On 3rd Anniversary as PM, Modi's Double Bonanza for Assam
A 'workaholic' Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend his government's third anniversary in the far North Eastern part of the country, inaugurating a state of the art bridge connecting Upper Assam, first state in North East where BJP came to power, to Eastern Arunachal Pradesh, a frontier state which shares its border with China.
EVM Hackathon: Deadline to Apply Ends Today, But No Takers Yet
The deadline for political parties to ‘apply’ for participation in the Election Commission’s EVM hackathon ends at 5 pm on Friday. But the poll panel has received no application so far, sources told CNN-News18.
Bhiwandi, Panvel, Malegaon Election Results 2017 Live: BJP Leads in Panvel
The counting for elections to three municipal corporations in Maharashtra —Panvel, Bhiwandi and Malegaon — begins at 10am.
Maharashtra Civic Polls Results 2017: Counting for Panvel, Bhiwandi and Malegaon Bodies Today
The counting for elections to three municipal corporations in Maharashtra —Panvel, Bhiwandi and Malegaon — will be held on Friday.
Sonia to Host Lunch for Oppn Leaders Today, On Table is Presidential Poll
Top leaders of several opposition parties will go into a huddle on Friday at a luncheon hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi where deliberations on a consensus presidential candidate are likely to take place.
Media Should Ask Questions to Those in Power: President Pranab Mukherjee
Asking the media to practise "good journalism", President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that the Press will be failing in its duty if does not ask questions to those in power.
CM Arvind Kejriwal Reaches Out to L-G Baijal to Prevent Power Tussle
In a significant development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal have initiated a dialogue to avert any power tussle in the future.
Congress Distances Itself From Aiyar-Mirwaiz Meeting
The Congress on Thursday distanced itself from its leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's meeting with Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, saying it never recognised those who are "unelectable and unrepresentative".
Congress Alleges BJP Minister Attended Dawood's Relative's Wedding, Demands Probe
The opposition Congress on Thursday claimed that senior BJP leader and Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan had attended the marriage of a relative of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Nashik, and demanded a high-level probe.
Kerala’s LDF Government Turns One: Hits and Misses
The Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government is now completing one year in office in Kerala. While the government claims that they have made remarkable achievements, the opposition, congress led UDF, is calling it a total failure.
From Chandrashekhar to Ravan, Why Bhim Army Chief is a Challenge to BJP, BSP
“Mere saath kaho – Hum iss desh ke shasak hain (Repeat after me, we are the rulers of this country!),” roared 30-year-old Chandrashekhar, as he thumped his chest and twirled his moustache in the heart of the national capital earlier this week.
Owaisi Dares Amit Shah to Contest Against Him From Hyderabad
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has dared BJP president Amit Shah to contest from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, saying it is not as easy as "eating cake".
BJP Leaders Clash With Cops in Kolkata, Several Injured
The injuries have, however, not deterred the saffron party. “We didn’t expect such a turnout. This only shows that the lotus will bloom in Bengal,” said BJP state secretary Sayantan Basu.
I Came to Discuss Ganga Erosion, Not the Presidential Elections: Mamata on Meeting Modi
“My support will be based on larger interest and the person has to be acceptable to majority of leaders - like we did at the time of the late former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam," Banerjee said.
Titanic Hero of Tamil Nadu...Rise, Rise, Rise: Shatrughan Exhorts Rajinikanth
The people are with you and ready to join Superstar Rajini and instead of joining anyone, it is best when others join you, Sinha said.
Nitish Kumar Govt Has Failed to Utilise Central Funds: BJP
Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai on Thursday criticised the Nitish Kumar government for its failure to spend funds, especially the central funds.
Unfair to Link Cow Vigilante Groups to BJP: Nitin Gadkari
Certain sections of 'Gau rakshaks' (cow protectors) have reportedly stopped vehicles, beaten people, extorted money and in some cases stolen animals -- all in the name of protecting cows. This has inflamed tensions, risking undermining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to focus on economic advancement.
Chennai Chalo: Karunanidhi's Birthday Party to See Show of Opposition Unity
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M Karunanidhi may have been off the political radar owing to his frail health, but his 94th birthday is set be a happening affair with opposition leaders from across India landing in Chennai on June 3.
After Bihar, Lalu Prasad Out to Play 'Grand Alliance' Card in Delhi
According to insiders, he will request her to attend the rally to show off the "grand unity" of the opposition parties. The rally is likely to witness the attendance of the who's who of a number of non-BJP parties.
Saharanpur Clash: 'Mayawati's Brother in Touch With Bhim Army'
An intelligence report on the Saharanpur caste clashes has stated that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is supporting Bhim Army, which is being accused of inciting the violence.
KCR Seeks Amit Shah's Apology Over Comments On Central Funds
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday demanded an apology from BJP president Amit Shah for his remarks on the quantum of funds given to the TRS-ruled state by the Centre.
Sonia Gandhi Hosts All-opposition Meet to Field United Prez Candidate
TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is already in the national capital, and is likely to meet Sonia Gandhi separately on Friday
AAP Slams Three Years of NDA Rule; Calls it 'Jumla Sarkar'
The AAP on Wednesday took a dig at the National Democratic Alliance government's three years in office at the Centre and said the ruling BJP had only spread fear and hatred since May 2014.
What Modi Government Did in 3 years Others Couldn't in 70, Says Amit Shah
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said that those questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance should first assess their own achievements while in power for decades.
