Nitin Gadkari said the BJP will fight 2019 on the development plank, and that cleaning the Ganga is his topmost priority in the last year of the government's term.
The JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by Kumaraswamy was sworn-in at a ceremony attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders and chief ministers — a development that could could be a harbinger for an anti-BJP platform before the Lok Sabha polls next year.
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba had said that 44 districts in the country are no longer under the influence of Maoists or have negligible presence and most of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is now confined only to 30 worst-hit districts.
In an editorial in party mouthpiece People’s Democracy, former CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat argued that it would be erroneous to underestimate the pan-India strength of the BJP even after the results in recent elections to Gujarat, Karnataka Assemblies.
G Parameshwara, the state Congress chief and the party’s Dalit face, was sworn in as Deputy CM at the grand event, which was attended by five chief ministers — Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu, Arvind Kejriwal, Narayanswamy and Pinarayi Vijayan.
Biplab Deb is scheduled to address two public rallies and lead a roadshow in the main town. Deb’s presence, party leaders in Delhi say, would be a morale boost to the cadre ahead of the May 28 by-election.
The party has drawn up a plan to hit the streets across the country but it is not clear whether Congress president Rahul Gandhi would lead the protests anywhere.
The panel’s recommendations were recently cited by the BJP to justify Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite B S Yeddyurappa to form the government.
“The selection for ‘appointment’ to the service, now done solely by the UPSC, will be affected by the foundation course marks given by the executive government. I doubt if the proposed change can be implemented without amending Article 320,” Chidambaram said.
IIT-Delhi has always maintained that payment of salary arrears would only be as per FR 54, under which the institute would have to pay the difference between Swamy’s dues and his earnings from Harvard University, where he had taught for some time during the same period.
Oswal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai who recently took over as the president of the CBCI, the apex decision-making body of the Indian Catholic Church, also said that there have been "more attempts" to polarise society in the last four years.
Chengannur has been a Congress stronghold for years, the exceptions being in 1967 and 1970 when the CPM got the seat.
Congress said BJP’s “hypocrisy” and “double standards” were exposed in Karnataka and that it has neither the “moral authority” nor “credibility” to question the Congress and the JD(S) now.
he JD(S) had promised an allowance of Rs 6,000 per month for pregnant women with no other sources of income for three months before delivery and three months after delivery.
Police are probing controversial remarks allegedly made by Arvind Rajbhar, general secretary of the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi replaced Sushil Kumar Shinde as the AICC general secretary in charge of Himachal Pradesh with former Rajya Sabha MP Rajni Patil.
Nipah virus outbreak: “She was very sad to hear about his death because she had taken complete care of him. She did more than what a duty nurse usually does for a patient. But even at that time, she did not know that he had a viral infection,” Sajish said.
Sadananda Gowda was replaced within six months by Suresh Prabhu to turn around the Railways, but the next three years saw little perceptible change in the service.
The new Indian Ambassador was invited by Kim Yong-nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly on the ninth day of his stay in the country to present his credentials and Gotsurve hit the ground running
BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, S Ve Shekhar was booked for sharing an allegedly derogatory post about women journalists on Facebook.