Politics

Edappadi K Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM

Ending ten days of political stalemate, Edappadi K Palaniswami, the man Friday of V K Sasikala, has been sworn in as the thirteenth chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Defence procurement delays: Panel to tell Manohar Parrikar to create unit outside MoD to fast-track purchases

To overcome the perennial problem of delays in defence procurement, unspent budgets, allegations of corruption and botched deals, an expert committee established by the government has recommended the

Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav formalise Congress-Samajwadi Party tie-up with Lucknow road show

In what can be termed a new chapter in the country’s political history, Lucknow on Sunday was witness to a “historic” coming together of hitherto arch-rivals.

Punjab Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi names Amarinder Singh as CM face

Addressing his first election rally in Punjab, which will vote on February 4 for a new Assembly, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi announced that state Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh wi

Akhilesh Yadav releases Samajwadi Party manifesto

Uttar Pradesh chief minister and now the national president of the Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav released the party’s manifesto on Sunday, in the absence of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav and his

Uttar Pradesh elections: Samajwadi Party, Congress ink poll tie-up to take battle to BJP

Ruling party to contest 298 of 403 seats and Congress the remaining 105

Uttar Pradesh elections: Akhilesh Yadav unveils first list, puts alliance with Congress, others in limbo

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is seeking re-election in the forthcoming polls in the state, has emerged as a proficient politician.

Akhilesh Yadav trumps Mulayam, rides away with Samajwadi Party symbol; Ramgopal eyes ‘Mahagatbandhan’

In a major development, which has suddenly made the coming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh more interesting, the Election Commission of India on Monday granted the ‘cycle’ symbol to the Akhile

UP elections: Not religion, vote for development, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the poll bugle for the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in Lucknow on Monday.

Ahead of polls, Supreme Court bans seeking of votes in name of religion

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, commu

Samajwadi Party splits? Mulayam Singh expels son Akhilesh Yadav, says will pick new chief minister

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.

Samajwadi Party on verge of split, CM Akhilesh Yadav announces own list of candidates

To break free or not is a question that is tormenting Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav these days.

Mulayam Singh Yadav snubs Akhilesh Yadav, rules out alliance with Congress

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 stat

Enemy Property ordinance: Pranab Mukherjee signs on dotted line, but questions Narendra Modi govt

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.

PM Narendra Modi ridicules Rahul Gandhi’s ‘earthquake’ remarks

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

Rahul Gandhi to PM Narendra Modi: Mock me as much as you want, but answer my question

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 answer

Ending bitter Delhi standoff, Najeeb Jung quits to return to academia

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.

Look who’s on EC list of delisted parties: Life Peaceful, Homeless Congress, 253 more

Ministerial System Abolition Party, Kolkata, West Bengal; Life Peaceful Party, Tumkur, Karnataka; Bharatiya Santaji Party, Nagpur, Maharashtra; The Great India Revolutioners, Roop Nagar, Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi invokes Arvind Kejriwal, says Narendra Modi was paid by Sahara, Birla

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

BJP hits back: Modi pure as Ganga, Rahul worried over Agusta probe

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.

Same diaries flagged in PIL, SC said don’t see ‘smallest’ evidence

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 or

Hyderabad blasts: Yasin Bhatkal, 4 others get death sentence

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 w

Pathankot attack: Masood Azhar, brother named in chargesheet

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 hatch

Jayalalithaa on life support, TN on edge

Hospital denies TV reports that she is no more

Mamata Banerjee slams Indian Army; as ‘coup’ word flies, war of letters erupts

Army says told state, held meetings; police ‘objected’ to toll plaza presence

National anthem to be played in courts? Supreme Court says don’t ‘overstretch’

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

How Khalistan terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo’s beard betrayed him to the police

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 nat

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