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Ahead of state polls, Congress state working president in Chhattisgarh joins BJP

Ahead of state polls, Congress state working president in Chhattisgarh joins BJP

Just weeks before assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Congress lost its state working president and MLA Ramdayal Uike to BJP today, Saturday, October 13. Uike, who...
Gadkari says Modi Govt won polls on unrealistic promises, Cong agrees wholeheartedly

Gadkari says Modi Govt won polls on unrealistic promises, Cong agrees wholeheartedly

Described as a ‘two-man show’ to refer to the total domination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah over government and...
PM Modi accuses Congress of allying with foreign countries to influence Indian politics

PM Modi accuses Congress of allying with foreign countries to influence Indian politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is yet to respond to former French President Francois Hollande’s statement about choosing Reliance for offset contract in Rafale...
BJP rules out alliance with TRS in Telangana polls

BJP rules out alliance with TRS in Telangana polls

Amit Shah launches election campaign in Hyderabad In a major policy announcement BJP President Amit Shah has, on Saturday, ruled out any alliance with the...
BJP defers party polls to retain Ami Shah as chief, hopes for big victories in coming elections

BJP defers party polls to retain Amit Shah as chief, hopes for big victories...

The BJP, as expected, has decided to retain Amit Shah as party president and go to 2019 Lok Sabha elections under his leadership, deferring...
Former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal

Former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi after...
Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

As the BJP got down in earnest to push for simultaneous polls, with party chief Amit Shah writing to Law Commission in favour of...
NDA candidate Harivansh wins easy contest, is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

NDA candidate Harivansh wins easy contest, is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

BJP-led NDA’s candidate Harivansh was elected Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha today (Thursday, August 9) as the Opposition failed to notch up the numbers. Pitted...
NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
No confidence vote: Outcome known, BJP & Opposition hope to score propaganda points

No confidence vote: Outcome known, BJP & Opposition hope to score propaganda points

~By Rajesh Sinha The four-year-old NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces its first motion of no-confidence on Friday, July 20. Lok Sabha Speaker...
Preparing for 2019: PM Modi seeks list of projects to inaugurate, BJP plans a string of rallies

Preparing for 2019: PM Modi seeks list of projects to inaugurate, BJP plans a...

From August, the BJP will go into election mode, BJP president Amit Shah had said a few days ago. While that might sound amusing...
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Spread like fire from Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Amit Shah tells BJP social media volunteers

Brace for a virtual carpet bombing of messages from BJP IT Cell which already has by far the most dominant presence on social media,...
2019 polls to be fought on basis of common minimum programme

2019 polls to be fought on basis of common minimum programme

The preparations for the 2019 elections have started full force. While Amit Shah visits Agra today, Rahul Gandhi held a “janta darbar” in his...
Another BJP worker killed in West Bengal, Amit Shah alleges TMC

Another BJP worker killed in West Bengal, Amit Shah alleges TMC

Just weeks after the death of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Purulia, the body of another BJP worker was found floating in...
Those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can't see Rs 12,000 jobs: Giriraj Singh

Those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can’t see Rs 12,000 jobs: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh while speaking at an event organised by the Khadi and Village Industries...
Senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari quits, says will fight corruption, undeclared Emergency

Rajasthan BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari quits, says will fight corruption, undeclared Emergency

Six-term MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari of Rajasthan BJP has quit the party alleging rampant corruption under chief minister Vasundhara Raje and an undeclared Emergency in...
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News about Amit Shah pulled down by many news portals

In a remarkable instance of media bowing to political bosses, news portals like Times Now, News18.com, Firstpost and New Indian Express pulled down reports...
“Pandits won’t be seduced by Shah’s rally in name of Mookerjee”

“Pandits won’t be seduced by Shah’s rally in name of Mookerjee”

Are politicians truly interested in finding a solution for Kashmiris’ angst and questions, asks Mudda, even as speakers back a hard line against stone-pelters Operation...
Bank with Amit Shah as Director had highest deposits of banned notes after demonestisation

Bank with Amit Shah as Director had highest deposits of banned notes after demonestisation

A RTI report has named a district cooperative bank which has BJP president Amit Shah as a director as netting the highest deposits among...
BJP end alliance with PDP, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns; BJP recommends Governor's rule

BJP end alliance with PDP, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns; BJP recommends Governor’s rule

It is a sign of the unnatural tie-up that the BJP had entered into with People's Democratic Party (PDP) that, probably for the first...
Amit Shah - Uddhav Thackeray meeting: BJP chief fails to get Shiv Sena back on board

Amit Shah – Uddhav Thackeray meeting: BJP chief fails to get Shiv Sena back...

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday failed to get Shiv Sena back into the NDA fold for 2019 Lok Sabha election. Shah met Shiv Sena...
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Amit Shah begins damage control after by-poll setback

Mudda discusses BJP’s Contact and Support campaign Amidst differences within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies and several setbacks in the recent by polls, Bharatiya...
How RLD won Kairana, why SP swept Noorpur

How RLD won Kairana, why SP swept Noorpur

Opposition manipulated the people in believing the government has failed them, says BJP Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Hasan was leading by 49,000 votes...
Bad news for BJP in by-polls touted as test for Modi govt

Bad news for BJP in by-polls touted as test for Modi govt

In the end, the results of by-elections to four Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly seats spread over ten states came as bad news for...
Modi government in the final year of its tenure, goes big on celebrations but dark spots remain

Modi government in the final year of its tenure, goes big on celebrations but...

Going to start its fifth and final year of its present tenure on Sunday, May 27, Narendra Modi government is going big on celebrating...
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Congress-JD(S) unholy alliance has subverted people’s mandate: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday, May 21, said the Karnataka elections had given a mandate against the Congress and the BJP had emerged...
Siddaramaiah sends legal notice to PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on allegations of corruption

Siddaramaiah sends legal notice to PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on allegations of...

