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  • Assembly bypolls: Seat sharing pact sealed between JD(U), RJD, Congress 9 hours 22 minutes ago

    In a major political development in Bihar, the 'secular' parties have joined hands to fight "communal" BJP in the upcoming Assembly by-elections. According to the sources, as the three parties finalised the deal, the JD(U) will contest 3 seats, RJD 5 and Congress 2. The so called non-secular show of Narendra Modi...
  • Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ends 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ended in Raipur on Friday. Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal Kaushik adjourned the House sine die in Raipur on Friday evening. The monsoon session had a total of five sittings from July 21 till 25, during which 759 questions were asked and 54 call attention...
  • Rajasthan government to begin with the repair of Indira Gandhi canal soon 23 hours 35 minutes ago

    Recruitment of 314 junior engineers, repairing of Indira Gandhi canal, efforts to increase water inflow to Pushkar lake in Ajmer are among the slew of promises made on Saturday by the Rajasthan government in the state Assembly. Water Resources Minister Sanwarlal Jat also assured the House that the government would make...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Remarks on Sania only to argue the case of students: G Kishan Reddy Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy on Friday tried to defend his party MLA's controversial remarks about Sania Mirza, saying he was not opposing her being made the state's brand ambassador but was only arguing for students who have been denied scholarships as their parents settled in the...
  • Assembly bypolls: Congress sweeps all three seats; CM Rawat wins Dharchula Yesterday

    It came as a blow to the BJP as Congress registered massive victory on all the three seats of Dharchula, Doiwala and Someshwar in the Assembly bypolls.  Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the Dharchula Assembly seat with a margin of 20,604 votes on Friday. Rawat, who took charge as the eighth...
  • Congress stages walk-out over alleged irregularities in appointment of 'patwaris' Yesterday

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walk-out in the Chhattisgarh Assembly over alleged irregularities in the appointment of 'patwaris' (a village-level revenue official) in the state. Raising the issue through attention motion, Leader of Opposition TS Singhdeo, state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and MLA Siyaram Kaushik levelled allegations of corruption in...
  • BJP, JDU MLAs come to blows in Bihar Assembly 2 days ago

    Patna: Some Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United MLAs came to blows in the Bihar Vidhan Parishad during a discussion on women safety on Thursday. The clash took place following a heated argument over questions raised by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi was the deputy chief minister and finance...
  • Crime rate declined in State, says Rajasthan government 4 days ago

    Government on Tuesday informed Rajasthan Assembly that the state has recorded a considerable dip in the overall crime rate in the last one year. Rural Development Minister Gulabchand Kataria intervened in a debate during the Zero Hour and informed the Assembly that the state has registered a decline in the crime...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia 4 days ago

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • Congress disrupts MP House proceedings over MPPEB scam probe 5 days ago

    Congress members led by Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare on Monday staged a sit-in in the well of the House demanding tabling of the list of candidates selected for the post of transport constables and also handing over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI. After ruckus on...
  • Ruckus in Assembly over poor state of law and order in the state 5 days ago

    The issue of law and order in Uttar Pradesh on Monday generated heat in Lok Sabha with a BJP member alleging increased incidents of rape, murder and dacoities in the state and Samajwadi Party members protesting her remarks. As Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked first-time MP Niranjan Jyoti to stop her speech saying...
  • Rahul Gandhi backs Assam CM Gogoi, asks him to control rebel MLAs 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended his support to beleagured Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and asked him to keep the rebel MLAs, who want him removed, under control. Gogoi has been facing severe opposition from Congress MLAs Cabinet after the party's debacle in the recent Lok Sabha...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • By-election for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 6 days ago

    By-election for ten Legislative Assembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if the JD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will take place on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have been necessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabha and resignation by...
  • Delhi: No question of MLAs supporting BJP, AAP, says Congress 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that some Congress MLAs are willing to support BJP if it comes forward to form the government in Delhi, the party on Saturday presented all its eight legislators before the media in a bid to put up a united front. "All our eight MLAs are united. Congress...
  • 'Process of re-demarcation of panchayats to be completed by Feb 2015' 1 week ago

    The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the Rajasthan would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister GC Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero...
  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • Jaitley presents Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 cr, no new taxes proposed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 crore in the Lok Sabha. No new taxes have been proposed by the Finance Minister in the budget. Rs 260 crore has been provided for power subsidy in Delhi. Jaitley said that Rs 0.80-1.20 per unit...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Congress hints at government formation in Delhi, efforts underway July 17, 2014

    Congress leader Barkha Shukla has said that government should be formed in the national capital. "It does not matter who forms but there should be a government. What if elections do take place but the same situation arises again," she asks. ...
  • Hold fresh Assembly polls in Delhi, says wary Congress July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apprehensive that rival parties may poach away its MLAs in Delhi, Congress on Wednesday demanded fresh Assembly polls in the national capital and expressed concern over any attempts at horse-trading. "BJP can stoop to any low to gain power. Since they have a government at the Centre, why...
  • BJP creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly July 16, 2014

    Opposition BJP on Wednesday created ruckus in Bihar Assembly over denial of chance to one of its members to ask a question in the House. BJP members were on their feet right protesting the police lathicharge on fixed pay teachers on Tuesday. In the ensuing din the Speaker, who read out names...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • Polavaram issue sparks protest in Odisha Assembly July 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The controversial Polavaram dam issue sparked protests inside and outside Odisha assembly on Monday with ruling BJD MLAs disrupting house proceedings and their party colleagues organising a 12-hour 'hartal' in four southern districts. The treasury bench members demanding cancellation of the dam project, the bill on which had been passed...