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  • Delhi: Congress threatens to snap power to AAP leader Manish Sisodia's house June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Sunday continued its power protest here, threatening to cut supply to the houses of former Delhi minister Manish Sisodia and BJP leaders if the crisis is not resolved soon. A day after Congress leaders were detained when they tried to obstruct the movement of trains...
  • Players finally going under the hammer for IBL July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: After much speculation and suspense, the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will finally get cracking with players going under the hammer here Monday. There have been serious doubts over the inaugural edition of the league, a clone of the highly successful Indian Premier League (IPL), when the players' auction...
  • Delhi minor rape: Sonia Gandhi should act and not just talk, says Sushma Swaraj April 21, 2013

    Protests over the rape of a 5-year-old minor girl continued for a second day in the national capital. Senior BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj criticized Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her lack of efforts to curb crimes against women. She said, "Sonia Gandhi...
  • Ensure best treatment to child rape victim: Sheila Dikshit April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Shocked and angry over the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday asked Chief Secretary DM Spolia to coordinate with AIIMS to ensure best possible treatment for the child and offer all necessary help to the family of the victim. Dikshit, who...
  • Nitish is correct in his criticism of Modi's 'Vibrant Gujarat': Rajiv Shukla April 14, 2013

    Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla responded to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's comments on the possibility of Gujarat Chief Minister's Narendra Modi being nominated as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. Taking a dig at Modi, Shukla said that, "Modi is praising himself on development as if no...
  • 24/7 power supply status to Amethi, Raebareli withdrawn April 12, 2013

    Lucknow: In a move suggesting growing differences between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has withdrawn the 'VIP' status of Raebareli and Amethi with regard to 24/7 power supply. The two districts are parliamentary constituencies of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Congress...
  • Congress leader criticises Uma Bharti for 'final rites' remark April 9, 2013

    Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Ajay Singh on Monday hit out at BJP Vice President Uma Bharti for her remarks that the 'final rites' of Congress would be performed during the Assembly elections later this year. Uma on Monday said that she had decimated Congress in 2003 and added that, "in...
  • Emergent notices issued to Congress President Sonia, others April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered issue of emergent notices to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and state PCC chief G Parameshwara on a petition seeking a probe into alleged collection of funds from party members seeking tickets for the May 5 state Assembly polls. Justice Abdul Nazeer ordered issue...
  • UPA looks to complete term, but can't make predictions: Khurshid April 7, 2013

    Lucknow: Stopping short of making a direct comment on Lok Sabha polls, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said the UPA looks forward to complete its term in office, but noted that one cannot make predictions in politics. "We are looking at completing our term. There are important legislative...
  • Modi will prove 'yamraj' for Cong in 2014 elections: BJP April 6, 2013

    Rampur: Hitting back at the Congress, which compared Narendra Modi to 'yamraj', the Lord of Death in Hindu mythology, the BJP on Saturday said the Gujarat Chief Minister will prove fatal for the ruling party in the next Lok Sabha polls. "Yes, Narendra Bhai is yamraj but only for those...
  • People know who can run, or break, the nation: Manish Tewari April 6, 2013

    Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel on Saturday created a flutter with his remark that the next government at the Centre will be formed under LK Advani's leadership. The Congress, which itself has been speaking in different voices on its prime ministerial candidate, has targeted the BJP over the race for...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal ends 14 day-long fast against 'illegal' power tariffs April 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Without any assurance from the government, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ended his 14 day-long fast, announcing that the Delhi assembly election will be fought on the issue of water and electricity. Kejriwal had been protesting against the Sheila Dikshit government over what he claims to be 'inflated'...
  • Modi is not the guy on a horse, but the man on a buffalo: Alvi April 5, 2013

    The Congress-Narendra Modi war of words is getting worse by the day. In the latest attack on the Gujarat Chief Minister, Congress's senior leader Rashid Alvi on Friday went on to compare him with the god of death in Hindu mythology, Yamraj. At a press conference, the Congress Spokesperson was...
  • BJP terms PM comments on 3rd term as 'day-dreaming' April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday dismissed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments of neither ruling himself in or out for a third term in office as "day-dreaming", saying the general sentiment of the country was against Congress and ruled the possibility of it coming back to power. Everybody has a right...
  • Vasundhara Raje starts rath yatra, criticises Rajasthan CM Gehlot April 5, 2013

