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  • Left leaders submit memorandum on chit fund scams 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A delegation of Left leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum on chit fund scams like Saradha chit fund scam. They claim a larger conspiracy that extends beyond West Bengal. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, assured that the matter will be looked into seriously....
  • Neither Government, nor BJP involved in conversion: Venkaiah Naidu 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that...
  • Arrangements in place for counting of votes in J&K on Tuesday 22 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be undertaken on Tuesday, with the authorities finalising all arrangements to ensure smooth conclusion of the poll process to the 12th Legislative Assembly. Counting centres have been set-up at all district headquarters in the state and the...
  • Assembly polls: Key candidates in Jharkhand 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In 14 years of its existence Jharkhand has never had a single-party government. Coalitions government ruling the state since 2000 have seen Jharkhand grappling with political instability, high corruption, slow development and Naxalism along with a host of other issues. But in 2014 unprecedented polling broke all previous records...
  • Conversion row: Parties indulging in vote bank politics: Nitin Gadkari 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over religious conversions, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that political forces "disturbed" over the victory of BJP are trying to convert the agenda of development into that of vote bank politics. "This is not an issue within the party. There are some political forces...
  • Awaiting the Jharkhand and J&K verdict on Tuesday 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As one awaits the declaration of results now sealed in the EVMs by voters of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir, the factors that are likely to shape it and the implications of the possible verdict merit analysis. Exit and Opinion polls are more or less unanimous on Jharkhand...
  • Janata Parivar ups the ante against NDA government, demands discussion on black money issue 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Central government is facing a hard time in Parliament with the Janata Parivar led by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hitting out at them over black money issue. Mulayam along with other SP leaders staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting against the government over...
  • Nothing wrong with reverse conversions, says Shiv Sena 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that there's nothing wrong with reverse conversions and flayed "those who kept mum when Hindus were converted to Muslims." "Till yesterday, Hindus were converted to Muslims. Then, nobody said those were done forcibly or through enticement. But now when the Ganga has started flowing in...
  • Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    Jammu: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Reacting to some media reports that said the PDP had said it was open to forming an alliance...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over forced conversions after opposition members enter well of the House 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    With just two days left for the Winter Session of Parliament to end, key bills like GST Bill and Insurance Bill are likely to be discussed on Monday. ...
  • Jammu & Kashmir elections: Key candidates to watch out for 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Counting of votes for the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu & Kashmir will take place on Tuesday. The polling that took place over an elaborate five phased elections witnessed remarkable voter turnout with the fifth phase recording 76 per cent voter turnout. The contest in Jammu & Kashmir has become...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi 8 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • Siddharth Nath Singh's behaviour a blot in Lal Bahadur Shastri's family: TMC's Kalyan Banerjee 15 hours 42 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Even after expressing regret in Lok Sabha over his objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee on Sunday further made personal attack against BJP General Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh at a public meeting near Kolkata. Addressing a public meeting at Chanditala in West Bengal's Hooghly...
  • Will cooperate with ED in drug racket case: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), today assured full cooperation with the agency probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case. "...I was not at home when the summons were delivered at my residence and to cooperate...
  • RSS, VHP committed to make India 'Hindu nation', Modi yet to break silence on conversion row 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    Bhopal: Backing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion. He also said that Bhagwat's assertion of "Hindu...
  • UPA government should have conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Omar 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    Jammu: Amid speculation that Atal Bihari Vajpayee may be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the UPA government should have conferred the country's highest civilian honour on the former Prime Minister. Omar also said it was a "lost chance" for the UPA, which...
  • Opposition parties question PM Modi over silence on Bhagwat's remarks 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks daring opposition parties to support a law against conversion, on Sunday triggered a political storm with several parties attacking his views and questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been silent on the issue. Hitting out, former Information and Broadcasting minister and...
  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' 18 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien against...
  • LK Advani backs Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Bharat Ratna, says it's befitting for a patriot like him 19 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani backed former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name for the Bharat Ratna calling him a true patriot. In an intervew to CNN-IBN he said, "A Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee should not be seen in terms of a reward for doing...
  • No one can derail development agenda of Modi government: Amit Shah 20 hours 16 minutes ago

    Chennai: Amid the raging controversy over a conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, BJP President Amit Shah asserted that such incidents would not derail the party-led NDA Government from its development agenda. "BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from...
  • Rajasthan: Kota BJP MLA allegedly threatens people for not voting for the party 20 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kota: In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party a Rajasthan MLA was allegedly threatening voters if they did not vote for the party. A video has surfaced allegedly showing BLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat from Ladpura in Kota threatening voters with consequences if they did not vote for the BJP...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case 21 hours 54 minutes ago

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 22 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions Yesterday

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • Former union minister D Napoleon quits DMK to join BJP Yesterday

    Chennai: Former union minister and long time DMK leader D Napoleon was inducted into Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday in the presence of party president Amit Shah in Chennai. The actor quit the DMK on Saturday. He is also the close relative of former minister KN Nehru. Napoleon's induction into the BJP...
  • J&K contestants await results with bated breath Yesterday

    Srinagar: More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Opposition PDP's...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him Yesterday

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • 'Selfie with Mufflerman' by AAP to raise funds for Delhi polls Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Karnataka unit of Aam Admi Party on Saturday announced the launch of a new fund raising campaign called "Selfie with Mufflerman" to collect donations for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Out of participating donors in the campaign, 25 would be selected through a lucky draw, who will get an opportunity...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...