Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): News

23 Oct 2022


Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

Centre cancels Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Charitable Trust's foreign funding license

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) canceled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT) on Saturday for allegedly violating the foreign funding law.

22 Oct 2022

Firecrackers Ban

Firecracker ban hurts sentiments, hits workers: RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has opposed the firecrackers ban announced by many state governments, including Delhi, during Diwali terming it "unscientific" and aimed at "hurting sentiments".

21 Oct 2022


Nitish Kumar in touch with BJP, alleges Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor has accused Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar of being in contact with the former coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

19 Oct 2022

Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres criticizes India over human rights performance

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday chastised India for its record on human rights.

19 Oct 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Unraveling the messy Meta v/s 'The Wire' saga

Meta is embroiled in a bitter conflict with Indian news outlet The Wire. The publication's allegation that the parent of Facebook and Instagram removed an Instagram post at the behest of an Indian politician is where the controversy began.

18 Oct 2022

Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano case: Union minister Pralhad Joshi defends rapists' release

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday defended the early release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, saying it was done as per the rule of law.

18 Oct 2022

Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia's CBI questioning: Pressured to quit AAP, alleges leader

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday forced him to quit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during his questioning in the Delhi excise policy scam case.

18 Oct 2022


Sourav Ganguly's replacement at BCCI leaves Mamata Banerjee furious

The news of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly soon getting replaced as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has left West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee furious.

Delhi excise policy case: CBI summons Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia for questioning on Monday in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.

16 Oct 2022

Nirmala Sitharaman

ED completely independent, not used as political tool: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Saturday that the Enforcement Directorate (ED), India's main government investigation agency, is "completely independent" in its approach and work.

14 Oct 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why CEC didn't announce Gujarat assembly poll dates

In an unexpected move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the poll schedule for the Himachal Pradesh assembly only while the dates for the Gujarat assembly election were not made public yet.

Voting in Himachal on November 12, counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted in single-phase on November 12.

PMLA case: ED files charge sheet against journalist Rana Ayyub

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint, which is equivalent to a charge sheet, against well-known journalist Rana Ayyub under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a Special Court in Ghaziabad, ANI reported.

13 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu: Controversial order allowing voters' registration for 'non-locals' withdrawn

The Jammu administration on Wednesday rescinded an order that empowered revenue officials to give certificates of residence to persons who had been living in the district for more than a year in order to register them as voters.

12 Oct 2022


BJP's Gaurav Yatra across poll-bound Gujarat begins today

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to take out five Gaurav Yatras across Gujarat for poll campaigning starting from Wednesday as elections are slated in the state later this year.

10 Oct 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Section 144 imposed in Ekbalpur following communal violence

After clashes between two communities on Sunday night, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code was on Monday imposed in West Bengal's Ekbalpur until Wednesday to restore law and order.

Delhi Police books organizers of VHP's controversial 'hate speech' rally

A day after the Vishva Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Delhi rally turned into a hate speech arena, the Delhi Police booked its organizers on Monday.

10 Oct 2022


Bengaluru: 4-month-old road caves in partially, Congress corners BJP government

A portion of a service road built as part of the busy Kundalahalli underpass—inaugurated merely four months ago—in East Bengaluru caved in on Sunday, creating a sinkhole a few meters wide.

Ahead of Munugode bypoll, TRS flags BJP candidate's multicrore project

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has launched a fresh attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by accusing a member of the saffron party of corruption.

09 Oct 2022

Rajendra Pal Gautam

Delhi cabinet minister resigns over Buddhist mass conversion event row

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Rajendra Pal Gautam was forced to resign as Delhi's Social Welfare Minister on Sunday following protests by the BJP which kicked up a storm over his presence at an event in Delhi where 10,000 people converted to Buddhism on Friday.

07 Oct 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP, BJP face-off over Delhi minister attending mass conversion event

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) entered into fresh controversy after its minister in Delhi Rajendra Pal Gautam attended a mass conversion event in the national capital prompting a sharp reaction from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

07 Oct 2022

Kamal Haasan

#NewsBytesExplainer: The ongoing controversy regarding Raja Raja Chola's religious identity

The legendary actor Kamal Haasan's statement that the Chola king was not Hindu sparked outrage, prompting political parties, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to react.

