LK Advani

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Asaram: From building a Rs. 10,000cr empire to life imprisonment

25 Apr 2018

Asaram: From building a Rs. 10,000cr empire to life imprisonment

The tale of Asaram, self-styled godman, reached a certain end today: he was convicted of raping a minor five years earlier.

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

22 Apr 2018

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

Former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani, who was acquitted Friday in the Naroda Patiya massacre case that killed 97 people, said it was God's way of testing her.

7 reasons why BJP's lotus has bloomed in full swing

06 Apr 2018

7 reasons why BJP's lotus has bloomed in full swing

On this day in 1980, two young leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani took the bold decision of forming the BJP by dismantling Jan Sangh. As its first party president, Vajpayee gave the party's clarion call "Andhera Chhatega, Suraj Niklega, Kamal Khilega."

Smriti Irani's birthday: 6 interesting facts about the actress-turned-politician

23 Mar 2018

Smriti Irani's birthday: 6 interesting facts about the actress-turned-politician

Smriti Irani once claimed "an ideological umbilical cord with BJP." Her grandfather was a swayamsevak and mother, a booth-activist.

Foundation named after Mukherjee to improve people's quality of life

16 Mar 2018

Foundation named after Mukherjee to improve people's quality of life

In a bid to improve the quality of life of people, a foundation named after former President Pranab Mukherjee was launched in Delhi.

Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM

09 Mar 2018

Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM

Biplab Kumar Deb was sworn in as the Tripura CM today, bringing in the first BJP government in the state.

After India snub, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi

06 Mar 2018

After India snub, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi

New Delhi's zeal to rebuild relations with Beijing has taken a toll on the anniversary celebrations of Dalai Lama's arrival in India.

AAP's Kumar Vishwas says he is the "youngest Advani"

24 Feb 2018

AAP's Kumar Vishwas says he is the "youngest Advani"

AAP's internal feud between chief Arvind Kejriwal and spokesperson Kumar Vishwas continues to fester.

Modi inaugurates BJP's new headquarters at Delhi's DDU Marg

18 Feb 2018

Modi inaugurates BJP's new headquarters at Delhi's DDU Marg

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the new BJP headquarters at New Delhi's Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg today.

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

09 Feb 2018

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.

Pakistan's Katas Raj temple seeks visitors as pond runs dry

19 Jan 2018

Pakistan's Katas Raj temple seeks visitors as pond runs dry

The sacred pond in the Katas Raj temple complex of Pakistan, the Amrit Kund, is on the verge of running dry.

Jairam Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

27 Dec 2017

Jairam Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur has taken oath as Himachal CM. He was elected to helm the state after the party's CM-candidate Prem Dhumal failed to win.

Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM once again

26 Dec 2017

Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM once again

Vijay Rupani has taken oath as the new Gujarat chief minister in the presence of PM Narendra Modi.

Chronicling Atal Bihari Vajpayee's journey on his 93rd birthday!

25 Dec 2017

Chronicling Atal Bihari Vajpayee's journey on his 93rd birthday!

An orator-par-excellence, darling politician, spirited statesman and BJP's tallest leader are adjectives that describe former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

'Game of Ayodhya' director wants Advani to see the film

28 Nov 2017

'Game of Ayodhya' director wants Advani to see the film

Debutant director Sunil Singh has come up with an unusual film 'The Game of Ayodhya' which deals with an unsual love story of a Hindu and a Muslim, that is slated for release on December 8.

LK Advani: The man who couldn't become PM or President

08 Nov 2017

LK Advani: The man who couldn't become PM or President

Lal Krishna Advani, one of BJP's founding fathers, is credited for scripting BJP's landmark win in the 1998 polls.

IPS officer testifying against Advani in Babri case denied extension

27 Oct 2017

IPS officer testifying against Advani in Babri case denied extension

The government has turned down Uttarakhand cadre IPS officer Anju Gupta's request for permanent employment in the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) on grounds that many joint-secretary level officers in R&AW have recently been granted extension.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee not on voters' list for Lucknow civic-polls

28 Sep 2017

Atal Bihari Vajpayee not on voters' list for Lucknow civic-polls

Ahead of the municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh, Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name has been struck off the Lucknow Municipal Corporation's voter list.

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

27 Sep 2017

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out at PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

Mohan Bhagwat: "Most powerful outsider in Indian politics"

11 Sep 2017

Mohan Bhagwat: "Most powerful outsider in Indian politics"

Mohan Bhagwat, RSS supremo and sarsanghchalak (head), turns 67 today. Bhagwat was an unknown face until the then RSS Chief KC Sudarshan appointed him his successor in 2009.

