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Now a Haryana Minister had this to say about Taj Mahal

In the series of bizarre comments on the Taj Mahal which has suddenly become relevant in the national polity, a Haryana Minister Anil Vij termed the structure as a “beautiful graveyard”. He went on to claim that this is why none keep a model of the Taj Mahal at their homes as they consider it […]

UP govt directs govt officials to ‘show respect’ to elected representatives as they come and go

In a new directive, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked all of its government officials to stand up as a show of respect to the visiting minister, member of parliament or even an Member of Legislative Assembly. The order further directs the officials to repeat the gesture when the elected representatives leave. The directives have […]

MSRTC strike continues as talks between stakeholders fail

Agitating for a pay hike, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) employees continued their strike on third day as well. This because talks between the stakeholders failed to break the deadlock. The talks were held between Transport Minister Diwakar Raote and MSRTC officials as well as union representatives but could not secure any successful […]

Barber made to lick his own ‘spit’ in Bihar Sharif; here’s why

In a bizarre incident which reflects castiest sentiments ruling high, a 54-year-old man, who is barber by profession,  was allegedly made to spit and then lick it off the floor in Bihar Sharif, Nalanda. This punishment was meted out to barber allegedly for entering the village headman’s house without knocking when no male members were […]

BJP fumes as Vijay film mocks PM Modi’s GST, Digital India

The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party is angry at regional superstar Vijay for his movie that ridicules crucial policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The anger comes against the backdrop of another prominent film actor, Kamal Haasan, takes aim at the BJP. At contention is particularly bits where Mersal – which was […]

Rahul Gandhi condemns killing of RSS functionary in Ludhiana

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi expressed his condemnation for the assassination of senior RSS functionary Ravindar Gosain in Ludhiana. He said that violence cannot be accepted under any circumstances. Gandhi also tweeted that culprits must be punished. The RSS functionary had been killed on Tuesday morning by unidentified killers riding a motorbike. The deceased was RSS […]

Delhi Lt Guv had this advice for Chief Minister Kejriwal

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal had some words of advice for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. As the Chief Minister Kejriwal had written to the Lt Governor about the law and order situation prevalent in national capital if his car was not safe, the latter shot back with advising him that he was expected to cooperate […]

Contradicting Sangeet Som, Chief Min Yogi Adityanath terms Taj as ‘built by…. Indians’

Days after BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som made some objectionable remarks about the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister noted that the monument was “built by the blood and sweat of Indians”,. BJP leader Sangeet Som had described the monument as a “blot on Indian culture” and a “symbol of slavery… built by traitors”. UP CM […]

PM Narendra Modi may celebrate diwali with Army, ITBP jawans

According to sources, the PM may celebrate Diwali with troops of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on the China border this time. The PM is scheduled to visit the holy shrine a day after Diwali and will inaugurate a number of projects including the temple protection wall which has been built […]

Azam Khan points to Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament also as ‘signs of slavery’

Days after BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som criticized celebrating the Taj Mahal, Samajwadi Party senior leader Azam Khan shot back by saying that even the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Qutub Minar may be seen as “signs of slavery”. Khan, known for his controversial remarks on various issues, said, “From the very beginning, I’ve been saying that […]

BJP will launch election campaign in November

The BJP which has never won an assembly seat in Tripura gained a back door entry into the state legislature when six rebel Trinamool Congress legislators formally joined the saffron party in August to make it the main opposition in the 60-member House. The Bharatiya Janata Party will launch a high-voltage poll campaign on November […]

Rahul Gandhi turns weatherman, forecasts ‘Rain of Promises’ in Guj

Gandhi’s dig comes in the wake of speculation that the prime minister may announce a host of sops for poll-bound Gujarat. मौसम का हाल: चुनाव से पहले गुजरात में आज होगी जुमलों की बारिशhttps://t.co/Fwj9UBf1cZ — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 16, 2017 The Congress has accused the BJP and the government of “putting pressure” on […]

Saroj Pandey said the eyes of attackers should be gouge out

The national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saroj Pandey raked up a controversy by making a comment that if the killing of her party workers continued in Kerala, “eyes of the attackers will be gouged out“. “Our national president has taken out a march (Jan-Suraksha Yatra in Kerala) because in future, if they […]

PM Narendra Modi to address mega rally in Gujarat today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his home state Gujarat and address a mega rally of party workers gathering from across the state. I bow to the people of Gujarat for blessing BJP for decades. We will always fulfil the dreams of every Gujarati with full strength & vigour — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 15, […]

Manmohan reveals Pranab’s ‘grievance’ at not becoming PM

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday admitted that former President Pranab Mukherjee had every reason for grievance at being ignored for prime ministership. This, he said, despite knowing that he was more qualified. Singh added that however, he knew “I had no choice” in the matter, and that helped smoothen the relationship. Singh’s comments […]

Startling revelations in Pranab Mukherjee book including how Pak minister was asked to leave India

Startling revelations have been made in the book The Coalition Years, 1996-2012, which was launched on Friday. The book written by former President Pranab Mukherjee went on even to reveal that as external affairs minister,he had even asked the then visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi to walk out of a press conference and leave […]

