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  • Congress defends Rahul's comment on Modi's marital status 12-04-2014 06:24 PM

    Bangalore: AICC General Secretary BK Hariprasad on Saturday defended Rahul Gandhi for his controversial remarks on the marital status of Narendra Modi, saying he did not question Gujarat CM's relationship, but the legality of concealing it from the people in last three state elections. "What Rahulji has said is not...
  • Congress leaders take swipe at Modi over his marital status 12-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Narendra Modi was the favourite punching bag for Congress leaders on social media on Saturday as they targeted the BJP PM candidate for finally admitting his marital status. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh tweeted a couplet to take a veiled jibe at Modi telling him that no one has been...
  • Rahul takes a dig on BJP, says Advani out, Adani in 11-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Doda: Raising the pitch against Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked him over his alleged links with the Adani group, saying the Gujarat businessman was given 'everything' while senior BJP leaders like LK Advani and Jaswant Singh were 'thrown out'. "Advani was thrown out, Jaswant Singh was thrown out...
  • Congress threatens legal action over Modi's marital status 11-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Accusing Narendra Modi of misguiding people about his marital status for several years, the Gujarat unit of the Congress threatened to take legal action against him on Thursday, for providing false information in the affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers. "During assembly elections in 2002, 2007 and 2012, Modi...
  • Modi never denied his marital status, says his brother 10-04-2014 03:42 PM

    The BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has revealed that he is married - in an affidavit submitted to the election commission along with his nomination papers in Vadodara. The affidavit names a Jashodhaben as his wife. Modi's brother has now said that Narendra Modi's marital status was no secret....
  • Political parties responsible for lack of development in Jharkhand: Mayawati 22-03-2014 08:54 PM

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday held the political parties, who ruled the state, responsible for "underdevelopment" of Jharkhand and also blamed people for not electing the "right representatives". "You are also responsible. Because we are not sending the right parties and right representatives to the Assembly and Parliament to work...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file first chargesheet in Supreme Court on Monday 09-03-2014 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be filing its first chargesheet in the coal scam in the Supreme Court on Monday. It will also submitting a status report informing the Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe. The Supreme Court had asked the CBI,...
  • Odisha doesn't have special disadvantage to get special status: Montek Singh Ahluwalia 05-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Odisha does not have any "special disadvantage" to get special category status and it should focus on "other windows" to get more assistances from the Centre, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said. "Special category status is accorded to a state under very special circumstances and Odisha doesn...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status 04-03-2014 09:39 PM

    The BJP has called a day-long state-wide economic blockade on Friday to press for the demand of special status to Jharkhand. "We will prevent the transportation of minerals from the state during the blockade, when all commercial vehicles as well as goods trains would be brought to a grinding halt,"...
  • LS polls: No question of JD(U)'s tie-up with Congress, says Nitish Kumar 04-03-2014 03:58 PM

    Amid speculations about chance of Congress going with JD(U) instead of RJD, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday categorically ruled out this possibility and said even a last minute decision on special category status to the state could not pave way for such tie up. "Its baseless speculation...there is no...
  • Prakash Jha mulls film for special status for Bihar 04-03-2014 11:03 AM

    Patna: Noted filmmaker Prakash Jha is strongly considering to raise the demand for special category status for Bihar through one of his upcoming films. "A documentary can be made on the theme or the subject could be integrated in the script of some other movie," Jha told PTI today. The...
  • Arun Jaitley backs special state status for Bihar 03-03-2014 12:04 PM

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has come out in support of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the demand of special state status to Bihar. In his latest blog, Jaitley has slammed the Congress, saying, "The Congress in the last two years has held an olive branch to the JD(U) that...
  • Nitish holds 'Satyagraha', calls special status a prestige issue 02-03-2014 10:24 PM

    Seeking to make political capital out of the special status demand for Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a five-hour-long 'Satyagraha' and urged the people to fight to their last as it was an issue of dignity and prestige. "We have been discriminated...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status 02-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Patna: Demanding special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given a state-wide bandh call on Sunday. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. He will set out...
  • BJP's rail blockade hits train services 28-02-2014 09:37 PM

    Hundreds of passengers were on Friday stranded at many railway stations across Bihar as BJP workers forcibly stopped trains over the denial of special category status to the state by the union government, officials said. More than 300 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, including state party president Mangal Pandey, Leader...
  • 'Inconvenience caused is deeply regretted': BJP advises Bihar to avoid trains tomorrow 27-02-2014 05:32 PM

