Friday, March 01, 2024

Murders, extortion have increased in Kalaburagi during Priyank Kharge's tenure: K'taka BJP

Bengaluru:Karnataka BJP on Friday said that the incidents of murders and extortion in Kalaburagi district of the state have increased after Minister for RDPR, IT, and BT Priyank Kharge took over as the District in-charge Minister of Kalaburagi.

SC dismisses PIL seeking digital monitoring of all activities of MPs, MLAs

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking to digitally monitor the activities of all elected MPs and MLAs for better transparency.

Rahul Gandhi, all sitting MPs in Kerala on PCC list to high command

Thiruvananthapuram The screening committee of the Kerala unit of the Congress on Thursday cleared the names of all 15 sitting MPs, including Rahul Gandhi and state party President K Sudhakaran, for the Lok Sabha polls.

Lok Sabha poll schedule likely to be out on March 13-14

NEW DELHI: In all likelihood, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to announce the schedule for the upcoming parliamentary elections on March 13-14.

K’taka BJP raises issue of ‘threat to burn down train from Ayodhya’ in LC

Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP on Friday raised the issue of "threat to burn down the train returning from Ayodhya" in Legislative Council (LC).

Lok Sabha polls: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to blow poll bugle from Bikaner today

JAIPUR:Union Home Minister Amit Shah will blow the BJP’s Lok Sabha poll bugle in Rajasthan from Bikaner on Tuesday.

Will join Rahul’s yatra only if seat-sharing finalised, says Akhilesh

LUCKNOW:Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has said that he will not join Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Uttar Pradesh unless seat-sharing between the SP and Congress is finalised.

PM Modi to lay foundation of AIIMS Rewari, Gurugram Metro Rail project today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Rewari in Haryana on Friday where he will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 9,750 crore concerning urban transport, health, rail and tourism sector.

CM Siddaramaiah to present budget today

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is all set to present the state budget on Friday in the Assembly here.

Maharashtra opposition MVA hails SC judgement on electoral bonds, slams BJP

MUMBAI: The Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on electoral bonds and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for introducing this mode of political funding in the country.

SC allows withdrawal of pleas challenging constitutionality of UAPA

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the withdrawal of the petitions challenging the constitutionality of the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Rahul pledges guarantee on MSP but Cong govt rejected Swaminathan Committee report in 2010

NEW DELHI: In a redux of the farmers protest in 2020-21, a sizeable number of farmers marched from their villages in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, as part of ‘Chalo Delhi’ agitation to seek government’s nod and preferably a legislation to implement their demands. Minimum Support Price (MSP) is their chief demand, this time.

Ex-PM Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Vibhakar Shastri, grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, joined BJP on Wednesday.

CPI-M cautious after Cong MLA exposes CM Vijayan in illegal gratification case of daughter’s IT firm

Thiruvananthapuram:A day after Congress legislator Mathew Kuzhalnadan came out with documents indicating the manner in which Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan allegedly favoured the mining firm CMRL in lieu of illegal gratification to his daughter’s IT firm, the beleaguered CPI-M is on the defensive.

Samrat Choudhary presents 1st Budget as Finance Minister in Bihar Assembly

PATNA: Amid ruckus, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Choudhary, who also holds the Finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented the first-ever Budget here in the Assembly in the capacity of Finance Minister.

J&K's prominent NC leader Shahnaz Ganai joins BJP

SRINAGAR: Prominent National Conference (NC) leader and former legislator, Shahnaz Ganai joined the BJP on Monday at party headquarters in New Delhi.

PM Modi receives warm welcome in MP's Jhabua

BHOPAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received a warm welcome from the BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh as he arrived at tribal-dominated Jhabua to kick-start the party’s campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabaha election.

Will Cong-SP alliance survive the seat-sharing test in UP?

LUCKNOW: Seat-sharing arrangement has been one of the major contentions for the INDIA bloc and with only three months remaining for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the INDIA bloc is yet to come up with a seat-sharing formula between its alliance partners.

Shiv Sen (UBT) leader's killing: Uddhav Thackeray asks if ‘any third person was involved’

MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena (UBT) President Uddhav Thackeray has raised doubts over the killing of his party leader Abhishek Ghosalkar during a Facebook Live interaction on February 8, asking “whether any third person was involved” in the sensational crime.

Discussion begins on Ram temple in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: Discussion has started in the Lok Sabha on the Ram temple that was inaugurated with a grand Pran Pratishtha (consecration ceremony) of Ram Lalla by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ayodhya on January 22.

