Amit Shah slams Sharad Pawar on corruption, promises Shivaji era in Maharashtra

Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly Elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday night chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system".

'Jungle Raj-2' fast gripping Bihar: BJP

Expressing concern over spate in incidents of dacoity in running trains in recent months in Bihar, BJP on Thursday alleged that the 'Jungle Raj-2' was rapidly gripping the state, referring to the alliance between RJD and JD(U).

Police crackdown on Jadavpur students: BJP wants judicial probe

The BJP on Thursday slammed Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha for claiming there was no baton-charge on demonstrating Jadavpur University students, and demanded a judicial inquiry into the violent crackdown.

'Reports on Maneka Gandhi's comments on Uttar Pradesh bypolls highly exaggerated'

Reports linking Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's remarks to Uttar Pradesh bypolls were "highly exaggerated and misinterpreted", her office said on Thursday, apparently seeking to clarify on the comments about her son Varun Gandhi.

Jobs would be provided to maximum number of youths: Kalraj Mishra

Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Thursday observed that there were several problems in implementing the Prime Minister's Employment Scheme, but said jobs would be provided to the maximum number of youths by removing hurdles.

Bihar medicine scam: BJP's Sushil Modi's seeks answers from chief secretary

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday intensified his attack on JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore medicine purchase scam and wrote to state Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh seeking answers on certain questions in this regard.

Digvijay Singh slams Hema Malini over widow remark

Bharatiya Janata Party's Mathura MP Hema Malini on Thursday drew heavy flak from Congress for her comments on Vrindavan widows with the Opposition party demanding withdrawal of her remarks saying it was "uncalled for".

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Shiv Sena dismisses BJP's ultimatum for decision on alliance
Maharashtra Assembly polls: Shiv Sena dismisses BJP's ultimatum for decision on alliance

Hours after BJP gave it an ultimatum to take a final call on the seat-sharing pact for Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Shiv Sena said on Thursday night that it would not be dictated by anybody.

BJP will form govt in Haryana: Sharma

The BJP will create history by forming its first ever government in Haryana on its own after the forthcoming Assembly polls, party's Punjab chief Kamal Sharma said here on Thursday.

CBI registers case against son of former MP CM

In a matter of embarrassment for the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh, CBI has registered a case of cheating against the son of a former chief minister of the state, Kailash Chandra Joshi.

SC/ST fund diversion for CWG: BJP slams AAP for not ordering probe

Delhi BJP on Thursday came down hard on AAP questioning why the Arvind Kejriwal-led government did not investigate the alleged diversion by the then Sheila Dikshit dispensation of funds meant for SC/ST welfare projects to finance certain works for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG).

Don't blame 'love jihad' for UP loss: Giriraj Singh

While top BJP leaders have refrained from commenting on the party's performance in Uttar Pradesh bypolls yet, state party leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday said it is wrong to blame the 'love jihad' theory for it.

Jadavpur University students rubbish police's no baton charge claims

Victims of a "violent police crackdown", a host of Jadavpur University students on Thursday rubbished Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha's claims that there was no baton charge on the demonstrating students and expressed apprehension of a frequent police presence in the campus.

Upadhyay resigns as SDMC Standing Committee chairman

BJP's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay on Thursday resigned as the chairman of the Standing Committee of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to "focus on party responsibilities".

Athawale claims Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP

As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party.

Maharashtra Assembly Election: BJP gives ultimatum to Shiv Sena over seat-sharing

Setting itself on a confrontation path with its oldest ally, BJP on Thursday gave Shiv Sena an ultimatum to agree on a seat-sharing formula for the coming Assembly elections or face a break down of the alliance.

Centre enhances fund under IAY by Rs 25,000: Kushwaha

As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of house for all in next seven years, the Centre has enhanced unit cost for building dwellings under Indira Awas Yojna by Rs 25,000 by including labour and toilet components, Union minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Upendra Kushwaha said on Thursday.

BJP criticises TRS govt on 'Hyderabad Liberation Day'

The BJP on Thursday hit out at the TRS government in Telangana for not officially celebrating the 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' and preventing it from organising the event inside Golconda Fort here.

Hema Malini defends her remarks on widows in Vrindavan

Actor-politician Hema Malini on Thursday sought to defend her remarks that widows from West Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, saying she said this in the context of how they were being ignored in their home states and government not doing enough for them.

Japan, China want land to be reserved for them: Medha Patkar

Activist Medha Patkar on Thursday alleged that leaders and officials from Japan and China were visiting India as they want land to be reserved for them in the country.