All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on November 24 hit back at Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bandi Sanjay on his remark, saying, "We will do a surgical strike in Old City once we win the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Owaisi said, "BJP leader said that if they win elections (GHMC) then they'll do surgical strike in the Old City to remove Pakistanis, Rohingyas from there. All those living here are citizens of India. I give you 24 hours to tell how many Pakistanis live here?" Earlier, Telangana BJP Pres said, "TRS and AIMIM trying to win GHMC polls with Rohingyas, Pakistani and Afghanistani voters. GHMC polls should be conducted without voters from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Rohingyas. We will do a surgical strike in Old City once we win the polls."
As some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh have been mulling introduction of a law against ‘Love Jihad’, the Allahabad High Court has cancelled a case against a Muslim man Salamat by the parents of his wife, who converted from Hinduism to Islam last year to marry him. ‘We do not see Priyanka Kharwar & Salamat as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown-up individuals who out of their own free will and choice are living together peacefully and happily over a year. An individual on attaining majority is statutorily conferred a right to choose a partner, which if denied would not only affect his/her human right but also right to life & personal liberty, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution,’ The High Court bench said. So how could this verdict be a setback to the BJP ruled states planning a Love Jihad law? Watch this video to find out.
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Ahead of local body elections in Hyderabad, BJP Yuva Morcha's national president Tejasvi Surya said that in Telangana's definition of democracy has changed, it is 'of the family, by the family and for the family' "Voting for BJP is voting for an idea. Democracy is a system of the people, for the people and by the people. In Telangana, the definition has changed, here it is 'of the family, by the family and for the family'. Only BJP can give an alternative," said Surya in Hyderabad.
A Wiltshire farmer has thanked his thousands of social media followers fortheir support after the death of his goose Cuthbert. Chris Franklin runsCaenhill Countryside Centre whose animal-themed social media output has been ahit in lockdown.
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A 72-year-old farmer died in Haryana's Ambala on October 14. He lost his life during a BJP tractor rally in support of Farm Bills. Speaking to media, DSP of Naraingarh, Anil Kumar said, "Case has been registered against several people after his son alleged that few anti-farm laws protesters were involved in his father's death."
BJP has lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his tweet slamming the Modi government over its handling of the China issue. Rahul had cited a news report which hinted at renewed Chinese activity in Doklam. ‘China's geopolitical strategy cannot be countered by a PR driven media strategy. This simple fact seems to elude the minds of those running GOI,’ Rahul had tweeted. Hitting back, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said that Congress and Rahul Gandhi have no right to speak on the issue and alleged that IF India lost land to China before, it was because of the Congress party. Joshi further said that Rahul Gandhi does not believe in reading and understanding and urged him to concentrate on the internal issues of the party. India and China have also been locked in a standoff in Ladakh since May. The Congress leader has attacked the BJP on several occasions over the issue and accused the Prime Minister of lying to the country over the status of the ground situation in the region. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the party by saying "if we've lost our land to China before it is because of Congress party and it's wrong policies from 1962." He said, "At least Rahul Gandhi and Congress should not raise this issue. If we've lost our land to China before it is because of Congress party and it's wrong policies from 1962. They should first sort their party matters and then talk." Earlier, Rahul tweeted, "China's geopolitical strategy cannot be countered by a PR driven media strategy. This simple fact seems to elude the minds of those running GOI."
Health Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of Covaxin, an under trial vaccine for COVID-19, at a hospital in Ambala on November 20. "It is a matter of pride for us that India has developed vaccine for a deadly virus. I have volunteered so that others too, come forward to volunteer without any fear," said Minister Anil Vij. Anil Vij had offered to be the first volunteer for the third phase trial of Covaxin, which started in the state today.
A renewable energy start-up Verve, has been working in the segment of converting stubble into a substantial source of income and energy in the states of Haryana and Punjab. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Suvrat Khanna talked about a solution to stubble-burning that remains one of the causes of severe pollution in Delhi and neighbouring states. "This (Verve Renewables) was set up in 2018 with the single agenda of trying to find solution to stubble burning. Fortunately, we managed to associate with a sugar mill in Ambala, which had 25 megawatt co-generation power plant. They were willing to step forward and give us material to generate power from the power plant that they had," said Suvrat Khanna. Verve Renewables aims at connecting farmers with energy producers. Company focuses on the facilitation and delivery of comprehensive solutions in process of creating biomass-based energy. Suvrat Khanna also suggested some norms to utilize stubble in a sustainable ways in states of Punjab and Haryana.
Former Assam chief minister and veteran Congress politician Tarun Gogoi passed away at the age of 86 in Guwahati on November 23. Tarun Gogoi was undergoing treatment at GMCH for post-COVID complications. Gogoi's health condition was in 'very critical' state. He had tested positive for COVID in August.
A fresh case was filed against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami, hours after his arrest. Maharashtra police accused Goswami of resisting arrest and invoked Sections 353, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against him in the new First Information Report (FIR). He was arrested by police on November 4 in an abetment to suicide case. Interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud were found dead in May 2018. In an alleged suicide note, Goswami was named along with two other people - Feroz Shaikh and Nitesh Sarda. They were accused of not paying Naik dues worth Rs 5.4 crore. The Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in Goswami's support, accusing the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of political vendetta. Watch the full video for more.
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The Mahagathbandhan has released its Bihar poll manifesto and promised to pass a bill scrapping the three farm laws passed by the Centre. The alliance led by Tejashwi Yadav has also promised to create..
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