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  • IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status Yesterday

    Kharagpur: Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IIT-Kharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus. The first International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) at the IIT, which ended this month, had around 10 students from Australia and at least one international...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge to meet LS Speaker on LoP issue July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday as the party raised the pitch for getting the Leader of Opposition status in the House. Congress has sought a meeting with the Speaker at a time when the government is indicating...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting with...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or any...
  • Congress 'must' go to court if Speaker denies LoP status: Kamal Nath July 6, 2014

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: With no clarity on Congress getting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha, senior leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party "must" go to court if Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision, which could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi, went against it. Insisting that there is...
  • Modi marital status case: Offence committed but FIR cannot be filed now June 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad court on Monday held that though Narendra Modi had committed an offence under RP Act by not disclosing his marital status while contesting Assembly polls in 2012, a petition seeking registration of an FIR against him cannot be entertained due to a time-bar prescribed for such cases. Additional...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi to remind Narendra Modi of promises made for Bihar June 14, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has directed officials to prepare a charter of demands for the state which he would hand over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminding of the pre-poll promises he had made. "After the charter of demands is prepared I will seek time from Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Article 370 must for J&K, dangerous to revoke it, says Jitan Ram Manjhi May 30, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday warned the Narendra Modi-led central government against repealing Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. "The Bharatiya Janata Party government should not touch Article 370 as it will create more trouble," Manjhi told reporters in Gaya district during an official...
  • Planning Commission working on special status for Seemandhra: Jaitley June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the division of the state of Andhra Pradesh on June 2, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that he will honour all commitments to Seemandhra and Telangana. Jaitley said, "We will honour all commitments to Seemandhara and Telangana. The Planning Commission is working on special...
  • Modi affidavit issue: Court asks police to give report by May 21 May 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A local court expressed unhappiness over the "approach" of the police in connection with submission of report on the complaint of an AAP member who has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" his marital status in his affidavit filed for 2012 Assembly polls. The court granted the police...
  • UT status to Ladakh will dilute J~~amp;amp;K's special status: Mehbooba Mufti April 16, 2014

    Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday hit out at Congress for including the demand for a Union Territory status to Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will not only divide the state but dilute its special status as well. "Such a move will not only divide Jammu...
  • Congress defends Rahul's comment on Modi's marital status April 12, 2014

    Bangalore: AICC General Secretary BK Hariprasad on Saturday defended Rahul Gandhi for his controversial remarks on the marital status of Narendra Modi, saying he did not question Gujarat CM's relationship, but the legality of concealing it from the people in last three state elections. "What Rahulji has said is not the...
  • Congress leaders take swipe at Modi over his marital status April 12, 2014

    Narendra Modi was the favourite punching bag for Congress leaders on social media on Saturday as they targeted the BJP PM candidate for finally admitting his marital status. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh tweeted a couplet to take a veiled jibe at Modi telling him that no one has been able...
  • Rahul takes a dig on BJP, says Advani out, Adani in April 11, 2014

    Doda: Raising the pitch against Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked him over his alleged links with the Adani group, saying the Gujarat businessman was given 'everything' while senior BJP leaders like LK Advani and Jaswant Singh were 'thrown out'. "Advani was thrown out, Jaswant Singh was thrown out (from...
  • Congress threatens legal action over Modi's marital status April 11, 2014

    Accusing Narendra Modi of misguiding people about his marital status for several years, the Gujarat unit of the Congress threatened to take legal action against him on Thursday, for providing false information in the affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers. "During assembly elections in 2002, 2007 and 2012, Modi hid...
  • Modi never denied his marital status, says his brother April 10, 2014

    The BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has revealed that he is married - in an affidavit submitted to the election commission along with his nomination papers in Vadodara. The affidavit names a Jashodhaben as his wife. Modi's brother has now said that Narendra Modi's marital status was no secret....
  • Political parties responsible for lack of development in Jharkhand: Mayawati March 22, 2014

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday held the political parties, who ruled the state, responsible for "underdevelopment" of Jharkhand and also blamed people for not electing the "right representatives". "You are also responsible. Because we are not sending the right parties and right representatives to the Assembly and Parliament to work for...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file first chargesheet in Supreme Court on Monday March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be filing its first chargesheet in the coal scam in the Supreme Court on Monday. It will also submitting a status report informing the Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe. The Supreme Court had asked the CBI, during...
  • Odisha doesn't have special disadvantage to get special status: Montek Singh Ahluwalia March 5, 2014

    Odisha does not have any "special disadvantage" to get special category status and it should focus on "other windows" to get more assistances from the Centre, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said. "Special category status is accorded to a state under very special circumstances and Odisha doesn t...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status March 4, 2014

    The BJP has called a day-long state-wide economic blockade on Friday to press for the demand of special status to Jharkhand. "We will prevent the transportation of minerals from the state during the blockade, when all commercial vehicles as well as goods trains would be brought to a grinding halt," BJP...
  • LS polls: No question of JD(U)'s tie-up with Congress, says Nitish Kumar March 4, 2014

    Amid speculations about chance of Congress going with JD(U) instead of RJD, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday categorically ruled out this possibility and said even a last minute decision on special category status to the state could not pave way for such tie up. "Its baseless speculation...there is no truth...
  • Prakash Jha mulls film for special status for Bihar March 4, 2014

    Patna: Noted filmmaker Prakash Jha is strongly considering to raise the demand for special category status for Bihar through one of his upcoming films. "A documentary can be made on the theme or the subject could be integrated in the script of some other movie," Jha told PTI today. ...
  • Arun Jaitley backs special state status for Bihar March 3, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has come out in support of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the demand of special state status to Bihar. In his latest blog, Jaitley has slammed the Congress, saying, "The Congress in the last two years has held an olive branch to the JD(U) that...
  • Nitish holds 'Satyagraha', calls special status a prestige issue March 2, 2014

    Seeking to make political capital out of the special status demand for Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a five-hour-long 'Satyagraha' and urged the people to fight to their last as it was an issue of dignity and prestige. "We have been discriminated by...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status March 2, 2014

    Patna: Demanding special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given a state-wide bandh call on Sunday. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. He will set out on...
  • BJP's rail blockade hits train services February 28, 2014

    Hundreds of passengers were on Friday stranded at many railway stations across Bihar as BJP workers forcibly stopped trains over the denial of special category status to the state by the union government, officials said. More than 300 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, including state party president Mangal Pandey, Leader of...
  • 'Inconvenience caused is deeply regretted': BJP advises Bihar to avoid trains tomorrow February 27, 2014

    The BJP on Thursday appealed to the commuters to avoid travelling by trains on Friday in view of the party's 'rail roko' stir to demand special status for Bihar. Regretting that the agitation may cause inconvenience to the public, party leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi urged the...
  • Government to accord state heritage status to ship of deserts February 25, 2014

    Rajasthan government plans to accord state heritage status to the camel, even as it expressed concerns over the animal's depleting population, crucial for the desert state. Taking serious note of slaughter and smuggling of the "ship of desert", the state is also contemplating legislation to protect the animal. "Number of camels is...
  • CM urges people to protest peacefully against denial of special status to Bihar February 24, 2014

    Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday urged people to go for civil disobedience to make March 2 'Bihar bandh' a success on the issue of denial of special category status to Bihar. "Gandhiji had launched civil disobedience movement to seek freedom for...