Black money: Govt discloses names of 18 persons to SC

New Delhi: After resisting for more than three years, the Centre on Tuesday revealed names of 18 persons in the Supreme Court who allegedly stashed black money with LST bank in Liechtenstein and against whom prosecution have been launched by the Income Tax department. The names, listed in Centre’s affidavit, include Mohan Manoj Dhupelia, Ambrish […]

Akali Dal, newspaper on collision course

Chandigarh: Punjab’s ruling Akali Dal (SAD) and the state’s leading newspaper, The Tribune, were on collision course today with the party moving the Election Commission against the a series of articles on buiness interests of the Badal clan that rules the state. The Tribune and its Punjabi publication have run articles in recent days on […]

‘Even a butcher is shy’ of Modi: Laloo

Patna: Attacking Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Laloo Prasad Yadav today said that “even a butcher is shy” of the BJP leader who was aiming to become the Prime Minister of the country. “A butcher is also shy of Narendra Modi. Will this man become the PM of India?,” Prasad said here. His […]

Red Fort attack case: SC stays execution of LeT militant

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of death sentence of suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq in the 2000 Red Fort attack case in which three people, including two Army men, were killed. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha also issued notice to New Delhi on […]

‘Clinching evidence’ to arrest Modi in Ishrat case: Sibal

AHMEDABAD: Union minister Kapil Sibal raked up alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan on Monday to hit out at Narendra Modi saying the BJP’s PM nominee and Amit Shah were being “shielded” despite existence of “clinching” evidence to arrest them. “I want to ask who is shielding Modi and Shah when, according lawyers like us, […]

Mulayam promises reservation to ‘poor, backward Muslims’

Jalaun: SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said there was need to improve the living standards of backward Muslims and promised to give them reservation facility like Dalits if his party came to power at the Centre. At an election rally here, he said participation of Muslims in craftsmanship and other technical works was maximum, […]

‘Rahul Gandhi visits Dalit homes for honeymoon’

Vadodara/New Delhi : As a massive outrage erupted Saturday over his controversial comment that Rahul Gandhi visits Dalit homes for “honeymoon and picnic”, yoga guru Ramdev expressed regret to the dalit community even as an FIR was filed against him by Uttar Pradesh police for his remarks. BJP came out in defence of the yoga […]

Subramanian Swamy revealed ‘Election info’ of 1977 to CIA: WikiLeaks

New Delhi: In what may trigger a political storm in the country, according to the latest WikiLeaks revelations, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy had passed on information regarding elections held during tenure of ex-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the US, a news report published on Friday said. The WikiLeaks posted on micro-blogging […]

Modi will be PM of India: Meghnad Desai

LONDON: Indian-origin economist Meghnad Desai has said India will get a more “decisive leadership” in Narendra Modi if he takes over as the new Prime Minister after general elections next month. Lord Desai endorsed the Gujarat Chief Minister’s credentials for the country’s top job. “He is going to be Prime Minister. Is he going to […]

LS Polls: 40% polling recorded, violence in some states

New Delhi:  Nearly 40 per cent of the electorate cast their vote Thursday in the first seven hours of polling in 117 constituencies in 11 states and Union Territory of Puducherry in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, amid stray incidents of violence which left a policeman dead in Assam and 13 others injured […]