Landline service restored in Kashmir valley, 2-G mobile in Jammu

Telephone line services, including mobile phones and landlines, were suspended in the early hours of 5 August when the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Continue Reading

J&K Governor’s invitation to Rahul was never sincere: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, saying his invitation to Rahul Gandhi to visit the State was a ‘tool of propaganda’ and never sincere. Continue Reading

Javadekar hits out at Chidambaram for communalising Kashmir issue

Chidambaram on Monday alleged that the BJP scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir as the region is “dominated” by Muslims, a remark condemned by the ruling party as “provocative and irresponsible”. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Crucial trust vote to decide on CM Kumaraswamy fate

The ruling coalition’s strength in the House is 117– Congress 78, JD(S) 37, BSP 1, and nominated 1, besides the speaker. With the support of the two independents, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 225-member House including the nominated MLA and Speaker. Continue Reading

Tharoor gets bail in defamation case for referring to Modi as scorpion

In October 2018, Tharoor had triggered a controversy at the Bengaluru Literature Festival by recalling an old news article where an “unnamed RSS source” had compared PM Modi to a scorpion sitting on a Shiva Lingam. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu BJP leaders meet in Chennai to discuss poll debacle

The meeting was chaired by Muralidhar Rao, in charge of Tamilnadu affairs. State unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan, former Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, senior leader H Raja, among others, took part. Continue Reading

Pondy Speaker Vaithilingam resigns MLA seat after winning MP election

Vaithilingam, who recently won the MP election on the Congress ticket, has now given up his MLA seat. He was also serving as the Speaker of the Puducherry Territorial Assembly. Continue Reading

Sonia Gandhi to be chief of Congress Parliamentary Party

Sonia’s name was proposed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh at the first meeting of the newly-elected Congress Lok Sabha MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament this morning. Continue Reading