Everything you need to know about Sarva Seva Sangh Ndtso: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Sarva Seva Sangh Ndtso: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A scheduled meeting Wednesday between Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and L.K. Advani was deferred after the BJP patriarch conveyed that he was "unwell".
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A meeting between Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani was called off Wednesday after the party leader reported "unwell", said party sources.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Days after he played a key role in stopping a sulking L.K. Advani from quitting key BJP posts, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is to meet the senior leader here Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met senior BJP leader L.K. Advani here Tuesday, a week after the party patriarch quit following the former's elevation as the party's campaign committee chief.
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is expected to visit national capital New Delhi on Tuesday to meet senior BJP leader L.K. Advani.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) School dropout rates among the Scheduled Castes andthe Scheduled Tribes (SCs/STs) have come down since the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Human Resource and Development Minister Pallam Raju said Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Even though it took a call from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to defuse the crisis caused by L.K. Advani's resignation, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party Wednesday denied that the Sangh influenced the saffron party's decisions.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) A day after he quit key leadership posts and hit out at his colleagues, veteran L.K. Advani Tuesday made a dramatic u-turn after the RSS intervened to end the BJP's worst ever crisis that could have harmed its political prospects ahead of the 2014 polls.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The leadership crisis in the BJP entered the second day Tuesday with no sign of L.K. Advani withdrawing his resignation from party posts despite pleading from senior colleagues.
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) A battle has been won, but skirmishes and a war with all its rigours lies ahead for Narendra Modi.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday said its leaders were in constant touch with L.K. Advani, who has quit all party posts, and were hopeful of resolving the crisis soon.
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) should not in anyway be held responsible for L K. Advani's decision to resign from all of his posts.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh Tuesday rejected reports that the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is responsible for veteran leader L.K. Advani's resignation from his party posts.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The BJP plunged into a crisis Monday, barely a day after it named Narendra Modi to lead its campaign in the next Lok Sabha elections, with the veteran L.K. Advani declaring he was quitting all major party posts and accusing most BJP leaders of pursuing "personal agendas". The party rejected his resignation.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The BJP was thrown into disarray Monday, barely a day after it named Narendra Modi to lead it in the next Lok Sabha election, with the veteran L.K. Advani declaring he was quitting all major party posts and accusing most BJP leaders of pursuing "personal agendas".
Lucknow, June 10 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh Monday termed the resignation of BJP patriarch L.K. Advani as unfortunate.
Bangalore, June 10 (ANI): Terming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's decision to quit from all key post in the party as a very 'unfortunate' political development, former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday expressed hope that saffron brigade leaders would convince the stalwart to withdraw his resignation.
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Young lawyer and social worker Ashish Shelar was named the new city president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an official said here.
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj, who is meeting Lal Krishna Advani at his official Prithviraj Road residence here, on Monday expressed confidence that she would be able to convince the 'upset' party veteran to withdraw his resignation from key party posts.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A day after the BJP appointed Narendra Modi to lead it in the next Lok Sabha election, the veteran L.K. Advani Monday quit all major party posts after accusing most of its leaders of pursuing "personal agendas".
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday avoided commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's decision to quit from three key posts in the saffron outfit, and reiterated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's promotion as head of the 2014 poll panel will have its own repercussions.
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha who was absent from the Goa BJP conclave, on Sunday, criticised media for forcing the BJP into a "quicksand of an imagined clash of personalities".
Mumbai/ Panaji, June 9 (ANI): Nitish Kumar's JD(U) has refused to comment on the naming of Narendra Modi as Bharatiya Janata Party campaign chief, saying that it had nothing to do with the party.
Panaji, June 9 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is being touted as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) possible prime ministerial candidate, was on Sunday appointed as the chairman of party's campaigning committee for 2014 election.
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Sunday said his heart goes out to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani, who skipped the ongoing BJP national executive meet in Goa citing ill health.
