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  • Congress alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism, says Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Noted film-maker Mahesh Bhatt on Monday batted for the Congress saying it alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism. In a telephonic interview to IANS, he stressed on secularism as a key ingredient to keep the country united and strong. "Only the Congress can ensure...
  • Madhya Pradesh allotted Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims 10-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Madhya Pradesh has been allotted a Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims from the Central pool for 2014. This was stated by Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Sanawwar Patel in Bhopal on Thursday. He said the Central Haj Committee had earlier alloted a quota of 2,613 to the State but later...
  • Congress fumes over Gujarat government's advertisement 03-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia on Thursday slammed the state government for its advertisement on revised rates of premium on agricultural insurance to be paid by farmers, terming it "misleading" and "anti farmer". "As per the advertisement published in newspapers today, there is an unusual increase in...
  • Samajwadi Party manifesto promises job quota for Muslims 02-04-2014 07:05 PM

    The Samajwadi Party in its Lok Sabha manifesto released on Wednesday has promised job quota for Muslims. Releasing the manifesto, party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav promised 15 percent job reservations to Muslims if voted to power at the centre. He also announced that the...
  • Let Sourav Ganguly take over as BCCI president: West Bengal Minister 27-03-2014 04:42 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be the 'best person' to take over as the BCCI president following the Supreme Court's observation on the Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing scandal, West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra said on Thursday. "Let Sourav Ganguly take over the reigns at the...
  • Dhoni guilty of corrupt conduct, gave false statement in IPL case: prosecution 27-03-2014 12:56 PM

    Harish Salve, one of the senior lawyers arguing the Justice Mudgal Committee report case before the Supreme Court, on Thursday claimed that India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is guilty of corrupt conduct because he gave false statements to the Mudgal Committee about Gurunath Meiyappan's role with the Chennai Super Kings....
  • Rajnath counters Sushma, says decision on Jaswant taken by CEC 25-03-2014 04:47 PM

    Contradicting his party colleague Sushma Swaraj, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday suggested that Jaswant Singh was denied ticket from Barmer after the Central Election Committee discussed the issue and that the step was taken due to certain "political compulsions". Rajnath Singh said Jaswant Singh could not be nominated despite...
  • Rajnath Singh counters Sushma, says decision on Jaswant taken by CEC 25-03-2014 04:03 PM

    Contradicting his party colleague Sushma Swaraj, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday suggested that Jaswant Singh was denied ticket from Barmer after the Central Election Committee discussed the issue and that the step was taken due to certain "political compulsions". Rajnath Singh said Jaswant Singh could not be nominated despite...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Ticket distribution triggers protests within Chhattisgarh Congress 21-03-2014 12:10 PM

    Infighting and protests have broken out within the opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While supporters of former Union Minister, the late Vidyacharan Shukla are enraged over the denial of ticket to his daughter Pratibha Pandey, some senior leaders have parted...
  • LK Advani wants Bhopal LS seat, BJP insists on Gandhinagar 20-03-2014 08:36 AM

    BJP on Wednesday decided to field LK Advani from his Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat, overruling his desire to shift to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh reflecting the tensions between him and Narendra Modi. Modi, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, himself will contest from a second seat -- Vadodara in Gujarat --...
  • Why Brooks report on political mishandling of defence during China war matters today 18-03-2014 05:11 PM

    In the five decades since the 1962 war with China and its aftermath, the report of the Brooks-Bhagat committee, which criticised the defence and intelligence establishment's handling of the border dispute, has become a red-taped, quasi-mythical object of tremendous political import. Any discussion about it is inevitably connected to the...
  • Will take call on supporting Nitish government when time comes: Congress 14-03-2014 09:41 AM

    The Congress in Bihar, which allied with the RJD for the coming Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday said that it would take a call on whether to support the JD(U) government in the state when there was a confidence vote. "We will decide when the state government seeks a confidence...
  • Moily, Azhar's candidature likely to come up at Congress meet today 12-03-2014 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress is set to hold its Central Election Committee meet on Wednesday to work on its strategy ahead the Lok Sabha polls. The party could take a decision on the future of former Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and Union Minister Verrappa Moily. Both Azharuddin and Moily did not...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting 08-03-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early...
  • D-day for CSK, RR as SC to hear the Mudgal Report 07-03-2014 09:37 AM

