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Meenakshi Lekhi Apologises After Backlash For Calling Protesting Farmers ‘Mawali’

Jul 23, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A senior video journalist of a leading media channel was allegedly attacked during the protest organised by farmers against the three farm laws in Delhi.

Cabinet Rejig: Scindia, Sonowal Take Oath, 12 Including Ravi Shankar, Javadekar Dropped

Jul 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

This is the first reshuffle in the Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019.


Cabinet Expansion: Why I’m Least Excited, Unlike Most Of The Media

Ministers certainly can make or break businesses, but I doubt whether they can change our otherwise mundane lives.

BJP Stages Dharna To Seek CM Kejriwal's Resignation Over Delhi Oxygen Row

Jun 28, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Th sit-in protest was held by Delhi BJP unit leaders including President Adesh Gupta who demanded the CM's arrest.


Twitter Promises To Fix 'Ladakh In China' Error, Sorry For Hurting 'Indian Sentiments'

Meenakshi Lekhi, who is leading the parliamentary panel, says Twitter has apologised in writing for the geo-tagging error

28 October, 2020

Twitter's Explanation On Showing Ladakh As Part Of China Inadequate: MPs' Panel

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'The committee was unanimous in its opinion that Twitter's explanation on showing Ladakh as part of China was inadequate,' Meenakshi Lekhi said.


22 October, 2020

Joint Committee Of Parliament Summons For Social Media Giants Facebook And Twitter

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Panel also considering summons for Amazon and Google on the issue of protection of data and its privacy


26 September, 2020

Reshuffle In BJP, Ram Madhav Is No Longer A General Secretary

Outlook Web Bureau

The biggest makeover is seen at the national general secretary level with Muralidhar Rao and hitherto General Secretary Ram Madhav being dropped along with Haryana in-charge Anil Jain and Saroj Pandey.


11 March, 2020

Delhi Violence Was In Making For Months: BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Meenakshi Lekhi said Anurag Thakur and BJP leader Parvesh Verma were wrongly blamed for Delhi violence.


09 February, 2020

Exit Polls Not 'Exact': BJP Leaders After Closed-Door Meeting With Amit Shah

Outlook Web Bureau

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi was confident that BJP will perform well and claimed that CM Arvind Kejriwal will lose his Assembly seat.


21 January, 2020

'Even Turks Find Taimur Brute': BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi On Saif Ali Khan's 'Concept Of India' Remark

Outlook Web Bureau

Meenakshi Lekhi's remark came after Saif's comment during an interview with News18 had already led to massive trolling of the star on Twitter and other social media platforms.


14 November, 2019

SC Closes Contempt Plea Against Rahul Gandhi For 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Remark

Outlook Web Bureau

Gandhi faced the contempt plea for wrongly attributing to the apex court his remark directed at PM Narendra Modi over Rafale deal.


14 November, 2019

Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Seeking Probe Into Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme court delivered judgments on Sabarimala issue, Rafale deal and criminal contempt filed against Rahul Gandhi. Catch all the highlights here


09 September, 2019

Kejriwal Govt Should Make Clear If It Favours Those 'Who Want To Break India': Meenakshi Lekhi

Outlook Web Bureau

'They were raising slogans against the hanging of Afzal Guru, against India. Only terrorists can talk in such language. The Kejriwal government should make clear if it is standing with those who want to break India,' BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi asked.


06 September, 2019

'Reuse Clothes To Make Sanitary Pads,' Says Meenakshi Lekhi In A Bid To Reduce Plastic Use

PTI

My grandmother, your great grandmother, everyone would have used cloth, which could be destroyed after a single-use. More conversation around this will help rather than pushing plastic, polymers as sanitary pads, the BJP MP said.


25 May, 2019

Yet Again, Only One Woman From Delhi Elected To Lok Sabha

Outlook Web Bureau

Of the 16 women candidates, who contested from seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Delhi, only Meenakshi Lekhi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has got elected.


10 May, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Seeks Closure Of Criminal Contempt Proceedings Against Him, SC Reserves Verdict

Outlook Web Bureau

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved the verdict on the criminal contempt plea filed against Gandhi by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.


23 April, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Never Intended To Attribute Chowkidar Chor Hai Slogan To Apex Court, Says Congress

Outlook Web Bureau

The party's assertion came hours after the Supreme Court issued criminal contempt notice to the Congress president, for his 'chowkidar chor hai' remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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.

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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.

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