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'People of Bihar living in Bengal will vote for development'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Day after RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav urged the people of Bihar living in West Bengal to vote for Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming polls, Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said they will vote for the saffron party and development.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manipur talk show gets notice under new IT rules, withdrawn later
Imphal, March 2 (IANS) Hours after a district magistrate in Manipur sent a notice to a digital news platform under the Centre's new rules to regulate digital media in the country, the district authorities withdrew the notice with "immediate effect".
2021-03-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics
PM likely to address 20 rallies in poll-bound Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address around 20 election rallies in West Bengal where polling to 294 Assembly seats will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED questions Trinamool leader over Saradha scam (Ld)
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming Assembly polls in West Bengal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned ruling Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh in connection with its probe into the Saradha chit fund case for over eight hours.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Emergency' was a mistake, admits Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Speaking about the Emergency during a conversation with economist Kaushik Basu from the Cornell University in the US, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that it was a "mistake".
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka CM felicitates 1971 war heroes
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday felicitated heroes of 1971 war fought in erstwhile East Pakistan and now Bangladesh.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka minister caught on tapes has no option but to resign: BJP sources
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) In light of elections in five states and a month-long budget legislature session, the BJP high command has reportedly directed the Karnataka BJP state prominent leaders to 'convince' major and medium water resource minister, Ramesh Jarakiholi to resign from his post in a day or two.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Turkey eyes defence agreement with Pakistan
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Turkey and Pakistan are on the verge of signing a defence agreement, opening doors for Islamabad to become the co-manufacturer of missiles and fighter jets.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Farmers movement poses problems for NHAI, delays highway projects
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With the farmers' protest continuing at the Ghazipur Border on National Highway 24, it is turning into a nuisance for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Officials say the completion of some projects has been hit. Also, the maintenance of the highway is also being affected.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan plans to develop oil city in Gwadar
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The Pakistan government is planning to develop a massive oil city in Gwadar district in Balochistan province with an aim to host Saudi Arabia's $10 billion Aramco oil refinery and use it as a platform to mend the dented ties between the two countries.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Despite BJP winning Ahmedabad district panchayat polls, president from Cong
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) Capturing six Municipal Corporations, the BJP is on a winning streak, with a vastly improved performance over its 2015 debacle in the local body elections. But this victory chariot was dented by a technicality in the Ahmedabad district Panchayats results. Despite having a majority in the body, the BJP will have to stay content with a Congress president.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HK Patil to head Kerala, Digvijaya Singh TN & Puducherry screening panels
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Former Minister in Karnataka and in-charge of Maharashtra HK Patil will head the Kerala screening committee while former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijaya Singh will be heading the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry screening committees of the Congress.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M Min's wife's nomination creates ruckus in party meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Trouble broke out at the Palakkad district committee meeting of the ruling CPI-M on Tuesday after the name of P.K. Jameela , a retired doctor from the Kerala State Health Services, surfaced during a heated discussion after she was named as a candidate from the Tarur Assembly constituency in Palakkad district.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Goa has scope for exploiting maritime trade: CM
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Goa has scope for exploiting maritime-linked trade, especially in the areas of import and export of commodities and tourism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, a day before he is scheduled to address the two-day Maritime India Summit 2021 that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress forming alliances to maitain its political relevance: BJP
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) BJP spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra on Tuesday said that the Congress depends on alliances to maintain its political relevance.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nations to consider ground-breaking change to economic reporting: UN
New York, March 2 (IANS) In a ground-breaking development that could fundamentally reorient economic and policy planning toward sustainable development, countries will begin consideration of a new system to measure economic prosperity and human well-being that includes the contributions of nature at the UN Statistical Commission.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Airlines continue to bring back stranded Indians from Saudi Arabia'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said India's airlines continue to bring back the stranded Indians from Saudi Arabia.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Seat-sharing with AIADMK to be finalised in couple of days: BJP
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) For the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, the BJP-AIADMK alliance is likely to seal the seat sharing deal in a day or two.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will stop cow smuggling in 24 hrs if BJP is voted to power in Bengal: Yogi
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP heavyweight Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday took the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal head on, saying that appeasement politics for the sake of vote bank has endangered the security of not only the state, but also that of the country.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pune Police arrest Mumbai ex-Congress corporator for rape
Mumbai/Pune, March 2 (IANS) The Lonavala Police have arrested a former Congress corporator of Mumbai, Sunit Waghmare, for allegedly raping a woman on multiple occasions on the pretext of marriage, officials said here on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
TMC legislator from Pandabeswar Jitendra Tiwari joins BJP
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Barely a few weeks before the West Bengal Assembly elections, Trinamool Congress legislator from Pandabeswar in West Burdwan district and former Asansol Municipal Corporation mayor Jitendra Tiwari on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of state BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Lodge FIR in Dadra MP's death, demands Maha Congress
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Tuesday reiterated its demand to lodge a complaint in the Feb. 22 suicide of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli's Independent MP Mohan Delkar, in a Mumbai hotel room.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cong asks dissenters to join hands to combat BJP in elections
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Congress has asked the dissenting leaders to join hands with the party to combat the BJP and clarified about the alliance with the ISF and the Left.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
T'gana forms panel to mitigate human-animal conflict
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) Concerned over the growing number of human-animal conflict cases in Telangana, the state government on Tuesday announced a 10-member committee to recommend the measures for mitigating such incident.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Hike in LPG price exposes anti-poor face of Modi govt: Cong
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With LPG prices staying northbound in the country, the Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over the rise in prices, saying the withdrawal of subsidy on LPG has exposed the 'anti-poor' and 'anti-middle class' face of the Narendra Modi-led government.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tripura tribal council polls on April 4
