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RSS-BJP Should Learn Lesson: Rahul Gandhi After Yeddyurappa Announces Resignation

New Delhi(PTI): Buoyed by today's collapse of the 3-day-old BJP government in Karnataka, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi launched a strong attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of authorising buying off MLAs and disrespecting institutions. Gandhi also said while Modi talks of fighting corruption, "he is corruption". Shortly of B S Yeddyurappa announced his resignation as the chief minister in...

4 Years Of Modi Raj: PM To Address Public At Cuttack On May 26

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on May 26 and address a public meeting at Cuttack, BJP state president Basant Panda said here today. The Prime Minister's visit is being held on the occasion of the NDA government at the Centre completing four years in office, Basant Panda said. The NDA came to power on May 26, 2014. Modi's visit...

Vala Should Be Removed If He Doesn’t Resign: DMK Leader M K Stalin

Chennai(PTI): Congress' southern ally, DMK, welcomed the Supreme Court directive today to hold a floor test in Karnataka tomorrow and demanded the removal of Governor Vajubhai Vala for his "mistake" in inviting the BJP to form the government. "The verdict given by the Supreme Court is seen as a big victory for democracy and the Constitution. The mistake by the...

Opposition Determined To Organise National Movement To Defend Democracy: Yechury

New Delhi(PTI): Opposition parties are determined to organise a major movement across the country in defence of democracy, if parliamentary democratic norms are not followed in Karnataka, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said today. Parties such as the Congress, JD(S), the Left, and other regional ones, who are in touch with each other, are likely to meet either in Bengaluru...

SC Refuses To Stay Yeddyurappa’s Swearing-In, Hearing On Friday Again

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party's surge in the southern state. The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 AM and ended at 5.28 AM, however...

PNB Scam: RBI Declines To Share Copies Of Inspection Reports

New Delhi(PTI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has declined to share inspection reports for scam-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), citing RTI clauses that bar disclosure of details which may impede the investigation process or prosecution of offenders among other reasons. Replying to an RTI query, the central bank also said it does not have "specific information" on what resulted...

Sharif Questions Pakistan Policy To Allow ‘Non-State Actors’ To Cross Border And Kill People

Lahore(PTI): For the first time, Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai, a media report said. Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for life by the Supreme Court in...

53% Voter Turnout Reported Till 3 PM In Karnataka Assembly Polls

Bengaluru(PTI): Around 53 per cent voter turnout was reported till 3 pm in the single-phase Karnataka Assembly elections today, poll officials said. Voting, which began on a moderate note, gathered momentum in the afternoon as the deadline neared, they said. Congress and BJP workers were locked in minor scuffles at some places, accusing each other of trying to bribe the voters,...

UP BJP MLA’s Ram Rajya:: Modi Is Lord Ram, Shah Is Laxman, Jogi Is Hanuman:

Ballia in Uttar Pradesh(PTI): Controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a reincarnation of Lord Ram who along with party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will realise the dream of Ram Rajya in the country. The ruling party MLA felt the gods had sent Amit Shah as Lord Ram's brother Laxman...

Rahul Says Modi’s Attack On His PM Ambitions Is To ‘Distract’ Attention

Bengaluru(PTI): Congress party president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attack on him declaring his prime ministerial ambitions was aimed at distracting attention. "This election is not about Rahul," the Congress president said "I have now learnt to deal with the prime minister. When he can't respond, he distracts," Gandhi told reporters in Bengaluru -- the capital...

Ready To Become Prime Minister, Says Rahul

Bengaluru(PTI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today he is ready to occupy the Prime Minister's post if his party emerges as the "biggest" party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, making known his ambition for the topmost executive post. "Well, it depends....it depends on how well the Congress does in the election....I mean, if it emerges as the biggest party,...

Modi, Rahul Cross Swords In Battleground Karnataka

Bengaluru(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were in battleground Karnataka today, crossing swords over a plethora of issues including corruption, days before the state goes to polls. Seeking to give an adrenaline boost to the BJP's campaign to wrest the state from the Congress and form its government for a second time, Modi addressed three election...

Lalu Prasad Alleges ‘Political Conspiracy’ As AIIMS Discharges Him

New Delhi(PTI): The AIIMS today discharged RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, saying his condition has improved significantly, even as the former Bihar chief minister alleged a "political conspiracy" behind his discharge. The Rashtriya Janata Dal president also wrote to the institute's director, asking him to continue his treatment at the facility till he recovers fully. Supporters of Prasad created ruckus in the...

SC Denies Urgent Hearing To A Plea For Ousting Its 4 Judges

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court has refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea for direction to the government to request the President to start the process for removing four senior most apex court judges who had held a press conference on January 12. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra...