Nationalism debate: Fight over Smriti Irani may escalate in Parliament

The debate over nationalism may continue to dominate Parliament’s proceedings this week, even after both Houses had completed discussions on the issue. The BJP came out in support of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani after the Congress, Left and the JD(U) decided to push notice of breach of privilege against her for allegedly “misleading” the House in her reply on the debate over the issue of students of

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?

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

Anna Hazare writes to PM Narendra Modi, reminds him of unfulfilled poll promises

Social activist Anna Hazare dashed off another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reminding him of his unfulfilled poll promises and said there is “no visible difference” between his government and the previous Congress-led UPA regime. Wishing Modi for the New Year, the 78-year-old anti-graft crusader in his three-page letter took a swipe at the prime minister, saying he may have forgotten the things which he promised during the 2014

BJP demands 'public appology' from Arvind Kejriwal over DDCA row, Delhi CM hits back

Hours after a three member report on the alleged DDCA scam did not mention Union Minister’s name, coming down heavily on Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Sunday that the Delhi chief minister should “publicly apologise” to Jaitely for defaming him. Addressing a press conference here, senior BJP leader MJ Akbar said, “You (Arvind Kejriwal) have done your inquiry from all angles. Delhi Government appointed committee has

Congress hardens stand on Arun Jaitley, demands SIT probe

The Congress on Monday kicked up a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament to press for Arun Jaitley’s resignation and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket association when the finance minister headed the DDCA. The party demanded that a CBI special investigation team, supervised by the top court, probe the alleged scam, as it toughened its stand following a strategy meeting Monday morning. Party chief Sonia Gandhi was

DDCA row: Is Sonia Gandhi responsible for everything?

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday rubbished allegations by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of her involvement in ‘targeting’ the latter in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) row. “Is Sonia Gandhi responsible for everything?” asked Sonia Gandhi. In an interview to a National daily, Jaitley alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad had met the Congress president during the UPA tenure which instigated an investigation by the

Arun Jaitley Sues Arvind Kejriwal For Defamation

Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to escalate its war with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley by filing a police complaint in connection with alleged corruption in the capital’s cricket body, the DDCA. Mr Jaitley headed the DDCA or Delhi and District Cricket Association for 13 years till 2013. Sources say AAP plans to file a First Information Report alleging forgery, corruption and loot of public money. Mr

Hello Dear Arun Jaitley, Sue Me For Defamation Too, Dares BJP's Kirti Azad

BJP lawmaker and former cricketer Kirti Azad has openly dared his party senior Arun Jaitley in tweets, a day after he stopped short of naming him while alleging corruption in the Delhi cricket body that the Finance Minister headed for 13 years. Kirti Azad @KirtiAzadMP ‘ hello dear @arunjaitley hampar defemation file kar rahe ho na? Please karo na Don’t take injunction, don’t gag freedom of speech. 10:53 PM –

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

In Defence Of Arun Jaitley, BJP's Strong Counter-Attack On Arvind Kejriwal

The ruling BJP has launched a strong counter-attack against Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party dismissing as “malicious” its allegation that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presided over massive corruption in Delhi’s cricket body, the DDCA, as its president. The party and Mr Jaitley accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of attempting to whip up “political hysteria” to divert attention from corruption in his office. In a post on Facebook, Mr Jaitley

Aamir Khan's comments on intolerance misplaced: Govt

Government on Tuesday termed as “misplaced” superstar Aamir Khan’s comments on growing intolerance, saying such statements only bring disrepute to the country as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “His comments on intolerance is completely misplaced. Comments like this only bring the image of country and the Prime Minister Modi down,” Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters on the sidelines of a function here when asked