As the election approaches, you as a citizen must know your candidates because this will give you a glimpse into each leader’s potentiality and capability. As you must have known Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi are two prominent leaders of BJP and Congress respectively. Here is a briefRead More
Voters are not known to study past election statistics before making their choices. In other words, trends don't influence voters. Rather it's the voters who set the trends. Past trends, however, provide insights into voting behaviour even if, in the end, an election result may not fallRead More
arnataka has witnessed a high-decibel campaign in the months running up to the Assembly election. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has launched a frontal attack against the Congress government under Siddaramaiah on various fronts, including deteriorating law and order.
BS Yeddyurappa,Read More
It has to be seen whether the Congress and the Janata Dal(S) will manage to ultimately deny the Bharatiya Janata Party yet another chance to rule Karnataka. Beyond this fact, the Karnataka Assembly election results have been of little relief to the Congress. It has neither provided it theRead More
As predicted by most exit polls, it's a hung Assembly in Karnataka with no party claiming absolute majority. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged single largest party with 104 seats, but is seven short of a majority. Congress with 78 seats and Janata Dal (Secular) with 38 swiftlyRead More
Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday approached the Supreme Court in his personal capacity against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of inviting BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state despite being eight short of a majority in the assembly. A bench of ChiefRead More
For the BJP that looks at Karnataka as its gateway to south India, BS Yeddyurappa will need eight more MLAs to force open the door to the seat of power in the Vidhana Soudha. The Supreme court made Yeddyurappa's swearing-in on Thursday a provisional affair and will look closely at hisRead More
BENGALURU: Two missing Congress MLAs have been the butt of gossip from the time thegovernment formation Read More
“Do you want a lucky person or someone who is less lucky?” asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Read More
New Delhi: When he attacked Congress for high prices during UPA's two terms in power in retaliation for opposition's criticism of soaring fuel prices currently, BJP's J Mishra perhaps had not imagined any backlash. The backlash came and came swift.
The BJP leader onRead More
The former finance minister P. Chidambaram’s self-righteous assertions on almost everything under the sun are not new but Read More
RSS worker BN Prahlad says he will mourn the death of his brother Vijay Kumar and honour his legacy by contesting from Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency. Kumar, a BJP MLA who passed away due to a heart attack while campaigning, was primed to win the Jayanagar AssemblyRead More
कर्नाटक विधानसभा में कुमारस्वामी के फ्लोर टेस्ट के पहले पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री येदियुरप्पा ने कहा-Read More
The voters of the country have plenty on their plate today as Read More
Honour killings had been unheard of in Kerala. But the deaths of a 22-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man in a little over two months show 'shame killings' that Keralites believed was mostly a north Indian phenomenon are making their way to the state. The first incident on 22 MarchRead More
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bisauli constituency of Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district, Kushagra Sagar, was accused of raping the daughter of his maid when she was a minor, according to media reports. The survivor, who is now 22, filed a complaint with the Bareilly police station onRead More
The hypocrisy template that defines mainstream media in India is once again evident over the alleged murder of a young Dalit student in West Bengal on Wednesday.
Trilochan Mahato's fault was that he was a member of BJP's youth wing and had worked hard during the recentRead More
कांग्रेस नेता और पूर्व राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी के नागपुर स्थित राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ कार्यालय जाने के कईRead More
As terrorist activities continued even after the announcement of a month-long suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on 16 May to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismayamong people inRead More
BJP president Amit Shah has called for an urgent meeting of all Jammu and Kashmir BJP ministers and some top leaders in New Delhi on Tuesday. "All the BJP ministers have been called to New Delhi for a meeting," a senior BJP leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJPRead More
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir was on Wednesday placed under Governor's Rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufri to resign as the chief minister.
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With J&K having a provision for governor's rule for six months, the BJP leadership is keen to let this period run as close to the end of 2018 as possible
Sources conceded that governor's rule - which is specific to J&K - could be followed by
The collapse of the BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir has brought the troubled state's political turbulence to the fore. The state's uncertain future has been linked with larger political narrative in an election season, giving rise to a deluge of debates that runs the risk ofRead More
Srinagar: Mohammad Arif, who is in his early twenties and is facing multiple stone-pelting cases, has been detained for three months. Arif was promised by a local People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader that cases against him will be withdrawn. "I agreed not toRead More
CHENNAI: In a new twist to the ongoing tussle between Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit and the opposition parties led by the DMK over his field visits to the districts to review government departments, Raj Bhavan has threatened “imprisonment” of those preventing the governorRead More
The recent collapse of the PDP-BJP political coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, has once again led to the imposition of Governor's Rule in the state. This is undoubtedly a combination of political gamesmanship and the deteriorating security situation in the Valley. The killing of theRead More
AYODHYA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday assured that the Ram Mandir will begin before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Speaking at 'sant sammelan' (seers' meet) here rally, the Chief Minister asked the Hindu seers to have faith in the democratic systems of theRead More
The 43rd anniversary of the imposition of the Emergency has spawned two parallel narratives, both suffering from the drawback of exclusively linking the authoritarian tendency in India to the personality of the prime minister helming the nation at a point of time. These narratives say IndiraRead More
The country's partition could have been avoided had the Congress not made the mistake of "censoring" the national song "VandeRead More
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was in West Bengal for a two-day visit — on Thursday and Friday — during which he delivered the Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Memorial Lecture organised by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. Apart from that engagement,Read More
Mumbai: Exports of merchandise – from industrial to agricultural goods – to African countries, Latin America and Japan dropped over the four years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and grew at single digits to other regions, according toRead More
NEW DELHI: The Congress today alleged that Union minister Sushma Swaraj was a victim of the "Frankenstein Monster" the BJP created, as it condemned her trolling on Twitter on a day when opposition party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi was threatened on the microblogging site with rape ofRead More
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined urgent listing of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking enforcement of his fundamental right to worship at the disputed Ram temple at Ayodhya and asked him to mention it again “later on”.
A Bench comprising Chief JusticeRead More
The disgruntled MLAs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are looking to float a third front to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, even as the Assembly remains under suspended animation under Governor's Rule in theRead More
Since US president Donald Trump adopted the term 'Indo-Pacific', China has time and again expressed its disapproval and even issued demarches to countries participating in the quad. It has always been wary of the "freeRead More
Narendra Modi's exhaustive interview conducted by the Swarajya magazine throws incisive light on the tactics that BJP may adopt in 2019. A detailed list of questions covering diverse topics elicited an even more detailed response from the prime minister, revealing the strengths that he mayRead More
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the elected government in Delhi has the real power, not Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal. The verdict is no doubt a victory for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Full statehood for Delhi may still beRead More
Terming the party's social media volunteers "cyber warriors", BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday asked them to spread like fireRead More
Following the fall of the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir last month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been quietly examining various options to form the government in the state, although nothing concrete has come out so far.
The Aam Aadmi Party or AAP on Thursday lashed out at Union Minister Arun Jaitley over his blog on the Supreme Court verdict on governance inRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of 2019 election campaigns, will visit Jaipur on Saturday to address a huge gathering of beneficiaries of government schemes, according to several media reports. The Rajasthan government is spending over Rs 7 crore to bring around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries to theRead More
Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek feedback from around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of central and state run public welfare schemes here on Saturday.
Modi, at the `Pradhan Mantri Jansanwad programme` at Amrudoon ka Bagh here, will have one-on-one meetings with beneficiaries ofRead More
Both the prime minister and the BJP president feel that the Opposition’s “sole agenda is to remove (Narendra) Modi”. They have said it clearly in interviews and speeches recently. Is this true? Certainly, the BJP seems to believe it and the two leaders named above haveRead More
Kashmiri bureacrat Shah Faesal's tweet calling India a'Rapistan' has come against the backdrop of national outrage over the rape and murder of a 8-year-old girl in Jammu's Kathua,Read More
NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday termed a recent UN Human Rights Commission report on alleged human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir as a "nefarious conspiracy" designed by Pakistan, following reports that a Canada-based Pakistani was in touch with the author of the report.
The interaction is expected to provide an opportunity to the Prime Minister to know, directly from the members, about the various activities being undertaken by them and how it has impacted their lives.
PM Modi's interaction with members of the SHGs will be telecast live onRead More
Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday that if the BJP goes on to mark a repeat of their currentRead More
The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of four police officials who are accused in the rape and murder case of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua district of the state.
"Yes, the services of all four police officials involved in the Kathua rape and murder caseRead More
JAMMU: In a veiled attack on the BJP, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has warned that any attempt to beak her party People's Democratic Party (PDP) will lead to serious consequences.
Speaking to reporters, Mehboba Mufti said, ''Delhi's attempt toRead More
Two days before PrimeRead More
With the Lok Sabha election around a year away, it would normally be considered unwise to analyse party prospects at this juncture. But such an exercise is somewhat justified since some parties, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have already gone into campaign mode. Bihar is a goodRead More
NEW DELHI: The Congress demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise for calling it a party for Muslim men only and said the remark showed his "sick mentality".
Terming the prime minister a "peddler of untruths", the Congress also challenged him to discuss his
JAIPUR: In response to a protest staged by the Congress against the expenses incurred by the BJP government in Rajasthan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday asked if the Congress paid for the visits of former Prime Minister ManmohanRead More
Will a time come when one can think of a destination in Chhattisgarh while planning a family vacation? And, what could that place be? "Bastar, and soon", came the reply from chief minister Raman Singh, even before the question could beRead More
Memories of a near-washout Budget Session precede the convening of the Monsoon Session, which will be the last Monsoon Session of the 16th Lok Sabha. While members of both the Opposition and Treasury benches have vowed commitment to let the House function in accordance with theRead More
PATNA: Angered at a delay in giving permission to prosecute a railway official in a railway scam probe involving Lalu Yadav and his family, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United has sharply reminded the BJP-led national coalition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan on corruption andRead More
Lok Sabha will today debate a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to lead the Opposition charge, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the debate. In its first test of unity, the Opposition is likely toRead More
MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena today was all praise for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi after his speech in the Lok Sabha during a debate on the no-confidence motion, saying he had now "graduated from the real school of politics".
