POLITICAL CRISIS

  • Manjhi quits after high drama: Can Nitish Kumar regain lost ground in Bihar? February 20, 2015

    Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time on Sunday. Nitish met Bihar Governor Kasri Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government in the state on Friday evening a few hours after Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Bihar CM without...
  • Nitish Kumar does a Kejriwal, but will the Bihar voters follow Delhi? February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar's quick admission of his mistake in resigning as Bihar chief minister and apology to the people is a clear reminder that he has learnt a lesson from Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Speaking to mediapersons in Patna on...
  • Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi faces floor test today, BJP to vote in his favour, JDU, Congress against him February 20, 2015

    Patna: It could be his last day in office, but Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is not giving up easily. Putting up a brave face, Manjhi asserted that he is ready to prove his majority on the floor of the House, despite the many odds that he is facing....
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP to support Manjhi during floor test, Congress to oppose February 19, 2015

    Patna: Ending suspense on its stand, BJP on Thursday announced it will back Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and vote in his favour if the trust vote is taken up in the Assembly on Friday. BJP has issued whip to its MLAs to vote for Manjhi during the trial of...
  • Bihar political crisis: Speaker replaces BJP's Leader of Opposition with JDU (Nitish camp) leader February 19, 2015

    Patna: The political crisis in Bihar is reaching its crescendo as a day before the crucial floor test, state Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary notified Vijay Chaudhary of Janata Dal (United) (Nitish camp) as Leader of Opposition replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP MLAs protested...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP walks out from all-party meeting called by state Speaker February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday boycotted an all-party meeting called by the state Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary ahead of the Assembly session. The Bihar Assembly is scheduled to meet on February 20 for Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to prove his majority. Meanwhile, the Patna High Court will on...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP will decide who to support on the floor of the House, says Shahnawaz Hussain February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday said it will decide who to support in Bihar on the floor of House when trial of strength takes place. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi on the current political crisis in Bihar, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said it was an internal matter of the...
  • Political crisis in Pakistan may impact ties with India: Report September 9, 2014

    Washington: The current political unrest in Pakistan could impact its relations with India as the Pakistan army is having more control over the country's foreign policy than ever, a latest US Congressional report has said. "The Pakistan Army's more openly direct control of the country's foreign and security policies may, over...
  • Pakistan Army steps in; government, protesters return to talks August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table. Hours after Army Chief Raheel Sharif mediated between the embattled government...
  • Pak crisis deepens, Qadri issues 48hour deadline to government August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Monday with cleric TahirulQadri giving a fresh 48hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a former top Election Commission official backed protesters' allegations of rigging in last year's polls. Buoyed by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Afzal Khan's...
  • Ashok Singhal seconds Modi's 'agent of Pak' jibe against Kejriwal March 29, 2014

    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then not...
  • Ukraine protests turn into fiery street battles January 20, 2014

    Kiev: Antigovernment protests in Ukraine's capital escalated into fiery street battles with police Sunday as thousands of demonstrators hurled rocks and firebombs to set police vehicles ablaze. Dozens of officers and protesters were injured. Police responded with stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, but were outnumbered by the protesters. Many...
  • Egypt's Brotherhood rejects appeal to 'swallow reality' August 6, 2013

    The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Morsi will not return as Egypt's president. The envoys from the United States and the European Union, trying to resolve a political crisis brought on by the army's overthrow of the Islamist Morsi a month...
  • Egypt army steps in to demand political truce June 24, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's army stepped in to a mounting political crisis on Sunday to demand that the Islamist government and its opponents settle their differences and warned that it would act to stop violence spinning out of control. Issued a week before mass rallies to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Mursi,...
  • Bangladesh PM's dialogue offer 'good starting point': UN May 14, 2013

    Dhaka: A top UN official on Monday termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's dialogue offer to the opposition as a good "starting point" to resolve the current political crisis in Bangladesh, but feared the failure of talks could invite an unwanted scenario. "It is good starting point," visiting UN assistant secretary...
  • Growth of democracy in Maldives also in India's own interest: Nasheed March 1, 2013

    Former president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed said that the situation was precarious in Maldives and that he was worried at what turn it will take next. ...
  • Karnataka: BJP President Rajnath Singh meets CM Shettar January 28, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Paty (BJP) continued its troubleshooting on the political crisis in Karnataka. Newlyappointed BJP Presdient Rajnath Singh met Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar early on Monday morning. Rajnath Singh is confident that there is no threat to the BJP government in the state. Rajnath's assurance comes after...
  • Two K'taka ministers send resignations to CM to join BSY's party January 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Trouble does not seem to be ending for the BJP government in Karnataka as Rural Development Minister Shobha Karandlaje and Public Works Minister Udaisi sent their resignations to Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to join BS Yeddyurappa's new party Karnataka Janata Party. Sources say 14 MLAs are likely to...
  • Pak govt sets up committee to talk to Qadri January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has constituted a highpowered fourmember committee to hold talks with Sufi cleric TahirulQadri. This came as Qadri's deadline to the government to act on his demands came to an end. Qadri on Thursday gave the Pakistan government a 90minute deadline to act on his demands to quit...
  • Pakistan SC keeps the heat on PM Ashraf in corruption case January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis seems to be deepening. The Supreme Court there intends to keep the heat on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case. To add to the government's troubles, Sufi cleric TahirulQadri is drawing thousands at his rally against the government and has set a midnight...
  • Pakistan PM's aide on country's internal political crisis January 16, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Raza Pervez Ashraf's aide Fawwad Chaudhry speaks about the political crisis of the country. ...
  • JMM pulls out, Munda recommends Assembly dissolution January 8, 2013

    Patna: In a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Jharkhand, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha withdrew support to the coalition in the state on Tuesday. The JMM MLAs met Governor Syed Ali Naqi to submit the letter of withdrawal of support. Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda met the...
  • Jharkhand CM recommends dissolution of state assembly January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst political crisis, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has recommended the dissolution of the state assembly. A Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) delegation will meet Governor Syed Ali Naqi on Tuesday to officially withdraw support to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Munda government will technically become a minority government...
  • Yeddyurappa's exit leaves K'taka govt in crisis December 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The Jagadish Shettar government in Karnataka is in trouble. Sources say the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to demand a dissolution of the Assembly. Sources say the decision may be taken in two to three days. This comes after as many as 21 of the 118 BJP MLAs in...
  • Ajit Pawar to take oath as Maharashtra Deputy CM December 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who had resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra over the irrigation scam, will be reinducted into the state Cabinet and take oath on Friday. Pawar will be taking oath at 9:30 am on Friday at the Governor's residence. Meanwhile, the...
  • Ajit Pawar has assured support: Maharashtra CM September 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday accepted Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar's resignation. He has also said that the post of Deputy Chief Minister will remain vacant for the time being. He also said that Ajit Pawar has assured him of full cooperation. "In view of the...
  • Maharashtra CM accepts Ajit Pawar's resignation September 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Ending the fiveday political drama in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday accepted Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar's resignation. The resignation has also been accepted by Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan. "The Governor has accepted Ajit Pawar's resignation as recommended by the Chief Minister," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson...
  • Sharad Pawar meets Ajit Pawar with other NCP leaders September 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar met his nephew Ajit Pawar and senior NCP leaders ahead of the party legislators meet to resolve the political crisis in Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule and Union Minister Praful Patel were also present at the meeting. This was the first...
  • Maharashtra crisis: CM Chavan meets Congress MLAs September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met his top Congress legislators on Thursday to discuss Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's resignation offer. The Congress has denied that the resignation drama is an NCP ploy to put pressure on the Congress. But Chavan baiters Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan did not...