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No threat to Cong-JD(S) Govt: HDK

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | PNS | Bengaluru- But Cong says 3 ‘missing’ MLAs proof that BJP trying to destabilise K’taka Govt Amid political uncertainty in Karnataka over claims by  Congress trouble-shooter DK Shivakumar that three of his party MLAs had been whisked away by the BJP to Mumbai and are now untraceable, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Monday there is...

First Shahi Snan of biggest congregation today

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | PNS | Allahabad- Kumbh Mela-2019 is all set for its first Shahi Snan (royal bathing) of Makar Sankranti beginning in the wee hours on Tuesday. All the 13 recognised akharas will reach the Sangam with full grandeur and fanfare from their mela camps led by the Naga sadhus displaying skills with their traditional weapons. The sun entered...

Raje cut to size, BJP picks 74-plus Kataria as Raj LoP

Monday, 14 January 2019 | PNS | Jaipur In a clear indication that the BJP is now ready to accommodate leaders in 75-year age category in important positions, the party on Sunday appointed senior legislator Gulab Chand Kataria as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly. The 74-year-old Kataria was also selected as the leader of the BJP legislature party while...

Spurned Cong to fight all LS seats in UP

A day after it was left high and dry by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) forging an alliance, the Congress on Sunday announced it will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength. However, the Congress has kept the doors of a possible alliance open saying the Congress...

No alliance with AAP in LS polls: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit, the three-time Chief Minister who ran the national Capital for 15 consecutive years till getting a major drubbing in the 2013 Assembly election at the hands of Arvind Kejriwal, has come out of the political hibernation to head the Delhi unit of the Congress. Famous for not mincing her words, the veteran Congress leader believes her party...

India needs mazboot, not majboor, sarkar: PM

It is Sultanate vs Samvidhan in LS polls, says Modi  Asserting that the country needs a “mazboot sarkar” and not a “majboor sarkar” that compromises on national interests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit hard at the Congress for seeing itself above country’s institutions even as its top leaders were on bail for various offences. In contrast, he...

SP-BSP leave Cong high & dry

Maya, Akhilesh announce to fight 38 seats each in UP in LS polls   Burying the over-two-decade-long hatchet, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday announced a mega alliance in Uttar Pradesh, delivering the first opposition front to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election due by May. Both parties...

Major martyred in Pak BAT’s IED blast, jawan injured

Two Armymen, including one Major rank officer and an Army porter, were martyred in two separate incidents along the line of control (LoC) in frontier Rajouri district of Jammu division on Friday. In another attack on Friday, terrorists hurling a grenade on CRPF bunker in Jammu, but there were no reports of loss of life, police said. According to...

BJP committed for Mandir: Shah

Ayodhya among top agenda of BJP, party seeks 2nd term for Modi, meet hails Atal-Advani leadership Making it clear that the Ayodhya issue would be one of the main campaign agenda in the Lok Sabha poll, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the party was committed for a “Bhavya Mandir” and declared that the “2019 battle” between Narendra...

Justice scuttled: Verma in resignation letter

Alok Verma, who was removed as CBI Director by the PM-led Selection Panel on Thursday, has resigned from the service and claimed that he was transferred on the basis of “false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations” made by only one person, who was inimical to him. Verma was shifted as DG Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards after ousting...