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  • PM Modi misleads people on housing claims, says Congress leader Ashok Chavan

    Mumbai:  Ashok Chavan, president of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday ciriticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s for spreading wrong information about houses constructed during the tenure of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. “Under the Indira Awas Yojana, between 2004 and 2013, the UPA-run government, over 2 crore houses were constructed. That means, during the UPA’s tenure, almost 25 lakh houses were completed every year. The statistics released by the government prove that

  • Congress slams Modi for not protecting Indians in US

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “miserable failure” to protect the Indians’ interest despite his excessive focus on foreign engagements, citing the US President’s threat to redefine employment and specialty occupations under the US H-1B visas by January as “a clear manifestation of his shocking failure.”

  • Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena Chief, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra, Maharashtra CM, Ratnagiri, Nanar Refinery, Vidarbha, Konkan

    Uddhav takes on Modi yet again

    It is usual for Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to needle the BJP and its top leadership especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi and yet continue to be in alliance with it. The latest salvo that he has fired was at the annual Dussehra rally in Mumbai on Thursday where he challenged the BJP’s Hindutva agenda. In the past, Uddhav, like his late father and party supremo Bal Thackeray had set the pace

  • President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi celebrate Dussehra at Red Fort

    New Delhi: The festival of Dussehra culminated on Friday with effigy of Ravana being burnt at Red Fort in Delhi marking the evil’s destruction. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present at the celebration organised by the Luv Kush committee. The committee, in a statement, said that this year they reduced the size of the effigies from 120 to 60 feet “for eco-friendly celebration”.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes his one-day visit to Shirdi

    Shirdi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his one-day trip to Shirdi after visiting the renowned Saibaba Samadhi Temple Complex and commemorating the centenary year of Saibaba Samadhi here on Friday. Prime Minister paid his respects at the Samadhi Temple before taking part in the rituals at the sanctum sanctorum of the Saibaba Samadhi Temple Complex. He unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of various development works at the Shri Saibaba Sansthan

  • Sardar Patel’s statue to be inaugurated on October 31; all you need to know about world’s tallest statue

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate statue of Vallabhbhai Patel, famously known as Sardar Patel, the first deputy Prime Minister of India. The statue is situated at Gujarat’s Sadhu Bet island on Narmada River and is touted as the tallest statue in the world. The statue of ‘Iron Man of India’ is also called ‘Statue of Unity’ and it is 182-metre tall. The statue is being built at a cost

  • Admit construction of Ayodhya temple is a jumla, Uddhav Thackeray taunts PM Modi

    Mumbai: The BJP was put in the pillory on Thursday by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dithering on construction of Ram temple. In the same breath, he challenged the prime minister to undertake the construction; otherwise, the Sena will do the needful.

  • T R Ramachandran, Rahul Gandhi, domestic agenda, Congress, Germany, England

    Modi’s cronyism putting IAF pilots at risk: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday blamed Prime Minister Modi for risking the lives of the IAF pilots by delaying the purchase of the Rafale fighter jets and making a new deal that will take years for the aircraft to arrive in India. In a Facebook statement, he said: “Since 2014, instead of taking to closure deals that had been negotiated by the UPA Govt, the present Govt has focused

  • Sirisena’s somersault raises questions

    The apparent volte face by Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena calling up Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the ‘malafide reports’ in a section of the media about him alleging an assassination attempt on his life by India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) were ‘utterly baseless and false’ is surprising indeed.

  • BJP’s chaos theory fits chaotic India

    MJ Akbar is out of the Council of Ministers and “they” think the state is free of the #MeToo stain. Ha! PMO got M J to quit. NSA Ajit Doval did it. EAM Sushma Swaraj did it. WCDM Maneka did it. Blahblahblah… O! Great, just great. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is with the women! Zero tolerance for women-harassers. And women-bashers at Sabarimala. News in the Centre has sent a “stern advisory” to

  • MP Assembly Elections 2018 : Bjp leader takes a dig at Nath, uses urine jibe

    Indore :  Taking a dig at Congress chief minister aspirant Kamal Nath, BJP vicepresident Prabhat Jha here on Wednesday stated that when the veteran Congressman was Union urban minister he had once told a senior officer that “people were ready to drink Rahul Gandhi’s urine.” Citing a statement by the former undersecretary in the minister of home affairs RVS Mani, the BJP leader said Kamal Nath had asked Mani to entrap Narendra Modi in

  • Break silence on Rafale deal, Congress tells PM

    New Delhi : The Congress once again asked Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday to tell the truth of the Rafale fighter jet deal, asserting that he is silent since he is really guilty of brokering the biggest defence deal and the lid is now off his “sweetheart deal” with not one but three evidences in a row. Party chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Modi government is itself caught into the


    Polarisation may succeed

    BSP supremo Mayawati has steered clear of having a truck with the Congress in the ensuing assembly elections next month. This has the portends of delivering a severe blow to opposition unity and countering the dominant narrative of the BJP being at the helm of affairs at the Centre.

  • Congress demands probe into ONGC turning debt-ridden

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into allegations of the state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) turning debt-ridden due to government decisions. The party accused the Modi government of “systematically attempting to destroy the public sector”. Citing a letter written by the ONGC trade union body to Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailing how government interference has broken the “economic backbone of the company”, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said

  • Battle for heartland states

    Said to be a bellwether before the next year’s parliamentary elections, the recent announcement of assembly polls in five states is being seen as a semi-final for the 2019. Across different phases, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana will go to polls from November 12 to December 7. The results, which will be announced on December 11, will be an indicator of who holds the edge while going into the next

  • Typical ‘dhamaka’, Rahul strategy to seek attention

    There was a time when politicians were guided by a combination of feedback from the ground and gut instinct. The importance of the latter was never insignificant. It has become even more important in the age of ‘Breaking News’ and the 24×7 news cycle. Today’s politicians don’t have the luxury of either reflecting or awaiting ground reactions to events and developments. The pressures of a persistent and pestering media often propel knee-jerk

  • Saudi Arabia to raise oil output in November

    NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it expects its oil production to rise next month from the current 10.7 million barrels per day (mbpd) and it has the required capacity in place to do so. Saudi Petroleum Minister Khalid Al Falih’s remarks to reporters here on the sidelines of the India Energy Forum organised by CERAWeek came in the backdrop volatile crude oil prices and with the US sanctions on

  • Rahul Gandhi reiterates his suit-boot jibe against PM Narendra Modi

    Datia (MP): Repeating his ‘suit-boot’ jibe at Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday alleged there is no place for the poor in the prime minister’s heart, adding, “If you are not in suit-boot you are not PM’s bhai”. Gandhi also accused Modi of remaining silent when Dalits, women, minorities, tribals and the poor are attacked in the country and alleged that he and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were trying

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