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  • Bihar: 4 JDU MLAs disqualified for anti-party activities Yesterday

    Patna: Four Janata Dal United MLAs were disqualified on Saturday from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities, the Assembly secretary in-charge Hareram Mukhiya said. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary passed the verdict in his court in the presence of four JDU MLAs against whom the ruling party had initiated proceedings for...
  • BJP terms coming together of Janata Parivar as 'get-together of corrupt' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming the coming together of Janata Parivar outfits as a get-together of "corrupt" and "brand ambassadors of misgovernance", the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said their joint agitation is road-blocker in the path of development and good governance initiated by the Narendra Modi government. The BJP took a jibe...
  • Opposition parties question PM Modi over silence on Bhagwat's remarks 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks daring opposition parties to support a law against conversion, on Sunday triggered a political storm with several parties attacking his views and questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been silent on the issue. Hitting out, former Information and Broadcasting minister and...
  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar 1 week ago

    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....
  • Arun Jaitley to present Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena back UP Governor's 'Ram temple at Babri site' remark, Opposition fumes December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over forced religious conversions continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday stirred a hornet's nest by saying that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the "wishes of the...
  • JDU for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav slammed the government for not releasing the Chopra Committee report, which was constituted after Uttarakhand...
  • Merger of 'Janata Parivar' parties a permanent alliance, says Lalu Prasad December 7, 2014

    Lucknow: The coming together of erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' is a "permanent alliance", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Sunday, noting that such a united front to fight BJP was being missed for long. "It is a permanent alliance. We have been missing it for long. Now it has been cemented,"...
  • Jharkhand polls: Lalu campaigns for RJD-Congress-JDU combine December 6, 2014

    Giridih/Koderma: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Saturday appealed to the electorate to defeat the BJP and elect the RJD-Congress-JD(U) alliance in Jharkhand. "Throw out the BJP, under which the nation cannot prosper," Prasad said while briefly addressing separate meetings in Giridih and Kodarma constituencies in support of RJD candidates. "There have not...
  • Face off: Centre downplays Sadhvi Niranjan's sacking, Congress adamant December 4, 2014

    The Prime Minister said Jyoti is a first time minister and a new member of Parliament and the House should show magnanimity by accepting her apology considering this. Modi also said that after the minister's apology the matter should rest and the House resume its normal functioning. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: The coming together of third front December 4, 2014

    All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party. ...
  • Modi government should probe black money stashed in country: KC Tyagi December 1, 2014

    Janata Dal United leader KC Tyagi said the Narendra Modi government should probe black money in the country first. He said, "Instead of getting black money from abroad they should investigate the black money stashed in the country." The remarks came after the Income Tax department recovered diamonds worth Rs...
  • Opposition parties corner government on black money issue in Parliament, to be discussed today November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the opposition stalled the proceedings of Parliament on the first working day of the winter session over the issue of black money, it will be taken up for discussion in both the Houses on Wednesday. The Trinamool Congress upped the ante on the black money and...
  • Complaint filed against Bihar CM Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark November 25, 2014

    Chapra (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people. In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla's court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with...
  • Jharkhand elections: 8 big fights in Round One November 24, 2014

    The 13 Assembly segments of Jharkhand are going to polls on Tuesday and 199 candidates are in the fray. Fate of turncoats, local heavyweights, Independents, members of royal families and new coalitions are at stake. The political atmosphere is uncertain to such an extent that parties expecting leaders to address...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important November 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Bihar: JDU asks CM Manjhi not to make controversial remarks November 20, 2014

    Patna: The ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Thursday asked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi not to make any controversial statement in the wake of his latest one in which he had said that central ministers would not be allowed entry here if they failed to bring assistance to the state....
  • Defamation case: Naqvi acquitted after Sabir Ali withdraws plea November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Saturday acquitted in a criminal defamation case against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali after the court was told that the two have reached a settlement. Ali had on September 16 sought a "written apology" from Naqvi, who is minister state...
  • Defectors rule the roost, change parties to contest Jharkhand Assembly polls November 11, 2014

    Jharkhand: "Party denied ticket? Jump ship and grab one." This seems to be the mantra of ambitious leaders who have warmed up for the winter polls. Interestingly, no party can question the loyalty of leaders deserting it as turncoats are everywhere - in the BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD, JMM and...
  • Jharkhand: Politicians across party lines ask voters to defeat defectors November 9, 2014

    Ranchi: Ahead of its five-phase Assembly polls from November 25, political leaders across parties in Jharkhand have condemned defections and said only the electorate can stop this trend by voting them out in elections. "Ethics and morality are no more a part of politics and Jharkhand is no exception. Opportunistic politicians...
  • Left welcomes SP-JDU-RJD front, calls it a good initiative November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday welcomed the coming together of the SP, JDU, JDS and RJD. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yechury said, "The time has come now for all these Left streams, Communist, and non - Communist Left to consolidate and come together because I think the...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • Be on guard against politics of communal frenzy: Nitish Kumar November 2, 2014

    Patna: Saying that the country is "passing through a dangerous phase of politics", senior JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked party workers to be "on guard against politics of communal frenzy". "The country is passing through a dangerous phase of politics in which efforts...
  • Four rebel JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly November 1, 2014

    Patna: Four rebel JD(U) MLAs were on Saturday disqualified as members of Bihar Assembly on a charge of working against the party during the recent by-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary handed over his ruling to the MLAs concerned, one of the disqualified MLAs...
  • Modi government can't bring even a rabbit into country: Sharad Yadav on black money October 31, 2014

    Patna: Unmoved with the Central government's initiative on black money, Janata Dal United President Sharad Yadav said the dream Narendra Modi government weaving before the nation on bringing back illegal money stashed in foreign banks would never be fulfilled. "The dream Narendra Modi government showing to the nation about bringing back...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23 October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for Assembly polls in Jharkhand. The poll panel has announced a five-phase elections in the state. The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth on December...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi backtracks on remark on doctors October 18, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday made a U-turn on his controversial remark that he would chop off the hands of doctors found neglecting poor patients. Manjhi told the media that he had used a Hindi proverb "hath kaat denge" (will chop off hands) to take a tough line...
  • Special status demand to be a major poll issue for JD(U) in Bihar October 9, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to revive the special status demand as its trump card for the Assembly polls next year, JD(U) on Thursday decided to hold dharna at all the district headquarters on October 20 to pressurise the Centre to grant the status to Bihar. JD(U) would launch a series of programmes in...
  • JDU leaders Nitish, Sharad to campaign for INLD in Haryana elections October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav will campaign for INLD candidates in Haryana in the forthcoming Assembly elections due on October 15. "Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar will hold public rallies in different parts of Haryana jointly organised by INLD and JD(U). We also...