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The Compulsive Contrarian and his Manufactured Logic: Arun Jaitley tears into Leftists and Congress

Arun Jaitley tears the Leftists and Congress a new one over Rafale, Judge Loya case, CBI and RBI manufactured controversies
Both P Chidambaram and Nalini Chidambaram are accused in cases related to financial irregularities

Suspend senior advocate designations of Chidambaram and his wife, journalist J Gopikrishnan writes to CJI

The letter also adds the manner in which Chidambaram has managed to secure interim protection from arrest as many as seven times from Judge OP Saini after being present at the bail hearings in his senior advocate gown.

Trolls from Quint, NDTV and The Wire discover a new abyss, celebrate Amit Shah getting swine flu

Trolls from NDTV, The Wire and The Quint got together to celebrate and wish death upon Amit Shah after he was diagnosed with Swine Flu

Local terrorists should be saved, charge sheet against Kashmiri students same ‘mistake’ as Afzal Hanging: Mehbooba Mufti

Sympathising with terrorists and whitewashing of crimes of pro-terrorist stone pelters in the state has been a chosen political tactic of many leaders, including Mufti in the state.

Kapil Sibal, who wants sedition law scraped, never shied away from implementing it when UPA was in power

Interesting that during the ten years of UPA, no Union law minister, including Sibal, thought of abolishing sedition law.

Mass conversions need to be checked, says Rajnath Singh addressing programme of a Christian body

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he supports the freedom to follow any religion but was of the opinion that a debate is needed as the mass conversions is a matter of concern for any country.
Image Source: ANI

Controversy erupts as 1984 riots accused Jagdish Tytler attends Congress official event in Delhi

Congress party had organised an event to officially hand over the charge of Delhi Congress unit to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Karnataka crisis: Congress-JD(S) tries to lure BJP MLAs to save its government

Congress is reportedly trying to lure BJP MLAs to save its collapsing government in Karnataka.
Image Source: Indiatoday

“BJP waalon ko dauda dauda kar maarenge”: BSP leader’s pitch for 2019

Vijay Yadav addressing a public gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad told his supporters that BJP was the most corrupt party of the nation.

Conduct of the Communist government in Sabarimala will go down in history as one of the most sinful behaviours: PM Modi

He accused the Congress party of having double standards on the issue of women's rights as it opposed the Triple Talaq Bill in the Parliament.

False and malicious: Defence Ministry calls out AAP leader Somnath Bharti’s claim about allowances to Army officers

AAP leader Somnath Bharti had claimed that PM Modi had ordered to cancel 52 allowances given to Army officers.
Philip Kotler and Narendra Modi

Philip Kotler endorses the award to PM Modi, which Rahul Gandhi had tried to run down

Earlier Rahul Gandhi, with help from fake news peddling website The Wire, had tried to insinuate that the award was insignificant.
Rahul Gandhi-Rafale

French Ambassador calls out Congress mouthpiece National Herald over latest Rafale lies

The fake news was first shared and spread by the usual propagandists on Twitter like Prashant Bhushan

After BBC, Scroll uses ‘research’ to make fantastical claims that the research itself does not support

Fake news: In the article titled, "How India Votes: The news media is helping BJP win elections – and the public does not mind", Scroll has used 'research' to make spectacular claims about PM Modi and BJP win, that is not evidenced at all by the research they have cited
Mayawati era scam allegedly selected over 250 additional secretaires with dubious merit

Watch: people go berserk looting Mayawati’s multi-layered birthday cake

The multi-layered cake soon toppled as the crowd continued to go berserk over the cake

UAE and Saudi Arabia to invest in agricultural sector in India: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu also said that the government is looking to establish free trade agreements with countries from Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Karnataka crisis: Amit Shah might meet Karnataka BJP MLAs as independent MLAs extend support to BJP

Karnataka crisis: Kumaraswamy also launched an attack on ally partner Congress over seat-sharing arrangement for the Lok Sabha elections.

Kerala government accused of flood relief funds misuse, Lokayukta issues notice to CM and ministers

CM Pinarayi Vijayan and his ministers are accused of wrongful use of the Kerala flood relief fund.

Twist in the tale: Kerala activist claims it was Kanakdurga who beat up her mother-in-law, a staunch Ayyappa devotee

Sandeep Varier alleged that it was actually Kanakdurga who had attacked her mother-in-law, a staunch Sabarimala and Lord Ayyappa devotee
Congress-JDS coalition

Two Independent MLAs withdraw support from Karnataka government amidst rumours of ‘Operation Lotus’

The MLAs said that they wanted a change in the Karnataka government as the Congress and JD(S) had failed to provide a stable government.
Mamata Banerjee's TMC has decided to start a door-to-door campaign about Bengal's culture

Trinamool Congress MLA threatens to shut Bengal post office if it does not stop delivering Ayushman Bharat letters

Not only Mamata Banerjee but all other opposition party leaders, are willing to go to any lengths in their yearning to replace Narendra Modi.

Why JNU chargesheet took 3 years: 13 visits to Kashmir, numerous rounds of questioning and undercover ops

The chargesheet states that the JNU event was part of a planned conspiracy. It mentions that Kanhaiya Kumar was leading the pack of students who were sloganeering

Chidambaram accuses Modi government of fiscal indiscipline, netizens cannot stop laughing

Chidambaram stated that the Modi government is following a 'scorched earth' policy by promising big schemes for which there is no money.
Many handles, including a self proclaimed Congress worker and DU professor were found spreading the video

Media reported ‘thousands of trees felled ahead of PM Modi’s Odisha visit to make helipad’, turns out, it was a lie

The East Coast Railways Spokesperson has said that no trees were felled to make a temporary helipad for Prime Minister Modi in Odisha, only some shrubs and saplings were removed
Bhupesh Baghel's government has arrested a man over a social media video

Chhattisgarh: Congress government to cancel the ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme in state

Recently, Mamata Banerjee also pulled West Bengal out of Ayushman Bharat scheme, accusing Modi of taking full credit

Congress leader attacks Vajpayee, says he wrote apology letter to the British

After repeated attempts to vilify Savarkar, Congress has now dragged Vajpayee's name into their tirade against right-wing leaders.
Christian Michel, middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam also had access to investigative agencies.

Christian Michel case gets murkier: He not only had access to CCS and then PMO, but also investigative agencies: Report

It has now emerged that Christian Michel, the middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, also had access to investigative agencies like the Enforcement Directorate (ED)
OpIndia Evening Dispatch: Here is everything that happened in the day

OpIndia Evening Dispatch: Monday, 14th January, 2019

The OpIndia Evening Dispatch will catch you up on the day's event even if you have been busy thus far.

Shehla Rashid and Communist D Raja’s daughter named in sedition case: A sordid tale of Communist treachery

In the JNU sedition chargesheet, along with Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid and the CPI national secretary D Raja’s daughter Aparajita Raja have also been named
Himanta Biswa Sarma

Rahul Gandhi says GST is Gabbar Singh Tax, but actually Rahul Gandhi is Gabbar Singh : Himanta Biswa Sarma

Earlier it was reported how the Congress had resorted to similar theatrics when the Central government moved a proposal to shift several items from the 28 per cent GST slab to a lower tax slab.

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