As charges flew thick and fast with only three days left for campaigning for Karnataka assembly polls, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah sought to put...
Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy's plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy’s plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

The Supreme Court on Friday, May 4, rejected mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy's plea to allow him to campaign in Bellary for his younger...
Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya's death, BJP triumphant

Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya’s death, BJP triumphant

There is no merit in plea for a probe in Judge BH Loya's death and it was an attempt to scandalise judiciary, ruled the...
Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Amid attacks from opposition and trying hard to combat the anti-Dalit image of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and...
BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

An FIR was registered against BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Pralhad Joshi for making inflammatory comments against Muslims in Karnataka which is in...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...

Supreme Court asks trial court not to proceed with Jay Shah’s defamation case against...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, March 15, asked the Gujarat trial court not to proceed with hearing in the criminal defamation case filed by...
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BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP bagged Tripura, its most significant headway in its expansion into north east India, scoring a big win in what has been a formidable...
“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

A hindrance to governance and a drain on public exchequer, multiple elections should go and one nation one election policy should be implemented, say...
Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...
Delhi Police search Delhi Chief Minister's residence, court rejects bail plea of AAP MLAs

Delhi Police search Delhi Chief Minister’s residence, court rejects bail plea of AAP MLAs

Delhi Police on Friday searched Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence and seized hard disks containing recordings of 21 CCTV cameras. The police team, including...
Jay Shah defamation case: Gujarat High Court restores gag on The Wire, portal to move SC

Jay Shah defamation case: Gujarat High Court restores gag on The Wire, portal to...

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday restored a gag order barring news portal The Wire to write further on the “exceptional” increase in Jay...
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How to solve a problem – say it doesn’t exist: Khattar govt’s way out...

A simple proclamation removed the hurdles in the way of BJP president Amit Shah's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally' of one lakh bikes in Haryana's Jind...
Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

With BJP intensifying its election campaign in Tripura, former Assam CM TarunGogoi was the only senior Congress leader to campaign in the poll bound...
Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to speak on Ajay Shah Corruption

Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to speak on Ajay Shah Corruption

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has once again criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent on corruption committed by BJP president Amit Shah’s son...
Atmosphere in Haryana not right for BJP chief Amit Shah's rally

Atmosphere in Haryana not right for BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally

BJP president Amit Shah's proposed rally next week in Haryana has got state Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar in a bind. He has to ensure...
Judge Loya death case: Lawyer says hospital reports replete with conflicting “facts”

Judge Loya death case: Lawyer says hospital reports replete with conflicting “facts”

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 9) continued hearing of...
Selling pakodas as a form of employment was an idea born of simplicity of genius

Selling pakodas as a form of employment is an idea showing simplicity of genius

~By Rajesh Sinha You can't have your pakoda and eat it too. You cannot say it is a good thing but others cannot have it. Prime...
In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

Over Congress’ objection to PM Modi's recent statement on selling ‘pakodas’, Shah stated that working hard to earn a living is better than being...
Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

After BJP’s Rajasthan bypoll loss, the party’s OBC wing president in Kota district wrote to the party president Amit Shah, demanding for a change...
Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu amid TDP stir

Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP

BJP president called up TDP supremo and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and asked him not to take any “tough decisions”.   Days after the Telugu Desam...
Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC asks for further investigation and documents

Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC asks for further investigation and documents

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 2) resumed hearing of...
Judge Loya's Suspicious Death: Congress Points Out Additional Facts, Two More Deaths

Judge Loya’s Suspicious Death: Congress Points Out Additional Facts, Two More Deaths

At a press conference that most media organisations underplayed, with most crucial details omitted, the Congress party took up the Judge BH Loya's death...
Bombay HC Quashes Media Gag Order In Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter Case

Bombay HC Quashes Media Gag Order In Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter Case

Above: (Left) Kausarbi and Sohrabuddin Sheikh The Bombay High Court, on Wednesday (January 24), quashed an order by a special CBI court that banned...
Sohrabuddin Case: Lawyers Move HC Against CBI, Bombay HC Issues Notices on Plea Against Media Ban

Sohrabuddin Case: Lawyers Move HC Against CBI, Bombay HC Issues Notices on Plea Against...

The Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case, in which BJP president Amit Shah was one of the accused, reverberated in Bombay High Court on...
News Pulled Down, Played Down: Media Bows To Please The Powerful

News Pulled Down, Played Down: Media Bows To Please The Powerful

Dropping columns, pulling down news stories, playing down or plain and simple ignoring news in the interests of the high and mighty: this ongoing...
Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

BJP leadership has successfully resolved Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel’s dissatisfaction by allotting him Finance portfolio and avoided any possibility of political uncertainty. He...
Gujarat: Vijay Rupani and his ministers take oath

Gujarat: Vijay Rupani and his ministers take oath

PM Modi, party chief Amit Shah, L. K. Advani and several CMs  of BJP ruled states were present in the ceremony Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)...
Sonia Gandhi outlines challenges for Rahul as he takes over the reins of the party

Sonia Gandhi outlines challenges for Rahul as he takes over the reins of the...

As Rahul Gandhi formally took over as Congress president on Saturday, taking the baton from his mother Sonia Gandhi who held the post for...
Parliament’s winter session gets off to a stormy start, has 40 Bills on agenda

Parliament’s winter session gets off to a stormy start, has 40 Bills on agenda

As Congress and other Opposition parties hope to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on a slew of issues, stormy session likely The...
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Unchallenged in internal polls, Rahul Gandhi declared Congress president

Newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi replaces his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who had held the post for over 19 consecutive years since 1998 Expected as...
Rahul apologises for Twitter gaffe but takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul apologises for Twitter gaffe but takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi says “unlike Narendrabhai, I am human” after he gets trolled for tweeting inflated rates of LPG cylinders, food items to red flag...
Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for criticising election of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president With Prime Minister...
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Parl winter session from Dec 15 to Jan 5, Bill to ban triple talaq...

