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  • West Bengal faces possible own-tax revenue shortfall 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal budget for 2015-16, presented on Friday in the Assembly by state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, has showed a revised own-tax collection of Rs 40,062 crore for 2014-15 against the budgeted estimate of Rs 45,413 crore. Tax revenues are composed of states' own-tax revenues and share in central...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • J&K: PDP-BJP finalise common minimum programme, government formation soon 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The differences over a common minimum programme (CMP) between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir have been ironed out and a coalition government will soon be sworn in. BJP president Amit Shah, addressing mediapersons jointly with...
  • BJP constitutes 8-member panel to seek views on Land Bill 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With its government cornered in both houses of Parliament over the Land Acquisition Bill, the BJP has constituted an eight-member committee to look it and invite suggestions from people, including farmers. BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday constituted a committee consisting of MPs and farmers' representatives. The members include former...
  • Top BJP leaders from J&K meet in Delhi over talks on government formation 1 week ago

    New Delhi:Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir held discussions in Delhi on government formation in the state. The BJP and the PDP are still engaged in negotiations as they try to achieve a common minimum program. Senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ram Madhav...
  • Why Arvind Kejriwal's victory was the best thing that happened to Modi February 19, 2015

    A week is a long time in politics. And a lot of water has flown down the Yamuna this past week. There is now a new 'chhote sarkar' in Delhi and that's making the bade sarkaar a whole lot better. Here's a glimpse of what's happened in the last seven...
  • Amit Bhandari confident of batting fightback against Mumbai February 19, 2015

    After retiring from the domestic circuit at the age of 32 in 2011, Amit Bhandari, the seamer who represented India in two One-Day Internationals and was the second after Madan Lal to pick up 300 first-class wickets for Delhi, had foreseen his future as a bowling coach. And, in the...
  • Assam BJP leader Prodyut Bora quits party, brings Modi in line of fire February 18, 2015

    Guwahati: BJP National Executive Committee member from Assam Prodyut Bora resigned from BJP alleging subversion of democratic tradition in the central government and the party and bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his confidante Amit Shah in the firing line. Bora, in his four-page letter to BJP president Amit Shah, cited...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • Amit Shah condoles NCP leader RR Patil's death February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday condoled the demise of former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader R R Patil. "My condolences and prayers for the departed soul of Shri RR Patil ji (former Home Minister of Maharashtra)," Shah posted on microblogging site Twitter. Patil died on Monday from...
  • Indian-American shot dead in US February 16, 2015

    New York: A 28-year-old Indian-American, who was shot by unknown gunmen in his family-owned liquor shop in the US, has succumbed to his injuries. Amit Patel from Edison was shot and killed in New Jersey inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington on Sunday. When police arrived at the store, they found Patel...
  • It would be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' in 2016, says TMC February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: After winning by-polls of Bongaon Lok Sabha and Krishnagunj Assembly constituency on Monday, Trinamool Congress returned the jibe used by BJP in West Bengal saying it would be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' in 2016. "In 2016, it will be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' as the people of West Bengal have given a...
  • I will not resign till vote of confidence takes place: Bihar CM Manjhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has reiterated that he will not resign till the vote of confidence takes place. He also alleged that MLAs supporting him were called to Delhi and threatened. In an interview to IBN, Manjhi alleged that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was...
  • President, PM Modi among VVIPs at Amit Shah's son's reception February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among dignitaries who attended the wedding reception of BJP Chief Amit Shah's son Jay on Sunday. Besides, many Union ministers, Governors and Chief Ministers were among the VVIP guests at the high-profile event, organised at 9, Ashoka road, adjacent to...
  • Senior Chinese Communist Party official meets Amit Shah February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday met a top official of the Chinese Communist Party and exchanged views with him for enhancing the dialogue between the two parties. "Shah met Wang Jiarui, Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee today at the BJP...
  • Manjhi to visit Delhi on Sunday, JDU alleges Bihar CM hobnobbing with BJP February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will visit Delhi on Sunday to attend the wedding reception of BJP president Amit Shah's son. The Janata Dal (United) alleged that Manjhi was coming to meet the BJP leaders to take guidance on Bihar politics. BJP denied having any role in...
  • Tough election battles ahead for Narendra Modi after Delhi poll debacle February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amit Shah, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), spent much of his son's wedding day this week on the phone to worried colleagues in the capital, where a disastrous election result is prompting those in power to rethink their policies and priorities. According to two people at the...
  • BJP leaders, Ministers attend wedding of Amit Shah's son February 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP leaders and ministers were in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to attend the wedding of party president Amit Shah's son Jay, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in. Those present at the wedding organised at the YMCA Club in Ahmedabad included ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, JP Nadda,...
  • Message is 'Bhag Modi Bhag': Derek O'Brien February 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Making a sarcastic comment on the drubbing the BJP suffered in the Delhi Assembly election, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said it became "Bhaag Modi Bhaag" instead of "Bhaag Mamata Bhaag" - the BJP's slogan for 2016 Bengal Assembly poll. "To paraphrase a tasteless slogan BJP uses in Bengal,...
  • Delhi elections: We will analyse defeat, but 'Modi wave' has not faded, says Piyush Goyal February 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: With Aam Aadmi Party bagging 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the BJP will analyse the defeat but insisted that "Modi-wave" has not faded. "I congratulate AAP on their victory. Now I believe that they will serve Delhi better. We will...
  • BJP office bears deserted look as AAP clean sweeps Delhi February 10, 2015

