Don’t politicise my father’s death: Pankaja Munde

Press Trust of India

Former Union Minister Gopinath Munde’s daughter Pankaja Munde on Thursday launched a “Sangharsh... »

Cong-NCP to decide on seat sharing by Sept 9

Press Trust of India

The NCP today said that seat sharing talks with Congress as well as finalisation of candidates i... »

Rajnath threatens to quit over rumours against son

Rajnath’s son Pankaj Singh

Poornima Joshi

The BJP’s internal fissures surfaced at the highest level on Wednesday when Prime Ministe... »

Tainted ministers: Apex court puts onus on PM, CMs

J Venkatesan

Expressing concern over the criminalisation of politics, the Supreme Court on Wednesday advised the Prime Minister and State Chief Ministers not to induct persons against whom charges were framed... »

JD(U) seeks to repeat Bihar success nationally with anti-BJP platform

Sharad Yadav

Our Bureau

The Janata Dal (United) is hopeful of building a broader platform of all the socialist outfits across the country in the model of Bihar. Buoyed by its success in six Assembly seats i... »

Exclude chargesheeted persons from Ministry:: Apex court


Sending a strong message that people against whom criminal and corruption charges have been framed be not inducted as ministers, the Supreme Court today said Prime Minister and Chief Ministers sho... »

BJP announces 30 candidates for Sept by-elections

Our Bureau

The BJP on Tuesday announced its list for 30 Assembly constituencies across Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal, where by-elections are to be he... »

Chandrababu wants Polavaram Authority formed soon

Worried Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu addressing a press meet in Delhi on Tuesday. SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Our Bureau

The Andhra Pradesh Government has started putting pressure on the Centre for an early constitution of the Polavaram Development Authority. The Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS... »

Ranjan Ben Bhatta is BJP's candidate for Vadodara LS seat


BJP today announced the name of Vadodara deputy mayor Ranjan Ben Bhatta as its candidate for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party also an... »

A by-poll booster dose for the Congress

Jubilant: Congress supporters celebrate Preneet Kaur's victory in the by-polls in Patiala on Monday. PTI

Our Bureau

The Congress got the much needed boost in the form of by-poll results in Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. Signalling a change of thought within a section of the party top-brass,... »

In Karnataka, Siddaramaiah proves a point

Anil Urs

The ruling Congress in Karnataka rallied behind Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to wrest one Assembly seat from the BJP and retain another one. The BJP won one. In the elections held on... »

'Jan Dhan Yojana' to cover subsidy payments under direct benefit transfer

K. R. Srivats

The much touted "Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana" (PMHDY) will not only be about opening basic bank accounts to unbanked families but also about Government expanding the current d... »

M.P. bypoll: BJP retains Agar


The BJP today retained the Agar Assembly seat by a margin of 27,102 votes with its candidate Gopal Parmar defeating Congress’ Rajkumar Gore. The result was announced by the District Retur... »

Raj Thackeray not to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections

Now, love jihad is BJP’s pet hate in UP

Kerala bars to challenge shutdown order in court

Sankaranarayanan unlikely to take charge as Mizoram Governor

Togadia asks Mamata to clarify stand on Bangladeshi infiltrators

Apex court to govt: decide on LOP in 2 weeks

No reprieve for Cong in foreign funds case

AAP steps up attack against Harsh Vardhan

By-poll tests strength of BJP and rivals

‘Retiring senior leaders is generation shift’

Venkaiah Naidu

Our Bureau

Senior BJP leader and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday claimed that senior leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Behari Vajpayee were not sidelined in the pa... »

Oppn targets govt over reports about Rajnath’s son


The opposition today targeted the government over media reports that claimed Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son had been ticked off by the Prime Minister for alleged misconduct, with Congress quest... »

Lalu undergoes heart surgery in Mumbai


Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad today underwent an over six—hour—long cardiac surgery at a hospital here today. According to the hospital statement, during the surgery, which laste... »

BJP gen-next shows veterans the door

Bidding adieu Lal Kishan Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Behari Vajpayee (file photo).

Poornima Joshi

The BJP on Tuesday sacked its founder veterans — Atal Behari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi — from its top decision-making bodies, the parliamentary board and Central Election Committ... »

Sheila Dikshit resigns as Governor of Kerala

Shiela Dikshit

Vinson Kurian

Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit has submitted her resignation, according to reports reaching here from New Delhi. This has been confirmed by the Ministry of Home. The resignation comes on... »

Ex-governors jostle for space in Cong top deck in Kerala

K Sankaranarayanan


Two octogenarian ex-governors, who had been forced out of their jobs by the Narendra Modi Government, are seeking political rehabilitation in the crowded Congress leadership space in Kerala... »

Jayalalithaa opposes area-based tax sops to Telangana, AP

Our Bureau

The Central Government should not allow area-based tax concessions to the reorganised States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as such incentives are distortionary and adversely impact competitiv... »

Coal block allocation ruling: Cong hits back at BJP


Hitting back, Congress today sought to turn the tables on the BJP following the apex court’s verdict on coal block allocation, reminding the party that there was an NDA government for six years be... »

SAD wins Talwandi Sabo assembly seat


Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu today won the Talwandi Sabo Assembly seat in Punjab, defeating his nearest Congress rival Harminder Singh Jassi. Sidhu... »

Lalu-Nitish-Congress alliance surprises BJP

Emerging triumphant: JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav

Our Bureau

By-poll results in 18 seats across the States were an overall disappointment for the BJP. But nowhere was this setback more acute than Bihar, where the newly-formed coalition between Lalu Prasad Y... »

BJP goes online in Telangana

Karunanidhi seeks Bharat Ratna for CN Annadurai

Maha Gov K Sankaranarayanan quits after transfer order

UPA pressured me to drop names from CWG, coal reports: Rai

Chandy’s move sets the bar higher in political one-upmanship

Congress cheers Supreme Court’s directive

Jaitley faces flak over ‘small rape incident’ remark

Cong blames Modi as CMs get heckled

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