Session will witness only 14 days of work; Opposition to target BJP over GST rollout impact, rising food prices and allegations against Amit Shah...
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Rahul Gandhi targets ‘Corruption free BJP’ claim, asks why no questions about Rafale deal,...

At a time when BJP would be exulting over the high ratings of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their public perception as...
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BJP cannot use the word ‘Pappu’ in media campaign: Election Commission

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred the BJP from using the word ‘Pappu’ in its media campaign ahead of the upcoming Gujarat...
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Jay Shah’s Defamation Case Hearing Postponed to Dec 16 As He Seeks Exemption From...

This was the third adjournment in the high-profile case for which hearings are yet to start A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Monday adjourned the...
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Political killing in Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in alleged ‘revenge’ attack

The victim is an accused in the killing of a CPI(M) activist In yet another instance of political killings in Kerala, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak...
After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

Congress attacks BJP over report alleging ‘conflict of interest’ in Shaurya Doval running India Foundation that has four Union ministers, BJP’s Ram Madhav as...

Hardik cautions against BJP ‘golmaal’in Gujarat, Jignesh meets Rahul

Congress party scored another big catch on Friday after Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said he’ll ask his supporters to vote against BJP in the poll-bound state The...
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Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joins BJP and Modi fan club

Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has finally joined the BJP officially, it was announced on Friday. “Happy to inform that Mukul Roy is...
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BJP youth leader killed by militants in south Kashmir

The incident is not new,  when it comes to attack on political party functionaries.  Two weeks back a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)  party worker was shot...
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Amit Shah names BJP veteran Dhumal as party’s CM face in Himachal

Prem Kumar Dhumal is a former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh and arch rival of incumbent Virbhadra Singh BJP president Amit Shah, on Tuesday, named former...
Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

Union Information and Broadcasting minister replies to Rahul’s Shah-zada taunt at Amit Shah’s son, says man out on bail is mocking courts Irked at his...
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The Wire served a ‘gag order’ against story on Amit Shah’s son

Ad-interim injunction has been reportedly issued by fourth Addl Senior Civil Judge, Ahmedabad Rural, The Wire says order will not go unchallenged Online news portal...
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Modi says Gujarat polls a contest between Development and Dynasty

Amit Shah sets target of 150-plus seats for BJP Addressing a mega rally, the 'Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan' organised by BJP’s Gujarat unit at Bhat...
Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business with Govt

Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business...

BJP president Amit Shah sought to defend his son Jay Shah’s business growing 16000-fold after his party came to power, saying his company had...
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IFJ concerned over the defamation case filed by BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay...

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), a group of journalists from across the world that promotes press freedom, has expressed concern over the criminal defamation...

Charges against Amit Shah’s son should be investigated if there is evidence: RSS leader

News portal The Wire has alleged that Jay Amit Shah’s firm’s turnover has increased 16,000 times after the BJP came to power. Amid political...
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In Rahul’s bastion of Amethi, Amit Shah reiterates ‘Italian glasses’ jibe

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union I&B minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president in his pocket borough As Congress vice president...
Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

With the assembly elections in Gujarat around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made his maiden visit to his hometown Vadnagar in...
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha hits back at Modi, likens him and Amit Shah to Duryodhan and...

The former finance minister quotes characters from Mahabharata to counter Prime Minister’s similarly veiled-attack in which he referred to Shalya While Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
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BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra projects BJP-RSS as victims of CPI(M) in mutual killings in Kerala

The BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra program in Kerala is a reflection of its earnest efforts to push its ‘Vistar’ (expansion) campaign in a state...
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Amid talk of post-Diwali elevation as Congress chief RaGa dares NaMo during Amethi visit

In family bastion, Rahul Gandhi says: If PM Modi cannot address issues of farmers and youth, he should go, claims Congress will do it in...
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After Yashwant Sinha, BJP’s Shourie hammers Modi govt, calls noteban an “idiotic jolt”

The former union minister says demonetisation was the largest money-laundering scheme ever conceived and implemented by a government Days after former finance minister Yashwant Sinha...
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Sachin Pilot revives rumours: Rahul to be elevated as party chief post-Diwali

Many in the party feel that the prevailing dissatisfaction with Modi government due to economic slowdown presents a perfect opportunity for Rahul’s elevation Rajasthan Congress...
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BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
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BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
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Mamata’s key aide Mukul Roy says he’s quitting TMC; party suspends him for 6...

Amid rumours that the former Union railway minister may be joining the BJP, Mamata’s main concern would be the information Roy may carry to...
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Amit Shah finally comes to Maya Kodnani’s defence in Naroda Gram riots case

Kodnani, already convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case, had repeatedly sought Shah’s testimony in her defence to prove that she was with him...
THREE HEROES: Members of Indian women’s cricket team Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami at the India Today Mind Rocks 2017, in New Delhi, UNI

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Nobody listens to “failed leader” in India: Amit Shah on Rahul’s US speech

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday came under scathing attack of BJP leaders for his speech at University of California in Berkley. Gandhi had slammed Prime...
Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

The nonagenarian jurist, known for his high-octane and controversial jibes at politicians of all hues – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi – says he...

Shah defends demonetisation, says it expanded India’s formal economy

BJP national president tells FICCI that dip in GDP growth to 5.7 per cent was due to “technical reasons” At a time when Reserve Bank...
Maya Kodnani

Get Amit Shah to testify for you by Tuesday: Court to Gujarat riots accused...

Former minister in the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government in 2002, Kodnani claims she doesn’t know the address on which to send summons for Shah In...

