Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday said the expenditure incurred by the government on education and health cannot be construed as freebies and stated such measures were being extended to the poor and those living in the fringes. The Supreme Court has said freebies and welfare scheme were different, Stalin said in an event at the Arumigu Kapaleeswarar Arts and Science College at his Kolathur constituency here.
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday took a swipe at Congress over its leader and MP Manish Tewari's adjournment notice in Parliament to discuss Centre's confrontation with judiciary on matters related to judicial appointments. The Union minister said the Bharatiya Janata Party doesn't capture institutions like Congress. "We aren't like the Congress party that overturns everything and captures institutions. BJP respects all institutions of the country," news agency ANI quoted Rijiju saying.
Former Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator Anil Sahani whose disqualification necessitated bypoll in Bihar's Kurhani Assembly constituency said that the defeat wasn't of the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) but of chief minister Nitish Kumar. Blaming the bypoll defeat on JD(U)'s choice of candidate, Sahani said that fielding a non-EBC candidate in an Extremely backward Class seat was a mistake. The Bharatiya Janata Party won the Kurhani Assembly seat defeating the Janata Dal (United) by 3,645 votes.
Raisina Hill legend has it that on the day the Chinese PLA with construction vehicles and road building equipment started moving towards Torsha nullah on Doklam Plateau on India-Bhutan-China trijunction in June 2017, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, then foreign secretary and now foreign minister S Jaishankar and then Army Chief and later Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for military-diplomatic directions that afternoon. Cut to August 2020.
Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. 'Union minister can't save his booth':, Congress attack Anurag Thakur As the BJP lost all five assembly seats which fall in Union minister Anurag Thakur's Hamirpur, the and the Congress raised questions over the performance of the member of Parliament.
Shraddha Walkar's father Vikas Walkar on Friday met Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at his residence in Mumbai in connection with the Shraddha murder case. BJP's Kirit Somaiya was also present as Shraddha Walkar's father went to meet Fadnavis. Shraddha's live-in partner, Aaftab Poonawala, who strangled Shraddha and then butchered her body into 35 parts will remain in judicial custody for another 14 days as a Saket court on Friday extended Aaftab's custody.
The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a penalty of ₹25,000 on a man who demanded compensation from Google as hpetitioner Anand Kishore Choudharycould not crack a competitive exam because of explicit advertisements on the company-owned YouTube. The bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and AS Oka called the plea “one of the most atrocious petitions” and a “gross abuse” of a public interest litigation. Choudhary also requested the bench to let him go.
As the BJP lost all five assembly seats which fall in Union minister Anurag Thakur's Hamirpur, the AAP and the Congress raised questions over the performance of the member of Parliament. Referring to Naresh Balyan's 'Goli maro' speech in Delhi in 2020, AAP MLA Naresh Balyan said the BJP's wave is such that even a Union minister could not save his booth.
Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien targeted the Election Commission over the arrest of the party's national spokesperson Saket Gokhale by Gujarat Police in a fresh case hours after he secured bail in a case related to his tweet about the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy. ?@SaketGokhale of @AITCofficial gets bail in one case filed by Gujarat Police & was on his way to airport. What does EC do? Arrest him,? the Rajya Sabha member further wrote.
Lodha's has been accused of receiving Rs 12,372 from the deal while Rs 38.25 lakh was credited to his wife Koumidi's account. 10 things to know about Amit Lodha 1. Born in Jaipur, Amit Lodha studied at IIT Delhi and cracked the entrance on the first attempt. However, his IIT experience was not pleasant as he recounted in an interview. Amit Lodha soon became a celebrated IPS because of his connection with the people.
Severe cyclone 'Mandous' is heading towards the Tamil Nadu coast as the latest readings on Friday morning indicate the weather pattern laying over southwest Bay of Bengal, moving nearly west-northwestwards about 240 km north-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 240 km east-northeast of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), 240 km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 320 km south-southeast of Chennai.
Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Read more? They won in Gujarat because...: Uddhav Sena's dig at BJP's Gujarat feat Maharashtra played a crucial role in BJP's historic win in Gujarat as development projects originally planned to be in Maharashtra eventually went to Gujarat ahead of the election, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday.
Rescue operations are underway for the third day on Friday to save an eight-year-old boy who fell into a 400-feet-deep borewell in Mandvi village of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh. Efforts have been on for more than 60 hours now. The boy, identified as Tanmay Sahu, fell into the borewell while playing in a farm around 5pm on December 6. His father, Sunil Sahu said that his daughter, 12, was the one who saw him falling.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended birthday greetings to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and prayed for her long and healthy life. The former Congress president reached Ranthambore on Thursday, a day ahead of the birthday to celebrate the occasion in the state where the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra is presently in. Priyanka Gandhi also reached Sawai Madhopur via road and joined Sonia Gandhi. Wishes poured in on the occasion of Sonia Gandhi's birthday.
Five people died and many were injured in a fire caused by a cylinder explosion in a village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, police said. The incident occurred at a house in Shergarh sub-division's Bhungra village where guests had gathered for a wedding. Some of the injured sustained 80 to 100 per cent burns, according to officials. Two children, Ratan Singh (5) and Khushboo (4), died on the spot.
Maharashtra played a crucial role in BJP's historic win in Gujarat as development projects originally planned to be in Maharashtra eventually went to Gujarat ahead of the election, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday. Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday issued a statement and said the projects that went from Maharashtra to Gujarat helped the BJP. Many decisions were taken for the convenience of Gujarat and projects were shifted to the state, Pawartionalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said.