Friday , 24 May 2019

National News

Kamal’s ‘Hindu extremist’ remark stokes controversy

PTI Aravakurichi/New Delhi Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has said independent India’s first “extremist was a Hindu” – Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, stoking a controversy, with the BJP on Monday asserting that an  “assassin” is very different from a terrorist. The BJP also accused the Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder of indulging in “divisive politics” and following the Congress and Communists ... Read More »

Rahul wants action against those involved in 1984 riots

PTI Khanna/Hoshiarpur Facing a mounting attack from the BJP, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday said those involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots should be punished, even as he again rebuked his party leader Sam Pitroda, saying he should be “ashamed” of his remarks on the tragic event. Addressing a poll rally in Hoshiarpur, Gandhi said that what happened in 1984 ... Read More »

Mayawati unfit for public life, says BJP after her personal remarks against Modi

PTI Gorakhpur Unleashing a flurry of personal attacks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati alleged that he “abandoned his innocent wife for political gains,” drawing angry reaction from the BJP which called her “unfit for public life.” Mayawati also alleged that women in the BJP are scared of their husbands meeting the PM fearing they ... Read More »

Digvijay skips voting in Rajgarh, tracks Bhopal polls

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday expressed regret over not being able to cast his ballot in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, which is over 130 km away from the state capital Bhopal where he is locked in a keen contest with BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur. Read More »

IS claims it established ‘province’ in India

Agencies New Delhi/Srinagar The Islamic State claimed for the first time that it has established a ‘province’ in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS’s Amaq News Agency late on Friday announced the new province, that it called ‘Wilayah of Hind’, in a statement ... Read More »

Mamata, Naidu will lose ground in their states: Jaitley

IANS New Delhi Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that Mamata Banerjee and Chandrababu Naidu believe that they are the ‘anchors” of the Opposition but when results are declared on May 23, they would have realised that they “have lost large ground” in their own states. In a blog post, Jaitley also said that the “Modi mandate” could be ... Read More »

Kejriwal sends legal notice to Gambhir for tweets

IANS New Delhi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday sent a legal notice to BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, saying his recent tweets about him were “defamatory and misleading”, and sought his apology in writing within 24 hours. The notice was served in connection to Gambhir’s tweets where he said” “I feel ashamed to have a CM like ... Read More »

Congress has degraded election campaign: Gadkari

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday accused the Congress party of bringing down the level of the election campaign by diverting from the issue of development. Talking to the media here, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said, “The election should have been fought on the work done by the BJP-led NDA government. But the ... Read More »

BJP seeks apology from Sonia, Rahul over Pitroda’s remarks

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday demanded an apology from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Indian Oversees Congress chief Sam Pitroda’s remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “We demand that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi must apologise for the worst comments made by Sam Pitroda which has hurt the people of the country,” Union Minister ... Read More »