Who’s afraid of Kanhaiya Kumar? The Rashtriya Janata Dal, claim some Left leaders. “Kanhaiya is not only a better orator, he also has national stature, which Lalu’s son Tejashwi may not have,” says a Left leader. While the RJD has agreed to field Sharad Yadav from Madhepura, besides agreeing to contest fewer seats than in 2014, it has shut the grand alliance door on the face of CPI, which is keen to field Kanhaiya in Begusarai to take on the BJP’s Giriraj Singh. Singh, however, is unhappy that he was not allotted his incumbent seat of Nawada seat and shifted him to Begusarai instead without consulting him.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar’s allegation that he was “blacked out” in media during a recent programme the State government had convened has triggered a fresh row. Mr. Dhankar said the incident was “reminiscent of the Emergency period”. The Trinamool Congress denied the allegation saying the Governor was “a publicity monger”. A major confrontation broke […]
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on April 21 asked Goa Director General of Police Pranab Nanda to beef up security around Goa’s churches following the attack on churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Chief Minister later told presspersons that he would be talking to Archbishop Fr. Filipe Neri Ferrao soon over improving the […]
A third-year BA student of the University College in Thiruvananthapuram was stabbed inside the Kerala University campus on the morning of July 12, the police reported. Akhil, a Political Science student, was sitting under a tree along with his friends when he was attacked. He was rushed to the general hospital, police added. The incident […]