    The BJP on Thursday appealed to the commuters to avoid travelling by trains on Friday in view of the party's 'rail roko' stir to demand special status for Bihar. Regretting that the agitation may cause inconvenience to the public, party leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi urged...
  • Government to accord state heritage status to ship of deserts 25-02-2014 08:17 PM

    Rajasthan government plans to accord state heritage status to the camel, even as it expressed concerns over the animal's depleting population, crucial for the desert state. Taking serious note of slaughter and smuggling of the "ship of desert", the state is also contemplating legislation to protect the animal. "Number of...
  • CM urges people to protest peacefully against denial of special status to Bihar 24-02-2014 08:26 AM

    Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday urged people to go for civil disobedience to make March 2 'Bihar bandh' a success on the issue of denial of special category status to Bihar. "Gandhiji had launched civil disobedience movement to seek freedom...
  • Ajsu calls Jharkhand bandh on March 2 demanding special state status 22-02-2014 06:59 PM

    The Ajsu party on Saturday called a Jharkhand bandh on March two in protest against the Centre not according special category status to Jharkhand. "The party has called the bandh to protest against the Centre ignoring our demand to accord Jharkhand special category status," Ajsu party spokesman Deo Sharan Bhagat...
  • Nitish calls for state-wide bandh, demands special state status 22-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for a state-wide bandh from March 2 to press the Centre to give the state special status. He said, "Seemandhra will get special state status and I do not have any problem with that. But somewhere they take decisions so early, somewhere they...
  • Nitish Kumar calls bandh on March 2 against Centre's denial for special status 21-02-2014 11:24 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as "betrayal" the UPA government's decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while "ignoring" a similar demand made by his government. Kumar had at first called the strike on March 1...
  • Nitish calls for bandh to protest Centre's denial of special status to Bihar 21-02-2014 03:08 PM

    Attacking the Congress-led UPA government for granting special category status to Seemandhra and ignoring a similar demand of Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a Bihar bandh call on March 1. "This is betrayal with Bihar and other backward states," Kumar told reporters outside state Assembly in Patna....
  • Ahead of LS polls, Nitish again links special status to Bihar's development 16-02-2014 12:36 PM

    With the Lok Sabha polls round the corner, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has once again linked the grant of special status to development in the hope of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) sweeping the state's 40 seats in parliament's lower house. "Give us your support and votes to elect...
  • Facebook knows when you are about to enter a relationship 15-02-2014 01:45 PM

    New York: With 1.23 billion users in all the flavours and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love. For example, two people who are about to enter a relationship interact more and more on Facebook in the weeks leading up to making their coupled...
  • Congress stopped the special category status to Bihar: Nitish Kumar 03-02-2014 07:00 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Congress party prevented his state being accorded special category status following pressure from its alliance partners. "Congress stopped the special category status to Bihar at the last moment," Nitish Kumar told media persons here. He said the Congress was behind the...
  • Centre cheating Bihar by ignoring special status demand, says Nitish Kumar 03-02-2014 07:44 AM

    Stepping up his attack on UPA government ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday accused the Centre of cheating Bihar and its people by putting the demand of special status in cold storage. "We have been cheated by the Centre as it put the process for...
  • Lata should ensure no one misuses her iconic status: Congress 28-01-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Lata Mangeshkar should guard against anyone "misusing" her iconic status for drawing political mileage, Congress said on Tuesday a day after the legendary singer shared a dais with Narendra Modi. "Lata Mangeshkar is an icon before whom all of us bow down. Beauty of her voice is acclaimed...
  • Union Cabinet gives minority status to Jain community 20-01-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to Jain community, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved a plan for the notification of Jains as a minority community at the national level. Rahul Gandhi had on Sunday spoken to...
  • Rahul urges PM to grant minority status to Jain community 20-01-2014 09:35 AM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has now urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to Jain community. The Minority Affairs Ministry has sent a recommendation to the Cabinet to clear the proposal after consulting the attorney general. Jains enjoy minority status in some states currently but if they...
  • No objection to Article 370 if it helps J&K, says Rajnath Singh 18-01-2014 03:35 PM

    Reflecting a change in stance, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Saturday said his party has no objection to Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir if it helps in the development of the state. "J&K is a very serious, very sensitive region for us... If J&K develops...