Politics

  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JD-U president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 2 days ago

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  • Joined politics because hunger strike didn't help me: Arvind Kejriwal July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death, urging them to end their strike. A group of teachers from All Guest Teachers Association teaching in different government...
  • Congress holds protest in Jaipur over inflation July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday held a protest in Jaipur, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state. Addressing party workers in a dharna outside the collectorate in Jaipur, PCC chief Sachin...
  • Chhattisgarh among poorest states with over 40% BPL population: C Rangarajan panel July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam figure among the poorest states where over 40 per cent of people are below poverty line, according to the C Rangarajan panel. According to the report of the panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan, 47.9 per cent people are poor...
  • Rail budget disappointing for Uttarakhand: Congress July 9, 2014

    Dehradun : Terming the rail budget as extremely disappointing for Uttarakhand, Congress on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not making any provisions in it for the hill state. People of the state who contributed five MPs to the ruling BJP’s kitty were extremely disappointed over the treatment meted out to the...
  • Rail budget disheartening from UP's point of view: SP July 9, 2014

    Terming the NDA's rail budget as "disheartening" from Uttar Pradesh's point of view, Samajwadi Party on Tuesday alleged that the biggest state of the country and the common man were ignored in it. "The budget is disheartening from UP's point of view. The biggest state of the country was ignored in...
  • All political parties rock Bihar Assembly, protest against Dhankar's controversial remarks July 8, 2014

    Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess. Right from the word go, the House saw members of JD(U), RJD, Congress and BJP rushing to the well to...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Venkaiah Naidu for Metro projects in state July 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhopal and sought central assistance for various projects like Metro and housing in the state. Chauhan also demanded financial assistance for Ujjain Kumbh Mela and smart city project for Gwalior. Stating that the state...
  • Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Shashank Sekhar Bhokta July 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state's development ever since the state was created 14 years ago. "Not only the proposed construction of a building to house the state Assembly, but also any new work in the...
  • Uproar over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 7, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • Uproar over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 7, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • UP Assembly adjourned sine die amid protest by BSP MLAs July 7, 2014

    As BSP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday protested against the Central government over inflation and state government over law and order situation, the House was adjourned sine die after passage of the general and departmental budgets amid din. Even before the proceedings for the day began this morning, BSP...
  • UP Congress seeks probe into Mahakumbh mismanagement July 3, 2014

    Calling for a high-level inquiry into the revelations made in the CAG report on the Mahakumbh held in Allahabad last year, the Congress on Thursday demanded stern action against those found responsible for the mismanagement. "The manner in which central funds for the Mahakumbh were spent on things other than mela...
  • JD(U) will contest next Assembly polls under Nitish: Narendra Singh July 3, 2014

    Senior JD (U) Minister Narendra Singh on Thursday said former chief minister Nitish Kumar was "undisputed" leader under whom the party would go to the next Assembly polls. Singh's clarification came a day after he said any leader, including incumbent Jitan Ram Manjhi, can become chief minister if JD(U) returns...
  • Ruckus in assembly over non-availability of cards for Food Act July 3, 2014

    The Bihar Assembly on Thursday witnessed angry exchange between government and opposition BJP over non-availability of ration cards to over 18.19 lakh beneficiaries for the Food Security Act in the state so far. The matter was raised by JD(U) Manjit Kumar Singh through a short notice question. Replying to the question,...
  • Bihar minister Ramai Ram lands in trouble July 2, 2014

    Bihar minister Ramai Ram has landed in trouble with the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issuing him notice and directing him to submit reply on a complaint of ignoring treatment to his domestic help. State Human Rights member Mandhata Singh while hearing the complaint of Aranya Devi, directed the minister...
  • Yashwant Sinha uses unparliamentary word at public function July 2, 2014

    In an apparent slip of tongue, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday used an expletive word that raised eyebrows. "Media people come and put their mike, asking who would become the chief minister. How does it matter which becomes CM, said Sinha. Sinha, whose word spoken in Hindi is taken...
  • Senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joins BJP July 2, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday got a shot in its arm when former MP and senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joined the party and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for development of minorities. "Narendra Modi has talked about inclusive development and the need for taking everybody along. He...
  • I don't get to meet my wife much now: Anupam Kher on Kirron July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, whose wife Kirron Kher won the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket this year, says that she is so dedicated to people of the city that she doesn't get time to even meet him. Kirron had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in...
  • Uttar Pradesh has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions July 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister...
  • 800 Congress workers detained while trying to gherao Raman Singh's residence July 1, 2014

    Over 800 Congress workers were detained on Tuesday when they tried to gherao Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's residence in Raipur protesting against hike in power tariff in the state and rise in prices of essential commodities. Besides, the opposition party demanded Rs 2,100 a quintal minimum support price to farmers...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Case filed against 11 RLD, BKU leaders July 1, 2014

    The district authorities have filed a case against 11 Rashtriya Lok Dal and Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leaders in a local court for violating prohibitory orders during last year's Muzaffarnagar riots. Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi had filed the case on Monday against the leaders including BKU national spokesman Rakesh Tikait...
  • Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown June 30, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates on Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count in a dispute that could trigger instability. The United Nations and donor countries have been trying for months to prevent...
  • State Chief Secretary inspects offices, orders action against 17 lax employees June 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan on Saturday inspected various government offices in Jhansi and Chitrakoot divisions and ordered action against 17 lax employees. Ranjan, who arrived in Jhansi alongwith his team this morning, inspected district hospital, a medical college and two police stations, while secretary-level officials in his team visited different...
  • Need to building educated and empowered India: Smriti Irani June 28, 2014

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said training individuals in niche areas of science and technology is crucial to the progress of the country. Addressing the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal on Saturday, she stressed the need for...
  • Harish Rawat demands green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for Uttarakhand June 28, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday demanded a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in recognition of the steps taken by the hill state for environment conservation. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rawat claimed that Uttarakhand has an edge over other states of...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh June 28, 2014

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul should...
  • Agricultural institutes should lead next farm revolution: Pranab Mukherjee June 28, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called on "committed, capable and hard-working" professionals of the country's agricultural institutes to lead the next farm revolution. "We require committed, capable and hardworking professionals from our agricultural institutions to spearhead the next farm revolution," Mukherjee said at the golden jubilee convocation of the Jawaharlal Nehru...