TTD launches ‘Gudiko-Gomata’ campaign in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on Saturday launched the ‘Gudiko-Gomata (a cow for each temple) campaign in Tamil Nadu, aimed at propagating the Hindu religion. Kanchi pontiff Vijayendra Saraswati Swamy Shankaracharya launched the ‘Gudiko Gomata’ campaign, through which eight pairs of cows and calves with new clothes and ‘harati’ (ritual of […]

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Khattar calls on Shah on farmers’ stir

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah here and apprised him of the ongoing farmers’ agitation. Besides, Khattar also discussed various topics with the Minister, said an official statement. Later, the Chief Minister while responding to a question regarding damage caused by the […]

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‘Protests to continue, farmers will install generators in summer’

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has reiterated that the farmers protesting against the Centre’s contentious farm laws will intensify their stir until their demands are met. On Saturday, Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee and several other leaders of Samuykta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of the […]

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TikTok star’s death: BJP demands Sena minister’s scalp, CM assures probe

Mumbai/Pune, Feb 13 (IANS) Mounting pressure on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, senior BJP leaders on Saturday demanded the arrest of state cabinet minister Sanjay Rathod, whose name has cropped up vis-a-vis the death of 22-year-old TikTok star Pooja Chavan. BJP leaders Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, Kirit Somaiya and others have pointed fingers at state Forest Minister […]

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Haryana Deputy CM’s resignation will not serve any purpose: JJP leader

Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Afraid of losing the vote bank owing to the much delay in resolving the issue of those farmers protesting against the Centre’s three agricultural laws, the BJP-led coalition partner JJP’s leader Ajay Chautala on Saturday said that withdrawing the Haryana government’s support “will not serve any purpose”. His reaction came after […]

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Over 200 Lingayat seers seek inclusion of all subsects to Central OBC list

Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) Nearly 200 Lingayat-Veerashiava seers under the aegis of the National Federation of Veerashaiva-Lingayat Seers held a meeting demanding that Karnataka chief minister, B. S. Yediyurappa recommend all subsects of Lingayats community to the Central Backward Class list. This new demand has mainly come from the Lingayat Virakta Mathas in the state. […]

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Vishal-starrer ‘Chakra’ opens on Feb 19, theatrically in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi

Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) The Tamil film Chakra starring, Vishal, Shraddha Srinath and Regina Cassandra, will release in dubbed Hindi and Telugu languages, too, the makers have revealed. The decision comes in the wake of the theatrical success of recent the South Indian releases Master, starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupati, and the Ravi Teja-starrer Krack. […]

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Sitharaman raises 10 questions on Rahul’s speech in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Raising questions against former Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s act of associating himself with “Break India” fringe group ideologies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday accused him of making “fake narratives” for lowering the country’s image and posed 10 questions linked to his speech on farm laws in Parliament two days […]

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JeM man recced Doval’s office, sent videos to his Pak masters

New Delhi/Jammu, Feb 13 (IANS) The video clip of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s office and several other top locations in the national capital were recovered from the phone of an arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist. The development has sent security officials into tizzy leading to additional security measures being deployed, official related to the development […]

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2nd phase of panchayat polls begins in AP

Amaravati, Feb 13 (IANS) The second phase of Panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh kicked off on Saturday as voting began at 6.30 a.m. in 18 revenue divisions. The revenue divisions in which polls will be held in the second of the four phases are Tekkali, Palakonda, Parvathipuram, Narsipatnam, Rajamahendravaram, Ramachandrapuram, Kovvuru, Gudiwada, Narsaraopeta, Markapur, Kandukur, […]

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Vistara to operate Male-Mumbai flights from March

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara will operate special, non-stop flights between Maldives capital Male and Mumbai from March 3. Accordingly, the airline will fly three times a week to Male under India’s travel bubble agreement with the Maldives. Vistara will deploy its Airbus A320neo aircraft with three-class cabin configuration on the route. […]

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Fog in Jammu, thin clouds in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Morning fog in Jammu and a thin cloud cover over the Kashmir Valley on Saturday affected life in the union territory as the weather office forecast better weather in the coming days. “Foggy weather in Jammu and thin cloud cover occurred in the Valley on Saturday while the minimum temperatures continued […]

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Trump’s incitement charge a monstrous lie: Ex-Prez’s lawyers

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Former US President Donald Trump’s insurrection incitement charge is a “monstrous lie”, his defence lawyers said as they presented evidence in the US Senate. Lawyer Michael van der Veen called impeachment proceedings against the former president a “politically motivated witch hunt” by the Democrats, the BBC reported. Trump is accused of […]

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Nitish accepts negligence in Covid testing

Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) After fake data entry pertaining to Covid-19 appeared in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the investigation has completed in 22 districts of the state and irresponsibility has emerged at one place. “We have directed the Principal Secretary of the health department to take strong action against alleged persons. The […]

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