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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 25

18 October, 2017 3:23 PM Come Clean On Bofors: BJP To Congress After Fairfax Investigator's claims

CBI said it took note of Fairfax investigator Michael Hershman's claims that the Congress government headed by Rajiv Gandhi did not want the details of the pay-offs for the Bofors gun deal to come out New Delhi: Almost three decades after the 64-crore Bofors scam hit headlines, an independent investigator's claims have created a buzz around the case. The Central 26

18 October, 2017 1:37 PM CBI to look into Fairfax detective's Bofors allegations

The CBI today said it would look into the "facts and circumstances" of the Bofors scam mentioned by private detective Michael Hershmam, who alleged that the Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government had sabotaged his investigation. Hershman, who is the president of the US-based private detective firm Fairfax, claimed in television interviews recently that Rajiv 28

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 25

18 October, 2017 9:36 AM Modi should accept note ban was wrong move: Kamal Hassan

Apologizing for supporting demonetisation, actor Kamal Hassan said he will again salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he also accepts that the note ban was a mistake. In an article in the Tamil magazine Anandavikatan, the actor said accepting and correcting mistakes is a marker for great leaders which Mahatma Gandhi was able to do. Hassan said Modi should 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

17 October, 2017 1:53 PM Robert Vadra issue: Congress says get any probe done

After the BJP's attack, the Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should get "any investigation" done into any allegations against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of party chief Sonia Gandhi, to find out if there was any "wrong doing". Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said Vadra has been going through "witch-hunting" for the last 41 months 22

17 October, 2017 10:43 AM Congress, Samajwadi Party May Not Be In Alliance for UP Civic Bodies' Polls

Lucknow: The electoral alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party might fall apart in Uttar Pradesh with both the parties likely to go it alone in the upcoming urban local bodies' polls in the state. The two parties had come together ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections earlier this year. "The pre-poll electoral tie-up was for 2017 UP Assembly 23

17 October, 2017 3:31 AM PM Modi Excoriates Nehru-Gandhi Family, Says 'Gujarat An Eyesore' For Them

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today excoriated the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, accusing them of disliking Gujarat and Gujaratis who they considered an "eyesore". Invoking tall leaders from the poll-bound state like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Morarji Desai, the prime minister accused the "Congress and the family" of slighting them. He also alleged 32

16 October, 2017 10:48 PM Modi tears into dynasty for being 'anti-Gujarat'

PM Narendra Modi on Monday mounted a fierce attack on Congress and dared it to fight one election on the agenda of development. The PM also made a conspicuous effort to assuage resentment, especially among traders, over the implementation of GST. AHMEDABAD: PM Narendra Modi on Monday mounted a fierce attack on Congress and dared it to fight one election 28