Archive for October, 2010

Gokalpuri MLA Surendra Kumar Jailed

A politician found himself in the wrong side of the law and has landed in jail for not abiding by the court orders. Irked over non-appearance and defiance of summons by a Bahujan Samaj Party MLA, a trial court on Friday ordered that he be arrested in a case lodged in 2008 for allegedly defacing […]

Congress leaders promotes their scions in Delhi Congress Unit

Old Congress hands have lined up their children on Delhi’s political turf, some hoping to maintain their foothold in the city’s politics, others trying to regain lost glory. Among these are the daughter of Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath and sons of former MP Sajjan Kumar and sitting MLA and two-time Assembly […]

Shiromani Akali Dal leader demands immediate arrest of Cong leader Sajjan Kumar

The Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Sunday demanded the immediate arrest of Sajjan Kumar, one of the main accused in the 1984 massacre of innocent Sikhs . This is the only case in the history of the country where a man booked in a murder case is not arrested even 17 […]

Congress compares Rahul with Jayaprakash Narain

Congress functionaries have a long tradition of extolling their leaders by making incredible comparisons. For them Indira Gandhi was an embodiment of the nation itself, Rajiv a prince charming and Sonia an `intrepid fighter’. The eulogising culture was taken to a new height on Thursday by party spokesman Mohan Prakash who drew a parallel between […]

RJD gets New HQ in Delhi : Rabri Bhavan

With the first phase of Bihar elections on Thursday and and all the bigwigs of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) busy in the state, the party’s newly constructed headquarters in the Capital awaits a formal inauguration. Named after Rabri Devi, who replaced RJD supremo Lalu Prasad after he was accused in the fodder scam, the […]

Delhi government decided to increase circle rates

The Delhi government decided to increase circle rates, used for valuation of land and immovable properties for the purpose of chargeability of the stamp duty on the instruments, by 100 percent. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit said that the existing rates have been increased in order to check the black money being pumped into property transactions […]

Central funds are not Congress property : Arun Jaitley

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remark that central funds had not been properly utilised by the Bihar government, saying “central funds are not Congress property”. Jaitley, who is Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, also said “the prime minister should not have made that remark on […]

Congress session will be held in Delhi on Nov 2

A one-day session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) will be held in Delhi Nov 2, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said. ‘The one-day session will deal mainly with the schedule for election to the party’s working committee as decided by the party’s Central Election Authority (CEA),’ Dwivedi told reporters. After Sonia Gandhi’s re-election […]

Election Commission refuses to freeze BSP symbol

The Election Commission has rejected the plea of two advocates for putting a freeze on UP Chief Minister Mayawati’s party symbol elephant and seeking her disqualification from contesting in elections. The Commission in its 21-page order said, “at the time of elections, the Commission will take appropriate steps and measures to see that the statutes […]