BJP, RSS Unleashing Casteist Forces, Says Mayawati on Saharanpur Violence
On Wednesday, attacking the BJP, she said, those who had "condemned Dalit icons all their lives" are proclaiming themselves to be the saviours of Dalits and backwards for votes.
Delhi Ministers, Officers to Meet People For an Hour Every Day
To tackle the Delhi government’s apparent “disconnect” with the people, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked all his ministers and officers to open their doors to the public for an hour on weekdays.
Mamata-Modi Meet: Is Discussion On Presidential Polls On Cards?
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening in New Delhi. Sources said Banerjee caught a flight around 3 pm on Wednesday to Delhi, where she will meet Modi at his official residence.
Voting Underway for Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Panvel Civic polls
Polling is underway in three municipal corporations of Bhiwandi, Malegaon and Panvel in Maharashtra on Wednesday.
Yogi Adityanath Presents his Government's Report Card at 'Rising UP'
Two months after taking reins of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath presented the first report card of his government at News18 Network’s flagship event ‘Rising UP’.
BJP Weak in TN, Rajinikanth More Than Welcome to Join us: Amit Shah
The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to woo Tamil actor Rajinikanth who has dropped strong hints of joining politics in recent days.
Karnataka CM's 'Ambulance' Tweet Triggers Nobel Prize Jokes on Twitter
Twitterverse went after the CM for “boasting” about giving way to an ambulance
Ruling PDP Disapproves of Commendation For Major Gogoi
He was responding to a question about the Major being honoured yesterday with the Army chief's Commendation Card for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations.
Indian Muslims' Forefathers Weren't Babur or Aurangzeb: Yogi Adityanath
However, he was quick to add that all Gau Rakshaks should not be seen through the same lens. “Just like all Muslims should not be looked at from the same eye, all Gau Rakshaks shouldn’t be seen as anti-social elements. A lot of great work in the area of cow protection is being done. We should appreciate that. If people see any incident of cow smuggling, they should inform the police or administration about it.”
Pvt Companies Made Over Rs 10,000 Crore Under Centre's Crop Insurance Scheme: Congress
The Congress on Tuesday alleged that private companies were the biggest beneficiaries of the Centre's crop insurance scheme while the interests of farmers had been ignored.
Don't Ask Me About My Uncles And Netaji, Says Akhilesh Yadav
“Uttar Pradesh needs infrastructure. It needs roads, education and health. Yogi's focus seems to be something else. What his government is doing is trimming down all the schemes run by SP govt. As far as their big farm loan waiver scheme was concerned, let me point out that was not for all farmers in UP.”
Don't Commit Suicide, We Are There For You, Amarinder to Farmers
He said the government has already set up an expert group led by T Haque, former chairman of commission for agricultural costs and prices, to assess the quantum of agricultural debt of farmers in the state and suggest way and means for its waiver.
Rajinikanth Fans Stage Protest Against Fringe Outfits
Fans of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday staged a protest against fringe outfits opposed to his political entry.
MCD Bypolls: Congress Wins Sarai Pipal, AAP Takes Maujpur Wards
The Congress bagged one seat and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) another in the by-elections to two municipal wards in Delhi, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday.
Delhi High Court Seeks Kejriwal's Reply on Fresh Defamation Suit by Jaitley
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the response of Arvind Kejriwal on a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley over the use of an objectionable word by the Delhi Chief Minister's lawyer Ram Jethmalani recently.
Alka Lamba Under Attack for 'Obstructing' Fire Fighters in Chandni Chowk
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba courted controversy after she was seen perched on a rescue platform used by fire fighters while they were battling a blaze in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area.
Around 12,600 Peasants Committed Suicide in 2015: Congress
Terming the Narendra Modi government as anti-farmer, the Congress on Monday alleged that around 12,600 peasants committed suicide in 2015 as the Centre failed to waive farm loans, hike minimum support price and procure crops.
Despite Sermons on Nationalism, Centre 'Fails' to Check Anti-national Activity: Congress
AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the Congress condemns all kinds of separatism in Kashmir including the incident in Pulwama where "PoK's national song" was sung, but accused the ruling dispensation of not doing anything to control the situation from worsening.
The Motto is to Keep Hills Smiling, says TMC's RS Candidate Shanta Chhetri
Speaking to News18’s Sujit Nath, Shanta Chhetri recalled how it was never a smooth political journey so far, and her next course of action in the hills against the Morcha.
Radha Mohan Gets Additional Charge of Food Ministry as Paswan Heads Abroad For Treatment
The communique, which did not give details of the nature of Paswan's sickness, said he would be designated as Minister without portfolio during the period of his indisposition or till he is able to resume his work.
Secularism Doesn't Mean Being Obsessed With One Religion: Yogi to Opposition
Replying to a discussion during the Motion of Thanks on the Governor's Address in the UP Legislative Council, Adityanath said that his government did not discriminate on the basis of religion or caste.
Kashmir Issue Needs to be Resolved on First Priority: Farooq Abdullah
Abdullah, a Lok Sabha MP, also blamed the "wrong policies" of the Centre and the state government for the prevailing uncertainty in the hinterland and along the borders in J-K.
Amit Shah Says BJP Will Come to Power in Telangana Very Soon
BJP president Amit Shah on Monday kicked off his three-day visit to Telangana, exuding confidence that the party would come to power in the new state in days to come.
BJP's Mission 150 in Gujarat: Win over Congress MLAs
“The BJP is a disciplined party and we contest elections on the basis of our organisational strength. If leaders from other parties are eager to come over to the BJP, the party leadership will take an appropriate decision after deliberations."
