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  • 'Narendra Modi, A Political Biography' warms up to Modi but not dazzled by him 19-04-2014 02:09 PM

    Introducing his book 'Narendra Modi, A Political Biography', Andy Marino makes two claims keeping in mind that he is adding to the list of biographies of a man who is regarded both as a villain and a hero. First, he says, this is no hagiography but a work of 'cold...
  • NDA's economic policy will be pro-people, in India's interests: Modi 18-04-2014 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to reach out to the electorate, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial pick and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that if the BJP-led government is formed at the Centre, its economic policy will be pro-people and in favour of India's business interest. "I...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls BJP, RSS danger to secularism 16-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Addressing her first rally in Telangana after the Statehood Bill was passed, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at the BJP and RSS calling them a danger to secularism. Sonia said, "Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their lives to save the secular values of the country and today the...
  • It's not going to be easy for Narendra Modi in Varanasi 15-04-2014 10:47 PM

    The climb from the ghats of Varanasi to New Delhi's 7 Race Course Road is proving to be steep and replete with roadblocks for Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi, veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organizers admit. "The BJP and RSS have given us the target of securing...
  • 'Sita' - Inherent to Indian women?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Jasodabehn who lived for decades in anonymity is in the news. Not as 62 years old retired school teacher, which has been her identity for...

  • LS polls a battle between harmony and Godse's ideology: Rahul 15-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo against the BJP saying the Lok Sabha elections is a battle between love, harmony and the ideology of RSS member Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. ...
  • Kumar Vishwas mocks RSS, likens it to Lashkar-e-Taiba 14-04-2014 08:31 PM

    Having got into trouble for praising RSS, Aam Aadmi Party candidate against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi Kumar Vishwas on Monday said the Hindu nationalist groups discipline was as good as that of militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. Earlier this month, the 44-year-old AAP leader had praised RSS as a disciplined force and...
  • BJP dancing to the tune of RSS: Sonia 14-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Moradabad: Terming the Lok Sabha election as a battle between two completely different ideologies, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday alleged that the BJP was dancing to the tune of RSS whose "parochial and extremist" thought was aimed at dividing the society. Wooing Muslims, she said that the Congress government...
  • BJP has lost face in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah 14-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Bangalore: Taking a swipe at BJP in Karnataka for seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that they had lost their face having been immersed in corruption during the party rule. Siddaramaiah said that the re-entry of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote in Nagpur 10-04-2014 11:56 AM

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote for Lok Sabha elections in Nagpur. When asked if there was a Modi wave in the country, he refused to answer. ...
  • BJP's dream will remain only a dream, Modi won't become PM: Mulayam 09-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said in Tikamgarhthat though the BJP dreams of making Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the country's Prime Minister, at the behest of the RSS, it would remain only a dream. "BJP is dreaming at the behest of RSS to make Gujarat...
  • Congress taunts BJP over denial of US visa to Narendra Modi 06-04-2014 11:40 PM

    With BJP fishing out a video clip of US President Barrack Obama to justify Amit Shah's controversial "revenge" remark, Congress on Sunday took a dig at the Opposition party reminding it of visa denial by US to Narendra Modi. "The Barack Obama fixation continues for the BJP. Amit Shah being...
  • Bukhari's appeal to vote for Cong his personal opinion: Jairam Ramesh 05-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday described Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to support Congress as his "personal" opinion and said the electoral battle was between RSS and Congress. "I have been saying it is a battle between the RSS and the Congress. Polarisation...
  • Modi won't leave Varanasi people unhappy after winning: Brother 05-04-2014 10:21 PM

    Appreciating love and affection of the people of Varanasi for his brother Narendra Modi, Prahlad Modi on Saturday said the BJP prime ministerial candidate will not leave the people unhappy after winning from Varanasi. Asked whether Modi would retain Varanasi or Vadodara if he wins both seats, Prahlad said, "Vadodara...
  • Sibal slams Vasundhara Raje, says she made an irresponsible statement 05-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Taking a dig at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raja's comment on Congress leader Imran Masood, Union Minister Kapil Sibal said that she has made a completely irresponsible statement. It is the evidence that BJP wants to spread the RSS ideology. ...
  • Lalu welcomes Bukhari's appeal, demands ban on BJP, RSS 05-04-2014 02:59 PM

