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

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

Just weeks before assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Congress lost its state working president and MLA Ramdayal Uike to BJP today, Saturday, October 13. Uike, who...
Gadkari’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...
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...
“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...
US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The escalating US-China trade war entered a new phase with US President Donald Trump on Monday announcing new tariffs on an additional USD 200...
Telangana: Opposition unites against TRS, demand President’s rule

Telangana: Opposition unites against TRS, demand President’s rule

After having succeeded in forming government in Karnataka, opposition was seen united against Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in Hyderabad Tuesday night when Congress, the...
“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...
Rahul Gandhi Launches Nation-Wide Shut Down Against Rising Prices

Rahul Gandhi Launches Nation-Wide Shut Down Against Rising Prices

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has led the kick start of the opposition sponsored “Bharat Bandh” at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat in the capital on...
“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...
Modi govt bypassed contract and price negotiation committees in Rafale deal: Chidambaram

Modi govt bypassed contract and price negotiation committees in Rafale deal: Chidambaram

Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaraam on Saturday, August 25, attacked the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale fighter aircraft purchase deal,...
Since Burqa Has No Quranic Injunction, Why Annoy Host Societies?

Since Burqa Has No Quranic Injunction, Why Annoy Host Societies?

~By Saeed Naqvi In normal times Britain’s former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson’s observation that burqa clad women resemble walking “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” would...
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...
Rahul Gandhi reshuffles AICC before leaving for UK, Germany; Ahmad Patel is treasurer

Rahul Gandhi reshuffles AICC before leaving for UK, Germany; Ahmad Patel is treasurer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, August 21 effected some key changes in the party set up, appointing Ahmed Patel as its new treasurer...
“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...
“Rahul, Rajiv circumstances too different”

“Rahul, Rajiv circumstances too different”

Panellists feel it’s unfair to compare both the leaders, though Rahul has been trying to keep his politics clean On the birth anniversary of the...
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...
“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...
Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Congress MP BK Hariprasad is the Opposition’s joint candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, election for which is to be held...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am the Congress

Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am...

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took up the BJP hype about his Gandhi’s alleged – and since refuted by many –...
“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...
Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi’s “Muslim Party” remark

Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi’s “Muslim Party” remark

Amidst raging controversy on Rahul Gandhi’s recent remark about Congress being Muslims’ party, Nadeem Javed, the Chairman of party’s minority department and former MLA...
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...
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...
Congress leader Tharoor gets regular bail in Sunanda death case

Congress leader Tharoor gets regular bail in Sunanda death case

In a major relief Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was granted regular bail by a Delhi court in a four year old case related to...
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...
The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

~By Saeed Naqvi Indira Gandhi declared the emergency in 1975, plonk in the middle of the most intense phase of the cold war. Détente was...
“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...
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...
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Saifuddin Soz booked for making 'seditious' remarks against Army - APN Live

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Saifuddin Soz booked for making ‘seditious’ remarks against Army

A sedition complaint has been filed in a Delhi court against senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz. (Photo:  PTI) A sedition complaint...
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...
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...
Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Union Minister RK Singh posted this photograph on Twitter calling Emergency as "the darkest in the history of the nation". (Photo: Twitter/RajKSinghIndia) Union Minister Arun...
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,...
Sushma Swaraj gets trolled for passports issued to inter-faith couple

Sushma Swaraj gets trolled for passports issued to inter-faith couple

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Sunday trolled and abused on Twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an inter-faith...
“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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
PM Modi wants to appoint officers of RSS choice in civil services, alleges Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi wants to appoint officers of RSS choice in civil services, alleges Rahul...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, May 22 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to manipulate the UPSC merit list to accommodate officers...
“Four years on, Modi yet to deliver promised growth”

“Four years on, Modi yet to deliver promised growth”

Panellists feel that with economy still lagging behind, people’s expectations have not been met On May 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four years as...
HD Kumaraswamy to take oath on Wednesday, host of opposition leaders to attend

HD Kumaraswamy to take oath on Wednesday, host of opposition leaders to attend

Chief minister-designate of the newly formed Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy will take oath on May Wednesday 23 and has said that he...
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...
Congress-JD(S) go to SC against nomination of Anglo-Indian MLA by Karnataka Governor

Congress-JD(S) go to SC against nomination of Anglo-Indian MLA by Karnataka Governor

His decision to make BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Karnataka chief minister under challenge in Supreme Court, Governor Vajubhai Vala has followed it up by nominating...
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...
“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...
Rahul Gandhi can’t win against Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi can’t win against Narendra Modi

Mudda discusses Congress president’s recent statement on his candidature for PM post Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has recently declared his readiness to be the party's...
“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...
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...
Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Led by Congress, seven other opposition parties — CPI, CPI(M), NCP, SP, BSP and IUML — on Friday met Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman...
“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...
“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...
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...
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...

‘Hindus shouldn’t allow Muslims into their homes’: BJP’s Alwar MLA BL Singhal

Banwari Lal Singhal, BJP MLA from Alwar in Rajasthan says Hindu families shouldn’t let Muslims into their homes, accuses Meo Muslims of promoting love...
“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...
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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...
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...
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...

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...

“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...
“Govt needs to do much more to prevent bank frauds”

“Govt needs to do much more to prevent bank frauds”

Mudda panellists feel that while the systems are in place, the corrupt know how to breach them; also loan defaulters must be brought to...

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...
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...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...
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...

“CM should intervene in chief secretary assault row”

Mudda panellists feel that a week after the fracas in Kejriwal house, the silence of the Delhi chief minister sets off a disturbing trend In...
Supreme Court

Lokpal selection panel to meet on March 1: Centre tells SC

A panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Chief Justice of India among others, will meet on March 1 to...
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...
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...
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...

“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...
Mudda: Opposition uproar over Rafale deal justified?

Mudda: Opposition uproar over Rafale deal justified?

