Politics

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has demanded return of ballot papers in place of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said electoral reforms are required in the country to save democracy and stop the use of black money during polls.

It was during her college days when Sheila, while, studying ancient Indian history in Delhi University met love of her life, Vinod Dikshit, the only son of politician Uma Shankar Dikshit. Young Sheila didn't know at that time that this is the man she will share her life with. It wasn't love at first sight but quite the opposite. At first her impression of him was that he seemed aloof. Though he was an immensely popular student with five feet eleven-and-a-half height, slim stature, handsome, a Stephanian, and a good cricketer but there was something that made Sheila think he is arrogant.

Senior Congress leader and three-time Delhi Chief Minister and Shiela Dikshit passed away on Saturday, here, due to prolonged illness. She was 81.

Speaker N P Prajapati adjourned the House for five minutes amid the uproar by members of ruling Congress during the Question Hour.

BSP chief Mayawati Saturday alleged that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh was using Section 144 to hide its shortcomings and not allowing anyone to visit Sonbhadra, where 10 people were gunned down this week.

Singh, who was in Delhi earlier this week, had said Tuesday he would decide on Sidhu's resignation after going through the contents of the letter once he reached Chandigarh.

A TMC delegation was detained at the airport here on Saturday when it was going to meet families of victims of the Sonbhadra clash in which 10 people were gunned down this week over a land dispute, party MP Derek O'Brien said.

Congress leader from Maharashtra Yashomati Thakur has alleged she was stopped by the police from meeting her party's Karnataka MLA Shreemant Patil, who is undergoing treatment at St George Hospital in south Mumbai.