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  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 March 19, 2015

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • After Rahul, government could spy on officials, parties, media: Congress March 16, 2015

    Ranchi: Congress on Monday demanded a probe into the alleged snooping on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi as it claimed that the next targets could be persons from the bureaucracy, political parties and media. "We demand a judicial commission or a Parliamentary committee to probe the surveillance on Rahul Gandhi as...
  • 'Snooping' on Rahul, Yadav's sexist remarks, jeans clad MPs - non issues dominate Parliament question hour March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On Monday, non-issues dominated the question hour in both the houses of the Parliament. The Janata Dal United (JDU) president Sharad Yadav's remark on the beauty of South Indian women, the alleged spying of Delhi police on Rahul Gandhi and Goa government's dropping of Gandhi Jayanti from the...
  • No snooping on Rahul, it is 'transparent profiling': Arun Jaitley March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday countered the Congress charges of snooping on Rahul Gandhi saying it was making a "mountain out of what is not even a molehill" as information collection was part of a transparent security profiling used on 526 VIPs, including Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Ministers. ...
  • Congress may raise Rahul Gandhi snooping issue in Parliament today, seek answers from Centre March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Upping the ante on the issue of Delhi Police officials visiting Rahul Gandhi's residence, Congress plans to raise the issue in Parliament on Monday. Calling it a case of political espionage, the party has demanded an explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajnath Singh...
  • Oppostion parties demand Modi to raise fishermen issue with Sri Lanka March 7, 2015

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe kicked off a storm by asking Indian fishermen to stay on their side of the maritime border otherwise they will be shot at. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "What kind of good days are these that now even Sri Lanka has started warning us." ...
  • BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi sparks controversy, says Hindus should boycott films by 3 Khans March 1, 2015

    Dehradun: In the wake of the 'ghar vapsi' controversy and love jihad campaigns, another Bharatiya Janata Party leader has sparked a controversy. Party leader Sadhvi Prachi on Sunday said that Hindus should boycott movies by the three Khans of Bollywood as they promote love jihad. She also said that Congress Vice...
  • Mother Teresa's service was motivated by conversion to Christanity, says RSS chief Bhagwat February 23, 2015

    Bharatpur: Conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday. "Mother Teresa's service would have been good. But it used to have one objective, to convert the person, who was being served, into a Christian," he said while speaking...
  • Bengaluru: Police ban defied, Praveen Togadia's recorded speech played at rally February 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: Defying multi-media gag by police, VHP leader Praveen Togadia's video recorded speech was played at a rally on Sunday in which he called for Ghar Wapsi (homecoming) and establishment of "Constitutional Hindu Nation". Additional Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru) Alok Kumar said, "We have taken note of the violation; we will...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha February 8, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Delhi elections, Indian Hockey men's new coach Paul van Ass, AIB roast and AAP funding row. He also talks to BJP's chief ministerial candidate 'Kiran Bedi'. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on AVAM's allegation of illegal donation to AAP February 8, 2015

    Training guns against the Aam Aadmi Party for bogus funding, the AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) claimed that the cheque payments received by the party are fraudulent. ...
  • Foreign media questions PM Modi's 'deafening silence' on religious intolerance February 7, 2015

    New York: A day after President Barack Obama had said that religious "intolerance" in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi, The New York Times in an editorial titled 'Modi's Dangerous Silence' asked "What will it take for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out about the mounting violence against India's...
  • JD(U) backs AAP demand for SC monitored SIT to probe poll fund February 5, 2015

    Patna: The JD(U) on Thursday supported Aam Aadmi Party's demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe by SIT into funding of Congress, BJP and itself to inquire if black money or fund from dubious sources are used in poll. "JD(U) supports demand of AAP for a SC monitored SIT for checking funds...
  • Face off: AAP donor sues AVAM, says cheques furnished were faked February 4, 2015

    A donor, Jaskirat Kaur Mann, who had contributed $1,000 to the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday sued AVAM for claiming she had accepted money from foreign donor. In a discussion with CNN-IBN, Mann said, "AVAM has to give explanation for their baseless allegations." However, AVAM member Gopal Goyal also counter-attacked...
  • AAP funding row: Arvind Kejriwal trying to deflect from the issue, says Nirmala Sitharaman February 3, 2015

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday attacked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on the funding row. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sitharaman said, "Kejriwal is just trying to deflect from the issue."AAP should be outraged over what's happening in their party." ...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN grills AVAM member over AAP funding row February 3, 2015

