Missionary school students eat beef abroad: Union Min

Union minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday stoked a fresh controversy alleging that children who study in missionary schools lack “sanskaar” and end up in practices like “beef-eating” when they go abroad. Addressing a religious function at his Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar’s Begusarai, the firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party leader also advocated, as an antidote, teaching […]


Won’t allow BJP-RSS to attack Assam’s identity: Rahul

Opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, saying the Congress will not allow them to attack the culture and identity of Assam and expressed apprehension that the state is returning to the path of violence due to the ‘anti-people’ policies of the saffron party. […]


The BJP’s ideological push | HT Editorial

The Narendra Modi-led government in its first term had an incremental approach to its core ideological issues. It did take radical, disruptive economic decisions — be it demonetisation, which was flawed in conception and design, and the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax regime, which was much-needed but could have been better implemented. But […]


Voting underway for 1st phase of Jharkhand polls

The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand on Saturday. The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 3 pm, Election Commission officials said. A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six […]


Sena claims support of 170 MLAs, insists on CM post

Amid the impasse over formation of new government in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed that his party has the support of 170 MLAs and is capable of forming the government. Raut also said that his party will talk to the Bharatiya Janata Party only on the issue of the chief minister’s post. “We […]


5 Independent MLAs meet Nadda, offer support to BJP

Five Independent MLAs, along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Haryana in-charge Anil Jain, met the party’s working president, J P Nadda, at his residence on Friday to finalise the modalities of government formation, sources said. The five Independent legislators — Dharampal Gondan, Nayanpal Rawat, Sombir Sangwan, Rakesh Daulatabad and […]


BJP won fewer seats, but strike rate better: Fadnavis

The Bharatiya Janata Party has won fewer seats compared to the 2014 Assembly polls, but its “strike rate” this time is better, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday. He also thanked the people of Maharashtra for giving a “clear and decisive mandate” to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Fadnavis also said that the […]


PHOTOS: The bigwigs who cast their vote

Voting for the assembly polls is underway in Maharashtra and Haryana, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking a second term in power. As people queued up to cast their vote, there were some famous faces in the lines at different polling stations. Have a look. MAHARASHTRA, HARYANA ELECTIONS: FULL COVERAGE Source: Read Full Article


BJP releases report card for Maharashtra

Most of the 100 promises made in 2014 have been fulfilled, says party spokesperson. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released a report card of its performance past five years claiming to have fully met the promises made during the 2014 elections in Maharashtra. The party claims to have fulfilled the promise to implement […]