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  • Modi Sarkar vs RSS: Will India never have GM crops? 7 minutes ago

    The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the government will...
  • Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Soon after former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in May 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has rubbished the remarks. "He is a senior leader, he has worked in the organisation....
  • Is political snooping a reality? 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM in 2004, claims Natwar Singh 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi who was afraid she would be killed like his father and grand mother if she accepted the post, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed on Wednesday. Singh(83), an estranged...
  • Haryana SGPC to meet on Thursday to plan the control, custody of Gurudwaras 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: There is no end to the row over the Haryana SGPC Act. The Haryana SGPC has called for a meeting on Thursday at Kaithal to work on a plan on how to take control of gurudwaras from the parent body. The Akal Takht, the supreme body of Sikhs, had restrained...
  • Bugging row: BJP slams Congress for raising 'non-issue' 5 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday attacked Congress for raking up the matter of alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, terming it as a "non-issue". "Here is a case where Home Minister Rajnath Singh has categorically said that the bugging issue is baseless. I think there...
  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar 6 hours 13 minutes ago

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • WB government challenges court order on Tapas Pal in Calcutta HC 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. The hearing is...
  • Opposition slams Delhi budget in Lok Sabha 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Opposition on Wednesday tore into the provisions in the budget for Delhi alleging that precious little has been done for the millions of people in the national capital in the exercise. Initiating a discussion in Lok Sabha on the 2014-15 budget for the national capital territory of Delhi, Congress...
  • DMK writes to Vice-President; seeks Katju's removal as PCI Chairman 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Chennai: DMK on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Vice-President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, seeking removal of Press Council Chairman Markandeya Katju saying a person with continuous outbursts and temperamental behaviour is not fit for holding office. "DMK is submitting this representation to bring to your notice the various...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda mismanaging Haryana Congress unit: Selja Kumari 7 hours 41 minutes ago

    Haryana: There seems to be no end to the problems surrounding Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. After being the target of several Congress leaders, another senior colleague Selja Kumari has hit out at the CM for mismanaging the Congress unit and affairs of the state. She said Hooda was not...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows 7 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • Live blog: Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar press conference 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar have joined hands after almost 20 years to fight a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United broke away its highly successful alliance with the BJP in 2013 and was routed in the...
  • MPs complain against bad food in Parliament canteen, say they fell sick 8 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday complained against bad quality of food. JDU MP KC Tyagi and SP MPs Ram Gopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan raised the issue of the poor quality food being served in the Parliament canteen. All the MPs claimed that the food...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker says will take decision on LoP within next four days 7 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said she will take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition within the next four days after going through the rules and Attorney General's letter on the matter. Mahajan said the Speaker did not enjoy any personal discretion while choosing...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Tomatoes are for the rich, NDA must not be cornered for price rise: BJP MP 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, its Rajya Sabha MP Prabhat Jha on Sunday downplayed the sudden spurt in tomato prices and said that only the wealthy eat tomatoes. Jha said, "Tamatar jinke gaal laal hote hai, jo paise waale hote hai, woh khate hai. Lekin uske...
  • Government denies snooping on Nitin Gadkari, says no truth in reports 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has rejected reports of bugging devices in Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's office or residence. Following an uproar in Parliament over the issue on Wednesday, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley made statements in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha...
  • Birender Singh meets Amit Shah amid speculation of joining BJP 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On a day when Haryana Power Minister Ajay Yadav quit the Hooda government, senior party leader from the state Birender Singh on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with BJP President Amit Shah, amid speculation that he may join the ruling party ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting was...
  • Opposition set to corner Centre over Gadkari snoopgate issue in Parliament 12 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The opposition parties are set to corner the government in Parliament on the Nitin Gadkari snooping controversy on Wednesday. The Congress will raise the issue in Parliament when it meets after two days leave in view of Eid celebration. The Congress has issued notice to Lok Sabha Speaker for...
  • BJP delegation to visit riot-hit Saharanpur today 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    Saharanpur: There have been no fresh reports of violence in the riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A 5-member delegation of the state Bharatiya Janata Party will visit the city later on Wednesday. The delegation includes riot accused BJP leader Suresh Rana who has been charged in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. The...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar 14 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship 15 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Haryana: After Khemka, IAS Pradeep Kasni takes on Hooda government 23 hours 26 minutes ago

    After Ashok Khemka, another top IAS officer in Haryana is taking on the Hooda Government. IAS officer Pradeep Kasni on Tuesday said that he was subjected to intimidation after he refused to toe the government line in appointment of Information commissioners. The Haryana Chief Secretary who has been accused of...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • BJP decides to take Modi government's achievements to people Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday decided to take to the public the achievements of the 60-day Narendra Modi government which, it claimed, has ensured that inflation and prices are in check, besides enhancing the country's image in the world. At a party coordination committee meet chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the government...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill in parliament likely next week Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party. According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments. The issue gained...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? Yesterday

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...

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Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt

Singh claimed that Rahul was totally against Sonia becoming the PM as he feared that she too would be killed like his father and grandmother if she takes up the post.