Politics

Karnataka orders survey of churches amid reports of conversion

The legislative committee on Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare in Karnataka has ordered a survey of authorised and unauthorised churches, their priests and registering cases wherever complaints arose regarding forcible religious conversion. “We have asked the district authorities to furnish a detailed report on the number of authorised and...

Oct 18 · >

Sidhu meets CM Channi first time after truce

Days after the party high command worked out a truce between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the two met for the first time along with AICC observer Harish Chaudhary late Sunday evening. Sources said that apart from the three, the meeting was attended by...

Oct 18 · >

Sonia hits back at G-23 dissenters

In an apparent message to the G23, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said she is a full-time, hands-on party president and there is no need for leaders to speak to her through the media. Her remarks came days after Kapil Sibal, one of the leaders of the group...

Oct 16 · >

Gehlot meeting with Ambika Soni ahead of CWC

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who has arrived here to take part in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting scheduled to be held on Saturday has met senior party leader Ambika Soni. According to sources, the meeting between the two senior Congress leaders lasted about 2 hours following which...

Oct 16 · >

Tension in Punjab border villages over BSF powers

Unseen emergency-like situation is being created in Punjab. People are scared that BSF personnel would randomly enter their houses, cordon off villages and conduct searches, said Punjab’s deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa during late night surprise visit of police checkpoints near the Indo-Pak International Border in Amritsar district....

Oct 16 · >

Sidhu to meet Rahul as decision on resignation expected

Sidhu had resigned as Punjab Congress chief on September 28 after he posted his resignation letter on Twitter. No decision on his resignation has yet been taken by the party leadership. He was asked to meet up with the party leadership and he met AICC general secretary (organisation) KC...

Oct 15 · >

Congress slams BJP over ‘casteist, racist’ comment

 The Congress on Thursday hit out at the BJP over what it said were “casteist” and “racist” comments against former MP Udit Raj by an ex-national vice president of the saffron party’s youth wing. The All India Confederation of SC/ST organisation filed a complaint at the North Avenue police...

Oct 15 · >

Sidhu thanks high command, but says no compromise

Navjot Singh Sidhu last month had resigned as the Punjab Congress chief . (PTI/File photo) Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu Wednesday said he is always grateful to the party high command for “facilitating” him even as he asserted there “can never be compromises”. He further said those...

Oct 14 · >

Bommai faces flak for justifying moral policing

Karnataka Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai, is under fire for his recent comments on incidents of moral policing in the state. On Wednesday, media persons sought Bommai’s reaction to BJP MLA Umanath Kotian escorting two people accused in a ‘moral policing’ incident out of a police station, after their release...

Oct 14 · >

Enquiry officer to probe Bengal ex-chief secretary conduct

Kolkata: Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari Wednesday said the Centre has appointed an enquiry officer to probe charges against former West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, who was showcaused by the Modi government for skipping a cyclone review meeting with the prime minister in May. The BJP leader said...

Oct 14 · >