Wed, Jun 28, 2017 | updated 09:13 AM IST

Amar Singh attempts to pacify Akhilesh, says will resign for unity of Netaji's family

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 20:43 IST      
Amar Singh attempts to pacify Akhilesh, says will resign for unity of Netaji's family

New Delhi [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): Asserting that he is willing to resign to keep Mulayam Singh Yadav's family united, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Sunday rubbished allegations that he was responsible for the ongoing political tussle in the party.

Attempting a truce between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam, he said, "I am folding my hands. What do you want?"

Reaching out to Akhilesh, he said, "I'm folding my hands. What else do you want?""If he is the son of Mulayam Singh ji then he is also like my son. Mulayam Singh is his biological father and since the age of four, he has been living with Shivpal Yadav ji."

"For me he is not the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, not a big leader of the state ..he is the son of my big brother Mulayam Singh ji," he added.

He also said that Shivpal is willing to withdraw his candidature from the polls for the family's unity.

The Rajya Sabha MP's remark came as Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav lashed out at 'outsiders' for trying to defeat Akhilesh with the help of 'tantra mantra' (black magic).

Ramgopal said that some 'tantriks', along with Shivpal Yadav and Amar Singh have a big role to play in the ongoing feud.

"Amar Singh, Shivpal Singh Yadav, outsiders and some tantriks are misguiding Neta Ji," he said.

Amid the ongoing power tussle between the two warring factions of the ruling family in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav will urge the Election Commission to check the authenticity and legality of papers submitted by Ramgopal Yadav.

Sources said Mulayam Singh will make this request during his visit to the Election Commission's here tomorrow. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): All operations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) were suspended on Wednesday after reports of the 'Petya' Ransomware infecting India's largest container port emerged.

Full Story >>

Terror funding: J-K police detains three Hurriyat (G) leaders

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 08:48 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 28 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday detained three Hurriyat (G) leaders on the direction of the National Investigative Agency (NIA).

Full Story >>

Presidential polls: Meira Kumar to file nomination today

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 08:26 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar will file her nomination on Wednesday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the national capital on Wednesday morning following a successful three-nation tour which culminated at The Hague on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

First batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 07:34 IST     

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 28 (ANI): The first batch of 2,280 pilgrims left Jammu base camp on Wednesday for this year's Amarnath Yatra that begins on June 29.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has backed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's assertion that there should be no politics involved in the launch and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), to be rolled out at midnight on June 30.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/Bengaluru [India], June 28 (ANI): Outrightly condemning Mulayam Singh Yadav's meeting with rape accused and former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati at the Lucknow District Jail and assertion of a 'false campaign' being carried out against him, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that it was unfortunate that a senior leader like the former was making such comments, while also adding that it was the innate psyche of the Samajwadi Party chief to stir hornet's nest one way or the other.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 28 (ANI): Indrani Mukerjea, accused of the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, moved the special Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) Court in Mumbai, fearing that she could be sexually assaulted by Byculla jail authorities, senior lawyer and social activist Abha Singh said.

Full Story >>

Guwahati (Assam) [India], June 28 (ANI): Days after an elderly woman from Meghalaya, Tailin Lyngdoh, was allegedly asked to leave the Delhi Golf Club for wearing a traditional Khasi dress and told that she 'resembled a maid,' Vivekanand Lal Sondhi, husband of Dr. Nivedita Barthakur, who the former is a governess to, on Wednesday said that it was time the old institutions let their beliefs go.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): A day after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav met rape accused and former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati at the Lucknow District Jail and asserted of a 'false campaign' being carried out against him, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan said that since the former was a senior leader, he shouldn't be saying such things, citing that the judiciary was doing its job.

Full Story >>

Dengue, Chikungunya menace in Delhi: HC to continue hearing

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 01:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will today continue the hearing on several petitions seeking action by the Delhi Government and civic authorities to stop the spread of Dengue and Chikungunya in the national capital.

Full Story >>

Delhi HC to continue hearing on Kushak nallah cleaning issue

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 00:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will today continue the hearing on a plea seeking cleaning of Kushak drain in the national capital. The petition was filed after the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government and other civic agencies had disregarded court orders to clean it by June.

Full Story >>

Faraskhana blast case: Maha ATS says all five accused dead

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 22:34 IST     

Pune (Maharsahtra) [India], June 27 (ANI): The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday filed a final report in connection of Faraskhana blast case to Additional session judge in Pune.

Full Story >>

NCERT books informative but less activity oriented: Sisodia

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 21:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) textbooks focus heavily on information and are less activity oriented, and thus require a lot of revision over its content.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): NITI Aayog's vice chairman Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday asserted that large proportion of traders have already registered in Goods and Service Tax (GST) and appealed for optimism.

Full Story >>

Murder case registered in Byculla Jail inmate death

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 21:19 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] June 27 (ANI): Mumbai police has registered a murder case in connection with the death of a woman inmate in Byculla Jail.

Full Story >>

Meira Kumar responds to Sushma Swaraj's allegations

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 20:00 IST     

New Delhi [India] June 27 (ANI): Opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday stated that the charge of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about her functioning as Lok Sabha Speaker is completely wrong.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh-based spiritual guru Sri M has requested the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a dialogue with all stake holders, including separatists and Pakistan to end the violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Story >>

Rajnath chairs security review meeting on Amarnath Yatra

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 19:29 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 27 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a security review meeting in the wake of the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra here, which will commence from June 29.

Full Story >>

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], June 27 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance in the deaths of 11 patients, including two children at Maharaja Yashwantrao (MY) Hospital here, after the oxygen supply mysteriously snapped for around 15 minutes on June 21st.

Full Story >>