Lalu shares dais with Nitish, says inauspicious things happened since Modi came to power

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Nearly two decades after they parted ways, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar shared dais in Hajipur on Monday as they began a joint campaign for the upcoming by-elections in Bihar. The coming together of two leaders also puts an end to weeks of speculations on whether the two bitter political rivals will actually share stage together at a public event to campaign jointly for the by-elections. Speaking at the function, Lalu said that since Narendra Modi came to power inauspicious things has started happening. Aug 11, 2014

Lalu shares dais with Nitish, says they are from same family

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Nearly two decades after they parted ways, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar shared dais in Hajipur on Monday as they began a joint campaign for the upcoming by-elections in Bihar. The coming together of two leaders also puts an end to weeks of speculations on whether the two bitter political rivals will actually share stage together at a public event to campaign jointly for the by-elections. Speaking at the function, Lalu said that he and Nitish are from the same family. Aug 11, 2014

Legal Eagles react on CJI RM Lodha's defence of SC Collegium

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Legal eagles on Monday reacted over Chief Justice of India RM Lodha's defence of the Supreme Court collegium system and said that there is a campaign to defame the judiciary. Lodha's strong reaction comes after Justice Markandey Katju made allegations in his blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Former Delhi HC Judge Justice RS Sodhi said that if CJI has said something like that, there must be a weight to it, but also doubted on the credibility of the collegium in a few cases. Senior Lawyer Kamini Jaiswal said that Justice Katju should have brought these issues up during his tenure and the present scenario seems like a conspiracy. Aug 11, 2014

Politicos react on PM's remark on WTO targeting UPA

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at UPA for allegedly "sacrificing the interest of poor people in the Bali deal", the Congress hit back at the BJP government saying that the UPA clinched the best deal for India at the Bali summit. Congress members also charged the PM with deliberate misinterpretation of facts. Politicos from other parties backed the Congress’ demand for discussion over the matter. Aug 11, 2014

Bharat Ratna speculation sparks debate

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Soon after news came in that former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose might be awarded the Bharat Ratna, the Modi government ran into a fresh controversy. Political parties have suggested more names. The Congress suggested the names of freedom fighters, meanwhile the Shiv Sena has pitched for activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar to be conferred the Bharat Ratna. Aug 11, 2014

RSS chief criticized for 'Hindutva' comment, Shiv Sena welcomes same

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday was criticized by political leaders for his 'Hindutva' comment. Bhagwat had questioned that if inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus. He had said that the cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture. Meanwhile, RSS leader Sanjay Raut welcomed the statement and said that this is a great thought which should prosper among people all over the nation. Aug 11, 2014