Polls will sound “death knell” for BJP, end Modi’s “reign of fear”: Mamata

Polls will sound “death knell” for BJP, end Modi’s “reign of fear”: Mamata

Kolkata: The 2019 Lok Sabha polls will sound the “death knell” for the BJP and bring an end to Narendra Modi’s “reign of fear”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted Tuesday. The Trinamool Congress supremo said the electoral battle will be between a “united India and some isolated people”, as she mounted a scalding […]

How can situation in J&K be conducive for general elections and not assembly polls, asks Yechury

How can situation in J&K be conducive for general elections and not assembly polls, asks Yechury

New Delhi: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned how can be the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir “good enough” to hold general elections and not assembly polls. The Election Commission Sunday announced that Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir will not be held along with general elections. “It is perplexing how […]

Indian team’s visit to Pak for Indus River basin inspection postponed

Indian team’s visit to Pak for Indus River basin inspection postponed

New Delhi: Amid heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a reciprocal visit by the Indian team to Pakistan for inspection of projects in Indus river basin this month has been postponed, senior officials said Sunday. During the 115th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission held in Lahore from August 29-30, 2018, both the commissioners […]

Time to throw out ‘most dictatorial and anti-federal govt’ in history: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: After the Election Commission announced the schedule for the 2019 parliamentary election on Sunday, AAP head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was time to throw out the Narendra Modi dispensation, “the most dictatorial and anti-federal” government in the history of India, with the help of the people. “Ultimately back to […]

Prez to confer Padma awardees today

New Delhi : Fifty-six of the 112 “inspiring” personalities, who were selected for this year’s Padma awards, will be conferred the prestigious honour on Monday by President Ram Nath Kovind at a special function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, officials said. Among those receiving the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri on Monday are late actor […]

Lalu to approve RJD poll candidates; alliance partners

Lalu to approve RJD poll candidates; alliance partners

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad will have the final say on the selection of candidates and choice of alliance partners for the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly bypolls, his party said Saturday. The decision was made at the RJD’s central parliamentary board meeting which was preceded by another meeting of state units of Bihar and […]

Congress boycotts Meghalaya Guv’s assembly address over Kashmir comments

Congress boycotts Meghalaya Guv’s assembly address over Kashmir comments

Shillong: The Opposition Congress Friday boycotted the address of Governor Tathagata Roy in the Meghalaya Assembly for his tweet backing the boycott of “everything Kashmiri” following the Pulwama attack. Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma said such tweets by a person holding constitutional office does not augur well for the people and Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]