In a setback to Varun Gandhi,Allahabad HC turned down the plea for quashing an FIR against him for his alleged anti-Muslim speeches even as his counsel indicated that he is likely to challenge the order in the Supreme Court.
Varun Gandhi deserves much worse than mere dismissal of his ill-conceived petition since he has deliberately tried to create communal polarisation,fumed Singhvi.
Hitting out for forging alliance with Cong,Bal Thackeray asked Pawar 'why he could not show the daring that Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad have shown.'
The Khadi Gram Udyog outlets are doing brisk business as sales have picked up as much as 25 per cent in March.
After three persons were arrested for his 'murder,a Bajrang Dal activist in Faizabad district,who went missing on March 21,has been found alive.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray had backed Varun Gandhi over his alleged hate speeches and described him as the one Gandhi we like.
The Delhi HC observed that judges should not be treated like MPs,MLAs on the issue of asset declaration since such information about them may be misused.
Out of the 738 candidates announced by various parties,including Congress and BJP,63 nominees have a criminal background.
Congress and JDS in Karnataka voiced fears to the Election Commission that the ruling BJP might misuse official machinery during Lok Sabha polls.
Despite being elected as the Leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party after the 2004 elections,Sonia had refused to take over the top job.
BJP slammed the EC for not taking any action against SP chief Mulayam for violating the model code of conduct and accused the poll panel for being partisan.
Muslim leaders have demanded a ban on Varuns candidature warning that failure to do so would encourage many more to do an encore.
SP General Secretary Amar Singh indicated that his party is not averse to have an alliance with the UPA-led government.
Lalu Prasad had a meeting with LJP chief Paswan on Thursday night after which Paswan hoped Cong would not do anything to damage the alliance.
Prakash Karat said he would be open to talking to the ruling Congress party to support the formation of an alternative Third Front government after the general election. This opens up another chance of Left-Congress pact after they split angrily in 2008 over the Indo-US nuclear deal.
BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley met party president Rajnath Singh at his Ashoka Road residence on Thursday. The Rajnath-Jaitley meeting assumes significance in view of the unprecedented divide in the party over the appointment of Sushanshu Mittal.
Passengers of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express had a narrow escape when a powerful bomb targeting the train exploded on a railway track.
Goa Home Minister dared Ram Sene chief Pramod Mutalik to enter the coastal state,saying locals themselves will send him back.
Noted author and former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor is likely to get a Congress ticket to contest from Thiruvananthapuram constituency.
United States' Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta on Thursday met Home Minister P Chidambaram and discussed various issues including terrorism and unrest in neighbouring Pakistan. The two sides also looked for new ways of forging closer alliance between the two countries in their fight against terrorism.
Sri Ram Sene has now set its sight on Goa,vowing to agitate against pub culture in that state.
Holding that his anti-Muslim speeches amount to violation of the Model Code of Conduct,the Election Commission on Wednesday slapped notices on Varun Gandhi and BJP seeking their response by Friday,even as it ordered video tracking of his entire campaign.
In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections,Congress and the BJP are both suffering from a common ailment - losing trusted and tested allies. While Lalu Prasad's RJD has given a jolt to Congress by allocating it only three seats in Bihar,Navin Patnaik's BJD has literally dumped BJP in Orissa.
Shiv Sena has found 'nothing wrong' with the controversial anti-Muslim remarks of BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Varun Gandhi.
President Barack Obama's administration has cleared a $2.1 billion sale to India,the largest US arms transfer to India to date.