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Nov 20, 2013 Kejriwal gets EC notice for seeking Muslim votes on grounds of religion: ""The Commission has prima facie observed that by distributing the pamphlet (seeking Muslim votes), you have violated the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct. You are hereby called upon to explain by 11 AM On November 25 as to why action should not be initiated against you for the said violation," the notice states."
Nov 20, 2013 Derecognize Cong as national party: BJP to EC: "Congress and its leader are flouting the Model Code with impunity time and again...Therefore, it is high time that strict action is initiated against Rahul Gandhi and Congress for repeatedly violating Model Code of Conduct...undermining the Election Commission,""
Nov 19, 2013 India world champion in corruption because of Congress: Narendra Modi
Nov 19, 2013 India set to cancel helicopter deal with AgustaWestland: report: "India has decided to cancel a scandal-tainted helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland"
Nov 19, 2013 खानदान, विरासत और सियासत
Nov 19, 2013 छत्तीसगढ़: 'किसका बेटा रिकॉर्ड मतों से जीतेगा': "पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री अजित जोगी के बेटे अमित जोगी या नक्सली हमले में मारे गए कांग्रेस के प्रदेश अध्यक्ष नंद कुमार पटेल के बेटे उमेश पटेल."
Nov 19, 2013 राजस्थान कांग्रेस: मुफ़्त गेहूं, तीर्थयात्रा और शादी पर लाखों: "इस दायरे में प्रदेश के किसान, बड़े खेतिहर किसानों सहित वे सभी प्रमुख वर्ग आते हैं, जो आयकर के दायरे में नहीं हैं, लेकिन संपन्न माने जाते हैं."
Nov 17, 2013 Debate: It's now Sonia vs Modi - 1: "In the first place, he should know that the system was made by his father (Rajiv Gandhi), his grand-mother (Indira Gandhi) and great grand-father (Jawaharlal Nehru) for 60 years during their rule. "It is they who made the system. It is they who distorted it and misused it for their personal gains. When they know that it is the time to go, they are talking about systems,"Modi said"
Nov 17, 2013 Debate: It's now Sonia vs Modi - 2: ""Madam, please come here after doing your homework. If you do not have information, please sit with Raman Singhji and then come. Please do not give such statements,"
Nov 17, 2013 Crime and corruption Haryana needs operation cleanup: "HARYANA Sports Minister Sukhbir Kataria is set to be booked, at the instance of a Gurgaon court, for allegedly getting voter cards made on the basis of forged documents."
Nov 17, 2013 Arvind Kejriwal gets it right; asks to screen all political parties: "Add the amounts political parties do not declare, and we will have a humungous amount of money. Reforming such political funding is the larger goal. Targeting only a small, new political party is petty vendetta."
Nov 17, 2013 Congress a burden for India, Nehru would have been saddened: Modi: "Citing the multi-crore 2G and coal scams, Modi said Congress has done "PhD in corruption" and said not just the coal files but the whole government is missing in Delhi."
Nov 17, 2013 Rao lashes out at politicians, says they have done little for research: "Venting out the dissatisfaction in the scientific community over 'inadequate' funding, Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao on Sunday had an angry outburst as he called politicians 'idiots' for giving them 'so little'."
Nov 17, 2013 Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh: "Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence."
Nov 17, 2013 Jairam Ramesh blames media for twisting his statement on Rahul: "Senior Congress leader and Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday clarified that he did in no way ask Rahul Gandhi to apologise to the minority community for associating them with Pakistan's secret intelligence service, saying that his comments were twisted by the media."
Nov 17, 2013 'भारत रत्न' चुने गए सीएनआर राव को आया गुस्सा, नेताओं को बताया 'मूर्ख': "विज्ञान के क्षेत्र में कम आर्थिक सहायता पर वैज्ञानिक समुदाय के भीतर के असंतोष को जाहिर करते हुए भारत रत्न के लिए चयनित जानेमाने वैज्ञानिक सी एन आर राव ने रविवार को तल्ख लहजे में नेताओं को 'मूर्ख' करार देते हुए कहा कि उन्होंने इस क्षेत्र में ज्यादा कुछ नहीं दिया."
Nov 17, 2013 PM, Chidambaram wrong on CBI: Policy is not free from corruption
Nov 17, 2013 Rahul Gandhi Delhi rally: People leave venue, Rahul winds up speech in 6 minutes: " Rahul's rally was held near Virat Cinema ground in Dakshinpuri, Ambedkar Nagar, a Dalit constituency of Delhi."
