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Gadkari’s Chandigarh rally being sabotaged: BJP

By IANS, Chandigarh: With just three days to go for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's first rally here, the party's local unit Sunday accused the Chandigarh administration of attempting to sabotage the event. At a meeting of BJP leaders held here to prepare for the May 12 rally, BJP Chandigarh unit president Sanjay Tandon said that the administration forced a change in the rally's venue Friday.

Court grants bail to BJP leader Gupta

By IANS, New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta was Friday granted bail by a local court in a defamation case filed by Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit.

Samajwadi Party lawmaker, 7 others booked

By IANS, Lucknow : Samajwadi Party lawmaker Chandra Bhadra Singh and his seven supporters have been booked for extorting money from traders in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur district, the police said Thursday. Singh is legislator from Isauli in Sultapur district, about 140 km from here. "He and his supporters forcibly took money from the traders of Dhanpatganj market here," Pankaj Singh, a police officer, told IANS. The police said that several criminal cases, including those related to attempt to murder and extortion, are pending against the lawmaker in Sultanpur.

DMDK demands action against those indulging in violence

Chennai : Actor-turned-politician A. Vijaykant-led DMDK Wednesday demanded action against those who indulged in violence in Tamil Nadu following the conviction of former chief...

Sayeed hails Modi’s assertion on India’s plurality

Jammu : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's affirmation on India's plurality and co-existence of people...

BJP may win 122 seats in Gujarat: survey

By IANS, New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win a near two-thirds majority of 122 seats in the 182-member Gujarat assembly, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Bharat Ratna Jyoti Basu? Que Sera Sera, says CPI-M

By IANS Kolkata : If a "historic blunder" by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cost veteran communist Jyoti Basu his prime ministership in 1996, will his party play ball now that his name is doing the rounds for Bharat Ratna? The CPI-M does not want to hazard a guess lest it be seen to be compromising on its official stand against party leaders receiving awards.

Rajya Sabha expresses unity against terror

By IANS, New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha Wednesday stood together in condemning the blast outside Delhi High Court, with all parties expressing support to fighting the menace of terrorism.

Amidst Uri, Modi still targeting AAP: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday expressed surprise that at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be focussing...

India’s political kaleidoscope comes alive

By IANS, New Delhi : India's splintered and confused state of politics came to the fore Friday as the BJP issued its election manifesto, Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav addressed their first joint meeting in years in Lucknow, and the Congress scored a point as veteran Sharad Pawar kept away from a rally of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Left parties.

No reports of Indians affected in France ‘terror’ attack: MEA

New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said there were no reports of any Indians affected in the terror attack in...

Northeast, Kashmir to get over 100 FM stations

New Delhi: The northeast region along with Jammu and Kashmir will soon be getting over 100 government and private FM channels, parliament was informed...

Attempt to strangle me in Jet plane, says JNU leader

Mumbai : JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar alleged on Sunday that a passenger tried to strangle him on board a Mumbai-Pune flight here but the...

Government retracts Lord Ram reference in Sethu affidavit

By IANS New Delhi : Admitting that it has gone wrong in referring to Lord Ram as a mythological figure in an affidavit filed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on the Sethusamudram Canal Project, the government Thursday said it would file a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court. Addressing a press conference here, Law Minister H.R. Bharadwaj said Lord Ram "cannot be a subject of debate". "It has created wrong impression," he said, adding that the government would file a fresh affidavit removing the paragraph with controversial references on Friday.