SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

NEW DELHI: The recent Supreme Court verdict that outlawed appealing for votes in the name of religion, caste and other identities can be “exploit-ed” by parties campaigning using the “Hindutva plank”, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind today on Saturday. Addressing a press conference, the top leadership of the organisation said parties like the BJP may use the 1995 […]

Sakshi Maharaj blames Muslims for population boom

Sakshi Maharaj blames Muslims for population boom

MEERUT: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday waded into controversy by indirectly blaming Muslims for the population boom in the country “Those with four wives and 40 children are responsible for the population increase in the country. Hindus are not responsible for the increase in population,” he said addressing a ‘sant sammelan’ […]

BJP warns ‘out of box action’ against Pakistan

BJP warns ‘out of box action’ against Pakistan

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government may again take “out of the box” action against Pakistan if it continues to indulge in a proxy war against India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told the party’s office-bearers at a meeting on Friday. Ahead of the party’s national executive meeting, Shah addressed the BJP’s […]

Shivpal, Akhilesh meet, compromise formula likely

Shivpal, Akhilesh meet, compromise formula likely

Lucknow: In their first one-to-one meeting since the vertical split in Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Yadav today held talks with defiant nephew Akhilesh at his residence here on a “compromise formula” for a possible patch-up. Party insiders were tight-lipped on what transpired at the brief meeting Shivpal had with Chief Minister Akhilesh. Shivpal later met his […]

BSP releases second list for 100 more UP seats

BSP releases second list for 100 more UP seats

Lucknow: BSP on Friday announced its second list of candidates for 100 more Assembly seats, thereby declaring nominees for 200 of the 403 seats, with Muslims getting the lion’s share with a total of 58 aspirants in the two lists. While BSP’s first list of 100 candidates released yesterday contained names of 36 Muslim candidates, […]

Bengaluru molestation case: Four arrested

Bengaluru molestation case: Four arrested

Bengaluru: Four persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the groping and assault of a woman by two scooter-borne men near her home here on New Year’s eve, a shocking incident caught on camera that caused a national outrage. The accused had been stalking the victim for four or five days and molested her […]

Akhilesh meets Mulayam, but no truce yet

Akhilesh meets Mulayam, but no truce yet

LUCKNOW: Amid intense power tussle, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday met his father Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence, leading to speculation that efforts were being made for a patch-up which the faction led by the Chief Minister discounted. Though there was no official word from either faction on the meeting, there were speculation […]

BJP never engaged in politics of religious polarisation: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: BJP never did nor will it do politics of religious polarisation, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, stressing that the “secular” parties need to be cautious in the wake of the Supreme Court order that candidates should not seek votes in the name of religion, caste or creed. Asked if his party […]