During the two-hour long meeting, also attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba among others, the home minister was given a detailed presentation on the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly along the International Border and the Line of Control.
"The unity in diversity is a promise that we made when we made India into a Republic. Now, no Shah, Sultan or Samrat must renege on that promise. We respect all languages, but our mother language will always be Tamil," he said in a video.
The government has kept up an accusatory line on Pakistan, alleging Pakistan’s retaliation is unfolding. The rhetoric is twin-pronged: One to deter Pakistan, and, two, to lay the ground for a military riposte against Pakistan in PoK if the need arises.
"There is an atmosphere of tension, violence and fear after NDA government came to power. The country is witnessing such dangerous situation for the first time," Gehlot told reporters.
This comes at a time when BJP is dealing with an unfavourable outcome from the NRC exercise in Assam
"They are cowards...People of Maharashtra will take care of such people in the elections," Pawar said on Sunday, a day after senior leader Udayanraje Bhosale quit the NCP and his Lok Sabha membership from Satara and joined the BJP.
Of the estimated population of 43.07 lakh, 17.76 lakh youngsters in the 18-19 age group have registered themselves as voters, while 1.7 crore people in the 20-29 age group have got themselves registered, against the projected population of 2.21 crore.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray convened a meeting of party MPs, MLAs, divisional heads (vibhaag pramukhs) at his residence ‘Matoshree’ on Sunday to take stock of the preparation and vetted the list of probable candidates for all 288 seats.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer issued notice to the Centre and the state, and fixed Rajya Sabha MP and MDMK leader Vaiko's plea for hearing on September 30.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced last month that his government will introduce 'Deshbhakti curriculum' in government schools next year to create a class of “patriotic citizens”
Rao also said the state government would come out with its own law on the subject. "The new Act brought by the Centre, will not be implemented for now. We will make our own law. We are not in a hurry (to implement the new penalties). We do not want to harass people (with hefty fines)," Rao said.
Speaking at an event organised by Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he said, he has already started touring the city once in 15 days on Sundays to know the issues and address them.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders Ashok Arora, Subhash Goyal, Pradeep Chaudhary and Gaganjit Sandhu and Independent MLA Jai Prakash joined the Congress at the party headquarters here.
AIMIM Maharashtra unit chief Imtiaz Jaleel, however, also said his party was as of now preparing to go it alone and looking to contest a maximum of 60 seats, being very selective by prioritising the winnable ones.
Writing weekly column in Sena's Marathi mouthpiece "Saamana", the party MP and executive editor took a dig at the party-hoppers for queueing up to join the ruling BJP and Sena ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections, due next month.
Besides this, constitution of a Law Commission is also being considered in the state and an independent department would be set up to solicit the services of intellectuals, he said.
Azad has sought a nod from the top court to visit his family members and relatives. He had tried to visit the state after the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status but was sent back from the airport by authorities.
Addressing an MDMK party event chaired by its leader Vaiko, Stalin said Tamil was sidelined in the competitive examination conducted by the railways and postal department.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on September 14 had pitched for Hindi as a common language for the country, reigniting the debate on the issue as parties in the South said they would oppose any attempt to "impose" the language.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) Gangwar had on September 14 told reporters in Bareilly that there was no dearth of employment in the country, but the recruiters visiting North India complain of dearth of "quality people" to fill vacancies in their firms.
Talking about his agenda for next five years if his party comes back to power, Fadnavis said in the last five years, his government's thrust was on watershed management.
The International Day of Democracy is celebrated every year on September 15 with aim to uphold and promote the fundamentals of democracy
Adityanath was speaking at the second edition of 'Manthan'-- a leadership development programme conducted by senior faculty of the IIM for the chief minister and his ministerial colleagues.
Launching a scathing attack on Shah, Pinarayi Vijayan said the notion that Hindi can unite the country was "absurd" and the move was a "war cry" against those loving their mother tongue.
It called upon the people to rise in protest against these policies that only favour the maximization of profits at the expense of growing misery for the people.