Politics

Wednesday, February 21, 2018BJP will come to power in Karnataka by winning 150 seats:Anant Kumar

Hubballi, Feb 21 : Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Anant Kumar on Tuesday said that his party will come to power in Karnataka by winning 150 seats in the election to the Legislative Assembly due in April/May.

Speaking at a function organized to give green signal for construction of six lane road on National Highway No 4, he said that BJP wave has already begun in Karnataka and the party w

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018Kamal Haasan embarks formally on his political journey

Chennai, Feb 21 : Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram.

He will be unveiling his party's name and the flag at a public rally later in the day in Madurai.

Kamal met the former President's elder brother and other family members at the residence in Rameswaram,

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018AAP says its leaders manhandled, party volunteers beaten

New Delhi, Feb 20 : The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said its leaders Aashish Khetan and Imran Hussain were heckled and manhandled and party volunteers thrashed by "motivated elements" masquerading as Delhi government employees.

The ruling party shared a video on its Twitter handle, which had visuals of commotion while Khetan was entering the Delhi Secretariat here.

The party said Khetan was

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018BJP alleges ruling MLAs assaulted Delhi bureaucrat, AAP denies

New Delhi, Feb 20 : A war of words erupted on Tuesday between the AAP and the BJP over an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by Aam Aadmi party legislators in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, alleged Kejriwal "in his dictatorial style" called the Chief

 

Monday, February 19, 2018BJP names candidates for three Lok Sabha bypolls in UP, Bihar

Lucknow, Feb 19 : The BJP on Monday announced candidates for the by-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh and Araria in Bihar, scheduled to be held on March 11.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Varanasi's former mayor Kaushlendra Singh Patel in Phulpur while Upendra Shukla would contest from Gorakhpur.

Former MP Pradip Kumar Singh will be the

 

Monday, February 19, 2018NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 19 : Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said.

The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. at Sawilgre village, about 14 km from Samanda Block, when the candidate was r

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018JK Home Department ignored warnings over shifting Pak terrorists outside Kashmir: Probe

Srinagar, Feb 18: Investigations into the escape of dreaded Lashker-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a busy hospital has brought to the fore lapses at different stages, especially the failure of the prosecution wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as the state home department over hurriedly issuing orders for transfer of the accused to a central jail here from Kathua in the Ja

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018Jaitley to embark on two-day Saudi Arabia visit on Saturday night


New Delhi, Feb 18: Finance Minister Arun Jaitely would be leaving Saturday night on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on February 18-19, an official statement said here.

Jaitley, along with his counterpart minister from Saudi Arabia, will open the "Saudi-Indian Business Council" on Sunday. He will also visit the "I

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begin

Agartala, Feb 18: Voting for the Assembly elections in India's northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said.

"Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7 a.m. in the entire state. Polling ends at 4 p.m.," said Sriram Taranikanti, the Chief Electoral Officer.

In all, 2,536,589 people

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 17 : The Congress on Saturday made a direct allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying "both were aware that the country was being looted" in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB scam.

The party asked if Modi will order a probe in the PNB fraud.

"Why is PM Modi refusing to disclose who travels with him on his official trips? Is this the k

 

Friday, February 16, 2018I am an outsider in politics, says Modi

New Delhi, Feb 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he considers himself an outsider in politics and that he is not a politician from within.

"I entered politics rather late. A lot of people are not able to accept it," he said during an interaction with students in his 'Pariksha pe Charcha" programme here.

"I am in the political system but I am not a politician by nature. My nat

 

Friday, February 16, 2018Karnataka relieved over 'favourable' Cauvery verdict

Bengaluru, Feb 16 : Karnataka on Friday heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court gave a verdict in its favour in a dispute over the sharing of the Cauvery river water with neighbouring Tamil Nadu, an official said.

"Chief Minister (Siddaramaiah) expressed relief that the state got a favourable verdict in the dispute and its stand was partially accepted by the apex court by increasing it

 

Friday, February 16, 2018Siddaramaiah presents a please all election oriented State budget

Bengaluru, Feb 16 : Announcing several new schemes in the election bound year, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who also holds finance portfolio, presented his 14th budget in the State Assembly here on Friday, enhancing the additional excise duty on Indian Made Liquor (IML) by 8 per cent leaving other sectors untouched.

With a Revenue Surplus of Rs 127 crore, the budget for 2018-19 will

 

Friday, February 16, 2018Battle for Meghalaya: Modi, Rajnath likely to lead BJP campaign

Meghalaya, Feb 16 : No sooner the curtains are set to fall for election campaign in Tripura, where polling is to be held on Sunday, the BJP poll strategists are working overtime now to launch aggressive campaign in Congress-ruled Meghalaya.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to campaign in Phulbari in Garo Hills on February 21 or 22, a key source in Meghalaya BJP told TNN. Phulbari hamlet

 

Friday, February 16, 2018Poll candidates must disclose source of income: SC

New Delhi, Feb 16 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all candidates contesting elections must disclose their "sources" of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children.

In a landmark judgement, a bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar said the candidate has to disclose his, his wife's and dependent children's source of income when they file nomination for elections.

 

Friday, February 16, 2018Chief Minister visits Ajmer Dargah; prays for peace, prosperity

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the people of the State as she visited the shrine of famous sufi saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinud Din Chishti (R.A.) and offered a velvet ‘chadar’ and flower petals in Jaipur, Rajasthan on Thursday.





 

Friday, February 16, 2018#Helmet-condom | Send Basant to mental hospital: Cong legislator

JAMMU: Irked over IGP Traffic Jammu, Basant Rath’s “Helmet is like a condom” remark, a Congress legislator here demanded that the police officer be sent to any mental hospital for treatment.

He said that the mental health of the police officer was not good and hence he should be sent to any psychiatric centre for treatment.

“And if this government cannot do this, the police officer will pro