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Speaker resigns, three ministers dropped to make way for new entrants

Speaker resigns, three ministers dropped to make way for new entrants

With BJP in Goa securing a commanding majority of 27 in the 40 member legislative assembly after 10 of 15 Congress MLAs defected to...
Rahul Gandhi

Bail to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by the Ahmedabad Metropolitan court today (Friday, July 12) in a defamation suit filed against him by...
Kumaraswamy seeks confidence motion, SC orders Speaker not to decide MLAs resignations till Tuesday

Kumaraswamy seeks confidence motion, SC orders Speaker not to decide MLAs resignations till Tuesday

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has reportedly asked for moving a confidence motion as the monsoon session of legislative assembly began today (Friday, July...
After Karnataka, crisis hits Congress in Goa as 10 MLAs shift to BJP

After Karnataka, crisis hits Congress in Goa as 10 MLAs shift to BJP

A headless Congress moved from crisis to crisis as after the resignations in Karnataka, the party suffered a jolt in Goa where 10 of...

Karnataka crisis: Supreme Court asks rebel MLAs to meet Speaker at 6 pm today

The Supreme Court today (Thursday, July 11) heard the plea of 10 rebel MLAs of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) from Karnataka and ordered...

Karnataka govt crisis deepens as two more MLAs submit resignations to Speaker

Even as the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) leadership try desperately to retrieve the tottering coalition government from the brink, the crisis deepened further...
Shivakumar, Deora detained in Mumbai, rebel MLAs move SC for acceptance of resignations

Shivakumar, Deora detained in Mumbai, rebel MLAs move SC for acceptance of resignations

The on-going Karnataka government crisis escalated further today (Wednesday, July 10) with Congress leaders DK Shivakumar, Milind Deora and others were detained and taken...

Karnataka crisis: JD(S), Congress ministers resign to pave way for reshuffle after 14 MLAs...

Teetering on the edge after resignation of 14 MLAs – the latest a minister and independent MLA who openly came out in support of...

“Police reforms are needed”

Panelists say that the mental health of the constabulary also needs to be addressed APN’s popular debate Mudda discussed the issue of police reforms, the lax law...
Bail to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case for linking Gauri Lankesh murder to RSS

Bail to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case for linking Gauri Lankesh murder to RSS

Former Congress president and MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi was today (Thursday, July 4) granted bail by a Mumbai court after he pleaded ‘not...

“Action should be taken against errant leaders”

Panelists observe that PM should do more than just warn leaders who indulge in violent behaviour Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the June 26...
Coalition govt in Karnataka shaky as two Karnataka Congress MLAs resign; BJP lies in wait

Coalition govt in Karnataka shaky as two Karnataka Congress MLAs resign; BJP lies in...

The shaky coalition government in Karnataka suffered a setback today (Monday, July 1) with two Congress MLAs resigning from the state assembly. Congress MLA from...
Rajasthan police file chargesheet against mob lynching victim Pehlu Khan

Rajasthan police file chargesheet against mob lynching victim Pehlu Khan

Outrage and shock followed reports of Rajasthan Police filing a chargesheet against a man lynched to death over two years ago by a group...

“Centre should come out with a holistic solution in the Valley”

Panellists observe that leaders make conflicting and confusing statements National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar has called terrorists Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa “martyrs”. On the...
By-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Congress plea against separate elections

By-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats: SC rejects Congress plea against separate elections

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday, June 25) rejected Congress Gujarat unit’s petition challenging Election Commission’s (EC) decision to hold separate by-polls for two...
JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok resigns, says he doesn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Nitish Kumar

JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok resigns, says he doesn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Nitish Kumar

JD(U) leader Ajay Alok has resigned from the post of party spokesperson stating that he does not wish to cause "embarrassment" to Bihar Chief...
Kathua gangrape-cum-murder of minor: Six of seven accused convicted, juvenile acquitted

Kathua gangrape-cum-murder of minor: Six of seven accused convicted, juvenile acquitted

Three of the six accused in the rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua were awarded life imprisonment by...
“Lot of expectations from govt”

“Lot of expectations from govt”

Panelists feel that the government now has ministers well aware of the problems, and they need to be more pro-active Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government...
Sonia Gandhi elected leader of 52 lawmakers, Rahul says will fight BJP ‘Everyday’

Sonia Gandhi elected leader of 52 lawmakers, Rahul says will fight BJP ‘Everyday’

Sonia Gandhi has been selected the chairperson of the Congress's elected parliamentarians at the meeting of the party's parliamentary committee today (Saturday, June 1)...
New Education Policy, in first 100 days plan,submitted to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Education Policy, in first 100 days plan,submitted to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

The day the new Cabinet took charge, the new Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh PokhriyalNishank was handed the New Education Policy, listed...

“For better democracy country needs strong opposition”

After the BJP-led NDA massive victory in the Lok Sabha Elections, opposition parties are left broken and the leaders of the opposition parties are...
Arun-Jaitley

Health not permitting, Arun Jaitley writes to PM to opt out of Cabinet for...

Outgoing finance minister Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will “not be part of any responsibility, for the present,...
"Congress needs to get the real muddas"

“Congress needs to get the real muddas”

Panelists feel introspection is needed among Congress leaders The Congress is clearly thinking of the next step. APN’s popular debate Mudda discussed the issue of the Congress leadership...
Smriti Irani busts Gandhi bastion, myth of invincibility

Smriti Irani busts Gandhi bastion, myth of invincibility

Among the few high profile ministers in Narendra Modi government but considered a political lightweight, Smriti Irani proved most people wrong by defeating Congress...
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections were the most bitterly fought and arguable the most crucial India has had since independence. Never before was there...

Narendra Modi headed for a sweep back to power with greater strength

The trends by noon have shown clearly the way the verdict in 2019 Lok Sabha election is headed, and it is Prime Minister Narendra...
“EC should decide EVM issue”

“EC should decide EVM issue”

A day after exit polls gave a clear mandate to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Opposition leaders gathered to take stock of the...
Kamal Nath

Ready for floor test: Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said that he is ready for the floor test; his statement comes hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party...
PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah to meet NDA allies at dinner tomorrow

PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah to meet NDA allies at dinner tomorrow

BJP would hold a meeting with leaders of NDA partners over dinner tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21). Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah...
“Exit poll results not reliable”

“Exit poll results not reliable”

After over two months of hectic campaigning, exit polls have predicted a second innings for the NDA, and the UPA and Others are lagging...
UP CM Adityanath drops estranged ally SBSP chief OP Rajbhar from Cabinet

UP CM Adityanath drops estranged ally SBSP chief OP Rajbhar from Cabinet

A day after end of voting for 2019 Lok Sabha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathtoday (Monday, May 20) dropped OBC welfare minister Om...
Modi govt to return with nearly same tally as 2014, according to exit polls

Modi govt to return with nearly same tally as 2014, according to exit polls

The exit polls for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, as eagerly awaited as the intensity with which the elections were fought, unanimously predicted a return...

Even God cannot save PM Modi from losing: Abhishek Banerjee

TMC leader and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee today (Sunday, May 19) hit out at PM Modi saying, ‘Even God cannot save him (Modi)...
Ashok Lavasa

His dissent unheard & unrecorded, Election Commissioner Lavasa opts out of meetings

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has reportedly opted out of Election Commission (EC) meetings on deciding Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations over his “minority...
PM Modi offers prayer at Kedarnath Shrine

PM Modi offers prayer at Kedarnath Shrine

Just a day ahead of the last phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Saturday, May 18) began his...
Amit Shah

BJP asks three leaders to explain remarks backing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Godse

As comments from its leaders praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse invited widespread condemnation, with only two days left for final phase of the...

The most polarised election: the element of Hindutva, the fight for India

By Rajesh Sinha It was the most vicious campaign for the most bitterly fought elections I have seen in over 30 years of my life...
Bofors case: CBI does a u-turn, withdraws plea for further investigation

Bofors case: CBI does a u-turn, withdraws plea for further investigation

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJP were raking up Bofors case to recall how it maligned former PM...
Kamal Haasan booked for Godse remark, his party says comment taken out of context

Kamal Haasan booked for Godse remark, his party says comment taken out of context

A day after actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was booked by Tamil Nadu police for hurting religious sentiments, the Delhi High Court today (Wednesday, May 15)...

“Political battle in West Bengal turns violent”

Just less than a week ahead of the last phase of ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 the electoral battle between TMC and BJP in...
“Faulty ammo issue needs to be looked into with urgency”

“Faulty ammo issue needs to be looked into with urgency”

The Army has sounded alarm over the unacceptably high number of accidents due to poor and defective quality of ammunition being supplied for tanks,...
KCR-Stalin meet: DMK chief rules out third front for now

KCR-Stalin meet: DMK chief rules out third front for now

DMK chief MK Stalin today (Tuesday, May 14) ruled out chances of a non-BJP, non-Congress third front forming government after the elections after meeting...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

Mamata meme row: Supreme Court grants bail to Priyanka Sharma, asks her to apologise

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, May 14) granted bail to the BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma jailed for sharing a meme of West...
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge

‘Will Modi hang himself if his prediction of oppn goes wrong’: Kharge

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday (May 12) asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi would hang himself at Vijay Chowk in Delhi if his...
After TIME article on Modi, its author’s Wikipedia page vandalised

After TIME article on Modi, its author’s Wikipedia page vandalised

The Wikipedia page of AatishTaseer,the author of TIME magazine’s article calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi“India’s divider-in-chief” was vandalised the day the story came out. The...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

‘Modi like bride who makes noise with bangles but doesn’t work’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at Narendra Modi with a sexist jibe today (Saturday, May 11) by comparing the Prime Minister to...
A BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed picture

A BJP woman activist arrested for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s morphed picture

A BJP woman leader was arrested in West Bengal's Howrah district for allegedly sharing morphed picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media,...
Obscene pamphlet row: Gambhir files defamation suit against AAP, Kejriwal hits back

Obscene pamphlet row: Gambhir files defamation suit against AAP, Kejriwal hits back

BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir has sent a defamation notice to Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidate Atishi after her press conference yesterday (Thursday,...
TIME magazine shows Narendra Modi on cover, calls him divider-in-chief

TIME magazine shows Narendra Modi on cover, calls him divider-in-chief

American news magazine Time has featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the cover page of its May 20 issue with a headline that may...
PM Modi slams Pitroda for ‘hua toh hua’ remark over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

PM Modi slams Pitroda for ‘hua toh hua’ remark over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Friday, May 10) slammed Congress for Sam Pitroda’s ‘Hua Toh Hua’ remark over 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Speaking at his first...
FIR against BJP’s J&K chief and MLC on court orders for allegedly bribing scribes in Leh

FIR against BJP’s J&K chief and MLC on court orders for allegedly bribing scribes...

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police in Leh on Wednesday, May 8 registered an FIR against BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir state unit chief and...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi tenders unconditional apology for attributing ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’to SC

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today (Wednesday, May 8) tendered unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for “unintentionally” and “inadvertently”attributing to the top court order...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee explains why she didn’t sit with Modi for meeting over cyclone

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “I don’t consider Modi as country’s Prime Minister, that’s why I didn’t sit with him for meeting...

“Development agenda will prove decisive”

The fifth phase of polling for the general elections is over, with no clarity as yet as to who will emerge winner.  APN’s popular...
Narendra Modi

‘Didi’ is arresting those who chants ‘Jai Shri Ram’: PM Modi in Tamluk, West...

Prime Minister Narendra  Modi today  (Monday, May 6), addressed a political rally in West Bengal’s Tamluk, where he slammed state CM Mamata Banerjee, saying,...

Mayawati appeals to SP-BSP workers to vote for Congress in Amethi, Rae Bareli

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today (Sunday, May 5) appealed to the workers of the Samajwadi Party (SP)-BSP alliance to vote for the...

Rahul Gandhi responds to PM Modi’s ‘Corrupt No 1’ remark

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today (Sunday, May 5) responded to PM Modi’s ‘Corrupt No 1’ remark saying, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘karma’ awaited him...

Arvind Kejriwal slapped during roadshow in Delhi, AAP blames opposition parties

Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday (May 4) slapped by a man, during a roadshow in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area. Kejriwal...
Your father’s life ended as ‘Corrupt No.1’: PM Modi to Rahul Gandhi

Your father’s life ended as ‘Corrupt No.1’: PM Modi to Rahul Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, took a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s father and former PM Rajiv...

Manoj Tiwari dances very well: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday (May 3) said that Manoj Tiwari dances very well, however, AAP candidate...
Narendra Modi

‘Delhi Abhi Door Hai’: PM Modi to opposition parties in Basti

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Saturday, May 4) addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti, where he took a jibe on opposition parties saying,...

Congress will win all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot  today (Saturday, May 4)  said the BJP had failed to tell people during the Lok Sabha election what had...
Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India

Congress leaders hate me, dream of my death: PM Modi in Itarsi rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (May 2) asked why Congress leaders hate him so much that they have started dreaming of his death...
PM Narendra Modi biopic

Biopic on PM Modi will release on May 24

The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, starring Vivek Oberoi will release on May 24, a day after the results of the ongoing national...
Supreme Court asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints of poll code violations by Modi, Shah

Supreme Court asks EC to decide by May 6 complaints of poll code violations...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Thursday, May 2) told the Election Commission (EC) to decide pending complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations against...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi offers apology for attributing Chowkidar Chor Hai to SC, to file fresh...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will file a fresh affidavit on Monday to apologise for wrongly attributing the ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ remark to the Supreme...
“BJP is trying to divert attention”

“BJP is trying to divert attention”

Panellists say that Rahul Gandhi needs to make his nationality issue clearer The ministry of home affairs, acting on a complaint from BJP MP Subramanian...
“Youth vote will be decisive”

“Youth vote will be decisive”

As voting for Phase 4 of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections to elect representatives on 72 seats takes off on April 29, APN’s popular debate Mudda discussed...
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: State-wise list along with poll timings

9 states will vote for 72 Lok Sabha seats in fourth phase of Lok...

The voting for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 has begun, today (Monday, April 29) 9 states are set to vote for...
PM Modi meets Sunny Deol, tweets, ‘Hindustan Jindabad tha, aur rahega’

PM Modi meets Sunny Deol, tweets, ‘Hindustan Jindabad tha, aur rahega’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Sunday, April 28) said the BJP is rooting for Bollywood actor Sunny Deol’s victory from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha...
Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

EC directs Delhi Police to file FIR against Gautam Gambhir for holding rally without...

The Election Commission has asked the Delhi Police to register an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gautam Gambhir for violating the Model...
Congress ends speculation about Priyanka contesting against Modi, repeats Ajay Rai

Congress ends speculation about Priyanka contesting against Modi, repeats Ajay Rai

Deciding against fielding Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, the Congress today (Thursday, April 25) announced Ajay Rai as its...

Disgruntled BJP MP Udit Raj joins Congress after being denied ticket from North West...

Disgruntled BJP MP from North West Delhi Udit Raj today (Wednesday, April 24) joined Congress in presence of party Chief Rahul Gandhi  after being...
Apoorva Shukla arrested in her husband, Rohit Tiwari’s murder case

Apoorva Shukla arrested in her husband, Rohit Tiwari’s murder case

The wife of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ND Tiwari, has been arrested for his murder. Apoorva Shukla Tiwari...

“Desperation making leaders indulge in mud-slinging”

Panelists say that leaders need to be mindful of their remarks It’s raining allegations and counter-allegations. Among the latest such remarks, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis...

