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BJP's Suvendu Adhikari Replaced As Bengal Unit Chief Amid Exodus

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari Replaced As Bengal Unit Chief Amid Exodus

Monday September 20, 2021

BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar replaces Dilip Ghosh as Bengal party chief after 4 MLAs and 1 MP leave for Trinamool

"BJP To Build Temples At All Places Where...": Legislator's Barb At Akhilesh Yadav

"BJP To Build Temples At All Places Where...": Legislator's Barb At Akhilesh Yadav

Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Monday September 20, 2021

In a controversial statement, BJP MLA Sangeet Som has claimed his party will "build temples at all those places in India where temples have been razed to build mosques".

Assam To Burn 2,479 Rhino Horns On Wednesday To Bust Myths, Stop Poaching

Assam To Burn 2,479 Rhino Horns On Wednesday To Bust Myths, Stop Poaching

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Monday September 20, 2021, Guwahati

Assam will burn 2,479 rhino horns on Wednesday, September 22 as per the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, based on orders from the Assam cabinet.

Under Fire, Congress Says Charanjit Channi Also Its Face For Punjab Polls

Under Fire, Congress Says Charanjit Channi Also Its Face For Punjab Polls

Press Trust of India | Monday September 20, 2021, New Delhi

The Congress today said it will fight Punjab elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and both will be faces of the party.

Narendra Giri, Head Of Top Religious Body, Dies By Suicide: UP Police

Narendra Giri, Head Of Top Religious Body, Dies By Suicide: UP Police

Edited by Debanish Achom | Monday September 20, 2021, New Delhi

Narendra Giri, the head of a top religious body Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, has died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh, the police said today.

Mobiles, Internet Blocked In J&K's Uri After Infiltration Bid

Mobiles, Internet Blocked In J&K's Uri After Infiltration Bid

Written by Nazir Masoodi | Monday September 20, 2021, Srinagar

Internet and mobile phone services have been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector near the Line of Control after an infiltration attempt by a heavily-armed group of terrorists, authorities said on Monday.

AIMIM Will Contest 2022 Gujarat Assembly Polls, Says Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM Will Contest 2022 Gujarat Assembly Polls, Says Asaduddin Owaisi

Press Trust of India | Monday September 20, 2021, Ahmedabad

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will contest the 2022 Assembly elections in Gujarat and the party has already started preparations for the polls, its president Asaduddin Owaisi said on Monday.

Rajnath Singh Speaks To US Defence Secretary Ahead Of PM's US Trip

Rajnath Singh Speaks To US Defence Secretary Ahead Of PM's US Trip

Press Trust of India | Monday September 20, 2021, New Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and discussed bilateral defence cooperation and the situation in Afghanistan.

Shilpa Shetty's Husband Raj Kundra Gets Bail In Pornography Films Case

Shilpa Shetty's Husband Raj Kundra Gets Bail In Pornography Films Case

NDTV News Desk | Monday September 20, 2021, New Delhi

Actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra has been granted bail by a Mumbai court two months after his arrest over allegations of shooting and streaming porn. He has been ordered to pay Rs 50,000 surety for his release.

Javed Akhtar Condemns Kabul Mayor's Order Asking Working Women To Stay Home

Javed Akhtar Condemns Kabul Mayor's Order Asking Working Women To Stay Home

Asian News International | Monday September 20, 2021, Mumbai

Lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar has expressed his discontent and appealed to all the Muslim bodies to collectively condemn the order by the mayor of Kabul telling women to stay at home.

In Meeting With Mamata Banerjee, First Task For New Recruit Babul Supriyo

In Meeting With Mamata Banerjee, First Task For New Recruit Babul Supriyo

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday September 20, 2021, Kolkata

Bollywood singer-turned-BJP politician Babul Supriyo had a "musical meeting" today with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose party, the Trinamool Congress, he joined on Saturday.

Remove Charanjit Channi Over #MeToo: Women's Panel Chief To Sonia Gandhi

Remove Charanjit Channi Over #MeToo: Women's Panel Chief To Sonia Gandhi

Asian News International | Monday September 20, 2021, New Delhi

NCW Chief Rekha Sharma has today requested Sonia Gandhi to remove Punjab's new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi from his post "until he comes clean", citing reported allegations that he had sent an inappropriate text to an IAS officer in 2018.

Bureaucrats Around "To Pick Our Slippers", Says Uma Bharti In Now Viral Video

Bureaucrats Around "To Pick Our Slippers", Says Uma Bharti In Now Viral Video

Reported by Anurag Dwary | Monday September 20, 2021, Bhopal

Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti, in a series of controversial comments undermining the bureaucracy, has said that officials are around only "to pick up our slippers" and have "no standing (aukat)".

Rajasthan Man Arrested In Bengaluru For Allegedly Spying For Pakistan: Police

Rajasthan Man Arrested In Bengaluru For Allegedly Spying For Pakistan: Police

Press Trust of India | Monday September 20, 2021, Bengaluru

A suspected spy from Rajasthan who was allegedly sharing photographs and details of vital installations in Bengaluru with his handlers in Pakistani intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has been arrested, the police said.

India To Resume Export, Donations Of Surplus Covid Vaccines Next Month

India To Resume Export, Donations Of Surplus Covid Vaccines Next Month

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Monday September 20, 2021, New Delhi

India will resume the export and donations of surplus vaccines from next month, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Monday, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the US where the issue was likely to be raised by President