In the News today – 14 March 2020

Headlines

  • Pakistan to participate in the video conference of SAARC nations to fight Corona virus called by PM Modi

  • Excise duty on petrol and diesel hiked by Rs 3 per litre

 

Tamil Nadu

‘Dr Abdullah’s victory over this ordeal vindicates our belief in democracy & Constitution!’

@mkstalin , DMK President :

  • The release of Dr Farooq Abdullah from detention is a welcome step.
  • Dr Abdullah’s victory over this ordeal vindicates our belief in democracy & Constitution!
  • I urge the Govt to revoke detentions against other leaders including @OmarAbdullah & @MehboobaMufti immediately

‘had the fortune of playing my part in a memorable Test match victory’

@VVSLaxman281, VVS Laxman, Indian Cricketer :
  • 19 years ago On This Day , had the fortune of playing my part in a memorable Test match victory against at the Eden Gardens against Australia.
  • Was an absolute team effort, and a test match victory I feel very privileged and honoured to have been a part of.
Pic Credit : @VVSLaxman281

In the News today – 19 July 2019

The illegal arrest of Priyanka in Sonbhadra, UP, is disturbing : Rahul Gandhi

The illegal arrest of Priyanka in Sonbhadra, UP, is disturbing. This arbitrary application of power, to prevent her from meeting families of the 10 Adivasi farmers brutally gunned down for refusing to vacate their own land, reveals the BJP Govt’s increasing insecurity in UP said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi in a Tweet

In the video below General Secretary UP East Priyanka Gandhi addresses party workers from Chunar Fort :

 

AP CM YS Jagan alleges corruption in the Polavaram project

Speaking in the AP Assembly today, CM YS Jagan said :

  • Contracts for the Polavaram project have been given to people known to the then ruling party.
  • Contracts have been alloted at an enchanced value .
  • A relative of the formaer Finance Minister has also been given a contract.
  • The Power project there too has been given to a company known to the former ruling party members.
  • The contractors for the project have not taken a single step till date and haven’t supllied even the deisgns.
  • They have been given an advance of Rs 724 crores.
  • A committee is going through all this and the findings will be public soon.