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  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, says it's not a political issue but a media creation 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • India win bronze in Chess Olympiad August 14, 2014

    On a day when China annexed the Chess Olympiad's gold medal, India captured the bronze crushing Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5. Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Padmini Rout won the gold medal on the fifth board while Grandmaster (GM) K. Sasikiran took home the silver medal. China defeated Poland 3-1 to claim the gold medal in...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question - whether all...
  • Mulayam downplays talks of tie up with BSP, says will contest UP polls alone August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati rejected Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's proposal to join hands, the SP chief clarified his stand on the issue. "SP will contest the elections in Uttar Pradesh on our its strength," Yadav said playing down the speculations. Earlier in the day,...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • After Lalu-Nitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...
  • Congress is left alone on Judicial Appointment Bill: Naresh Aggarwal August 11, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal on Monday said that the Judicial Reform Bill is accepted across the party lines and Congress is left alone on its stand to oppose it. ...
  • Congress is behind communal riots in UP: BJP August 9, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that Congress is the biggest party that spreads communalism. "Congress along with Samajwadi Party working together and in Uttar Pradesh," he said. ...
  • India wins against Moldova in Chess Olympiad August 9, 2014

    Chennai: In a day of mixed results, the Indian open team on Friday defeated Moldova 3.5-0.5 while the women's team split the points equally against Spain 2-2 at the World Chess Olympiad being held in Norway. The Indian open team rested Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman who has been playing well till now....
  • Western UP reels under polarisation of electorate, spiking communal violence incidences August 8, 2014

    Lucknow: The omnipresence of politicians of all sorts in the series of riots that have jolted Uttar Pradesh since the Muzaffarnagar riots of September 2013, has raised suspicions over the possible polarisation of the electorate along communal lines that politicians might be indulging in. Not a single incidence of communal violence...
  • Akhilesh government fails to control communal riots in UP August 8, 2014

    Meerut: As the Samajwadi Party struggles to control the communal cauldron, which many believe has been stirred by the state government itself, Akhilesh Yadav actions to curb such incidents are under question mark. Akhilesh Yadav, under whose leadership the Samajwadi Party cycled into absolute majority in 2012, has allowed UP...
  • Abduction, extortion case filed against jailed SP leader Amarmani Tripathi's son August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Amarmani Tripathi's son Amanmani for abduction and extorting money. Amanmani Tripathi has been accused of allegedly abducting and extorting money from a former aide. Amanmani's former aide was heading towards AIIMS in his car in Delhi along with his...
  • Discussion on UPSC CSAT likely in Parliament today August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may allow discussion on the UPSC CSAT issue in Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition has been demanding clarity on the government's stand after it announced that the English Aptitude test marks will not count. This decision was met with severe opposition. Parties from the Hindi heartland...
  • US report on UP communal clashes a 'conspiracy': SP August 1, 2014

    Samajwadi Party on Thursday said that a recent US report on communal clashes was a "conspiracy" against Uttar Pradesh government to defame it in international media. "It seems that some forces are trying to defame the state in international media and the mandate given to the SP. They are trying to...
  • Saharanpur riots: 66 arrested, Eid celebrated amidst partial curfew July 29, 2014

    Saharanpur: Eid was celebrated amidst a partial curfew in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The curfew was relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3 pm to 7 pm. But there is...
  • Ample security measures in place for Eid: Saharanpur SP July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Superintendent of Police of Saharanpur said that the curfew would be relaxed if the situation got normal. "There is ample security measures in place for Eid",said SP. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Small disputes turning into major incidents as SP government takes things lightly: BJP July 28, 2014

    Hitting out at the Uttar Pradesh government over Saharanpur violence, BJP on Monday alleged that that clash was a result of "administrative laxity" and "failure" of law and order in the state. "Akhilesh government, which is blaming BJP and terming Saharanpur violence as a caste clash, must clarify that why it...
  • Saharanpur clash: Curfew eased, supplies run short before Eid July 28, 2014

    As the situation improved in the violence-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew has been relaxed for four hours in the old town areas to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Reacting to the incident, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap...
  • Former BJP MP surrenders in court, sent to 14-day remand July 21, 2014

    Former BJP MP SP Singh Baghel on Monday surrendered before a court here in connection with a case of poll violence against him and was sent to jail on 14 days judicial remand. Baghel, his brother retired inspector Vishambhar Singh and another person surrendered before additional district judge Rajendra Singh. A case...
  • Rapes can happen as UP is a big state, media shouldn't sensationalise: SP July 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Defending themselves over the brutal gangrape and murder of a medical research institute employee in Lucknow, the ruling Samajwadi Party government said that the situation in the state is much better than other states. "Look at the total population of Uttar Pradesh, it has a 21 crore population, if...
  • Despite rising crimes, UP government downsizes women commission's budget July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as crimes against women continue unabated in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav government has downsized the budget of the state women's commission. A Right to Information application by an activist has revealed that the UP government has been slashing the budgetary allocation by over 85 per cent...
  • BJP set for a political showdown with the SP government in Moradabad July 15, 2014

    Moradabad: Tensions are escalating in Moradabad once again between local Bharatiya Janata Party workers and the Samajwadi Party-led government. The local BJP leaders along with their MPs will protest outside Moradabad collectorate on Tuesday. The BJP has accused the SP government of targeting BJP workers. This comes just 10 days...
  • Maneka's juveniles remark: SP says statement won't change the system July 14, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Maneka's statement will not change the system. "We'll have to think about a lot of things. This matter requires debate and it won't be appropriate to comment," he said. ...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I propose...
  • CBI court rejects clean chit to Raja Bhaiya in DSP murder case July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A special CBI court on Tuesday rejected the agency's closure report giving a clean chit to the controversial minister Raja Bhaiya in Kunda Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq's murder case. The court has directed the CBI to investigate the matter further. The order was passed by Special Judicial...
  • SP leader expelled from party for 6 years after he garlands Nitin Gadkari July 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expelled Samajwadi Party leader Rajesh Masala for his anti-party activities. Masala, who was party's nominee from Amethi in 2007 Assembly polls, was expelled from the party for six years yesterday. Yadav, who is also the state party chief, ordered the expulsion. According to local MLA...
  • SP, BJP leaders clash over rail price hike in UP June 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Protests against train fare hike have turned ugly in Lucknow. Clashes emerged after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) workers opposed Samajwadi Party (SP) workers for burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protests took place outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. SP workers also held protests in Varanasi and Allahabad....