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A senior party strategist admitted the SP-BSP was banking on converting 2019 election into a ‘forward backward’ election to defeat the BJP.
Uttar Pradesh, India’s electoral bellwether state, is as capable of bruising political egos as it is unamenable to simple political math.
The documents focus on two deals, one for 78 acres in the small town of Bhiwadi, about 30 miles from Gurgaon, and another for 37 acres of land in Gurgaon.
Siddaramaiah’s recent Facebook post on Kannada pride and more devolution of tax money to the Southern states have gained a lot of traction.
Congress's communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the issue should not be linked with elections or the political process.
Rahul Gandhi, who has raised questions over the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, tweeted that the Modi govt caused a loss of Rs 40,000 cr to the exchequer.
The State Cabinet on Monday accepted the recommendation of an expert committee to accord ‘religious minority’ status to the numerically strong and politically-influential Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community.The state government will soon notify “religious minority” status to “Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats (believers of Basava philosophy)?”?under section 2(d) of the Karnataka State Minorities Act, 1994.Addressing reporters after the cabinet meeting, which lasted for four hours and witnessed a heated debate on the issue, Law Minister T?B?Jayachandra said the sta
The BJP on Monday slammed the Karnataka government for its decision to recommend separate religion status for Lingayats, accusing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of "playing with fire for vote back politics". Party general secretary in-charge of Karnataka P Muralidhar Rao accused the state's ruling Congress of practising a "divide and rule" policy. "Congress carrying 'Divide and Rule' legacy of Britishers in India. Siddaramaiah ji is playing with fire for vote bank politics. Why has Congress done this before elections? Why haven't they done it 4 years back?" he said in a tweet. In a significant mo
With the decision to accord separate religion status to Lingayats despite stiff opposition from various quarters, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appears to have taken a calculated risk ahead of the elections. The move is aimed not only at pleasing Lingayats, who were considered traditional BJP supporters, but to ensure split in the community, which is said to be the largest in terms of population. But the million dollar question is: Will Siddaramaiah, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the party back to power, succeed in his game plan? A section of leaders within the rulin
The state BJP on Monday accused the ruling Congress of trying to divide society by according separate religion status to Lingayats. "This is a devious and sinister design on the part of the Congress government ahead of the elections...The BJP stands for the united society consisting of Veerashiva and Lingayats as both are same and there is no difference at all in any respect," the BJP stated in a release. The state government has said that Lingayats are eligible for reservation only under 3B category which they are already enjoying. This has been done to safeguard the interest of minority comm
Rambhapuri Mutt seer Prasanna Renuka Veerasomeshwar Shivacharya Swami on Monday warned of waging a religious war if the Congress government recommended granting of minority religion status to Lingayats.Speaking to reporters he said: "We've clarified our stand that Veerashaiva and Lingayat are one and the same. Members of the expert panel, headed by retired high court judge H N Nagamohan Das, have identified with Lingayat faith. About 95 % of the people have rejected the proposal to accord the status of independent religion to Lingayat faith." "There is a greater responsibility on the shoulder
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who took a protest march to the Vasant Kunj police station today demanding professor Atul Johri's arrest in an alleged sexual harassment case, accused the men in uniform of "inaction" in the matter. "Four days after eight women students came forward with sexual harassment complaints against the professor, no action has been taken against him and just one FIR has been lodged," Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) vice-president Simone Zoya Khan said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Milind Dumbere said they were dealing with t
The CBI filed a charge sheet against a former chairman-cum-managing director of Canara Bank, R K Dubey, and five senior bank officials in a Rs 68.38 crore loan default case. Besides Dubey, those named in the charge sheet are the then executive directors Ashok Kumar Gupta and V S Krishnakumar, deputy general manager Mukesh Mahajan, chief general manager T Sreekanthan and assistant general manager Upendra Dubey. A private firm, Occasional Silver Company Ltd, and its directors Kapil Gupta and Raj Kumar Gupta have also been named in the charge sheet filed in Tis Hazari court in Delhi. In the FIR r
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday backed LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan statement that "Sabka saath, sabka vikas" should not only become a mere slogan but it should be implemented on the ground as well. Paswan, a key National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally, had on Sunday expressed his displeasure over the way the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had been treating its alliance partners. "After the bypoll result, the top BJP leadership should ponder over what went wrong in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Why a large section of people, particularly Dalits and minorities, have turned against the BJP? T
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China’s road and other military infrastructure construction in the Doklam area near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction continues to cause concern in the Indian security establishment, with People’s Liberation Army now trying to circumvent Indian troop positions with an road axis in the region.
Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan intensified on Monday with Islamabad protesting against the denial of visas to over 500 pilgrims seeking to visit Ajmer Sharif and India saying “prevailing circumstances” and absence of security clearances were the reasons for its decision.
A Delhi court acquitted Delhi CM Kejriwal in two defamation cases — one filed by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and the other by advocate Amit Sibal, son of Congress leader Kapil Sibal — after he tendered written apologies. Kejriwal had earlier apologised to Akali leader B S Majithia.
In a bid to ensure relief to more than four crore construction workers, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to treat them as formal sector employees by bringing them within the ambit of social welfare laws and provide benefits like paid maternity leave, provident fund and minimum wage.
M Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, died at 1:30am on Tuesday, a release from Gleneagles Global Health here said.
?Medical practitioners here in India feel the guidelines which recommend relaxing blood sugar targets will, not only lead to serious complications in diabetics, but also confusion in treatment protocol, advising that these should be ignored for Indians.
A day after he launched a highly personal attack on PM Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi targeted Modi again on Monday and said he was in denial about the threat of “mass unemployment” and his “acche din” claim would take a beating.
The sense within the government was TDP and YSRC were seeking to turn the forum of Parliament into a tool to address their respective political compulsions.
In what may be its first public show of displeasure, the Vinod Rai-led Banks Board Bureau on Monday expressed its disappointment with the Finance Ministry.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s ambition to spearhead a ‘political alternative’ in the national stage is beginning to take shape.
After RJD won the recent by-elections in Araria, Singh had courted controversy by saying the district will become a hub of terror.
The Enforcement Directorate on Monday filed its appeal in the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum case.
The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking CBI probe into the Ballabhgarh mob lynching case.
The outlawed CPI (Maoist) killed a contractor on Monday and torched four heavy vehicles engaged in road construction work near Kuatpal.
JNU students, after a protest march against a professor accused of sexual harassment, stormed police barricades in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area after police's lethargic approach on the matter.
Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan tried to convince Anna Hazare not to go for the Satyagraha keeping in mind his age and health but failed.
Veerashaiva followers clashed with members of the electorally influential Lingayat community Monday in a district in northern Karnataka, as Chief Minister Siddaramiah's government prepares to recommend religious status for Lingayats to the Narendra Modi government.
Nitish added that its ally BJP made strong demands and was the sole reason behind JD(U)'s participation in bypolls.
The top court accepted the petition filed by Hemraj's wife Khumkala Banjade who had challenged the decision of the Allahabad High Court acquitting the Talwars in the highly controversial murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj.
While this is not the first time that Hindu Mahasabha has attempted to put out its own understanding of India's cultural heritage, that it has renamed a long list of monuments in the calendar has irked many.
While ground water resources will face even greater pressure in north India, south and central India will experience high levels of risk from poor water quality in its river basins by 2050.
Scenes of joy and despair were seen across the state soon after a state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah okayed the religion based on the suggestions of Nagamohan Das committee.
There is no differentiation in Hindutva, and there is no meaning in saying our or their Hindutva, said the RSS chief.
"We plan to introduce two new words into the lexicon of international fighter aircraft manufacturing: 'India' and 'exclusive'."
Kedarnath, best known for his poetry collection titled Akaal Mein Saras, was a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award (1989) and Jnanpith Award (2013).
Amid weak cues from overseas markets, gold prices moved down by 0.16 per cent to Rs 30,175 per 10 grams in futures trade today after participants trimmed positions.
At the Multi Commodity E
Daler Mehndi was convicted for trafficking people, disguised as members of his dance troupe, abroad.
<p>DMK working president and Leader of the Opposition M.K. Stalin on Monday alleged that gutkha was still being sold in various parts of the State. This was evident from the fact that the police were
<p> Two persons have been arrested at the Chennai airport for attempting to smuggle in 3.6 kg of gold worth ?1.1 crore and foreign currency worth ?12 lakh. </p><p>On Monday, Sikkandar Samsudeen, who c
<p>With various political parties announcing protests against the entry of the <em>Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, </em>organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad, into Tirunelveli district, Collector Sandeep Nandu
Fighting has worsened between Pakistan and India in Kashmir. On Sunday, a mortar shell tore through a home in the Indian-controlled portion of the region, killing five members of a family and wounding others.
Ola hopes to become a rare consumer technology firm in India that breaks away from home and grows in a well-to-do market where it can charge more.
A publisher came under fire for featuring the dictator as one of 11 world figures said to have “devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people.”
Naina Shah and Abhishek Honawar work between New York and India: she in fashion, he in hospitality. Next, they will team up on their own design studio.
“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.
Kamran Yousuf, a photographer, was granted bail after a court said the Indian authorities had failed to submit enough evidence to detain him.
Wild populations of cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers have fallen at alarming rates. We need to act fast.
The body of a 19-year-old trekker, who had gone missing three days ago, was today found in a deep trench in Dharamshala, the police said.
A day after Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies seized control of Afrin, a Turkish aid group started distributing relief supplies in the town centre on Monday, but residents continued to...
A four-month-old girl was hospitalised in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district where she was branded with an iron rod to cure her of a severe cough and cold, police said.
The Trump administration is expected to unveil up to $60 billion in new tariffs on Chinese imports by Friday, targeting technology, telecommunications and intellectual property, two officials briefed...