The Shiv Sena, a partner of the BJP in the Maharashtra
BJP MP from Patan constituency of Gujarat, Liladhar Vaghela, has put his party in a spot over his “wish” to contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Banaskantha while asking current party MP from the seat and Union minister Haribhai Chaudhary to vacate the same for him.
LUCKNOW: Opposition parties in the state, especially the Samajwadi Party, that accused the BJP of just inaugurating projects initiated by previous governments, should in fact congratulate the saffron party, UP Industries Minister Satish Mahana said on Friday.
Rival political parties
Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday organised a workshop in Gandhinagar to prepare a roadmap to win all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat in the general elections slated for 2019.
Powerpoint presentations were made at the workshop and teams have beenRead More
Punjab Chief Minister AmarinderRead More
The protest has been planned by "Maratha Kranti Morcha", a local outfit
Protesters will gather at Azad Maidan in Mumbai
Police claims to have ample security arrangements to tackle the protest
The Maratha Kranti Morcha, a local outfit inRead More
Members of Bheem Army have decided to protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on August 19, to press for the withdrawal of cases against fellow outfit members lodged in jail in connection with the April 2 violence in west UP districts.
On April 2, Bheem Army workers had protestedRead More
BANGALORE: A day-long bandh has been called on Thursday, August 2, in 13 districts of north Karnataka by several Kannada activists and political outfits over the alleged neglect of the region.
The activists are also protesting over discrimination in the allocation of funds for theRead More
Silchar: A Trinamool Congress delegation was on Thursday detained at Silchar airport after allegedly being roughed up by the state police. The eight-member team was on a two-day state visit to assess the situation in Assam and campaign against the final draft of theRead More
RAJSAMAND: Over the next 40 days, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will cover 6,000 km and visit 165 assembly constituencies of her state in what she calls a rath or chariot.
The BJP will launch Vasundhara's Rath Yatra today from the Charbhuja temple in Rajsamand district, 100
The 21-year-old woman, who had accused former state BJP vice-president Jayanti Bhanushali of raping her on multiple occasions, on Friday told the Gujarat High Court that she did not wantRead More
JAIPUR: Loktantrik Janta Dal leader Sharad Yadav appealed to opposition parties to resolve their differences and come together to "save democracy and the Constitution", which he claimed was in danger.
He said the opposition parties should "uproot" the BJP from the
BHOPAL: As a fight over a chair escalated into a full-blown row between party workers in Madhya Pradesh, a top Congress leader in the state ended up giving advice that his leadership may not appreciate. "Learn discipline from RSS," said Deepak Babaria, the state Congress in-charge, asRead More
Jawaharlal Nehru was a great man. But he was also a short-sighted politician. More than 50 years after his death, the Indian state is still paying a heavy price for its first prime minister’s myopia on Kashmir. It is not enough for leaders to be virtuous. They must also be visionary.Read More
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining silence over recent incidents of sexual abuse and rape of minor girls in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh shelter homes. He also called the RSS a “male chauvinisticRead More
Maharashtra is bracing for a day-long shutdown on Thursday called by an umbrella organisation of pro-quota Maratha groups, with the authorities ordering closure of schools and colleges in some areas fearing violence. However, Navi Mumbai has been exempt from the agitation.
The AllRead More
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha, where the government lacks numbers, on Friday, a day after the Union Cabinet cleared the amendments to the bill.
However, if the Upper House of the Parliament fails to pass the bill,Read More
New Delhi: Countering the picture projected by Opposition of a gloomy economic situation and claims of rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that more than one crore jobs have been created in the last one year, hence, the campaign of lack of jobs needs to stop now.Read More
A survey conducted by C-Voter and ABP news has predicted that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party would lose all three upcoming Assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan to the Congress, but the Narendra Modi factor may swing things in the party's favour in the 2019 LokRead More
NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today visited AIIMS to enquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute.
Mr Vajpayee's condition is critical and he has been put on life-support
In its affidavit submitted in the Rajasthan High Court, the ruling BJP said that the party spent more than Rs. 20 lakh on the cutouts of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during the first phase of theRead More
In what is seen as an attempt to counter the Opposition’s allegations that the BJP-led NDA government is against reservation, the saffron party is giving representation to leaders from Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities in recentRead More
The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked the ruling BJP to clarify its stand on the term “Hindu terrorism”, while maintaining that it brands people as “Hindu terrorists”.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said that the term “HinduRead More
The participation of western-UP based Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) appears to more certain thanRead More
The most telling detail about the Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata lies far away from the bridge itself.
It’s in another flyover, another collapse, from another time.
In 2016 a portion of the Vivekananda flyover collapsed in Kolkata killing at least 26 people. TheRead More