K’taka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar Rejects Internal Rivalry as Reason for Attack on MLA’s House

The Congress in Karnataka on Thursday rejected police’s attribution of internal party rivalry as the reason for attack on its MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s house during the violence in parts of the city in August. Blaming the government for the incident, KPCC President D K Shivakumar said allegations were part of the conspiracy against … Read more K’taka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar Rejects Internal Rivalry as Reason for Attack on MLA’s House

Ahead of 2021 Assembly Polls, Adivasi Kurmi Samaj to Protest Against Bengal Govt, Centre for Not Fulfilling ST Status Demand

File photo of TMC supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. In 1913, Kurmis were listed in the ST category as per the Shimla notification. However, they were dropped from the ST list on September 6, 1950, and presently, they are in the OBC (B) category list. News18.com Last Updated: October 15, 2020, 1:24 PM … Read more Ahead of 2021 Assembly Polls, Adivasi Kurmi Samaj to Protest Against Bengal Govt, Centre for Not Fulfilling ST Status Demand

New COVID rent relief program won’t help struggling businesses until next month, group says

The federal government is prepared to offer small businesses rent and mortgage relief for October — but that money won’t actually get into the hands of business owners until November, says one prominent Canadian business group. In the meantime, many small businesses are scrambling to make rent or mortgage payments in the midst of the economic … Read more New COVID rent relief program won’t help struggling businesses until next month, group says

After pandemic delays, RCMPs union’s quest for salary bump resumes

After a series of pandemic-related delays, the head of the union representing Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers says salary negotiations are back in full swing — a process that could see policing costs swell across much of the country. The original plan was to kick off bargaining talks in March, but the pandemic delayed many face-to-face … Read more After pandemic delays, RCMPs union’s quest for salary bump resumes

BJP, Oppn Gear Up for Upcoming UP Bypolls- Here’s All You Need to Know About Candidates

File photo of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (Image: Reuters) While the BJP will fight the by-poll on the basis of work done by the Central and state government, Opposition parties will challenge them on the issues of unemployment, Covid-19, migrants crisis, farmers, and law and order situation. News18.com Last Updated: October 15, … Read more BJP, Oppn Gear Up for Upcoming UP Bypolls- Here’s All You Need to Know About Candidates

HD Kumaraswamy Attacks Former Ally Ahead of Bypolls

File photo of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused the Congress of being the “main culprits behind the raid” and said that the grand old party was no longer “safe” for the city. News18.com Last Updated: October 15, 2020, 10:54 AM IST FOLLOW US ON: Days before the Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly bypoll, … Read more HD Kumaraswamy Attacks Former Ally Ahead of Bypolls

Shiv Sena, BJP at Loggerheads in MP, Uddhav Thackeray-led Party to Contest All 28 Seats in Bypolls

Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (Image: PTI) The announcement, made by party’s state chief Thadeshwar Mahawar on Wednesday, comes days ahead of the last date for filing nominations for the by-election, October 16. News18 Bhopal Last Updated: October 15, 2020, 11:01 AM IST Edited by: Diksha Modi FOLLOW US ON: Vivek … Read more Shiv Sena, BJP at Loggerheads in MP, Uddhav Thackeray-led Party to Contest All 28 Seats in Bypolls

Bengal BJP MP to Write to Amit Shah Seeking Early Implementation of CAA

File photo of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (PTI) Reacting to the development, senior TMC leader and former MP Mamatabala Thakur, who too belongs to the Matua community, said the BJP is shedding “crocodile tears” before the state assembly polls next year. PTI Last Updated: October 15, 2020, 7:53 AM IST FOLLOW US ON: Senior … Read more Bengal BJP MP to Write to Amit Shah Seeking Early Implementation of CAA

Champagne discusses fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh with counterparts in Vienna

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was in Vienna today for meetings with officials of various international organizations and Austrian leaders to talk about flashpoints in Europe and Azerbaijan. Champagne arrived in Austria from Greece as part of his week-long tour of European capitals to discuss with allies the tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the war between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in … Read more Champagne discusses fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh with counterparts in Vienna

Rideau Hall spent over $110,000 on legal fees in response to bullying, harassment claims

Rideau Hall has spent more than $110,000 in public money so far on legal representation in response to allegations of a toxic workplace and verbal harassment at the Governor General’s office, Radio Canada has learned. That sum is larger than the original value of the contract the federal government entered into to hire a third party to conduct … Read more Rideau Hall spent over $110,000 on legal fees in response to bullying, harassment claims

Punjab CM, SAD Chief Slam Minister’s Absence from Farm Laws Meet, Accuse Centre of Insulting ‘Anndatas’

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal. The two Punjab leaders made the remarks shortly after several representatives of various farmers’ bodies, miffed over the absence of any Union minister in the meeting, walked out of the Krishi Bhawan in Delhi, raising anti-government slogans and tearing copies of the farm laws. PTI Chandigarh Last Updated: October 14, … Read more Punjab CM, SAD Chief Slam Minister’s Absence from Farm Laws Meet, Accuse Centre of Insulting ‘Anndatas’

NIA Questions Two Congress MLAs Over Controversial Social Media Posts

The NIA probing the August 11 violence here over an alleged inflammatory social media post has questioned two Congress MLAs, B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan and Rizwan Arshad, who were present at the spot on that day. “Yes, me and Rizwan Arshad were summoned yesterday and questioned in connection with the violence. Since we were … Read more NIA Questions Two Congress MLAs Over Controversial Social Media Posts

