POLITICS

Kejriwal Says Delhi Lieutenant Governor BJP agent

Describing Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung as a "BJP agent", Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday sought an all-party meet to decide the government formation in the national capital. "LG (lieutenant governor) says he will call all-party meeting in ‘next few days’? Why next few days? To seek adjournment in SC (Supreme Court) tomorrow (Thursday)?" the former Delhi chief ...

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Goans Remember Maharashtra CM Fadnavis as Soft Spoken But Canny

Before leading the BJP to victory in Maharashtra in the 2014 state assembly polls, the unassuming 44-year-old chief minister-to-be Devendra Fadnavis had lent subtle touches to the party’s poll campaigns in 2007 and 2012 in neighbouring Goa. After Fadnavis got elected as the chief minister of Maharashtra, many remember the soft-spoken politician who was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appointed ...

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Black Money Case: All Names to be Out Today

After the Supreme Court ordered the government to submit the entire list of names, the names of all account holders will be submitted to the SC on Wednesday. Though the list will be handed over to SC in a sealed envelope, it is not yet clear whether the names will be disclosed to the public. According to reports, Finance Minister ...

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Haryana CM Khattar Allocates Portfolios, Keeps Home, Urban Planning

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday night allotted portfolios to the newly-inducted ministers three days after swearing-in. While keeping the departments of home, power, town and country planning and information and public relations with Khattar, the other departments which not assigned to any ministers is also with him. Two ministers, Ram Bilas Sharma and Captain Abhimanyu, who were ...

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Black Money Case: Timblo, Lodhia Made Donations to BJP, Congress

Radha S. Timblo, managing director of a Goa-based mining company, and bullion trader Chamanbhai Lodhia of Gujarat, two of the three businesspersons accused of stashing black money abroad, have donated money to the BJP and Congress, according to watchdog NGOs. While Timblo, head of Timblo Pvt Ltd, had donated Rs.1.18 crore to the BJP and Rs.65 lakh to the Congress ...

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Black Money Case: Centre Reveals Names of 3 Account Holders

The Centre on Monday revealed names of three account holders in the black money case, before the Supreme Court. According to reports, the names revealed are of Director of the Burman Group Pradip Burman, a Rajkot-based bullion trader Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya, and a Goa-based miner and owner of Timblo Pvt Ltd Radha S. Timblo. Meanwhile, the list have reported names ...

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Shiv Sena to Support Maharashtra CM Candidate from BJP

The Shiv Sena on Monday said that they are ready to support the decision of Bharatiya Janata Party and that it will support any Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate from the BJP on Monday. In the editorial of Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamna,’ it said, “The people’s blessings cannot to be confined within limits. Shiv Sena will stand with absolute force and ...

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Black Money Case: Govt Reveals 3 Foreign Account Holders’ Names — Dabur’s Burman, Rajkot trader Pankaj Lodhiya and Goa miner Timblo

The government has revealed 3 names in the Supreme Court for stashing away balck money in Swiss banks and they are, as expected, some top business figures — Pradip Burman, Pankaj Chimanlal and Radha S Timblo and no politician was in the list as expected. Burman is former director of Dabur, Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya is a Rajkot based bullion trader ...

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Botswana’s incumbent president declared re-elected

Botswana’s incumbent President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was re-elected Sunday after his party, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), won the majority of parliament seats in the country’s 11th general elections Oct 24. Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo made the announcement in a televised-address to the nation. Ian Khama will be sworn in Oct 28, Xinhua reported. Botswanians cast their ballots Friday to ...

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Tharoor launches cleanliness drive, wins praise from Modi

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday launched a cleanliness drive on Kovalam beach, personally collecting garbage in bags. Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised his efforts and also retweeted the pictures. Tharoor, who was sacked as spokesperson of the Congress party for tagging along with Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign, said that Mahatma Gandhi’s sanitation drive was a national cause and not ...

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Shashi Tharoor Launches Cleanliness Drive in Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday launched a cleanliness drive, asking "why cede Gandhiji’s sanitation drive to any party" even after losing the post of party spokesman for tagging along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean Indian Campaign. The Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member launched the drive at the Kovalam beach. Later, he tweeted on his micro blogging site, "Before my ...

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Gadkari, Fadnavis Meet RSS Chief Ahead of Modi’s Arrival in Mumbai

Fuelling fresh speculation in political circles, union Minister for Shipping and Transport Nitin Gadkari called on Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday. Late Friday night, the Bharatiya Janata Party state president and prime contender for the post of the next Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had met Bhagwat. Sources in the BJP claimed ignorance of what transpired ...

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Sham Lal Sharma Resigns in Jammu and Kashmir

Sham Lal Sharma, senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister for public health engineering, irrigation and flood control, has resigned from the Omar Abdullah Ministry on Thursday, ahead of declaring elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "I called on the state president of my party Saif-ud-Din Soz on Friday evening and handed over my resignation. I have asked him to ...

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BJP Likely to Join Shiv Sena, Warns Not to Impose Conditions

After much deliberation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be all set to join with its former ally Shiv Sena to form a coalition government in Maharashtra, where BJP won as the single largest party in the recent election. State BJP leader Vinod Tawde has reportedly said that the Sena is their “natural ally” on Friday. He said, “The ...

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Akhilesh Should Explain His Dismal Tenure Before Questioning Modi, Says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has challenged UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to show his 31 month’s report card before questioning the track record of the BJP-led NDA government on Thursday, after he criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. State spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that the Samajwadi Party (SP) government had very little to show in its tenure so far ...

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