National Council

  • RSS wants UPA appointees in NCTE removed: Sources 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In its latest diktat to the Narendra Modi government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked the Union HRD Ministry to 'change all members' appointed by the previous UPA government in the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The RSS has communicated its demand to HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The...
  • Amit Shah anointed BJP president, Party charts poll strategy August 9, 2014

    Amit Shah officially took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in the party's National Council meet held on Saturday in New Delhi. The next big challenge for him are the upcoming assembly elections in Mahrashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah's mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • Government will give resources to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in Valley, says Arun Jaitley August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits who wish to go back to the Valley and settle there will be facilitated with all necessary resources by the government, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. "There has been clarity in this government regarding many problems and we have even allocated money. Our Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Modi lauds Amit Shah, calls him man of the match in 2014 Lok Sabha polls August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Amit Shah for taking over as Bharatiya Janata Party's President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion, lauded Shah's efforts during the stupendous performance of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and called him the 'man of the match'. Speaking at the BJP's first national council meet...
  • Rajnath Singh hands over BJP chief baton to Amit Shah, says he is best suited August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday handed over the party's baton to Amit Shah in New Delhi. Praising Shah for his leadership, Singh said that the former was best suited for the position of the party's President. Singh said it was Shah's leadership...
  • Live: Rajnath Singh hands over BJP President post to Amit Shah August 9, 2014

    Outgoing BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that Amit Shah is suited for the position of the party chief due to his leadership in Uttar Pradesh that saw the party bagging 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state during the general election. ...
  • BJP National Council meet today, first after NDA took charge at the Centre August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Council is scheduled to meet on Saturday in Delhi to ratify Amit Shah as its party chief. This will be the first national council meeting after the BJP led NDA took charge at the Centre. The session, to be held at Jawaharlal...
  • Full text: Rajanth Singh's speech at National Council meet January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath on Sunday addressed the National Council meeting at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. He hit out at the Congress saying there is a desire for change in the nation. He said, "The restlessness for change is clearly visible in these currents. The...
  • No mother can sacrifice her child: Modi on Cong not naming PM nominee January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday took a dig at the Congress party for not nominating prime ministerial candidate ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing the party workers at the National Council meet in Ramlila Maidan, Modi said, "No mother can sacrifice her child....
  • BJP National Council meet: Speeches of party leaders January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: 2:03 pm: My idea of India is Satyamev Jayate: Modi 2:01 pm: Amul model must be replicated in all states for dairy development: Modi 1:59 pm: Terrorism divides, tourism unites: Modi 1:58 pm: Every state should have IIM, IIT and AIIMS: Modi 1:57 pm: If we need to keep our head high...
  • Modi to address BJP members on last day of its National Council meet January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: On the last day of its National council meet on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to move the party's political resolution ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is likely to move the resolution. BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in cross-cases of defamation August 13, 2013

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in cross-cases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabad-based NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of V...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? July 15, 2013

    If you plan to seek an exciting career in 'rag chopping' with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you...
  • BJP gears up for 2014 polls; targets Cong on economy March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh on Saturday gave a call to his party cadre to put up a united fight in the next general elections to oust the "corrupt, ineffective" United Progressive Alliance as he took on the Congress-led government over its alleged failure on internal security,...
  • BJP core group to decide on National Council meet today February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP core group will meet on Friday at 5.30 pm to decide on the National Council meeting which will ratify Rajnath Singh's election as party chief. This will be the first core group meet after Rajnath's election as party president. On Thursday, top leaders of the BJP, including...
  • Don't touch feet to go up the party ladder: Gadkari September 27, 2012

    Surajkund: Don't touch any colleague's feet in order to go up the party ladder, Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. Concerned over a culture of patronage, Gadkari declared at the party's National Council meeting here: "There will be no protocol in the party... I am ordering it." Citing his...
  • BJP strategy meet today to review political situation September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Top BJP leaders including state chief ministers will be gathering in Surajkund in Haryana on Wednesday for a three-day conclave. This comprises an executive meet that will be followed by a two-day national council meet. The main opposition party is expected to propose strategies to project itself as...
  • CPI to launch movement for land, jobs, food January 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: The CPI's National Council on Friday resolved to build people's struggles on issues of land, jobs and food by joining hands with all democratic forces. "The main issues we have identified are land, unemployment, food and democratic rights. The main thrust of the resolution is that we should build these...
  • Gaddafi defenders stall advance on Libyan town September 11, 2011

    Tripoli: Battle-hardened Libyan combatants joined the fight to capture a desert town from well-armed loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday after the head of Libya's interim council warned that the ousted leader still posed a threat. Gaddafi troops firing rockets and mortars held up local fighters trying to push into the...
  • Gurdwara attacked in Oz, Sikhs ask for security June 2, 2011

    Melbourne: A Gurdwara in the Australian state of Victoria has been vandalised in what is believed to be a "racial" attack, sparking fears among the minority community which has appealed for greater security for the Sikhs. Sikhs in Shepparton in northern Victoria have appealed to those who vandalised their Gurdwara to...
  • Advani: PM a non-leader, 'Kremlinising' politics January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: BJP's prime minister-in-waiting, LK Advani, set the tone for a fierce political battle ahead on Tuesday by lashing out at Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for what he called 'Kremlinisation of Indian politics' in making the Left parties an important player in the nation's polity. After his...
  • BJP leaders liken UPA to a car with no driver January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Congress-led coalition at the Centre was on Tuesday likened to a 'motorcar' whose brakes were with the Left parties while it was riding without a driver. Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh told the party's National Council that earlier he used to believe that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was...
  • Modi all praise for Advani, calls him a 'tall leader' January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for passing on the leadership baton to LK Advani and called him the right successor to lead the party in the next Lok Sabha election. Making a special mention about the roles played by...
  • BJP's new agenda — Afzal, minority policy, Ram Setu January 29, 2008

    New Delhi: With the leadership issues settled, it's time to focus on the task ahead. The poll preparations in election-bound states and organisational reforms within the party as the first step, the BJP National Council has ratified a proposal to reserve one-third of the total seats within the organisation for...
  • BJP attacks UPA on rising prices December 24, 2006

    New Delhi: The UPA Govt on Sunday faced the ire of the Opposition BJP on rising prices and for the crisis in agricultural sector. BJP has accused the Congress-led UPA for betraying the common man and farmers, and said the coalition's economic policies are aimed to benefit the rich people. BJP –...
  • We haven't forgotten Ayodhya: BJP December 23, 2006

    Lucknow: The BJP has hasn’t forgotten the Ayodhya temple or Hindutva, party chief Rajnath Singh insisted on Saturday. Singh told cheering workers at the party’s National Council meeting that the BJP was “fully committed” to building the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Singh said the party could not build the temple when it...
  • Rajnath ratified as BJP President December 23, 2006

    New Delhi: The BJP National Council on Saturday ratified Rajnath Singh election as President of the party for a three-year term. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and leaders of Opposition in Parliament L K Advani and Jaswant Singh along with party workers congratulated him on the occasion in Lucknow. Party's Chief...
  • Rajnath Singh is BJP's bridegroom December 23, 2006

    New Delhi/ Lucknow: The BJP just can’t settle it. First senior leader L K Advani said he was like a PM-in-waiting, Murli Manohar Joshi replied by saying the party had enough candidates for that post and now its Rajnath Singh’s turn to speak. Advani, a former deputy PM, created a controversy...