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VHP leader Giriraj Kishore passes away at 94

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:30

Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died here this evening following prolonged illness. He was 94.

Issue of Leader of Opposition is in Speaker`s court: Javadekar

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 22:56

Powers to appoint the Leader of Opposition (LoP) is with the Lok Sabha Speaker and not the government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.

Modi government finalises names of five new Governors

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 21:45

Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources said on Sunday.

Warship INS Kuthar damaged in mishap, Navy orders probe

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:51

In yet another naval mishap, a warship suffered damage while operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory prompting the force to order a detailed investigation into it.

Women`s Reservation Bill can be potential game changer: UN official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:21

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Congress protests against rising prices, power cuts in Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:49

Alleging that the BJP government has "failed on all fronts", scores of Congress workers led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee chief Arvinder Singh held a protest near Jama Masjid area.

BJP MP seeks safe return of 28 Indians in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:57

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national president and MP Anurag Thakur wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about 28 Indians stranded in a company in Iraq.

LoP an "essential" institution: Sharad Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:24

Amid the continuing suspense over the Leader of Opposition issue, NCP president Sharad Pawar said the institution was "essential".

PM Modi named leader of BJP Parliamentary Party in Parliament

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:50

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was named the leader of reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both houses of Parliament.

Recovered money was of my cousin: BJP MP Giriraj Singh to Bihar police

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:27

Days after recovery of Rs 1.14 crore, USD 600 and ornaments purportedly stolen from his flat, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Giriaj Singh recorded his statement with police, claiming the money belonged to his businessman cousin.

Subramanian Swamy calls Sonia Gandhi `fifth class pass`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:31

Taking a jibe at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said she had just studied till the fifth grade, and hence, was making senseless statements in connection with the National Herald case.

BJP needs to be made stronger in East and South: Amit Shah

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:40

Setting out his agenda, BJP`s new president Amit Shah said the party needs to be strengthened in eastern and southern parts of India.