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2 days ago
Sisodia, Jain discharged from hospital

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who were hospitalised during their hunger strike over the AAP government's logjam with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, were discharged on Tuesday. Sisodia announced his recovery on Twitter before getting discharged. With doctor's care and your blessings, I am recovering fast, he twe...

2 days ago
Sisodia, Jain discharged from hospital

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who were shifted to hospitalised during their hunger strike over the AAP government's standoff with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, were discharged on Tuesday. Sisodia announced his recovery on Twitter before getting discharged. With doctor's care and your blessings, I am recovering...

13 days ago
Self-help groups to get National Awards on Monday

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will confer the National Awards on best performing self-help groups (SHGs) under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) here on Monday, an official statement said. These awards are intended to provide public recognition to the outstanding performance of the community instituti...

28 days ago
BJP, Shiv Sena bag two seats each in Maharashtra LC polls

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Ruling allies Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have bagged two seats each in the biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from the Local Authority category, an official said on Thursday. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) secured a Vidhan Parishad seat whereas the Congress lost both seats it contested. The results of the electio...

1 month ago
New J&K Deputy CM says 'minor' Kathua incident shouldn't be hyped

Jammu, April 30 (IANS) Controversy hit a new reshuffled Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday when BJP leader Kavinder Gupta said after being sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister that the rape and murder of a young girl in Kathua was a minor issue that should not have been hyped. The Kathua incident is a minor issue. It should not have been hyped this much, Gupta said about the crime that ...

1 month ago
Kavinder Gupta sworn in as new J&K Deputy CM

Jammu, April 30 (IANS) In a major cabinet overhaul, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta was sworn in as the new Deputy Chief Minister in the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government, replacing Nirmal Singh who is set to become the Speaker. The Bharatiya Janata Party also inducted Satpal Sharma, its state unit chief, as a cabinet minister along with new faces Rajiv Ja...

1 month ago
Modi to visit MP on Tuesday

Mandla/New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district for a day on Tuesday to participate in a host of public programmes. He will inaugurate a programme on the National Panchayati Raj Day, address a rally on Adivasi Diwas, and unveil a road map for the overall development of tribals in five years, a Prime Minister's Office release said...

2 months ago
MP Minister questions reservation, courts controversy

Narsingpur (Madhya Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Minister Gopal Bhargava has courted controversy by saying that the maximum officers and other staff in the government should be from his Brahmin community since they were more talented. Earlier, one fourth of government officers and staff were from our Brahmin community, but now the figure is 10 per cent. This is happening becau...

2 months ago
21,000 villages picked for saturation of government plans

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said his ministry has chosen 21,000 villages across the country for saturation of seven Central welfare schemes during the 22-day Gram Swaraj Abhiyan programme to be started from Saturday. Tomar's announcement came just a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all elected representatives of...

2 months ago
Violence over filing nominations for rural elections continues in Bengal

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Senior CPI-M leader and nine-time Lok Sabha member Basudeb Acharia was allegedly injured as sporadic violence over filing nominations for next month's Panchayat polls in West Bengal continued on Friday even as opposition parties demonstrated across the state, accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of unleashing attacks. Acharia, an MP from 1980-2014, was hospitali...

3 months ago
National conference of legislators: To focus on development

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A two-day national conference of legislators, focusing on developmental issues, will start in the national capital on Saturday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Friday. The conference, themed We For Development, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Central Hall of Parliament. Hosted under the auspices of the Indian Parliame...

3 months ago
Sweeping aside Left's 25-year rule, BJP pulls off resounding win in Tripura

Agartala, March 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with its partner -- IPFT -- on Saturday pulled off a historic far reaching victory to storm to power in Tripura, sweeping 43 of the 59 seats for which elections were held and ousting the Left Front government that had ruled for 25 years. The BJP on its own comfortably managed an absolute majority with its candidates won 35 s...

3 months ago
Crushing 25-years of Left Front rule, BJP pulls off emphatic win in Tripura

Agartala, March 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with its partner -- IPFT -- on Saturday pulled off a historic victory to storm to power in Tripura, sweeping 43 of the 59 seats for which elections were held and ousting the Left Front government had had ruled for 25 years. The BJP on its own comfortably managed an absolute majority with its candidates won in 33 constituenci...

3 months ago
Left Sarkar ousted in Tripura as BJP surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima, March 3 (IANS) In a saffron surge in the northeast, the BJP put up a spectacular show in Tripura on Saturday, ending 25 years of the Left rule, and was looking to formation of coalition governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya in the face of hung verdicts. The BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), a tribal-dominated party, were together lead...

3 months ago
Tripura Left citadel crumbles in saffron storm

Agartala, March 3 (IANS) In a scintillating performance, the BJP seemed all set on Saturday to storm to power in Tripura in alliance with the tribal-based IPFT outfit, crushing the CPI-M led Left Front in one of the country's last remaining red bastions. A virtual political non-entity all these years in the tiny northeastern state, where it had drawn a blank in terms of seats and secure...

3 months ago
Left Sarkar out as BJP set to form government in Tripura

Agartala, March 3 (IANS) Putting up a spectacular show, the BJP and its ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, were headed for a landslide electoral victory in Tripura on Saturday, ousting the CPI-M-lead Left Front that was in power in the state for the last 25 years. As per the latest trends of all 59 constituencies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 32 seats whil...

4 months ago
Majority of J&K parties for deferring Panchayat polls

Jammu, Feb 4 (IANS) Majority of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday called for the forthcoming Panchayat polls in the state to be deferred. The demands were made at an all-party meet chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and attended by senior leaders of the the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as the opposition, to seek views...

4 months ago
Majority of J&K parties for deferring Panchayat polls

Jammu, Feb 4 (IANS) Majority of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday called for the forthcoming Panchayat polls in the state to be deferred. The demands were made at an all-party meet chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and attended by senior leaders of the the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as the opposition, to seek views...

4 months ago
Majority of J&K parties for deferring Panchayat polls

Jammu, Feb 4 (IANS) Majority of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday called for the forthcoming Panchayat polls in the state to be deferred. The demands were made at an all-party meet chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and attended by senior leaders of the the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as the opposition, to seek views...

4 months ago
Majority of J&K parties for deferring Panchayat polls

Jammu, Feb 4 (IANS) Majority of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday called for the forthcoming Panchayat polls in the state to be deferred. The demands were made at an all-party meet chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and attended by senior leaders of the the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as the opposition, to seek views...

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