Janata Party

  • Budget 2014: No major boost to Defence, Jaitley allots Rs 2.29 lakh crore 10-07-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced just an additional Rs 5000 crore for the Defence Budge, taking the amount allocated to the the Indian Defence to Rs 2,29,000 crore. In the Interim Budget presented by the UPA-II government, the amount was Rs 2,24,000 crore. In the Narendra...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley pushes for GST, calls for a conclusion soon 10-07-2014 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday gave a push to the Goods and Services Tax and indicated its implementation soon. During his Budget 2014 speech, Jaitley said that it is time to end the confusion over GST. Jaitley said that the government hopes to bring a conclusion on...
  • Arun Jaitley set to present Modi government's maiden Budget today 10-07-2014 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's maiden Budget will be presented in Parliament on Thursday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. With high expectations to meet, it remains to be seen whether the Budget will be a bitter pill for the common man in its bid to revive the economy. It...
  • Congress questions Amit Shah's elevation to BJP chief's post 09-07-2014 03:55 PM

    The Congress on Wednesday said that the BJP has exposed itself by making Amit Shah, a tainted leader, the party's chief. "We are indifferent to this. Someone who was tainted and has various criminal records has been chosen. They have exposed themselves," said Congress leader Renuka Choudhary. ...
  • Rajasthan: Police lathicharge Congress workers protesting against price rise 09-07-2014 02:15 PM

    Jaipur: The police on Wednesday used force on protesters during a protest over price rise led by Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. Congress workers led by Pilot were trying to force their way inside the collectorate to give a memorandum to the collector. The police resorted to using force to...
  • Watch: Celebrations outside BJP office in Ahmedabad as Amit Shah made party chief 09-07-2014 01:40 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced Amit Shah as the new party President. The announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met on Wednesday to nominate Shah. ...
  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session 09-07-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • NRI booked for posting Goa minister's picture in bikini on Facebook 09-07-2014 01:23 PM

    Panaji: A US-based NRI has been booked for allegedly posting a morphed picture of Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a bikini on social networking site Facebook. Dhavalikar had recently stoked a controversy by saying that "wearing bikinis should be banned on Goa's beaches." Later, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...
  • PM Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah named BJP President 09-07-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah was on Wednesday named as the Bharatiya Janata Party President after the party's Parliamentary Board met to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant is now in-charge of the organisation. Amit Shah started his political career with the youth wing of...
  • Robert Vadra writes to government to shut down 6 of his companies 09-07-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has written to the Corporate Affairs Ministry to shut down six of his companies. Vadra has said that the companies have not been doing any business. In a statement, vadra said, "We have sought to close these companies as these companies...
  • TMC protests against BJP over alleged scuffle in Parliament 09-07-2014 10:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. TMC MPs claim that some BJP MPs threatened to beat them up in the Lok Sabha. The party also claims that a BJP MP was drunk...
  • Live: FM Arun Jaitley tables Economic Survey in Parliament 09-07-2014 09:06 AM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has tabled the Economic Survey 2013-2014 in Parliament on Wednesday. The Survey gives a broad idea on the macro economic data of the country which will impact Budget decisions. ...
  • Ahead of Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to table Economic Survey today 09-07-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: Just a day to go for the Narendra Modi government's maiden Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the Economic Survey 2013-2014 in Parliament on Wednesday. The Survey gives a broad idea on the macro economic data of the country which will impact Budget decisions. Sources say...
  • 3 bags found outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, bomb squad called in 09-07-2014 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday, there was a security scare at the party headquarters. Three unclaimed bags were found outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, following which the bomb squad was called in. There were three red-coloured bags that the bomb squad was checking....
  • PM Modi's key aide Amit Shah set to be made the BJP President today 09-07-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah is all set to be the next Bharatiya Janata Party President as his name has almost been finalised. The BJP's Parliamentary Board will meet on Wednesday to nominate him. Modi's most trusted lieutenant will now be in-charge of the organisation....
  • Highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15 08-07-2014 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha. Here are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15: - No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges - Bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Sector - Diamond quadrilateral for...
  • Congress protests against Rail Budget outside Gowda's residence 08-07-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday protested outside Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's residence against the Rail Budget 2014. During the protest, a Congress leader stomped on Gowda's nameplate as protesters shouted slogans at the Rail Minister. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Rail Budget. "Uninspiring budget, it's like...
  • Rail Budget: Gowda focuses on security, amenities, bullet & high-speed trains 08-07-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced a slew of new measures including the much-hyped bullet train in the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Emphasising on passengers' safety, amenities and new facilities, Gowda also endorsed last month's fare hike on Tuesday saying it was tough, but necessary...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi 08-07-2014 11:26 AM

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Amit Shah set to be the next BJP President 08-07-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to choose its next national president. Senior BJP leader Amit Shah's name has almost been finalised for the post. However, the BJP Parliamentary board is likely to meet on Wednesday to nominate Shah as the next party president. The board meeting...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP 07-07-2014 01:17 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as...
  • Court exempts Amit Shah from appearance in encounter cases 04-07-2014 03:24 PM

    Mumbai: The special CBI court yet again exempted BJP leader Amit Shah from appearing before it on Friday in connection with the alleged fake encounter cases of Tulsiram Prajapati and Sohrabuddin Sheikh. "(Shah) is engaged in political work in New Delhi and therefore not able to come to court," read...
  • Riot-accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som detained near Moradabad 04-07-2014 11:59 AM

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som was detained on Friday while on his way to Moradabad. Sangeet Som, along with some party workers had planned to hold a mahapanchayat in Moradabad. Sources say the BJP did not get the permission to hold the mahapanchayat. However, BJP workers marched towards...
  • Hurriyat calls for bandh ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir today 04-07-2014 08:26 AM

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the state since assuming office. But even before he gets there, there's already a controversy brewing. The Hurriyat has called for a bandh while the Grand Mufti has opposed the NDA government's...
  • Bangalore Police files FIR against Congress MLA for pub brawl 03-07-2014 02:48 PM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore City Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a Congress MLA for allegedly attacking the police at an upscale pub in the city on Tuesday night. Vijayananda Kashappanavar, the MLA from Hunagund, had gone to an elite pub at UB City for his birthday. The...
  • Congress seeks Leader of Opposition post; Kharge, Scindia meet Speaker 03-07-2014 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the numbers go against it, the Congress has asked for the post of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament. Party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday. However, it is difficult for the Congress to get the post. According...
  • Bangalore: BJP protests against Congress MLA who attacked constables at a pub 03-07-2014 01:42 PM

    Bangalore: BJP workers protested in Bangalore demanding action against the Congress MLA who allegedly attacked constables after they tried to take pictures of a bar that was open late in the night. The Opposition has now demanded a debate on the issue in the state assembly. The MLA in question...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain 03-07-2014 08:38 AM

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • PM Modi upset with row over Gopal Subramanium, say sources 03-07-2014 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India's criticism of the government's handling of former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium's nomination as a Supreme Court Judge has sparked a storm. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is upset with the controversy. Sources say the Prime Minister has made it...
  • PM should apologise for Gopal Subramanium row: Congress 02-07-2014 03:53 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing flak for the showdown between his government and the Chief Justice of India over Gopal Subramanium. "It's unprecedented for a judge to come out and speak in this manner. PM should come out and apologise. The Law Ministry is not correct if it's saying...