Nov 17, 2013 Crumbling police force, callous political class: "the sorry state of affairs in which law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies function, not just in Bihar but also across the country"
Nov 17, 2013 Present day politicians have little respect for the voters: "there was SP leader Naresh Agarwal commenting on Mr Modi’s past, saying that a tea-seller cannot become the PM."
Nov 17, 2013 In angry outburst scientist CNR Rao calls politicians 'idiots': ""... Why the hell these idiots these politicians have given so little for us. Inspite of that we scientists have done something," Rao said, losing his cool. "Our investments are marginal, comes late ... for that money we have got, we have performed. For the money we have been getting it is not bad at all, after all this kind of money is nothing.""
Nov 16, 2013 Delhi polls: Son of 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar gets Congress ticket: "Asked about the 1984 riots cases against Sajjan Kumar and the message giving a ticket to his son sends out, Sharma said, “The law will take its course.”"
Nov 16, 2013 ‘Nehru-Gandhis misused system for personal gain’: "“The shehzada (Rahul Gandhi) came here and talked about changing the system... he should know that the system was created by his father (Rajiv), his grandmother (Indira) and his great grandfather (Jaw-aharlal Nehru) for 60 years during their rule... they made the system... distorted it... misused it,”"
Nov 15, 2013 'Can those who sell nation be rulers?': "The tea boy storm continues to rage with BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi renewing attack on Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal. Questioning his mentality, Modi has asked if it is a crime to be poor in the same breath he also lashed out at the Congress, claiming that it would be better to have a tea seller as the Prime Minister than have people at the top post who don't hesitate to betray the nation."
Nov 15, 2013 Sinha blames corruption for Jharkhand's backwardness: "Hinting at the mines scam in the state involving former CM Madhu Koda, he said it were bureaucrats who swallowed more money than Koda. He questioned the CBI why they selected only the polititians for inquiry ignoring the role of such incompetent officials."
Nov 14, 2013 Debate: Delhi's dirty poll campaign - 1: "The allegations against Vardhan were levelled in July, 1996 that a maid was raped at his official residence."
Nov 14, 2013 Debate: Delhi's dirty poll campaign - 2: "When the issue was raised in Delhi Assembly, Vardhan had strongly denied the allegations and offered to undergo DNA test."
Nov 14, 2013 Chhattisgarh polls: Amit Jogi embarrasses Congress: "when the junior Jogi applied for registration as a citizen of india he mentioned that he was born on 7 August 1977 in Dallas, Texas, USA. A year later in August 2002, Amit applied for a Chhattisgarh domicile certificate where he claimed he was born on 7 August 1978 at Pendra village in Bilaspur. Soon after he applied for the certificate, the Raipur collector issued a certificate saying that his place of birth is Chhattisgarh."
Nov 14, 2013 West Bengal's protective potato politics: "It's a political move which has once again hit the common man's pocket. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move to clamp down on potato export to Odisha and Jharkhand has left the aam aadmi in a lurch. Potato prices have skyrocketed in Odisha and Jharkhand and the Chief Ministers of the two states have appealed to Mamata to not impose the restriction. Meanwhile outraged trader associations and citizens in Odisha are now threatening to ban export of fish and block the highway which is used to transport food products from Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal."
Nov 14, 2013 Haryana: Cong versus Ashok Khemka: "IAS officer Ashok Khemka came in the spotlight when he challenged the Robert Vadra- DLF land deal in Haryana last year. But perhaps he is still paying the price for raising his voice against the powerful. Khemka has been transferred for the 46th time, replaced by the Haryana Government, this time under the pretext of sending him on election duty. While Khemka has challenged this order, his transfer has triggered a massive political fight between the Congress and the BJP."
Nov 14, 2013 SP leader's personal swipe at Guj CM: "In what can only be called as a downright insult to merit -- controversial Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal took a jibe at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi -- claiming that a tea vendor can never be the Prime Minister. In doing so Agrawal has not only revealed himself, but has also mocked the many leaders who have risen to great heights in politics only on merit. The comment has triggered a political fight and the demand for an immediate apology is escalating."
