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  • 'Violence In Name Of Faith Won't Be Accepted In India': Top 10 Quotes Of PM Modi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the 71st Independence Day from the ramparts of Delhi's historic Red Fort. After arriving at the Lahori Gate of the 17th Century fort, the Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour and unfurled the national flag. On July 30, the Prime Minister had invited citizens to send him constructive ideas for his address. In his tweet, he said, "When I address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August, I am merely the medium. The voice is of 125 crore Indians". He received more than 8,000 comments.
  • Gorakhpur Child Deaths 'A Tragedy, A Mistake,' Says Amit Shah: 10 Points
    BJP chief Amit Shah today said the death of 72 children in the last week at a Gorakhpur hospital is "a tragedy, a mistake that happened at some level, but you cannot deny our aim to help," dismissing demands by opposition parties that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of his party must resign. Nine children have died in the last 24 hours at the Gorakhpur hospital, and the National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the UP government within four weeks.
  • 40 Lakh Hit As Flood Ravages Assam, Bihar, PM Narendra Modi Assures All Help: 10 Points
    As Assam and Bihar struggle with floods unleashed by unprecedented rains that have killed many and affected lakhs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all help to flood-hit states. Nearly 20 lakh have been severely hit in Bihar. The second wave of floods in Assam within a month has affected over 22 lakh. The flood situation is likely to worsen with the Met department forecasting heavy to very heavy rain in neighbouring West Bengal, Meghalaya and parts of Assam till Wednesday. The rail services to northeast from the rest of the country have been suspended till August 16, Northeast Frontier Railway official said.
  • Northeast Rail Link Cut, Lakhs Displaced In Assam, Bihar Flood: 10 Points
    Heavy rain in the entire Himalayan region have triggered floods in Assam and Bihar. The northeastern state has been the worst hit - 15 people have died in the last four days and nearly 23 lakh have been displaced. The rail link to northeast India from the rest of the country has been severed. Water levels in the Brahmaputra and several other rivers are still rising, hitting train services. National Highway 37 is flooded, cutting off upper Assam from the rest of the state. Over 80 per cent of Assam's Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinos in India, has been flooded.
  • 'Standard-Setting Punishment', Vows Yogi Adityanath In UP Tragedy: 10 Facts
    Hours after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur, where 63 children died last week, the government removed the doctor under whose watch the oxygen shortage of Thursday took place. During his visit, the Chief Minister had underscored the importance of investigation, promising that the punishment to the guilty will "set a standard". Yogi Adityanath, who was accompanied by Union Health Minister JP Nadda, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "concerned" about the situation and called up to offer every possible help.
  • Gorakhpur Hospital Chief Sacked, Oxygen Vendor To Be Probed: 10 Points
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said he is personally monitoring the situation in Gorakhpur medical college, where 63 children, many of them newborns, have died at a hospital in the last five days. The Chief Minister, who briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier on Saturday, said in Lucknow that he has asked a team of top ministers to determine whether there were any child deaths due to a disruption in oxygen supply at the hospital - the biggest in Gorakhpur - promising to "not spare anyone found guilty" in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy
  • PM Modi Meeting Expected To Spur AIADMK Merger: 10 Developments
    The two competing factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling party are trying to accelerate their plans to reunite with the action shifting from Chennai to Delhi today. The leaders of the two wings, former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam ("OPS") and his successor, E Palaniswami ("EPS"), were in the capital to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Venkaiah Naidu as the country's Vice-President. The trip allows them to make multiple moves to reconcile after months of stalled negotiations.
  • Teams EPS And OPS Work On Merger, Likely Meeting With PM Modi: 10 Facts
    After months of one step forward and several back, the competing factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK have agreed in principle to merge, with leaders talking of a union by August 15. The leaders of the two wings, former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam ("OPS") and his successor, E Palaniswami ("EPS"), are expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, which would signal their best efforts yet to bury their differences, some of which rest on who will head the Tamil Nadu government. Sources in the Panneerselvam camp, however, were skeptical of the two factions coming to an understanding.
