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    Mumbai: PM Narendra Modi wishes Uddhav Thackeray on his b’day; RaGa’s greeting raises eyebrows

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray turned 58 on Friday and leaders across political parties including Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him but the warm greetings for the first time from Congress president Rahul Gandhi raised eyebrows in political circles. Besides Modi and Gandhi, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and his West Bengal counterpart and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee greeted Thackeray. The leaders took to Twitter to extend their birthday wishes.

  • Money stashed in Swiss banks hasn’t come back

    Two contradictory reports are available regarding the money held by Indian citizens in Swiss banks. The amount declined by 80 per cent between 2014, when Modi Government came to power, and 2017. The months are not clear, so let us assume that these figures relate to calendar years and this decline took place between January 2014 and December 2016. In 2017, that is, between January and December 2017, the deposits increased by

  • Walmart plans to create 30,000 jobs in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: Tagging Uttar Pradesh as a priority growth state, Walmart India said it expects to create at least 30,000 local jobs by setting up 15 stores in the state. Walmart India, which already runs four Cash and Carry stores in UP, recently launched a fulfilment centre (FC) in Lucknow, which created 1,500 new skilled jobs.

  • PM Narendra Modi prays for M Karunanidhi’s good health

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday enquired about the ill health of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi and prayed for his quick recovery. The Prime Minister also spoke to Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi regarding the same.

  • BRICS 2018: India-Russia discuss bilateral trade, defence

    Johannesburg: India and Russia discussed a host of bilateral issues, including cooperation in defence during a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin that ended here early on Friday on the margins of the 2018 BRICS Summit.

  • PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi greet people on Guru Purnima

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted the people on the occasion of Guru Purnima. “Guru Purnima greetings to everyone. Ours is a society that holds teachers in very high esteem. We thank our teachers, who always inspire and bring out the best in us,” Modi tweeted.

  • Cows, humans enjoy the same right to life

    Mob lynchings and judicial independence seem inter-related because 97 per cent of lynchings took place after Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India, and 86 per cent of those lynched were Muslims. Significantly, home minister Rajnath Singh has been compelled to agree to an anti-lynching law only after the opposition stormed the well of the house during zero hour in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

  • India to work with BRICS for Fourth Industrial Revolution: PM Narendra Modi

    Johannesburg: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India will work with other member states of the BRICS economic bloc to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution while reiterating India’s commitment to multilateralism, international trade and rule-based world order.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena launches ‘Chalo Ayodhya, Chalo Varanasi’ drive

    Mumbai: A day after Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray indicated his plans to visit Uttar Pradesh soon, a senior party official on Thursday launched the “Chalo Ayodhya, Chalo Varanasi” drive. Colourful hoardings and posters depicting the picture of a bow-and-arrow-wielding Lord Ram and a scene from the River Ganga ghat were erected at prominent locations early on Thursday by Thackeray’s close confidante, Milind Narvekar, grabbing eyeballs.

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    The RSS idea is that everybody has to bow to a male: Congress

    New Delhi: An upbeat Congress has advocated participatory leadership with more women members, pronounced its resistance to a BJP/RSS backed Prime Minister and criticised the BJP for messing up ties with China, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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    Economic offenders Bill a face-saving exercise: Congress

    New Delhi: A day after fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was reportely located in the small Carribean island-nation Antigua, the Congress on Wednesday targeted the government saying the government was “hurriedly” bringing the Ecomonic Offender Fugitive Bill in Parliament as a “face saving exercise.”

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    Government has no right over taxpayers money, simultaneous elections good idea: Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray claimed today that the Centre splurged over Rs 4,000 crore only on advertisements of its schemes, and said the government does not have a right over taxpayers’ money. He also favoured simultaneous elections at the Centre and in states but said “one should not think that the whole country will be fooled in one go”. Unemployment would be a big issue in the upcoming elections in the country,

  • India willing to take steps to address trade deficit with Uganda, says Narendra Modi

    Kampala: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his country is willing to address the current trade imbalance with Uganda. “If I compare India-Uganda trade ties, I can see that we are in a win-win situation,” Modi said while addressing the Uganda-India Business Forum here.

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    Parliamentary committee expresses displeasure over Central funds not being utilised

    New Delhi: What use are flagship programmes that are launched one after another by Prime Minister Modi, when funds are hardly utilised? Shame on promises betrayed, says a Parliamentary committee on fund utilisation, expressing its displeasure over the Central funds not being utilised, despite these schemes carrying PM Modi’s imprint. The strictures pertain specifically to the Union Urban Affairs and Housing Ministry, earlier manned by M Venkaiah Naidu and now by bureaucrat-turned Hardeep