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Kejriwal sends legal notice to Gambhir for tweets

IANS New Delhi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday sent a legal notice to BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, saying his recent tweets about him were “defamatory and misleading”, and sought his apology in writing within 24 hours. The notice was served in connection to Gambhir’s tweets where he said” “I feel ashamed to have a CM like …

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Congress has degraded election campaign: Gadkari

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday accused the Congress party of bringing down the level of the election campaign by diverting from the issue of development. Talking to the media here, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said, “The election should have been fought on the work done by the BJP-led NDA government. But the …

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BJP seeks apology from Sonia, Rahul over Pitroda’s remarks

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday demanded an apology from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Indian Oversees Congress chief Sam Pitroda’s remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “We demand that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi must apologise for the worst comments made by Sam Pitroda which has hurt the people of the country,” Union Minister …

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Top court issues notice to Centre on death penalty in SC, ST cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the validity of a section which prescribes for mandatory death sentence in a case where an innocent member of a Scheduled Caste (SC) or a Scheduled Tribe (ST) is convicted and is executed as a consequence of false and fabricated evidence given by …

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Manmohan Singh thousand times better than Modi: Kejriwal

New Delhi: As Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh was “thousand times” better than Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, who was a key leader of the massive anti-graft movement against the UPA government in 2011, said on Friday.  Calling him a “good man”, Kejriwal said it was Singh who shielded India from the global economic recession in …

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Georgian aircraft coming from Pak intercepted

New Delhi/Jaipur: IAF fighter jets on Friday intercepted a Georgian An-12 aircraft flying from Tbilisi to Delhi via Karachi and forced it to land at the Jaipur airport after the plane entered the Indian air space from an unscheduled point, officials said. They said the crewmembers of the aircraft were questioned at Jaipur and the plane has been allowed to …

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Campaign ends for penultimate phase of LS polls

New Delhi: A vitriol-filled campaign ended on Friday for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi with barbs flying thick and fast as leaders made every effort to sway voters in their favour. On Sunday, elections will be held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats …

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SC extends Ayodhya mediation process till August 15

SC extends Ayodhya mediation process till August 15 New Delhi: The panel of mediators is “optimistic” about an amicable solution to the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya, the Supreme Court said on Friday while extending till August 15 the time for completion of the process. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said …

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SC poses searching questions to Centre on Rafale jet deal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday posed searching questions to the Centre on its deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets on issues like the “waiver of sovereign guarantee” and the absence of technology transfer clause in the IGA pact. The top court reserved its verdict on pleas, including the one filed by former Union ministers Yashwant …

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BJP will come back to power with full majority: Gadkari

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the saffron party would come back to power at the Centre for a second consecutive term with a bigger majority. Gadkari said this disagreeing with the comments of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav that the BJP would need support of allies to form …

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