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  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien against...
  • LK Advani backs Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Bharat Ratna, says it's befitting for a patriot like him 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani backed former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name for the Bharat Ratna calling him a true patriot. In an intervew to CNN-IBN he said, "A Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee should not be seen in terms of a reward for doing...
  • No one can derail development agenda of Modi government: Amit Shah 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    Chennai: Amid the raging controversy over a conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, BJP President Amit Shah asserted that such incidents would not derail the party-led NDA Government from its development agenda. "BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from...
  • Rajasthan: Kota BJP MLA allegedly threatens people for not voting for the party 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    Kota: In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party a Rajasthan MLA was allegedly threatening voters if they did not vote for the party. A video has surfaced allegedly showing BLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat from Ladpura in Kota threatening voters with consequences if they did not vote for the BJP...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 5 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • Never wanted to convert the world but to win over its heart, says VHP 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to "win over its heart". Speaking at a book launch, VHP patron Ashok Singhal said it was due to their "struggle" in the...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • Former union minister D Napoleon quits DMK to join BJP 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    Chennai: Former union minister and long time DMK leader D Napoleon was inducted into Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday in the presence of party president Amit Shah in Chennai. The actor quit the DMK on Saturday. He is also the close relative of former minister KN Nehru. Napoleon's induction into the BJP...
  • J&K contestants await results with bated breath 10 hours 53 minutes ago

    Srinagar: More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Opposition PDP's...
  • Rajasthan: Kota CMO withdraws voulntary retirement plea after safety assurance from Health Minister 13 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kota: Two days after a BJP MLA from Kota was suspended for allegedly abusing a Chief Medical Officer, the officer has withdrawn his application for voluntary retirement. Kota's CMO RN Yadav took back his resignation after the Health Minister assured him of safety for his family. The Health Minister has also...
  • VHP goes ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' programme, 're-converts' over 200 Christians to Hinduism 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    Valsad (Gujarat): Going ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' plans, Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The right-wing outfit also said the re-conversion was "voluntary" and...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP 23 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...
  • Record polling registered in J&K and Jharkhand: EC Yesterday

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir recorded a "historic and unprecedented" polling in the last 27 years with 66 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the five phases, the last one today recording a high 76 per cent with voters braving freezing temperatures. The streak of strong balloting was also followed...
  • J&K exit poll: PDP may win 36-41 seats, BJP 16-22, NC & Congress 9-13 each, no seat for BJP in Valley Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the People Democratic Party (PDP) victory in Jammu & Kashmir. According to the exit poll the PDP is expected to get 36-41 seats in the 87-member state Assembly. The BJP which fought the election with a lot of spirit is expected to...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly. The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU...
  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar Yesterday

    Madhepura: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar. "Through hard work I ensured electricity in households for greater hours which facilitated watching television for a longer duration....
  • Jharkhand polls: Final phase sees 70 per cent voter turnout Yesterday

    Ranchi: Over 25 lakh people more than 70 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in the fifth and last round of the Assembly election in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen constituencies voted on Saturday in the final phase. Of the 16 seats, seven were reserved for Scheduled Tribes...
  • BJP against forcible conversions: Amit Shah Yesterday

    Kochi: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party was against forcible conversions and asked other political parties in the country to support a bill in this regard if they were 'sincere' in their approach to secularism. "BJP is against forceful conversions and that is why we want to bring...
  • J&K polls: How the day unfolded Yesterday

    Polling begins for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record voter turnout in...
  • Modi government succeeded in containing inflation: Amit Shah 2 days ago

    Palakkad: BJP President Amit Shah claimed that the Narendra Modi government has succeeded in containing inflation and strengthening the economy of the country. Addressing a public meeting organised at the Kota maiden here as part of the state leaders meeting, Shah said inflation that stood at 7 per cent has...
  • J&K election: 5th phase polling on Saturday, litmus test for BJP in Jammu 2 days ago

    Jammu: As many as 213 candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and four other ministers, will be battling it out for 20 Legislative Assembly seats in the fifth and the final leg of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. This phase is very important for Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • BJP MP mocks Swachh Bharat campaign, allegedly throws garbage into TMC leader's house 2 days ago

    New Delhi: TMC MP Kakoli Dastidar has complained to Parliament House Committee Chairman Arjun Ram Meghwal accusing BJP MP OP Yadav, residing on the first floor of the housing complex, of throwing garbage in her backyard. The TMC MP has refused to shift to her newly allotted house on North...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Countdown begins for final phase of Assembly polls in J&K 2 days ago

    Jammu: Stage is set for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record...
  • BJP MLA Prahlad Gunjal suspended from party for abusing and threatening Chief Medical Officer 2 days ago

    Kota: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Kota Prahlad Gunjal has been suspended from party for allegedly abusing and threatening a Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) for transfer of a male nurse. Police had registered a FIR on Thursday evening against Gunjal under various sections of IPC for intimidating and threatening...
  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...
  • Rajasthan: BJP MLA booked for allegedly abusing, threatening Chief Medical Officer; party seeks explanation 2 days ago

    Kota: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Kota Prahlad Gunjal has been booked for allegedly threatening a Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) for transfer of a male nurse. An audio clip of their conversation is circulating on Whatsapp. Police registered a first information report (FIR) on Thursday evening against MLA Phralad Gunjal...
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu's convoy attacked by stone-pelters in Jammu 2 days ago

    Jammu: BJP leader Navjot Sidhu's convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his driver injured at Bhor camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, police said. Sidhu was campaigning in the Bhor camp area for the party candidate from Gandhi Nagar...
  • Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand, 208 candidates in fray for 16 seats 3 days ago

    Ranchi: Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand which will go the polls on December 20. "Polling will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM in all 16 constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women...
  • J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends with 213 candidates in fray on 20 seats 3 days ago

    Jammu: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their...