Swami Prasad Maurya, who joined SP, claimed that a large number of supporters had gathered at the party office, and had spilled over on Kalidas Marg.
BJP has given tickets to 11 Jat candidates so far, 5 Gurjar candidates and nine Thakurs.
Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav is expected to release the list of his party candidates for places where polling will take place in the first two phases.
In another positive step, the Indian Council for Medical Research has issued a fresh set of guidelines on testing of Covid-19 samples. It has said, contact of Covid-19 patients need not be tested unless identified as high-risk, based on age or co-morbidities.
Experts believe that the current wave will end by the second week of March this year. The date being mentioned is March 10, after which normalcy may return.
The DGP spoke to top SPG officials 11 times on phone, during which he initially assured that the route was sanitized for PM’s convoy to move, but in the end, he told the SPG that the situation could turn violent and the convoy should take a U-turn and return.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge took a different line. He alleged that BJP was losing popularity in Punjab and was indulging in drama.
Security officials tried to contact CM Charanjit Singh Channi over phone, but the CM did not take the call.
Indian company Mankind Pharma will launch the generic version of Merck’s anti-viral Covid pill Molnupiravir, and it will be available in pharmacies from next week. It will be priced between Rs 28 and Rs 35 per capsule.
As of now, there are more than 1.5 lakh active cases in India, out of which Omicron variant cases account for only 1,700.
A Dharma Sansad was held in Haridwar from Dec 17 to 19, where several Hindu sadhus and sadhvis gave provocative speeches asking Hindus to arm themselves with weapons.
Ludhiana is the commercial nerve centre of Punjab, with its thriving industries, while Amritsar is the cultural capital of Punjab where the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion is located. The incidents of sacrilege and terror seem to be part of a broader game plan.
Delhi Disaster Management Authority has banned Christmas and New Year gatherings and events across the national capital.
When India’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry started monitoring these channels and websites, it was found that these platforms were being systematically used to spread hate against the Indian army, and were targeting Indian Muslims in particular.
Multiple enrolments of the same voter at different places is one of the major problems in electoral database management. One of the reasons could be that voters frequently change their residences and get enrolled in their new places without getting their previous enrolment deleted. With the linkage to Aadhaar, this problem of multiple enrolments can be solved easily.
Women, in India’s Hindu religious ethos, are worshipped as ‘devi’. Devotees perform ‘kanya poojan’ (worshipping girls) at the end of Navratri. Hindu religious scriptures mention, ‘gods reside in places where women are worshipped’.(Yatra Naaryastu Pujyante, Tatra Ramante Devatah). How can people of India tolerate a man who asks women to lie down and enjoy, when facing a rapist?
On a day when millions of Indians were celebrating the surrender of 93,000 Pakistani soldiers to the Indian army and were remembering their war martyrs, people in Uttarakhand were watching leaders trying to lure voters by using pictures of war heroes.
Ajay Mishra Teni, the BJP MP from Lakhimpur Kheri, came to limelight on October 3, when his son Ashish Mishra alias Monu allegedly ran his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing eight people including four farmers.
The holiest city of Hinduism, Kashi, has regained its lost glory. Those living in Varanasi, steeped in spiritualism, philanthropy and devotion, had taken the narrow lanes, crowds and perennial traffic jams as part of their fate.
The General tried his best to bring about coordination between the three Services by beginning the process of creating theatre commands, as the US and China have done.