When Nehru asked police to locate Natwar

By Sandeep Bamzai  New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his […]

Elect honest, effective MPs: India’s 1st voter

Elect honest, effective MPs: India’s 1st voter

New Delhi, May 19 (PTI):  India’s “first” voter Shyam Saran Negi has appealed to Himachal Pradesh electors to elect “honest” candidates for all the four Lok Sabha seats in the state.  “Elect honest and active candidates for your parliamentary seats instead of voting for particular parties,” 102-year-old Negi said. Negi also expressed his desire to […]

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The ‘criminal candidates’ standing in India’s election

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The ‘criminal candidates’ standing in India’s election

An electrician tests LED-light fitted boards with symbols of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and main opposition Congress party at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India, April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave NEW DELHI, May 18 (Reuters) – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month’s general election race – according to data […]

Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh

By SANDEEP BAMZAI  Nehru greatest Indian after Asoka, says Singh New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The lion may well be in winter, but he still roars and growls. Diplomat, politician, litterateur, globetrotter and above all raconteur, Kunwar Natwar Singh has always been a man of all seasons. Celebrating his 90th birthday, the Bharatpur-born Jat leader […]

Lalu Prasad managed RJD poll plan from custody in Ranchi

Lalu Prasad managed RJD poll plan from custody in Ranchi

Former Bihar chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad arrives to appear in a special CBI court in Ranchi . PTI File Photo Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) Serving a 14-year jail term in the fodder scam cases, RJD chief Lalu Prasad seems to have managed his party’s poll planning — by cementing its alliances and […]

3 Hizbul men among 4 militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Four militants, including three Hizbul men were killed on Saturday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama and Baramulla districts. Following an overnight gun battle between security forces and a group of hiding terrorists in Punzgam village of Pulwama, three Kashmiri men belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were […]

PM offers prayers at Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath Sunday

Kedarnath (U’khand), May 18 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, a day after campaigning for the general election came to a close. He reached Jollygrant airport this morning from where he directly came here, officials said. Dressed in a traditional pahari outfit, Modi offered prayers at the […]

Oppn leaders step up talks to form coalition, TDP chief Naidu meets Rahul, Pawar

Oppn leaders step up talks to form coalition, TDP chief Naidu meets Rahul, Pawar

Newly appointed All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretaries for Uttar Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia (left) and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (right) along with Congress President Rahul Gandhi (centre) arrive at the Lucknow airport in Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Twitter/@INCIndia) New Delhi, May 18 (PTI) A day before the last phase of polling, leaders of opposition parties have […]

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Reuters File Photo) Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing […]

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