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  • Cong manifesto will be implemented if party voted back: CM 19-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Alleging that former BJP chief ministers had failed to achieve in over six years what he has in just two months, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said everything promised in the Congress manifesto will be implemented if the party is voted back to power at the Centre. Addressing...
  • People favouring Pakistan are opposing Modi to be PM: Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 09:47 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh did a u-turn by saying that the people who favour Pakiastan do not want party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold the post. He said, "People who favour Pakistan want to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power." Earlier Singh said, "Those who...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy opts out from May 7 elections 19-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and President of Jai Samaikyaandhra Party, Kiran Kumar Reddy, has opted out of the contest in the May seven elections in the state. Though Kiran was expected to file his nomination from his home turf Piler Assembly constituency in Chittoor district on Saturday, he...
  • LS polls: Only Modi has moral authority to be prime minister, says Rajnath 17-04-2014 05:59 PM

    Mumbai: Seeking to scotch speculation about any change of plan after the elections, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Thursday said "only Narendra Modi will be the prime minister" and expressed confidence that the NDA will reach the 300-seat mark. "Let me clarify that under any circumstances, it will be Modi...
  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka 17-04-2014 05:41 PM

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is...
  • Modi becoming PM is fantasy, says Mamata Banerjee 15-04-2014 11:42 AM

    Narendra Modi becoming Prime Minister is a "fantasy", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said while dismissing any comparisons with her state and Gujarat as a comparison between a rich, privileged child and an undernourished, neglected one. The Trinamool Congress chief also said that a Federal Front government...
  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh 15-04-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • India's you too Brutus moment

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    "Et tu, Brute? - Then fall, Caesar! Proclaiming this is what Julius Caesar said on receiving the mortal stab from his most trusted friend ...

  • Sanjaya Baru and PC Parakh's books sponsored by Modi: Digvijaya Singh 14-04-2014 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has alleged that the books written by Prime Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru and former coal secretary PC Parakh are sponsored by Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "No one reads Parakh or Sanjay Baru's books. All these books are sponsored...
  • MPs Rating: Sushil Kumar Shinde scores a very low 4.9 out of 10 14-04-2014 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has scored a very low 4.9 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Shinde, a three-time MP from Solapur in Maharashtra has been rated 5.4 on accessibility and...
  • PM candidate a fictional idea, says Mamata Banerjee 13-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Trashing pre-poll surveys putting Narendra Modi ahead in the prime ministerial race, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the idea of a PM candidate is "fictional" as it is not backed by Constitution. "The 'PM candidate' is a fictional idea. There is no such thing in the Constitution,"...
  • BJP targets Congress over Baru's book, says PM's stature dwarfed 13-04-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has got fresh ammunition to target the Congress in the form a book written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. The Opposition continues to use the book to attack the Congress with veteran BJP leader LK Advani...
  • Baru is disgruntled as he was denied 2nd term: Congress 13-04-2014 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday hit out at Sanjaya Baru over his comments on Manmohan Singh in his book, saying that he had became disgruntled because he was denied a second term. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said that he clearly stands at the crossroads of ambition. "Dr...
  • Arun Jaitley hits out at Manmohan Singh after Sanjaya Baru's book 13-04-2014 11:48 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Prime Minister and the Congress party after Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru mentioned in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' that the prime minister took most of its decisions after the approval of Sonia Gandhi. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya...
  • HY Sharadaprasad who did not write and Sanjaya Baru who wrote

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has just dropped a bombshell by releasing a tell - all memoir on his...

  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 01:47 PM

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • Sonia was super PM, Manmohan was made an object of ridicule, says Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Sanjaya Baru, in the eye of a storm after his latest book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' made startling claims about the top echelons of the Congress, including PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday defended himself saying his book was not a criticism of the...
  • What Sanjaya Baru said about his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' 12-04-2014 11:00 AM

    A book by a former advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru has ruffled the feathers in the top echelons of the Congress. Baru, in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', has written that PM Manmohan Singh surrendered to pressure from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and allies. Baru has written...
  • PMO hits back at Sanjaya Baru, says he took advantage of his position 12-04-2014 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has hit back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru, accusing him of fabrication. The PMO has also said that Baru took advantage of his former position. PM's media advisor Pankaj Pachauri said, "Baru has taken advantage of his former position....
  • PM Manmohan Singh surrendered before Sonia, allies, says his ex-advisor 11-04-2014 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: A book by a former advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru has ruffled the feathers in the top echelons of the Congress. Baru, in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', has written that PM Manmohan Singh surrendered to pressure from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and allies. Baru...
  • LS polls: Former Chief Ministers in poll fray 06-04-2014 02:08 PM

    'Yeh dil maange more' seems to be mantra for over two dozen former chief ministers of various states who are contesting upcoming Lok Sabha elections on different party tickets. These include BJP veterans Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan and Capt Amarinder Singh,...
  • Congress is soul of the country, can't be wiped out: Sriprakash Jaiswal 03-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said those who have given the slogan of a "Congress-free India" were unaware of the fact that it was not just a political party, but the soul of the country. While inaugurating the central election office of party candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat...
  • Another blow to Congress in Andhra; KS Rao likely to join BJP 03-04-2014 12:09 PM

    Hyderabad: Union Textiles Minister and Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is likely to quit the Congress and join the BJP, say sources. Rao, was amongst the political leaders who had quite vocally opposed Congress's decision to carve out Telangana from Andhra. Rao's resignation from the party is...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray 01-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS...
  • Manmohan Singh India's 'weakest prime minister': LK Advani 31-03-2014 07:43 PM

    Senior BJP leader L K Advani said in Ahmedabad on Monday that Manmohan Singh has proved to be India's "weakest prime minister". Addressing a public meeting at Shevgaon, 80 km from Ahmedabad, Advani said that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would revive the process of development started by former...
  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' 29-03-2014 11:13 AM

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign...
  • Former Bihar chief minister Satish Prasad Singh quits BJP 28-03-2014 03:10 PM

    Satish Prasad Singh, who served a mere five days as the Bihar chief minister, said on Friday that he had resign from the BJP, a party to which he switched last year after a long stint in the Congress, to protest against denial of proper representation to the Kushwaha community...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • No question of JMM allying with BJD: Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha. JMM will contest the elections in Odisha on its own, Soren said when...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 24-03-2014 10:33 AM

    In this episode, we get you all the buzz and activity in the run up to the crucial Lok Sabha polls. Plus, CJ voices from across the country on issues that matter to them this election season. ...