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  • Protest was held to please BJP: UP Waqf Minister Azam Khan 5 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan has alleged that the protest held outside his residence in Lucknow was an attempt to please BJP. "Whatever has happened in Lucknow was an attempt to please the BJP and the perpetrators must had realised creating chaos on the occasion of Juma Alvida Namaaj was...
  • Protests in Lucknow over Azam Khan's decision to sell Waqf board properties 6 days ago

    Lucknow: Certain controversial decisions by Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan to sell properties of Waqf board have led to violent protests in Lucknow. Clashes erupted on Friday after a group of Shia protesters marched towards Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's house furious with SP leader Azam Khan's decision to sell properties...
  • Rahul has not developed political thinking: Congress leader July 14, 2014

    A former Congress MP has raised questions about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi saying he hasn't learnt to deliver a speech or developed any political thinking despite spending 10 years in politics. Ghufran Azam, a member of the 7th Lok Sabha from Betul in Madhya Pradesh, said he had written a...
  • Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam moots election for all party posts July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam has suggested that elections should be held for all posts in the party organisation, from president to various levels in the districts. "Everyone knows Congress is in doldrums and it can be revived only by holding elections at all levels, including the post of party president," the...
  • Rahul Gandhi destroyed Congress: Former party MP Gufran Azam July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticisms continue to pour against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Former Congress MP Gufran Azam on Monday accused the Gandhi scion of destroying the Grand Old Party of Indian politics. He said, "He thought the Youth Congress is a lab, did experiments and destroyed it. And he did...
  • UP Assembly adjourned sine die amid protest by BSP MLAs July 7, 2014

    As BSP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday protested against the Central government over inflation and state government over law and order situation, the House was adjourned sine die after passage of the general and departmental budgets amid din. Even before the proceedings for the day began this morning, BSP...
  • Centre seeks report from UP government on Moradabad communal clashes July 6, 2014

    Moradabad: Even as normalcy returns after communal tensions broke out in Moradabad on Friday, the Centre has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the violence. Tension errupted in the area after two communities clashed on Friday over the installation of a speaker in a temple. A day after...
  • UP government will cooperate with Centre to clean Ganga, said Azam Khan July 4, 2014

    Terming pollution of Ganga a serious challenge, Uttar Pradesh government on Friday said it would cooperate with Central government for cleaning the river. The issue was raised in the state Assembly by BJP MLA Shayamdev Roychaudhary who moved a resolution to immediately stop all drains falling in the river. Referring to the...
  • Azam terms protest at state assembly 'shameful', calls for shifting of party offices July 1, 2014

    In a veiled attack on BJP opposition, SP leader Azam Khan on Tuesday termed the protest at the state assembly as "shameful" and suggested that offices of political parties in the vicinity of it be shifted to prevent any such further incident. "The protest of a party outside Vidhan Sabha (assembly)...
  • Uproar in UP House over rising cases of crime against women, communal violence June 30, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of rising cases of crime against women and communal violence in the state, with opposition BSP and BJP staging separate walkouts during Question Hour. As soon as the Question Hour began, agitated BSP members voiced serious concern over rising crime...
  • Legislators Condemn Maurya For Allegation Against Speaker June 30, 2014

    Leader of Opposition in UP Assembly Swami Prasad Maurya (BSP) on Monday accused Speaker of being biased towards the state government, a statement which was later condemned by members cutting across party lines. During the Question Hour when discussion on law and order was going on, Maurya said that Speaker Mata...
  • Azam Khan tells UP BJP to ask Centre to ban meat export June 25, 2014

    UP Minister Azam Khan on Wednesday said problem of illegal slaughtering of lactating animals can be solved if the Centre brings a policy banning meat export. Khan, while replying to an adjournment notice moved by BJP legislators Laxmikant Bajpai and Radha Mohan Das in the state Assembly on slaughtering of lactating...
  • UP government says no reduction in VAT to check inflation June 24, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said that it will not reduce VAT rates to check price rise, saying there are other factors as well behind the rising inflation. "The state government cannot reduce VAT as it was necessary for all-round development of the state," UP Cabinet Minister Ambika Chowdhury said...
  • Man arrested during vehicle check claims to have stolen Azam Khan's buffaloes May 24, 2014

