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The leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge has stated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the CBI’s interim director “illegal” and demanding that a meeting of the selection committee be convened immediately to appoint a new chief of the probe agency. Kharge, who is part of the prime minister-headed …

After being kept out of the anti-BJP alliance in Uttar Pradesh by the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Congress is facing demands within the party for adopting a tougher posture against the two regional rivals as well as scouting for potential partnerships with other players. Former UP MPs and senior party members …

Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that the alliance among her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections was giving the ruling BJP “sleepless nights”. “This year my birthday has come at a time when the Lok Sabha elections are very near. And keeping the elections in mind, …

Mallikarjun Kharge moves SC against Centre’s decision of sending CBI Director Alok Verma on leave

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has penned to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising objections over the appointment of the CBI interim director M Nageswara Rao. Kharge urged the PM to sudden convene meeting of the selection committee to appoint a new CBI chief. Kharge stated that the government was scared of an ‘independent’ …

Karnataka Water Resource minister D K Shivakumar Sunday stated that the BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’ to topple the state’s coalition government was for real, alleging that three Congress MLAs were camping in a hotel in Mumbai in the “company of some BJP leaders”. “Horse trading is going on in the state. Three of our MLAs are …

The Centre has sought nominations from different ministries to expeditiously fill vacant chair of the Director of Prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is working without its regular chief following the ouster of Alok Verma, officials said Monday. OP Verma, who worked as the Director of Prosecution, completed his term on December …

As Karnataka’s ruling coalition constituents Congress and JD(S) get down to brass tacks for the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stated that his party should not be treated as “third grade citizens” and that both the partners adopt a “give and take policy” to put up a united fight against the BJP. …

Former chief statistician T C A Anant Monday assumed charge as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select the country’s bureaucrats, diplomats, and police officers among others, as per an official statement. He was administered the oath of office by UPSC chairman Arvind Saxena, …

Any conversation of a CPI(M)-Congress adjustment for the parliamentary election have to be “initiated at the state level” as the political situation is different in various states, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said, virtually ruling out a nationwide tie-up between the two parties. Yechury’s remarks came at a time a section of the state …

The president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, Shripad Joshi, withdrawn today amid controversy over the withdrawal of the invitation to writer Nayantara Sahgal for the annual Marathi literary meet by the event’s organizers. Opposition parties in Maharashtra have stated that the invitation was canceled on the orders of the ruling BJP. The 92nd …

The Constitutional Amendment Bill to confirm 10% reservation in education and government jobs for the economically weak may have only crossed its first legislative hurdle, but it has already opened a pandora’s box of demands from various political parties in the country. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has welcomed the move, despite calling it …

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen Wednesday explained the proposed 10 percent reservation for economically backward people in the general category as a “muddled thinking” that raises a critical question about its political and economic impact. He also claimed the Modi government sustained the “high economic growth” achieved during the UPA regime, but that did not …