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  • SP govt has failed to check violence, communal clashes: BJP 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed completely to check incidents of violence and communal clashes. "People are creating anarchy in a planned manner. Police are being attacked and property damaged. Now incidents of communal clashes in the state are making headlines...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: AAP activists arrested for defacing public property Yesterday

    New Delhi: Four Aam Aadmi Party activists, who were pasting posters for an upcoming party rally in New Delhi, were arrested on Monday on the charge of defacing public property, a police officer said. The activists, all aged between 20-30 years, were booked under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of...
  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party by Ram Vilas Paswan Yesterday

    Several NDA leaders attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as well as Bihar. Rashtriya...
  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party organised by Ram Vilas Paswan 2 days ago

    Several NDA leaders on Monday attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party here. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as...
  • Sonia Gandhi holds Iftar, shares table with Sharad Yadav and Lalu 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hosted her first Iftar in three years, which saw the Congress president sharing a table with leaders of RJD and its new-found ally JD(U). RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav were seated with Sonia Gandhi at the Iftar which was also attended...
  • UP: Violence claims 3 lives in Saharanpur, situation remains tense 2 days ago

    Saharanpur: The violent clashes between two groups in Saharanpur in Uttar pradesh has claimed three lives and left over 20 injured with the area being turned into a virtual fortress. Thirteen companies of the Rapid Action Force, the PAC and CRPF were deployed in the area. The situation continues to be...
  • Protest was held to please BJP: UP Waqf Minister Azam Khan 3 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan has alleged that the protest held outside his residence in Lucknow was an attempt to please BJP. "Whatever has happened in Lucknow was an attempt to please the BJP and the perpetrators must had realised creating chaos on the occasion of Juma Alvida Namaaj was...
  • 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 3 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...
  • Sonia Gandhi arrives for Congress meet, finds no other leader present 4 days ago

    New Delhi: There was some confusion at the Congress Parliamentary Affairs Committee meeting following which it had to be cancelled. Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived at the meeting only to find no other Congress leaders present. The meeting had to be cancelled owing to miscommunication. Sonia Gandhi arrived for the meeting...
  • 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...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago July 21, 2014

    Chicago: An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11-year-old...
  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' July 20, 2014

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • There is a dearth of children's films in our country, says 'Chillar Party' director July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: His co-directorial venture "Chillar Party", focussing on a bunch of kids, won the National Film Award, and his second project "Bhoothnath Returns" also regaled movie-goers. Nitesh Tiwari finds the appreciation encouraging and says it can boost the confidence of filmmakers to back quality films. Tiwari believes there's a "dearth...
  • Gadkari allows allocation of Rs 32 crore to UP to deal with drought-like situation July 18, 2014

    Centre has allowed release of Rs 32 crore to Uttar Pradesh as a special case to mitigate "acute drought like situations" due to deficiency in rainfall, particularly in Bundelkhand region. Official sources said Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari allowed the allocation to the Samajwadi Party-ruled state as first instalment under the...
  • Suresh Khanna elected as the new BJP legislature party leader July 17, 2014

    Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) Seven-time legislator Suresh Khanna on Thursday was elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly. The unanimous decision was taken at a meeting of party legislators here in the presence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central observer Jai Prakash Chaturvedi. Kanpur...
  • Minors rounded up in illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: 225 children were rounded up in a police raid of an illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai. Police raided Rain pub in sector 6 of Nerul, Navi Mumbai where an illegal party was under progress; with alcohol. Of those rounded up, 100 were girls and mostly under 21 years. ...
  • Mumbai: Samajwadi Party seeks temporary abattoirs for Bakri-Eid July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding setting up of temporary abattoirs for the festival of Bakri-Eid to be held later in 2014. "We have requested the Chief Minister to immediately call a meeting of administrative officers and minority affairs minister to discuss and initiate...
  • UP registers 55% rise in rape cases in 2013 July 16, 2014

    Under the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a steep rise in the number of rape cases in 2013 as compared to the previous year. Per data tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, while answering a question by Ramdas Athawale,...
  • Voters in New Delhi put up Kejriwal's 'missing' posters, mock him July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and the MLA from New Delhi assembly seat Arvind Kejriwal is now getting a taste of his own medicine. The 49 day chief minister of Delhi is facing the ire of his voters for neglecting them since his victory. Some Resident Welfare...
  • Daughter raped, man seeks FIR against MLA for helping accused July 15, 2014

    A plea by a man, whose daughter was allegedly gangraped by three men, seeking registration of a case against a ruling Samajwadi Party MLA, a circle officer and a chief medical officer has been accepted by a local court here. Chief Judicial Magistrate Puneet Kumar Gupta on Monday fixed July 26...
  • No 'Number 2' in BJP with Modi away? July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Who is 'Number two' in the Narendra Modi Government? The question remained unanswered even on Tuesday as none of the top leaders formally presided over the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, in the absence of the Prime Minister. A day before leaving for the BRICS summit held in Brazil, Modi...
  • Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel July 15, 2014

    As women's safety continues to be a cause for concern in Uttar Pradesh, here's a shocker: An activist has found that the Akhilesh Yadav government has drastically downsized the budget of the state women's commission but has the money for two seven-seater Mercedes cars and two similar Land Cruisers. A Right...
  • 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...
  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...