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'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary joins BJP at Delhi membership drive

07 Jul 2019

Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary joins BJP at Delhi membership drive

On Sunday, famous Haryanvi singer and dancer Sapna Chaudhary joined the Bharatiya Janata Party during the party's membership drive program in Delhi.

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

24 May 2019

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.

How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar

27 Apr 2019

How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar

On Saturday, senior Congress leader Raj Babbar made a condescending remark at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by asking how she knew the size of PM Modi's kurtas.

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

17 Apr 2019

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

In what marks as another low in political discourse, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said people of country would see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as "thief's wife".

Watch: Priyanka Gandhi, brother Rahul start roadshow in Lucknow

11 Feb 2019

Watch: Priyanka Gandhi, brother Rahul start roadshow in Lucknow

Eighteen days after she got a top post in Congress, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit the campaign trail on Monday in Lucknow.

Priyanka Gandhi joins Twitter, gets 32,000 followers in minutes

11 Feb 2019

Priyanka Gandhi joins Twitter, gets 32,000 followers in minutes

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for Uttar Pradesh East, joined Twitter on Monday ahead of her mega roadshow in Lucknow.

Roadshow in Lucknow: Neta Priyanka and brother Rahul take centerstage

11 Feb 2019

Roadshow in Lucknow: Neta Priyanka and brother Rahul take centerstage

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East will sound the poll bugle in Lucknow with a grand roadshow on Monday.

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

06 Feb 2019

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly-inducted Congress general secretary for UP East, got into action on Tuesday, a day after she returned from a private visit to the United States.

BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

13 Jan 2019

BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

That Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party joined hands and left Congress won't change the end result for Bharatiya Janata Party, said President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Dubai.

#AssemblyElections: Star campaigner Yogi Adityanath gets BJP heartbreak in heartland

12 Dec 2018

#AssemblyElections: Star campaigner Yogi Adityanath gets BJP heartbreak in heartland

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the trump card which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hoped would help it win Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, but the results brought only sad news for the saffron party.

#RoadTo2019: Politicians' words are getting filthier. We have compiled few

26 Nov 2018

#RoadTo2019: Politicians' words are getting filthier. We have compiled few

The results of polls in five states, namely Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana, will be announced on December 11.

PM attacks Congress for comparing sliding rupee with his mother

25 Nov 2018

PM attacks Congress for comparing sliding rupee with his mother

PM Modi hit out at the Congress yesterday, days after its leader, Raj Babbar compared the rupee's slide with the age of his mother, saying those who didn't have issues to talk about, resort to abusing someone else's mother.

Brahmins know Hinduism: Congress-leader's comments on Modi's caste spark row

23 Nov 2018

Brahmins know Hinduism: Congress-leader's comments on Modi's caste spark row

Congress has found itself in yet another controversy after senior leader CP Joshi said only Brahmins are learned enough to speak on Hinduism.

Adityanath attacks Congress, says it encouraged corruption, Naxalism, terrorism

14 Nov 2018

Adityanath attacks Congress, says it encouraged corruption, Naxalism, terrorism

UP CM Yogi Adityanath today accused Congress of "encouraging corruption, Naxalism, terrorism, and misrule" during its 55-year rule.

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

23 Sep 2018

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

Undeterred by the BSP's recent alliance in Chhattisgarh and declaration of seats for Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar has said that his party is "optimistic" of a grand alliance in the state for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Raj Babbar says Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate

02 Sep 2018

Raj Babbar says Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate

Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar, on Saturday, said INC President Rahul Gandhi is the party's natural Prime Ministerial candidate, but the citizens of the country will decide who will be the PM after 2019 general elections.

UP's law and order situation, key 2019 LS election issue

29 Jul 2018

UP's law and order situation, key 2019 LS election issue

With the Lok Sabha polls just months away, the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is set to be a key election issue for both the ruling BJP and the opposition in the state.

Biopic on my mother should be called 'Ek-Thi-Smita': Prateik Babbar

28 Jul 2018

Biopic on my mother should be called 'Ek-Thi-Smita': Prateik Babbar

Prateik Babbar would love to have a biopic on his mother Smita Patil and he even has a title in mind. It should be called "Ek Thi Smita".

Congress didn't pay Rs. 35/month rent, asked to vacate Allahabad-office

20 Jul 2018

Congress didn't pay Rs. 35/month rent, asked to vacate Allahabad-office

The grand old party, the Congress may be looking to regain its lost lustre in national politics but it stands to lose its iconic office in Allahabad.

UP Congress conducts written test, practice interviews for potential spokespersons

29 Jun 2018

UP Congress conducts written test, practice interviews for potential spokespersons

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has conducted a written test and interviewed candidates for its new-media team in UP, introducing a system the party had tried in Gujarat and Karnataka.

