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Rafale Case: Govt says documents stolen from Defence Ministry

The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the Rafale fighter jets deal case till March 14, after the government said that certain documents pertaining to the deal were stolen from the Defence Ministry. In the marathon hearing, the Centre told the apex court that documents pertaining to the deal have been stolen from the Defence Ministry and that the papers relied on by the petitioners were marked secret

#GoBackModi Trends On Twitter Again As PM Narendra Modi Visits Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch various projects in Tamil Nadu on Friday. But like the last time, people in the state don’t seem to be keen on having him over. While Congress workers were arrested for waving black flags in anticipation of Modi’s arrival, Twitter users expressed their anger towards the prime minister by tweeting with the hashtag #GoBackModi. It became the top trending hashtag on

Singer Sonu Nigam Releases A Sarcastic Video After Pulwama attack

Singer Sonu Nigam is the recent Bollywood celebrity to comment on the Pulwama attack and those who perpetrated the act of terrorism. He posted a sarcastic video on his Facebook page, going on a rant against the ‘secularists’ in the country. In a one-and-a-half-minute video titled ‘Being Secular’, Sonu started out by asking the citizens of the country why they were mourning the CRPF soldiers who were killed in the

"Chowkidaar Is Chor, Hence Proved": Rahul Gandhi 's Rafale Retort To PM

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today welcomed the investigative report by English daily The Hindu, which has accessed a defense ministry note that records its objections to the involvement Prime Minister’s Office in the Rafale deal with France. The report conclusively establishes the PMO was involved in the deal and it makes the Supreme Court judgment on Rafale questionable since “information was withheld from the court,” Mr Gandhi said. The internal

BJP used me to win 2014 Lok Sabha polls: Anna Hazare

Fasting activist Kisan Babural alias Anna Hazare said on Monday that he was “used by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)” to win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “Yes. The BJP used me in 2014. Everybody knows that it was my agitation for Lokpal that catapulted the BJP and also the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to power. Now I have lost all regards for them,” Hazare told the media in his

Can solve Ayodhya dispute within 24 hours if SC cannot, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said people’s “patience” on the issue of Ram temple is “fast running out” and if the Supreme Court is unable to give an early verdict on the dispute, it should “hand it over to us” and it will be resolved within 24 hours. The chief minister also claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win more seats in Uttar Pradesh in the

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