Delhi liquor policy: ED raids 35 locations across three states

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided 35 locations throughout the country on Friday, including liquor firms, distributors, and supply chain networks, NDTV reported.

05 Oct 2022

K. Chandrashekar Rao

Eyeing 2024 polls, KCR launches national party 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi'

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) launched his national party 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS)' on Wednesday with eyes set on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

04 Oct 2022

Amit Shah

J&K: Amit Shah promises quota for Paharis; final announcement soon

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir would soon get reservations in education and job sectors as a Scheduled Tribe (ST), along with the Gujjars and Bakarwals.

04 Oct 2022


'Adipurush': BJP slams director Om Raut for misrepresentation of Ramayana

The teaser of filmmaker Om Raut's upcoming film Adipurush, an adaptation of the epic Ramayana, was dropped on Sunday.

03 Oct 2022

Amit Shah

J&K: Rumors of Amit Shah's Pahari reservation announcement trigger protests

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to announce a reservation for the Pahari community during his Jammu and Kashmir visit, reports said on Monday.

02 Oct 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot's dig at Pilot: 'Few MLAs sitting with Amit Shah'

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made a jab at his adversary Sachin Pilot on Sunday, claiming that Congress MLAs in the state believed it was better to rebel than accept "others" as chief minister.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's PFI and why has the Centre banned it?

The Centre banned the controversial Popular Front of India (PFI) on Wednesday under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

27 Sep 2022


Ankita Bhandari murder: Drugs, prostitution rampant at Pulkit Arya's resort

Prostitution and drug abuse were rampant at Uttarakhand's Vanantra Resort, where the late 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari was working as a receptionist, former employees alleged on Tuesday.

PFI targeting BJP, RSS; could be banned under UAPA: Reports

The Popular Front of India (PFI) allegedly planned to target senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), reports said on Monday.

26 Sep 2022


Ankita Bhandari murder case: Killers will be hanged, assures police

Days after the alleged murder of Ankita Bhandari, a receptionist at a Uttarakhand resort, the police assured her family that the killers will be hanged.

26 Sep 2022


Rajasthan: 90+ Gehlot loyalists resign to stop Pilot's CM bid

The political crisis in Rajasthan worsened late on Sunday after an unsuccessful Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting as MLAs loyal to CM Ashok Gehlot kicked up a storm over the possibility of Sachin Pilot succeeding him.

25 Sep 2022

Goa Police

Sonali Phogat's family accuses BJP's Kuldeep Bishnoi of murder

The family of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat has accused party leader, Kuldeep Bishnoi, of killing her, ANI reported.

24 Sep 2022

Pushkar Singh Dhami

Ankita Bhandari murder: BJP expels accused's father; locals torch resort

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday expelled senior party leader and former minister in Uttarakhand Vinod Arya over the involvement of his son Pulkit Arya in the murder of a young resort receptionist Ankita Bhandari, NDTV reported.

21 Sep 2022

Raju Srivastava

From Congress, SP to BJP: Raju Srivastava's 'versatile' political journey

India is mourning the demise of Raju Srivastava, a legendary comedian and the nation's favorite "Gajodhar Bhaiya."

21 Sep 2022


UP: BJP MLA booked for harassment, son for rape

In a bizarre series of events, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and his son have been booked for allegedly harassing and raping a woman in Uttar Pradesh.

21 Sep 2022

Rahul Gandhi

MP: BJP threatens to obstruct Congress's yatra over 'anti-Brahmin' remarks

A new political feud has erupted between the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following alleged inappropriate statements by Madhya Pradesh Congress leader KK Mishra.

20 Sep 2022

Madhya Pradesh

'Deer fed to Kuno cheetahs': Bishnoi community seeks PM's intervention

A controversy has erupted over the eight cheetahs brought in from Namibia and released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi into Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park last week.