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Seychelles President visit Sabarmati Ashram, IIM Ahmedadad

Seychelles President visit Sabarmati Ashram, IIM Ahmedadad

Seychelles President Danny Faure has visited Sabarmati Ashram and paid his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad on...
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Meaning of Latest Turn In Kashmir Lies Outside The State

~By Saeed Naqvi Two policemen leading the mob which ultimately lynched a Muslim in Hapur is, of course, part of familiar communalism which has to...
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Macroeconomic fundamentals strong, India should target double digit growth: PM Modi

Stating that India’s macroeconomic fundamentals are strong, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and foreign exchange reserves have touched record highs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on...
PM Modi’s promise of doubling farmers’ income needs a reality check

PM Modi’s promise of doubling farmers’ income needs a reality check

Agriculture is in deep crisis, deepened further in the last three due to restrictions on livestock trade. Yesterday (Wednesday, June 20) Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Without Yoga, cannot celebrate life

Without Yoga, cannot celebrate life

The efforts of Modi to bring international recognition to yoga are laudatory, but art is centuries-old, says speaker during Mudda Union ministers from Rajnath Singh,...
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PM Modi leads 50,000 people on International Yoga Day in Dehradun

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led close to 50,000 people today in Dehradun to mark the fourth International Yoga Day. The PM greeted yoga enthusiasts and...
Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

Terror incidents in Kashmir shot up under BJP-PDP, demonetisation had no effect

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, announcing the BJP's decision to pull out of an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP in Jammu and Kashmir on...
PM reaches out to farmers across India, aims to double farmers' income by 2022

PM reaches out to farmers across India, aims to double farmers’ income by 2022

PM Narendra Modi for the first time interacted directly  with farmers across the country via video conferencing on Wednesday, June 20, laying stress on...
Rahul Gandhi turns 48, PM Modi wishes him "Long and Healthy Life"

Rahul Gandhi turns 48, PM Modi wishes him “Long and Healthy Life”

As Congress President Rahul Gandhi turns 48 today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings and wished him a long and healthy life on...
BJP end alliance with PDP, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns; BJP recommends Governor's rule

BJP end alliance with PDP, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns; BJP recommends Governor’s rule

It is a sign of the unnatural tie-up that the BJP had entered into with People's Democratic Party (PDP) that, probably for the first...
Would like to see Rahul as PM since Modi failed to solve big problems: Sudheendra Kulkarni

Would like to see Rahul as PM since Modi failed to solve big problems:...

Nothing punctures a propaganda blitz like criticism from insiders, present or past. The BJP has the mortification of such salvos from two such within...
China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

Beijing’s envoy speaks at a seminar in New Delhi China's ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has, on Monday, informally proposed a trilateral summit among India,...
“Too many players and parties in grand alliance”

“Too many players and parties in grand alliance”

Panellists feel that opposition parties will have to find more common ground to stitch an effective alliance before the 2019 general polls There appear to...
Please select an image by clicking here Delhi likely to face flood-like situation this monsoon, de-silting still pending

Delhi likely to face flood-like situation this monsoon, de-silting still pending

If reports are to be believed, Delhi might face flood-like situation this monsoon as desilting of city drains is not yet completed in many...
One army killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Nowshera Block

One army killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Nowshera Block

According to reports, an Indian Army soldier was killed in Pakistan firing in Nowshera Block of Jammu and Kashmir today (Saturday, June 16). The soldier,...
Abducted army jawan found dead in Kashmir's Pulwama, father appeals to PM

Abducted army jawan found dead in Kashmir’s Pulwama, father appeals to PM

An Indian Army soldier, who was abducted by militants on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, today was found dead. The soldier's bullet-ridden body...
Modi Govt considers proposal to raise pension limit to Rs.10,000/month for all Indians

Modi Govt considers proposal to raise pension limit to Rs.10,000/month for all Indians

Modi government is looking into Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority's (PFRDA) proposal to double the monthly pension limit to Rs 10,000 from the existing...
PM Modi nominates Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy for fitness challenge, gets cheeky reply

PM Modi nominates Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy for fitness challenge, gets cheeky reply

After Team India skipper Virat Kohli nominated Prime Minister Narendra  Modi for a fitness challenge, PM Modi has now nominated the newly elected Karnataka...
Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of witch hunt, coordinating bureaucratic crisis

Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of witch hunt, coordinating bureaucratic crisis

Giving up his restraint in attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the prime minister's office (PMO) and the Delhi...
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after his emphatic win in the final against Austria's Dominic Thiem during the French Open Championship at Roland Garros, Paris, France, Reuters/UNI

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Modi shakes hand with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Modi shakes hand with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shook hands with Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain and had a brief chat with him at the Shanghai Cooperation...
PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Jinping accepts invitation for informal summit in India next year Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday after...
Strengthened by arrival of Nitish, JD(U): BJP

Strengthened by arrival of Nitish, JD(U): BJP

Mudda discusses possible migration of ruling party allies to grand coalition ahead of 2019 general election; it’s not too late for NDA, say speakers RJD’s...
Unless sorted now, cane will haunt NDA in 2019

Unless sorted now, cane will haunt NDA in 2019

Mudda discusses Rs 8,000 crore bailout package for industry as farmers continue to suffer with mills not clearing dues and low minimum support price...
Shia Muslims participate in a procession on the occasion of the 19th Ramzan, in the old city of Lucknow, UNI

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PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore

PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a closed-door meeting with US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and discussed all security related issues of mutual and global interest in...
“India is doing well as far as foreign policy is concerned”

“India is doing well as far as foreign policy is concerned”

Mudda participants examine India’s foreign policy at the end of Prime Minister Modi’s three-nation tour in the Far East, most believe Modi diplomacy is...
General elections in mind: Modi govt to hike salaries of govt employees in Jan 2019?