In Modi's Absence in Gujarat, Congress Contemplates Fielding More Patidars
With Narendra Modi no longer at the helm of affairs in Gujarat, the state unit of the Congress party is brainstorming various poll strategies in its bid to come back to power after two decades.
AIADMK Symbol Case: Court Rejects Dinakaran 'Middleman' Sukesh's Bail
Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry said it was not appropriate to grant bail to Sukesh Chandrashekar at this stage as it was a serious crime and he could tamper with the evidence.
'Rajinikanth Welcome to Join BJP, We Have Appropriate Position for Him'
Gadkari says India needs a balance between economy and environment for development
Shatrughan Sinha Bats for Lalu-Kejriwal, Sushil Modi Wants Him Removed
Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Monday came out in support of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that "enough of negative politics and mudslinging".
Rajinikanth's Effigy Burnt in Chennai During Protests Against 'Political Entry'
Rajinikanth’s statements during a recent meet-and-greet with fans fuelled a years-long buzz about his debut in electoral politics
Arun Jaitley Files Fresh Defamation Suit Against Kejriwal, Again for Rs 10 Cr
To this, Jethmalani said he used the word on “instruction” from Kejriwal.
Virbhadra, Wife Appear in Delhi Court in Disproportionate Assets Case
The final report, filed against Singh and eight others for the offences including forgery and corruption, arrayed around 225 witnesses and 442 documents.
Restaurant-made Idlis Expose Yeddyurappa's Gimmick at Dalit House
The breakfast Yeddyurappa had at a Dalit household in Chitradurga district on Friday was bought beforehand from a restaurant
From Baba to Jaya: When Rajinikanth Flirted With Politics
Rajinikanth's latest ambivalent statements on the possibility of his political entry have triggered a buzz in various circles, though this is not for the first time
BJP Has an 'Appropriate Place' for Rajinikanth, says Nitin Gadkari
Speaking to CNN-News18’s deputy political editor Marya Shakil, Gadkari said there was an “appropriate place” for the popular hero in the part
Would've Been in Jail by Now: Kejriwal Ends Silence on Corruption Allegations
Speaking at a party meeting, the AAP national convener added that the BJP would have “jailed” him by now had he been involved in any scam
Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari to Adopt a Slum Every Six Months and Develop
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Sunday promised to adopt a slum in the national capital every six months and develop it through his MPLAD fund.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddav Thackeray Bats For Barring PM, CMs from Holding Poll Rallies
In a shocking statement, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday batted for barring the Prime Minister and state chief ministers from holding poll rallies to ensure a level-playing field for all the parties.
RSS' Muslim Wing in UP to Serve Milk and Milk Products During Iftars
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh's Muslim wing will organise iftars on Fridays in Uttar Pradesh this Ramzan and serve only cow milk and its products to drive home the message of 'save the cow' and that consumption of its meat invites diseases.
Mamata Declares Names for RS Polls, Nominates Shanta Chhetri from Hills
Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Sunday - in a Facebook post - announced the names of the party’s candidates for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha election, scheduled for June 8.
BJP Does Not Support Cow Vigilantes, Other Such Groups: Smriti Irani
"Everyone should work within the ambit of law. If somebody flouts laws unconstitutionally they will not get support from the BJP."
Pawar Rejected Sonia's Offer to be Presidential Candidate: NCP
"There was a meeting between Pawar and Gandhi, in which the issue of candidates for the post of president was also discussed. Pawar clearly informed Gandhi that she should consider somebody else's name."
Hardik Patel Shaves Head, to Launch Nyaya Yatra Ahead of PM Visit
Hardik and 50 members of his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) got their heads shaved as a mark of protest at Lathidad village on Sunday morning.
After 'Losing 15-20 KG' in Jail, Sudip Bandyopadhyay to Undergo Treatment
On May 19, the bench of Justice J P Das ordered Sudip’s release on bail after depositing Rs 25 lakh and furnishing a bail bond of two sureties of Rs 50,000 each
Ex-Congress MP Shares Stage With BJP Minister, Triggers Speculation
He said he will help organise an even bigger function in Karnal next month with top BJP leaders likely to attend it.
Stalin Wonders How PM Modi Met OPS But Not Farmers in Delhi
Stalin said he was not finding fault with the meeting between Modi and the former TN CM in Delhi two days back, but sought to know why he had no time for farmers from the state.
BJP Yet to Decide on Presidential Candidate, Says Amit Shah
The BJP is yet to take a decision on its candidate for the upcoming Presidential poll, even as the party virtually rejected Shiv Sena's proposal for RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to be the ruling combine's nominee.
Will Not Tolerate Exploitation of Farmers, Says Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that exploitation of farmers will not be tolerated, and officials, who ignore their interests, will not be spared.
Rajinikanth will Only Float His Own Party: TNCC Chief
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar on Sunday said that he believes Tamil 'Superstar' Rajinikanth will not join any national or regional political party but will only float his own party.
Traders Living in Fear Under BJP Rule, Says Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of insulting traders in the state, saying criminals and police are targeting the community which is living in fear.
HC Dismisses Plea to Stop LS Poll Losers From Getting into RS
The Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain those defeated in Lok Sabha elections from contesting the Rajya Sabha polls.
DA Case: Virbhadra Singh, Wife Likely to Appear on May 22 in Court
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is likely to appear as accused before a special court on Monday in a nearly Rs 10-crore disproportionate assets case.
Shiv Sena Questions Safety of Mumbai Post GST Implementation
The Shiv Sena on Saturday questioned the safety of Mumbai after the implementation of GST Bill, even as Maharashtra Legislative Council unanimously passed the Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax Act 2017.
