Politics

NDA will get two-third majority under CM Nitish Kumar in Assembly polls: Amit Shah

Blowing the poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday addressed a virtual rally of the party workers from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Listing the achievements of the Narendra Modi government and attacking the opposition for “doing politics” over the COVID-19 crisis, Shah said...

Strong action will be taken against pvt hospitals turning away COVID-19 patients: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday warned of strong action against private hospitals who were turning away COVID-19 patients and were demanding huge sums of money from them to get them admitted. Kejriwal warned against indulging in “black-marketing of beds” and said that there was no no dearth of hospital beds in the national capital...

BJP removes Manoj Tiwari as party’s Delhi chief

The BJP has removed actor-politician Manoj Tiwari as chief of the party in Delhi. Former North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Adesh Kumar Gupta will take over as the party’s new Delhi chief. Tiwari, who was appointed Delhi BJP president in 2016, was said to be on borrowed time since the party’s disastrous performance in the...

Smriti Irani gives details of her Amethi visits after her ‘missing’ posters appear

Union minister Smriti Irani has criticised the Congress for questioning her ‘absence’ from her constituency Amethi. Unsigned posters of ‘missing’ Smriti Irani had appeared in Amethi on Monday and Congress MLC Deepak Singh questioned her absence from his Twitter handle. “When Corona struck Amethi, your (Congress) leaders violated lockdown rules. Do...

Pain of poor and labourers hit-hard by coronavirus pandemic cannot be explained in words: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said poor and labourers have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus crisis and that their pain cannot be explained in words. In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcast, Modi said all classes of people have suffered during the pandemic but it is the poor who have suffered the...

Congress lashes out at Gujarat govt for profiteering in sale of N95 mask

At a time when the controversy over the use of alleged poor quality ‘Dhaman-1’ ventilators is yet to be over, the Gujarat government is surrounded with another controversy for profiteering in the sale of N95 masks from Amul Parlours. Notably, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had on May 18 announced that triple-layered masks and N95 masks...

Rs20 lakh crore package: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi bats for direct cash transfer, urges a rethink on stimulus

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the government must reconsider the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. Gandhi said the focus should be on direct cash transfers to people as migrants workers, who are walking home with an empty stomach, farmers and such don’t need loans but money. “Today our poor people...