From corporate to politics: These Indian women are dominating

11 Sep 2017

From corporate to politics: These Indian women are dominating

To achieve success in politics, one has to have grit, confidence, a go-getter attitude and a sharp mind. Much like what success in the corporate world demands.

Celebrated lawyer Jethmalani retires after 70 years in service

10 Sep 2017

Celebrated lawyer Jethmalani retires after 70 years in service

The maverick lawyer who has astounded us with the cases he has taken up, Ram Jethmalani announced his decision to retire to the Bar Council of India. He will be stepping down on September 14.

RK Singh: Former bureaucrat who challenged ministers now becomes one

04 Sep 2017

RK Singh: Former bureaucrat who challenged ministers now becomes one

In the Narendra Modi-led government's recent cabinet rejig, Raj Kumar Singh, a former bureaucrat, has been appointed the minister of power, and new and renewable energy.

Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers

03 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers

In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.

CBFC head Prasoon Joshi and his long relations with BJP

12 Aug 2017

CBFC head Prasoon Joshi and his long relations with BJP

The Indian film industry seems to be quite relieved with adman-writer-lyricist-poet Prasoon Joshi replacing Pahlaj Nihalani as the Chairman of Central Bureau of Film Certification.

Ayodhya dispute: UP Shia Board challenges Sunni ownership of mosque

10 Aug 2017

Ayodhya dispute: UP Shia Board challenges Sunni ownership of mosque

A day after proposing peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute, UP's Shia Waqf Board has approached the SC challenging a 1946 order declaring the mosque as Sunni-Board property.

Have temple at disputed Ayodhya site, mosque nearby: Shia Board

08 Aug 2017

Have temple at disputed Ayodhya site, mosque nearby: Shia Board

In a significant development, the Shia Wakf Board proposed to the SC that a temple be built at the disputed Ayodhya site and the mosque be located nearby in a Muslim-dominated area.

Amit Shah ready to take-on newer roles while strengthening previous

01 Aug 2017

Amit Shah ready to take-on newer roles while strengthening previous

Amit Shah has filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections. It is speculated he will take on Manohar Parrikar's role in the Cabinet.

From corporate to politics: These Indian women are dominating

29 Jul 2017

From corporate to politics: These Indian women are dominating

To achieve success in politics, one has to have grit, confidence, a go-getter attitude and a sharp mind. Much like what success in the corporate world demands.

Kovind vs Kumar: Counting underway to decide India's next president

20 Jul 2017

Kovind vs Kumar: Counting underway to decide India's next president

Counting of votes in the presidential election started today at 11am, three days after polling was held to decide India's next President.

#ModiInIsrael: 5 things that define Indo-Israeli ties

04 Jul 2017

#ModiInIsrael: 5 things that define Indo-Israeli ties

Narendra Modi is set to become the first Indian PM to visit Israel on July 4.

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

30 Jun 2017

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

Senior lawyer KK Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India as Mukul Rohatgi steps down from the post.

Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar files nomination

28 Jun 2017

Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar files nomination

The opposition's presidential candidate, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, filed her nomination for the July 17 polls in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders.

Opposition's Presidential candidate: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar

22 Jun 2017

Opposition's Presidential candidate: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar

The opposition has finally announced its candidate for the presidential election. It has chosen former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit candidate.

Presidential election: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP candidate

19 Jun 2017

Presidential election: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP candidate

In a rather unexpected move, the BJP has chosen Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind as their candidate for the upcoming Presidential election.

Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

16 Jun 2017

Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

In the lack of confirmation from the BJP, there have been several names doing the rounds as the possible presidential candidate of the NDA.

Presidential polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

14 Jun 2017

Presidential polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

The EC has issued a notification for filing of nominations for the presidential polls, which will continue till June 28.

Presidential Elections on July 17: Election Commission

07 Jun 2017

Presidential Elections on July 17: Election Commission

President Pranab Mukherjee's term will end on July 24, paving the way for presidential polls, if needed, the Election Commission said.

Babri Masjid case- Advani, Joshi, Bharti exempted from personal appearance

07 Jun 2017

Babri Masjid case- Advani, Joshi, Bharti exempted from personal appearance

A special CBI court has exempted BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti from personal appearance during the ongoing Babri Masjid case trial.

Babri Masjid- Conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and others

30 May 2017

Babri Masjid- Conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and others

A special CBI court framed conspiracy charges against BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others under section 120(b) of the IPC in the Babri Masjid demolition case; all have been granted bail.