Politics

  • Watch: Good guy London cop instantly admits his mistake and apologizes to cyclist he accuses of using the wrong lane 4 days ago

    You hear stories of police atrocities from all over the world. Militarisation of the police is a growing problem among nations. But not all men in uniform are complete jerks. A cyclist was stopped by a London police officer who asked him 'why are you cycling on the pavement'? The man...
  • Political crisis in Pakistan may impact ties with India: Report September 9, 2014

    Washington: The current political unrest in Pakistan could impact its relations with India as the Pakistan army is having more control over the country's foreign policy than ever, a latest US Congressional report has said. "The Pakistan Army's more openly direct control of the country's foreign and security policies may, over...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit hints at returning to active politics September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, who had resigned as Kerala Governor, on Thursday dropped enough hints of returning to active politics and said her future role in the party will be decided by the Congress leadership. Dikshit, a threetime Chief Minister of Delhi, said she will abide by any decision the Congress...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, say it's not a political issue but a media creation August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • Noted Historian Bipan Chandra dies at the age of 86 August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Well known Indian author and historian Bipan Chandra died on Saturday morning at the age of 86. He was considered to be an expert in political history and economics. He has authored a number of books including The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism, Communalism: A Primer, The...
  • Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability. The Election Commission order in this regard under Article 324 of the Constitution (superintendence, direction...
  • Pakistan Army steps in; government, protesters return to talks August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table. Hours after Army Chief Raheel Sharif mediated between the embattled government...
  • Congress divided on retirement age in politics August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be a divided house on the issue of retirement age in politics. A day after senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi suggested that politicians must retire from active politics post the age of 70, Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi criticised the statement saying that these were...
  • Retirement age necessary in politics as well: Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dropped senior leaders from its Parliamentary Board, senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi sparked off a debate. Dwivedi said on Thursday that there should be a retirement age in politics. He went on to say that in active politics, preference must be given...
  • Pak crisis deepens, Qadri issues 48hour deadline to government August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Monday with cleric TahirulQadri giving a fresh 48hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a former top Election Commission official backed protesters' allegations of rigging in last year's polls. Buoyed by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Afzal Khan's...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • 2 killed, 1 injured in clash over political rivalry August 18, 2014

    Two persons were shot dead and another injured in a clash between two parties over political rivalry related to panchayat polls in Rajpura area, police said. Ramveer (40) and Rambabu (32) were shot dead when the two parties opened fire at each other in Shahpur village late on Sunday night, Station...
  • Youth wing of political parties join hands with aspirants to protest against CSAT August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Union Public Service Commission examination row rocked Parliament with leaders protesting against the changed format keeping in view the interest of their states' aspirants, the youth wing of various political parties has been actively participating in the protest on the ground. Members of National Students' Union of...
  • Political appointees should resign with change of government: UP Governor Ram Naik August 8, 2014

    UP Governor Ram Naik, who on Friday took additional charge of Rajasthan, said political appointees keeping in mind the tradition, should resign voluntarily withthe change of government. Replying to a question on whether Governors should resign in such cases, Naik said there has been a tradition in the country of "proactive...
  • Priyanka dismisses reports of her taking up important Congress post August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after reports suggested that Priyanka Gandhi may assume a larger role within the Congress ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in several states, she herself has denied the reports calling them baseless. Priyanka clarified that she is not assuming posts within the Congress or joining active politics. She...
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal removed due to political vendetta: Sachin Pilot August 7, 2014

    Condemning the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, Rajasthan Congress said her removal is "unconstitutional" and has been done due to "political vendetta". In a statement issued here, Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot said Beniwal has a special image in Indian politics as a former Cabinet minister and Deputy Chief Minister...
  • I'm not cut out for politics: Ratan Tata August 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata on Wednesday said he never considered politics in his life like his mentor JRD Tata and added that he was not cutout for that. "Like my mentor JRD Tata, I had never considered politics. I am not cutout to be political person...
  • The National Herald case is an example of political vendetta: Manish Tewari August 1, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Indian National Congress member Manish Tewari said that the National Herald case is the biggest example of political vendetta. "It was Bharatiya Janta party who blamed us for misusing agencies," said Tewari. ...
  • Government is entitled to try the new system: Ram Jethmalani July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, lawyer Ram Jethmalani talks about the collegium system. He says that the government wants a new system and is entitled to try this new system out. He points out the fact that the present government had made a promise in its manifesto. Thus, its justified...
  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi July 26, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JDU president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 23, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Joined politics because hunger strike didn't help me: Arvind Kejriwal July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death, urging them to end their strike. A group of teachers from All Guest Teachers Association teaching in different government...
  • Congress holds protest in Jaipur over inflation July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday held a protest in Jaipur, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state. Addressing party workers in a dharna outside the collectorate in Jaipur, PCC chief Sachin...
  • Chhattisgarh among poorest states with over 40% BPL population: C Rangarajan panel July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam figure among the poorest states where over 40 per cent of people are below poverty line, according to the C Rangarajan panel. According to the report of the panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan, 47.9 per cent people are poor...
  • Rail budget disappointing for Uttarakhand: Congress July 9, 2014

    Dehradun : Terming the rail budget as extremely disappointing for Uttarakhand, Congress on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not making any provisions in it for the hill state. People of the state who contributed five MPs to the ruling BJPs kitty were extremely disappointed over the treatment meted out to the...
  • Rail budget disheartening from UP's point of view: SP July 9, 2014

    Terming the NDA's rail budget as "disheartening" from Uttar Pradesh's point of view, Samajwadi Party on Tuesday alleged that the biggest state of the country and the common man were ignored in it. "The budget is disheartening from UP's point of view. The biggest state of the country was ignored in...
  • All political parties rock Bihar Assembly, protest against Dhankar's controversial remarks July 8, 2014

    Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess. Right from the word go, the House saw members of JD(U), RJD, Congress and BJP rushing to the well to...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Venkaiah Naidu for Metro projects in state July 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhopal and sought central assistance for various projects like Metro and housing in the state. Chauhan also demanded financial assistance for Ujjain Kumbh Mela and smart city project for Gwalior. Stating that the state...