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December 27, 2019

Rahul, Priyanka, Pawar, Uddhav to attend Soren’s oath-taking

Ranchi, Dec 27 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, various Chief Ministers, NCP chief Sharad Pawar will be among the leaders who will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren as Jharkhand Chief Minister on Sunday, the JMM said on Friday."Rahul Gandhi, P. Chidambaram, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chief Ministers Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh), Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Mamta Banerjee (West Bengal), Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra),…

Gehlot sends team to probe kids’ deaths in Kota (Lead)

Jaipur, Dec 27 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said that a team has been sent to Kota to look into the deaths of 10 kids in JK Lon Hospital. He said strict action will be taken against those found guilty.Gehlot has given instructions to medical education secretary Vaibhav Galeria to visit Kota and submit a detailed report on an urgent basis. "The chief minister has taken this issue very seriously and hence, I am here to find out the reason of neonatal deaths. A special committee will probe into…

BJP men attacking Left rallies against CAA: ex-Tripura CM

Agartala, Dec 27 (IANS) CPI-M politburo member and former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday alleged that whenever the Left leaders and members protest against the new citizenship law and NRC, they are attacked by BJP workers, while police stand inactive.In a letter to Director General of Police Akhil Kumar Shukla, Sarkar said that workers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party attacked the CPI-M led Left Front leaders and members when they organised protest rallies against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the…

BJP to launch nationwide pro-CAA campaign from January 5

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Amid the nationwide protests against the amended citizenship law, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to run a nationwide pro-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) campaign under the leadership of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.It was decided at a meeting of senior leaders of the party held under the chairmanship of working president J.P. Nadda on Thursday evening that this campaign will start from January 5, 2020. It was also decided that Home Minister Amit Shah will kick-off the public awareness…

Use Aadhaar data for NPR, Govindacharya urges Amit Shah

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Former BJP ideologue K.N. Govindacharya, of the Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, has written to Home Minister Amit Shah suggesting that integration of previous National Population Register (NPR) information with the latest Aadhaar data may be helpful for preparation of an updated NPR.Govindacharya has proposed to the government that it use existing IDs like Aadhaar, PAN Card, driving licence, passports, and voter ID for the NPR and NRC without burdening the exchequer. This will mean that only 5 per cent…
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