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    Amid rising fuel prices Shiv Sena mocks Modi’s ‘achhe din’ promise

    Mumbai: In view of soaring petrol and diesel prices, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday asked its senior alliance partner BJP to ensure citizens have a stable life even if it cannot bring ‘acche din’ (good days) for them. The Sena claimed that petrol pumps have been asked to put up pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Details of rising fuel prices in the NDA government’s tenure should also be displayed along with

  • Work on developing critical technologies for human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief K Sivan

    New Delhi: India’s space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the “priority list”, its chief K Sivan said today. However, the political decision to take the project forward was taken by the government, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh added.

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    Making sense of mood of the nation surveys

    In 2014, Narendra Modi powered the BJP to an unexpected landslide victory. That was the first time in around three decades when any party won a full majority on its own in the Lok Sabha polls. It was an unexpected victory for the BJP and the NDA because no opinion survey or exit poll had predicted 282 seats for the BJP and 336 for the NDA. Since then, several surveys have suggested

  • Pot of discord being stirred against Narendra Modi

    There will always be different versions of the story behind the Rs 700 crore aid that was reportedly offered to Kerala for its post-flood relief and reconstruction by the government of the United Arab Emirates. The story, which began with a social media communication from the Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, took an interesting turn when it was stated that the Centre had a policy of shunning all foreign aid for disasters,

  • AAP to submit 10 lakh letters to PM demanding full statehood for Delhi

    New Delhi: AAP legislators led by party leader Gopal Rai today went to submit over 10 lakh letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand full statehood for the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party had started a signature campaign in July seeking public support on the same. The MLAs along with other party leaders assembled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence and proceeded to submit the letters.

  • Kerala Floods: Pull out all stops for Kerala relief

    The people of Kerala are in distress. Rains here are usually bountiful but floods of the kind seen this season are unprecedented. They have brought untold misery and devastation. This is a time when the nation should have come together under the leadership of the Centre to respond with unity, togetherness and a sense of stretch to help mitigate the suffering of the people. Instead, the hallmark of the response has been

  • New plans afoot in Kashmir

    Speculation is rife in Jammu and Kashmir on the return of democratic governance after revoking Governor’s rule. Recent indications have come from the appointment of a new governor Satya Pal Malik succeeding N N Vohra who served in that capacity for a decade. That Malik is the first politician to hold that position in five decades is a hint that the Centre may be thinking of forging a new coalition again to

  • India should give Imran Khan a chance

    An elected new government is installed in Pakistan. There is so much speculation about what difference Imran Khan — the Prime Minister — could make to improving the Indo-Pak relation.  Narendra Modi, in his congratulatory letter of August 18 to him, spoke of a “meaningful and constructive engagement” with Pakistan. This may be constructed his willingness to have a dialogue with his counterpart in Pakistan. Imran Khan has reciprocated, expressing a desire

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast

    Mumbai: The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were today immersed in the Arabian Sea near the Gateway of India here in the presence of senior BJP leaders. Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah had handed over urns containing Vajpayees ashes to all the BJP state unit chiefs asking them to immerse it in rivers and seas across the country.

  • Family seeks PM Narendra Modi’s help in bringing back abducted man stuck in Bangladesh

    Tura: The family members of an Indian national lodged in police custody in Bangladesh after being allegedly abducted and taken there have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s help in bringing him back. Phalgun Arengh (66) was abducted from a Meghalaya village and was stuck in the neighbouring country for over three months now, a police official said. Confirming the presence of the man in Bangladesh, West Garo Hills SP MGR Kumar said since the

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    BJP-RSS trying to divide, spread hatred in India: Congress President Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: While his party binds the people of India, the BJP-RSS divides them and spreads hatred, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said. Addressing the Indian diaspora at a function organised by the Indian Overseas Congress in Berlin last night, he said the Congress’s thought of “unity in diversity” came from the times of Guru Nanak Dev.