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  • I-T dept detects alleged tax evasion in Nitin Gadkari's Purti group transactions May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has detected alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs 7 crore in the business transactions of Purti group of companies related to former BJP President Nitin Gadkari. Probing the alleged dubious transactions of the Purti Power and Sugar Limited (PPSL) since 2012, the department...
  • Hillary top contender for 2016 US president poll: Survey February 15, 2013

    Washington: Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has emerged as the frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race, according to a new survey. The latest Fox News poll asks the simple question, "Would this person make a good president?" Out of a dozen potential 2016 candidates, the top two picks...
  • BJP to stage nationwide protest against Shinde's remark January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP will hold countrywide protests from Thursday against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's "Hindu terror" remarks, Rajnath Singh said after taking over as the president of Bharatiya Janata Party. Outraged at Shinde's remarks on saffron terror, the RSS and the BJP have demanded an unconditional apology from UPA...
  • Is the BJP still a house divided? January 23, 2013

    Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday as Nitin Gadkari opted out of the race following corruption allegations against him. ...
  • BJP hopes Rajnath Singh will lead party to a path of success January 23, 2013

    Welcoming the appointment of Rajnath Singh as the new BJP president, former party chief Nitin Gadkari and senior leader LK Advani said they hope that the change in leadership will help the party emerge a winner in upcoming Assembly elections and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • BJP to hold protest against Shinde's Hindu terror remark January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking over as the president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh on Wednesday condemned Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's statement on Hindu terror and announced a nationwide protest from Thursday. Addressing the AICC meeting in Jaipur on Sunday, Shinde had alleged that the BJP and the Rashtriya...
  • New BJP chief Rajnath Singh calls UPA a failure January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday as Nitin Gadkari opted out of the race following corruption allegations against him. Rajnath Singh began his term for 2013-2015 by touching senior BJP leader LK Advani's feet and sounding the...
  • Rajnath Singh elected unopposed as BJP president January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday elected unopposed as the party president for the term 2013 to 2015. He succeeded Nitin Gadkari, who decided against contesting for a second term following charges of corruption against him. Singh has been BJP's president between 2006 and 2009...
  • Advani's opposition led to Gadkari's opting out of race for BJP chief January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari, who was being backed by the RSS, on Tuesday saw himself being opposed by one of the senior most leaders in the party, LK Advani. Gadkari, who till Monday, had the support of party leaders for a second stint as the BJP President, opted out of...
  • Live: BJP chief Rajnath Singh lashes out at Congress January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: 12:53 pm: BJP President Rajnath Singh also attacked the UPA government over Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's Hindu terror remarks. 12:42 pm: Rajnath Singh, who took over as the BJP President, said he was not happy with the circumstances in which he was taking over as the party...
  • Rajnath Singh emerges from shadows to reclaim top post in BJP January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic late night twist on Tuesday, Nitin Gadkari opted out of the BJP presidential race and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is now the consensus choice and will be elected later on Wednesday. Nitin Gadkari's backers in RSS had come under intense pressure from...
  • Gadkari makes way for Rajnath Singh to be BJP chief January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic turn in the Bharatiya Janata Party presidential polls, Nitin Gadkari has announced that he will not seek a second term after controversy erupted over his name. Rajnath Singh is now all set to occupy the party's top post as party leaders have reached a consensus...
  • UPA trying to malign me, will quit if found guilty: Gadkari January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Troubled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday reacted to the Income Tax Department surveys on Purti group investors and accused the Centre of ordering I-T surveys to damage his presidential prospects. Calling it a controversy against him, Gadkari said he would never hesitate to quit...
  • Have been denied nomination form by BJP: Mahesh Jethmalani January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The power struggle within the Bharatiya Janata Party for the party president's post has worsened. Mahesh Jethmalani, who had threatened to contest against Nitin Gadkari said he has been denied nomination form by the party leadership for contesting elections to party president's chair. Jethmalani had threatened to contest the...
  • Mumbai I-T wing probes firms funding Gadkari's Purti group January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: There seems to be fresh trouble for Nitin Gadkari who is set to be re-elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday. The Mumbai I-T wing is surveying seven companies found to have been routing money into Gadkari's Purti Group after allegations against the companies surfaced in the...
  • US Elections: Obama seeks to overcome stubborn challenges November 8, 2012

    Washington: Emboldened by a resounding election victory, US President Barack Obama immediately pledged to reach across America's political divide and seek deals on stubborn issues that dogged his first term. Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesday's vote, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his...
  • SC to hear Sangma's plea against Pranab's election November 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) will be hearing former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma's petition challenging President Pranab Mukherjee's predential bid on Thursday. Sangma has claimed that Pranab's election violated rules as he held an office of profit at the time of filing his nomination. Pranab has filed an...
  • Quotes from second US presidential debate October 17, 2012

    New York: US President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met on Tuesday at New York's Hofstra University for the second of three presidential debates ahead of the November 6 election. Below are some highlights of what the two candidates said. On jobs and unemployment Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney: "I...
  • Obama, Romney debate domestic, foreign policies October 17, 2012

    Barack Obama hit back in the second US presidential debate on Tuesday night and polls gave him 46 per cent edge over Mitt Romney's 39 per cent as both leaders sparred on domestic and foreign policies. The President was feistier from the outset than he had been in their initial encounter...
  • Analysis: Romney's aggressive debate cheers GOP October 4, 2012

    Washington: Challenger Mitt Romney used Wednesday's debate to put President Barack Obama on the defensive on healthcare, jobs and other issues. The president's reluctance to fire back harshly gave new hope to Republican partisans. Romney managed to highlight his top campaign themes - calling for lower tax rates, less regulation,...
  • Romney has accumulated extreme views: Obama August 25, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama says Republican rival Mitt Romney has locked himself into "extreme positions" on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected, trying to discredit his challenger at the biggest political moment of his life. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Obama said...
  • Sangma moves SC against President Pranab August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma on Tuesday challenged Pranab Mukherjee's election as the President of India by filing a petition in the Supreme Court. Sangma, who was backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some of its allies along with the chief ministers of Odisha and...
  • Obama just trying to hang onto power, says Romney August 16, 2012

    Washington: Mitt Romney dug in on Wednesday on his charge that President Barack Obama's campaign is driven by "division, attack and hatred," criticism aimed at cutting into Obama's likeability and personal appeal with voters. In some of his harshest words yet against the president, Romney said Obama was "running just to...
  • Hamid Ansari sworn in as the 14th Vice President August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Hamid Ansari took oath as India's 14th vice-president at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and several union cabinet ministers,...
  • Ansari looks set for second term as Vice President August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA looks all set to sail through the Vice Presidential election on Tuesday with the numbers stacked in favour of their candidate Hamid Ansari. The NDA, though, doesn't seem to have much to look forward to. With the battle for the Raisina Hill won with a thumping...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 6, 2012

    Watch today's top stories with CNN-IBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • Vice-President poll: Trinamool to support Ansari August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress, a major constituent of UPA, on Monday decided to support the alliance's Vice Presidential poll candidate Hamid Ansari but oppose any decision to open the multibrand retail to FDI and bills on forward marketing in commodities and privatization of pension fund in the monsoon session of...
  • Hamid Ansari set to win VP poll comfortably August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA nominee Hamid Ansari appears set to get a second term as Vice President by emerging a clear winner against NDA's Jaswant Singh in a direct contest for the post on Tuesday. The election for the post of Vice President has seen UPA and its allies, the Left as...
  • Vice President poll: AIADMK to back Jaswant Singh August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced that his party will back NDA candidate Jaswant Singh in the Vice-Presidential polls. The Chief Minister announced the decision of support after meeting Jaswant Singh on Monday. The vice presidential election will be held on August 7 with...
  • Vice-President poll: BJD to abstain from voting August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will abstain from voting in Vice-Presidential polls. "After consultation with parliament members and senior leaders, the party has decided to abstain from voting in the vice-presidential elections," BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik...