Irani To Sue Congress For Alleging That Daughter Runs Illegal Bar

NEW DELHI: Union minister Smriti Irani on Saturday called Congress’ allegation that her daughter runs an “illegal bar” as “attempts of character assassination”, saying that she is being targeted by the Gandhi family for defeating Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. “The character assassination of my daughter is being done on the instructions of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

Cracks In Oppn Unity, SP Says Partners Rajbhar, Shivpal ‘Free To Go’

LUCKNOW: The cracks in the Opposition unity in UP came wide open on Saturday, with Samajwadi Party telling its coalition partners OP Rajbhar and Shivpal Yadav that they are free to join the side that gives them “more respect”. In separate letters to Rajbhar and Shivpal, the Akhilesh Yadav-led party said, “If you feel that you will get

Excise Policy Row: BJP’s Bidhuri Demands Sisodia’s Resignation

NEW DELHI: Delhi Leader of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri on Saturday demanded the resignation of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, alleging that he subverted rules to benefit liquor mafias. “AAP is conspiring with the liquor mafias in Delhi to open liquor shops in every nook and corner of the city,” he said during a protest

National Herald Case: Sonia Gandhi Appears Before ED, Congress Holds Satyagrah

NEW DELHI: Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the first time in connection with an alleged money laundering case involving National Herald. Congress, meanwhile, slammed the government for misusing the investigative agency and said that the ED should have questioned her at her residence instead of calling

What Will PM Modi Leave Behind? Prez’s Press Secy Explores In New Book

NEW DELHI: What Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leave Behind When He Moves On? Veteran journalist Ajay Singh, the Press Secretary to the President of India, in his book ‘The Architect of the New BJP: How Narendra Modi Transformed the Party’ explores this question by tracing the journey of PM Modi. A tectonic shift happened

UP To Get 18 New Nagar Panchayats

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to establish 18 new Nagar panchayats and expand 20 existing urban civic bodies in Uttar Pradesh. Lalganj, Pratapgarh, Manikpur, Bhagwant Nagar, Unnao, Malihabad, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, and Amroha are among the civic bodies whose limits will be expanded. A total of 55 proposals were approved at

Punjab Ignored, AAP Rejects Centre’s MSP Panel

NEW DELHI: A day after the Central Government set up a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP), newly elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chaddha moved the notice of suspension of business to discuss the MSP. The AAP has termed it as “anti-government” and “violates principles of federalism”. The farmers’ agitation which

Resort Politics Is Coming To Bite BJP Back: Abhishek Banerjee

KOLKATA: It was a déjà vu feeling of sorts when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hauled its 69 MLAs to a hotel in Kolkata ahead of the Presidential elections on Monday. Taking a potshot at the decision, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee said that ‘resort politics is coming to bite BJP

Congress, Opposition Parties Protest Over Inflation, Price Rise

NEW DELHI: Congress, along with other opposition parties, on Tuesday, staged a protest in Parliament over the issue of inflation. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi along with several senior leaders of the party like Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, KC Venugopal, Ranjeet Ranjan and Manickam Tagore staged a protest near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament. The

Presidential Election: 67 Uttarakhand MLAs Vote; 2 Congress MLAs Skip Voting

DEHRADUN: One state cabinet minister and two Congress MLAs missed the action as 67 members, out of 70, of the state legislative assembly cast their vote in the Presidential Elections on Monday. Three MLAs who did not vote include state cabinet minister Chandan Ram Das, who had to be admitted to a hospital due to