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BJP accuses Congress of using remarks inciting violence against PM Modi

The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of often using remarks, which incite violence, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said words like 'maut' and 'hinsa' should not be used in speeches to target political rivals. BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi cited a write-up of an ex-IPS officer to highlight that rhetoric used for short-term political benefits at times incites violence as he referred to the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and the recent assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Targeting the Congress, Trivedi said its leader Rahul Gandhi used words like violence and murder in Parliament and had rationalised as throwing of some article at Modi's convoy during the poll campaign as an evidence of people's fear of the prime minister ending. Modi's security was endangered in Punjab when the Congress ruled the state, he said, contrasting this with the security provided to Rahul Gandhi in sensitive places like Kashmir and Manipur. Someone who spoke of ..

BJP accuses Congress of using remarks inciting violence against PM Modi
Updated On : 18 Jul 2024 | 2:23 PM IST
Updated On : 17 Jul 2024 | 10:57 PM IST

News updates: Indian national killed, another injured in Muscat mosque shooting in Oman

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News updates: Indian national killed, another injured in Muscat mosque shooting in Oman
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 9:54 PM IST

Soldiers bearing brunt of BJP's wrong policies, says Rahul on J-K attacks

The Congress on Tuesday hit out at the Centre after four soldiers were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda, with Rahul Gandhi asserting that the government should take full responsibility for the repeated security lapses and take strict action against the culprits. Four army personnel, including an officer, died after being injured in a gunfight with heavily armed terrorists in Doda district, officials said on Tuesday. The latest incident comes a week after a terrorist ambush on an Army patrol in the remote Machedi forest belt in Kathua district claimed the lives of five soldiers and injured as many. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said he was deeply distressed by the martyrdom of the four brave soldiers, including an officer. "Our heart goes out to the families of our bravehearts, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of Bharat Mata. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured, and we wish him a speedy and complete recovery," he said. No words of st

Soldiers bearing brunt of BJP's wrong policies, says Rahul on J-K attacks
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 2:32 PM IST

Legitimate right of Rahul Gandhi for speedy decision on defamation case: HC

The Bombay High Court has said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has a legitimate right for an expeditious decision on merits over a 2014 defamation complaint for his alleged remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. A single bench of Justice Prithviraj Chavan in the order of July 12 said Article 21 of the Constitution provides the right to a speedy trial for everyone and a free and fair trial is something that is absolutely necessary. The court made the remarks while allowing Gandhi's petition to quash a magistrate's order permitting an RSS worker to submit fresh and additional documents in the pending criminal defamation complaint. A detailed copy of the order was made available on Tuesday. In 2014, Sangh worker Rajesh Kunte lodged a defamation complaint before the Bhiwandi magistrate's court, claiming the Congress leader had made false and defamatory statements during a speech that the RSS was responsible for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2023, the magistrate court

Legitimate right of Rahul Gandhi for speedy decision on defamation case: HC
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 2:24 PM IST

Rahul has matured as politician, will be tested as Oppn leader: Amartya Sen

The nonagenarian also opined that Rahul's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' has not only shaped him as a national leader but also enriched the country's political landscape

Rahul has matured as politician, will be tested as Oppn leader: Amartya Sen
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 11:53 AM IST

Highlights of the day: Govt raises windfall tax on petroleum crude to Rs 7,000 per metric tonnne

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Highlights of the day: Govt raises windfall tax on petroleum crude to Rs 7,000 per metric tonnne
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 11:33 PM IST

Cong attacks BJP over its 'Rahul encourages violence against PM' remark

The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP for its allegation that Rahul Gandhi encouraged violence against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "cheap politics" should not be played on the issue of security of leaders. The BJP on Sunday had targeted the Leader of Opposition following the assassination attempt on former US president Donald Trump. "Third Time Fail Rahul Gandhi has often encouraged and justified violence against Prime Minister Modi, who he has lost election to, several times now. How can India ever forget how Punjab Police, then under the Congress, deliberately compromised PM's security, when his convoy was left stranded on a flyover," BJP's IT department head Amit Malviya had said. Hitting back at the BJP, Congress' media and publicity department head Pawan Khera said, "Cheap politics should not be played on the issue of security of leaders. The Congress party lost Mahatma ji to Right Wing terrorists. We lost two prime ministers at the hands of terrorists. We lost our ..

Cong attacks BJP over its 'Rahul encourages violence against PM' remark
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 11:58 AM IST

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi condemn assassination attempt on Trump during rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed deep concern over the attack on former US president Donald Trump, and said violence has no place in politics and democracies. Trump's campaign said that he was doing well after an assassination attempt at his election rally in Pennsylvania. Modi said on X, "Deeply concerned by the attack on my friend, former President Donald Trump. Strongly condemn the incident. Violence has no place in politics and democracies. Wish him speedy recovery." Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, those injured and the American people, he added. Trump was injured during his election rally when a suspected shooter fired multiple shots toward the stage from an elevated position outside of the rally venue in Butler, the US Secret Service said.

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi condemn assassination attempt on Trump during rally
Updated On : 14 Jul 2024 | 11:47 AM IST

Leader of Oppn not just a post; it is my duty to raise issues: Rahul Gandhi

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it is his duty to raise the issues of people of the country with full devotion and added he will not stop until people get their rights and justice. In a post on his WhatsApp channel, the Congress leader said the Leader of Opposition is not just a post and shared a video of his meetings with different citizen groups. "For me, Leader of the Opposition is not just a post.? It is my duty to know the problems of the people of this country and raise them with full devotion in Parliament... I will not stop until the people of India get their rights and justice," he said in his post. The video showed a clip of Gandhi taking oath as an MP and his speech in the Lok Sabha on July 1. It also showed a clip of Gandhi interacting with workers at the GTB Nagar labour chowk, his meeting with victims of the Hathras stampede and a meeting with loco pilots of the Indian Railways. It also showed a clip of the Congress leader from his

Leader of Oppn not just a post; it is my duty to raise issues: Rahul Gandhi
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 11:20 PM IST

BJP's dream of changing Constitution was shattered, says Pawan Khera

On June 4 those who were dreaming of crossing 400 were reduced to 240, Khera said

BJP's dream of changing Constitution was shattered, says Pawan Khera
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 7:04 AM IST

Highlights of the day: Repair work on Munak Canal likely to complete by Friday night, says Atishi

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Highlights of the day: Repair work on Munak Canal likely to complete by Friday night, says Atishi
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 11:46 PM IST

Stop using 'derogatory' language against Smriti Irani: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi calls for respectful discourse amid criticism of Smriti Irani following her defeat in the Lok Sabha elections

Stop using 'derogatory' language against Smriti Irani: Rahul Gandhi
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 4:39 PM IST

In relief to Rahul Gandhi, HC quashes magistrate's order in defamation suit

In a relief to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the Bombay High Court on Friday quashed a magistrate's order permitting an RSS worker to submit fresh and additional documents in a pending criminal defamation complaint. RSS worker Rajesh Kunte had in 2014 lodged a defamation complaint before the Bhiwandi magistrate's court, claiming the Congress leader had made false and defamatory statements during a speech that the right-wing outfit was responsible for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2023, the magistrate court in Bhiwandi in Thane district permitted Kunte to submit the transcript of Gandhi's speech, which was part of a petition the Congress leader had filed in 2014 seeking the quashing of summons issued to him. Kunte contended that by including the transcript as part of his petition, Gandhi had "unambiguously owned up to the speech and its contents". Gandhi challenged the magistrate's order before the high court. On Friday, a single bench of Justice Prithviraj Chavan allowed

In relief to Rahul Gandhi, HC quashes magistrate's order in defamation suit
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 2:51 PM IST

