Politics

Saturday, April 21, 2018Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says would not join any party

Patna, Apr 21: In a setback to BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election, veteran party leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha today left the party by asserting that democratic institutions were under threat in the Narendra Modi government.

Mr Sinha, who has been attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government since long made an announcement to that effect during a conference of

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018BJP seeks action against Balakrishna for verbal attack on Modi

Vijayawada, April 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded action against senior Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator N. Balakrishna for using objectionable language while targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A delegation of BJP leaders called on Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in Visakhapatnam and urged him to take serious note of the language us

 

Friday, April 20, 2018Opposition parties to move impeachment notice against CJI

New Delhi, April 20: The Congress and some other opposition parties met here on Friday and decided to submit a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Following a discussion at senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's room in the Parliament House complex, the opposition leaders went to meet Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to

 

Friday, April 20, 2018BJP asks MPs to attack Rahul over Judge Loya verdict

New Delhi, April 20: The day the Supreme Court dismissing petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to attack Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanding his apology by holding press conferences and on social media platforms.

A letter issued by BJP Parliamentary party on Thursday also provided written material for all the party MPs asking them to run

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018Nitish, Rabri set to be elected unopposed in Bihar Council polls

Patna, April 19: All eleven candidates including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are set to be elected unopposed on Thursday to the Bihar Legislative Council, officials said.

Nitish, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and eight others had filed nominations for the April 26 Bihar Legislative Council polls.

They are likely to be elected unop

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018Congress should apologise for 'Hindu terror' charge: Shah

Bengaluru, April 19: Accusing the Congress party of indulging in vote bank politics, BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked Rahul Gandhi to apologise to Hindus for labelling them 'terrorists'.

"In pursuit of vote bank politics, the Congress popularised 'Hindu Terror' and tried to implicate some Hindu activists in the Meccas Masjid blast case in Hyderabad over a decade ago, though

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018Rakesh Singh is new Madhya Pradesh BJP President

Bhopal, April 18: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday nominated Jabalpur Lok Sabha MP Rakesh Singh as the new president of Madhya Pradesh's BJP unit.

The development has come a day after Khandwa Lok Sabha MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan resigned from the post.

Chauhan, along with Rajasthan BJP President and Jaipur city MLA Ashok Parnami and Visakhapatnam (Andhra Prades

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018Rakesh Singh likely to be Madhya Pradesh BJP chief

Bhopal, April 18: BJP Lok Sabha member from Jabalpur Rakesh Singh is likely to be named as the new Madhya Pradesh party chief, informed sources said on Wednesday.

The decision was made keeping in mind the assembly polls slated for later in 2018.

Singh will replace Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, who stepped down late on Tuesday.

The other names discussed were ministers Bhupendra Singh, Narot

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018All BJP ministers in J&K to resign, no threat to coalition

Jammu, April 18: Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partner BJP on Tuesday asked all its ministers to resign, but this did not mean that the BJP was pulling out of the Mehbooba Mufti government, said top party sources.

According to the sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the decision was taken at a core group meeting, chaired by party Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna, at the party

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

New Delhi, April 18: With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.

The social media giant on Tuesday partnered with BOOM, an independent digital journalism initiative, for a pilot programme that will first roll out in the southern state.

Karnataka goes to election on May 12

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: On BJP's second list, Reddy brother, tainted ministers, and rape accused

BENGALURU: Despite Amit Shah's public assurance that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nothing to do with mining baron G Janardhan Reddy, the latest list of candidates announced for Karnataka Assembly Elections presents a different picture.

The party has fielded the mining baron's elder brother G Somashekar Reddy from Bellary City.

The political fortune of three Reddy brothers – Karunak

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018Cash crunch: Rahul slams Modi for destroying banking system

Amethi, April 17: With ATMs suddenly running dry in several states, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he described as destroying India's banking system by ushering in "acchhe din" for fugitive jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.


Gandhi also criticised Modi for his silence on the banking frauds allegedly committed by the diamond mercha

 

Monday, April 16, 2018BJP releases second list of candidates for Karnataka polls

New Delhi, April 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its second list of 82 candidates for elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.

The names were finalised by the party's Central Election Committee headed by party President Amit Shah and has Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swar