Andhra Pradesh CM calls on PM, seeks release of pending funds

Amaravati/New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his chambers in Parliament on Friday and requested him to expedite several issues related to the state.

SC adjourns hearing on CBI's plea against interim bail to ex-ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned till February 12 the hearing on the CBI’s petition challenging interim bail granted by the Bombay High Court to former ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar in the alleged Videocon loan fraud case.

K'taka BJP to stage protest against Cong in B’luru

Bengaluru: As Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah is leading a stir at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, the state BJP unit is staging a protest at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Wednesday to highlight the Congress government's failures..

'Guns, goons & govt': MVA accuses ruling Mahayuti of hiring gangsters before elections

MUMBAI: Congress’ Leader of Opposition (Assembly) Vijay Wadettiwar and Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut accused the ruling Mahayuti government of ‘recruiting gangsters’ and baddies in its grand coalition ahead of the elections, here on Tuesday.

BJP, Cong criticise Kerala govt over budget

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP and Congress in Kerala have criticised the state government for using the Budget to hit the opposition.

UP assembly reverberates with chants of 'Jai Shri Ram'

LUCKNOW: The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, on Friday, opened to chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as all legislators of BJP and its allied parties trooped wearing saffron scarves.

US envoy hails Indian Navy's action against pirates, terror groups in Indian Ocean

NEW DELHI: US Ambassador Eric Garcetti on Tuesday hailed the swift action taken by the Indian Navy against pirates to rescue sailors of merchant ships operations ensuring the safety of shipping in the Indian Ocean.

YSRCP complains to CEO over alleged collection of voters’ data by TDP leader

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh’s ruling party, YSRCP, complained to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Monday that Narayana Group of educational institutions was collecting voters’ data even as its founder and TDP leader was looking to fight the forthcoming election in Nellore constituency.

Biennial RS polls for 56 seats on Feb 27

MUMBAI: The Election Commission of India has said that the biennial elections for 56 Rajya Sabha seats including six in Maharashtra, shall be held on February 27.

DMK to meet VCK, CPI , CPI(M) leaders for seat-sharing talks

CHENNAI: The DMK leadership will meet the VCK leadership on Tuesday for seat sharing talks.

Having tea, holding press conferences have no impact on ground: Prashant Kishor on INDIA bloc

PATNA: Ace poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday said that drinking tea at high-end hotels and holding press conferences have no impact on the ground and there will be a lot of political bickering because of INDIA bloc in coming days.

Soren counters BJP's Ram wave by tapping into Jharkhand's local sentiments

Ranchi: On the day of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the wave of religious fervour that swept through the Hindi heartland was not limited to just Ayodhya but Jharkhand, with its population of nearly four crore people, was equally immersed in the spirit of Ram.

Assam CM slams Rahul, says Cong yatra gets crowd only in minority areas

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has called Rahul Gandhi 'darpok' (coward) and claimed that he fled from Guwahati in a car leaving the bus used for his yatra.

'Nehru family under threat': Govt should provide security to Rahul Gandhi, says Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that the Nehru family is under threat and it is the responsibility of Central and Assam government to provide adequate security to Rahul Gandhi.

Dalits disillusioned with Cong, surprise results to come from South India in Lok Sabha polls: Bommai

Bengaluru: Stating that surprise results will come from South India in the coming Lok Sabha polls, former Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said the BJP is expected to get the maximum number of seats in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Priyanka Gandhi likely to contest LS polls from K’taka, Telangana

BENGALURU: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is likely to contest on two seats from Karnataka and Telangana during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

TDP, Jana Sena urge ECI to sanitise electoral rolls

Vijayawada:Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Jana Sena Party (JSP) have requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take steps to sanitise the electoral rolls and conduct fearless, free and fair elections in Andhra Pradesh.

Derek O'Brien slams BJP as 14 opposition MPs remain suspended

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Tuesday took a jibe at the BJP over the suspension of 14 MPs, saying two impeccably well-behaved Members of Parliament continue to grace the Lok Sabha -- Ramesh Bidhuri and Brij Bhushan Singh -- and maybe the government wants all in Opposition to behave like them to avoid suspension from Parliament.

Why is BJP shy about Places of Worship Act, asks Owaisi

HYDERABAD: AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday asked the BJP why it is shy about the Places of Worship Act.

Nitish Kumar only has Rs 22,552 cash and Rs 48,000 in bank accounts

PATNA:The Nitish Kumar Government released details of the assets of its Cabinet Ministers on the last day of 2023.


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