Politics

Karnataka CM in Delhi for cabinet consultations

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is in the national capital to hold consultations with the BJP central leadership on the expansion of his cabinet, sources said on Monday. The chief minister, who reached the national capital late on Sunday night, is scheduled to meet BJP president JP Nadda during...

Aug 2 · >

Nitish Kumar ‘PM material’, says Upendra Kushwaha

Janata Dal (United) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar “PM Material” and also supported his demand for a caste census. “People made Narendra Modi PM today and he’s doing good work. But there are others in the country who have the potential to become...

Aug 2 · >

All-party Assam team to visit Delhi on border dispute

A 19-member all-party delegation of Assam assembly, headed by Speaker Biswajit Daimary, on Saturday decided to visit Delhi and urge the Centre to resolve the state’s boundary dispute with Mizoram at the earliest. The delegation visited Lailapur close to the inter-state border where the clash took place on July...

Aug 1 · >

Assam ex-Cong MLA to join BJP

Ending days of speculation, two-time Congress MLA Sushanta Borgohain on Friday resigned from the party with immediate effect citing “changed internal political atmosphere” within the party. He is the second Congress MLA to quit in less than three months of the second BJP-led government returning to power in Assam....

Aug 1 · >

Plan to move no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha Chairman

Two weeks have already passed and Parliament is unable to function properly due to Opposition’s demand to discuss Pegasus snooping list, farm laws and other issues. If sources in the Opposition are to be believed, their leaders may bring in no confidence motion next week against Rajya Sabha chairman...

Jul 31 · >

Some Rajasthan ministers to go in Cong deal

In a clear indication that some members of the Rajasthan Cabinet may be dropped, Congress general secretary Ajay Maken on Friday said a few ministers have expressed willingness to quit the government to work for the organisation. The remark by Maken, who is the Rajasthan in-charge at the All...

Jul 30 · >

56% corporation posts to SC, ST, BC, minorities in Andhra

In a first, 56 per cent of 85 vice-chairpersons and deputy mayor posts of municipality/nagar panchayats will go to the SC/ST/BC and other minority communities. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s commitment to the welfare and upliftment of such communities has reflected in the fact that representatives...

Jul 30 · >

BJP move to counter attack on Yogi over farmers stir

BJP’s poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh will focus in a big way on impressing upon the state’s farmers to avoid being “misled” by opposition forces and drive in the message that it is the BJP which has done the most for them. The farmer agitation on Delhi’s borders and...

Jul 30 · >

Mayawati attacks Medical education reservation as political ploy

The Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati has attacked the central government on the provision of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in MBBS and dental courses. The BSP chief claimed in a series of tweets on Friday that...

Jul 30 · >

Speaker says hurt over unruly behaviour of some members

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday adjourned the House proceedings till 11:30 AM amid protests, and also expressed displeasure over unruly behaviour by some opposition members on Wednesday. As the House convened for the day, the Speaker said he was ”very hurt” over Wednesday’s incident. On Wednesday, when...

Jul 29 · >