2019 elections come early for the BJP

For the BJP, 2019 appears to be knocking two years ahead. At least, that seems plausible due to next year’s Assembly elections in five states, and that too in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat where stakes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is…

Paswan, Prasad slam BSP supremo

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati’s attempt to link the money probe against her party to her Dalit origin drew flak from Union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and Ravi Shankar Prasad. While senior Dalit leader and Minister for Food and Public Distribution…

It was party fund, says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said the money deposited in the party’s bank account was collected through donations from party workers. Mayawati came under attack after the Enforcement Directorate detected cash deposits of over Rs 104 crore in an…

Licences of 20,000 NGOs cancelled

Only around 13,000 NGOs now have the licence to collect foreign donations after the government cancelled permission to around 20,000 organisations in the past one year. The Foreigners Division conveyed this to Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a review meeting on Tuesday.…