Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: BJP MLA

‘Property, threats, missing video’ — why a BJP MLA is at centre of Dalit priest’s ‘suicide’ in Jalore

Dalit priest Sant Ravinath was found hanging from a tree in Rajasthan’s Jalore last week, leading to clamour for arrest of BJP MLA Puraram Choudhary, named in ‘suicide note’.

How corruption case initiated by Mizoram BJP chief led to conviction of party’s lone MLA

Case pertains to misappropriation of Rs 1.37 crore meant for road works. BJP MLA Buddha Dhan Chakma was with Congress when the case was filed.

Pratapgarh MP Sangam Lal Gupta allegedly beaten up as BJP & Congress supporters clash in UP

BJP's Gupta alleged supporters of Congress leader Pramod Tiwari attacked him, but Tiwari's daughter and MLA Aradhana Misra said it was the MP's followers who triggered clash.

Former Rajya Sabha MP and editor of Pioneer Chandan Mitra passes away at 65

PM Modi offered condolences to Mitra's family and said that the veteran journalist distinguished himself in the world of media as well as politics.

‘X’ category security cover for 77 BJP MLAs in Bengal in view of potential threats

The Members of the Legislative Assembly will be secured by armed commandos of the CISF and the CRPF, official sources said.

EC sees ‘no ground for disqualification’ of 12 Manipur BJP MLAs in office of profit case

MLAs were facing disqualification in 2018 office of profit case for holding position of parliamentary secretaries. EC has said two now-defunct laws granted them exemption.

Ex-BJP MLA Pehelwan, 100 others booked for organising crowd in support of Hathras accused

The meeting was held outside Pehelwan's house, where they defended the accused in the alleged gang-rape of a Dalit woman, and demanded registration of an FIR against her family members.

West Bengal CID detains one person in connection with BJP leader death case

Debendra Nath Roy, a Hemtabad MLA, left behind a suicide note, naming two people in it. Police say the search for the second person is still on.

BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh tests positive for Covid after voting in Rajya Sabha polls

The BJP MLA & his wife tested positive for Covid-19 as the test results came Friday night. The news of his infection triggered panic among other legislators.

UP BJP MLA , 6 others booked for raping woman for a month

The woman alleged that she got pregnant and had to undergo abortion after being repeatedly raped by seven men including Bhadohi MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi in 2017.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.