General elections in mind: Modi govt to hike salaries of govt employees in Jan...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to promise salary hike beyond the seventh pay commission recommendations to central government employees, a key vote bank...
Farmers’ protests sure to impact coming elections

Farmers’ protests sure to impact coming elections

Mudda discusses nationwide stir, its causes and ways to resolve the crisis, speaker wonders if discontent impacted results in Kairana Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed...
Sita's was like test tube baby, Narad ancient Google and Mahabharat telecast live UP Dy CM

Sita was like test tube baby, Narad ancient Google and Mahabharat telecast live: UP...

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma joined the list of BJP luminaries tracing every modern scientific achievement to ancient myths in what...
After Modi govt does this, Freedom of speech and expression may stay, but freedom after that...

After Modi govt does this, Freedom of speech and expression may stay, but freedom...

Modi govt plans to monitor all social media, including emails Modi government plans to monitor social media and net activity, including emails to look for...
Director JA Bayona and actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt attend a news conference to promote "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" in Shanghai, China, Reuters/UNI

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Indian Air Force’s MLH class of helicopters with Bambi Buckets in action containing Malviya Nagar Fire, New Delhi, UNI

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The Media: Manufacturing Consent

The Media: Manufacturing Consent

~By Dilip Bobb Back in 1988, Noam Chomsky co-authored a book titled Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media.  The book laid down...
PM inaugurate Eastern Peripheral and Delhi-Meerut Expressway

PM inaugurates Eastern Peripheral and Delhi-Meerut Expressways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated two major development projects benefiting residents of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on Sunday. Delhi-Meerut express way will...
Modi government in the final year of its tenure, goes big on celebrations but dark spots remain

Modi government in the final year of its tenure, goes big on celebrations but...

Going to start its fifth and final year of its present tenure on Sunday, May 27, Narendra Modi government is going big on celebrating...
Save on diplomatic front, NDA-2 has fared poorly

Save on diplomatic front, NDA-2 has fared poorly

Saturday’s afternoon talk show examines performance of Modi government after four years in office, unemployment and growth remain big issues Saturday’s afternoon debate centred on...
Fitness challenges pointless in absence of health reform

Fitness challenges pointless in absence of health reform

Mudda cocks a snook at politicos giving athleticism a shot, speakers believe rural India in dire need of hospitals, doctors, medicines, attention and an...
Thousands vacate villages, towns due to Pak shelling; Govt says Ramzan ceasefire rattled it

Thousands vacate villages, towns due to Pak shelling; Govt says Ramzan ceasefire rattled it

As heavy shelling by Pakistan has forced thousands of people to vacate villages and towns along the border, Indian Government said this indicated that...
“Diesel a lifeline to farmers”

“Diesel a lifeline to farmers”

Mudda discusses the rising fuel prices and government step to cap them; many hold NDA culpable for these spiraling out of control Petrol and diesel...
Kairana LS bypoll: united opposition faces determined BJP

Kairana LS bypoll: united opposition faces determined BJP

Following the reverses it suffered in by-elections for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, the BJP is taking no chances in Kairana. UP chief minister...
A white tiger resting in a water pool at its enclosure at the zoo to cool off during a hot summer afternoon, as temperature crosses 42 degrees in Lucknow, UNI

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Kumaraswamy sworn in Karnataka CM, G Parameshwara of Cong as deputy, united Opposition turns up

Kumaraswamy sworn in Karnataka CM, G Parameshwara of Cong as deputy, united Opposition turns...

Karnataka got its second chief minister in less than a week, on Wednesday, May 23, with JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy sworn in the...
PM Modi wants to appoint officers of RSS choice in civil services, alleges Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi wants to appoint officers of RSS choice in civil services, alleges Rahul...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, May 22 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to manipulate the UPSC merit list to accommodate officers...
75% believe corruption has increased or not declined under Modi govt: CMS study

75% believe corruption has increased or not declined under Modi govt: CMS study

PM Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 riding on popular anger against corruption whipped up by a full scale movement on the issue....
A monk pours water over a Buddha statue to mark Buddha's birthday at Yuantong temple in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, Reuters/UNI

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“Four years on, Modi yet to deliver promised growth”

“Four years on, Modi yet to deliver promised growth”

Panellists feel that with economy still lagging behind, people’s expectations have not been met On May 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes four years as...
Pakistan reaches to World Bank against India on Kishanganga dam

Pakistan reaches to World Bank against India on Kishanganga dam

PM Modi inaugurated the project on Saturday Another diplomatic row between India and Pakistan is building up after PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower plant...
Congress-JD(S) go to SC against nomination of Anglo-Indian MLA by Karnataka Governor

Congress-JD(S) go to SC against nomination of Anglo-Indian MLA by Karnataka Governor

His decision to make BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Karnataka chief minister under challenge in Supreme Court, Governor Vajubhai Vala has followed it up by nominating...
Karnataka developments and scope for Opposition alliance

Karnataka developments and scope for Opposition alliance

The coming together of Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka has indications of a possible coming together of Opposition parties to counter the BJP in...

