Rajnath to chair 12th standing committee meet on Saturday

New Delhi, Nov 24, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council (ISC) here on Saturday to discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations, a Home Ministry statement said. Those taking part in the meeting are External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance and Corporate

‘Padmavati’ welcome in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24, Amid the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmavati”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asserted that her state was ready to welcome the film and its crew.”Yes we would welcome them. They are welcome here if they can’t do it in other states.We can make special arrangements,”

Ready to work with national opposition: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was willing to work with the opposition at the national level to politically take on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Denying she had any “personal agenda” against Modi, she said at the India Today Conclave East: “Whenever the public face problems,

SC to hear plea seeking complete ban on firecrackers SC to hear plea seeking complete ban on firecrackers

Complete ban firecrackers: The Supreme Court will today hear a plea seeking complete ban on firecrackers in Delhi and NCR. The plea was filed by Arjun Gopal on October 27.The petitioner, on whose earlier plea, the apex court had restored the ban on sale of firecrackers from October 9 to November 1, submitted before the

Not joining politics right now: Rajinikanth

Chennai, Nov 23: Not joining politics right now: Rajinikanth. Will he or won’t he? Superstar Rajinikanth, often asked if he was going to take the plunge into politics, has said he won’t — not yet, that is.There was no “pressing need” for him to join politics at this moment, the actor told reporters at the

BSP gets a jolt ahead of MC polls as prominent youth leader
BSP gets a jolt ahead of MC polls as prominent youth leader, others join Punjab Congress

Chandigarh, November 23, BSP gets a jolt ahead of MC polls as prominent youth leader, others join Punjab Congress : The Bahujan Samaj Party has suffered a major jolt ahead of the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections in Punjab, with the former state chief of its youth wing Amrik Bagri from Jalandhar joining the Punjab Congress in the

Delhi High Court to continue hearing Arun Jaitley defamation case

Arun Jaitley defamation case: The Delhi High Court will continue hearing the civil defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, today.Jaitley had filed a civil defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders, including Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Raghav

Over 6L ltr liquor, Rs 1.3cr cash seized in poll-bound Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 22, About 6.71 lakh litres of liquor, Rs 1.38 crore in cash and gold and jewellery worth over Rs eight crore have been seized by the EC-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams in poll-bound Gujarat. Gujarat is a dry state. As per official data, the Election Commission (EC) teams have so far

Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people’s participation

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 21 : Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people’s participation. Blaming the Modi government for failing to take steps to prevent corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced plans for a new anti-graft campaign for which he sought public participation. In a statement, Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, said

Gujarat poll a fight between Congress’ caste, dynastic politics and PM’s development agenda:Shah

Bhavnagar, Nov 21, BJP president Amit Shah today said the upcoming Gujarat Assembly poll was a fight between Congress’ caste and dynastic politics, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda even as he took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi. Shah said Gandhi’s visits to Gujarat have increased as the Congress vice president thinks the state

Government avoiding Parliament due to Gujarat polls: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 21, The Congress on Tuesday alleged the government is deliberately delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition benches which can hamper its prospects in the Gujarat assembly polls. “They do not want discussion in Parliament so they are giving different excuses for delaying the winter session. “If

Nityanand apologised for his statement to PM Modi's dissenters
Nityanand apologised for his statement to PM Modi’s dissenters

Nityanand apologised statement: Bihar BJP Chief Nityanand Rai, who warned of dire consequences to those pointing fingers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday apologised for his statement.Expressing regret over his statement, the BJP Leader said, “My statement is being misquoted. It was just a sentence quoted from a phrase. If someone has been hurt

BJP red-faced as Maharashtra Minister pees in open

Mumbai, Nov 20, The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here was left red faced on Monday after a video of a senior Minister peeing in public went viral, with many raising questions on the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. A video clip showed Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde urinating in public on the Solapur-Barshi Road while

Opposition must refrain from criticism for the sake of it: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Nov 20,  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said that the opposition should refrain from criticism for the sake of it and members of the House should follow the etiquettes and courtesies of legislative procedures. Members of the opposition should play a constructive and positive role in the interest of the people, he said

PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi’s family

New Delhi, Nov 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences to the family of veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who succumbed to his prolonged illness here this afternoon. He was 72.”Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience.He did notable work to popularise football in India.

China violates citizens’ privacy: Rights group

Beijing, Nov 20, A rights group on Monday asked the Chinese government to stop building big data policing platforms to store personal information of its population, calling it a violation of privacy rights. The Human Rights Watch’s statement said the “Police Cloud” was designed to track and predict the activities of activists, dissidents and ethnic

Now people fear cow, thanks to Modi: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 : Now people fear cow, thanks to Modi: Lalu . RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday taunted Prime Minister Narender Modi by saying that earlier people used to fear the lion but now they fear the cow thanks to cow vigilantism across the country. “‘Pahle log sher se darte the, ab gai

Adityanath visits ailing N D Tiwari at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Nov 19 : Adityanath visits ailing ND Tiwari at Delhi hospital. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today visited ailing Congress veteran N D Tiwari at a city hospital where he is undergoing treatment. The former UP chief minister had yesterday become unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to

India replies to offer on Jadhav, wife to meet: Islamabad

Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday said it has received a response from India on Islamabad’s offer to allow alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and it was being considered.“Indian reply to Pakistan’s humanitarian offer for Commander Jadhav received & is being considered,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said.Pakistan last week

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has not resigned: Pak govt

Islamabad, Nov 18, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has not resigned, the Pakistan government said today amidst reports that the embattled leader has decided to step down after his indictment in the Panama Papers scandal. The National Accountability Court had indicted Dar on September 27 in a corruption case but has continued to serve as finance