BJP won by spreading communal poison in Bengal and EC worked in their favour

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of doing well in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal by spreading “communal poison”, Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday charged... Read more »

Two Assam Rifle troopers killed in Nagaland ambush

Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Two Assam Rifles troopers were killed and four others were injured on Saturday after suspected militants ambushed their convoy near the Nagaland-Assam border, a defence spokesman said. “The incident... Read more »

Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In a significant development, the CBI has arrested right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha’s lawyer Sanjiv Punalekar and his aide Vikram Bhave in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar,... Read more »

Modi elected BJP, NDA parliamentary party leader

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narendra Modi was elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Central Hall of Parliament... Read more »

Vijayan may come out unscathed from Left poll rout fire

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday, broke his silence and told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in... Read more »

CEC meets Kovind, submits names of elected parliamentarians

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by other officials met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and submitted a copy of the notification which contains the names of... Read more »

Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn’t endorse

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post. Banerjee... Read more »

Rahul’s offer to resign rejected unanimously by CWC

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday, but his proposal was rejected unanimously by the CWC... Read more »

Kohli, Finch, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border

Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias’s Virat Kohli, England’s Eoin Morgan and Australia’s Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England... Read more »

Armstrong “We did what we had to, won’t change a thing”

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Tainted former American cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would not change the way he acted during his doping ordeal that led to him being stripped of his record seven... Read more »

UN lauds gender balance in Indian peacekeeping troops

BY ARUL LOUIS United Nations, May 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has praised India for having the highest proportion of women in its contingents to peacekeeping operations and held up its contributions... Read more »

Indian to head UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

BY ARUL LOUIS  United Nations, May 25 (IANS) The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, has been appointed the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS),... Read more »

33% women to enter Lok Sabha from Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Odisha is sending 33 per cent women to the Lok Sabha after the just held general elections. Seven women have been elected from the 21 parliamentary seats in the... Read more »

Jagan records highest victory margin in Andhra polls

Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is all set to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, was elected to the... Read more »

Incremental reforms a must do for the next government

BY TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE  As the new government takes office, it is time to reflect on some of the most critical areas that need attention to boost the investment and business climate in... Read more »

Congress top decision-making body meets to discuss LS rout

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party’s abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections. Foremost on the... Read more »

Punjab CM thanks people for party victory

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Two days after the Lok Sabha elections results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed his gratitude to the people of the state for reposing faith in the... Read more »

Stalin “Time for constructive politics with focus on states”

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Saturday said that those days were over when it was believed that only Hindi-speaking states made India. In a letter written to... Read more »

Rahul offering his resignation is incorrect

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Minutes after reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering his resignation flashed across the media on Saturday, even as the Congress Working Committee meeting was in progress, party... Read more »

Why the love for the Mahatma’s Assassin Godse?

Source: Here is an excerpt from Subhash Gatade’s recent book, Hindutva’s Second Coming, throwing light on the ‘love of the assassin’. (Pages 272, Media House, 2019, Jawaharlal Nehru was an inveterate letter writer,... Read more »