Nov 14, 2013 FTP: Should Bharat Ratna awardees be kept out of political debates?: "After singer Lata Mangeshkar backed BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for prime minister's post, Mumbai's Congress chief Janardhan Chandurkar by demanded that the country's highest civilian honours bestowed on those who praise communal forces should be withdrawn. Another Congress leader Nitesh Rane reminded the singer should thank Maharashtra for her legacy. Rane said Mangeshkar should reconsider her support for Modi."
Nov 14, 2013 Is Sachin's last Test a social occasion for VIPs?: "On the day when batting genius Sachin Tendulkar is playing his farewell Test match at his home turf, Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, CNN-IBN found out that several touts were selling complimentary club tickets at exhorbitant rates in black. The touts were caught on camera saying that the price could go as high as Rs 10,000- Rs 15,000 once India bats."
Nov 14, 2013 Unnao gold hunt: ASI 'learns lifetime lesson', calls off digging: ""There is no shortcut to professional archaeology. ASI will never carry out excavation to fulfil someone's dream,""
Nov 14, 2013 BSP MP Dhananjay Singh now booked for rape: "After being arrested in connection with the torture and murder of his maid-servant, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh has been booked for raping a 42-year-old married woman"
Nov 13, 2013 Akhilesh giving safe passage to scamsters: BJP
Nov 13, 2013 The Last Word: Is transparency in political parties' funding critical?: "The reports of funding of the Aam Aadmi Party has drawn everyone's attention as the party have been able to collect around Rs 20 crore and most of them being foreign funds. The party claims that the funding is done by NRI's with Indian passport. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discussed the issue with the panel of experts."
Nov 13, 2013 Rajiv wanted Bofors payoffs in Congress coffers, ex-CBI chief says: "Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi wanted commission paid by defence suppliers to be used exclusively for the purpose of meeting expenses of running the Congress, a former CBI director has claimed in his autobiography."
Nov 13, 2013 Campa Cola stand off: Are citizens paying a price for the builder-politician-official nexus?: "The stand-off between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to disconnect power and water supplies to the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Worli."
Nov 13, 2013 EC warns Rahul Gandhi, says he should be careful in his poll speeches: "The Election Commission on Wednesday expressed displeasure over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's remarks linking Pakistan ISI with Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The Election Commission advised Rahul to be more circumspect in public utterances during election campaigns. 'Portions of your speech were not in consonance with letter and spirit of the model code of conduct,' the Commission said."
Nov 13, 2013 Government files affidavit in SC opposing autonomy to the CBI: "The government on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The government in its affidavit said that the CBI chief cannot be given the status of an ex-officio secretary as it will amount to centering too much power in one authority."
Nov 12, 2013 Inflation over 10%: India needs a Rajiv Gandhi Inflation Control Yojana: "IGKTUY?” asked, the confused son. “What is that?” “Indira Gandhi Kaandha Tamatar Ugaao Yojana.”"
Nov 12, 2013 Read the 30-point questionnaire sent by Home Ministry to AAP on foreign funding: "to furnish the point wise reply alongwith requisite enclosure/documents and sent to this office within 15 days of the receipt of the letter failing which necessary action with be initiation against the association/party under the provision of FCRA, 2010."
Nov 12, 2013 WikiLeaks cables on the Gandhis: Scanner on Rajiv, Sanjay, Sonia: "Fresh US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have claimed that Rajiv Gandhi was the "main Indian negotiator" for Swedish aircraft company Saab-Scania before entering politics."
Nov 12, 2013 Rajiv Gandhi 'entrepreneur' in Swedish jet deal, says fresh Wikileaks report: "WikiLeaks revelations from US Embassy cables have projected former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as an arms agent."
Nov 12, 2013 Rajiv Gandhi told me to use arms deal payoffs for party funds: Ex-CBI chief: "Rajiv, he says, had come to know that some senior officers of the armed forces had been surreptitiously collecting huge amounts of money as "commissions" in most defence purchases, quite often in connivance with some ministers, middlemen and civilian officers as well."
Nov 12, 2013 Ready for probe but Congress and BJP must be investigated too: AAP: "The Aam Aadmi party has said that it welcomes the probe announced by the Home Minister regarding its funding but wants the Congress and BJP investigated too. The government had on Monday said that it will investigate the source of funds of the AAP."
Nov 12, 2013 AAP targeted by Cong as it has gained immense popularity: Kejriwal: "As Congress-led UPA Government announced a probe into the source of funding of the Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal alleged that his party is being targeted as it has gained immense popularity."