Parties Lacking Internal Democracy Can't Contribute to Nation: Amit Shah
BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday observed that political parties whose internal democracy is not intact, can never contribute towards making the country's democracy stronger.
UPA Hired Pakistan's ICJ Lawyer to Represent India in 2004: BJP
The Pakistani-origin lawyer who represented Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had been hired by the UPA government in 2004 to argue an arbitration case, the BJP said on Saturday.
Hurriyat Suspends Nayeem Khan After he 'Admits to Organising Unrest' in Kashmir
Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction has finally suspended its senior functionary Nayeem Khan for "admitting to organise the unrest in Kashmir in lieu of money".
Did Om Prakash Chautala Pass Class XII Exam? Documents Beg to Differ
Recently, the former Haryana chief minister's younger son and INLD secretary general Abhay Chautala had claimed that his father has passed higher secondary examination in first division, while serving a 10-year sentence in Delhi's Tihar jail.
BJP Will Review its Alliance With TDP in 2019, Says Venkaiah Naidu
The Bharatiya Janata Party will review its alliance with the Telugu Desam Party in 2019, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.
Will Decide on Alliance With BJP After Civic Polls: Panneerselvam
In a faux pas, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam on Saturday said the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party will be decided after local body polls are announced.
Kulbhushan Jadhav Verdict: Don't Get Too Excited, Shiv Sena tells Govt
The Shiv Sena on Saturday asked the government not to get over excited over the ruling was given by the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case until the Indian national is brought back home safely.
Rename Babar Road After Lt Ummer Fayaz, Demands Delhi BJP
A BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that Babar Road in the national capital be renamed after Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz who was killed by militants in his home state of Jammu and Kashmir on May 9.
BJP Wants to Divide People over Food Habits: Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday accused the BJP of adopting double standards, saying it questions the food habits of people of particular states only.
Yogi Adityanath Hits Back at Previous Govts for UP's Law & Order Situation
Faced with opposition attack on the law and order front, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Friday hit back, saying those who ruled the state for 10 years are seeking an account from him for his two-month-old government.
Ready to Forego Power if CM Grants Total Loan Waiver, Says Uddhav
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said he is prepared to forego power and withdraw all the party's ministers from the BJP-led government in Maharashtra if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is willing to announce a total loan waiver for debt-ridden farmers.
EC to Counter AAP's EVM Demo With Its own Show Today, Reveal Hackathon Date
The Election Commission will on Saturday announce the date for the much-awaited hackathon after a live demonstration of its own to prove that its Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are tamper-proof.
BJP Fields Record 27 Muslim Candidates in Malegaon Civic Polls
Out of record 56 nominees for the Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) polls due next week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has given candidature to as many as 27 Muslims.
MK Stalin 'Happy' About Rajinikanth Calling Him an 'Efficient Politician'
DMK working president M K Stalin on Friday expressed happiness on the comment of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth lauding him as an "efficient" politician.
ED Summons Separatist Leader Shabir Shah in PMLA Case
During questioning, he had told the police that Rs 50 lakh was to be delivered to Shah and Rs 10 lakh to Jaish-e- Mohammad area commander in Srinagar, Abu Baqar, and the rest was his commission.
I-T Raids As BJP Afraid We Will Throw Them Out of Power in 2019: Lalu
It is unfortunate that the electronic media is setting the political agenda in this country.
Satyendar Jain Files Defamation Pleas Against Kapil Mishra, AAP MLA
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday filed two criminal defamation complaints in a city court against sacked minister Kapil Mishra and an AAP MLA for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him.
In Kolkata, it's 3 Years of Modi Vs 6 years of Mamata
The TMC will also hold several events in the state’s districts from May 26, incidentally the same day Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister in 2014, to June 20. Bengal government’s schemes such as Kanyashree, Yuvashree, Khadya Sathi will be promoted at these events.
Amit Shah to Tour Telangana, Andhra for BJP Expansion Drive
Intensifying BJP's expansion drive in southern India, party president Amit Shah will be touring Telangana and Andhra Pradesh next week.
Rose Valley Case: Mamata Welcomes Sudip Bandyopadhyay's Bail
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed Lok Sabha MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay being granted bail in the Rose Valley chit fund scam case on Friday.
Lalu Busy Planning August Rally, But Legal Experts Unsure About His Fate
Ending his silence over income tax raids and other corruption related charges against him and his family, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring against him and vowed to throw out Narendra Modi government from the Centre.
Thalaivar The Neta? Two Crucial Questions Before Rajinikanth
Flanked by veteran director SP Muthuraman, Rajini made a statement of intent, saying that god will decide his future course of action in politics.
With Talk of 'Ultimate War', Rajinikanth Drops the Strongest Hint Yet
“The current political situation is such that the system does not think about the people. It does nothing for them. That has to change,” the actor said on Friday morning.
Aam Aadmi Party Live: Arvind Kejriwal Tweeting Fake Videos, Says Kapil Mishra
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra has promised another big expose with evidence targeting the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference at 11 am today.
DMK leader Kanimozhi Slams Tamil Nadu Govt on Uniform Syllabus
The DMK MP alleged that the administration had come to a standstill in Tamil Nadu and said in order to protect the government and Ministers from the Centre, it was accepting schemes which were against the interests of people of the State.
Farooq Abdullah Slams Mehbooba Govt, Bats For Governor's Rule in J&K
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir is "unavoidable and imperative" to restore normalcy and peace in the Valley.
