POLITICS

  • Mallika Sherawat has not got her due in Bollywood, feels director KC Bokadia 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Director KC Bokadia is impressed with Mallika Sherawat's work in his directorial venture 'Dirty Politics' and feels that her talent has not been tapped properly in Bollywood. He said: "I know her capacity and I can get better work from her, better than that in 'Dirty Politics'. I have seen...
  • Was uncomfortable doing bold scenes with Om Puri: Mallika Sherawat 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Actress Mallika Sherawat has done bold scenes for various films in the past, but she says she was not at ease performing bold sequences with veteran actor Om Puri in 'Dirty Politics'. The 'Murder' fame actress was present at the trailer launch of the film Sunday, with the entire cast. Asked...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • 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...
  • Hot Seat with Bhupendra Chaubey: Shashi Tharoor reposes faith in Congress leadership, pledges loyalty December 4, 2014

    In an interview with with CNN-IBN Shashi Tharoor reposed faith in Congress leadership and pledged his loyalty toward the party. ...
  • Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP November 23, 2014

    London: Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he will quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the House of Commons, media reports said on Sunday. The 63-year-old Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP will announce his decision "within days", an ally told the...
  • Watch: TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring to you 'Vital Stats of India' November 21, 2014

    TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring Vital Stats of India, a show that talks about everything interesting in India is starting from 21st November at 9 PM. It's about facts, health, election, food, politics and every other thing one can think of. ...
  • Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan should not enter politics, says Elangovan November 17, 2014

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political...
  • Rajinikanth hesitant to join politics, says it's dangerous November 16, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has been invited by various political parties to join them, on Sunday said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge. "Politics is dangerous and deep. I am not afraid of politics, but hesitant. In politics you need strong roots," the 63-year-old...
  • G20 2014: Can politics and economic reforms be delinked? November 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said reform process is bound to face resistance and wanted it to be insulated from political pressures. Making a strong pitch for economic reforms, Modi told fellow G20 leaders at a Retreat that reforms should lead to simplification of processes and that methods of governance must...
  • Happy for Babul Supriyo, he has seen tough time in his life, but politics is not for me: Sonu Nigam November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted singer Sonu Nigam says he is happy for Babul Supriyo, who has turned politician and became a minister in central government, but rejected the idea of him joining politics in the near future. "I am very happy for him. Babul has seen tough times in his life... I'm...
  • Tamil Nadu: Another Congressman to launch party November 9, 2014

    Chennai: A former Congress legislator will launch a political party, "Dravida Makkal Congress" on Sunday. A Congress MLA (Tiruvottiyur) between 1984-88, "Kuralarasu" K Jayabarathi confirmed that he will be launching the party along with "several other party members and functionaries," on Sunday. The 68-year old former MLA was previously a...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • Is Angelina Jolie planning to join politics? November 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has said she may consider taking up politics in future. Jolies, 39, is known for promoting humanitarian causes and feels it is important to take up responsibility if one wants a change...
  • Various opinions within party only natural: Yechury November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday sought to brush aside differences with the official political-tactical line moved by General Secretary Prakash Karat, saying such things were "natural" in a democratic party. "It's only natural and a party with a vibrant inner party democracy like ours, that various opinions...
  • PM post's sanctity shouldn't be ignored: Ravi Shankar on Shahi Imam row November 2, 2014

    Jaipur: Sanctity of the post of the country's Prime Minister should not be ignored, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, referring to the Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's decision not to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment ceremony. "I do not want to comment much on this but...
  • Photos: 16 vintage photos of Indian politicians dug up from old government archives you may not have seen before October 15, 2014

    India, as a mammoth, functioning democracy is the home to some of the oldest and most prolific political parties. Indians are introduced their political leaders before they are to their alphabets, thanks to round-the-year media spotlight on politicians at public events who are known for making tireless pitches to their...
  • Haryana elections: Adampur lacks basic amenities as caste politics dominate October 13, 2014

    Adampur: While political parties busy focusing on caste arithmetic during the election season, Adampur are still lagging behind in terms of development. Even basic amenities are a distant dream for the people of Adampur. A large part of Adampur constituency is still deprived of basic amenities such as clean drinking...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? October 11, 2014

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Sena, BJP lock horns over Modi rallies October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena on Tuesday locked horns over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign blitzkrieg for Maharashtra assembly poll, with Sena dubbing it as a "drain" on the state's coffers, prompting a quick riposte from its former ally which said it reflected "Modi phobia". "If Modi has mass appeal as...
  • EC guidelines on financial transparency come into force October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission guidelines making it virtually 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 came into effect on Wednesday. The Election Commission order of August 29 in this regard...
  • Facebook most effective in engaging young people in politics: Study September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook being the most effective channel, a new study has found. The study surveyed 3,600 young people, aged between 16-29 years, across Australia, the UK and the US, 90 per cent of whom use Facebook...
  • Watch: Good guy London cop instantly admits his mistake and apologizes to cyclist he accuses of using the wrong lane September 19, 2014

    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...