Embarking on new journey, Kejriwal wishes groom Bhagwant Mann
"My younger brother is getting married and embarking on a new journey. My best wishes to him," Kejriwal told the media on reaching the Chandigarh airport to attend a low-key wedding ceremony of Mann with Gurpreet Kaur, a doctor by profession, at his official residence in Chandigarh.
Beautiful day for wedding of Punjab CM: Consul General of Canada
"Beautiful day for a wedding in #Chandigarh. Congratulations to Chief Minister @BhagwantMann and @DrGurpreetKaur_and best wishes for a happy life!" Hebert tweeted. In a low-key arranged marriage ceremony with select invitees, comprising Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Mann, 48, will marry Gurpreet Kaur, who belongs to Pehowa in Haryana.
Auspicious day has come', says Punjab CM's would-be bride
"Din Shagna Da Chadyaa (the auspicious day has come (for her wedding)," would-be bride Gurpreet Kaur tweeted, by posting her photo. In her Twitter account, she posted a picture of Jangir Kaur, 80, from Barnala, who turned into poster women of the farmers' agitation against three Central farm laws and had received lots of praise on the social media.
PT Usha, Ilaiyaraaja among four nominated to Rajya Sabha
Incidentally, all the four members nominated to the Rajya Sabha are from southern states. While Usha is from Kerala, Ilaiyaraaja hails from Tamil Nadu, Heggade belongs to Karnataka and Prasad is from Andhra Pradesh. Government sources said that the Rajya Sabha nominations is another instance of the Narendra Modi-led government recognising outstanding Indians who have made a mark in diverse fields.
Scindia gets additional charge of Steel, Irani of Minority Affairs
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignations of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Steel Minister R.C.P. Singh from the Union Cabinet and asked Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Jyotiraditya M Scindia to hold charges of their portfolios. Naqvi and Singh quit as Union Ministers on Wednesday - a day before the end of their Rajya Sabha terms.
Ailing Lalu Yadav to be shifted to Delhi for treatment
According to sources, preparations for the same have already started and an air ambulance is expected to reach Patna airport shortly. The air ambulance is likely to take off for the national capital at 4.30 p.m. Lalu Yadav's wife former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, sons Tejashwi Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav and daughter Misa Bharti will also accompany him in the air ambulance apart from expert medical team and crew members.
Mahua Moitra unfollows party's official Twitter handle
While responding to a question on a controversial film poster showing a woman decked as Goddess Kali smoking, Moitra said that for her Goddess Kali is a meat-eating and alcohol accepting goddess. In support of her arguments, she drew the reference of the iconic Tarapith Shakti Peeth temple in West Bengal's Birbhum district, where meat and alcohol are offered while worshipping Goddess Kali's "Maa Tara" version.
Ajmer man who announced reward for decapitating Nupur Sharma arrested
Police officials confirmed that Salman is not a religious leader, but a history-sheeter of the Dargah police station and has been a criminal. There are more than a dozen cases registered against him for murder, firing, assault and intimidation. On his mother's complaint, Salman Chishti was arrested by the Dargah police station on charges of breach of peace. He is accused of attempting to evict his mother from the house by intimidating her.
V-P, PM remember Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary
"Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee was an eminent statesman, visionary thinker, renowned educationist and a passionate nationalist. Every Indian should draw inspiration from his invaluable contribution towards national integration and development. My humble tributes on his birth anniversary," the Vice-President tweeted.
Opposition to decide on its V-P candidate
The opposition is contemplating putting up a joint candidate so that it can pose some challenge to the ruling party candidate. Sources in the opposition said a joint candidate will be fielded for the post. However, the opposition has very less chance to do so since in this election the voters are the members of Parliament only and the BJP has a huge mandate in the Lower House while in the Upper House it is the single largest party having more than 95 seats.