Security forces kill LeT commander Wasim Shah alias ‘Abu Osama’

Security forces have scored yet another top militant in their bid to root out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir.  The security forces killed top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Waseem Shah in Pulwama district on Saturday. Slain militant is said to be  23-year-old  and was the main strategist behind the unrest that was invoked last year in south […]

BJP demands Baig’s resignation after he used an expletive against Modi

BJP has demanded resignation of Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig for hurling an expletive at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was addressing Congress workers of Pulikeshinagar assembly constituency three days back. The constituency has large Tamil population. The remark or expletive stirred a huge controversy as the video clipping of his speech, delivered in Tamil, […]

CM Parrikar announces total ban of plastic in Goa govt premises

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced that all government offices in Goa will soon ban all plastic from their premises as part of a Swachh Bharat initiative. The Chief Minister said that on Tuesday he addressed a meeting of all government departments where he spelled out his government’s vision for Swachh Bharat, which included banning the use […]

‘Cong benefited the most while RSS suffered the most due to Mahatma’s killing’

In a sensational remark, the Union Minister Uma Bharti pointed out that Congress was the prime beneficiary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) suffered the most due to this outcome. The remark is set to stir a hornet’s nest. Uma Bharti’s statement came as she took part in the […]

Sitharaman to spend ‘Diwali’ in Andaman tri-service command

Continuing with her high profile visits to crucial defence installations around the country, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has decided to spend Diwali with military personnel at the strategically important tri-service command in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Ministry of Defence sources informed that Sitharaman is also scheduled to visit to  Philippines on October 24 and 25, […]

‘Nine rape cases took place during Jat quota stir in Haryana’

In another of the shocker in Murthal gang rape case, the Haryana High Court has been told by the Amicus Curiae Anupam Gupta that nine rape cases have taken place in the area. He was updated to this effect by a senior police officer Vijay Wardhan. He also added that it was Haryana IAS Ashok […]

Modi, Nitish and Lalu to share stage in Patna varsity celebrations !!!!

It is easily one of the most awaited photo op in the national polity of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Chief Minister Lalu Yadav are all going to share the same stage in near future. On the occasion of Patna varsity centenary celebrations, the three leaders are […]

Kejriwal’s blue wagon R stolen; right in front of Delhi Secretariat

In yet another embarrassment, the famed blue colored Wagon R of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been stolen and that too right from the front of Delhi Secretariat. The blue car is also known as ‘AAP Mobile’ and garnered enough publicity when last year Keriwal himself used this car to sleep during a protest […]

Congress shows stellar performance in Nanded municipal poll

Congress has reasons to rejoice after long gap as the party has claimed victory in 66 of the 81 seats so far in Nanded municipal corporation.Voting was done on October 11. BJP, Shiv Sena and an independent bagged five and one each seats in the declared results so far. Congress leader Ashok Chavan is being […]

UP CM orders identification and eviction of illegal Bangladeshis

After ‘Rohingyas’, it appears to be the turn of illegal Bangladeshis. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered identification and subsequent eviction of illegal Bangladeshis from the state. The directive was given after a high level meeting of the state officials. The directive came after Superintendents of Police blamed these illegal migrants for […]

Rahul squarely attacks Modi on Twitter, attracts mixed response

Not known for his liking of the social media platforms to vent out his politics, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi appears to be changing and fast. He has been tweeting all the way in context of Gujarat elections and attacking nonelessthan Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his latest series of tweets, he said that while BJP […]

Special training in Rajasthan; to enable youngsters to become MLA

A special training camp will be organized in Pushkar of Rajasthan where the youngsters would be taught how to be good ‘legislator’. A social-political organization ‘Abhinav Bharat’ is organizing this camp for which more than 250 of the youngsters have already registered themselves. The participants will be given basic information about election process and many […]

RSS functionary on Jay Shah; probe could be initiated if prima facie there is case

A senior RSS functionary Dattatreya Hosbole has clarified the RSS stance on the issue of allegations leveled on Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah. He said that probe should be initiated if prima facie  things look murky. This comes after The Wire had broke a story where in it had claimed that Jay […]

U’khand govt withdraws ‘Shaktiman’ case against legislator

The Uttarakhand government withdrawn Shaktiman case against legislator Ganesh Joshi in connection with exercising brutality with ‘Shaktiman’, a police horse. The incident had garnered limelight last year under Harish Rawat government. ‘Shaktiman’ had sustained injuries and thereafter died of injuries. State government spokesperson Madan Kaushik explained that cases that were leveled during earlier government were […]

Political shocker in Bihar; IT claims to have identified 28 leaders with undeclared assets

In a major political shocker, the Bihar Income Tax department has claimed of having located Rs 30 crores worth assets during probe into undeclared assets of over 50 legislators and political leaders of the state. The claim is said to have been made on the basis of assets declared by Bihar leaders during 2015 assembly […]

Question on ‘Kashmir’ puts education department in Bihar in difficulty

Going by the question asked in a question paper of seventh class in Bihar, Kashmir is already an independent country. According to question paper, while people of China are called Chinese, what should people of Kashmir be called, was the question. While the ‘question’ is being admitted to be a major blunder, the education department […]
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