POLITICS

  • Rift in AAP reaches breaking point; failure of the third alternative? Yesterday

    New Delhi: The expected has happened. The virtual split of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now in the public domain. Two founding members of the AAP and the top advisors of its chief Arvind Kejriwal have expressed their resentment over what is happening within the party which is still...
  • Yogendra Yadav, Bhushan pitch for 'new blood' in AAP Political Affairs Committee Yesterday

    New Delhi: A strong pitch to reconstitute the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) bringing in "new blood" and more "transparency" was made by senior AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav when a three-member panel met the two to defuse the simmering crisis in the party. Bhushan is also said...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Mallika Sherawat on 'Dirty Politics' Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat shares experience of her upcoming film 'Dirty Politics'. Directed by KC Bokadia, 'Dirty Politics' is set to be released on March 6. ...
  • High hopes from Nitish Kumar, he will develop Bihar again: JD(U) spokesperson February 22, 2015

    "Nitish Kumar had established the rule of law. People of Bihar have high hopes from him. Thankfully, the development process which had come to a halt will start again," said JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar. ...
  • 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...
  • BJP's game plan exposed, our stand vindicated after Manjhi's resignation: Nitish Kumar February 20, 2015

    Patna: An elated Nitish Kumar claimed that his stand has been "vindicated" after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi tendered his resignation on Friday. "Our stand has been vindicated by Manjhi's resignation. What is done today should have been done earlier so that the Budget session could have gone smoothly," Manjhi's...
  • Live: Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the 4th time on Sunday 5 pm February 20, 2015

    Just ahead of the floor test on Friday, Jitan Ram Manjhi tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of Bihar....
  • 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...
  • Was Arvind Kejriwal offered a role in Mallika Sherawat's 'Dirty Politics'? February 19, 2015

    If you thought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meteoric rise to power was a bit theatrical, wait till you hear the latest news making the rounds. According to a media report, Kejriwal was offered the role of a journalist in the film 'Dirty Politics', which also features actress Mallika Sherawat. According to...
  • 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...
  • Never been a part of any group or camp and I'm happy being who I am: Mallika Sherawat February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Most actors and filmmakers in tinsel town have a set group of people they often work with, but Mallika Sherawat says she prefers to be "independent". "These camps and groups are not important for me. I want to be an independent woman who can take care of herself. I have...
  • These 'political' drinking games will make sure you are completely sloshed in less than half an hour! February 9, 2015

    Get your booze ready, switch on any random news channel and get ready to become drunk out of your wits! Akshar Pathak of Minimal Bollywood Posters fame has come up with these fun drinking games that will be an immediate success in any house party. From chugging your drink every...
  • As the Nation awaits the Delhi verdict February 9, 2015

    As India waits for the votes in the Delhi poll to be counted, one awaits an important turning point in the politics of 2015. If the AAP were to do well (as has been projected by all the Opinion polls), then the pace of the BJP juggernaut that has been...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi asks Governor to dissolve Bihar assembly, Nitish Kumar supporters oppose move February 7, 2015

    Patna: Playing his last card before resigning, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi recommended the dissolution of state assembly in the Cabinet meeting that took place on Saturday. Two thirds of the ministers opposed Manjhi's proposal. Ministers in favour of former Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal United leader Nitish...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi likely to quit as Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar to take over February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to resign soon and senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will take over the reins of the state. Manjhi met Nitish Kumar at the latter's residence in Patna on Saturday amidst reports of an effort to patch-up where it was...
  • Bihar political crisis deepens, JDU MLAs likely to elect Nitish as leader, Manjhi may seek Assembly dissolution February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar is heading for political instability with the ruling Janata Dal United legislative party meeting at around 4 pm on Saturday in Patna where former chief minister Nitish Kumar will be elected as the new leader forcing the incumbent Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to resign. But sensing the danger,...
  • Mallika Sherawat-starrer 'The Dirty Politics' release postponed to Holi February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Mallika Sherawat-starrer "The Dirty Politics", which was earlier slated to release Feb 13, will now hit the screens March 6, which happens to be Holi. The reason behind the delay is to avoid a clash with other films, and to record one more song. The film's director K.C. Bokadia told...
  • These witty minimal posters on Indian politicians will make you chuckle January 27, 2015

    Politicians in our country speak twice before thinking. They are known (as are politicians all around the world) for making promises that they don't always manage to live up to and of course for making accusations on everyone around them. The good people at ScrollDroll created a bunch of posters...
  • Give equal opportunities for poll advertisements: Delhi EC to DMRC January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi chief electoral officer Chandra Bhushan Kumar on Saturday directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to give equal opportunities to all political parties and candidates while offering space for poll advertisements on its various sites. "The representatives of DMRC have confirmed that they are giving fair opportunities to all the...
  • Mallika Sherawat: After 'Dirty Politics', I hope directors offer me performance-oriented roles January 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Mallika Sherawat believes that after watching her work in upcoming film 'Dirty Politics', filmmakers will start offering her performance-oriented roles. "This happens only few times in a career of an actor...when they are offered roles which are glamorous as well as performance-oriented. 'Dirty Politics' is a mixture of both,"...
  • Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi praises Modi, later says quoted out of context January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Wednesday clarified his remarks after stirring a controversy by appearing to be gushing in his praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview. He later claimed that he was quoted out of context. Dwivedi was quoted by a web portal as saying...
  • 'Dirty Politics' will set new trend, says director KC Bokadia January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker K.C. Bokadia believes that his upcoming film "Dirty Politics" will bring a new trend in Hindi cinema. "We all tried hard to make this a good film and I'm very confident that 'Dirty Politics' will create the same sensation as my first film 'Pyaar Jhukta Nahin' did in...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • Delhi elections: Over 110 FIRs lodged against political parties for violating model code January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 111 FIRs have so far been registered against different political parties for violating the model code of conduct in the run up to Delhi Assembly elections. According to the office of Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, out of 111 FIRs, 48 have been lodged against Aam...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee speaks out against partisan politics January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped political parties for obstructing Parliament after the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resorted to a flurry of executive decrees to push through economic reforms held up by the opposition. In a rare rebuke from country's largely ceremonial president, Mukherjee said the government and...