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SC notice to Ramdev on plea against HC order restraining publication, the sale of the book on him

With months to go for the 2019 general elections, yoga teacher Ramdev, once a staunch helper of the ruling BJP, has delivered what appears to be a huge rebuff to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It would be challenging to say who will be the next prime minister, he told news agency ANI on Tuesday. “Now …

Atal Bihar Vajpayee

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday paid a moving tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary and stated the late leader would always be remembered for the art of successfully running a coalition government. Mr. Kumar commented that he “relished memories of having worked with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as …

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupanistated on Monday that his government is considering a plan to introduce a ‘Sanskrit Board’ to make the ancient language popular among the masses. He said the announcement while inaugurating a two-day state-level convention of ‘Samskrita Bharati’, a non-profit entity, at Kolavada in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar district. “To make Sanskrit popular among …

Ram temple issue sidelined by BJPShiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

The Shiv Sena demanded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday to clear its stand on the Ram temple matter and demanded a discussion in Parliament even as it mounted an attack on its senior ally over a range of matters, including the Rafale jet deal. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said his party will …

Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was dedicated to the nation on his 94th birth anniversary today. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the dignitaries who paid floral tributes to the former statesman at the memorial built near the Rashtriya Smriti …

President Ram Nath Kovind today, in the last leg of his four-day visit to Telangana, inaugurated the Palmatum Rock Garden and Water Cascade near the Herbal Garden situated at the President’s residence in the state. The president came with his wife, Savita Kovind during his trip to Telangana. President Kovind and Ms. Savita Kovind posed …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today published a commemorative Rs. 100 coin in memory of iconic BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a day before his birth anniversary. “The mind is not ready to believe that Atal Ji is no longer with us,” PM Modi said on the former prime minister, who died in August. Atal Bihari …

Hours before Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao takes a special flight to Kolkata to meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, her party has stated it is all but “natural” that everyone wants to meet her. “When we are looking at 2019, don’t be surprised. Obviously, everyone needs to listen to her, share their …

The BJP approached the Supreme Court today against an order of the Calcutta High Court that stated the party to defer its “Save Democracy” yatras in West Bengal. The party has sought an immediate hearing of its special leave petition. The BJP had scheduled to launch “Save Democracy” yatras from three different places in the …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will mint a commemorative coin on December 24 in honor of former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma will also be there on the occasion. Vajpayee demised on August 16 at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi following a …

The BJP on Friday hit out at National Conference chief Farooq Abduallh over his remarks to give autonomy to Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir regions if his party comes to power in the state. Mr. Abdullah had on Thursday promised regional autonomy if his party comes to leading in Jammu and Kashmir after next year’s assembly …

The Manipur High Court on Friday directed the state and the central governments to submit counter-affidavits against the petition filed by former journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem, challenging his detention order under National Security Act (NSA) by February 1. Mr. Wangkhem was sentenced to a year’s detention under NSA, after being taken into custody on November 27, …