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  • Players finally going under the hammer for IBL 21-07-2013 04:25 PM

    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 21-04-2013 09:57 PM

    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 20-04-2013 08:53 PM

    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 14-04-2013 04:03 PM

    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  • 24/7 power supply status to Amethi, Raebareli withdrawn 12-04-2013 10:19 AM

    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differences between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has withdrawn the 'VIP' status of Raebareli and Amethi with regard to 24/7 power supply.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 09-04-2013 06:06 PM

    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 08-04-2013 09:56 PM

    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 07-04-2013 10:25 PM

    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 06-04-2013 07:04 PM

    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 06-04-2013 06:46 PM

    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 06-04-2013 05:47 PM

    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 05-04-2013 11:55 PM

    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' 05-04-2013 10:25 PM

    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 05-04-2013 05:31 PM

    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 Last Word: Was Rahul Gandhi's CII speech an eye-opener or old cliches? 04-04-2013 10:58 PM

    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 04-04-2013 10:13 PM

    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. ...
  • Reforms will be supported by all parties: Sandeep Dikshit 29-03-2013 05:43 PM

    Congress Spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that Congress will keep pressing for economic reforms. ...
  • Bengal panchayat polls will be rigged: Cong 23-03-2013 05:50 PM

    WB Cong President Pradip Bhattacharya says that panchayat polls in April will be rigged by the TMC. ...
  • Elections a family affair in Uttar Pradesh

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    The first recorded dynasty in India is the Nair Dynasty which ruled the South Indian state of Kerala from the pre-Vedic age to the 18th...

  • Peepli Live: MLAs camp at rape victim's house 17-01-2011 07:11 AM

    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 18-11-2010 09:29 AM

    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...
  • Talking point: Cong-NCP squandering people's mandate? 04-11-2009 11:42 PM

    Loksatta Editor Kumar Ketkar and NCP's Jitendra Awhad joins the discussion. ...