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2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal 2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal


Kolkata, Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be for electing a new Prime Minister but to remove the dictatorial BJP regime.

Addressing the 'United India Rally' organised here by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Delhi Chief Minister also said those who really think about the nation and consider themselves a true Indian should vote to remove the Modi-Shah pair.

Modi a publicity PM, nation needs a performing PM: Chandrababu Naidu Modi a publicity PM, nation needs a performing PM: Chandrababu Naidu

 

Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "publicity Prime Minister" and said the nation needs a new Prime Minister who can perform.

"This Prime Minister is a publicity Prime Minister, not a performing Prime Minister. He and his government have betrayed the nation.

ED attaches assets worth Rs 16.40 cr in Zakir Naik case ED attaches assets worth Rs 16.40 cr in Zakir Naik case

 

Mumbai, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth over Rs 16.40 crore in its ongoing investigation against Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, the agency said on Saturday.

In a statement, the ED said the attached properties were based in Maharashtra's Mumbai and Pune cities and that the action was taken under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The ED had already made two provisional attachments worth Rs 34.09 crore in connection with the case which the agency took over on the basis of National Investigation Agency (NIA)'s October 26, 2017 chargesheet filed before a Special Judge in Mumbai.

Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda



Kolkata, Former Indian Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday claimed that the federal parties, coming together to form an anti-BJP alliance, will be able to form a stable government at the Centre and said the new government has to be formed in consultation with Congress.

"People want a stable government. Modi always says a stable government is a must for achieving faster overall development. But in my view, the regional parties that have come together, have also responded properly to the cheap type of allegations he is making. They will be able to form a stable government," said Deve Gowda.

Ram Temple in Ayodhya should be constructed by 2025: RSS leader Ram Temple in Ayodhya should be constructed by 2025: RSS leader



Prayagraj, Mounting pressure on the Modi government, the RSS on Friday pitched for the immediate construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying it should be built by 2025.

Answering reporters questions, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) General Secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi said, "It is our wish that the Ram temple be built before 2025."

Asked about the government's stand on the Ram temple issue, he said "ask that to government".

Rahul writes to Mamata, hopes show of opposition unity will send strong message Rahul writes to Mamata, hopes show of opposition unity will send strong message



New Delhi, After deciding to skip the mega rally of the TMC in Kolkata on Saturday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sent a message to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extending his support to the event hoping that the "show of unity" will send a powerful message of "a united India together" for ideas that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were intent on destroying.

Describing the Trinamool Congress chief as "Mamata Di" in the message, he said the entire opposition was united in its belief that true nationalism and development can only be defended on the tested pillars of democracy, social justice and secularism, "ideas that the BJP and Modi are intent on destroying."

No tie up with Congress in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana: AAP No tie up with Congress in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana: AAP

 

New Delhi, The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been giving mixed signals on the chances of an alliance with the Congress, on Friday finally ruled out any such possibility in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, saying the Congress is not thinking for the nation.

Speaking to the media, AAP leader Gopal Rai said the party at one stage was ready to compromise with the Congress as there was a demand that anti-BJP parties should join hands to save the nation.

Yashwant, Shourie to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra Yashwant, Shourie to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra


Kolkata, Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- all of whom had served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet but have been bitterly opposed to the present Narendra Modi regime -- will be part of the January 19 Brigade Rally convened by Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here, which would be attended by a host of opposition leaders.

Life term for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 3 others in journalist murder case Life term for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 3 others in journalist murder case

 

Chandigarh, A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.

The court also sentenced his three close aides, Krishan Lal, Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh, who were also found guilty of the murder of Chhatrapati in 2002, to life imprisonment.

Congress points fingers at Doval son, demands details of FDI from Cayman Islands Congress points fingers at Doval son, demands details of FDI from Cayman Islands

 

New Delhi, Alleging links between National Security Advisor Ajit Dovals son Vivek opening a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands soon after 2016 demonetisation and the huge spike in inflow of FDI into India from the territory, the Congress on Thursday demanded the RBI to make public the source of funds received from the tax haven.

Citing data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that between 2000 and 2017, India received Rs 8,300 crore FDI from Cayman Islands but post demonetisation, India received an equivalent amount from there in one year alone.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets life term in journalist murder case Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets life term in journalist murder case


Panchkula, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was on Thursday given life term in journalist murder case by a special CBI court here.

Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport Snow halts flights at Srinagar airport


Srinagar, Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the valley, an airport official said.

"We will take a call on resumption of flights after the weather improves," he said, adding that the runway was covered in snow.

SC junks plea by six states to appoint head of the police force SC junks plea by six states to appoint head of the police force



New Delhi, In a setback to Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined their plea seeking they be allowed to appoint Director General of state police through their own selection process instead of approaching the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Dismissing the applications by the six states seeking modification of July 3, 2018, order mandating them to approach the UPSC for preparing a panel for the appointment of DGPs, a Supreme Court bench said the order was "wholesome" and in "public interest".

No threat to coalition government in Karnataka: Congress No threat to coalition government in Karnataka: Congress


New Delhi, Amid reports of poaching of its MLAs by the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday said there was no threat to the coalition government in Karnataka and that the BJP's attempts to destabilize a "stable coalition" will not succeed.

Addressing a press conference here, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said he has spoken to senior leaders of the party as well as Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and they have assured him that there was no threat to the ruling coalition.

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