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18 October, 2017 3:29 PM Cong announces 59 candidates for HP polls; CM to contest from

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) The Congress today announced its first list of 59 candidates for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh being fielded from the Arki constituency in Solan district. The list was finalised after a marathon meeting of the Congress central election committee chaired by party president Sonia 23

18 October, 2017 12:14 PM BJP axes tickets of 4 sitting MLAs, fields 12 new faces in Himachal

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has axed the tickets of four sitting MLAs and has fielded a dozen new faces in 68 Assembly segments in Himachal Pradesh for ensuing polls. The party has dropped MLAs Govind Ram (Arki), BK Chauhan (Chamba), Anil Dhiman (Bhoranj) and former Deputy Speaker, Rikhi Ram Kaundal (Jhanduta) and has fielded three candidates, who have switched 19

18 October, 2017 9:47 AM 'Taj Mahal used to be a Shiva temple that Mughals destroyed,' says BJP MP Vinay Katiyar

NEW DELHI: A day after the BJP's Adityanath said the Taj Mahal is decidedly Indian, his party colleague Vinay Katiyar said that the monument used to be a temple that was destroyed by the Mughals, reported ANI. Katiyar, a Parliamentarian who spearheaded the Ayodhya Ram temple movement in the early 1990s, added that the Taj Mahal is built on the exact 14

18 October, 2017 8:11 AM Kamal Haasan Apologises For Backing Notes Ban, Has Message For PM Modi

When PM Modi had banned 500 and 1,000-rupee notes, Kamal Haasan had tweeted, "Salute Mr. Modi. This move has to be celebrated across political party lines." Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his plans to enter politics, today apologised for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock decision to ban high-denomination notes a year ago. Mr Haasan 30

18 October, 2017 7:20 AM Sangeet Som's ignorance of history really monumental: Javed Akhtar

MUMBAI: Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Sangeet Som's "ignorance of history" for calling the Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world, "a blot on Indian culture". In a video which surfaced and went viral on social media on Wednesday, Som addressed a gathering where he called the Taj Mahal "a blot on Indian 14

18 October, 2017 12:57 AM Yogi snubs Som & Co, says Taj is India's pride

GORAKHPUR/LUCKNOW: A day after BJP MLA Sangeet Som waded into the ongoing controversy over the Taj Mahal by questioning its place in history , UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath said on Tuesday that he would pay a visit, his first ever, to the historic monument on October 26. The UP government has drawn up a Rs 370 crore plan to provide quality service to visitors 37

17 October, 2017 9:00 PM BJP snubs Som, Yogi asks him to explain Taj remark

AGRA: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has sought an explanation from BJP MLA Sangeet Som on his controversial statement on the Taj Mahal. Top sources in the BJP confirmed that the MLA has been asked to explain the reason for making the statement that caused a huge row and embarrassment for the party. Sources also claimed that the chief minister 54

17 October, 2017 6:11 PM BJP's Tajinder Bagga distributes firecrackers among slum kids in Delhi's Hari Nagar

The Supreme Court in its October 9 order had sought a complete ban on sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR ahead of the upcoming festival of Diwali. New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tajinder Bagga on Tuesday distributed firecrackers among slum kids in Hari Nagar area in Delhi. The Delhi unit BJP spokesperson posted a video on his Twitter 29

17 October, 2017 5:07 PM BJP protests attacks in Kerala

Vijayan-led LDF government blamed for the killings Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate here on Tuesday in protest against the alleged ‘reign of terror’ unleashed by the ruling Marxists in Kerala. Leading the protest, BJP Prakasam 16

17 October, 2017 4:47 PM Himachal CM to lead poll campaign

Cong. makes an about-turn, replaces Sukhvinder Sukhu with Virbhadra Singh On Tuesday, the Congress cancelled a ‘special press conference’ at the party headquarters here without giving a reason. Apart from signalling the party’s preparedness to take on the BJP in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, it was also meant to bring together Chief Minister Virbhadra 23