'Faulty selection of candidates led to Congress defeat in Jharkhand'

Rajya Sabha member and former JPCC president Pradip Kumar Balmuchu Friday said that "irregularities" in selection of candidates was one of the reasons behind Congress' debacle in the recently concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections.

AAP hits out at CBI over Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused the CBI of taking a 'U-turn' and "weakening" the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case in which BJP president Amit Shah is among the accused.

Raghuvar Das to be sworn in as Jharkhand CM on Dec 28

The newly-elected BJP legislature party leader Raghuvar Das will take oath on December 28 as Chief Minister of Jharkhand and all government offices will remain open tomorrow and Sunday.

CM-designate Raghuvar Das started as a student union leader

Starting his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77, Raghuvar Das traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand.

Govt stalled Parliament as PM acted like 'Dhritarashtra': Azad

New Delhi: Blaming NDA government for stalling Parliament, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 'Dhritarashtra' saying there was his "silent support" on contentious issues like conversions that disrupted the two Houses.

Don't bulldoze regional parties in J&K: Azad to BJP

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K govt formation: Congress offers support to PDP

Congress Friday offered support to PDP in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, saying its erstwhile ally has the "legal, moral and Constitutional' right to do so.

Nawaz Sharif congratulates Vajpayee on being awarded Bharat Ratna

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

J&K govt formation: Governor writes to Mehbooba Mufti, BJP; NC offers 'verbal' support to PDP
J&K govt formation: Governor writes to Mehbooba Mufti, BJP; NC offers 'verbal' support to PDP

Even after days of uncertainty, the suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued unabated as Omar Abdullah-led National Conference offered to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but stopped short of formalising the proposal in writing.

FIR lodged against Birbhum BJP president Dudhkumar Mondal

An FIR was today lodged against BJP's Birbhum district president Dudhkumar Mondal for threatening to cut off hands of Trinamool workers, sparking outrage in the ruling party following which he expressed regret for his remarks.

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

'Congress in touch with PDP to keep BJP at bay in J&K'

Jammu: Amid reports that the BJP leadership has been holding talks with PDP to explore the possibilities of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress today said it "is in touch" with PDP to keep the saffron outfit at bay.

Exclusive: Raghubar Das talks about his plans for Jharkhand's development

Jharkhand is all set to get its first non-tribal chief minister with Raghubar Das being elected as the BJP state legislature party leader on Friday.

JPP declares bandh on Raghuvar Das's oath-taking day

Jamshedpur: Describing the selection of a non-tribal chief minister in Jharkhand as an "anti-tribal" approach of BJP, Jharkhand People's Party (JPP) on Friday announced to observe a state-wide bandh on the day Raghuvar Das would take oath.

Better coordination with Centre if Delhi is ruled by BJP: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday claimed there was a "BJP wave" in Delhi and the party will form the next government here, and there will be a better coordination with the Central government if the national capital was also ruled by the BJP.

Form secular government in Kashmir: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Friday called for a "secular government" in Jammu and Kashmir after assembly elections threw up a hung house.

Complaint filed against Bengal BJP leader for hate speech

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Friday lodged a police complaint against Dudh Kumar Mondal, the BJP's Birbhum district president in West Bengal, who has threatened to chop off the hands of Trinamool activists.

Delhi Assembly polls: Public opinion in Gole Market, Delhi

Delhi Assembly polls: Public opinion in Gole Market, Delhi.

Maharashtra govt allots Rs 64 cr to LWE-affected districts

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to allocate Rs 64 crore to four Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected districts in the Vidarbha region to fast-track their development.

J&K govt formation: BJP holding consultation with all imp stakeholders, says Ram Madhav

 Srinagar: BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav today said his party was holding consultations with all important stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir for providing a stable government.