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  • Union Minister Giriraj Singh's bizarre comment on Sonia Gandhi being 'white skinned' sparks row 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Known for making controversial and bizarre statements, Union Minister Giriraj Singh once again did the same when he commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin made her the Congress President. "If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian and if she wasn't white skin, would Congress accept her...
  • AAP sacks Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan as party spokespersons 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday night sacked rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan as spokespersons of the party. AAP announced a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media. Atishi Marlena, who was one of the prominent spokespersons of the party during the...
  • AAP removes Yogendra Yadav from chief spokesperson post, appoints a 20-member panel 16 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday night sacked dissident leader Yogendra Yadav as chief spokesperson of the party and also removed rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar as spokespersons while announcing a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media. Atishi Marlena, who was...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources 18 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Narendra Modi government to build memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi', 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial...
  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat...
  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • All Ministers of State meet PM Modi to give feedback on their work Yesterday

    New Delhi: All Ministers of State who hold independent charge met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Race Course Road on Tuesday to give feedback on work done so far and the development done by different ministries . Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah was also present at...
  • Kejriwal gave consent for phone calls to AAP MLAs offering money to support BJP: Ex party leader Yesterday

    New Delhi: There is no end to mudslinging in the war-torn Aam Aadmi Party. In yet another allegation in a series of attacks, former party MLA Rajesh Garg has alleged that fake calls were made to AAP MLAs with party chief Arvind Kejriwal's consent. These calls were faked to be...
  • Great leaders must listen to criticism and dissent: Yogendra Yadav's advice to Arvind Kejriwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: With more allegations and counter allegations, the war within the Aam Aadmi Party is getting uglier. Firing a fresh salvo at party chief Arvind Kejriwal, rebel AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that all great leaders should have the capacity to listen to criticism. Agreeing with his colleague Prashant Bhushan's...
  • Exclusive: Yogendra Yadav talks about his expulsion from AAP National Executive Yesterday

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN after being expelled from the Aam Admi Party's National Executive, Yogendra Yadav said that he protested denial of entry of bona fide members of the party in the National Council meeting. ...
  • Governance at a standstill: Has the Aam Aadmi Party let down Delhi voters? Yesterday

    After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive and allegations of hooliganism leveled against the supporters of Kejriwal inside the national council meet, AAP on Sunday released the video of party chief Arvind Kejriwal's speech. ...
  • AAP government, MCD employees faceoff intensifies, garbage dumped on Delhi streets Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the faceoff between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Municipal Corporation Department employees is intensifying in Delhi, the latter is on a strike and even dumped garbage on the streets of the national capital. MCD workers are protesting against the non-payment of salaries. A resident said, "Piles...
  • Has the Aam Aadmi Party let down Delhi? Yesterday

    After the high drama ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from Aam Aadmi Party's National Executive and allegations of hooliganism leveled against the supporters of Kejriwal inside the national council meet, AAP on Sunday released the video of party chief Arvind Kejriwal's speech. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...
  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while...
  • Maharashtra minister carries revolver at kids' event, faces criticism Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra minister and BJP leader Girish Mahajan faced flak on Monday after he attended an event for deaf and dumb children with a revolver tucked in his waist, an act dubbed as "inappropriate". The minister claimed that he had a license for the weapon. But the opposition continues to be...
  • Congress launches app-based membership drive 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With an aim of expanding the party's base, Congress on Monday launched an online and application-based membership drive. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur launched the application at their residence in the presence of AICC spokesperson PC Chacko and DPCC chief Ajay Maken. The Congress online...
  • JDU, RJD, SP, JDS, INLD all set to merge ahead of Bihar polls: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar elections, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Indian National Lok Dal are all set to merge and form one political outfit. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has the largest number of MPs in Parliament among the group, is...
  • Video of National Council meet released by AAP edited, claims Prashant Bhushan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: There is no end to the tug of war and public mudslinging in the Aam Aadmi Party with rebel leader Prashant Bhushan making fresh allegations against party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Bhushan has claimed that the video of the National Council meet that was released by the party was...
  • Shiv Sena takes a jibe on Naseeruddin Shah over Indo-Pak remarks 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Taking a dig on Naseeruddin Shah after he expressed regret over the strained relations between India and Pakistan, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the veteran Bollywood actor can seek his answers from those who have been victims of terrorist activities carried out from the soil of the neighbouring...
  • Yadav, Bhushan meet supporters to discuss future course 2 days ago

    Noida: Rebel AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan held a meeting with their supporters to discuss their future course of action on Sunday, a day after the duo were removed from the party's National Executive. "It was an exercise before making any big announcement," a close aide of Yadav...
  • Bhushan removed from AAP disciplinary committee; dropped as Lokpal, Ramdas upset 2 days ago

    New Delhi: AAP's internal Lokpal Admiral (retd) L Ramdas was on Sunday shown the door while dissident AAP leader Prashant Bhushan was axed from the party's disciplinary committee, a day after Bhushan and senior leader Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the National Executive (NE) for "backstabbing" and "hatching conspiraces" against...
  • Ex-Delhi MLA Bharat Singh, 2 PSOs shot at, condition critical 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former INLD MLA Bharat Singh and two of his personal security officers were on Sunday shot at in a suspected case of gang war in south west Delhi's Najafgarh area. A senior police officer said all the three injured were rushed to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon and their condition...
  • Salman Khurshid talks about his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga' 2 days ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's foreign affairs editor Anchal Vohra, former foreign minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid shares the story behind his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga'. ...
  • AIADMK leaders seek divine intervention for Jayalalaithaa's return as Tamil Nadu CM 2 days ago

    Coimbatore: Seeking divine intervention for AIADMK supremo Jayalalaithaa's return as Chief Minister, a two hour "Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga" was performed by party leaders and workers. As part of the rituals, five elephants, brought from Palakkad in Kerala, were made to stand in front of the Yaga venue in Ganapathi...
  • Congress slams AAP government over financial woes of MCD 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the AAP government over the dire financial status of the Delhi's municipal bodies, saying the grants to the corporations had been reduced drastically. Instead of working on a solution for the cash strapped corporations, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is playing...
  • Maneka Gandhi asks Home Ministry to consider women's quota in police 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested the Home Ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 per cent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child...
  • Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress today said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power. AICC General Secretary Mohan Prakash said that at a time when farmers are reeling under severe debt...