Panel divided on protests by Congress over aircraft purchase, Modi accused of breaching defence procurement procedure Amid continuing chaos and more than 90 minutes of...
Speech of PM Modi attacking Nehru, Congress subjected to Fact Check by Historians, Congress leaders

Speech of PM Modi attacking Nehru, Congress subjected to Fact Check by Historians, Congress...

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attack on Congress, blaming Nehru for Partition and claiming Sardar Patel would have prevented it if he was...
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Modi blames Congress for Partition, injustice to Sardar Patel, muzzling democracy

A veiled attack on Mahatma Gandhi without naming him, blaming Nehru for Partition and attributing much of what is wrong in the country to...
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...
Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted Rajya Sabha alleging that the Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu wasn't allowing them to raise matters of concern and their...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
Opposition comes together for rally on Samvidhan Bachao (Save the Constitution) plank

Opposition comes together for rally on Samvidhan Bachao (Save the Constitution) plank

On Republic Day, a day when the Indian Constitution came into effect 68 years ago, opposition leaders including Sharad Pawar, Omar Abdullah, Hardik Patel,...
“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...
Congress undecided over impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

Congress undecided over supporting impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

While Congress’ Rahul Gandhi showed support for the four judges, questioning the functioning of the SC, the party has not yet made claims to...
“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...
US shutdown ends after three days, Next deadline Feb 8

US shutdown ends after three days, Next deadline Feb 8

Trump remained low-profile on first anniversary in White House US government shutdown has ended after three days with President Donald Trump signing a bill on...
Karat nixes Yechury’s plan for Left-Congress alliance

Karat nixes Yechury’s plan for Left-Congress alliance

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Sitaram Yechury offered to resign as Prakash Karat’s Kerala faction derailed his proposal for pre-poll alliance with Congress in run up...
“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...
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...
Congress video on Yogi Adityanath mocks BJP’s Hindutva poll plank in Karnataka

Congress video on Yogi Adityanath mocks BJP’s Hindutva poll plank in Karnataka

Taking head on the BJP ploy to rake up Hindutva as its main poll plank in Karnataka, the Congress has decided to hit back...
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...
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...
“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...
“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...
Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Meghalaya goes to polls early next year; resignations are likely to hit chief minister Mukul Sangma-led Congress party’s chance of retaining power in the...
“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...
Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman police constable, she slaps her back

Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman police constable, she slaps her back

Asha Kumari was trying to enter a meeting convened by party chief Rahul Gandhi in Shimla to review Himachal poll results when she was...
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...
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Constitution under threat, says Rahul; Hegde apologises in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi exhorts partymen to defend the Constitution day after Hegde’s remark against mention of secularism in Constitution triggered protests in Parliament  A day after...
“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...
RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

BJP goes on the defensive to broker peace with Congress-led Opposition, apologises on behalf of Modi while distancing from Hegde’s comments  An end to the...
“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...
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...
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BJP remains the undisputed dominant party, but can the Congress become a credible challenger...

~By Rajesh Sinha The BJP emerged victorious in assembly polls, reaffirming its status as the dominant party in the country. Many, however, also see a...
“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...
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...
Alpesh Thakor leads in ​​Radhanpur

Alpesh Thakor leads in ​​Radhanpur

Congress candidate Alpesh Thakor is leading from the​​ Radhanpur constituency of Gujarat. Thakor, who had emerged as a prominent OBC leader of the state, had...
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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Bajrang Dal gets carol singing Christians booked on forced conversion charges

A group of Christians who were going around singing Christmas carols were detained by Madhya Pradesh  police on allegations by Bajrang Dal activists of...
Mudda-15-12-2017

“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...
With Rahul to take over as Congress president tomorrow, Sonia says: My role is to retire

With Rahul to take over as Congress president tomorrow, Sonia says: My role is...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Congress sources say Sonia Gandhi will continue to advise her son on crucial party matters, help him reach out to potential...
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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...
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Parties should not make false promises: Mudda

Panellists feel that just to woo voters in Gujarat political leaders have been fanning caste, quota and religious issues and the regressive rhetoric of...
MUDDA 12-11-2017

“Is India so weak that Pakistan will decide the CM of Gujarat?”

As secret meeting allegations raise the pitch of the polls, Mudda panellists feel gimmicks are overtaking real issues, with both parties going below the...
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Unchallenged in internal polls, Rahul Gandhi declared Congress president

Newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi replaces his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who had held the post for over 19 consecutive years since 1998 Expected as...
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Six-year-old girl raped, brutally violated and murdered in Haryana

In a gruesome reminder of the Nirbhaya gang rape case, a 6-year-old girl was found murdered and with a wooden stick inserted in her...
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...
“Rahul elevation will inspire Cong cadres”

“Rahul elevation will inspire Cong cadres”

Mudda panellists feel Gujarat polls will be a litmus test for him even as some wrangle over his faith. The leader filed his papers...
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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33rd year of Bhopal gas tragedy: Survivors still deprived of adequate compensation

Union Carbide Corporation owned the plant from which 42 tonnes of leaked toxic methyl isocyanate gas killed at least 4,000 people on December 3,...
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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...
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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...

BJP scores massive win in UP civic polls, Congress suffers jolt

The ruling BJP scored a massive victory in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, bagging 14 of the 16 mayoral seats while the Congress received...
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...
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...
Guj polls: War of words escalates, Modi says Rahul propagating Grand Stupid Thoughts

Guj polls: War of words escalates, Modi says Rahul propagating Grand Stupid Thoughts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Patel Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel join Gujarat poll campaign trail Civility in political discourse,...
Hiring calls for goons – Raj Thackeray wants workers who can beat up others

Hiring calls for goons – Raj Thackeray wants workers who can beat up others

Day after MNS workers threatened hawkers in Mumbai’s Vikhroli and got beaten up in return, Raj Thackeray says he wants party workers who can...
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Jignesh Mevani to contest Gujarat polls as independent candidate from Vadgam

Popular youth leader of Dalits to be supported by the Congress party; move to help the Congress earn support of Dalit community in poll-bound...
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...
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BJP Gujarat poll campaign: 26 union ministers, 6 CMs, 12 MPs among those enlisted

Of a union cabinet of 29 and a total ministry size of 76, BJP will have 26, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigning for...

