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25 Apr 2018West Bengal
UP BJP MLA calls Mamata Banerjee 'Surpanakha', Congress as 'Ravana'
Just days after PM Narendra Modi's advice to BJP party-men to refrain from making controversial statements, Surendra Singh, a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh, targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee calling her "Surpanakha" while comparing opposition Congress to "Ravana".
24 Apr 2018Bollywood
Sexual misconduct common in Parliament too, says Renuka Chowdhury
Hours after veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan stirred up a storm by defending casting couch in Indian film industry, Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdhury said sexual misconduct is rampant inside the Indian Parliament too, much like all other workplaces.
24 Apr 2018Karnataka
Congress high-command to take call on next Karnataka CM candidate
The Congress high-command will take a call on the next Chief Minister in consultation with the newly elected MLAs, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday, indicating incumbent Siddaramaiah may not be the automatic choice.
24 Apr 2018Aligarh Muslim University
'Congress has blood on its hands': Khurshid's statement sparks row
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, on Monday, that Congress had Muslim-blood on its hands.
24 Apr 2018Politics
Meghalaya: Late NCP leader Sangma's wife files nominations for constituency-elections
Krinilla Marak, the wife of deceased NCP leader Jonathone N Sangma, has stepped into her husband's shoes and filed nominations recently for the April 27 election to Williamnagar assembly constituency.
24 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
For dinner with Yogi, Dalit family asked to 'keep-it-simple'
As part of BJP's 'Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan', which was launched by PM Narendra Modi on Ambedkar Jayanti, UP CM Yogi Adityanath will dine at a Dalit's house in village Kadhai Madhupur under Patti assembly segment of Pratapgarh, reports HT.
23 Apr 2018India
Congress's 'Save the Constitution' campaign is farce: Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah today mocked the Congress's "Save the Constitution" campaign, launched by its Chief Rahul Gandhi, as a "farce" and a "saving dynasty" drive.
23 Apr 2018Amit Shah
Karnataka BJP bets on Reddy brothers to deliver in Ballari
Having fallen on hard times following the humongous iron ore mining scam, the resourceful Reddy brothers of Ballari are back in the reckoning with the BJP fielding two of them for the political potboiler of upcoming Assembly polls.
23 Apr 2018Odisha
Odisha: Congress will bounce back to power, says Jitendra Singh
Senior Congress leader Jitendra Singh has claimed that the party will bounce back to power in Odisha in the next Assembly polls, due in 2019.
23 Apr 2018India
CPI(M) won't have 'alliance' with Congress, but an 'understanding': Yechury
CPI(M) will not have a political alliance with Congress but an "understanding" inside and outside Parliament to stop the forces of communalism, newly-elected General Secretary of the Left party, Sitaram Yechury said.
23 Apr 2018Venkaiah Naidu
Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI
In a significant but not entirely unexpected blow to the opposition, Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.
23 Apr 2018Bihar
50 IITians quit jobs for BAP, a political-party for backward-classes
Fifty IIT alumni have quit their jobs to form a political party to fight for backward classes.
22 Apr 2018India
Netaji's grandnephew compares Nehru to Hitler: "Hitler never betrayed nation"
In a series of tweets, Subhash Chandra Bose's grand nephew and BJP Bengal leader Chandra Kumar Bose compared India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to German dictator Adolf Hitler.
22 Apr 2018Karnataka
Nothing wrong in Siddaramaiah contesting from 2 seats, claims Kharge
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said today there was nothing wrong in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah contesting from two constituencies in the May 12 assembly polls, and expressed confidence he will win both the seats.
22 Apr 2018India
Brouhaha shouldn't be created over 1-2 rape cases: Minister
Wading straight into controversy, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar said, Sunday, brouhaha should not be created on rape cases in a big country like India.
22 Apr 2018Sitaram Yechury
Yechury's re-election as general-secretary brings ray of hope for CPI(M)
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has been re-elected the party general secretary for a second term, bringing to an end its 22nd Congress in Hyderabad.
22 Apr 2018Hyderabad
Brinda Karat opposes death-penalty ordinance; demands action against rapist 'rakshaks'
CPI(M) Leader Brinda Karat said her party is in-principle against the death penalty and the actual issue is that those in the government are "defending the rapists".
21 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
Hema Malini: Rape cases are given more publicity these days
BJP MP Hema Malini commented on the rising rapes and crimes against women on Saturday and said such incidents are getting a lot of publicity, ANI reported.
