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Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) decides to join NDA

Nitish Kumar-led Janta Dal (United) on Saturday decided to join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre. This decision was taken at party’s national executive meeting in Patna which was chaired by Party President Nitish Kumar. It may be noted BJP President Amit Shah has offered Nitish Kumar to join NDA. JD(U) becomes part […]

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Judiciary and Media

BJP today slammed Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Judiciary and Media. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, senior party leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, Rahul Gandhi should not drag judiciary into any issue. He said, remarks of Rahul Gandhi are more of a political cry. Prasad said, Modi government fully respects […]

Government’s Make in India programme has failed, alleges Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that government’s Make in India programme has failed. Speaking at Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ event in New Delhi, Gandhi claimed that unemployment is highest in the last eight years. Rahul Gandhi said, BJP did not keep promise of bringing back black money and offering jobs to youth. He said, […]

Rahul Gandhi at Sharad Yadav’s meet: Modi govt wants Swachh Bharat, we want Sach Bharat

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, while attending a meeting organised by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav’s Sajha Virasat Bachao Sammelan, launched a scathing attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Narendra Modi government. “There are two ways of looking at the nation. Some says this country belongs to them. Some say they belong […]

Conspiracy set by Congress to push Ahmed Patel into the Rajya Sabha busted by Vaghela

In the election of Rajya Sabha of Gujarat held on Tuesday, Ahmed Patel won the third seat with lots of controversies. Congress opposed the disputed votes of two voters and reported to the Election Commission. Later, Election Commission interfered and rejected two BJP (?) votes. And, now! Former Congress veteran Shankersinh Vaghela slammed the party […]

Tripura: Six expelled Trinamool Congress MLAs join BJP

In Tripura, six MLAs who were expelled by the Trinamool Congress last month, have joined BJP. They joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and state party chief Biplab Kumar Deb at a function in Agartala yesterday. The MLAs are former Trinamool Congress State unit president Ashish Kumar Saha, Sudip Roy Barman, […]

BSP supremo Mayawati resigns from Rajya Sabha

Claiming she was not allowed to speak in the house on atrocities against Dalits under BJP-led NDA government rule, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati today resigned from Rajya Sabha. BSP supremo alleged that she was not allowed to speak on what she called frequent attacks on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh. On second day of […]

BJP to announce Vice-Presidential nominee today

BJP will announce its Vice-Presidential nominee today. The Party Parliamentary Board will meet in New Delhi this evening to take a call in this regard. The opposition has already declared the name of former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi for the post. Tomorrow is the last day for filing the nominations. The scrutiny will […]

Voting underway to elect 14th President of India

Voting is currently underway to elect the 14th President of India. Members of Parliament and legislative assemblies are exercising their franchise at designated centers at Parliament House and state assemblies complex. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah who is also a legislator from Gujarat cast their vote of election President of India. […]

JD(U) reiterates that it will not compromise on corruption

In Bihar, a joint meeting of the RJD and Congress legislators has been convened today in Patna in view of Presidential election on Monday. The JD(U) has also convened a meeting of its legislators at the residence of Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar. While JD(U) has decided to support NDA Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind, the RJD […]

BJP Parliamentary meeting today; likely to discuss Vice Presidential candidate

BJP Parliamentary party meeting is being held in New Delhi today. It is likely to discuss the name of its Vice Presidential candidate. The opposition has already declared the name of former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi as Vice Presidential candidate. The last date of filing nominations is Tuesday. The scrutiny will be held […]

Facebook Messenger lite app launched in India

Facebook finally brought lite version of Messenger to India. The app is now available for Android smartphones users in the country via Google Play. Messenger Lite is aimed at users with old, or entry-level smartphones. Additionally, the app is optimised to work on slow Internet networks, addressing another issue that continues to cripple many users […]

Congress alleges NDA govt’s policies created space for terrorists in Kashmir

Congress on Wednesday alleged that NDA government’s policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir and caused loss of innocent lives. In a series of tweets, Gandhi said the Amarnath terrorists attack is a strategic blow for India. He also said the short term political gain for BJP from PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir […]

Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi meets Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui

The party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told media that various ambassadors and envoys, particularly those of G-5 nations, keep meeting Congress president and vice president from time to time on courtesy basis. Congress spokesperson Surjewala said no body should try to sensationalize such normal courtesy calls. He said Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders are fully […]

Israel rolls out red carpet for PM Modi

India and Israel are committed to partner to sustain high growth and development: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tel Aviv a short while ago and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed him in a ceremonial function at the Ben Gurion Airport. Welcoming Mr. Modi the Israeli Prime Minister said that it is indeed […]

Notification for election of Vice President to be issued today

The Election Commission will issue notification for election to the post of Vice President today. With the issuance of notification, the process of filing nomination will begin. Candidates can file their nominations till 18th of July. The date for the scrutiny of nominations is 19th July and the last day for withdrawal of nomination is […]

