Uma Bharti

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Air hostess' brother slams BJP for seeking Gopal Kanda's help

25 Oct 2019

Air hostess' brother slams BJP for seeking Gopal Kanda's help

After Haryana's results were announced, BJP, having 40 seats in its kitty, quickly moved to bring independents on its side.

Haryana: Gopal Kanda supports BJP, Uma Bharti talks about "values"

25 Oct 2019

Haryana: Gopal Kanda supports BJP, Uma Bharti talks about "values"

Gifted with a fractured verdict in Haryana, BJP reached out to independents to ensure it forms the next government.

NDA minister says ATS had proof against Pragya Thakur

29 Apr 2019

NDA minister says ATS had proof against Pragya Thakur

On Sunday, NDA minister and Republican Party of India (RPI) President Ramdas Athawale criticized BJP's decision to field Pragya Thakur from Bhopal and stressed that Anti-Terrorism Squad had proof against her.

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".

Will BJP choose hardliner Sadhvi Pragya to take on Digvijaya?

09 Apr 2019

Will BJP choose hardliner Sadhvi Pragya to take on Digvijaya?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mulling all its options for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, which has been its bastion for almost three decades.

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

26 Mar 2019

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

BJP names Union Minister Uma Bharti as National Vice-President

23 Mar 2019

BJP names Union Minister Uma Bharti as National Vice-President

Union Minister Uma Bharti, who earlier expressed unwillingness to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, has been appointed the National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.

Congress fields Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, BJP's bastion since 1989

23 Mar 2019

Congress fields Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, BJP's bastion since 1989

Reportedly, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh will contest from Bhopal in the upcoming elections. Bhopal has been BJP's bastion since decades as the saffron party hasn't lost parliamentary polls from there since 1989.

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

04 Dec 2018

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

On Tuesday, senior BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti announced that she would not contest next year's Lok Sabha elections, and would instead concentrate on issues such as the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and cleaning up the River Ganga.

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.

Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option

11 Oct 2018

Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option

Amid the array of sexual harassment charges leveled against MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar, the government is weighing its options, IE reports quoting sources.

#VyapamScam: FIR ordered against Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia

27 Sep 2018

#VyapamScam: FIR ordered against Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia

A court in Bhopal has directed police to register an FIR against senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and an RTI activist on charges of "fabricating evidence" in the Vyapam scam case.

Vyapam scam: Digvijay records statement against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

22 Sep 2018

Vyapam scam: Digvijay records statement against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A Bhopal court recorded the statement of Congress leader Digvijay Singh in connection with his complaint against Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Uma Bharti, and five others in the Vyapam scam.

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

10 Sep 2018

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a sessions judge of Lucknow court on how he intends to finish the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case within the April'19 deadline.

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court rejects Subramanian Swamy's plea of urgent-hearing

03 Jul 2018

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court rejects Subramanian Swamy's plea of urgent-hearing

The Supreme Court today rejected Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Subramanian Swamy's plea for an urgent hearing in the Ayodhya case.

Ahead of 2019, BJP leaders talk about Ram Mandir, again

28 Jun 2018

Ahead of 2019, BJP leaders talk about Ram Mandir, again

In the last two days, the construction of Ram Mandir has taken center stage in politics once again.

Here's why railway-station benches will soon carry local MPs' name

02 May 2018

Here's why railway-station benches will soon carry local MPs' name

The Railways is planning to install 1L benches at 1,500 stations across the country through a unique sponsorship scheme: local MPS will fund these benches, costing Rs. 12,000-30,000 each, and in turn, their name will be etched on the bench.

Long before government launched Gobar-Dhan scheme, rural entrepreneurs initiated change

02 May 2018

Long before government launched Gobar-Dhan scheme, rural entrepreneurs initiated change

The Centre's launched Gobar-Dhan scheme on Monday hoping to make 'poo to power' a reality.

Khattar-government spends Rs. 3.8L on 10 copies of Bhagavad Gita

09 Jan 2018

Khattar-government spends Rs. 3.8L on 10 copies of Bhagavad Gita

Move over 2G and Coalgate, we have a new scam in making - the "Gita scam."

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.

MP: Jyotiraditya makes the cut as Congress' chief ministerial candidate

27 Sep 2017

MP: Jyotiraditya makes the cut as Congress' chief ministerial candidate

Marking a generational shift in Madhya Pradesh's Congress politics, Jyotiraditya Scindia, 46, has emerged as the chief ministerial candidate.

What has prompted Varanasi's transformation with state-of-the-art infrastructure?

20 Sep 2017

What has prompted Varanasi's transformation with state-of-the-art infrastructure?

PM Modi's LS constituency Varanasi is in the midst of a complete makeover after being included in the government's Smart Cities Mission in the second phase.

Is Uma Bharti protesting her demotion with a padyatra?

06 Sep 2017

Is Uma Bharti protesting her demotion with a padyatra?

Uma Bharti, who was shunted out of the water resources and Ganga rejuvenation portfolio, will be taking a padyatra along the Ganga next month.

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways

03 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways

After the Narendra Modi government's third cabinet reshuffle, Nirmala Sitharaman has become the new defense minister, the first woman to hold the portfolio after Indira Gandhi.

Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

02 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

PM Narendra Modi will reshuffle his cabinet on September 3. A dozen new faces are expected even as eight-nine current ministers have put in their papers.

Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations

01 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations

The resignation of several ministers has set in motion a major reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government, sources said.

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

21 Aug 2017

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

In a major development, CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing VK Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi, both in civilian clothes, walking into the Bengaluru jail she is lodged in, in the presence of guards.

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

17 Jul 2017

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa, who outed the ongoing corruption in the Bengaluru Central jail, has been transferred to traffic and road safety department by the Karnataka government.

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

14 Jul 2017

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

After reports of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara jail surfaced, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry on Thursday.

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.

Babri Masjid: SC reinstates conspiracy charges against Advani, others

19 Apr 2017

Babri Masjid: SC reinstates conspiracy charges against Advani, others

The Supreme Court has re-imposed charges of conspiracy against LK Advani, MM Joshi and other senior BJP leaders over the Babri Masjid demolition case.

CBI: Advani, others BJP leaders part of Babri Masjid conspiracy

06 Apr 2017

CBI: Advani, others BJP leaders part of Babri Masjid conspiracy

The CBI argued in the Supreme Court that senior BJP leader LK Advani and 12 others should be charged with conspiracy over the Babri Masjid's demolition.

Babri Masjid Dispute: What did Supreme Court say?

22 Mar 2017

Babri Masjid Dispute: What did Supreme Court say?

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court suggested that an out of court settlement was the best recourse to the Ayodhya dispute. Offering to act as mediator, the CJI also suggested that the parties choose mediators on their own.

Swaraj comes to help of Indian woman suffering in Pakistan

21 Mar 2017

Swaraj comes to help of Indian woman suffering in Pakistan

When the father of Mohammadia Begum, an Indian woman allegedly being ill-treated by her in-laws in Pakistan, reached out to Sushma Swaraj through an SOS YouTube video, the External Affairs minister soon directed the Indian High Commission to renew her passport and facilitate her return.

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

21 Mar 2017

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.