Poulomi Ghosh

Poulomi Ghosh is a journalist with Hindustan Times, New Delhi.

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'Tharoor sacrificial lamb, Gehlot regent': Amit Malviya's dig at Congress poll

BJP's Amit Malviya said someone must tell Shashi Tharoor that Ashok Gehlot is the chosen one in the Congress president election and Tharoor is just a ‘sacrificial lamb’.

BJP's Amit Malviya said Shashi Tharoor is a mere sacrificial lamb in the ‘hogwash’ of the Congress election. 
BJP's Amit Malviya said Shashi Tharoor is a mere sacrificial lamb in the ‘hogwash’ of the Congress election. 
Published on Sep 25, 2022 02:01 PM IST

Why resort razed, asks Uttarkhand woman's brother; 'To destroy evidence?'

The woman's family members have refused to cremate her body and said they are not satisfied with the preliminary autopsy report which said she died due to drowning.

The Vanantara resort of Rishikesh was allegedly set fire by angry locals on Saturday. The government ordered the demolition of the resort on Friday night. (ANI)
The Vanantara resort of Rishikesh was allegedly set fire by angry locals on Saturday. The government ordered the demolition of the resort on Friday night. (ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 01:04 PM IST

Won't cremate body until final autopsy report comes: Family of Uttarakhand woman

The brother of the 19-year-old woman who was killed after she refused to enter prostitution said her last rites won't be done until the final autopsy report comes.

The body of the 19-year-old woman was recovered from Chilla canal in Rishikesh on Saturday. 
The body of the 19-year-old woman was recovered from Chilla canal in Rishikesh on Saturday. 
Published on Sep 25, 2022 11:01 AM IST

Many countries referred to India at UNGA. Jaishankar says it's not usual

On countries mentioning India from the platform of the United Nations General Assembly, foreign minister S Jaishankar said, “As someone who's been coming here for many years, I do believe that it's more than a subtle shift and I welcome it.”

A number of countries also actually also referred to India, foreign minister S Jaishankar noted a shift in the United Nations towards India. (PTI)
A number of countries also actually also referred to India, foreign minister S Jaishankar noted a shift in the United Nations towards India. (PTI)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 10:20 AM IST

'If Hindus decide to...' Raj Thackeray warns of 'unrest' on pro-Pakistan slogans

Take your religion and go to Pakistan, Raj Thackeray said on the alleged incident of Pakistan zindabad slogans being raised in Pune. "Don't make me say it here," he said in a statement warning of 'unrest during the festive times if Hindus take the matter in their hands'.

Raj Thackeray warned of unrest during the festive times if ‘Hindus take the matter in their hands’. 
Raj Thackeray warned of unrest during the festive times if ‘Hindus take the matter in their hands’. 
Published on Sep 25, 2022 07:30 AM IST

Rajasthan to get new CM? Crucial Cong meet at Gehlot's house today | 10 points

Will Ashok Gehlot resign from the chief minister's post before he files the nomination for the Congress president election? A key party meeting has been called at the residence of the chief minister today.

Sachin Pilot is the frontrunner to be the chief minister of Rajasthan if Congress goes for a leadership change in the state as Gehlot is all set to contest for the party top post. 
Sachin Pilot is the frontrunner to be the chief minister of Rajasthan if Congress goes for a leadership change in the state as Gehlot is all set to contest for the party top post. 
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:02 AM IST

What were these BJP MLAs doing inside Assembly? Samajwadi Party shares video

Sharing two videos, the Samajwadi Party claimed that one BJP MLA was playing a game and the other was ‘having tobacco' inside the Assembly.

Samajwadi Party released two videos of what these two BJP MLAs were doing inside the Assembly. 
Samajwadi Party released two videos of what these two BJP MLAs were doing inside the Assembly. 
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:19 PM IST

Who wants won't get it, who doesn't...: BJP minister on Cong's ‘strange dilemma’

"Demands are being raised to make someone the Congress president who does not want it and those who want it will not get it. This is the process," Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said on the Congress election process.

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra commented on the upcoming Congress president election. 
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra commented on the upcoming Congress president election. 
Published on Sep 24, 2022 10:15 AM IST

'Ivory teeth': Digvijaya Singh's jibe at Mohan Bhagwat; 'Unless you visit...'

Unless RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets Akhlaq's family members and issues a statement against those who felicitated Bilkis Bano's rapists, his visit to a mosque and a madrasa will remain a sham, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said.

 Congress leader Digvijaya Singh commented on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent visit to a mosque and madrasa. (PTI)
 Congress leader Digvijaya Singh commented on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent visit to a mosque and madrasa. (PTI)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 07:38 AM IST

Photo of Eknath Shinde's son sitting on CM chair goes viral. He explains

Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said she sympathises with deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis now that Eknath Shinde's son is also sitting on CM's chair.

