BJP confident of holding Amit Shah meet in Kolkata

The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30.

Mistry blames BJP, RSS for BHU violence

Launching a scathing attack on BJP and RSS over the violence in Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Congress on Monday said the incident reflected "their character".

Government confident of passing Insurance Bill despite opposition

The Narendra Modi government Monday expressed confidence at getting the Insurance Bill, which seeks to raise the cap on foreign equity in the sector from 26 percent to 49 percent, through parliament even as some opposition parties appeared allied against the measure.

Saradha chit fund scam: Govt returns fire, says Mamata 'helping accused'

Rejecting her allegation that the Centre was pursuing a "selective vendetta" against TMC, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that by making such claims, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was "helping" those who are involved in criminal cases.

Gadkari's defamation suit against Digvijay: Court to hear arguments on Jan 9

A Delhi court on Monday said it would hear on January 9 next the arguments on the point of framing a notice in a defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari against Congress leader Digvijay Singh.

BJP keeping civic poll candidates in capitivity: Ashok Gehlot

Congress leader and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday alleged that the ruling BJP-led dispensation has kept its 91 contestants of Jaipur Municipal Corporation in "captivity" at a luxury hotel here as it feared losing the civic polls.

Sting operation issue rocks Uttarakhand Assembly

The Uttarakhand Assembly was adjourned repeatedly on Monday after opposition BJP created a ruckus demanding a discussion over the issue of a sting operation reportedly involving a member of the ruling alliance claiming to topple the government.

Rajya Sabha polls: Birender Singh, Prabhu to file nominations on Tuesday

Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by the BJP for bye-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, will file their nominations on Tuesday.

Suspense looms over Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC summit, Pak to respond if India 'requests'
Suspense looms over Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC summit, Pak to respond if India 'requests'

Pakistan yet again put the ball in India's court on Monday and said it would mull talking on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu only if Indian representatives proposed such a move.

Nitin Gadkari to flag-off Delhi-Kathmandu bus service on Tuesday

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag-off the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service from capital's Ambedkar Stadium bus terminal on Tuesday.

AISSF complaints against Navjot Sidhu to Akal Takht

In what could spell fresh trouble for cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF) has registered a complaint to Akal Takht for allegedly twisting words from Gurubani.

Cong misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP

 BJP on Monday alleged that Congress had been misusing the state machinery for getting electoral gain in the five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand beginning tomorrow.

BJP expresses grief over Congress veteran Murli Deora's demise

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed grief over the demise of senior Congress leader Murli Deora, who passed away in Mumbai this morning.

TMC dubs NSA Doval 'RSS sympathiser'; Mamata goes all-out against BJP over Saradha, Burdwan
TMC dubs NSA Doval 'RSS sympathiser'; Mamata goes all-out against BJP over Saradha, Burdwan

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, it appears, has decided to take the BJP-led Centre head on over Saradha scam and Burdwan blasts accusations.

Wanted to study last-minute issues: Parrikar on deferred IAF deals

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said he has deferred a decision on a joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport aircraft fleet as also the procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft because he wanted more information on these deals.

'Nominated' author donates lifetime savings for Swachh Bharat

Nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Swachh Bharat Mission, author Manu Sharma on Sunday donated his lifetime savings of Rs 20 lakh for the renovation of a 'ghat' here to "carry forward" the PM's cleanliness campaign.

With eye on polls, Delhi BJP holds 'Shakti Kendra' meetings

Delhi BJP on Sunday urged its members to knock on every door in the national capital ahead of Assembly polls here even as the party conducted nearly 550 Shakti Kendra meetings in the city.

Saradha scam: TMC hits back at BJP, calls NSA Doval 'known RSS sympathiser'

Hitting back at BJP over targeting Mamata Banerjee on Burdwan blast, Trinamool Congress on Sunday alleged that a "devious master gameplan" plotted at the RSS headquarters is being executed by the ruling party at the Centre even as it dubbed NSA Ajit Doval as a "known RSS sympathiser".

Saradha scam: BJP demands sealing of TMC's bank account

Demanding that the bank account of Trinamool Congress be sealed following the arrest of two party MPs in Saradha scam, BJP on Sunday said TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's "intolerance" and "arrogance" would be the reason for the party's "downfall" in the next Assembly polls.

Modi govt ready to face 'stormy' Winter Session from today, TMC set to stage dharna
Modi govt ready to face 'stormy' Winter Session from today, TMC set to stage dharna

Fresh from its Assembly polls successes, a confident Narendra Modi-led NDA government is expected to push for the passage of key economic bills, including on the insurance sector, in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning from Monday.