politics

  • Delhi HC to hear plea on AAP foreign funding after polls
    3:16 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Saying there was “no urgency”, the Delhi High Court Wednesday posted for Feb 18 a plea seeking registration of a criminal case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and others for allegedly receiving foreign funds in violation of law. A division bench of Chief Justice G.

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  • Ajay Maken to contest Delhi polls
    3:14 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Congress leader and former union minister Ajay Maken will contest the Delhi assembly polls. His name figured in the second list of 25 candidates released by the party Wednesday. Maken has been fielded from the Sadar Bazar assembly constituency. The two-time parliamentarian from New Delhi

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  • BJP leader Naqvi held guilty, gets bail
    2:16 PM

    Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) BJP leader and central minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Wednesday got bail after a court sentenced him to a year in prison for violating the model code of conduct in 2009. The chief judicial magistrate ordered the detention of the minister of state for minority affairs and

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  • Not mandatory to appoint Leader of Opposition: Centre
    2:13 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the central government that the position of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha was not a mandatory constitutional position and no party has the requisite 55 seats to stake claim. A division

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  • Janata ‘parivar’ celebrates Makar Sankranti
    1:32 PM

    Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Makar Sankranti was celebrated here with political colour in Bihar, with clear signs that the Janata ‘parivar’ was all set for unity. Ignoring the biting cold, thousands of workers of the ruling JD-U and its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) marked the festival at the residence

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  • Summoned by CBI, Mukul Roy meets Mamata
    1:05 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Summoned by the CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and said he will contact the probe agency about his appearance. Though he did not take questions after

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  • Unemployed youth sets himself ablaze at Akali Dal rally
    12:59 PM

    Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) An unemployed youth Wednesday set himself afire at the rally venue of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab’s Muktsar district. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was present at the rally. The youth – identified as Hitesh Kumar of Ferozepur district – attempted to immolate himself

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  • Italian president quits before end of tenure
    12:18 PM

    Rome, Jan 14 (IANS) Italian President Giorgio Napolitano resigned Wednesday after almost nine years in office, before completion of his second tenure. His secretary general took the letter of resignation signed by the 89-year-old president to the heads of the two chambers of parliament and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for

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  • BJP councillor slaps official
    11:05 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A BJP councillor Wednesday slapped a municipal official after the latter tried to stop unauthorized construction in south Delhi. Neeraj Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party slapped a junior engineer of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) following a heated row. Gupta, who was caught

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  • Parrikar lacks moral right to sack DRDO chief: Goa Congress
    11:05 AM

    Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The Goa Congress Wednesday said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lacks the moral right to sack the DRDO chief, having given service extension to 30 retiring officials during his tenure as the state’s chief minister. As Goa chief minister, Parrikar liberally gave service extension to as many

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  • Imran faces protest at Peshawar school
    10:57 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-Pakistani politician Imran Khan and his wife faced protests Wednesday when they visited the school in Peshwar where terrorists massacred over 140 children Dec 16. Families of the children who were massacred shouted slogans against the Tehreek-e-Insaf leader as he reached the Army Public School, the

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  • Will contact CBI about my questioning: Mukul Roy
    9:55 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy, summoned by the CBI in the Saradha scam, said Wednesday he will contact probe agency about his appearance. On his return here from Delhi, Roy, considered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s right hand man and

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