Indian yoga guru slams 'murdered democracy'

Ammu Kannampilly Yahoo! News 08.06.2011
Indian yoga guru slams 'murdered democracy'

At the spartan headquarters from where he controls a global empire, India's television yoga guru issues a warning to the government which he has seriously unnerved with his anti-graft campaign.

India protests U.S. frisking of top diplomats

India's foreign ministry has protested to Washington after reports two of New Delhi's diplomats were frisked at U.S. airports, describing the searches as serious breaches of protocol.

Language of politics deteriorates in Bihar

Abhay Singh Time of India 10.04.2009

The way language of politics has swiftly deteriorated in Bihar after BJP candidate Varun Gandhi's outburst in Pilibhit, bringing into momentum and spin-off former CM and leader of Opposition Rabri Devi's diatribe against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and...

Media a sycophant of Sonia: Modi

Express Buzz 10.04.2009

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that the media was functioning as a sycophant of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Arun Jaitley, during his day long visit to Patna on Thursday said it was the UPA that made party leader Varun Gandhi an electoral issue by arresting him under the National Security Act on fal...

No truck with Cong or BJP: Naveen

Rajaram Satapathy Time of India 10.04.2009

BJD boss Naveen Patnaik created a record of sorts for himself on Wednesday when he called a formal press conference and addressed the media, first time in nine years in office.

Left won't go with Congress any more'

Time of India 10.04.2009

A veteran of many political battles, Forward Bloc state secretary Asok Ghosh knows the importance of keeping the Left flock together. Especially before the polls. The 84-year-old one of the seniormost Left leaders spoke about the Bloc's relations...

Pawar praises Naveen for divorce with saffron outfit

Hemant Kumar Rout & Asish Senapati Times of India 09.04.2009

Ending speculations on his support for the BJD-led Front in Orissa, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday kicked off his campaign here by sharing the dais with chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

Advani richer by Rs 2.25 cr

Times of India 09.04.2009

The state capital was swarmed by cops and most public activities were halted when prime ministerial candidate LK Advani came to file his nomination with Chief Minister Narendra Modi — the two listed among the most threatened individuals in the cou...


Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday attacked the Election Commission for removing the state’s home secretary without ascribing a reason, and alleged that it was a ‘‘politically motivated’’ action. To spite the EC, Mayawati then app...


Taking on the ruling CPM in Kerala on its secular card, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said her party was the only one that had never compromised with communal forces.


Sitting MP Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday submitted a complaint with the senior superintendent of police (SSP), Badaun seeking arrest and penal action against railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for threatening to kill her son Varun Gandhi. The statem...

Sushma counts Congress sins at rally

PRADUMAN CHOUBEY Telegraph 09.04.2009

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today hit the Congress where it hurts the most.

Lalu tries to play down `bulldozer statement'

Dipak Mishra Times of India 08.04.2009

Under fire from BJP and the Kishanganj district administration for his objectionable remarks against BJP leader Varun Gandhi, railway minister Lalu Prasad on Tuesday tried to play down his statement. "What I actually meant was that I would have `...


Sikh journalist Jarnail Singh threw a shoe at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) clean chit to Congress Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Rahul slams 'anti-poor' govt

Mihir Ray, Ajit Nayak & Sudeep Guru Times of India 08.04.2009

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday kicked off his maiden election campaign in Orissa by a scathing criticism of the Naveen Patnaik government for its alleged anti-tribal and anti-poor policies

In Gujarat, BJP rides the Nano

Tanvir A Siddiqui Indian Express 08.04.2009

The BJP is dreaming big in Gujarat with the small car. Party campaign managers will soon be distributing small Nano-model pen stands as part of its publicity efforts.

Rahul, Hema woo people in Orissa

Express Buzz 08.04.2009

The State on Tuesday had two graceful star campaigners. Congress’ prime minister-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s Hema Malini, who is still the crowd-puller with the ‘dream girl’ tag.

When Varun turned much bigger than Advani, Modi

Omkar Sapre Economic Times 07.04.2009

Varun Gandhi now tops the BJP’s visibility charts, proving marketers’ theories that no publicity is ever bad. His Pilibhit speech controversy has made him larger than life in just a fortnight, something many brands would long for. While the conte...


Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday filed her nomination for Lok Sabha lections from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

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