Manoj Tiwari refuses to comment on calls for ban on Pakistani artistes

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:08

New Delhi, Feb 23 Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari, who made a name for himself as an entertainment personality before entering politics, wants to keep the artiste in himself alive, but refrains from expressing his viewpoint on the demand for putting a two-year ban on Pakistani talent working in Hindi film industry.


BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution: Shashi Tharoor

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:52

New Delhi, Feb 8 The BJP government is looking to make a "major assault" on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on various constitutional provisions, like Article 370 on Kashmir and secularism, will be part of attempts to create a "Hindu rashtra" (nation).


President Ram Nath Kovind pitches for simultaneous elections

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:58

New Delhi, Jan 29 President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday pitched for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, saying that frequent elections impede the speed of development as officials have to assist in conducting polls.


The year that ended BJP's 14-year exile in Uttar Pradesh

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:36

Lucknow, Dec 30 Uttar Pradesh was a parched land for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for 14 long years. Ever since the then Chief Minister Rajnath Singh lost the plot in the 2003 state assembly elections, the saffron party found itself on the sidelines of the country's politically most crucial state.


Tripura: Year that set the stage for a direct Left vs BJP battle

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:34

Agartala, Dec 29 In India's 65-year electoral history, the country's dominant Left party, the CPI-M, has never been in direct confrontation with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Political developments in Tripura this year have set the stage for their first face-to-face battle in the February 2018 assembly polls as the saffron outfit has emerged as the key opposition party in this Communist-ruled state.


BJP under Modi not unbeatable: Chidambaram

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 11:24

New Delhi, Dec 24 Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on lack of job creation and said jobs would be a critical factor in polls over the next 16 months, including the Lok Sabha election.