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  • Janata Parivar merger won't have impact on Bihar polls: BJP 3 days ago

    Patna: With six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar set to merge on Wedmesday, BJP mocked the proposed amalgamation, saying it would have "no impact" on the upcoming Bihar elections. "Merger experiments have flopped in the past and will meet the same fate this time too. It's beyond comprehension as to...
  • Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar 3 days ago

    Patna: A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders. Besides, Shah met over 100 BJP leaders and workers at the state guest house where he stayed...
  • 'Unfreedom' director Raj Amit Kumar calls for freedom of expression 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After 'Unfreedom' was banned from releasing in India, its director Raj Amit Kumar has released a video appealing to everyone to sign a petition addressed to the prime minister, to protect the freedom of expression of all Indian citizens. The video, which was uploaded on Youtube on April 9,...
  • To counter opposition 'disinformation', BJP seeks to mobilise ten crore new members 5 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday exhorted partymen to reach out to its 10 crore new members to counter the opposition's "disinformation campaign" against its government and, at the same time, lay a strong foundation to take the party forward. Addressing a workshop of its state conveners for the...
  • Jharkhand government will remain untouched by corruption, says Amit Shah 1 week ago

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Saturday said the taint of corruption would not touch the BJP-led NDA government in Jharkhand. Addressing the 'Karyakarta Samagam' organised by the party's state unit in Ranchi, Shah said that the Raghubar Das government has got an absolute majority in the elections...
  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils have become a better team, says Amit Mishra 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Enjoying his second stint with Delhi Daredevils like never before, leg-spinner Amit Mishra on Saturday said that the new-look side has emerged far more improved in this edition of the Indian Premier League. The Jean-Paul Duminy-led side lost their opener to Chennai Super Kings by just one run at...
  • Two Indian Americans charged with $1.1 million fraud April 5, 2015

    Washington: Two Indian American long-time friends have been charged with making over $1.1 million in illegal profits from insider trading on news of a proposed acquisition of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company by India-based Apollo Tyres Ltd. In a complaint filed in a US district court in Connecticut on Thursday, US...
  • Be responsible, don't make contentious remarks: Arun Jaitley to workers April 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Facing opposition's ire over controversial remarks made by some of its leaders, BJP on Saturday made it clear that all party workers should realise their responsibility and not create unnecessary controversies at a time when the country is happy with government's performance. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, when asked if the...
  • BJP meet 'high drama sans substance': Congress April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Dubbing BJP's national executive meet in Bengaluru as "high drama sans any substance", Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of being "anti-farmer" even as it shot off 10 questions on pressing issues like the Land bill to the ruling dispensation. "For all...
  • Modi government is here to stay for next 10-20 years: Amit Shah April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Modi government is here to stay for 10-20 years, BJP President Amit Shah asserted on Friday, claiming that the new dispensation has ended the "reign of scams" and policy paralysis while changing the political culture in the country. "Modi 'sarkar' (government) has arrived and will be in power for next...
  • Amit Shah asks BJP workers to focus on social issues April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP national executive, the first-ever after the party came to power at the Centre, on Friday started with a call by party president Amit Shah to engage party workers in social campaigns like that on the girl child and train workers for political activism. Shah also lauded the 10-month...
  • Instead of targeting BJP, Congress should try to find its leader: Prakash Javadekar's dig at Rahul April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Meeting for the first day of the National Executive, the Bharatiya Janata party trained guns at the Opposition for making desperate attempts to malign their image. Taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that they should rather focus on finding their own...
  • Indian entrepreneurs charged with insider trading in US April 3, 2015

    New York: Two Indian-origin entrepreneurs have been charged by a top US regulator with insider trading in connection with the 2013 proposed acquisition of American company Cooper Tire and Rubber by India's Apollo Tyres. Amit Kanodia of Massachusetts, a 47-year-old entrepreneur and private equity investor, and Iftikar Ahmed, of Connecticut, a...
  • Live: All states are similar to Centre; NITI Aayog a step forward to strengthen relations, says PM Modi April 3, 2015