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) BJP stalwart L.K. Advani will miss the party's entire national executive meeting due to "ill-health", the first time in his political life that he has skipped an important conclave, a party spokesperson said here Saturday.
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) BJP stalwart L.K. Advani will miss the party's entire national executive meeting due to "ill-health", party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said here Saturday.
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) After skipping the office bearers' meeting held Friday, an "unwell" L.K. Advani is set to miss the first day of party's national executive meet here Saturday as well.
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) While much hype has been created around the selection of the BJP's campaign committee chief for the upcoming general elections, sources from the party said that a decision may be taken only by Sunday, though no official announcement was made.
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) 'Poor health' of leaders appears to be taking a toll on the three-day BJP conclave in Goa, with three senior leaders either choosing to skip the opening day of the meet or dropping out of the event altogether.
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) BJP veteran L.K. Advani and many senior leaders will be missing from the meeting of the office bearers of the party here Friday ahead of the two-day national executive meeting over the weekend.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) Kerala has been allocated Rs.403 crore in the current fiscal under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme for universal education, state Education Minister Abdu Rabb said here Thursday.
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent target of enrolment, retention and transition of students in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the central government's programme for achievement of universalisation of elementary education, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India, about 50 people Saturday held a protest here demanding suspension of talks with China.
Ghaziabad, May 17 (IANS) A shortage of staff at the Ghaziabad Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) is resulting in long queues of people applying for passports.
Tripura, May 17 (ANI): Tripura's Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who heads the State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA), recently announced that the state is likely to be declared fully literate by September this year.
Bangalore, May 12 (ANI): Calling the electoral outcome in Karnataka as 'not surprising', Bharatiya Party Leader (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday said the party had erred in not taking immediate firm action on allegations of corruption against BS Yeddyurappa and its handling of the state had been "absolutely opportunistic".
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Terming the electoral outcome in Karnataka not surprising, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday said the party had erred in not taking immediate firm action on allegations of corruption against B.S. Yeddyurappa and its handling of the state had been "absolutely opportunistic".
Naya Raipur, May 9 (IANS) Amid growing clout of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in interiors of Chhattisgarh, the state government Thursday extended a ban on the terror outfit and its six affiliates for one more year.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, the supreme commander of the armed forces, Saturday decorated armed forces officers for gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at an investiture ceremony in the Durbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee conferred one 'Kirti Chakra' and twelve 'Shaurya Chakras' to armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday.
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) Passport seekers from western Uttar Pradesh Monday complained of poor service at an application processing centre managed here by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Early Childhood Association (ECA), an organisation that works towards early childhood care Tuesday called for the Right to Education (RTE) Act to bring in its ambit the huge chunk of children under the age of six years.
Lucknow, April 14 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday warned the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh that "her government will thrash the Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders and goons black and blue after being voted back to power".
Ahmedabad/Pune, April 14 (IANS) Your bill reads zero in a restaurant in Ahmedabad and you are told the person who had come before you has paid for your meal. You get into an auto in the same city and the driver tells you you can pay whatever you want at the end of the journey. You shop in Pune and at the billing counter the salesperson tells you you can pay what you deem is the price of the product.
New Delhi, Apr. 11 (ANI): Air Vice Marshal VS Bharti has taken over as Senior Air and Administrative Staff Officer (SAASO), Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force.
New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have agreed that they will not project anyone as a prime ministerial candidate before or during the 2014 general elections.
The far-reaching Right To Education Act, now in its fourth year of implementation, obliges the central and state governments to provide eight years of free and compulsory education to all children between 6 and 14 years of age. But the country is a long way from achieving that goal. India has always been a land of extreme dichotomies and the most extreme is that while the country is aspiring to become an economic superpower, it has an education system that is failing generations of children.
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh and senior leaders L. K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will kick off the ruling party's campaign for the May 5 Karnataka assembly poll at a rally here April 8, the party said Saturday.