BJP’s Yeddyurappa confident of Governor’s invite amid charges of horsetrading

Amid allegations from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) of trying to poach their MLAs, BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa, who was elected leader...
“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

Karnataka election outcome hotly debated as Mudda speakers analyze how it will impact coming contests and the future of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi The...
Cops probe posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with tag 'The Lie Lama'

Cops probe posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi tagged ‘The Lie Lama’

Delhi police have registered a case for defacing boundary walls by pasting posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi carrying the tagline "The Lie Lama",...
Biplab Deb does it again, now says Tagore returned Nobel; seven bloopers in two months

Biplab Deb does it again, now says Tagore returned Nobel; seven bloopers in two...

Many missed him on World Laughter Day on May 6, but Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb didn't keep people waiting for long. Speaking at a...
Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

New Delhi-Kathmandu ties in fresh focus as Prime Minister Modi takes off to meet Oli, Mudda panellists feel some work needs to be done...
Throw open expressway on June 1, whether PM or anyone else inaugurates it or not, orders SC

Throw open expressway on June 1, whether PM or anyone else inaugurates it or...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, May10,  ordered the much-delayed Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be thrown open to the public from June 1, as people...
Forbes ranks Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 9th most powerful in world

Forbes ranks Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 9th most powerful in world

The business magazine Forbes has ranked Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ninth most powerful person in the world. Topping the list is Chinese President...
Rahul Gandhi can’t win against Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi can’t win against Narendra Modi

Mudda discusses Congress president’s recent statement on his candidature for PM post Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has recently declared his readiness to be the party's...
Siddaramaiah sends legal notice to PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on allegations of corruption

Siddaramaiah sends legal notice to PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah on allegations of...

As charges flew thick and fast with only three days left for campaigning for Karnataka assembly polls, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah sought to put...
Karnataka poll campaign heats up as voting day approaches

Karnataka poll campaign heats up as voting day approaches

With three more days of electioneering left before Karnataka votes for a new legislative assembly, the poll campaign in the southern state has heated...
Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next week

Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next...

In its Karnataka election campaign, BJP has been propagating that 23 of their workers had been killed by ‘jehadi’ forces in the past five...
Winners May Be Losers In Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

Winners May Be Losers in Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

~By Saeed Naqvi It was what a film director would have described as a perfect take. “You are a beginner” says he, grinding his teeth...
Bank deposit growth rate falls to lowest in 55 years, says RBI

Bank deposit growth rate falls to lowest in 55 years, says RBI

Growth in bank deposits fell to a 55-year low in financial year 2017-18, according to data on Reserve Bank of India website. Quoting bankers, a...
Modi sharing dais with Bellary brother raises eyebrows

Modi sharing dais with Bellary brother raises eyebrows

As election mania hits Karnataka, Mudda compares strategies of rival parties and speculates on who will form the next government in the state Friday’s edition...
Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy's plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy’s plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

The Supreme Court on Friday, May 4, rejected mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy's plea to allow him to campaign in Bellary for his younger...
Employment situation grim, says CMIE; Rural wages drop, says RBI report

Employment situation grim, says CMIE; Rural wages drop, says RBI report

Labour participation and employment rates in India are around their lowest levels, says a report of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) which produces...
Massive storm hits north India, kills at least 75 in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

Massive storm hits north India, kills at least 75 in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan

At least 75 persons were killed and over 150 injured in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in a powerful storm that raged across north India...
Biplab Deb delivers yet another gem: Buddha walked on foot across India, Tibet, Japan etc

Biplab Deb delivers yet another gem: Buddha walked on foot across India, Tibet, Japan...

Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has displayed a knack to make news, with his capacity for being unerringly incorrect. On Monday, April 30, on the...
“Making irresponsible remarks is not good for social amity”

“Making irresponsible remarks is not good for social amity”

Mudda panellists feel parties should openly chastise leaders who get desperate for media spotlight; these follow a certain pattern and take nation back by centuries  Tripura...
100 per cent villages electrified - a status report

100 per cent villages electrified – a status report

India reached an important milestone on Saturday, April 28 evening with Manipur's Leisang village becoming the last of India's 597,464 inhabited villages to be...
PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

