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  • Youth wings of 14 parties hold joint protest against PM Narendra Modi government

    New Delhi: United Youth Front, a combined youth wing of 14 major national and regional political parties, marched to Parliament on Monday against the “apathetic behaviour” of the NDA government on issues such as unemployment, inflation and fuel price hike. The front, with youth outfits of several non-BJP parties including the Congress as constituents, was formed last month for joint protests against the Modi government  “There is discontent and anguish among diversified youth

  • Every infiltrator will be identified, deported: BJP President Amit Shah

    Jaipur: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said the NDA government has begun the process of sending back illegal refugees to their native countries. “Our government will identify each and every infiltrator and ensure they are out of the voters’ list. In fact, we have started the process to deport the Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar from Thursday itself,” he said at an ex-soldiers convention in Sikar. Shah said that the state’s BJP had always

  • Just four days left, CJI has to deliver eight judgments

    New Delhi :With just four working days left after Tuesday before retirement, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has to deliver eight crucial judgments, many of them crucial to the citizens’ rights and daily life. Three verdicts by a 3-judge Bench he headed are listed on Tuesday but none of the important judgments.

  • Can “Modi Hatao” serve as glue for the Opposition?

    The non-BJP opposition is becoming increasingly vary if their single point agenda of “Modi Hatao” can send the BJP led NDA government packing in next year’s general elections. This is particularly so with the National Executive of the Lotus party at its meeting recently drawing attention to the mood being exuberant and brimming with confidence.

  • Modi government’s development model has failed, says Yashwant Sinha

    Ahmedabad: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said Tuesday that unlike in the Vajpayee era, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is a “two-person” affair. Sinha, who handled finance and external affairs portfolios in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet, was speaking to the media after meeting Patidar leader Hardik Patel here.

  • editorial, R N Bhaskar, RBI, crucial chinks, Reserve Bank Of India, Demonetisation, digital payments

    RBI exposes biggest flop show ever

    An 8 year old girl dies in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahua village after being allegedly deprived of timely medical attention after demonetisation in November 2016 as her family had only old notes and had no time for exchange. On November 10, 2016, Teerthraji, 60 died in Gorakhpur after she collapsed in front of a closed gate of a bank. Vishwanath Vartak, 73 collapsed and died on the spot after having waited in a

  • ‘Why defence procurement procedure ignored in Rafale deal’, asks P Chidambaram

    Kolkata: Stepping up attack on the government over the Rafale fighter jet issue, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the Centre of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and “bypassing” several committees to secure the deal. The former finance minister also alleged the Cabinet Committee on Security was not taken into confidence by the government before signing the deal.

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    Kerala Floods: Accept UAE offer

    We fail to see how our national pride will be hurt if we accept the offer of a generous financial assistance from the UAE Government for the Kerala flood relief and rehabilitation effort. Apprehension that certain irresponsible elements in the Opposition and the media would criticise it need not hold back the NDA Government from accepting Rs 700 crores on offer from the UAE. In an inter-connected world, when various multilateral bodies

  • Kerala Floods: Government unlikely to accept Rs 700 crore UAE flood relief funds

    New Delhi: Even as flood ravaged Kerala is looking for financial succour from all sides, the NDA government has decided not to accept a magnanimous offer of Rs 700 crore from UAE. According to sources, the government has taken a decision in principle to depend on domestic sources to grapple with the situation. However, the final decision will be taken by the Ministry of External Affairs. The MEA also said that it hasn’t

  • politics 2018, politics, janata dal, MP Harivansh, NDA Government, success, Upper house

    Politics 2018 is like whistling in the dark

    Much has been made, mainly in the media, at the NDA Government’s success in securing the victory of its candidate—Janata Dal (United) MP Harivansh—for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Considering that the government does not have a working majority in the Upper House and has often been confronted with defeats or near-defeats, the victory is important.

  • Rahul Gandhi says, one slab GST would be implemented when the Congress party-government comes to power at the Centre

    Hyderabad: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today slammed the Goods and Services Tax as “Gabbar Singh Tax” and said that one slab GST would be implemented when the “Congress party-Government” comes to power at the Centre. Speaking at an interactive meeting with women Self-Help Groups, organised by the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee, he also attacked the NDA government, saying it waived loans of Rs 2.5 lakh crore of the 15 richest businessmen in

  • KM Joseph, India, Supreme Court

    Justice KM Joseph takes oath as Supreme Court judge     

    New Delhi: Justice K M Joseph, who as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court had set aside the NDA government’s decision to impose President’s Rule in the state in 2016, was today sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court.

  • Aug 9 protests: Ex-servicemen to join hands with Dalits & farmers

    NEW DELHI: For the first time, ex-servicemen will join hands with Dalit organisations and the All India Kisan Sabha on August 9 to protest against the NDA government at the Centre, seeking redressal of their grievances.

  • Rahul’s gesture of hugging a PM sent good message: Pawar

    Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi’s gesture of hugging Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha yesterday has sent a good message, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said on Saturday, while advising the prime minister not to target political rivals from “foreign soil”.

  • PM Modi shouldn’t talk about petty things: N. Chandrababu Naidu

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he was pained to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with “corrupt politicians” and talking about “petty things” during his reply to the TDPs no confidence motion.

  • NDA needs 5 more years to honour promises: Subramanian Swamy

    Mumbai: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said the NDA government at the Centre needed to be given another five-year term in order to fulfil its promises, but went on to add that the country’s economy was “not in a good state” as he was not the finance minister. He was speaking at a function titled “India’s Grand Narrative”, organised by the Virat Hindustan Sangam here.

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