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On Ambedkar jayanti, Rahul Gandhi targets those‘weakening his values’

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at those doing “disservice” to the…

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Phase 1 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : EC says Voter turnout same as 2014

NEW DELHI:
The Election Commission, in a press briefing, said Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections today were largely peaceful barring a few stray incidents. The Deputy Election Commissioner also spoke about the various complaints registered in Phase 1.

“570 poll complaints have been received and 547 decided,” he said. He also said that 15 EVMs have been damaged and legal action is being taken.

On the NaMo TV row, he said they got a report from Chief Electoral Officer Delhi and a report from I and B said it is not a channel. EC is examining the legal issues, he said.

Jamia gets its first woman vice-chancellor

NEW DELHI: Professor Najma Akhtar was Thursday appointed as the vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.

A widely acclaimed educationist, Professor Akhtar is also the first lady vice chancellor of any central university in Delhi, the varsity said.

She has four decades of academic scholarship in educational leadership.

This time Modi tsunami will win over 400 seats: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain

BJP National spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain today hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for choosing to contest from Wayanad in Kerala.

In a sarcastic tone he said, “The entire country wants to know as to why Rahul Gandhi is scared of Amethi. There is a big research going on in the nation over Rahul’s seat selection. The Congress president talks about his concern for South but if that was the reason then why didn’t this concern come to his mind before. Why at the time of elections?”

My statues were built in public interest: Mayawati’s justification in Supreme Court

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday defended in the Supreme Court the construction of life-size statues of herself in Uttar Pradesh, saying they represent the “will of the people”.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, in an affidavit filed in the apex court, said the memorials and statues of herself and other leaders are “intended to promote values and ideals of various sants, gurus, social reformers and leaders among the public and not intended to promote the symbol of BSP or to glorify” her.

PM Modi addresses people across 500 locations as part of ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign

Two weeks after he launched ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday afternoon, will interact with people who have pledged their support to the campaign, from 500 places across the country.Modi will also address BJP workers and the general public after which he will interact with people at different locations through video conferencing. On March 24, the BJP started registrations for the programme.