ibnlive » Politics » News

Politics News

  • Maharashtra polls: NCP releases manifesto; promises sops for students, minorities 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a bid to outdo the Congress Assembly poll manifesto, the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) manifesto for the Maharashtra assembly polls released on Thursday, has promised to increase the income limit for Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Scheme beneficiaries to Rs 3 lakh. Incidentally, the Maharashtra state Congress assembly poll manifesto released...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises Rs 500 cr drought fund 48 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Congress on Thursday released its manifesto for the Maharashtra assembly polls, promising increased income limit for beneficiaries of a health scheme from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh, besides police stations for women as well as elimination of manual scavenging in the state. Releasing the manifesto which was...
  • Court attaches 3,000 acres of land belonging to companies run by Jayalalithaa's aides 50 minutes ago

    Bangalore: A special court on Thursday attached nearly 3,000 acres of property belonging to firms run by the aides of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. According to the Court, the companies had acquired the land around Sirudavur, Payanur, Valajabad and Oothukkadu in Tamil Nadu illegally. The court said that...
  • Haryana polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises foodgrain at Re 1 per kg 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: The BJP in Haryana has promised foodgrain at Re 1 per kg for BPL families, free treatment to the poor and stipend for unemployed youths in its election manifesto, which it released on Thursday hoping to come to power on its own for the first time in the state. The...
  • Statehood for Vidarbha, a headache for Shiv Sena 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The tough stand of the BJP for a separate state of Vidarbha has created a big hurdle for the Shiv Sena at least in Vidarbha region after the split of the 25-year-old alliance. Nagpur, the major city in Vidarbha has been the headquarters of the RSS and after the death...
  • Haryana elections: Congress may bag more votes by passage of Gurdwaras Management Bill 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Kurukshetra: Ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying hard to woo the Sikh vote bank in the state where one of the significant vote share comes from over 10 lakh Sikhs. Earlier in the year, the state government had passed a bill creating a separate...
  • Nitin Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Shiv Sena 5 hours 53 minutes ago

    Pune: In an indication of a possible post-poll understanding with Shiv Sena, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that BJP could consider joining hands again with its estranged ally if the situation so demanded. Describing breaking of the 25-year-long saffron alliance in Maharashtra as most "unfortunate and painful," Gadkari, when...
  • I would've been happy if Sena-BJP alliance continued: LK Advani 6 hours 16 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Breaking his silence over the Shiv Sena-BJP split in Maharashtra, veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday said that he would have been happy if the alliance had continued. "I would have been happier, if this (alliance) would not have been broken. But, this is also right that people...
  • Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Shiv Sena-BJP split 6 hours 58 minutes ago

    Nagpur: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has blamed NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance split in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly polls. "He (Pawar) told a senior BJP leader that you break the alliance with Sena and we (NCP) will support you," Thackeray alleged. Addressing a meeting...
  • AIADMK MPs observe fast demanding justice for J Jayalalithaa 8 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 45 AIADMK MPs observed a fast in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex, demanding justice for party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail in an 18-year-old corruption case and fined a staggering Rs 100 crore by...
  • Australian envoy for women to visit India on International Day of Girl Child 8 hours 46 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia's ambassador for women and girls will be travelling to India on the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 to announce support for projects for improving girls' access to education and support for women and children affected by trafficking. Announcing her upcoming visit, Natasha Stott Despoja...
  • Maharashtra elections: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, celebrity MPs as star campaigners 10 hours 6 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are among the star campaigners who will criss cross the length and breadth of Maharashtra to woo over eight crore voters ahead of the October 15 state Assembly polls. BJP has submitted a list of 54 star campaigners...
  • Clean Up India: Arvind Kejriwal cleans choked drains near PM Modi's house 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday helped sweepers to clean up choked drains in a small residential area near Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in the heart of the capital. The former chief minister of Delhi chose the BR Camp, as the low income area is called, on the...
  • Hindu-American Tulsi Gabbard promises Narendra Modi to support International Yoga day 10 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: The first Hindu-American Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has promised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead an effort towards a Congressional resolution in support of International Yoga Day. Gabbard, in a statement, said she made a commitment to Modi to take the lead in Congress to pass a resolution in support...
  • Maharashtra: Despite split with Shiv Sena, Gadkari says post-poll alliance possible February 11, 1410

    Mumbai: Despite the bitter political political divorce between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the party is not ruling out a post poll alliance. "In the future we can meet and form an alliance," he said adding that...
  • Advani praises PM Modi, but says nobody has matched Vajpayee 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday lavished praise on Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister but said the country hadn't seen another Premier like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "I feel immense pride in saying that Narendra bhai has showed wonderful ability (as Prime Minister). I am saying with pride that...
  • For October 2, Kejriwal to wield broom in PM's backyard 23 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Thursday, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal would be leading a clean-up drive by his party in the vicinity of the former's official residence on Race Course road. Kejriwal, along with his party's volunteers, will take part in the clean-up...
  • Bihar temple purification case: Villagers attack probe team 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Patna/Madhubani: Angry villagers on Wednesday allegedly attacked Darbhanga Divisional Commissioner Vandana Kini and zonal IG AK Ambedkar, who had gone to Madhubani district to probe whether a village temple located there was washed after the visit of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, police said. Two police personnel were injured in...
  • BJP may have post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra: Kalraj Mishra Yesterday

    Mirzapur: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday claimed that the BJP will emerge as the largest party in the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra and said there may be a post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena in the state. The Union Minister for MSME (micro, small, medium enterprises) expressed his views after...
  • Jayalalithaa spends time in jail eating simple food, reading newspapers Yesterday

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is keeping good health and eating simple food besides reading newspapers at the Parapanna Agrahara Central prison where she is lodged after conviction in the disproportionate assets case, according to a jail official. "Everything you are hearing outside, it is not true. She is stable and keeping...
  • Had Rajnath been BJP chief, alliance would have remained: Uddhav Thackeray Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a veiled attacked on BJP chief Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that he had told Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP President till the Maharashtra assembly elections and had he been at the helm of affairs the alliance would not have broken. Thackeray also...
  • Chavan's decisions will be probed if NCP comes to power: Ajit Pawar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Taking on Congress after their bitter split, NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said some decisions taken by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be probed if his party came to power after the polls and ruled out any post-election truck with his estranged ally. The former Deputy Chief...
  • Maharashtra polls to witness new arithmetic: Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    Mumbai: The October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra would see "a new arithmetic" emerging, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. "These elections are going to be different. A new arithmetic will be seen. People will vote for good governance," he told reporters. The two long-standing alliances around which...
  • Mafia don-turned-politician DP Yadav shares stage with Amit Shah in Haryana, Congress cries foul January 22, 1410

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday targeted BJP chief Amit Shah over his sharing of the dais with mafia don-turned- politician DP Yadav during an election rally, saying birds of a feather flock together. DP Yadav is the father of Vikas Yadav who was convicted in the Nitish Katara and Jessica...
  • 'Hidden agenda' behind NCP snaping ties: Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suspected a "hidden agenda" behind NCP parting ways with it in Maharashtra, a day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accused his former alliance partner of having a pre-meditated plan to topple the state government. At the same time, party spokesperson Anand Sharma steered clear of questions...
  • Teachers' recruitment scam: Delhi HC notice to OP Chautala, CBI Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala on a plea seeking his immediate surrender. Chautala addressed a massive rally at Jind in Haryana last month while he was out on interim bail. The High...
  • Congress releases manifesto in Haryana; woos farmers, promises growth Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Congress, seeking a third term in a row in Haryana, on Wednesday released its election manifesto for the October 15 polls, attempting to woo farmers and other sections, even as Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised to put the state on higher growth trajectory. Seeking mandate in the name of...
  • Assembly polls: Modi to campaign in Haryana, Maharashtra from October 4 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP by addressing poll rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra from October 4 even as the party decided to keep its focus on good governance and development in its bid to unseat Congress. Party's senior leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides...
  • Modi's US visit disappointing on outcomes: Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday launched an all-out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his US visit was "disappointing" on outcomes and claimed that an atmosphere of a grand event was created with the help of "cheerleaders" many of whom brought from India. Accusing the Prime Minister of "hurting" the...
  • If BJP was confident, won't have called Modi for rallies: Shiv Sena Yesterday

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at former ally BJP for announcing that Narendra Modi would hold poll rallies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the Prime Minister would not have been invited to address the public if BJP was confident of winning on "Modi wave." "There are so...