The two-time MP from Asansol was among the several ministers who were dropped from the union cabinet on July 7 as part of a major rejig. His unsuccessfully contested assembly polls against Trinamool Congress's Aroop Biswas in the last assembly elections.
New Delhi: A Central empowered committee will visit Odisha tomorrow to assess the wildfire situation and provide technical assistance to State officials in containing the blaze in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests. Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has directed the panel comprising experts from the Forest Research Institute, forest conservationists and fire […]
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former union minister Maneka Gandhi has raised questions on the encounter by the Hyderabad police in which four accused were shot dead. Condemning the encounter, Maneka Gandhi said: “Jo bhi hua hai bohot bhayanak hua hai is desh ke liye (whatever happened is dangerous for the country), you […]
New Delhi: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi on Monday came to the rescue of a simian lying injured on the roadside in central Delhi after a journalist posted a picture of the animal on Twitter and tagged former Union Minister. “This monkey is injured and in a very bad state. Please some NGO or animal rights […]
Bhubaneswar: BJP MP Pratap Sarangi today appeared before a special court in connection with cases pertaining to the cremation of a dead body in the year 2004 and his alleged involvement in a protest in 2011. As per reports, the cases against the BJP MP were filed under SC/ST Act. Calling the allegations baseless, Sarangi […]
Bhubaneswar: It’s been several days now that the Puri district administration has been undertaking eviction of all structures including mutts and private properties within 75 meters from the boundary wall of Puri Srimandir, and gradually the voices of dissent also seem to be growing louder. A day after Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati alleged conspiracy […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave tips to the women MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on meaningful participation in legislative business and advised them how they can contribute in the policy making process. “He met us in groups. One group comprised women MPs below 45 years. The other consisted of […]
Lucknow: BJP MP Varun Gandhi has mastered the art of creating controversy after controversy. The young Gandhi is currently campaigning for his mother Maneka Gandhi in Sultanpur that goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12. Varun said on Monday that people should vote for ‘Bharat Mata’. “My mother is contesting from […]
Jaipur: In a remark that may stoke another controversy, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today said couples displaying affection in public should be put behind bars. “Be it a motorcycle, car or park, couples can be seen behaving in a vulgar fashion. They hug each other as if the girl will eat the boy or the […]
New Delhi: BJP MP Mahant Chand Nath on Sunday passed away after a prolonged illness at a private hospital here while undergoing treatment. He was 61. Nath, who headed Baba Mastnath Math in Haryana’s Rohtak, was suffering from throat cancer and other ailments. He had been unwell for nearly two and a half years now. […]
New Delhi: The woman held for ‘honey-trapping’ a BJP MP to extort money has been engaged in her sordid activities of entrapment and blackmail for more than two decades now with her first case surfacing in 1993 when she extracted Rs 70,000 from a Uttar Pradesh Police constable, a police officer said on Friday. “She […]
New Delhi: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who stirred a controversy by asking Hindu women to produce at least four children, remained defiant Tuesday despite the party issuing him a show-cause notice, and said it was an "internal matter" of the party.