Just ahead of the crucial assembly elections in five states, including the communally sensitive Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Monday held that politicians cannot use religion, caste, race, community or language to seek votes as this amounts to corrupt practices under electoral laws.
Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Friday split vertically, with CM Akhilesh Yadav being expelled from the party by father and party president Mulayam Singh Yadav for six years.
To break free or not is a question that is tormenting Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav these days.
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav ruled out an alliance with any party for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state and declared the first list of candidates for 325 seats in the state today.
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the re-promulgation of the Enemy Property ordinance but is learnt to have questioned why he is being asked sign on the ordinance for the fifth time.
With election dates expected anytime now, Uttar Pradesh was the apt battleground for a face-off between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday
Immediately after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mocked him in Varanasi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hit back at the PM saying that he “doesn’t mind being ridiculed as long as the PM answers citizens’ questions” about his alleged corruption, and takes responsibility for “attacking the poor” with demonetisation.
Ending months of a bitter stand-off with the Delhi government, Najeeb Jung resigned Thursday afternoon as Lieutenant Governor more than 18 months before his term was to end in July 2018.
Ministerial System Abolition Party, Kolkata, West Bengal; Life Peaceful Party, Tumkur, Karnataka; Bharatiya Santaji Party, Nagpur, Maharashtra; The Great India Revolutioners, Roop Nagar, Delhi.
A week after he claimed he had “information” on the “personal corruption” of the prime minister, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Narendra Modi, as Gujarat chief minister, had taken money from the Sahara and Birla groups and sought an an independent probe into the matter.
Rising to the defence of the PM, the BJP on Wednesday rejected Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s allegations that Narendra Modi, as Gujarat CM, received money from Sahara and Birla groups.
Exactly a week ago, the Supreme Court had cautioned NGO Common Cause against making unsubstantiated allegations against constitutional functionaries, including PM Narendra Modi, saying it would not order an inquiry on the basis of Income Tax papers relating to raids at Aditya Birla Group and Sahara companies unless there was credible material to suggest illegal payoffs to politicians.
Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and four others were sentenced to death by an NIA special court in Cherlapally Central Prison on Monday for the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts in which 18 people were killed in February 2013.
Nearly a year after the attack on the Pathankot air base, the NIA on Monday filed a chargesheet against Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother and two others for hatching the conspiracy.
Hospital denies TV reports that she is no more
Army says told state, held meetings; police ‘objected’ to toll plaza presence
Observing that its order should not be “overstretched”, the Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the plea of a lawyer who wanted the national anthem to be played not only in cinema halls but also in courts across the country before the start of daily proceedings.
A badly trimmed beard and moustache led to the arrest of Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo by a Delhi Police Special Cell team at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in the national capital on Monday.
In a bid to defuse the Opposition protests over the demonetisation and counter reports of distress, the Centre is reaching out to Chief Ministers to include them in a sub-committee to assess the public impact of the demonetisation process come up with a roadmap towards a cashless economy, sources said.
Barring the BJD, the entire Opposition — from the Congress to arch rivals SP and BSP, AIADMK and DMK, and Left and TMC — came together on Wednesday for a joint protest outside the House over the continuing cash crunch. They also decided to observe a nationwide “protest day” on November 28.
Under Opposition fire ever since it demonetised notes of higher denomination, the government Wednesday reached out to rivals, seeking a discussion to end the deadlock in Parliament where protests have washed out proceedings for a week now.
With the Opposition stepping up the heat against the demonetisation drive, leading to disruptions in both Houses of Parliament, the Government prepared to weather the storm at least till the beginning of next week in the hope that the cash crunch cased by the withdrawal of old R500 and R1,000 notes would have somewhat eased by then.
US secretary of defence Ashton Carter’s scheduled visit to India in the second week of December remains unchanged amid the transition from the Obama administration to the newly-elected Trump government.
In a huge blow to the Punjab government, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the government’s 2004 order quashing water sharing agreement with neighbouring states.
The two countries are also looking to sign a bilateral nuclear cooperation pact during the visit
Blast occurred while soldiers were exercising
Sources said some members wanted the CWC to immediately pass a resolution anointing Rahul as party chief. But senior CWC member Karan Singh intervened and said the transition should be done in a ‘graceful’ manner