PM Narendra Modi also lashed out at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the alleged lathicharge that was carried out against Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala protest in 2018
Though BJP’s central leadership praised the party’s performance, rumblings in the state unit indicate all is not well
'The Prime Minister has no moral authority or legitimacy to lead the government of the day. He must quit forthwith'
Parliament has been adjourned sine die 'solely and exclusively for the purpose of promulgating an ordinance to save Shrimati Sonia Gandhi, president of the Congress party and chairperson of the National Advisory Council, from certain disqualification
'...To start inquiring into the religious denominations of the personnel of the Armed forces and further probing the kind of postings being given to each one of them is fraught with dangerous consequences...'. NDA petition to the Prez also asks for E
'...and dismiss Bihar governor Shri Buta Singh,' demands the NDA, in its memorandum to the President, as the 'declaration by the apex court has long term implications for constitutional propriety, political morality and democratic accountability.'
'Is an Italian fugitive close to the Gandhi family going to be helped in a manner that every democratic institution in India is subverted? Is Indian democracy so vulnerable that it can look a helpless spectator to this subversion?'
NDA letter to the President: We, the members of the National Democratic Alliance, are constrained to approach your Excellency on a matter of great public importance...
'The fact that it took this decision to dissolve the Bihar assembly on the occasion of its first anniversary has once again exposed the thoroughly unscrupulous, anti-democratic and fascist character of the Congress-led alliance.'
Full text of the memorandum submitted by the NDA leaders to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the 'shocking conduct of the Governor of Jharkhand'. Full Coverage
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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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They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
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