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BJP lands in Bengal But can a hundred lotuses bloom?

Sep 17, 2014

BJP lands in Bengal But can a hundred lotuses bloom?

What Basirhat-on-the-border thinks today, can Bengal think tomorrow? The BJP says Basirhat is its beachhead into Bengal. Trinamool scoffs dream on. #Mamata Banerjee #PoliticalPlay #Trinamool Congress #Derek O'Brien #Derek O' Brien #Chandan Mitra #BJP in Bengal #Samik Bhattacharya #Basirhat #Badal Bhattacharya #Matua
Don't shoot messenger, says ex-CAG Vinod Rai launching controversial book

Sep 17, 2014

Don't shoot messenger, says ex-CAG Vinod Rai launching controversial book

Releasing the book to a packed hall here this evening, Rai emphasised that the book "is not about wanting to button hole anybody... and also not about fixing responsibility on anybody". #2G scam #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #UPA government #Comptroller and Auditor General #Vinod Rai #Sanjay Nirupam #Congress government #Former CAG
Infighting in BJP will strengthen JD(U), says Bihar CM Manjhi

Sep 17, 2014

Infighting in BJP will strengthen JD(U), says Bihar CM Manjhi

Manjhi's comments came after senior BJP leaders voiced their opposition about former Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi as the front-runner as the CM candidate. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Sushil Kumar Modi #RJD #JD-U #JItan Ram Manjhi
Centre selectively targetting NGOs Louise Khurshid

Sep 17, 2014

Centre selectively targetting NGOs Louise Khurshid

Hitting back at the ministry, Louise who runs the Dr Zakir Husain Memorial Trust, said she welcomes a CBI probe but wondered why no action is being taken against 93 NGOs "blacklisted" by the ministry. #Congress #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Salman Khurshid #Louise Khurshid #Dr Zakir Husain Memorial Trust
BJP distances itself from 'love jihad' after bypoll setback

Sep 17, 2014

BJP distances itself from 'love jihad' after bypoll setback

Following electoral reverses in UP, where it lost eight of 11 seats in the assembly bypolls, the BJP distanced itself from the "love jihad" campaign. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Yogi Adityanath #Love jihad #by-poll results #election setback

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High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Aug 08, 2014

High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Politicians, and more often their followers, put them up either to proclaim their own or their leaders birthdays or appointments either in government or to some nominal post within the partys borough branch itself. They curry favour with leaders, thanking them for support. #Congress #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #Bombay High Court #Election Commission of India #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #Illegal hoardings #civic bodies

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What next for Sonia, Rahul? Diary entries from the future

Sep 17, 2014

Kerry Seeks to Assure Lawmakers About ISIS Strategy

The Secretary of State returns from an overseas trip to drum up support in Congress for the fight against ISI... #Iraq #John Kerry #Syria
What next for Sonia, Rahul? Diary entries from the future

Sep 17, 2014

Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response t... #West Africa #Middle East #Barack Obama #Chuck Hagel #Tampa #U.S. Congress #Petro Poroshenko #Susan E. Rice #Peter Visclosky
What next for Sonia, Rahul? Diary entries from the future

Sep 17, 2014

Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD — Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group, flatly rejecting the idea a day after the top U.S. general recommended that America... #Syria #Iraq #Middle East #Barack Obama #Senate Armed Services Committee #U.S. Congress #Joint Chiefs of Staff #Martin Dempsey