    The AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) on Tuesday said that it has more proof that AAP received funds from bogus firms. Speaking to CNN-IBN, AVAM member Neil Terrance said, "Why did they not check the Rs 2 crore donation the came at midnight." ...
  • Status check: CNN-IBN visits registered address of alleged bogus company which funded AAP February 3, 2015

    CNN-IBN on Tuesday visited the registered address of one of the alleged bogus companies which funded the Aam Aadmi Party in Ganga Vihar and found that the address is actually a home in Ganga Vihar and residents state that the director of the supposed company has never lived there. ...
  • Mission Delhi: PM Modi targets AAP over funding scandal February 3, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party saying the funding scandal had exposed the AAP's double standards. ...
  • VHP allegedly reconverts over 100 Christian tribals to Hinduism, TMC promises strong action January 29, 2015

    Kolkata: There is no relief for the Central government which is battling the allegations over forced the conversion row. In a fresh case, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) allegedly reconverted over 100 tribals to Hinduism in West Bengal. The tribals were first allegedly converted to Christianity and the VHP reconverted them...
  • Digvijay Singh takes a jibe at Modi on 'Ghar Wapsi' issue January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from US President Barack Obama's speech calling for religious freedom, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday took a jibe at Narendra Modi wondering whether the Prime Minister would advise his friends in the Sangh Parivar to stop justifying 'Ghar Wapsi'. "Would Modi take his friend Barack's...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee raps Opposition for disrupting Parliament January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday rapped the Opposition over repeated disruptions in Parliament. Mukherjee said a noisy minority cannot be allowed to gag a patient majority. He also said that there should not be any disruption of proceedings under any circumstances. The Winter session of Parliament saw repeated disruptions...
  • Will go ahead with 'Ghar Wapsi', Ram Temple construction: VHP January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a major row over religious conversion, VHP on Wednesday said nothing will deter it from going ahead with its core agenda of 'Ghar Wapsi' and Ram Temple construction, and that it will hold a major convention in Delhi on March 1 to highlight the issues. VHP will organise...
  • MIM's Owaisi defends his remarks, says not threatening one to convert to Islam January 5, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday defended his remark on 'home coming' saying that he was not asking anyone to convert. The remarks came after he stirred off a controversy saying embracing Islam will be a real home coming. Owaisi said, "This is my belief, I...
  • 'Ghar wapsi' is natural process, says RSS leader Vaidya January 3, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Defending the controversial ghar wapsi program, senior RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya on Saturday said 'conversion' is a wrong term to be used for'home coming'. "Conversion is not an appropriate word for ghar-wapsi. This is not conversion. This is a home coming for those who have natural urge to reconnect with...
  • RSS sends 'ghar wapsi' superviser Rajeshwar Singh on indefinite leave January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the government faced heat over a mass conversion ceremony in Agra, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has stepped in. RSS pracharak Rajeshwar Singh, who was spearheading the 'ghar wapsi' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, has gone on indefinite leave. Rajeshwar Singh had supervised the conversion ceremony in Agra. RSS...
  • BJP is never in favour of forced conversion: Shah January 2, 2015

    Reacting on the ongoing conversion row, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party never supported forced conversion. ...
  • Politics over conversion gets ugly in Kerala, Left accuses BJP of polarising state on communal lines January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A house maid Ambika and her two children were born Hindus in Kerala. Her ex-husband, however, wanted to embrace Christianity and wrongly listed the caste of the children as Christian Pentecost while admitting them to a local school. A need to rectify this mistake is what prompted Ambika to...
  • 50-60 terrorists waiting to enter J&K from Pakistan, says BSF; border remains red hot January 1, 2015

    New Delhi:Terming the ceasefire violations by Pakistan as "utter frustration", Inspector General Border Security Force, Jammu frontier Rakesh Sharma said India will launch a strong protest over the firing along the International Border. One BSF soldier has been killed and another injured in the "unprovoked firing" by Pakistan Rangers. "Pakistan has...
  • Pakistan will come on track, if not today then tomorrow: Rajnath Singh on ceasefire violations January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as ceasefire violations continue along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed hope that issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved soon. "Our diplomats are talking with officials in Pakistan. Talks are on. I think...
  • Amritsar: RSS offshoot converts over 120 Christians to Sikhism December 31, 2014

    Amritsar: Even as the conversion row continues, nearly 128 Christians have been converted to Sikhism in Amritsar at a ceremony organised by the Dharam Jagran Manch - an offshoot of the RSS. In a statement, the group claimed that the people approached them expressing a desire to be converted to...