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22 April, 2018 7:28 PM BJP leaders participate in video-conference with Modi

‘Didn’t get opportunity to speak about State issues’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed MPs, MLAs and MLCs as part of a video-conference with the BJP leaders of 10 States on Sunday. He called for effective implementation of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, which is aimed at developing 20,000 villages where Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes together constitute 17

22 April, 2018 6:26 PM YSRCP to stage protest in Vizag on April 30

The YSR Congress Party has decided to expose Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s “politics of deceit” on the Special Category Status by observing April 30 as ‘Betrayal Day’ in Visakhapatnam. Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is touring Krishna district as part of Praja Sankalpa Yatra, convened a meeting with party MPs who had resigned to their 68

22 April, 2018 6:14 PM I did not denigrate PM: Balayya

Taking a U-turn in less than 48 hours of his outbursts against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hindupur MLA N. Balakrishna denied that he made any objectionable remarks. Addressing the media after participating in the 100 days celebrations of his film, Jai Simha, at Chilakaluripet in Guntur district on Sunday, Mr. Balakrishna said he did not say anything 22

22 April, 2018 5:39 PM ‘Alliances based on policies’

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has reiterated that the party would consider alliances with secular and democratic parties on the basis of policies. CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the party was against forging “alliances for alliance sake” and asserted that the party would favour alliances on the basis of programmes and policies 23

22 April, 2018 2:31 PM Record 1.75 lakh Indians to go for Haj this year: Centre

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said a record 1.75 lakh pilgrims from India will go on Haj this year after the Centre increased the pilgrims’ quota for the second consecutive year. “... for the first time after Independence, a record 1,75,025 pilgrims from India will go for Haj this year and that too without any subsidy 30

22 April, 2018 9:26 AM Siddaramaiah to file nomination from Badami on Tuesday

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday confirmed that he will be filing the nomination papers from Badami on Tuesday. Mr. Siddaramaiah said in Mysuru that party leaders from North Karnataka pressured him to contest from Badami and the high command gave its consent for the same. The Chief Minister said he was worried about the BJP candidate who will be contesting 34

22 April, 2018 4:53 AM 18 injured at jallikattu events

Eighteen persons were injured, four of them seriously, at jallikattu events held in two villages in Pudukottai district on Saturday. Both the events were inaugurated by Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar in the presence of S.Ganesh, Collector. As many as 491 bulls were released in the jallikattu held at Azhagambalpuram in Muthanakurichi. Forty bull tamers 32

22 April, 2018 2:57 AM Like Seventh pay commission recommendation: CM Manohar Lal Khattar increases 9 nine allowances for Haryana government employees

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced enhancement of nine allowances on the pattern of the seventh pay commission recommendation and the introduction of a special allowance for child care to female government employees with disability. Addressing the senior IAS, IFS and IPS officers at a state-level function on the occasion 32

22 April, 2018 2:57 AM Kannada or English, please. Don't understand Hindi: Siddaramaiah tells BJP leader

BENGALURU: Soon after it became clear that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would file his nomination from a second seat in Badami in north Karnataka, a tweet from a Bharatiya Janata Party leader commenting on the decision irked the Congress veteran. When BJP General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao tweeted to the CM about his plans to contest the May 12 assembly 41

21 April, 2018 10:28 PM BJP releases list of 40 star campaigners for Karnataka polls

BJP on Saturday released a list of 40-star campaigners for upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released a list of 40-star campaigners for upcoming Karnataka Assembly election that included Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. Apart from the Prime Minister and the BJP President 24