Congress, INDIA bloc to raise Manipur issue in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress and the INDIA bloc will raise the need for peace in Manipur with full force in Parliament to put pressure on the government to end this tragedy, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday, days after his visit to the violence-hit state. He also reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should personally visit Manipur, listen to the problems of the people of the state and appeal for peace. Gandhi made the remarks in a post in Hindi on X as he shared a video of his interactions with the people of Manipur during his day-long visit to the violence-hit state on Monday. "I have visited Manipur three times since violence broke out there, but unfortunately there is no improvement in the situation -- even today the state is divided into two parts. Houses are burning, innocent lives are in danger and thousands of families are forced to live in relief camps," the former Congress chief said. The prime minister should personally visit Manipur, listen to

Congress, INDIA bloc to raise Manipur issue in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 2:44 PM IST

INLD-BSP to jointly contest Haryana polls with Abhay Chautala as CM face

The Indian National Lok Dal has decided to again join hands with its former ally Bahujan Samaj Party for the Haryana Assembly polls scheduled later this year, the leaders of the two parties announced on Thursday. Under the arrangement, out of 90 assembly seats in Haryana, the BSP will contest 37 seats leaving the rest for its senior partner in Haryana, where the ruling BJP is eyeing to come to power for third time in a row. Addressing a joint press conference with the BSP at Nayagaon on the outskirts of Chandigarh, INLD leader Abhay Chautala said this alliance is not based on any selfish interests, but has been formed keeping in mind people's feelings. The BSP and INLD's thinking is how the poor will get justice and how weaker sections will get empowered, he said. "In Haryana, we have decided to jointly fight the upcoming assembly elections. Today, the feeling of common people is to oust the BJP from power and keep the Congress party at bay, which looted the state for 10 years ...

INLD-BSP to jointly contest Haryana polls with Abhay Chautala as CM face
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 1:42 PM IST

Avg duty hours under 8 hours in June: Vaishnaw on loco pilot controversy

Accuses Rahul Gandhi of attempting to demoralise Indian Railways

Avg duty hours under 8 hours in June: Vaishnaw on loco pilot controversy
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 9:46 PM IST

Future of youth in limbo due to anti-education mindset of BJP: Rahul

Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the youth of the country have been completely demoralised by unemployment and claimed their future is in "limbo" due to the BJP's "anti-education mindset". The former Congress chief's remarks came over a media report, which claimed that the salaries of engineers graduating from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 2024 have experienced a decline due to the slowdown in hiring. "The ill-effects of the economic slowdown are now being faced by the country's most prestigious institutes like IITs. The continuous fall in placements from IITs and the drop in annual package are further hurting the condition of the youth which is facing the peak of unemployment," Gandhi said in a post in Hindi on his WhatsApp channel. The Congress leader claimed that 19% of the students could not get campus placement in 2022 and the same rate doubled to 38% this year. "When this is the condition of the most famous and respected ...

Future of youth in limbo due to anti-education mindset of BJP: Rahul
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 7:51 PM IST

Rahul urges PM Modi to visit violence-hit Manipur, offers support for peace

PM Modi, during his address in the Rajya Sabha last week, reaffirmed that the central government is making efforts to normalise the situation in Manipur

Rahul urges PM Modi to visit violence-hit Manipur, offers support for peace
Updated On : 09 Jul 2024 | 7:31 AM IST

Answer to terrorist attacks is strict action, not hollow speeches: Rahul

The Congress on Monday condemned the terror attack on Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and said no amount of whitewashing, fake claims, hollow boasts and chest-thumping can "erase the fact that the Modi government remains a disaster" for security in the Union Territory. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi said the answer to the continuous terrorist attacks has to be strict action, not "hollow speeches and false promises". Terrorists ambushed an army truck in the remote Machedi area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, killing five personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), and injuring five others. The attack occurred when terrorists targeted the Army vehicle with a grenade and gunfire during a routine patrol on the Machedi-Kindli-Malhar road near Badnota village in Lohai Malhar, approximately 150 km from Kathua town, around 3:30 pm, they said. In a post on 'X', Kharge said, "Deeply anguished at the martyrdom of our four brave Indian Arm

Answer to terrorist attacks is strict action, not hollow speeches: Rahul
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 11:26 PM IST