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling BJP Saturday began district-wise candidate selection for the May 5 assembly poll while the Congress continued its exercise for the sixth day in New Delhi.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Thursday gave its green signal to 13 states that had sought permission to relax the minimum qualification criteria for appointment of teachers under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.
New Delhi, Mar. 28 (ANI): The government has given consent to thirteen states who had sought permission to relax minimum qualification for appointment of teachers under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling BJP was Tuesday hit by new allegations of money-making by its leaders with Excise Minister M. P. Renukacharya claiming he had given huge amounts to former chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda. Gowda dismissed the claims.
Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) Indian army chief General Bikram Singh Monday paid a brief visit to the state capital to take stock of the operational preparedness of the central command, headquartered here.
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Reacting to the high-profile homecoming of former president Pervez Musharraf on Sunday, BJP has said his return would not usher any changes in Pakistan.
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday conferred 14 Shaurya Chakras - three of them posthumously - on armed forces and paramilitary personnel for conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and devotion to duty.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) It wouldn't be too hard to stick out in a simple white shirt and black pants amid a crowd of glamorous dresses, jazzy shirts, colourful trousers and high heels. Varanasi-based Badruddin and Hanumanta were a duo with a mission of creating awareness of the charm of India's age-old handloom work - and its growing problems.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's preparations for next year's general election have been hit by several snags - all of them predictable.
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A total 5,50,589 students from the Muslim community were given scholarships in Maharashtra, while 4,43,412 girls from the minority communities were extended financial aid in the state, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.
Shimla, March 13 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday walked out from the Himachal Pradesh assembly over the state government's move to change names of schemes and projects named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Allahabad, Mar 1 (IANS) Those who thought the Bollywood saga of "lost and found in mela", rooted in the Kumbh, is perhaps long over, could mull over this.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Calling education an area of priority, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday announced an increase of 17 percent in the budget allocated to this sector to Rs.65,867 crore ($12,285 million).
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday presented the Union Budget for fiscal 2013-14 in Parliament today.
Ghaziabad, Feb 25 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party (SP) leader-cum-lawyer was killed here Monday when a dozen armed men barged into his house and opened fire, leaving his brother and a guard injured.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Terming the 48-hour all-India strike coordinated by major trade unions "successful and widely supported", trade union representatives said Friday that more agitations would occur if the government did not heed their demands.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's regret over his saffron terror remark was not a u-turn, and was meant only to assuage the hurt feelings of a political party and ensure smooth functioning of parliament.
New Delhi, Feb. 21 (ANI): Emphasizing that India attaches the highest priority to relations with its immediate neighbours, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said New Delhi has made progress towards normalization of relations, strengthening mechanisms for bilateral trade and facilitating greater people-to-people contact with Pakistan.
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The city remained peaceful with business as usual for private establishments Thursday, the second day of the nationwide shutdown called by major trade unions.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Commuters in Delhi faced a tough time Thursday as autos and taxis remained off the roads and metro trains and buses were packed to capacity with the two-day Bharat bandh called by 11 major trade unions entering its last day.
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) A two-member panel has been formed to probe the violence in Noida that broke out on the first day of the two-day countrywide shutdown, leaving many people injured and property worth crores gutted, said authorities.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday hoped that parliament's budget session beginning Thursday would run smoothly, even as Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde expressed regret over his "Hindu terrorism" remarks and buried the hatchet with the BJP, which had threatened to disrupt the session on the issue.
New Delhi, Feb. 20 (ANI): Welcoming Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's apology over his 'Hindu terror' remark, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday accepted his regret and said that though satisfied now, but it would have been better if the former had regretted much earlier.
New Delhi, Feb. 20 (ANI): A day before the commencement of the Budget Session of Parliament, the Congress party on Wednesday expressed the hope that all the political parties will cooperate for smooth proceeding of the session, saying some very critical Bills needed to be cleared.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Key sectors of the economy may be crippled as a massive nation-wide trade union strike is set to start Wednesday, which will shut transport, banking services, markets and the postal system.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses will ply during the two-day strike called by trade unions and other groups Wednesday-Thursday as all its unions have agreed not to participate in the shutdown, the government said.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Key sectors of the economy may be crippled as a massive nation-wide trade union strike is set to start Wednesday, which will shut transport, banking services, shops and the postal system.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said it would target union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in parliament for his remarks on saffron terror and press him for an apology. It would also raise the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, a leader said.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday posted for March 7 the hearing on arguments on whether to summon Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in a defamation case filed against him for his remarks linking the BJP and the RSS to terrorism.
Lucknow, Feb. 17 (ANI): Lashing out at the Congress-led UPA Government over the issue of rampant corruption, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday said that the UPA-II is the most corrupt government of all times.
New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Questioning Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik's recent decision to share the stage with Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, in Islamabad, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ram Madhav on Tuesday said the Centre should take due note of this act and take very strong measures to send a message to him and persons of his ilk.
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's outburst at her security personnel in full public glare has triggered animated debates and discussions across the state.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The BJP will protest outside the Prime Minister's House Feb 20 to demand an apology from Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his "saffron terror" and "Hindu terror" remarks, a party leader said Friday.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday urged the government to expedite a new law to empower people with disabilities, saying such people fully participate in social life and the entire community benefits when barriers to their inclusion are removed.
New Delhi, Feb. 2 (ANI): Criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its decision to boycott Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over his 'saffron terror' remarks, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said the main opposition party has now become habitual of not letting the Parliament function and boycott central ministers for no reasons.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 2 (ANI): The Bhartiya Janata Party Core Group meet has decided to boycott all public programmes of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his saffron terror remark.
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday asked the city police to file a report detailing the action taken on a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his remarks linking the BJP and the RSS to "Hindu terrorism".
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Top BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj, Thursday met senior RSS functionaries against the backdrop of some demands from within the party for declaring Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.
Pune, Jan 31 (IANS) Lieutenant General Ashok Singh will Friday take over as the general officer commanding-in-chief of the Indian Army's Southern Command here.
New Delhi, Jan. 30 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 'Anti Leprosy Fortnight and Leprosy Seal Campaign' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan. 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday refused to comment on senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue M.G. Vaidya's blog where he has said that former BJP president Nitin Gadkari was ousted due to an 'internal political conspiracy'.
New Delhi, Jan. 27 (ANI): Lashing out at Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over his 'Hindu terror' remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Sunday dared the government to ban his party and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), if they are terrorist organisations.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has approved 359 gallantry and service awards for armed forces personnel on the eve of the 64th Republic Day, an official release said Friday.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force officers have been conferred the Vayu Sena Medal (gallantry) on the occasion of then Republic Day, a Defence Ministry release said late Friday.
New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): Sixty-three India Air Force (IAF) Air Warriors have been decorated with presidential awards on the eve of Republic Day, this year.
New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has approved awards of 359 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 64TH Republic Day Celebrations. This includes 01 Kirti Chakra, 11 Shaurya Chakra, 56 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 06 Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, 44 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, 12 Yudh Seva Medal, 02 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 37 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 07 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 04 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 116 Vishisht Seva Medal.
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has demanded a probe into all bomb blasts in India following the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992.
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has demanded a probe into all bomb blasts in India after the razing of the Babri Masjid in 1992.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Thursday slammed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his "Hindu terrorism" remarks, saying it had agitated the majority community and facts should have been placed before courts.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-one activists and intellectuals Thursday demanded "a thorough enquiry" into a "terror nexus" involving Hindu groups and security agencies.
Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday has defended the remarks of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over 'Hindu Terrorism' which jolted the major opposition party Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), by stating that 'the opposition may disagree with the Shinde's statement but the core facts cannot be denied, which he has put.................