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first_imgFILE PHOTO – Prime Minister Narendra Modi Published on Mizoram COMMENT November 23, 2018 SHAREcenter_img Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he felt a deep sense of anguish at the Congress “abusing” Northeast culture and calling its dress “outlandish”.Coming down heavily on the rival party at an election rally at Lunglei, he also said that the country has understood the “divide and rule” policy of the Congress and that is the reason the party was just confined to two to three states.Mizoram in the Northeast is the last bastion of the Congress. Election to the 40-member assembly is scheduled for November 28. “The Congress party, which once governed maximum number of states, is now restricted to just two or three states. Now, the people of Mizoram have a golden opportunity to rid themselves of this Congress culture,” Modi said.The priority for Congress is not the people of Mizoram, it is fighting to gain power, the PM charged. “I feel deep sense of anguish when I see a Congress leader abused traditional dress of northeast states, calling them outlandish. Your hopes, ambitions do not matter to the Congress. Their priority is power and not the people of Mizoram,” he stated.In the last four years, the BJP government at the Centre, has worked for greater recognition of Indian culture and traditions, far and wide, Modi asserted.Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had in August stated that Prime Minister Modi wears “outlandish” headgear. I ask you why does our Prime Minister wear all sorts of outlandish headgear wherever he goes around the country or around the world? Why does he always refuse to wear a Muslim skull cap? Tharoor had stated. “You see him in Naga headgears with feathers. You have seen him in various kinds of extraordinary outfits which is a right thing for a prime minister to do. Indira Gandhi has also been photographed wearing various kinds of costumes. But why he still always says no to one?, Tharoor had stated. The Prime Minister said, “Through its ‘Act, East, Act Fast’ policy, the BJP has, in the last 4.5 years, developed every region of the Northeast.”The double engine of the BJP governments in both the Centre and the State will take Mizoram to new heights, he added. SHARE SHARE EMAIL regional elections COMMENTSlast_img read more

More bodies found in Tunisia migrant ship sinking feared to have killed

first_img World 07 Jul 2019 Tunisia recovers 14 migrants’ bodies after dozens drowned off coast Related News World 09 Jul 2019 Determined to reach Europe, migrants defy Morocco’s crackdown World 2d ago Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia coast rises to 58 {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}center_img Thousands of migrants have died in each of the past several years making the journey, although the numbers this year have so far been lower due in part to European-backed efforts to halt people smuggling from Libya. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Peter Graff) TUNIS (Reuters) – More bodies were found from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last week, bringing the official death toll to 72 in a disaster feared to have killed more than 80 people, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Friday.The boat capsized after setting off for Europe from neighbouring Libya. Four survivors have been rescued, who told Tunisian coast guards the ship was carrying around 86 people.The coast of western Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants hoping to reach Europe.The International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project estimates 682 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2019. Related Newslast_img read more

Bihar Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custody

first_img Next Bihar: Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custodyAn investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death. advertisement Asian News International NalandaJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:59 IST Picture for representationA man allegedly committed suicide in police custody in Nalanda Police station on Thursday.The man was brought to the police station for questioning in a kidnapping case.AK Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Nalanda Police station, said, “We brought him for questioning with regard to the kidnapping of a girl and after interrogation, we would have set him free. But he committed suicide by hanging himself. We immediately rushed him to the hospital for medical assistance but the doctor declared him dead.”An investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death.Also read: Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchALSO WATCH| Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahimlast_img read more