Cabinet reshuffle: Modi rewards performers, emphasis firmly on governance

Of the nine new junior ministers inducted in the council of ministers, 4 are former bureaucrats. Caste equations, politics and regional representation also addressed...
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Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...

We acted with restraint, did nothing wrong: Khattar on Dera violence in Panchkula

The Haryana chief minister rejected vociferous calls for his resignation in the wake of his government’s absolute mishandling of the law and order situation...
Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots: rules SC

Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots:...

Over 500 religious structures – a majority of them being mosques and Islamic shrines – were damaged in the post-Godhra pogrom of 2002. The...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) joins NDA, warns Sharad Yadav of action if he joins RJD rally

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) joins NDA, warns Sharad Yadav of action if he joins RJD...

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) formally joined BJP’s NDA with a resolution to this effect adopted by the party's national council today at the chief minister's...
Rahul Gandhi visits Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath targets him and blames previous govts for deaths

BJP will stay in power for at least 50 years: Amit Shah

BJP national president is on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110-day nationwide tour that is being touted as the...
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Amit Shah identifies 150 seats to add to BJP tally; asks leaders to ensure...

A meeting of union ministers and BJP general secretaries was called by Amit Shah here on Thursday for better coordination between the govt and...
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Ahmed Patel’s victory in RS polls should call for introspection, not celebration in the...

In a nail-biting finish to the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi secured 44 votes to...
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Rajya Sabha election: Congress’ Ahmad Patel’s fate remained undecided till late

It was a cliffhanger of an election to Rajya Sabha in Gujarat, the results of which, expected by evening, were still awaited till late...

Congress facing ‘existential crisis’ admits former Union minister Jairam Ramesh

An aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party’s key strategist on politics and policy, Ramesh says people want to “see a new Congress…The...
A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

For the first time in independent India’s history, the BJP occupies all four top constitutional posts in the country with M Venkaiah Naidu elected...
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Mission 2019 of BJP: Get stronger, demolish opposition

Already the dominant national political party, BJP is vigorously pursuing an action plan to consolidate and expand its base and reach in the country...
Vanzara, MN Dinesh discharged in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case

Vanzara, MN Dinesh discharged in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case

Special CBI court cites lack of evidence; number of accused discharged in case now stands at 15, including BJP national president Amit Shah DG Vanzara,...
BEATING THE FAVOURITES: India celebrate winning their Women’s Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia at Derby, Britain. Their win was led by 19-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten knock of 171 which stood out for its brilliance, Reuters/UNI

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M Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s Vice-Presidential nominee

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is ruling NDA's candidate for Vice Presidential poll. The announcement was made on Monday evening after the BJP...
Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav put to rest speculations over his resignation on Wednesday saying that he would not quit over charges of...
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Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
Union Ministers to build consensus on Presidential nominee

Union Ministers to build consensus on Presidential nominee

Rival groups to create consensus on joint candidates Political activities for the upcoming Presidential elections showed some progress on Monday with BJP President Amit Shah...
Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Jyotiraditya Scindia

CM’s indefinite fast v/s Congress’ Satyagrah

Jyotiraditya Scindia jumps into farmer’s stir The ongoing farmers stir in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing political innovations by ruling as well as the opposition parties....

Gandhi’s grandsons criticise BJP Chief for ‘chatur baniya’ remark

Would have laughed on tastless comment Mahatma Gandhi’s grandsons, Rajmohan Gandhi and Gopalkrishna Gandhi have reacted strongly to BJP President Amit Shah’s “chatur baniya” remark...
BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

He is expected to meet the bishops in Kochi on Saturday and build bridges with the Christian community. BJP chief Amit Shah landed in Kochi...
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I could not have chosen a more appropriate country than India. —Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth, on his first overseas visit       KPS Gill had good intentions but...
BSY is BJP’s CM face in Karnataka

BSY is BJP’s CM face in Karnataka

Announcement aimed to quell dissent in state unit BJP president Amit Shah has announced that its Karnataka chief, BS Yeddyurappa, would be the party’s chief...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years:...

The BJP chief praised the surgical strikes by Indian Army on several terror launch pads in retaliation to the terror attack in Uri. BJP president...
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KCR slams Shah on Muslim quotas

Telangana Chief Minister highlights ‘contradiction’ in BJP policy, criticises its president for ‘wrong’ fund allocation figures   A war of words between Telangana Chief Minister K...
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Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours. We will find a permanent solution to Kashmir. —Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on...
Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari want Rajinikanth to join the BJP

Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari want Rajinikanth to join the BJP

BJP has an appropriate place for Rajinikanth, says Nitin Gadkari BJP leaders Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari have invited Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to join their...
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The people of Delhi have rejected negative politics and moved Modiji’s vijay rath forward. It was the Modi government’s constructive politics that gave the...
OF NEW FRIENDSHIPS: BJP national president Amit Shah meets chief minister of Manipur N Biren Singh at his residence in New Delhi, UNI

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A blinkered view gives a pretty picture where the party accesses large sections except Muslims

Why the BJP is (over)confident that it will win in UP

A blinkered view gives a pretty picture where the party accesses large sections save Muslims By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr There is little doubt that the...
Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on the BJP campaign trail

Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on BJP campaign trail

Electorate highly amused by Dahiya and Bohra’s antics By Rohit Tripathi, APN correspondent in Bijnor Campaigning for the UP assembly elections has been ramped up as...
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on APN News Face2Face show

“There is no non-BJP ruled state where CBI is not conducting investigation: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, is fighting a lone battle as he takes on an aggressive BJP in the upcoming assembly elections....
ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

After refusal from SP, veteran Congressman ND Tiwari switches side and joins BJP just so his son gets a ticket By Sujit BharNarayan Dutt...

