RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday strongly pitched for an all-India law against cow slaughter and asked the vigilante groups to obey the law while espousing the cause of protecting the animal.
Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS, the Congress Vice President charged that the Prime Minister is propagating a vision where only one idea will prevail.
A video which went viral showed the students purportedly from the Kolkata university shouting slogans for ‘azaadi’ of Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland and Mizoram. The sloganeering reportedly took place outside the Academy of Fine Arts on Sunday.
BJP ally Shiv Sena had earlier this week proposed Bhagwat's name for the post, with party MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut extending support to any such move by the NDA in the future.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had refused to stay the swearing-in ceremony after the Congress, which had emerged as the single largest party, had objected to the Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form the government.
Blaming the Kerala Government and CM Pinarayi Vijayan for the killings of RSS workers in the state, Chandravat also said he will sell off his entire property to collect the reward money.
An Indo-Pak civil society forum today came out in support of Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur and condemned the RSS-affiliated ABVP for "targeting" her.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government fully supports freedom of expression while criticising those who "abused" DU student Gurmehar Kaur on the social media.
Kaur, a student of Delhi University‘s Lady Shri Ram College, had taken on the ABVP on Facebook and Twitter. She posted a picture of herself holding up a placard that read, â€œI am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me. #StudentsAgainstABVP.â€
Laghu Udyog Bharati, an RSS affiliate associated with small industries, has signed an MoU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to impart training to students in various sectors.
Coming out of the court after hearing, Rahul Gandhi said, "My fight is against the ideology which killed Gandhiji. Though Gandhiji has been killed but his ideology can't be killed.
At the last hearing, the Bhiwandi magistrate's court had granted him a bail after he appeared before it. The court had adjourned the hearing to January 30.
The ruling CPI-M in Tripura has said the BJP managed to increase its vote in the recent bypolls in the state taking advantage of "our organisational weakness and by luring people with false assurances.
Locked in a bitter boardroom battle with ousted Tata group chairman Cyrus Mistry, industrialist Ratan Tata visited the RSS headquarters here today.
Head of RSS' communications department Manmohan Vaidya said that "all anti-national, separatist and terrorist activities in the country seem to have come to a sudden halt, resulting in restoration of normalcy in Kashmir Valley after a long time".
Addressing a group of workers immediately after the court hearing, Rahul said that his fight is against the people who are against the individual freedom and liberties of Indians.
The government's move to ban a news channel for a day is an "attack on democracy" and a step towards "emergency and dictatorship" in the country, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today said.
The Madhya Pradesh government will hold its flagship event on October 22 and 23.
"The country is seen to be moving ahead on the path of development with policies which have dispelled the despair that existed earlier," he said, endorsing the Modi government which came to power in 2014.
Gandhi appeared as accused before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Kamrup and was granted Personal Recognisance (PR) bond as he appeared personally and in deference to his status as a Member of Parliament, his lawyer Anshuman Bora told reporters outside the high security Court.
"The strike is on. We are getting good response. More information will pour in after sometime. Around 90 percent workers at BHEL's plant in Tiruchirapalli have not reported at work in the morning shift," Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) General Secretary Tapan Kumar Sen told PTI.
All major unions, excluding RSS-associated BMS (Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh), have joined the strike call, terming the government's assurances to look into their demands and the recent announcements for two-year bonus and hike in minimum wage as "completely inadequate".
Last week, Rahul Gandhi had told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed RSS as an institution for killing Mahatama Gandhi but persons associated with it were behind the assassination.