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21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Sharad Yadav named convener of panel to 'save composite culture'

Opposition parties including the Congress on Monday formed a committee with rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav as the convener to take forward their campaign to "save the country's composite culture".Congress leader Anand Sharma, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, Trinamool...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

AIADMK factions unite, Panneerselvam settles for Deputy CM

Six months after a bitter parting of ways following then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam becoming the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator even...

21-Aug-2017 MALDA

152 dead, 1.5 crore affected in Bengal flood : Mamata Banerjee

Altogether 152 lives have been lost with 1.5 crore people affected in the ongoing West Bengal floods, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged."So far, there are reports of...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government going soft in terror cases : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused the Modi government of "going soft" on terror cases after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts.Owaisi said a terror accused like...

20-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Resign over Srijan scam, RJD tells Bihar CM, his deputy

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday said his party would intensify its agitation to demand resignation and jailing of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy in the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam."The RJD will intensify its agitation to demand their resignation...

20-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary."Sincere tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary," Banerjee tweeted.Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944 and was Prime...

19-Aug-2017 Patna

Sharad Yadav faction to approach EC over JD-U symbol

The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow', a party leader said."We will soon knock on the door of the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol...

19-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally

On a day the party decided to join the NDA, rival groups of the Janata Dal-United were on the war path on Saturday with the faction headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar virtually putting Sharad Yadav on notice, daring him to split the party and face...

19-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav to split JD-U

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday challenged rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav to split the party after the latter did not attend the national executive meeting of the party and held a parallel meeting here."Let Sharad Yadav split the party. For splitting...

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

Both AIADMK factions strike merger note, say will happen in 2 days

Notwithstanding differences, both the factions of the AIADMK on Saturday expressed confidence over their merger in two days, but a leader of the group led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam maintained that expulsion of V.K. Sasikala from the party was a basic...

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

AIADMK merger talks progressing fine : O. Panneerselvam

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam on Saturday said talks for the merger of his AIADMK faction with that led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami are progressing fine.Speaking to reporters, Panneerselvam said in a couple of days a good decision...

19-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar-led JD-U faction joins NDA

The JD-U faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the party's national executive meeting here."A resolution that the JD-U will join the BJP-led NDA was unanimously approved in the meeting,"...

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

'Good decision' on AIADMK merger in one-two days : O. Panneerselvam

Talks on the merger of the AIADMK factions are going on "smoothly" and a "good decison" will be out in a day or two, the leader of one of the factions, O. Panneerselvam, said on Saturday."There are no differences in the AIADMK and the talks for the merger...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

AIADMK merger fails to come through

The much expected merger of the two major factions in the AIADMK - one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- did not fructify on Friday.A senior leader belonging to the Panneerselvam faction...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

India faces threat from inside, not outside : Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Attacking the BJP-led central government, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that India faces threat from within and not from outside."We don't face any threat from outside, whether it is China and Pakistan. We are capable of handling...

17-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Tejashwi Yadav demands CBI probe into Rs 1,000 cr scam

Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam, in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister."It...

15-Aug-2017 Kolkata

West Bengal celebrates colourful I-Day

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day.The main function at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani (erstwhile Red Road) was attended...

15-Aug-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha celebrates I-Day despite Maoist-threats

Undeterred by the Maoists' threat, Odisha celebrated the 71st Independence Day amid gaiety and camaraderie with much patriotic fervour on Tuesday.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here.Around 54 troupes, including...

15-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Won't compromise on corruption, governance : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to good governance and battling corruption as he hoisted the national flag on Independence Day here on Tuesday.The Janata Dal-United leader told people that Bihar was on the path of justice-laced...

15-Aug-2017 Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu hoists tricolour in Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the national flag in this temple town on Tuesday to mark the 71st Independence Day celebrations.At the main official function held at Tarakarama stadium, the Chief Minister reviewed the colourful parade.He...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

O. Panneerselvam meets Narendra Modi

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and discussed the political situation in the state, including the possibility of the merger of AIADMK factions.Talking to the media, he said he had detailed discussions...

12-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Patna

Nitish Kumar faction removes Sharad Yadav as party head in RS

Marking a deep rift in the party, the Nitish Kumar faction on Saturday removed senior leader and former party president Sharad Yadav as head of its parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha, and replaced him with Ram Chandra Prasad Singh.JD-U spokesperson Rajiv...

12-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Lalu Prasad demands Nitish sack Sushil Modi over RS 1,000 cr scam

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday targetted BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi over a Rs 1,000 crore scam, and demanded that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sack him and get him arrested for "direct involvement" in the scam.A day after...

12-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Sharad Yadav may leave JD-U if he wants : Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said Sharad Yadav could leave the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) if he wants to do so."Actually, I do not want to make any comment on it. There are chances, he may form his own party....

