POLITICS

  • Give equal opportunities for poll advertisements: Delhi EC to DMRC 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Shoe thrown at Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during his 'janata darbar' in Patna January 5, 2015

    Patna: In an embarrassment for Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, a man tried to throw a shoe at him during a janata durbar (public meeting) in Patna. He accused Manjhi of playing caste politics in the state. He was reportedly miffed over some past statements made by Manjhi. The attacker...
  • PM Narendra Modi, actress Rekha are India's hottest vegetarians: PETA December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and veteran actress Rekha have been named the hottest vegetarian celebrities by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Early leaders Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor as well as Amitabh Bachchan, R. Madhavan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Hema Malini put up a real fight. But...
  • Manoj Bajpai: If people want to see only politics on the big screen, they can watch Lok Sabha TV December 28, 2014

    Indore: Renowned Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai today said that films hold a mirror to the society other than providing entertainment. Bajpai, who was in the city along with co-actors Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, to promote his upcoming film 'Tevar', said, "Films mirror the society, but our job is also to...
  • Watch: Anurag Kashyap talk about religion, politics and films December 26, 2014

    Indian film director Anurag Kashyap talks about his recently released film 'Ugly' and much about religion and politics. ...
  • Mallika Sherawat has not got her due in Bollywood, feels director KC Bokadia December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Director KC Bokadia is impressed with Mallika Sherawat's work in his directorial venture 'Dirty Politics' and feels that her talent has not been tapped properly in Bollywood. He said: "I know her capacity and I can get better work from her, better than that in 'Dirty Politics'. I have seen...
  • Was uncomfortable doing bold scenes with Om Puri: Mallika Sherawat December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Mallika Sherawat has done bold scenes for various films in the past, but she says she was not at ease performing bold sequences with veteran actor Om Puri in 'Dirty Politics'. The 'Murder' fame actress was present at the trailer launch of the film Sunday, with the entire cast. Asked...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • BJP to become world's largest political party, says BJP leader December 9, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Senior BJP leader and in-charge of Gujarat BJP Dinesh Sharma expressed confidence on Monday that the BJP would emerge as the world's largest political party and surpass the ruling Communist Party of China which has approximately eight crore members. Interacting with reporters here Sharma, who is also the national in-charge...
  • Hot Seat with Bhupendra Chaubey: Shashi Tharoor reposes faith in Congress leadership, pledges loyalty December 4, 2014

    In an interview with with CNN-IBN Shashi Tharoor reposed faith in Congress leadership and pledged his loyalty toward the party. ...
  • Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP November 23, 2014

    London: Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he will quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the House of Commons, media reports said on Sunday. The 63-year-old Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP will announce his decision "within days", an ally told the...
  • Watch: TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring to you 'Vital Stats of India' November 21, 2014

    TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring Vital Stats of India, a show that talks about everything interesting in India is starting from 21st November at 9 PM. It's about facts, health, election, food, politics and every other thing one can think of. ...
  • Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan should not enter politics, says Elangovan November 17, 2014

    Erode (Tamil Nadu): A day after Tamil superstar Rajinikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political...
  • Rajinikanth hesitant to join politics, says it's dangerous November 16, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who has been invited by various political parties to join them, on Sunday said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge. "Politics is dangerous and deep. I am not afraid of politics, but hesitant. In politics you need strong roots," the 63-year-old...
  • G20 2014: Can politics and economic reforms be delinked? November 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said reform process is bound to face resistance and wanted it to be insulated from political pressures. Making a strong pitch for economic reforms, Modi told fellow G20 leaders at a Retreat that reforms should lead to simplification of processes and that methods of governance must...
  • Happy for Babul Supriyo, he has seen tough time in his life, but politics is not for me: Sonu Nigam November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted singer Sonu Nigam says he is happy for Babul Supriyo, who has turned politician and became a minister in central government, but rejected the idea of him joining politics in the near future. "I am very happy for him. Babul has seen tough times in his life... I'm...
  • Tamil Nadu: Another Congressman to launch party November 9, 2014

    Chennai: A former Congress legislator will launch a political party, "Dravida Makkal Congress" on Sunday. A Congress MLA (Tiruvottiyur) between 1984-88, "Kuralarasu" K Jayabarathi confirmed that he will be launching the party along with "several other party members and functionaries," on Sunday. The 68-year old former MLA was previously a...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • Is Angelina Jolie planning to join politics? November 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has said she may consider taking up politics in future. Jolies, 39, is known for promoting humanitarian causes and feels it is important to take up responsibility if one wants a change...
  • Various opinions within party only natural: Yechury November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday sought to brush aside differences with the official political-tactical line moved by General Secretary Prakash Karat, saying such things were "natural" in a democratic party. "It's only natural and a party with a vibrant inner party democracy like ours, that various opinions...
  • PM post's sanctity shouldn't be ignored: Ravi Shankar on Shahi Imam row November 2, 2014

    Jaipur: Sanctity of the post of the country's Prime Minister should not be ignored, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, referring to the Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's decision not to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment ceremony. "I do not want to comment much on this but...
  • Photos: 16 vintage photos of Indian politicians dug up from old government archives you may not have seen before October 15, 2014

    India, as a mammoth, functioning democracy is the home to some of the oldest and most prolific political parties. Indians are introduced their political leaders before they are to their alphabets, thanks to round-the-year media spotlight on politicians at public events who are known for making tireless pitches to their...
  • Haryana elections: Adampur lacks basic amenities as caste politics dominate October 13, 2014

    Adampur: While political parties busy focusing on caste arithmetic during the election season, Adampur are still lagging behind in terms of development. Even basic amenities are a distant dream for the people of Adampur. A large part of Adampur constituency is still deprived of basic amenities such as clean drinking...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? October 11, 2014

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept the...