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...
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Youth Congress’ scores a self-goal with Twitter meme against PM Modi

BJP slams Congress for Youth Congress tweet mocking Narendra Modi’s ‘chaiwala’ past, Congress apologises and deletes tweet In a tweet reminiscent of senior Congress leader...
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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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After 8 years in coma, Congress veteran PR Dasmunsi dies at 72

A former union minister and AIFF chief, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi had suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October 2008 which left him in a...
Manmohan Singh to receive Indira Gandhi peace prize

Manmohan Singh to receive Indira Gandhi peace prize

Being honoured for his contribution for peace, disarmament and development At a time when Congress party is preparing to promote Rahul Gandhi as party President,...
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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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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...
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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...
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...
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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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...
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...

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...
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Four arrested for targeted killings of religious leaders in Punjab, CM sees Pakistani hand

The Punjab government has been facing flak from all quarters for failing to prevent the targeted killings of religious leaders in the state. Punjab chief...
Jaya-Jaitly

Former Samata party chief Jaya Jaitly claims Sonia shielded Tehelka financiers

Jaitly , a close aide of former defence minister George Fernandes makes a slew of allegations against Sonia Gandhi, other Congress leaders in her...
arun-jaitly

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...
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...
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...
NTPC-explosion

12 dead, over 100 injured as NTPC boiler bursts in Rae Bareli

Reason for explosion not established yet, authorities claim death toll may rise further. CM Adityanath has announced compensation for tragedy’s victims An explosion ripped a...
Dhumal

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

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

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...
Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Congress president had been rushed to Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital from Shimla on Friday evening after she complained of an upset stomach Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who...
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...
Ahmed-Patel-Vijay-Rupani

In poll-bound Gujarat, CM Rupani links ISIS case with Ahmed Patel, Congress says BJP...

Vijay Rupani alleged that two arrested ISIS suspects worked at a hospital where Patel, political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was once a...
L-R: Deng-xiaoping, Mao, Xi

Meeting Deng Xiaoping on Rajiv Gandhi’s history-making visit to China

Mao, Deng and now Xi Jinping. Three of the most powerful leaders in Chinese history. It was Deng Xiaoping who paved the way for...
Arun Jaitley

BJP to celebrate DeMo anniversary as ‘Anti-Black Money Day’ on Nov 8

BJP’s move comes a day after a united Opposition, led by the Congress party, said that it would observe the first anniversary of demonetisation...
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...
Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as black day

Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as ‘black day’

The move would give the Congress a chance to revive the disturbing memories of noteban ahead of the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat polls In a...
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...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul mocks Modi with Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) barb in Gandhinagar rally

Congress vice president launches scathing attack on Modi government in poll-bound Gujarat, flaunts his prize catch Alpesh Thakur On a day when the BJP in...
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...
Vasundhra Raj

Despite political uproar, PIL in Raj HC, Raje govt tables immunity Bill in Assembly

The Centre has defended the controversial Bill while Congress, a section of jurists and the Editors Guild have called it illegal Amid a huge political...
Mersal

Political slugfest over Tamil film Mersal’s GST scenes

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior leader Chidambaram back Mersal, hit out at PM Narendra Modi and BJP Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and senior...
Abhishek Singhvi

Congress: Who paid for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights as Gujarat Chief Minister?

Hitting back at BJP, the Congress on Wednesday asked it to explain who paid for more than 100 trips Narendra Modi had made by...
Modi in Kedarnath

Modi inaugurates slew of Kedarnath redevelopment works, attacks Cong

The Prime Minister claimed that the UPA government in 2013 had rejected his offer to help with the re-construction of the flood-ravaged Kedarnath shrine Visiting...
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...
TS Krishnamurthy

Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy questions EC on Gujarat poll schedule delay

TS Krishnamurthy joins Opposition chorus questioning why poll panel announced schedule for Himachal Pradesh elections but not for Gujarat Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy...
sunil jakhar

Congress wins in BJP bastion Gurdaspur by huge margin

Punjab CM Amrinder Singh hailed Congress’ victory and called the result as a “total rejection of the anti-people policies” of the BJP. Two days after...
Pranab Mukherjee reveals political drama of his time

Pranab Mukherjee reveals political drama of his time

A tell-all memoir narrates how he missed being the PM Rarely does any statesman bare it all with such honesty and freshness in a political...

Pinarayi Vijayan’s LDF government orders vigilance probe against ex-CM Oomen Chandy

Probe ordered over Chandy’s alleged role in Rs 7 crore solar scam which was said to be a major trigger for the Congress’ defeat...
Mani Shankar Aiyar: Congress Can Be Headed By Mother or Son Only

Mani Shankar Aiyar: Congress Can Be Headed By Mother or Son Only

Amid reports of Congress gearing up to elevate Rahul Gandhi as its president, Mani Shankar Aiyer, a senior party leader has raised question against...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

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

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
Rahul endorses Virbhadra as party’s CM candidate for Himachal polls

Rahul endorses Virbhadra as party’s CM candidate for Himachal polls

Congress vice president has chosen to side with the aging Virbhadra Singh – a six-term chief minister – despite opposition from his own aides Putting...
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...
Sonia Modi

Use your majority to get Women’s Reservation Bill passed in LS: Sonia to Modi

Congress president writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying her party will support the legislation in Parliament Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime...
At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

Congress VP says anger building up in India against Modi government for failing to deliver on promise of generating employment Days after he lashed out...
rahul gandhi

Rahul Gandhi escalates attack on Modi over intolerance, unemployment

During his US tour Gandhi attended several meetings including a roundtable at Center for American Progress (CAP) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has raised alarm against...
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...
CBI conducts raids at former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s Chennai residence

CBI conducts raids at former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s Chennai residence

Searches in connection with Natarajan’s approval to divert 55.79 hectares of forest land in Jharkhand’s Singhbhum district in violation of the forest conservation law...
Talaq Judgement: Muslim Women A Play Thing in Communal Politics?