    BJP headquarters bears a deserted look as AAP clean sweeps Delhi. AAP accomplished a landslide victory while BJP faced the biggest defeat in the recent times since achieving a massive mandate in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Modi and Shah should quit if BJP fares poorly in Delhi polls: Congress February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday ducked questions on whether Rahul Gandhi will take responsibility for a bad show by the party in Delhi polls, but wanted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to quit if that party does not fare well. ...
  • Modi, Amit Shah discuss Delhi polls with top BJP leaders February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday held separate meetings and took stock of the Delhi polls, as the party exuded confidence of forming a government in Delhi despite exit polls favouring Aam Aadmi Party. "Exit polls are there, but we know the ground realities....
  • Watch: The power packed election campaign in Delhi February 6, 2015

    The election campaign for Delhi Assembly elections came to an end on Thursday evening. The whole campaign saw a number of moments that will remain in memories for years. ...
  • Delhi elections: BJP's 'Panna Pramukh' strategy a direct pitch to voters February 5, 2015

    Last day of campaigning sees political parties pulling out all stops to woo voters. BJP workers are going door to door to convince voters to vote for their party. It is a strategy replicated in Delhi by Amit Shah after its success in the UP elections. ...
  • Delhi polls: Kiran Bedi to hold a road show in Krishna Nagar today February 5, 2015

    BJP volunteers from across India have gathered at the Delhi BJP headquarters ahead of the assembly polls. "We will be campaigning through the day today. We have been campaigning at the metro station where people are open to the party campaign and are keen to know what the BJP has...
  • Amit Shah hits out at AAP over donation row, says BJP will win Delhi polls February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah questioned how it claims of not knowing about details of the donations given to them. "How did you not know about the Rs 2 crore donations given to you? Tomorrow you'll say...
  • Amidst controversies, personal attacks, high octane campaigning for Delhi polls to end today February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst controversies, mudslinging and personal attacks on each other, the high octane campaigning for Delhi assembly polls will end on Thursday. In the last leg of campaigning, leaders from all political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. Delhi on its last day of campaigning...
  • AAP funding row: How shell companies work, explains Financial Journalist February 3, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Financial Journalist Amit Goel on Tuesday said that shell companies exist only on paper and have fictitious address. The BJP and Congress have sought to corner the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the alleged dubious donations and demanded a probe into it. ...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Political nominees February 2, 2015

    Year 2014 saw the biggest political battles, clashes which produced heroes or demolished the established stars. Nominees for the politician of the year are - BJP National President Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister...