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Exit polls show BJP ahead, Akhilesh Yadav says open to tie-up with Mayawati's

As most exit polls on Thursday evening showed the BJP ahead in Uttar Pradesh but short of the 202 seats it needs to form government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appeared to do a clever u-turn, saying his Samajwadi Party is open to tie-up with arch-rival Mayawati if no party gets a majority.


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Delhi L-G rejects Kejriwal govt plan to give Rs 1 cr to OROP suicide victim's

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has rejected Arvind Kejriwal government’s proposal to award Rs 1 crore compensation to family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who had allegedly committed suicide in 2016 over non-implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP).


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Lucknow encounter: Saifullah's father refuses to accept dead son's body

The father of Saifullah, the slain terror accused who was said to be inspired by ISIS, has refused to accept his son's body saying he will have nothing to do with his son's body if he was 'anti-national'.


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Ajmer dargah blast case: Swami Aseemanand an 6 others acquitted, 3 convicted

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Jaipur on Wednesday convicted three persons and acquitted seven, including Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case. Of a total of 13 accused, three are absconding.


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Uttar Pradesh on alert after ISIS-inspired suspect killed in Lucknow encounter

Lucknow: A lone gunman suspected to have been inspired by Islamic State terror outfit was shot dead in Lucknow after a 13-hour-long overnight gun-battle in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh anti-terrorism squad said on Wednesday.


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As Varanasi votes, PM Modi is back in Gujarat after wrapping up UP Campaign

Ahmedabad: While on Wednesday morning brisk voting was reported from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi was back in his home state Gujarat, praying at the famous Somnath temple.


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Nine injured in blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train

Indore: At least nine persons were injured in a blast that took place in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train at Jabari station near Shujalpur town of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday morning.


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UP election 2017: Akhilesh government is anti-farmer, says PM Modi in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sharply criticised Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh calling it anti-farmer saying it failed to implement the central government's schemes meant for state farmers.


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26/11 attack was carried out by Pak-based group: EX-Pakistan NSA

Former Pakistan National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has admitted that 2008 Mumbai terror attacks were carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan. Durrani, however, added that the Pakistani government had no role in the 26/11 Mumbai attack.


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'Will turn Delhi into London': Kejriwal's plan receives amusing reactions on

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has an ambitious plan, at least that's what he claims - to turn Delhi into London. While campaigning for the upcoming Municipal elections, the Chief Minister promised to make the capital look like London in a year if his party wins the civic body polls.


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Akhilesh-Rahul's joint press conference in Varanasi cancelled

Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi’s joint press conference on Monday in Varanasi was cancelled due to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s busy schedule of addressing public meetings in seven districts today.


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Why is Gayatri Prajapati still a minister, UP Governor asks Akhilesh Yadav

A day after a non-bailable warrant was issued against UP Transport Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati in a rape case and his passport impounded, Governor Ram Naik wrote to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, asking him on what basis was Prajapati continuing as a minister in his cabinet.


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Battleground Kerala: CPM worker hacked in Palakkad, bomb thrown at RSS office

Southern state of Kerala has literally turned into battleground for RSS and CPM. A young CPM worker was attacked in Kerala's Palakkad by unknown men hours before four unknown men threw a crude bomb at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS office in Kozhikode.


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UP polls 2017: BJP wants burqa-clad women voters be checked, Shiv Sena says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) estranged ally Shiv Sena has slammed the ruling party for approaching the Election Commission (EC) seeking screening of burqa-clad women voters in UP election.


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'Azadi for Kashmir' poster surfaces in JNU, removed

A poster calling for freedom for Kashmir was seen on the wall of the School of Social Sciences' new block of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University sending administration into a tizzy on Thursday.


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RSS leader declares Rs 1 crore reward for beheading Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

An RSS leader from Madhya Pradesh has announced a Rs 1-crore reward for anyone who brings the head of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, holding his government responsible for the recent killing of members of right- wing organisations in the southern state.


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Sasikala getting no special facilities, won't be shifted to Tamil Nadu jail,

Karnataka jail department officials have denied reports that AIADMK general V K Sasikala has been enjoying special facilities in Parappana Agrahara prison+ in Bengaluru and is likely to be shifted to a jail in Tamil Nadu.


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Amar Singh says, 'Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi have signed a lose-lose deal

Once a close friend of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and now sidelined, Amar Singh has spoken about a whole range of topics in a recent interview. Here are excerpts from the interview:


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DU March: 'Exhausted' Gurmehar Kaur withdraws from campaign but urges others to

New Delhi: 20-year-old DU student Gurmehar Kaur, whose father Captain Mandeep Singh was martyred in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir in 1999, said she is exhausted and will not be taking part in the protest march today but urged students to support the campaign.


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UP election 2017: After Kabaristan-Kasab remarks, EC directs parties not to

Upset about the recently used "inflamatory statements", the Election Comission of India has directed parties to comply with the spirit of law and the model code of conduct.


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Delhi: 3-year-old twins found dead in washing machine

New Delhi: In a shocking turn of events, a pair of three year-old twins died after falling into a washing machine in their house at Avantika housing complex, Rohini, on Saturday afternoon.


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BMC election 2017: To keep BJP out, Shiv Sena in talks with Congress

The Shiv Sena on Friday reportedly started back-channel talks with the Congress to explore the possibility of keeping BJP from taking control over the Mumbai municipal corporation, the country's richest civic body.


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BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar arrested in connection with multi-crore job scam

The Special Investigation Team probing the multi-crore employment scam in Bihar has arrested senior IAS officer and chairman of Bihar Staff Selection Commission, Sudhir Kumar for playing a key role in the scam.


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BMC election results 2017: Shiv Sena wins 84 seats, BJP close behind at 82

6 PM: It's official now. No party has won clear majority in BMC election 2017 and the final tally is: Shiv Sena 84, BJP 82, Congress 31, NCP 9 and MNS 7.


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Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: Voting under way for phase 4 today

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017 have entered the fourth phase today. Fifty three Assembly constituencies including in Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, are voting today.


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AISA, ABVP students clash after Umar Khalid's seminar gets canceled, many

A scuffle broke out between All India Students Association (AISA) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today which soon turned into a violent clash in which several people, including college professors, were reportedly injured.


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BMC election 2017: BJP, Shiv Sena battle it out As Mumbai votes today

Mumbai: Voting for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - richest civic body in India - and nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra, started at 7.30 am today with over 90 lakh voters in the country's commercial capital deciding the fate of Shiv Sena, BJP and the Congress.


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Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express collides with goods train at Tundla station,

Tundla: Delhi-bound Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express collided with a freight train at Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Monday.


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Yadavs stand united: Mulayam's 2nd wife calls Akhilesh, Prateek her 'two eyes'

Saifai (Etawah): Trying to convince voters that the prolonged family feud for control over the Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Yadav family presented united front on Sunday.


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UP elections 2017: Big shots including Akhilesh, Mayawati, Rajnath cast votes

Lucknow: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday cast their votes in the third phase of UP elections and each claimed that his/her party will form the next government.


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