Sasikala Asks Court to Send Questions for Framing Charges in FERA Case
The case relates to the alleged breach in FERA laws in making remittances for a transponder and uplinking charges for the erstwhile J J TV channel.
Deceased IAS officer Was to Expose Big Scam in Karnataka: UP Minister
The Karnataka-cadre IAS officer, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances here, was about to expose scams worth thousands of crores of rupees of Congress-led government in Karnataka, UP minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said in the state assembly on Thursday.
Minister of Science Harsh Vardhan Gets Additional Charge of Environment
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, has been given additional charge of the Environment Ministry, following the demise of Anil Dave.
Suresh Prabhu Praises Akshay Kumar For Spreading Awareness Through His Film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
The 49-year-old actor recently had the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss his film. The film, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, is based on a love story against the backdrop of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Arvind Kejriwal Went to Office only Twice Last Year, Claims Kapil Mishra
The suspended AAP leader said he submitted a "fudged" balance sheet signed by Kejriwal to tax officials.
Wanted to Float New Party But Never Wanted to Join BJP: Amarinder Singh
Amarinder also reiterated his support for Major Nitin Gogoi, saying he took the right decision to protect the lives of his own men and said as a soldier he did a "great job".
Gujarat Government Ready to Form Commission for Patel Community
In an apparent bid to pacify the Patel community, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Wednesday said the government is ready to form a commission to address its demands.
Key Naxal Involved in Sukma Attack on CRPF Personnel Surrenders
According to Panda, on April 24, lower rung cadres had tipped off about the movement of paramilitary forces from their camp, to armed ultras who were stationed at Kasalpada village, around 7-8 kms away from the spot, he said.
At 82, Jailed Ex-Haryana CM OP Chautala Clears Class 12 Exam
"Manu's Cell in Tihar prison is also adjoining to the one where Chautala sahib is lodged and saw him pursue higher studies from prison," he said.
'Raids on Chidambaram, Lalu Show Govt's Nervousness Over Opposition's Unity'
Searches by law enforcement agencies at the residences of P Chidambaram and Lalu Prasad showed the government's "nervousness" over the growing unity among opposition parties to field a joint candidate for the presidential poll, the Congress said on Wednesday.
Key Takeaways From Municipal Poll Results in West Bengal
The result in Domkal had another message. The Congress and the CPM had put up candidates here through mutual understanding. Significantly, it is also the home district of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury.
This is The Mamata Wave, Says Saugata Roy After TMC Win in Civic Polls
Our party’s stand is very clear. We will not allow a separate state of Gorkhaland. GJM can do anything to fulfill their demand but we are not going to agree on this.
Congress 'Embarrassed' By Kapil Sibal's Defence of Triple Talaq in SC
“It’s a mixed feeling. Our battery of lawyers help us fight cases like the National Herald, and yet they also embarrass us by fighting cases which are against basic rights of women,” a senior Congress leader told News18.
Water Tanker Scam: ACB Questions Arvind Kejriwal's Private Secretary
The anti-graft body had summoned Bibhav Kumar last week and he joined the probe on Wednesday, reported PTI.
RJD Workers Attack BJP Office in Patna
According to plans BJP is holding state wide agitation against Nitish Kumar led coalition government in which Lalu's RJD is partner. BJP is demanding removal of Lalu's sons, Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Prasad Yadav , from the cabinet.
Mamata Won Mirik, but People Want Separate Gorkhaland: GJM Gen Secy
Minutes after the results for civic polls were announced, GJM General Secretary Roshan Giri spoke to News18 and accused CM Mamata Banerjee of applying ‘stick and carrot’ strategy to win the votes.
Rajinikanth Fuels Buzz on Political Plunge, Swamy 'Predicts' Disaster
A day after sending his fans, the media and the political circles into a speculation spree, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said he would decide on launching his political career “at the right time”.
West Bengal Civic Polls Result: Mamata Makes Inroads in Hills With 4 Wins
The Trinamool Congress was all smiles after storming to power in four of the seven municipal bodies where counting was held on Wednesday, with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha winning the rest.
Mulayam Singh Yadav 'Really Liked' Baahubali 2
The movie has smashed many box office records and has turned out to be an all-time high grosser world over.
West Bengal Civic Polls: GJM Sweeps Darjeeling, TMC Makes Major Inroads in Hills
The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party won six out of the nine wards in Mirik municipality and romped home in one ward in Darjeeling, a big gain for the party since its inception and a setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)
Dinakaran Case: Role of Karnataka Home Minister's Aide Under Scanner
Delhi Police will probe the role of a purported aide of Karnataka's home minister in connection with an alleged attempt by TTV Dinakaran in AIADMK Symbol case.
West Bengal Civic Polls Results: TMC Wins 4 Bodies, GJM Settles for 3
Counting will be held in seven municipal bodies in West Bengal today with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress hoping to trounce the Bimal Gurung-led Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the hills.
UP Man Booked for Posting Objectionable Photo of CM Adityanath
A person has been booked for allegedly posting an objectionable photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on a social media site, police said on Tuesday.
RSS-linked Academy to Launch PG Diploma in Leadership Politics
In politics, as in films, there are no short cuts to success. Pedigree can give you that crucial break, the rest depends entirely on the potential of the exponent. Learning and training is mostly on the job.
Raids on Lalu, Chidambaram 'Political Vendetta', Says CM Mamata Banerjee
She was referring to the CBI raids on multiple premises linked to Chidambaram, former Finance Minister, and his son Karti in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm.