Next Informal Summit expected in India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, having spent 24 hours in Chinese city of Wuhan for holding historic informal summit, first...
LOUD AND PROUD: Babies, 9-month-old Kizuki (L) and 10-month-old Sarah, cry as they are held up by amateur sumo wrestlers during a baby crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo, Japan. In the contest two wrestlers each hold a baby while a referee makes faces and loud noises to make them cry. The baby who cries the loudest wins, Reuters/UNI

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“Possible to reduce trust deficit even if issues remain”

“Possible to reduce trust deficit even if issues remain”

Mudda takes up Wuhan summit, examines likelihood of success of Modi agenda and whether or not it is possible to revive ties between Beijing...
Congress releases 'Nava Karnataka' manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in 'Mann Ki Baat' of state's people

Congress releases ‘Nava Karnataka’ manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in ‘Mann Ki...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the party's manifesto for Karnataka elections at Mangaluru, away from the state capital Bengaluru, on Friday, April 27, promising...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping, President of China in Hubei Provincial Museum, Wuhan, UNI

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India must strengthen ties with China but with caution

India must strengthen ties with China but with caution

Modi’s informal meeting with Xi Jinping is a positive initiative, feel Mudda panellists, ask PM to look at policy matters with fresh perspective Amidst growing...
India slides further in press freedom under deadly threat from Modi's nationalism

India slides further in press freedom under deadly threat from Modi’s nationalism

India continued its downward slide in world press freedom index for 2018 released by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) which presents a gloomy picture overall...
China fails to get India’s support on Belt and Road project

China fails to get India’s support on Belt and Road project

Beijing assured Islamabad for “firm relations as ever before” Despite improving ties between India and China and the forthcoming informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra...
Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt at Save the Constitution campaign, says it wants to destroy all institutions

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt at Save the Constitution campaign, says it wants to...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday, April 23 attacked the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying they are bent upon destroying all institutions...
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign 'to save democracy'

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign ‘to save democracy’

Senior BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha, served in Atal Behari Vajpayee government as finance and foreign minister, quit the BJP on...
India, UK agree to enhance cooperation post Brexit

India, UK agree to enhance cooperation post Brexit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured his British counterpart Theresa May that UK's withdrawal from EU offers opportunities to "further increase" bilateral trade ties....

PM in constant communication with people, says BJP

Former PM Manmohan Singh’s statement discussed, speaker feels Rahul Gandhi’s statements not covered on TV, while Modi has Mann Ki Baat to himself Former Prime...
TWO’S COMPANY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at 10 Downing Street, London, UNI

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Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Amid attacks from opposition and trying hard to combat the anti-Dalit image of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

Modi’s hunger strike to protest disruption of parliament during the second part of the Budget Session under spotlight on Mudda, panellists call it political...
China encourage India to deal with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi

China encourage India to deal with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi

In a surprising development China has advised India to deal directly with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi issue and Beijing would leave it to...
Rahul observes day-long fast for communal harmony; Tytler, Sajjan asked to leave Raj Ghat

Rahul observes day-long fast for communal harmony; Tytler, Sajjan asked to leave Raj Ghat

Congress leaders observing a day-long Sadhbhavna Upvas across the country to protest against atrocities on Dalits, tribals and minorities; dilution of SC/ST Act The Congress...
Nepal never allowed its territory to be used against India

Nepal never allowed its territory to be used against India: Oli

PM K. P. Sharma Oli assures friendly ties with India Continuing his friendly gestures Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has asserted that his...
PM Modi meets Nepalese counterpart O.P. Oli

PM Modi meets Nepalese counterpart K. P. Oli

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli on Saturday and discussed the possibilities of expansion of bilateral ties...
BJP Dalit MPs unrest: Fourth one complains to PM, says nothing done for Dalits in four years

BJP Dalit MPs unrest: Fourth one complains to PM, says nothing done for Dalits...

Another Dalit MP of BJP, Yashwant Singh from Nagina in Uttar Pradesh, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing the Centre of not doing...
Revolt in Ambedkar Mahasabha over Dalit award to Adityanath

Revolt in Ambedkar Mahasabha over Dalit award to Adityanath

Amid reports of rising discontent among Dalits against BJP governments, the decision by Ambedkar Mahasabha chief to confer the 'Dalit Mitra' award to Uttar...
After failed 'Fake News' attempt, Govt moves to regulate online news

After failed ‘Fake News’ attempt, Govt moves to regulate online news

On the face of it, the government's stated intent behind the move to establish regulatory framework for online media and news portals seems innocuous...
Projects being shelved at unprecedented pace, stalled projects at record high, says CMIE report

Projects being shelved at unprecedented pace, stalled projects at record high, says CMIE report

The claims of Modi government and the calls for more projects and investments and promotion of 'self-employment' instead of providing jobs, seem to have...
Adityanath scolded me, threw me out, Dalit BJP MP complains to PM

Adityanath scolded me, threw me out, Dalit BJP MP complains to PM

Fighting to contain the pervasive Dalit discontent against it, BJP suffered another jolt when its MP from Robertsganj reserved constituency in Uttar Pradesh (UP)...
Pakistan asks World Bank to vouch India abiding IWT

