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19-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Nagaland CM calls on Union Home Minister

The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri Neiphiu Rio called on the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today. The Chief Minister apprised the Union Home Minister about the situation in the State and the issues on which the State Government requires support...

15-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Farooq Abdullah wants death penalty for rapists

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday demanded a special Jammu and Kashmir Assembly session to pass a bill to hand out capital punishment to those convicted of raping minors."The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),...

13-Apr-2018 Srinagar

NC expresses anguish over Kathua incident, civilian killings

National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah chaired a day-long meeting of the Party’s Core Group at Party Headquarters ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar. The meeting was also attended by NC Working President Omar Abdullah along with other members of the Core Group.The...

13-Apr-2018 Srinagar

Asifa case: Kamal Haasan says felt “angry” for failing her

Actor-politician Kamal Hassan today expressed anguish over the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, saying he felt “angry” for failing her.“Does it have to be your own daughter for you to understand? She could’ve been mine,” he tweeted.Hassan,...

10-Apr-2018 Motihari (Bihar)

Narendra Modi blasts opposition for 'dividing' the country

Amid nationwide protests by Dalits after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the opposition of dividing the country."They (opposition) are creating hurdles...

09-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Sharad Yadav meets fasting YSR Congress MPs, expresses solidarity

Veteran socialist leader and former Union Minister Sharad Yadav on Monday met the YSR Congress MPs who have been on an indefinite hunger strike since April 6 demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh.Yadav met MPs Midhun Reddy and Avinash Reddy at...

08-Apr-2018 Sagar (Madhya Pradesh)

Supported Jyotiraditya's CM candidature as he is young : Hardik Patel

Gujarat's Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel on Sunday said he had supported the candidature of Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia due to the fact he is young."We want the youths to come forward. I mentioned Scindia's name since he is young. All I said was...

07-Apr-2018 Jammu

Independence no option for landlocked Kashmir : Farooq Abdullah

Lok Sabha Member from Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday that being landlocked between India, Pakistan and China, independence is no option for the Valley.Addressing a party meeting in Mandi area of Poonch district, the forme Chief Minister...

07-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

RJD slams Nitish Kumar for forming four governments in four years

Bihar Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for forming four governments in as many years, saying he played with people's mandate."Four governments in four years can't be a mistake... It's playing with the mandate...

06-Apr-2018 Bengaluru

Jignesh Mevani asks people to 'disrupt' Modi rally in Karnataka

Gujarat independent legislator Jignesh Mevani on Friday asked people to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here on April 15 to question him about hisjob creation promises."People should enter the BJP's rally where Modi is set to campaign for the party...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Farooq Abdullah calls on Rajnath Singh

National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday called on the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and expressed serious concern over unabated civilian killings and the continued deterioration of...

05-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Ram Vilas Paswan reviews BIS Activities

The Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution chaired by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution was held today at Parliament Annex in presence...

05-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee calls on ex-CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called on her ailing predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at his south Kolkata home to enquire about his health.Asked about the purpose of her visit, Banerjee said: "...I asked about his health and we...

05-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar-led government is anti-Dalit : Jitan Ram Majhi

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the state was anti-Dalit as most of the people arrested under prohibition laws were from the community."Nitish Kumar ki sarkar...

04-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

RJD dares Nitish Kumar to demand special status for Bihar

Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to demand special status for the state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi."If Nitish Kumar is a strong leader, he should directly demand special category status for Bihar...

04-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Andhra people feel betrayed by BJP : N. Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday accused the BJP-led NDA government of betraying the people on the Centre's promise of giving special status to the bifurcated state."Five crore people of Andhra Pradesh feel that...

04-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Andhra CM N. Chandrababu Naidu meets Arvind Kejriwal

Amid new political churning ahead of next year's Lok Sabha elections, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met his Delhi counterpart and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal here on Wednesday.The two leaders met at Andhra Bhawan and were...

03-Apr-2018 Bengaluru

Swaraj India to contest in Karnataka polls

Swaraj India, led by psephologist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav, would contest in a dozen seats in the May 12 Karnataka Assembly election, said an official on Tuesday."As a new and young party, we are making a modest beginning to contest in a dozen assembly...

03-Apr-2018 New Delhi

TDP chief meets political leaders in Delhi

On his first visit to the capital after parting ways with the BJP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday met leaders of various political parties including Congress, Trinamool Congress and NCP and vowed to defeat the...

03-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

Telangana CM condemns attacks on Dalits

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday condemned attacks on Dalits during nationwide protests the previous day.He said the entire country should stand by the Dalits, who have been economically, socially and politically suppressed for generations.In...

03-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

Centre should protect freedom of press : K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said the central government has a responsibility to protect press freedom without violating the basic civil rights.He found fault with the Centre's decision to cancel the accreditation of journalists accused...

02-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress ignored Ambedkar, BJP worked for SCs/STs : Ram Vilas Paswan

Attacking the Congress for ignoring the legacy of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said the BJP government had worked to protect the interest of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).The Narendra Modi government on Monday...