    The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land acquisition ordinance....
  • BJP national executive meet begins, focus likely on strengthening party in South India April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The stage is set in Bengaluru for Bharatiya Janata Party's first National Executive meet under Amit Shah's leadership. The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land...
  • BJP's national executive meet to begin on Friday, all eyes on LK Advani's address April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive will meet on Friday in Bengaluru and all eyes will be on whether party patriarch LK Advani will address the meet or not. Sources said the party had approached Advani to address the national executive, but he is not very keen to...
  • Amit Shah pulls up Giriraj Singh for remarks on Sonia Gandhi's skin colour, says don't indulge in personal attack April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's colour, BJP President Amit Shah pulled him up for his controversial statement, said sources on Wednesday. Amit Shah told Singh, "Let's not attack any leader personally. This was a mistake made...
  • Live bombs found in Patna were to be used during Amit Shah's rally on April 14: Sources April 1, 2015

    Patna: Just two days after two live bombs were recovered from Patna in Bihar, sources suggest that they were likely to be used during Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah's rally on April 14, 2014. According to sources, Shah's rally was a possible target of the group from whom timer-attached bombs...
  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat...
  • All Ministers of State meet PM Modi to give feedback on their work March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: All Ministers of State who hold independent charge met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Race Course Road on Tuesday to give feedback on work done so far and the development done by different ministries . Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah was also present at...
  • Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India. The 36-year-old director is the latest who has hit out at the certification process in recent times. Disappointed, at being unable to get the required...
  • Amit Shah to meet BJP workers twice every month March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah will meet party workers from across the country twice every month at the party headquarters to address their concerns and connect with them. BJP sources said Shah will meet party workers on first and third Mondays every month and address their concerns and grievances, as...
  • BJP's Jat leaders meet Amit Shah over reservation issue March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Jat leaders of BJP from various states, including Ministers and MPs, on Monday met party president Amit Shah and apprised him of the situation in the wake of Supreme Court orders cancelling reservation granted to Jats under the OBC category. The delegation of leaders that included Union Ministers Birender...
  • BJP says its membership crosses 8-crore mark March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday said that its membership has crossed the 8-crore mark as it hopes to become the world's largest political party. Communist Party of China is at present the largest political party in the world having a membership of 85.13 million (8.51 crore), according to latest available...
  • Puducherry BJP functionaries to meet Amit Shah on March 24 March 22, 2015

    Puducherry: BJP President Amit Shah will hold consultations with a five-member delegation of party's Puducherry unit in Delhi on March 24 in connection with the assembly elections due next year in the union territory. The delegation, which has been invited by Shah, would brief the high command on various strategies the...
  • 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...
  • Good if Amit Shah wants the resolution of Kashmir to be addressed: Imran Ansari March 19, 2015

    "I haven't heard BJP President Amit Shah's statement yet. But we welcome his remark, whatever he has said. Its a good begining, if he wants the resolution of Kashmir to be addressed," said Imran Ansari PDP Information Technology Minister. ...
  • J&K: BJP will not compromise national interest just to remain in power, says Amit Shah March 19, 2015

    "BJP will never compromise on national interest, merely to remain in power in Jammu and Kashmir. The J&K government has been formed only to solve Kashmir issue and I have full trust that we will find a solution. If not, then nobody can stop our party workers from leaving the...
  • BJP will quit J&K government if Kashmir issue not solved, claims Amit Shah March 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Amidst raging controversy on Jammu and Kashmir government's alleged 'pro-separatist' moves, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party would not compromise on national interest and could end its alliance with PDP, if "Kashmir issue" is not solved. "People of this country have blessed us like Lord Shiva and...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for politics category March 17, 2015

    The category honours the individuals, who have collectively redefined our political landscape, and set shining standards in politics with their far-reaching vision complemented by unmatched perseverance and spirit. ...