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27-Feb-2017 Chennai

Palaniswami submits memorandum to Narendra Modi

Release of funds for disaster relief for drought and cyclone, setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), stopping Karnataka not to build a dam across the Cauvery were some of the major demands made by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to Prime Minister Narendra...

27-Feb-2017 Kolkata

Rackets in private, government hospitals : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged private hospitals across the state to draw a line between business and service while ordering a stop to child smuggling and kidney rackets in both private and state-run establishments."Who gave permission...

27-Feb-2017 Bhubaneswar

Will review BJD's panchayat poll performance : Naveen Patnaik

In the wake of a setback in the Odisha panchayat elections, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the performance of the ruling BJD will be reviewed diligently and correctives applied in both the party and government."Though they (people) are generally...

27-Feb-2017 Srinagar

NC Core Group Meeting: GoI fails to recognize Kashmir a political issue

Opposition National Conference Monday alleged that Government of India has failed to recognize Kashmir a political issue. The party said that Kashmir is not a law and order problem but is a political issue that anyhow is to be resolved.The Core Group of the main...

25-Feb-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Won't ever join politics, says Nitish Kumar's son

Unlike sons and daughters of other politicians in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's only son, Nishant Kumar, says he has no interest in politics and he will never take the plunge."I have no interest in politics and I will not join politics. I...

25-Feb-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar demands national debate on Ganga

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday stressed on the need for a national debate for a clean and pollution-free Ganga river."If we want to save river Ganga, there should be a strong people's campaign for it," Nitish said in his inaugural address at...

25-Feb-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar opposes Centre's inland waterways project on Ganga

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday publicly announced that he and his government are against the central government's proposed Allahabad-Haldia national inland waterways project on the river Ganga via the state."We are against the national inland...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Militants want independence, not chair : Farooq Abdullah

Veteran pro-India politician and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today made an unusual remark and said the Kashmiri militants are treading path of militancy for independence and not for becoming legislators or ministers.Accusing New Delhi of...

24-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Kashmiri youth not afraid of death : Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Kashmiri youth picked up arms "for a cause" and they can not be intimidated with death threats, former Union Minister and state Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Friday.Addressing party workers at the Nawa-i-Subha headquarters of the National Conference,...

24-Feb-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Rabri Devi backtracks on son as Bihar CM

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Friday did a U-turn and said there was no vacancy for the "CM post" for her son Tejaswi Yadav, as her successor Nitish Kumar will continue in the coveted post.A day after the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister's mother backed...

24-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

K. Palaniswami plants sapling to mark Jayalalithaa birthday

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday planted a sapling here to mark the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary.The sapling was planted at the Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital.According to an official statement,...

22-Feb-2017 Tirupati

Telangana CM fulfils Rs 5 cr vow at Tirumala temple

Fulfilling a vow he had taken during the movement for a separate Telangana state, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday offered gold ornaments worth over Rs 5 crore to gods in this temple town in Andhra Pradesh.More than two and a half years after achieving...

20-Feb-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee promises Rs 5 lakh each to Bengal sports bodies

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced financial aid of Rs 5 lakh each to all sports bodies in the state nurturing Olympic talents.The Chief Minister also loosened her purse strings for 13 top city clubs, each of which, she said, will...

20-Feb-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee vows to eradicate culture of 'wrecking and destroying'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised the ransacking at a school and vowed to eradicate from the state the culture of "causing wreckage and destruction of property"."If anyone thinks they would follow a policy of wrecking and destroying...

20-Feb-2017 Chennai

K. Palaniswami begins CM innings with welfare schemes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on his first day in office on Monday announced a string of welfare schemes which were part of AIADMK's poll promise.The new Chief Minister ordered implementation of subsidised two-wheeler scheme for working women, housing...

19-Feb-2017 Kohima

Nagaland CM resigns, new CM likely on Monday

Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday put in his papers to pave way for his successor to lead the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government.Zeliang, who arrived here on Sunday afternoon from New Delhi, accompanied by several of his senior...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami comfortably wins confidence vote

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday comfortably won the vote of confidence in the state assembly, with the proceedings marred by pandemonium that saw the opposition DMK evicted by the Speaker, and the Congress too walked out.Palaniswami,...

18-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Midterm assembly polls in Maharashtra 'inevitable' : Sharad Pawar

Forecasting that midterm assembly elections in Maharashtra are "inevitable", NCP President Sharad Pawar on Saturday said there is no question of his party propping up the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the state.The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief told the media...