Don’t Fall in Anybody’s ‘Publicity Trap’, Vote After Comparing Work of Successive Govts: Nitish Kumar to Voters

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a virtual election meeting in Patna. (Image: PTI/File) He cautioned people that any error in making a right decision while casting vote would pave way for return of condition that prevailed 15 years before the NDA assumed reins of the state in 2005 end. PTI Last Updated: October 14, … Read more Don’t Fall in Anybody’s ‘Publicity Trap’, Vote After Comparing Work of Successive Govts: Nitish Kumar to Voters

Dhankhar Meets Family of Sikh Pvt Security Officer, Asks Mamata to Undo Wrong

File photos of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with Banerjee’s government since assuming charge as governor, said it is time for “healing touch” rather than justifying the incident. PTI Kolkata Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 9:46 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: West Bengal governor … Read more Dhankhar Meets Family of Sikh Pvt Security Officer, Asks Mamata to Undo Wrong

Ex-senator Don Meredith’s staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

The Senate of Canada will pay nearly half a million dollars in compensation to nine employees of a now-resigned senator who say they suffered harassment, including sexual harassment, on the job. The decision today to award $498,000 in compensation plus legal fees comes more than a year after a Senate investigation found a pattern of … Read more Ex-senator Don Meredith’s staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

Tough Task Ahead for K’taka BJP’s Turncoat Nominee for RR Nagar Bypolls

A BJP worker expressed his happiness that he would not have to go the polling station to exercise his franchise for the upcoming byelection in the Rajarajeshwarinagar (RRNagar) constituency. “I’m just glad about it. My vote in the same constituency got deleted from the voters list when he was trying to rig the voters list … Read more Tough Task Ahead for K’taka BJP’s Turncoat Nominee for RR Nagar Bypolls

Scindia at No 10, Pragya Thakur Missing, Observes MP Congress as BJP Names 30 Star Campaigners

BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia. A Congress media cell co-ordinator mocked Scindia saying he was also missing from the digital chariots and now he features at number ten among star campaigners while he was the head of Congress party campaign committee in year 2018. News18 Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 8:38 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: … Read more Scindia at No 10, Pragya Thakur Missing, Observes MP Congress as BJP Names 30 Star Campaigners

Maha Govt to Probe Fadnavis Regime’s Flagship Water Conservation Scheme, BJP Fumes

File photo of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis The decision, taken at a meeting chaired by CM Uddhav Thackeray, came a day after PM Narendra Modi mentioned the scheme at a programme and praised Fadnavis. PTI Mumbai Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 8:15 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced a probe … Read more Maha Govt to Probe Fadnavis Regime’s Flagship Water Conservation Scheme, BJP Fumes

Nityanand Rai Says Bihar May Become Safe Haven for Terrorists if RJD-led Alliance Wins; Oppn Hits Back

File photo of Union Minister Nityanand Rai. The Congress said the BJP has a habit of dragging Pakistan and Kashmir into the scenario whenever it faces a tough challenge in Bihar polls. PTI Patna Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 8:06 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: A political storm has erupted in poll-bound Bihar after Union … Read more Nityanand Rai Says Bihar May Become Safe Haven for Terrorists if RJD-led Alliance Wins; Oppn Hits Back

As Election Season Heats Up, Here’s the Story of Election Symbols

As the country gears up to witness the Bihar Assembly elections and crucial bypolls in several states, election symbols become an important part of the polling season with posters and pictures to advertise for the various parties. The elections symbols, which help people identify their favourite candidate or party, were first used during India’s first … Read more As Election Season Heats Up, Here’s the Story of Election Symbols

All Mainstream Parties in Jammu and Kashmir Must Fight Centre’s ‘Tyranny’, Says Chidambaram

File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram. PDP president Mufti was released on Tuesday night as the Union Territory administration revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) charges against her, more than a year after she was detained following abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state. PTI Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 6:55 PM … Read more All Mainstream Parties in Jammu and Kashmir Must Fight Centre’s ‘Tyranny’, Says Chidambaram

WestJet slashes service to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City

WestJet will soon no longer fly to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney, Charlottetown and Quebec City and drastically cut back its service to St. John’s and Halifax. The Calgary-based airline said Wednesday it is eliminating 100 flights, which represent about 80 per cent of the airline’s service in and out of Atlantic Canada. The airline also says it … Read more WestJet slashes service to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City

Rebel BJP MLAs Meet Nadda in Delhi, Inform Him of ‘Bad Governance’ in Tripura

File photo BJP president JP Nadda. Legislator Sudip Roy Barman, who had criticised CM Biplab Kumar Deb on several occasions before being axed as the health minister in June, was not present at the meeting. PTI Agartala Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 6:53 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Dissident MLAs of the ruling BJP in … Read more Rebel BJP MLAs Meet Nadda in Delhi, Inform Him of ‘Bad Governance’ in Tripura

CM Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia Among BJP’s 30 Star Campaigners

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Congress-turned-BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Thawar Chand Gehlot are some of the 30 star campaigners of the BJP for the next month’s bypolls to 28 Assembly seats in MP. The BJP on Wednesday released a list of its star campaigners for the November … Read more CM Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia Among BJP’s 30 Star Campaigners