    The BCCI had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court asking the court not to reveal the contents of the sealed envelope submitted by the Mudgal committee. ...
  • EC sets up committee to check paid news 06-03-2014 06:38 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) has set up a committee to check the practice of paid news during Lok Sabh polls. The Commission has appointed Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) at district and state-level, which will scrutinise all media within its jurisdiction to identify political advertisement in the garb of...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee 04-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • BJP flays Congress after Justice KT Thomas quits Lokpal search panel 03-03-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress finds itself in a spot of bother over the Lokpal Committee search panel after Justice KT Thomas resigned as its head, the Bharatiya Janata Party came out strongly against its rival party over the controversy. Thomas's quitting is a big blow to the Congress...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits 03-03-2014 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The...
  • 'Gap widening between Muslims, advantaged sections in education' 01-03-2014 06:10 PM

    The gap between Muslims and the advantaged sections of Indian society in the field of education has been widening since the 80s, according to a report presented at a seminar at Aligarh Muslim University. In the paper presented today at the seminar on 'Traditional versus Modern education in Muslims', chairman...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam report submitted to CM 01-03-2014 04:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra irrigation scam report has been submitted to the state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The Chitale committee looked into 19 irrigation projects. Sources say the report does not name or indict any individual politician. The Chitale committee had no powers to summon any officials or politicians for questioning...
  • Pandove questions Srinivasan at BCCI Working Committee meet on India's overseas defeats 28-02-2014 08:37 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Former BCCI treasurer and Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove on Friday was the only member in the BCCI working committee to raise questions about India's disastrous performance in the recently concluded series in South Africa and New Zealand. India lost both Test and ODI series in both countries....
  • Fali Nariman refuses to join Lokpal search committee 27-02-2014 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court advocate Fali Nariman on Thursday refused to join Lokpal search committee. In a letter to the Centre, Nariman has called the Lokpal selection process ludicrous and farcical. Headed by former SC judge KT Thomas, the search panel comprises of eight members. Earlier, the BJP had...
  • Order CBI probe into MPPEB scam, Congress tells CM 24-02-2014 08:13 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Arun Yadav demanded that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should hand over the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam probe to the CBI after fresh revelations by the Special Task Force (STF). "In the light of fresh revelations that has also pointed fingers at...
  • Two opposition parties call Jharkhand bandh on March 2 22-02-2014 09:52 PM

    Opposition Ajsu party and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) on Saturday announced statewide bandh on March 2 in protest against the Centre not according special category status to Jharkhand while granting it to Seemandhra. "The party has called the bandh to protest against the Centre ignoring our demand to accord...
  • Rahul chairs CWC meeting, discusses LS poll manifesto 22-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: As part of preparations for the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi interacted with members of the Congress Working Committee on the strategy ahead and the issues to be stressed. Rahul's interaction came at a time when the AICC is in the midst of formulating a manifesto through an...
  • MLA seeks action against peers' stripping act in Assembly 21-02-2014 11:55 AM

    A woman legislator in Uttar Pradesh lodged a complaint with the speaker's office over two Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) legislators taking off their shirts in the assembly two days back, officials said on Friday. A complaint was lodged by Apna Dal legislator Anupriya Patel who has sought action against the...
  • LS Speaker asks Parliamentary committee to probe pepper spray incident 16-02-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has asked Parliament's Committee of Privileges to investigate and submit a report on the pepper spray incident of Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha on February 13 witnessed ugly scenes with Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal using a pepper spray and TDP MP Venugopal Reddy...
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs clears rail lines in Jharkhand, Rajasthan 13-02-2014 12:09 AM

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of two broad guage line between Pirpainti-Jasidih in Jharkhand and Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur via Tonk in Rajasthan. The line between Pirpainti-Jasidih situated in Mohanpur in Jharkhand will be constructed at a cost of Rs 915.96 crore. While...
  • Speaker to discuss smooth functioning of House with leaders 12-02-2014 05:25 PM

    With loss of business hours because of frequent disruptions in two Houses of Bihar Legislature, Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary on Wednesday said he would discuss the issue with leaders of all parties on Thursday. "I will put the issue in the Business Advisory Committee meeting of the Assembly on Thursdayand...