The Home Ministry, run by the Nepali Congress Party, has been generously releasing 'discretionary funds' for individuals with political access, ostensibly for medical treatment. The cumulative figure released has crossed Over Rs 500 million.
This year's high voter turnout broke the 2003 record of 74.5 per cent, a positive signal for the BJP which the party has been seeking by making anti-incumbency as poll issue, apart from corruption and mafia raj.
Delhi needs 11,000 new buses, as per an affidavit DTC has submitted to the court. Moreover, DTC has an existing fleet of 3,951 buses of which 21% are 'over-aged' and need to be withdrawn by next year
After reports that 70 children died at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur in the first five days of this month, rekindling the August horror, the government is planning steps to strengthen medical and health services at the periphery
As YSR's son Jagan started his 'padyatra' on November 6 from his native Idupalapaya in Kadapa district, circumstances are different
While the refusal of the separatists to engage with Sharma was expected, the lukewarm response of mainstream political forces in the state has reduced expectations from Sharma's visit.
What is the political significance of Modi's meeting with Karunanidhi? Basically, it seems to be an effort to build a neutral image for the national party in Tamil Nadu.
Reservation in outsourcing also suggests there would be very few or no vacancies for class III and class IV jobs in the future
The Congress's meek response to Rupani's allegations suggests that the grand old party is not able to find a way to counter the BJP's polarisation tricks
US plan to end the Afghanistan war is, without dispute, the most ambitious diplomatic initiative by the country the region has seen in years.
Just a couple of days prior to Oli raising the question of propriety over the size of the cabinet, three parties quietly agreed to let the parliament sanction Rs 10 billion to the outgoing MPs.
The audience consisting mostly of young boys and girls, heard Rahul Gandhi in rapt attention and responded to his rhetorical questions in a chorus. And, Gandhi interacted with them and proclaimed that "There is an undercurrent against Modi, Amit Shah and the BJP here in Gujarat."
It is Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to his constituency Amethi since the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and local party leaders were heartened by the change in him.
The BJP's latest attempts will definitely provide fresh momentum to the cadre. The young cadre in Kannur, Kasargode and Wayanad districts who descended in large numbers in Kannur have been enthusiastic.
Sources close to Roy maintained that the Trinamool Congress founder is “more keen to join the BJP presently”, while adding, “ultimately, the decision will lie with the BJP”.
Since 2016, it has become apparent to political observers in the state that IPFT will be a factor in the future. Particularly after ethnic clashes between the tribals and the Bengalis saw at least 30 people injured and 15 vehicles, torched in Agartala onAugust 23.
Though the BJP leadership knows that Sena is the best bet and most suitable partner when it comes to ruling Maharashtra, the party has plan B in place, in case the Sena pulls out of the alliance. The BJP has 122 seats in the 288-seat state assembly.
The vast majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir fear that the attack on the state’s special constitutional status is an attempt to “change the demography” of the only Muslim majority state in India.
Amit Shah made it clear that West Bengal was prime on his mind and the party will go all out in grabbing power in the state where communal clashes and political violence are on the rise
Nuclear weapons are, thus, both instruments of self-defence and tools for blackmail: they guarantee regime survival against all currently conceivable crisis. Kim, once he has nuclear weapons, is a creature all actors have an interest in ensuring remains stable.
The judgement has raised more questions than it answered. But such an ending was foretold, considering the shabby investigation from the start and the politics and conspiracy theories that hobbled it.
The Centre on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court what “may appear to be marital rape” to a wife “may not appear so to others” and marital rape should not be criminalised as it “may destabilise the institution of marriage apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands”.
While some supporters insist that there cannot be a bloodline successor to the 'seat' of the Dera, but, unconfirmed reports have started emanating from the headquarters in Sirsa that his son, Jasmeet Insaan, will be appointed as successor.
Mayawati's posture on seat-sharing, nearly two years before the Lok Sabha elections are due, is an indication of the hard task before the strategists of the Opposition to manage the egos of leaders like her.
The polls had offered AAP a chance to overturn three key electoral losses — the Punjab and Goa assembly elections and the MCD polls. The BJP, on the other hand had hoped to build on the momentum from the victory in MCD polls.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expanded his council of ministers to 50 including around 20 ministers of state, 12 from his Nepali Congress and eight from the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists. The constitution puts a ceiling on 25 for the Council of Ministers.
Out of the 148 wards which went to poll on Sunday, the two main opposition parties in the state – the CPM and the Congress – did not win a single ward.
Except for a statement of its leader M K Stalin that they will move a no-confidence motion if required, the DMK is yet to make any political move to topple the government despite being a powerful opposition with 89 MLAs.
Vishal Sikka, who tried to ingrain the concept of design thinking into the traditional IT services culture at Infosys Ltd in his three-year tenure, indicated that his exit from the company was on account of the continued criticism of his functioning from within and outside the company.
The affidavit has come at time when a three-judge bench has been constituted to hear the petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court order, which had ruled in 2010 to divide the disputed land to Ram Lala, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Central Waqf Board.
Key to Mamata Banerjee's plans of bringing the Opposition together will be the Congress. A source close to Mamata said: "It would be politically foolish to alienate them. A good Congress performance will serve the opposition's best interest.”
As the three-year period renewed in 2014 ran out on August 5, the Nepalese government appears reluctant to renew it, ostensibly because it has to be renegotiated 'since Nepal has entered federal system' now and the district administrations which used to play a role in the projects, would cease to exist.
The JD (U), that sensed Sharad's unease since the Grand Alliance split and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, has been waiting for Sharad's public diatribe against Nitish Kumar to take any action against the veteran.
As protests continued and attracted public participation, blocking supply lines to Kathmandu and beyond, then Prime Minister G P Koirala signed a deal with two senior leaders of the Madhes region--Mahanth Thakur and Upendra Mahato -- promising that Nepal would henceforth be a federal country.
The rejection of two votes have made it impossible for the BJP to elect its third candidate – Balwantsinh Rajput -- and ensured the victory of Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, whom the BJP wanted to defeat desperately.
Even if Congress strategist Ahmed Patel gets into the Rajya Sabha for a fifth term, he would have to thank NCP supremo Sharad Pawar for the vote of one of the two NCP MLAs, and lone JD(U) MLA in Gujarat assembly, from the Sharad Yadav camp, Chhotu Vasava.