India Politics

India Politics

Polling stations to be shifted in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: The polling stations situated near the border in Jammu and Kashmir would be shifted to safer places if Pakistani forces attempt to disrupt the state assembly election, an official said Saturday.

Provincial administration sources told IANS that about 650 polling stations have been identified to be vulnerable to Pakistan shelling in areas close to the border.


“BJP targeting assembly polls in WB, maligning madarsas in media”

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Kolkata: In wake of the recent Burdwan blast and subsequent action by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), several Muslim organization have come down heavily on a section of media for negatively painting the madrasas as a hub of terrorism and blamed the BJP for it claiming the saffron party is doing it keeping an eye on the 2016 assembly elections in the state.

Court to hear Dikshit's plea against fine Dec 3

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday posted, for Dec 3, the case filed by former chief minister Sheila Dikshit against Rs.3 lakh fine imposed on her by a lower court here, after she faile d to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

Justice S.K. Misra agreed to hear the plea of Dikshit.


Bengal land of jehadis under Mamata: BJP

Kolkata : The BJP Friday alleged that West Bengal has become a "land of jehadis" under the Mamata Banerjee government.

“The rule of law in Bengal has been converted into law of vote bank by the TMC, and WB has become under Mamata Banerji the land of Jehadis,” Bharatiya Janata Party secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said in a statement.

Terming as "unfortunate" the police preventing the BJP central leaders from going to the trouble-torn Makhra and Chaumondolpur villages in Birbhum district Thursday, Singh said "the step is a reminder of anarchist TMC rule in West Bengal”.

SC asks poll panel if Kashmir relief work conflicts with code of conduct

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Thursday sought the response of the Election Commission on if the enforcement of model code of conduct was impeding relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir where people are still living in difficult conditions getting compounded by the onset of winter.


Modi will never bring black money to India: Sharad Yadav

Patna : JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back.

"BJP has no intention to bring back the black money from foreign banks," the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president told reporters here.

He said black money will never return to India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Modi are fooling people and they also know it.


CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar : The CBI Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat Tripathy for his alleged links with the AT Group and later arrested him as he failed to give satisfactory answers.

The agency made the arrest after interrogating him for the fifth time in recent days. The CBI had grilled Tripathy Oct 25 for two-and-a-half hours.


Fadnavis' swearing-in ceremony

Mumbai : The swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra was a festive occasion in Mumbai. There were over two dozen boats in the Arabian Sea with giant lotuses on them, appearing to 'bloom' out of the water off the picturesque Marine Drive, which tourists were seen clicking away merrily on their mobile phones. And huge congratulatory hoardings and banners dotted most roads leading to the venue, Wankhede Stadium, besides other BJP strongholds in Mumbai, especially the constituencies of the ministers sworn-in today.


BJP, Left seek governor's intervention to stop Bengal violence

Kolkata : The Left Front and the BJP Friday knocked on the doors of West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi calling for his intervention into the political violence in Birbhum district that has left three dead earlier this week.

Around 20 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes which have triggered protests by opposition parties.

Congress central leadership does not consult state unit: Gnanadesikan

Chennai : A day after resigning as Congress' Tamil Nadu unit chief, B.S. Gnanadesikan Friday charged the party high command with not consulting the state leadership on party issues.

Speaking to reporters here, Gnanadesikan, who Thursday sent in his resignation "to enable the leadership reconstitute a new state unit", said the party high command does not consult the state unit on any party related matters.

He also attacked the decision to remove the pictures of late party leaders K.Kamaraj and G.K.Moopanar from party membership cards.