Invaders who wanted to wipe out Hindus built the Taj: BJP MLA

Meerut , Oct 16

BJP leader Sangeet Som, known for his inflammatory speeches and accused of instigating the deadly Muzzafarnagar riots in 2013, has triggered a fresh row by saying the Taj Mahal, one of India's top tourist destinations, was built by "invaders" and was a "blot" on Indian culture and history.

Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture: BJP MLA

Noida , Oct 16

BJP leader Sangeet Som has triggered controversy by saying the Taj Mahal is a "blot" on Indian culture and misquoted history by saying that Shah Jahan, builder of the 17th century marble mausoleum, had jailed his father and wanted to wipe out Hindus from the country.

When Pranab riled Sonia Gandhi by meeting Bal Thackeray

New Delhi , Oct 16

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was upset with Pranab Mukherjee for meeting with late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, despite being advised by her against doing so before his election as President of India in 2012, the third volume of his autobiography has revealed.

Book on Kalam's inspirational words released

New Delhi , Oct 15

An illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online on Sunday by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President.

Gujarat riots derailed BJP in 2004: Pranab

New Delhi , Oct 15

The 2002 riots in Gujarat was "possibly the biggest blot" on the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and that could have cost the BJP the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, says former President Pranab Mukherjee.