From Amit Shah to Top Ministers, How BJP Plans to Repeat Art 370 Strategy for Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha

Despite being in the opposition, Uddhav Thackeray’s party has chosen to support the Bill. Sources in the party say, it’s more in the national interest than sheer politics.   New Delhi: As the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to bring the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 to Rajya Sabha mid this week, all…

Sidelined by Rajiv Gandhi, How Manmohan Singh Became Sonia’s Trusted Lieutenant & an Astute Politician

Manmohan Singh was keen to step down from the planning commission after the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi described the panel as a ‘bunch of jokers’.   Dr YK Alagh had once described Manmohan Singh as the most underrated politician and most overestimated economist. In the present-day Congress, there is a near consensus that Singh…

As SC Upholds Order Staying MLA’s Conviction, BJP Slams Speaker’s Move to Expel Him from MP Assembly

Prahlad Singh Lodhi, accused of assaulting a government officer, was awarded a two-year jail term by a lower court last month and Speaker NP Prajapati, on the basis of that order, had issued his expulsion order from the MP Assembly.   Bhopal: Ahead of the Assembly’s winter session, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party…

Supreme Court to Decide on Chidambaram’s Bail Plea in INX Media Case Today

Opposing Chidambaram’s bail plea, ED has maintained that economic offences like money laundering are grave in nature as they not only affect the nation’s economy but also shake people’s faith in the system.   New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Wednesday over Congress leader P Chidambaram’s plea seeking bail…

Congress’s Nana Patole is Maharashtra Assembly Speaker After BJP Withdraws Candidate from Race

Patole, who comes from the OBC Kunabi community in Vidarbha region, was the first BJP MP to rebel against his party during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term between 2014 and 2019.   Nana Patole, the candidate of the Sena-NCP-Congress combine for the post of the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, was elected unopposed on Sunday after…

‘BJP Ungraceful Loser, Ran Away from Floor Test’: Cong and NCP on Walkout During Thackeray Govt’s Trust Vote

The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance cleared the floor test with 169 votes in its favour. The BJP’s 105 MLAs walked out before head count began in the 288-member House.   Mumbai: The NCP and Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of being “ungraceful losers” and running away from the Assembly after the opposition party staged a walkout…

India, Japan Hold First ‘Two-Plus-Two’ Dialogue to Give Momentum to Special Strategic Partnership

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar led the Indian delegation while the Japanese side was headed by Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Minister of Defence Taro Kono, officials said.   New Delhi: India and Japan on Saturday held their inaugural foreign and defence ministerial dialogue with an aim to give further momentum…

Maharashtra Floor Test LIVE Updates: Speaker Post & Confidence Vote on Mind, Maha Vikas Aghadi Leaders to Meet Shortly

Maharashtra Floor Test LIVE Updates: Day after formally taking charge of chief minister’s office, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray along with the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will face the floor test in the Assembly today. The three-party alliance is likely to have a smooth sail in the House as the ruling combine has claimed support…

महाराष्ट्र में सरकार बनते ही शिवसेना ने की PM की तारीफ, सामना में लिखा- ठाकरे और मोदी भाई-भाई

शिवसेना (Shiv Sena) ने अपने मुख्यपत्र ‘सामना’ के संपादकीय में पीएम मोदी (PM Narendra Modi) की जमकर तारीफ की है. अखबार में लिखा है कि मोदी जी पूरे देश के मंत्री है, इसलिए केंद्र सरकार और राज्य सरकार को साथ-साथ चलना होगा. मुंबई. महाराष्ट्र में नई सरकार का गठन हो गया है. शिवसेना, एनसीपी-कांग्रेस के गठबंधन…