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  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill February 25, 2015

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • After Delhi, AAP eyes Punjab, also plans to fight local elections in Bengaluru February 12, 2015

    Chandigarh: After the Aam Admi Party (AAP) swept the Delhi elections, deep fissures have emerged between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). On Tuesday, violent clashes erupted between BJP and SAD supporters in Punjab's Tarntaran district over distribution of tickets for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation Polls. A...
  • Dera Sacha Sauda pledges support for BJP in Delhi polls February 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Dera Sacha Sauda which commands considerable support among weaker sections in Delhi has decided to support the Bharatiya (BJP) for the upcoming polls in the national capital. According to sources, the Dera's political committee will meet to take the final call on who they will back. The Dera...
  • Delhi elections: 132 FIRs against political parties for violating model code January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In the run up to the assembly polls, a maximum of 58 FIRs have been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) out of the total 132 filed against different political parties for violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Besides 28 FIRs were registered against BJP, 27 against...
  • BJP declares remaining 4 candidates for Delhi assembly poll January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday night declared its remaining four candidates for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections and left four other seats for its ally Shiromani Akali Dal. BJP on Monday had declared a total of 62 candidates for the 70 assembly seats in Delhi assembly. ...
  • Ira Bhaskar quits Censor Board to protest certification to 'MSG' January 17, 2015

    After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar also decided to quit. Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as reasons for...
  • Censor Board is the last word, we dont interfere: Government January 17, 2015

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Leela Samson saying that the tribunal was doing it's job and was an independent body. He also said that if she had allegations of co-ercion she should present evidence that there was interference. ...
  • MSG row takes its toll, Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of chief Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Censor Board members up in arms, Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    Just three days after the Censor Board refused certification to Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film Messenger of God, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overturned that decision. Hours later, Censor board Chief Leela Samson resigned, terming the Tribunal's decision "a mockery" of the Censor Board. ...
  • Leela Samson resigns: Is it time to scrap the Censor Board? January 16, 2015

    The Censor Board is up in arms after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the release of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' despite the board having said no to the film. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned in protest and more members of the board have followed suit. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 16, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • I am not trying to play god in the movie: Dera Chief January 16, 2015

    Ram Rahim Singh denied playing god in the movie and urged protesters to see the movie for themselves before passing judgement. He also denied putting any pressure on the censor board. Dera supporters are celebrating the clearance of the film by the apellate tribunal. ...
  • This is a serious charge by the Censor board chief: Congress January 16, 2015

    Leela Samson's resignation is one among many in the recent past. The style of the Modi government is that of a dictatorial style of functioning. Independently, their work was not allowed to be carried out. That is a serious charge she has made. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Nothing objectionable in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief January 16, 2015

    There has been a big controversy over the film 'MSG - Messenger of God' by Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh. Censor board chief Leela Samson has resigned citing interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • I have not called myself God in 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim January 16, 2015

    Gurgaon: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday denied that he had called himself God in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God'. He said there was nothing objectionable in his film and that the Censor Board has muted just two words. Speaking with mediapersons in Gurgaon after...
  • Rift between SAD, BJP may grow over Punjab Minister Majithia's arrest January 10, 2015

    Chandigarh: After the showdown over the arrest of Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a drug case the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab and its ally BJP have locked horns again. Several sikh outfits have called for a bandh in Punjab over a demand to release Sikh prisoners...
  • Centre not in favour of freeing terrorists convicted in serious charges January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: As Punjab government sought release of the state's prisoners, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday indicated that legal opinion could be taken in select cases like old people and those having completed 20 years in prison but not those convicted in serious charges. Releasing terrorists convicted in charges like...
  • Punjab government holds sit-in protest against drug trade near international borders January 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal is holding a sit-in protest against drug trade in the state. SAD is holding the sit-in near the international borders making a pitch for greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan to stop flow of drugs. SAD has blamed the Border Security Force...
  • Punjab government protests against BSF, says drugs come from Pakistan and Afghanistan January 4, 2015

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab is in a tough situation fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The party is now trying to shift blame to the border security security force...
  • Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED office for questioning December 26, 2014

    Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident...
  • ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case December 22, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case December 22, 2014

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case December 21, 2014

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • Amritsar will be one of the best cities by 2017: Sukhbir Singh Badal November 8, 2014

    Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will make Amritsar as one of the best cities in the world by year 2017. Stating that he was personally monitoring the ongoing development projects in the city, he said city residents will get relief from traffic...
  • Punjab: Tax raised to mobilise funds for development, says SAD October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday supported the SAD-BJP led Punjab government's move to increase VAT on diesel, cold drinks and cigarettes, saying tax was raised to mobilise funds for development. In a statement, SAD general secretary and core committee member Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the rate of...
  • Modi government has never refused financial aid to Punjab: CM Parkash Singh Badal September 7, 2014

    Ludhiana: Accusing Congress of misguiding people by spreading "false propaganda" that the Centre was not providing funds to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asserted that the Narendra Modi government has never denied financial aid to the state. "The UPA government knew that they will not be able...
  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? August 25, 2014

    It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. ...
  • Punjab bypoll results: Congress, SAD win one seat each August 25, 2014

    The Congress was at par with the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Punjab where both the parties won one seat each in the bypolls held last week. Congress leader Preneet Kaur won the Patiala seat while Akali Dal's Mohinder Singh Sidhu won the Talwandi Sabo seat. The Aam Aadmi Party finished...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJDJDUCong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu PrasadNitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...