Pakistan asks World Bank to vouch India abiding IWT

Raising its voice against India once again, Pakistan has asked the World Bank to recognise its responsibility under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960...
“It’s our duty to paint the right picture”

“It’s our duty to paint the right picture”

Mudda panellists feel that responsibility is implicit in the profession of a journalist, only Press Council of India should have power to take such...
PM Modi directs withdrawal of the Fake News order slammed as motivated to stifle media

PM Modi directs withdrawal of the Fake News order slammed as motivated to stifle...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered withdrawal of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s controversial move to black list journalists, making them liable to lose...
Iran urges for restraint in Jammu and Kashmir

Iran urges for restraint in Jammu and Kashmir

In a rare statement on situation in India, Iran has expressed regret over the recent deadly incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the...
Nationwide bandh against dilution of SC/ST Act turns violent

Nationwide bandh against dilution of SC/ST Act turns violent

The Bharat bandh called by Dalit organisations turned violent on Monday, April 2. Four persons were killed in Morena, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and...
“Politicisation of Dalit anger needs to be stopped”

“Politicisation of Dalit anger needs to be stopped”

Mudda panellists feel Dalit stir should not be allowed to get violent With parties getting ready for elections in 2109, the sizeable Dalit votebank has become...
BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

An FIR was registered against BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Pralhad Joshi for making inflammatory comments against Muslims in Karnataka which is in...
Modi's Plans for Indian Entrepreneurs Not working on the Ground as young Indians Prefer Foreign Countries To Set Up Shop

Modi’s Plans for Indian Entrepreneurs Not working on the Ground as young Indians...

~ By  Rashme Sehgal and Shubh Arora India has been rated a great startup destination. Its rankings in the ease of doing business have risen...
BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

Several BJP leaders have come out in defence of Mahesh Vikram Hegde, co-founder and editor of right-wing propaganda website Postcard News which has been...

“Besides a dearth of resources, there are no qualified people in the CBSE”

Muddapanel discusses pros and cobs of re-exams, explore ways and means to make system leak-proof Two days after news came out that two CBSE question...
Spate of leaks angers citizens, Rahul Gandhi targets Modi govt

Spate of leaks angers citizens, Rahul Gandhi targets Modi govt

The spate of leaks in a multitude of sectors raise serious questions about the security of the individuals, the future of students and youth...
After trading charges data leak, Congress pulls down its app, NaMo app makes quiet u-turn

After trading charges data leak, Congress pulls down its app, NaMo app makes quiet...

As the Congress and BJP continued to trade charges on unauthorised leak of data of users of their apps, the Congress pulled down its...
India and Israel come closer with reduced flight time

India and Israel come closer with reduced flight time

Air India flies over Saudi Arabia to reach Tel Aviv The ties between India and Israel have witnessed a major jump when two capitals were...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...
Congress, too, moves no-confidence motion against Modi govt

Congress, too, moves no-confidence motion against Modi govt

The Congress on Friday, March 23, moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in Lok Sabha. The Congress is the third party to...
German President arrives on four day India visit

German President arrives on four day India visit

Also visiting Varanasi and Chennai for promoting ties  German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has arrived on a four-day visit to India on Thursday. He was received by...
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Cambridge Analytica’s India connection: IT Minister Prasad accuses Congress of links with the firm

Reacting swiftly to Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari's statement calling for investigation by Election Commission to see if any political party had links with disgraced...
105th INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS: Reaching the Unreached Through Science and Technology

105th INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS: Reaching the Unreached Through Science and Technology

By Neelesh Pandey The 105th Indian Science Congress was hosted by Manipur University from 16 -20 March, 2018. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister...
“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

Mudda panellists feel that more than an “oust-Modi campaign” is needed for a new alternative to emerge for 2019 polls Will the opposition ever get united...

Modi govt’s flagship schemes flagging, says Parliamentary panel; Govt denies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top six infrastructure projects are lagging seriously in implementation. Parliament's Standing Committee on Urban development said in its report that Modi...
“Opposition must be allowed to have its say”

“Opposition must be allowed to have its say”

Panellists feel that the tabling of the no-trust vote in parliament may simply be in preparation of 2019 polls and with no other agenda The...
No confidence motion fails to be taken up, protests force adjournment of Parliament

No confidence motion fails to be taken up, protests force adjournment of Parliament

Parliament failed to take up for yet another day the no confidence motion against Narendra Modi government filed by Andhra Pradesh parties last week...
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GST in India among most complex in the world, is second highest in tax...

If the goods and services tax (GST) system and rates have got you reaching out for pills to quell a headache, you will derive...
BJP gets a battering in by-polls, shot in the arm for opposition

BJP gets a battering in by-polls, shot in the arm for opposition

The saffron surge in India failed to sweep up the three Lok Sabha seats, including Gorakhpur which has been with Hindutva brigade since 1989,...

