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

A fact check on what HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Under intense attack, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday made a forceful statement in Lok Sabha, saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves. The Smriti Script One liners from HRD minister Smriti Irani’s speech in the Lok Sabha, Some of the voices are uttered in choking voice. Mujhe sooli par chadhana chahte ho… Amethi ladne ki saza doge mujhe?

VK Singh wanted me to pay Ulfa, alleges Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has alleged that then Eastern Army Command chief General VK Singh, now a Union minister, advised him to “buy” insurgent groups of the state to bring them back to the mainstream. Singh, who went on to become army chief in 2010 before joining politics after retirement, denied the charge. In an interview on Friday, the chief minister said that Singh’s advice was about financial payments

Slogans Disrupt PM Narendra Modi 's Speech At Convocation In Lucknow

Protesters raised slogans, attempting to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, where he is chief guest at a convocation today. A student was escorted out of the auditorium and some protesters have been detained. PM Modi is attending several events in Uttar Pradesh today associated with BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution and a Dalit icon, signalling his party’s focus on

Pathankot terror attack: Congress posts 5 questions to PM Narendra Modi

Lashing out at Centre in the wake of Pathankot terror attack, Opposition parties stepped up attacks on government’s handling of ties with Pakistan. Congress on Tuesday condemned the the airbase terror attack and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the outcome of his Lahore visit and re-starting the talks with Pakistan government. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “Pathankot attack is an attack on the country and on humanity

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi attack PM Modi after getting bail in National Herald case

Relieved with the bail granted in the National Herald case, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asserted that the NDA led-Central Government is using the central agencies in attacking the grand old party in a wrong manner. “Today, I appeared with a clean heart in the court like any other law-abiding person. The laws of the country are applicable to all without any difference and discrimination. I don’t have any

Democracy can't function at whims and fancies of anyone: Narendra Modi dig at Congress

Expressing his strong displeasure over continuous disruptions in the Lower and Upper House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that ”it’s matter of sorrow that Parliament is not running”. The Prime Minister further said that democracy “cannot be restricted to elections and government only” and everyone must feel that he or she is working for the country’s progress. PMO India ✔@PMOIndia Our definition of democracy can’t be restricted to

National Herald case: Govt dares Rahul Gandhi to give proof in Parliament

The NDA government on Wednesday dared Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to give proof in Parliament on his allegations of political vendetta against the prime minister’s office (PMO) in the National Herald case. Prove it instead of wasting time of the House, the government said after Gandhi alleged that the case is “100% political vendetta coming out of the PMO”. Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the Congress leader “did not

Shiv Sena takes dig at BJP over Gujarat local body polls

Describing the results of Gujarat local body polls as a “win for Congress despite losing”, NDA ally Shiv Sena Friday said it indicates that people of Gujarat do not stand behind the Prime Minister completely and the BJP needs to evaluate why “alarm bells” have started ringing on Narendra Modi’s home pitch. The Sena also said that it needs to be studied why the BJP lost in rural areas if

Anna Hazare ready to launch agitation if Delhi Janlokpal Bill faces obstruction from the Centre

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he will step in if the NDA government at the Centre puts obstructions in the way of Janlokpal Bill, introduced in Delhi Assembly by the AAP government. The anti-corruption crusader was talking to reporters after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh met him at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district to brief him on the salient features of the Janlokpal Bill, tabled in

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar mulls retirement from politics

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday hinted at retiring from politics, while also admitting to a crisis of credible leadership in a small state like Goa. Speaking at a function organised by the Lokmmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society, in Mapusa town about 10 km north of Panaji, Parrikar, a former Goa chief minister, also said that his attention would always linger on Goa and that if the state government veers

We will bring back Aamir Khan if he goes out of India: RPI chief Ramdas Athawale

Days after actor Aamir Khan’s ‘intolerance’ remarks kicked up a storm, Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said even if the actor leaves the country, his party cadre will bring him back. “If Aamir goes abroad to settle, our cadre will bring him back. If he needs protection, our workers will stand by his side and throw a cover around him,” Athawale told reporters here, in