Nov 11, 2013 Debate: Controversy over AAP funding - 2: ""As per ADRs analysis, the total income of the six national political parties - Congress, BJP, BSP, NCP, CPI and CPI(M) -- between 2004-05 and 2011-12 was Rs 4,895.96 crores," it said. Of the total of Rs 4,895.96 crores, around 75 per cent of their income, Rs 3,674.50 crores, came from unknown sources."
Nov 11, 2013 Debate: Controversy over AAP funding - 3: "The party, which has collected around Rs 19 crore till date as donations from 63,000 people including a host of NRIs, has been under attack from Congress and BJP over foreign funding."
Nov 11, 2013 Debate: Controversy over AAP funding - 1: "Accusing the government of a "witch hunt" for ordering a probe into its foreign funding, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday (November 11) said it has broken no law and demanded a similar inquiry against other political parties."
Nov 11, 2013 Row over Sartaj-Separatists meet: "If provocation at the border wasn't enough, Pakistan has decided to needle New Delhi on Indian soil. The meeting between separatists and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's special envoy - Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz - has once again brought to focus India's diplomacy. Why was Sartaj Aziz allowed to meet separatists on Indian soil? And, by allowing the meet to go on, has India once again committed a diplomatic blunder?"
Nov 11, 2013 BJP slams Congress foreign policy as ‘Chidambaram meets Taliban cleric in Goa’: "finance minister P Chidambaram met Taliban cleric Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef in Goa", ""Congress's obsession in legitimizing and facilitating foreign interests must be condemned in the strongest possible words. India must uproot Congress in order to protect her national interests,""
Nov 11, 2013 Is the government decision to probe AAP's foreign funding driven by pure electoral politics?: "Trouble seems to be brewing for the Aam Aadmi Party as the government has now ordered a probe into the party's funding. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that the government has received complaints stating that the party is receiving foreign funding. AAP has collected Rs 19 crore as donations from cross section of people, most of them are the first-time donors to a political party."
Nov 11, 2013 The Last Word: Is the PM's decision not to attend CHOGM a blunder?: "Under immense pressure from Tamil parties, the Centre has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will lead Indian delegation at CHOGM."
Nov 11, 2013 UP: Digvijaya shares dais with Tauquir Raza in Sambhal: "Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh shared the dais with Muslim Cleric Maulana Tauquir Raza Khan in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Ironically, this comes just days after the Congess party slammmed the AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for meeting Raza."
Nov 11, 2013 Congress not confident of opinion polls' transparency, integrity and methodology: Sibal: "Law Minister Kapil Sibal cleared the air on the Congress party's decision to ban opinion polls saying that his party had concern regarding the way opinion polls are conceived. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Sibal said that the Congress party was not confident of the transparency, integrity and methodology used by opinion polls."
Nov 11, 2013 PM writes to Lanka President, explains reasons for skipping CHOGM: "Manmohan Singh has written a letter to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressing regret for not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). According to sources, the PM in his letter has said that he respects the value of CHOGM but there are compelling reasons because of which he could not attend the meet."
Nov 11, 2013 Delhi polls: Dissent within BJP over alleged dynasty politics: "As the battle for states heats up, questions are being raised as to whether dynastic politics is determining ticket distribution. Not just the Congress but other political parties like the BJP too are now defending handing over tickets over family connections."
Nov 11, 2013 Government orders probe into Aam Aadmi Party's source of funding: "Trouble seems to be brewing for the Aam Aadmi Party as the government has now ordered a probe into the party's funding. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that the government has received complaints stating that the party is receiving foreign funding."
Nov 11, 2013 'MHA has sent notice to AAP party': "Sources tell TIMES NOW that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sent a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) a week back. This is in a questionnaire format on all counts of which the AAP will have to reply to the Ministry under the provisions of the FCRA. MHA is expecting the AAP to reply with in a reasonable period of time. Sources say after the AAP sends its reply the FCRA wing of the Ministry, it will review whether there has been any violations of the provisions of the FCRA or not."
Nov 11, 2013 Fighting AAP, what about the rest?: "As the Centre goes after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to probe foreign funding - Team Arvind Kejriwal is throwing back a counter question to challenge both the Congress and the BJP. They're asking both parties to be accountable and reveal complete details of funds received."
