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  • Agra conversion accused surrenders Yesterday

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki 5 days ago

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • Maharashtra: BJP MLA Govind Rathod dies of cardiac arrest October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Govind Mukkaji Rathod died of cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. The newly-elected MLA from Nanded suffered the cardiac arrest while he was travelling in a train to Mumbai. The legislator's death comes as a blow to the BJP unit in Maharashtra as the party is yet...
  • BJP demands resignation of Animal Husbandry Minister Baidyanath Sahni August 1, 2014

    Opposition BJP on Friday demanded resignation of Bihar minister Baidyanath Sahni in the wake of registration of an FIR against him for laying the foundation stone of petrol pump on a plot of land in a college campus in his native Samastipur district, which he claims was in his name. Leader...
  • Illegal, fake drug racket rocks Assembly; BJP for CBI enquiry July 25, 2014

    An illegal drug racket busted recently in the state capital rocked the Assembly on Friday with opposition BJP demanding CBI probe into it alleging involvement of health department officials. Raising the issue during Question Hour, BJP MLA Vikram Kunwar asked how license was reissued to Hanuman Drug Agency in April when...
  • Illegal, fake drug racket rocks Assembly; BJP demands CBI enquiry July 25, 2014

    An illegal drug racket busted recently in the state capital rocked the Assembly on Friday with opposition BJP demanding CBI probe into it alleging involvement of health department officials. Raising the issue during Question Hour, BJP MLA Vikram Kunwar asked how license was reissued to Hanuman Drug Agency in April when...
  • Bihar Government to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods July 22, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly. The announcement was made...
  • No one died of hunger in Kotdara in 2014, says Nand Lal Meena July 17, 2014

    The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010. Rajasthan Tribal Area Development Minister, Nand Lal Meena also told the House that a committee set up by former Congress government to solve the charter of demands of tribal people completed its...
  • BJP demands judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • BJP demands judicial probe into police firing in Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others were left injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • Speaker calls for an all party meet over indiscipline in Bihar House July 4, 2014

    Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly on Thursday, an all party meeting has been called on Friday to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House. As the House sat for...
  • BJP legislators create ruckus in Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation July 2, 2014

    Opposition BJP legislators Wednesday created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation, disrupting the proceedings of the house. It is third consecutive day when BJP members attacked the government over its failure and cited irregularities in the implementation of the Food Security Act, acute power crisis...
  • Lalu crosses century mark in helicopter rides for campaigning April 11, 2014

    No matter what the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has already entered the record books with a century and counting - of helicopter rides for campaigning. As of Thursday, he had undertaken at least 103 flights and could well make it a double...
  • 'Adarsh' fight: Ashok Chavan pitted against BJP's DB Patil in Nanded April 11, 2014

    Mumbai: It is an 'Adarsh' fight in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in Marathwada region where Adarsh scam-tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is pitted against BJP MP D B Patil. Though there are 23 candidates in the fray for the April 17 poll, the real fight will be between Chavan...
  • LS polls: Opposition will fail to score on Adarsh, says Ashok Chavan April 1, 2014

    Nanded: Hitting back at Narendra Modi, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that his party wanted him to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Nanded due to the anti-incumbency factor and that his family including sitting MP and brother-in-law Bhaskarrao Patil was firmly behind him. "They (my family) are with...
  • Not just Varanasi, India has over two dozen holy cities as LS seats March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes are on Varanasi, the holiest place for the Hindus. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi has made it a politically very important city in this election season. But, it is not the only holy city or religious place, which is also a Lok...
  • Cong LS candidate Nand Gopal Gupta imprisoned, fined for violating poll code March 27, 2014