Shrikant Shinde said he was not sitting on any official chair designated for his father, chief minister Eknath Shinde
Shrikant Shinde said he was not sitting on any official chair designated for his father, chief minister Eknath Shinde
Published on Sep 24, 2022 06:18 AM IST

Vivek Agnihotri surprised at 'UK Police's Navratri tweet'; ‘Who had thought…’

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri wondered who would have thought that Hindus will need police protection to celebrate Navratri and Diwali – in the context of the recent incidents of violence in the UK.

Vivek Agnihotri commented on the recent Leicester violence and the attack on a Hindu temple in Birmingham. (PTI)
Vivek Agnihotri commented on the recent Leicester violence and the attack on a Hindu temple in Birmingham. (PTI)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 01:31 PM IST

'In what capacity?': BJP's jibe at Gehlot's 'Sonia Gandhi will decide' statement

BJP asked whether Sonia Gandhi is the permanent president of the Congress after Ashok Gehlot said Sonia Gandhi and Ajay Maken will decide regarding Rajasthan if Gehlot is elected the party president.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said Sonia Gandhi and Ajay Maken will decide the further proceedings (what will happen in Rajasthan) if Gehlot is elected as the party president. 
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said Sonia Gandhi and Ajay Maken will decide the further proceedings (what will happen in Rajasthan) if Gehlot is elected as the party president. 
Published on Sep 23, 2022 11:29 AM IST

Shashi Tharoor's '...not the critic who counts' post amid Cong poll challenge

Shashi Tharoor finds little support from the Congress as he is likely to contest the president election. Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said his personal opinion is that between Shashi Tharoor and Ashok Gehlot, the choice is clear - it's Ashok Gehlot.

Shashi Tharoor remembered Roosevelt's famous speech as the race for the Congress president post in hotting up. 
Shashi Tharoor remembered Roosevelt's famous speech as the race for the Congress president post in hotting up. 
Published on Sep 23, 2022 08:24 AM IST

On Mohan Bhagwat meeting chief Imam, Congress says, ‘Take tricolour and join…’

Congress leader Pawan Khera said Bharat Jodo Yatra only completed 15 days and Mohan Bhagwat went to meet the chief Imam. Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said Mohan Bhagwat should join Rahul Gandhi in the yatra with the National Flag in his hand.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met the chief Imam on Thursday and then visited a madrasa in Delhi. (HT_PRINT)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met the chief Imam on Thursday and then visited a madrasa in Delhi. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 06:43 AM IST

Mahua Moitra makes fun of 'spectrum ajar, amar'; ‘will carry Gita to Parliament’

Mahua Moitra said Bhagwad Gita will be essential reading material for the draft telecom bill as its explanatory note says spectrum is like atma -- indestructible and immortal.

Mahua Moitra tweeted a passage of the explanatory note of the draft telecom bill. (ANI)
Mahua Moitra tweeted a passage of the explanatory note of the draft telecom bill. (ANI)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 05:50 AM IST

Fadnavis' challenge to Uddhav Thackeray: 'You can't finish me...tried your best'

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said Uddhav Thackeray came to power in 2019 showing PM Modi's photo.

Fadnavis said Uddhav Thackeray tried hard to finish him, but never succeeded. 
Fadnavis said Uddhav Thackeray tried hard to finish him, but never succeeded. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 01:10 PM IST

No to both Uddhav and Shinde: BMC denies nod for Shivaji Park Dusshera rally

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation did not give nod for Shiv Sena's traditional Dusshera rally at Shivaji Park.

BMC denied permission to both the factions for Shivaji Park Dusshera rally. 
BMC denied permission to both the factions for Shivaji Park Dusshera rally. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 11:22 AM IST

Why RRR lost to Gujarati film Chhello Show? Telangana minister says this

Earlier, BJP's Amit Malviya said chief minister KCR is neither ‘Pushpa’, nor ‘Bahubali’; rather he is ‘Liger’. KTR said no BJP leader in Telangana can ask for Telangana's rights.

Telangana BJP leaders can only carry the footwear of Union ministers, can't ask for Telangana's rights, KTR said. 
Telangana BJP leaders can only carry the footwear of Union ministers, can't ask for Telangana's rights, KTR said. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 10:00 AM IST

Over 100 PFI leaders detained in largest-ever crackdown: 10 points

The raids were jointly conducted by the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate and the state police forces and have been called the largest-ever raid. On Wednesday, the Karnakata government told Supreme Court about the role of PFI in the hijab row.

PFI protestors took to the street on Thursday morning after the raids on the premises of PFI leaders in Mangaluru. 
PFI protestors took to the street on Thursday morning after the raids on the premises of PFI leaders in Mangaluru. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 08:47 AM IST

Project location: Mumbai; walk-in interview: Chennai. Aaditya Thackeray asks why

Aaditya Thackeray said he has no problem with the walk-in interview for engineers for the Versova Bandra Sea Link project in Mumbai is being held in Chennai, but why not take local people, he asked.