Talaq Judgement: Muslim Women A Play Thing in Communal Politics?

By Saeed Naqvi Put it down to my acute perversity, because as soon as celebrations broke out and I glanced at the Supreme Court’s Triple...

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...
Three infants die from lack of oxygen in Raipur hospital

Chhattisgarh: Three infants die from lack of oxygen in Raipur hospital

CM Raman Singh ordered an investigation and has assured that those responsible for this tragic event will not be spared While the row over Gorakhpur...
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...
Rahul Inaugurates Indira Canteen in Bengaluru

Faux pas galore as Rahul inaugurates Amma… err..Indira Canteen in Bengaluru

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s populist Indira Canteen scheme unveiled by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, promises to provide breakfast at Rs5, lunch and...
Gorakhpur Tragedy: Yogi Promises Strict Action Against Guilty

Gorakhpur Tragedy: Yogi Promises Strict Action Against Guilty

Congress demands SC monitored probe into children’s death Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has rejected the reports of disruption in oxygen supply as the...
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...
Opposition demands Yogi’s resignation over Gorakhpur tragedy

Opposition demands Yogi’s resignation over Gorakhpur tragedy

A day after at least 30 children died in state-run Gorakhpur hospital allegedly due to the shortage of oxygen supply, opposition leaders have demanded...
Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

By: Saeed Naqvi It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmad Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi’s furniture, because the entire...
RISING OF THE MOON: A partial lunar eclipse as viewed from between buildings in Malaga, southern Spain, Reuters/UNI

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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...

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

An aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party’s key strategist on politics and policy, Ramesh says people want to “see a new Congress…The...
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....

Privilege motion moved against Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha for “misleading the House”

The Congress along with other opposition parties has moved a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly...
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...
Pranab Mukerjee

You have been a father figure, mentor: Modi to Pranab on his last day...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweets letter Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent to him on his last day in office, says it touched his heart The...
I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar

I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, Congress creates furore in Parliament; calls it “unprecedented...

Shivakumar and his brother are hosting 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort in Bengaluru to guard against BJP’s alleged attempts of horse-trading...

Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

The party had earlier also urged the Election Commission to scrap the option of NOTA  in the ballot papers for Aug  8 polls The...
Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in Gujarat

Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in...

With imminent defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in the Aug 8 RS polls, grand old party stares at another...
Won’t commit sin by declaring missing Indians in Iraq dead without evidence: Sushma Swaraj

Won’t commit sin by declaring missing Indians in Iraq dead without evidence: Sushma Swaraj

The Minister for External Affairs has been under attack for misleading the Parliament on status of 39 Indians who have been missing from Mosul...
Ahmed Patel

Sonia Gandhi’s confidante Ahmad Patel’s chance of getting re-elected to Rajya Sabha is bleak....

Veteran Congress Leader Shankersinh Vaghela’s exit may hurt Congress even before the Assembly elections as his untimely decision has put Sonia Gandhi’s confidante Ahmed...
Ghulam Nabi Azad

Opposition Criticize Government for Inaction against Lynching Culprits

Govt. says equally concerned The NDA government had tough time in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday when opposition leaders alleged involvement of “some members of BJP...
Voting begins for Presidential Election

Voting begins for Presidential Election

CJI will administer oath to new President on July 25 Polling to elect 14th president has begun this morning at Parliament House and state assemblies...
Trump faces Nationwide Protests demanding Impeachment

Trump faces Nationwide Protests demanding Impeachment

People demand “lock him up” Having embarrassed time and again on the conspicuous contacts between his campaign team and Russian establishment, President Donald Trump faced...
MAMATA BANERJEE

Enemy’s Enemy Is My Friend: BJP, CPM Target Mamata

By Saeed Naqvi On the eve of the May 2016, West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked...

BJP leader dares women to survive in Bengal without getting raped within 15 days

A day after BJP MLA Brijbhushan Rajput threatened to stop Haj pilgrimage, another BJP leader in Bengal courted controversy by her statement on violence...

Sikkim stand-off: Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will explain the situation on the aggressive dispute with China to political leaders Amid the rift between the Centre and the...

“Misunderstanding Rahul”

By Dilip Bobb There will be many who will wonder why the title of this post should not read Understanding Rahul. They mis the point,...
Amarnath Attack

Seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attack in J&K

In one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and at least 19 injured in a terror...
Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia...

Meira Kumar will commence her poll campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad The Congress-led Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for...
Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its presidential candidate, makes it a Dalit vs Dalit contest

Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its presidential candidate, makes it a Dalit vs Dalit...

Meira Kumar was chosen as their candidate for presidential elections by 17 Opposition parties at a meeting at Parliament library on Thursday. However, the Opposition’s...
Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader sacked for calling Rahul Gandhi ‘Pappu’ in WhatsApp chat

The Congress party has removed its Meerut district president Vinay Pradhan from all party positions for allegedly using the phrase ‘Pappu’ while praising party...
Two more farmers commit suicide in MP, Hardik Patel prevented from meeting families of farmers killed in firing

Two more farmers commit suicide in MP, Hardik Patel prevented from meeting families of...

New Delhi: The ongoing farmers’ strike in Madhya Pradesh got an indirect boost on Tuesday with the arrest of Gujarat’s Patidar quota stir leader...
Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Jyotiraditya Scindia

CM’s indefinite fast v/s Congress’ Satyagrah

Jyotiraditya Scindia jumps into farmer’s stir The ongoing farmers stir in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing political innovations by ruling as well as the opposition parties....
Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

The core problems faced by farmers have not been taken seriously or been treated in an ad-hoc manner. By Ranjona Banerji The anger of farmers across...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi denied permission for visiting Mandsaur

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan blamed the Congress for provoking the violence. Rahul Gandhi has been denied permission to visit Mandsaur where six people were killed...
Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

The ruling government has failed to create jobs, he said Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government had failed to...
BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

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

He is expected to meet the bishops in Kochi on Saturday and build bridges with the Christian community. BJP chief Amit Shah landed in Kochi...
Arun Jaitley, Demonetisation, Congress, NDA, GDP, Indian Economy

Jaitley says Modi govt restored credibility of economy

Congress blames government’s negligence for low GDP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Prime Minister Narendra...
Youth Congress workers booked for slaughtering calf

Youth Congress workers booked for slaughtering calf

Rahul slams incident, calling it ‘barbaric’ Youth Congress leaders and workers were booked by Kannur Police on Monday in connection with the slaughter of a...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

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

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

Presidential election: Pranab Mukherjee says he is not in for a second term

Mukherjee said that he is sending back the officials who have worked with him to their respective ministries and offices. With the Opposition putting its...
Naveen Jindal

Industrialist Naveen Jindal summoned by Delhi court in coal allocation scam

Jindal, a former Congress MP, has been formally charged by the CBI for discrepancies in allocating coal blocks when the UPA was in power.  Industrialist...
Congress, Nitish agree to support Pranab Mukherjee for second presidential term

Congress, Nitish agree to support Pranab Mukherjee for second presidential term

The Bihar CM suggested the BJP should hold talks with the opposition to reach consensus for electing Mukherjee. The Congress on Tuesday indicated that it...

Gopal Gandhi could be Opposition’s presidential candidate

The scholar-diplomat had been West Bengal Governor during the Singur agitation Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and former West Bengal governor,...
Congress picks actor Ramya for social media head. Will it help?

Congress picks actor Ramya for social media head. Will it help?

The 34-year-old actor had joined the party in 2012 and served as an MP from Mandya constituency The Congress on Thursday decided to change its...
Sonia Gandhi hospitalised with food poisoning

Sonia Gandhi hospitalised with food poisoning

Gandhi has not been at events since she fell ill while attending a rally in Varanasi in August 2016. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was admitted...
Robert Vadra lashes out at media over reports on mother’s security cover

Robert Vadra lashes out at media over reports on mother’s security cover

Several media outlets reported that Vadra’s residence in New Friends Colony has been guarded by six Delhi Police personnel for the last 13 years. Robert...
Arvind Kejriwal

AAP-BJP’s deathly duel

Why the AAP imbroglio is more than an internal squabble By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Many Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters, who are also ardent anti-BJP...
Digvijay Singh

Another Digvijaya shocker

Senior Congressman tweets that Telangana police has set up fake ISIS website to ‘trap Muslim youth’ By Sujit Bhar Unmoved by his continually diminishing stature within...
rahul-akhilesh

Congress snaps alliance with SP in UP, to fight local body polls alone

The decision comes at a time when Congress workers have blamed the alliance for the party’s poor performance in state assembly polls. The Congress party...
Ajay Maken quits as Delhi Congress chief

Ajay Maken quits as Delhi Congress chief

Takes responsibility for defeat in civic body polls Taking all responsibility for the Congress’ defeat in the Delhi civic body elections, Ajay Maken resigned from...
Modi-wavers learn it the hard way

Modi-wavers learn it the hard way

Anti-Congress need not equal pro-BJP By Ranjona Banerji One has to admire how so many great fans of the Indian prime minister are a bit upset...
Opp wants paper ballot back

Opp wants paper ballot back

Leaders meet CEC, discuss EVM tampering By APN Bureau A delegation comprising representatives of 16 opposition parties have met the Election Commissioner on April 10 and...
Many believe that the responsibility for the Congress debacle in UP should jointly be shouldered by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi (left) and Prashant Kishor, the campaign strategist

Early Congress post-mortem impressions of UP debacle

BSP held responsible for BJP victory in the state assembly election By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Call it loss or deadening of sensation. Congress seems not...
Any reshaping of Rahul is also not a possibility since his abilities are limited.

Rahul is the best bet for Congress

As of now, the Congress has nowhere to go but to stick with the Gandhi scion as its leader unless voices of dissent erupt Binoo...
BACK IN OFFICE: Parrikar with the governor and his own ministers

As expected, Parrikar rules the floor

But the smaller parties to have supported the BJP have extracted their pound of flesh in the form of plum cabinet posts  By Sujit Bhar Manohar...
Opinion Verdict 2017

Modi won. The voter lost

The Congress won three (states) but lost two because the BJP has fulfilled LK Advani’s prophecy that it is Congress Part 2 By Ranjona Banerji Who...
Can Tharoor be a PM alternative for Congress?

Can Tharoor be a PM alternative for Congress?

An online petition on these lines might have set the cat among the Congress coterie mice ~By Meha MathurThe election results for the Uttar Pradesh...
Manohar Parrikar has taken oath as Goa CM and will face a floor test on March 16

How Congress in Goa snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

Though they got 17 seats and was the single largest party, the BJP which secured only 13 had by Sunday sewn up deals with...
Lead1

BJP crosses 300 in UP; Congress grabs Punjab

The BJP wave grew into a tsunami and threw all calculations awry. Once considered a small challenger, the saffron party emerged the biggest victor...
Opinion Verdict 2017

Modi mirage works wonders

Janta sold on the promise of a better life as packaged and promoted by PM By Sujit Bhar Was the media disoriented while reporting about the...
Sometimes, misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh

Sometimes, misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh

Perhaps, the people did not appreciate the expressways, says UP CM A despondent UP chief minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav held a press conference around 5pm...
Opinion Verdict 2017

UP verdict in perspective

There is no need to be overwhelmed by BJP’s superlative performance  By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The temptation to focus exclusively on the verdict in...
Verdict 2017

Amit Shah: People have rejected dynasty and appeasement politics

BJP president Amit Shah held a press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi at around 3.45 pm on March 11 and the...
Verdict 2017

Celebrities log in

Tandav time for BJP, says Shobhaa De As usual celebrities have logged into the poll jingle and have been tweeting in their comments. Some are...

A happy Holi for BJP

Modi cool on mega-win, congratulates Amarinder first The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is over the moon. Probably even they failed to anticipate the magnitude of...
Verdict 2017

SP in shock; BSP in denial, wants a repoll

While the Samajwadi Party (SP) was in shock, Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was in complete denial. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has...
Verdict 2017

BJP sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Verdict 2017

“A vote for change”

BJP spokespersons articulated the party’s position vis-a-vis the huge victory it is heading towards. Talking as guests at APN, UP’s top news channel, here are...
Verdict 2017

In UP, a saffron Holi

The colour of Holi this year is just one, saffron. So it seems ever since the Uttar Pradesh results started coming in. All exit polls, as...
Verdict 2017

Hurrah! A social media party!

This spring, various political parties went on social media with all guns blazing canvassing respective vote banks as well as undecided electors. While some...
Sonia flies abroad for treatment

Sonia flies abroad for treatment

AICC president will be absent as poll results come in A news channel reports that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has flown out of the country...
AGGRIEVED: Hari Shankar and his family. Shankar has sustained a head injury while his wife, Sunita, had to fend off gropers

Dalit family evicted from home for voting BJP

By Mohammad Sameer, APN, Sitapur Reports of intimidation of voters are being received from Uttar Pradesh where the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party...
Priyanka Gandhi

“UP doesn’t need an outsider for development”

To Modi overture, Priyanka delivers a crushing comeback By Sujit Bhar The Congress finally found the fresh voice it was waiting for. As expected, Priyanka Gandhi...
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on APN News Face2Face show

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

Harish Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, is fighting a lone battle as he takes on an aggressive BJP in the upcoming assembly elections....
A Ready Reckoner on UP bolls

A Ready Reckoner on UP polls

The data on UP elections projected by the Election Commission of India shows how the major political parties fighting UP assembly elections in the...
Indian cricketer-turned-politician and former Member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu surrounded by supporters after joining the Congress party at the airport in Amritsar on January 17. Photo: UNI

1041 File Nomination for 117 Punjab Seats

The three-cornered battle in the upcoming assembly polls is heading for an exciting finish as new entrant AAP is emerging as the dark horse...
ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

After refusal from SP, veteran Congressman ND Tiwari switches side and joins BJP just so his son gets a ticket By Sujit BharNarayan Dutt...
BIRD’S EYE VIEW: The congress centre of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 15, Reuters/UNI

Day in Pictures

Image highlights from around the world

CM Arvind Kejriwal attended funeral of ex-army Ram Kishan Grewal at hius village Bamla

Congress Vice President attended funeral of ex-army Ram Kishan Grewal at hius village Bamla Haryana.
PM Modi will make his 4th visit to USA within 2 years

PM Modi will make his 4th visit to USA within 2 years

As per reports coming in, PM Modi may soon visit US for his 4th visit within 2 years. He may address a joint session...
Congress & opposition attacks BJP over Vijay Mallya

Congress & opposition attacks BJP over Vijay Mallya

Congress, along with other opposition members have launched a scathing attack on BJP over Vijay Mallya's case.
PM Modi's speech in response to President's address at Rajya Sabha

PM Modi’s speech in response to President’s address at Rajya Sabha

Watch PM Modi responding to President's address at Rajya Sabha. He shares his opinion on Congress, and ends his speech with a poem.
Rajya Sabha is being disrupted right now by shouting Congress members

Rajya Sabha is being disrupted right now by shouting Congress members

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

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

Just weeks before assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Congress lost its state working president and MLA Ramdayal Uike to BJP today, Saturday, October 13. Uike, who...
Gadkari’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...
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...
“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...
US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The escalating US-China trade war entered a new phase with US President Donald Trump on Monday announcing new tariffs on an additional USD 200...
Telangana: Opposition unites against TRS, demand President’s rule

Telangana: Opposition unites against TRS, demand President’s rule

After having succeeded in forming government in Karnataka, opposition was seen united against Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in Hyderabad Tuesday night when Congress, the...
“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...
Rahul Gandhi Launches Nation-Wide Shut Down Against Rising Prices

Rahul Gandhi Launches Nation-Wide Shut Down Against Rising Prices

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has led the kick start of the opposition sponsored “Bharat Bandh” at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat in the capital on...
“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...
Modi govt bypassed contract and price negotiation committees in Rafale deal: Chidambaram

Modi govt bypassed contract and price negotiation committees in Rafale deal: Chidambaram

Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaraam on Saturday, August 25, attacked the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale fighter aircraft purchase deal,...
Since Burqa Has No Quranic Injunction, Why Annoy Host Societies?

Since Burqa Has No Quranic Injunction, Why Annoy Host Societies?

~By Saeed Naqvi In normal times Britain’s former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson’s observation that burqa clad women resemble walking “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” would...
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...
Rahul Gandhi reshuffles AICC before leaving for UK, Germany; Ahmad Patel is treasurer

Rahul Gandhi reshuffles AICC before leaving for UK, Germany; Ahmad Patel is treasurer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, August 21 effected some key changes in the party set up, appointing Ahmed Patel as its new treasurer...
“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...
“Rahul, Rajiv circumstances too different”

“Rahul, Rajiv circumstances too different”

Panellists feel it’s unfair to compare both the leaders, though Rahul has been trying to keep his politics clean On the birth anniversary of the...
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...
“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...
Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Congress MP BK Hariprasad is the Opposition’s joint candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, election for which is to be held...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am the Congress

Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am...

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took up the BJP hype about his Gandhi’s alleged – and since refuted by many –...
“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...
Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi’s “Muslim Party” remark

Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi’s “Muslim Party” remark

Amidst raging controversy on Rahul Gandhi’s recent remark about Congress being Muslims’ party, Nadeem Javed, the Chairman of party’s minority department and former MLA...
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...
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...
Congress leader Tharoor gets regular bail in Sunanda death case

Congress leader Tharoor gets regular bail in Sunanda death case

In a major relief Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was granted regular bail by a Delhi court in a four year old case related to...
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...
The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

~By Saeed Naqvi Indira Gandhi declared the emergency in 1975, plonk in the middle of the most intense phase of the cold war. Détente was...
“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...
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...
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Saifuddin Soz booked for making 'seditious' remarks against Army - APN Live

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Saifuddin Soz booked for making ‘seditious’ remarks against Army

A sedition complaint has been filed in a Delhi court against senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz. (Photo:  PTI) A sedition complaint...
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...
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...
Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Union Minister RK Singh posted this photograph on Twitter calling Emergency as "the darkest in the history of the nation". (Photo: Twitter/RajKSinghIndia) Union Minister Arun...
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,...
Sushma Swaraj gets trolled for passports issued to inter-faith couple

Sushma Swaraj gets trolled for passports issued to inter-faith couple

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Sunday trolled and abused on Twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an inter-faith...
“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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
PM Modi wants to appoint officers of RSS choice in civil services, alleges Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi wants to appoint officers of RSS choice in civil services, alleges Rahul...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, May 22 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to manipulate the UPSC merit list to accommodate officers...
“Four years on, Modi yet to deliver promised growth”

“Four years on, Modi yet to deliver promised growth”

Panellists feel that with economy still lagging behind, people’s expectations have not been met On May 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four years as...
HD Kumaraswamy to take oath on Wednesday, host of opposition leaders to attend

HD Kumaraswamy to take oath on Wednesday, host of opposition leaders to attend

Chief minister-designate of the newly formed Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy will take oath on May Wednesday 23 and has said that he...
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...
Congress-JD(S) go to SC against nomination of Anglo-Indian MLA by Karnataka Governor

Congress-JD(S) go to SC against nomination of Anglo-Indian MLA by Karnataka Governor

His decision to make BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Karnataka chief minister under challenge in Supreme Court, Governor Vajubhai Vala has followed it up by nominating...
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...
“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...
Rahul Gandhi can’t win against Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi can’t win against Narendra Modi

Mudda discusses Congress president’s recent statement on his candidature for PM post Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has recently declared his readiness to be the party's...
“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...
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...
Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Led by Congress, seven other opposition parties — CPI, CPI(M), NCP, SP, BSP and IUML — on Friday met Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman...
“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...
“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...
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...
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...

‘Hindus shouldn’t allow Muslims into their homes’: BJP’s Alwar MLA BL Singhal

Banwari Lal Singhal, BJP MLA from Alwar in Rajasthan says Hindu families shouldn’t let Muslims into their homes, accuses Meo Muslims of promoting love...
“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...
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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...
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...
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...

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...

“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...
“Govt needs to do much more to prevent bank frauds”

“Govt needs to do much more to prevent bank frauds”

Mudda panellists feel that while the systems are in place, the corrupt know how to breach them; also loan defaulters must be brought to...

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...
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...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...
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...

“CM should intervene in chief secretary assault row”

Mudda panellists feel that a week after the fracas in Kejriwal house, the silence of the Delhi chief minister sets off a disturbing trend In...
Supreme Court

Lokpal selection panel to meet on March 1: Centre tells SC

A panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Chief Justice of India among others, will meet on March 1 to...
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...
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...
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...

“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...
Mudda: Opposition uproar over Rafale deal justified?

Mudda: Opposition uproar over Rafale deal justified?

Panel divided on protests by Congress over aircraft purchase, Modi accused of breaching defence procurement procedure Amid continuing chaos and more than 90 minutes of...
Speech of PM Modi attacking Nehru, Congress subjected to Fact Check by Historians, Congress leaders

Speech of PM Modi attacking Nehru, Congress subjected to Fact Check by Historians, Congress...

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attack on Congress, blaming Nehru for Partition and claiming Sardar Patel would have prevented it if he was...
PM Narendra Modi

Modi blames Congress for Partition, injustice to Sardar Patel, muzzling democracy

A veiled attack on Mahatma Gandhi without naming him, blaming Nehru for Partition and attributing much of what is wrong in the country to...
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...
Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted Rajya Sabha alleging that the Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu wasn't allowing them to raise matters of concern and their...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
Opposition comes together for rally on Samvidhan Bachao (Save the Constitution) plank

Opposition comes together for rally on Samvidhan Bachao (Save the Constitution) plank

On Republic Day, a day when the Indian Constitution came into effect 68 years ago, opposition leaders including Sharad Pawar, Omar Abdullah, Hardik Patel,...
“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...
Congress undecided over impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

Congress undecided over supporting impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

While Congress’ Rahul Gandhi showed support for the four judges, questioning the functioning of the SC, the party has not yet made claims to...
“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...
US shutdown ends after three days, Next deadline Feb 8

US shutdown ends after three days, Next deadline Feb 8

Trump remained low-profile on first anniversary in White House US government shutdown has ended after three days with President Donald Trump signing a bill on...
Karat nixes Yechury’s plan for Left-Congress alliance

Karat nixes Yechury’s plan for Left-Congress alliance

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Sitaram Yechury offered to resign as Prakash Karat’s Kerala faction derailed his proposal for pre-poll alliance with Congress in run up...
“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...
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...
Congress video on Yogi Adityanath mocks BJP’s Hindutva poll plank in Karnataka

