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Ram Mandir should be constructed within legal framework: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday said that Ram Mandir should be constructed in Ayodhya but within a legal framework after mutual dialogue. While addressing a press conference in Jaipur, Shah said that party’ stand is clear over the issue and it has mentioned in in the last four Lok Sabha election manifestos. “The temple should be built in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” he

MP Naresh Agarwal Links Hindu Gods to Alcohol, Apologises After Outrage

Samajwadi Party lawmaker Naresh Agarwal had the government benches in the Rajya Sabha up in angry protest today when he referred to Hindu Gods in comments that have been expunged or removed from records. The Upper House of Parliament had to be adjourned amid loud protests. Mr Agarwal has since expressed regret. Since the comments have been expunged, they cannot be reported. The Samajwadi Party lawmaker was speaking in a

Rahul Gandhi Take-Over Plan, Sonia Gandhi To Retain Key Role

Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in a process of organisational elections that begin next month as planned, top party sources said today, seeking to quash rumours that the transition may be delayed. The elections in the mammoth party are expected to be held over several weeks and Mr Gandhi, who is currently the party number 2, will take over as president in

Smriti Irani given additional charge of I&B Ministry after Venkaiah Naidu resigns

Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development. The rejig took place after senior party leader and NDA vice presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities on Monday. The Office of Prime Minister of India confirmed the report and tweeted, “Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu has resigned

BSP chief Mayawati says will resign as Rajya Sabha MP over Dalit atrocities

A furious Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati today threatened to resign from the membership of the Rajya Sabha if she was not allowed to raise the various incidents of violence against Dalits and other minorities. “Let me speak or I will resign from the Rajya Sabha if I am not allowed to speak on Dalit atrocities,” Mayawati told Rajya Sabha Speaker PJ Kurien after he asked her to cut

PM Narendra Modi Walks Up to Opposition In Parliament, Greets Sonia Gandhi, Others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the Opposition benches in Parliament on Monday morning, greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a Namaste and shaking hands with leaders like former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, all seated in the front row. PM Modi, who arrived in the Lok Sabha about five minutes before

Mamata Banerjee has made fool of people, why should I apologise: Roopa Ganguly

First came the shameful ‘rape’ comment from the BJP MP Roopa Ganguly for political mudslinging, now is the absurd justification. Roopa Ganguly, who had dared TMC and Congress leaders to send women from their families to West Bengal and see if they can survive 15 days without getting raped, is unapologetic about her statement. “There are too many incidents happening in West Bengal. Atrocities against women are very high, beyond

Why Narendra Modi must order independent probe against Nitin Gadkari's ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of “Na khaunga, na khane dunga” is under question yet again with reports emerging of corruption in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. A Boston-based construction engineering firm – CDM Smith – allegedly paid a bribe of $1.18 million (Rs 7.59 crore) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India between 2011 and 2015 to obtain contracts, the US Justice Department has said.

Facing threat to life, Rahul Gandhi cancels visit to Puducherry, TN, Kerala

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi cancelled his two-day visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which was to commence on Tuesday, a day after an anonymous letter threatening his life was received by the party. However, this is not the reason behind cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala visit. In a series of tweets, the Congress vice president claimed that he is suffering from high fever. “My apologies

Apologise, Else Lawsuit: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Warns Digvijaya Singh

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a legal notice to Digvijaya Singh seeking his apology for levelling baseless allegations, a day after Congress leader accused him of “nepotism” over a state agency’s order asking developers to open accounts in a private bank where his wife works. Mr Fadnavis’ lawyer Ganesh Sovani has asked Mr Singh to tender an unconditional apology to Mr Fadnavis within two weeks on his twitter

Shiv Sena attacks BJP for letting Kanhaiya Kumar get free publicity

In a veiled attack on the BJP for letting JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar get “free publicity”, ally Shiv Sena Monday sought to know how he got bail in such a short span of time when others charged with ‘sedition’ are still languishing in jails. “(Union Minister) Venkaiah Naidu said Kanhaiya Kumar is getting free publicity. If that is so, who is responsible for letting him get free publicity? Today, nothing

After accident I pleaded for help but Smriti Irani ignored us: Daughter of deceased

Sandili Nagar, 16-year-old girl whose father died on the spot after their vehicle met with an accident with Smriti Irani’s convoy on Saturday, has alleged that after the accident took place she pleaded HRD minister for help but she ignored her. “We were going to attend a marriage ceremony and our motor cycle’s speed was very slow. Suddenly, Smriti Irani’s vehicle hit us and our motorcycle got slipped. She came