Ahead of Lok Sabha elections parties declare income: BJP highest, NPP’s wealth surged 1,502 per cent

Besides the BJP and the Congress, BSP, AAP, NPP and CPI-M have declared their income. With nearly Rs 2,361 crore in the 2022-23, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was declared as the political party with highest income followed by Congress with Rs 452.375 crore, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said. The six national parties have declared a total income of nearly Rs 3,077 crore in the 2022-23 fiscal, with the BJP getting the maximum share of around Rs 2,361 crore, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Wednesday.…

CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu holds ‘breakfast meeting’ with Congress 23 MLAs

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday hosted a ‘breakfast meeting’ with Congress MLAs at his residence in Shimla amid buzz over his ousting as CM of the state. According to the sources, 23 MLAs out of 40 attend the meeting. The meeting is seen as an effort to mobilise MLAs in his support and a show of strength. Meanwhile, the Speaker of Himachal Pradesh Assembly Kuldeep Singh Pathania is likely to pronounce the order on the future of 6 rebel Congress MLAs today, they said. The petition was…

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launches SWAYAM Plus platform

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, launched the SWAYAM Plus Platform today in New Delhi. Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Shri K. Sanjay Murthy; Chairperson, UGC, Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar; Chairperson, NCVET, Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi; Chairperson, NASSCOM, Shri Rajesh Nambiar; Director, IIT Madras, Prof. V Kamakoti; Chairman, AICTE, Prof. T.G. Sitharam; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education, Shri Govind Jaiswal, other academician and dignitaries were also present at the event. A video on SWAYAM PLUS was shown during the launch event.…

Odisha BJP Expects Representation in Party’s 100-Candidate LS Poll List

The BJP’s election in-charge for Odisha, has announced that at least two to three candidates from the state are likely to secure positions in the party’s 100 candidates Lok Sabha poll list. As the BJP gears up for the impending Lok Sabha polls, Tomar emphasized the party’s readiness to contest both Assembly and Lok Sabha seats independently in Odisha. Ahead of the anticipated announcement of Lok Sabha polls by the Election Commission, sources indicate that the BJP’s Central Election Committee is set to convene on February 29. It is expected…

Kejriwal Denounces ‘Fabricated’ Arrest: Sisodia’s 1st Year Behind Bars

Arvind Kejriwal marked the first anniversary of Manish Sisodia’s arrest with a scathing critique of the Centre’s investigative agencies. Kejriwal asserted that Sisodia’s arrest in the Delhi liquor policy case was based on false charges, highlighting that no evidence of corruption had been presented against him. Kejriwal emphasized Sisodia’s contributions to education reform and slammed the purported political motives behind the arrests. Despite facing repeated summons from the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), Kejriwal reaffirmed his commitment to the alliance and criticized the pressure tactics employed by the Modi government. Arvind…

Jaishankar Reveals Why India Suspended Visa Services for Canada

India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, shed light on the suspension of visa services for Canadian citizens, unveiling the underlying reasons behind the unprecedented move. Jaishankar emphasized India’s demand for accountability in the face of adversity. He underscored the necessity for justice in the attacks on India’s high commission in London and consulate in San Francisco, along with the threats posed to Indian diplomats stationed in Canada. The decision to suspend visa issuance to Canadian citizens stemmed from a series of alarming events that jeopardized the safety of Indian diplomatic…

Kharge Appeals to President Murmu for Redressal of Agnipath Scheme Injustice

Expressing grave concern over the detrimental impact of the Agnipath scheme on the aspirations of the country’s youth, Mallikarjun Kharge penned a letter to President, emphasizing the urgent need to address the “gross injustice”. As the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Kharge implored President Murmu to intervene and ensure justice for these aspiring servicemen and women. The Congress leader also cited revelations from former Army chief General M M Naravane, who characterized the introduction of the Agnipath scheme as a disruptive surprise for the armed forces. Kharge concluded…

AAP-Congress announce seat-sharing for Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Goa and Chandigarh

The Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced seat-sharing for Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana and Chandigarh, weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. According to the AAP-Congress seat-sharing pact, Kejriwal’s party will contest on four Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, two in Gujarat including Bharuch and Bhavnagar. The Congress will contest on three seats in Delhi, nine in Haryana, 24 in Gujarat and also the Chandigarh seat. In Haryana, the AAP will contest on the Kurukshetra seat. The four seats on which AAP will contest the Lok Sabha polls…

UP Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2023 cancelled, re-exam in six months, orders Yogi govt

Uttar Pradesh: In a major decision, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday announced that the UP Police Constable Recruitment Examination-2023 will be cancelled after paper leak reports surfaced. The government has given instructions to conduct a re-examination within six months. Apart from this, CM Yogi has said that strictest action will be taken against those who play with the hard work of the youth and the sanctity of the examination. Those who violate the confidentiality of the examination are on the radar of STFand many major arrests have been…

Jaishankar Highlights India’s Stance on Kashmir at Raisina Dialogue 2024

The Raisina Dialogue serves as an annual platform addressing global geopolitical and geoeconomic challenges. Themed “Chaturanga: Conflict, Contest, Cooperate, Create,” this year’s dialogue convenes stakeholders from diverse sectors including politics, business, media, and civil society. Speaking at the ninth edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2024, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasized India’s approach to the Kashmir issue. Advocating for multilateralism, Jaishankar highlighted its coexistence with national interests, stressing that opposition to multilateralism is unwarranted. Hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, the conference…