Now, Congress wants action against Modi, BJP poll symbol cancellation

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Congress on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with a complaint and demanded stern action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for violation of the pre-poll Model Code of Conduct for invoking “Bhagwan Ram” and “Hanuman” at an event. It also demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) […]

Assam Governor draws flake for terming Lachit as ‘saviour of Hindus’

Guwahati, Jan 18 : Assam Governor Banowarilal Purohit on Wednesday drew flak from the opposition Congress for terming Ahom general Lachit Borphukan as a “saviour of Hindutva”. Condemning the statement of the Governor, the Congress urged him to study about the national heroes of Assam before speaking about them. “The Governor tried to project Assam’s […]

N.D. Tiwari’s family ‘shocked’ over his joining BJP

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Former Congress veteran N.D. Tiwari’s family on Wednesday expressed disappointment and shock over his joining the Bharatiya Janata Party and alleged the decision was being “made for him”. “I would like to inform everyone that the family is extremely disappointed. In fact shocked, at the developments regarding N.D. Tiwari,” his […]

Congressmen protest in Shillong against note ban; face counter-protest

Shillong, Jan 18 : Congress supporters, led by party legislators in Meghalaya, on Wednesday rallied at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office here to protest against demonetisation. Two civil society groups — Civil Society Women’s Organisation and Thma U Rangli — held a counter-protest near the RBI office and accused both the Bharatiya Janata […]

Court issues summons to DCW chief Swati Maliwal in recruitment case

New Delhi, Jan 18 : A court here on Wednesday issued summons to DCW chief Swati Maliwal in a case of alleged irregularities in appointments to the women’s rights panel. After taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch, Special Judge Hemani Malhotra issued summons to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief […]

Telangana to pressurise Centre for 12 percent Muslim quota: CM

Hyderabad, Jan 18 : Telangana will soon bring in a legislation to provide 12 percent reservations to Muslims and bring pressure on the Union Government to include the law in Constitution’s 9th schedule as was done in case of Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday. Reiterating his commitment to provide quota […]