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Didn't become MP to clean drains, toilets: Pragya Thakur

Sehore, Jul 21: At a time when leaders in the Narendra Modi government are doing everything possible to make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success, BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur has made a statement that could court controversy.

Thakur, while interacting with BJP workers on Sunday, said she has not been elected as Member of Parliament to clean...

Karnataka trust vote debate is going on like a test match, says BJP

New Delhi, Jul 21: A day ahead of the crucial confidence motion in Karnataka Assembly, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao on Sunday hit out at Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led government over the delay in holding the trust vote, saying that discussion has been going on like a "test match".

Karnataka Assembly is scheduled to take up the confidence motion...

Priyanka capable of leading Cong, non-Gandhi will cause party to split says Natwar Singh

New Delhi, Jul 21: With the Congress leadership in limbo after the resignation of Rahul Gandhi, party veteran Natwar Singh on Sunday joined the chorus backing Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the top post, adding that having a non-Gandhi at the helm will cause the party to split.

Praising Priyanka for her visit to Sonbhadra to meet victims of a...

With moist eyes, Delhi bids adieu to Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Jul 21: The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit were consigned to flames on Sunday, with colleagues, Congress workers and admirers braving heavy rains and gusty winds to bid her final farewell.

The 81-year-old Congress veteran, who died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest, was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat....

HC issues notice to PM Modi over preventing ex-soldier from contesting against him

Allahabad, Jul 20: The Allahabad High Court on Friday issued notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a petition challenging his election from Varanasi parliamentary constituency.

Justice M K Gupta fixed August 21 for hearing of the case.

The petition was filed by former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was declared Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi but...


Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away at 81

New Delhi, Jul 20: Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away here on Saturday.

Dikshit was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Delhi, having served in office for 15 years from 1998.

The 81-year-old was appointed as the president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee earlier this year, in the run-up to the Lok Sabha...

Family members of Sonbhadra clash victims meet Priyanka at UP guesthouse

Mirzapur/Lucknow, Jul 20: Family members of the Sonbhadra clash victims Saturday met Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Chunar guesthouse in Mirzapur district, where she spent a night in detention.

Twelve members of the affected families met the Congress general secretary at the guesthouse, senior party leader Ajay Rai said.

Priyanka Gandhi was stopped from going to...

BJP govt wants to 'deport' Priyanka, 'jungle raj' prevailing in UP: Congress

New Delhi, Jul 20: The Congress on Saturday alleged that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh wants to "deport" party general secretary Priyanka GandhiVadra so that she cannot meet the victims of the Sonbhadra clash.

The party also alleged that "jungle raj" was prevalent in the state and the government had failed to take action against the...

7 fishermen missing as heavy rains lashes Kerala; shutters of Idukki dam opened

Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 20: Seven fishermen are reported missing as rains intensified and lashed several parts of Kerala for the third day on Saturday under the influence of the southwest monsoon. Heavy rains have been predicted in the state and there is a red alert in some districts of the state.

Due to the heavy rainfall, shutters of four dams...

Priyanka Gandhi spent night at Chunar guesthouse

Lucknow /Mirzapur, Jul 20: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra spent the night at the Chunar guesthouse in Mirzapur district, turning down all requests of the local administration to return without meeting the Sonbhadra clash victims.

In a late-night tweet, she said she is ready to go to jail if she is not allowed to go ahead.