India

BJP wants Congress Govt in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority

Bhopal, May 20 The BJP in Madhya Pradesh Monday said the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state should prove majority in the Assembly...

Saradha scam Ex-Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar moves SC seeking extension of protection

Kolkata, May 20 Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of the seven-day protection granted to him by the apex court in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case...

Tamil Nadu Govt committed to release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts: K Palaniswami

Salem, May 20 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Monday said his government was committed to the release of seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts and expressed hope the state Governor will act on the cabinet recommendation for setting them free...

Over 51,000 farmers get 21 Cr drought assistance in Maharashtra

Palghar, May 20 More than 51,000 farmers in Palghar district of Maharashtra have been provided drought assistance worth Rs. 21.09 crore, an official said on Monday...

Exit Poll : BJP may get 18 in NE

New Delhi, May 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party has arrived in the North East. The exit poll results for eight North Eastern States predicts victory for BJP in 18 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats in Election 2019...

Exit polls predict majority for Modi-led NDA in LS

New Delhi, May 19 : In the run up to the elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party’s master strategist Amit Shah had declared that the BJP would win a clear majority on its own with 300-plus seats...

Violence in Bengal, clashes in Punjab reported; over 61 pc polling in last phase

New Delhi, May 19 : Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, with over 61 per cent turnout being recorded in 59 seats...

Clean chit to PM Narendra Modi Ashok Lavasa recuses himself from EC meetings

NEW DELHI, May 18 One of the Election Comm-ission's three members has recused himself from meetings meant to discuss poll code violations and claims his minority decisions have gone unrecorded...

Modi holds first ever press conference

NEW DELHI, May 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attending his first press conference in five years on Friday, didn't take a single question. He passed on the one question addressed to him to BJP president Amit Shah, calling himself a "disciplined soldier" of the party. ..

Weak campaign hurts Congress

JAIPUR, May 15 In January, the Congress seemed poised for a strong fightback against Prime Minister Narendra Modi after victories in three heartland States late last year. But just over four months later, even Congress officials admit the attempt to unseat Modi in the ongoing general has suffered from a weak campaign and fumbled communications. Political strategists say the mis-steps and an inability to sew up alliances with other Opposition groups had hurt Congress...

Violence at Amit Shah's Kolkata rally; stones thrown, vehicles burnt

NEW DELHI, May 14 BJP chief Amit Shah's mega rally in Kolkata, that wowed residents with scale and street-party air, ran into trouble later this evening. Clashes broke out and the police stepped in and used batons on the crowds. Videos from the spot showed chaotic scenes -- people dressed in saffron throwing stones as others run helter-skelter. A motorcycle parked on the roadside was set on fire outside the north Kolkata's Vivekananda College. The statue of Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar - a 19th century ..

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: ‘No chance of third front’, says DMK’s Stalin after meeting KCR

Press Trust of India Chennai, May 14: DMK President MK Stalin Tuesday said he saw no chances for a non-BJP, non-Congress “third front” post Lok Sabha polls, but a decision could be taken only after May 23, the counting day. Stalin’s remarks come a day after TRS supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekara Rao, who has been pushing for a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front of regional parties, called on the DMK chief here. Stalin, also Tamil Nadu Leader of Opposition, said Rao had not visited ..

Monsoon to hit Kerala coast on June 4, expected to be below average: Skymet

Reuters New Delhi, May 14: Monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on June 4 and deliver less rainfall than average in 2019, the country’s only private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, dampening prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2.6 trillion economy...

Priyanka Gandhi mocks PM Modi’s cloud theory, says he’s on people’s radar

Press Trust of India Indore, May 14: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his statement about IAF aircrafts evading Pakistan radars during the Balakot air strike due to the “cloudy weather”...

Priyadarshini Mattoo’s killer allowed 3-week parole to write law exam

Press Trust of India New Delhi, May 14: The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted three-week parole to Santosh Kumar Singh, who is serving life term for the 1996 rape and murder of law student Priyadarshini Mattoo, to write his LLM examination. Justice Mukta Gupta granted the parole to Singh for appearing in final year examination of LLM (Master of Laws). The court said Singh’s examinations are scheduled to commence from May 24 and he be released from jail from May 21 after the Delhi government did ..

