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BJP jealous of Mamata's popularity-Trinamool BJP jealous of Mamata's popularity-Trinamool


Kolkata, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Saturday hit out at the BJP for making disparaging comments about party supremo and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "out of spite".

Shinde replaces Soni as Congress in-charge of Himachal Shinde replaces Soni as Congress in-charge of Himachal



New Delhi, Congress on Saturday appointed party veteran and former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde as in-charge of Himachal Pradesh in place of party General Secretary Ambika Soni.

Party MP Ranjeet Ranjan has been appointed co-inchage of the state.

The development comes after Soni requested the Congress high command to relieve her as General Secretary in-charge of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand due to health reasons.

CBI takes up probe in Shimla gang rape case CBI takes up probe in Shimla gang rape case



New Delhi, CBI on Saturday took up the sensational gang rape and murder case of a school girl in Shimla that has led to massive protests in the hill state.

The investigation agency said it has registered two cases on the July 19 orders of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in connection with the gang rape and murder of the girl and into the custodial death of an accused.

Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue



New Delhi, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir issue, but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi disagreed, saying no third party should be involved in the matter.

"(US President Donald) Trump himself has said he wants to settle the Kashmir problem. We didn't tell him. Even China said they want to mediate on Kashmir. You have to use someone for the talks," Abdullah told reporters in the Parliament House premises.

Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue



New Delhi, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir issue, but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi disagreed, saying no third party should be involved in the matter.

"(US President Donald) Trump himself has said he wants to settle the Kashmir problem. We didn't tell him. Even China said they want to mediate on Kashmir. You have to use someone for the talks," Abdullah told reporters in the Parliament House premises.

Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill



New Delhi, Lok Sabha on Friday approved The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javedakar said that through the amending measure inadequately qualified teachers, working after enactment of the Right to Education Act, were being given a "last chance" to acquire minimum qualifications by March 2019.

Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day



Ranchi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared before a special CBI court of Ranchi for the second consecutive day on Friday in connection with a multi-million-rupee fodder scam case.

The former Bihar Chief Minister was to appear on Saturday as well but he got exemption from personal appearance, said his lawyer.

Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress Ambika Soni rubbishes reports of quitting Congress



New Delhi, Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Friday rubbished reports of resigning from the party and said she had only requested the high command to reduce the load of duties as party General Secretary due to health reasons.

We don't support Gau Rakshak violence Centre tells SC We don't support Gau Rakshak violence Centre tells SC



New Delhi, Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the violence unleashed by vigilante groups in the name of cow protection.

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar: "We don't support the violence in the name of Gau Raksha.

Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too



New Delhi, NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP.

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background



New Delhi, Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Farmers warn government of nationwide agitation Farmers warn government of nationwide agitation



New Delhi, After holding a two-week-long protest march from Mandsaur to Delhi, protesting farmers on Wednesday warned government of large-scale, nationwide agitation if their demands are not met.

The All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee concluded the protest march at Jantar Mantar but said that

Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told


New Delhi, A nine-judge Supreme Court bench examining the right to privacy was told on Wednesday that it is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned, and also that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has described it as a fundamental right.

BJP MP demands special Parliament session on farmer issues BJP MP demands special Parliament session on farmer issues



New Delhi, Claiming that loan waivers was not a permanent solution to problems faced by peasants, BJP's Lok Sabha member Virendra Singh 'Mast' on Wednesday sought a special session of Parliament to discuss various issues concerning Indian farmers.

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