India Today Conclave

  • I never dreamt of becoming CM: Narendra Modi March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday parried questions on whether he wanted to become the Prime Minister, saying he had never even dreamt of becoming the Chief Minister. "I have never dreamt of becoming someone in life. I have always tried to do something. Mostly people dream...
  • Venkaiah Naidu targets Congress over Rushdie March 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: A day after controversial author Salman Rushdie hit out at Congress and Rahul Gandhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the Congress was adopting a "selective approach" in this regard. "That was unfortunate... Congress and pseudo-secular parties were selective in their approach," he told reporters...
  • Salman Rushdie blames Congress for Jaipur fiasco March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Controversial author Salman Rushdie on Saturday targetted the Congress party, particularly Rahul Gandhi at the India Today Conclave, saying his presence was blocked in the Jaipur Literature Festival due to "useless electoral calculations". He suggested that this "led to the debacle" of Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Rushdie said "Deobandi...
  • Muslims in India are being misled: Salman Rushdie March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses" as also bestsellers like "Midnight's Children" and "Shame", on Saturday denounced "disgraceful vote bank politics" being practised in the country and said "95 per cent of Muslims in India are not interested in violence being done in...
  • Omar tweets on skipping conclave where Rushdie spoke March 18, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday night defended his decision to skip the India Today Conclave saying ensuring there were no communal clashes in Rajouri town was more important than attending the meet in Delhi. "My job was to ensure we avoided...
  • Meeting Rushdie not important, Omar tweets March 17, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tonight defended his decision to skip the India Today Conclave saying ensuring there were no communal clashes in Rajouri town was more important than attending the meet in Delhi. "My job was to ensure we avoided the possibility of serious communal clashes in...
  • Salman Rushdie in Delhi, attends function March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Two months after he was forced to skip a literary fest in Jaipur, controversial writer Salman Rushdie on Saturday night attended a function in New Delhi amid tight security. The controversial author of 'The Satanic Verses', which was banned in India owing to protest from a section of Muslims,...
  • Imran Khan cancels India trip over Salman Rushdie March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has reportedly cancelled a visit to India after it emerged that author Salman Rushdie would be speaking at the same conference. The Express Tribune reported that Imran Khan refused to attend the India Today conclave in New Delhi if Salman Rushdie was also going...