Japan PM may face no-confidence motion over tax issue

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 10:26

Tokyo, May 30 (IANS) Leaders of Japan's four opposition parties hoped to jointly submit a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his proposal to delay the scheduled hike in the consumption tax rate.


Khaleda freshly charged over 2015 blockade violence

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 09:28

Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia was freshly charged in two cases over violence during last year's blockade violence in Dhaka.


Congress unable to digest country's progress under Modi: BJP

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:18

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Attacking the Congress for spreading what it said was false propaganda against the government, the BJP said on Sunday that the opposition party was unable to digest the fact that the country was progressing under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Place evidence in court, Chidambaram advises Jaitley

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 22:54

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday advised his successor Arun Jaitley, who said he was ready to present evidence against top Congress leaders in parliament, to instead present it in a court of law.


Attacks on Africans a serious issue: Yechury

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 15:20

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Criticising the central government over attacks on African nationals in India, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said that such attacks were a serious issue with international repercussions.


Political Battle on Social Media: This time Priyanka Vs. Smriti

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:04

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A Twitter spat broke out between Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday with the latter taking potshots at the Congress for its defeat in Assam even as she denied getting 'Z' category security.


Two years of Modi has hit secular values: Yechury

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:24

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Two years of Narendra Modi government has led to a "new trimoorti" that is a regression for India as a secular nation, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.


Women as a vote bank: Not a win-win for politicos

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 13:10

Women are now being courted by some politicians who sense that their appeal to Dalits, backward castes and Muslims is dwindling in the absence of providing more and more sops, or that their rivals are more successful in cultivating these vote banks.


Amar Singh congratulates Big B for National Award

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:18

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh congratulated megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his National Award win and said that there will never be an artist like him.


Bengal crude bomb explosion toll rises to five

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:40

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) The toll in a crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Malda district rose to five on Monday, with a bomb disposal squad personnel succumbing to his injuries, police said.