    Months after Rampur Police arrested five men and claimed to have solved the case of theft of state minister Azam Khan's buffaloes, a man arrested in Etawah has allegedly accepted that he was involved in the heist. During a vehicle check on Friday night, seven persons were arrested  on the national...
  • Muslims contributed to Modi's victory, proved they are secular: Azam Khan May 19, 2014

    Suggesting that Muslims have contributed to Narendra Modi's victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, SP leader Azam Khan, who had indulged in a vitriolic attack on the BJP leader, said they had proved that they were a "secular" community. "Narendra Modi's victory in the Lok Sabha polls has amply proved...
  • Election Commision acting as BJP's poll office, says Azam Khan May 11, 2014

    A defiant Azam Khan on Sunday escalated his attack on Election Commission, alleging that it was acting as an election office of BJP and also described the elections as "unconstitutional" due to projection of Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate ahead of poll results. Khan told reporters here in Chandauli that...
  • Azam Khan accuses EC of 'helping' BJP win Lok Sabha elections May 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has accused the Election Commission of helping the Bharatiya Janata Party win the 16th Lok Sabha elections. He said on Sunday, "EC is helping the BJP to fight the elections which is why Amit Shah is set free after his remarks on Azamgarh." Khan, who is...
  • LS polls: EC seeks details on Amit Shah's remarks on Azamgarh May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking cognisance of BJP leader Amit Shah's controversial remarks calling Azamgarh "a base of terrorists", the Election Commission on Tuesday said that it has sought a detailed report and a CD of his statement. The EC said it will take any further action after examining the CD and the...
  • News 360: BCCI suspends RCA over Lalit Modi's election as its president May 6, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) following the election of ousted Lalit Modi as the association's president. In an interview to CNN-IBN, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said that the board has suspended RCA and will now appoint a committee...
  • A Billion Votes: Modi plays caste card, says abuse me but not my community May 6, 2014

    As the Lok Sabha elections enter the last two laps, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has left the development agenda and played out the caste card. At a rally in Domariyaganj, Uttar Pradesh, Modi hit out at his political rivals accusing them of targeting him over his...
  • Amit Shah is a criminal, says SP leader Azam Khan May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan continues to hurl barbs at BJP leader and Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah. A day after describing Shah as 'ghatiya (awful)', the SP leader on Tuesday said that the BJP leader was a criminal. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Azam Khan launched a scathing attack...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

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  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi campaigns Smriti Irani in Amethi May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Azam Khan attacks Amit Shah again, calls him an awful person May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and senior UP minister Azam Khan described BJP leader Amit Shah as "ghatiya" (a bad person). Attacking Narendra Modi's close aide he said, "Amit Shah was let off by the Election Commission (EC), so he could hit out against a respectable man like Mulayam...
  • Azam Khan targets EC again, says it cannot behave like God May 1, 2014

    Riled by the ban imposed to prevent him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday again hit out at the Election Commission saying the poll body cannot behave like 'God' and it should take actions best suited for a democratic setup. "The Election Commission cannot...
  • SP MLA threatens to go on fast unto death if EC ban on Azam not lifted April 29, 2014

    An MLA of the Samajwadi Party has threatened to go on a fast unto death if the ban imposed by the Election Commission on Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan's rallies in the state was not lifted. MLA from Isauli seat Abrar Ahmad on Monday sent a memorandum to the EC...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members April 23, 2014

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who is...
  • LS polls: Azam Khan pitches for Mulayam Singh as the Prime Minister April 22, 2014

    Lucknow: With the Lok Sabha polls underway and the counting day less than a month away, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has raised a pitch for party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as the next Prime Minister of the country. "It would be unfortunate for India if Mulayam Singh does not...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP thwarts break up with TDP April 18, 2014

    Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. ...