12-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U not just Nitish's party, is mine too: Sharad Yadav

Senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday hit out at current JD-U president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the party is not Kumar's alone but belonged to him too."JD-U sirf Nitish Kumar ki hi party nahi hai, yeh meri bhi party hai," Sharad...

09-Aug-2017 New Delhi

NCERT launches its Web Portal for supply of NCERT Textbooks

Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has launched a NCERT’s Web portal for supply of textbooks to schools and individuals in New Delhi today. The portal will ensure better distribution of textbooks...

28-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Sikkim CM called on DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in...

27-Jul-2017 Rameswaram

PM in Rameswaram, Inaugurates Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram. He unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, and offered floral tributes at Kalam Sthal. The Prime Minister also briefly interacted with the family members of Dr....

19-Jul-2017 Haldia (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee inaugurates India Power's Haldia plant

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, today inaugurated India Power Corporation (Haldia) Limited's ("India Power Haldia") 450 MW (3x150 MW) thermal power plant in West Bengal paving the way for further industrialisation, socio-economic development...

17-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Farooq Abdullah takes oath as Member of Parliament in Kashmiri

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah who had won the by-poll from the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency, defeating his Peoples Democratic Party rival Nazir Ahmed Khan by over 10,000 votes took oath as...

10-Jul-2017 Hyderabad

Asaduddin Owaisi calls for world heritage city tag to Hyderabad

A day after Ahmedabad became India's first World Heritage City, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi urged the Centre and the Telangana government to secure a similar tag for Hyderabad.The Hyderabad MP's idea received support from central minister Bandaru Dattatreya...

10-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee accuses centre of conspiracy against her government

Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi-led Central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused it of hatching a conspiracy against her government to create an atmosphere of unrest in the state."The state government is elected...

10-Jul-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha government felicitates Indian athletes with cash awards

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Monday felicitated the Indian athletes who won medals at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships with cash awards.The event was held at Kalinga Stadium here from July 6-9.The gold medal winners were awarded Rs 10...

09-Jul-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha to set up Kalinga International Sports City for mega events

After the successful organisation of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships, the Odisha government on Sunday announced it would set up the Kalinga International Sports City here to hold mega international events in the coming years."The sports city will make us...

08-Jul-2017 Amaravati

Chandrababu's corruption scandals worth Rs 3.75 lakh cr, claims Jagan

YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday alleged that the value of the corruption scandals of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is Rs 3.75 lakh crore.He was speaking at the two-day plenary of the YSR Congress Party...

08-Jul-2017 Chennai

Will decide on allowing parole to Perarivalan : K.Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Saturday said the government would take a decision on allowing parole to A.G. Perarivalan, one of those convicted for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination.Responding to the plea made by several lawmakers,...

08-Jul-2017 Patna

Bihar Congress leaders meet Lalu Prasad, extend support

At a time when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD-U have maintained a studied silence over CBI raids on RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, the state Congress on Saturday came forward to fully support him.Three top Congress leaders from Bihar met...

07-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Minority institutions vital, not for 'danga': Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said minority organisations play a vital role in education and stressed that they are focused on development and not on inciting riots."Our minority institutions are playing a vital role. Christian organisations...

07-Jul-2017 Patna

Modi, Shah to blame for CBI raids: Lalu Prasad

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the CBI raids at his residence following a fresh case of alleged irregularities in award of tenders for maintenance of railway hotels in 2006."Amit Shah aur...

06-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Not able to give SEZ to Wipro due to policy: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government was not able to give SEZ status to Wipro for its second project here due to policy decisions.She also indicated that SEZs were approching the sunset clause."There is a problem of SEZs....

05-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee announces 'Shanti Vahini' to maintain peace in Bengal

Accusing the BJP of conspiring to instigate unrest in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the formation of 'Shanti Vahini' (peace force) at booth-level to maintain peace and communal harmony in the state."We have taken an administrative...

05-Jul-2017 Patna

Lalu Prasad urges non-BJP parties to unite for 2019

RJD leader Lalu Prasad on Wednesday appealed to all non-BJP and like-minded parties to come together to defeat the BJP in the general election of 2019 but avoided any reference to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.Addressing hundreds of party leaders and...

05-Jul-2017 Patna

Kovind not a Dalit, but OBC : Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday questioned the Dalit identity of BJP-led NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and claimed that Kovind is not a Dalit but an OBC."Kovind Dalit nahi hai, OBC hai," Lalu said, addressing hundreds of party leaders and workers...

05-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Print revised MRP on unsold stocks or face action : Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said that manufacturers and vendors will have to print revised Maximum Retail Price (MRP), next to the old MRP, post Good and Service Tax (GST) rollout on unsold stocks or they will have to face legal action."We...

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