21 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, on Saturday, quit the party saying democracy is under threat.
20 Apr 2018Karnataka
Karnataka MLA says state polls a 'Hindu-Muslim fight', booked
An FIR has been lodged against Karnataka BJP MLA Sanjay Patil, who said the upcoming state election is about "Hindus vs Muslims."
20 Apr 2018Yogi Adityanath
Major gaffe: UP BJP minister calls Mayawati's rule better
In a major embarrassment to the Adityanath government, his cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya hailed the governance of Mayawati.
19 Apr 2018India
SC's Loya death verdict triggers BJP-Congress war
The SC's refusal to order an independent probe in Judge BH Loya's death has opened a political war.
19 Apr 2018Odisha
BJP has highest MPs, MLAs who committed 'crimes against women'
At least 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women, with BJP having the highest number of such politicians at 12, said the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
19 Apr 2018India
SC can remove suspicions on Loya's death by direct-dealing: Congress
Congress today said the Supreme Court judgment dismissing a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge BH Loya will raise more questions and leave many of them unanswered unless logical reasons were found in it.
18 Apr 2018Bihar
Lalu's son gets engaged to granddaughter of former Bihar CM
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav got engaged to Aishwarya Rai, senior party leader Chandrika Rai's daughter, at Patna's five-star Hotel Maurya on Wednesday.
18 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
'Speak like you advised me': Manmohan Singh to Modi
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in an interaction with the Indian Express, hit out at PM Narendra Modi over his silence on Kathua, Unnao rape cases.
17 Apr 2018BR Ambedkar
'Ram' was part of Dr. Ambedkar's name, says UP Governor
Reacting to the controversy over including "Ramji" in Dr. BR Ambedkar's name, UP Governor Ram Naik today asserted that "Ram" was part of the full name of the Indian Constitution's key architect.
17 Apr 2018Chhattisgarh
Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to PM Narendra Modi
Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will find it difficult to win even 40 or 50 seats in 2019 Parliamentary polls, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said.
17 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi can't face Lok Sabha for 15 minutes: RaGa
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said the PM is traveling across the country but he does not have 15 minutes to give a speech in the Lok Sabha.
17 Apr 2018India
Cambridge Analytica's 'proposal' to Congress leaked by Shehzad Poonawalla
Rebel Congress leader, Shehzad Poonawalla, has released a copy of Cambridge Analytica's proposal to Congress to prepare for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India Today reports.
17 Apr 2018Sonia Gandhi
In his constituency Amethi, Rahul Gandhi stopped from inaugurating road
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, was denied permission to inaugurate a 5 km-long road allegedly due to complaints by BJP leaders.
17 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
Owaisi blames Modi government, NIA for 2007 blast acquittals
Yesterday, all accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, were acquitted by a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court in Hyderabad.
16 Apr 2018Karnataka
Karnataka polls: BJP releases second list of 82 candidates
Today, BJP released its second list of 82 candidates for the hotly-contested Karnataka Assembly polls.
16 Apr 2018Supreme Court Of India
Punjab CM: No question of Sidhu resigning over road-rage case
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Sunday specified that Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu will not resign from his cabinet. This was in response to the Opposition's rising demand that Sidhu should resign in connection to a 30-year-old road rage case.
15 Apr 2018Madhya Pradesh
Ahead of MP polls, AAP comes up with 'poha chaupals'
With Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh just months away, the Aam Aadmi Party has started reaching out to people in the state through "poha chaupals", a program aimed at holding dialogues over snack.
15 Apr 2018Karnataka
Unnao: BJP slam's Congress' 'hatred of unapologetic-Hindus' after K'taka-president's comment
A political war has erupted in poll-bound Karnataka after state Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao called for beating UP CM Yogi Adityanath with slippers.
15 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president
Vishwa Hindu Parishad veteran Pravin Togadia quit the outfit on Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost the party's presidential election, held for the first time since it was founded in 1964.
15 Apr 2018Andhra Pradesh
Now, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu to hold day-long fast
After disruption of Parliament didn't work, political parties are resorting to another form of protest: fasting.
14 Apr 2018Bihar
Bihar govt. introduces Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in official records
In a move to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti, the Bihar government, following in the footsteps of the UP government, has decided to introduce Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's middle name, 'Ramji', in government and court records.
14 Apr 2018Chhattisgarh
PM in Chattisgarh: Inaugurates Ayushman Bharat, internet scheme, rail-line
PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first healthcare centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.