    Jaipur: Eight months before the Rajasthan assembly elections, BJP leader and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje has embarked on a four-month long rath yatra, as part of her campaigning agenda. With this yatra, Raje joins the list of leaders who have undertaken such odysseys ahead of the elections this winter. The...
  • The Last Word: Was Rahul Gandhi's CII speech an eye-opener or old cliches? April 4, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pitched hard to India Inc at Confederation of Indian Industries in the national capital and unveiled his vision of inclusive development, seeking partnership with the corporate sector but made it abundantly clear that he was not in the race for the Prime Minister's post. ...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi's vision for inclusive growth April 4, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pitched hard to India Inc at Confederation of Indian Industries in the national capital and unveiled his vision of inclusive development, seeking partnership with the corporate sector but made it abundantly clear that he was not in the race for the Prime Minister's post. ...
  • Yashwant writes to PM, asks him to appear before JPC on 2G April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, a member of the JPC probing the 2G scam, on Monday wrote to the PM asking him to appear before the panel. Citing former Telecom Minister A Raja's communication to JPC, Sinha asked PM Manmohan Singh to appear before the committee to 'clear his...
  • RPN Singh rubbishes charge of CBI being misused by Congress March 31, 2013

    Rampur: Dismissing claims that the Congress is misusing CBI to target its opponents, Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh on Sunday said the central agency was impartial and even the ruling party leaders were not spared. "It (CBI) is purely and completely impartial and does not entertain pressure...
  • No political party responded to my call on Yatra: Anna March 30, 2013

    Amritsar: Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that before starting the 'Janatantra Yatra', he had written to political parties to join him but none came forward. 'Janatantra Yatra', which is all set to start from Amritsar on Sunday, will garner support against the UPA government's policies. Hazare said that...
  • Gehlot slams BJP for levelling 'false' allegations March 30, 2013

    Jaipur: Lashing out at the opposition BJP, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday challenged the party to prove any allegation levelled against him. Speaking at the launch of Congress Sandesh Yatra at the party office in Jaipur, Gehlot said that allegations were also levelled against him 32 years back...
  • Cong-BSP will perform poorly in 2014: Akhilesh March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Responding to the salvo fired by Congress leader and Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma that the Samajwadi Party (SP) would win just four seats in the 2014 polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that people will see the reality of the Congress-Bahujan Samaj Party...
  • Reforms will be supported by all parties: Sandeep Dikshit March 29, 2013

    Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh backed down a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement and told CNN IBN that he won't withdraw support from the UPA for now. But he added that the Congress betrayed its allies and elections will be held in November this year. Countering Mulayam's statement,...
  • Cong distances itself from Digvijaya's remarks on Dutt March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday virtually distanced itself from party leader Digvijaya Singh's remarks in support of actor Sanjay Dutt, sentenced under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai blast case, saying "the party does not comment on such matters". "There is the rule of law. Nobody is big or small...
  • Bengal panchayat polls will be rigged: Cong March 23, 2013

    West Bengal is bracing itself for the two-phased panchayat polls on April 26th and 30th. But expressing disappointment at the decision to have two, instead of three phases watched over by central forces, is Bengal Pradesh Congress President Pradip Bhattacharya. He says that the state government's decision is partial and...
  • 'Napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40 June 1, 2012

    Trang Bang: In the picture, the girl will always be nine years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village. She will always be naked after blobs of sticky napalm melted through her clothes and layers of skin like jellied...
  • Peepli Live: MLAs camp at rape victim's house January 17, 2011

    Banda: Two days after the Dalit minor allegedly raped by a BSP MLA was released, she found herself in the middle of a political tug of war. BJP, Congress and Samajwadi Party MLAs camp outside the Banda rape victim's house to guard her, in a bid to score points against...
  • 2G scam: Cong core committee meet today November 18, 2010

    New Delhi: With the opposition mounting pressure for a JPC, the Congress has convened a crucial core committee meet on Thursday evening to chalk out a defence strategy in the 2G scam. The core committee, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi will meet and prepare a full...
  • Talking point: Cong-NCP squandering people's mandate? November 5, 2009

    Two weeks ago the people of Maharashtra decided that the Cong- NCP should rule the state but there is no sign of the two parties coming to a resolution and fulfilling the people's mandate. Is the Cong-NCP combine squandering away the people's mandate? CNN-IBN discusses the issue with Loksatta Editor...
  • 29 Lok Sabha candidates have criminal records: Study March 13, 2009

    New Delhi: As many as 29 Lok Sabha candidates from various parties have criminal records, according to an analysis made as part of a national campaign by NGOs. The parties fielding these candidates include the BSP, BJP, Congress, CPI-M, CPI and the SP, the National Election Watch (NEW) said in a...