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  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a role model for me, says LK Advani 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, BJP patriarch LK Advani said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a role model for him. "I always regarded Vajpayee my leader. He was a role model for me." ...
  • Stage set for counting in Jharkhand; BJP, JMM hopeful of majority 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    Ranchi: All arrangements are in place for Tuesday's counting for 81 seats to decide the fate of the third Assembly polls in Jharkhand, where two previous ones threw up hung verdicts. The updated 66.47 per cent voter turnout in the 2014 polls was a record for both Lok Sabha and assembly...
  • BJP, RSS leaders meet to discuss religious conversions 4 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh met on Monday night to discuss the escalating controversy over forced conversions by some Sangh Parivar outfits that has paralysed Parliament where some crucial Bills in insurance and coal sector remained stuck. The meeting convened over dinner at Union...
  • Jammu and Kashmir awaits election results, National Conference faces rout, PDP eyes power 4 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kashmir Valley is in the midst of Chillai-Kalan, a period of 40 days of harshest winter, even as the political temperature is rising in the state with political parties, candidates, voters, the Central government and even the world community waiting for Assembly elections results with bated breath. The...
  • PDP will have number to form government in J&K: Naeem Akthar 4 hours 58 minutes ago

    The counting of votes of 2014 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is scheduled on December 23 and People's Democratic Party leader Naeem Akthar feels PDP will have number to form government in the state. ...
  • LK Advani calls Atal Bihari Vajpayee his role model, guide 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani called former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee his role model and guide. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Advani said, "In Vajpayee's entire tenure as PM there is not one single aspect which I can regard as been a blot on him in his...
  • PMO note to ministers suggests Christmas could be a working day for government departments 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: If a consensus is arrived at among the ministers, Christmas this year may well become a working day for BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is learnt to have sent out a wish list to the ministers saying they consider making Christmas, which...
  • State government responsible to check conversions: BJP 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    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...
  • BJP terms coming together of Janata Parivar as 'get-together of corrupt' 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Terming the coming together of Janata Parivar outfits as a get-together of "corrupt" and "brand ambassadors of misgovernance", the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said their joint agitation is road-blocker in the path of development and good governance initiated by the Narendra Modi government. The BJP took a jibe...
  • Protests over conversions set back Modi's reform agenda 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in Parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the Upper...
  • Ram Temple should be birthday gift to Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Shiv Sena MPs 7 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena members in Lok Sabha on Monday sought rolling out of Uniform Civil Code, abrogation of Article 370 and construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a "birthday gift" to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose birth anniversary falls on December 25. Sena MP Arvind Sawant said...
  • J&K polls: Counting of votes for 87 Assembly seats on Tuesday 8 hours 5 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Counting of votes in Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken up on Tuesday even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's tweet slamming the UPA government for not conferring the Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee created a buzz. ...
  • J&K Assembly elections: IBNLive journalist analyses situation before counting 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir will get a new government on Tuesday. The votes polled in the five phase-election to the state assembly will be counted on Tuesday. IBNLive journalist DP Satish who visited the Kashmir valley to file ground reports on the election analyses the situation and feels that...
  • Jharkhand: BJP enthused, ruling JMM hopes to return to power 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Ranchi: With the exit polls predicting a BJP victory in Jharkhand, the party is confident of forming the government in the state when votes are counted on Tuesday. "We alone will get more than 45 seats. For the first time, the state will get a stable government. The exit polls indicate...
  • Tweet on Vajpayee no hint of reaching out to BJP: Omar Abdullah 10 hours 5 minutes ago

    Srinagar: A day before counting day for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said his support for conferring the Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not an indication that he was reaching out to the BJP for a post-poll alliance. Talking...
  • Neither Government, nor BJP involved in conversion: Venkaiah Naidu 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that...
  • Assembly polls: Key candidates in Jharkhand 12 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In 14 years of its existence Jharkhand has never had a single-party government. Coalitions government ruling the state since 2000 have seen Jharkhand grappling with political instability, high corruption, slow development and Naxalism along with a host of other issues. But in 2014 unprecedented polling broke all previous records...
  • Conversion row: Parties indulging in vote bank politics: Nitin Gadkari 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over religious conversions, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that political forces "disturbed" over the victory of BJP are trying to convert the agenda of development into that of vote bank politics. "This is not an issue within the party. There are some political forces...
  • Awaiting the Jharkhand and J&K verdict on Tuesday 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As one awaits the declaration of results now sealed in the EVMs by voters of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir, the factors that are likely to shape it and the implications of the possible verdict merit analysis. Exit and Opinion polls are more or less unanimous on Jharkhand...
  • Janata Parivar ups the ante against NDA government, demands discussion on black money issue 15 hours 56 minutes ago

    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...
  • Nothing wrong with reverse conversions, says Shiv Sena 16 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that there's nothing wrong with reverse conversions and flayed "those who kept mum when Hindus were converted to Muslims." "Till yesterday, Hindus were converted to Muslims. Then, nobody said those were done forcibly or through enticement. But now when the Ganga has started flowing in...
  • Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP 16 hours 25 minutes ago

    Jammu: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Reacting to some media reports that said the PDP had said it was open to forming an alliance...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over forced conversions after opposition members enter well of the House 16 hours 40 minutes ago

    With just two days left for the Winter Session of Parliament to end, key bills like GST Bill and Insurance Bill are likely to be discussed on Monday. ...
  • Jammu & Kashmir elections: Key candidates to watch out for 16 hours 49 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Counting of votes for the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu & Kashmir will take place on Tuesday. The polling that took place over an elaborate five phased elections witnessed remarkable voter turnout with the fifth phase recording 76 per cent voter turnout. The contest in Jammu & Kashmir has become...
  • Islamic State link, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance dominate headlines in Maharashtra 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Four Kalyan youths joining the ISIS in Iraq, a low-intensity blast in Pune, enhanced underworld threat to Bollywood personalities and the crisis hit NSEL promoter's arrest in an alleged Rs 5600-crore scam were some crime cases that hogged headlines in Maharashtra during 2014. Terror menace resurfaced in the state on...
  • VHP re-converts 30 Christians in 'ghar wapsi' in Kerala 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    Alappuzha: Amidst raging controversy over forced religious conversions across the country, nearly 30 persons from eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district. The ritual of 'home-coming', organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • Siddharth Nath Singh's behaviour a blot in Lal Bahadur Shastri's family: TMC's Kalyan Banerjee Yesterday

    Kolkata: Even after expressing regret in Lok Sabha over his objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee on Sunday further made personal attack against BJP General Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh at a public meeting near Kolkata. Addressing a public meeting at Chanditala in West Bengal's Hooghly...
  • UPA government should have conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Omar Yesterday

    Jammu: Amid speculation that Atal Bihari Vajpayee may be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the UPA government should have conferred the country's highest civilian honour on the former Prime Minister. Omar also said it was a "lost chance" for the UPA, which...
  • Opposition parties question PM Modi over silence on Bhagwat's remarks Yesterday

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks daring opposition parties to support a law against conversion, on Sunday triggered a political storm with several parties attacking his views and questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been silent on the issue. Hitting out, former Information and Broadcasting minister and...