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  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still undecided on post-poll alliance with BJP 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is likely to wait for a few days to get a government as the Bharatiya Janata Party has not decided on the party for post-poll alliance. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met party legislators in Mumbai, but no decision has been announced yet on the post-poll alliance. Sena...
  • BJP ready for Delhi Assembly elections, says Satish Upadhyay 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    The BJP is ready for polls says the Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay- saying that if elections were held now, BJP would be prepared. ...
  • NCP has extended support to BJP keeping in mind the people of Maharashtra, says Majeed Memon 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    NCP leader Majeed Memon said that the Bharatiya Janata Party needs to think about what Praful Patel has said. Patel had earlier said that NCP will offer external support to BJP, the single largest party in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Memon said that the NCP has to pay for the...
  • Dhaula Kuan gangrape case: All five accused awarded life imprisonment, charged Rs 50,000 fine 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All five accused in the Dhaula Kuan gangrape case of 2010 - Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin, have been awarded life imprisonment and charged with a fine of Rs 50,000. A Dwarka court delivered the judgement on...
  • Surat diamond merchant's massive Diwali bonus for employees: houses, cars and jewellery 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but diamond...
  • BJP MLAs Captain Abhimanyu Singh, Manohar Lal Khattar in close race to be Haryana CM 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party won a complete majority in Haryana but it is still in dilemma on who to appoint the chief minister. Party sources said that the legislature party will meet on Tuesday in Chandigarh. Sources added that BJP observers Venkaiah Naidu and Dinesh sharma will hold...
  • I was never a good student, PM Modi tells AIIMS graduates 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a convocation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital and said, "I was never a good student, nor did I get a chance to receive an award." While addressing the convocation, Modi advised the students to...
  • FIR registered in suicide case of lyricist Santosh's son and wife 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An FIR has been registered in the suicide case of lyricist Santosh Anand's son and his wife. The couple committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Mathura last weeK. The couple's 5-year-old daughter who was with them, survived the accident. She is in a critical...
  • NCP Kerala unit unhappy over offer of support to BJP 4 hours 10 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Kerala, a component of the CPI(M)-led LDF, has conveyed its reservations to the central leadership over the offer of support to the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra. The state unit voiced objection to the "unilateral way" the support was offered by the central...
  • Congress wins by-election in Manipur 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was on Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said. Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes, they...
  • Surat: Diamond merchant gifts cars to all his employees for Diwali 4 hours 33 minutes ago

    Surat: A Surat based diamond baron has gifted all his employees brand new cars as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. The diamond industry in Surat district of Gujarat may not be passing through the most dazzling phases in its history but employees were still rewarded for...
  • Maharashtra: BJP still in two minds over post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, say sources 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After a victory in Maharashtra, hectic parleys are going on within the Bharatiya Janata Party and it is still in two minds over a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena despite party chief Uddhav Thackeray's overtures, said sources on Monday. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto raises Kashmir issue again, says will take it back from India 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Karachi: In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. "When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally on Sunday. "We will...
  • Shiv Sena talks toughs, reminds BJP that it hasn't won a clear mandate in Maharashtra 6 hours 47 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party's former ally Shiv Sena is talking tough and has reminded the party that it not won a clear mandate in Maharashtra polls. The BJP has won 123 out of 288 seats and is short of 22 seats to be able to form a government in...
  • Assam government's aid gives a new lease of life to the state's 130-year-old fireworks industry this Diwali 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    Barpeta: As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the 130-year-old firework industry in Assam is getting a new lease of life this festive season. The state government's aid of almost Rs 7 crore is trying to fire-up the industry once again. The Barpeta fireworks industry in lower Assam was started way...
  • Delhi: Nearly 60,000 women two-wheeler riders fined for not wearing helmets 7 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In just 35 days, close to 60,000 women two-wheeler and pillion riders in the capital have been issued traffic tickets for not wearing helmets, data from the Delhi Police has reveals. Sustained efforts by the police and general awareness have slowly brought the numbers down. An amendment to the...
