BJP picks Suvendu as Oppn Leader to take Mamata head-on

Hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took over as West Bengal’s Chief Minister,  the BJP on Monday unanimously elected her close-aide-turned bête noir Suvendu Adhikari as Leader of Opposition.

Tie-up with BJP is purely issue-driven, says Kumaraswamy

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AIADMK in a soup over RS nominations as BJP tries to retain its ground

There is a rift in the AIADMK as most of the Lok Sabha candidates who lost the election want a seat to the Upper House, which puts pressure on the party

Jagan eyes TDP office as regional parties lobby for prime space on Parliament campus

With as many as 35 regional parties lobbying to bag prime spaces for their offices on the Parliament premises, foremost in the race is YSR Congress and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is eying the office of Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The TDP office, occupied by the party for several years is spacious, and ...

SBSP hopeful of forging alliance with SP, BSP for UP bypolls

Ballia (UP): The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj, an estranged ally of the BJP, on Wednesday (June 5) said it was in talks with the SP and BSP for forging an electoral alliance for the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly bypolls. The move comes a day after the 'mahagathbandhan' fell apart. Speaking to reporters here, party general secretary Arvind Rajbhar said, "The SBS...

Now RLD announces it will go solo in UP Assembly bypolls

Lucknow: A day after the SP and the BSP decided to contest alone all 11 seats in the upcoming Assembly bypolls, their third alliance partner in the recent Lok Sabha elections - RLD - on Wednesday (June 5) announced it too will go solo. Rashtriya Lok Dal UP president Masood Ahmad, however, expressed hope that the 'gathbandhan' remains intact. "The Rash...

BJP may field Jaishankar as Rajya Sabha candidate from Gujarat

New Delhi: The BJP is likely to field External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as its nominee for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat and Ram Vilas Paswan as NDA's candidate from Bihar, sources said on Tuesday (June 4). Three seats in Rajya Sabha belonging to the BJP got vacant after party chief Amit Shah, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani got electe...

Mahagathbandhan goes soft on Nitish Kumar, says ‘not allergic’ to anyone

Patna: With the BJP-JD(U) ties under apparent strain, senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has extended an olive branch to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying non-BJP parties including the JD(U) should join forces against the BJP and that his party is "not allergic" to anyone. Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, whose LJP is a constituent of th...

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BJP remains mute as uncle-nephew battle for LJP hots up in Bihar

Buzz is that Pashupati Kumar is likely to replace Chirag as the LJP president. The uncle-nephew tug of war for power in just a year after Ram Vilas Paswan's demise clearly indicates how fragile the family unity is.  

Traffic jams return as Bengaluru emerges from lockdown

There was a massive traffic jam on Old Airport Road, which connects central Bengaluru to the IT corridors of Whitefield and Outer Ring Road

US embassy site crashes as students scramble to book slots

In a tweet the embassy said it was aware of the high demand for student visa appointments. “Please remember, do not refresh too often, as you may be locked out of your account. Appointments remain available at all posts, and we will continue to add appointments as conditions allow,” it said.

Chirag Paswan removed as LJP national president; his uncle likely to take over

The factional infighting in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) came to a head on Tuesday (June 15) with the summary removal of Chirag Paswan as party national president. This was done at an emergency meeting held by the LJP national working committee.

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Yuvraj wanted to captain India in 2007 T20 WC, but then this happened

Yuvraj Singh, the swashbuckling left-hander, was the main stay of India’s batting line up even in the presence of legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and later M S Dhoni, but the southpaw did not get to captain the Indian cricket team. Yuvraj, however, never openly regretted being ignored for the leading role until recently.

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Can human lifespan be extended to 150 years? Scientists at it

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Outages hit social media, government and news sites across the world

The Guardian technology editor, Alex Hern, said in a Twitter thread: 'The increasing centralisation of internet infrastructure in the hands of a few large companies means that single points of failure can result in sweeping outages.'

New Income Tax e-filing portal: Know the salient features

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Decoded: Why m-cap is vital for companies and investors alike

While m-cap is a good measure of a company’s reliability as an investment, a careful read of balance-sheets and sectoral trends is just as important for serious investors in equity

RGV’s fresh salvo: Hand over the TDP to ‘Junior NTR’

Hyderabad: When he is not making a controversial movie, he is making controversial statements. Always provocative. Always in-the-face, curt and brutal. Even before the dust kicked off by his controversial biopic on NTR — the legendary Telugu actor and founder of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) — could settle down, the maverick film maker Ram Gopal Varma has stirr...

Mahagathbandhan heads for a crash as Mayawati hints at end of ties with SP

The Samajwadi Party (SP)-BSP Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh is on the brink of a divorce. Addressing her ten Members of Parliament (MPs) in New Delhi today (Monday), a visibly upset BSP Supremo Mayawati told them that from now, the BSP would go solo in Uttar Pradesh and there would be no truck with the SP. Mayawati seems to be quite upset with...

Modi 2.0: Have southern states been given a raw deal?

Chennai: As the new Narendra Modi dispensation began its second innings in Delhi, a perception took shape in southern India that the region, particularly Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, has been given a raw deal in ministerial berth allocations. Karnataka has been given three Union ministerial berths in addition to Finance portfolio for Nirmala Sitharaman...

Jal Shakti stares at depleting groundwater, lack of infrastructure

Chennai: A day after taking an oath as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi formed a new ministry for water — Jal Shakti. Experts welcomed this move since water was being dealt by multiple departments and ministers, and integrating it under one roof may speed up processes. But, the challenges now seem bigger: Groundwater depletion, lack of proper i...

In Modi 2.0, 51 ministers are crorepatis, 22 face criminal cases: ADR

New Delhi: Of the 56 ministers who took oath on May 30 (Thursday) and are part of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, 51 are crorepatis and 22 have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). It said eight ministers have declared their educational qualification to be between 10th...

Sadananda Gowda’s appointment is but a safety net for BJP in K’taka

Chennai: Among the four vokkaliga caste BJP parliamentarians from Karnataka, Sadananda Gowda is the most experienced and non-controversial figure.

The changed Uttar Pradesh representation in Modi 2.0

Uttar Pradesh assumes importance in the Cabinet formation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to several reasons. Not only the prime minister himself represents the Varanasi constituency, but the state also has the largest representation in the lower house — 80 seats. Further, Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is due in 2022, the reason why the s...

Gadkari’s hurdles: Pushing new road laying, toll collection and safety

BJP leader Nitin Gadkari will be the minister of Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium (MSME) enterprises under the Modi 2.0 government. One of such key ministries is the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Over the past five years, this portfolio became synonymous with Nitin Gadkari who has been instrumental in carrying o...

Piyush Goyal retains railways, likely to focus on safety, non-fare revenue

New Delhi: Piyush Goyal, re-assigned the charge of the crucial railway ministry, is likely to focus on safety, generation of non-fare revenue, track renewal, modernisation and increase in the production of state-of-the-art coaches in his second stint at the helm of the national transporter, official sources said on Friday. Goyal, having achieved the lowest...
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