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Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

08 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections: Congress' Alka Lamba slaps AAP worker

Congress leader Alka Lamba, who is contesting from Chandni Chowk constituency, lost cool on workers of her former party — the Aam Aadmi Party after comments were allegedly passed on her son.

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

03 Feb 2020

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

26 Jan 2020

Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls

Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

23 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder victim, has supported Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for slamming a senior lawyer, who asked Devi to forgive the convicts.

'Dynast' Rahul can't defeat 'self-made' Modi: Ramachandra Guha's sharp remark

18 Jan 2020

'Dynast' Rahul can't defeat 'self-made' Modi: Ramachandra Guha's sharp remark

Historian Ramachandra Guha has joined the long list of critics of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, going as far as saying that Kerala's Wayanad committed a disaster by electing him.

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

18 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising made a case for rapists of Nirbhaya saying the mother of the deceased 23-year-old physiotherapy intern should forgive the convicts.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

CAA cut-off 2014 because Modi became PM: Assam Finance Minister

28 Dec 2019

CAA cut-off 2014 because Modi became PM: Assam Finance Minister

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue to rage across the nation, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed a rally over the contentious legislation in Morigaon district.

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

02 Dec 2019

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra suffered a minor security breach at her residence in Delhi's Lodhi Estate, last week.

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

28 Nov 2019

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not stay at luxury hotels while halting in night for technical reasons or aircraft refuelling, during his foreign visits. He opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals, instead.

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

27 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

Ayodhya verdict: Displeased Owaisi says Muslims should reject 5-acre-land offer

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict: Displeased Owaisi says Muslims should reject 5-acre-land offer

The chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, is unhappy and angry at the Supreme Court.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

27 Oct 2019

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, went on a hunger strike on Saturday demanding release, reports ANI.

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

19 Sep 2019

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

Earlier this month, rebel AAP MLA Alka Lamba called it quits with the party, putting an end to her six-year-long journey. But, on Wednesday she claimed she hasn't given her "written resignation".

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

08 Sep 2019

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away. He was 95

08 Sep 2019

Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away. He was 95

Celebrated lawyer and former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

06 Sep 2019

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

29 Aug 2019

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

Congress has finally woken up from its slumber, or so it seems. The party, which was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, has launched a hunt for its social media head.

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

25 Aug 2019

In Arun Jaitley, India has lost a legal luminary

Arun Jaitley, 66, donned many hats during his life. Starting off as a student leader and going on to handle key ministries like Finance and Defense in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Jaitley's journey has been spectacular.

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

20 Aug 2019

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

'Sacred Games 2' will be far more twisted: Saif Ali

30 Jul 2019

'Sacred Games 2' will be far more twisted: Saif Ali

Saif Ali Khan, who will be seen in Sacred Games 2, revealed that the second season has been "cleverly done," and will be more twisted.

Granted parole for daughter's wedding, Rajiv Gandhi's killer leaves prison

25 Jul 2019

Granted parole for daughter's wedding, Rajiv Gandhi's killer leaves prison

Nalini Sriharan, who is serving a life sentence in connection to Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, walked out of prison on Thursday.

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Five things to know about the three-time Delhi CM

20 Jul 2019

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Five things to know about the three-time Delhi CM

Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and veteran Congress party leader, Sheila Dikshit, passed away on Saturday at the age of 81 in New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

10 Jul 2019

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan granted one-month parole

05 Jul 2019

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan granted one-month parole

The Madras High Court on Friday granted a one-month ordinary leave to Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter who lives in London.

Gandhis sidelined PV Narasimha Rao, says grandson; demands apology

28 Jun 2019

Gandhis sidelined PV Narasimha Rao, says grandson; demands apology

From not letting Rahul Gandhi resign to protecting the family tooth and nail, we all know Congress only accepts "Gandhis" as their leaders.

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

19 Jun 2019

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

17 Jun 2019

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

2019 Lok Sabha elections marked the death of dynasty politics and showed that voters are done pleading allegiance to a certain family.

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

29 May 2019

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

A few days after her historic win in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, Smriti Irani walked barefoot for 14 kilometer to Mumbai's SiddhiVinayak Temple.

Amethi: Smriti Irani to ensure death sentence for aide's killers

27 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti Irani to ensure death sentence for aide's killers

When Congress President Rahul Gandhi was defeated by Smriti Irani, he asked the BJP leader to "take care" of Amethi.

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

24 May 2019

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

Without a shred of doubt, the biggest winner of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

17 May 2019

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

Just two days ahead of the final phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP launched damage control after three senior party leaders and election candidates made comments favoring Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

13 May 2019

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

The 2019 elections will probably go down in history as the one in which civility hit a new low every day. And this time, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is to be blamed.

Sam Pitroda should apologize for 1984-riots comments, says Rahul Gandhi

11 May 2019

Sam Pitroda should apologize for 1984-riots comments, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress found itself in a soup on Thursday after its senior leader Sam Pitroda made insensitive remarks about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

On 1984-riots, Pitroda says 'hua to hua'. Modi slams him

10 May 2019

On 1984-riots, Pitroda says 'hua to hua'. Modi slams him

As election season is reaching its climax, political parties aren't leaving anything to chance. No one wants to give leverage to their opponent.

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

09 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

Indian politics has gotten more interesting and nastier than ever.

Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat for family vacation: PM Modi

09 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat for family vacation: PM Modi

From New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh attack on the Gandhi family, by referring to an incident which media "forgot" to report.

Congress says EC biased toward Modi-Shah, SC refuses to interfere

08 May 2019

Congress says EC biased toward Modi-Shah, SC refuses to interfere

The Congress had complained to Supreme Court alleging that Election Commission has been giving a free pass to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, hoping that the court might take some action.

Akali Dal leader calls Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher"

06 May 2019

Akali Dal leader calls Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher"

Endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand, an Akali Dal leader called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher".