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Manthan Chhattisgarh: ‘Rahul Gandhi was forced to bow before gods in temples,’ BJP

New Delhi, Dec 11: The final session of the Chhattisgarh Manthan Conclave held at Raipur was full of wit and innuendo when Congress’ P L Punia, the Dalit face of the party, hurled some questions at Saroj Pandey, the national president of BJP Mahila Morcha, which were handled deftly and intelligently. When asked what are the main achievements of the BJP in the state she said that the achievements are many, “We have a PDS system, which is a model, which has been followed by m

Chhattisgarh Manthan: Raman Singh looks forward to a fresh term next year

New Delhi, Dec 11: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh attended the highly interactive session of Chhattisgrah Manthan, a Conclave oragnised by News24 in Raipur. Many topical and sensitive issues like Naxalism, unemployment, demonetization, deforestation among many other topics as well, were discussed at length and many facts were put threadbare. The frankness with which the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister faced the tricky questions hurled at him by News24 Editor-in-chief Anuradha Pr

Delhi-NCR air quality near severe, stubble burning in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 11: The improvement in the air quality turned out to be short-lived as Delhi-NCR started inhaling toxins again with virtually no winds and cases of stubble burning in the national capital itself on Sunday. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi saw a considerable drop in the air quality, with Air Quality Index (AQI), recorded at 4 p.m on Sunday, reporting 377 or "very poor", against 305 "very poor" on Saturday and 217 or &quo

Mumbai police arrested man accused of molesting actor Zaira Wasim

Mumbai, Dec 10: The Mumbai police tonight arrested the man who allegedly molested actor Zaira Wasim onboard a Delhi-Mumbai flight, officials said. Sources, however, did not immediately reveal the identity of the man nor gave any other details. The 'Dangal' actor had alleged she was molested by a middle-aged co-passenger on board the Vistara flight last night. The Mumbai police had registered a case against an unknown person in connection with the incident.  

Two juveniles, man held as schoolgirls' molestation clipping goes viral

Jaipur, Dec 10: Two juveniles and a young man were arrested after a video clipping of the molestation of some girl students of a private school went viral on the Internet on Sunday, police said. The action was taken after the father of one of the girls lodged a complaint at the Gandhinagar police station. Deputy Superintendent of Police Omprakash Kilaniya said the girls were returning home from school on November 30 when they were accosted by some classmates who misbehaved with th

HURRY: Buy these TOP cars in just Re 1

New Delhi, Dec 9: If you are postponing your plan to buy a new car due to tight budget, then here is the best offer for you. In a bid to clear old stock and increase the sales, auto dealers have come up with huge discount offers.  Under various lucrative offers, you can save between Rs 25,000 and Rs 8.85 lakh. With the help of Re 1 down payment, you can take the car home. There is also a 100 percent finance offer for car buyers.  1) Tata Motors: You can bri

Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

  New Delhi, Dec 5: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha Chairman, on Monday disqualified rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar as members of the upper house of Parliament, party leader R.C.P. Singh said. In a Facebook post, Singh said: "Today (Monday) the Chairman Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah Naidu decided and declared the decision against the petition filed by me against Ali Anwar Ansari and Sharad Yadavji under the 10th schedule

Breaking: Terrorists hurled a grenade at CRPF camp in J&K

Aasif Suhaf, New Delhi, Dec 4: Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists hurled a grenade at CRPF camp of 182 battalion in Pulwama's Tahab ; More details awaited. Militants attacked CRPFwith Grenade at Tahab Pulwama in South Kashmir, area being cordoned off by forces, the police sources said to News24. Earlier in the day Unidentified gunmen on Monday looted Rs 1 lakh from a Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in south Kashmir, police said. Police said the gunmen, reportedly three in n

Sushma Swaraj makes unscheduled visit to Iran ahead of Chabahar port inauguration

  New Delhi, Dec 3: On the eve of the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port in Iran, a critical part of a trade route to connect to landlocked Afghanistan and beyond to Central Asia bypassing Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday paid a visit to Tehran and met her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran. According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Sushma Swaraj landed in Tehran on her way back from Russi

Grenade attack on Kashmir police station, no casualties

  Srinagar, Dec 3: Militants hurled a grenade at a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday evening but it exploded without causing any damage, police said. "Militants hurled a grenade at Delina police station in Baramulla district today evening. The grenade exploded without causing any damage," a police official said. Police inside the police station fired a few shots in the air to deter the attackers.   IANS

Gujarat Manthan: BJP is getting more than 150 seats, says Amit Shah

New Delhi, Dec 2: A conclave on Gujarat Elections can never come to a logical conclusion unless BJP President Amit Shah speaks up his mind. The big 'manthan' or churning is incomplete without knowing his point of view on the Gujarat Assembly elections.  The 'Chanakya', as he is fondly called, turns tables with his wit, swift response and innuendos.  On the issue of Vikas he said, "Vikas has gone mad was said earlier by Rahul Gandhi only till the time he was

Hardik roars at Gujarat Manthan, "I'm interested in CD of BJP's 22 years

New Delhi, Dec 2: Hardik Patel is the face which is seen as a game changer in the Gujarat Assembly Elections. He is the centrifugal force and is blowing like a whirlwind. All equations, all calculations went for a toss and the party which ruled with pride found itself on the sticky ground for the first time in 22 years as this Tsunami called Hardik engulfed everything. Such has been the power of this 22-year-old Patidar leader, who is not even old enough to fight elections. On News2

Gujarat Manthan: BJP should learn the art of aping Congress well, says Congress

New Delhi, Dec 2: This session of Gujarat Manthan was one of the most interesting ones. The statements loaded with innuendoes and irony was shot very well by senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla and was received with not-so-equal ease by BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. It was an interesting journey into the history, geography and the politics of Gujarat. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore started with Rahul Gandhi's temple visit, "Rahul wants to be number 2 BJP. Has anyone s

It is a Congress wave, BJP will be routed out, says Bharat Singh Solanki

New Delhi, December 2: This time the BJP rout in Gujarat is certain, claims state Congress President Bharat Singh Solanki. Bharat Singh Solanki was a confident and poised self. He said that the Gujaratis are an intellectual breed, it is a land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.  Confessing the shortcomings, Solanki said that they have failed because they could not communicate with the people of Gujarat properly. They have failed here, he admits. Bharat Singh Solanki is confident that

Gujarat Manthan: Pradhan and Babbar engaged in 'War of Words' with smiling faces

New Delhi, December 2: It was an interactive session with many innuendos and attacks, points and counterpoints between Congress' Raj Babbar and BJP's Dharmendra Pradhan.  The discussion ignited on the issue of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's temple visits and the faith of Congress. It was intriguing that secular stand of Congress was slipping with discussions on Rudraksh and Shiva. Raj Babbar was seen holding his forte with confidence. BJP's Dharmendra P