18-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Midterm polls in Maharashtra inevitable : Sharad Pawar

Warning that midterm assembly elections in Maharashtra were "inevitable", Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday said there was no question of his party propping up the Bharatiya Janata Part-Shiv Sena alliance in the state.Pawar told the...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami wins trust vote

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly.Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won with 122 votes for the motion, while 11 votes were cast against the confidence vote...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Ahead of confidence vote, TN CM loses another legislator

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami's AIADMK faction suffered another blow when Arun Kumar, a legislator from Coimbatore North, jumped ship on Saturday, hours ahead of the vote of confidence.Speaking to IANS over the phone from Coimbatore, Arun...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Ahead of confidence vote, TN CM loses another legislator

Hours before Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami seeks a vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday, Arun Kumar, a legislator from Coimbatore North has also jumped shift.Speaking to IANS over the phone from Coimbatore, Arun Kumar said: "I...

17-Feb-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Lalu Prasad taunts Narendra Modi over 'adopted son' remark

RJD ''chief Lalu Prasad on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that if he is the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh, he should reveal who is his father."Agar PM Modi UP ke daattak putra hai, to pita kaun hai? (If Prime Minister Modi is the adopted...

16-Feb-2017 Vijayawada

Jagan will also go to jail like Sasikala : N. Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy will also have to go to jail like AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Saikala for corruption.Addressing a meeting of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

New AIADMK government will be thrown out : O. Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday said the AIADMK government under Edappadi K. Palaniswami will be thrown out soon.Speaking to reporters after paying homage to late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa at her memorial in Marina beach,...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Palaniswami confident of proving majority

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said he would prove his majority in the assembly as asked by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao.Soon after taking oath, Palaniswami went to Marina beach to pay homage at the memorial of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.Palaniswami...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Sasikala loyalist Palaniswami becomes Tamil Nadu CM

K. Palaniswami, a loyalist of the jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, on Thursday took oath as Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister, ending for now an ugly war within the ruling party.Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Palaniswami,...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Fight will continue : O. Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu's outgoing Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday said the fight will continue against "one family controlling the AIADMK".In an apparent reference to the now jailed AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, Panneerselvam said he launched a peaceful...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

We don't want Panneerselvam : V.K. Sasikala camp

The AIADMK party owing allegiance to now jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Thursday made it clear that it will not embrace acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.Barring Panneerselvam and School Education Minister K. Pandiarajan, all other...

15-Feb-2017 Srinagar

‘Kashmir history is blood-drenched’

National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday expressed anguish over the loss of lives in different encounters in Kashmir Valley. He said that constitutional and democratic rights of people are being trampled through force and suppressive policies.News...

14-Feb-2017 Chennai

Sasikala camp elects Palanisamy new leader

AIADMK legislators backing General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and housed in a beach resort near here on Tuesday elected Edapadi K. Palanisamy as their leader of the legislature party.And in her capacity as the party chief, Sasikala sacked acting Tamil Nadu Chief...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

A 'fatty judgement' that derailed Sasikala

The Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that crushed AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's hopes of ruling Tamil Nadu came in a 570-page order carried in a thick sealed packet.In Room No 6 of the apex court, Justices Pinaki Chandra Bose and Amitava Roy opened...

14-Feb-2017 Chennai

Post conviction, Sasikala sacks CM, 19 others

After the Supreme Court upheld her conviction for corruption, AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday sacked acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and 19 leaders from the party.All of them were dismissed on charges of acting against the...

14-Feb-2017 Kalimpong (West Bengal)

Won't tolerate attempts to trigger riots : Mamata Banerjee

Asserting that her government will not tolerate attempts to trigger riots in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said violence by any community will be tackled with an iron hand."We will not tolerate those who ignite the fire of riots...

14-Feb-2017 Chennai

Sasikala gets court shocker, faction fight goes on

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a huge blow to AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala by upholding her conviction for corruption but there was no end to the ugly war for power in Tamil Nadu.Hours after the apex court ruling, Sasikala, as the party chief,...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

Panneerselvam attends office, Sasikala vows to win

Acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneeerselvam and AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala remained on the warpath on Monday amid speculation they will be told to prove their strength in the assembly."We have the strength to manage any number of enemies,"...

13-Feb-2017 Kolkata

Bengal to have three new districts : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is set to formally launch Kalimpong as a new district on Tuesday, said three more districts will be created in the state in the coming days.Banerjee, who is on her second trip to the hills this year, said Burdwan...

