POLITICAL CRISIS

  • 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...
  • No going back on Ajit's resignation: Sharad Pawar September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said that there is no going back on Ajit Pawar's resignation as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar also told IBN Network that his family was united and there were no differences. Sharad Pawar said that Ajit Pawar took the...
  • After Ajit Pawar, BJP linked to Maha irrigation scam September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Two days after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar resigned as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister over allegations of corruption, it now emerges that the Bharatiya Janata Party may have benefitted from the scam. CNNIBN has accessed letters that show that BJP President Nitin Gadkari's aide Ajay Sancheti got...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Cong MLAs tomorrow September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Amid perception in some quarters that resignation of NCP leader Ajit Pawar as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister was aimed at dislodging him, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is meeting Congress legislators in Mumbai on Thursday. "This will not be a formal meeting, but the chief minister would be meeting party...
  • Live: 'NCP wants Maharashtra CM Chavan replaced' September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: 3:20 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will meet Congress MLAs on Thursday to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra. 3:00 pm: The Nationalist Congress Party wants Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to be replaced, according to sources. However, Congress sources say that there is no question of calling back...
  • Maharashtra: NCP not keen on keeping Deputy CM's post September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar resigned from the post of the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the party has said that it is not keen on keeping the Deputy Chief Minister's post in Maharshtra. NCP leader Praful Patel has said that there will be...
  • What forced Ajit Pawar to put in his papers? September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra has been plunged into a political crisis after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday. While Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has denied any threat to the CongressNCP coalition in the state. The NCP is...
  • NCP to authorise Sharad Pawar to decide the next step September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The NCP is expected to pass a resolution authorising its chief Sharad Pawar to decide the future course after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar had said on Tuesday that there was no threat to the ruling CongressNCP coalition in Maharashtra. Some NCP...
  • Sharad Pawar denies crisis as Maharashtra Dy CM resigns September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A political crisis is unfolding in Maharashtra after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister over allegations of corruption. While other NCP Ministers have followed suit, party chief Sharad Pawar says there's no threat to the state government. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to accept the...