Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday suggested that ransom may have been paid for the release of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar Ananthaswamy in Afghanistan, latching to reported comments of his family regarding it.
Unfazed by the controversy, the British filmmaker behind the BBC documentary on the Delhi gang-rape incident on Thursday accused the Indian government of trying to "muzzle free speech" by banning its telecast in India.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP, an NDA ally, has come around to supporting the land bill after initially raising objections even as some other partners in the ruling coalition continue to be wary of some of its provisions.
Reaching out to the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was ready to remove anything that was anti-farmer in the land bill and "publicly prayed" to the detractors not to stall the legislation in the Rajya Sabha where NDA is in a minority.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are rivals not only in politics, but also in the `pichkari` market here as water sprinklers -- used to spray water on Holi -- with pictures of the two leaders are doing brisk business.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to late Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik on his 98th birth anniversary, saying he was an "outstanding personality" whose contribution to the state and the country will always be remembered.
Hitting back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's potshot on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Wi-Fi services at the Varanasi ghats, the BJP on Thursday said his anti-technology mindset will not take him far in politics.
Shiv Sena, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government over the Land Bill, on Wednesday sought to put an end to speculation about a rift with BJP and said its stand on policy decisions should not be seen as a "revolt" against its senior alliance partner.
Ahead of meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she has apprised the centre about her recent Dhaka visit and talks concerning the Teesta water sharing deal.