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Former Mumbai mayor targets Raj Thackeray, says he has 'heartburn' as cousin Uddhav became Maharashtra CM
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Former Mumbai mayor targets Raj Thackeray, says he has 'heartburn' as cousin Uddhav became Maharashtra CM

Without naming the MNS president, Kishori Pednekar said he was bad-mouthing his cousin the same way he was earlier doing against the BJP

BJP leader Yediyurappa asks Karnataka CM to reconsider decision to name upcoming Shivamogga airport after him
India

BJP leader Yediyurappa asks Karnataka CM to reconsider decision to name upcoming Shivamogga airport after him

CM Basavaraj Bommai had announced that it will be named after the former chief minister and would send a proposal in this regard to the Civil Aviation Ministry

BJP fumes over Bihar's former CM Manjhi for asserting that Lord Ram was a mythical character and 'not a god'
Politics

BJP fumes over Bihar's former CM Manjhi for asserting that Lord Ram was a mythical character and 'not a god'

Manjhi had made the remark in Jamui district where he had questioned the practice of untouchability and pointed out that as per the epic Ramayana, Lord Ram partook of fruits offered by a forest-dwelling devotee, Shabari, whom Dalits consider a cultural icon

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao must buy paddy from state farmers or resign, demands BJP
India

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao must buy paddy from state farmers or resign, demands BJP

Telangana BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar recently alleged that the TRS government's 'politicking on paddy procurement' smacks of a large-scale conspiracy

Bhagwant Mann issues guidelines to government departments to ensure staff's punctuality
India

Bhagwant Mann issues guidelines to government departments to ensure staff's punctuality

According to the press release, fixed timings should be prescribed in the public dealing offices to meet the general public

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches 'School Chalo Abhiyan' from Shravasti district
India

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches 'School Chalo Abhiyan' from Shravasti district

The School Chalo Abhiyan is being started in UP's Shravasti district which has the lowest literacy rate in the state followed by Bahraich, Balrampur, Badaun and Rampur

Pramod Sawant will lead Goa government as CM, claims BJP MLA
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Pramod Sawant will lead Goa government as CM, claims BJP MLA

Subhash Phal Desai also stated that the swearing-in ceremony would be held as soon as possible, which has been delayed 'because of Shigmo Utsav' being celebrated in Goa

Hijab row: I appeal to everyone to maintain peace, says Karnataka CM Bommai
India

Hijab row: I appeal to everyone to maintain peace, says Karnataka CM Bommai

At a college in Udupi district, the principal talked to girls wearing hijabs and explained the government order to them. But they insisted on wearing the headscarves, and were asked to go to a separate room arranged for them

UP elections: PM Modi bats for Yogi Adityanath as next CM, says will make up for lost time due COVID
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UP elections: PM Modi bats for Yogi Adityanath as next CM, says will make up for lost time due COVID

Narendra Modi lauded what the BJP government has accomplished in Uttar Pradesh and said if there hadn't been the pandemic, Adityanath would have done even better

Narendra Modi to hold meeting with CMs over COVID-19 situation on 13 January
India

Narendra Modi to hold meeting with CMs over COVID-19 situation on 13 January

Fresh curbs have been imposed in various parts of the country to check the spread of the highly transmissible virus.

Durga Puja 2020: 'Ma Ashchey'; from Modi to Mamata, politicos and celebs extend wishes on Mahalaya
India

Durga Puja 2020: 'Ma Ashchey'; from Modi to Mamata, politicos and celebs extend wishes on Mahalaya

For those who worship Durga, Mahalaya rings in the festive flavour. Although this year, Durga Puja is still a month away, eminent personalities have extended regards and greetings on Mahalaya via Twitter

BJP MP from West Bengal Locket Chatterjee accuses TMC leaders of taking cut-money from grassroots functionaries
Politics

BJP MP from West Bengal Locket Chatterjee accuses TMC leaders of taking cut-money from grassroots functionaries

BJP MP from Hooghly, Locket Chatterjee on Tuesday accused the ruling TMC leaders in West Bengal of taking cut-money from people. The cut-money issue has become a raging issue in the state in last few days after the chief minister reportedly issued a diktat asking the party leaders to return the 'cut' money they had taken from people. Cut money amounts to a percentage of money that is illegally charged by elected leaders to the grassroots functionaries at the panchayat and local bodies level from ordinary citizens in return for delivery of services.

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha
India

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha

'If the project is allowed to be completed before the resolution of all the pending cases, it will cause permanent injury to the interest of the state of Odisha and its people', said Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in a letter to PM Narendra Modi. His letter comes in response to the Environment Ministry's decision to extend the construction of the Polavaram Multipurpose Project. Polavaram Project is an under-construction multi-purpose national project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.

Measuring rainfall: What's a rain gauge and why downpours are read in mm
science

Measuring rainfall: What's a rain gauge and why downpours are read in mm

The rain gauge is what meteorologists use to measure precipitation over a certain period of time.

Manesar land scam: Long battle awaits Bhupinder Singh Hooda as shady deals return to haunt former Haryana CM
India

Manesar land scam: Long battle awaits Bhupinder Singh Hooda as shady deals return to haunt former Haryana CM

CBI recently filed an 80,000-page charge sheet on the Manesar land scam stating how a notification by the then Bhupinder Singh Hooda govt put farmers in Manesar and adjoining villages to a loss of over Rs 1,500 crore by a simple signature

Government rejects Election Commission proposal to bar candidates who fail to clear dues from contesting polls
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Government rejects Election Commission proposal to bar candidates who fail to clear dues from contesting polls

The government has rejected an Election Commission (EC) proposal to bar candidates, who have failed to clear dues such as government house rent, electricity and power bills, from contesting elections.

Mayawati accuses Modi of misusing BR Ambedkar's name; says BJP's OBC, Dalit leaders are RSS' 'bonded labourers'
India

Mayawati accuses Modi of misusing BR Ambedkar's name; says BJP's OBC, Dalit leaders are RSS' 'bonded labourers'

Mayawati accuses Modi of misusing BR Ambedkar's name; says BJP's OBC, Dalit leaders are RSS' 'bonded labourers'

Nitish and Modi join hands, ditch Grand Alliance: After 20 years, Centre-state unity may help Bihar get special status
Politics

Nitish and Modi join hands, ditch Grand Alliance: After 20 years, Centre-state unity may help Bihar get special status

It all happened on Wednesday within a span of four hours, when Nitish Kumar broke ranks with RJD-Congress Grand Alliance and sided with old ally Bharatiya Janata Party.

Yogi Adityanath calls for active use of social media to publicise govt work
Politics

Yogi Adityanath calls for active use of social media to publicise govt work

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has called for wider and more active use of social and new media for publicising work being done by the central and the state government, an official said on Thursday.

LineageOS is growing the number of supported devices, adds Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and more
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LineageOS is growing the number of supported devices, adds Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and more

Official LineageOS ROMs are now available for Exynos-based Galaxy S7, model number SM-G930F and codename herolte, S7 Edge, model number SM-G935F, codename hero2lte and others.