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joins BJP in presence of Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol today (Tuesday, April 23) joined the Bhatatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal. It...
“Leaders are raking up petty issues”

“Leaders are raking up petty issues”

Panelists feel that the focus should be on real issues facing the nation The Amethi Returning Officer (RO) on Monday set aside objections on Congress...
Former BJP MP Kirti Azad files nomination as Congress candidate for Dhanbad

Former BJP MP Kirti Azad files nomination as Congress candidate for Dhanbad

Three-time BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday (April 20) filed his nomination papers as a Congress candidate for Dhanbad Lok Sabha constituency. Azad, the sitting...
Nitin Gadkari

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Minimum Income’ promise is a lie: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday (April 19) accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of misleading people with a false promise of providing a minimum...
Will sue Rahul Gandhi for ‘all thieves have Modi in their surnames’ remark: Lalit Modi

Will sue Rahul Gandhi for ‘all thieves have Modi in their surnames’ remark: Lalit...

Former IPL chief and tainted cricket administrator Lalit Modi has said he will sue Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his "all thieves have Modi...
Pragya Thakur as BJP candidate confirms Opposition charge that the fight is for idea of India

Pragya Thakur as BJP candidate confirms Opposition charge that the fight is for idea...

By Rajesh Sinha It has come a full circle for RSS-BJP. Nathu Ram Godse, the man who committed the first terrorist act in independent India by...
Tripura Congress chief slaps an IPFT supporter inside police station for attacking his sister’s convoy

Tripura Congress chief slaps an IPFT supporter inside police station for attacking his sister’s...

Tripura Congress president Pradyot Dev Burman courted controversy on Thursday after he was seen in a CCTV footage slapping a supporter of the IPFT,...
Congress leader Hardik Patel slapped during a political meeting in Gujarat

Congress leader Hardik Patel slapped during a political meeting in Gujarat

Congress leader Hardik Patel was slapped at a public meeting in Gujarat today (Friday, April 19) morning. Patel was slapped in Gujarat’s Surendernagar district...
Crop damage, cattle deaths due to unseasonal rains: occasion for farmers to rate parties

Crop damage, cattle deaths due to unseasonal rains: occasion for farmers to rate parties

It should have been a reminder to political parties and an opportunity to quickly re-orient their election campaign to address farmers’ issues when unseasonal...
BJP inducts Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur, fields her against Digvijay Singh in Bhopal

BJP inducts Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur, fields her against Digvijay Singh in Bhopal

Pushing its aggressive Hindutva agenda, the BJP has decided to field Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh against Congress...
Vote for BJP as only PM Modi can protect India: Baba Ramdev

Vote for BJP as only PM Modi can protect India: Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev today (Wednesday, April 17) urged the voters to vote for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserting that only Prime Minister Narendra...
Akhilesh Yadav

‘If our alliance is mahamilawat, what is yours’, Akhilesh Yadav to BJP

Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday (April 16) slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his reference to the alliance in Uttar Pradesh as...
Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha joins Samajwadi Party to contest against Rajnath Singh

Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha joins Samajwadi Party to contest against Rajnath Singh

Poonam Sinha, the wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, joined the Samajwadi Party today (Tuesday, April 16) and will contest against BJP senior leader and...
Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor, who is in hospital at present, tweeted this morning that he was touched by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's gesture of...
Alliance talks breakdown, Congress blames AAP for impractical demands

Alliance talks breakdown, Congress blames AAP for impractical demands

Their mutual ambitions coming in the way, the talks for seat sharing between Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came a cropper and the...
Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan

Better chance of peace talk with India if BJP wins Election: Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan said that he feels that there may be better chance of peace talks with India if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
Ayodhya dispute

Ayodhya dispute: Nirmohi Akhara opposes Centre’s plea for transferring surplus land to owners

While last ditch closed-door mediation efforts are on for resolving the Ayodhya dispute, one of the litigants in the case, Nirmohi Akhara, today (Tuesday,...
Narendra Modi

PM Modi addresses rally in Maharashtra’s Latur, asks voters to dedicate their votes to...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Tuesday, April 9) addressed a rally in Maharashtra’s Latur, where he asked the voters to dedicate their votes to...
West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee

‘People would seal PM’s lips with Leucoplast’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM and TMC head Mamata Banerjee today (Tuesday, April 9) took a jibe on PM Modi, saying, people will have a solution...
Scrapping sedition law: fake propaganda that it is anti-national

Scrapping sedition law: fake propaganda that it is anti-national

By Rajesh Sinha The entire discourse on Congress promise to scrap the sedition law, painting it as anti-national and pro-secessionist is based on a distorted...
“Nothing new in BJP poll manifesto”

“Nothing new in BJP poll manifesto”

Panellists feel that parties should be careful about making false claims The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today released its poll manifesto for the 2019 Lok...
Income Tax officers raid properties of Kamal Nath’s close aides in MP and Delhi

Income Tax officers raid properties of Kamal Nath’s close aides in MP and Delhi

Income Tax department today (Sunday, April 7) raided properties of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath’s close aides in MP and Delhi. The homes of Kamal...
BJP

BJP announces eight candidates for Haryana, five MPs retained

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday (April 6) announced eight candidates from Haryana for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The list included two seats for...
Delhi court notice to ED on Christian Michel’s plea of chargesheet leak

Delhi court notice to ED on Christian Michel’s plea of chargesheet leak

A Delhi court today (Saturday, April 6) issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on plea of Christian Michel, alleged middleman arrested in the...
Shatrughan Sinha calls BJP one-man show, two-man army; joins Congress on BJP foundation day

Shatrughan Sinha calls BJP one-man show, two-man army; joins Congress on BJP foundation day

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha today (Saturday, April 6) officially joined the Congress, on the Sansthapna Diwas or Foundation Day of his erstwhile party, the BJP. He...

Congress moves poll panel demanding action against Amit Shah over ‘false affidavit’

The Congress on Friday (April 5) moved to poll panel demanding action against BJP President Amit Shah for filing a ‘false affidavit’ and also...
PM Narendra Modi biopic

PM Narendra Modi biopic will release on April 11

The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit theatres on April 11, film's producer Sandip Ssingh said on Friday (April 5). On Thursday, the...
voters

At least 200 scientists and over 600 theatre artistes have urged voters to vote...

A group of scientists and researchers have issued a statement ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, urging citizens to vote wisely – “against...
AgustaWestland deal: Michel denies naming anyone, alleges chargesheet leaked to media

AgustaWestland deal: Michel denies naming anyone, alleges chargesheet leaked to media

Christian Michel, the accused middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, moved a Delhi court today (Friday, April 5) challenging the Enforcement Directorate (ED) chargesheet...
Narendra Modi

Modi’s brushes with poll code of conduct: SC to hear plea against release of...

It is practically a blitz against norms of fair play, pushing the limits of model code of conduct in 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign,...
Top govt functionaries from BJP push election code limit, EC to write to Prez against Rajasthan Governor

Top govt functionaries from BJP push election code limit, EC to write to Prez...

Different from all elections so far, the Lok Sabha 2019 elections also see an unprecedented number of instances of top government functionaries of BJP,...
Narendra Modi

Model Code of Conduct violations and EC clean chit on Modi’s A-SAT address to...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on India joining the three other countries in the elite space club with successful testing of...
Here is what Sonakshi Sinha has to say on dad Shatrughan Sinha leaving the BJP

Here is what Sonakshi Sinha has to say on dad Shatrughan Sinha leaving the...

Veteran actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, a two-time sitting BJP MP from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat has joint Indian National Congress Party on Thursday (March28). He...
IRCTC withdraws “Main Bhi Chowkidar” tea cups after viral photo

IRCTC withdrew “Main Bhi Chowkidar” tea cups after viral photo

On Friday (March 29), IRCTC withdrew tea cups with BJP slogan “Main Bhi Chowkidar” printed on it, after social media users reported that tea...
Narendra Modi

After Modi biopic and pics on boarding passes, train tickets, his ASAT speech under...

Starting from timing release of a movie based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life at the time of 2019 Lok Sabha election and then...
“Opposition party alleges PM Modi address on ‘Mission Shakti’- a political stunt”

“Opposition party alleges PM Modi address on ‘Mission Shakti’- a political stunt”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday, March 27) addressed the nation to announce that India has become the fourth space superpower after US, China...
India shoots down satellite with A-SAT, enters space powers’ club

India shoots down satellite with A-SAT, enters space powers’ club

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday, March 27) announced announced India’s entry into the elite club of space powers with the shooting down of...
Former Samajwadi party leader Jaya Prada joins BJP

Former Samajwadi party leader Jaya Prada joins BJP

Former Samajwadi party leader and actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada today (Tuesday, March 26) joined Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. She was inducted...
Subramanian Swamy

‘I cannot be a Chowkidar because I am a Brahmin: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday (March 24) said that he cannot be a ‘Chowkidar’ as he is a Brahmin. Earlier...
Sapna Choudhary

Sapna Choudhary denies joining Congress

Haryanvi dancer and singer Sapna Choudhary has denied joining Congress party. She said all parties are equal for her and she is not going...
Digvijay Singh

After Kamal Nath’s toughest seat challenge, Digvijay Singh to contest from Bhopal

Veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh (MP) chief minister Digvijay Singh will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Bhopal. The decision was taken...
NDA releases Bihar candidate list for Lok Sabha polls

NDA releases Bihar candidate list for Lok Sabha polls

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today (Saturday, March 23) announced the names of candidates for Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, in which Shatrughan Sinha...
BJP

BJP releases first list of 184 candidates for Lok Sabha polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday (March 21) evening. Prime Minister...
Mayawati

Mayawati opts out of Lok Sabha contest – for now, did not say about...

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today (Wednesday, March 20) said that she would not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election to be held...
“Leaders are not aware of ground reality”

“Leaders are not aware of ground reality”

Panelists feel that as poll fever catches on, mudslinging is bound to rise Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has attacked the two-year-old Yogi government asking where...
Naveen patnaik

Naveen Patnaik may contest Assembly Elections from Western Odisha

BJD President and Odisha CM may contest upcoming Assembly Election from a seat in western Odisha. “Party leaders from western Odisha as well as farmers,...
Manohar Parrikar

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar dies at 63

Goa CM and former defense minister Manohar Parrikar, who was ailing from pancreatic cancer for over a year, breathed his last at the age...
Shatrughan Sinha

Ravi Shankar Prasad to replace Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib: Reports

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, who is known for criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi time and again, may be replaced from his constituency: Patna Sahib...
PM Modi launches new campaign ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ for 2019 election

PM Modi launches new campaign ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ for 2019 elections

On Saturday (March 16) PM Modi started a new BJP campaign ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ by posting a video on Twitter. This campaign is launched...
BJP seals alliance with Apna Dal (S) in UP

BJP seals alliance with Apna Dal (S) in UP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finalized seat-sharing deal with Apna Dal (Sonelal) ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Earlier it was reported that Apna Dal (S)...
Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joints BJP, says ‘hurt’ when party questioned integrity of armed forces

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joints BJP, says ‘hurt’ when party questioned integrity of armed...

On Thursday (March 14), Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Vadakkan said that Congress questioned the...
As China vetoes naming JeM chief as global terrorist, Congress-BJP exchange charges

As China vetoes naming JeM chief as global terrorist, Congress-BJP exchange charges

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief Azhar Masood a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today (Thursday, March 14)...
Sabarimala temple

Discuss Sabarimala but not to solicit votes in election campaign: Kerala CEO says

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Kerala today (Wednesday, March 13) told political parties that Sabarimala temple issue can be discussed but under no...
Ram Madhav

BJP stitches up alliances with parties in Northeast, but rumblings start in AGP over...

The BJP has finalised its alliances in the Northeast, setting a target of winning at least 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats from...
After BJP’s attack on Rahul Gandhi for respecting terrorist, INC hit back through a video

After BJP’s attack on Rahul Gandhi for respecting terrorist, INC hit back through a...

Video war is on between the two well-known national political parties of India BJP and INC. Yesterday (March 11) BJP posted a video of...
“Irresponsible remarks will impact votes”

“Irresponsible remarks will impact votes”

Panelists feel that leaders should be careful about what they say as poll fever catches on Hardik Patel, Patidar quota agitation leader from Gujarat, will...
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi’s respectful words for Masood Azhar, allows BJP to hit back

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi brewed a new controversy on Monday while he referred terrorist group Jaish-e- Mohammad’s head Masood Azhar as ‘Masood Azhar Ji’...
Narendra Modi

PM Modi seeks people’s blessings to return to power

Hours after Election Commission announced the dates for the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday Sunday (March 10) said, the BJP-led NDA...
Firhad Hakim

7-phase election will be inconvenient for people observing Ramzan: Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim

Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim today (Monday, March 11) said that the seven-phase election will be inconvenient for people observing fast, as...
ECI

Stop using photos of defence personnel for campaigning: EC to political parties

Political parties cannot use photos of any defence personnel or any defence action for their political campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the...
Prakash Javadekar

Narendra Modi-led government will bring back all fugitives: Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday (March 9) claimed the Congress responsible for the alleged financial frauds involving Nirav Modi, Vijay...
Indian Navy

Ex-Navy chief urges EC to prevent ‘misuse of armed forces’ by the political parties

Former Indian Navy chief (Retired) Admiral L Ramdas has urged Election Commission to prevent the political parties from ‘misusing the armed forces’ for gaining...
Umesh Jadhav

Disgruntled Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav joins BJP

Congress MLA in Karnataka, Umesh Jadhav, today (Wednesday, March 6) joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election. “I am...
Rafale deal

Rafale deal: Cong accuses PM Modi of misusing office, causing loss to exchequer, demands...

The Congress today (Wednesday, March 6) accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing his office in Rafale deal negotiations to benefit Dassault Aviation and...
Defence Minister Sitharaman

After Air Chief, Defence Minister Sitharaman says no casualty figures for Balakot air strike

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Tuesday, March 5) said there were no official figures of casualties in the Indian Air Force (IAF) air strike...
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

IAF hits the targets, doesn’t count casualties, says Air chief after Amit Shah claimed...

Indian Air Force (IAF) counts the targets hit, it does not count human casualties, said Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa today (Monday, March 4)...
Professor forced to apologise for criticising BJP govt. over Indo-Pak tension

Professor forced to apologise for criticising BJP govt. over Indo-Pak tension

Professor Sandeep Wathar of Dr PG Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology in Karnataka's Vijayapura was forced to go down on his knees and...
Patna Rally

Patna Rally: PM Modi slams oppn for demanding proof of airstrike

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Sunday, March 3) addressed a ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally in Patna, Bihar where he slammed opposition for asking proof on...
Supreme Court shows Haryana govt its place, stays law changed to allow construction on Aravallis

Supreme Court shows Haryana govt its place, stays law changed to allow construction on...