You should be ashamed: Rahul hits out at Pitroda for remarks on 1984 riots

Khanna (Pb), May 13 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP continuing their attack on the Congress over Sam Pitroda's remarks on the 1984 riots, party chief Rahul Gandhi Monday said the leader should be ashamed of himself and seek apology from the country...

Election body censures Giriraj Singh for "Burial Land" remark

New Delhi, May 13 The Election Commission on Sunday "censured" Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks against the Muslim community at an election rally in Bihar...

Upper castes stop Dalit wedding procession, perform yagnas, force party to turn back in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, May 13 Police had to resort to a baton charge on Sunday after members of the Patidar community allegedly stopped a Dalit man's wedding procession in Gujarat's Aravalli district and the two sides pelted stones at each other. The incident occurred in the evening in Khambiasr village and officials said a posse of cops had been rushed to the spot to maintain peace. Several people and policemen were injured in the stone pelting...

Shah's rally cancelled in Bengal, TMC denies any role

Kolkata/New Delhi, May 13 BJP chief Amit Shah's scheduled rally in Jadavpur was called off Monday after the West Bengal government, the saffron party claimed, denied him permission to land his chopper and address the public meeting in the Lok Sabha constituency...

SC agrees to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict quashing cadre allocation of IAS, IPS officers

New Delhi, May 13 The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on May 17 the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict which had quashed cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that the high court had asked the government to redo the entire exercise. Tushar Mehta told the court that those selected under the cadre ..

Sharmila now a mother of twin girls

BENGALURU, May 12 On Mother's Day, Irom Chanu Sharmila, the Iron Lady of India and 46-year-old civil rights activist, gave birth to twin girls at a hospital in Bengaluru. ..

Stage set for sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls

Press Trust of India New Delhi, May 11 : The fate of several Union Ministers including Radha Mohan Singh, Harshvardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia will be decided Sunday in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 Constituencies in six States and Delhi...

Inmate allowed to take Manipur Civil Service Exam

New Delhi, May 11 The Delhi High Court has allowed a man lodged in jail, facing prosecution in a murder case, to take the Manipur Civil Service examination...

DU likely to begin registration from May 20

Courtesy News18 NEW DELHI, May 10: The schedule for the Delhi University or DU admission 2019 is yet to be officially announced by the University authorities. In the meanwhile, thick speculations have grown on a tentative date of registration for Delhi University admission. The recent one that added to the growing speculations is that the DU 2019 Admission is likely to begin from May 20 onwards. According to a report, “Delhi University is likely to begin its admission registration on May 20 and ..

Two bids received for Jet Airways, says State Bank of India

Bengaluru, May 10: State Bank of India (SBI) said on Friday it has received two unsolicited bids for ailing Jet Airways, nearly a month after the airline was forced to ground all operations due to funding troubles. Jet, once India’s largest private airline, stopped all flights on April 17 after its lenders, led by SBI, declined to extend more funds to keep the carrier going. “(We have) made disproportionate efforts to keep Jet flying,” the bank’s chairman Rajnish Kumar told reporters in Mumbai...

‘Modi’s candidature should be immediately cancelled’, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded cancellation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s candidature from Varanasi for “shamelessly indulging in horse trading”, a day after he claimed 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him. Making a sensational claim in the middle of the general election, Modi had said on Monday that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the polls...

NSCN (IM) ready to defeat ISIS if Nagaland faces terror attack

GUWAHATI, Apr 27 Naga rebel outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) has said that it is ready to protect its people if Islamic State (IS) carry out terror attack in Nagaland. After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, the group has sounded an alert on its’ arms wing ‘Naga Army’ and their intelligence...

Rahul Gandhi booked for chowkidar chor hai remark

NEW DELHI, Apr 27 A case has been registered against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for repeatedly asking the crowd to chant ‘chowkidar chor hai’ at a rally in Samastipur, Bihar. The case has been registered in Ara Civil Court against Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav who was also present at the rally, news agency ANI reported...

Mallikarjun Kharge compares Modi to Hitler

Mumbai, Apr 27 Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler...