Two MGP MLAs split, merged into BJP: Goa Deputy Speaker (Lead)(04:52) Panaji, March 27 (IANS) In a late but politically significant development, two out of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislators early on Wednesday, split from the regional party and merged their two-member legislative unit into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said.
'MGP-Congress were planning coup to topple BJP-led coalition'(04:36) Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Maharastrwadi Gomantak Party leaders were planning a coup along with the Congress MLAs to pull down the BJP-led coalition government last week, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, one of the two MLAs who split the MGP and merged into the BJP early on Wednesday, said.
Two MGP MLAs merged into BJP: Goa Deputy Speaker(02:48) Panaji, March 27 (IANS) In a late but politically significant development, two out of the three Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislators early on Wednesday, merged the legislative unit of the regional party into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said.
Unspent MPLADS for Bengal stands at Rs 124.27 crore(00:24) Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Out of total Rs 928.09 crore available under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) with the district authorities in West Bengal, Rs 803.76 crore has so far been spent while unspent balance till date is to the tune of Rs 124.27 crore during the current 16th Lok Sabha tenure, according to official data.
362 LS nominees in Karnataka's first phase (Lead)(00:04) Bengaluru, March 27 (IANS) A total of 362 candidates have filed nominations from 14 constituencies in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka on April 18, an official statement said on Tuesday.
Bomb scare on Mumbai-Singapore flight, F-16s scrambled(23:46) Mumbai/Singapore, March 26 (IANS) Singapore Airlines' Mumbai-Singapore flight landed safely at the Changi Airport on Tuesday, with two F-16s of the Singapore Air Force escorting it, after a call warning that there was a bomb on board.
Stop promoting superstition: Dakshinayan Abhiyan(23:18) Panaji, March 26 (IANS) A corpse is beautiful, there is nothing impure about it, said Datta Naik of the Dakshinayan Abhiyan, an organisation that promotes rationalism, slamming the purification ritual carried out at the government-run Kala Academy, where Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's mortal remains were kept for public homage on March 18.
Politicians switching sides: It's advantage BJP(23:06) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) In this election season, parties are seeking to create political momentum for themselves through high-profile inductions. Both Congress and BJP have seen leaders from other parties joining them, and the ruling party appears to have an edge in the political game playing out ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul Gandhi promises Nyay, real GST after LS win(22:46) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government slapped on people demonetisation and "Gabbar Singh Tax", while his party would give them the 'Nyay' income guarantee scheme and "real" GST if it comes to power.
Unemployment, religious nationalism top poll issues(22:44) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Rising unemployment and nationalism on religious lines are the two key issues bothering citizens ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, revealed a survey conducted by Lokniti-CSDS and the Azim Premji University.
Court issues summons to PNB ex-CEO, others(22:40) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A Delhi Court has issued summons to former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Punjab National Bank Usha Ananthasubramanian and 11 other PNB officials in a case related to violations of of the Banking Regulation Act.
Feel sad at how Advani treated by BJP: Mamata (Lead)(22:38) Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she felt sad for veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani who was denied a ticket by his party to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Not sharing details on RBI Governor's appointment: Government(22:34) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday declined to share details relating to the appointment of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das citing a clause in the transparency law that bars disclosure relating to the appointment of key government functionaries.
It's a fight between two ideologies, says Rahul(22:28) Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the run-up to the country's general election is witnessing a fight between two ideologies and that his party would defeat those who practise "politics of hatred".
Ishrat's mom contests refusal to prosecute ex-cops(22:26) Ahmedabad, March 26 (IANS) An application was filed in the Special CBI Court, here on Tuesday, challenging the Gujarat government's refusal to sanction prosecution of retired police officials D.G. Vanzara and N.K. Amin in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.