Saffron outfit claims to bring down film set in Kerala

A Facebook page claiming to represent Praveen Togadia’s AntarRashtreeya Hindu Parishad — which positions itself as an ‘alternative Hindu organization’ to the Sangh Parivar in Kerala — has claimed responsibility for the destruction of a Church built as part of a movie set on the Periyar riverbed in Kerala. The page posted pictures of some […]

NCP disciplinary committee wants Ajit Pawar out of the party

The internal disciplinary committee of the Nationalist Congress Party has recommended the expulsion of Ajit Pawar from the primary membership of the party. With the recommendation, the responsibility to remove Ajit Pawar from the primary membership of the party has now moved to party president and uncle Sharad Pawar. Any expulsion of Ajit Pawar will […]

MAHARASHTRA BATTLE: Supreme Court reserves judgment for Tuesday morning

The Supreme Court of India is hearing the petition filed by political parties Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Indian National Congress, accusing the governor of violating constitutional norms in inviting the BJP to form the government in the state. The judgment has been reserved for 10:30 AM tomorrow, giving much-needed respite for the BJP […]

We did not cause even a second’s delay – Congress Party

Congress general secretary Ahmed Patel today denied charges that his party dragged its heels in the formation of a new government in Maharasthra, giving rival BJP enough time to break Congress’ ally Nationalist Congress Party and come back to power. “We haven’t caused even a second’s delay,” Patel said, addressing media today. “But it’s true […]

Athavale says Sharad Pawar refused invite to join NDA

Union minister and Republican Party of India leader Ramdas Athavale said he was aware of moves to woo Sharad Pawar Nationalist Congress Party to join with the BJP, but the patriarch had refused the invitation. His comments came in the wake of Pawar’s nephew and NCP leader Ajit Pawar breaking away from the NCP and […]

Three-way talks start between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP on Maharashtra govt formation

Uddhav Thackeray, the head of political party Shiv Sena, confirmed today that his party has begun official talks with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party on forming a government in Maharashtra. The statement indicates that the Congress Party and the NCP have reached some kind of consensus on what to expect and demand from […]

Keeping BJP out is our No.1 priority – Prithviraj Chavan on Shiv Sena option

With only a day remaining for the BJP to inform the Raj Bhawan of its final stand on forming the government in Maharashtra, the state-leadership of the Congress Party seems to have fully come around to the idea of lending support to a government involving rival Shiv Sena. Speaking to a TV channel from a […]

Meet Haryana election candidates who earn Rs 1 lakh/day

Three candidates in the upcoming state elections in Haryana — all belonging to the ruling BJP — have declared total income of Rs 1 lakh per day or more, according to an analysis of income tax filings by Haryana Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms. Total income, in this context, includes the income of […]

Kerala anti-conversion activist expresses regret over 2018 assault

Puliparambil Gopinath, a Hindutva activist who shot to fame last year after roughing up a team of Christian evangelists in Kodungallur in Kerala, has publicly expressed his regret at his past political choices and blamed Hindutva organizations for failing to support their workers in their hour of need. Gopinath, also known as Gopinath Kodungallur in […]

No Ayyappa To Help: BJP’s vote share falls 31.5% in Pala bypoll

Five months, it seems, is a long time in politics, certainly long enough for the electorate in Kerala to forgive, if not forget, the Left Front’s decision to ‘desecrate’ the holy shrine of Sabarimala. The Left Front has emerged as the undisputed and unexpected winner in today’s results of the high-profile Pala by-election, but it […]

Chidambaram’s Arrest: A Breakdown in Lutyen’s Consensus?

The arrest of former finance minister P Chidambaram has thrown many critics of the current administration into a quandary. On the one hand, they know that there may be some truth to the allegations of corruption made by the investigating agencies. They would, therefore, like nothing better than for corrupt politicians to be probed just […]

Milind Deora says businessmen scared, afraid of speaking out

Milind Deora, head of Congress Party’s Mumbai unit who is known to be close to the business community of the country, said businessmen in the country are feeling uneasy about the current climate, but not speaking out due to fear. Deora, who was speaking in the context of the suicide of entrepreneur and businessman VG […]

COLUMN: What are Congress’ post-Rahul options?

Battered by the party’s second-worst defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi is most likely to submit his resignation at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday. The Congress scion, who took ‘100 percent responsibility’ for the embarrassing loss in the polls, has insisted on resigning as the party boss. While […]

TABLE – 10 EXIT POLL RESULTS – India Today, News18, Republic, Times Now, NewsX

Close to ten exit polls are set to announce the results of the most highly anticipated and tightly fought elections in Indian history in recent decades. Among those offering exit poll results today are India Today group, which has tied up with polling agency Axis, News18, which has signed on international agency Ipsos and NewsX. […]

Masood Azhar’s terror tag more a diplomatic victory than a strategic win

In what is considered a major diplomatic victory for India and an extra push for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the middle of the general elections, the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday declared Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e –Mohammad, a designated terrorist. The way was cleared for declaring the terror […]