Congress video on Yogi Adityanath mocks BJP’s Hindutva poll plank in Karnataka

Taking head on the BJP ploy to rake up Hindutva as its main poll plank in Karnataka, the Congress has decided to hit back...
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...
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...
“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...
“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...
Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Meghalaya goes to polls early next year; resignations are likely to hit chief minister Mukul Sangma-led Congress party’s chance of retaining power in the...
“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...
Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman police constable, she slaps her back

Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman police constable, she slaps her back

Asha Kumari was trying to enter a meeting convened by party chief Rahul Gandhi in Shimla to review Himachal poll results when she was...
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...
Rahul Gandhi

Constitution under threat, says Rahul; Hegde apologises in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi exhorts partymen to defend the Constitution day after Hegde’s remark against mention of secularism in Constitution triggered protests in Parliament  A day after...
“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...
RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

BJP goes on the defensive to broker peace with Congress-led Opposition, apologises on behalf of Modi while distancing from Hegde’s comments  An end to the...
“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...
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...
gujarat-election

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...
modi-rahul

BJP remains the undisputed dominant party, but can the Congress become a credible challenger...

~By Rajesh Sinha The BJP emerged victorious in assembly polls, reaffirming its status as the dominant party in the country. Many, however, also see a...
“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...
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...
Alpesh Thakor leads in ​​Radhanpur

Alpesh Thakor leads in ​​Radhanpur

Congress candidate Alpesh Thakor is leading from the​​ Radhanpur constituency of Gujarat. Thakor, who had emerged as a prominent OBC leader of the state, had...
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...
Mudda-16-12-2017

“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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Bajrang Dal gets carol singing Christians booked on forced conversion charges

A group of Christians who were going around singing Christmas carols were detained by Madhya Pradesh  police on allegations by Bajrang Dal activists of...
Mudda-15-12-2017

“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...
With Rahul to take over as Congress president tomorrow, Sonia says: My role is to retire

With Rahul to take over as Congress president tomorrow, Sonia says: My role is...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Congress sources say Sonia Gandhi will continue to advise her son on crucial party matters, help him reach out to potential...
congress-bjp

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-12-12-2017

Parties should not make false promises: Mudda

Panellists feel that just to woo voters in Gujarat political leaders have been fanning caste, quota and religious issues and the regressive rhetoric of...
MUDDA 12-11-2017

“Is India so weak that Pakistan will decide the CM of Gujarat?”

As secret meeting allegations raise the pitch of the polls, Mudda panellists feel gimmicks are overtaking real issues, with both parties going below the...
Rahul Gandhi

Unchallenged in internal polls, Rahul Gandhi declared Congress president

Newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi replaces his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who had held the post for over 19 consecutive years since 1998 Expected as...
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Six-year-old girl raped, brutally violated and murdered in Haryana

In a gruesome reminder of the Nirbhaya gang rape case, a 6-year-old girl was found murdered and with a wooden stick inserted in her...
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...
“Rahul elevation will inspire Cong cadres”

“Rahul elevation will inspire Cong cadres”

Mudda panellists feel Gujarat polls will be a litmus test for him even as some wrangle over his faith. The leader filed his papers...
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...
sam-pitroda

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....
Bhopal Tradegy

33rd year of Bhopal gas tragedy: Survivors still deprived of adequate compensation

Union Carbide Corporation owned the plant from which 42 tonnes of leaked toxic methyl isocyanate gas killed at least 4,000 people on December 3,...
Modi-Gujarat

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...

BJP scores massive win in UP civic polls, Congress suffers jolt

The ruling BJP scored a massive victory in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, bagging 14 of the 16 mayoral seats while the Congress received...
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...
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...
Guj polls: War of words escalates, Modi says Rahul propagating Grand Stupid Thoughts

Guj polls: War of words escalates, Modi says Rahul propagating Grand Stupid Thoughts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Patel Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel join Gujarat poll campaign trail Civility in political discourse,...
Hiring calls for goons – Raj Thackeray wants workers who can beat up others

Hiring calls for goons – Raj Thackeray wants workers who can beat up others

Day after MNS workers threatened hawkers in Mumbai’s Vikhroli and got beaten up in return, Raj Thackeray says he wants party workers who can...
Jignesh-Mevani

Jignesh Mevani to contest Gujarat polls as independent candidate from Vadgam

Popular youth leader of Dalits to be supported by the Congress party; move to help the Congress earn support of Dalit community in poll-bound...
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...
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BJP Gujarat poll campaign: 26 union ministers, 6 CMs, 12 MPs among those enlisted

Of a union cabinet of 29 and a total ministry size of 76, BJP will have 26, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigning for...

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...
Narendra Modi

Youth Congress’ scores a self-goal with Twitter meme against PM Modi

BJP slams Congress for Youth Congress tweet mocking Narendra Modi’s ‘chaiwala’ past, Congress apologises and deletes tweet In a tweet reminiscent of senior Congress leader...
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...
Priya-Da

After 8 years in coma, Congress veteran PR Dasmunsi dies at 72

A former union minister and AIFF chief, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi had suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October 2008 which left him in a...
Manmohan Singh to receive Indira Gandhi peace prize

Manmohan Singh to receive Indira Gandhi peace prize

Being honoured for his contribution for peace, disarmament and development At a time when Congress party is preparing to promote Rahul Gandhi as party President,...
Mukul-roy

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...
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...
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...
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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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...
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...

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...
Ravi-Shankar-Prasad

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...
amrinder-singh

Four arrested for targeted killings of religious leaders in Punjab, CM sees Pakistani hand

The Punjab government has been facing flak from all quarters for failing to prevent the targeted killings of religious leaders in the state. Punjab chief...
Jaya-Jaitly

Former Samata party chief Jaya Jaitly claims Sonia shielded Tehelka financiers

Jaitly , a close aide of former defence minister George Fernandes makes a slew of allegations against Sonia Gandhi, other Congress leaders in her...
arun-jaitly

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...
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...
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...