The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to be invited to form a government in Delhi with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung sending a report to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking permission to call the single largest party to take a shot at power though it is well short of majority in the assembly. In his report, Jung gave a detailed analysis of the political situation in the city and underlined the need to have an elected government in the city which is under President's rule since February 17 following ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
After the ambitious Four Year Undergraduate programme became history for the Delhi University, the chaos and confusion over the course seems to have settled down as the new academic session is all set to begin on Monday. Various colleges affiliated to the varsity have initiated orientation programmes for freshers in order to adapt them to the new courses without any hassles. “We have admitted over 800 students in various courses and we are conducting an orientation programme on ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A day after the Supreme Court ruled that it was up to the prime minister to not induct those with criminal record into his Cabinet, Rediff.com examines how serious are the charges against some of Narendra Modi’s ministers. Dr Harsh Vardhan Ministry: Health & family welfare. Age: 59 Criminal cases: 2 Dr Harsh Vardhan has been accused under IPC sections 147, 149, 186, 323, 325, 332, 353, 427 and the PPDA Act. A case was registered at Mandir Marg police station in New Delhi and ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a flutter with his first Independence Day speech. While diverted the national attention to social issues, Modi smartly avoided political traps. Sheela Bhatt / Rediff.com analysesQuintessentially Modi, said Bharatiya Janata Party’s spokesperson and writer M J Akbar after Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India’s 68 Independence Day.Prime Minister Modi wore the hat of a social reformer ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, today claimed before a court in New Delhi that he is being treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail and not provided proper food in the holy month of Ramzan. Bhatkal, who was produced before the court today, claimed this before Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kapoor who directed Tihar Jail authorities to file a report on it on July 23. In his application, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Amit Shah is the man of the moment. The architect of the BJP’s stunning transformation in the Hindi heartland during the Lok Sabha elections has emerged as the CEO of Modi’s political dreams and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s cultural passion, says Sheela Bhatt. Amit Shah has created history for the second time in less than two months. On the eve of the completion of an eventful first month by the Modi sarkar, an extraordinary meeting took place in Chittor, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Less than a month after Gopinath Munde was appointed India's new rural development minister, he died in a car accident on his way to the airport in New Delhi when another car jumped a traffic light and hit the passenger side of the car where Munde was seated. Read ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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