Live news update: Rahul Gandhi says “Public is the master, our work is to listen to you” at Kisan rally
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing kisan rally in Bhopal
Modi government wrote off ₹3.50 lakh crore debt of rich people but gives a paltry ₹17 per day to farmers: Rahul Gandhi on budget announcement of ₹6,000 per year cash support for farmers
Avalanche in J-K: Rescue efforts intensified to rescue trapped policemen
Rescuers on Friday intensified efforts to rescue the 10 policemen feared to be trapped inside their post under a snow avalanche which struck near Jawahar Tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, police said.
"Rescue teams have reached close to the site of the avalanche this morning. All efforts are being made to evacuate the trapped persons," a police official said. An avalanche hit the north portal of Jawahar Tunnel on the Qazigund side in Kulgam district on Thursday evening.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy: PM is systemically demolishing this country's democracy, misleading the people
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said, “He (PM) is systemically demolishing this country's democracy, misleading the people, I request all the opposition parties to rise. They must expose the truth of the Prime Minister in the parliament.”
He also said, “On one side Narendra Modi is preaching to the country and politicians, on the other side, he is encouraging his friends to demolish democracy through black money. I will expose this now, I have the proof to back my charge.”
Rahul Gandhi is addressing media on Rafale jet deal
"Today, in the Hindu newspaper it is black and white that the PM Modi was involved in the Rafale scam," says Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi says it is clear that PM Modi was involved in Rafale scam
PM Modi held parallel talks with France, says Rahul Gandhi
Narendra Modi is guilty in Rafale deal. Nirmala Sitharaman lied, Modi lied. I want to speak to our jawans: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said, PM Modi himself robbed Air Force and gave money to Anil Ambani
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, “PM Modi himself robbed Air Force of ₹30,000 crore and gave it to Anil Ambani, we have been raising this since 1 year. Now a report has come where Defence Ministry officials say that PM was holding parallel negotiations with France Govt.”
“For more than a year, we've been saying that PM is directly involved in Rafale scam. Today it is clear that PM himself had been carrying out a parallel negotiation,” said Congress President Rahul Gandhi
I met Manohar Parrikar ji, but there was no discussion on Rafale. It was just a courtesy visit to inquire about his health: Congress president Rahul Gandhi
"Since Govt has lied to SC, the entire judgment is in question" says Rahul Gandhi
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy releases audio clip and claims BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa is luring MLAs to topple his government
Defence Ministry was involved in the Rafale negotiation, it is an open and shut case: Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid slogan shouting by opposition over Rafale deal
4 children injured in fire in UP madrasa
Fourteen children were injured when a fire broke out in a madarsa at Shuru village in the district, police said on Friday.
The blaze started on Thursday night from a candle kept in a room in the madrasa in Kotwali Police Station area during a power cut, they said.
A refrigerator near the candle caught fire which spread rapidly, they said.
Fourteen children were injured, ten of them seriously, and they were rushed to a hospital, police said, adding an investigation was underway.
BJP leader, Mohan Yadav shot dead in Bihar
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead on Friday by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Aurangabad district, police said.
The incident took place in Haspura town's Jalpura area when the victim, Mohan Yadav, was out for a morning walk.
"Two motorcycle borne assailants shot Yadav on his head and stomach from close range. He died on the spot," district police official said.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid uproar over Rafale deal
SC refuses to entertain sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's plea seeking security for his family. SC asks Bhatt to approach Gujarat HC with his plea for security
Supreme Court posts petition seeking fresh investigation into the murder of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya, before bench already hearing a similar plea
SC says there will be no stay on Centre's decision to grant quota in jobs and admissions to general category poor candidates
SC orders Tejashwi to vacate govt bungalow for deputy CM, fines him ₹50,000
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav's plea, challenging the Patna High Court order asking him to vacate the government bungalow meant for the deputy chief minister, and ordered him to shift to an accommodation for the leader of the opposition. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader for challenging the decision.
Uproar in Lok Sabha by opposition members over MoD dissent note on Rafale negotiations
“We demand a joint parliamentary committee, everything will be revealed then, we don't want any explanation now, have heard many explanations, from PM also,”Mallikarjun Kharge of Congress in Lok Sabha
TMC MP Saugata Roy: Modi-Shah duo is destroying defence backbone of the country
UP govt employees call off strike
The Uttar Pradesh government employees called off their strike on Friday, hours after the Allahabad High Court declared the protest "illegal" and ordered it to initiate disciplinary action against them and their unions.
The court had on Thursday prohibited the employees and unions from going on strike or inciting any employee. It had directed senior officials of various departments to record the employees' attendance and video graph their agitation.
Congress to intiate action against 4 rebel MLAs under anti-defection law
Cracking the whip, the Congress Legislature Party on Friday decided to initiate action against four party rebel MLAs under the Anti-Defection Law, CLP leader Siddaramaiah said.
Briefing reporters after the CLP meet, Siddaramaiah said he would meet the Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar and urge him to take action against Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathali and B Nagendra.
He said barring the four and J N Ganesh, all other lawmakers attended the CLP meet.
Two MLAs Roshan Baig and B C Patil, who also did not participate, had taken prior permission, he said.
Government has released ₹5,450 crore so far towards waiver of farmers loan, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in state budget
Omar Abdullah asks those aligned with BJP to explain report on purported Defence Ministry note
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday said he would like to see how those aligned with the BJP would explain reports that the Defence Ministry had protested over the mechanism being adopted by the PMO for the Rafale deal.
"I'd like to see how this one is explained by the talking heads aligned to the BJP. @PMOIndia 'weakened the negotiating position of the Ministry of Defence & the Indian Negotiating Team' as per this note in a MOD file that went up the the Defence Minister," the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister claimed.
Rahul Gandhi is the future PM of India: CM Kamal Nath
Congress President Rahul Gandhi credits the public for Congress party's success in the Assembly elections
Rahul Gandhi: BJP lawmakers clapped when PM Modi announced ₹3.5 to each person
“BJP lawmakers clapped when PM Modi announced ₹17 for farmers.. On one hand, the loans of 15 richest people of the country were waived but just ₹17 for farmers. And if you divide it further, it comes down to ₹3.5 to per person’ says Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the Rafale aircraft deal directly with the French government without informing our Defence Ministry said Rahul Gandhi at Kisan rally
Rahul Gandhi: PM Modi spoke for so long but didn't mention the Rafale even once
Every official in the defence ministry says ‘chowkidaar chor hai’. Yesterday in the Parliament, PM came and spoke for 1 hour and 45 minutes. But he doesn’t speak on Rafale even for a minute: Rahul Gandhi
Centre did not inform state govt or high court about inauguration of circuit bench by PM, claims Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee: PM Modi is afraid because we are working together.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says, “He is afraid because we are working together. I was never scared, I have always fought my way out. I have always respected 'Ma-Maati-Maanush'. It is a misfortune that he has become the PM because of the power of money.”