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22-Feb-2018 Chennai

Saffron should not spread all over tricolour : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said that saffron has its place in the national flag but it should not spread all over it, in a remark interpreted as an attack on the BJP and Hindutva forces."Even the Indian national flag has saffron. But it (the colour) should not...

22-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Party's policies to focus on people's welfare : Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam's (MNM) President Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his party's policies were all those that the rulers did not implement for people's welfare.Speaking to reporters here, Kamal said his focus will be on villages which are the very basis of nationalism.Kamal...

21-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally launched his political party called Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre).He also unfurled his party's flag, which has six hands - three in red and three in white - joined together around a star on a white background.With...

21-Feb-2018 Ramanathapuram

No more a movie star but a lamp in homes : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people."Like the lamp in your homes you should protect me," Kamal...

21-Feb-2018 Rameswaram (Chennai)

Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey

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 here.Scheduled to unveil his party's name and flag at a public rally later in the day in Madurai, Kamal met the former...

19-Feb-2018 Chennai

15 'Samsung Smart Healthcare' centres launched in Tamil Nadu

To provide affordable yet quality healthcare to patients from the lower strata of society, Samsung India and the Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched 15 "Samsung Smart Healthcare" centres in the state.Chief Minister K. Palaniswami formally launched...

19-Feb-2018 Bhopal

Don't need certificate from those into divisive politics : Hardik Patel

Gujarat's Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday said that he didn't want a certificate on patriotism from those who were pursuing divisive politics in the country."All types of things have been said about my Bhopal visit -- that it will promote casteism. If talking...

19-Feb-2018 Baharampur (West Bengal)

Not only PNB, other banks also involved in scam : Mamata Banerjee

Continuing her attack on the Centre over the multi-crore PNB fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that there are "other banks" involved in such money laundering cases with their chiefs being protected by the BJP government."We know...

19-Feb-2018 Bhopal

Hardik Patel may campaign for MP polls

Gujarat's Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday dropped hints that he may campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections to be held later this year and also stated his intent to work for the youth and farmers.The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader...

18-Feb-2018 Ahmedabad

Jignesh Mevani argues with police as detained during protests

Dalit leader and Gujarat lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police here on Sunday along with nearly 100 others while staging demonstrations in protest against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.Mevani broke into heated arguments with police when...

18-Feb-2018 Kolkata

PNB fraud fuelled during demonetisation : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud was fuelled during demonetisation and demanded the unearthing of the "full truth" behind the scam.This is just a tip of the iceberg. This big bank fraud...

17-Feb-2018 Chennai

Merged with ruling faction on Modi's advice : O. Panneerselvam

Finally, it is official. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told AIADMK office-bearers in Theni district that he merged his faction with the ruling faction on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.All these days, the two factions...

17-Feb-2018 Kolkata

No chance of BJP-GJM alliance in 2019 elections : Binay Tamang

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang on Saturday took a dig at Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia for claiming to protect absconding GJM chief Bimal Gurung and ruled out an alliance with the BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.He...

17-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Rapists can’t be saved in the garb of tri-color : Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday said BJP wants to give communal color to Kathua rape and murder incident. He said in the garb of tricolour the rapists of Asifa can’t be saved.Farooq Abullah was interacting with his party workers at his...

17-Feb-2018 Bengaluru

JD-S holds rally near Bengaluru ahead of Assembly poll

The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Saturday held a rally on the city's outskirts ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections in late April or early May and accused both the Congress and BJP of failure to serve the state's people.JD-S supremo and former Prime...

16-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik rules out alliance with BJP

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday rubbished speculations of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) striking an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."That is not correct. We remain equi-distant from the BJP as well as the Congress," the Chief...

16-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Hassan Rouhani calls for unity among Muslims

With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit.In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan...

15-Feb-2018 Dehradun

Had hopes from Modi but he disappointed : Anna Hazare

Noted social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he had high hopes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi but was disappointed after his three-and-a-half-years in office.Addressing a public rally at Chamba in Tehri Garhwal district, Hazare blamed the Central...

15-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee wants PNB fraud probed, FRDI Bill scrapped

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demanded a thorough investigation into the fraudulent transactions worth $1.8 billion in Punjab National Bank and said she would not let the Central government off the hook until the people's money is...

14-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJD will win Bijepur by-poll by good margin : Naveen Patnaik

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday expressed confidence that his party will win the by-election for the Bijepur Assembly seat by a good margin."Our development works and several welfare schemes will work...

13-Feb-2018 Pughoboto (Nagaland)

Pre-poll alliance with BJP would be very negative : NPF chief

Nagaland's ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) chief, Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday revealed that the party could not agree to seat-sharing with the Bharatiya Janata Party since it knew the consequences would be very negative.However, he said that the newly-floated...

13-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Bhagwat's army statement grave : Asaduddin Owaisi

MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday termed as "grave" the statement by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that RSS could raise an army in three days.The Hyderabad MP said that this statement needs to be looked into deeply as has lot of messages, repercussions...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Why silence on death of Muslims in J&K attack : Asaduddin Owaisi

Citing the five Kashmiri Muslims, including soldiers, killed in the terror attack on a Jammu Army camp, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed those who question the patriotism of Muslims, asking why they were silent on this issue."Every day at 9 p.m....

