Mufti: Troops boost is matter of death and identity for J&K people

Former chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said that the deployment of forces by the centre in Kashmir and the statements given by its leadership in the recent days suggested “something big” is being planned. Read More
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Shah takes a dig at Digvijaya in Parliament, says ‘look at your past’

Home minister Amit Shah took a dig at former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh, during a discussion on the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill that cleared both houses of parliament. Read More
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J&K governor Malik: ‘Don’t pay heed to rumours on Article 35A’

With the speculations rising on the Centre’s possible move to abrogate Article 35A, The Jammu & Kashmir governor, Satya Pal Malik, asked the people of the state not to pay heed to rumours regarding the state’s special status. Read More
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‘Education most important for upholding human rights’: Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, while speaking at the first convocation of St Xavier’s University, Kolkata, said, “Education is the most important instrument for upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms.” Read More
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Adoor to BJP spokesman: ‘Buy me ticket to Moon’

Kerala filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan asked BJP spokesperson B Gopalakrishnan to buy him a ticket to the moon and to also book him a room there, while responding to his “move to the moon” remark. Read More
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Gen Rawat: Another war with India will give Pakistan a ‘bloody nose’

Army chief General Bipin Rawat warned Pakistan of a “bloodier nose” if it chooses to go into another war with India while advising the neighbouring country of not repeating “misadventures”. Read More
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Uttarakhand CM says ‘cow is the only animal that exhales oxygen’

The Uttarakhand CM claimed that cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen, and has asserted breathing problems can be cured by massaging it. He added that living in close proximity with the animal can cure one of tuberculosis. Read More
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BJP to Adoor Gopakrishnan: Go to Moon if you can’t stand ‘Jai Shri Ram’

A day after 49 filmmakers and eminent personalities raised voice against violence in the name of religion, a Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman B Gopalkrishnan, in Kerala took a dig at the renowned auteur Adoor Gopalkrishnan. Read More
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Anil Shastri: Only Priyanka acceptable as Congress president

After Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as Congress chief, senior party member Anil Shastri, on Thursday, said that Priyanka Gandhi should be made the party president as no one other than her is “100 per cent acceptable.” Read More
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Ghulam Nabi Azad: BJP appoints CMs in bars, restaurants

Congress’s Rajya Sabha leader and former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad said the BJP is behind the resignation of Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs and charged the saffron party of appointing chief ministers “in bars and restaurants”. Read More
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Kumaraswamy: Will unmask those who destabilize my govt

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is determined to not give up on the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition. While making an opening statement after moving a confidence motion, he said, “I will prove my majority in the house.” Read More
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Mukherjee: India will become a $5tn economy due to previous govts

Delivering a lecture on “Furthering India’s Promise”, former President Pranab Mukherjee said that India would become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid by previous governments. Read More
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Mamata says Bangladesh dam killing Atrai river, slams Centre

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee warned the state assembly about the drying Atrai river and said the is drying up because of a dam’s construction in Bangladesh. She also blamed the Centre for not the issue seriously with Dhaka. Read More
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Kamal Nath: ‘Will enforce job quota in private sector in MP’

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said to make it mandatory for the private sector units in the state to reserve 70 per cent of jobs for locals, being the first state in the country to enforce job quota in private sector through legislation. Read More
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Derek O’Brien says ‘BJP is the most corrupt party in the world’

Derek O’Brien of the Trinamul Congress termed the recent Lok Sabha as the most “unfair” and “unconstitutional” in the country’s history and said the Bharatiya Janata Party is the world’s most corrupt party. Read More
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Modi to BJP MPs: Take ‘padayatras’ to places where party is weak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, said BJP MPs should hold padayatras (foot march) in their Lok Sabha constituencies totalling 150 kilometres from October 2 to 31, the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel. Read More
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Swamy ‘surprised’ after FIRs against him over remark on Rahul

Chhattisgarh Police have lodged a complaint against BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy for allegedly making false remarks against the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Swamy had alleged that Gandhi takes cocaine which was the reason for party’s disorder. Read More
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Mehbooba: Amarnath yatra tight security is to irk Kashmiris

Claiming that the arrangements made for the annual Amarnath yatra are causing inconvenience in the day-to-day lives of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti has requested the governor, Satya Pal Malik, to intervene in the matter. Read More
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Giraraj Singh: Shabana Azmi is new leader of ‘tukde tukde gang’

Union minister Giraraj Singh called veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who is known to be quite vocal about her views on social and national issues, the “new leader” of “tukde tukde” and “award wapasi” gang. Read More
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Nirupam says Deora using resignation as ladder to climb up

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, on Sunday, said the resignation of Milind Deora from the city unit's leadership position is on the expected lines. Read More
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