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  • No reason for Opposition to oppose land act: Ramvilas Paswan

    April 3, 2015 12:29 PM 15

    Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday took a jibe at political parties including Congress, saying there was no reason for them to oppose the Land Acquisition Act. "There is no reason for Congress to protest or condemn amendments in the land act which was brought through ordinance by Modi government. The land act would be a vardan (boon)

  • Would continue to fight against land bill: Jairam Ramesh

    April 3, 2015 12:25 PM 12

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the NDA government is anti-farmer, Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said his party would fight against the proposed land bill both within and outside the Parliament. "The reason why these amendments (to land acquisition act) are being pushed is because, the (Narendra) Modi government is basically

  • Election Commission for new machine to enhance voter secrecy

    April 3, 2015 12:03 PM 16

    New Delhi: The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received the backing of the Law Commission, but the government is yet to take a final call on the issue. The EC has approached the Law Ministry with a proposal to introduce 'Totaliser' machine for counting

  • 'AAP' rooting the faith

    April 3, 2015 10:06 AM 14

    Aam Aadmi Party has had a dream run so far, but the way things are taking shape within the party, it seems this might not last for long. They were titled a tsunami when they entered politics; they were the joker in the pack when they formed the first government; many were surprised when they got 'stung' by a corruption scandal but they managed to surpass

  • Instead of targeting BJP, Congress should try to find its leader: Prakash Javadekar's dig at Rahul

    April 3, 2015 9:44 AM 10

    Bengaluru: Meeting for the first day of the National Executive, the Bharatiya Janata party trained guns at the Opposition for making desperate attempts to malign their image. Taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that they should rather focus on finding their own leader. "Opposition and especially

  • Former health minister slams delay in introducing pictorial warnings on tobacco products

    April 3, 2015 7:30 AM 15

    New Delhi: Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has spoken out on the row over pictorial warnings on tobacco products. Ramadoss said when he was health minister he had introduced 40 per cent pictorial warnings despite stiff opposition from power leaders including four chief ministers. Ramadoss said there is a perception that the government has bowed

  • Bengaluru: Congress workers protest against Modi government over black money

    April 3, 2015 7:01 AM 16

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress workers on Friday staged a massive protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) National Executive venue. They were protesting against the Narendra Modi government over the issue of black money. Congress workers distributed fake cheques of Rs 15 lakh to expose the BJP's promise of bringing back black money. The two-day

  • BJP national executive meet begins, focus likely on strengthening party in South India

    April 3, 2015 4:52 AM 16

    Bengaluru: The stage is set in Bengaluru for Bharatiya Janata Party's first National Executive meet under Amit Shah's leadership. The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land acquisition ordinance. The meeting of the newly-reconstituted

  • BJP national executive meet to begin today, focus likely on strengthening party in South India

    April 3, 2015 3:36 AM 17

    Bengaluru: It the first meeting under Amit Shah's leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive will be meeting in Bengaluru on Friday. The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also fine tune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land acquisition

  • Delhi Dialogue Commission holds meet with experts on solid waste management

    April 2, 2015 3:35 PM 16

    New Delhi: Aiming at adopting a "best solid waste management plan" in city, Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), an advisory body of the AAP government, on Thursday held a conference with different experts. According to government, it wants to encourage recycling by segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at the household level and also find a solution