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  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him 11 hours 5 minutes ago

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP 11 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...
  • Record polling registered in J&K and Jharkhand: EC 13 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir recorded a "historic and unprecedented" polling in the last 27 years with 66 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the five phases, the last one today recording a high 76 per cent with voters braving freezing temperatures. The streak of strong balloting was also followed...
  • J&K exit poll: PDP may win 36-41 seats, BJP 16-22, NC & Congress 9-13 each, no seat for BJP in Valley 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the People Democratic Party (PDP) victory in Jammu & Kashmir. According to the exit poll the PDP is expected to get 36-41 seats in the 87-member state Assembly. The BJP which fought the election with a lot of spirit is expected to...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 15 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly. The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU...
  • Sonia Gandhi feeling better, will remain under observation: doctors 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been hospitalised for lower respiratory tract infection, is feeling better but will remain under observation. "Mrs Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is improving. Her medications will continue and she will remain under observation," said Dr Ajay Swaroop, Chairman (Officiating), Board of...
  • Jharkhand polls: Final phase sees 70 per cent voter turnout 16 hours 40 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Over 25 lakh people more than 70 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in the fifth and last round of the Assembly election in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen constituencies voted on Saturday in the final phase. Of the 16 seats, seven were reserved for Scheduled Tribes...
  • J&K election: 5th phase polling on Saturday, litmus test for BJP in Jammu Yesterday

    Jammu: As many as 213 candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and four other ministers, will be battling it out for 20 Legislative Assembly seats in the fifth and the final leg of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. This phase is very important for Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • Sonia Gandhi stable and recovering, say doctors Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is still in hospital after being admitted on Thursday to the Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi for treatment for a lower respiratory tract infection. Doctors treating her said that she is stable and recovering but she will require further treatment. "She was admitted...
  • Countdown begins for final phase of Assembly polls in J&K Yesterday

    Jammu: Stage is set for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record...
  • Pages of file pertaining to Robert Vadra-DLF land deal missing from Haryana government records 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal, two pages of a file pertaining to the case are missing from government records. The issue of missing pages came to light when former director general (DG) Consolidation and whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka got the copy...
  • CBI to submit progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday will submit a progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda in connection with the coal block scam case. Darda is accused of misrepresenting facts in various letters written to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an effort to get coal blocks...
  • UGC to varsities: Observe Christmas day as 'Good Governance Day' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas. However, in communication sent to all vice chancellors, UGC has made it clear the competition...
  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital for respiratory tract infection 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection. "She has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for further treatment of the infection," AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said. Sonia had undergone surgery in the at a US hospital...
  • Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand, 208 candidates in fray for 16 seats 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand which will go the polls on December 20. "Polling will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM in all 16 constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women...
  • J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends with 213 candidates in fray on 20 seats 2 days ago

    Jammu: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their...
  • India hits out at Pakistan as LeT terrorist and 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi gets bail 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Islamabad: Soon after a Pakistani anti-terror court granted bail to top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, India reacted strongly to the terrorist being allowed to come out of jail. Ministry of External Affairs sources say India is not satisfied with Pakistan's excuse of...
  • Bail to Lakhvi shows Pakistan's double standard on terrorism: BJP 2 days ago

    A Pakistani anti-terror court on Thursday granted bail to top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and 26/11 terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Along with Lakhvi six others - Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmed, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid - had also filed applications for bail on...
  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 also provides for the central government to make rules on the specifications for e-carts and e-rickshaws and the manner and conditions...
  • Chaos in Parliament as Opposition, Government call each other arrogant 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It has been a day of uproar in Parliament yet again with the opposition targeting the government over the Agra conversion row. The opposition parties maintained that a discussion is not enough and rather demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the government stood firm on its...
  • Centre cites a 1987 circular in its defence on Good Governance day celebration on Christmas 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After being targeted by the opposition over an official circular that reportedly stated that Navodaya Vidyalaya schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day, the government has found an ammunition to hit back at the Congress. The BJP-led government at the Centre has released...
  • Parliament live: PM in Rajya Sabha, Opposition insists on his statement on conversion row 2 days ago

    Parliament proceedings are likely to be interrupted once again on Thursday as government sources tell CNN-IBN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to make a statement on the conversion row. ...
  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok...
  • CBI pressuring me to name Mamata in Saradha scam, claims Madan Mitra 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam even as a city court denied him bail and extended his custody till...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls on communal polarisation: Rahul Gandhi 4 days ago

    Gandhi Bani(Kathua): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that BJP succeeded in winning Lok Sabha polls by playing the communal card and even public failed to comprehend the fact. "BJP had succeeded in winning Lok Sabha elections based on communalism and even public failed to recognise the fact," Rahul told...
  • Arun Jaitley to present Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Jammu and Kashmir faced discrimination in the past, says PM Modi 4 days ago

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a feeling among the people of Jammu region that they have been discriminated against and have not been given their rightful share in development. "I have worked for my organisation for many years in Jammu and Kashmir. Whenever I would come...
  • Agra conversion issue rocks Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman reprimands MPs for unruly behaviour 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversion in Agra rocked Parliament once again with unruly scenes witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Opposition MPs entered the well of the House, shouting slogans against the government. They were demanding a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Congress MP...
  • Crucial day for Modi government in Parliament as it will table Insurance Amendment Bill today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Tuesday as it will push for the big reform measure by tabling Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers burn Amit Shah's effigy in protest of Madan Mitra's arrest 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Workers of the Trinamool Congress took to the streets on Sunday for the second consecutive day to protest against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra'a arrest in the Saradha scam. Party workers burnt BJP chief Amit Shah's effigy in protest of the CBI action against Mitra. They held blockades in...