    The Congress nominee for Allahabad Lok Sabha seat Nand Gopal Gupta 'Nandi' was imprisoned for a short duration and fined for violating Model Code of Conduct in local body elections in 2012. Nandi, known for his publicity blitz since the days when he was with the BSP leader and a minister...
  • Ashok Chavan's nomination from Nanded is the return of a Marathwada leader March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: As Adarsh Housing Society scam accused Ashok Chavan's candidature drew fire, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday came out in his support saying no law bars former Maharashtra chief minister from contesting polls. Chavan has filed his nomination from Nanded. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a review...
  • Adarsh scam an accident which I faced: Ashok Chavan March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Ashok Chavan, the former Maharashtra chief minister, has called the Adarsh Housing Society scam an "accident" which he faced and alleged that he was a victim of conspiracy. "I agree that the Adarsh controversy has affected my public image. Adarsh was an accident which I faced. I am victim...
  • Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan files nomination from Nanded March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Adarsh scam accused and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan filed his nomination from Nanded on Wednesday. The Congress had given him a ticket on Tuesday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Chavan defended himself and said that nothing had been proven against him and that there was no legal bar against him...
  • Congress to focus on anti-graft steps in manifesto but fields Adarsh accused Ashok Chavan March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has courted controversy yet again as it gave a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who was named as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam. Chavan has been given a ticket from Nanded. The move comes even as the party is...
  • LS polls: Congress fields Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan from Nanded March 25, 2014

    The Congress party fielded former Maharashtra chief minister and accused in the Adarsh Housing scam case Ashok Chavan from Nanded. After getting the ticket Chavan said, "There is no case against me. It was just the media that was saying this. The people are with me." ...
  • Nitish Kumar appeals legislators to maintain 'decorum' in Assembly February 21, 2014

    With acrimony between former NDA ally JD(U) and BJP intensifying in Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar intervened and urged members to maintain "decorum" and pleaded to remove "unsavoury" words used by them from the proceeding. Kumar's intervention came when the House was locked in slogan shouting and trading of charges...
  • Five booked for kidnapping Gujaratbased businessman February 20, 2014

    Police in Patna on Thursday filed a chargesheet against five people in the abduction of a Gujaratbased businessman in Bihar last year in October. All five accused named in the chargesheet, filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Saran district, are currently lodged in jail. "We have filed 570pages chargesheet...
  • Hindu organisation demands apology from Rajasthan Minister for remarks against Brahmins February 18, 2014

    A Hindu organisation on Tuesday demanded an apology from a Rajasthan government minister for his alleged remarks against Brahmins. Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha in Jaipurdemanded an apology within 24 hours from Tribal Area Development Minister Nand Lal Meena for his alleged remarks as the Brahmins were responsible for the backwardness of Meena...
  • No political leader involved in Gujarati man's abduction: Nitish Kumar February 18, 2014

    No political leader was involved in the abduction of a Gujaratbased businessman nor was ransom paid to free him, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in Patnaon Tuesday. In his reply to a discussion in the assembly on law and order, Nitish Kumar said the investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department...
  • War of words between CM, opposition leader in Bihar Assembly February 17, 2014

    The Bihar Assembly on Monday witnessed a war of words between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Opposition leader Nand Kishore Yadav over the minister incharge's replying to certain queries instead of the CM, who held those portfolios. During a starred question of BJP's Sachindra Prasad Singh, regarding fencing of 'kabrastans' (muslim...
  • Lalu Yadav's comments on tea seller is a good wish for Narendra Modi: BJP February 15, 2014

    With RJD President Lalu Prasad expressing doubt over Narendra Modi selling tea and claiming himself a "real" tea vendor, senior BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav on Saturday said one thing is clear that even the RJD chief accepts that a tea seller could become Prime Minister. "Its another thing that he...
  • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur branch inaugurated at Sakchi February 7, 2014

    A new branch of the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur was inaugurated on Friday by its Chief General Manager Sanjay Kumar Singh at Sakchi in Jamshedpur. The branch was opened with an aim to broaden the bank's customer base, said branch manager, Rajan Thakur. Thakur assured that the bank, which is...
  • Kailash Meghwal elected as Rajasthan Assembly Speaker January 22, 2014

    BJP MLA Kailash Meghwal was on Wednesday elected unopposed as Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Meghwal's motion was proposed by Nand Lal Meena, BJP tribal minister and seconded by Narayan Singh of Congress. The motion was passed by a voice vote in the House amid thumping of tables by all members....