Lok Sabha bypoll results: Advantage Opposition as BJP loses the plot on retaining turf

The BJP’s loss in nine out of 10 Lok Sabha by-elections ever since it came to power in 2014 appears to confirm the trend of its failing to defend its territory though making gains in rivals' states.

01 Jun 2018

Niti Aayog’s roadmap to give robust base to National Health Protection Scheme

While the Ayushman Bharat scheme is likely to be rolled out on October 2, the think tank, sources said, is keen to give a major boost to the health infrastructure in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.

21 May 2018

Karnataka polls 2018: Tuesday verdict adds to Amit Shah’s aura as BJP master strategist

Noting the strength of Yeddyurappa, Shah nipped in the bud any scope for leadership confusion by backing him as the CM candidate.

16 May 2018

Not every election is matter of life and death: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha

In a free-wheeling interview, the former BJP stalwart has also warned that in 2019, the people will judge the government on its own performance and not that of the UPA.

06 May 2018

Father-son political relations have now been disrupted, says Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, a bitter critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has revealed that there no longer was any “harmony” between him and his son Jayant, a Minister in the Modi cabine

06 May 2018

I have a mind of own. Son has a mind of his own: Yashwant Sinha

The former minister, who had been a prominent face of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA  government, scoffed at BJP’s apparent attempt to personalise when questioned on issues

06 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath in demand to swing it for BJP in Karnataka

The BJP is counting on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to swing the electorate in its favour in Karnataka, where the party is facing an uphill battle against the ruling Congress.

22 Apr 2018

Left ideology to be weeded out from syllabus: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

The Centre has already committed Rs 4,000 crore of additional grants for funding various infrastructure projects, including four and six-laning of national highways.

21 Apr 2018

TDP's exit on Andhra Special State issue creates ripples within NDA

Although the two no-trust motions moved by the TDP and the YSR Congress could not be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the BJP has come under pressure to keep the alliance together.

17 Mar 2018

Four lakh vacancies in government despite tall talk on creating jobs

While the government seeks employment generation from private sector, the Centre itself has over four lakh vacancies in various departments.

21 Jan 2018

Vijay Rupani to stay Gujarat Chief Minister, no decision yet on Himachal Pradesh

The decision was taken at a meeting supervised by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Ahmedabad.

23 Dec 2017

Congress unnerved after phase one of Gujarat polls: PM Modi

Prime Minister says Congress complaints of EVM tampering and glitches are signs of the party admitting defeat after round one

12 Dec 2017

India is in the grip of tax terrorism, says BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha believes that India is in the grip of “tax terrorism”.

02 Dec 2017

Congress, BJP trade barbs over Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘hugplomacy’

Rahul’s tweet on 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s release provokes BJP to call Congress leader terror sympathiser.

26 Nov 2017

Rural women moving from farm to home: NITI Aayog report

Rural India appears to be under a grip of de-feminisation, with not less than 22 million women quitting the rural workforce during 2004-12 and the trend seeing no reversal, says a NITI Aayog report.

19 Nov 2017