Aaditya Thackeray asked why there was no walk-in interview in any Maharashtra city for the Versova Bandra Sea Link project. 
Aaditya Thackeray asked why there was no walk-in interview in any Maharashtra city for the Versova Bandra Sea Link project. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 06:52 AM IST

India slams Pakistan on minority rights: ‘Ironic that Islamabad even raises it’

Slamming Pakistan foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto's comments on "Islamophobia in India", India's joint secretary at the UN Srinivas Gotru said, "For a country that has even stopped publishing its data to hide its shameful record, it is amazing that they have even brought up the subject.

Pakistan has decimated its minorities, India's joint secretary said at the United Nations.
Pakistan has decimated its minorities, India's joint secretary said at the United Nations.
Published on Sep 22, 2022 06:02 AM IST

'Won't say no but': Ashok Gehlot; For Pilot ‘one thing is sure’ in party poll

Ashok Gehot said, “If people in the party think I am needed in the role of party president or CM, then I won't say no....”.

Ashok Gehlot held a late-night meeting with the MLAs in Jaipur on Tuesday when Sachin Pilot reached Kochi to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra. 
Ashok Gehlot held a late-night meeting with the MLAs in Jaipur on Tuesday when Sachin Pilot reached Kochi to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra. 
Published on Sep 21, 2022 01:11 PM IST

‘If Rahul Gandhi flies to Delhi on Sept 23, it won’t be for…': Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh said Rahul Gandhi has no plan to fly to Delhi on September 23 when the nomination for the Congress election begins. “But if he goes, as you are saying, it will be on a rest day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, and not to file nomination for the election, but to see his mother,” the Jairam Ramesh said at a press conference.

Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said he can confirm that he is not a candidate for the Congress presidential election. 
Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said he can confirm that he is not a candidate for the Congress presidential election. 
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 01:27 PM IST

'Brahmins too…': Congress leader's abuse goes viral, he says words twisted

Madhya Pradesh Congress social media cell chairman KK Mishra said he is also a Brahmin but can't defend their wrongdoings and used some abusive words.

KK Mishra said he is also a Brahmin but can't defend his caste people when they do something wrong.
KK Mishra said he is also a Brahmin but can't defend his caste people when they do something wrong.
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 10:26 AM IST

What's Gehlot's next move now? Meet Sonia Gandhi; persuade Rahul | 10 points

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, at a late-night meeting, told his party MLAs that they will be called to Delhi if he decides the file he nomination for the election to the Congress president post.

Ashok Gehlot will join Rahul Gandhi in the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala. 
Ashok Gehlot will join Rahul Gandhi in the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kerala. 
Published on Sep 21, 2022 08:56 AM IST

‘Rahul, Priyanka like my children’: Cong leader on ‘not giving time’ statement

Pratibha Singh said her interview was portrayed in a different angle and her statement on Rahul Gandhi was misconstrued.

Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh said she was misquoted in the interview and she did not say anything against the Gandhi family.
Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh said she was misquoted in the interview and she did not say anything against the Gandhi family.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 07:14 AM IST

'No low where Sambit...?' Cong on 'Rahul Gandhi's pic with hijab-clad girl' row

Shashi Tharoor asked whether there is no low to which BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra won't sink after the BJP leader on Tuesday accused Rahul Gandhi of minority appeasement as he had been clicked with a hijab-clad girl amid the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Shashi Tharoor said the girl is too young to be part of any vote bank politics after Samit Patra accused Rahul Gandhi of appeasement based on this photo of Bharat Jodo Yatra. 
Shashi Tharoor said the girl is too young to be part of any vote bank politics after Samit Patra accused Rahul Gandhi of appeasement based on this photo of Bharat Jodo Yatra. 
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:50 AM IST

Chandigarh University video leak: Police say, ‘If a girl sends her video to…’

Mohali SSP said one student had an anxiety attack and collapsed. There was no incident of attempt to suicide, Vivek Soni said.

Police said they found only one video of the accused herself and there has been no suicide attempt. 
Police said they found only one video of the accused herself and there has been no suicide attempt. 
Published on Sep 18, 2022 11:32 AM IST

Kejriwal condemns Chandigarh University video leak incident: ‘We are with you’

Chandigarh University video leak incident: Kejriwal praised the courage of the girls whose videos have been allegedly leaked and promised action against the culprits involved.

AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted after a massive protest broke out in Chandigarh University following the alleged leak of videos of girl students. 
AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted after a massive protest broke out in Chandigarh University following the alleged leak of videos of girl students. 
Published on Sep 18, 2022 10:24 AM IST

Chandigarh University protest over leaked videos: Minister urges calm

Punjab education minister Harjot Singh Bains tweeted urging students to maintain calm and media to exercise caution as the incident of leaking videos of 60 students is sensitive.

Chandigarh University students protested on the campus after videos of 60 girls were leaked online. 
Chandigarh University students protested on the campus after videos of 60 girls were leaked online. 
Published on Sep 18, 2022 09:35 AM IST
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