  • Sea Of Saffron In Mumbai, 900,000 Marathas Protest: 10 Facts
    More than 800,000 protesters who are Marathas disrupted Mumbai traffic and strained its railway network on Wednesday as they pressed their demands for reserved quotas in government jobs and colleges for students. The Marathas are a politically powerful group because they constitute 33 percent of Maharashtra's population. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that his government supports affirmative action policies for the dominant caste. But he offered no schedule for implementing new policies to benefit Marathas.
  • 10-Point Guide To Ahmed Patel's Close Shave In Gujarat
    Congress leader Ahmed Patel snatched a late night victory in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections after the Election Commission rejected the votes of two Congress rebel legislators. Mr Patel won by the skin of his teeth. He needed 44 votes to win and he got 44, returning to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat for a fifth term in a bitterly fought election that became a massive prestige battle between the Congress and the BJP. The other two seats have been won easily by BJP chief Amit Shah, who makes his debut in Parliament, and union Minister Smriti Irani.
  • Ahmed Patel Snatches Win In Gujarat Rajya Sabha Nail-Biter: 10 Points
    Congress leader Ahmed Patel is returning to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat for a fifth term, winning the third seat today in a bitterly fought election that became a massive prestige battle between the Congress and the BJP. The other two seats have been won easily by BJP chief Amit Shah, who makes his debut in Parliament, and union minister Smriti Irani. For the Congress, snatching the Ahmed Patel win from a BJP determined to prevent it is the biggest boost it has had in a long time.
  • In Chandigarh Stalking, Chase By BJP Leader's Son On CCTV, Say Cops: 10 Facts
    CCTV footage of a white SUV racing behind Chandigarh DJ Varnika Kundu's black car confirms her account of being chased on the streets of Chandigarh and terrorized allegedly by the Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's son. Police sources say the chase is recorded on CCTV cameras on the route and the footage establishes active pursuit. 23-year-old Vikas Barala and his friend are accused by Varnika Kundu, the daughter of a Haryana bureaucrat, of stalking and trying to kidnap her. The police have rejected speculation that it is under pressure to engineer a cover-up for the BJP, which rules Haryana. A senior woman officer is likely to be given charge of the investigation.
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About Gujarat Rajya Sabha Elections
    Three Rajya Sabha seats of BJP-ruled Gujarat will be up for election today. BJP chief Amit Shah, who will be making his debut in Rajya Sabha, and Union minister Smriti Irani are placed to easily win from two of the seats. The election to the third seat -- where Congress candidate Ahmed Patel, political advisor to party number one Sonia Gandhi, is seeking a fifth Rajya Sabha term -- is drawing all eye-balls. The BJP has pitted Balwantsinh Rajput, a recent acquisition from the Congress, against Mr Patel.
  • Rajya Sabha Election 2017: Here Is How Members Are Elected To Upper House
    As 10 Rajya Sabha members retire this month, political parties gear up for an intense political battle in Rajya Sabha tomorrow to fill those vacancies. The focus on tomorrow's elections remains largely on Gujarat where BJP's Amit Shah and Smriti Irani will easily win two of the three seats given the BJP's majority. Congress' Ahmed Patel is in for a tough fight as numbers show that Mr Patel's election could be touch and go. Let's take a look at how a candidate is elected to the upper house.
  • NCP Adds Twist to Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election: 10 Points
    BJP chief Amit Shah met his party's 121 legislators for over four-and-a-half hours in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar on Monday, overseeing voting practice to ensure no votes are invalidated in today's crucial Rajya Sabha election to three seats. The party worked on a strategy to win all three seats, aiming to prevent the re-election to the upper house of Parliament of Congress A-lister Ahmed Patel. Mr Patel too met his party's MLAs at a resort in Anand, about 76 km away and he said he is confident he has the numbers.

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