Every time there’s an election in Tamil Nadu – Assembly, bypoll, Lok Sabha or even a municipal one – megastar Rajinikanth is one man whose opinion is known to wield massive influence. Many have speculated wildly of the actor’s potential to run for office, possibly for the chief minister’s chair considering his ever-loyal fan base. But the actor has shied from officially entering politics and contesting elections. In 1996, many say his dramatic statement ahead of Assembly elections, “If Jayalalithaa is voted back to power, even God cannot save Tamil Nadu”, created ripples in the state and led to a humiliating defeat for the late AIADMK leader. Jayalalithaa herself lost from the Bargur constituency.
The Kolkata Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into a case against Alchemist group, a company owned by Rajya Sabha MP K D Singh. Cases under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 420 (cheating), 406 (breach of trust), 409 (breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) have been started against Singh and two other directors Kumarjit Singh and Pawan Verma, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
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The Supreme Court will Thursday continue the hearing in connection with the plea of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) against the Delhi High court order allowing the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to auction the Taj Mansingh Hotel, located in the Lutyen’s zone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to freedom fighters Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the anniversary of their martyrdom. PM Modi tweeted that India will not forget their courage and sacrifice. “Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on the day of their martyrdom. India will never forget their courage & sacrifice,” he said.
Close on the heels of Congress leader S.M. Krishna joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the grand old party said his ouster from the party was not loss for them.
The Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday hailed newly-elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath?s decision to ban 'pan masala' in the government premises in the state.
The Supreme Court will today continue the hearing on the plea filed by NGO Common Cause seeking complete ban on the illegal mining across Odisha.
The Delhi High Court will today continue hearing Swaraj India's plea seeking allotment of common symbol to the party to contest the upcoming municipal elections in the national capital.
Condemning the recent terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India stands with the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism.