Cong slams Sitharaman over economic stimulus announcements, says Atmanirbhar Bharat plan a failure

By Siddharth SharmaNew Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI): Alleging that hastily designed economic package and the much-hyped Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat plan announced by the Prime Minister in May were a dismal failure in protecting and…

Cong approves Mamata Kundu, Himanshu Bhusan Mallick as party candidates for upcoming Odisha legislative assembly bypolls

New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI): Congress has fielded Mamata Kundu from Balasore and Himanshu Bhusan Mallick Tirtol assembly constituencies for the upcoming by-election to the legislative assembly of Odisha.A press note from AICC said, Congress Pre...

Siddaramaiah urges Bengaluru civic body not to increase property tax

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], October 12 (ANI): Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday urged the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) not to increase the property tax and demanded CM BS Yediyurappa's interventi...

Concerned about govt’s inhuman treatment towards Balvinder Singh: West Bengal Governor

New Delhi [India] October 12 (ANI): A day after Balvinder Singh, whose turban was allegedly removed by West Bengal Police last week, was sent to police custody, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took to the micro blogging site on Monday…

Changing parties not akin to job change for better perks: Karti on Khushbu row

New Delhi [India] October 12 (ANI): With actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar joining the BJP ahead of next year's Tamil Nadu polls, Sivaganga Member of Parliament Karti P Chidambaram on Monday suggested that changing political parties is not akin to...

BJP councillor shot dead by unknown assailants in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], October 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ward councillor from Bhadaipura ward, Rudrapur municipal corporation, Prakash Singh Dhami passed away on Monday after being shot at by unknown assailants, police said on Mon...

Rahul Gandhi again raises issue of GST compensation to states

New Delhi [India], October 12 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday again raised the issue of Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation owed to States by the Centre, which has given "tax cuts to corporates" and bought…

Priest shot at in UP’s Gonda, Ashok Gehlot advises Yogi Adityanath to take action

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], October 12 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday urged his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, to assure prompt action in the case in which a priest was shot at in Gonda district.Gehlot's comment…

BJP releases list of 46 candidates for second phase of Bihar Assembly elections

New Delhi [India], October 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released a list of 46 candidates for the second phase of upcoming assembly elections in Bihar.According to the list, Renu Devi will contest from Bettiah, Mithilesh…

Tej Pratap Yadav receives RJD symbol from mother Rabri Devi

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 12 (ANI): RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Sunday received the party's symbol from his mother Rabri Devi to contest from Hasanpur assembly constituency in the upcoming polls in Bihar."In the presence of Leader…

Congress woman leader thrashed for questioning party’s decision to field ‘rapist’

Deoria (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 11 (ANI): Congress leader Tara Yadav, who was thrashed by party workers in Uttar Pradesh for questioning the party's decision to field Mukund Bhaskar from the Deoria Assembly seat in the upcoming bypolls,…

West Bengal Home Department says political party giving communal colour to incident involving Sikh man

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], October 11 (ANI): The Home Department, West Bengal government on Sunday accused "a political party" of blowing out of proportion the incident in which a Sikh man's turban was allegedly pulled off by police…

Nadda arrives in Patna, set to address first rally ahead of Assembly polls

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 11 (ANI): BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday arrived in Patna to address his first election rally in poll-bound Bihar. Soon after his arrival, the BJP chief first visited Mahavir temple to…

NDA likely to release joint manifesto for Bihar Assembly elections soon

By Amit Kumar New Delhi [India], October 11 (ANI): With the poll dates for Bihar Assembly elections already announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI), the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to release a joint manifesto…

Bihar Assembly polls: Nadda to address first rally in Bodhgaya on October 11

By Pragya KaushikaNew Delhi [India], October 10 (ANI): BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday will address his first election rally in poll-bound Bihar amid coronavirus restrictions, days after the Election Commission of India (ECI) annou...

Congress government in Rajasthan did not fall because of Gehlot-Vasundhara ties: RLP MP

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], October 10 (ANI): Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) MP Hanuman Beniwal on Friday alleged that the Congress government in Rajasthan did not fall because Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is working in alliance with BJP leader Vasun...