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Ahead of state polls, Congress state working president in Chhattisgarh joins BJP

Ahead of state polls, Congress state working president in Chhattisgarh joins BJP

Just weeks before assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Congress lost its state working president and MLA Ramdayal Uike to BJP today, Saturday, October 13. Uike, who...
Gadkari says Modi Govt won polls on unrealistic promises, Cong agrees wholeheartedly

Gadkari says Modi Govt won polls on unrealistic promises, Cong agrees wholeheartedly

Described as a ‘two-man show’ to refer to the total domination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah over government and...
PM Modi accuses Congress of allying with foreign countries to influence Indian politics

PM Modi accuses Congress of allying with foreign countries to influence Indian politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is yet to respond to former French President Francois Hollande’s statement about choosing Reliance for offset contract in Rafale...
BJP rules out alliance with TRS in Telangana polls

BJP rules out alliance with TRS in Telangana polls

Amit Shah launches election campaign in Hyderabad In a major policy announcement BJP President Amit Shah has, on Saturday, ruled out any alliance with the...
BJP defers party polls to retain Ami Shah as chief, hopes for big victories in coming elections

BJP defers party polls to retain Amit Shah as chief, hopes for big victories...

The BJP, as expected, has decided to retain Amit Shah as party president and go to 2019 Lok Sabha elections under his leadership, deferring...
Former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal

Former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi after...
Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

Election Commission puts Constitutional block on BJP push for simultaneous polls

As the BJP got down in earnest to push for simultaneous polls, with party chief Amit Shah writing to Law Commission in favour of...
NDA candidate Harivansh wins easy contest, is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

NDA candidate Harivansh wins easy contest, is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

BJP-led NDA’s candidate Harivansh was elected Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha today (Thursday, August 9) as the Opposition failed to notch up the numbers. Pitted...
NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
No confidence vote: Outcome known, BJP & Opposition hope to score propaganda points

No confidence vote: Outcome known, BJP & Opposition hope to score propaganda points

~By Rajesh Sinha The four-year-old NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces its first motion of no-confidence on Friday, July 20. Lok Sabha Speaker...
Preparing for 2019: PM Modi seeks list of projects to inaugurate, BJP plans a string of rallies

Preparing for 2019: PM Modi seeks list of projects to inaugurate, BJP plans a...

From August, the BJP will go into election mode, BJP president Amit Shah had said a few days ago. While that might sound amusing...
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Spread like fire from Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Amit Shah tells BJP social media volunteers

Brace for a virtual carpet bombing of messages from BJP IT Cell which already has by far the most dominant presence on social media,...
2019 polls to be fought on basis of common minimum programme

2019 polls to be fought on basis of common minimum programme

The preparations for the 2019 elections have started full force. While Amit Shah visits Agra today, Rahul Gandhi held a “janta darbar” in his...
Another BJP worker killed in West Bengal, Amit Shah alleges TMC

Another BJP worker killed in West Bengal, Amit Shah alleges TMC

Just weeks after the death of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Purulia, the body of another BJP worker was found floating in...
Those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can't see Rs 12,000 jobs: Giriraj Singh

Those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can’t see Rs 12,000 jobs: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh while speaking at an event organised by the Khadi and Village Industries...
Senior BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari quits, says will fight corruption, undeclared Emergency

Rajasthan BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari quits, says will fight corruption, undeclared Emergency

Six-term MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari of Rajasthan BJP has quit the party alleging rampant corruption under chief minister Vasundhara Raje and an undeclared Emergency in...
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News about Amit Shah pulled down by many news portals

In a remarkable instance of media bowing to political bosses, news portals like Times Now, News18.com, Firstpost and New Indian Express pulled down reports...
“Pandits won’t be seduced by Shah’s rally in name of Mookerjee”

“Pandits won’t be seduced by Shah’s rally in name of Mookerjee”

Are politicians truly interested in finding a solution for Kashmiris’ angst and questions, asks Mudda, even as speakers back a hard line against stone-pelters Operation...
Bank with Amit Shah as Director had highest deposits of banned notes after demonestisation

Bank with Amit Shah as Director had highest deposits of banned notes after demonestisation

A RTI report has named a district cooperative bank which has BJP president Amit Shah as a director as netting the highest deposits among...
BJP end alliance with PDP, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns; BJP recommends Governor's rule

BJP end alliance with PDP, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns; BJP recommends Governor’s rule

It is a sign of the unnatural tie-up that the BJP had entered into with People's Democratic Party (PDP) that, probably for the first...
Amit Shah - Uddhav Thackeray meeting: BJP chief fails to get Shiv Sena back on board

Amit Shah – Uddhav Thackeray meeting: BJP chief fails to get Shiv Sena back...

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday failed to get Shiv Sena back into the NDA fold for 2019 Lok Sabha election. Shah met Shiv Sena...
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Amit Shah begins damage control after by-poll setback

Mudda discusses BJP’s Contact and Support campaign Amidst differences within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies and several setbacks in the recent by polls, Bharatiya...
How RLD won Kairana, why SP swept Noorpur

How RLD won Kairana, why SP swept Noorpur

Opposition manipulated the people in believing the government has failed them, says BJP Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Hasan was leading by 49,000 votes...
Bad news for BJP in by-polls touted as test for Modi govt

Bad news for BJP in by-polls touted as test for Modi govt

In the end, the results of by-elections to four Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly seats spread over ten states came as bad news for...
Modi government in the final year of its tenure, goes big on celebrations but dark spots remain

Modi government in the final year of its tenure, goes big on celebrations but...

Going to start its fifth and final year of its present tenure on Sunday, May 27, Narendra Modi government is going big on celebrating...
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Congress-JD(S) unholy alliance has subverted people’s mandate: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday, May 21, said the Karnataka elections had given a mandate against the Congress and the BJP had emerged...
Siddaramaiah sends legal notice to PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on allegations of corruption

Siddaramaiah sends legal notice to PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on allegations of...

