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AAP leader Atishi Marlena drops second name, furor follows

29 Aug 2018

AAP leader Atishi Marlena drops second name, furor follows

In a rather strange development, AAP leader Atishi Marlena's second name was dropped from all party and campaign material, but she has denied any caste angle to it.

Akhilesh Yadav claims people want new PM after 2019 polls

28 Aug 2018

Akhilesh Yadav claims people want new PM after 2019 polls

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today claimed the people want a new Prime Minister after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as he accused the BJP of spreading lies.

Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin elected DMK's 2nd ever President

28 Aug 2018

Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin elected DMK's 2nd ever President

An era had ended with the death of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, a new one has now begun with his son, MK Stalin, having taken up the mantle.

BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month

27 Aug 2018

BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month

The BJP would launch its campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls at a convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25.

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

27 Aug 2018

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

The RSS may invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi to attend a three-day lecture series by Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi next month.

Rahul Gandhi ignorant about India, so can't understand Sangh: RSS

27 Aug 2018

Rahul Gandhi ignorant about India, so can't understand Sangh: RSS

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for likening the RSS to Islamist group Muslim Brotherhood, the Sangh today said the Congress chief cannot understand the saffron outfit as he does not know India.

Manmohan Singh advises Modi against wiping out Nehru's legacy

27 Aug 2018

Manmohan Singh advises Modi against wiping out Nehru's legacy

Amid reports that BJP-led Centre plans to set up a museum for all Prime Ministers in the Teen Murti Complex, former PM Dr Mamohan Singh has written a strong worded letter to his successor Narendra Modi asking him to not wipe away Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy.

Kerala floods occurred due to cow-slaughtering in open: BJP MLA

26 Aug 2018

Kerala floods occurred due to cow-slaughtering in open: BJP MLA

Known for making controversial remarks, BJP MLA from Karnataka's Vijayapura, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, kicked-up a fresh row by saying the Kerala floods occurred because of slaughtering of cows in the open.

You can rate and review MPs, MLAs with this app

24 Aug 2018

You can rate and review MPs, MLAs with this app

Former President Pranab Mukherjee today unveiled the "NETA" app, which lets users rate their MLAs and MPs and is being billed as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment across constituencies in the country.

BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

24 Aug 2018

BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The BJP today lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for invoking Guru Nanak Dev during his address in Germany, saying he should apologize for the heinous crime at the Golden Temple during 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

24 Aug 2018

No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat yesterday ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon.

Arun Jaitley back as Finance Minister, after 3-month break

23 Aug 2018

Arun Jaitley back as Finance Minister, after 3-month break

After a three-month-long hiatus following a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Arun Jaitley is finally ready to to take up the reins as the Finance and Corporate Affairs minister again.

Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat dies at 63

22 Aug 2018

Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat dies at 63

Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning at Primus Hospital in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri. He was 63.

Why Atal ji cried just before becoming PM: Watch video

17 Aug 2018

Why Atal ji cried just before becoming PM: Watch video

A poet, a politician, a statesman and an orator. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was all this, and also had an emotional core.

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

16 Aug 2018

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is battling illness and age, his niece Kanti Mishra said she wanted to hear him speak one more time. This is precisely the emotion of the nation which rallied behind Vajpayee and adored him for decades.

BJP dismisses charges of it trying to divide the DMK

15 Aug 2018

BJP dismisses charges of it trying to divide the DMK

The Tamil Nadu BJP today dismissed the charge that it was attempting to divide the DMK and said it had become a practice to blame the saffron party for any problem.

Independence Day: Amit Shah's gaffe during flag-hoisting mocked by Congress

15 Aug 2018

Independence Day: Amit Shah's gaffe during flag-hoisting mocked by Congress

Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah was left red-faced today when the flag he was unfurling at the party's headquarters fell down.

DMK Meet: No decision on President, but Stalin has support

14 Aug 2018

DMK Meet: No decision on President, but Stalin has support

At the first meeting of DMK, after the death of patriarch Karunanidhi on Tuesday, several party leaders asked his younger son MK Stalin to lead them.

2019 general elections: 11 states might hold simultaneous polls

14 Aug 2018

2019 general elections: 11 states might hold simultaneous polls

In a bid to push for the implementation of PM Modi's grand idea of 'one nation, one election', the BJP is mulling holding assembly elections simultaneously in 11 states, along with the general elections slated for the first half of 2019.

Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

13 Aug 2018

Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

MK Alagiri, son of late DMK president M Karunanidhi, has claimed the support of his father's "true relatives" a day before a crucial party meeting, where announcements will be made regarding the next chief.

Opposition parties that helped Harivansh Singh win are hypocrites: Congress

13 Aug 2018

Opposition parties that helped Harivansh Singh win are hypocrites: Congress

The Congress yesterday said the political parties that broke the opposition ranks to facilitate the victory of the NDA nominee in the election for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman had exposed their hypocrisy.

