Bhupender Yadav: News

A seasoned politician from Rajasthan, Bhupender Yadav is one of the key strategists of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Born on 30th June 1969 in Ajmer, Rajasthan, Yadav has been a central figure in BJP’s victory in various elections. A lawyer by profession, Bhupender Yadav was an advocate in the Supreme Court before he became active in electoral politics. He began his association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh when he became the general secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad, the lawyer wing of RSS. In 2010, he became a National Secretary in the BJP. As a strategist, Yadav was one of the frontmen in the Bharatiya Janata Paraty’s victory in elections in different states including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, etc. Once a popular leader in Rajasthan, Yadav made his Parliamentary debut in 2012 when he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He retained the seat in 2018. His membership in various parliament select committees earned him the nickname ‘Committee Man’. In 2021, he was inducted into the Narendra Modi Cabinet as the Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest, and Climate Change.

18 Jan 2023

Jharkhand

Jharkhand: Sammed Shikharji won't be converted into tourist site

The Centre and Jharkhand government have made the decision that the Sammed Shikharji will remain a pilgrimage site for Jains and not be turned into a tourism hub, National Commission for Minorities chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura said on Wednesday.

08 Dec 2022

Gujarat

Gujarat: CM Bhupendra Patel's oath on Monday; PM to attend

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is expected to take oath of office for the second consecutive time on December 12 following Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) massive victory in the Assembly elections.

20 Oct 2022

Air Quality Index

Smog to choke Delhi in 3 days, action plan enforced

The National Capital Region (NCR) is likely to lose its breath under the grip of smog in the next three days.

04 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) emerged as the single-largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results, as it won 55 out of total 150 seats.

04 Dec 2020

Telangana

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

14 Nov 2020

Odisha

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

13 Nov 2020

Bihar

Bihar: Decision about CM left to NDA, says Nitish Kumar

JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who suffered a major blow in the recently-conducted Bihar Assembly elections, declared he hasn't claimed the CM post and the decision will be taken by National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

21 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

After trying to stall the passage of two out of the three Agriculture Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, the opposition moved an unprecedented resolution, seeking the removal of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

10 Dec 2019

Maharashtra

Disgruntled BJP-leader Eknath Khadse meets Pawar, meeting with Uddhav next

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse is upset with his party and claims he was treated unfairly. This has sort of opened new doors for him, and he has been meeting several leaders since.

Manoj Tiwari leads protest against Arvind Kejriwal over Rafale remarks

Delhi's BJP chief Manoj Tiwari loves taking out protests, even if they are irrelevant and don't affect the common man.

29 May 2019

West Bengal

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

18 Apr 2019

PV Narasimha Rao

Shoe hurled at BJP MP during press conference in Delhi

An unidentified man on Thursday hurled a shoe at BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao while he was addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

26 Mar 2019

Bihar

Bihar: Seat-change hurt Giriraj Singh's "self-respect", Kanhaiya takes a jibe

Union minister Giriraj Singh, who is one of the tallest BJP leaders in Bihar, said his self-respect was hurt after his Lok Sabha seat was changed from Nawada to Begusarai.

26 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP inducts another high-profile name, Jaya Prada joins party

Veteran Bollywood actress and MP Jaya Prada joined BJP on Tuesday and could be fielded from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

23 Mar 2019

Bihar

BJP drops Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib, Prasad replaces him

For upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP dropped Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib and gave the seat to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

05 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#RoadTo2019: For amplifying voter-outreach, BJP plans to set 200 call-centers

To amplify its voter outreach, BJP plans to set up 200 call centers ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, HT reports.

31 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#SardarPatelB'day: Delhi BJP organizes 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', hails Patel's contribution

Delhi unit of BJP organized a run, 'Rashtriya Ekta Daud', in the city today morning to celebrate the 143rd birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

01 Aug 2018

India

FRDI Bill withdrawn on apprehensions expressed by public: Piyush Goyal

The government has decided to withdraw Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill following apprehensions expressed by the public with regard to the "bail-in" clause to resolve a failing bank and insurance cover on bank deposits, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal told a Parliamentary Committee.

04 Apr 2018

Gujarat

Jaya Bachchan, Bhupendra Yadav, 10 others take Rajya Sabha oath

Actor-turned-Parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan and BJP's Bhupendra Yadav were among a dozen newly elected or re-elected members of the Rajya Sabha who took the oath of office on Wednesday.

09 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe triggers 'Maharabharat' between BJP-Congress

PM Narendra Modi's 'Ramayana' jibe at Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury has triggered a 'Mahabharat' between the BJP and Congress.

06 Jan 2018

India

Venkaiah Naidu issues privilege-notice against Rahul Gandhi for "Jaitlie" tweet

Following Rahul Gandhi's tweet against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, calling him "Jaitlie", Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu issued a notice of breaching the parliamentary privilege against the Congress President.

15 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat Elections: How has caste emerged as a key factor?

To counter the Congress offensive in Gujarat, BJP has invited 200 backward class and Dalit leaders from across states to enhance its election campaign.