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  • SP MLA blames women for rapes, abortion, dowry harassment

    April 1, 2015 2:51 PM 3

    Hamirpur: In a shocking sexist comment, a ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday said women were more responsible for rapes, drawing strong condemnation from opposition parties. " is wrong to say that women are less guilty, they are more responsible for rapes," Shiv Charan Prajapati, MLA from Hamirpur, said at a women's meet. Prajapati

  • Giriraj Singh 'regrets' making racist remark on Sonia after BJP distances itself from the statement

    April 1, 2015 10:25 AM 3

    New Delhi: After making a controversial and bizarre statement on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Minister Giriraj Singh apologized for making such a statement. Expressing remorse, Singh said, "Many things are said off the record in many ways but if they have hurt Rahul or Sonia ji in any way, I regret." Distancing itself from Singh's remark, Bharatiya

  • Union Minister Giriraj Singh's bizarre comment on Sonia Gandhi being 'white skinned' sparks row

    April 1, 2015 8:43 AM 4

    New Delhi: Known for making controversial and bizarre statements, Union Minister Giriraj Singh once again did the same when he commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin made her the Congress President. "If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian and if she wasn't white skin, would Congress accept her as a leader" said Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party

  • AAP removes Yogendra Yadav from chief spokesperson post, appoints a 20-member panel

    March 31, 2015 5:36 PM 9

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday removed Yogendra Yadav from the post of chief spokesperson. The party has appointed a 20-member spokespersons panel. The move came a day after the party sacked Prashant Bhushan as AAP's national disciplinary committee chief. The decision to remove Yadav from the post is an expected one following his removal along

  • Narendra Modi government to build memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao

    March 31, 2015 2:33 PM 7

    New Delhi: Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi', 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial for Rao at Ekta Sthal on the banks of river Yamuna, sources said. Urban

  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category

    March 31, 2015 11:58 AM 6

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat perception of VVIPs. A Rajya

  • Kejriwal gave consent for phone calls to AAP MLAs offering money to support BJP: Ex party leader

    March 31, 2015 6:53 AM 7

    New Delhi: There is no end to mudslinging in the war-torn Aam Aadmi Party. In yet another allegation in a series of attacks, former party MLA Rajesh Garg has alleged that fake calls were made to AAP MLAs with party chief Arvind Kejriwal's consent. These calls were faked to be from Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Finance Minister

  • JDU, RJD, SP, JDS, INLD all set to merge ahead of Bihar polls: Sources

    March 30, 2015 9:23 AM 7

    New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar elections, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Indian National Lok Dal are all set to merge and form one political outfit. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has the largest number of MPs in Parliament among the group, is likely to head the formation. Sources say that most of the issues

  • AAP War: Not new to Indian politics, nobody expected this in party of the 'common people'

    March 28, 2015 11:04 AM 6

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has proved that he is the only boss and he only matters in the party, which he calls a party of the people. In Saturday's National Executive meeting held in Delhi, the scene was chaotic. It was looking like a battleground. Two of his closest comrades in arms and co-founders

  • CBI files closure report against Jagdish Tytler in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

    March 25, 2015 12:26 PM 5

    New Delhi: For the third time in a row, the CBI has filed closure report in a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots in a Delhi court, which issued notice to the victim on Wednesday. The filing of the closure report by the investigating agency was protested by the victim's counsel, who asked why was this done "secretly"