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Deftly side-stepping queries on the face-off between the West Bengal government and the Centre, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated Monday “anything” can happen in the country until the Lok Sabha elections are announced. He, however, firmly ruled out the possibility of the Modi government creating an attempt to dislodge Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress …

The Finance Ministry has declined to share copies of three reports on the quantum of black money held by Indians inside the country and abroad, alleging they were being examined by a Parliamentary panel and disclosing details will cause a breach of privilege of the House. These reports were deposited to the government more than …

The Calcutta High Court Monday denied an immediate hearing on the West Bengal government’s plea against the CBI’s attempt to question city police chief Rajeev Kumar at his residence in connection with chit fund scam cases. Following an objection by the Union government, Justice Shivakant Prasad refused to give the matter a sudden hearing and …

There is a tendency in the country to root for the underdog against any dominant figure but the Congress would need all the help it could muster to defeat the BJP in the 2019 general elections, says global investor-writer, Ruchir Sharma. He also stated that the election setbacks in 2018 have lowered Narendra Modi’s chances …

Questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s sit-in protest over the CBI’s attempt to demand the Kolkata Police chief in connection with a Ponzi scheme scam, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Monday asked whether she wanted to save herself or the top cop. “We want to ask who Mamata wants to …

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said the “unfortunate” and “unprecedented” developments in West Bengal indulging the CBI and the Kolkata Police indicate a constitutional breakdown, warning that the Centre has powers to take action. Members from the Congress, BJD, NCP, SP, and RJD spoke out against the Centre over the developments in West Bengal, with …

The government plans to auction three mineral blocks having reserves of 280.295 million tonnes in the present and next month. Of the mines to be auctioned, two are limestone blocks while one is graphite mine, as per latest data of mines ministry. The limestone blocks in Chhattisgarh will go under the auction on February 8 …

BJP President Amit Shah and senior party leader Rajnath Singh Sunday set up “Bharat kemannkibaat, Modi kesaath”, a month-long exercise to seek suggestions from 10 crore people across the country to help the party prepare its ‘sankalppatra’ (manifesto). Shah stated the exercise is aimed at democratizing the process of preparing manifesto and that this “unique …

A day after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu thrown out at a BJP legislator in the assembly, the saffron party on Saturday called him an “assembly rowdy” and alleged that he was in “deep frustration”. “A frustrated, defeatist Chandrababu Naidu has threatened BJP MLAs Vishnu Kumar Raju &Manikyala Rao in Andhra assembly y’day …

In a jolt to the Congress in Gujarat ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader Asha Patel quit Saturday, accusing the party of factionalism and divisive politics. Patel, member of the Legislative Assembly from Unjha in Mehsana district, resigned as a legislator and also resigned the party. In her resignation letter to party president …

BJP’s ally Janata Dal(United) claimed that due to opposition from the party the citizenship changes bill is not tabled in the ongoing Rajya Sabha session. Afaque Ahmad Khan, JDU general secretary in-charge for Northeast India alleged that due to JDU’s opposition NDA government was pressurized not to bring the bill in the ongoing last session …

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh should worry about winning their own Lok Sabha seats before dreaming of victory in West Bengal. She said the BJP leaders were “outsiders” and not from West Bengal and have zero ideas about the culture and customs …