Congress seeks calls from jobless

New Delhi: The Congress on Thurs-day launched a helpline to register unemployed youth across the country and demanded that the government bring out a National Register of Unemployed (NRU) using those numbers. The programme launc-hed by the Indian Youth Congress would include apart from the help line, protests across the country by the district units of…

‘10% quota to West UP students’: Minister Sanjeev Balyan’s cure for protests at Jamia, JNU

Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan Thursday said he has the ‘right cure’ for students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia — both universities have seen protests recently for different reasons. ‘Set aside 10 per cent seats in the universities for people from western Uttar Pradesh and everything will be cured,’ he said in a video released by news agency ANI.

Addressing a public rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, Balyan the Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying said, ‘I request Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Those at JNU and Jamia who shout anti-national slogans, there is only one cure for them.

Congress MLA, 5 others injured in a low intensity blast in Bengaluru

Karnataka Congress MLA N A Haris and five others got injured after a low-intensity blast took place during celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M G Ramachandran’s birth anniversary at Shanthinagar in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The incident took place at around 8:30 PM when the Shanthinagar MLA was attending an event to commemorate the…

Prithviraj Chavan : Shiv Sena wanted to form govt with Congress, NCP in 2014

Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that the Shiv Sena wanted to form a coalition government with the Congress and NCP after 2014 state elections has set off a political storm. In an interview with PTI, when asked what made the Congress join hands with the ideologically opposite Sena, Chavan said, ‘A similar situation emerged…

Congress Leader Hardik Patel Arrested for Evading Sedition Case Trial

Ahmedabad: Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district for failing to appear before a trial court here in a 2015 sedition case, hours after a warrant was issued against him. Patel’s arrest was confirmed by DCP Rajdeepsinh Zala (cyber crime). “We have arrested Haridk Patel from…

For the Sake of India, I Believe Arvind Kejriwal Must Be Re-Elected in Delhi

Elections to Delhi have been announced for February 8, 2020. Winning these elections may be important for Arvind Kejriwal, but it is even more important for India, or at least for that part of India which cherishes all that the constitution had promised it. Although Delhi has just 70 seats, only 14 million voters (less than 2% of India’s electorate) and is not even a full-fledged state, its politics is disproportionate to its numbers for it is the national capital, houses all the foreign consulates, is the hub of all media reporting and is a genuine microcosm of India. Its residents represent the full spectrum of Indian politics, ideologies, opinions, religions, regions, castes and concerns.

Amit Shah should accept that India is democracy: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

PUNE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is a “staunch nationalist”, but he should accept the fact that there is democracy in the country, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said here on Wednesday.

The Sena’s Rajya Sabha member was speaking at an awards ceremony of the media group Lokmat.

During a public interview, he was asked to describe the qualities of some prominent leaders and also to give them advise in a rapid-fire session.

About Narendra Modi, Raut said he was a very hard working man.

“I do not have the right to give him any advice.

New Citizenship law comes into effect from today: Home Ministry

The much-talked about Citizenship Amendment Act has come into force. Ministry of Home Affairs issued notification in this regard late on Friday. In th gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10 that is, on Friday itself.