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  • Jharkhand ruling coalition partners to hold parleys ahead of assembly polls 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - on Saturday said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when asked...
  • Five-phase poll too exhaustive, say Jharkhand parties 12 hours 2 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Main political parties on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement of Assembly polls for Jharkhand, but termed the five-phase election as too exhaustive. "We expected a three-phase polling, because Lok Sabha elections in May had passed off peacefully. Five-phase election is a long drawn affair, which takes almost two months,"...
  • PM Modi appreciates Tharoor's joining Clean India campaign 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for actively participating in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying his effort is "very encouraging". "A great effort by @ShashiTharoor! His active participation in Swachh Bharat Mission is very encouraging," Modi tweeted. He also re-tweeted the photographs showing Tharoor leading a...
  • BJP shying away from polls in Delhi: Congress, AAP 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party and Congress on Saturday accused BJP of running away from assembly elections in Delhi, soon after Election Commission announced bypolls for three assembly constituencies in the city. BJP, however, rejected the criticism. AAP and Congress said announcement of bypolls in Delhi clearly indicated that BJP was...
  • BJP welcomes announcement of poll schedule for J&K 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    Jammu: Welcoming the announcement of poll schedule for Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, BJP said it is ready for the elections and is confident that it will form its first government in the state. BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said the party leadership and activists at the state,...
  • Jharkhand Assembly polls: Ruling coalition partners Congress, JMM to hold talks 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - today said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when asked on...
  • Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcment 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Terming it as "well in time", Congress has welcomed the announcement of holding of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Conference, which leads the alliance government in the state felt the time was "not opportune" for the electoral exercise. "A new government will have a...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for Assembly polls in Jharkhand. The poll panel has announced a five-phase elections in the state. The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth on December...
  • J&K elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The poll panel has announced a five-phase elections in the state. The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth...
  • Delhi by-polls on three seats on November 25: EC 17 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India announced the dates for by-polls in three seats of 70-membered Delhi Legislative Assembly that went vacant due to the sitting members' elections as Member of Parliament in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. The assembly seats of Tughlakabad, Krishna Nagar and Mehrauli were occupied by BJP's...
  • Modi a great salesman, repackaging, selling schemes introduced by UPA: Chidambaram 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has warned the Narendra Modi government that the party will play the part of robust opposition from now on. Speaking to CNBC-TV18's Managing Editor Sheeren Bhan, Chidambaram said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great salesman for repackaging and...
  • Heritage conservationists up in arms over demolishing of 150-year-old iconic Balabrooie guest house for a club 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The heritage conservationists and the civil society activists are up in the arms against Karnataka government's decision to demolish a 150 years old Balabrooie state guest house to make way for a swanky Legislators Club exclusively for the MLAs, MLCs and MPs. According to state government sources, the beautiful...
  • Nitin Gadkari violates law, rides scooter without helmet: Digvijaya Singh 19 hours 20 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for riding a scooter without a helmet. Gadkari was driving to Sangh building in Mahal in eastern part of Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. Singh tweeted, "Gadkari violates the Law...
  • Congress frowns at RSS article holding Jawaharlal Nehru responsible for India's partition 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress in Kerala has expressed strong resentment against an article carried by RSS journal 'Kesari' allegedly running down India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. On getting a complaint seeking action from KPCC General Secretary Sooranad Rajasekharan, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has asked DGP KS Balasubraniam to examine the issue...
  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor takes up PM Modi's challenge, cleans beach in Thiruvananthapuram 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India challenge and was seen cleaning a beach in Thiruvananthapuram. Tharoor said, "If PMO India is sincere about Swachh Bharat, I have a project to clean up the Parvathy Puthenaar canal in Thiruvananthapuram which will need hundreds of...
  • J&K: Congress Minister resigns from Omar Abdullah ministry 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    Jammu: Ahead of announcement of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress Minister Sham Lal Sharma, who has been facing criticism over handling of recent floods, has tendered his resignation from the Omar Abdullah ministry. Citing alleged sabotage of regularisation of daily wagers as a reason for tendering his resignation, Sharma, who...
  • Shashi Tharoor dares Congress, to take up PM Modi's Clean India challenge today Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: This is a further boost to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign but the move could spell trouble for Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. The Congress leader has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge and will take part in the campaign at a beach in...
  • Despite Congress's warning, Tharoor takes up PM Modi's Swachh Bharat challenge, to clean Thiruvananthapuram beach on Saturday Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: He may have been axed as the Congress spokesperson for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge. Tharoor tweeted on Friday saying that he will take part in the campaign at a beach in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. "Vizhinjam...
  • Congress leaders did not meet PM as they are not concerned about people: BJP Yesterday

    Jammu: Lambasting Kashmir Congress leaders for not meeting the Prime Minister during his visit to Srinagar on Diwali, BJP on Friday alleged that the party is not concerned about the people otherwise its leaders would have called on Narendra Modi to discuss the situation after floods. "They (Congress) are more...
  • Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said on Friday. Excise Minister K Babu told reporters that ever since the Congress-led UDF government assumed office in 2011, the rate of growth of liquor sales, which stood at 21 per cent,...
  • Centre duty-bound to help flood victims, it's not charity: PC Chacko Yesterday

    The Opposition has rejected the Rs 745 crore package announced by the Prime Minister for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims as not being enough. The Congress calls the visit a political stunt aimed only to garner votes ahead of the state elections. ...
  • Politics over PM Modi's visit to J&K on Diwali, Congress calls it a stunt Yesterday

    New Delhi: A political fight has broken out over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Diwali. The Opposition has rejected the Rs 745 crore announced by the PM as not being enough. The Congress has called the visit a political stunt. The Congress says that the...
  • TMC leader Ashok Bairagi shot at Basirhat railway station premises 2 days ago

    Basirhat: A local Trinamool Congress leader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, Utpal Naskar said Ashok Bairagi was shot in his back twice by the attacker, who managed to escape. State Minister Jyotipriya...
  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • Ramdev visits Kedarnath on invitation of Congress led Uttarakhand government 3 days ago

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev visited Kedarnath on the invitation of the Congress-led government in Uttarakhand, saying he had accepted the invite in the "interest of the state and the country". "(Chief Minister Harish) Rawat invited a baba to visit the dham of another baba (abode of lord shiva), he extended...
  • PM Modi mislead the nation on black money promise, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi 3 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mislead the nation on black money promise. "PM's false promises during Lok Sabha elections constitute a cheating offence," said Singhvi. ...
  • Celebrate this Diwali with Modi crackers, Priyanka sparklers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi wave swept the political arena, it seems to be doing the same in the markets this Diwali. With markets being adorned with diyas, lights, paper candles, crackers, people are flocking the place looking for particular kinds of crackers and sparklers. After Modi t-shirt, mugs, badges,...
  • Don't try to threaten Congress over black money, come out with the complete list: Maken to BJP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday dared the Narendra Modi government to reveal the names of all the black money account holders. The Congress also said that it was ready for a probe against it on the issue. Reacting to reports about the central government's decision to disclose certain...
  • Congress leader writtes to Modi, expresses wish to acquire Ambedkar's home in London 3 days ago

    Maharashtra Congress leader Nitin Raut wrote to the Narendra Modi government expressing his wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to...
  • Black money case: Disclosure of account holders will embarrass Congress, says Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: On the backfoot after saying that the Centre will not reveal the names of account holders in the black money case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at the Congress saying doing so would embarrass the party itself. Jaitley, however, added that the names will be disclosed...