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    Nitin Gadkari resigns; Rajnath Singh likely to be next BJP president

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh Tuesday appeared likely to be made the next party chief with top leaders reaching a consensus over his candidature, sources from the party said.
    Current president Nitin Gadkari, who is expected to reach Delhi on a late night flight from Mumbai, has resigned. Sources say he is likely to formally propose Mr Singh’s name as his successor. The last date for filing nominations is tomorrow.

  • Income-Tax department’s inquiries calculated, mischievous and politically motivated :Gadkari

    BJP President Nitin Gadkari today alleged that the Income-Tax department’s attempts were calculated, mischievous and politically motivated to drag his name into its surveys of various companies in Mumbai. Gadkari said that the highly questionable move by the IT department  was a ‘command performance’ at the behest of its political masters sitting in New Delhi who have hatched a political conspiracy to tarnish his image.

  • Barack Obama’s daughter Sasha’s mighty yawn goes viral

    While millions of eyes were trained on her Big Daddy as he delivered his inauguration speech, the young Sasha Obama was briefly caught on the wrong foot – giving out a big yawn in the middle of the address – an image that has now gone viral on social networking sites.

  • Gadkari’s Purti Group comes under I-T scanner again

    Income Tax department on Tuesday launched on-field inquiries at around nine locations in Mumbai belonging to alleged shell companies related to Nitin Gadkari’s Purti group, a day before he seeks a second straight term as BJP president.

  • Mumbai: Auto rickshaw driver’s daughter tops CA exam

    Surmounting all odds, Prema Jayakumar, daughter of a Mumbai-based auto rickshaw driver, has topped the all India Chartered Accountancy (CA) examination. Residing in a crammed one-room chawl in suburban Malad with her parents and brother, the 24-year-old topper said she was ecstatic to have secured the first rank in the examination.

  • Chautala, son jailed for 10 years in recruitment scam

    A Delhi court Tuesday awarded 10 years in jail to former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala and son Ajay Chautala in a teacher-recruitment scam.

  • Actor arrested for sending self-nude snaps

    Mumbai : A 38-year-old actor, who has appeared in several movies and television serials, was arrested on Monday by the police for allegedly sending his nude photographs to the wife of an NCP leader. According to the police, the accused, identified as Sanil Sodhi, was arrested on a complaint of a 33-year-old woman who showed the police multiple nude pictures of the actor.

  • Hint of contest to Gadkari, RSS

    Mumbai : Notwithstanding the backing of the RSS, it may not be a cakewalk for Nitin Gadkari in the BJP presidential sweepstakes. Though all the names thrown up by BJP leader L K Advani and others have been rejected by the RSS for want of ‘consensus’, there was a hint of contest from dissident leader Mahesh Jethmalani.

  • Extremists dip into Jaipur ‘Maha Kumbh’

    Jaipur : The organizers of the ‘maha Kumbh’ of literature in Asia, the Jaipur Literature Festival, are caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, Islamist groups are demanding that the four authors, who read from Salman Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses” last time during the literature festival, be banned, the RSS wants no participation of Pakistani writers, given the recent tensions on the LOC.

  • Import duty hiked but may not stem appetite

    New Delhi : The government on Monday hiked the import duty on gold and platinum to six percent from four percent, in a bid to control the ballooning current account deficit.

  • Three cheers in Saeed camp

    Lahore: Mumbai attacks mastermind and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed lost no time in latching onto Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s jibe against RSS and BJP, saying that Indian  “propaganda” against Pakistani outfits stood “exposed”.  He claimed, “India tried to involve us in the Mumbai attacks but even after five years, nothing has been established against us in the courts”. Saeed, who now heads JuD, also made a ridiculous demand, asking the Pakistan government to take steps

  • Saffron din over Shinde’s shindy

    New Delhi : Stepping up its attack on Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his remarks on “Hindu and saffron terrorism”, the BJP on Monday demanded his removal from the cabinet and sought an unconditional apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • Going down in history, twice

    Washington : Four years after making history as the first African-American president of the US with a promise of “hope and change,” Barack Obama on Monday renewed his oath to take the nation “forward” over the next four.

  • Gurdwara declines to hold prayer for war hero

    Panchkula (Haryana) : A gurdwara here is embroiled in a row over its refusal to hold a prayer service for a decorated former army general as he had participated in Operation Bluestar.

  • Rape trial begins under wraps

    New Delhi : The five men accused of raping and murdering a 23-year-old medical student in a Delhi bus appeared before the trial judge on Monday.