GST will end inspector raj, boost economic growth: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah has said that the GST will accelerate the country’s economic growth and bring an end to the inspector raj. Shah said the launch of GST has dissolved over 17 different taxes, converting them into a single tax, which will help traders, businessmen and small entrepreneurs. Amit Shah said that BJP government, […]

Mukherjee expresses concern over incidents of mob lynching

Commemorative publication of National Herald in New Delhi New Delhi:President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said nation must be vigilant in the face of vigilantes and mob frenzy. He said people must pause to reflect when an individual is lynched because of some alleged violation of law. He was speaking on the occasion of release of […]

ECI launches Special Drive to enrol left out electors from today 

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched Nation wide a month long Special Drive from today , 1st July for maximization of registration of eligible electors with focus on left out eligible young citizens in age group of 18-19 and removal of names of registered dead electors, if any, from electoral rolls. During the […]

GST launch is a Tamasha, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has dubbed the implementation of GST as a “tamasha”, saying the reform was being rushed through in a “half-baked” manner. Currently abroad on a holiday, Mr. Gandhi, hit out at the government through twitter. He accused the government of being “insensitive” for rolling out GST without planning, foresight […]

Lalu Prasad Yadav begged with Modi govt to save his sons

Lalu Prasad Yadav is cornered in all possible ways by the various government departments. Firstly Lalu’s link with criminal Sahabuddin was exposed followed by his daughter Misa Bharti’s money laundering and finally his sons in illegally acquiring license for a petrol bunk. Fodder scam is still haunting Lalu Prasad. If these charges were proved then […]

Govt asks Congress to reconsider its decision of boycotting GST launch

Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has hoped that Congress will reconsider its decision of boycotting the launch of the GST. Talking to media in New Delhi today, Naidu said, GST launch is not a party function and the opposition party should come and be the part of this historic event. On a query, the […]

NDA govt hurting domestic industry by doing away with Anti Dumping Duty on Soda Ash, Ceramic Industry, alleges Congress

Congress has alleged that NDA government is hurting domestic industry by doing away with Anti Dumping Duty on Soda Ash and Ceramic Industry. Briefing media in New Delhi, party spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said the UPA government had in 2012 imposed anti dumping duty on companies based abroad in soda ash in order to save the […]

PM Modi to hold talks with US President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold talks with the US President Donald Trump. Ahead of his US visit, Mr Modi said he is looking forward to the opportunity of having an in-depth exchange of views. In a tweet, Prime Minister said his US visit is aimed at deepening ties between the two countries which […]

The Political Sex Scandal that Prevented Jagjivan Ram from Becoming India’s First Dalit Prime Minister

This sex scandal rocked the political circles of the country around 4 decades ago and destroyed the ambition of a man of becoming the prime minister. The scandal involved Jagjivan Ram’s son Suresh Ram. In 1977, Indira Gandhi lost an election amidst a wave of support in favor of the Janata Party. Jagjivan Ram was […]

President accepts resignation of Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi: The President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Ram Nath Kovind, as Governor of Bihar. The President of India has appointed Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal to discharge the functions of the Governor of Bihar, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor […]

BJP unilaterally decided Ram Nath Kovind as Presidential pick: Congress

The Congress has said decision by the BJP to choose Ram Nath Kovind as NDA nominee for Presidential elections has been taken unilaterally. Talking to media in New Delhi this evening, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that name of Kovind was not discussed with Congress party. He said, his party had expected that […]

BJP parliamentary board to meet to discuss upcoming Presidential election

The BJP Parliamentary Board will meet this afternoon to discuss the upcoming Presidential election. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior party leaders will deliberate on the names for the top constitutional post. Yesterday, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu who is the part of party’s three member committee to hold consultation with […]

PM Modi to visit Portugal, Netherlands; apart from US in June

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Portugal and the Netherlands later this month, besides his scheduled tour of the United States where he will meet President Donald Trump. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, Modi will be in Portugal on 24th of this month, the US on 25th and 26th, and in the Netherlands […]

TDP pledges support to govt nominee

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today spoke to NCP chief Sharad Pawar and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu on the issue of Presidential election. During their conversation, the TDP Chief told the Union Minister that his party will stand by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision in this regard. Mr Pawar said that he would be in Delhi […]

MP: Hardik Patel arrested on way to Mandsaur to meet farmers

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Neemuch: Quota stir leader Hardik Patel was today arrested in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh when he was heading to Mandsaur to meet the kin of the farmers killed in police firing last week. Patel was arrested from Nayagaon in Neemuch to prevent the commission of cognisable offences, City Superintendent of Police Abhishek Diwan said. […]

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi govt of muzzling media

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today accused the Narendra Modi government of muzzling the media by not allowing journalists to write what they want to express. Speaking at the launch of commemorative publication of Congress mouthpiece National Herald in Bengaluru today, he said, thousands of journalists in the country were not being allowed to write […]
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