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BJP Accuses Priyanka Gandhi Of Indulging In 'Selective Politics'

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The BJP hit out at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the suspected rape case of a mentally-challenged minor girl in Rajasthan.

Swami Prasad Maurya Joins SP

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The resignation of state Labour Minister Maurya has come as a jolt to the ruling BJP in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.


Congress Leader Azad Said Elections Should Be Held In April After Winter Is Over

The senior Congress leader said the priority was not who becomes the chief minister but how to restore the August 4, 2019 position in J-K.

Raut Meets Pawar, Says "Hopeful Of MSRTC Workers Strike Ending Soon."

Nov 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Talking to reporters here, Raut said he held discussion with Pawar on a range of issues, including politics and the ongoing MSRTC workers strike, which is not showing any signs of resolution.


BJP Questions Odisha Chief Minister's District Visits As Patnaik Launches Health Card Distribution In Kandhamal

BJP state unit president Samir Mohanty alleged that taxpayers’ money is being wasted in hosting such big events of the CM and on his chopper rides ahead of the panchayat elections due next year.

22 November, 2021

AAP Slams BJP Over Poor Swachh Rankings Of Delhi's 2 Municipal Corporations

Outlook Web Desk

Two of the three municipal corporations in Delhi have finished in the bottom 10 among 48 cities of the country in a specific category of the government's cleanliness survey, results for which were announced on Saturday.


20 November, 2021

BJP Leader Tathagata Roy's Latest Tweet Creates Chaos And Speculation

Outlook Web Desk

The veteran BJP leader in his latest tweet in Bengali said, "I have not written all these things to get accolades from anybody. Some top leaders were so much involved in women and wealth, I wanted to alert the party about that. Now a tree is known by its fruit. I shall wait for the results in the civic polls. For now adieu West Bengal BJP."


20 November, 2021

The Shiv Sena Says Repeal Of Farm Laws Shows Defeat Of Arrogance Of Power

Outlook Web Desk

On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is also the president of the Shiv Sena, had said, "The announcement of repealing the three farm laws underscores the power of a common man in the country. The Union government should hold talks and take other parties into confidence to avoid the afterthoughts and embarrassments like today."


20 November, 2021

Tribal Body Urges Shah To Look Into Repressions On Chakmas

Outlook Web Desk

The CDFI in a memorandum submitted to Shah on Friday cautioned against the "growing alienation of the Chakmas from the Bharatiya Janata Party as a result of repression on them in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura and Mizoram".


20 November, 2021

Congress To Celebrate 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' Nationwide On Saturday

All India Congress Committee General Secretary, K.C. Venugopal wrote a letter to all state governments on Friday, saying that after withdrawal of the three Union farm laws, 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' will be celebrated by the party across the country on Saturday.


18 November, 2021

BJP's Strong-Arm Tactics Is Pushing Kashmir Away, People of Jammu Must Be A Bridge: Mehbooba

Outlook Web Desk

The former chief minister said her struggle through peaceful means would continue for restoration of the special status being enjoyed by the people of Jammu and Kashmir before August 2019.


18 November, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will Lay The Foundation Stone Of The 600 MW Ultra-Mega Solar Park In Jhansi On Friday

Outlook Web Desk

According to the government spokesman, the Jhansi project is one of the three ultra-mega solar parks that are proposed to be set up in the region to generate 2,000 MW solar power in "plug and play mode" under the Centre's Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPP) scheme.


17 November, 2021

Salman Khurshid's Hindutva-ISIS Comparison; Congress Trying To Divide Society

Outlook Web Desk

The Congress is trying to “divide” the society on the religious lines and the party leader Salman Khurshid comparing Hindutva to the terrorist group ISIS is the latest example of this attempt, BJP general secretary D Purandeswari alleged on Wednesday and asserted that the saffron party believes in secularism.


25 October, 2021

On The Back Foot On Kanhaiya, Congress May Skip On Sidhu As Star Campaigner For Himachal Bypolls

Ashwani Sharma

Anurag Thakur, Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal to amplify BJP campaign for Himachal bypolls.


25 August, 2021

Narayan Rane Is Third Union Minister To Get Arrested By State Police, Here Are The Other Two

Outlook Web Desk

The first two were the late Murasoli Maran and TR Baalu. The duo was picked up at midnight by Chennai Police along with former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in a highly publicised spectacle in June 2001.


25 August, 2021

Tamil Nadu BJP Leader K T Raghavan Quits After Sexually Explicit Video Goes Viral

Outlook Web Bureau

General secretary of Tamil Nadu BJP K T Raghavan took to social media to say that he would take the legal route.


11 August, 2021

BJP Eyes Socio-Economic Caste Census As A Long Term Project

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Sources tell Outlook that a Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is under 'active consideration' and this would not be a part of the decennial census but undertaken later as a longer-term project.


10 August, 2021

Supreme Court Fines BJP, Congress, Others For Not Making Crimes Of Candidates Public

Outlook Web Bureau

The top court in its judgment slapped a fine of Rs 1 Lakh each on BJP, Congress, JDU, RJD, LJP and CPI and Rs 5 Lakh on NCP and CPM.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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