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  • Decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months: Delhi HC to CIC 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of non-compliance of transparency panel's directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act. Noted RTI activist RK Jain had approached the Commission...
  • Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son booked for rape 3 hours 7 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Wednesday registered a case of rape, breach of trust and cheating against Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik. The case was filed after model-turned-actress Maitreyi filed a complaint against Karthik saying he had married her and forced her to have sex with him and then got...
  • Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son booked after actress accuses him of cheating her 4 hours 34 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Wednesday registered a case against Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik. The case was filed after actress Maitreyi filed a complaint saying he had married her and then got engaged to another woman on Wednesday. The police have slapped sections 376, 420 and 406 against Karthik. ...
  • Rajnath Singh breaks down: Is there a lack of trust at the top of Modi government? 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. ...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • Infighting in Modi government within 100 days, BJP leaders target Rajnath Singh, his son 4 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP...
  • Should PM & CMs keep criminal netas out of their cabinet? 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not," the apex...
  • PMO should clarify who was spreading rumours about Home Minister's son: Left 7 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi government facing embarrassment over "rumours" about "alleged misconduct" by Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son, Left parties today said that the rift within the ruling BJP was now out in the open and the PMO should clarify who was spreading these "rumours". "It is very much...
  • Senior party leaders not sidelined, says Venkaiah Naidu 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    Kochi: Union Urban Development and Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior party leaders being sidelined and said it was a 'generational change'. "Nobody is sidelined. It is a generational change that is taking place. It happens in a family. It...
  • 6 ex-ministers, 23 former MPs yet to vacate government accommodation 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Continuing its eviction drive against former ministers and MPs, Directorate of Estate has managed to vacate government houses of 241 former ministers and MPs till date. While 11 ex-ministers out of 17 have vacated their bungalows, 230 former MPs out of 258 have also surrendered the houses till now,...
  • PM sets up committee to identify 'obsolete' laws within 3 months 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with his resolve to weed out archaic rules and procedures as part of reforms process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which he believes hamper governance by creating "avoidable confusion". The committee will submit its report in three months...
  • Modi government to emphasise on e-governance: Jitendra Singh 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government will emphasise on e-governance measures to ensure good and simplified governance, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. "It was a matter of satisfaction that the Department of Administrative Reforms had during the last three months not only taken major initiatives in the direction of ensuring good...
  • SC order puts pressure on PM to act against criminal politicians: Congress 8 hours 58 minutes ago

    In a landmark observation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea against the appointment of ministers with criminal background and put the onus firmly on the Prime Minister. ...
  • Amit Shah defends Rajnath, says rumours against him, his son baseless 9 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday came out in defence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj saying all rumours against them were baseless. Shah said, "All reports against Rajnath Singh and his son are baseless, tactless and an attempt...
  • PM Modi comes to Rajnath Singh's defence, says reports against him and his son are 'plain lies' 9 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday issued a statement dubbing allegations leveled against the conduct of some Union Ministers, and the alleged misconduct of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh as 'plain lies' and 'motivated'. The PMO tweeted on the matter saying that the rumours were a 'malicious...
  • Jaswant Singh still in coma 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former union minister and former Bharatiya Janta Party leader Jaswant Singh is still in coma and on ventilator support on the 20th day, a doctor said. Asked if there was any improvement in his condition, a doctor at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said: "No, same condition." "All medical...
  • Will quit politics if allegations against me, my family are found to be true, says Rajnath Singh 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday rejected reports about his son Pankaj Singh being denied bypoll ticket due to corruption allegations against him. He said that all reports about him and his family were baseless rumours. Rajnath Singh went on to say that he will quit politics if any...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries - one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...
  • Ministers with criminal background: Time to see if PM acts on SC advice, says Congress 14 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a moral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court has completely put the onus on him on whether he would want to appoint ministers with criminal backgrounds. The court ruling has put the spotlight on Modi, with the Congress now awaiting the Prime Minister's next...
  • SC dismisses PIL on appointment of ministers with criminal background, says it's up to the PM 13 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not,"...
  • Rajnath Singh upset with rivals in BJP spreading 'false stories' about his son: sources 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former BJP President Rajnath Singh has expressed concerns to the RSS leadership over false stories being spread about his son Pankaj Singh by his rivals in the party, say sources. Sources say Rajnath is upset at media reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't want a...
  • SC to decide on PIL seeking removal of cabinet ministers with criminal background 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a key verdict on Wednesday on a public interest litigation seeking the removal of cabinet ministers with criminal backgrounds. In an earlier hearing it was argued that those with a criminal past should not be made a part of the cabinet....
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: PM keeps a check on officers, says bureaucrats must perform 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: At a time when the Narendra Modi government is completing 100 days in power, CNN-IBN gets you a look at how the NDA government led by the Prime Minister has re-energised the bureaucracy to end policy paralysis. One of the first decisions of the NDA government was to...
  • End of Vajpayee-Advani era as BJP shunts out top veterans into token body Marg Darshak Mandal Yesterday

    New Delhi: It is the end of an era, finally and fully. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee-LK Advani era or whatever remained of it in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now over. For the first time since the formation of the party, Vajpayee and Advani, who were the top two leaders...
  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh Yesterday

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy step...
  • Mumbai: Lalu Prasad to undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday Yesterday

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad will undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday at a private hospital in Mumbai. The Asian Heart Institute, where he was admitted on Monday for medical evaluation, on Tuesday said that preliminary medical investigations indicated the 66-year-old former Bihar chief minister required to undergo...
  • End of old guard in the BJP: Is it time for Advani and Joshi to retire? Yesterday

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. ...
  • After being dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board, a visibly upset MM Joshi avoids media Yesterday

    New Delhi: An angry Murli Manohar Joshi avoided the media on Tuesday as he was shunted out of the BJP's top decision-making body, the Parliamentary Board. The party veteran refused to speak to the media when asked about his reaction on the move. The leader was visibly upset at having...
  • CBI custody of Saradha accused Debabrata Sarkar extended by three days Yesterday

    Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday sent top East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, to further three days' CBI custody while it remanded main accused Sudipta Sen to judicial custody till September eight. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Alipore Court sent...
  • Jet-Etihad Airways deal: SC seeks Centre reply on Subramanian Swamy's plea Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought Centre's response within four weeks on pleas by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking Cabinet note concerning Jet-Etihad Airways deal and copy of the transcript of tapped telephonic conversation of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in which she had allegedly talked about civil...

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Decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months: Delhi HC to CIC

A full bench of the Commission had declared Congress along with five other national parties as public authorities making them answerable under the RTI Act.