Two days after it brazenly pushed through an amendment to a 119-year-old law to allow construction on Aravalli hills, the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP...
Forest dwellers eviction

Forest dwellers eviction: Centre moves Supreme Court to stay its order

Accepting Centre’s appeal for urgent listing of its plea seeking a stay on its order to evict nearly 12 lakh forest dwellers whose claims...
Supreme Court to hear petitions challenging Article 35A from Feb 26-28, J&K tense

Supreme Court to hear petitions challenging Article 35A from Feb 26-28, J&K tense

Petitions listed for hearing despite J&K government and Kashmiri political parties requesting for pleas to be deferred till elections are held in the state Amid...
Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal to go on indefinite fast from 1 March, demands complete statehood for...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday (Feb 23) announced that he would start an indefinite hunger strike demanding complete statehood for Delhi, starting...
Pulwama aftermath: 18 separatists and 155 J&K politicians lost security cover

Pulwama aftermath: 18 separatists and 155 J&K politicians lost security cover

Security cover of 18 separatist leaders and 155 J&K politicians have been withdrawn after the deadly Pulwama attack on February 14, in which 40...
SP-BSP announce UP seat sharing without Congress; Mulayam Singh unhappy with tie-up

SP-BSP announce UP seat sharing without Congress; Mulayam Singh unhappy with tie-up

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today (Thursday, Feb 21) announced the seat sharing formula between them...
Rahul Gandhi appoints 6 AICC secretaries for UP

Rahul Gandhi appoints 6 AICC secretaries for UP

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday (Feb 19) appointed six AICC secretaries for Uttar Pradesh. Three AICC secretaries each for Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya...

BJP, AIADMK tie up for 2019 Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

The AIADMK and BJP today (Tuesday, Feb 19) entered into an alliance for contesting the upcoming 2019 elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The announcement...
AIADMK-PMK alliance

BJP to have a ‘mahagathbandhan’ in TN, to tie up with AIADMK-PMK alliance

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today (Tuesday, Feb 19) sealed an alliance with PMK for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections and a...

Don’t expect miracle from me, members should strengthen party: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary (UP east) Priyanka Gandhi told party workers from Bundelkhand regions that they should not expect miracle from her and also added...

Delhi Govt vs Centre: Supreme Court split verdict weighed in favour of Centre

Ruling on the issue of division of powers between the Delhi Government and the Centre, the Supreme Court’s two-judge bench today (Thursday, Feb 14)...
Parliament-of-India

Last session of 16th Lok Sabha ends, both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die

The last session of the current Lok Sabha – the 16th – ended today (Wednesday, Feb 13) with the Budget session drawing to a...
“Anti-BJP parties not satisfied by the CAG report on Rafale deal”

“Anti-BJP parties not satisfied by the CAG report on Rafale deal”

The Rafale deal sealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is 2.8 per cent cheaper than the one negotiated by the previous Congress-led UPA...
Mukul Roy

BJP’s Mukul Roy booked in TMC MLA’s murder case, applies for anticipatory bail

BJP leader and party’s election campaign strategy in-charge for Bengal, Mukul Roy, who is among three others booked by the West Bengal police for...
Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi wears jeans in Delhi but visits UP in saree: BJP leader Harish...

Weeks after Priyanka Gandhi’s formal entry in to active politics, BJP parliamentarian Harish Dwivedi on Saturday (Feb 9) took a jibe on the Congress...

TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas shot dead in West Bengal’s Phulbari

Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Saturday (Feb 9) night, police said. Biswas, the legislator from Krishnaganj in Nadia...
Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman

Rafale deal: BJP hits out at Rahul Gandhi citing incomplete MoD note, bends facts

A day after Congress president attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a news report citing a Ministry of Defence note about Prime Minister’s Office...
Robert Vadra

Robert Vadra being questioned by ED for money laundering; the charges against him

Businessman and husband of newly appointed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra is being interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the...

Supreme Court may order Mayawati to pay for statues depicting herself and BSP party...

The Supreme Court today (Friday, Feb 8) said it was of the “tentative view” that Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati should pay back...
“Priyanka Gandhi- a political threat to opposition parties”

“Priyanka Gandhi- a political threat to opposition parties”

Priyanka Gandhi’s entering into active politics ahead of polls is being criticized by opposition parties ever since the Congress President Rahul Gandhi declared her...
Priyanka Gandhi

Congress files complaint over ‘derogatory remarks against Priyanka Gandhi’

Women wings of Indian National Congress (INC) have filed a complaint to Delhi Police against the members of RSS and BJP accusing them of...
Mayawati1

Government oppression continues to prevail in Madhya Pradesh: Mayawati

Bahujan Samajwadi Party Chief Mayawati on Sunday (Feb 3) claimed that that the government oppression continued to prevail in Madhya Pradesh as the new...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Vs CBI: SC directs CBI to submit proof against Kolkata Police Chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee found herself on a collision course with the centre after a huge showdown on Sunday evening between the...
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath’s chopper not allowed to land in West Bengal

The West Bengal government today (Feb 3) denied permission to UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s helicopter from landing in the state, ahead of a political...
Piyush Goyal

Things You Should Know About Interim Budget 2019

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government will present its last budget on February 1 before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which will be held...
“Nation eyes on the upcoming Budget 2019”

“Nation eyes on the upcoming Budget 2019”

From the top class industrialists to the middle class families and the poor farmers, everybody is expecting of getting something good out of the...
Two Statistic Commission members quit as Modi govt doesn’t clear report on job losses

Two Statistic Commission members quit as Modi govt doesn’t clear report on job losses

The two remaining non-government members of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) resigned on Monday protesting against the withholding of a report that was expected...
Ten northeast political parties, including JD(U) and other BJP allies, oppose Citizenship Bill

Ten northeast political parties, including JD(U) and other BJP allies, oppose Citizenship Bill

Narendra Modi government’s move to bring in the controversial Citizenship (amendment) Bill, allowing citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from other countries in the sub-continent, has...
babri masjid supreme court

Centre moves Supreme Court for transfer of land near Ayodhya disputed site for access...

In a move that would help BJP enthuse its core Hindutva voters for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government today...

“Priyanka Gandhi joins active politics ahead of Lok Sabha polls”

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been appointed as the Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East). Priyanka’s entry into active politics ahead of general elections is...
Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi in active politics likely to rejuvenate Cong, lead to realignment of forces

After years of speculation over her entry into active politics, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been drafted into the All India Congress Committee as General...
pravasi bharatiya diwas

“Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas not meant to belittle previous governments”

Panelists feel that government should have looked into the details of the event to avoid embarrassing lapses Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 15th Pravasi...

‘Will not contest 2019 LS elections’: Kareena Kapoor denies media reports

Bollywood diva Kareena kapoor has denied the media reports claiming that the star may contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Congress ticket. Thrashing the media...
Amit Shah

Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS, diagnosed with Swine Flu

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has been discharged from AIIMS hospital, Shah was admitted in the hospital on Wednesday night for...
Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley flies to US for medical check-up

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has unexpectedly left for the US for a medical checkup relating to his kidney ailment, sources said. Jaitley who had undergone...
Police chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid for sedition

Police chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid for sedition

Delhi Police today (Monday, Jan 14) filed its chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid,...

SP-BSP tie up in UP: 38 seats to each, leave two for Congress and...

Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati today (Saturday, Jan 12) announced an alliance for the Lok Sabha...
Arvind Kejriwal

Those who seek votes in the name of cows should also provide fodders: Arvind...

Those who seek votes in the name of cows should also provide fodder to them, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday (Jan 11)...
“124th Constitution Amendment Bill waits for Rajya Sabha clearance”

“124th Constitution Amendment Bill waits for Rajya Sabha clearance”

Lok Sabha on Tuesday (Jan 8) passed the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to provide 10% reservation for the economically weaker section among the...

‘Need time to decide’: Naveen Patnaik on joining Mahagathbandhan

BJD leader and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday (Jan 8) said he wanted more time to decide if he will join 'Mahagathbandhan',...
Five judge Constitution bench constituted to hear Ayodhya title suit from Jan 10

Five judge Constitution bench constituted to hear Ayodhya title suit from Jan 10

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi today (Tuesday, Jan 8) constituted a Constitution bench of five judges to hear the decades-old politically sensitive...
BJP’s junior allies in Uttar Pradesh ask it to behave itself

BJP’s junior allies in Uttar Pradesh ask it to behave itself

If it is a sign of things to come, BJP’s stock seems to be going down – at least among its allies, if not...
Asom Gana Parishad ends alliance with BJP over Citizenship Bill

Asom Gana Parishad ends alliance with BJP over Citizenship Bill

In another jolt to BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections due in a few months, it lost yet another ally – the Asom...
Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Bengaluru Central

Actor Prakash Raj on Saturday (Jan 5) announced he will contest the 2019 general elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central constituency. Raj is...
sabarimala violence

Sabarimala violence: CPM-RSS workers clash, bomb attacks on CPM, BJP leaders

Violence continued in many parts of Kerala today (Saturday, Jan 5) after the entry of two women in their 40s into the Sabarimala temple...
Farooq Abdullah

‘Lord Ram belongs to the whole world, not just Hindus’: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah, on Friday (Jan 4) said that Ram Mandir issue can be resolved through peaceful conversation. Speaker over the matter,...

Don’t waste time on Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi: Sanjay Singh after PM’s Interview

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday (Jan 1) said there is need of wasting time on talking about PM Modi and Congress leader...

Top Leaders including PM Modi and President Kovind greets Nation on New Year

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other leaders on Tuesday (Jan 1) extended their wishes to the people on...

Won’t let Triple-Talaq bill pass in Rajya Sabha: Congress

The contentious triple talaq bill seeking to criminalise instant divorce is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday (Dec 31). Congress said...
Rajnath Singh

Government ready for Assembly polls in J&K: Rajnath Singh

The centre on Friday (Dec 28) said in the Lok Sabha that there was no other option left with the Governor but to recommend...

‘Cannot say who will be next PM?’: Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who visited Tamil Nadu for a national meeting organized by his followers at the temple town of Rameswaram, said that...
Yogi Adityanath

‘Only we can build Ram Temple in Ayodhya’,claims Yogi Adityanath

Whenever Ram temple is constructed in Ayodhya, it would be done by "us" and no one else, declared Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...

After TDP, RLSP quitting NDA, now LJP takes pot shots at BJP

BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is under strain with one coalition partner following the other in criticising the major party. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP)...

Mayawati-Akhilesh tie up, leave Congress seats only for Rahul and Sonia

Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have sealed a deal to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections in alliance, leaving three seats...

“Is debt waiver policy beneficial for farmers?”

Newly appointed CM’s Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh’s Bhupesh Bhagel waived off farmers’ loans soon after assuming office, fulfilling the grand old...
Bulandshahr violence

Bulandshahr violence: three arrested for cow slaughter, cop killers at large

On a day when over 80 retired civil servants criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for directing police to focus on cow slaughter...

Rafale deal: Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking probe

The Supreme Court today (Friday, Dec 14) threw out all petitions seeking a probe into alleged irregularities in the Rafale aircraft deal between the...
“Modi-Shah Govt Failed in 2019 Semifinal”

“Modi-Shah Govt Failed in 2019 Semifinal”

The five-state assembly election was considered as the semifinal of the 2019 Lok Sabha Election and as the result showed Congress winning in three...

Five states Assembly Polls: Far cry from BJP dream of ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’

While the final results would come in, in an hour or so, the trends are clear and some broad conclusions can be drawn from...

Assembly Election 2018: Live updates

Counting of votes has started in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram. These assembly elections are being considered as the semi-final of the...
Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit will not contest 2019 election, reports her spokesperson

Bollywood veteran star Madhuri Dixit’s spokesperson has denied the rumours of star contesting 2019 election on BJP ticket, claiming the earlier media reports false. Madhuri’s...

Exit polls predict Congress win in Rajasthan, divided on other states

All exit polls for elections to five state assemblies, results of which will be out on Tuesday, Dec 11, are unanimous about a Congress...

Bulandshahr violence: indications of conspiracy to stoke communal violence

It would seem the Uttar Pradesh (UP) police was not completely wrong in saying that probe into the cow slaughter was of higher priority...
Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje reacts to Sharad Yadav’s ‘fat’ comment

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today (Friday, Dec 7) said she felt “insulted” by former JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav calling her “fat” while...

Bulandshahr violence: suspicions of conspiracy, but cow slaughter is CM Adityanath’s concern

Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh said the police suspect a conspiracy behind Monday's mob violence in Bulandshahr over cow slaughter...

“Politicians are forgetting ethics and moral values ahead of polls”

Ahead of polls in five states, politicians are seen crossing limits, making irrelevant and abusive statement is very common during political campaigns. Cast based...
Cop murder in Bulandshahr violence

Cop murder in Bulandshahr violence: BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal members booked

Bajrang Dal district chief Yogesh Raj has been named as the number one accused for violence and murder of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh...
“Will Kartarpur Corridor Improve Relationship between India and Pakistan?”

“Will Kartarpur Corridor Improve Relationship between India and Pakistan?”

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to lay the foundation stone in Kartarpur Sahib for the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final...
BJP

Rajasthan BJP expels 11, including 4 ministers; brings back one as state vice president

Rajasthan unit of BJP on Thursday, Nov 22, expelled 11 rebel leaders, including four ministers in Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's cabinet, from the primary...
Amit Shah was a key conspirator in Prajapati killing, chief investigating officer tells court

Amit Shah was a key conspirator in Prajapati killing, chief investigating officer tells court

Present BJP president Amit Shah and IPS officers Dinesh MN, Rajkumar Pandiyan and DG Vanzara were the principal conspirators in the alleged fake encounter...
“Why is BJP silent over Sushma Swaraj’s big decision?”

“Why is BJP silent over Sushma Swaraj’s big decision?”

On November 20, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj ruled herself out of the 2019 contest, citing health reasons. However, the Congress has a...
Congress, PDP, National Conference join hands to form govt in J&K

Congress, PDP, National Conference join hands to form govt in J&K

The Congress and the two major regional parties and arch-rivals of Jammu and Kashmir – People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) have...
Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj quits electoral politics, rules out contesting in 2019

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj today (Tuesday, Nov 20) ruled herself out of the 2019 general elections, citing health reasons, said media reports. Among...

BJP releases Fifth list for Rajasthan Polls, places Yunus Khan against Sachin Pilot

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, November 19 released its fifth list for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly Election which is scheduled for December 7. Sitting...
BJP

BJP releases sixth list of six candidates for Telangana election

BJP on Sunday (November 18) released its sixth list of six candidates soon after releasing its fifth list of 19 candidates for Telangana Assembly...

Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for Rajasthan Election

Indian National Congress (INC) today, November 18 released its third list of 18 candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections which is scheduled for December...

Congress releases third list of 13 candidates for Telangana Election

Indian National Congress (INC) on Saturday (November 17) released its third list of 13 candidates for the upcoming Telangana Assembly election which are scheduled...
Manvendra Singh

Congress fields Manvendra Singh against Vasundhara Raje in Jhalrapatan

The Congress has decided to field prominent Rajput leader from Barmer and former BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh, who quit BJP to...
BJP

BJP releases fourth list of 7 candidates for Telangana Assembly Election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday (16 November) released the fourth list with 7 candidates for the upcoming Telangana Assembly Election 2018. In earlier...

Congress releases first list of 152 candidates for Rajasthan polls

The Indian National Congress on Thursday (November 15) night released its first list of 152 candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan elections. Sachin Pilot, the...
rajasthan polls

BJP releases second list of 31 candidates for Rajasthan polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday (November 14) released its second list of 31 candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections. Elections to the 200-member...
Rajasthan polls: Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot to contest, no CM candidate named

Rajasthan polls: Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot to contest, no CM candidate named

Deepening the suspense over Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for Rajasthan, both its supposed contenders, former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Pradesh Congress Committee...

Congress releases first list of 65 candidates for 7 Dec Telangana polls

The Congress party on Monday (November 12) released its first list of 65 candidates for the upcoming Telangana assembly elections. The state will go...
Vasundhara Raje

BJP first list for Rajasthan polls has 25 new faces in a list of...

