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Puri project row flares up as ASI stand gives BJP fresh ammo to fire at BJD

Puri project row flares up as ASI stand gives BJP fresh ammo to fire at BJD

May 13, 2022 9:24:56 am

In its affidavit submitted in the high court on May 9, the ASI stated that the state government was undertaking the Puri Heritage Corridor Project's construction work within the prohibited and regulated areas of the monument without valid permission.

Age cap, RS term limit on Congress table, Chintan Shivir starts today

Age cap, RS term limit on Congress table, Chintan Shivir starts today

May 13, 2022 7:24:43 am

Two senior leaders, who are playing a key role in deliberations in the run-up to the Congress Chintan Shivir beginning Friday in Udaipur, told The Indian Express that the party is “seriously thinking” about the two ideas though it is not yet clear “what shape these proposals will take”.

Sachin Pilot interview: ‘50% Chintan Shivir delegates are below 40, it shows Sonia Gandhi’s mind on youth leadership’

May 12, 2022 11:11:56 pm

Congress president has called Chintan Shivir to make sure that the party can emerge as an alternative political and governance model based on our strategy, blueprint and messaging...It will be outcome-oriented, the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister said.

New CEC Rajiv Kumar to oversee Assembly polls including in J&K and 2024 elections

May 12, 2022 8:38:53 pm

A 1984-batch IAS officer of the Bihar/Jharkhand cadre, Kumar will replace CEC Sushil Chandra on May 15. His tenure as an election commissioner has seen a slew of reforms, including multiple dates for voter registration.

Divya Spandana, former Congress social media head, emerges guns blazing on Twitter

May 13, 2022 1:07:11 am

In a series of tweets posted on Thursday, actor Divya Spandana ‘Ramya', who had quit Congress, alleged that she has been trolled and abused by some party members in Karnataka.

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Newsmaker | Taj Mahal plea: One BJP leader’s labour of un-wonder

May 12, 2022 8:28:58 pm

RTI pleas, letters, appeal to Centre, HC petition, Rajneesh Singh has tried everything; SC next.

Now, Mayawati speaks up for SP’s Azam Khan: ‘His confinement is strangling of justice’

May 13, 2022 1:06:54 am

On Thursday, while coming out in Khan's support, Mayawati made no mention of the SP, merely referring to him as a “senior MLA”.

Delhi to Varanasi, the unlikely group of five Gyanvapi petitioners

May 12, 2022 5:23:01 pm

Varying accounts of how the women – one 'never leaves home', another not seen in court – got together for prayer at complex

Newsmaker | Go-getter with an ‘eye for detail’: Jharkhand mining secretary in ED net

May 12, 2022 5:26:14 pm

IAS officer Pooja Singhal’s arrest and suspension come at a time when CM Hemant Soren is also under the scanner.

Congress guardian angel to host in chief: Ashok Gehlot

May 12, 2022 4:36:14 pm

In the three years of his present tenure, Gehlot has proved an eager host at other party events as well, with every such high-profile intervention a score against his rivals.

HashtagPolitics: Kiren Rijiju, P Chidambaram spar over sedition law

May 12, 2022 3:18:09 pm

The Congress on Wednesday had hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to put on hold the sedition law, saying a clear cut message has gone to subjugators of dissent that “you can no longer suppress the voice of truth” and those critical of the government must be heard.

‘Epang, Opang, Jhapang… Bang!’ The portrait of CM Mamata as a prolific artist

May 12, 2022 5:08:04 pm

Award for her book of 900-plus poems may have stirred a row, but the Trinamool chief may have an answer ready, for better or verse

Why 1 seat is too far for BJP to head a district council in Mizoram

May 12, 2022 3:09:03 pm

Ally at Centre, Mizo National Front fights shy of BJP in state, looks at Congress.

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Maximum City, maximum votes: With Yogi govt office, BJP eyes UPites in Mumbai

May 12, 2022 12:41:39 pm

Ahead of BMC polls, the party is set to begin outreach to north Indians.

Celebrations to mark 8th year in power: BJP plans minority outreach to discuss Centre’s initiatives

May 12, 2022 1:06:22 pm

Party workers have been asked to dedicate 75 hours over 10 days to convey to the people the welfare schemes initiated by the BJP government in the past eight years.

On Congress ‘Chintan Shivir’ agenda: How to keep in step with the youth

May 12, 2022 1:06:56 pm

Suggestions include 50% posts for those under 50 years; 40 and younger to be given priority for tickets; trained youth cadre

Bommai interview: ‘Halal or azaan, orders issued in Cong rule. It is not ready to obey own orders… I am following rule of law’

May 12, 2022 1:07:22 pm

‘People are getting confused with removal of illegal constructions. The sound of bulldozers is not new to Delhi – right from 1977 Turkman Gate to Sanjay Gandhi's efforts’

Trinamool relents, but seethes, as Babul Supriyo is sworn in by Deputy Speaker

May 12, 2022 1:08:17 pm

Oath ceremony of former Union minister was the latest flashpoint between Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Bengal’s ruling party.

Pawar’s Belagavi bid to unveil Rani Chennamma statue sets BJP abuzz with NCP’s Lingayat outreach

May 12, 2022 1:08:41 pm

Rani Chennamma belonged to the Lingayat community, which accounts for about 7 per cent of Maharashtra's population. Lingayats make up about 16 per cent of Karnataka's population.

In no-Opp Nagaland, a regional powerhouse further shrinks

May 12, 2022 1:09:31 pm

21 MLAs of NPF, that has fought on Naga issue for nearly 60 years, merge with leading party in an alliance that holds BJP.

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Prashant Kishor: Not winning or losing only due to polarisation… Has Opposition persisted with any cause

May 12, 2022 1:15:13 pm

Speaking at Express Adda, Prashant Kishor also said that for the next 20-30 years at least, Indian politics would revolve around the BJP, and that he does not share the assessment that the BJP will dwindle on its own.

SC’s sedition law order: Who said what

May 12, 2022 1:15:02 pm

From Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, many senior politicians have voiced their opinion on the apex court's historic decision.

If taking away mosques helps solve problems, let them: Mehbooba Mufti

May 12, 2022 1:12:37 pm

We do not need a building to pray, do not give right-wing groups cause for violence, says former J&K CM

BMC polls on mind, Modi and Yogi at hand, BJP reaches out to North Indians in Mumbai

May 12, 2022 7:58:07 am

No more encumbered by Sena, party plans corner meetings, rallies to woo group that is nearly 1-4th of city's population

HashtagPolitics: ‘PM Shah’, ‘Dear Home Minister Modi’, Opp reads meaning in Himanta slip of tongue

May 11, 2022 4:22:14 pm

The BJP maintains it was a 'human error', while the Opposition smells conspiracy to "promote" Shah as the next prime minister.