Ayodhya India Politics Uttar Pradesh 

Yogi Adityanath Celebrates Grand Diwali In Ayodha

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed the opposition parties saying he also has his own personal faith and they should not interfere in that. CM Adityanath, who is visiting Ayodhya’s disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site on the occasion of Diwali, was quoted by ANI as saying: “Meri vyaktigat aastha bhi hai, us mein vipaksh kaise hastakshep kar sakta hai? (I also have my own personal faith, how can the opposition interfere in that?)” More than 1.7 lakh earthen lamps were lit up at the grand event while a chopper…

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Corruption India Politics 

BJP Angles Congress On Bofors Scandal, Taunts To Break Silence

The BJP on Wednesday asked the Congress to come clean on the alleged involvement of its leaders in the Bofors scam, mounting an attack on the Gandhis’ and the party after a recent interview of a private investigator to Republic TV. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani held a press conference at the BJP headquarters and demanded a clarification from the Congress on the interviews given by private detective Michael Hershman, who purportedly stumbled upon a Swiss bank account called Mont Blanc where the alleged Bofors bribe money was said to…

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Himachal Pradesh India Politics 

Himachal Elections: Congress Releases 58-Candidate List, BJP Announces List Of 68 Candidates

The Congress on Wednesday released its first list of 59 candidates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. The Congress’ list of candidates includes names of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhdra Singh and party heavyweight, Rajinder Rana. Virbhadra Singh’s son, Vikramaditya, who was being speculated as party candidate from Shimla Rural, did not figure in the first list. According to the Congress’ list, Virbhadra Singh, who represented Shimla Rural in the outgoing assembly, will contest from Arki and the state party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will from Nadaun. Earlier, there was speculation Virbhadra may fight from…

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Bihar India Politics 

RJD president Lalu Prasad takes a dig at Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi

RJD president Lalu Prasad today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were fooling the people of Bihar by not according central status to the Patna University (PU). Modi, who earlier in the day attended the centenary celebrations of the varsity here along with Kumar, said measures like grant of central status were a thing of the past. The prime minister said his government has taken “a step forward” towards making 10 private universities and 10 government ones world-class. “Both of them (Modi as well as Kumar)…

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Crime India Politics Social West Bengal 

Bengal student offered Rs 65 lakh to assassinate West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The Kolkata police department is on high alert after a student received a WhatsApp message talking about a plot to kill West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On Monday evening, a Polytechnic student in Murshidabad district received a WhatsApp message asking him to join a terror group. The sender told him that he was recruiting youths from across India and that good money will be given to those who join. When the student replied stating that he was not interested, the alleged terror recruiter replied, “We have a contract to…

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Corruption Crime India Politics 

BJP questions Congress’ silence over Robert Vadra’s alleged links to arms dealer

The BJP on Tuesday asked Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to break their “silence” over media reports which claimed that Robert Vadra had “links” with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was fielded by her party to attack the Congress leadership, said the silence of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will be construed as acceptance of charges against Vadra. Citing the media report, Sitharaman alleged that a London house linked to Vadra was refurbished by Bhandari, who also made arrangements for his travel abroad. She also…

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India Politics 

PM Modi blasts Congress, targets Nehru-Gandhi family on home turf

Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Congress on Monday and said the Opposition party didn’t win elections on developmental issues but employed caste, religion and their dynastic rule to mislead the people. The Prime Minister was addressing lakhs of BJP workers on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in what could be his last big rally before Gujarat election dates are announced and the model code of conduct comes into force. The rally was held to mark the conclusion of BJP’s Gujarat Gaurav Yatra (march for Gujarat’s honour) ahead of the high-octane…

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Bihar India Politics 

Narendra Modi announces Rs 10,000 crore for 20 universities, projects in Bihar

Lamenting that no Indian university figures among the top 500 globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government intends to unshackle these institutions and provide Rs 10,000 crore to 20 varsities to ensure that they are counted among the best in the world. Addressing a function on the centenary celebrations of the Patna University here, he said measures like grant of central status were “a thing of the past” and his government has taken “a step forward” towards making 10 private universities and 10 government one’s world class….

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India Politics West Bengal 

Mukul Roy Quits Trinamool Congress, Party Quick To Start Blame Game

Terming Mukul Roy’s resignation from the party “good riddance”, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said the TMC does not give any importance to what he says about it. “Whatever he is saying holds no importance to us. He is saying baseless things after becoming a faceless person. It is a good riddance. Now we can sleep peacefully at night. The party is relieved of the young boy from Kanchrapara,” Chatterjee said at a press conference. Roy submitted his resignation as a Rajya Sabha MP to Vice President…

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Ayodhya India Politics Social Uttar Pradesh 

Adityanath govt proposes grand statue of Ram at Ayodhya river banks

Iconic statues, among other monuments and edifices, have always drawn a crowd, take the Statue of Liberty for example. The Uttar Pradesh government is hoping to draw a crowd too, of tourists, even though their project is not reported to be nearly as ambitious as the aforementioned structure, with a religious statue in the city of Ayodhya. The Yogi Adityanath government plans to install a statue of Lord Rama on the banks of the River Saryu in Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, the statue will be 100-metre long. The…

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