Politics

UP Cong leaders join TMC, Mamata promises visit

Two senior Congress leaders of Uttar Pradesh, including party stalwart Kamalpati Tripathi’s grandson, on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress, while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she is likely to visit that poll-bound state after the Chhat Puja. The two leaders, Rajeshpati Tripathi and his son Lalitpati Tripathi,...

Oct 26 · >

‘Order’ asking UP health dept staff to watch PM event alleged

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday cited a purported order issued by the Varanasi district magistrate, instructing the health workers to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme in the district over television and other modes. Chief Medical Officer Dr BB Singh said there was an order from the above...

Oct 26 · >

Delhi Cong begins ‘Pol Khol Yatra’ ahead of civic polls

Ahead of next year’s municipal corporation elections, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday commenced the ‘Pol Khol Yatra’ to expose the “empty promises” of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the AAP dispensation in Delhi. DPCC president Anil Chaudhary along with other Congress workers took to...

Oct 26 · >

Amarinder seen in Hindu-wooing gambit

Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s announcement to float a new party and ally with the BJP has set tongues wagging about his intentions ahead of the 2022 assembly election. Many in the Congress believe that Captain is trying to woo Hindus in urban areas, who make up...

Oct 25 · >

MP Cong loses another MLA to BJP

In yet another jolt to the opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh, party MLA Sachin Birla on Sunday joined the ruling BJP, days before the bypolls to Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three Assembly constituencies in the state. He is the 27th Congress legislator to have joined the BJP since...

Oct 24 · >

Punjab Cabinet opposes extension of BSF jurisdiction

Opposing the Centre’s move to extend the BSF’s area of jurisdiction in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday said law and order is a state subject and the police force is capable of dealing with any situation. The Union government has amended the BSF Act to authorise the...

Oct 24 · >

Opposition putting hurdles in development, says Nadda

Accusing opposition parties of trying to put hurdles in the government’s agenda of development, BJP president J P Nadda said on Monday that his party members have worked for the nation keeping in mind not only “political indicators” but also “social indicators”. In his address at the BJP’s national...

Oct 24 · >

Amarinder to meet Amit Shah in 3rd visit to Delhi in a month

Amid growing speculations that he is set to launch his own political party and may even forge an alliance or seat adjustment with the BJP in election-bound Punjab, former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is set to meet Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday. This will be his third...

Oct 24 · >

Police in Bhopal school after Pragya Thakur’s no to prayer

The back door of Kendriya Vidyala No 2 in Bhopal was closed and the police force was deployed inside the campus on Saturday after the Member of Parliament, Pragya Singh Thakur, made a surprise inspection at the school on Friday and found around 300 offering namaz in the school...

Oct 24 · >