Digvijaya Singh to file nomination for Congress president
Sources close to Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said the decision to contest the polls is his personal one, adding nobody from the Gandhi family has asked him to do so. The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister may file the nomination by September 30. Congress' initial plan was to field Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for the top party post but the high-octane drama in Rajasthan has miffed the Gandhis.
'A normal party worker' CM Kejriwal on the arrest of Vijay Nair
"They arrested Vijay Nair yesterday. I fail to understand why they have arrested him. He is just a small party worker. He handles communication for us. Earlier, he handled the communication work in Punjab and we formed the government there. Now, he is handling the communication strategy in Gujarat. He was handling social media outreach in Gujarat", said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while addressing the media here on Wednesday.
Gehlot likely to meet Sonia to end Congress president poll crisis
Sources said that he will remain in Delhi till September 30. A section of the Congress leaders was again pushing for Gehlot's name for the post of president. The decision can be taken by this evening, the sources said, adding, "The ongoing Rajasthan crisis will also be settled in the next two days. Sachin Pilot, who is facing stiff opposition from the Gehlot camp for the post of CM, is already in Delhi.
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra hails ban on PFI; security tightened across state
"The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in coordination with various state police departments had carried out raids on PFI workers and gathered evidence," he said. Araga Jnanendra further stated that PFI was one of the religious fundamental forces which indulged in pitting the youth of the country against the nation
YouTuber held for creating memes of Mamata Banerjee
The arrested person has been identified as Tuhin Mondal (30), whose mobile phone has also been confiscated by the police. The arrest was made based on a complaint filed by a person named Sagar Das. Recently, the Chief Minister, while suggesting ways of alternative employment at a public event, had advised unemployment youth that if they sell 'jhalmuri' (spicy puffed rice) during Durga Puja, it can fetch them lucrative profit.
No entry into Garba dance venues without I-Card, says MP minister
To this end, the state government has instructed the Garba dance organisers to allow the entry of visitors only after checking their identity cards. A directive in this regard was issued by Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday. "Navratri, the festival of worship of Maa Durga, is the centre of our faith. In a bid to maintain peace and harmony on such a holy occasion, the organisers have been instructed to allow entry in the Garba events only after checking the ID cards," Mishra told reporters on Tuesday
BJP MP Ravi Kishan duped of money, files police complaint
Ravi Kishan, who is the MP from Gorakhpur Sadar and a film actor, has filed a complaint at Gorakhpur Cantonment police station against a builder for duping him of Rs 3.25 crore. The police have said that a complaint has been registered and appropriate action will be taken after the investigation. The case has been filed under Section 406 of the Indian Penal Code. The actor-cum-politician was allegedly duped by a Mumbai-based businessman, said the actor's public relations officer.