Now Hardoi BJP MLA defends Bareilly colleagues anger at daughter marrying Dalit

first_imgNow Hardoi BJP MLA defends Bareilly colleague’s anger at daughter marrying Dalit boyShyam Prakash, however, later removed the controversial word from his post.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 15:16 IST Hardoi BJP MLA Shyam Prakash has made controversial remarks on BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter marrying a Dalit boy.Shyam Prakash blamed Rajesh Mishra’s daughter and used casteist slurs in his post. He said, ” Whoever is praising the BJP MLA daughter’s marriage to a Dalit boy and blaming the father in TV debates will only understand it if their own sister, daughter marry outside their caste.”Shyam Prakash, however, later removed the derogatory casteist slur from his post.Shyam Prakash also attacked the Dalit boy in his post and said, “The boy’s actions have put a blot on the entire Dalit community.” Prakash urged the Dalit community to protest against it. Sakshi, the daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, whose viral video gripped the country this week, on Friday made an emotional appeal to her father with whom she spoke while sitting in the studios of Aaj Tak TV.Sakshi, in her viral video, had said she was being threatened by her father and “his men” because she had married a Dalit man. On Friday, Sakshi appeared on Aaj Tak TV and while in the studio, spoke to her father over call.”I had so many dreams and wanted to study. I used to tell my father to take me to work but he never took me seriously,” Sakshi said in a trembling voice. In an emotional message, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminate.Sakshi claimed that her father never let her step out of the house. “He [Sakshi’s father] had no clue what was happening with us. My brother and mother used to harass me when you were in the office,” Sakshi added.When called, BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra alleged that his family was being harassed. As Sakshi spoke with her father on Aaj Tak, she broke down and apologised to him. Rajesh Mishra said he wished she finds happiness in life but disconnected the call soon after.THE CASESakshi and her husband Ajitesh had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.The next hearing in the case has been fixed for July 15 as Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh were not present in the court.Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was “unhappy” with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in “their pAlso read: BJP MLA’s daughter, Dalit partner likely to marry in court next weekALSO WATCH| Please change your thinking: BJP MLA’s daughter’s emotional appeal to her fatherFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahimlast_img read more

Seen dancing with guns Uttarakhand MLAs expulsion from BJP recommended

first_img Next Press Trust of India DehradunJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:50 IST Video of MLA Champion showing him dancing with guns went viral on social mediaHIGHLIGHTSState BJP in-charge made the recommendation to the central leadershipA notice served earlier to the MLA gave him 10 days’ time to explain his conductThe notice seeks an explanation from him why he should not be expelled from the partyState Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in-charge Shyam Jaju has recommended Pranav Singh Champion’s expulsion from the party even before the suspended Khanpur MLA could respond to a notice seeking an explanation from him on a viral video in which he was seen dancing with guns in his hands.Jaju, who is in charge of the party’s affairs in Uttarakhand, has made the recommendation to the central leadership, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) media in-charge Devendra Bhasin told reporters in Dehradun on Friday.On a notice served earlier to the MLA which gave him 10 days’ time to explain his conduct, Bhasin said the state BJP will wait for the legislator’s response before making its recommendation to the party’s central leadership.The notice served to the MLA on Thursday seeks an explanation from him why he should not be expelled from the party.The party had also extended his three-month suspension for an indefinite period as a penal action.Champion landed himself in fresh trouble on Wednesday when a video showing him dancing with guns to a popular Bollywood number in front of cheering supporters went viral, leaving the party red faced.Also Read | Uttarakhand BJP MLA does Tamanche Pe Disco, stirs rowAlso Read | Pandey-monium in pink pants: Cops hunt for BSP leader’s son after 5-star brawlAlso Watch | Watch: Drunk BJP MLA Pranav Singh Champion brandishes guns while dancingFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow DehradunFollow UttarakhandFollow BJP Seen dancing with guns, Uttarakhand MLA’s expulsion from BJP recommendedThe notice served to the MLA on Thursday seeks an explanation from him explaining why he should not be expelled from the party.advertisementlast_img read more

Karnataka crisis Youth Congress leader moves SC says rebel MLAs resignations nothing

first_imgKarnataka crisis: Youth Congress leader moves SC, says rebel MLAs’ resignations nothing but defectionA bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by the counsel of Anil Chacko Joseph, the Youth Congress leader, that the resignations by the rebel MLAs were nothing but a kind of defection and sought a hearing as an intervenor.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 11:35 IST Anil Chacko Joseph, in his application, said that the MLAs were “bought or persuaded to resign by payment of enormous sums of money”. (Representational Image)A Karnataka Youth Congress leader moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking to intervene in a case filed by 10 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs for a direction to the Assembly speaker to accept their resignations.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by the counsel of Anil Chacko Joseph, the Youth Congress leader, that the resignations by the rebel MLAs were nothing but a kind of defection and sought a hearing as an intervenor.The apex court has listed for hearing on Friday the petition of the 10 rebel MLAs seeking a direction to Karnataka Assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar for accepting their resignations.Chacko, in his application, said that a resignation had the same effect as defecting from a party and that the MLAs were “bought or persuaded to resign by payment of enormous sums of money”.The apex court allowed Chacko to be heard as intervenor in the matter.ALSO READ | Karnataka political crisis: Month-by-month account of Congress-JDS troubleALSO WATCH | Will Congress lose Karnataka?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhurylast_img read more