As charges flew thick and fast with only three days left for campaigning for Karnataka assembly polls, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah sought to put...
Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy's plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy’s plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

The Supreme Court on Friday, May 4, rejected mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy's plea to allow him to campaign in Bellary for his younger...
Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya's death, BJP triumphant

Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya’s death, BJP triumphant

There is no merit in plea for a probe in Judge BH Loya's death and it was an attempt to scandalise judiciary, ruled the...
Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Amid attacks from opposition and trying hard to combat the anti-Dalit image of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and...
BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

An FIR was registered against BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Pralhad Joshi for making inflammatory comments against Muslims in Karnataka which is in...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...

Supreme Court asks trial court not to proceed with Jay Shah’s defamation case against...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, March 15, asked the Gujarat trial court not to proceed with hearing in the criminal defamation case filed by...
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BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP bagged Tripura, its most significant headway in its expansion into north east India, scoring a big win in what has been a formidable...
“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

A hindrance to governance and a drain on public exchequer, multiple elections should go and one nation one election policy should be implemented, say...
Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...
Delhi Police search Delhi Chief Minister's residence, court rejects bail plea of AAP MLAs

Delhi Police search Delhi Chief Minister’s residence, court rejects bail plea of AAP MLAs

Delhi Police on Friday searched Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence and seized hard disks containing recordings of 21 CCTV cameras. The police team, including...
Jay Shah defamation case: Gujarat High Court restores gag on The Wire, portal to move SC

Jay Shah defamation case: Gujarat High Court restores gag on The Wire, portal to...

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday restored a gag order barring news portal The Wire to write further on the “exceptional” increase in Jay...
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How to solve a problem – say it doesn’t exist: Khattar govt’s way out...

A simple proclamation removed the hurdles in the way of BJP president Amit Shah's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally' of one lakh bikes in Haryana's Jind...
Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

With BJP intensifying its election campaign in Tripura, former Assam CM TarunGogoi was the only senior Congress leader to campaign in the poll bound...
Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to speak on Ajay Shah Corruption

Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to speak on Ajay Shah Corruption

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has once again criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent on corruption committed by BJP president Amit Shah’s son...
Atmosphere in Haryana not right for BJP chief Amit Shah's rally

Atmosphere in Haryana not right for BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally

BJP president Amit Shah's proposed rally next week in Haryana has got state Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar in a bind. He has to ensure...
Judge Loya death case: Lawyer says hospital reports replete with conflicting “facts”

Judge Loya death case: Lawyer says hospital reports replete with conflicting “facts”

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 9) continued hearing of...
Selling pakodas as a form of employment was an idea born of simplicity of genius

Selling pakodas as a form of employment is an idea showing simplicity of genius

~By Rajesh Sinha You can't have your pakoda and eat it too. You cannot say it is a good thing but others cannot have it. Prime...
In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

Over Congress’ objection to PM Modi's recent statement on selling ‘pakodas’, Shah stated that working hard to earn a living is better than being...
Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

After BJP’s Rajasthan bypoll loss, the party’s OBC wing president in Kota district wrote to the party president Amit Shah, demanding for a change...
Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu amid TDP stir

Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP

BJP president called up TDP supremo and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and asked him not to take any “tough decisions”.   Days after the Telugu Desam...
Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC asks for further investigation and documents

Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC asks for further investigation and documents

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 2) resumed hearing of...
Judge Loya's Suspicious Death: Congress Points Out Additional Facts, Two More Deaths

Judge Loya’s Suspicious Death: Congress Points Out Additional Facts, Two More Deaths

At a press conference that most media organisations underplayed, with most crucial details omitted, the Congress party took up the Judge BH Loya's death...
Bombay HC Quashes Media Gag Order In Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter Case

Bombay HC Quashes Media Gag Order In Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter Case

Above: (Left) Kausarbi and Sohrabuddin Sheikh The Bombay High Court, on Wednesday (January 24), quashed an order by a special CBI court that banned...
Sohrabuddin Case: Lawyers Move HC Against CBI, Bombay HC Issues Notices on Plea Against Media Ban

Sohrabuddin Case: Lawyers Move HC Against CBI, Bombay HC Issues Notices on Plea Against...

The Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case, in which BJP president Amit Shah was one of the accused, reverberated in Bombay High Court on...
News Pulled Down, Played Down: Media Bows To Please The Powerful

News Pulled Down, Played Down: Media Bows To Please The Powerful

Dropping columns, pulling down news stories, playing down or plain and simple ignoring news in the interests of the high and mighty: this ongoing...
Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

BJP leadership has successfully resolved Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel’s dissatisfaction by allotting him Finance portfolio and avoided any possibility of political uncertainty. He...
Gujarat: Vijay Rupani and his ministers take oath

Gujarat: Vijay Rupani and his ministers take oath

PM Modi, party chief Amit Shah, L. K. Advani and several CMs  of BJP ruled states were present in the ceremony Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)...
Sonia Gandhi outlines challenges for Rahul as he takes over the reins of the party

Sonia Gandhi outlines challenges for Rahul as he takes over the reins of the...

As Rahul Gandhi formally took over as Congress president on Saturday, taking the baton from his mother Sonia Gandhi who held the post for...
Parliament’s winter session gets off to a stormy start, has 40 Bills on agenda

Parliament’s winter session gets off to a stormy start, has 40 Bills on agenda

As Congress and other Opposition parties hope to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on a slew of issues, stormy session likely The...
Rahul Gandhi

Unchallenged in internal polls, Rahul Gandhi declared Congress president

Newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi replaces his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who had held the post for over 19 consecutive years since 1998 Expected as...
Rahul apologises for Twitter gaffe but takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul apologises for Twitter gaffe but takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi says “unlike Narendrabhai, I am human” after he gets trolled for tweeting inflated rates of LPG cylinders, food items to red flag...
Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for criticising election of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president With Prime Minister...
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Parl winter session from Dec 15 to Jan 5, Bill to ban triple talaq...