Game On 2019: Sonia’s dinner brings 20 Opposition party leaders together

Kicking off the first concrete effort to unite non-NDA parties in the battle to halt the Modi-Shah juggernaut from rolling the BJP back to...
Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

PM Modi beats Trump, has largest number of fake followers among leaders in TwitterAudit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the dubious distinction of having the largest number of fake Twitter followers, ahead of US President Donald Trump, among...
SHOW OF FRIENDSHIP: French President Emmanuel Macron (centre), his wife Brigitte Macron (second right) President Ramnath Kovind (second left) his wife Savita Kovind (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold hands during Macron’s ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, UNI

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RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

BJP's parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday re-elected Bhaiyyaji Joshi as the organisation's sarkaryawah (general secretary). Joshi was re-elected sarkaryawah for the fourth...
French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi hold talks; 14 agreements worth over Rs 1 lakh crore signed

French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi hold talks; 14 agreements worth over Rs 1...

India and France on Saturday inked 14 key agreements in the strategic areas of security, nuclear energy, and protection of classified information, as companies...
Mahatma Gandhi's statue, Dr BR Ambedkar's bust vandalised after PM and BJP chief's slammed such acts

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue, Dr BR Ambedkar’s bust vandalised after PM and BJP chief’s slammed...

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah condemned incidents of vandalising statues, reports came of a statue of Mahatma...
French President Macron to begin India sojourn on Friday

French President Macron to begin India sojourn on Friday

French President Emmanuel Macron’s four day visit to India, beginning on Friday would not be a “business as usual visit” as he along with...
EXAM WARRIORS: Students of Sree Chitra Poor Home ready to appear in the SSLC exams, in Thiruvananthapuram, UNI

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WHAT A GRAND CEREMONY: The stage for the 90th Academy Awards, oscars.org

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India, Vietnam strengthen defence, security ties

India, Vietnam strengthen defence, security ties

In an important development, India and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen their defence and security ties asserting that cooperation in the two key areas...
BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP bagged Tripura, its most significant headway in its expansion into north east India, scoring a big win in what has been a formidable...
GREEN TRAGEDY: A team of mediapersons along with environment activists showing illegally chopped green cedar and pine trees at forest block Dandi in Neeru range of Jammu & Kashmir’s Bhaderwah forest division, UNI

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Jordanian King Abdullah II meets PM Narendra Modi

Jordanian King Abdullah II meets PM Narendra Modi

Twelve MoUs and agreements inked for strengthening cooperation King Abdullah II of Jordan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi on Thursday and discussed bilateral relations...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...
“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

A hindrance to governance and a drain on public exchequer, multiple elections should go and one nation one election policy should be implemented, say...
DIVA IN THE SKY: Fans of of Bollywood actress Sridevi hold her portrait as they wait to offer their condolences outside a makeshift memorial in Mumbai, India, Reuters/UNI

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Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...
Modi receives Jordan’s King Abdullah II at airport

Modi receives Jordan’s King Abdullah II at airport

This was seventh occasion when PM broke protocol for a foreign dignitary  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has once again broken protocol and received Jordan's King...

Centre decides to roll back order banning sale of cattle for slaughter

Narendra Modi government has finally decided to roll back its order to ban sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. In the...
Jordan’s King Abdulllah II to visit India for three days

Jordan’s King Abdullah II to visit India for three days

The King Abdullah II of Jordan is arriving at New Delhi on Tuesday evening for a three-day official visit. The King will be accompanied...
Make expenses for Air India charter flights for PM Modi’s foreign trips public: CIC - APN Live

Make expenses for Air India charter flights for PM Modi’s foreign trips public: CIC

In an order that could cause much discomfiture to the BJP and give the Opposition some ammunition to target the Centre, the Central Information...
Pitching for foreign investments, PM Modi says India will soon be 5th largest economy

Pitching for foreign investments, PM Modi says India will soon be 5th largest economy

Making a strong pitch for foreign investments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government has worked towards creating a stable business environment...
Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Ahead of the National science day on February 28th, PM Modi congratulated the scientific community –mentioning the achievements of Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman. Addressing...

Sridevi passes away leaving fans shell-shocked

In a sudden shock to film goers, Bollywood’s veteran actress Sridevi has passed away due to cardiac arrest, at 54, in Dubai late night...
HADRIEN’S MANY MOODS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their children during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, UNI

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Ceremonial reception to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Day 6 of his week-long India tour

Ceremonial reception to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Day 6 of his week-long India...

At the fag end of his week-long India visit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday,...
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Lokpal selection panel to meet on March 1: Centre tells SC

A panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Chief Justice of India among others, will meet on March 1 to...
India falls in Corruption Index, report links high corruption to low press freedom

India falls in Corruption Index, report links high corruption to low press freedom

Report names India among the worst offenders in Asia Pacific Belying Modi government assertions, India has fallen further in rankings in the annual corruption index,...
UP-Investor-Summit-2018

UP Investors Summit: PM Modi announces Defence Industrial Corridor; Adani, Ambani, Birla promise to...