CM Mamata Agrees to Attend Lalu's Mega Rally, Is 'National Front' in Offing?
In a significant political move, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday extended her support to RJD Chief Lalu Yadav’s mega anti-BJP rally in Patna on August 27.
BJP Govt Unleashing Political Vendetta Against Opponents: Bhupinder Hooda
Facing heat in the alleged re-allotment of a plot to Associated Journals Limited (AJL) in Panchkula in 2005 and with various land deals in Haryana during his tenure as the chief minister coming under the scanner, Hooda said, "I have said this earlier too that political vendetta is being unleashed against me."
Mamata Meets Sonia Gandhi, Discusses Possibility of Joint Candidate For President
Banerjee said she would not disclose the discussions that took place but stressed that an ideological fight should be fought politically.
What Promises Have Been Broken by Govt? Sitharaman Asks Rahul Gandhi
When asked about former finance minister P Chidambaram's statement that the government was trying to silence him by using CBI against his son - Karti Chidambaram, she said the government is allowing the law to take its own course.
RSS to Hold Annual Meeting For First Time in Jammu and Kashmir
He said the meeting will review the summer training camps which RSS organises every year.Vaidya said it was decided to hold the meeting in Jammu after the regional office there came forward to organise the event.
Mulayam Singh Watches Baahubali With SP Leaders, Akhilesh Missing
Interestingly MSY’s son and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was missing from the lot. The group had nobody close to Akhilesh either.
Religious Radicalisation Biggest Threat in Northeast if Not Checked: Rajnath
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday described religious radicalisation as a serious security threat and said if not checked in time, it could lead to terrorism.
Today is The Day of Accountability for The Corrupt: Piyush Goyal
On a day it was voted to power three years ago, the BJP on Tuesday said this was the day of accountability for the corrupt after government agencies searched Congress leader P Chidambaram's premises and properties allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
BJP Doesn't Have Guts to Suppress my Voice: Lalu Yadav on I-T Raids
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has reacted strongly over Income Tax Department raids on properties of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family, terming it a conspiracy by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Karti Chidambaram Cries 'Political Vendetta' After CBI Raid at Home
“This is political vendetta. The government and CBI have no evidence against me or my father. They are targeting us because my father is writing against the government,” said Karti, after the raids by CBI on his residence in Chennai.
BSP Saga: Naseemuddin's Exit May Pave Way for Kushwaha's Comeback
Sources say if Kushwaha does indeed come back to the party, it will be Maya’s strongest move against Siddiqui.
What Are You Celebrating, Rahul Asks Govt Over 3- year Gala
Pointing to farmer suicides and unemployment in the country, he said the last three years were a "betrayal" of the mandate the government had received.
On Modi's Third Anniversary as PM, Congress Decides Not to Criticise Him
Gandhi had told media that the ‘expose’ will cause an ‘earthquake’, shaking the Modi government. However, nothing of that sorts happened.
Controversial MLA Kapil Mishra Breaks Fast, Discharged From Hospital
Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday broke his fast and was discharged from the hospital where he was admitted after he had fainted at a press conference on Sunday.
BS Yeddyurappa is my Leader, Says Eshwarappa After Public Spat
Eshwarappa, however, added that the activities of Rayanna Brigade, an "apolitical forum" of dalits and backward classes floated by him would continue.
Up to Rajinikanth Whether He Wants to Enter Politics: DMK
DMK on Monday said it is up to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth whether he wants to enter politics or not.
Unlike Rahul, I Cannot Turn My Back on People of Amethi, Says Smriti Irani
Replying to another question, Union Textiles Minister Irani said, "We all eagerly wait for him (Gandhi) to speak and I would like to request to please organise a debate with him on any issue".
Narendra Modi Govt Should Celebrate Three Years of Failure: Sitaram Yechury
Tripura Chief Minister and CPI(M) politburo member Manik Sarkar alleged that the BJP was "trying to break" the harmony between tribals and non-tribals of Tripura.
Swamy Says Centre Might Introduce Bill to Build Ram Temple
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said on Monday that the Centre might introduce a bill in Parliament for building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya only after securing majority in the Rajya Sabha next year.
BJP Plans 'Modi Fest' to Mark Three Years in Power
The festival is part of half-a-dozen other nation-wide programmes which are being planned by the party and they will extend till mid-of-June.
If 'God Decides', Rajinikanth Will Join Politics. Swamy Calls it a 'Joke'
On a day When superstar Rajinikanth said 'if God decides that I join politics, then I will do so', BJP leader Subramanian Swamy called it a 'political joke' and advised him to stay out of politics.
Presidential Polls: WB CM Mamata to Meet Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday at the latter's residence in New Delhi to discuss the upcoming Presidential elections.
Bhim Army: From Social Media Mobilization to Violent Mob
An unregistered group and a movement as they call it, Bhim Army started as a social media phenomenon more than two years ago. In a short span of time, thousands of Dalits across the country started identifying themselves with this ‘aggressive’ and new kind of Ambedkarite politics.
Case Against State BJP Chief if Necessary: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a case would be registered against BJP state chief Kummanom Rajasekharan, if necessary, for allegedly "spreading false reports" related to the killing of an RSS worker in Kannur.
Rajinikanth Spoke Like PM Modi, Says RSS Ideologue
RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy has welcomed Rajinikanth’s statements on joining politics, saying the Tamil superstar is making well thought out statements.
I am Not in Fray For Prime Minister's Post, Says Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ruled out any possibility of heading grand coalition against the BJP as a Prime Ministerial candidate in the next general elections in 2019.
