November 17, 2012 07:11 PM IST
Mourning the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray who passed away on Saturday, the BJP said that his demise was a major loss to Maharashtra, to the NDA and the country
- November 17, 2012 07:00 PM IST
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that Thackeray's body would be kept for 'darshan' at Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on Sunday. He also asked party workers to not gather at 'Matoshree' - Bal Thackeray's residence in Mumbai.
- November 17, 2012 06:35 PM IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his condolences over the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and cancelled his dinner on Saturday night with the BJP leaders.
- November 17, 2012 06:00 PM IST
Few had imagined that the pencil-thin, bespectacled Bal Thackeray or Balasaheb as his supporters called him would become a charismatic and muscular political demagogue.
- November 17, 2012 05:16 PM IST
Bal Keshav Thackeray, one of India's most polarising politicians and leader of the Shiv Sena that has ruled Mumbai for much of the past two decades, died on Saturday aged 86, one of his doctors said.
- November 17, 2012 04:57 PM IST
Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray died on Saturday in Mumbai after prolonged illness. The 86-year-old Thackeray, who founded the Shiv Sena in 1966 to fight for the rights of Maharashtrians, was suffering from lung and pancreatic ailments and had been put on life-support system for the last few days.
- November 17, 2012 03:33 PM IST
Government is preparing for elections in 2014 and not before, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said here today asserting that there was no threat to its stability.
- November 17, 2012 11:12 AM IST
With just a month left for the Assembly elections, political temperature is rising in Gujarat. The war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has escalated after the Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modvadia called Chief Minister Narendra Modi a monkey.
- November 17, 2012 11:00 AM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should get a larger role at the centre stage in the party and it was the "feeling of the party".
- November 16, 2012 09:58 PM IST
BJP today made light of Rahul Gandhi's appointment as head of Congress' coordination committee that will finalise strategy for next general elections, saying it was of no interest as his party was on its way out.
- November 16, 2012 09:49 PM IST
Kicking off its preparations for the big battle of 2014, the Congress on Thursday announced that Rahul Gandhi would be the face of the party in the Lok Sabha elections.
- November 16, 2012 08:31 PM IST
CPI(M) today countered the government's attack on CAG using the tepid response to 2G spectrum auction, saying it was due to saturation of demand for it and the availability of 3G spectrum in the market.
- November 16, 2012 12:02 PM IST
"I feel myself partly a citizen of India -- a citizen of love and honour." This is how Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today described her "friendship" with India and its people.
- November 15, 2012 10:32 PM IST
Seeking to take advantage of the political instability haunting ruling BJP in Karnataka, opposition Congress has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Jagadish Shettar government during the winter session of legislatures commencing at Belgaum from December 5.
- November 15, 2012 08:51 AM IST
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is expected to deliberate with Rural development Minister Jairam Ramesh the views of the GoM members on fresh changes proposed in the draft land Bill including raising of the consent percentage of land owners for acquiring land.
- November 12, 2012 04:32 PM IST
Ailing Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today admitted his health was "not that good" but asserted he has not "completely collapsed" even as he dismissed reports that he was on ventilator support.
- November 12, 2012 02:32 PM IST
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today dismissed reports of his being on ventilator and blamed a leading Marathi newspaper for spreading the "falsehood".
- November 11, 2012 05:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for lunch on Sunday
- November 08, 2012 09:00 PM IST
In what could be a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior member Ram Jethmalani on Thursday called 'Ram', the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', a bad husband.
- November 08, 2012 08:55 PM IST
Against the backdrop of attack over decision on FDI, hike in diesel and cap on LPG cylinders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will highlight the reasons for these tough decisions tomorrow at the Congress conclave with a pep talk to party leaders on how to dispel the "misgivings".
- November 08, 2012 08:12 PM IST
Lal Krishna Advani, the man who propelled the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from an also ran to power in Delhi in just over a decade, on Thursday celebrated his 85th birthday and finally announced that he was not in the race to become the Prime Minister of India.
- November 07, 2012 04:00 PM IST
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today decided to move court challenging the Election Commission's decision rejecting his petition for de-recognition of Congress.
- November 06, 2012 10:24 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is split wide open over the continuation of Nitin Gadkari as the party President.
- November 06, 2012 03:02 PM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday remained firm on his resolve to float a new political outfit and his exit from the BJP.
- November 06, 2012 03:02 PM IST
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Tuesday raised the issue of its marines, currently facing trial in India for allegedly shooting down two Indian fishermen, with external affairs minister Salman Khurshid.