Opinion Politics South India

Out of 80 MLAs in Congress 2 MLAs not reachable : Siddaramaiah

The absence of four lawmakers posed no imminent threat to the seven-month old Congress-JDS government in the numbers game but suggested that all was not well within the Congress which is still wrestling with dissidence.   The Congress would issue notices to absentee MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was dropped as minister in the recent cabinet Read More…

Legal North India Politics

CAG unearths misuse of funds in thousand of crores during BJP tenure in MP

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) exposed financial mismanagement, irregularities, misuse of government funds, unauthorized foreign tours, and extension of undue benefits to distillers during BJP rule in Madhya Pradesh.   The then BJP government failed to ensure submission of utilisation certificates (UCs) on grants-in-aid of ₹18,080.10 crore, says the latest CAG report.   “Blocking Read More…

Legal Politics Social

BJP functionary Dombivli businessman arrested for possession of 170 weapons Shocks neighbours

On January 14, Kalyan crime branch raided Tapasya House of Fashion at Mahavirnagar, Manpada Road in Dombivli. The shop is owned by Dhananjay Kulkarni, 49, the vice-president of the Bhartiya Janata Party’s Dombivli unit.   The arrest of a Dombivli-based businessman Dhananjay Kulkarni with 170 sharp weapons and airguns has surprised residents of the area. Read More…

East India National Opinion Politics

Congress, BSP leaders attending Jan 19th rally sound the death knell for BJP : Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the mega opposition rally being hosted by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata on January 19 would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls and regional parties would be the deciding factor.   She also claimed that the BJP’s seat count in Read More…

Legal National Supreme Court

CBI mess : Spl Director Rakesh Asthana shown door along with 3 more High rank officers

The tenure of CBI’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on forced leave by the government, has been curtailed with immediate effect, according to an official order issued Thursday.   The tenures of three more officers Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare Read More…

Politics South India

Operation Lotus 2.0 sparks war or words : Amit shah teased , counter personal attacks

It’s been over four  days since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs from Karnataka were shifted to a luxurious seven-star resort on the outskirts of Gururgam in the national capital region. The BJP MLAs say they are bored.   Speaking over the phone from inside the heavily guarded ITC Grand Bharat, Manesar, one of the legislators Read More…

Industries Politics Supreme Court

Maharastra Govt nexus with dance bars association won finally allege Opposition

The Supreme Court struck down a provision that the owner of the dance bar should have a “good character” and no “criminal antecedents”.   “There is no precise definition of what amounts to good character and criminal antecedents,” ruled the court.   In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Thursday gave go-ahead to the Read More…

Life Style North India Session Court

Godman Ram Rahim gets life term in journalist murder case

51-year-old Sirsa-based sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim is currently serving a 20-year-prison term in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail for raping two of his women followers.   Now in addition to that a special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the murder of journalist Read More…

East India Opinion Politics

Learn from Rahul Gandhi , BJP MP Sinha fires fresh salvo at Modi

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha said on Tuesday that he didn’t get a ministerial berth in the Modi government because of showing allegiance to the Advani camp.   Speaking at a conclave held by a news channel in Bihar on Tuesday, Sinha slammed the ruling party’s top leadership for sidelining its senior party leader.     Read More…