BJP MP

  • Indian youths joining ISIS, a disturbing development: BJP MP July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Alarmed by reports of some Indian youths visiting Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a BJP member in the Lok Sabha on Friday wanted urgent steps to sternly deal with the issue. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Yogi Adityanath said reports that four...
  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? July 8, 2014

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. ...
  • TMC MP says some BJP MPs tried to beat him, says one BJP MP was drunk July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janta Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. As soon as the House assembled at 3:30 PM after an...
  • Kirti Azad alleges harassment by Heathrow authorities July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday alleged he was harassed by authorities at London's Heathrow Airport. He alleged the airport authorities stopped him because of his last name "Azad". The authorities allegedly accused him of carrying a "suspicious" liquid, which Azad claimed was just water. He was allowed to...
  • Wheat worth Rs 3.5 cr damaged in rain in Vadodara August 12, 2012

    Vadodara: Over 3,000 quintals of wheat worth over Rs 3.5 crore was damaged due to rains over the last two days as local officials had failed to make proper storage arrangements, BJP MP Balkrishna Shukla said on Sunday. "Food Corporation of India and Central Warehousing Corporation had kept 3,000 quintals of...
  • Are RTI activists an easy prey? July 21, 2010

    Fate of whistleblowers shows how even RTI is not a protection for people who chase the truth. ...
  • Watch: BJP's lone Muslim MP finally gets US visa October 20, 2009

    New Delhi: BJP's lone Muslim MP, Shahnawaz Hussain, has finally gotten his visa to enter the United States, but only after leader of the Opposition L K Advani and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh intervened. ...
  • Shahnawaz demands an explanation for visa row October 20, 2009

    BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain demands an answer from the Government on why he was denied a US visa in the beginning. He also asked why the US is sending out mixed signals and must clarify its stand on the issue. ...
  • BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain fails to get US visa October 20, 2009

    New Delhi: BJP MP and former Union Minister Shahnawaz Hussain has failed to get an American visa on time and is unable to join a parliamentary delegation to New York to attend the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. "I was one among the five MPs who were to attend a UN...
  • Passport scam: Politicians unmasked May 4, 2007

    Hyderabad: The man accused of masterminding the fake passport scam travel agent, Rasheed Ali is now revealing how far out his network spreads. MPs, MLAs and former ministers across political parties and across several states may all have been a part of it. Rashid Ali is now believed to be naming...
  • Cricket bookie in passport scam May 4, 2007

    New Delhi: More skeletons are tumbling out of the closet in the fake passport scam case that began with the arrest of BJP MP Babubhai Katara from New Delhi airport few weeks ago. The dramatic surrender of alleged kingpin Rashid Ali on Thursday has opened a can of worms and...
  • Human trafficking: Kingpin surrenders May 4, 2007

    Hyderabad: They say he's the brains behind it all, the kingpin of the human trafficking scandal that's claimed MPs from Gujarat to Andhra Pradesh. Rashid Ali a travel agent who is allegedly the key player in the fake passport scam had gone missing when BJP MP Babubhai Katara...
  • MP Katara sent to judicial custody April 30, 2007

    New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday told a city court that it has sufficient evidence to nail all the five MPs under scanner in the human trafficking case. Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Monday sent suspended BJP MP from Dahod Babubhai Katara, to judicial custody for...
  • SIT Impact: Passport tout arrested April 28, 2007

    New Delhi:The TSIIBN network Special Investigation on the fake passport and visa racket has made investigating agencies sit up and take notice. The tout that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) spoke to has been arrested and his interrogation is leading to the unraveling of a far wider network. The investigation showed...
  • TRS sacks 'scam tainted' top man April 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Wednesday night suspended its MP and secondincommand from Medak, A Narendra from the party for his alleged involvement in human trafficking racket. Narendra incurred the wrath of the party leadership following reports that he had allegedly tampered with the passports of two of...
  • Ethics debate over passport scam April 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The fake passport scam net involving Members of Parliament across party lines has opened a can of worms on the state of Indian politics. There has been widespread discontent and Parliament has come under severe criticism over the deteriorating ethics and standards. On Wednesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee...
  • Meet to decide fate of tainted MPs April 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The human trafficking case involving Members of Parliament is becoming murkier. Four MPs have already been served a notice by the police and many more could be involved leading to an extremely embarrassing situation for Parliamentarians. In view of the serious charges against the MPs, Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath...
  • Fake passport scam net widens April 24, 2007