Congress announces candidates for assembly by-polls in UP, Jharkhand

New Delhi [India], October 9 (ANI): Congress party on Friday announced candidates for by-polls to five assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and one in Jharkhand.The five candidates from Uttar Pradesh are - Dr Kamlesh Singh from Naugawan Sadat,…

Instead of Bharat darshan, Rahul should visit Rajasthan, apologise to people for recent spate of crimes: Javadekar

New Delhi [India], October 9 (ANI): In a veiled attack at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his recent visits to Uttar Pradesh's Hathras and Punjab, Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said instead of doing "Bharat darshan", he…

A leader with ability to predict political winds, Ram Vilas Paswan articulated issues of Dalits, common man

By Prashant SoodNew Delhi [India], Oct 8 (ANI) A leader who had uncanny ability to predict political winds in national politics, Ram Vilas Paswan was an articulate leader who emphatically raised issues concerning the Dalits and voiced concerns…

BJP seeks domain experts to enlist as political appointees to various boards, departments

By Pragya KaushikaNew Delhi [India], October 8 (ANI): In a massive exercise being undertaken by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) domain experts from grassroots are being sought to fill the political positions in various boards and departments to…

Congress not worried about Dalits, but own benefits, says Narottam Mishra over Hathras incident

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 8 (ANI): Congress is not interested in saving Dalits but only seeks to attain "dal hit" (own benefits), said Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Dr Narrotam Mishra on Thursday, over the party's role in…

Ruckus at JDU office in Patna against sitting MLA Jitendra Kumar’s candidature

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 7 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) workers created ruckus at the party office in Patna, against the candidature of sitting MLA Jitendra Kumar, from Asthawan on Wednesday."We just have one demand, give the ticket to…

Bihar polls: BJP leader Rameshwar Chaurasiya joins Lok Janshakti Party

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 7 (ANI): Senior Bihar BJP leader Rameshwar Chaurasiya on Wednesday joined the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) amid political changes in the state ahead of assembly polls with political parties engaged in the process of…

Amit Shah congratulates PM Modi on entering 20th year of public service

New Delhi [India], October 7 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the latter entered 20th consecutive year as the democratically elected head of a government.PM Modi had taken over as…

Ahead of Bihar elections, BJP’s Usha Vidyarthi joins LJP in Chirag Paswan’s presence

New Delhi [India], October 7 (ANI): In a major turn of events, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Usha Vidyarthi joined the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) in New Delhi on Wednesday.Vidyarthi joined the LJP in the presence of…

PM Modi enters 20th year as democratically elected head of government

New Delhi [India], October 7 (ANI): Crossing another milestone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered 20th consecutive year as the democratically elected head of a government, without a break, on Wednesday.The journey of the Prime Minister in public off...

No misunderstanding in NDA, will contest Bihar polls together: Nitish Kumar

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 6 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that there is no misunderstanding among NDA partners in the state and they will work together in the Bihar assembly polls. Janata Dal-United (JD-U)…

Bihar Assembly polls: JDU to contest 122 seats, 121 seats for BJP

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 6 (ANI): Janata Dal-United (JDU) has been allotted 122 seats and BJP has been 121 seats for the Bihar Assembly polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said here on Tuesday.JDU will give 7 seats to…

Goa Police busts cannabis nursery, arrests two Russian nationals

Mandrem (Goa) [India], October 5 (ANI): Pernem Police on Monday in a raid busted a Cannabis nursery and arrested two Russian nationals.According to the police, the accused have been identified as Aleksei Perevalov (31) and Aleksei Rebriev (41).…

Mayawati claims her party members first to meet Hathras family on September 28, they informed media

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 5 (ANI): Condemning police lathi charge and misbehaviour with opposition leaders and media who wanted to meet the Hathras victim's family, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Monday claimed that repr...

Those who maligned Maharashtra have been disrobed: Shiv Sena seeks apology from politicians, media after AIIMS report on Sushant’s death

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 5 (ANI): A day after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' Forensic Medical Board confirmed that actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide, ruling out the murder angle, the Shiv Sena, in its…

Those who maligned Maharashtra have been disrobed: Shiv Sena seeks apology from politicians, media after AIIMS report on Sushant’s death

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 5 (ANI): A day after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' Forensic Medical Board confirmed that actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide, ruling out the murder angle, the Shiv Sena, in its…

Lalu’s sons, another RJD leader among 6 booked for murder of former party member

Purnia (Bihar) [India], October 5 (ANI): An FIR was registered against six people, including Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Tejashwi Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav and Anil Sadhu, on Monday in connection with the murder of a former party…

Rahul Gandhi condoles Naseeb Pathan’s demise, shares late Cong leader’s video message slamming UP govt

New Delhi [India], October 5 (ANI): Condoling the demise of former MLC from Uttar Pradesh, Naseeb Pathan, who died of COVID-19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday shared a video by the late leader in which he had…

Rahul Gandhi condoles Naseeb Pathan’s demise, shares late Cong leader’s video message slamming UP govt

New Delhi [India], October 5 (ANI): Condoling the demise of former MLC from Uttar Pradesh, Naseeb Pathan, who died of COVID-19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday shared a video by the late leader in which he had…

BJP councillor Manish Shukla shot dead in West Bengal, Governor summons top govt officials

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], October 5 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has summoned top officials of the Mamata Banerjee government to the Raj Bhavan at 10 am on Monday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor…

BJP councillor Manish Shukla shot dead in West Bengal, Governor summons top govt officials

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], October 5 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has summoned top officials of the Mamata Banerjee government to the Raj Bhavan at 10 am on Monday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor…

Will not fight Bihar polls under Nitish, but will join BJP after elections: LJP

New Delhi (India) October 4 (ANI): The Lok Janshakti Party on Sunday decided not to contest the upcoming Bihar elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal (United), without ruling out the possibility of…

TMC won’t be able to secure 100 seats in 2021 WB Assembly polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 4 (ANI): BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) will not be even able to win 100 seats in the 2021 Assembly polls in…

H Kusuma, former IAS officer’s widow, joins Congress in Karnataka

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], October 4 (ANI): H Kusuma, widow of late IAS officer DK Ravi joined the Congress party in Bengaluru on Sunday.Kusuma joined the party in the presence of the president, Karnataka Congress, DK Shivakumar at an…

Farmers across country welcome farm laws, Opposition will lose: Javadekar

Panaji (Goa) [India], October 4 (ANI): Farmers across the country have welcomed the laws passed in the Parliament and the Opposition will eventually be defeated as the reason behind their protest is purely political, said Union Minister Prakash…

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demands removal of Hathras DM, investigation into his role

New Delhi [India], October 4 (ANI): A day after meeting the family of the Hathras incident victim, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday demanded the removal of the district magistrate (DM) and a probe into his…

Newly-appointed BJP General Secretary CT Ravi resigns from Karnataka Cabinet

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], October 4 (ANI): Karnataka Cabinet Minister CT Ravi on Sunday tendered his resignation to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, from the post of State's Culture and Tourism Minister.Ravi's resignation comes as he was appointed a...

Tejashwi Yadav to lead grand alliance for Bihar polls; Vikassheel Insaan Party unhappy with seat allocation, walks out of joint presser

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 3 (ANI): The opposition Mahagathbandhan on Saturday announced its seat-sharing for Bihar elections with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as its leader but differences cropped up as Vikassheel Insaan Party leader Mukesh Sahani ex...

Mayawati playing politics over Hathras incident, has no right to demand UP CM’s resignation: Ramdas Athawale

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 3 (ANI): Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday accused Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati of playing politics over the Hathras incident saying she has no right to demand Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister…

Bihar unit chief of BSP joins RJD ahead of state Assembly polls

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 3 (ANI): Ahead of state Assembly polls here, Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Bihar unit chief Bharat Bind joined Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav inducted Bind into the party.…

LJP parliamentary board meeting today, may decide on seat sharing offer with NDA

By Kumar Gaurav New Delhi [India], October 3 (ANI): The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has called a meeting of its parliamentary board on Saturday evening in the national capital to decide on whether to accept the Bharatiya Janata…

Derek O’Brien an ‘actor’, wants to show his talent by visiting Hathras: UP Minister Siddharth Nath Singh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 2 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Friday said that Derek O'Brien is an 'actor' who wants to show his 'talent' by visiting Hathras. "A kind of tourism is going on.…

Derek O’Brien an ‘actor’, wants to show his talent by visiting Hathras: UP Minister Siddharth Nath Singh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 2 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Friday said that Derek O'Brien is an 'actor' who wants to show his 'talent' by visiting Hathras. "A kind of tourism is going on.…

Rahul, Priyanka silent on crime against women in Rajasthan: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 2 (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday accused Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi of "being quiet" over incidents of alleged rape in Congress-ruled Rajasthan and said an SIT has been…