Bharatiya  Janata Party(BJP) on Sunday(11 November) declared a list of 131 candidates with 25 new faces  for Rajasthan assembly elections scheduled for Dec 7. Chief...
ANANTH KUMAR

Union Minister Ananth Kumar takes his last breath at 59, lost a valuable colleague...

Ananth Kumar, senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union minister for chemicals, fertilisers and parliamentary affairs, took his last breath in Bengaluru in...

Delhi CM on holiday, when national capital fights to breathe?

Leg pulling is a common thing in politics and this time Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is on opposition’s target as local tv channels reported...
Survey in Chhattisgarh gives BJP slim win margin

Survey in Chhattisgarh hands BJP slim win margin

But an APN-C-Voter study has revealed 62.1 percent in the state want a change of guard as far as the prime minister is concerned...

Pre-poll surveys predict win to Cong in Rajasthan, edge to BJP in Chhattisgarh, differ...

With elections to five state assemblies due in days, pre-poll surveys have come out with their findings based on their different surveys, the latest...
Manohar Parrikar

Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik feels need for change of Goa Chief Minister

Union Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik feels that a change is required in the state government leadership as present Chief Minister Manohar...
Urjit Patel

Centre to step up pressure on RBI, Governor Urjit Patel may quit on Nov...

The Centre wants RBI to transfer Rs 3.5 lakh crore to the finance ministry for recapitalisation of banks and to meet its other fiscal...
Manmohan Singh

“Scars Only Getting More Visible With Time”: former PM Manmohan Singh on demonetisation

Congress leader and former Prime MinisterDr Manmohan Singh today (Thursday, November 8) cautioned Narendra Modi government against “economic misadventures” and urged it to handle...
Karnataka by-polls: Congress-JD(S) wrest Bellary from BJP, score 4-1 win

Karnataka by-polls: Congress-JD(S) wrest Bellary from BJP, score 4-1 win

The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance in Karnataka got a boost, winning two of the three Lok Sabha seats and the two Assembly constituencies, including...

Yogi Adityanath govt planning a Ram statue taller than Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity

Uttar Pradesh government has begun groundwork for construction of a Ram statue at Ayodhya, expected to be announced by chief minister Yogi Adityanath during...
Sabarimala

Sabarimala agitation was BJP agenda, golden opportunity to score over rivals: Kerala BJP chief

Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai said the Sabarimala agitation “was part of the BJP agenda” and that it was a golden opportunity for...

Sangh parivar’s Ram temple clamour picks up to redeem BJP’s electoral fortunes

Ram temple issue being strictly a matter of faith and not politics was a cloak that has now been discarded. The meeting of ‘sants’ under...
RSS seeks to fire up sense of grievance, says Hindus feel insulted by Supreme Court

RSS seeks to fire up sense of grievance, says Hindus feel insulted by Supreme...

In the latest on the barrage of attacks on Supreme Court from the adherents of Hindutva, the RSS has said the Supreme Court’s recent...
Dark horse Kushwaha keeps everyone guessing in Bihar

Dark horse Kushwaha keeps everyone guessing in Bihar

How dependent is RLD on RLSP now that BJP and JD(U) have announced seat share formula, ask Mudda panellists; BJP hints of Rajya Sabha...
Nitish Kumar – BJP work out seat sharing for 2019, other allies to respond

Nitish Kumar – BJP work out seat sharing for 2019, other allies to respond

After months of haggling over number of seats they would contest in 2019 Lok Sabha election, Nitsh Kumar-led JD(U) and BJP are reported to...
MJ Akbar resigns as MoS External Affairs, day before hearing of his criminal defamation case

MJ Akbar resigns as MoS External Affairs, day before hearing of his criminal defamation...

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, facing allegations of sexual harassment by more than 10 women journalists, resigned from his post today...
Is Mayawati a better PM face than Rahul?

Is Mayawati a better PM face than Rahul?

Grand opposition alliance to be established before Lok Sabha elections but only after assembly polls in five states In a major development in the present...
Manavendra Singh to join Congress tomorrow, had quit BJP last month

Manavendra Singh to join Congress tomorrow, had quit BJP last month

Just over a month before Rajasthan goes to polls, son of BJP veteran Jaswant Singh and MLA from Sheo in Barmer, Manavendra Singh will...
Akbar sees poll link in sex harassment charges, threatens legal action; women stand ground

Akbar sees poll link in sex harassment charges, threatens legal action; women stand ground

A not-too-surreptitious attempt to give the #MeToo allegations a politically motivated, anti-BJP or anti-Modi government has begun, with posts on WhatsApp and other social...
Major General, 2 Colonels, five others sentenced to life imprisonment for Assam fake encounter

Major General, 2 Colonels, five others sentenced to life imprisonment for Assam fake encounter

A Summary General Court martial in Assam on Saturday, October 13, ordered the dismissal from service and life imprisonment of seven personnel, including a...
BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi

Unhappy with questions on GDP calculation, job data, BJP MPs block Parl Committee report

BJP MPs have blocked the adoption of the Parliament’s Estimates Committee report that questioned the mechanism for calculating the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...
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...
M-J-Akbar

Facing spate of past sex-harassment charges, MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar may have to...

Caught in a spate of allegations of sexual misconduct by his former junior female journalists, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, presently...
Gadkari’s controversial statement stirs the hornets’ nest

Gadkari’s controversial statement stirs the hornets’ nest

BJP holds government kept 90 percent of 2014 election promises while all others slam it; party also buys time seeking to examine context of...
After BSP, Congress internal tussle in Madhya Pradesh likely to send away SP as well

After BSP, Congress internal tussle in Madhya Pradesh likely to send away SP as...

The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said today, (Saturday, October 6), just before the election schedule was about to be announced, that the...
BJP would win if elections were held now, Modi most acceptable PM says a survey

BJP would win if elections were held now, Modi most acceptable PM says a...

Modi government would return to power but with a reduced margin if Lok Sabha elections are held now, says a survey by ABP News...
“We don’t need to indulge in publicity on surgical strikes”

“We don’t need to indulge in publicity on surgical strikes”

Speakers examine effect of move two years on and whether Indo-Pak ties changed for worse or better On the second anniversary of ‘surgical strike day’,...
“There should be distinction between petty, heinous crimes; those politically targeted should not lose out”

“There should be distinction between petty, heinous crimes; those politically targeted should not lose...

Panellists feel there is need to get rid of criminals and accused leaders should be tried in fast-track courts, but who will bell the...
Cows exhale oxygen, should be declared Rashtra Mata, says Uttarakhand Assembly

Cows exhale oxygen, should be declared Rashtra Mata, says Uttarakhand Assembly

It is not about one stray individual and it cannot be called statement by elements charitably described as “fringe”. It is the top law...
Imam association head reverses stand on camera in debate on triple talaq

Imam association head reverses stand on camera in debate on triple talaq

Triple talaq makes women live in constant fear of being driven out of hearth and home which interferes with their agency and renders them...
“Varanasi development has been slow”

“Varanasi development has been slow”

Panellists feel the BJP has done well in prime minister’s constituency but expectations were much higher Celebrating his 68th birthday in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said...
RSS 3-day meet to reach out to people begins, Opposition to stay away

RSS 3-day meet to reach out to people begins, Opposition to stay away

The RSS on Monday started a three-day lecture series in Delhi to reach out to people in a bid to try and explain to...
“RSS not a broad-based organisation, can’t be expected to include all parties and opinions”

“RSS not a broad-based organisation, can’t be expected to include all parties and opinions”

Panellists feel that it should look at lacunae in performance of the BJP government and not spare it on account of ideological accord The three-day...
BJP to go for grassroots connect for 2019 with T-20 plan: each worker to contact 20 houses

BJP to go for grassroots connect for 2019 with T-20 plan: each worker to...

A target of “Har booth, das youth” and 20 households to be contacted by every worker to publicise Narendra Modi government’s achievements over tea...
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...
Giriraj Singh

BJP leader predicts India’s partition in 2047

In a major first, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh has  predicted that India may witness another partition in 2047...
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar released, vows to uproot Modi govt

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar released, vows to uproot Modi govt

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was released from Saharanpur jail on Friday, September 14 after the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh withdrew charges...
“Govt should rein in rising prices”

“Govt should rein in rising prices”

Panellists feel that political leaders talk of the common man, but their goal is only power The Bharat bandh called by the Congress-led Opposition parties...
Rising fuel prices, income inequality, disappearing jobs may put govt in spot

Rising fuel prices, income inequality, disappearing jobs may put govt in spot

BJP spokesperson scrambles for cover as panellists trot out figures to prove all is not well with the economy even if one keeps long...
“No arrest without proper probe is a legitimate reform”

“No arrest without proper probe is a legitimate reform”

Mudda questions rationale of Bharat bandh over SC/ST amendment, parties divided on whether they are with ordinance or ruling of apex court With upper caste...
Research scholar arrested for raising slogans calling BJP govt fascist gets bail

Research scholar arrested for raising slogans calling BJP govt fascist gets bail

A 28-year-old research scholar of Canada, Lois Sofia, arrested at the Tuticorin airport on Monday for shouting “fascist BJP government down down” on a...
Biplab Deb’s latest: Ducks boost oxygen level in water, their droppings make fish bigger

Biplab Deb’s latest: Ducks boost oxygen level in water, their droppings make fish bigger

Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb is back at it, although after a longish interlude – by his standards. Since he took over as CM, he...
EC holds all-party meet; Opposition wants ballot papers, cap on poll expense, but BJP doesn’t

EC holds all-party meet; Opposition wants ballot papers, cap on poll expense, but BJP...

The Election Commission (EC) has said that it would provide a “satisfactory solution” to concerns of political parties about the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Many...
Farooq Abdullah heckled, violent incidents mar Eid festivities in Kashmir valley

Farooq Abdullah heckled, violent incidents mar Eid festivities in Kashmir valley

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah was heckled during Eid prayers at the 17th century Hazratbal mosque...
As India Legal predicted, NN Vohra steps down as J&K Governor, political appointee Malik replaces him

As India Legal predicted, NN Vohra steps down as J&K Governor, political appointee Malik...

As predicted in Durbar column of the August 13 issue of India Legal, a publication of the same media group as APN Live, J&K...
“Stop playing politics over Kerala floods”

“Stop playing politics over Kerala floods”

Panellists feel that mindless development and poor backwaters management are the main cause of such calamities, but national disaster label won’t automatically translate into...
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...
Vajpayee Is Critical, Health Deteriorates

Vajpayee Is Critical, Health Deteriorates

PM, several leaders visit AIIMS to enquire his health condition Veteran BJP leader and an iconic politician; Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as Prime Minister...
PM’s Address on I-Day Was Meant for Winning 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

PM’s Address on I-Day Was Meant for Winning 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Mudda discusses Narendra Modi’s speech from Red Fort, that Armed Forces will have permanent commission for women his most significant announcement Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Prime Minister Raises Nation’s Hope, Assures Progress

Prime Minister Raises Nation’s Hope, Assures Progress

Narendra Modi addresses the Nation on 72nd Independence Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced  that India will launch its first manned space mission by...
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...
“Simultaneous polls will help save money”

“Simultaneous polls will help save money”

Panellists feel that though multiple polls are a huge drain on the nation, the move needs to be carefully examined The Centre is planning to...
“All parties are now speaking a divisive language”

“All parties are now speaking a divisive language”

Panellists feel that the coming elections have triggered an atmosphere of hate; Congressman questions BJP’s estimate of infiltration BJP leader Om Mathur has said the...
“BJP will easily ensure win for its RS Dy Chairman candidate”

“BJP will easily ensure win for its RS Dy Chairman candidate”

Panellists feel that BJP will do a fine balance in keeping its allies happy The choice of the deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha has opened...
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9, day before end of session

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9, day before end of session

The election for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will be held at 11 am on August 9, announced Chairman M...
Is the bill fair, or are Dalits still being used a vote banks?

Is the bill fair, or are Dalits still being used a vote banks?

Panellists feel that people should not swayed by remarks meant to destabilise peaceful relations among all communities; also earlier law was fine even if...
Nitish did too little too late, but opp too playing politics

Nitish did too little too late, but opp too playing politics

Speakers discuss prospects of grand alliance taking off after Tejaswi’s call in the capital, wonder if Bihar scandal has potential to break up JD(U)-BJP...
Casteism still exists despite tech advances: Mudda

Casteism still exists despite tech advances: Mudda

Panellists discuss cabinet move to undo the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court Friday’s...
“Restoration of SC/ST Act is vote bank politics”

“Restoration of SC/ST Act is vote bank politics”

Mudda panellists discuss step taken by centre under pressure from alliance partners that include Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP and Ramdas Athawale's RPI The Union Cabinet...
Govt approves Bill to overturn SC order, restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

Govt approves Bill to overturn SC order, restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

Following protests by Dalit groups and BJP ministers against ‘dilution’ of the The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by...
Government cannot exclude genuine citizens of India from NRC: BJP

Government cannot exclude genuine citizens of India from NRC: BJP

Congress backs register but says correct procedure not being followed; expert says four million left out are voters of AIUDF and Congress, hence their...
111 deaths in 822 communal incidents in 2017; over 27.6 percent rise in flare-ups from 2014

111 deaths in 822 communal incidents in 2017; over 27.6 percent rise in flare-ups...

There were 822 incidents of communal violence in 2017, a 27.6 percent rise from 2014, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a...
“Government should crack down on lynch mobs”

“Government should crack down on lynch mobs”

Mudda panellists feel that the alarming spate of lynchings in recent times shows a lackadaisical administration; tacit ruling party support Even as the Supreme Court...
Moral victory for Congress, or more power to BJP?

Moral victory for Congress, or more power to BJP?

Lively debate discusses leaders’ performance in trust vote debate; try to determine who holds balance of power at the end of two walkouts, several...
Hug gone wrong? BJP to bring privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for his allegations on Rafale deal

Hug gone wrong? BJP to bring privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for his allegations...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi may have talked about wanting to spread love and burying hate and then ended by giving a hug to Prime...
Another senior BJP leader Chandan Mitra quits BJP; likely to join TMC

Another senior BJP leader Chandan Mitra quits BJP; likely to join TMC

Senior BJP leader Chandan Mitra on Wednesday quit the party, media reports said. Talking to ANI, Mitra said, “I have given resignation. I have not...
Monsoon session gets off to noisy start; No-confidence motion against Modi Govt admitted

Monsoon session gets off to noisy start; No-confidence motion against Modi Govt admitted

Monsoon session got off to a stormy start on Wednesday, July 18 with Opposition parties raising ruckus and demanding a debate on mob lynching...
Has BJP started a Taliban in Hinduism? Shashi Tharoor asks

Has BJP started a Taliban in Hinduism? Shashi Tharoor asks

With BJP going ballistic over Shashi Tharoor’s remark that it would turn India into a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ if it gets a majority in Lok...
Opposition deciding on common candidate for RS Dy Chairman’s post to defeat BJP

Opposition deciding on common candidate for RS Dy Chairman’s post to defeat BJP

It would be another occasion for Opposition to come together when they finalise a consensus candidate for elections to the post of deputy chairman...
“SC has delivered a landmark verdict”

“SC has delivered a landmark verdict”

Panellists feel that the ball is now in the government’s court regarding preventive and punitive action against those indulging in mob lynching Condemning mob lynching...
BJYM vandalises Tharoor’s office for saying BJP will turn India into a Hindu Pakistan if it returns to power

BJYM vandalises Tharoor’s office for saying BJP will turn India into a Hindu Pakistan...

