Politics

Bhubaneswar Kalita quits Congress over party’s stand on Kashmir

Former Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhubaneswar Kalita has resigned from the Congress party after quitting as a Rajya Sabha MP. Kalita, who has been a four-term Rajya Sabha MP besides being a former minister in the Tarun Gogoi…

Arvind Kejriwal slapped by man in New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in the New Delhi constituency, prompting a strong reaction from the AAP which alleged the BJP was behind the “cowardly act”. This is the…

Congress wants to separate Kashmir from India: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Thursday claimed that the Congress and National Conference wanted Kashmir’s separation from India, and vowed to scrap Article 370 if his party is voted back to power. Shah addressed three rallies in…

Lt. Governor ‘cannot interfere’ in day-to-day affairs of elected govt: Madras HC

In a setback to Kiran Bedi, the Madras High Court on Tuesday held that the Puducherry Lt Governor “cannot interfere” in the day-to-day affairs of the elected government of the Union Territory. Justice R Mahadevan pronounced the verdict on a…

Over 34 per cent voting recorded till 1 pm in Uttar Pradesh (fourth phase)

Polling picked up in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh as an estimated 34.40 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm Monday. Seats where the polling is underway in the state are Shahjahanpur (SC), Kheri, Hardoi (SC),…

Sunny Deol files nomination from Gurdaspur

Actor and BJP candidate Sunny Deol on Monday filed his nomination papers from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple and Durgiana Temple in Amritsar in the morning, Deol filed his nomination in…

Polling starts for 72 Lok Sabha seats in 9 states (fourth phase)

Polling is being held for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states. The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as it had swept 56 of these seats in…

Possess only one voter ID: Gautam Gambhir

Hitting back at the AAP, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir Sunday asserted that he possessed only one voter identity card, adding that the ruling party in Delhi was making baseless allegations against him as it did not have any vision for the…

Priya Dutt vs Poonam Mahajan in Mumbai North Central

In the Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha constituency the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sitting MP, Poonam Mahajan will once again face Congress’s Priya Dutt, who had lost in the 2014 election. In the 2014 general election, Mahajan had defeated Dutt,…

SP-BSP-RLD tie-up an alliance of opportunists: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the SP-BSP-RLD tie-up, saying the alliance of “opportunists” wants a helpless government because its mantra is ‘Jaat, paat japna; janata ka maal apna’. Speaking at an election rally at Kannauj, a day after…

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