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  • BJP has told SC it won’t implement Swaminathan report: Kejriwal

    BJP has told SC it won’t implement Swaminathan report: Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the BJP has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court, stating that it won't implement the Swaminathan Committee report, which promises 50 per cent profit to farmers. Speaking at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s National Farmers' Conclave, the Chief Minister said that the Bharatiya Janata Party...

    June 17, 2017
  • Shah defends Bandaru Dattatreya’s ‘jobless growth’ remark

    Shah defends Bandaru Dattatreya’s ‘jobless growth’ remark

    BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday defended union minister Bandaru Dattatreya's remark that economic growth was not translating into more employment, saying, job creation in tourism and aviation sectors was not factored in by the minister. In his reaction to Dattatreya's statement, Shah who was speaking to reporters here said, "The investment made in various...

    June 17, 2017
  • ‘Congress accepts challenge of uprooting BJP in MP’

    ‘Congress accepts challenge of uprooting BJP in MP’

    Accusing the state government of being responsible for the plight of farmers in Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Saturday said his party accepts the challenge of throwing the BJP out of power in 2018 Assembly elections. "The condition of farmers, youth and other sections of the society has become pitiable under BJP's 13...

    June 17, 2017
  • BJP creates record, wins Shimla civic body polls

    BJP creates record, wins Shimla civic body polls

    Ahead of the assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, the opposition BJP on Saturday created a record by winning the maximum number of seats — for the first time in three decades — in the 34-member House of the Shimla Municipal Corporation. However, it still failed to get a simple majority of 18 members in a...

    June 17, 2017
  • BJP to protest against egg attacks on union ministers in Odisha

    BJP to protest against egg attacks on union ministers in Odisha

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it will stage a silent protest across Odisha against the egg attacks on two union ministers during their visit to the state. "The party has decided to hold the silent protest on Sunday against the egg attacks and for demanding proper investigation into the gang rape and...

    June 17, 2017
  • Former TMC chief in Tripura, other leaders join BJP

    Former TMC chief in Tripura, other leaders join BJP

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) Tripura unit's founder Chairman and incumbent Vice-President Arun Chandra Bhowmik and other leaders have joined the BJP, the BJP said on Saturday. "At a public rally in Belonia (in southern Tripura) on Friday, TMC leaders Arun Chandra Bhowmik, Arjun Sarkar and Badal Sarkar along with 720 voters of other parties joined...

    June 17, 2017
  • Posters against ‘traitor’ Kumar Vishwas outside AAP office

    Posters against ‘traitor’ Kumar Vishwas outside AAP office

    Posters appeared on Saturday outside the AAP office here demanding the ouster of party leader Kumar Vishwas, terming him a "traitor" and BJP's "close friend". Around two dozen posters were found on the wall outside the party office at 206, Rouse Avenue. "BJP's close friend, traitor and not poet, one who attacks from behind, traitors...

    June 17, 2017
  • BJP leading in Shimla civic body polls

    BJP leading in Shimla civic body polls

    Candidates supported by the BJP are leading in the 34-member house of the Shimla Municipal Corporation by winning six of the 13 declared seats in the first two-and-a-half hours of vote count on Saturday, officials said. The Congress-supported candidates have been trailing closely by winning four seats. Two seats were won by independents, while one...

    June 17, 2017
  • Counting for Shimla civic body polls begins

    Counting for Shimla civic body polls begins

    Counting of votes for the 34 seats of the Shimla Municipal Corporation began on Saturday, election officials said here. The fate of 126 candidates, including 50 women, will be decided during the day. Nearly 58 per cent of over 91,000 electors exercised their franchise in the voting held on Friday.  Tibetans in exile also exercised...

    June 17, 2017
  • Checkmate on Clio

    Checkmate on Clio

    Having detoxified historical texts during the two spells of NDA-I and II (continuing), the Indian Council of Historical Research, reconstituted two years back in accord with the lights of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has now turned the fiscal screw on the Left-liberal academic establishment. Irfan Habib, the distinguished Mughal historian of the Aligarh school, definitely...

    June 16, 2017
  • Futile figures

    Futile figures

    Till a fortnight ago few Lok Sabha “watchers” would have reason to list Bairon Prasad Mishra (BJP-Banda) Kulmani Samal (BJD Jagatsinghpur), Gopal Shetty (BJP-Mumbai North), Kirit Solanki (BJP-Ahmedabad West) and Ramesh Chander Kaushik (BJP-Sonipat) as outstanding parliamentarians. Yet they share one impressive record ~ they have recorded 100 per cent attendance in the current House....

    June 16, 2017
  • Amit Shah arrives in Maharashtra; to meet Uddhav Thackeray

    Amit Shah arrives in Maharashtra; to meet Uddhav Thackeray

    BJP president Amit Shah on Friday began his three-day Mumbai visit during which he will also meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. The BJP chief's upcoming meeting with Thackeray assumes significance as Shiv Sena has threatened to take an "independent stand" in the presidential election and also in wake of the ongoing war of words...

    June 16, 2017
  • Voting begins for Shimla civic body polls

    Voting begins for Shimla civic body polls

    Voting for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of the oldest civic bodies in the country, began on Friday, officials said. Long queues of electors were seen across polling centres. At some of booths, voters started reaching even before voting began at 8 a.m. Unlike earlier elections, when residents elected the mayor and his deputy, this...

    June 16, 2017
  • ‘Congress to launch nation-wide campaign for farmers’ rights’

    ‘Congress to launch nation-wide campaign for farmers’ rights’

    Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar said on Thursday that farmers were feeling cheated under the BJP rule at the Centre and in the state and that his party will give voice to their problems. The party will launch a nation-wide campaign to secure justice for farmers, he said. Kicking off the party's state-wide...

    June 15, 2017
  • BJP, Sena spar with each other ahead of Amit Shah-Thackeray meet

    BJP, Sena spar with each other ahead of Amit Shah-Thackeray meet

    Ruling allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena on Thursday engaged in a verbal spat ahead of a crucial meeting between BJP President Amit Shah with Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterated that his BJP was ready for mid-term elections in Maharashtra and would win on its own strength in...

    June 15, 2017
  • BJP team to meet Sonia on Presidential election on Friday

    BJP team to meet Sonia on Presidential election on Friday

    Senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday in a bid to evolve consensus on the presidential candidate even as opposition parties are said to be keen on a fight in the July 17 election. Singh and Naidu, who are part of the three-member team constituted...

    June 15, 2017
  • Shatrughan Sinha again bats for LK Advani as next President

    Shatrughan Sinha again bats for LK Advani as next President

    Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday yet again backed party veteran LK Advani as the most deserving candidate for the post of President of India, saying he was physically fit and has the ability to "understand the complexity of the Constitution". In a series of tweets, Sinha said: "What Advaniji has, is the ability to...

    June 15, 2017