DEMOCRATS

  • PM Modi disapproves of J&K CM Mufti's remarks, says zero tolerance to terror 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will run on Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and not on comments. The PM's remark was on the controversy generated by J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's comment...
  • India concerned at former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed's arrest and manhandling February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on a terror charge, India on Monday expressed concern at his arrest and manhandling. Nasheed, the leader of opposition and chief of Maldivian Democratic Party, was dragged in the court by the police for the hearing in the...
  • CPI asks non-BJP parties to unite for minimum democratic programme January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: CPI, which has been advocating unity of all Left parties, has called on non-BJP parties and groups to unite for a minimum democratic programme to fight "communalism" and "anti-people" economic policies of the NDA government. During the party's national council meeting held recently in Nagpur it has been proposed...
  • BJP leaders brief J&K Governor on talks with PDP over government formation in the state January 28, 2015

    Srinagar: More than a month after Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared, a breakthrough is likely in the government formation in the state. Senior BJP leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ram Madhav, Jugal Jishore and Nirmal Singh are among those who met Governor NN Vohra on...
  • J&K: NC core group meets over party affairs, says offer to PDP to form government still open January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: Three days after Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the core group of the National Conference is meeting at former chief minister Omar Abdullah's residence to discuss the party affairs. The NC has claimed that its offer to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government...
  • Indian National League threatens to erect memorials of hanged Parliament attack-convict Afzal Guru January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian National League has on Monday threatened to erect memorials of hanged Parliament attack-convict Afzal Guru. The Indian National League says it will put up Afzal Guru memorials across the country if the Centre allows the Hindu Maha Sabha to put up statues of Nathuram Godse. The...
  • Left front holds dharna across Kerala, demands CM Chandy's resignation over bribe January 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has held a state wide dharna demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the Solar scam case and of Finance Minsiter K M Mani in the liquor bribe case. Biju Ramesh, the bar owner who raised allegation of giving brine to...
  • Politics over conversion gets ugly in Kerala, Left accuses BJP of polarising state on communal lines January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A house maid Ambika and her two children were born Hindus in Kerala. Her ex-husband, however, wanted to embrace Christianity and wrongly listed the caste of the children as Christian Pentecost while admitting them to a local school. A need to rectify this mistake is what prompted Ambika to...
  • Rahul Gandhi applauds functioning of Kerala Congress December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday applauded the working of the party in Kerala and said that this is going to be the model for the party in the rest of the country. "The working of the Congress party in Kerala is a model for me and the one...
  • US: Republicans starting to strut their stuff for 2016 November 29, 2014

    Boca Raton (US): A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of Florida luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades. The summit felt like a test run for what is increasingly shaping up to...
  • Left front demands resignation of Kerala Finance Minister over bribe charges November 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) held protest march in front of the state secretariat demanding the resignation of Finance Minister KM Mani in the bribe allegation against him. They also demanded an enquiry into the role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Excise Minister K Babu. Opposition leader...
  • Hillary Clinton would be a great president: Obama November 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today said Hillary Clinton would be a formidable Democratic candidate and a great president if she decided to run for the 2016 election. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and the former First Lady, is widely expected to run for the 2016 presidential election, but hasn't...
  • German leftists set to head first regional state November 21, 2014

    Berlin: Germany's left-wing parties have reached a historic deal to form their first coalition government at state-level, 25 years after the collapse of communism in the country. The leaders of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green party and the Left party set their seal for a new government in...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...
  • Republicans seize control of Senate in US midterm elections November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to sweeping midterm election wins on Tuesday, seizing control of the US Senate in a punishing blow to President Barack Obama that will limit his political influence and curb his legislative agenda in his last two years in office. Republicans won in places...
  • Bad news for US President Obama as Republicans take control of US Senate November 5, 2014

    In a major blow to the Democrats and US President Barack Obama, the Republicans have achieved the majority in the US Senate breaching the halfway mark by winning 52 seats. The Republicans have bagged Senate seats in the US states of Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, South Dakota, Montana and...
  • Tough times ahead for Obama as Republicans capture US Senate in mid-term polls November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans rolled up big victories on Tuesday and seized control of the US Senate in midterms elections that tipped the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and will complicate his remaining two years in office. Voters unhappy with Obama, worried about the economy and weary of partisan gridlock...
  • Republicans scent Senate as US midterms arrive November 4, 2014

    Washington: With Senate control on the line, US Democrats hope they don't get steamrolled by Republicans in Tuesday's midterms, but most signs point toward President Barack Obama's party suffering crippling election setbacks. Recent polls show Republicans pulling ahead in the battle for power in Washington despite races in Alaska, North Carolina...
  • NC welcomes SC move over relaxation of poll code in J&K November 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The ruling National Conference (NC) on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court's move over relaxation of the Model Code of Conduct in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir to remove any hindrance in government's relief and rehabilitation work, saying it vindicated the party's stand. "NC welcomes the move of the Supreme Court...
  • Alleged black money account holder donated nine times to BJP, thrice to Congress: ADR report October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day when the Central Government filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court disclosing names of three people who have allegedly stashed black money abroad to evade tax, the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms in a major revelation claimed that an accused Timblo Private Limited had donated...
  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states October 24, 2014

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • NCP Kerala unit asks party to reconsider support to BJP October 21, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is opposed to the party's offer of unconditional outside support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra, appealed the party to reconsider the decision. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the state unit here tonight, as majority of...
  • J&K: PDP bats for timely polls, NC asks EC to delay October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference on Thursday called for delaying the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir saying time was not conducive in view of the devastation caused by the floods in the state but Opposition Peoples Democratic Party was for holding the polls as per schedule. "Time is not ripe for...
  • Hillary Clinton planning lengthy campaign push this month October 3, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the campaign trail for Democrats this month. Clinton's lending her name and support in key races for Senate and governor as she considers another White House bid in 2016. The former secretary of state plans to campaign for Senate candidates in six states: Iowa, New Hampshire,...
  • Jammu and Kashmir people need help, says PDP President Mehbooba Mufti September 14, 2014

    President of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed said that she did not want to criticize anyone when it came to rescue operations in Kashmir. "The only point is that its unimaginable what has happened, we need everyone to help us," said Sayeed. ...
  • J&K: Uproar in Assembly over role of PDP leader in land grabbing case August 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Pandemonium over the alleged involvement of Sartaj Madni, a senior leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in land grabbing forced the speaker to adjourn the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday. Speaker Mubarak Gul adjourned the session amid allegations and counterallegations between the ruling National Conference (NC) and...
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases August 25, 2014

    Freetown: The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa. The UN's World Health Organisation also announced that one of its health experts, an epidemiologist, had been infected while...
  • Assam: 5 NDFB militants killed in encounter with security forces August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Five NDFBSongbijit militants were killed in an encounter with a joint police and army team in lower Assam's Chirang district early on Wednesday morning, said a top police official. The extremists exchanged fire with the security forces during an operation in the jungle areas of Raimati under Runikhata police...
  • Kerala: School forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from Independence Day eve fete August 15, 2014

    Kollam: A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school in Kollam to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Dayeve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students. According to school management sources, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a fundamentalist outfit...
  • Bodies of abducted people found in Assam July 13, 2014

    Guwahati: The bulletriddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said on Sunday. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government...