Waiting to see if conspiracy charges are put against senior BJP leaders: Owaisi

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | PTI | Hyderabad

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the Babri Masjid case is about the title and he is waiting to see if the “conspiracy charges” would be held against the senior BJP leaders in the matter. He was reacting to the Supreme Court suggestion that fresh attempts be made by all...

Shabir Shah quits Geelani's Hurriyat

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Chinks have re-appeared in the Kashmiri separatist camp for the first time after last year’s public uprising that compelled the secessionist leaders to set up a loose alliance to spearhead a secessionist campaign. A senior leader Shabir Shah who heads Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) quit secretary general’s post from the Syed...

Bihar Governor stresses on growth of Urdu

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | PNS | PATNA

Stressing on the importance of literature, particularly Urdu literature, Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind asked the teachers of the State universities to raise a group of students who work for the growth of the language and literature while reminding that this language is being taught in each university of Bihar. “It...

Resign if you don't want to work: HC tells Maha agitating resident doctors

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | TN Raghunatha | Mumbai

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday took the agitating resident doctors to task, as it observed their act of abstaining from work in Government hospital across Maharashtra as “shameful” and sternly told them to resign if they did not want to work. As 4,000-odd resident doctors struck work for the...

Maha BJP captures power in 10 ZPS

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | PNS | Mumbai

On a day when the ruling BJP captured power in 10 out of 25 Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra, State Rural Development Pankaja Munde scored a tactical victory over her estranged cousin Dhananjay Munde of the NCP by gaining control over the Beed Zilla Parishad through defections in the Sharad Pawar-led...

Act or quit, Kerala Youth Cong leader tells Rahul

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

As the Congress party is getting weaker with each passing election in the national level and the crisis posed by rampant groupism in the Kerala party is deepening by the day, a top leader of the State Youth Congress has asked party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to quit leadership if he...

Gujarat BJP to ignore ‘aging’ MLAs to beat anti-incumbency

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

Following the grand success in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the Gujarat BJP think tank is seriously mulling to drop aging MLAs and give ticket to younger candidates in the upcoming State elections later this year. Not only age criteria but performance of the existing MLAs would be counted during the selection...

Rise in violence by jehadis in WB threat to national security: RSS

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidi Sabha (National Executive) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh which concluded the three-day long brainstorming session at Coimbatore on Tuesday cautioned the Union Government that the “unabated rise in violence by the jehadi elements based in West Bengal” was posing a serious challenge to the national security,...

Hooch kills 10 in Bengal

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | PNS | Kolkata

Hooch tragedy returned in West Bengal where at least 10 people died and many others fell sick in the past 36 hours in Ghola Bazar areas of South 24 Parganas, sources said, while adding that the angry locals set fire to a number of hooch dens. Locals in Charan-Shibnagar-Ghola area said...

T Govt to fulfil poll promise of backward Muslim quota

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The stage is set for the Telangana Government to fulfill its major electoral promise of enhancing the reservation quota for the backward sections of Muslim minority. However, there remains a question mark whether it will be increased to 12 per cent as originally promised or to 9 per cent as...


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UPward and forward

19 Mar 2017 | Rajesh Singh

Is the marginalisation of the two caste-based parties in Uttar Pradesh a harbinger of change — from identity politics to the politics of development? If we take the 2014 and 2017 elections together, that does seem to be the suggestion, writes RAJESH SINGH Understanding an election result as monumental as that of Uttar Pradesh is akin to unravelling a deep thriller plot. The why, when, where, how and what — this...

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CM makes surprise inspection of Hazratganj police station

24 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi made a surprise inspection of the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow sending police officers in a tizzy on Thursday morning. Soon after, the Chief Minister said that there will be rule of law in UP and no one will be spared if found on the wrong side of law and asked police personnel to work with dedication...

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