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  • Maharashtra polls: One legacy, two brothers, two parties 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the election season in Maharashtra hots up, two brothers are fighting it out to take forward the legacy of their seasoned politician father, one through the Congress and the other through BJP. "It is quite challenging," says Amol Deshmukh, the elder son of two-time former Maharashtra Congress state...
  • Diplomacy is not a take-away joint, Congress tells Modi 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Criticising the Narendra Modi government's policy towards Pakistan and China, Congress on Sunday said diplomacy is not a "take away joint" and asked the Prime Minister to take the country into confidence before working on any "strategic alliance" with the US. Talking about Modi's foreign policy, Congress spokesperson and...
  • Locals cry for basic amenities on the 6th anniverasry of Balta encounter 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Six years have gone by but the stigma of the infamous Batla House encounter still haunts residents of the largely Muslim-dominated locality in the heart of South Delhi, who also have been grappling with a range of issues like lack of proper roads, water supply and other necessities. The...
  • Congress might go alone in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, says Majeed Memon 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said that in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Congress may go alone in Maharashtra. "We will back the decision of the leadership, whatever that is," said NCP. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP issues ultimatum to Congress over seat sharing issue 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The deadlock continues over the seat sharing between Congress and National Congress Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections as both parties have refused to blink over the issue. The NCP has issued an ultimatum to the Congress asking it to decide on the seats in 24 hours. Both Congress and NCP...
  • Hooda confident of a third term, says Robert Vadra's land deals won't be an issue in elections 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Confident of coming to power for the third time, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has refuted allegations of providing any favours to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in his land deals. Hooda said that this "Vadra issue" cannot stop his government from storming to power for...
  • India @ 9 with Shreya Dhoundial 18 hours 9 minutes ago

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  • Sushma Swaraj's sister, former Congress men among BJP candidates for Haryana assembly polls 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday night announced the 47 remaining candidates for Haryana assembly elections who include Union Minister Sushma Swaraj's younger sister Vandana Sharma and two former Congress MPs and a former minister in BS Hooda government in the state. The BJP's Central Election Committee met in the presence of...
  • NCP gives Congress a day to decide on seat-sharing for Maharashtra polls 19 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Going on the offensive, NCP on Saturday gave Congress a day to revert on the issue of seat-sharing for the October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, saying it will "wait a day longer". "The filing of nominations has begun. We can wait for a day longer for Congress' response on...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP-Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP battle bitter seat-sharing tussle 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: There is alliance trouble in Maharashtra ahead of state elections - the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP relationship is threatening to break up on account of seat sharing issues. In the opposition Congress and NCP is also battling the same fight. The deadlock between the Shiv Sena and BJP continues as...
  • Unity and integrity of India is non-negotiable: Modi government's terse reply to Bilawal Bhutto on Kashmir 21 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday gave a terse reply to Bilawal Bhutto, son of Benazir Bhutto, the former slain prime minister of Pakistan, after he claimed that he will "take back Kashmir" from India. "The integrity and unity of India is non-negotiable. We are in the process of looking forward, but...
  • BJP leadership meets to select candidates for Haryana polls 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP's Central Election Committee on Saturday met in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss and decide on its candidates for the remaining 47 seats in Haryana for the October 15 Assembly elections. BJP had declared candidates for 43 of the total 90 seats in the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn Yesterday

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Manish Tewari slams government for not taking border incursions seriously Yesterday

    Congress party member Manish Tewari has slammed the government for not taking border incursions seriously, accusing it of not having an effective plan to deal with intrusions from Pakistan and China. ...
  • Haryana: Is Robert Vadra no longer an issue in Assembly elections? Yesterday

    New Delhi: The son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi was the 'biggest' political issue in Haryana, just six months ago. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal went to town attacking Vadra for his alleged land deals in Haryana. Many AAP leaders repeatedly made it clear that Vadra will...
  • Maharashtra: Congress-NCP alliance hangs in the balance Yesterday

    Amidst the rising tension between Congress and NCP ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, NCP leader Nawab Malik on Saturday said, "Talks regarding the alliance between NCP and Congress haven't progressed the way we were expecting them to. We are expecting a notification as soon as possible." ...
  • Aircel-Maxis deal: BJP promises a fair probe Yesterday

    A day after the CBI said it is investigating former Finance Minister P Chidambaram role's in the Aircel-Maxis deal, the BJP has promised a fair probe. ...
  • Chhattisgarh bypoll: BJP wins Antagarh Assembly seat Yesterday

    Raipur: BJP candidate Bhojraj Nag has bagged the Antagarh Assembly bypoll by defeating Ambedkarite Party of India's Rupadhar Pudo by a margin of 51,383 votes. The counting of votes was held at the Bhanupratap Dev PG College in Kanker for the bypoll that was held on September 13. The Naxal-hit...
  • Congress rakes up need for having LoP in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday again raked up the need for having a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha insisting that it was not a titular position and is required to form a "shadow cabinet". Party General Secretary CP Joshi cited the Page Committee report on the role...
  • Muslims have and will always be loyal to India, says Shashi Tharoor Yesterday

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor agrees with Narendra Modi on the al-Qaeda threat being hyped. "Muslims have and always will be loyal to India. Though a section of muslims have been radicalised due to Modi's followers," said Tharoor. ...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: It's all in the family Yesterday

    New Delhi: Election is a big family business in Haryana. It is a fact that politics is controlled by only a handful of families in many other states, not just in Haryana. But the involvement of some political families is much deeper in Haryana. Earlier the famous three 'Lals' ruled Haryana...
  • BJP, Muslim leaders laud Modi's 'Indian Muslims will live, die for India' remark; Congress sees red Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'endorsing Indian Muslims' in his first ever international interview since assuming office has evoked strong political reactions. While the Bharatiya Janata Party rallied behind the PM, Congress criticised Modi and called his appreciation for Muslims as a whitewash. "Indian Muslims don't need a certificate from...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the Congress-NCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • Maharashtra: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Indicating that NCP might stake a claim for the post of chief minister if it emerged as the single-largest party in Assembly elections, party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that it will not repeat the "mistakes" it had committed after 2004 elections. The NCP in polls that year had...
  • Maharashtra: Ramdas Athawale claims Sharad Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP 2 days ago

    Mumbai: As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI(A) is a...
  • Lessons from bypoll results - Public Memory is short but not always sweet! 3 days ago

    The recent Parliament and bypolls have brought out one thing conclusively, which is the impatience of people. People wait long to form an opinion and once formed they act on it quickly. They do not care much for reputations, caste- calculations, dynasty factor etc. Their aspirations and fears are paramount and...
  • It's not fair to compare two great leaders, says Rashid Alvi 3 days ago

    BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that if Sardar Vallabhai Patel had been entrusted with the task of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India, instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, there would have been no Kashmir problem. Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, "It's not fair to compare two great leaders. BJP...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students allege TMC workers attacked them 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Protests in Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student continued on Thursday as the issue took a political turn with no lead on the culprit. Students have alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers attacked them late on Wednesday night and switched off the lights tactfully to catch them...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's "100 days of misrule" insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect "people's anger" over "hollow promises of a useless government". The slide of the ruling party was a "significant trend" that will gather momentum...