    RJD President Lalu Prasad on Saturday welcomed Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to the Muslims to vote for his party and Congress, and demanded a ban on both the BJP and RSS. "Imam Bukhari has made a patriotic appeal to save the nation. We are seeing...
  • Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power 05-04-2014 01:54 PM

    Vadnagar (Gujarat): Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in the town of Vadnagar. The tea stall his father ran with the help of his sons is just as it was then, a small shed of...
  • BJP questions timing of Cobrapost sting on Babri, asks EC to ban it 04-04-2014 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: Politics is brewing over the recent sting by Cobrapost which indicts right wing leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Terming the allegations as baseless, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) questioned the timing of the sting operation with the Lok Sabha elections just days away. In the sting,...
  • Tariq Anwar takes dig at BJP for fielding 'imported' candidates 03-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Union Minister Tariq Anwar on Thursday alleged that the BJP was fielding candidates imported from other parties. "The BJP has imported leaders from other parties and fielded them as candidates at several parliamentary seats in Bihar," Tariq, a senior NCP leader, told reporters after filing nomination from the Katihar Lok...
  • Azam Khan calls Narendra Modi an elder brother of a dog's pup 03-04-2014 12:23 AM

    In an escalation of vitriol against rivals in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, SP leader Azam Khan called Narendra Modi an elder brother of a "dog's pup" while Beni Prasad Verma of Congress dubbed the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate as the "biggest goon" of RSS. The BJP on...
  • Congress's SM Krishna praises RSS, asks party to learn lessons from it 02-04-2014 07:08 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna praised Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh and asked the party to learn lessons from the organisation. Former Karnataka chief Minister praised the RSS for the organisation's ability to mobilise voters. The remarks came during the inauguration of a district Congress committee...
  • RSS admits to its role in BJP's campaign for LS polls 02-04-2014 05:30 PM

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has admitted to its role in the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for Lok Sabha polls saying, "Unlike other elections, the RSS is working overtime for these elections." ...
  • RSS working behind BJP's poll process, claims AK Antony 02-04-2014 03:01 PM

    Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday claimed the RSS is working behind the election process for BJP and the saffron party has put up candidates as per the advice of the Sangh, even as the Congress leader said Narendra Modi becoming prime minister would be a "tragedy" for the...
  • I don't take decisions alone, says Narendra Modi 01-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has said that he doesn't take decisions on his own and that he is a team player. He said this in an exclusive interview to TV18 group channel ETV after criticism over him essentially making the BJP a one-man show. Modi also...
  • BSP candidate Haji Yakub calls Narendra Modi 'country's most cruel barbarian' 31-03-2014 02:45 PM

    Making a no-holds-barred attack on BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Narendra Modi needs to be "treated in a mental hospital" for talking "rubbish", while a BSP candidate termed the Gujarat Chief Minister as a "barbarian". With election fever at its peak, the Maratha strongman made the...
  • Don't feel insulted by BJP, will consult lawyer: Sabir Ali 29-03-2014 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the annullment of his membership from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sabir Ali said that he did not feel insulted by the party decision. He, however, said that he will consult his lawyer over the cancellation of his membership. Sabir also added that he had faith in...
  • Infighting, RSS opposition force BJP to annul Sabir Ali's membership 29-03-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: Under pressure from its leaders and the RSS the Bharatiya Janata Party has annulled the membership of expelled JDU leader Sabir Ali. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the decision on Sabir Ali has been taken by party president Rajnath Singh. Reacting to the cancellation of his...
  • After rebellion in BJP, Sabir Ali offers his membership be put on hold 29-03-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst displeasure among Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Sabir Ali has now said that his membership of the party should be put on hold till party leaders' charges against him are cleared. This comes after BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Vinay Katiyar accused Ali of being close to...
  • BJP inducting Sabir Ali leads to a storm, RSS backs Naqvi's rebellion 29-03-2014 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: The open war in the Bharatiya Janata Party is seeing new turns each day. A day after senior BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Vinay Katiyar slammed the party for inducting expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali, the RSS too has expressed displeasure. RSS leader Ram Madhav tweeted, "Sabir...
  • As BJP sees rumblings, Mohan Bhagwat says change is necessary 24-03-2014 11:47 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of sidelining of some senior leaders in BJP, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said change is necessary in keeping with the times to ensure that the journey is successful. With BJP veteran LK Advani in attendance, Bhagwat said at an event here that "change...