Session will witness only 14 days of work; Opposition to target BJP over GST rollout impact, rising food prices and allegations against Amit Shah...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi targets ‘Corruption free BJP’ claim, asks why no questions about Rafale deal,...

At a time when BJP would be exulting over the high ratings of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their public perception as...
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BJP cannot use the word ‘Pappu’ in media campaign: Election Commission

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred the BJP from using the word ‘Pappu’ in its media campaign ahead of the upcoming Gujarat...
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Jay Shah’s Defamation Case Hearing Postponed to Dec 16 As He Seeks Exemption From...

This was the third adjournment in the high-profile case for which hearings are yet to start A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Monday adjourned the...
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Political killing in Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in alleged ‘revenge’ attack

The victim is an accused in the killing of a CPI(M) activist In yet another instance of political killings in Kerala, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak...
After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

Congress attacks BJP over report alleging ‘conflict of interest’ in Shaurya Doval running India Foundation that has four Union ministers, BJP’s Ram Madhav as...

Hardik cautions against BJP ‘golmaal’in Gujarat, Jignesh meets Rahul

Congress party scored another big catch on Friday after Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said he’ll ask his supporters to vote against BJP in the poll-bound state The...
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Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joins BJP and Modi fan club

Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has finally joined the BJP officially, it was announced on Friday. “Happy to inform that Mukul Roy is...
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BJP youth leader killed by militants in south Kashmir

The incident is not new,  when it comes to attack on political party functionaries.  Two weeks back a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)  party worker was shot...
Dhumal

Amit Shah names BJP veteran Dhumal as party’s CM face in Himachal

Prem Kumar Dhumal is a former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh and arch rival of incumbent Virbhadra Singh BJP president Amit Shah, on Tuesday, named former...
Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

Union Information and Broadcasting minister replies to Rahul’s Shah-zada taunt at Amit Shah’s son, says man out on bail is mocking courts Irked at his...
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The Wire served a ‘gag order’ against story on Amit Shah’s son

Ad-interim injunction has been reportedly issued by fourth Addl Senior Civil Judge, Ahmedabad Rural, The Wire says order will not go unchallenged Online news portal...
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Modi says Gujarat polls a contest between Development and Dynasty

Amit Shah sets target of 150-plus seats for BJP Addressing a mega rally, the 'Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan' organised by BJP’s Gujarat unit at Bhat...
Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business with Govt

Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business...

BJP president Amit Shah sought to defend his son Jay Shah’s business growing 16000-fold after his party came to power, saying his company had...
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IFJ concerned over the defamation case filed by BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay...

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), a group of journalists from across the world that promotes press freedom, has expressed concern over the criminal defamation...

Charges against Amit Shah’s son should be investigated if there is evidence: RSS leader

News portal The Wire has alleged that Jay Amit Shah’s firm’s turnover has increased 16,000 times after the BJP came to power. Amid political...
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In Rahul’s bastion of Amethi, Amit Shah reiterates ‘Italian glasses’ jibe

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union I&B minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president in his pocket borough As Congress vice president...
Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

With the assembly elections in Gujarat around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made his maiden visit to his hometown Vadnagar in...
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha hits back at Modi, likens him and Amit Shah to Duryodhan and...

The former finance minister quotes characters from Mahabharata to counter Prime Minister’s similarly veiled-attack in which he referred to Shalya While Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
Yogi Adityanath

BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra projects BJP-RSS as victims of CPI(M) in mutual killings in Kerala

The BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra program in Kerala is a reflection of its earnest efforts to push its ‘Vistar’ (expansion) campaign in a state...
Rahul Gandhi

Amid talk of post-Diwali elevation as Congress chief RaGa dares NaMo during Amethi visit

In family bastion, Rahul Gandhi says: If PM Modi cannot address issues of farmers and youth, he should go, claims Congress will do it in...
Arun Shourie

After Yashwant Sinha, BJP’s Shourie hammers Modi govt, calls noteban an “idiotic jolt”

The former union minister says demonetisation was the largest money-laundering scheme ever conceived and implemented by a government Days after former finance minister Yashwant Sinha...
Rahul Gandhi

Sachin Pilot revives rumours: Rahul to be elevated as party chief post-Diwali

Many in the party feel that the prevailing dissatisfaction with Modi government due to economic slowdown presents a perfect opportunity for Rahul’s elevation Rajasthan Congress...
Yashwant Sinha

BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
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BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
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Mamata’s key aide Mukul Roy says he’s quitting TMC; party suspends him for 6...

Amid rumours that the former Union railway minister may be joining the BJP, Mamata’s main concern would be the information Roy may carry to...
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Amit Shah finally comes to Maya Kodnani’s defence in Naroda Gram riots case

Kodnani, already convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case, had repeatedly sought Shah’s testimony in her defence to prove that she was with him...
THREE HEROES: Members of Indian women’s cricket team Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami at the India Today Mind Rocks 2017, in New Delhi, UNI

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Nobody listens to “failed leader” in India: Amit Shah on Rahul’s US speech

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday came under scathing attack of BJP leaders for his speech at University of California in Berkley. Gandhi had slammed Prime...
Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

The nonagenarian jurist, known for his high-octane and controversial jibes at politicians of all hues – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi – says he...

Shah defends demonetisation, says it expanded India’s formal economy

BJP national president tells FICCI that dip in GDP growth to 5.7 per cent was due to “technical reasons” At a time when Reserve Bank...
Maya Kodnani

Get Amit Shah to testify for you by Tuesday: Court to Gujarat riots accused...

Former minister in the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government in 2002, Kodnani claims she doesn’t know the address on which to send summons for Shah In...

