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  • TMC leader Ashok Bairagi shot at Basirhat railway station premises 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    Basirhat: A local Trinamool Congress leader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, Utpal Naskar said Ashok Bairagi was shot in his back twice by the attacker, who managed to escape. State Minister Jyotipriya...
  • Delhi: Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali 12 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, on Thursday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Sources described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings...
  • Maharashtra: Gadkari again rules himself out of CM race, says not willing to go to state 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has once again ruled himself out of the race for Maharashtra Chief Minister's post. After his meeting with Maharashtra BJP unit president Devendra Fadnavis, Gadkari said, "I am not in the CM race, I do not want to be...
  • Telangana power shortage due to government unpreparedness: BJP Yesterday

    Hyderabad: BJP MP and the party's national vice president Bandaru Dattatreya on Wednesday accused Telangana government of being "short-sighted and unprepared" which led to water and power shortage due to which several farmers have committed suicide in the newly formed state. "In the new state of Telangana, so far about...
  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress Yesterday

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • Shiv Sena and BJP positive on forming an alliance, says Subash Desai Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Subash Desai said that talks will start between Shiv Sena and BJP on Monday. "Both the parties are positive about forming an alliance," said Desai. ...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • PM Modi mislead the nation on black money promise, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mislead the nation on black money promise. "PM's false promises during Lok Sabha elections constitute a cheating offence," said Singhvi. ...
  • CPM asks Centre to issue White Paper on blackmoney Yesterday

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded the issuance of a White Paper detailing the amounts of illegal money stashed away abroad and those involved, saying just naming some individuals would not serve any purpose. Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "going back" on its poll promise of bringing back black...
  • Telangana: TRS, TDP workers clash over sharing of water, electricity Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Telugu Desam Party workers clashed in Nalgonda district on Wednesday as the row over sharing of water and electricity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn. Tension prevailed in Nalgonda district as police arrested top leaders of opposition TDP during a shutdown called by...
  • Don't try to threaten Congress over black money, come out with the complete list: Maken to BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday dared the Narendra Modi government to reveal the names of all the black money account holders. The Congress also said that it was ready for a probe against it on the issue. Reacting to reports about the central government's decision to disclose certain...
  • 21 interesting facts about Haryana CM-designate Manohar Lal Khattar Yesterday

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar will atke oath as the Haryana Chief Minister on October 26. Here are 21 interesting facts about his life: 1) Manohar Lal Khattar was born in 1954 in Nindana village in Rohtak in Haryana. 2) His father Harbans Lal Khattar used to stay...
  • Shiv Sena blinks first, offers support to BJP for government formation in Maharashtra: sources Yesterday

    Mumbai: As the suspense continues over the government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leaders met the Bharatiya Janata Party central leadership in the national capital. Sources said the Sena has offered support to the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra. Sena leaders Anil and Subhash Desai returned to Mumbai on Tuesday...
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena worker's murder evokes protests Yesterday

    Mumbai: High drama unfolded on the streets of Mumbai on Tuesday evening after a Shiv Sena worker was murdered in the area. Angry Sena workers wreaked havoc in Malad and Dindoshi area in Mumbai demanding the arrest of those who murdered the Sena worker. The supporters gathered at a police...
  • BJP looks for support in Maharashtra, party remains divided over CM candidate Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party may have chosen its chief minister for Haryana but the party continues to play the guessing game in Maharashtra. In order to cobble up the numbers, the BJP has reached out to smaller parties and Independents for support which is seen as an attempt to...
  • 'Swachh Bharat' campaign must make impact on ground: Sumitra Mahajan 2 days ago

    Indore: Lauding the Modi Government for launching the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday said it should not remain a short-term affair and people must ensure that cleanliness is truly visible at the ground level. "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is neither a single-day affair nor just an announcement....
  • BJP in favour of allying with Sena not NCP, claims Athawale 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as BJP is playing a hardball with its estranged ally Shiv Sena over formation of government in Maharashtra, apparently in view of NCP offering an unconditional outside support, RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday caused a flutter claiming that BJP state unit president Devendra Fadnavis is in...
  • Centre will work shoulder-to-shoulder with new Haryana government: Naidu 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Centre would work shoulder-to-shoulder with the next government in Haryana to put the state on the path of progress. "I want to thank the people of Haryana for giving full majority to BJP. In Maharashtra and Haryana, people supported us because people...
  • Amit Shah appoints 28 state BJP incharges, OP Mathur entrusted with UP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday appointed state party incharges in 28 states and union territories, a statement in New Delhi said. "Avinash Rai Khanna and TS Rawat were appointed incharges in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, respectively," a party statement said. Prabhat Jha, JP Nadda, Om Prakash Mathur...
  • BJP signals it is ready to do business once again with Shiv Sena 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Shedding its initial reservations, BJP on Tuesday signaled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra. At the same time, BJP also appeared not to close the option...
  • Black money case: Disclosure of account holders will embarrass Congress, says Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    New Delhi: On the backfoot after saying that the Centre will not reveal the names of account holders in the black money case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at the Congress saying doing so would embarrass the party itself. Jaitley, however, added that the names will be disclosed...
  • BJP delaying relief to flood-hit J&K for electoral gain, says Geelani 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday accused BJP of using the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as a delaying tactic for providing relief to the flood-affected state for electoral gains. "Instead of addressing the problems of the people,...
  • Maharashtra: BJP split over CM candidate, 40 MLAs favour Nitin Gadkari over Devendra Fadnavis 2 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, loyalists of former party chief Nitin Gadkari are pitching his name for the post of chief minister of the state. At least 40 newly elected BJP MLAs are at Gadkari's residence in Nagpur demanding they want to see...
  • Disproportionate assets case: Karnataka HC directs probe against Yeddyurappa 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed a probe against former chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in a disproportionate assets case. Earlier a court in Shimoga had quashed FIRs against Yeddyurappa in the case. The FIR had alleged that Yeddyurappa had grabbed government land in Shimoga. The HC overturned...
  • Khattar will take oath as Haryana CM on Sunday: Venkaiah Naidu 2 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Venkaiah Naidu said that the Governor had invited Manohar Lal Khattar on 26th of October to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Haryana. ...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar: From RSS pracharak to Haryana Chief Minister 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, a low profile RSS leader, is known for his quiet work on the field and in the BJP that has earned him the reputation of a tough task master with a no-nonsense approach. 60-year-old Khattar, who once wanted to become a doctor, is a man known for...
  • Khattar promises all-round development, corruption free governance in Haryana 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, who is set to become Chief Minister of Haryana, on Tuesday promised to give good and corruption free governance and all-round development of the state. He also thanked voters for giving mandate to BJP for forming the government in the state. "I want to assure the public that...
  • Maharashtra: Former state BJP chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as CM 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post. "We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • BJP's win in Haryana, Maharashtra will affect J&K assembly polls: Omar Abdullah 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected. "While obviously, the BJP will have some effect in Jammu...