The win in UP is especially significant because UP assembly members carry the maximum value of votes in a Presidential election, given the fact that the state is India's most populous.Sangita Bakaya reports from Lucknow. The BJP's decisive victory in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand assembly polls will empower the party in the selection of the next presidential candidate when President Pranab Mukherjee retires in July. The BJP, which has a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha, with 281 MPs in the ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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From 1947-1964, Congress won almost every election on very name of Jawaharlal Nehru and by virtue of being the freedom party. After it started facing losses 1966 onwards, it adopted the politics of caste, religion and socialism. That’s how things stayed ...Sify, 2 weeks ago
Senior tribal leader from Chhattisgarh and ex-parliamentarian Nand Kumar Sai today assumed charge as chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST). The 71-year-old Sai succeeds Rameshwar Oraon, whose tenure had ended on October 31 last year.Business Standard, 4 weeks ago Nand Kumar Sai is new chairman of National Commission for STs Business Standard, 4 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally on February 16, 2017 in Barabanki, 30 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, which has seen three phases of voting in a seven-phase poll for the next vidhan sabha (legislative assembly). We ...Sify, 1 month ago
'The Maoists want the tribals to boycott the election while the police think the election is a farce and don't want to risk going deeper in the conflict zone.''Newton (played with sincerity and deep felt passion by Rajkummar Rao) wants to make sure that the locals cast their vote, a right given to them by the Constitution.'Aseem Chhabra reports from the Berlin film festival for Rediff.com IMAGE: Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patil in Amit Masurkar's Newton: 'A very important film that should make ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Supreme Court today said it would consider the issue of maintainability raised by the Centre on a plea seeking an SIT probe into alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Agusta helicopter for VVIP use by the Chhattisgarh government and look into the CAG ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Farmers, labourers, commission agents and small-scale industry owners - all the stakeholders in north Indias timber industry, have suffered losses of at least Rs 180 crore since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation on 8 November last year.catchnews.com, 2 months ago
The Supreme Court today said it would decide whether an organisation, whose some members are also part of a political outfit, can file a public interest litigation or not. The apex court's observation came when Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi objected to a PIL ...Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
Lalsu Nogoti, 35, is a practising lawyer in the Naxal-affected Bhamragad tehsil of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. He is the most educated person from the area, which is characterised by dense and remote forest, spread up to the hills of Abhujhmad on ...DNA, 1 month ago
Before the situation in the Naxal-affected areas got out of hand, the Raman Singh government intervened to calm tempers between the police and human rights activists.R Krishna Das reports. Last month, Chief Minister Raman Singh was on a visit to Jagdalpur, the divisional headquarters of restive Bastar. As his cavalcade entered the main road of the city, a poster put up by a vigilante group called the Samajik Ekta Manch (also called Action Group for National Integrity or AGNI) drew his ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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