Cabinet reshuffle: Modi rewards performers, emphasis firmly on governance

Of the nine new junior ministers inducted in the council of ministers, 4 are former bureaucrats. Caste equations, politics and regional representation also addressed...
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Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...

We acted with restraint, did nothing wrong: Khattar on Dera violence in Panchkula

The Haryana chief minister rejected vociferous calls for his resignation in the wake of his government’s absolute mishandling of the law and order situation...
Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots: rules SC

Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots:...

Over 500 religious structures – a majority of them being mosques and Islamic shrines – were damaged in the post-Godhra pogrom of 2002. The...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) joins NDA, warns Sharad Yadav of action if he joins RJD rally

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) joins NDA, warns Sharad Yadav of action if he joins RJD...

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) formally joined BJP’s NDA with a resolution to this effect adopted by the party's national council today at the chief minister's...
Rahul Gandhi visits Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath targets him and blames previous govts for deaths

BJP will stay in power for at least 50 years: Amit Shah

BJP national president is on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110-day nationwide tour that is being touted as the...
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Amit Shah identifies 150 seats to add to BJP tally; asks leaders to ensure...

A meeting of union ministers and BJP general secretaries was called by Amit Shah here on Thursday for better coordination between the govt and...
Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel’s victory in RS polls should call for introspection, not celebration in the...

In a nail-biting finish to the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi secured 44 votes to...
Ahmed Patel

Rajya Sabha election: Congress’ Ahmad Patel’s fate remained undecided till late

It was a cliffhanger of an election to Rajya Sabha in Gujarat, the results of which, expected by evening, were still awaited till late...

Congress facing ‘existential crisis’ admits former Union minister Jairam Ramesh

An aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party’s key strategist on politics and policy, Ramesh says people want to “see a new Congress…The...
A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

For the first time in independent India’s history, the BJP occupies all four top constitutional posts in the country with M Venkaiah Naidu elected...
Narendra modi and Amit Shah

Mission 2019 of BJP: Get stronger, demolish opposition

Already the dominant national political party, BJP is vigorously pursuing an action plan to consolidate and expand its base and reach in the country...
Vanzara, MN Dinesh discharged in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case

Vanzara, MN Dinesh discharged in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case

Special CBI court cites lack of evidence; number of accused discharged in case now stands at 15, including BJP national president Amit Shah DG Vanzara,...
BEATING THE FAVOURITES: India celebrate winning their Women’s Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia at Derby, Britain. Their win was led by 19-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten knock of 171 which stood out for its brilliance, Reuters/UNI

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M Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s Vice-Presidential nominee

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is ruling NDA's candidate for Vice Presidential poll. The announcement was made on Monday evening after the BJP...
Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav put to rest speculations over his resignation on Wednesday saying that he would not quit over charges of...
Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
Union Ministers to build consensus on Presidential nominee

Union Ministers to build consensus on Presidential nominee

Rival groups to create consensus on joint candidates Political activities for the upcoming Presidential elections showed some progress on Monday with BJP President Amit Shah...
Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Jyotiraditya Scindia

CM’s indefinite fast v/s Congress’ Satyagrah

Jyotiraditya Scindia jumps into farmer’s stir The ongoing farmers stir in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing political innovations by ruling as well as the opposition parties....

Gandhi’s grandsons criticise BJP Chief for ‘chatur baniya’ remark

Would have laughed on tastless comment Mahatma Gandhi’s grandsons, Rajmohan Gandhi and Gopalkrishna Gandhi have reacted strongly to BJP President Amit Shah’s “chatur baniya” remark...
BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

He is expected to meet the bishops in Kochi on Saturday and build bridges with the Christian community. BJP chief Amit Shah landed in Kochi...
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I could not have chosen a more appropriate country than India. —Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth, on his first overseas visit       KPS Gill had good intentions but...
BSY is BJP’s CM face in Karnataka

BSY is BJP’s CM face in Karnataka

Announcement aimed to quell dissent in state unit BJP president Amit Shah has announced that its Karnataka chief, BS Yeddyurappa, would be the party’s chief...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years:...

The BJP chief praised the surgical strikes by Indian Army on several terror launch pads in retaliation to the terror attack in Uri. BJP president...
K Chandrasekhar Rao

KCR slams Shah on Muslim quotas

Telangana Chief Minister highlights ‘contradiction’ in BJP policy, criticises its president for ‘wrong’ fund allocation figures   A war of words between Telangana Chief Minister K...
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Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours. We will find a permanent solution to Kashmir. —Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on...
Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari want Rajinikanth to join the BJP

Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari want Rajinikanth to join the BJP

BJP has an appropriate place for Rajinikanth, says Nitin Gadkari BJP leaders Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari have invited Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to join their...
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The people of Delhi have rejected negative politics and moved Modiji’s vijay rath forward. It was the Modi government’s constructive politics that gave the...
OF NEW FRIENDSHIPS: BJP national president Amit Shah meets chief minister of Manipur N Biren Singh at his residence in New Delhi, UNI

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A blinkered view gives a pretty picture where the party accesses large sections except Muslims

Why the BJP is (over)confident that it will win in UP

A blinkered view gives a pretty picture where the party accesses large sections save Muslims By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr There is little doubt that the...
Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on the BJP campaign trail

Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on BJP campaign trail

Electorate highly amused by Dahiya and Bohra’s antics By Rohit Tripathi, APN correspondent in Bijnor Campaigning for the UP assembly elections has been ramped up as...
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on APN News Face2Face show

“There is no non-BJP ruled state where CBI is not conducting investigation: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, is fighting a lone battle as he takes on an aggressive BJP in the upcoming assembly elections....
ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

After refusal from SP, veteran Congressman ND Tiwari switches side and joins BJP just so his son gets a ticket By Sujit BharNarayan Dutt...

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