Janata Party

  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP Yesterday

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • Temple politics heat up in Moradabad, Congress leaders detained 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leaders were on Saturday detained by the police when they were on a peace march towards Moradabad. They accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of raising communal tensions in Moradabad. Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were leading the peace march. "We are going to Moradabad to calm...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a big setback for the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party is not eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
  • India is a Hindu nation, I am a Christian Hindu, says Goa Deputy CM 4 days ago

    Panaji: There is no stopping Goa ministers who have been sparking controversies with their statements for the past few days. Now, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has backed minister Deepak Dhavalikar's views on 'Hindu nation'. "India is a Hindu nation, it's Hindustan, all Indians in Hindustan are Hindu. I am...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • 'Sleeping' CM and political meddling demoralise Karnataka Police July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: An edit page article in Karnataka's leading English newspaper 'Deccan Herald' by its senior editor and one of the state's well respected journalists Ramakrishna Upadhya expresses concerns that the police administration has collapsed in the state. He writes, "The need of the hour is to restore the confidence of...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Centre willing to bring Uniform Civil Code, says consultations required for further steps July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has indicated that it is willing to bring in the Uniform Civil Code. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the provision of the UCC is already there in Article 44 of the Constitution and that wide consultations with stakeholders are required for further steps in this...
  • The curious case of the Vaidik-Saeed meet July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi based journalist tweeted that, "Ved Pratap Vaidik finally got what he always wanted, tons of cheap publicity." Ved Pratap Vaidik, a retired journalist and a close aide of yoga guru Ramdev is now basking in the reflected glory. Vaidik, a Hindi journalist, was unknown outside the...
  • BJP set for a political showdown with the SP government in Moradabad July 15, 2014

    Moradabad: Tensions are escalating in Moradabad once again between local Bharatiya Janata Party workers and the Samajwadi Party-led government. The local BJP leaders along with their MPs will protest outside Moradabad collectorate on Tuesday. The BJP has accused the SP government of targeting BJP workers. This comes just 10 days...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • Budget 2014: No major boost to Defence, Jaitley allots Rs 2.29 lakh crore July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced just an additional Rs 5000 crore for the Defence Budge, taking the amount allocated to the the Indian Defence to Rs 2,29,000 crore. In the Interim Budget presented by the UPA-II government, the amount was Rs 2,24,000 crore. In the Narendra Modi...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley pushes for GST, calls for a conclusion soon July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday gave a push to the Goods and Services Tax and indicated its implementation soon. During his Budget 2014 speech, Jaitley said that it is time to end the confusion over GST. Jaitley said that the government hopes to bring a conclusion on the...
  • Arun Jaitley set to present Modi government's maiden Budget today July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's maiden Budget will be presented in Parliament on Thursday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. With high expectations to meet, it remains to be seen whether the Budget will be a bitter pill for the common man in its bid to revive the economy. It is...
  • Congress questions Amit Shah's elevation to BJP chief's post July 9, 2014

    The Congress on Wednesday said that the BJP has exposed itself by making Amit Shah, a tainted leader, the party's chief. "We are indifferent to this. Someone who was tainted and has various criminal records has been chosen. They have exposed themselves," said Congress leader Renuka Choudhary. ...
  • Rajasthan: Police lathicharge Congress workers protesting against price rise July 9, 2014

    Jaipur: The police on Wednesday used force on protesters during a protest over price rise led by Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. Congress workers led by Pilot were trying to force their way inside the collectorate to give a memorandum to the collector. The police resorted to using force to...
  • Watch: Celebrations outside BJP office in Ahmedabad as Amit Shah made party chief July 9, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced Amit Shah as the new party President. The announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met on Wednesday to nominate Shah. ...
  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • NRI booked for posting Goa minister's picture in bikini on Facebook July 9, 2014

    Panaji: A US-based NRI has been booked for allegedly posting a morphed picture of Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a bikini on social networking site Facebook. Dhavalikar had recently stoked a controversy by saying that "wearing bikinis should be banned on Goa's beaches." Later, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had...
  • PM Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah named BJP President July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah was on Wednesday named as the Bharatiya Janata Party President after the party's Parliamentary Board met to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant is now in-charge of the organisation. Amit Shah started his political career with the youth wing of...
  • Robert Vadra writes to government to shut down 6 of his companies July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has written to the Corporate Affairs Ministry to shut down six of his companies. Vadra has said that the companies have not been doing any business. In a statement, vadra said, "We have sought to close these companies as these companies...
  • TMC protests against BJP over alleged scuffle in Parliament July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. TMC MPs claim that some BJP MPs threatened to beat them up in the Lok Sabha. The party also claims that a BJP MP was drunk...
  • Live: FM Arun Jaitley tables Economic Survey in Parliament July 9, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has tabled the Economic Survey 2013-2014 in Parliament on Wednesday. The Survey gives a broad idea on the macro economic data of the country which will impact Budget decisions. ...
  • Ahead of Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to table Economic Survey today July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day to go for the Narendra Modi government's maiden Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the Economic Survey 2013-2014 in Parliament on Wednesday. The Survey gives a broad idea on the macro economic data of the country which will impact Budget decisions. Sources say...
  • 3 bags found outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, bomb squad called in July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday, there was a security scare at the party headquarters. Three unclaimed bags were found outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, following which the bomb squad was called in. There were three red-coloured bags that the bomb squad was checking. The...
  • PM Modi's key aide Amit Shah set to be made the BJP President today July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah is all set to be the next Bharatiya Janata Party President as his name has almost been finalised. The BJP's Parliamentary Board will meet on Wednesday to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant will now be in-charge of the organisation....
  • Highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha. Here are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15: - No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges - Bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Sector - Diamond quadrilateral for high speed trains - Plan...
  • Congress protests against Rail Budget outside Gowda's residence July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday protested outside Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's residence against the Rail Budget 2014. During the protest, a Congress leader stomped on Gowda's nameplate as protesters shouted slogans at the Rail Minister. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Rail Budget. "Uninspiring budget, it's like a...
  • Rail Budget: Gowda focuses on security, amenities, bullet & high-speed trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced a slew of new measures including the much-hyped bullet train in the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Emphasising on passengers' safety, amenities and new facilities, Gowda also endorsed last month's fare hike on Tuesday saying it was tough, but necessary...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi July 8, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...