Nov 11, 2013 Maid Rakhi's son too scared to come to Delhi to perform her last rites: "The 21-year-old son of Rakhi Bhadra, the maid who was battered to death allegedly by BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti, is too scared to come to Delhi even to perform her mother's last rites"
Nov 11, 2013 CCTV footage shows MP wife torturing domestic helps: Police: "Footage from CCTV cameras installed in BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's house show his wife Jagriti beating her three domestic helps"
Nov 10, 2013 After Kejriwal, Digvijay woos controversial Muslim cleric
Nov 10, 2013 सोनिया गांधी एक नजर डालें तो किसी को भी बना देती हैं राष्ट्रपति, प्रधानमंत्री: अवतार भड़ाना: "भड़ाना ने फरीदाबाद के जिमखाना क्लब में पत्रकारों से बातचीत के दौरान कहा कि हरियाणा की जनता और यूपीए अध्यक्ष सोनिया गांधी ने जिस दिन चाहा वे हरियाणा के मुख्यमंत्री बन जाएंगे."
Nov 10, 2013 राजस्थान में कांग्रेस के टिकट बंटवारे में राहुल गांधी का फॉर्मूला फेल, दागी पास: "राजस्थान कांग्रेस ने राहुल गांधी के फॉर्मूले के साथ जाने की बजाय जातिगत गोटियां बैठाना ज्यादा बेहतर समझा. हर खेमे को संतुष्ट करने के चक्कर में राहुल के फॉर्मूले को तिलांजली दे दी गई है. बलात्कार के आरोप में जयपुर जेल में बंद पूर्व मंत्री बाबूलाल नागर के घर पर बहुत दिनों बाद पटाखों के शोर ने सन्नाटा तोड़ा है. इसकी वजह साफ है, नागर के भाई हजारीलाल नागर को बाबूलाल नागर की जगह कांग्रेस ने दूदू से टिकट थमाया है. ये वही नागर हैं, जिन पर एक रेप पीड़िता ने मुंह बंद करने के लिए करोड़ों रुपये का लालच देने का आरोप लगाते हुए सीडी पुलिस को सौंपी थी."
Nov 10, 2013 दिग्विजय सिंह ने मौलाना तौकीर रजा के साथ मंच साझा कर तारीफ के पुल बांधे: "कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय महासचिव दिग्विजय सिंह ने एक समारोह में तौकीर रजा खान के साथ न सिर्फ मंच साझा किया, बल्कि उनकी जमकर तारीफ भी की. ये वही तौकीर रजा खान हैं, जिनसे मुलाकात करने पर अरविंद केजरीवाल के खिलाफ तमाम कांग्रेसी नेता उतर आए थे. यह देखना दिलचस्प होगा कि वही कांग्रेसी नेता क्या अब दिग्विजय सिंह को भी नसीहत देंगे?"
Nov 10, 2013 PM finally picks TN over Lanka: "Domestic political compulsions have overridden India’s strategic interests. After much dithering, the government has decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka a week from now."
Nov 10, 2013 छत्तीसगढ़: पहले चरण में 15 उम्मीदवार 'दाग़ी': "इसमें पता चला कि पहले दौर में 15 यानी दस प्रतिशत 'दाग़ी' उम्मीदवार चुनाव लड़ रहे हैं. छह उम्मीदवारों ने अपने ख़िलाफ़ हत्या, अपहरण, आपराधिक धमकी और महिलाओं के ख़िलाफ़ अपराध से जुड़े गंभीर मामले होने की बात कही है."
Nov 9, 2013 Cong remains mum on all scams: Modi: ""Madamji (to Sonia) our ancestors used to believe you but now we all know what you are. The youth of today is awakened and will not believe your lies""
Nov 9, 2013 Hooda's Minister in bribery scandal: "A bribe scandal has hit the Hooda Government. Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala revealed a CD at a press conference claiming that the Haryana's Health Minister Rao Narendra was caught on tape accepting a bribe."
Nov 9, 2013 Postmortem report nails Jagriti's lies: "Delhi police has released the autopsy report of Jagritis domestic help Rakhi Bhadra which shows she died because of excessive torture. Singh and Jagriti were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of Rakhi and the alleged "merciless" torture of a minor domestic help in their employ. Rakhis body, with several injury marks on her legs, chest and arms, was recovered from Singh's South Avenue residence on Monday evening. The minor domestic help had told police that Jagriti used to regularly beat them up. The domestic helps were allegedly tortured and thrashed by Jagriti with sticks, iron rods, clothes iron and even metallic deer horns."
