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Friday, January 22, 2021



S&P retains India’s rating at ‘BBB-’, ‘fiscal position remains precarious’

February 14, 2020 4:44 am

S&P Global Ratings affirmed its ‘BBB-’ long-term and ‘A-3’ short-term unsolicited foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on India. The outlook on long-term rating is stable.

Mayawati ends alliance with SP: 'Will fight all future elections on our own'

June 24, 2019 5:14 pm

Mayawati's decision comes after an all India meeting of the BSP was held in Lucknow Sunday followed by a late night round of state-wise meetings.

Mayawati and Akhilesh part ways after Lok Sabha rout

June 04, 2019 4:48 pm

Mayawati highlighted the Samajwadi Party's poor performance while analysing its Lok Sabha poll debacle in the state and said, " In the results of Lok Sabha elections in UP, base vote of SP, the 'Yadav' community, didn't support the party. Even strong contenders of SP were defeated."

Gathbandhan may not hold, BSP silent on pact for bypolls

June 04, 2019 1:32 am

When contacted, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said his party will “decide its stand” Tuesday after its chief Akhilesh Yadav returns to Lucknow from Azamgarh.

BJP learnt to misuse central agencies from Congress: Akhilesh Yadav

May 02, 2019 10:57 am

Akhilesh said, "There is no difference between the BJP and the Congress. Congress wants to benefit the BJP. Who taught the central agencies to intimidate Opposition leaders?"

In UP, Muslims can’t decide, leave it for end: Congress or gathbandhan?

April 30, 2019 11:50 am

In this toss-up, the Congress is inching ahead, on the belief among the community that ultimately, it stands the best chance of dislodging the BJP at the Centre.

PM Modi’s blog on Opposition alliance sparks war of words

March 24, 2019 4:13 am

While Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the BJP follows leaders who Lohia opposed and disagreed with, BSP president Mayawati posed questions on the BJP’s “politics of deception”.

No alliance with Congress across India: BSP supremo Mayawati

March 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Early last month, the SP and BSP had announced their pre-poll alliance, deciding to contest on 38 seats each, leaving two seats to the Congress and two to a possible ally.

BSP, SP announce alliance in Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh for 2019 polls

February 25, 2019 11:09 pm

While the SP will contest in one Uttarakhand seat, BSP will fight on 4. In Madhya Pradesh, the BSP has 26 seats, while SP has just three.

Alliance with BSP will continue in 2019, even if we have to give up a few seats: Akhilesh Yadav

June 11, 2018 10:47 am

Akhilesh Yadav: "Our alliance with BSP will continue in 2019, even if we have to give up a few seats we will do it. We have to ensure BJP is defeated."


Sitapur murder case: Two accused held

February 23, 2016 2:08 pm

Sitapur, Feb 23 (ANI): Two men were arrested in connection with the murder of a girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district. Sitapur Superintendent of Police (SP) Balendu Bhushan Singh said that the incident might be a case of love affair, adding that a case has been registered based on the statements of victim's family. The duo allegedly shot the deceased when she was returning home with her sister.

20-yr-old raped, murdered in UP

January 25, 2016 11:53 am

Balia (UP), Jan 25 (ANI): A 20-year-old woman, who was preparing for police recruitment, was raped and later murdered in Balia, Uttar Pradesh. Balia Superintendent of Police Anish Ahmad Ansari said the accused had slit her throat and later sealed her body, which has now being sent for post mortem. Ansari added that a case has been registered and all possibilities are being probed.

Rape Victim commits suicide after rape clip goes public

January 14, 2016 7:57 am

Muzaffarnagar, Jan 14 (ANI): Mother of three committed suicide in Chapra village of Muzaffarnagar after her perpetrators made a clip of her being raped and circulated it in public. Police has arrested the culprit. A case has been lodged against the convict but the police is yet to take action.

Accused arrested in Bijnor incident

January 12, 2016 7:32 am

Bijnor, Jan 12 (ANI): Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bijnor, Subhash Singh Baghel on Tuesday said the accused who mercilessly thrashed her mother-in-law, has been arrested and would be presented in the court today. Condemning such incident, Baghel stated that he has instructed the officials to investigate in this matter so that a message is delivered to curb such incidents in future. The accused lady, Sangeeta Jain was caught after her husband, installed a CCTV camera inside the house and the camera captured Sangeeta assaulting her 70-year old mother-in-law.

BJP politicizing Ram Temple issue: Azam Khan

January 10, 2016 11:20 am

Rampur, Jan 10 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Sunday said the Ram Temple issue is being politicized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because of the 2017 elections. He said the BJP did not learn from its past mistakes of Delhi and Bihar elections and soon it would meet the same fate as it met in the past. He added that the NDA Government was merely venting out venomous comments and creating a divide among the people of the country.

Jharkhand police bust Naxals' hideout in Khunti village

January 09, 2016 12:22 pm

Jharkhand, Jan 09 (ANI): The Jharkhand police on Saturday busted a Naxal hideout in Khunti village.The police have seized three rifles, cylinder bombs and more than 600 bullets.

Inappropriate to contradict judiciary on Ram Janmabhoomi: Kamal Farooqui

January 09, 2016 9:12 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Pronouncing the entire process of discussion and seminar on the Ram Janmabhoomi as insubstantial, former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Kamal Farooqui on Saturday said that law will take its own course and it would be inappropriate to contradict the judiciary before any final statement arrives. Farooqi further added that the decision to allow such seminars completely depends on the Delhi University authority.