PM loves to google, peep into others’ bathrooms: Rahul takes jibe at Modi

New Delhi. Taking a swipe at Narendra Modi for his “raincoat in bathroom” barb at Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the Prime Minister was more interested in “peeping into bathrooms of people”. The Congress Vice President also said that the Prime Minister will get a “jolt” once the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are out. “Modi likes to read janampatri (horoscope), search Google and peep into the bathrooms of people…but he is a failure as a Prime Minister,” he said at a joint press conferenceRead More

Modi’s jibe at Manmohan Singh triggers ruckus in RS:

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe in Rajya Sabha at his predecessor Manmohan Singh for “a string of scams that took place on his watch” sparked ruckus with the Congress staging a walkout in the middle of his speech. Even though many scams took place in the country during the UPA regime, Mr Singh’s image remained clean, the PM said, adding, “only Dr. sahab knows the art of taking a shower with a raincoat on.” The entire Congress bench erupted in protests, disrupting the PM’s speech for a fewRead More

3 killed in explosion near Cong candidate’s road show in Bathinda

Bathinda: Three persons were killed and 15injured in an explosion in a car near the venue of the road show of a Congress candidate at Maur Mandi here. “Three persons, two adults and a boy, were killed in a blast in a Maruti car. Their identity has not been ascertained yet,” Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said. It is not known what led to the incident. The car has been badly damaged, he said. The blast occurred shortly after the road show of Harminder Singh Jassi, who is contesting fromRead More

US needs to be ready to confront Russia: Mattis

Washington: Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon put Russia at the top of a list of threats to U.S. interests on Thursday and told Congress that America must be ready to confront Moscow where necessary, even as he backed Trump’s bid for better relations. The remarks by retired Marine General James Mattis were the latest by one of Trump’s Cabinet picks that veered away from the president-elect’s campaign rhetoric, which included praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledges to improve ties with him. Secretary of State nominee, RexRead More

Sting case: CBI summons Harish Rawat for third time

New Delhi: With elections approaching in Uttarakhand, the CBI has swung into action and asked Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat to appear before it on December 26 in connection with agency’s ongoing enquiry into the controversial sting CD in which he was purportedly seen talking to middlemen in a bid to strike a deal with dissident Congress leaders. This is the third time Mr Rawat has been summoned by the CBI on a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) registered by it in on April 29. CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE)Read More

Congress may rope in Harbhajan Singh for Punjab poll campaign

New Delhi: The Congress is leaving no stone unturned to extend its electoral base in Punjab before the Assembly elections next year. In the last couple of weeks, the Congress has smelt blood in the state and if all goes according to plans the Congress has solid chances of forming a government in the state. Now, the Congress is also mulling to rope in former cricketer Harbhajan Singh to campaign for the party in the state polls. There were reports earlier that he might even contest on a Congress ticketRead More

Rahul Gandhi faces storm in party over recent steps

New Delhi: Questions are being raised within the Congress party over the decisions being taken by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his advisers. Though no senior leader is coming out in the open, in private conversation they are extremely critical. Sources say many senior leaders are even planning to reach out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of the situation. The turf war in the Congress between the old guard and new leaders is nothing new, but this time it seems to have taken a dangerous turn, asRead More

Demonetisation chaos will help us retain power: Akhilesh

Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav opines that the days of caste-based politics in the state are over and now problems with the two Ds — development and demonetisation — will work in favour of the Samajwadi Party in the upcoming assembly polls. According to him, his family feud is no more a factor and all issues have been changed post demonetisation. “That is a thing of the past now. We are working together to win the elections. Issues have changed and post demonetisation nobody remembers that (family feud). AllRead More

Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley trade salvos, fuel Orop war

New Delhi. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying over the issue of uniform pensions for retired defence personnel, prompting Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to return fire, the latest in a slugfest likely to disrupt Parliament’s upcoming session. Mr Jaitley tore into the Congress for “not having allocated even Rs 1” towards the retiral policy when it was in power. Several top Opposition leaders, including Mr Gandhi, were briefly detained during protests on Wednesday and Thursday after an ex-soldier killed himself, accusing the Centre ofRead More

Maha CM encouraging corruption, his clean image sham: Nirupam

Mumbai: In a scathing attack, Congress city unit chief Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was “encouraging” corruption and that his clean image was a “sham”. Addressing reporters in Mumbai, he alleged that certain land deals under the NDA government in the state were “suspicious”. “Fadnavis is encouraging corruption. His clean image is just a sham. Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali (Group) has been given 230 acres of land in Nagpur for Rs 25 lakh per acre whereas, the actual cost (of land) is Rs one crore perRead More