Nov 9, 2013 'Burnt for complaining against MLA': "In a shocking case of lawlessness, a woman in Chhattisgarh was brunt alive after she repeatedly raised her voice against an influential BJP MLA Krishna Mohan Bandhi and his personal assistant (PA) who allegedly raped her. The police has now arrested the PA even as the BJP MLA roams scot-free."
Nov 9, 2013 Parties united in concealing rally spend: "The Congress, which accused BJP of using black money for Modi's rallies, is also shy of revealing the source. The SP and BSP are also trading charges but are non-committal on coming out clean. The belligerence has shocked people who say political funding was the main source of corruption in India."
Nov 9, 2013 Government asking us not to return home: Muzaffarnagar riot-hit: "Dozens of Muzaffarnagar riots survivors took to the streets here on Saturday to protest alleged attempts to pressurize them into declaring they will not return to their villages and give up claims over their properties in lieu of Rs 5 lakh compensation."
Nov 9, 2013 If PM doesn't get a big stage it's not our fault, says Yashwant Sinha: "Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying, 'Our leaders make big speeches from big stages because people listen. If Prime Minister doesn't get a big stage or crowd it's not our fault.'"
Nov 9, 2013 Coaldust On Them Whites: " Congress MP Naveen Jindal and Dasari have been named as accused in an FIR filed by CBI in connection with the coal block allocation scam. Dasari’s company Sowbhagya Media has been booked for alleged cheating and misrepresentation of facts in bagging Amarkonda Murgadangal block in Birbhum district of Jharkhand in ’08. The CBI has alleged that Sowbhagya Media received Rs 2.25 crore as camouflaged investment from one of the Jindal firms within a year of allocating him a coal block. Then law minister H.R. Bhardwaj and Rao, the MoS, were responsible for nixing former coal secretary P.C. Parakh’s moves in 2004 to introduce the auction system for allocation of coal blocks through an ordinance."
Nov 9, 2013 Who’ll Sharpen The Sickles Now? The Muslims are never going back, the Jats talk of discrimination.: "Back in Kutba and Kutbi, the Jats claim they made “repeated requests” to the Muslims to return. “Some of them did return, but then the government announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for people who lost their homes. So they left once again,” says a relative of the local pradhan, Devinder Singh. He says the Jats will vote for the BJP in the coming elections (“this government has displayed a biased attitude”)."
Nov 9, 2013 Just 5,000 tickets available for Sachin fans in Mumbai: "Around 17,000 tickets will be distributed to cricket clubs affiliated to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which is hosting the match. Of the remaining, as many as 8,000 tickets will be given “complimentary” to sponsors and government bodies, including the municipality and the police."
Nov 9, 2013 I-Day speech row: Is the government trying to control TV news content?: "After advocating a ban on opinion polls, the Congress party on Thursday decided to boycott television debates on opinion polls. The Congress, staring at a massive defeat if pre-poll surveys by news channels are right, defended its warning to electronic media on the coverage of PM's Independence Day speech and called opinion polls unscientific."
Nov 9, 2013 Did not nominate only relatives for Padma awards, says Congress MP: "Congress leader T Subbarami Reddy on Saturday rebuffed accusations of recommending only friends and relatives for the prestigious 2013 Padma awards. He stressed that the awards are based on merit and they recommend people, but there is a panel which will choose on merit and discard other recommendations."
Nov 8, 2013 Is Congress paranoid about 2014 polls, Narendra Modi?: "Seeking a ban on opinion polls, pulling out its spokespersons from any debate on poll surveys, the Congress is now hitting out at global investment firm Goldman Sachs for predicting positive results for the Indian economy on the basis of opinion polls which show that Narendra Modi-led NDA could win the next general election."
Nov 8, 2013 Indian Mujahideen, CBI will hold ground for Congress in 2014: Modi: "Continuing his pitch against the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of going easy towards terror outfits and using the CBI. Addressing a rally in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said that the Indian Mujahideen and CBI will hold ground for the Congress in 2014."
Nov 7, 2013 Stung by reports of debacle, Congress to boycott TV opinion poll debates: "The debate over the freedom of the Press is raging with the UPA government launching a full-fledged war against the media. Congress spokespersons will now boycott TV debates on opinion polls with the party arguing that they are unscientific."