Angered at Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s statement about how intolerance and majoritarianism would turn India into a mirror image of Pakistan – a ‘Hindu...
“Parties should refrain from exploiting lynching for votes”

“Parties should refrain from exploiting lynching for votes”

Panellists feel that intelligence and security agencies need to act faster to check social media-triggered rumours and violence A 32-year-old software engineer was beaten to...
Sacred Games: Actors not liable for dialogues, says Delhi High Court; Rahul hailed for stand

Sacred Games: Actors not liable for dialogues, says Delhi High Court; Rahul hailed for...

Actors cannot be held liable for the dialogues they deliver, said the Delhi High Court on Monday, July 16, while hearing a plea filed...
Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue among them

Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue...

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday, July 14, nominated four persons to the Rajya Sabha. The nominations were made on the advice of Prime...
Case against Shashi Tharoor in Kolkata court for saying BJP would make India Hindu Pakistan

Case against Shashi Tharoor in Kolkata court for saying BJP would make India Hindu...

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was issued summons by a Kolkata court on Saturday after a lawyer filed a case against him for claiming India...
“BJP has changed since Vajpayee, record shows it’s unfair to allies”

“BJP has changed since Vajpayee, record shows it’s unfair to allies”

Mehbooba’s threat won’t make a difference as Army is well-prepared, says speaker on Mudda show, all slam her for issuing veiled “threat” Friday’s edition of...
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...
“People like him do not have the right to stay in politics”

“People like him do not have the right to stay in politics”

As the Congress is gearing up for the 2019 battle, Shashi Tharoor has created trouble for his party with his controversial comments. At an...
US has emerged as challenge for diplomacy, says expert

US has emerged as challenge for diplomacy, says expert

Mudda discusses India’s faltering foreign policy in wake of Malaysia snub on Zakir Naik and Iran oil imports reduction warning Some remarkable developments in the...
Will anti-incumbency the reason for BJP’s downfall in Rajasthan?

Will anti-incumbency the reason for BJP’s downfall in Rajasthan?

Mudda discusses Modi’s visit to Jaipur, marking the start of the party’s state election campaign, panel also discusses holding of simultaneous elections Months before Rajasthan...
“Government must cut all financial and ammunition supply to Hurriyat”

“Government must cut all financial and ammunition supply to Hurriyat”

Policeman killing in Kashmir outrages speakers on Mudda, demand to speed up NIA investigation against separatists raised by them Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed the...
AAP has to fulfil people’s desire after SC order

AAP has to fulfil people’s desire after SC order

Mudda discusses SC judgement on Kejriwal-Baijjal controversy, speaker says right interpretation of constitution has cleared the atmosphere of suspense but increased the responsibility of...
Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging law allowing foreign funding

Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging law allowing foreign funding

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea challenging changes in law – with retrospective effect – to allow...
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...
Game of thrones begins in Kashmir Valley

Game of thrones in the Valley

As conjectures abound that Congress and PDP may form government in J&K, panellists feel that the ground situation will not alter for the common...
In no position to impose choice, BJP pushes for consensus on Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman

In no position to impose choice, BJP pushes for consensus on Rajya Sabha Dy...

Lacking the numbers to have its own nominee elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the post that fell vacant as Congress leader...
Better to focus on equity than take foreign loan

Better to focus on equity than take foreign loan

After alarm caused by RBI figures showing increase in India’s external debt, Mudda panel explores ways to avoid crash and bring back or at...
People Versus Established Order: Contradiction Sharpens In New York And Elsewhere

People Versus Established Order: Contradiction Sharpens In New York And Elsewhere

~By Saeed Naqvi Does the stunning victory of a 28 year old Latino bartender in New York this week over a 10 term Democratic lawmaker...
“Now is the time to crack down on Swiss account holders”

“Now is the time to crack down on Swiss account holders”

Mudda discusses 50 per cent jump in money parked in tax haven, speakers remind audience that not all of it is illegal even though...
Is the Modi government endangering our ‘security infrastructure’?

Is the Modi government endangering our ‘security infrastructure’?

Mudda panellists answer question which emerges in wake of broadcast of first videos of surgical strike, many feel it was the right move As the...
Videos of Indian Army-led surgical strike against Pak released, political sparring follows

Videos of Indian Army-led surgical strike against Pak released, political sparring follows

On September 18, 2016, Pakistan-based terrorists entered the Army headquarters in Uri killing as many as 20 Indian soldiers before being eliminated. As public...
PM May Address More Public Rallies Instead Of Road Shows

PM May Address More Public Rallies Instead Of Road Shows

Mudda Discusses PM Security Threat Assessment The Union Home Ministry has issued new security guidelines for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the states and...
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...
It was Mountbatten who took the case to UN, not Nehru: Saifuddin Soz

It was Mountbatten who took the Kashmir case to UN, not Nehru: Saifuddin Soz

~By Rashme Sehgal Former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz book ‘Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle’ strongly emphasises on the need for...
India is the most dangerous place in the world for women, finds global survey

India is the most dangerous place in the world for women, finds global survey

High risk of sexual violence, human trafficking and slave labour make India the most dangerous country in the world for women, ahead of Syria,...
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...
No more Delhi trees to be cut till July 4, says High Court

No more Delhi trees to be cut till July 4, says High Court

The Delhi High Court on Monday, June 25 said that no more trees will be cut for now in Delhi, putting on hold a...
BJP president Amit Sha

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...
BJP General SecretaryChikmagalur Mohammed Anwar

BJP General Secretary stabbed to death in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary of Chikmagalur Mohammed Anwar was stabbed to death by unidentified bike-borne assailants on Friday night in Gowri Kaluve...
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Meaning of Latest Turn In Kashmir Lies Outside The State

~By Saeed Naqvi Two policemen leading the mob which ultimately lynched a Muslim in Hapur is, of course, part of familiar communalism which has to...
Amit Shah

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...
Governor’s Rule has always meant more deaths in the Valley

Governor’s Rule has always meant more deaths in the Valley

Mudda discusses Soz’s controversial statement on Kashmiris’ aspiration for independence, defence experts appalled at parties not making national security a priority The show was...
Piyush Goyal propagates fake news to attack Opposition for using Rohith Vemula for politics

Piyush Goyal propagates fake news to attack Opposition for using Rohith Vemula for politics

Belying Modi government's oft-repeated claims of concern over fake news, officiating Finance Minister and Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal on Wednesday, June 20, used...
Kashmir situation expected to improve under governor’s rule

Kashmir situation expected to improve under governor’s rule

Speaker at Mudda feels BJP lost the battle when it allied with PDP to form government in state as their ideologies are too different,...
Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, announcing the BJP's decision to pull out of an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP in Jammu and Kashmir on...
Would like to see Rahul as PM since Modi failed to solve big problems: Sudheendra Kulkarni

Would like to see Rahul as PM since Modi failed to solve big problems:...

Nothing punctures a propaganda blitz like criticism from insiders, present or past. The BJP has the mortification of such salvos from two such within...
“Too many players and parties in grand alliance”

“Too many players and parties in grand alliance”

Panellists feel that opposition parties will have to find more common ground to stitch an effective alliance before the 2019 general polls There appear to...
Rahul Gandhi's iftar: Pranab Mukherjee attends, opposition present in strength

Rahul Gandhi’s iftar: Pranab Mukherjee attends, opposition present in strength

Rahul Gandhis first iftar party after becoming Congress president, also the first by a Congress chief since 2015 when Sonia Gandhi hosted it, was...
Congress beats BJP to win Karnataka's Jayanagar assembly seat

Congress beats BJP to win Karnataka’s Jayanagar assembly seat

The Congress defeated the BJP to win the Jayanagar Assembly election seat on Wednesday, taking the party’s tally in the Karnataka House to 80...
“Ahead of Eid, Parties are looking for political mileage”

“Parties are looking for political mileage”

Mudda panellists feel that RSS’s newfound interest for iftar parties is driven by vote bank politics It is time for Iftar diplomacy, and all parties...
Rahul Gandhi pleads not guilty in defamation case filed by RSS worker

Rahul Gandhi pleads not guilty in defamation case filed by RSS worker

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, June 12, pleaded 'not guilty' in a defamation case filed by a RSS worker in a trial court...
Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of witch hunt, coordinating bureaucratic crisis

Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of witch hunt, coordinating bureaucratic crisis

Giving up his restraint in attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the prime minister's office (PMO) and the Delhi...
“Grand alliance leader will emerge soon”

“Grand alliance leader will emerge soon”

Mudda panellists feel that opposition is getting together only to oust BJP, all parties are ready to work out a compromise formula As the opposition...
Strengthened by arrival of Nitish, JD(U): BJP

Strengthened by arrival of Nitish, JD(U): BJP

Mudda discusses possible migration of ruling party allies to grand coalition ahead of 2019 general election; it’s not too late for NDA, say speakers RJD’s...
EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

EC debunks Congress claim of 60 lakh fake voters in MP

The Election Commission has said it has did find any substance in Congress' allegation of about 60 lakh bogus voters in the electoral rolls...
Pranab Mukherjee at RSS HQ proves detractors wrong, teaches idea of India

Pranab Mukherjee at RSS HQ proves detractors wrong, teaches idea of India

There was no mention of "Hindu rashtra" even by RSS chief who keeps bringing it up on every other occasion Former president Pranab Mukherjee's speech...
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...
Congress aligns with BSP in MP, moves on for tie up in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh

Congress aligns with BSP in MP, moves on for tie up in Rajasthan and...

The Congress and BSP are reported to have decided on an alliance for Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh (MP) later this year and intend...
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...
BJP MLA from Badaun Kushagra Sagar booked for rape of minor

BJP MLA from Badaun Kushagra Sagar booked for rape of minor

After BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Sengar being arrested and jailed under charges of raping a minor, BJP MLA from Bisauli constituency of Badaun...
EC orders re-poll in 73 booths, allegations of malfunctioning EVMs mar by-polls

EC orders re-poll in 73 booths, allegations of malfunctioning EVMs mar by-polls

The Election Commission claimed that complaints were exaggerated In a scenario where every seat counts, every election is seen as an indicator of public mood,...
“Winning Kairana is a prestige issue”

“Winning Kairana is a prestige issue”

Mudda panellists feel that BJP has been trying hard to retain turf in this communal strife-ridden Lok Sabha seat, but only results will show...
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...
Save on diplomatic front, NDA-2 has fared poorly

Save on diplomatic front, NDA-2 has fared poorly

Saturday’s afternoon talk show examines performance of Modi government after four years in office, unemployment and growth remain big issues Saturday’s afternoon debate centred on...
HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition wins floor test, BJP walks out

HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition wins floor test, BJP walks out

Earlier, in another embarrassment for BJP, its candidate for Speaker’s post withdrew nomination and Congress nominee was elected unanimously Amid hyped fears of cross-voting and...
Behind the deadly Tuticorin affair: Centre tweaked rules to help Vedanta avoid public hearing

Behind the deadly Tuticorin affair: Centre tweaked rules to help Vedanta avoid public hearing

When local opposition to Vedanta owned Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi (earlier 'Tuticorin') exploded in an aggressive protest leading to violence and police firing...
Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Mudda examines speculations ahead of Karnataka trust vote, lists ways how party can hold on to power, wonders if RJD’s Tejaswi Yadav will move...
Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be telecast live

Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be...

Pro Tem Speaker of Karnataka assembly KG Bopaiah will preside over the floor test at 4 pm today, Saturday, May 19, for BS Yeddyurappa...
Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

After the Supreme Court order to appoint a pro-tem Speaker to conduct the floor test in Karnataka assembly at 4 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May...
Karnataka prompts Congress, RJD 'Me too' campaign, stake claim to form govt in Goa, Bihar

Karnataka prompts Congress, RJD ‘Me too’ campaign, stake claim to form govt in Goa,...

Old RSS hand Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of swearing in BJP's BS Yeddyurappa as chief minister as the head of the single largest...
Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

As charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the Karnataka Governor's fraught invite to BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief...
Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

The predictions of Karnataka assembly election results are as confusing as was the campaign. Claims and counter claims from both major parties, Bhartiya Janata...
Rajasthan board Class 8 book labels Bal Gangadhar Tilak as father of terrorism

Rajasthan board Class 8 book labels Bal Gangadhar Tilak as father of terrorism

A Class 8 reference book for social studies in Rajasthan described freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak as the 'father of terrorism'. Page 267 of the...
“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

Karnataka election outcome hotly debated as Mudda speakers analyze how it will impact coming contests and the future of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi The...
Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

New Delhi-Kathmandu ties in fresh focus as Prime Minister Modi takes off to meet Oli, Mudda panellists feel some work needs to be done...
Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

J&K government’s proposal for unilateral ceasefire in the state ahead of Ramzan up for debate, Mudda panellists concerned by rise of Wahhabism in Valley J&K...
BJP lawmaker supports early marriage to avoid “love jihad”

BJP lawmaker supports early marriage to avoid “love jihad”

Continuing barrage of irresponsible statements without considering law of the land, another BJP lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh has supported child marriage for avoiding incidents...
Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next week

Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next...

In its Karnataka election campaign, BJP has been propagating that 23 of their workers had been killed by ‘jehadi’ forces in the past five...
“Large scale medical reforms needed in UP”

“Large scale medical reforms needed in UP”

Mudda worried at administrative apathy in wake of dust storm deaths, panellists slam government for not taking matter seriously even after one year in...
Winners May Be Losers In Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

Winners May Be Losers in Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

~By Saeed Naqvi It was what a film director would have described as a perfect take. “You are a beginner” says he, grinding his teeth...
Row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

Row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

BJP MP from Aligarh Satish Gautam has sought an explanation from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Gautam...
Congress releases 'Nava Karnataka' manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in 'Mann Ki Baat' of state's people

Congress releases ‘Nava Karnataka’ manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in ‘Mann Ki...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the party's manifesto for Karnataka elections at Mangaluru, away from the state capital Bengaluru, on Friday, April 27, promising...
Why CMs have failed to implement Rera

Why CMs have failed to implement Rera

Mudda takes up poor regulation of real estate business one year after passing of law; panellists feel sluggish bureaucracy main reason behind the failure Friday’s...
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign 'to save democracy'

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign ‘to save democracy’

Senior BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha, served in Atal Behari Vajpayee government as finance and foreign minister, quit the BJP on...
BJP changes its party president in MP; change expected in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh too

BJP changes its party president in MP; change expected in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh...

After the setbacks it suffered in by-elections in poll-bound states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the BJP has gone in for a change of...
BJP CM in Tripura Biplab Deb: Internet, satellite tech used in Mahabharata times lakhs of years ago

BJP CM in Tripura Biplab Deb: Internet, satellite tech used in Mahabharata times lakhs...

BJP's recently elected chief minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb has contributed his bit to the growing compendium of Hindutva knowledge of science in India,...
“It is a government of events, not of works”

“It is a government of events, not of works”

Mudda panellists feel that the government’s economic plans continue to falter, which is why banks are facing mounting NPAs, and some states are running...