  • Burdwan blast: NIA raids suspected terrorist Shakil Ahmed's tailoring shop 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    Burdwan: A National Investigative Agency team on Sunday raided suspected terrorist Shakil Ahmed's tailoring shop at the Borwna village of Beldanga in West Bengal. Shakil Ahmed was killed in the Khagragarh blast in Burdwan on October 2. The NIA team recovered a diary, a mobile phone, documents and Islamic books...
  • BJP's Captain Abhimanyu Singh frontrunner to be Haryana CM, Devendra Fadnavis for Maharashtra 8 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After its massive victory in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now in a huddle to choose the chief ministers. The BJP will form the government on its own in Haryana, but in Maharashtra it needs allies as it is short of majority. The BJP...
  • Will BJP pick NCP over Shiv Sena as the Modi wave sweeps Maharashtra? 15 hours 49 minutes ago

    With BJP emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra and yet falling short of reaching the halfway mark, it has two options, either to join hands with former ally Shiv Sena or the NCP. ...
  • MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi 16 hours 25 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi. The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and...
  • Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra polls 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The richest and poorest candidates who contested the Maharashtra assembly elections were defeated. However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill constituency. Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu emerged triumphant from the Dindoshi assembly constituency in Mumbai,...
  • Prakash Javadekar lauds AIR for taking classical music to common man 17 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded All India Radio for its service of supporting classical musicians and carrying the art form to the common man. "The Minister paid glowing tributes to AIR for the yeoman service in patronising hundreds of classical musicians over the years and also...
  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Senior Cogress leaders Narayan Rane and Harshwardhan Patil were two of the fourteen former Maharashtra ministers, who have lost this year's state Assembly elections. While former Industries Minister Narayan Rane lost to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena from Kudal constituency, former Co-operation minister and sitting MLA Harshawardhan Patil lost...
  • Maharashtra polls: MNS' only north Indian candidate loses seat to BJP rival 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Akhilesh Chaubey, a north Indian candidate fielded by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in the state assembly polls, was defeated by BJP's Atul Bhatkhalkar from Kandivali East constituency. The MNS had caused eyebrows to raise as the party known for its anti-north Indian stand since its birth in 2006, had given...
  • BJP has not decided on Maharashtra, Haryana CMs: Rajnath Singh 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP has not taken any decision yet on chief ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "So far we have not taken any decision on chief ministers of Maharashtra or Haryana," he said after a meeting of the BJP...
  • For first time 13 women set to enter Haryana Assembly 17 hours 26 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: For the first time in Haryana, known for its skewed sex ratio, 13 women will enter the state Assembly out of 116 women candidates who contested the polls. BJP, which got the majority, has given the maximum eight women candidates to the 90-member Haryana Assembly. Congress has three women...
  • Haryana polls: Only 20 MLAs retain their seats 17 hours 31 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Only 20 MLAs retained their seats in the 90-member Haryana Assembly. They were 12 from Congress, three from BJP, four from INLD and another MLA, who was in INLD, contested as a nominee of BJP this time. The Congress candidates who retained their seats were outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder...
  • Maharashtra: No rotational CM, Fadnavis front-runner for top post, say BJP sources 17 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is firm on having the next chief minister of Maharashtra from the party even as it is short of reaching the halfway mark, sources told CNN-IBN. There will be no rotational CM as was suggested in some reports earlier in the day, said highly placed...
  • Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt 17 hours 39 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from 24 in 2009 to 10 seats. BJP, a strong votary of small states, seems...
  • Assembly elections: BJP set to form government in Maharashtra with NCP support 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Riding the crest of a Narendra Modi wave, BJP is set to form government in Maharashtra for the first time on its own with surprise "outside support" from NCP as the Assembly poll threw up a hung House with the party emerging a clear winner but falling short of...