided to form a committee under former education secretary Anil Swarup, seeking suggestions to revamp and strengthen the two youth institutions. In a statement issued today, the Ministry of Youth Affairs stated that the committee will also have suitable representations from NCC and the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.
Police in Assam have barred Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) president Pravin Togadia from making speeches in the state stating the law and order situation as his inflammatory speeches would hurt the sentiments of the religious minority community. The order from the Guwahati police commissioner Hiren Nath on Tuesday said Togadia would not be permitted to address gatherings or hold press conferences for a period of two months without appropriate permission. Togadia is scheduled to visit Guwahati from July 17 to 20.
Hitting back at the AIMIM chief for his remarks, Naqvi said, An Army soldier is the son of mother India, he is not a Hindu or a Muslim. Addressing people here at the launch of the web portal of the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Ajmer, Naqvi praised Sufism and urged people to follow its path.
Started from mid-night of Sunday, the protest escalated on Tuesday following support from farmers leaders from all across the state. Our demand is very simple - pay a subsidy of Rs 5 a litre to milk farmers to prevent their financial distress. We are not aware of any return of our tankers as of now. Farmers have urged the government to fix a minimum selling price of cow milk at Rs 30 a litre.