Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Politics

Manohar Lal Khattar

Khattar objects to high court collegium’s Punjab picks, and Amarinder is not pleased

This is maybe the first time a chief minister has objected to the elevation of candidates from another state as judges for a shared court. 
Former Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Former Lok Sabha speaker and CPI (M) veteran Somnath Chatterjee no more

Chatterjee died Monday morning of multiple organ failure and suffered a ‘mild heart attack’ a day before his death.
BJP in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav, flanked by the state Dy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and BJP state chief Ravinder Raina | PTI

New J&K governor in a couple of weeks, governor’s rule to stay for now: Ram Madhav

Maharashtra governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and CAG Rajiv Mehrishi tipped to be N.N. Vohra's succcessors.
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2019 polls: Election Commission to monitor Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube for hate speech

EC Ashok Lavasa says loopholes will be plugged to ensure social media isn't misused in run-up to Lok Sabha polls.

Opposition’s caste arithmetic no match for chemistry of development, says PM Modi

In an interview with news agency ANI, he also criticised West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her 'civil war' remark on NRC.

#FreeShahidulAlam: Hijacking hashtags is changing the way Twitter wars are fought

People who support famous Bangladesh photographer's arrest are using the same hashtag as critics to justify the move.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh with party workers | PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Aam Aadmi Party plans to contest 80-100 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said party would focus in Punjab, Haryana and AAP's home turf Delhi to win maximum seats in 2019.
V. S. Naipaul | Wikimedia Commons

Legendary author V. S. Naipaul passes away, PM & political leaders condole demise

Naipaul was a recipient of the Man Booker Prize in 1971, a knighthood for services to literature in 1990, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.

Jat woman who married Dalit shot dead outside Rohtak court, 4 of family held

The panchayat in Mamta's village had issued a diktat — the mortal remains of the girl won't be brought back home.
Trinamool Congress leader K.D. Singh

After Mehul Choksi & Nirav Modi, SEBI fears this TMC MP will be next to flee the country

In a July affidavit in Calcutta HC, SEBI submitted that Singh allegedly ‘siphoned off’ close to $100 mn to accounts in Europe.

Finally, Bollywood has courage to look at Muslims as regular Indians & not terrorists

Anubhav Sinha's Mulk breaks Bollywood’s Sunny Deol-ised mould of the Muslim as a terrorist. It makes you feel an ordinary Muslim family’s fears, dilemmas and anger.