Nov 7, 2013 Know more about Jagriti Singh, maid-beater wife of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh: "Delhi Police sayd, Jagriti Singh was undergoing psychiatric treatment for anger management. Sources said, because of her erratic behaviour she once beat up a neighbouring MP's children, and once scratched the face of a visiting MP."
Nov 7, 2013 Skip TV debates on opinion polls, Congress tells its panelists: "BJP mocked that "losers" were opposing pre-poll surveys as these were now giving an edge to the main opposition party in elections in all states."
Nov 7, 2013 'Superbungalow' in Delhi's Lutyens’ zone a sop for Mayawati?: " BSP chief Mayawati has cornered three Type VIII Lutyens' Delhi bungalows to create one "superbungalow" and has put up unauthorized temporary construction in a fourth bungalow according to the Central Public Works Department"
Nov 7, 2013 Testimonies of BSP MP's maid reveal horrific tales of torture: "Horrifying details have emerged from another domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, who is facing murder charges in the death case of one of her domestic helps. The domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the floor and forced her to eat it without using her hand."
Nov 6, 2013 I-T dept releases Rs 400 crore belonging to Mayawati’s brother: "In yet another relief to BSP boss Mayawati, the income tax department has released Rs 400 crore in fixed deposits belonging to her brother Anand Kumar and his group of companies, holding the money to be legit."
Nov 6, 2013 Indian police arrest lawmaker for whistleblower's murder
Nov 6, 2013 Absolute Power And Corruption: Dhananjay Singh, Indian MP, And Wife Arrested For Torture Murder Of Domestic Servant: "Dhananjay, who has served as an MP for four years, has been charged in 29 criminal cases, including three murders. Many of those charges were dropped after witnesses either refused to testify or recanted previous statements."
Nov 6, 2013 FTP: BSP MP, wife arrested after maid's death: Is abuse of domestic help increasing?: "Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh were taken into police custody after they were arrested in connection with the death of their 35 year old household help. Another of the Singh's domestic help, a minor, has also spoken about how Jagriti used to hit, beat, tonsure and torment all other help."
Nov 6, 2013 Is vote bank politics inevitable in Indian politics?: "After Aam Aadmi party chief Arvind Kejriwal met Muslim cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, Kejriwal tried to control the damage by saying that he didn't know that Maulana Tauqeer had issued fatwas."
Nov 6, 2013 Explosive allegations by actress against Cong MP Kurup: "Malayalam actress Shweta Menon may have retracted her complaint against Congress MP Peethambara Kurup, but TIMES NOW has accessed the FIR in the Shweta Menon case detailing what happened in Kollam last week. In the explosive FIR, the actress details how the Congress MP misbehaved with the actress on more than one occasion, but the Congress still continues its staunch defence of Kurup saying that the matter is now closed."
Nov 6, 2013 Central minister's faux pas: "Minister of State for Home RPN Singh today committed a faux pas when he said the NDA government had failed to provide security to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991."
Nov 6, 2013 Fresh trouble for Indo-UAE deal?: "A massive controversy broke out on Wednesday (November 6) over the controversial aviation deal between India and the UAE. TIMES NOW has accessed a PMO note through an RTI which underlines serious concerns and the impact of the controverisal avaition deal. PMO note highlights how the aviation bonanaza deal will lead to the loss of business and reduction on long haul traffic from India."
Nov 6, 2013 Released, Geelani spreads venom: "The Omar government's decision to release separatist leader to Syed Ali Shah Geelani triggered a huge fight. Moments after the leader was released, he made a call to boycott the elections, further raising questions about Omar government's decision. The CM for now has defended his action but both the Congress and the PDP have accused the National Conference of conspiracy."
Nov 6, 2013 Domestic help abuse case: Act is condemnable, strict punishment should be given, says Cong: "A domestic help at Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh's residence has died under mysterious circumstances in New Delhi. The Police has arrested the MP and her wife Jagriti Singh for the death of the domestic help."
Nov 6, 2013 RPN Singh's faux pas, blames BJP for Rajiv Gandhi's lax security: "Minister of State for Home RPN Singh on Wednesday made a huge faux pas by blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party for not providing adequate security to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated during an election campaign in 1991. He said, 'The BJP was in power with the then government when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. Rajiv Gandhi had maximum threat perception and was provided with only a sub-inspector and he lost his life.'"