Massive Protest in Hyderabad to 'Save Dharna Chowk' From Relocation
The stir took a violent turn after protesters forcefully entered Dharna Chowk, breaking chairs and police barricades. Both the police and protesters hurled chairs and rained sticks on each other.
Opposition Disrupts House in Stormy First Session of UP Assembly
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly witness chaotic scenes on Monday after the Opposition disrupted the House during the Governor’s address.
Rajinikanth Leaves Door Open on Joining Politics, Says it's 'Left to God'
In an open interaction with his fans on Monday Rajinikanth said, “Right now God is using me as an actor, but I can’t say anything about the future. If God decides that I join politics, then I will do so.”
Students Should Focus on Studies, Let Elders Deal With Bigger Issues: Mehbooba
The people of Jammu and Kashmir have to choose between peace and violence, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today as she asked students to focus on their education by letting the elders address bigger issues.
Violence Mars Civic Polls in Bengal; Opposition Complains of Rigging
Sporadic violence, including gunfight and explosions, marred the civic polls in three municipalities out of seven in West Bengal on Sunday.
Congress Seeks Probe into Kapil Mishra's Allegations Against Kejriwal
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Sunday sought a "thorough probe" into the allegations levelled by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra regarding "illegal" foreign funding received by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
AC, Sofa, Carpet for CM Yogi at Martyr's House, Withdrawn After he Left
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday visited the family of the BSF jawan, Prem Sagar, who was killed and his body mutilated by the Pakistani forces.
Need to Expose Those Who Distorted History: Yogi Adityanath
He also said that there was a need to decide whether there should be a place for those who "relate themselves" to Mehmood Gaznavi, Allauddin Khilji, Babar and Aurangzeb.
Resign or I Will Drag You by the Collar to Tihar: Kapil Mishra to Kejriwal
Mishra was taken to the RML hospital here from his residence in Civil Lines, where he has been on a hunger strike for the last five days, demanding that the Aam Aadmi Party release details of foreign tours undertaken by five leaders.
The Politics of India's 'Apolitical' Presidential Race
“It is my personal choice that the former Lok Sabha speaker should be the next President of India,” says Samajwadi Party general secretary Naresh Agarwal.
AAP Live: Kapil Mishra and BJP are Singing Same Tune, Says Sanjay Singh
Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra is on a hunger strike demanding that party leaders divulge details of their foreign trips. The sacked minister has promised to make another "expose" today, a week after accusing party convener and CM Arvind Kejriwal of corruption.
West Bengal Civic Polls: Violence Mars Voting
Seven municipalities, including four in the hills around Darjeeling, in West Bengal will vote today after a bitter campaign between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party-Gorkha Janamukti Morcha alliance.
Indira Gandhi is the 'Most Acceptable' PM Till Date, Says Pranab Mukherjee
Gandhi was one of the most remarkable personalities of the 20th century.
7 Municipalities in West Bengal Vote Today After a Bitter Campaign
This time, TMC has formed an alliance with Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) and tried to put up a fight against GJM-BJP alliance.
Kapil Mishra Says Health Reports 'Faked' to Prevent Another 'Expose'
Doctors had yesterday advised hospitalisation to Mishra due to drop in blood sugar level and dehydration. Mishra also asked the Delhi police commissioner to not take actions based on "fake reports". "Sir @CPDelhi, Please don't do this just based on a fake report. I am fighting for a big cause. It's a conspiracy," the MLA said in a tweet.
Bengal Congress Chief Writes to Sonia Over Her Upcoming Meeting With Mamata
West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday expressed his discontent over party president Sonia Gandhi’s possible meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss the strategy for the Presidential elections.
Lucknow Prepares for International Yoga Day, PM Modi, CM Yogi Likely to Attend
Preparations are in full-swing for the International Yoga day to be held in Lucknow on June 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath are expected to grace the occasion, along with 50,000 yoga practitioners.
BJP Demands Probe into Kejriwal's 'Role' in PWD 'Scam'
"Kejriwal shielded his relatives' company which damaged drains and roads in order to obtain repair orders. In many cases, no repair work was carried out, but payments were still made on forged work completion certificates.
RSS Worker Killing: Governor Asks CM Vijayan to Take Action
The BJP delegation, led by former union minister and MLA O Rajagopal, also sought implementation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in violence-hit areas of Kannur by declaring them as disturbed areas, the release said.
Kapil Mishra's Fast Sponsored by BJP, Says Manish Sisodia
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday attacked sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra saying his indefinite fast was "sponsored" by the BJP.
AAP MLA Sanjeev Tries Hunger Strike Against Mishra, Police Detain him
The Delhi police on Saturday detained the Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sanjeev Jha, who tried staging a counter hunger strike in front of Kapil Mishra's residence. The police said that Jha tried to "break the public peace".
Govt Will Consider Request For Security From Separatists Leaders: Mehbooba
Nazir Ahmad, a member of sports council, said over 400 specially-abled children of various age groups from across Kashmir took part in the week-long sports event.
AAP Leader Ashish Khetan Claims to Have Received Death Threat
AAP leader Ashish Khetan on Saturday claimed to have received a "death threat" from fringe Hindu groups, and demanded that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh initiate action against the culprits.
National Herald Case: Here's a Simple Explainer
A 24-page notice issued by the Income Tax department to Young Indian termed Sonia and Rahul Gandhi as “the real beneficiary of the transaction” carried out to acquire properties worth Rs 2,000 crore
I-T Dept Calls Sonia, Rahul beneficiaries of Rs 2,000-cr Assets, Drags Priyanka
The 24-page notice issued by the Income Tax department to Young Indian (YI) Pvt Limited termed Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as “the real beneficiary of the transaction” carried out to acquire properties worth Rs 2,000 crore.
