Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: NCP

Ketaki Chitale — why Marathi actor booked for ‘trolling’ Sharad Pawar often ends up in news

Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale is in police custody till 18 May for sharing a ‘derogatory’ Facebook post allegedly targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar, calling him a mosquito, among other things.

Congress has to split to revive — it’s the only way to free it from clutch of Gandhi family

The eclipse of the Congress, though, should be a cause of worry for the BJP since the latter has to contest against not one but many political adversaries.

Mumbai NCP leader wants to chant all religion mantras in front of PM house

Fahmida Hasan Khan has sought permission from the Union Home Ministry to recite mantras in case "it eases inflation".

NCP wants jailed Nawab Malik’s portfolios reassigned, but ‘no question’ of cabinet resignation

Malik is in judicial custody for alleged money laundering & links to underworld and holds skill development & minority affairs portfolios. CM Uddhav Thackeray to take final call.

Phones were tapped illegally to provide information about MVA to BJP, says NCP

NCP's chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase further said that people of Maharashtra would like to know who 'ordered' IPS officer Rashmi Shukla to tap the phones of MVA leaders.

Owning Dawood-linked properties, money laundering — what ED charges against Nawab Malik are

ED arrested Malik Wednesday after nearly 8 hours of questioning him at the agency’s Mumbai office. The court has granted the agency Malik’s custody till 3 March.

Opposition uproar in Parliament over Modi govt IAS cadre rule change, BJD calls it ‘dangerous’

BJD, usually a friendly party to the BJP in Parliament, joined other Opposition parties in raising a red flag over the issue. It urged the Centre to 'revisit' the proposal immediately.

Lok Sabha passes bill to link voter ID with Aadhaar in 20 mins, as Opposition & others object

Move will ‘purify electoral rolls’ says Law Minister Rijiju. But Opposition parties as well as BJD & YSRCP, which have backed govt legislation before, ask why the ‘tearing hurry'.

NCP workers in Maharashtra protest against Karnataka CM Bommai amid tensions over Belagavi row

NCP workers also performed milk 'abhishek' on statues of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra in protest against alleged desecration of his statue in Bengaluru.

Churchill Alemao, sole NCP MLA in Goa, joins Trinamool on Mamata Banerjee’s visit to state

Former Goa CM Alemao said Trinamool will have one MLA in the state assembly 'even before elections' if speaker accepts his resolution to merge NCP legislative group with it.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.