Jailed AIADMK chief VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan died at a hospital in Chennai after multiple organ failure, according to news agency ANI. The 74-year-old was admitted to Gleneagles Global Health...
Nine people were arrested on Monday for allegedly running a sex racket at a mall in Gurgaon, police said.
The death of a woman in Arizona struck by a self-driving car with no human control, the first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle, is an event the nascent industry has long dreaded and comes...
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi has "exempted" the central government from making open offers for its proposed acquisitions of additional shares of six public sector banks (PSBs).
Sixteen Korean automobile ancillaries exchanged MoUs with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, bringing in a total investment of $737 million (?4,790 crores) and have committed employment to 6,583 people. Apart from 534 acres at Erramanchi, the companies will establish units at Gudipalli (71 acres) and Ammavarupalli (138 acres). "Only last month, I was at the project site of Kia Motors for the Framework Installation Ceremony, and was very happy to see significant progress of the project," said the Chief Minister at the MoU signing. Kia Motors, along with the auto ancillaries from South Korea is the largest FDI in India in recent times. The ancillaries will supply to Kia Motors to cater to the plant's initial capacity of 3 lakh vehicles per annum. "I hope that by next March, all of you would have set base, so that you will be in sync with the production plan of bringing out the first car then. I am also keen to see more Korean investments come into our state following you, and set up a South Korea Township", he said. "I am confident that this establishment will help build a big automotive ecosystem, and strengthen the ties between AP and South Korea." The Chief Minister also spoke about the Backward Areas Ultra Mega Integrated Automobile Projects Policy, and the presence of more than 100 auto component manufacturers including Isuzu Motors, Hero Motors, Ashok Leyland, Apollo Tyres, Bharat Forge and others. "Make AP your second home, as the chosen area for the auto-cluster, Anantapur, is strategically located close to Bengaluru and is a part of two of the state's main industrial corridors," he said.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in February 2018 -- up 24.14 per cent -- from 86.55 lakh in the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Monday.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) From futuristic denim technology brands like e-indigo, chrome chord, hybrid chinos to handloom ones like ikat, denim is witnessing a revolution in terms of design aesthetics and accessibility to cater to the "evolving" mentality of the customers. Arvind Ltd, a textile to retail and brands conglomerate, along with Invista, an integrated producer of fibres, displayed some of the variants of this wardrobe staple through its exclusive denim collection named aGravity' at its annual event Arvind Festive 2018 here. "Sustainability is the need of the hour and keeping this in mind, many brands are opting for sustainable options.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) adjudicating on insolvency cases requires superior infrastructure that allows NCLT benches to be set up in proportion to the state-wise number of companies active in the region, state-run State Bank of India said on Monday. While the Central government has set up 11 benches of the NCLT, there are currently about 11 lakh active companies, according to the latest SBI Ecowrap report authored by Chief Economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has the 'Most Followed Account' and cricket star Virat Kohli has got the 'Most Engaged Account' on Instagram, according to the Instagram Awards which have been announced for the first time in India. Alia also got a 'milestone plaque' with Shraddha Kapoor in recognition for building a community of 20 million followers.
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced that head coach John Gregory has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. Under his leadership, the club finished second in the league stage of the competition and overcame FC Goa by a 4-1 aggregate victory in the semis. The first English coach to win the ISL trophy, Gregory led the side to an eight-match unbeaten run that culminated in a 3-2 victory over Bengaluru FC in the final, thus securing qualification to the 2019 AFC Cup.
'After Modi, Yogi is the most popular face of Hindutva, but it's too early to say that he is someone who could succeed Modi.'
Apart from SIPS and STPS, value- averaging can help investors make more money, says Devangshu Datta.
'People didn't associate Dinesh with hitting sixes. He had the ability to hit fours and the odd six, but hitting sixes (regularly) is one aspect of the game we have really worked hard on.'
Alishba's name surfaced in the controversy after the Indian pacer's wife Hasin Jahan alleged that he could have a relationship with the Pakistani woman.
Kejriwal had earlier tendered an apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia for having levelled "unfounded" allegations related to involvement in drugs trade against him.
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Sources said that NWR prepared a list of routes where there is heavy rush and based on that the frequency of trains or number of coaches has been increased accordingly.
Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu stated in state assembly that Sena would have supported no-confidence motion against Modi government if it is brought for a larger national interest
Sawant informed the assembly that a campaign and survey was conducted in a few districts for leprosy in 2015 in which over 4 crore people were tested and almost 1.6 lakh were found to be suspected cases.
RTI application has revealed that not even a single private landowner has opted for land pooling scheme for giving up their land for Expressway but all have opted for money in exchange for the land.
The project has come as a variation to the original agreement between Jaipur Development Authority and the contractor firm.
The problem is with the Supreme court order. The court has allowed schools to charge provisional fees but has not cleared the definition of provisional fees