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Congress president elections: This is the first Congress president election is being held in more 20 years with non-Gandhis competing for the post.

Congress president polls: Shashi Tharoor, Mallikarjun Kharge, KN Tripathi to compete for top post

Sep 30, 2022

The polling will take place on October 17 and the votes will be counted on October 19. As per news reports, Kharge was Gandhi family’s last-minute choice for the much-awaited elections.

Congress crisis in Rajasthan sees over 80 MLAs submitting their resignation

Rajasthan Congress crisis: Over 80 MLAs hand in resignation in fresh drama

Sep 26, 2022

Rajasthan Congress crisis: The MLAs – Gehlot loyalists – who are protesting against Sachin Pilot, want a leader who had supported the government during Pilot’s rebellion in 2020.

Mukul Rohatgi was the AG from June 2014 to June 2017.

Mukul Rohatgi declines Centre's offer to be next Attorney General

Sep 25, 2022

Rohatgi was the AG from June 2014 to June 2017. He was succeeded by Venugopal, who was appointed to the post in July 2017.

Sachin Pilot vs Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot vs Pilot: 80 plus MLAs resign as fight for CM post intensifies in Rajasthan

Sep 25, 2022

About 82 MLAs from the Gehlot camp have tendered their resignations to the Speaker. Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, who is from the Gehlot camp, today said that all the MLAs were angry and were resigning. "We are going to the party president for that. MLAs are upset that how can CM Ashok Gehlot take a decision without consulting them," he said. 

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar has written a letter to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju recommending a slew of amendments in the Representation of the People (RP) Act

Limit cash donations to political parties to Rs 2,000: EC writes to Law Ministry

Sep 19, 2022

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has written a letter to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju recommending a slew of amendments to the Representation of the People (RP) Act. The proposals are aimed at ushering in reforms and transparency in donations received by political parties.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann

Lufthansa deplaned Punjab CM Bhagwat Mann for being heavily drunk, claims Oppn

Sep 19, 2022

The whole controversy began after former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal citing a report said that Mann "was deplaned from Lufthansa flight as he was too drunk to walk".

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor to run for Congress president post: Sources

Sep 19, 2022

Shashi Tharoor conveyed his decision to contest for the top party post to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, who gave her nod.

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh joins BJP

Sep 19, 2022

Amarinder Singh also merged his party Punjab Lok Congress, which he had founded just weeks before the assembly elections in Punjab, with the BJP. 

Suspended TMC leader Partha Chatterjee

ED attaches properties worth Rs 48.22 crore belonging to Partha Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee

Sep 19, 2022

The attached properties include flats, a farmhouse, a bank balance, and prime land in the city of Kolkata. "The attached properties are found to be beneficially owned by Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee," the ED said, which arrested the duo in July, said. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects an exhibition by Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Karahal, Sheopur.

5,000 new 'Skill Hubs' will be formed to promote skill development: PM Modi

Sep 17, 2022

Modi said students should upgrade in robotics science, 3D printing, and other modern technologies to make them relevant in modern times, adding that with the advancement of technology, job opportunities in the country are also rising.

PM Modi said that people will have to show patience and wait for a few months to see these cheetahs in Kuno National Park.

PM Modi releases cheetahs in Kuno National Park, says they will add to biodiversity, boost tourism, generate income

Sep 17, 2022

The cheetahs were carried to the Kuno National Park from Gwalior Air Force Station on Air Force choppers on Saturday morning

Several events will be held in Varanasi under this cultural outreach programme. Guests will be invited from the SCO member states to participate in these events.

Temple city Varanasi nominated as first SCO cultural and tourism capital

Sep 17, 2022

The nomination was announced at the meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Samarkand, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi's plane has landed at the Gwalior airport, and will be releasing the big cats at the Kuno National Park

After 7 decades of extinction, 8 cheetahs arrive in India; PM Modi to release them at Kuno National Park

Sep 17, 2022

Cheetahs are back: Eight cheetahs — five females and three males, aged between two and six years, are African Cheetahs. The cheetahs indigenous to India that went extinct are Asiatic Cheetahs and are only found in Iran.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will later launch the important National Logistics Policy.

PM Narendra Modi’s 72nd Birthday: BJP plans grand celebrations, cleanliness drives, health camps

Sep 17, 2022

Modi will be delivering four important speeches on Saturday. He will first address the nation about the arrival of eight cheetahs, which have been brought in from the Savannas to the Kuno National Park in Seopur in Gwalior.

 PM Narendra Modi said he is glad that India's economy is one of the fastest growing economies among the largest economies of the world

We want to transform India into a manufacturing hub: PM Narendra Modi at SCO Summit

Sep 16, 2022

During his 5-minute speech, Modi talked about India's innovation and start-up models and said India can be transformed into a manufacturing hub.

PM Modi has arrived in Samarkand for SCO Summit 2022

SCO Summit 2022: PM Modi lands in Samarkand, to meet Putin on Friday

Sep 15, 2022

SCO Summit 2022: During the visit, PM Modi will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit. This will be their first face-to-face meeting since Moscow's military attack on Ukraine.

Digambar Kamat served as chief minister of Goa from 2007 to 2012

Congress MLA went to a temple and asked God if he can join BJP. God said, 'Go Ahead'

Sep 15, 2022

Ahead of the elections in February this year, the Congress party had taken all its candidates to a temple, a church, and a dargah, and made them take a pledge that they won't leave the party after winning on its ticket.

Delhi residents who consume less than 200 units of electricity every month don’t have to pay their electricity bills

Delhi free electricity: How to apply for Voluntary Subsidy Scheme?

Sep 15, 2022

Delhi electricity subsidy: Delhi residents will have to apply for the subsidy to continue getting the benefits. One can dial 7011311111 for the subsidy. The last day to apply for the optional subsidy is September 30, 2022.

Ex-Army chief called the disengagement from PP 15 a tiny step in post-April 2020 encroachments by the PLA (People's Liberation Army).

'China exploited similar situations...': Ex-Army chief cautions India as troops disengage from PP-15

Sep 11, 2022

In April 2020, the Chinese PLA in violation of all previous boundary pacts amassed close to lakhs of troops along the LAC and advanced into areas claimed by India. India and China have so far held 16 rounds of talks to achieve disengagement from multiple points.      

Rahul Gandhi, who is on a Bharat Jodo Yatra, was on the second day of campaign seen wearing a Burberry t-shirt that reportedly cost over Rs 41,000.

'Bharat, dekho’: BJP takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for wearing 'Rs 41,000 Burberry t-shirt'

Sep 09, 2022

The BJP shared a picture of Rahul Gandhi in a white Burberry t-shirt, and side by side posted the cost of the T-shirt with the caption, “Bharat, dekho”.

Yogendra Yadav had joined the farmers in demanding the roll back of three laws.

Yogendra Yadav resigns from coordination committee of Samyukta Kisan Morcha

Sep 04, 2022

The SKM had spearheaded the farmers' movement against three farm laws that were repealed later. In a letter, Yadav said he will no longer be in the coordination committee of the SKM but will remain a 'soldier' of the body.