Politics

RAMESH CHENNITHALA’S SNEAK ATTACK ON K C VENUGOPAL REVEALED

In today's broadcast, Reporter TV, a leading Malayalam TV Channel revealed a conversation between MLA Ramesh Chennithala asking one of his people to launch a cyber attack on K C Venugopal, Organisational General Secretary of the Indian National Congress. ... Read more

SURYA TRIGGERS POLITICAL ROW WITH ‘GHAR WAPSI’ REMARK

South MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tejasvi Surya have triggered a political slugfest after he called for a ‘Ghar Wapsi’ of people who converted from the Hindu faith to other religions as a way to protect and review the religion.... Read more

KARNATAKA LAUNCHES ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai urged the youth in the state to join the state government in its war against narcotics, adding that the strictest punishment will be given to those selling drugs in and around college campuses and those using them.... Read more

PM MODI TO LAUNCH HYDROPOWER PROJECTS WORTH ₹11,000 CRORE IN HIMACHAL TODAY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visit Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation for hydropower projects worth more than ₹11,000 crore. Included among these is the Renukaji Dam project, lying pending for around three decades.... Read more

OMICRON ALERT: CENTRE TO SEND MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS TO 10 STATES

In view of rising concerns over the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Centre has decided to send special multi-disciplinary teams to 10 states and Union territories, which are either reporting a high number of infections from the new strain or have a low pace of the vaccination against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).... Read more

ON REPEALED FARM LAWS, UNION MINISTER TOMAR TALKS ABOUT GOVT’S FUTURE PLANS

The three farms laws, which were repealed by the Centre last month in the face of farmer protests against them, could be brought back in the future, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has hinted.... Read more

GURPURAB CELEBRATIONS: WITH ‘EK BHARAT’ PITCH, PM MODI RECALLS VALOUR OF SIKH GURUS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the Gurpurab celebrations at Gurudwara Lakhpat Sahib in Gujarat and called for a united India "from Kashmir to Kanyakumari". He also listed the contributions of Sikh Gurus, which he said is not just limited to society and spirituality. ... Read more

BJP LAUNCHES SPECIAL MICRO-DONATION CAMPAIGN ON ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a special micro-donation campaign to seek people’s support. The campaign will run from December 25 (birth anniversary of Atal Bihar Vajpayee) to February 11 – the death anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay. ... Read more

CONGRESS SECURES 11 SEATS IN KARNATAKA MLC POLLS AMID RULING PARTY’S PROWESS

The Congress has won 11 seats in the Karnataka MLC polls while the BJP secured only 12 although they remain in power in the state. JDS won one seat in the polls. An independent candidate also won a seat.... Read more

US ANNOUNCES BOYCOTT OF BEIJING OLYMPICS

The Biden administration announced on Monday that US officials will not attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after China pledged unspecified “countermeasures” against any such diplomatic boycott.... Read more

PM MODI TO INAUGURATE 3 MEGA PROJECTS TO GORAKHPUR TODAY IN POLLBOUND UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur development projects worth over ₹9,600 crore, which includes a major fertiliser plant.... Read more

IN POLLBOUND UP; RLD’s JAYANT CHAUDHARY AND SP’s AKHILESH YADAV TO ADDRESS JOINT RALLY IN MEERUT

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will share the stage on Tuesday as they will hold a joint rally in western Uttar Pradesh. The rally will be held in Meerut's Dabathua village, months ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, people familiar with the development said.... Read more

MYANMAR: JUNTA HALVES AUNG SAN SUU KYI’S JAIL TERM

Myanmar's junta chief reduced the prison sentence of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to two years on Monday, after she was jailed for four years for incitement against the military and breaching Covid rules.... Read more

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERING SANCTIONS ON PRESIDENT PUTIN’S INNER CIRCLE

The Biden administration is considering sanctions on President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Russian energy producers, as well as disconnecting Russia from the SWIFT payment system, to deter Moscow from "invading" Ukraine, CNN reported on Monday.... Read more

ASSAM JOURNALIST BOOKED ON SEDITION CHARGES FOR ARTICLE RELEASED ON PR BOND

Anirban Roy Choudhury, the journalist booked in Assam’s Silchar district for sedition over an controversial article, was released on Personal Recognizance (PR) bond after being interrogated for an hour on Monday.... Read more

TAMILNADU: OPS AND EPS WILL CONTINUE AS COORDINATOR AND JOINT-COORDINATOR OF THE AIADMK

O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami will continue as coordinator and joint-coordinator of the AIADMK in a dual leadership set up as the party on Monday announced that they have been unopposed in the intra-party elections to the top posts as there was no other team of nominees.... Read more

TRS likely to strike deal with Prashant Kishor for Telangana Polls

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi is likely to join the list of various political parties in the country that engaged the services of popular political strategist Prashant Kishor for the next assembly election in 2023 and even the general election in 2024.... Read more

PD Martin tells us why he fights for Gandhi Nagar in this exclusive interview

The heartland of Ernakulam, Kochi is about to witness another bypoll tomorrow, 7 December 2021, along with a few other local bodies in the State.Gandhinagar is a hot seat and both the Government and Opposition parties have their eyes on this seat.  The fight is between P D Martin of the Congress and Mrs. Sivan of the CPI (M).  What is P D Martin fighting for? We learn through this exclusive interview with the candidate P D Martin by TONI Chief Editor Nazia Yusuf Izuddin. ... Read more

WILL NOT MOVE FROM DELHI BORDERS UNTIL CASES AGAINST FARMERS WITHDRAWN: SAMYUKTA KISAN MORCHA TO GOVERNMENT

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Saturday formed a five-member panel for talks with the government on their pending demands, even as the group, which was spearheading the protest against the now repealed farm laws, announced it will continue its agitation until all demands are met .... Read more

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU APPOINTS THREE MORE INDO-CANADIANS IN HIS NEW GOVERNMENT

Trudeau in an announcement on Friday appointed parliamentary secretaries and other functionaries. Among them, Maninder Sidhu was made parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs Melanie JolySidhu, who was elected to the House of Commons for the first time in October 2019 from the riding (as constituencies are called in Canada) of Brampton East, was earlier parliamentary secretary to the minister of international development.... Read more