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Ajit Doval visits Israel ahead of Narendra Modi’s trip

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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel’s top leadership here as part of preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much- awaited visit, the first by an Indian premier to the Jewish country. Modi is expected to visit Israel by the middle of this year. Doval landed in Israel on Thursday and met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi In Imphal: What Congress Couldn’t Do In 15 Years In Manipur, BJP Will In 15 Months

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IMPHAL:  With polls in Manipur just a week away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack at the Congress government, saying the party was responsible for ruining the state in the last 15 years. “Manipur has been destroyed, who’s responsible… The chief minister here has been sitting in Manipur for 15 years. Manipur is considered as the Switzerland ... Read More »

BMC Polls: Shiv Sena leads in battle

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Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena appeared all set to retain control over the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s biggest and richest civic body, election officials said on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was pushed to a distant second slot in Mumbai in the civic body elections held across Maharashtra. Of the 227 BMC seats, the Sena led in 94, ... Read More »

BMC Election 2017- It’s BJP vs Shiv Sena As Mumbai Votes Today For Polls To Richest Civic Body

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MUMBAI:  As the country’s richest civic body – Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – votes today along with nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra, the stakes are high for the BJP and Shiv Sena – the friend-turned opponents in the state. The Shiv Sena, which had been ruling the BMC with the BJP for several years, decided to fight elections alone ... Read More »

UP doesn’t need adopted sons

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New Delhi: Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hit the campaign trail for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election addressing a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli on Friday along with brother Rahul.  While Rahul hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farmers’ deaths and other issues, Priyanka launched a blistering attack on Modi and labelled him ... Read More »

Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up politics. The man running the ruling party’s campaign in a crucial state election, who is facing 11 criminal cases, says it will take a while. “At a time of elections, one has to forget every other aspect and just focus on victory,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, as his three-vehicle convoy carrying ... Read More »

Sasikala stakes claim; Governor mum

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Chennai: Suspense continued on Thursday night over whether V K Sasikala will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after she staked claim to form the government at a meeting with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who has not yet given any indication as to what course of action he will take. Hours after caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam ... Read More »

UP Elections 2017: BJP Promised Anti-Romeo Squads. To Stop Love Jihad, Says Its Meerut Leader

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MEERUT: As couples prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a promise lurking in the BJP manifesto threatens to pour cold water on their enthusiasm: “Anti-Romeo squads” which will come into operation if the party is voted to power. But there appears to be some confusion about how it will be implemented. While party chief Amit Shah has promised to set up ... Read More »

Panneerselvam resigns as Tamil Nadu CM citing personal reasons

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Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam yesterday tendered his resignation from the post citing ‘personal reasons’ and setting the stage for takeover of V K Sasikala, who was elected as Legislature Party leader in the day. “Due to my personal reasons, I am tendering my resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. Kindly accept my resignation and relieve ... Read More »