Mamata Moves Big to Attract Foreign Investment in Bengal
The West Bengal government has announced a massive drive to attract investment in the state from foreign players.
Yogi Adityanath's Hindu Yuva Vahini is Growing, And BJP is Not Very Happy
Vahini was the brainchild of Yogi Adityanath who has nurtured it since taking over the reins of Gorakhnath math and entering active politics as an MP from Gorakhpur.
People in Tripura Will Reject BJP's Communal Designs: CPI(M)
The CPI(M) on Friday trashed BJP chief Amit Shah's claim that there was a "long misrule" in Tripura and his party would put an end to it saying the people of the state will reject the "communal" designs of the Centre's ruling party.
Kejriwal Says EC Backing Out of EVM Hackathon, CEC Says Challenge is on
Zaidi told parties that their "concerns and apprehensions" regarding EVMs have been taken note of and will be addressed through the "forthcoming challenge" and other measures which the EC will take.
CM Naveen Patnaik Appoints Amar Prasad Satpathy as BJD's Chief Whip
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday appointed Badachana MLA Amar Prasad Satpathy as ruling party's chief whip to pacify resentment in it due to non-representation of several areas in the cabinet after its recent reshuffle.
Congress, Hardik Patel to Join Hands in Gujarat Assembly Elections
The Gujarat Congress announced in Ahmedabad on Friday it will support the Patidar agitation of firebrand leader Hardik Patel even as the latter is learnt to have decided to campaign for the opposition party in the 2017-end assembly elections.
Despite Failing Health, Fasting Kapil Mishra Promises Another Anti-AAP 'Expose'
Doctors on Friday advised sacked minister Kapil Mishra to get admitted in hospital as his condition weakened on the third day of his indefinite hunger strike, but the suspended AAP leader was adamant about continuing and has also promised another "expose" against the AAP on Sunday.
Haryana Govt Shoots Down Punjab's SYL Canal Dialogue Claim
Within hours of Punjab government's contention that it had agreed on Friday to a dialogue with Haryana on the SYL canal issue following Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention, the latter strongly disputed the claim, saying it is "misleading and incorrect".
Jay Panda Sacked From Post of Biju Janata Dal Spokesperson
Party chief Amit Shah has made it clear that Odisha, which has been governed by Patnaik since 2000, is vital to expand the BJP's reach in the eastern part of the country.
Elect One, Get One Free: Sena MLA Sends 'Proxy' To Drought-Hit Village
CNN-News18 has access to video footage where Fanse is seen being greeted by villagers and even chairing a meeting, while pretending to be their elected representative.
BJP Worker Accused in Murder of CPM Man Hacked to Death in Kannur
Dhanaraj was hacked to death by a group of people inside his house in July 2016.
Mamata's 'Appeasement Policies' to be Discussed at VHP Meet
The West Bengal government had recently shut more than 125 RSS-affiliated Vivekananda Vidyavikas Parishad (VVP), a move which will be discussed in the meet.
My Son is Truth's Agent, Not BJP's: Kapil Mishra's Mother
Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra's mother has written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of spreading lies regarding her son.
Presidential Poll: Opposition Coming Together to Save Political Existence, Says BJP
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, on Friday described Congress President Sonia Gandhi's effort, to forge opposition unity for the presidential poll as a "fight for political existence".
Aam Aadmi Party Live: Kapil Mishra's Mother Scolds Kejriwal, Says 'Speak Up'
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra has promised to make more “revelations” on Sunday, questioning the silence of party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on corruption allegations made by him.
He's a Blackmailer, Says Mayawati as Siddiqui Makes Rs 50-crore Allegation
Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui has alleged that party chief Mayawati had demanded Rs 50 crore from him and made objectionable remarks against Muslims, charges which the former chief minister trashed while calling him a "blackmailer".
Election Commission to Meet 55 Parties Today, May Reveal EVM Hackathon Date
As the political tussle over the use of Electronic Voting Machines heats up, the Election Commission will on Friday meet representatives of 55 political parties, 16 of which had urged it to return to ballot papers.
Facing Heat, Maharashtra BJP Chief Regrets Comments on Farmers
Under attack from the Opposition over his comments against farmers, Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve on Thursday expressed regret over what he said but asserted that he has always been a farmers' sympathiser.
Threat and Intimidation Cannot Silence Me, Says Mamata Banerjee
"I am in politics but it does not give me the right to dictate what others will eat or not. This is not the real religion. Religion does not teach us to do politics over it or kill people. Religion means faith, peace, love and brotherhood," she said.
Can't Prosecute Yogi Adityanath For Gorakhpur Riots: UP Govt to Court
The plea said that his speech had led to the riots in Gorakhpur that year. Yogi was made an accused and was jailed. Later on, the case went to the criminal investigation department of the UP police for further probe, which asked for prosecution sanction in 2015.
All is Well in BJP Karnataka Unit, Says BS Yeddyurappa
Yeddyurappa and Eshwarappa had indulged in a public spat, over the former's "unilateral" style of functioning and appointment of party office-bearers "ignoring loyal workers" and the old guard of the party.
Chup Chup Baithe Ho, Zaroor Koi Baat Hai: Kapil's Latest Salvo at Kejriwal
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Thursday questioned the “silence” of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on allegations of corruption in the alleged Rs 400 water tanker scam.