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  • Gajendra Singh who committed suicide at AAP rally was not just a farmer April 23, 2015

    Gajendra Singh, who committed suicide at the Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi was a resident of Dausa in Rajasthan. While there are reports that Singh was a farmer, he was not just a farmer but he was also an active social and political worker. He has even fought Rajasthan...
  • Indian swimmers train in SA with eye on 2020 Olympic Games April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: With an eye on the 2020 Olympic Games, seven young Indian swimmers have reached South Africa to train under renowned coach Graham Hill as part of the JSW Sports Excellence Programme. SP Likith Karan, K Raju, Manav Dileep, Siva Sridhar (all from Karnataka), Aryan Makhija, Vedant Khandeparkar (both Mumbai) and...
  • Mayawati asks BSP leaders to donate a month's salary April 19, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday asked her party MPs and MLAs that instead of donating to the government, they should give as relief their one month salary directly to farmers affected by recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm in their respective constituencies. "The farmers are going through a bad phase due...
  • Janata Parivar merger won't have impact on Bihar polls: BJP April 15, 2015

    Patna: With six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar set to merge on Wedmesday, BJP mocked the proposed amalgamation, saying it would have "no impact" on the upcoming Bihar elections. "Merger experiments have flopped in the past and will meet the same fate this time too. It's beyond comprehension as to...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar offshoots a 'failed experiment': BJP April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots as a "failed experiment", BJP on Wednesday said these parties' only agenda is to "capture" power and described their leaders as those who have been "brand ambassadors" of misgovernance and corruption. BJP said there are "inherent differences" between the constituents of...
  • Janata Parivar parties merger won't affect our prospects: Congress April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suggested that the merger of six erstwhile Janata Dal constituents into a new party was not a development of much significance and was not going to affect its prospects. Significantly, party spokesman PC Chacko also said that a decision on the issue of alliance with the...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Azam Khan slams PM Modi's Paris visit; calls him a 'liar' April 13, 2015

    Badaun: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "liar" and criticised his Paris visit given the rising number of farmer suicides in the country. "He (Modi) is a king who lies. Farmers are dying in the country and he is touring Paris. He has failed...
  • UP: Azam Khan protests delay in demolition of 'unauthorised' colony April 11, 2015

    Rampur: UP minister Azam Khan joined Samajwadi Party activists during a protest against the alleged delay in demolition of an "unauthorised colony", leaving the red-faced officials squirming, and relented only when the collector "apologised". The dharna, which began last evening and continued till midnight at Gandhi memorial in Rampur, was organised...
  • UP needs to tighten law and order situation: Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Expressing concern over a spate of train loot incidents in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was a need to tighten law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to know about incidents of loots in Lucknow. I will talk to the UP government and...
  • RLD rules out possibility of joining Janata Parivar April 8, 2015

    Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal general secretary Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Janata Parivar. "Earlier Janata Parivar was very big, but with time there were changes in politics and we splintered. Today, a small group forms and what will be its shape time will...
  • Mayawati ridicules Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for encouraging use of cycle April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday ridiculed Akhilesh Yadav for encouraging use of cycle, drawing a spontaneous retort from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. "Akhilesh has nothing to do. If he does not ride cycle, what else will he do," Mayawati posed at a press conference in Lucknow. Pat came a...
  • Lord Ram at centre of yet another BJP-SP flashpoint April 3, 2015

    Lucknow: Hindu lord Ram is once again at the centre of a flashpoint between the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. Daggers drawn over the past two decades on the Ram Janmabhoomi imbroglio, the two parties are now set to fight it out on...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad April 1, 2015

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...
  • Azam Khan 'gifts' broom, pen to MLAs; taunts Modi March 29, 2015

    Lucknow: UP Minister Azam Khan, known for his frequent barbs against the Prime Minister, surprised MLAs from all parties with unusual 'gifts' of a broom and a pen along with a letter asking them to decide which among the two can take on the evils in the society. "I am giving...
  • AAP removes Bhushan from its disciplinary committee, appoints new Lokpals March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the Aam Aadmi Party National Executive on Saturday, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party on Sunday removed Bhushan from the party's disciplinary committee. After a meeting at party chief's residence, party leader Pankaj Gupta said, "Disciplinary committee has been...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar March 28, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Backwards, dalits will ensure BJP comes to power in UP: Amit Shah March 22, 2015

    Varanasi: Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them. "With your support Narendra...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • UP: Class 11th student's family agrees to apologise to Azam Khan for 'mischief' on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: After the arrest of the Class 11th student for posting against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, the boy's family has agreed to apologise to the Samajwadi Party leader. Raising objection over the case, Azam Khan said, "there was a comment from a boy on Facebook against me which caused...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav seeks to silence critics on completion of 3 years March 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Seeking to rubbish opposition charges of his government's failure on all fronts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said ruling Samajwadi Party has fulfilled all its poll promises as it completed three years in office. "Today the government has completed three years. We have completed...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav has recovered well: Akhilesh Yadav March 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday for suspected swine flu is recovering "well", his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. "Netaji has recovered well. I thank you all for the good wishes and blessings for his speedy recovery,"...
  • Love Jihad, Ghar Wapsi led BJP to its defeat: Akhilesh Yadav February 10, 2015

    Bulandshahr: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said BJP's crushing defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections was due to campaigns such as 'Love Jihad' and 'Ghar Wapsi'. "Campaigns such as Love Jihad and Ghar Wapsi are the reasons responsible for the electoral rout of BJP in Delhi Assembly...
  • Amar Singh says he can join BJP, no word from RSS yet January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling party Bhartiya Janata Party is the flavour of the season. It seems everybody wants to be with it. The list of the people jockeying to join the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP is getting bigger every day. After former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi, famous film...
  • State government responsible to check conversions: BJP December 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Terming the Samajwadi Party's allegations that conversions in the state were taking place at the instance of Centre as baseless, the BJP today said law and order is a state subject and that the state government should be responsible to check them. "The Samajwadi Party people, who had been...
  • Janata Parivar ups the ante against NDA government, demands discussion on black money issue December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government is facing a hard time in Parliament with the Janata Parivar led by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hitting out at them over black money issue. Mulayam along with other SP leaders staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting against the government over...
  • Reports of alleged forced conversion untrue: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath December 11, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath said reports of alleged forced conversion in Agra were unture. He said, "If someone is coming back home without any pressure, it must be welcomed." At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot...
  • 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...
  • Merger of 'Janata Parivar' parties a permanent alliance, says Lalu Prasad December 7, 2014

    Lucknow: The coming together of erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' is a "permanent alliance", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Sunday, noting that such a united front to fight BJP was being missed for long. "It is a permanent alliance. We have been missing it for long. Now it has been cemented,"...
  • Cartoon of the day: The coming together of third front December 4, 2014

    All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party. ...
  • Modi hasn't fulfilled any of his election promises, says Mulayam November 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to fulfil any of his election-time commitments, including the promise to bring the black money back. "Modi worked hard and got success (in the Lok Sabha elections). But...