31-Mar-2018

Mamata Banerjee's unity efforts : Keeping leadership issue on hold

Since there is no dominant leader with a countrywide appeal in the opposition camp at the moment, it is natural that the most energetic opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take the lead in trying to bring together the different parties to fight...

31-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Kamal Haasan meets Christopher Nolan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan met acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and was surprised that he has seen some of his movies.The Indian actor also gave him a copy of his critically acclaimed movie "Hey Ram" in digital format."Met Mr.Christopher Nolan. Apologised for...

30-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Boycott CBSE re-exams : Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Friday asked students and parents to "boycott the re-examinations" proposed by the government over the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) question paper leak.Addressing parents and students, Thackeray...

29-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Anna Hazare breaks fast after government assurance

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike after the Central government "in principle" agreed to his demands but refrained from providing a roadmap on the implementation in a time-bound manner.Hazare, who had earlier demanded the timeline...

28-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee meets Arvind Kejriwal, gets backing of BJP rebels

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and got the backing of BJP rebels Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie to her efforts to forge a broad coalition of forces for one-to-one fight with...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Government may submit action plan on Wednesday : Anna Hazare

The government may not be able to submit its action plan on the demands on fair crop remuneration, Lokpal appointment and electoral reforms on Tuesday as decided due to the prolonged discussion on the issue, social activist Anna Hazare said.Hazare, who is...

27-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar announces scholarships for madrassa students

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced scholarships for students of government-affiliated madrassas. He also pledged to appoint Urdu teachers in all high schools."Students of government-affiliated madrassas will be provided scholarships," Nitish...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar, Sena and TRS MPs

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met leaders from the BJP ally Shiv Sena as well as MPs from several opposition parties in the national capital.Banerjee visited Parliament on Tuesday where she met Shiv...

26-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Anna Hazare seeks roadmap on implementation of demands

Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday said he would take decision on calling off his ongoing hunger strike only after the Narendra Modi government comes up with a roadmap on implementation of demands of fair remuneration for agriculture produce, appointment...

24-Mar-2018 Ranchi

Lalu Prasad sentenced to 14 years jail in fourth fodder scam

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad will be jailed for 14 years in the fourth fodder scam case he has been convicted in, with a special CBI court here on Saturday sentencing him to seven years each in two cases under it, and ordering the sentences run consecutively.Pronouncing...

24-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Government's draft useless, will continue fast : Anna Hazare

The indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare is set to continue further after he reportedly found the draft sent by the government to address to his demands "useless"."We have received the draft from the government. But Annaji said it was...

24-Mar-2018 Amaravati/New Delhi

Amit Shah says TDP's decision to quit 'unilateral', Naidu hits back

BJP President Amit Shah unleashed a belligerent attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, saying his "unilateral" decision to quit the NDA was for political considerations and not development, triggering a bitter war of words between...

24-Mar-2018 Amaravati

Amit Shah insulted people of Andhra Pradesh : N. Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed BJP President Amit Shah's letter as an insult to people of the state.Speaking in the state Legislative Assembly, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief alleged that the BJP chief tried to misrepresent...

24-Mar-2018 Ranchi

Fourth fodder case: Lalu sentenced to 7 years each on two counts

A special CBI court here on Saturday sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to seven years in jail each in two cases pertaining to the fourth fodder scam case and fined him Rs 60 lakh.It was not immediately clear whether the two sentences would run concurrently...

23-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Pacer Mohammed Shami's wife meets Mamata Banerjee

Beleaguered India pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan, who accused her husband of domestic violence and extra marital affairs, on Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue.Jahan who also lodged a case against Shami and his family members...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Kishan Kapoor demands release of pending subsidy to HP

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Kishan Kapoor today held meeting with Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and urged him to release the pending Rs. 35.99 crore to Himachal Pradesh as subsidy under public distribution system....

23-Mar-2018 Amaravati

Conspiracy being hatched against us : N. Chandrababu Naidu

Amid speculation that a CBI inquiry may be ordered into allegations of corruption against him, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday told TDP MPs that a 'conspiracy is being hatched against us'.The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief advised...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Anna Hazare begins indefinite fast for Lokpal

Nearly seven years after Anna Hazare went on a hunger strike demanding the setting up of a Lokpal to probe corruption cases, the social activist on Friday once again sat on an indefinite hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan here pressing for the demand.Hazare reached...

22-Mar-2018 Amaravati

N. Chandrababu Naidu alleges conspiracy to stall Polavaram project

Targetting BJP once again, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that a conspiracy was  being hatched to stall Polavaram project.Speaking in the state legislature, he claimed that the BJP started making allegations by twisting...

22-Mar-2018 Amaravati

N. Chandrababu Naidu again demands ban on big currency notes

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday demanded ban on big currency notes, saying this will  help root out corruption and curb the money power during elections.Speaking in the assembly, he sought that the Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes...

20-Mar-2018 Shillong

Will talk to militants if they give up arms : Conrad Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said the government will hold talks only with rebel groups which give up arms."We are not saying 'no' to peace but there is a process which we need to follow and the government is clear on its stand that we will...

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