“First end militancy, then start the talk”

Mudda panellists feel the government should focus on ending militancy in Kashmir Valley in wake of statements from army chiefs of India and Pakistan...
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...
“Hoo-ha over Ambedkar just politics of symbols and symbolisms”

“Hoo-ha over Ambedkar just politics of symbols and symbolisms”

On birth anniversary of iconic leader, Mudda panellists unanimously assert that eating at Dalit homes and building structures to his name will not make...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
BJP politician congratulates government for “prompt action” in Unnao case

BJP politician congratulates government for “prompt action” in Unnao case

Unnao, Kathua under spotlight as authorities come under lens for inaction in gang rape cases; Mudda panellist feels custody death after audience from Chief...
“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

Modi’s hunger strike to protest disruption of parliament during the second part of the Budget Session under spotlight on Mudda, panellists call it political...
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is being protected: Congress

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is being protected: Congress

APN debates Unnao gang-rape case, ruling party spokesperson proclaims all justice will be provided to victim, former DGP wants legislator’s arrest The BJP legislator Kuldeep...
Quotas should stay: BJP; April 2, April 10 Bharat bandhs different: Congress

Quotas should stay: BJP

Mudda panellists feel that parties should rise above vote politics to make a real difference in the lives of underprivileged, ruling party spokesperson clarifies...
BJP accuses ally Nitish Kumar Govt of partiality towards minorities in riot cases

BJP accuses ally Nitish Kumar Govt of partiality towards minorities in riot cases

BJP's Bihar unit has accused the Nitish Kumar government of 'arresting of innocents and partial action' as several BJP leaders were arrested for indulging...
“Two nights in Dalit village shame or damage control?”

“Two nights in Dalit village shame or damage control?”

Mudda panellists discuss change in BJP attitude towards the community, wonder if it is not an expedient response to anger among them in wake...
“Responsible leaders on both sides should have intervened”

“Responsible leaders on both sides should have intervened”

Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed unproductive session of the parliament, shortest discussion on budget since 2007, NDA decision of not taking salary The second budget...
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Day in Pictures

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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 leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

Several BJP leaders have come out in defence of Mahesh Vikram Hegde, co-founder and editor of right-wing propaganda website Postcard News which has been...
Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi remain shut as traders protest sealing drive

Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi remain shut as traders protest sealing...

Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi stayed shut on Wednesday, March 28 due to traders’ protest against the ongoing sealing drive in...
“Parleys are on, but too early for an alternative Front to emerge”

“Parleys are on, but too early for an alternative Front to emerge”

Mudda panellists feel that for the opposition to truly challenge the BJP in 2019, it needs to get stronger and united The TDP, YSR Congress, Congress and CPM (M) are...
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Efforts for an anti-BJP front: Mamata Banerjee meets leaders of different political parties

Once again, there are moves to form a common front against the dominant political party in the country, the BJP this time. Bengal chief minister...
Bhagalpur communal clash: Union Minister calls FIR against son Arijit piece of garbage

Bhagalpur communal clash: Union Minister calls FIR against son Arijit piece of garbage

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat, against whom Bhagalpur court issued an arrest warrant...
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...
“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

Mudda panellists feel that more than an “oust-Modi campaign” is needed for a new alternative to emerge for 2019 polls Will the opposition ever get united...
Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh criticise govt of committing mistakes in J & K

Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accused BJP led NDA government for “mismanaging the Jammu and Kashmir issue like never before,”...
"Needed, common agenda to throw BJP out of power"

“Needed, common agenda to throw BJP out of power”

Mudda speakers explores points of opposition unity, ponder if other NDA members may walk out on largest party should no-trust motion be brought in parliament As...
“It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019”

“It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019”

Muddapanellists discuss saffron outfit’s defeats in Phulpur, Gorakhpur and Araria, ask if setback is the beginning of the end for the centre’sruling party The BJP...

“SP is kingmaker, cannot be taken for granted”

Muddapanellists discuss Samajwadi Party’s surprise win in Yogi stronghold after Lok Sabha bypoll results come out; acknowledge change in political mood and opine that...

Game On 2019: Sonia’s dinner brings 20 Opposition party leaders together

Kicking off the first concrete effort to unite non-NDA parties in the battle to halt the Modi-Shah juggernaut from rolling the BJP back to...
“Today’s politics is only power-driven”

“Today’s politics is only power-driven”

The Mudda panel debated at length on Hardoi MLA Naresh Agrawal leaving SP to join BJP and his uncouth remarks related to Jaya Bachchan In...
rajya sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

Rajya Sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced names of their nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls to be held on March...
“Farmers should not be treated merely as vote banks”

“Farmers should not be treated merely as vote banks”

While throwing their lot with farmers, the Mudda panel felt that loan waiver is not enough to meet their just demands Nearly 40,000 farmers across...
Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi forgiven father’s assassins

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi forgiven father’s assassins

Taking a tough emotional move Congress President Rahul Gandhi  has said that he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have "completely forgiven" his father Rajiv...
Tripura Ends CPM Tedium by Trading Decency for False Eldorado

Tripura Ends CPM Tedium by Trading Decency for False Eldorado

~By: Saeed Naqvi The extraordinary feat the BJP has pulled off leaves one breathless. Which other Chief Minister in the country will have a decorated Director...
RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

BJP's parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday re-elected Bhaiyyaji Joshi as the organisation's sarkaryawah (general secretary). Joshi was re-elected sarkaryawah for the fourth...

“Need to strengthen intelligence, increase covert options”

Mudda discusses procedural lapse in granting, renewing Farooq Takla passport, speakers feel it is police who must shoulder responsibility and prompt action is needed...
“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

Throwing out the BJP government cannot be the sole purpose of any party or forum if it wants to win elections, say Mudda speakers...
TDP-BJP differences strain NDA, but things may change in a year

TDP-BJP differences strain NDA, but things may change in a year

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP have parted ways, their members resigning from governments led by each other's leaders, and the former would consider...
BJP: Our workers not to blame for destruction of statues

BJP: Our workers not to blame for destruction of statues

Mudda discusses vandalism of political icons’ images; speakers denounce violence, sound alarm on future of democracy in the country The incidents of destroying statues of...
After Lenin and Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s statue vandalised; Modi wakes up

After Lenin and Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s statue vandalised; Modi wakes up

Centre kept mum as Lenin’s statues were razed in Tripura by suspected BJP supporters; Modi intervened after a bust of Jana Sangh founder was...
Attacks on CPI(M) cadres in Tripura after BJP voted to power

Attacks on CPI(M) cadres in Tripura after BJP voted to power

Soon after the BJP snatched a poll victory bringing to an end the 25-year CPI(M) rule in Tripura, the state erupted in violence with...

Opposition parties need to have a strong agenda for 2019

Mudda panellists feel something more is needed than merely an “oust Modi campaign” for an impact, time for negative politics is over, must find...
Conrad Sangma to be Meghalaya CM, BJP to join ruling alliance

Conrad Sangma to be Meghalaya CM, BJP to join ruling alliance

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav In scenario reminiscent of Manipur and Goa elections, despite emerging as the single largest party, Congress loses the number game for...
BSP and SP Join Hands to 'Eliminate the BJP' in UP bypolls

BSP and SP Join Hands to ‘Eliminate the BJP’ in UP bypolls

BSP supremo Mayawati clarified that the coalition will be limited to the upcoming bypolls only, to ensuring victory for the strongest non-BJP candidate. Indicating the...
Meghalaya elections: Congress meets governor, stakes claim to form government

Meghalaya elections: Congress meets governor, stakes claim to form government

The major worry for Congress is that the BJP – which won only two seats – is rooting for an alliance with the regional...

Hung assemblies in Nagaland and Meghalaya hold out hopes for a BJP on the...

Having swept Tripura, the BJP had made significant gains in Nagaland and Meghalaya, the other two states where assembly elections were held last month...
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...
Tripura Election Results: BJP, CPI(M) sound confident ahead of vote counting

Tripura Election Results: BJP, CPI(M) sound confident ahead of vote counting

The assembly elections in Tripura witnessed a turnout of over 75 percent of the total 2536589 voters in the Left-ruled state on February 18. A...
Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI at Chennai airport, produced before magistrate at Patiala House Court

Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI at Chennai airport, produced before magistrate at Patiala House...

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Son Karti Chidambaram, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai on Wednesday (February...
“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...
Bihar hit-and-run: BJP under fire for not expelling accused party member

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP under fire for not expelling accused party member

BJP first attempted to rule out claims that the accused belongs to the party, later suspended Baitha from primary membership for six years on...
Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Ahead of the National science day on February 28th, PM Modi congratulated the scientific community –mentioning the achievements of Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman. Addressing...
BJP terms attack on Delhi Chief Secretary as “constitutional crisis”

BJP terms attack on Delhi Chief Secretary as “constitutional crisis”

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Kejriwal’s decision to call the chief secy at his residence and the alleged assault on him was a...
Arvind Kejriwal

Can Corporate Media Allied With Executive Oust Popularly Elected CMs?

By Saeed Naqvi Every time AAP walks into a carefully laid trap by the establishment and the media bays for its blood, I suspect the...

Primitivism at play: Rajasthan assembly haunted with ‘evil spirits’, suspect MLAs

Sharing their fears with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, some of the state legislators have urged the CM to call priests and clerics to pacify...
Tripura elections 2018: Over 75% turnout in peaceful assembly polls

Tripura elections 2018: Over 75% turnout in peaceful assembly polls

Reportedly, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT were reported from around 180 polling stations – thereby slowing down the balloting. The assembly...
Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Mudda panel grapples with Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,300 crore fraud in face of over two lakh farmer suicides, wonders if authorities can bring unscrupulous...
“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

Mudda panel congratulates activist SN Shukla for taking the initiative after apex court says not just candidates, their spouses and dependents, too, should reveal...
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...
BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

Congress shared the video with a text which reads, “Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of...
Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Panellists feel that government should address Mehbooba’s question on talks with Pakistan, spell out clearly rules of engagement with LeT, JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen...
“Irresponsible statements demoralise the army”

“Irresponsible statements demoralise the army”

Mudda panellists feel that political leaders should be careful before shooting off remarks that can be hurtful, many feel that all he meant to...
Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media head Divya Spandana claimed that despite several limitations Rahul Gandhi's team is doing a really good job with tweeting. In a bitter...
NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

The NC MLA’s slogans came amid BJP MLAs sloganeering against Pakistan to protest the ongoing terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp. Triggering a chaotic...
BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed when the saffron party formed government in the southern state, there were “scams one after the other”. Taking a fresh...
BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain attracts Tripura Muslims

BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain attracts Tripura Muslims

In a new twist in Tripura assembly election campaign, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, a Muslim face in the party, has said that Muslims in...

“We should disregard LoC, begin low-intensity ops in Pak”

Mudda panel debates ways and means to boost army’s flagging morale after officer’s father files petition in court seeking quashing of FIR against him...
Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an aberration: Sonia Gandhi

Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an...

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Feb 8, accused Narendra Modi government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding...
“Pak cannot be contained by homeland security”

“Pak cannot be contained by homeland security”

Mudda panel debates policy post border killings, feels army hamstrung by bureaucracy and cannot do anything more than just follow orders The Indian army indicated...
Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 7, annulled all iron ore mining leases in Goa, ordering that all iron ore mining activity in Goa...
Empty talk won't help, pro-active policy a must

Empty talk won’t help, pro-active policy a must

Mudda panellists feel that firmer action needs to be taken to tackle Loc flare-ups Tensions have flared up with the death of Captain Kapil Kundu and three other...
Congress missing while BJP, Left gears up for Tripura polls

Congress missing while BJP, Left gears up for Tripura polls

Tripura is scheduled to go for polls on February 18, while other two northeastern states – Meghalaya and Nagaland – will have elections on...
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...
Taj Mahotsav to centre on Ram; BJP MP backs fake history of Taj being Hindu temple

Taj Mahotsav to centre on Ram; BJP MP backs fake history of Taj being...

The theme for this year’s Taj Mahotsav will be centred around Lord Ram, rather than India's Mughal heritage. The Taj Mahal is the latest among...
Needed, an overhaul in strategy on Pak ceasefire violations and terrorism

“Time to be pro-active”

Mudda panellists feel that the strategy to deal with Pak-sponsored terrorism must change Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan as an Army Captain and three...
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...
Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu first adjourned the house after Samajwadi Party MPs staged protest against the alleged encounter killings in UP. Amid continuing uproar...
UP police “staging encounters” for promotion: Samajwadi Party

UP police “staging encounters” for promotion: Samajwadi Party

On Saturday, two people were injured after a police sub-inspector opened fire at them in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida sector 122. Hitting out at the Bharatiya...
Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over Nagaland peace accord

Rahul Gandhi: Modi- the first PM whose words mean nothing

He cited that the Nagaland peace accord, signed in 201, is yet to see the light of the day. Taking a fresh jibe at Prime...
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...
SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow Foreign Funding To Pol Parties

SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow...

Already facing a Supreme Court notice on petition challenging amendments in law through money bill to legalise foreign funding to political parties, the government...

Delhi sealing: DDA clears key proposals even as traders’ stir continues

On Friday, almost 750 market associations and 20 industrial areas participated in the two-day bandh called by the CAIT against the recent sealing drive. In...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
Shopian firing: Soldiers opened "controlled fire in self-defence", says Army

Shopian firing: Soldiers opened “controlled fire in self-defence”, says Army

In a “counter-FIR”, the Army detailed how four of its vehicle in the administrative convoy, were surrounded and attacked by the violent mob. Amid continuing...
A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

Mudda panel examines BJP legislators’ demand for withdrawal of FIR against security forces; claims that a case should be registered against stone-pelters who provoked...
“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

Mudda panellists feel that the sealing drive in Delhi should not lead to blame game amongst parties, AAP government should issue an ordinance to...
Pinarayi Vijayan at Modi government’s pro-America, anti-China policies

Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Modi government’s ‘pro-America, anti-China’ policies

Kerala CM alleged that India is becoming a strategic US partner in its efforts to form a large defense alliance against China   Taking fresh jibe...
Communal violence continues for the second day in UP's Kasganj

Communal violence continues for the second day in UP’s Kasganj

Communal violence continued unabated for the second day on Saturday in Kasganj district of western Uttar Pradesh, the fresh outbreak coming after the cremation...

BJP objects to Tipu Sultan portrait in Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal asks them for names...

The row over Tipu Sultan has spread from Karnataka to Delhi. While BJP has been trying to paint Tipu Sultan as a villain, presenting its...
“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

Mudda looks for a solution after fringe groups go on rampage in six states opposing Padmaavat release, decides that authorities are to blame as...
“Prioritise women’s rights, move beyond mere legislation”

“Prioritise women’s rights, move beyond mere legislation”

On National Girl Child Day, Mudda panel discusses gender inequality in areas like education, nutrition, legal rights, healthcare and safety, concludes that change should...
Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday, January 23, announced its decision to part ways with its alliance partner for 29 years, BJP and contest the...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Petitioner Subramanian Swamy has submitted fresh documents alleging that Young Indian, a firm floated by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, was a tax offender The...
“Not confidence but frustration on part of Pakistan”

“Not confidence but frustration on part of Pakistan”

Mudda discusses ceasefire violations at Jammu & Kashmir border and ponders what would be the correct strategy, both in military and diplomatic terms Saturday’s Mudda...
“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

Mudda examines defence strategies in the wake of repeat ceasefire violations; says preemptive strikes possible in context of infiltration control, but open warfare must...
“Effective military, sharp diplomacy have exposed Pakistan”

“Effective military, sharp diplomacy have exposed Pakistan”

Mudda panel debates China reaction to Army chief’s latest remark on border focus; feels India is doing well which is proved by the United...
Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Photo caption: VHP leader Praveen Togadia with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in 2005. File picture.  Days after he stunned political observers with his...
Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Result for the Assembly polls to the three north-eastern states to be declared on March 3, BJP eying big gains in last standing Left,...

