Politics

  • Fog spikes Akhilesh Yadav’s date with NRIs in Gujarat
    3:01 PM

    Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday missed his date with non-resident Indians (NRIs) at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Sammelan 2015 underway in Gujarat, due to dense fog and poor visibility at Saifai airport. Yadav was to chair the UP session at the convention and the

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  • States woo diaspora for investment at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
    11:53 AM

    Gandhinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) Several chief ministers Friday wooed the Indian diaspora at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here to come and invest in their states and promised several incentives, while Kerala urged that the diaspora be given online voting rights. Among the chief ministers who attended the session, called

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  • I am a novice in politics: Manjhi
    3:41 PM

    Patna, Jan 8 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Thursday expressed his helplessness for repeatedly committing faux pas, saying he was a “novice” in politics. “I have learnt everything except how to be clever, I am just a novice,” a smiling Manjhi said at a function here. He said

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  • Don’t play politics with our soldiers: Amit Shah to Congress
    2:12 PM

    Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah Tuesday hit out at the Congress for questioning the government over the Coast Guard operation leading to the interception and subsequent sinking of a Pakistani terror boat and the death of suspected terrorists on board. He said the party should not play

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  • Bengal governor takes charge of Meghalaya, says won’t talk politics
    2:12 PM

    Shillong, Jan 6 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who Tuesday took additional charge of Meghalaya, said he does not talk politics in Bengal and will not do so in the northeastern state as well. The 80-year-old Tripathi was appointed after Krishan Kant Paul was transferred to Uttarakhand. He

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  • Akhilesh Yadav to release Bollywood film’s trailer
    1:21 PM

    Lucknow, Jan 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trailer of Bollywood romantic comedy “Thoda Lutf, Thoda Ishq” Jan 8, 2015. The movie’s cast including Hiten Tejwani and Raajpal Yadav, along with the film’s director Sachin Gupta will be present at the launch, which will take

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  • Six SP candidates file nomination for RS polls
    2:15 PM

    Lucknow, Nov 3 (IANS) Six Samajwadi Party (SP) candidates Monday filed their nomination papers in Uttar Pradesh for the Rajya Sabha polls later this month. Tanzeem Fatima, wife of state Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan, was amont those who filed their nomination papers in the presence of Chief Minister

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  • Vasan rebels, floats new party
    1:39 PM

    Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) The Congress in Tamil Nadu split Monday with senior leader G.K. Vasan announcing his decision to float a new party. “The people are looking for an alternative. We want to give an alternative in Tamil Nadu,” Vasan told reporters. He said the new party’s name and

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  • BJP wants fresh polls in Delhi
    1:19 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The BJP has decided it will not form a government in Delhi and fresh polls should be held, party sources said Monday. BJP sources said Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Monday morning. Upadhyay, according to sources, conveyed BJP’s point of

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