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  • Manohar Lal Khattar: From RSS pracharak to Haryana Chief Minister 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, a low profile RSS leader, is known for his quiet work on the field and in the BJP that has earned him the reputation of a tough task master with a no-nonsense approach. 60-year-old Khattar, who once wanted to become a doctor, is a man known for...
  • Maharashtra elections: RSS refuses to intervene over NCP's support offer to BJP Yesterday

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has refused to intervene over NCP's outside support offer to the BJP. It is upto the BJP to decide whether they want to take support of NCP," RSS said. BJP leader Shaina NC said, "we have to keep in mind the interest of the votes, the...
  • Haryana Congress leader makes personal attack on Narendra Modi, calls him a thief and a criminal October 13, 2014

    Mahendragarh: Politics is all about throwing barbs at each other and the election season is the peak time to point fingers at each other. In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his plans about development, Akhil Bharatiya Congress Mahasamiti member Deshbandhu Kaushik went ahead and made personal...
  • Hinduism heritage of Hindus, not their fiefdom: RSS chief Bhagwat October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said people of India have not treated Hinduism as their fiefdom but as their heritage meant for the world and there is a greater need for people in the country to have knowledge of its roots than those abroad. Speaking at a function...
  • Prakash Javdekar defends live telecast of RSS chief's address on October 3 October 5, 2014

    Nagpur: Defending the live telecast by Doordarshan of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address on Dussehra, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar on Sunday said that the Government wants to instill professionalism. The hour-long broadcast on October 3 by DD for the first time of an RSS function had stoked...
  • Congress to gherao Doordarshan over airing of RSS chief Bhagwat speech October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the government for live telecast by Doordarshan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur, Delhi Congress on Saturday said it will gherao the state broadcaster on Sunday to protest against the "misdeeds". Chief spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said the RSS was a controversial...
  • Government sees no wrong in live DD telecast of RSS chief speech October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Government on Friday saw nothing wrong with the state broadcaster Doordarshan telecasting live the hour-long address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the ground that the event was "news worthy". Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said here that Prasar Bharati, under which Doordarshan comes, took its own decisions and...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat says Hindutva is India's 'national identity', Opposition condemns live telecast of speech by DD October 3, 2014

    Nagpur: In an address whose live telecast by Doordarshan sparked a controversy, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday described Hindutva as the country's "national identity" and the "thread of unity" running through its diversities. Speaking at the customary function on Dusshera which coincides with 89th foundation day of his...
  • Government slammed over live telecast of RSS chief address on DD October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur by Doordarshan on Friday stoked a controversy with opposition slamming the government for "misusing" the state broadcaster while BJP defended it. Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit termed the hour-long telecast as a "dangerous tradition", saying RSS is a controversial...
  • Issues raised by Mohan Bhagwat are relevant: Narendra Modi October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the Dusshera address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and said the issues of social reform he raised are "very relevant" today. "Mohan Bhagwat ji talked about important national issues in his speech. The issues of social reform that he raised are very...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat's speech covered just like a news event: Doordarshan October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a controversy over the national broadcaster telecasting live a speech of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Doordarshan on Friday said it was covered like any other news event and no special arrangements had been made. "It was just like a news event to us. So we covered...
  • Hindus must celebrate all festivals, respect others' faith: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat October 3, 2014

    Nagpur: On the occasion of Dusshehra, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed cadres at Sangh headquarters in Nagpur on Friday. Bhagwat lauded the athletes winning laurels in the Incheon Asian Games. He was also all praise about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent US trip. "PM Modi's visit to the...
  • Kerala: Murder accused RSS activist presents turban to Rajnath Singh, sparks row September 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has erupted over an RSS activist and accused in a murder case placing a turban on the head of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit here last week. The incident, which has also raised security issues, happened when Singh visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Saturday...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJPRSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJPled NDA in successive assembly byelections would eventually lead the BJPRSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of byelections across various states...
  • Kerala: CPM trying to sabotage murder case, says BJP September 15, 2014

    Kozhikode: BJP Kerala unit General Secretary K Surendran on Monday alleged that CPI(M) was trying to sabotage the probe being conducted into the murder of RSS functionary Manoj at Kathirir in Kannur district recently. Speaking to reporters, Surendran alleged that a top leader of the district CPI(M)...
  • RSS won't act as controlling force for Modi government: Vaidya September 10, 2014

    Ludhiana: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday said that it will not act as a guiding or controlling force for the Narendra Modi dispensation and had campaigned during the Lok Sabha polls to ensure a "nationalistic" government at the Centre. "The RSS would not act as a guiding or controlling force...
  • Attack survivor identifies culprits in RSS leader's murder case September 8, 2014

    Kozhikode: A survivor of an attack in which RSS leader KT Manoj was killed in Kerala's Kannur last week has identified the culprits Monday. The CBI will probe the case. A team of the Kerala Police crime branch on Monday morning recorded the statement of survivor Pramod, who is admitted to...
  • PM Modi should show leadership or shoulder responsibility: Prithviraj Chavan September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should show "leadership" to resolve the power crisis in the country or else shoulder complete responsibility for any breakdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. Chavan was talking to reporters after releasing the campaign booklets for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The booklets focus...
  • Reservation is needed till inequality is in society: Mohan Bhagwat September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue. "We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society,...
  • 'Love Jihad' and religious conversion polarise in Modi's India September 6, 2014

    Hasayan (Uttar Pradesh): Fired up and full of vitriol, Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time. His voice echoing off the walls of a Protestant church across a narrow street, Singh railed against foreign faiths at an...
  • Teach girls meaning of 'Love Jihad', says Mohan Bhagwat September 6, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after the Bharatiya Janata Party avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive...
  • Kerala CM assures swift action in RSS activist's murder September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that all accused in the murder of an activist of RSS in Kannur have been arrested and produced before a court. In a letter to Singh, he said all the accused in the murder of E...
  • RSS man's murder: BJP demands CBI probe, boycotts peace meet September 3, 2014

    Kannur: BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the murder of RSS activist Manoj allegedly by CPI(M) workers and boycotted an allparty meet called to ensure peace in the politically sensitive area holding that agreements of such initiatives in the past had been breached by CPI(M). Expressing dissatisfaction at...
  • Strike over the killing of RSS leader affects normal life in Kerala September 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state wide hartal called by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in protest against the murder of their district leader has affected the normal life in the state. Police have registered a case against eight in connection with the murder and according to police two among them, are identified...
  • People unhappy with Modi government's 100day report card: NCP August 30, 2014

    Nagpur: People are unhappy with the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre during its first 100 days as it has failed to keep its promises on rising prices and inflation, the National Congress Party said on Saturday. "People are not at all happy with the BJP government at the...
  • Used 'Hindi' for Indians not 'Hindu', Najma Heptullah clarifies stand after facing criticism August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak for saying that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a national identity, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has been forced to issue a clarification. Defending her stand, Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • Samjhauta Express blasts: Former RSS activist Aseemanand gets bail August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Swami Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case. Aseemanand had been languishing in jail since 2011 when he, along with several others, was charged for the twin bomb blasts aboard the train. Over 60 people were killed in...
  • RSS publishes Swamy's letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'organizer' on Saturday published a letter written by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy outlining an action plan to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. The letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined an...
  • RSS unaccountable under Narendra Modi's 'disappointing' rule: Mayawati August 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Training her guns on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday claimed that it was emerging as an "unconstitutional and unaccountable" organisation after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, whose performance has been "disappointing". The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party...