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  • Differences in AAP, attempts being made to remove Arvind Kejriwal, says Sanjay Singh 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Infighting within the Aam Aadmi Party reached breaking point on Monday when the outfit hinted at action against founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav after they criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the party's style of functioning. Without naming Bhushan and Yadav, AAP senior leader Sanjay Singh...
  • Home Ministry opposes AFSPA repeal 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will stay as Union Home Ministry has rejected an official Committee recommendation for repeal of the Act. A senior Home Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a recommendation for rejection of BP Jeevan Reddy Committee report has...
  • Had rejected Arvind Kejriwal's resignation, says Yogendra Yadav 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid allegation that some senior leaders were trying to unseat party chief Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav on Monday said he along with Prashant Bhushan too had rejected his resignation as party chief. However, he said that the party should not fall prey to personality cult. "We raised our hand. We...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his Indian...
  • Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, on Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in Mumbai. "I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard...
  • BJP functionary asks Maharashtra CM to scrap Metro-3 project 2 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai BJP secretary Vivekanand Gupta urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, to scrap the Metro-3 project and implement the coastal road project instead, in a letter written to the CM. "The Metro-3 project is worth Rs 23,136 crore as of today and there are chances that costs will...
  • PDP-BJP coalition 'unprincipled, opportunistic': Nitish Kumar 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "unprincipled and opportunistic" the alliance between BJP and PDP to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir and said the saffron party's move has killed its ideological parent Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for the second time. "Syama Prasad Mukerjee was opposed to...
  • Is Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party a one man show? 3 hours 20 minutes ago

    Rift within the Aam Aadmi Party is out in the open with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly in favour of throwing party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan out of the National Executive. ...
  • Delhi: Manish Sisodia takes stock of price control measures of vegetables 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday discussed the measures to keep the prices of essential vegetables, including onion and potatoes, under control during the upcoming summer months. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia held a review meeting with Gopal Rai, who holds employment, development, labour, transport and general administration portfolios, and Food...
  • KK Sharma to be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer KK Sharma will be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi, a choice that is also acceptable to the AAP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved the appointment of Sharma, currently serving as Chief Secretary of Delhi, to be the Delhi government's top bureaucrat, a...
  • Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme in Bihar 6 hours 2 minutes ago

    Patna: After a gap of one year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday resumed his public interaction programme which aims at solving people's problem on the spot. After re-assuming the chair of chief minister on February 22, Kumar held his first "Janata Ke Darbar mein Mukhya Mantri" programme on Monday. Though...
  • Jammu: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed government for budget session from March 18 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday proposed to the Governor to summon the budget session of the state Legislature from March 18. This will be first budget session of PDP-BJP government led by Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, which assumed power in the state on Sunday. "The cabinet that met today under the...
  • Siraj Hussain takes charge as new Agriculture Secretary 6 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: New Agriculture Secretary Siraj Hussain as well as Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Secretary Ashok Kumar Angurana have taken charges of their respective departments. Both the secretaries assumed charge on February 28, an official statement said. Hussain, an IAS officer from 1979 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre, succeeded Ashish...
  • Rift within AAP: Are Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to be axed? 6 hours 27 minutes ago

    Rift within the Aam Aadmi Party is out in the open with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly in favour of throwing party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan out of the National Executive. ...
  • Ajay Maken appointed Delhi Congress chief 8 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party's various state units. Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister...
  • Over Rs 4800 crore released as scholarships to minority students says Smriti Irani 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said it has released Rs 4,860.50 crore funds as sholarships to students belonging to minority community in three years including the current fiscal. During the period, Rs 2,812.02 crore funds were released under the pre-matric, Rs 1,309.91 crore under the post-matric and Rs...
  • After crediting Pakistan for peaceful polls, PDP pricks BJP, calls hanging of Afzal Guru 'travesty of justice' 8 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A group of People's Democratic Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in...
  • Former IAF fighter pilot becomes new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: An NDA graduate, newly-appointed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force before plunging into politics two decades ago. He had flown MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircraft in frontline fighter squadrons, and was decorated for gallantry in Siachen and other...
  • Financial package to Bengal a bunkum: Mamata Banerjee 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, on Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans. Close on the heels of Union...
  • 661 MPs adopted villages for development under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: Government 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As many as 661 MPs have so far adopted a village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 last year with an aim of overall development of rural areas. Of them, 485 are from Lok Sabha and 176 are from Rajya...
  • Major reshuffle in Congress ahead of AICC session, 5 new PCC chiefs appointed 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the All India Congress Committee session next month, Congress on Monday appointed five new Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President. The reshuffle had a clear imprint of Rahul Gandhi in...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • PM Modi eats lunch in Parliament canteen, pays Rs 29 for veg thaali 11 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ate lunch in the Parliament canteen. Sources said the PM was accompanied by two MPs from Gujarat to the canteen, which serves highly subsidised food for the MPs, journalists and Parliament staff. The sources said the PM ordered a veg...
  • Absence of internal democracy, no transparency in AAP, says Shazia Ilmi 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as internal conflicts within the Aam Aadmi Party begin to come to the fore, former party member and now a Bharatiya Janata Party member Shazia ilmi trained guns at her former colleagues claiming that there is a dearth of transparency within the party. "There is absence of...
  • Seeking PM's response on Mufti Sayeed's remark on J&K polls, Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In heated scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha, the Opposition lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for the smooth conduct of elections in the state. Entering into a damage control mode, the government and the BJP made a...
  • Sonia Gandhi silent on reports over Priyanka's elevation as Congress General Secretary 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday refused to comment on reports that suggested her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be elevated to the post of Congress General Secretary. She was also tight-lipped when asked about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. She said "all will become clear once Rahul...
  • Full text: Common Minimum Progamme of PDP-BJP government in J&K 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Here is...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people 13 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • Rift in AAP reaches breaking point; failure of the third alternative? 13 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The expected has happened. The virtual split of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now in the public domain. Two founding members of the AAP and the top advisors of its chief Arvind Kejriwal have expressed their resentment over what is happening within the party which is still...
  • Live: BJP disassociates itself with Mufti Sayeed's remarks thanking Pakistan for peaceful polls in J&K 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Among the issues to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday are the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)Amendments Bill, 2014, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Mines and...