“Spend Haj subsidy saving on poor”

APN debates merit of government move to withdraw fund The government of India has withdrawn the subsidy for Haj pilgrims. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas...
“Rising oil prices is toppling common man’s budget”

“Rising oil prices is toppling common man’s budget”

Mudda panellists feel that the government should consider bringing oil prices under the GST umbrella, it has been using these as revenue source with...
Govt can either ensure tax compliance or go for higher FDI

Govt can either ensure tax compliance or go for higher FDI

Mudda discusses move to bring in foreign investment for Air India, says airline enjoyed monopoly for too long even as interest burden touched Rs...
Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

The PDP MLA’s statement came a day after he asked legislators in the J&K assembly to not express happiness over the killings of Kashmiri...
Hindus should vote for BJP, Muslims for Congress, says Rajasthan BJP minister

Hindus should vote for BJP, Muslims for Congress, says Rajasthan BJP minister

The controversial comment was made by Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav, Rajasthan’s Labor and Employment minister and the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha bypolls in...
Trader who took poison at BJP headquarter to protest demonetization, GST dies

Trader who took poison at BJP headquarter to protest demonetization, GST dies

Prakash Pandey stumbled into the BJP headquarters in Dehradun on Saturday and claimed that he suffered “immense” losses due to note ban & GST. Giving...
Modi govt relaxes FDI rules, will allow foreign airlines to invest in Air India

FDI rules relaxed, debt-ridden Air India opened for foreign investment

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves slew of changes in FDI rules, 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in single brand retail allowed Over three years...
Karnataka woman driven to suicide by moral policing; BJP leader arrested

Karnataka woman driven to suicide by moral policing; BJP leader arrested

The 20-year-old woman hung herself after right-wingers allegedly harassed her for having connection with a Muslim man from her college. In yet another instance of...
“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that irresponsible statements by politicians regarding the situation in the Valley create confusion and leaders should defer from doing that Senior Congress...
It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

Senior advocate Amarendra Sharan, appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in a petition seeking re-investigation of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi 70 years...
Arun Jaitley

Electoral bonds key to bring transparency in political funding: FM Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there is a need to “consciously” choose between the existing system of substantial cash & other transparent options like cheque or electoral...
“Misbehaviour, blame game dual offences by IndiGo”

“Misbehaviour, blame game dual offences by IndiGo”

Mudda examines statement by airline president Aditya Ghosh saying that young people in India did not have talent and people hired from “mohalla/village schools”...
“When accountability leaves, corruption takes its place”

“When accountability leaves, corruption takes its place”

Mudda panellists discuss Modi government’s lukewarm attitude towards Lokpal bill, worry about its watered down provisions while suggesting ways to revive it Friday’s Mudda discussed...
No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

Centre refuses to yield to Opposition’s demand for referring anti-triple talaq Bill to a RS select committee, will try to move the Bill again...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Hindutva activist hacked to death in Karnataka; BJP demands NIA probe

Hindutva activist hacked to death in Karnataka; BJP demands NIA probe

Hours after the Killing, all four suspects – Naushad Ullanje of Mulki, Rizwan, Pinky Nawaz and Nirshan – were taken to police custody. Days after...

Army men die every day, says BJP MP on Pulwama martyrs, then apologises

Two days after 5 CRPF jawans were gunned down by militants in Pulwama, BJP MP from Rampur Dr Nepal Singh says no device can...
Rajinikanth declares political entry; to contest next assembly polls in TN

Rajinikanth declares political entry; to contest next assembly polls in TN

Says it was time to “change the government, change the system”.   After much speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikath finally declared his entry into the political space...
From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

PM Modi stressed on ‘Swachh Bharat’ and announced  for cleanliness survey during first quarter of  2018 On his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of 2017 –...
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...
“The Focus should be on development”

“The Focus should be on development”

Mudda panellists feel that political parties should leave aside caste and religion, and talk and work more on development issues Of late, Prime Minister Narendra...
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Faced with death threats, administrator to delete popular Humans of Hindutva FB page

The administrator, who has requested anonymity, claims he was receiving death threats over posts on the account that parodied activities of right-wing forces  Trolls and...
Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

All amendments moved by the Opposition members fall, Modi government to now work on floor management in Rajya Sabha to get Bill passed In a...
“India should temper policy towards Pakistan”

“India should temper policy towards Pakistan”

Mudda discusses what the government’s stance should be in the wake of slights suffered by the family of ex-navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who went...
“India being viewed as a hard state”

“India being viewed as a hard state”

Mudda panellists feel that India has handled the Pakistan action at LoC well and says the Modi government has been performing commendably on this...
Jignesh Mevani to attend 200 year commemoration of Dalit victory on Peshwas

Jignesh Mevani to attend 200 year commemoration of Dalit victory on Peshwas

Newly elected Vadgam MLA, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, will attend the event commemorating the victory of 200 years of Battle of Bhima Koregaon in...
Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Pepped up by the improved performance of his party in Gujarat assembly polls in which the rival BJP, reduced to double digits for the...
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Mother Of All Paradoxes: Muslims Indispensable For The Hindutva Project

By: Saeed Naqvi  The Hindutva project would come down like melting ice cream if there were no Muslims, no Kashmir and no Pakistan to hate....
“Vinod Rai, BJP in a quid pro quo relationship”

“Vinod Rai, BJP in a quid pro quo relationship”

Mudda discusses existence of 2G scam post CBI special court verdict, wonders why CAG called press conference to announce it; panelists ponder changed fortunes...
Raja was sure he would be exonerated one day

“Raja was sure he would be exonerated one day”

Mudda panellists discuss 2G acquittal, remember how he had told India Legal magazine that the case against him was one of vengeance and he...
Hindu Jagran Manch

Christmas for RSS affiliate HJM: Occasion to threaten Christian schools

An outfit affiliated to RSS, the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), has warned schools in Aligarh against celebrating Christmas, saying if they do so, it...
Rahul Gandhi

BJP good at propaganda and marketing, but its model is hollow: Rahul Gandhi

“Modiji has a credibility problem. He talks non-stop about corruption, but he does not utter a word on the issue of Rafale and Jay...
“Modi magic is on the wane, BJP graph shows downward trend”

“Modi magic is on the wane”

Panelists feel that poll results have ensured strong opposition in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh After the BJP win in the two states of Gujarat and Himachal...
BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal Pradesh

BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal...

It succeeded in beating incumbency and returning to power for the fifth straight term in a state it has ruled for 22 years, though...
Everyone living in India, even Muslims, is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Everyone living in India, even Muslims, is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Claiming that India is a land only for the Hindus, Bhagwat claimed that “tortured” from different parts of the world come to India seeking...
Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh. Following continuous ruckus from...
ELECTION RESULTS LIVE

ELECTION RESULTS LIVE

It is the day of reckoning, seen as the litmus test for the top leadership of both BJP and Congress which are in direct...
Jignesh Mevani in the lead​

Jignesh Mevani in the lead​

Jignesh Mevani who is contyesting as an independent candidate from Banaskantha district’s Vadgam seat with the supporty of Congress and a host of other...
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“Rahul Gandhi must ditch his Hindutvavadi image”

Mudda discusses timing of Congress presidential election, wants party to continue with its secular agenda instead of developing a neo-Hindu image Just two days before...
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“How can you call your own officials anti-national?”

Mudda discusses chaotic start to winter session, why it was deferred, why Modi should not cast aspersions on high-level meeting at Aiyar’s home and...
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BJP wins in all exit polls for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections

The BJP was headed for a clear win in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh according to the exit poll results that came in as...
Mudda-12-13-2017

A Swachh Rajniti Abhiyan under way: BJP

Party claims credit for special courts move as Mudda participants hope that these will be effective in convicting 1,581 tainted MPs and MLAs and...
Bullying politician: BJP MP threatens to make IAS officer’s life difficult

Bullying politician: BJP MP threatens to make IAS officer’s life difficult

BJP parliamentarian Priyanka Singh Rawat was caught on camera threatening SDM Ajay Trivedi – who was leading an anti-encroachment drive. A parliamentarian of the ruling...
JMM legislators stir up controversy over kissing competition, BJP calls it an attack on culture

JMM legislators stir up controversy over kissing competition, BJP calls it an attack on...

An annual tribal fair, named ‘prem ka chumban’ or ‘kiss of love’ according to reports quoting the local legislator Simon Marandi, is in the...
Nana-Patole

BJP’s Maharashtra MP attacks Modi government, quits party, resigns from Lok Sabha

A blow dealt, a jolt received: as the BJP went after suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar over his comments against Prime Minister Narendra...
Aiyar calls Modi ‘neech aadmi’, Rahul says apologise as PM hits out at Congress

Aiyar calls Modi ‘neech aadmi’, Rahul says apologise as PM hits out at Congress

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar slams Prime Minister for criticising Congress at Ambedkar International Centre launch, Modi cries foul in Gujarat poll rally In comments...
As election race hots up, it is GST vs Gujarat model

As election race hots up, it is GST vs Gujarat model

Mudda panellists feel questions are being raised on what was Modi’s 2014 election plank and the Congress did make life difficult for the BJP...
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...
Congress candidate against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani detained in Rajkot

Congress candidate against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani detained in Rajkot

Indranil Rajyaguru and his supporters were protesting near Rupani’s residence after BJP supporters vandalised their campaign posters In an action that smacks of intimidation, Indranil...
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Gujarat needs Gandhian bottom-up model of development, says Sam Pitroda

Hitting out at the saffron government in Gujarat, Pitroda said that the state must discard the top-down approach which mostly favors the top corporates....
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Gujarat elections: UP knows Congress well & so does Gujarat, says PM Modi in...

PM claims, “BJP storm has hit Kutch, Saurashtra and Gujarat and there is no chance for Congress” Stepping up the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s...
Also punish muftis who okay triple talaq: Mudda

Also punish muftis who okay triple talaq: Mudda

Panel explores strands of opinion on the issue, Muslim community leaders pay lip service to social reform even as Congress left red-faced over “missed...
Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP indeed was a clear winner, but...

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP was ahead of rival parties, BUT…

In the noise about BJP ‘sweeping’ the Uttar Pradesh civic body elections on Friday, some aspects got overlooked in the initial reports. Elections to...
BSF martyr’s daughter dragged out of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani’s rally

BSF martyr’s daughter dragged out of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani’s rally

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for “height of arrogance”; disturbing video of the woman being dragged by security personnel goes viral In an...
Arvind Kejriwal

Left, Right, Centre? Or Does AAP Defy Simple Definitions?

By Saeed Naqvi I probably move in the wrong circles, because nobody I know has a good word for the Aam Aadmi Party. You mention...
Congress laments low morale of cadre in municipal defeats

Congress laments low morale of cadre in municipal defeats

The fact that the party declared its candidate for a politically important seat like Lucknow at the last moment shows its lack of seriousness,...
“Rahul Gandhi should see Shehzad Poonawalla now”

“Rahul Gandhi should see Shehzad Poonawalla now”

Mudda discusses Congress leader’s claims of rigged party president polls, slams dynastic politics even as family distances itself and criticises media confession Congress leader...
CBI court gags media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

CBI court gags media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

Court’s order comes at a time when the mysterious death of CBI judge BH Loya in 2014, who at the time was presiding over...
Now, Rahul’s name in Somnath Temple’s non-Hindu visitor book kicks row

Now, Rahul’s name in Somnath Temple’s non-Hindu visitor book kicks row

Congress claims image of Rahul’s name in non-Hindu visitor book circulating on social media is a mischief by the BJP, releases copies of original...
All are equal in the eyes of law: donkeys jailed, let out after four days

All are equal in the eyes of law: donkeys jailed, let out after four...

All are equal in the eyes of law. Donkeys being jailed was an exemplary case of enforcing this principle in Uttar Pradesh. It was...
Raje govt orders SC, ST and OBC hostels to play national anthem to instill patriotism

Raje govt orders SC, ST and OBC hostels to play national anthem to instill...

Vasundhara Raje government orders all 789 government-run hostels across Rajasthan to make students recite National Anthem at 7 am every morning While the ongoing massive protests across...
Shivraj-Singh

Shivraj cabinet proposes death penalty for rapists if victim is Under-12

BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh tops the country in rape statistics, has the second highest incidence of sexual offences against children If a Bill approved by the...
MUDDA

“Courts have the final call on what should be done”

Mudda panellists feel dialogue is the essence of democracy, but executive should not get ambitious and try to clip judiciary’s wings A day after Union...
Attacking Congress, playing victim, PM Modi dismisses criticism saying Lotus blooms in muck

Attacking Congress, playing victim, PM Modi dismisses criticism saying Lotus blooms in muck

In Gujarat on a 3-day visit, PM Modi on Monday started his poll campaign from Bhuj in Kutch district, sticking to the script rehearsed...
File photo of the violent Jat Andolan that hit Haryana in 2016. Photo credit: PTI.

Haryana tense as rival Jat community factions threaten massive stir

Above: File photo of the violent Jat Andolan that hit Haryana in 2016. Photo credit: PTI. Haryana is once again on the brink of violent...

Assam BJP minister Himanta Sarma says ‘cancer is divine justice’, gets trolled

Despite video footage showing him clearly saying ‘cancer is divine justice for sins committed’ by a person, the BJP leader, on Thursday denied making the remark In...
UP civic body polls: 1st phase underway amid reports of faulty EVMs, political clashes

UP civic body polls: 1st phase underway amid reports of faulty EVMs, political clashes

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath declares BJP will win all 230 civic bodies that will go to polls in three phases, Samajwadi Party alleges...
Nityanand-Rai

Chop fingers raised against PM Modi, says Bihar BJP chief

Nityanand Rai, BJP MP from Bihar’s Ujiyarpur constituency later claimed his comment was misinterpreted and that he was merely quoting a Hindi proverb At a...
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Scam accused Mukul Roy says his phones are tapped, moves Delhi HC

Saradha scam accused former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mukul Roy, who recently joined BJP, is now complaining about his phones being tapped. Roy, who was...
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Family of deceased BJP leader protest with his body in Greater Noida

The relatives of deceased Kumar came out to protest with his body and blocked the sector71 road in Greater Noida, demanding immediate arrest of...
Gujarat Election 2017

BJP announces first list of Gujarat poll candidates, Congress to follow

The BJP, letting a day go by after the meeting of BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) in New Delhi, on Friday released the first...
Rahul-Gandhi

After EC bars “pappu”, BJP uses “Yuvraj” to hit out at Rahul Gandhi

Recently, BJP’s Gujarat wing shared a video where a grocery store owner’s assistant says, “Yuvraj has come”. After the Election Commission (EC) barred the ruling...
Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

On the money he received from donors, Kamal Haasan said that he won’t accept any economic helps to launch a new party. Launching yet another...
Farooq Abdullah heckled, violent incidents mar Eid festivities in Kashmir valley

Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

BJP hit out at the former Kashmir CM, and claimed that Abdullah is doing free advocacy for Pakistan. In yet another controversial comment, National Conference...
Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Seven-in-ten Indians are now satisfied with the way...

Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha should resign from party: BJP spokesperson

Krishna Saagar Rao alleged that Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha become vocal against the party only when BJP goes for an election. Lashing out at...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
Amid sex CD controversy, Hardik Patel accepts Congress formula; to announce final decision later in the day

Amid sex CD controversy, Hardik Patel accepts Congress formula; to announce final decision later...

As Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) accepted the Congress formula to get constitutionally tenable reservation for Patidars, two videos of the Patidar...
“Parties should focus on ramrajya ideal instead of votes”

“Parties should focus on ramrajya ideal instead of votes”

Panellists criticise raising of Ayodhya bogey for gains in the UP civic polls, feel that development has taken a back seat in the city...
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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...
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Chitrakoot bypoll: Congress retains power, defeats BJP by over 14,000 votes

By-election was necessitated after Congress MLA Prem Singh’s demise In a major setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its key opposition Congress on Sunday...
Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul Gandhi claimed that while Congress spots the faults of Narendra Modi and BJP, it will never disrespect the PMO On the second day of...
Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

After senior Congress leader P Chidambaram thanked Gujarat for forcing BJP government to reduce GST rates on several items, Congress on Saturday chose to...
Mudda 2017-11-11

BJP hard pressed to explain babus’ politics of saffron

Mudda panellists discuss saffronisation of Uttar Pradesh, accuse Yogi Adityanath of condoning wastage of money by officials, appeal for end to frivolous activity Fifty-four of...
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) raises bogey of religious tourism

BJP raises bogey of religious tourism

Mudda panellists debate unnecessary saffronisation of Uttar Pradesh, wonder when the Yogi government will deliver on promises of development From public transport to the towels...
Pradyuman murder case

Pradyuman murder case: Bus conductor to sue Gurgaon police for torture, forced confession

Ashok Kumar was arrested by Gurgaon police for allegedly murdering Pradyuman, CBI has now arrested a Class 11 student for the crime Ashok Kumar, the...

Tight security arrangement in ‘tense’ Karnataka amid Tipu Jayanti celebrations

Violence reported from Kodagu district, Congress and BJP continue to spar over legacy of Tipu Sultan, the 18th Century ruler of Mysore Karnataka remained tense, on Friday,...

Over 70 per cent voter turnout in Himachal, fate of Virbhadra, Dhumal hangs in...

Strong voter turnout in Himachal. Congress struggles to retain power while BJP hopes to win hill state by unleashing publicity blitzkrieg, attacking Virbhadra Brisk polling...
“It’s a public health emergency, do not politicise it”

“It’s a public health emergency, do not politicise it”

Mudda talking heads hunt for solution to Delhi air pollution crisis, puts it down to policy failure and call for greater use of public...

Mudda yields mixed views on demonetisation

While some believe it was a tragic step by the government, others think it may hurt now but will generate long-term benefits The whole country...
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After Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad mocks people who lost jobs after DeMo

Union minister for information technology, law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad says those who lost jobs after demonetisation were not skilled enough Weeks after Union...
Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Bihar CM tweaks reservation rules; quota system to apply if government hires somebody for its work through outsourcing company and pays salary from its...
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Congress used terror groups to defeat one man, says Arun Jaitley

Congress has switched to "strange campaign" by ridiculing development in Gujarat, he alleges   In a strong remark against the Congress,  Union Finance Minister, Arun...
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If Freelance Muslim Spokesmen Do Not Shut Up, Its Advantage BJP

By- Saeed Naqvi It is one of the great ironies of our times that Muslims are a problem for all political parties, except the BJP....
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PM Modi calls Himachal election ‘one-sided contest’, alleges Congress for corruption

“I will only regret one thing in these elections, that I am not having fun because Congress has left the battlefield," Modi said at...
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Hindu terror remark: Prakash Raj hits out at BJP; Kamal Haasan faces defamation case

Prakash Raj questioned if instilling fear in the name of religion and morality is not terrorism, then what defines the term. Amid heated uproar from...
Rahul on campaign trail: Gujarat a fight between truth and falsehood, truth on our side

Rahul on campaign trail: Gujarat a fight between truth and falsehood, truth on our...

Rahul Gandhi launches all out attack at PM Narendra Modi, BJP on last day of his 3-day Saurashtra campaign, set to meet Dalit leader...
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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...
BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

Haasan had said that “right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well”, BJP says comment...
Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Congress, BJP want the Deepika Padukone-starrer to be banned in Gujarat or its release deferred till elections are over, say distortion of history shouldn’t...

PM Modi in Himachal: Congress a laughing club, get rid of 5 monsters

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says BJP on way to victory, says Congress symbolizes corruption, caste-ism and dynasty With less than a...
CBI clean chit to Shivraj in Vyapam scam shifts spotlight to Digvijaya

CBI clean chit to Shivraj in Vyapam scam shifts spotlight to Digvijaya

CBI has named 490 accused in its chargesheet, including 3 Vyapam officials, 3 racketeers, 17 middlemen, 297 Solver & Beneficiary candidates and 170 guardians The...
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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...
Uddhav-ThackerayIndia for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

India for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

Statement comes days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claimed that Hindustan is a country of Hindus but belongs to others too if they adopt...

Rahul Gandhi fires another anti-demonetisation torpedo at PM Modi

Congress vice president hits out at Narendra Modi and BJP for proposed celebration of noteban anniversary, calls demonetisation an out and out disaster Keeping up...
Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Cong leader took a fresh jibe at PM Narendra Modi over “hasty” implementation of demonetization, GST Almost a year after the implementation of demonetization, former...
File photo of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti founder Hardik Patel. Photo credit: Agencies

Hardik tells Congress to clear Patidar quota stand by Nov 3 or face protests

Hardik Patel reportedly wants Congress to publicly commit to ensuring 20 per cent reservation for economically backward classes if it is voted to power Hardik...
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CPM: Modi faking war against corruption, black money while claiming to fight them

The CPM has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of taking one step after another "to shield corruption and allow the rich...

DSP Ganapathy suicide: CBI files FIR against Karnataka Minister George, two IPS officers

KJ George is accused No.1 while Pronab Mohanty and AM Prasad are accused No. 2 and 3 respectively. Days after the Supreme Court issued directions...
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Journalist Vinod Verma arrested over sex tape of Chhattisgarh minister

Police charge the veteran journalist for extortion and blackmail as Opposition parties and mediapersons express shock, say this is an attack on press freedom Veteran...
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Yogi tries to sweep controversy, BJP MLA insists Taj Mahal was a Shiva Temple

Amid raging controversy triggered by BJP leaders’ attacking Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh chief minister visits monument, initiates cleanliness drive Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath,...
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Aadhaar, mobile number linking an attack on privacy, won’t do it: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee dared telecom authorities to disconnect her phone, said she won’t link number with Aadhaar under any circumstance Hitting out...
President Ram Nath Kovind attending ‘Vajramahothsava’ – diamond jubilee celebrations of Karnataka’s Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Photo credit: PIB

Prez Kovind praises Tipu Sultan in Karnataka Assembly, BJP cries foul

The President’s remarks on the former ruler of Mysore came days after Union minister Anantkumar Hegde described Tipu as a mass rapist and brutal...
AK Joti

Finally, EC declares Gujarat polls for Dec 9 and 14, result on Dec 18

Amid allegations of delaying announcement of poll schedule at the behest of the BJP, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti declared a two-phase election for...
Gehlot says BJP snooping on its leaders as channels air footage of Hardik Patel in Guj hotel

Gehlot says BJP snooping on its leaders as channels air footage of Hardik Patel...

Hotel where Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Ashok Gehlot stayed in Ahmedabad confirms it gave CCTV tapes to police As video clips...
83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet approved highway projects worth around Rs 7 trillion on Tuesday, Bharatmala project finally approved In a move that paves the way for a...
Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena takes fresh jibe at BJP, says only one party possesses “unlimited money

Shiv Sena said that the people are watching which party “indulges in horse-trading backed by the power of money”. Yet again hitting out at its...
Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar hits out at BJP leader over “low IQ” remark; tweets “How dare...

During an interview, BJP’s GVL Narasimha Rao said that most Indian film stars have “very low IQ and very low general knowledge”. Following demeaning remarks...

Patel leader in Gujarat says was offered Rs 1 cr to join BJP, another...

BJP’s troubles in poll-bound Gujarat increase as Congress’ attempts to consolidate Patel-Dalit-Adivasi-Minority votes gain momentum A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third...
Vasundhara

No probe against Rajasthan babus without Vasundhara govt’s sanction, media gagged too

Proposed Bill which will replace an Ordinance passed by Vasundhara administration last month assures judges, babus immunity from probe till government grants sanction On September 7,...
Anant Hegde

Won’t attend “brutal killer, mass rapist” Tipu Sultan’s Jayanti: Skills minister Hegde

The BJP has been opposed to the Karnataka government’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti since its inception in 2015 Stirring a fresh controversy over the Karnataka...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Narendra Modi

55 % Indians support autocracy, 85 % trust Modi govt: Pew study

Pew research also says that while 27 per cent Indians want a strong leader, 46 per cent trust the government will do what is...
RSS leader Ravindra Gosain

RSS leader Ravindra Gosain shot dead near his home in Ludhiana

Gosain, 58 was head of Raghunath Nagar Mohan Shakha of RSS in Ludhiana and an office bearer of district BJP Ravindra Gosain, a member of...
Uddhav Thackeray

Ally Shiv Sena criticizes BJP for intolerance against criticism

Saamana editorial says social media used by BJP for running down the Opposition has now begun to unmask the saffron party The Shiv Sena, on Monday,...
Saroj Pandey

We’ll gouge out eyes of political rivals in Kerala: former BJP MP Saroj Pandey

Pandey, a national general secretary of the BJP, also claims that her party can “dismiss” Kerala’s Left Front government  Weeks after BJP national president Amit...
Sangeet Som

Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture, says BJP MLA Sangeet Som

Som, accused of inciting Hindu mobs during Muzaffarnagar riots, says the UNESCO World Heritage site was built by traitors, BJP disowns remarks Weeks after the...
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...

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...
Amit-Shah

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...
Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Rane’s induction into the BJP blocked after opposition from the party’s ally, Shiv Sena, but the Kudal strongman may join the Fadnavis government soon A...
“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

The Shiv Sena chief made a sarcastic swipe at PM Modi saying if history of India is re-written, we will see only one person’s...
Arun jaitely and Yaswant Sinha

If I was a job applicant, Jaitley wouldn’t have been finance minister: Yashwant Sinha

War of words between Sinha and finance minister Arun Jaitley intensifies, BJP margdarshak says those who haven’t seen face of Lok Sabha are attacking...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Mukul and Mamata Banerjee

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...
Durga was defense minister, Lakshmi the finance minister: Vice President Naidu

Durga was defense minister, Lakshmi the finance minister: Vice President Naidu

Speaking at the ISB’s annual leadership conclave, the vice president defined the ‘portfolio allocation’ of Indian goddesses Inaugurating a two-day leadership summit at the Indian...
Narayan Rane

Narayan Rane quits Congress, warns of exodus by other leaders soon

Maratha strongman, who joined the Congress in 2005 after being sacked by the Shiv Sena, likely to join the BJP, says decision to be...
Shantanu Bhowmik

Journalist Santanu Bhowmik beaten to death by IPFT activists in Tripura

The 28-year-old reporter was returning to Agartala after covering a rally by Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura in Mandwai when he was attacked A 28-year-old...
amit shah and rahul gandhi

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...
Ram Chandra Guha

BJP youth wing send legal notice to historian Ram Guha for comments on Lankesh...

BJYM seeks unconditional apology from Ramachandra Guha for suggesting that the murderers of Gauri Lankesh came from the RSS Historian and acclaimed author Ramachandra Guha,...

SC issues notices to Centre, Haryana on CBI probe for Ryan student’s murder

Apex court to also examine, suo moto, issue of safety measures for students studying in private schools The Supreme Court, on Monday, admitted a plea filed...

BJP unites Left, loses JNU Students Union elections

ABVP failed to win elections for any major post in the premier institution but emerged as the second biggest political force in a traditional...
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...
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...
Gauri Lankesh murder: Journalist’s brother claims naxal hand, sister says “he has no clue”

Gauri Lankesh murder: Journalist’s brother claims naxal hand, sister says “he has no clue”

A day after claiming that Gauri had no personal enemies, Indrajit says she was getting hate mails from Naxals, their sister Kavita refutes the...
Alphons

BJP has no problem with Kerala consuming beef: newly inducted union minister Alphons

- By Abhishek Kumar With eyes set on expanding political base in the south, north-east India, is BJP trying for an image makeover as far...
Adityanath, his 2 deputies and ministers to enter UP Assembly as MLCs, not MLAs

Adityanath, his 2 deputies and ministers to enter UP Assembly as MLCs, not MLAs

Uttar Pradesh chief minister shies away from contesting by poll to enter state Assembly, election for UP Vidhan Parishad scheduled for September 15 At a time...
Bypoll results: Expected wins for BJP in Goa, massive setback in Delhi as AAP wins Bawana

Bypoll results: Expected wins for BJP in Goa, massive setback in Delhi as AAP...

BJP wins Panaji and Valpoi by-elections in Goa, TDP victorious in Andhra Pradesh’s Nandyal seat and sweet revenge for AAP in Delhi’s Bawana constituency Results...

He is PM of India, not BJP: Angry Punjab & Haryana HC after Dera...

Day after pulling up the BJP-led Manohar Lal Khattar government for “complete collusion” with Dera Sachha Sauda followers, a furious Punjab and Haryana High...

Something rotten in the politics of Punjab and Haryana

Ram Rahim is in prison but the troubles of cultic violence are not over ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The convulsion and commotion among the followers that...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee: No Durga idol immersion on Muharram

The CM made the announcement after meeting with puja organisers and Muharram committee members in Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday...
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...
BJP, Congress slam Hurriyat’s Umar Farooq for saying killing each militant will give birth to 10 new ones

BJP, Congress slam Hurriyat’s Umar Farooq for saying killing each militant will give birth...

Released from his 57-day house arrest, the Mirwaiz, head priest of the Kashmir Valley, had said that the Indian government’s belief that killing all...
OP Rawat

Winning elections at all costs without ethics is new normal in politics: EC

The comments by Election Commissioner OP Rawat come in the backdrop of the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat where the Congress and other...
BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012

BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012, Congress distant second...

Analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) of donations received by five national political parties between financial year 2012-2013 and 2015-16 shows that...
Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav detained in Unnao, stopped from attending protest rally in Auraiya

The former UP chief minister was on way to Auraiya to attend a rally organised by his party to protest against alleged police brutality...
Sharad Yadav

Sharad Yadav’s show of strength with opposition parties on Thursday

In an another move towards an impending split in JD(U), its senior leader Sharad Yadav announced that he would organise a 'Sajha Virasat Bachao...
Over 60 children die in Gorakhpur hospital; BJP says Govt not to be blamed

Over 60 children die in Gorakhpur hospital; BJP says Govt not to be...

The tragedy has set off a war of words between the various political parties ~By Deepti Jain As many as sixty-three children have died in a...
Bofors Case: CBI likely to reopen the case

Bofors Case: CBI likely to reopen the case

The agency also indicated the parliamentary panel that it can support the SLP pending in the S In a fresh turn of events, the...
Yechury with Karat

CPI(M) headed for a Bengal-Kerala Split?

~By Sujit Bhar The Communist Party of India (Marxist), currently marginalised in national politics and even in its natural habitat West Bengal – where the...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...
IAS officer hails daughter who was stalked by Haryana BJP chief’s son for taking on ‘worst form of chauvinism’

IAS officer hails daughter who was stalked by Haryana BJP chief’s son for taking...

In a series of Facebook posts which have gone viral, Virender Kundu, additional chief secretary in the BJP-led Haryana government, and his daughter –...
Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Hit by defections, the Congress brought back its 44 MLAs from Bengaluru on Monday, only to lock them up again at a resort in Anand....
Haryana BJP chief’s son arrested for stalking IAS officer’s daughter, released on bail later

Haryana BJP chief’s son arrested for stalking IAS officer’s daughter, released on bail later

Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish – both law students – were allegedly stalking an IAS officer’s...
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...