• BJP leader Srikant Bharti shot dead in Bihar, violent protests follow

    A senior state BJP leader, Srikant Bharti was shot dead in Bihar's Siwan district, triggering violent protests Monday by his supporters, police said

  • Arun Jaitley slams Mamata over Saradha, Burdwan blast; Trinamool hits back

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday attacked at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her reactions to arrest of her Trinamool Congress's leaders in the Saradha chit fund scam and on her statements in the Burdwan blast case

  • BJP, Sena may realign due to desperation

    It is not mere coincidence that soon after NCP chief Sharad Pawar said supporting the BJP government was not an onerous job for his party, the Shiv Sena decided to effect some changes in its panel of spokespersons and relieved MP Sanjay Raut from the job

  • Trinamool MP sent to custody, Mamata lashes out at BJP

    Calling MP Srinjoy Bose’s arrest a ‘conspiracy against Trinamool’, Party chief Mamata Banerjee dares the central government to impose President’s rule in state 

  • Newborn grandson of JD(U) MLC and BJP MLA kidnapped

    In a shocking incident, two unidentified women allegedly kidnapped the newborn grandson of JD(U) MLC Dinesh Prasad Singh and BJP MLA Veena Devi from a well-known private hospital in Muzaffarpur in Bihar

  • Fadnavis hopeful of breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena

    Voicing confidence of a break through in talks with Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said it has been a friend of BJP and the two parties will remain friends in the future

  • Maharashtra faces revenue deficit of Rs 26,516 crore

    The figure, which made the new ministers' jaws drop at a state cabinet presentation, will prevent the BJP govt from fulfilling promises made in its manifesto including abolishing local body tax and tolls at least in the short term

  • Pawar games begin

    Writing in these columns on October 11, virtually on the eve of the recent Assembly election, I had asked, “Will BJP sweep the stakes in Maharashtra?” The question was posited on the thesis that a four-and-a-half (the ‘half’ being Raj Thackeray’s MNS which has since ceased to be relevant) way split in votes would result in a full majority for any of the parties, more so the BJP, the main contender for power in Maharashtra

  • AAP leader and former Delhi Assembly Speaker joins BJP

    Former Aam Aadmi Party legislator M.S. Dhir, who was denied a ticket by the party for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party 

  • SC notice on BJP plea on its foreign funding

    The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the election commission on a BJP plea challenging the Delhi High Court order that the contribution to its coffers by the Indian subsidiary of an overseas-based company amounted to foreign contribution

  • Unfortunate that Adarsh ghost refuses to leave Ashok Chavan: Shiv Sena

    Apparently going soft on Congress after the end of its alliance with BJP, the Shiv Sena today said it is "unfortunate" that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name was not dropped as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam

  • Case against BSP leader for attempt to grab land

    A case has been registered against a BSP leader and six others in connection with an incident of alleged firing to grab a piece of land belonging to a graveyard in Unnati village here, police said today

  • Narendra Modi among contenders for Time's Person of the Year

     Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the list of 50 contenders for Time magazine's Person of the Year

  • 5 Indian fishermen set free by Lanka arrive in Chennai

     Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived here today

  • Vijay Goel 'active' again in Delhi BJP

    Former Delhi BJP president and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel, who had been keeping a low profile, has revived interest in the affairs of the party's state unit, after party chief Amit Shah is believed to have asked him to be "active" for the upcoming Assembly elections

  • Behind closed doors: Pawar, Tawde meeting raises eyebrows

    The meeting of former Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and HRD minister Vinod Tawde at the SPPU yesterday set political circles abuzz, coming at a time when there is ambiguity over the NCP-BJP ‘alliance’

  • No differences in NCP over support to BJP govt in Maharashtra: Supriya Sule

    Asserting that there were no differences in the party over its decision to extend outside support to the BJP government in Maharashtra, NCP MP Supriya Sule today denied that she had reservations about the party's stand

  • Governor unaware of who is supporting Maharashtra CM: RTI query

    In a startling revelation, an RTI query has revealed that the BJP failed to provide a list of legislators supporting it when the party staked claim with the governor to form a minority government in Maharashtra

  • BJP talking in different voices on abrogating Art 370: Omar Abdullah

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the BJP was talking in different voices in different parts of the state on the issue of abrogation of article 370 of the Constitution

  • Sri Lanka frees Indian fishermen sentenced to death

    Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death for drug trafficking were released in Sri Lanka Wednesday, and the Indian high commission said the gesture will further boost bilateral ties