Uttarakhand CM says ‘cow is the only animal that exhales oxygen’

The Uttarakhand CM claimed that cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen, and has asserted breathing problems can be cured by massaging it. He added that living in close proximity with the animal can cure one of tuberculosis. Read More
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BJP to Adoor Gopakrishnan: Go to Moon if you can’t stand ‘Jai Shri Ram’

A day after 49 filmmakers and eminent personalities raised voice against violence in the name of religion, a Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman B Gopalkrishnan, in Kerala took a dig at the renowned auteur Adoor Gopalkrishnan. Read More
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Anil Shastri: Only Priyanka acceptable as Congress president

After Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress chief, senior party member Anil Shastri, on Thursday, said that Priyanka Gandhi should be made the party president as no one other than her is “100 per cent acceptable.” Read More
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Ghulam Nabi Azad: BJP appoints CMs in bars, restaurants

Congress’s Rajya Sabha leader and former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad said the BJP is behind the resignation of Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs and charged the saffron party of appointing chief ministers “in bars and restaurants”. Read More
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Kumaraswamy: Will unmask those who destabilize my govt

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is determined to not give up on the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition. While making an opening statement after moving a confidence motion, he said, “I will prove my majority in the house.” Read More
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Mukherjee: India will become a $5tn economy due to previous govts

Delivering a lecture on “Furthering India’s Promise”, former President Pranab Mukherjee said that India would become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid by previous governments. Read More
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Mamata says Bangladesh dam killing Atrai river, slams Centre

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee warned the state assembly about the drying Atrai river and said the is drying up because of a dam’s construction in Bangladesh. She also blamed the Centre for not the issue seriously with Dhaka. Read More
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Kamal Nath: ‘Will enforce job quota in private sector in MP’

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said to make it mandatory for the private sector units in the state to reserve 70 per cent of jobs for locals, being the first state in the country to enforce job quota in private sector through legislation. Read More
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Derek O’Brien says ‘BJP is the most corrupt party in the world’

Derek O’Brien of the Trinamul Congress termed the recent Lok Sabha as the most “unfair” and “unconstitutional” in the country’s history and said the Bharatiya Janata Party is the world’s most corrupt party. Read More
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Modi to BJP MPs: Take ‘padayatras’ to places where party is weak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, said BJP MPs should hold padayatras (foot march) in their Lok Sabha constituencies totalling 150 kilometres from October 2 to 31, the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel. Read More
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Swamy ‘surprised’ after FIRs against him over remark on Rahul

Chhattisgarh Police have lodged a complaint against BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy for allegedly making false remarks against the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Swamy had alleged that Gandhi takes cocaine which was the reason for party’s disorder. Read More
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Mehbooba: Amarnath yatra tight security is to irk Kashmiris

Claiming that the arrangements made for the annual Amarnath yatra are causing inconvenience in the day-to-day lives of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti has requested the governor, Satya Pal Malik, to intervene in the matter. Read More
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Giraraj Singh: Shabana Azmi is new leader of ‘tukde tukde gang’

Union minister Giraraj Singh called veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who is known to be quite vocal about her views on social and national issues, the “new leader” of “tukde tukde” and “award wapasi” gang. Read More
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Nirupam says Deora using resignation as ladder to climb up

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, on Sunday, said the resignation of Milind Deora from the city unit's leadership position is on the expected lines. Read More
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Amarinder Singh says he would prefer a young leader for Congress

After Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress president, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he would prefer to have a young leader to galvanize the party. He asked the Congress to find a “generation-next leader who has grassroots presence.” Read More
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Amartya Sen says ‘Jai Shri Ram is now used to beat up people’

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said the slogan “Jai Shri Ram” is being used to “beat up people” across the country. Sen said this at a public event in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University. Read More
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Sitharaman says the budget is presented with a 10-year vision

After unveiling the Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a news conference in New Delhi, said the Budget has been presented with a 10-year vision in mind. Read More
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Congress’s Adhir Chowdhury says ‘Budget is old wine in new bottle’

After the members of BJP hailed the new Union Budget 2019 as one for a “New India” which laid the foundation for an inclusive and progressive nation, the Congress termed it as “old wine in new bottle”. Read More
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Narendra Modi says this Union Budget is ‘one of hope’

After finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and said the middle class will progress with this Budget. Read More
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Urjit Patel: ‘Lack of timely govt action stoked bad-loan problems’

Former governor of Reserve Bank of India, Urjit Patel, in his first public appearance since his abrupt exit from the central bank as its governor in December 2018, gave a presentation at Stanford University’s annual conference on Indian economic policy on June 3-4. Read More
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