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Pulling out of the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP on Tuesday blamed PDP supremo and outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for the deteriorating law and order situation and “rise in radicalism” in the state but said once ‘normalcy’ returns, the political process can be again taken forward.

“Continuance of the BJP in the state government (in Jammu and Kashmir) has become untenable, the responsibility for this kind of scenario lies with the other side,” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on Friday, reviewed the progress in bilateral relations and discused the future roadmap.In a statement released to the media after his meeting with Lee, Modi said, “Prime Minister Lee and I together reviewed progress in our bilateral relations, and discussed the future roadmap.”

The fact that the result follows the drub meted out to the BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur earlier this year means that the grand alliance stitched against the BJP by the Opposition has found takers

If the Opposition gets to repeat Gorakphpur and Phulpur in Kairana, it will give a further push to its unity and efforts to stitch up a formidable alliance against the BJP in the 2019 general elections.

Last year, Australia completed a five-year government-appointed inquiry into child sex abuse in churches and other institutions, amid allegations worldwide that churches had protected paedophile priests by moving them from parish to parish

An Australian archbishop was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, which Australian media said made him the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted on such a charge.

The meeting will discuss organisational and political issues, preparations for the party for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and Assembly Elections that are slated to take place in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan by the end of this year

Two days after the completion of voting in the Karnataka Assembly Elections, a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national office bearers and state presidents began on Monday. Organisational and political issues, along with preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were discussed in the meeting. 

Vladimir Putin is set to be sworn in for a fourth term as President of Russia after winning the election in March. He has been in power for 18 years, whether as President or Prime Minister, and opponents have likened his tenure to the reign of a tsar, or emperor, said a BBC News report on Monday.

The Estonian Government wants to attract young, exciting talent from India to work at its start-ups and study in its universities

The BJP said on Tuesday that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi will have to apologise to the Hindu community of India for defaming them globally and taking Hindus for granted.

Addressing a press conference, party’s spokesperson Sambit Patra and GVL Narasimha Rao said, “BJP has demanded apology from Sonia and Rahul (on behalf of) the country for coining the term ‘Hindu terrorism’ and ‘saffron terrorism.’”

The BJP leader was earlier forced to step down from Mehbooba Mufti’s Cabinet after public uproar over a rally taken out to demand a CBI probe.

Days after stepping down from the Mehbooba Mufti dispensation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Basholi, Choudhary Lal Singh, held a road show in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua on Tuesday to support the kin of the accused in the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl from Muslim nomad community.

Sinha said that after spending four years in power and presenting five budgets, the BJP government has used up all the opportunity to show results

Lamenting that after completing four years of their rule at the Centre, the NDA government has lost its way and the confidence of the voters, rebel BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called on party MPs to “speak up and save democracy and the country.”

The victim’s father has moved the SC seeking safety and security of his family members and shifting of the trial from Jammu and Kashmir to Chandigarh

One of the accused in the Kathua gangrape on Monday demanded from the court a narco-test for all those accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal community. However, the Chief Judicial Magistrate has postponed the next hearing of the case to April 28, court sources here told UNI. They also said that the court has directed that copies of the chargesheet be provided to all the accused.

The day-long fast is also aimed at highlighting the government’s failure to ensure a discussion in Parliament on important issues such as the bank scams, the CBSE paper leak, farmers’ distress, the dilution of the SC/ST Act, among others

With the electoral rolls being finalised, and a window being given to those who have not yet enrolled, the 2018 elections in the state will have around 4 crore voters

Electioneering in Karnataka is entering a crucial phase around the next five days as both the Congress and the BJP are set to release their respective list of candidates by April 10. According to BJP sources, the party’s central committee that comprises Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other top leaders, may give its nod to the first list of candidates for the May 12 elections on April 10 while the Congress state unit screening committee will make its recommendations to the party high command latest by April 9-10.

The guidelines issued by the ministry had caused a lot of uproar among media organisations primarily because the details were sketchy

In the concluding part of this four-part series, Farooqui shows how in a cruel space like prison, theatre allowed its inhabitants to vent their feelings, sometimes find them and also sublimate their angst.

In the third part of this four-part series, Farooqui delves into the lives of his Ramlila mandali in Tihar as he talks about the numerous challenges encountered in the process

The second part of this four-part series shows Tihar’s prisoners stepping into the shoes of soldiers for performing a well-known Hindi play — Swadesh Dipak’s Court Martial.

The first part of this four-part series traces the beginning of theatre in Tihar Jail and the response it received from prisoners.