Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • Arun Jaitley calls December 16 gangrape a 'small incident', clarifies later Yesterday

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley has sparked a row after he made a controversial remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley was addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student a 'small incident of...
  • BJP mulling age limit for Parliamentary Board: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After keeping party veterans out of the Cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now mulling an age limit cut-off for the party's Parliamentary board. Sources have told CNN-IBN that consultations are on with the BJP on the structure of the new Parliamentary board. Sources say that 75 years cut-off...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious e-governance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • RSS imprint on BJP chief Amit Shah's new team, seven party members get key posts 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The imprint of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Bharatiya Janata Party's new team is certain with as many as seven RSS members being given key posts in BJP President Amit Shah's newly constituted core team. Ram Madhav, who has been the media face of the RSS, has been...
  • No jokes please, we are politicians! Government to act against RJs airing jokes on MPs, mimicking them August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. "The language used by radio jockeys on private...
  • Fake encounter cases: Court warns Amit Shah, says will act against accused absent without valid reason August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A Central Bureau of Investigation court has hit out at the accused remaining absent from the hearings into the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The court has said that if the accused are absent from the hearing and valid reason is not given, then appropriate action will be taken...
  • MP: BJP MLA Rustam Singh caught on camera slapping toll employee August 14, 2014

    Bhopal: In another instance of our politicians taking law into their own hands, a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rustam Singh from Madhya Pradesh was seen slapping a toll employee. The incident was caught on camera. The incident took place late on Wednesday night near Morena on the Agra-Mumbai National Highway. Shockingly,...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointments Bill will be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday while the Constitution Amendment Bill has already been tabled in the Upper House. Both the Bills were passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress leader Anand Sharma has told CNN-IBN that his party will not...
  • Silent on the first day, Rahul likely to lead the Congress in communal violence debate today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is ready to take on the government in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Thursday over the communal violence debate. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the party in Parliament even as he chose to remain silent during Wednesday's session. Congress Leader...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • AIADMK's Thambidurai unanimously elected as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK leader Thambidurai was on Wednesday elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by the members of the House. Thambidurai, who had filed his nomination on Tuesday, was backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh and got the support of all other...
  • After Lalu-Nitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Other nominations for the post of the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker will be filed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, AIADMK's Thambidurai filed his nomination backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is supporting Thambidurai, along with all other parties....
  • PM Modi to visit Leh, Kargil today; to inaugurate hydro-power projects, address troops August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Leh and Kargil on Tuesday. This is his first visit to both these places after assuming office. He is also the first PM to visit after the Kargil war. PM Modi will inaugurate two hydro-power projects. He will also address troops at Leh...
  • Make categories for Bharat Ratna, bar PMs from the honour, suggests Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As speculation around who will get the Bharat Ratna continues, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson has suggested making separate categories for pre- and post-independence personalities. He has said that former prime ministers should be ineligible for the award. "I think the time has come when we should separate the categories....
  • Congress is left alone on Judicial Appointment Bill: Naresh Aggarwal August 11, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal on Monday said that the Judicial Reform Bill is accepted across the party lines and Congress is left alone on its stand to oppose it. ...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. ...
  • Smriti Irani says statement on Yale University certificate misconstrued after row over 'degree' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After another controversy over her educational qualification, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has now said that her statement on her certificate from the Yale University has been misconstrued. "Unfortunate that statement regarding my participation in a leadership program and certificate thereafter was misconstrued," Irani tweeted soon after...
  • Congress isolated on Judicial Appointments Bill, BJP gets support of other parties August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointments Bill is likely be tabled in Parliament as early as Monday. The version of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill introduced by the previous UPA government has been withdrawn. The Congress seems to be isolated on the issue now. Congress leader Anand Sharma opposed the Bill...
  • Bharat Ratna speculation sparks a debate, Congress pitches for freedom fighters, Sena for Savarkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After speculation over who will be conferred the Bharat Ratna sparked off a row, government sources have told CNN-IBN that no decision has been taken on the award yet. While sources say that the government is likely to award the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Smriti Irani got a Yale University 'certificate' for a leadership programme for MPs: HRD Ministry August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resources Development Ministry has clarified minister Smriti Irani's statement about her 'degree' from Yale University. The HRD Ministry said that Irani's participation at a six-day long leadership course at Yale resulted in her getting a certificate for the said programme. "As an MP Mrs Irani was invited...
  • Sacked governor Kamla Beniwal misused her office to fly repeatedly to Rajasthan: sources August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has defended its decision to sack Kamla Beniwal as the Governor of Mizoram. Government sources say that the allegations against Kamla Beniwal were probed by both the Gujarat and Rajasthan government and the report was sent to the Centre. The report said that Beniwal misused her...
  • Congress defends Rahul Gandhi, Aiyar flays Jaitley for allegations of internal rebellion August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has defended party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's protest in Parliament on Wednesday. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has also rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party's claims that it is aimed to quell clamour for Priyanka Gandhi's entry into the party. Aiyar lashed out at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • There's a coup within the Congress, don't drag the Speaker into the mess: Jaitley to Rahul August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for calling Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan 'partial', the Bharatiya janata Party on Wednesday said that the Congress was facing an internal coup. Finance Minister and BJP MP Arun Jaitley said, "The Congress is facing a coup within the party....
  • Government delays introduction of Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha, to meet Opposition August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi government decided to postpone its plan to pass the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, it has called for a meeting with leaders of major political parties. The parties include Congress, TMC, BJD, JDU, AIADMK, SP, BSP among others. Finance...
  • Government denies snooping on Nitin Gadkari, says no truth in reports July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has rejected reports of bugging devices in Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's office or residence. Following an uproar in Parliament over the issue on Wednesday, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley made statements in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha...
  • BJP delegation to visit riot-hit Saharanpur today July 30, 2014

    Saharanpur: There have been no fresh reports of violence in the riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A 5-member delegation of the state Bharatiya Janata Party will visit the city later on Wednesday. The delegation includes riot accused BJP leader Suresh Rana who has been charged in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. The...