Agartala, March 2 (IANS) The much awaited elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) will be held on April 4, officials announced here on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Gujarat people have completely wiped out Congress: CM
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said that the people of the state have wiped out the Congress and reduced it to a level where it is not even considered fit to be in the Opposition.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
PM is not even aware of Assam problems: Priyanka
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even interact with the lakhs of farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws in Delhi, then how would he be aware of the problems pertaining to the people of Assam, which is far away from the national capital.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India reinforces strategic autonomy doctrine in balancing ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran
New Delhi, March 2: Like large parts of the world, India too is navigating the shifting sands of Gulf politics with caution - a region which has seen overwhelming change in the last six months. These seismic changes include the signing of Abraham accords, wider acceptance of Israel by Arab countries as well as a shift in the US administration's policy towards Saudi Arabia and Iran.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pinarayi son-in-law, CPI-M legislator, in judicial custody
Kozhikode (Kerala), March 2 (IANS) In a long-pending case, the son-in-law of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan - Mohammed Riyaz , CPI-M legislator T.V.Rajesh and another party leader K.K.Dinesh were on Tuesday sent to judicial custody for two weeks by a local court, near here.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India adds strong dose of cultural diplomacy to reinforce ties with Nepal
New Delhi, March 2: With a spurt of new initiatives, India has begun to tap its shared, deep-rooted cultural and religious bonds with Nepal to strongly reinforce a deeply enmeshed political relationship. On Sunday, the bhoomi pooja (ceremonial breaking of ground) to mark the starting of work of conservation and restoration of Seto Machindranath temple in Kathmandu kicked off New Delhi's massive effort to preserve the cultural heritage sites in the Himalayan country.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Karnataka minister caught in sex scandal
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) A CD allegedly featuring Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarakiholi seeking sexual favours was released to news channels on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NIA takes over railway station blast probe in poll-bound Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Almost 13 days after West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain and several others were seriously injured in a bomb blast at Nimtita railway station in poll-bound West Bengal, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Kin of legislators rejected by Gujarat voters in civic polls
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) From the poll results unfolding on Tuesday of the local bodies in Gujarat, it is clear that the people of the state have rejected the relatives of sitting legislators from major parties. Around ten such legislators' kin contesting these elections have been shown the door.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Akali Dal demands two-day debate on farmers' issues
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday requested the Vidhan Sabha Speaker to allocate two days for an exclusive discussion on issues concerning the farmers during the ongoing budget session. It also demanded that the Congress government announce a minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables and fruits.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Feeling threatened by Sena, Kangana asks SC to transfer cases to Himachal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Citing threats by Shiv Sena, ruling party in Maharashtra, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of cases pending against them in Mumbai to a court in Shimla. The petitioners said Shiv Sena will leave no stone unturned to eliminate them, due to Kangana's continuous outspokenness against the wrongs done by the Shiv Sena in collusion with big names of the Bollywood.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ruckus in Himachal Assembly over suspension of Cong members
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) The suspension of five Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh, including the Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, for the entire Budget session rocked the state Assembly on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
97-year-old Communist veteran Achuthanandan calls it a day
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) It was a foregone conclusion that one of the tallest leaders of the Communist movement in the country -- V.S. Achuthanandan who is 97 years old -- will not contest the April 6 assembly polls on account of his age.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kamal Haasan to contest from 2 seats in TN Assembly polls
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan is likely to contest from two constituencies in the coming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu -- Anthaloor and Coimbatore South -- party sources said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
JP Aggarwal to head Cong screening committee for Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed former MP and ex-Delhi Congress chief JP Aggarwal as the chairman of the steering committee for West Bengal with Rajasthan leader Mahesh Joshi and Maharashtra leader Naseem Khan as the members of the panel.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP set to better its 2015 tally in Gujarat local body polls (2nd Ld)
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed to better its 2015 tally in the Gujarat local body polls.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fish farming gets a boost in UP
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) The 'Blue Revolution' launched by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to promote fish production has started yielding good results.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Three Kerala Ministers take Covid vaccine jabs
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Three Kerala ministers, including Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, on Tuesday received the coronavirus vaccination jabs during the ongoing second phase of the vaccination drive being held nationwide.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
EC issues notification for 1st phase of Assam Assembly polls
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday issued the notification for the first phase of the elections in 47 Assembly constituencies of Assam, officials said.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Govt pension to designated terrorists: India exposes Pak at UNHRC
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India on Tuesday exposed Pakistan for hosting the largest number of terrorists proscribed by the United Nations and providing them pensions out of state funds.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
BJP factions stand united as Nadda visits Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 2 (IANS) BJP national president JP Nadda on Tuesday was accorded a warm welcome at 12 places on his way from Jaipur airport to the Birla Auditorium, as the state unit of the party presented a united face with different fractions standing together to welcome him.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Want to be part of Kannada Bigg Boss: BJP leader Vishwanath
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Karnataka BJP MLC, A.H. Vishwanath on Tuesday expressed his desire to be part of the ongoing Kannada version of the Bigg Boss reality show, which is in its eighth season now.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Small parties in Bihar to try their luck in Bengal Assembly polls
Patna, March 2 (IANS) Political parties in Bihar will now be seen trying their luck in the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal. The interesting part is that the parties contesting together as allies in Bihar will now be pitted against one another.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
MP budget presented, Kamal Nath calls it a 'pack of lies'
Bhopal, March 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Jagdish Deora presented the Budget for the 2021-22 in the Madhya Pradesh assembly on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Parliamentary panel invites view on Bilateral Investment Treaties
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Parliamentary committee on External Affairs has invited memoranda containing views and suggestions from stakeholders, industry representatives, experts as well as members of general public as it started examining the India's Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics