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  • LS polls: After Mulayam, now Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime ministers post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government. Addressing...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy 18-04-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant...
  • EC is punishing me for speaking the truth: Azam Khan 18-04-2014 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Friday heaped scorn at the Election Commission for its decision to lift the campaign ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah who has been accused of delivering hate speeches. The SP leader hit out at the election watchdog for barring him...
  • Miffed SP appeals to EC to lift ban on Azam Khan, reconsider decision on Amit Shah 18-04-2014 09:53 AM

    New Delhi: While the Election Commission has lifted its ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah allowing him to hold rallies, Samajwadi Party is sulking as its senior leader Azam Khan continues to stay away from party campaigns following EC directives. The SP has appealed to the EC to reconsider...
  • MPs Rating: Jaya Prada scores 4.8 on a scale of 10 18-04-2014 08:56 AM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Jaya Prada a two term MP from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.8 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While Jaya Prada got 4.4 for accessibility and 4.5 for trustworthiness, she scored 4.9 for...
  • Six inmates escape from a juvenile home 16-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Six inmates, including three murder accused, have fled from a government juvenile center here after attacking the guards, police said on Wednesday. The inmates ran away from the juvenile home here last night by snatching keys of the main gate from the guards, Deputy SP Sanjiv Vajpayee said. The undertrials...
  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam 15-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced". Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers...
  • UP: Maneka Gandhi seeks 7th term; SP, BSP bank on Mulsim, Dalit votes 15-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Lucknow: Eleven Lok Sabha seats in Rohilkhand will be voting on Thursday, April 17. The resurgent BJP is trying to make maximum gains from this region. BJP candidate and former union minister Maneka Gandhi is fighting her seventh Lok Sabha election from this region. She is back in the Pilibhit...
  • Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam criticises Mulayam for rape remark 12-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Public prosecutor in the Shakti Mills gangrape case today criticised SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remark saying that such statements would provoke criminals to commit serious crimes. "It is most unfortunate that Mulayam, being a politician of a tall stature, makes such a baseless and unwarranted statement...
  • Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam criticises Mulayam for rape remark 12-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Public prosecutor in the Shakti Mills gangrape case today criticised SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remark saying that such statements would provoke criminals to commit serious crimes. "It is most unfortunate that Mulayam, being a politician of a tall stature, makes such a baseless and unwarranted statement...
  • Mulayam to request EC to lift ban on Azam Khan 12-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said he will appeal to the EC to lift ban on senior minister Azam Khan, who is under fire for his remarks about Kargil conflict. "We will appeal to the Election Commission to lift ban on Azam Khan," Yadav said. The EC...
  • Allah has punished Rajiv, Sanjay and Indira Gandhi, says Azam Khan 12-04-2014 08:27 AM

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has courted controversy once again with an ugly and personal attack on the Gandhi family. Azam Khan said that Indira, Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi were 'punished by god for their misdeeds'. After his alleged hate speeches, Azam Khan on Friday said Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi...
  • I have the the right to say what is correct, says Azam Khan 12-04-2014 12:25 AM

    New Delhi: After the Election Commission cracked its whip on SP leader Azam Khan and Amit Shah over their controversial comments, Khan defended himself saying that he has the right to say what is correct. "I have not seen the EC order. I have the right to say what is...
  • SP to perform impressively in Jharkhand: Manohar Yadav 11-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Jharkhand unit President of Samajwadi Party (SP), Manohar Yadav, on Friday, claimed that his party would perform impressively in Jharkhand, where it has been contesting seven of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the ensuing parliamentary election. "We have put up clean candidates, including D G Raja in Jamshedpur and...
  • NCW issues notice to Mulayam over his rape remarks 11-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday sent a notice to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's over his remarks on rape during an election rally in Moradabad. The Commssion also sent a letter to the Election Commission of India to take cognizance of the matter and...
  • Why should I condemn Mulayam's rape remark: Deve Gowda 11-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday refused to condemn the controversial statement of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav questioning the death penalty for rapists. "He (Mulayam) has got every right. Every political party has got their own views. Why should I condemn anybody?...
  • How can Amit Shah save UP when he can't protect his hair: Azam Khan 11-04-2014 09:41 AM

    New Delhi: The battle for 2014 Lok Sabha polls continues to get more personal as Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has now challenged BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah saying he can't take revenge on them for the Muzaffarnagar riots. Khan said, "Amit Shah said he wants to take revenge...
  • Mulayam under fire for defending rapists 10-04-2014 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has invited the wrath of political parties and women and social activists alike for defending rapists and questioning capital punishment to the convicts. Congress slammed Yadav saying these were unfortunate. "It is unfortunate that any leader makes such a statement regarding a...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High turnout in UP's Muzaffarnagar, 69.2 pc voting till 6 pm 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Lucknow: The riot-hit Muzaffarnagar witnessed a huge turn-out of voters with 69.2 per cent voting registered till 6 pm. Earlier in the day Ghaziabad witnessed 35 per cent voting. Till noon, voting percentage in Saharanpur was 33.55, Kairana 27.70, Bijnor 26.41, Aligarh 21 and Meerut 25. Around 12 per cent...
  • Tight security in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar ahead of voting day 09-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Seven months after communal riots, the Muzaffarnagar town of Uttar Pradesh will vote in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. Tight security is in place for the polls in the highly polarised belt. Riot accused Sanjeev Baliyan, Kadir Rana, Hukum Singh and Bharatendu Singh are...
  • Congress demands 'immediate action' against Amit Shah, asks why SP, EC were 'shying away' in the matter 09-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Stepping up pressure against BJP over alleged hate remarks of Amit Shah and Vasundhara Raje, Congress on Tuesday demanded immediate action against them wondering why the Uttar Pradesh government and the Election Commission were "shying away" in the matter. "Why the Samajwadi Party government and the Election Commission are shying...
  • It was the Muslim soldiers who conquered the Kargil hills: Azam Khan 08-04-2014 11:22 PM

    Masuri: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who is popular for courting controversies, on Tuesday made yet another careless remark. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri, Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. "It was not Hindu soldiers who conquered the peaks of...
  • Watch: Mumbai North Central voters take on their candidates 08-04-2014 11:53 AM

    It is a four-way face-off between the AAP, SP, BJP and sitting Congress MP Priya Dutt in Mumbai's North-Central Constituency these Lok Sabha elections. CNN-IBN went to a public meeting where the four candidates were grilled by their voters. ...
  • Still saddened by the fallout with the Gandhis, says Jaya Bachchan 08-04-2014 08:51 AM

    Samajwadi Party MP and actor Jaya Bachchan has said that the she is still saddened by the fallout between the Bachchan and Gandhi family. Speaking to CNN-IBN, she also clarified that her falling out with RLD leader Amar Singh, saying it happened because his views changed. Following is the transcript...
  • Azam Khan backtracks from his 'dog' remark on Modi 07-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Ghaziabad: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who once again courted controversy when he indirectly called the BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi a dog, backtracked from his statement on Monday. Addressing a rally in Ghaziabad's Masuri, the UP Minister accused the media of twisting his remarks. He also hit out at...
  • Azam Khan calls Modi's aide Amit Shah a 'goon' 07-04-2014 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the name game in the political parties even on the first day of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has now called BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah a 'goon'. Khan said, "Amit Shah is a...
  • Will Mulayam's much-delayed visit to riot-hit Muzaffarnagar help SP in polls? 07-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Seven months after the last fire in the communal riots was put off in Muzaffarnagar, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh finally descended in the city on Sunday. A rally in the heart of the city, however, failed to garner even half the number of people his rival, Bahujan Samaj...