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  • Azam Khan 'gifts' broom, pen to MLAs; taunts Modi 2 days ago

    Lucknow: UP Minister Azam Khan, known for his frequent barbs against the Prime Minister, surprised MLAs from all parties with unusual 'gifts' of a broom and a pen along with a letter asking them to decide which among the two can take on the evils in the society. "I am giving...
  • AAP removes Bhushan from its disciplinary committee, appoints new Lokpals 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the Aam Aadmi Party National Executive on Saturday, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party on Sunday removed Bhushan from the party's disciplinary committee. After a meeting at party chief's residence, party leader Pankaj Gupta said, "Disciplinary committee has been...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar 3 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Backwards, dalits will ensure BJP comes to power in UP: Amit Shah March 22, 2015

    Varanasi: Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them. "With your support Narendra...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • UP: Class 11th student's family agrees to apologise to Azam Khan for 'mischief' on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: After the arrest of the Class 11th student for posting against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, the boy's family has agreed to apologise to the Samajwadi Party leader. Raising objection over the case, Azam Khan said, "there was a comment from a boy on Facebook against me which caused...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav seeks to silence critics on completion of 3 years March 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Seeking to rubbish opposition charges of his government's failure on all fronts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said ruling Samajwadi Party has fulfilled all its poll promises as it completed three years in office. "Today the government has completed three years. We have completed...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav has recovered well: Akhilesh Yadav March 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday for suspected swine flu is recovering "well", his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. "Netaji has recovered well. I thank you all for the good wishes and blessings for his speedy recovery,"...
  • Love Jihad, Ghar Wapsi led BJP to its defeat: Akhilesh Yadav February 10, 2015

    Bulandshahr: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said BJP's crushing defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections was due to campaigns such as 'Love Jihad' and 'Ghar Wapsi'. "Campaigns such as Love Jihad and Ghar Wapsi are the reasons responsible for the electoral rout of BJP in Delhi Assembly...
  • Amar Singh says he can join BJP, no word from RSS yet January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling party Bhartiya Janata Party is the flavour of the season. It seems everybody wants to be with it. The list of the people jockeying to join the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP is getting bigger every day. After former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi, famous film...
  • State government responsible to check conversions: BJP December 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Terming the Samajwadi Party's allegations that conversions in the state were taking place at the instance of Centre as baseless, the BJP today said law and order is a state subject and that the state government should be responsible to check them. "The Samajwadi Party people, who had been...
  • Janata Parivar ups the ante against NDA government, demands discussion on black money issue December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government is facing a hard time in Parliament with the Janata Parivar led by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hitting out at them over black money issue. Mulayam along with other SP leaders staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting against the government over...
  • Reports of alleged forced conversion untrue: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath December 11, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath said reports of alleged forced conversion in Agra were unture. He said, "If someone is coming back home without any pressure, it must be welcomed." At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot...
  • 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...
  • Merger of 'Janata Parivar' parties a permanent alliance, says Lalu Prasad December 7, 2014

    Lucknow: The coming together of erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' is a "permanent alliance", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Sunday, noting that such a united front to fight BJP was being missed for long. "It is a permanent alliance. We have been missing it for long. Now it has been cemented,"...
  • Cartoon of the day: The coming together of third front December 4, 2014

    All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party. ...
  • Modi hasn't fulfilled any of his election promises, says Mulayam November 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to fulfil any of his election-time commitments, including the promise to bring the black money back. "Modi worked hard and got success (in the Lok Sabha elections). But...
  • EC issues notices to 20 parties including BJP, Congress and AAP for not filing poll expenses November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday has issued show cause notices to 20 political parties including Congress, BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and Samajwadi Party for failing to file poll expenditure statements within the stipulated time. The EC also warned these parties for withdrawing their recognition if these statements,...
  • Badaun stampede: No lack of preparation from our side, says SP leader Dharmendra Yadav November 23, 2014

    Talking about the Badaun stampede SP leader Dharmendra Yadav said that it was a very unfortunate incident. "I am very sad to see what has happened. There was no lack of preparation from our side," said SP leader Yadav. ...
  • Badaun: One person dead during blanket distribution on Mulayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday November 22, 2014

    One person dead in a stampede during blanket distribution by SP MP Dharmendra Yadav. The blanket distribution drive was part of Mulayam's 75th birthday celebrations. The BJP and the BSP have slammed the state administration for failing to make proper security arrangements. ...
  • Mulayam cuts 75-feet cake at grand birthday bash November 22, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 75th birthday by cutting a 75-foot -long cake at midnight at a grand event. Mulayam, who was wished among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Governor Ram Naik, attended a grand ceremony on Jauhar University premises and laid the...
  • Mulayam cuts 75-foot cake at grand birthday bash November 22, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 75th birthday by cutting a 75-foot -long cake at midnight at a grand event. Mulayam, who was wished among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Governor Ram Naik, attended a grand ceremony on Jauhar University premises and laid the...
  • Mulayam thanks Azam Khan for throwing a lavish birthday bash November 22, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh whose 75th birthday is being celebrated with great fervour and grandeur by the party thanked his close aide Azam Khan for organising the lavish celebrations. "I can't thank Azam Khan enough for the elaborate celebrations he threw in my honour. This is a...
  • We should be extremely careful about Ebola: Doctors November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr SP Bayotra chairman of medicine at the reputed Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi spoke to CNN-IBN about Ebola. "The patient has been diagnosed but it's new in our country. No chances should be taken. He should be quarantined till he is cleared as the virus can...
  • Left welcomes SP-JDU-RJD front, calls it a good initiative November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday welcomed the coming together of the SP, JDU, JDS and RJD. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yechury said, "The time has come now for all these Left streams, Communist, and non - Communist Left to consolidate and come together because I think the...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • BJP trying to vitiate atmosphere of UP, says CM Akhilesh Yadav November 4, 2014

    Lucknow: Alleging that BJP was trying to vitiate atmosphere of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said that besides election areas, their "ideology" could be anywhere and at any level, be it in offices or in police stations. "I have no hitch in saying that BJP and people...
  • Book on Mulayam Singh Yadav to be released on his birthday on November 22 October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindi and Urdu editions of a book on SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will be released on his 76th birthday on November 22 in Lucknow. The book -- 'Mulayam Singh Yadav: Harbinger of Social Justice' is authored by Dr Adish C Aggarwala, President of International Council of Jurists...
  • UP government sacks 72 chairmen, advisors of state minister rank October 25, 2014

    Lucknow: Seventy-two chairmen and advisors of different organisations and institutions enjoying minister of state rank in Uttar Pradesh were today sacked by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with immediate effect, an official spokesman here said. The chief minister has sacked 72 chairmen and advisors of different organisations and institutions with immediate effect,...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...