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  • Maharashtra Sadan incident is ideology of BJP, RSS: Rahul Gandhi 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    Amethi: Reacting to the Maharashtra Sadan incident, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the actions by Shiv Sena MPs a reflection of the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In a shocking video a group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs is seen to have...
  • RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat gets anticipatory bail July 17, 2014

    Mangalore: The District and Sessions Court here has granted anticipatory bail to a senior local RSS leader, Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat in connection with a case of delivering an allegedly communally provocative speech at the Hindu Sangama at Gurupur on January 5 last. The Sessions Court judge Uma M G had...
  • Tamil parties oppose Sanskrit week celebration, accuse Centre of promoting RSS agenda July 17, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK has opposed the Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE) Sanskrit week celebration saying that all classical languages should be promoted, not just Sanskrit. The DMK has argued that Sanskrit is not a common man's language and the BJP is trying to promote the RSS agenda. In...
  • Vaidik's family in Indore is known to be close to RSS, says Shobha Oza July 17, 2014

    The controversy over journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed refuses to die down with the Congress on Wednesday dubbing him as an "RSS volunteer beyond any doubt" and seeking to know the "hidden agenda" behind the meet. "Vaidik is an RSS volunteer beyond any doubt. His entire...
  • Vaidik an RSS volunteer beyond any doubt: Congress July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed refuses to die down with the Congress on Wednesday dubbing him as an "RSS volunteer beyond any doubt" and seeking to know the "hidden agenda" behind the meet. "Vaidik is an RSS volunteer beyond any doubt......
  • RSS backs Vaidik openly over meet with Hafiz Saeed, calls him a patriot July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ved Pratap Vaidik trouble continued for the government for a third day on Wednesday. Even as other political parties protest, the Bharatiya Janata Party's ideological wing, the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh (RSS) has openly backed Vaidik. The RSS has said that Vaidik is a patriot and what he did...
  • YS Rao says he's neither RSS member nor Marxist, but a historian July 16, 2014

    Rao mentioned multiple times of being a neutral historian and refused to be associated with any particular political wing. The veteran historian also denied allegations of being a 'Hindutva' preacher. Rao said that he is interested in the quest for truth and has no intention of spearheading any sort of...
  • Vaidik refuses to comment on Rahul's remark July 15, 2014

    Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik refused to comment on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's remark. Vaidik said, "I don't want to comment on Rahul Gandhi. I am just a small journalist and Rahul Gandhi is a big politician." Rahul has called Vaidik a RSS agent, who has met 26/11 Mumbai attack...
  • Vaidik has no relation with RSS: Ram Madhav July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: RSS leader Ram Madhav, who recently joined BJP on Tuesday asserted that journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has no relation with RSS, saying a person roaming around with Congress leaders is not from the Sangh fountainhead. Vaidik saab has no relation with RSS. The person who roams around with Mani...
  • Did Indian mission facilitate Vaidik-Saeed meet, asks Rahul Gandhi July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik as an "RSS man", Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned whether the Indian High Commission in Islamabad had facilitated the meeting between him and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. "The question is did the Indian embassy facilitate the gentleman (Vaidik) or not. We are...
  • Opposition calls for Vaidik's arrest, MHA says too early to jump the gun July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ved Pratap Vaidik, journalist and a close aide of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, did not inform the Indian Embassy in Pakistan about his "interview" with Jamat ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, said sources in the Ministry of External Affairs. Sources told CNN-IBN that Vaidik's meeting with the 26/11 mastermind...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Plea to name Kochi airport after Adi Sankara July 12, 2014

    Kochi: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)urged Prime minister Narendra Modi to name the International airport at nearby Nedumbassery after Adi Sankaram on Saturday. The parishad, a socio cultural organisation of the RSS, has sent a memorandum in this regard to the Prime Minister making the request, it said in a press release. The...
  • Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against RSS July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday summoned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. While addressing a Lok Sabha election rally, Rahul had linked the RSS with Mahatma Gandhi's killing. The court's directive came on a case filed by secretary...
  • Satish Upadhyay: From RSS karyakarta to Delhi BJP president July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Satish Upadhyay's appointment as the president of the Delhi unit marks his eventful journey from a school-going 'sangh karyakarta' to the top party post in the state, in times of tumultuous politics in the national capital. Upadhyay, currently chairman of the Standing Committee of the South Delhi...
  • Senior RSS leaders Ram Madhav, Shiv Prakash join BJP July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior leaders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Ram Madhav and Shiv Prakash on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both the leaders were spokespersons for the RSS. Ram Madhav announced in the evening that he has been deputed to BJP. The two RSS leaders are likely to find a...
  • A day after communal violence, Moradabad limps back to normal July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: Moradabad is limping back to normal a day after clashes between two communities broke out over the installation of loudspeakers near a religious place. Five BJP leaders, including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused Sangeet Som and four MPs, were detained in Morababad after they tried to defy a ban on the party...
  • Vyapam scam: Police deny reports of RSS leaders' involvement June 29, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday denied media reports that some top leaders of RSS had been found to be involved in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. "Available documents and data sourced from the seized hard disk have not revealed any such information....The published and transmitted news on the...
  • May 16 equivalent to India's independence from British: RSS leader June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni on Sunday compared the verdict delivered by Indian voters on May 16 to the country's independence from British rule. Soni said, "When the results came out on MMay 16, it was similar to the day when Britishers left the Indian land on August...
  • MPPEB scam: RSS feels the heat, Bhagwat calls up Chouhan June 28, 2014

    With the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam now casting a shadow over the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, its chief Mohan Bhagwat sent a senior functionary to the chief minister's house, early Saturday morning. The RSS chief also had telephonic discussions with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the latest developments. Sources say...
  • Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Prakash Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country. "After I became the I&B Minister, I was reviewing pending files in my ministry. I noticed that while many TV channels had got permissions to...
  • Tension grips in Mhow after RSS worker's murder June 20, 2014

    Tension gripped Pithampur industrial area near Indore after the alleged murder of a RSS worker, following a dispute between children over playing cricket, police said on Friday. The RSS worker, identified as Prashant Sharma, had gone to the cricket ground in Vishwas Nagar area last evening to pacify a group of...
  • RSS chief praises Modi government, denies being 'a remote control' June 14, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday rejected the suggestion was the organisation exercised "remote control" over the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and said that the Narendra Modi dispensation was initiating some good changes. "RSS is not a remote control... The change has brought new hopes from the government...
  • West Bengal: AAP threatens hunger strike demanding arrest of 'BJP goons' June 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Condemning the attack on it party workers by 'BJP goons' in West Bengal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday threatened to sit on a fast-unto-death demanding the arrest of the attackers. The party also demanded Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state president Rahul Sinha to take back his claim that...
  • Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat escapes unhurt in road accident June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat escaped unhurt in a road accident on Wednesday. The saffron leader's convoy was hit by a car in Delhi Cantt area but he is reported to be safe. The accident took place near Parade Road at Delhi Canttt at around noon when he was on...
  • RSS leaders pay tributes to Munde June 3, 2014

    Top RSS leaders on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde while condoling his untimely demise. Munde died of multiple internal injuries suffered in a road accident in central Delhi early this morning. In a condolence message, top RSS leaders Mohan Bhagwat, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Suresh Soni...
  • Transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrasas: RSS leader May 31, 2014

    RSS leader and convener of Muslim Rastriya Manch, Indresh Kumar on Saturday suggested the Muslims in Rajasthan to transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrasas which could be presented as a model before the government. Kumar said that Madrasas should be the centre of such education which teaches humanity and spreads...
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar to be chief guest at RSS function May 30, 2014

    Nagpur: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar would be the chief guest at the concluding function of RSS's annual third year training camp, currently underway in Nagpur. RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal today told reporters that while Ravishankar would be the chief guest, the organisation's supremo Mohan Bhagwat would deliver the main...
  • Prime Minister Modi's wife Jashodaben given police protection June 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben, who lives in Brahmanwada village of Unjha town of Mehsana district, has been given round-the-clock police protection by the Mehasana police. Since Thursday, five policemen of Mehsana police headquarters were deployed outside her house. "Based on orders given to us by our superiors,...
  • RSS not an economic fundamentalist, says Ram Madhav May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS is "not an economic fundamentalist", senior sangh leader Ram Madhav said on Thursday making it clear that the Narendra Modi government is free to take decisions for the good of the country including on FDI. The organisation said that its "broad line" is to protect the...