The first day of Uttar Pradesh Investor Summit-2018 got off to a promising start on Wednesday, Feb 21, with a host of big-ticket investment...
“Common man bearing bailout burden”

“Common man bearing bailout burden”

Mudda panellists feel that VIP culture gave rise to the banking frauds, BJP government culpable as they were going on for quite some time Celebrity...
SPIN THE WHEEL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with his wife Sophie Grégoire and children visits the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, in Ahmedabad, UNI

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India may become the first country to get super high-speed transport system 'Hyperloop'

India may become the first country to get super high-speed transport system ‘Hyperloop’

In about a decade from now, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson plans to inaugurate a hyperloop linking Mumbai and Pune, cutting down travel time...
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar in hospital, Goa Assembly budget session cut to just 3 days

With Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds the state’s finance portfolio, undergoing treatment for a pancreatic disorder at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital, the...
God help the country: that is Modi government's unique defence strategy

God help the country: that is Modi government’s unique defence strategy

By Rajesh Sinha Don't be shocked by the headline. Narendra Modi government has in full faith taken recourse to age-old, traditional Indian tactics to safeguard...
Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Mudda panel grapples with Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,300 crore fraud in face of over two lakh farmer suicides, wonders if authorities can bring unscrupulous...
FIGHT BACK: South Korean marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, Reuters/UNI

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PNB scam: Congress accuses Modi govt of letting fraudsters escape, BJP blames it all on Congress

PNB scam: Congress accuses Modi govt of letting fraudsters escape, BJP blames it all...

The Congress on Thursday attacked Narendra Modi government for letting businessmen and corporates flee the country with public money. The case in point was that...
Iranian President Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad before reaching Delhi

Iranian President Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad before reaching Delhi

Iran's president Hassan Rounahi  has  arrived in Hyderabad Thursday afternoon. He was welcomed by Minister of State for Power R. K. Singh at Begumpet...
POETRY ON ICE: Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert, Olympic athletes from Russia, compete during the figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Reuters/UNI

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit India

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit India

With a backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman, Iranian President Hassan Rouahni will arrive at New Delhi...
Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

With BJP intensifying its election campaign in Tripura, former Assam CM TarunGogoi was the only senior Congress leader to campaign in the poll bound...
BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

Congress shared the video with a text which reads, “Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of...
Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

Joining his voice with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has called for  “uninterrupted and uninterruptable” dialogue  between India and...
Bhagwat compares Army’s mobilisation skills with RSS; Rahul says: Shame on You

Bhagwat compares Army’s mobilisation skills with RSS; Rahul says: Shame on You

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday (February 12) lashed out at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for reportedly claiming that the saffron outfit’s cadres could...
MEET THE PEOPLE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi during the Lok Samvad programme at the Secretariat, in Patna, UNI

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PM Modi concludes three nation visit in Oman

PM Modi concludes three nation visit in Oman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his Oman visit and talks with its leadership will impart a “substantial momentum” to all spheres of...
Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to speak on Ajay Shah Corruption

Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to speak on Ajay Shah Corruption

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has once again criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being silent on corruption committed by BJP president Amit Shah’s son...
Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media head Divya Spandana claimed that despite several limitations Rahul Gandhi's team is doing a really good job with tweeting. In a bitter...
BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed when the saffron party formed government in the southern state, there were “scams one after the other”. Taking a fresh...
PM Modi meets UAE leaders, Indian community

PM Modi meets UAE leaders, Indian community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in...
UNITED STAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president, PIB

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India supports sovereign and independent Palestine

India supports sovereign and independent Palestine

PM flown from Amman to Ramallah in a chopper under Jordanian and Israeli security escort Prime Minister Narendra Modi has supported a “sovereign and independent...
Palestine to ask India to replace US as sole mediator in negotiations with Israel, says official

Palestine to ask India to replace US as sole mediator in negotiations with Israel,...

In the decades of bonhomie between India and the Palestinians, including with the chief of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation Yasser Arafat - and despite...
Israeli F-16 shot down by Syrians, Tel Aviv hit Iranian drone

Israeli F-16 shot down by Syrians, Tel Aviv hit Iranian drone

War escalates on Israel-Syria border while PM Modi in Ramallah Amidst US military’s rising operations in northern Syria, Damascus and Tel Aviv have, on Saturday...
Prime Minister Research Fellowship to provide up to Rs80,000 per month to research students

Prime Minister Research Fellowship to provide up to Rs80,000 per month to research students

Modi government is launching a scholarship scheme with the highest ever grant in the country to promote research and prevent brain drain. Under the scheme...
By elections to Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria Lok Sabha seats test for Modi, Adityanath

By elections to Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria Lok Sabha seats test for Modi, Adityanath

The Election Commission on Friday, February 9, announced March 11 as the date for by-elections to Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in...
Selling pakodas as a form of employment was an idea born of simplicity of genius

Selling pakodas as a form of employment is an idea showing simplicity of genius

~By Rajesh Sinha You can't have your pakoda and eat it too. You cannot say it is a good thing but others cannot have it. Prime...
Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an aberration: Sonia Gandhi

Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an...

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Feb 8, accused Narendra Modi government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding...
Mudda: Opposition uproar over Rafale deal justified?

Mudda: Opposition uproar over Rafale deal justified?

Panel divided on protests by Congress over aircraft purchase, Modi accused of breaching defence procurement procedure Amid continuing chaos and more than 90 minutes of...

