Hardnews Bureau

Post date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 14:02

A day after issuing a Government Order (GO) permanently closing down and sealing the Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant at Tuticorin, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday cancelled the allotment of 342.22 acres of land to Vedanta Limited, which owns the plant.

In a letter to M/s Vedanta Limited, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (SIPCOT) said that there have been a series of agitations and protest against the establishment of Copper Smelter Plant Phase-II, expressing concerns about the pollution caused by the existing plant of the Vedanta Limited.

Post date: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 15:39

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.

Post date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 13:37

Known for his expertise in psephology, the BJP leader noted that the sympathy factor would help the BJP immensely in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Mounting a counter offensive on the Congress-JD(S) combine, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao, who was recently elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, said on Wednesday that the Karnataka Assembly election verdict was not against Bharatiya Janata Party.

Post date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 14:48

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.

Post date: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 17:25

The decision of the Karnataka Governor to invite the BJP to form the government has now prompted Congress in Manipur and NPF in Nagaland to contest the way the crown went to the BJP in these states

Post date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 21:41

After a night-long legal battle in the Supreme Court where the Congress had challenged the Governor’s invitation to the BJP and sought a stay, the apex court said that the government formation will be subject to the outcome of the petition before it

Post date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 16:56

In case the BJP fails to cross the halfway mark, there is a chance that the JD(S) and Congress could come together to form the next state government.

Post date: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 15:35

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. 

Post date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 16:41

AICC president Rahul Gandhi today said that the BJP is unlikely to form the next government at the Centre and indicated that in the event of Congress coming back to power, he could be the next Prime Minister.

Speaking at ‘Samruddha Bharat,’ an independent platform to promote liberal, secular and republican values, he said if the Opposition, led by the Congress, joins hands in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the BJP will be wiped out. “Besides, it is next to impossible that Narendra Modi can become Prime Minister again. It is already showing on his face,” he said.

Post date: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 18:50

Going back on its previous statement, the Janata Dal (Secular) which had earlier claimed that it would be the king and not a kingmaker post Karnataka Assembly election, said on May 7 that in the event of a fractured mandate, it might examine the possibility of a coalition government with a precursor that its manifesto should be implemented in toto.

Post date: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 17:39

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.

Post date: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 18:34

In his order rejecting the impeachment notice, the Vice-President said that the allegations were not sound enough to make a case which can lead one to conclude that the CJI was guilty of misbehaviour.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said he had rejected the impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra signed by 64 Opposition MPs on the ground that the five allegations were “neither tenable nor admissibile.”