Anand Mishra

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Swachh campaign: Ministers to be roped in for ‘Shramdaan’

September 17, Prime Minister Modi’s birthday, will be observed as ‘Seva Diwas’.

EC rejects claims of Sharad Yadav faction for JD(U) symbol for lack of evidence

The Commission, in a letter dispatched on Tuesday, said that the Sharad camp’s plea was not backed by any evidence or affidavits of support from party office bearers, MPs and MLAs. Further, the application filed by Javed Raza, on behalf of the Sharad faction, was not signed by Raza.

Cabinet reshuffle: Not just CCS, Cabinet and House panels to change

Parliament floor management will also see a change as Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has two new deputies, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Vijay Goel, in place of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and S S Ahluwalia.

BJP calls Opposition ‘regressive’ for criticising Nirmala Sitharaman choice

Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP’s national general secretary, said in a statement that the attacks on Nirmala Sitharaman after the cabinet reshuffle show the “regressive and petty mindset of the Opposition parties, especially the Congress”.

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Loyalty pays, while ex-bureaucrats get a toe-hold

The buzz is that Nirmala Sitharaman, elevated to Cabinet rank, could be BJP's face in Tamil Nadu, where the party is seriously trying to make inroads

Sharad Yadav camp plans national executive to question Nitish Kumar

Sources said that the Sharad camp —which claims to be the “real JD(U)” and brands the party led by Nitish as “sarkari JD(U)” —is planning the national executive in New Delhi on September 17, where it is likely to express faith in the leadership of Sharad.

Smartphones share data of 40 per cent Indians with the world, CIA: Govt

Mehrishi said fingerprints and biometrics were being captured and this had happened with 40 per cent of the population who owned smartphones. He replied in the affirmative when he was asked if it would be 100 per cent if every Indian started using a smartphone, sources said.

House panel wants fresh look at Aadhaar issue

When the panel met Monday, Chidambaram said that with the apex court’s ruling, the security of Aadhaar data is something in which the Home Ministry will have a role and hence the whole issue now needs to be examined again. Most members in the panel concurred.

Sharad Yadav-led Opposition panel to hold meetings in all states

Members of the national committee formed on Monday include Anand Sharma (Congress), Ramgopal Yadav (SP), Veer Singh (BSP), Sitaram Yechury (CPM), Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (TMC) and others

First-past-post: House panel asks parties if election system should change

The views of parties and the EC have been sought under five heads: ‘Electoral Funding’, ‘Systems of Elections’, ‘Media/ Free Airtime’, ‘Internal Democracy in Political Parties’, and ‘Miscellaneous’.

Sharad Yadav holding parallel JD(U) meet, Nitish decides to join NDA at the Centre

Sharad Yadav attended a parallel event, Jan Adalat, at Patna’s Sri Krishna Memorial Hall along with some party leaders loyal to him, including the suspended Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari, suspended former minister Ramai Ram and suspended general secretary Arun Srivastava.

Nitish Kumar versus Sharad Yadav: Parallel JDU meetings in Patna today

JDU general secretary KC Tyagi said, “When more than 90 per cent MPs, MLAs and office-bearers of the party in Bihar are with Nitish Kumar, how can one or two people rebelling against the party’s decision cause a split?”

Rahul Gandhi alleges RSS is getting into judiciary, media, Army; BJP says unworthy of reply

Gandhi said, “The RSS knows that its ideology cannot win elections in India. Hence, people of the RSS are installing their people one by one in every institution. Be it the Press, the bureaucracy, the judiciary, people of RSS ideology are being put in every institution.”

CAG offers Bofors files for review: MoD to House panel

The Defence Secretary, consequently, has asked for a month’s time to return to the PAC to submit Action Taken Notes (ATN) on two paragraphs of the CAG report that had highlighted alleged irregularities in the purchase of the guns.

PM Narendra Modi reaches out to Valley: Gaali, goli not the answer, embrace Kashmiris

Listing his governments’ initiatives for the empowerment of women, the Prime Minister also lauded the campaign by some Muslim women against the practice of triple talaq. Modi took a vow with people to make a New India by 2022

Rahul Gandhi speaks with Sharad Yadav, to attend Aug 17 Opposition meet

Yadav has spoken with BSP chief Mayawati, former Jharkhand CMs Babulal Marandi (JVM-P) and Hemant Soren (JMM) and Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dalit icon B R Amedkar.

21 JD(U) leaders close to Sharad suspended

Sources said that if Sharad attends the August 27 BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao rally in Patna, it will lead to his suspension. Earlier, the party had suspended Ali Anwar Ansari and Arun Srivastava, besides removing Sharad from the post of Leader of House in RS.

Removal as JD(U) leader in RS is love, blessing of Nitish Kumar: Sharad Yadav

Sharad calls meeting of JD(U) leaders; war of words in party intensifies. The senior JD(U) leader, who has spoken out against Nitish’s decision to realign with BJP, did not elaborate on his next course of action, but said he had called a meeting of some JD(U) leaders from across the country later this month.

JD(U) rift deepens, party removes Sharad Yadav as Rajya Sabha leader

Today’s development came a day after Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in the capital, and remarked that Yadav was “free to take a decision”. He made it clear that the JD(U) has already decided to align with the BJP.

Sharad free to take his decision: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

While Yadav trained his guns on Nitish for the second consecutive day during his Jan Samvad in Bihar, Nitish held deliberations with PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in the national capital amid broad indications that the JD(U) would join the Union council of ministers.