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Darjeeling problem solved: Mamata

By IANS, New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who was in the capital Tuesday said the long-drawn Gorkhaland statehood problem in north Bengal has been "solved".

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

Lucknow : In an anti-climactic development for its political rivals, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday revoked the expulsion of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and...

Omar Abdullah downplays BJP’s poll win

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said he disagrees that the BJP's victory in state elections was "unstoppable". He said the...

Congress core committee discusses Telangana issue

By IANS, New Delhi: Ahead of the government's expected announcement of a committee on the Telangana issue, the Congress core committee met on the issue at the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday evening. The meeting lasted almost an hour, sources said. The meeting discussed the composition of the proposed committee and an announcement of the members is expected next week.

Four killed in Telangana house collapse

Hyderabad: Four members of a family, including two children, were killed in a house collapse in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district on Sunday, police said. The...

Modi’s impromptu Lahore visit: Was the meeting pre-planned?

By Anjali Ojha, New Delhi: The 'surprise visit' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan on Nawaz Sharif's birthday was hailed as a diplomatic triumph...

Another fruitless Modi-Muslim meet

By A Mirsab,, New Delhi: Yet another meeting of Muslim leaders with Prime Minister Narendra Modi went fruitless as it ended up with mere...

Tough times for NDA as Shekhawat suffers day of setbacks


New Delhi : The opposition National Democratic Alliance's hopes of giving ruling alliance nominee Pratibha Patil a tough fight in the presidential poll received a double jolt Friday - from the Election Commission and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

PDP protests withdrawal of ex-legislator’s security

By IANS, Jammu: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday protested in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly accusing the state government of withdrawing the security cover of one of its former legislators. Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone promised to take up the matter with the government. "This is sheer vindictiveness," PDP leader and former home minister Abdul Rehman Veeri said. He referred to the case of Mohi-ud-Din, who represented Rajpora constituency in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Uproar over price rise stalls Lok Sabha

By IANS, New Delhi:The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice Wednesday when MPs from various parties cornered the government on the issue of price rise. As the house reassembled after the first adjournment, MPs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Left parties, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Biju Janata Dal gathered near Speaker Meira Kumar's podium shouting slogans like "Mehngai pe rok lagao (Contain inflation)" and "Yeh sarkar badalni hai (this government has to be changed)". When the pandemonium continued, the speaker adjourned the house till 12 noon.

Calcutta HC forms three-member panel in Narada sting case

Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court on Monday constituted a three-member committee to collect video footage of a sting operation in which many leaders...

Chhattisgarh house pays homage to Arjun Singh

By IANS, Raipur : The Chhattisgarh state assembly adjourned for the day Monday after paying tributes to veteran Congress politician Arjun Singh, who died in New Delhi Friday.

Gujarat BJP rebels to corner Modi on price rise

By IANS, Ahmedabad : The rebels in Gujarat's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lying low after the party's victory in the assembly polls in December, have ganged up again to target Chief Minister Narendra Modi, this time raising the issue of the price rise. "We are agitating against the abnormal hike in prices of petrol, diesel, cooking gas, electricity charges and state transport bus fares," said Sunil Oza, a former BJP legislator from Bhavnagar and a key member of the Gujarat Jan Andolan (GJA).

Poll panel sends teams to Bihar to probe complaints

By IANS, New Delhi : The Election Commission Friday deputed six teams of two officers each to look into the complaints received during the polling in various parliamentary constituencies in Bihar. "In view of the persistent complaints regarding some polling stations in different constituencies, the commission has decided to send today (Friday) the teams to visit Aurangabad, Saran, Jamui, Maharajganj, Jehanabad, Munger and Gaya and submit the feedback," the poll panel said in a statement here.