BJP leads, Congress finishes second in Assam rural polls

GUWAHATI, Dec. 16 -- While the ruling BJP in Assam has won a majority of the seats in the panchayat polls, its alliance partner, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has secured the third position while the Cong... Read More

'BJP won 69% seats where Yogi campaigned'

LUCKNOW, Dec. 16 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stood behind UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath even as he faced flak for the party's poor electoral show in four states where he was the star c... Read More


LUCKNOW, Dec. 16 -- The Congress has geared up for protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rae Bareli visit on Sunday. Party lawmaker Aditi Singh has accused the PM of using derogatory languag... Read More

Heated debate greets ruling NCP meet

KATMANDU, Dec. 16 -- Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s Standing Committee meeting, which started in the capital on Saturday after a gap of months, witnessed a heated debate at the outset after one ... Read More

FIR against Atiq for threatening Raju Pal murder witness

PRAYAGRAJ, Dec. 16 -- Umesh Pal, the main witness in former BSP MLA Raju Pal's murder, lodged an FIR against former MP Atiq Ahmad, his brother Ashraf and four of Ashraf's aides for issuing threats to ... Read More

BSP worker murder accused shot dead

MEERUT, Dec. 16 -- Three unidentified bikeborne assailants shot dead a youth, identified as Ashish, near Shobhapur village here on Saturday. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced ... Read More


LUCKNOW, Dec. 16 -- Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday attacked the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over its plan to install statues of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, s... Read More

Kamal Nath should get same 'benefit of doubt' given to PM Modi in 2002: Shashi Tharoor

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Dec. 16 -- Defending Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath over allegations of his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has assert... Read More

Suspend MR vaccination drive, demand Cong, SP

LUCKNOW, Dec. 16 -- Opposition parties in the state-the Congress and the Samajwadi Party-are demanding immediate suspension of the ongoing measles rubella (MR) vaccination drive in schools after sever... Read More

Park named after Rajesh Khanna thrown open

NEW DELHI, Dec. 16 -- New Delhi The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Saturday threw open for the public a one-kilometre fitness trail in Lajpat Nagar named after late Bollywood actor Rajesh Kh... Read More