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Congress Accuses PM Of Poll Violation, Seeks Action From Election Body

New Delhi:  The Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking out a road show and making political remarks at Gujarat’s Ahmedabad in violation of the Model Code of Conduct, and demanded that the Election Commission impose a campaign ban of two-three days on him for being an “uncaring …

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Among Pragya Thakur’s Assets, Brick For Ayodhya, Utensils – All In Silver

New Delhi:  Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the Malegaon attack case and the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal against Congress’s Digvijaya Singh, owns assets worth around Rs 4.44 lakh.  In an affidavit filed along with her nomination papers, the saffron-robed right-wing activist, who describes herself as an sadhvi, meaning …

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Complaint In Wayanad Against Rahul Gandhi For Twitter “Campaign”

Wayanad, Kerala:  The BJP-led NDA Tuesday lodged a complaint against Congress candidate in Wayanad Lok Sabha seat Rahul Gandhi alleging he openly canvassed for votes through Twitter even while polling was on in the hill constituency. In his complaint to the Returning Officer, Wayanad seat, Sinil Kumar G, Chief Election …

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Bilkis Bano Case, A 2002 Gujarat Riots Tragedy: 10-Point Timeline

Bilkis Bano was pregnant when she was assaulted during the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002. New Delhi:  In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has directed the Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakhs, a job, accommodation and compensation to Bilkis Bano who was gang-raped in one of the …

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Pak Skips China Navy Fleet Review, Indian Battle Ships Participate

Beijing:  Two Indian battle ships, including the biggest indigenously built stealth destroyer INS Kolkata, on Tuesday took part in the Chinese navy’s fleet review as the world’s fastest growing navy celebrated its 70th anniversary. A total of 32 vessels of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) sailed in six groups, …

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Non-Bailable Warrant Issued Against Arvind Kejriwal In Defamation Case

New Delhi:  A Delhi court on Tuesday issued non-bailable warrants against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and psephologist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav for failing to appear before it in a criminal defamation complaint filed in 2013 by a lawyer. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the warrants against …

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BJP, Congress Did Little To End Poverty, Unemployment: Mayawati

Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh:  BSP supremo Mayawati today said the BJP and Congress governments did little to address issues of poverty and unemployment. “Poverty and unemployment increased ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre. The Congress, too, has not kept its promises,” Mayawati said while addressing an election …

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Salman Khurshid Uses Amitabh Bachchan Dialogue To Attack Yogi Adityanath

Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh:  Congress leader Salman Khurshid has borrowed a popular movie dialogue to call himself Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “baap” (father) and challenged him to a debate on the 2008 Batla House encounter, preferably at a cowshed. Mr Khurshid, the Congress candidate from Farrukhabad, said he is …

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Pragya Thakur Facing Charges, BJP Fields “Dummy Candidate” From Bhopal

Bhopal:  A day after police registered a complaint against Pragya Singh Thakur – the BJP’s pick for Bhopal – over her remarks on the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, outgoing parliamentarian Alok Sanjar today filed his nomination from the seat as a “dummy candidate”, news agency PTI reported. The provision …

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India Warned Sri Lanka Of Threat 2 Hours Before Suicide Attacks: Report

Colombo:  Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off by Indian intelligence officers about an imminent attack by terrorists hours before a series of suicide bombings killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Three churches and four hotels were hit by …

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