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  • Jaswant Singh in ICU after fever, respiratory distress 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Union minister Jaswant Singh, who is in coma since August 2014 after suffering head injury, was admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi after developing symptoms of fever and respiratory distress. "He has been in coma since he had suffered severe head injuries. Recently...
  • Has the medieval mindset of our netas been exposed again? 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Known for making controversial and bizarre statements, Union Minister Giriraj Singh once again did the same when he commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin made her the Congress President. ...
  • Sexist comments by Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar and by Union Minister Giriraj Singh. Can we change the mindset? 8 hours 48 minutes ago

    Known for making controversial and bizarre statements, Union Minister Giriraj Singh once again did the same when he commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin made her the Congress President. ...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...
  • Appalled to read the comments by a Union Minister on my mother-in-law: Robert Vadra 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Robert Vadra on Wednesday lashed out at Union Minister Giriraj Singh after he made racist remarks about his mother-in-law and Congress president Sonia Gandhi's "white skin". "Appalled to read the comments by a union minister on the Congress president, my mother-in-law," said a post on Vadra's Facebook page. Describing her...
  • Lalu hits out at Giriraj Singh over Sonia Gandhi's skin colour remark, says he should be made to wear bangles, vermilion, bindi 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    Patna: Criticising Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial comments on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, RJD President Lalu Prasad today said he had crossed borders of indecency and demanded action against him. "He should be made to wear bangles, vermilion, bindi, and his face should be blackened" as he has "crossed...
  • SC took the decision because it feels substance in Manmohan's petition: Soli Sorabji 10 hours 51 minutes ago

    In a relief for former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court has stayed all proceedings against him in the coal scam. The apex court has put a stay on the lower court's order summoning the former PM in the scam. ...
  • Giriraj Singh is a loose cannon: Congress 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    Congress reacted sharply to Giriraj Singh's sexist remarks. Congress spokesperson Sushmita Deb said "Giriraj is a loose canon, shocking one is a minister, other is a CM. BJP is supposed to change mind-sets yet PM is watching silently. We are representatives of people and we should refrain from such comments." ...
  • SP MLA blames women for rapes, abortion, dowry harassment 11 hours 4 minutes ago

    Hamirpur: In a shocking sexist comment, a ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday said women were more responsible for rapes, drawing strong condemnation from opposition parties. "...it is wrong to say that women are less guilty, they are more responsible for rapes," Shiv Charan Prajapati, MLA from...
  • RPN Singh hits out at Giriraj Singh, demands his removal from Central government 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Congress leader RPN Singh hit out at Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks on party President Sonia Gandhi's skin colour and demanded his removal from the Central government. RPN Singh said, "Giriraj Singh should be immediately removed from the Cabinet. The Prime Minister should apologise for this." ...
  • Amit Shah pulls up Giriraj Singh for remarks on Sonia Gandhi's skin colour, says don't indulge in personal attack 11 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's colour, BJP President Amit Shah pulled him up for his controversial statement, said sources on Wednesday. Amit Shah told Singh, "Let's not attack any leader personally. This was a mistake made...
  • Nigerian envoy to India condemns Union Minister Giriraj Singh's racist remark on Sonia's skin 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nigerian envoy to India OB Okongor on Wednesday condemned Union Minister Giriraj Singh's controversial and bizarre statement on Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "I believe PM will do right thing on this. I am not going to lodge protest," said the envoy. Singh had commented that the colour...
  • Giriraj Singh 'regrets' making racist remark on Sonia after BJP distances itself from the statement 15 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After making a controversial and bizarre statement on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Minister Giriraj Singh apologized for making such a statement. Expressing remorse, Singh said, "Many things are said off the record in many ways but if they have hurt Rahul or Sonia ji in any way,...
  • Union Minister Giriraj Singh's bizarre comment on Sonia Gandhi being 'white skinned' sparks row 17 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Known for making controversial and bizarre statements, Union Minister Giriraj Singh once again did the same when he commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin made her the Congress President. "If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian and if she wasn't white skin, would Congress accept her...
  • AAP sacks Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan as party spokespersons 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday night sacked rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan as spokespersons of the party. AAP announced a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media. Atishi Marlena, who was one of the prominent spokespersons of the party during the...
  • AAP removes Yogendra Yadav from chief spokesperson post, appoints a 20-member panel Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday night sacked dissident leader Yogendra Yadav as chief spokesperson of the party and also removed rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar as spokespersons while announcing a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media. Atishi Marlena, who was...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress Yesterday

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Narendra Modi government to build memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi', 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial...
  • Centre pulled up Delhi Police chief over alleged snooping of Rahul Gandhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: After the opposition stormed Parliament over reports of a Delhi Police constables visiting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence and enquiring about his whereabouts, the Centre summoned Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on March 14. Bassi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the latter's residence. PMO Principal Secretary...
  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category Yesterday

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat...
  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • All Ministers of State meet PM Modi to give feedback on their work Yesterday

    New Delhi: All Ministers of State who hold independent charge met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Race Course Road on Tuesday to give feedback on work done so far and the development done by different ministries . Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah was also present at...
  • Kejriwal gave consent for phone calls to AAP MLAs offering money to support BJP: Ex party leader Yesterday

    New Delhi: There is no end to mudslinging in the war-torn Aam Aadmi Party. In yet another allegation in a series of attacks, former party MLA Rajesh Garg has alleged that fake calls were made to AAP MLAs with party chief Arvind Kejriwal's consent. These calls were faked to be...
  • Great leaders must listen to criticism and dissent: Yogendra Yadav's advice to Arvind Kejriwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: With more allegations and counter allegations, the war within the Aam Aadmi Party is getting uglier. Firing a fresh salvo at party chief Arvind Kejriwal, rebel AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that all great leaders should have the capacity to listen to criticism. Agreeing with his colleague Prashant Bhushan's...
  • Exclusive: Yogendra Yadav talks about his expulsion from AAP National Executive 2 days ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN after being expelled from the Aam Admi Party's National Executive, Yogendra Yadav said that he protested denial of entry of bona fide members of the party in the National Council meeting. ...
  • Governance at a standstill: Has the Aam Aadmi Party let down Delhi voters? 2 days ago

    After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive and allegations of hooliganism leveled against the supporters of Kejriwal inside the national council meet, AAP on Sunday released the video of party chief Arvind Kejriwal's speech. ...
  • AAP government, MCD employees faceoff intensifies, garbage dumped on Delhi streets 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As the faceoff between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Municipal Corporation Department employees is intensifying in Delhi, the latter is on a strike and even dumped garbage on the streets of the national capital. MCD workers are protesting against the non-payment of salaries. A resident said, "Piles...
  • Has the Aam Aadmi Party let down Delhi? 2 days ago

    After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive and allegations of hooliganism leveled against the supporters of Kejriwal inside the national council meet, AAP on Sunday released the video of party chief Arvind Kejriwal's speech. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...