13-Feb-2017 Hyderabad

Pawan Kalyan hints at alliance with AAP

In a significant development, popular Telugu actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan said he will not mind having an alliance with the Aam Admi Party (AAP).Pawan, currently on a visit to the US, said in an interview at Harvard University that like-minded...

13-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Show some decency, Uddhav Thackeray tells Narendra Modi

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show some "sabhyata" (decency), days after the latter attacked former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh."The PM should show some 'sabhyata' like Manmohan Singh showed his 'sabhyata'...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

We have strength to tackle enemies : V.K. Sasikala

Claiming majority support among AIADMK MLAs, party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Monday asserted that she had the strength "to manage any number of enemies".Addressing hundreds of supporters outside the Poes Garden residence of the late J. Jayalalithaa,...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Election soon to select AIADMK General Secretary : O. Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu's acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday said the election schedule for electing the party's General Secretary will soon be announced.Former Presidium Chairman of AIADMK E.Madhusudanan said the dates for the election would be announced...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Can't be scared due to being a woman : V.K.Sasikala

AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala on Sunday said that if some people think that she would get scared at being threatened due to a woman, they were mistaken.Addressing party legislators housed at a beach resort near here, Sasikala said: aceIf they think...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Family members of legislators are being threatened : V.K.Sasikala

AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala on Sunday said the family members of party legislators are being threatened, and the party is chalking out plans for next course of action.Speaking to reporters at the beach resort where legislators supporting her are housed,...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

AIADMK has survived betrayals in the past : V.K. Sasikala

AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Sunday said the party has crossed several hurdles and survived betrayals in the past and true cadre are its foundation.Speaking to reporters here, she said the AIADMK government will continue in the state.She said the...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Nine AIADMK Lok Sabha members back O. Panneerselvam

The number of Lok Sabha members of the AIADMK supporting Tamil Nadu's acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday swelled to nine.Five Lok Sabha AIADMK members on Sunday extended support to Panneerselvam, who is locked in a bitter power struggle with...

11-Feb-2017 Chennai

Delay in swearing-in is to break the party : V.K. Sasikala

AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Saturday alleged that the delay in her being sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is mainly to break the party."I think the delay (in swearing in) is to break the party," she told reporters here after meeting the...

11-Feb-2017 Chennai

Will be patient, then do what needs to be done : V.K. Sasikala

As support for rival O. Panneerselvam continued to grow, AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Saturday sought an appointment with Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. She said her camp would be patient for some time and then "do what needs to be done".Speaking...

10-Feb-2017 Kolkata

Bengal government was digital long before Centre: Mamata Banerjee

Urging the central government to trust the infrastructure of the state governments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that her government started the drive for digitalisation much earlier."Some people have suddenly started talking...

10-Feb-2017 Chennai

V.K. Sasikala sacks E. Madhusudanan

AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Friday dismissed Presidium Chairman E. Madhusudanan from the party for backing acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.Sasikala said in a statement that Madhusudanan had violating the party's principles and brought disrepute...

10-Feb-2017 Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh)

Baghpat : Ajit Singh faces challenge from former confidants

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh is finding Baghpat, his home turf, not the bastion it used to be. Ahead of Uttar Pradesh's assembly polls, his own former confidants are contesting on the tickets of rivals while his own party...

09-Feb-2017 Surat (Gujarat)

Hardik Patel says no plans to join Shiv Sena

Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday reiterated that he had not joined any political party and would prefer to remain the face of the Patel community's agitation for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC quota.He...

09-Feb-2017 Chennai

Poes Garden to be a memorial : O. Panneerselvam

Acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday said the Poes Garden residence of the late J. Jayalalithaa will be converted into a memorial.He made the comment while welcoming the support of AIADMK's Presidium Chairman E. Madhusudanan, who had...

09-Feb-2017 Chennai

O. Panneerselvam writing to banks will not affect AIADMK'

Tamil Nadu's caretaker Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam's writing to the banks to not allow transactions without his authorisation may not have any practical impact on the AIADMK, said a senior party leader on Thursday."Panneerselvam may be moving legally against...

08-Feb-2017 Kolkata

False campaign led to Bhangar agitation : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that the agitation in West Bengal's Bhangar was based on "a false campaign" and denied that two villagers who died during the movement had fallen to police bullets."A false campaign was going...

08-Feb-2017 Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh)

Lalu campaigns for son-in-law, calls Modi a 'dangerous man'

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "dangerous man" and cautioned people to be wary of him.Addressing an election rally in Sikandarabad for his son-in-law Rahul...

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