Aspiring Congress spokespersons appeared in 'exam' on 'Modi government's failures'

29 Jun 2018

Aspiring Congress spokespersons appeared in 'exam' on 'Modi government's failures'

Aspiring spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee (UPCC) had a surprise yesterday: they were made to sit for a 30-minute 'exam' and an interview for the post.

Amid rising fuel prices, Congress member wants bullock cart

26 May 2018

Amid rising fuel prices, Congress member wants bullock cart

Taking a funny dig at the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Congress MLC Deepak Singh has written to the principal secretary of the Vidhan Parishad seeking an entry pass for a bullock cart so that he could attend meetings, without spending a fortune on fuel.

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

04 Apr 2018

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

In a controversial move, the BJP government in MP accorded 'Minister of State' (MoS) status to five Hindu saints, part of a Narmada conservation committee.

Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui joins Congress

22 Feb 2018

Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui joins Congress

Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui who was once the close aide of party chief Mayawati, on Thursday formally joined the Congress party, along with some other former Uttar Pradesh ministers.

Prateik Babbar gets engaged to girlfriend Sanya Sagar

23 Jan 2018

Prateik Babbar gets engaged to girlfriend Sanya Sagar

The only son of veteran actor Raj Babbar and late actress Smita Patil, Prateik Babbar got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sanya Sagar in Lucknow on Monday.

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law irks Karni Sena by dancing on 'Ghoomar'

30 Nov 2017

Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law irks Karni Sena by dancing on 'Ghoomar'

That the Karni Sena has a problem with 'Padmavati' is well-known, but it seems it has issues with everyone who associates themselves to it in any way.

What's in a surname? Janhvi, Ishaan drop it for 'Dhadak'

19 Nov 2017

What's in a surname? Janhvi, Ishaan drop it for 'Dhadak'

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar became the talk of the town because of their debut film 'Dhadak'.

Rahul Gandhi soon to be Congress President: Bane or boon?

15 Oct 2017

Rahul Gandhi soon to be Congress President: Bane or boon?

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has confirmed that Rahul Gandhi will soon take over as party chief signifying that Congress' organizational polls, most probably on Oct 25, might finally witness the generational shift.

BHU vice-chancellor: 'Can't run university if listen to every girl'

26 Sep 2017

BHU vice-chancellor: 'Can't run university if listen to every girl'

BHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi said the molestation incident that led to student protests and a lathi charge was "created by outsiders" with "vested interests."

BHU violence: Modi and Shah discuss lathi-charge incident with Yogi

25 Sep 2017

BHU violence: Modi and Shah discuss lathi-charge incident with Yogi

On September 25, during the BJP's National Executive meet's sidelines, PM Modi and Amit Shah discussed the police lathi-charge incident in Varanasi's Banaras Hindu University (BHU) with UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Gorakhpur: Not the first such accident, defends Amit Shah

15 Aug 2017

Gorakhpur: Not the first such accident, defends Amit Shah

First, the government was criticized for not responding well in the Gorakhpur tragedy: while PM Narendra Modi kept silent for days, the Adityanath government continued denying lack in oxygen supply despite several reports.

BJP demands Sonia Gandhi's apology over booklet row

04 Jun 2017

BJP demands Sonia Gandhi's apology over booklet row

The BJP was quick to mount an attack on Congress for the booklet-blunder seeking an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi sets off for Saharanpur despite no permission

27 May 2017

Rahul Gandhi sets off for Saharanpur despite no permission

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi left for violence-hit Saharanpur despite being denied permission by authorities.

Saharanpur riots- Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

26 May 2017

Saharanpur riots- Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

Police have denied permission to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit Saharanpur, which is tense after recent communal clashes that killed at least two and injured several.

Akhilesh spent Rs. 10.32cr for pension to Yash Bharti awardees

26 May 2017

Akhilesh spent Rs. 10.32cr for pension to Yash Bharti awardees

An RTI query has found that the UP government spent Rs. 10.32cr in 2016-17 to provide pensions to 172 beneficiaries of the Yash Bharti awards.

Saharanpur violence: 400 anti-riot personnel sent by Center

26 May 2017

Saharanpur violence: 400 anti-riot personnel sent by Center

The rapid caste violence spreading in Saharanpur from 5th May onwards has killed at least 2 people and left 29 injured.

Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet disabled

25 May 2017

Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet disabled

Police have imposed Section 144 in Saharanpur in light of the growing caste based violence in the district.

Dalit man killed in UP, 24 arrested

24 May 2017

Dalit man killed in UP, 24 arrested

In a fresh incident of caste-violence, a Dalit man was killed and 7 others were seriously injured while they were on their way home after meeting BSP chief Mayawati in riot-hit Shabbirpur.

Shivpal didn't talk to me before announcing new party: Mulayam

06 May 2017

Shivpal didn't talk to me before announcing new party: Mulayam

A day after Shivpal Yadav announced a new party, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said his brother hadn't even spoken to him since a week.