13-Feb-2018 Chandigarh

Modi government has no 'economic mind': Sharad Yadav

Former Janata Dal (United) Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav, who is all set to float a new political outfit, hit out at the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday, saying it has no 'economic mind' and the country is witnessing an undeclared emergency."One emergency...

12-Feb-2018 Patna

It was JD-U's decision not to contest bypolls in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

JD-U president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the decision of his party not to contest by-elections to one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats was taken by the state unit of the party and not him."It was a decision of the state unit...

12-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Salman Nadvi acting at behest of Modi : Asaduddin Owaisi

MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday alleged that Moulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi is acting at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create rift in All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).He also called for social boycott of those calling...

10-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Modi's return to power will result in 'President's rule': Hardik Patel

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat's firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said there would be "President's rule" if Modi comes back to power after the 2019 General Elections.He also called for a unity of non-BJP parties to fight...

09-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Muslim Personal Law Board's crucial meet begins in Hyderabad

The three-day plenary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the apex body of Indian Muslims, began here on Friday evening with the meeting of its executive.The 50-member executive, being presided over by AIMPLB President Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi,...

09-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Hardik Patel meets Mamata Banerjee, says asked to join Trinamool

Gujarat's firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said he was asked to join her Trinamool Congress."She openly offered me to join Trinamool Congress," Patel said after meeting Banerjee at the state Secretariat...

07-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik orders SIT probe into minor's gang rape

The Odisha government on Wednesday announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Koraput district by security personnel last year.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also requested the Orissa High Court to monitor...

06-Feb-2018 Jabalpur

BJP has failed to fulfil poll promises : Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of not fulfilling the promises made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections."Three years ago, the BJP leadership sold pipe dreams to the public, promising return of the black money stashed...

06-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik invites Asian steel makers to invest in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday invited the Asian steelmakers to set up their industries in the state, which has abundant natural resources."I invite the steel producers to set up their industries in Odisha with the best possible facilitation...

06-Feb-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik seeks direct flights between Bhubaneswar, Pune

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought the intervention of Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju to introduce direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Pune."Since there is no direct flight between these two cities, the passengers...

05-Feb-2018 Siliguri

BJP funding secessionist movements in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the BJP of funding secessionist movements and triggering communal riots in the northern region of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that Bengal was the 'victim of maximum neglect' under the present central government."This...

05-Feb-2018 Patna

NDA will succeed in 2019 polls : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the National Democratic Alliance, with which his Janata Dal-United has an alliance, will be successful in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls."There are some people who are telling different things about the likely...

05-Feb-2018 Patna

Sharad Yadav meets Lalu in jail for RS seat : JD-U

Rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Monday met RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a Ranchi jail, drawing taunts from JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar who said Yadav is "desperate for a Rajya Sabha seat" hence the prison call."Sharad Yadav has met Lalu Prasad in jail in...

01-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Equities close lower on Budget day on volatility infused by LTCG tax

Wiping off initial gains, the key Indian equity indices closed trade on a lower note on Thursday as the re-introduction of long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax for investing in equities infused volatility in the market.In his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun...

01-Feb-2018 Patna

Nitish Kumar praises 'best' Budget, congratulates Modi, Arun Jaitley

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hailed the Union Budget 2018-19 presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it is "good for the people, particularly the poor and farmers".He also congratulated Jaitley and Prime Minister...

31-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Bengal mulls developing of 'Silicon Valley Asia'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the state is planning to develop a "Silicon Valley Asia", on patterns of the original in California which is home to the world's largest high-tech corporations, to create "spontaneous employment"."We...

31-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Centre will present 'election budget' this year : Mamata Banerjee

A day before the Union Budget 2018-19 is presented, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took a dig at the central government, claiming that budget would be with a look at the Lok Sabha election election to be held next year."The Union...

30-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Soumitra Chatterjee presented Legion d'Honneur

Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was on Tuesday presented France's highest civilian award, Legion d'Honneur at a function here.French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler presented the medal to the versatile octogenarian, who has delved into multiple cultural...

30-Jan-2018 chennai

K. Palaniswami, Siddaramaiah to meet over Cauvery

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and ministers from the Cauvery Delta region will meet Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and urge him to release the river river water to save the state's paddy crop, it was announced on Tuesday.A decision to this...

30-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Startup India-Odisha Yatra

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Startup India-Odisha Yatra.The Chief Minister said the Yatra van would travel to 60 educational institutions across the 16 districts of the state.He said selected ideas would be put to three days...

29-Jan-2018 Bangalore

Jignesh Mevani to campaign against BJP in Karnataka polls

Gujarat's Dalit leader and newly elected MLA Jignesh Mevani on Monday urged the Karnataka electorate to not vote for the BJP in coming Assembly polls and said he will campaign against that party in the southern state."I'm ready to compromise with my ideologies...

29-Jan-2018 Patna

Not in favour of midterm Bihar Assembly polls : Tejaswi Yadav

A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bihar Assembly elections will be held as scheduled in 2020, opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday said his party was also not in favour of midterm polls."Our Rashtriya Janata Dal is not in favour of midterm...

29-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday flagged off a Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign that will cover around 1.13 crore children in the state.Health Minister Pratap Jena said the drive will continue till March 26 and will cover children between...

27-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Biju Patnaik played major role making me PM : H.D. Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Saturday said Biju Patnaik played a major role in making him Prime Minister."Biju Patnaik played a major role in making me Chief Minister of Karnataka and Prime Minister of the country," revealed the former Prime Minister.Describing...

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