Parsekar backs chargesheeted minister

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:03

Panaji, June 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday backed chargesheeted minister Ramesh Tawadkar, whose resignation is being sought by the opposition, saying the criminal case the minister was involved in was an old and "not a serious one".


Mamata requests Modi not to cut Bengal's kerosene quota

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:20

Narayangarh (West Bengal), June 13 (IANS) Stressing that the Centre's decision to reduce West Bengal's kerosene allocation would cause "grave distress" to the poor and weaker sections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain the state's quota at the previous level.


CBI questions Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh in Delhi

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:20

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on Thursday questioned by the CBI here for acquiring wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, officials said.


Bihar government protecting criminals, says Rudy

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 22:56

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) After some files of the fodder scam went missing in Bihar, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday accused the Nitish Kumar government of "protecting criminals" and said all this was being done to get a clean-chit for RJD chief Lalu Prasad.


With UP in mind, Muslims to float common front to take on 'communal forces'

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 15:00

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Many Muslim leaders, worried about electoral marginalisation of the community, especially after the split in Muslim votes in Assam, have initiated a serious move to bring together all groups, sects and schools of thought under one platform to make the community of 160 million a strong political force.


Kejriwal writes to Rajnath, takes on Modi

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 21:04

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) In a fresh salvo against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to name consultants hired by the Modi government since 2014.


Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung spying for PMO: AAP

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:24

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday accused Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung of "spying for the PMO" and alleged the BJP wanted to destabilize the Delhi government.


'Nitish can defeat BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls'

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:20

Patna, June 3 (IANS) Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) chief Babu Lal Marandi said on Friday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the most suitable face as the prime ministerial candidate and he can defeat the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


Goa looking for land for foreigners' detention centre: CM

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:32

Panaji, June 1 (IANS) The Goa government is in the process of identifying land for setting up an "isolated detention centre" for foreign nationals awaiting deportation, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.


Curbing of corruption big achievement: Union ministers

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 19:54

Gurgaon, May 31 (IANS) Union Ministers Anant Geete and Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the biggest achievement of the Narendra Modi government has been to curb widespread corruption in the system.


BJP minister's 'maharani' retort to Sonia's 'shahenshah' jibe

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 18:40

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Reacting to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's 'shahenshah' jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday launched a counter-attack, saying there was "no place for any maharani too in a democracy".


Amit Shah lunches with Dalit family in UP

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 17:20

Varanasi, May 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Tuesday had lunch with a Dalit family here as part of the party's mass contact expansion programme ahead of next year's assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.


Everything is fine in Congress party in Kerala: Chennithala

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 16:04

Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala has no "issues of factionalism", said party leader Ramesh Chennithala on Monday following his selection as the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.