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

13 Aug 2018

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition last week, has succumbed. He was 89.

Jaipur: Rajyavardhan Rathore takes jibe at Rahul's temple visit

12 Aug 2018

Jaipur: Rajyavardhan Rathore takes jibe at Rahul's temple visit

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today took a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his temple visit, saying one tends to get worried in difficult times.

Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

12 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

Like Goddess Sita chose Lord Ram, the Chief Minister's face of the Congress will be elected through 'swayamvar' after the Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Leader of Opposition TS Singh Deo said.

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

12 Aug 2018

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

Religious leaders in Madhya Pradesh are preparing to jump into the political fray and contest the state Assembly polls due later this year.

After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert

03 Aug 2018

After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert

After targeting elections in the US, Russia may turn its focus on other democracies like India and Brazil, an Oxford University social media expert has warned.

Telangana Police gets 'Face Recognition System' to identify criminals

02 Aug 2018

Telangana Police gets 'Face Recognition System' to identify criminals

Telangana Police is now equipped with another powerful tool, "Facial Recognition System" (FRS), that would help them prevent crime and identify criminals/suspects at lightning speed, the police said today.

Not PM post, Banerjee just wants BJP defeated in 2019

02 Aug 2018

Not PM post, Banerjee just wants BJP defeated in 2019

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has said she is not eyeing the Prime Minister's post and that her only motive was to see Bharatiya Janata Party's defeat in 2019 General elections.

Will Amar Singh join BJP? Modi's speech mentions former-SP strongman

30 Jul 2018

Will Amar Singh join BJP? Modi's speech mentions former-SP strongman

Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi leader Amar Singh's presence at an event in Lucknow where PM Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath were present has triggered speculations about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Biju Janata Dal govt in Odisha is 'lollipop' govt: BJP

29 Jul 2018

Biju Janata Dal govt in Odisha is 'lollipop' govt: BJP

BJP today termed the Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha as "lollipop government" which, instead of providing jobs to the youths, was giving them "lollipop" under Biju Yuva Bahini programme.

'Can become CM in one-minute,' says the controversial Hema Malini

27 Jul 2018

'Can become CM in one-minute,' says the controversial Hema Malini

UP BJP MP Hema Malini can become the chief minister if she wanted to "in a minute," she told reporters Wednesday in Rajasthan's Banswara, "but I don't like to be tied up."

Top Tamil Nadu politicians visit ill DMK chief Karunanidhi

27 Jul 2018

Top Tamil Nadu politicians visit ill DMK chief Karunanidhi

Top Tamil Nadu politicians including Deputy CM O Panneerselvam and Kamal Haasan visited M Karunanidhi yesterday, who hasn't been keeping well.

Mamata to visit Delhi to invite opposition-leaders for federal-front rally

24 Jul 2018

Mamata to visit Delhi to invite opposition-leaders for federal-front rally

In a bid to take on the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha election, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will visit Delhi for three days from July 31 to personally invite opposition leaders to the "federal front" rally she plans to hold in January in Kolkata.

Yogi creates record; visits all 75 UP districts in 16-months

23 Jul 2018

Yogi creates record; visits all 75 UP districts in 16-months

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today set a record of sorts by visiting all the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh during the past 16 months he has been in office.

After Shah speaks about 'going solo', Uddhav Thackeray hits back

23 Jul 2018

After Shah speaks about 'going solo', Uddhav Thackeray hits back

In what is another proof of 'frenemy' relationship between Shiv Sena and BJP, Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said his party was friends with the public, and not with a specific party.

After no-confidence motion, Congress mulls privilege motion against Sitharaman, Modi

23 Jul 2018

After no-confidence motion, Congress mulls privilege motion against Sitharaman, Modi

Congress is likely to move a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the Rafale deal.

BSP has no official Twitter, Facebook accounts or website: Mayawati

23 Jul 2018

BSP has no official Twitter, Facebook accounts or website: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati today said that the party has given almost 50% representation to the youth in its committees at all levels and therefore it does not have the need to have a separate youth front in the party.

National Herald Case: Subramanian Swamy records his statement in Delhi-court

21 Jul 2018

National Herald Case: Subramanian Swamy records his statement in Delhi-court

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today recorded his statement before a Delhi court in the National Herald case, filed by him against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi, and other accused.

UP: PM Modi to address farmers' rally in Shahjahanpur today

21 Jul 2018

UP: PM Modi to address farmers' rally in Shahjahanpur today

PM Narendra Modi will address a "Kisan Kalyan Rally" in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh today.

BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

20 Jul 2018

BJP will win no-confidence motion; why did Opposition move it?

BJP is set to face a trust vote in the Lok Sabha today, and despite Sonia Gandhi's insistence that they "have the numbers," the math is simple: NDA has 313 members in the 535-member House.