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  • Now, Raj Thackeray’s MNS targets Gujaratis

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray’s stringent criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Gujarat-oriented’ policies, MNS activists targeted Gujarati establishments in Mumbai and Palghar on Monday. A group of MNS workers took to the roads and went around attacking restaurants and other business establishments sporting Gujarati signboards in Mumbai and near Vasai on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway. The workers, many carrying MNS flags, raised anti-Gujarati slogans and damaged

  • PM Modi announces Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand

    Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand — a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh — that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country.

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    China protests against PM Narendra Modi on visting Arunachal Pradesh

    Beijing: China today voiced its “firm opposition” to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of South Tibet and said it would lodge a diplomatic protest with India. “China’s position on the China-India boundary question is consistent and clear-cut,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang in response to reports that Modi visited Arunachal Pradesh today.

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    PM Modi wishes Sushma Swaraj on her birthday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on her birthday and called her an outstanding leader. “She has distinguished herself as an outstanding leader. As an EAM, she plays a vital role in shaping India’s foreign policy. Her proactive and compassionate nature has endeared her to Indians globally. I pray for her long life and good health,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

  • I’m anti-Modi & anti-Amit Shah, not anti-Hindu, says Prakash Raj

    Hyderabad : Coming down heavily on the government and BJP leadership, Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde and the groups that “attack free expression”, actor Prakash Raj said on Friday he was “not anti-Hindu”, but “anti- Modi, anti-Amit Shah and anti-Hegde”.

  • PM Modi condoles Rajasthan bus accident victims

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the deaths of 30 people who were killed when a passenger bus fell into a river near Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur, saying his “thoughts” were with the victims’ families.

  • Congress wants PM Modi to admit to poll stunt, in order to end Parliament blockade

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday opened a window for Prime Minister Modi, so that the blockade of Parliament could end. “Let him state in Parliament that his insinuation of conspiracy against Manmohan Singh was a stunt to win the Gujarat Assembly elections and the ”gola” (bombshell) hit the target. He can clarify that he can say this since the poll is now over,” Azad told reporters after

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    Government, opposition to discuss PM Modi’s allegations against Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi, The government on Tuesday invited all the opposition parties to discuss a way out of the impasse in the Rajya Sabha over the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh. The Congress, which has been demanding Modi’s apology over the remarks, agreed to the idea after Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu held an informal meeting with the treasury and opposition leaders to break the

  • Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP and Congress both are sweating

    Ahmedabad: Both the BJP and the Congress are a bundle of nerves over the outcome of Gujarat elections with the former displaying a certain bravado, which stems from the clear pattern in the exit polls, and the latter, admitting to a certain optimism, based on the internal party assessment and perception of ground realities.

  • Election Commission drops show cause notice to Rahul Gandhi but mum on PM Modi’s conduct

    Gandhinagar: The Election Commission has withdrawn a notice it served to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for an interview that he gave just before the second phase of voting for Gujarat elections. The commission said based on a Congress appeal, it has formed a panel to examine whether changes should be made to the model conduct rules which come into effect before elections.

  • PM Modi to visit Ockhi-hit fishing villages in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

    Thiruvananthapuram, After Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi visited villages hit by Cyclone Ockhi and commiserated with families of fisher folk, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also said to visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu soon, an official said.

  • Winter Session: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha on Modi’s ‘conspiracy’ charge

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha erupted into ruckus time and again on the opening day of the winter session over Prime Minister Modi’s charge against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accusing him and others for “conspiring” with Pakistan to defeat the ruling BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections.

  • PM Modi renews call for simultaneous polls

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again on Thursday called for a national consensus on holding simultaneous elections of the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies every five years. He broached the issue with the leaders of all parties at a meeting convened by the government on the eve of the Parliament session beginning on Friday.

  • Gujarat Assembly Polls: PM Modi urges people to enrich ‘festival of democracy’

    New Delhi: As the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls commenced on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested people to vote in “recording numbers” and enrich the “festival of democracy.” “Today is Phase 2 of the Gujarat elections. I request all those voting today to vote in record numbers and enrich this festival of democracy,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted early this morning.

  • FRDI Bill: Bank deposits are safe, says PM to rumours

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to allay fears of bank account holders, saying their deposits were safe and the return on that will not be jeopardised. Addressing the FICCI annual general meeting, he said rumours were being spread by some sections about provisions of the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill under which the depositors would suffer.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections: TV channels told to blank out Rahul Gandhi interview

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asked TV channels to “forthwith stop” airing interviews of Rahul Gandhi, as they violate the election law and directed the Gujarat poll authorities to lodge an FIR against anyone violating the legal provisions. One such interview has become the latest flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress, with the latter accusing Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Minister Piyush Goyal of “threatening” journalists in the