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  • Maharashtra trust vote: Number of 'Yes' voters was more than the 'No', says Shaina NC November 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP Spokesperson Shaina NC said that the number of 'Yes' voters were far more than the 'No' during the Maharashtra trust vote. "The BJP was confident that there would be lots of MLAs across the board that would want a good governance model and vote...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 7, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Indian Army admits mistake in Budgam firing, expresses regret over the incident November 7, 2014

    Terming the incident as a mistake, the Indian Army has taken responsibility for the Budgam firing in which two people were killed and two others were injured. "We take responsibility of incident. A mistake has taken place," GOC Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda said. ...
  • Congress, BJP slam Nitesh Rane's anti-Gujarati rant November 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Maharashtra Congress MLA Nitesh Rane drew severe flak from his party as well as BJP for passing "derogatory" remarks against Gujarati community staying in Mumbai. "Nitesh Rane's tweet is his personal statement. As far as Congress is concerned, our party never endorses such irresponsible statements and ideology," said Gujarat...
  • Not interested in becoming CLP leader: Prithviraj Chavan November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: With his rivals in Maharashtra Congress gunning for him after debacles in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said he was not in the race for the post of CLP leader. "I have asked the party not to give me any responsibility," Chavan...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD Lok Sabha MP, 2 former MLAs November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday made three high profile arrests in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. Biju Janata Dal MP Ram Chandra Hansdah has been taken into custody. Former BJP MLA Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and ex-BJD MLA Subarna Naik have also been arrested...
  • Four rebel JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly November 1, 2014

    Patna: Four rebel JD(U) MLAs were on Saturday disqualified as members of Bihar Assembly on a charge of working against the party during the recent by-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary handed over his ruling to the MLAs concerned, one of the disqualified MLAs...
  • CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam October 31, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat...
  • Maharashtra: Ahead of swearing in, Independents await word from BJP October 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP has not made any formal offer so far to the seven Independent MLAs in return for support to the new government, to be sworn in on October 31. The group of independents had earlier sought a couple of ministerial posts and chairmanship of state-run corporations. However, with...
  • Maharashtra: BJP MLA Govind Rathod dies of cardiac arrest October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Govind Mukkaji Rathod died of cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. The newly-elected MLA from Nanded suffered the cardiac arrest while he was travelling in a train to Mumbai. The legislator's death comes as a blow to the BJP unit in Maharashtra as the party is yet...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP MLAs to meet on October 28 to elect leader October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP Legislature Party will meet on Tuesday to elect their leader, paving the way for him to meet Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and stake claim to form the government. The meeting to elect the Legislature Party Leader and the Chief Minister designate will be held at 11 am at...
  • 'Ex-MPs can take pension even if they get benefits as ex-MLAs or ex-MLCs' October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Members of Parliament are entitled to receive pension as ex-MPs even if they are getting pension as former MLAs or MLCs, according to an RTI reply. According to information received from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat through the RTI application, the pension of former MPs is regulated under...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa's successor as CM likely to be decided today, say sources September 28, 2014

    Chennai: Legislators of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam are likely to decide on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as they meet in Chennai on Sunday evening, say sources. A day after their party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65...
  • Love jihad in UP; ban on Muslims entry in garbha venues in MP: Are we sitting on a communal tinderbox? September 11, 2014

    The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. ...
  • Kejriwal meets Commissioner, seeks FIR against BJP leaders involved in horse trading September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi and sought FIR against the BJP leaders who allegedly tried to poach his party MLAs in a bid to form government in the national capital. This comes just days after the party released a video...
  • Indore: BJP MLA agitates against love jihad, says garba venues should only allow Hindus September 10, 2014

    Indore: The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. Thakur alleged that certain people enter...
  • Will quit politics if poaching charges are proved: BJP MLA Sher Singh Dagar September 8, 2014

    BJP MLA Sher Singh Dagar said that he will quit politics if the corruption charges leveled against him are proven. Speaking at a press conference, Dagar emphasized that no such charges have ever been made against him, adding that he has had an unblemished reputation and called the entire incident...
  • BJP showing 'naked, powerhungry face': Congress on AAP MLA poaching row September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming BJP over allegations that it was trying to poach away Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, Congress on Monday claimed the saffron outfit had shown "its absolute, naked, powerhungry face" by engaging in such activities and hoped that Supreme Court will order fresh polls soon in Delhi. Accusing BJP of...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids 56 locations in Odisha, BJD MLA and Congress Youth leader arrested August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 56 places, including the premises of BJD MLA Pravata Tripathy and owner of a local newspaper in Odisha, in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Searches were carried out at as many as 54 places in Odisha and two in...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens selfimmolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Aamir Khan's nude 'PK' poster controversy: Congress MLA Krishna Hegde 'dresses up' the actor in a Tshirt and shorts August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The posters of forthcoming film "PK" showing Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan virtually nude, finally got some clothes here Saturday. Vile Parle Congress legislator Krishna Hegde 'dressed' up the actor's poster and a cutout before a large number of people who cheered and clapped their approval. Terming the actor's posters as "distasteful...
  • Daughter raped, man seeks FIR against MLA for helping accused July 15, 2014

    A plea by a man, whose daughter was allegedly gangraped by three men, seeking registration of a case against a ruling Samajwadi Party MLA, a circle officer and a chief medical officer has been accepted by a local court here. Chief Judicial Magistrate Puneet Kumar Gupta on Monday fixed July 26...
  • BJP MLA wants to forgo monthly emolument for 'social cause' July 15, 2014

    A BJP MLA from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh has announced that he would not draw monthly salary and wages from the state exchequer. In a letter to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Sita Sharan Sharma, the legislator Chetanya Kumar Kashyap said that he did not want to draw the emolument since...
  • NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar quits, to join Shiv Sena July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP MLA from Sawantwadi, Deepak Kesarkar, whose diatribe against state minister and Congress strongman Narayan Rane had caused a huge embarrassment to top party leadership in the runup to Lok Sabha polls, on Sunday announced his decision to cross over to Shiv Sena ahead of upcoming Assembly elections. Kesarkar said...
  • BDO, panchayat samiti chief assaulted by MLA supporters July 11, 2014

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) and a chief of a panchayat samiti were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of an Independent MLA on Friday. Lesligung BDO Angarnath Swarnakar and chief of panchayat samiti Sangita Devi were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of Independent MLA Videsh Singh at the BDO's official chamber. An...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • Bail hearing of Karnataka Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar today July 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The bail plea of Karnataka Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar will be heard on Tuesday. Kashappanavar has been alleged of slapping and assaulting two police constable at a city lounge bar in Bangalore on June 2. The police had been instructed to go slow on the probe. MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar...
  • Goa ministers, MLAs go ahead with Brazil junket on tax payers' money July 6, 2014

    Panaji: Despite the widespread criticism and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar officially announcing the cancellation of the junket to FIFA World Cup, two state ministers and four MLAs have gone ahead with the trip on tax payers' money and are currently in Brazil. The trip to Brazil by the six leaders...
  • Ready to give statement: Karnataka MLA accused of beating policemen July 6, 2014

    Karnataka MLA A Vijayanand Kashappanavar who was accused of assaulting two constables, has said that he is ready to give his statement to the police. ...