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  • Ajit Singh flays Centre for not converting his bungalow into his father's memorial 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh on Friday attacked the government for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial of his father, former Prime Minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue. "There is a memorial in the name of...
  • PM Modi wins the heart of Muslim leaders 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'endorsing Indian Muslims' in his first ever international interview since assuming office has evoked strong political reactions. While the Bharatiya Janata Party rallied behind the PM, Congress criticised Modi and called his appreciation for Muslims as a whitewash. "Indian Muslims don't need a certificate from...
  • Xi Jinping invites PM Modi to visit his hometown Xian in China 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    Beijing: Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xian, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from India some 2,000 years ago. Xi invited Modi on...
  • Chinese President Jinping meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia on 3rd day of his India tour 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On the third and final day of Chinese's President Xi Jinping's India visit, he met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the national capital on Friday. Jinping also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders. He met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan too. "The meeting took place at...
  • Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena deadlock over seat sharing, will they part ways? 4 hours 11 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a major and surprising political development, the Shiv Sena on Thursday rejected the BJP ultimatum on seat sharing. The Shiv Sena leaders have empowered Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to take the final decision which they think will be in the interest of Maharashtra and protect the self esteem...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage lost on Air India flight on way to Australia 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia. "Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage not...
  • Watch: Promo of CNN World Exclusive interview with PM Modi 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    This is the first interview by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he assumed the office. Modi speaks to CNN's Fareed Zakaria just a few days before his visit to the US. Watch the full interview on CNN-IBN on Sunday (September 21) at 4:30 pm....
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the Congress-NCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • Tamil Nadu: Poll-related case trial against Alagiri to commence on October 27 15 hours 39 minutes ago

    Madurai: A court on Thursday fixed October 27 for commencement of trial in an assault case related to 2011 assembly polls against former union minister MK Alagiri and 20 others. The court directed police to ensure the presence of all the accused on that day. Melur...
  • Amit Shah slams Sharad Pawar on corruption, promises Shivaji era in Maharashtra 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    Pune: Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system". In a scathing attack on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Fresh trouble in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over seat-sharing 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    The BJP and the Shiv Sena have still not broken the deadlock on seat sharing, ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Hectic negotiations are going on over the number of seats the two allies will end up contesting. ...
  • Maharashtra: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indicating that NCP might stake a claim for the post of chief minister if it emerged as the single-largest party in Assembly elections, party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that it will not repeat the "mistakes" it had committed after 2004 elections. The NCP in polls that year had...
  • Venkaiah Naidu wants Delhiites to give 2 hours to cleaning 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the information and broadcasting ministry and Delhi government to launch a cost-effective mass awareness campaign motivating people to give two hours to cleanliness activities in a week. Ahead of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2 -...
  • Book on Narendra Modi's life to come out in November 17 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A book chronicling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rise in politics as well as other aspects of his life will hit book stores in November. The book -- "Narendra Modi: a Charismatic and Visionary Statesman" -- has been authored jointly by Adish C Aggarwal and Sarah J Marchington. To be released...
  • NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified, says Ajit Pawar 17 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the single-largest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. To a question on whether he would be the chief ministerial candidate,...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJP-RSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM 18 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJP-led NDA in successive assembly by-elections would eventually lead the BJP-RSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of by-elections across various states...
  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online 18 hours 31 minutes ago

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said. "An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing hit a deadend, alliance in trouble 18 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Things may have come to a deadend in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena talks on seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Signalling more trouble for the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said it will not be dictated to by anyone and that any decision taken by party chief...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa told to appear in court on October 1 in tax case 18 hours 58 minutes ago

    Chennai: A court on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to appear before it "without fail" on October 1 in income tax returns case. When the matter came up for hearing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy, the defence counsel filed petitions seeking adjournment of...
  • Telangana: BJP criticises TRS government over 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' issue 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The BJP on Thursday hit out at the TRS government in Telangana for not officially celebrating the 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' and preventing it from organising the event inside Golconda Fort. Police on Wednesday took BJP leaders and activists into preventive custody when they attempted to go to the historic Golconda...
  • Maharashtra: Ramdas Athawale claims Sharad Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI(A) is a...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...
  • People want bungalow to be converted into memorial, says Ajit Singh 20 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Days after power and water supplies to his official residence were disconnected, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Thursday said that he would vacate his government bungalow by next week but claimed people want the house to be converted into a memorial of his father, late Charan Singh. The former...
  • Ponzi schemes: Lawmakers quiz regulators, ministry officials 21 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lawmakers on Thursday quizzed officials of RBI, SEBI and the government about the steps being taken to avoid recurrence of fraudulent money-pooling activities like Saradha scam. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance's meeting comes against the backdrop of CBI probing the Saradha scam in which thousands of crores or...
  • Badal announces Rs 70 lakh for restoration of Lahori, Delhi Gate 21 hours 52 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sanctioned Rs 70 lakh for the restoration and conservation of the historic 'Lahori Gate' and 'Delhi Gate' of the famous Qila Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district. Disclosing this in Chandigarh on Thursday, a spokesperson said Punjab CM had recently deputed a team...
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer 21 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • Lessons from bypoll results - Public Memory is short but not always sweet! 23 hours 28 minutes ago

    The recent Parliament and bypolls have brought out one thing conclusively, which is the impatience of people. People wait long to form an opinion and once formed they act on it quickly. They do not care much for reputations, caste- calculations, dynasty factor etc. Their aspirations and fears are paramount and...
  • RLD chief Ajit Singh's supporters threaten to cut off water supply to Delhi 21 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a show of muscle power by RLD chief and former union minister Ajit Singh, his supporters on Thursday threatened to stop water supply to Delhi. Following this, a protest led by Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent at Gang Nahar near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Protestors pelted...
  • India signs 15 agreements with China, strengthens ties 23 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday signed a series of documents with India at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, strengthening ties between the two countries. This is Xi's first visit to India as head of the state. Among the 15 MoUs signed between India and China is the...
  • Amit Shah says talks with Shiv Sena still on, hopes for a BJP government in Maharashtra Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as there are resports of the Bharatiya janata Party bowing before the Shiv Sena over seat sharing, there is still no clarity over the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance talks in Maharashtra. BJP President Amit Shah has now indicated that it is not a done deal yet. Shah said that...