    New Delhi/Jalandhar: The Punjab police on Tuesday arrested a travel agent and recovered 34 fake passports reportedly linked to MP Babubhai Katara's detention last week. Travel agent Harbhajan Singh was arrested after a tip off provided by Paramjeet Kaur the woman Katara was trying to 'smuggle' abroad. We...
  • Should MP privileges be scrapped? April 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Lowprofile BJP MP Babubhai Katara is suddenly hogging the limelight and for all the wrong reasons. Caught in the immigration racket, Katara was arrested from Delhi's international airport last week while trying to sneak a woman out of the country on his wife's passport. But Kataras arrest seems like...
  • No bail to BJP MP's wife: Delhi HC April 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Punjab police on Tuesday recovered 34 passports from a raid on a Jalandhar travel agency. The raid came after 25 passports were recovered on Monday from the six people named in the case. The Delhi Police are also questioning four MPs allegedly involved in the racket, while notices have...
  • More MPs caught in traffic(ing) jam April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: The Babubhai Katara human trafficking case has become murkier. First two, then four and now it seems many more MPs could be involved in the scandal that runs deep. The Delhi Police on Monday said they have recovered 25 passports from the six people arrested in the case....
  • Police to grill MPs on trafficking April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: The four MP's, who were named in the human trafficking case, will be present before the crime branch of Delhi police by Tuesday morning. The MP's have been asked to bring their passports as well as passports of their family members. The crime branch of the Delhi police...
  • BJP MP Babubhai's fall from fame April 23, 2007

    Dahod (Gujarat): Until last week Babubhai Katara was the face of the BJP in the tribal heartland of Dahod in Gujarat. A close confidante of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and favoured by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Katara was fast emerging as one of the top BJP leaders in the...
  • Katara case: Bhopal opines April 22, 2007

    Here's what residents of Bhopal feel about the issue of MPs being involved in human trafficking. ...
  • Mumbaikars want MP Katara banned April 22, 2007

    People in Mumbai say MPs like Babubhai Katara should be banned from politics. ...
  • Kins of Gampa quizzed in Babubhai case April 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Relatives of Rajendra Gampa, a Hyderabad resident arrested in the human trafficking case allegedly involving BJP MP Babubhai Katara, were interrogated by a team of Delhi Police officials on Sunday in Hyderabad. Babubhai Katara was caught at Delhis IGI Airport on Wednesday while trying to take one Paramjeet through...
  • Sex stimulants found in Katara's bag April 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Its not just a human trafficking charge that has suspended BJP MP Babubhai Katara in trouble. There was more embarrassment in store for Katara on Sunday when Delhi police recovered locallymade Viagra and other sex stimulants from the baggage he was carrying to Toronto before being arrested. "We recovered...
  • Accused MPs get political stab April 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The arrest of BJP MP Babubhai Katara in a human trafficking case may just be the tip of the iceberg. Sunderlal Yadav, who the police say was the conduit between the MP and travel agents, has named four other MPs in connection with the case. They are Mohammed...
  • MPs deny human trafficking charges April 21, 2007

    New Delhi: The alleged human trafficking racket doesnt end with suspended BJP MP Babubhai Katara. Four more MPs, three from the BSP and one from the BJP were allegedly involved in the human trafficking racket. BSP MPs Mohammad Tahir Khan from Sultanpur, Mitrasen Yadav from Faizabad and Ashok Rawat from...
  • Katara's bank accounts in Dahod frozen April 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Three bank accounts of BJP MP Babubhai Katara, arrested in a human trafficking case, were frozen at the request of Delhi Police on Saturday. A Delhi Police team visited some banks in Dahod, including the Bank of Baroda, and asked for Katara's accounts to be frozen. The team was...