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2013-05-26 06:50 AM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Chhattisgarh on Sunday in the wake of the Maoist attack that left 17 persons, including state party leaders dead. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has already left for the state.
2013-05-26 05:44 AM
A decision on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate will only be taken by the party's parliamentary board "when it is appropriate" and not when the national executive meets in Panaji in June 2013, a BJP leader said on Saturday.
2013-05-26 04:50 AM
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, in Raipur termed the Maoist attack on his party leaders, which left senior leader Mahendra Karma dead, and several others injured, as not an attack on Congress but an attack on democracy. "It is not an attack on Congress. It is an attack on democracy. But, we'll not fear from such an attack and continue to move forward with enthusiasm," Rahul Gandhi said.
2013-05-26 03:45 AM
Government is giving top priority to find out chief of Chhattisgarh Congress Nand Kumar Patel and his son suspected to be kidnapped by the Maoists after an attack on a convoy of party leaders inside a dense forest in the state. "Our top priority now is to find out the missing PCC chief and his son," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told PTI on Saturday night.
2013-05-26 03:32 AM
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and state PCC chief Chandrabhan on Saturday condemned the Maoist attack on Congress leaders and workers in Chhattisgarh, describing it as an attack on democratic values. "This is an act of cowardice and attack on democratic values," Gehlot said in a statement.
2013-05-26 01:25 AM
In one of the deadliest Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh, at least 21 people including anti-Naxal movement Salwa Judum's founder Mahendra Karma and former Congress MLA Uday Mudliyar were killed on Saturday evening in Darba Gati Valley of Jagdalpur district. The attack targeting the Congress party convoy occurred during the Opposition party's Parivartan Yatra and most of those killed were party leaders and workers.
2013-05-25 11:38 PM
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condemned as "despicable" the attack on her party colleagues in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district and held a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the "shocking" incident.
2013-05-25 11:34 PM
Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, the guiding force behind the anti-Naxal movement Salwa Judum, was peppered with bullets by nearly 100 to 150 ultras in one of the deadliest attacks in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, PTI said.
2013-05-25 11:06 PM
Umesh Patel, one of the sons of senior Congress leader Nand Kumar Patel who was abducted by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district, on Saturday appealed to the ultras to free his father unharmed.
2013-05-25 10:47 PM
Terming the Naxal attack on Congress leaders' convoy in Chhattisgarh as "an attack on the Indian political system", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolence over the killing of party leader Mahendra Karma in the incident on Saturday.
2013-05-25 10:20 PM
After a major Naxal attack on a Congress rally in Chhattisgarh, the Union Home Ministry on Saturday night said it is rushing additional paramilitary forces to help launch a combing operation for release of abducted leaders.
2013-05-25 10:06 PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday talked to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and asked him if any Central assistance is required by the state in the wake of the Maoist attack on Congress leaders.
2013-05-25 08:59 PM
Two senior Congress leaders were killed, the state party chief was allegedly abducted and another party leader injured in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Suspected Naxals opened fire on the Opposition party's Parivartan Yatra, comprising senior party leaders, in Sukma district, police said.
2013-05-25 07:52 PM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said talks are being held with the Centre to bestow the title of martyr on Chamel Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail, and to award a compensation to his family. "Talks are being held with Centre", Omar told reporters while replying to the question whether Chamel would be bestowed title of Martyr and a compensation be provided to his family at par with those given to the kin of Sarabjit Singh, who died after a brutal assault in Pakistani jail.
2013-05-25 06:12 PM
Disfavouring suggestions to make his father and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah BCCI chief, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said sports bodies should be administered by sportspersons and not by politicians.
2013-05-25 05:52 PM
Amid public resentment over power crisis, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the state government will work on a large scale to ensure power supply was in accordance with the electricity demand.
2013-05-25 04:58 PM
Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday announced that the government is ready with new legislation to deal with unfair practices like match-fixing and spot-fixing. Sibal said that the government will bring a new standalone law at the earliest as the current season of IPL is entangled in the controversy of spot-fixing and betting.
2013-05-25 03:25 PM
The BJP on Saturday alleged that the UPA-II government's performance at the end of its fourth anniversary has waned so much, that it "mirrored the rule" of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.
2013-05-25 02:50 PM
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath also said that the government will get anti-fixing law passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2013-05-25 12:44 PM
Aam Aadmi Party released the first shortlist of 44 probable candidates for 12 seats in the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Names that leap out of the list are those of Manish Sisodia from Patpartganj, Sazia Ilmi from RK Puram and Somnath Bharti from Malaviya Nagar.
2013-05-25 11:42 AM
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy said match fixing is there all over the word.
2013-05-25 10:12 AM
A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go on an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour. And the beneficiary of this efficiency - an issue over which government departments often faced criticism - was none other than Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
2013-05-25 08:57 AM
Gearing up for its electoral debut in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday announced the names of 44 shortlisted candidates for 12 constituencies. "The final 12 would be selected after recommendations of grassroot level workers and selection committee after proper consultation and debate among them," AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal told reporters while announcing the list of shortlisted candidates.
2013-05-25 05:22 AM
Amid speculation that the Congress is exploring government formation in Jharkhand -- which is under President's rule -- party vice president Rahul Gandhi reviewed the political situation with state leaders on Friday. A section of the Congress has been in favour of exploring ways to form a government in the state with the support of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), said party sources in Delhi.
2013-05-25 01:15 AM
Hours after its spokesperson demanded resignation of Indian cricket board chief N Srinivasan over his son-in-law's name figuring in the investigations into the IPL spot fixing scandal, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday sought to distance itself from the demand.
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