India Politics

India Politics

Modi slams Bihar grand alliance, 'politics of opportunism'

Munger: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at the grand alliance of JD(U)-RJD-Congress led by Nitish Kumar, saying that they were playing the "politics of opportunism" during a rally in Bihar's Munger district on Thursday.

Recalling the contribution of Jayaprakash Narayan, who died on October 8, 1979, he said: "The same people who talk about J P Narayan have sided with the Congress party, that arrested him. They are practising 'politics of opportunism'."

Lalu Prasad questions Modi's silence on reservation issue

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the issue of reservation for Dalits and OBCs after RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat demanded a review of the policy.

Lalu Prasad made these comments ahead of Modi's visit to Bihar to address four rallies on Thursday.

"Why has Modi remained silent on the reservation issue after the RSS chief demanded to end it. He should have either condemned the statement or provided a clarification on his stand," Lalu said at a press conference here on Thursday.

Minister invites Ghulam Ali to perform in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday invited renowned ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to perform in Delhi after he cancelled his Mumbai concert following threats from the Shiv Sena.

"Sad that Ghulam Ali is not being allowed in Mumbai. I invite him to come to Delhi and do the concert. Music has no boundaries," tweeted Mishra.

BJP MLAs thrash independent MLA in J&K assembly

Srinagar: Two ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs thrashed independent MLA Engineer Rashid in the state assembly on Thursday for hosting a beef party here the previous day.

Even before the speaker, Kavinder Gupta, could take his seat, BJP MLAs Gagan Bhagat and Rajeev Sharma pounced on Engineer Rashid and started thrashing him.

Opposition MLAs from the National Conference (NC) had to intervene to save Engineer Rashid.

Opposition leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah said what was witnessed in the house today was unprecedented.

Indian-American groups to campaign on immigration issues

New York : Indian-American groups have called for a campaign on immigration issues affecting the Indian diaspora including use of H-1B visa by technology companies from India and growing backlog of family visas.

The call was made at an immigration seminar organised by Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO-New York), South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) and the Kerala Centre in Elmont, New York recently.

Digital chaos causing real troubles in India

By Wahidul Islam for

The nation has unfolded into a new kind of chaos, digital chaos. Social media like Facebook, Twitter are flooded with unprecedented numbers of posts with abusive languages.

How should we interpret your conspicuous silence, Mr Prime Minister?

दादरी एक्सक्लूज़िव: पीएम किसी भी मसले पर जल्दी बयान नहीं देते – एम. जे. अकबर

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: दादरी मसले पर प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के बयान की लगातार ज़ोर पकड़ती मांग के बीच भाजपा के प्रवक्ता एमजे अकबर का नया और विवादित बयान सामने आया है. से विशेष बातचीत में भाजपा प्रवक्ता एम.जे. अकबर ने कहा है कि पीएम किसी भी इश्यू पर जल्दी बयान नहीं देते. के साथ एमजे अकबर की बातचीत

SC to hear poll affidavit complaint against Modi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has been moved by an Ahmedabad resident alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not disclose his marital status in the affidavit filed with his nomination papers in the 2012 Gujarat assembly elections.

The petitioner, Nishant Deshdipak Varma, has contended that the non-disclosure of his matrimonial status during 2012 elections when he contested from Maninagar constituency in Ahmedabad is an offence under the Representation of People Act and Rules.

Ghulam Ali shows in Maharashtra cancelled after Shiv Sena threat

Mumbai: Pakistan's renowned ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will not perform in Maharashtra this week, as his shows were cancelled after a meeting between the organisers and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, a party leader said on Wednesday.

"The programmes would be held as per schedule, but Ghulam Ali will not participate in it. This decision was taken at a meeting between the event organisers and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray here this evening (Wednesday)," the Shiv Sena's film wing Chitrapat Sena general secretary Akshay Bardapurkar told IANS.