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NEW DELHI: Borrowing a page from the party patriarch LK Advani’s book, BJP chief Amit Shah will start a 15-day pravas (tour) for an expansion drive today. It will involve a journey through five states where the party has been traditionally weak — Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Telangana. The yatra will begin from Naxalbari — a West Bengal village from where the left-wing extremism started in the late 1960s. Mr Shah is planning to spend three days in each state. While the long-term goal is the 2019 generalRead More
Lucknow: Eight coaches of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express derailed in the wee hours today near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, around 12 passengers of the Delhi-bound train were injured in the incident which took place at 2:07 AM, the Chief Public Relations Officer, North Central Railway said. The official said an accident relief train has also been rushed to the site and the injured have been given first-aid. Around eight coaches from the rear side of the train derailed between Mahoba and Kulpahar stations, the CPRO said.Read More
NEW DELHI: The BJP is to end the suspense over Uttar Pradesh’s next Chief Minister soon, and is likely to settle for Yogi Adityanath, the party’s Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur after the party’s ideological mentor, RSS, was not comfortable with the name of junior telecom minister Manoj Sinha who, PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, had reportedly backed. Sources said Uttar Pradesh is also likely to have two deputy chief ministers: Dinesh Sharma, who is the Mayor of Lucknow, and Keshav Prasad Maurya, the party president inRead More

Posted On March 13, 2017By telanganaIn Nation, Slider

Narendra Modi sees New India

New Delhi : Fresh from BJP’s landslide win in UP and Uttarakhand after a bitter and often divisive campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about inclusivity and pitched for building a ‘new India’ by 2022 that would have made the nation’s founding fathers proud. Accepting felicitations from party leaders and supporters at the BJP headquarters, Modi said he saw the election results, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, as the “foundation of the new India”. “I see this victory as the foundation of a new India where 65 per centRead More
This is 2017, and we’ve all learned after many misadventures over the past few years to take opinion or exit polls with a large helping of salt. But, even so, the polls that have now been released – and summarised in NDTV’s poll of polls – tell a surprisingly consistent story. And it’s one that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be deeply happy to hear. First, and always foremost, Uttar Pradesh. Look, it’s always tough to make a prediction about UP. This is a state with real and close threeRead More
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel’s top leadership here as part of preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much- awaited visit, the first by an Indian premier to the Jewish country. Modi is expected to visit Israel by the middle of this year. Doval landed in Israel on Thursday and met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his Jerusalem office. Doval also met his counterpart, Israel’s acting National Security Adviser and Head of the National Security Council, Brig. Gen. (retd) Jacob Nagel. The discussions “revolved around PrimeRead More
IMPHAL:  With polls in Manipur just a week away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack at the Congress government, saying the party was responsible for ruining the state in the last 15 years. “Manipur has been destroyed, who’s responsible… The chief minister here has been sitting in Manipur for 15 years. Manipur is considered as the Switzerland of East. But do you see any development, employment for youth?” the PM told the huge crowd gathered in Imphal for his first rally in the state. The PM askedRead More

Posted On February 23, 2017By telanganaIn Nation, Slider, Uncategorized

BMC Polls: Shiv Sena leads in battle

Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena appeared all set to retain control over the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s biggest and richest civic body, election officials said on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was pushed to a distant second slot in Mumbai in the civic body elections held across Maharashtra. Of the 227 BMC seats, the Sena led in 94, still short of the 114 needed for a simple majority. The BJP had won 60 seats while the Congress was at a distant third with 22 to its credit. TheRead More
MUMBAI:  As the country’s richest civic body – Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – votes today along with nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra, the stakes are high for the BJP and Shiv Sena – the friend-turned opponents in the state. The Shiv Sena, which had been ruling the BMC with the BJP for several years, decided to fight elections alone this time after a falling apart with its long-time ally over the seat-sharing issue. BMC is the most cash rich corporation in the country with an annual budget of 37,000Read More

Posted On February 18, 2017By telanganaIn Nation

UP doesn’t need adopted sons

New Delhi: Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hit the campaign trail for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election addressing a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli on Friday along with brother Rahul. While Rahul hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farmers’ deaths and other issues, Priyanka launched a blistering attack on Modi and labelled him an outsider. “Modi said UP has adopted him as a son. Does UP need to adopt anyone from outside for its development? UP doesn’t need an adopted sons to doRead More