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  • Opposition parties target Modi government over HRD circular on school to stay open on Christmas 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The united opposition targeted the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday over an Human Resource Development Ministry circular that reportedly said that schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day. The Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties staged a walk out from Lok Sabha accusing...
  • Watch: Manish Malhotra shakes a leg with Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar on his niece's Sangeet 5 days ago

    On the occasion of Manish Malhotra's niece Riddhi Malhotra's Sangeet, the Bollywood couturier was seen shaking a leg with friends and collaborators Karan Johar and Kareena Kapoor. The trio seemed to be completely at home dancing with each other as Mika Singh sung 'Mauja hi Mauja' from Kareena Kapoor's film...
  • Arvind Kejriwal will address over 85 poll rallies in Delhi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With growing demand from party candidates to campaign in their constituencies, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will address over 85 rallies over the next two months. Party sources said the former Delhi chief minister will address 25 rallies in December and 60 rallies in January, with a target of at...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki December 12, 2014

    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...
  • Cartoon of the day: Agra tense over conversion row December 12, 2014

    Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will by Hindu nationalist groups. They accused them of 'forced conversion' and demanded action against them. On the other hand, Hindu groups have denied the allegation and say the conversions were...
  • Goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals December 11, 2014

    Panaji: The Crimean crisis, Russia's falling rouble and stopping of tourist charter flights from international destinations might prove to be a dampener for the much-hyped New Year party scene in Goa this time, fear tourism industry experts. While the ongoing St Francis Xavier exposition might to a certain extent off-set...
  • Sikh members quit Canada's Liberal Party, allege hijack by the World Sikh Organisation December 11, 2014

    Vancouver: A large group of Sikh members in the Canadian province of British Columbia is quitting the Liberal Party of Canada, alleging the party has been "hijacked" by the World Sikh Organisation. The Sikh members are protesting the nomination of a party candidate backed by the WSO. "We think this...
  • BJP asks MPs, ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday pulled up its MPs and ministers and asked them to declare their assets by Wednesday. The issue was discussed in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "All MPs were asked to go to every village." Senior leader LK Advani...
  • BJP to become world's largest political party, says BJP leader December 9, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Senior BJP leader and in-charge of Gujarat BJP Dinesh Sharma expressed confidence on Monday that the BJP would emerge as the world's largest political party and surpass the ruling Communist Party of China which has approximately eight crore members. Interacting with reporters here Sharma, who is also the national in-charge...
  • Aam aadmi should also be able to fly business class: Arvind Kejriwal December 7, 2014

    Dubai/New Delhi: Under opposition fire, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal defended travelling in business class to Dubai, saying it was his dream that an 'aam aadmi' should also be able to travel the same way. Kejriwal, who has drawn flak for flying business class, said his party wanted all round...
  • Cartoon of the day: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti controversial remark December 2, 2014

    Facing severe criticism over her "Muslims, Christians sons of Ram" remark, Minister of State in the Bharatiya Janata Party led-government Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti apologised in Parliament on Tuesday. ...
  • TMC nullifies Amit Shah's claim, says Mamta Banerjee too strong to defeat November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress continues ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections 2016. The Trinamool Congress hit back at BJP president Amit Shah and accused the BJP of being involved in the Sahara scam and calling the Sunday rally a "grand flop show". Trinamool...
  • Modi government used black money issue to come to power: Mulayam November 25, 2014

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also joined the Trinamool Congress on the issue of black money. He hit out at the Modi government saying, "The BJP government conspired to come to power using black money issue. It has not taken any action on the issue even after six months...
  • Congress will back opposition parties on black money issue: Ashwini Kumar November 25, 2014

    The Congress has also joined hands with opposition parties to take on the Narendra Modi over the issue of black money. Senior party leader Ashwini Kumar said, "We are with the opposition parties on the issue of black money. His government has done nothing in the last six months." ...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Opposition parties likely to unite against Centre on passage of FDI in Insurance Bill November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is likely to have a tough time getting the FDI in Insurance Bill passed in Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced that it would hold demonstrations against raising FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent. After...
  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • After skipping an all-party meet, TMC to stage a dharna in Parliament opposing FDI in insurance November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: High drama will be witnessed during the winter session of Parliament as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that the party will be staging a dharna opposing Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance in the House. The TMC did not attend the all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker...
  • UP: Samajwadi Party supporters thrash toll plaza employees in Barabanki district November 22, 2014

    Barabanki: In an yet another incident of hooliganism, Samajwadi Party MLA supporters on Friday thrashed a toll plaza employee in Barabanki district. Supporters of an SP Leader roughed up toll booth staff for stopping MLA Abhay Singh for driving in the wrong lane. The supporters were reportedly upset over this matter...
  • Cartoon of the day: SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday November 21, 2014

    As Samajwadi Party gears up for grand celebration of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Even as Mulayam rides Victorian buggy at birthday bash, confidante Azam Khan says celebrations funded by Dawood, Taliban November 21, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan kicked off yet another controversy by his irate comments during the birthday celebration of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. When questioned about the funding for the grand event, an irate Khan said that it is funded by terror group Taliban and underworld don Dawood...
  • German leftists set to head first regional state November 21, 2014

    Berlin: Germany's left-wing parties have reached a historic deal to form their first coalition government at state-level, 25 years after the collapse of communism in the country. The leaders of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green party and the Left party set their seal for a new government in...
  • World must recognise threat of terrorism: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad November 21, 2014

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that international acknowledgment of the threats of terrorism is one of the factors determining the future of the region. Addressing the members of the ruling Al Baath Party on Thursday, Assad said that the region is going through a "critical juncture", Xinhua reported, citing...
  • Taj Mahal proceeds should be given to Waqf Board: Azam Khan November 20, 2014

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday suggested that all proceeds of the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of the state. The entire proceeds collected at the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of UP, the...
  • 75-feet-long cake, Victorian 'buggy' from London for Mulayam's 76th birthday November 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday on Friday. "The birthday celebrations will start from Friday midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar...
  • Delhi polls: AAP to use spy cams to stop money power November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will provide its workers spy cameras to stop the use of money and muscle power by other political parties in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls. "Spy cameras will be given to AAP volunteers so that they can video record the illegal means adopted by...
  • Key Rajapaksa ally quits Lanka's ruling coalition November 18, 2014

    Colombo: In a blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a key ally pulled out of the ruling coalition on Monday in protest against his refusal to give up virtually unlimited powers, a day before he was likely to announce snap presidential polls. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) or National Heritage Party...