PM Modi’s wife Jashodaben injured in car accident in Rajasthan

The accident, for which a truck driver has been detained, also claimed the life of one of the PM’s wife’s relative – identified as...
Speech of PM Modi attacking Nehru, Congress subjected to Fact Check by Historians, Congress leaders

Speech of PM Modi attacking Nehru, Congress subjected to Fact Check by Historians, Congress...

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attack on Congress, blaming Nehru for Partition and claiming Sardar Patel would have prevented it if he was...
Saudi Arabia grants airspace permission to Air India for Israel

Saudi Arabia grants airspace permission to Air India for Israel

PM Narendra Modi's influence in the region imminent, say Haaretz Amidst reports of warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, India’s flagship carrier Air India was...
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Modi blames Congress for Partition, injustice to Sardar Patel, muzzling democracy

A veiled attack on Mahatma Gandhi without naming him, blaming Nehru for Partition and attributing much of what is wrong in the country to...
PM Modi to embark on three-nation visit to Gulf countries from February 9

PM Modi to embark on three-nation visit to Gulf countries from February 9

On February 10, Prime Minister is scheduled to reach UAE and address the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai – where India is the...
An Israel soldiers prepares to launch a Spike anti-tank guided missile during a training exercise. (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems)

India to revive ‘spiked’ Rafael anti-tank missile deal with Israel

Above: An Israel soldiers prepares to launch a Spike anti-tank guided missile during a training exercise. (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems) Sources in the Indian government...

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Saudi Arabia as Guest of Honour

Will participate in a landmark cultural festival in Riyadh External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left on her first official visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. During her two...
In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

Over Congress’ objection to PM Modi's recent statement on selling ‘pakodas’, Shah stated that working hard to earn a living is better than being...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over Nagaland peace accord

Rahul Gandhi: Modi- the first PM whose words mean nothing

He cited that the Nagaland peace accord, signed in 201, is yet to see the light of the day. Taking a fresh jibe at Prime...
“2018 budget ignored the middle class”

“2018 budget ignored the middle class”

Mudda panel wonders about meagre actual allocations and how figures will add up to benefit farmers and health of rural poor; says it was...
Blow for BJP as Congress, Trinamool sweep by-polls in Rajasthan, WB

Blow for BJP as Congress, Trinamool sweep by-polls in Rajasthan, WB

Congress won Alwar, Ajmer Lok Sabha seats and Mandalgarh assembly seat in Rajasthan, Trinamool bags Uluberia and Noapara in Bengal On a day when the...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...

PM Modi launches Khelo India School Games to boost young sporting talents

The Khelo India School Games will be held across 16 disciplines and 5,000 school children will participate in the event from January 31 to...
Fake News factory at work attributes malicious message to actor Farhan Akhtar

Fake News factory at work attributes malicious message to actor Farhan Akhtar

The latest in fake news about Kasganj is one circulated on social media, involving  Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar, attributing to him a message he...
Indian Navy gets its third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj

Indian Navy gets its third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj

India got its third locally manufactured Scorpene class submarine with the launch of INS Karanj at the Mazagaon dock in Mumbai on Wednesday. Marking a...
THROUGH THE HAZE: A man rides an electric tricycle amid smog in Chiping, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

GDP growth projection of 7-7.5 percent probably seems too optimistic The Economic Survey 2018 projects 7-7.5 per cent growth rate in 2018-19, up from 6.75...
President Kovind's Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

President Kovind’s Maiden Address to Parliament Focuses On Social Sector

A focus on social sector and welfarism, highlighting the government's move to restore Muslim women's honour through the bill criminalising triple talaq, and pitching...
US urge FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty

Corporate America urges FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty for MNCs

Lauding PM Modi’s efforts to “transform” the country’s economy, USIBC said India needs to create a more stable fiscal regime to attract more global...
Pinarayi Vijayan at Modi government’s pro-America, anti-China policies

Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Modi government’s ‘pro-America, anti-China’ policies

Kerala CM alleged that India is becoming a strategic US partner in its efforts to form a large defense alliance against China   Taking fresh jibe...
Trump changes tone: America First but not alone

Trump changes tone: America First but not alone

PM Modi criticised reversal of globalisation at Davos Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening remarks at World Economic Forum (WEF)  at Davos about “forces of...
PM Modi’s Op-ed in 27 ASEAN Newspapers About Shared Values, Common Destiny

PM Modi’s Op-ed in 27 ASEAN Newspapers About Shared Values, Common Destiny

Twenty-seven newspapers in 10 languages in 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries have published an op-ed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on...
Opposition comes together for rally on Samvidhan Bachao (Save the Constitution) plank

Opposition comes together for rally on Samvidhan Bachao (Save the Constitution) plank

On Republic Day, a day when the Indian Constitution came into effect 68 years ago, opposition leaders including Sharad Pawar, Omar Abdullah, Hardik Patel,...
PM Modi lays emphasis on Maritime security cooperation with ASEAN

PM Modi lays emphasis on Maritime security cooperation with ASEAN

While laying emphasis on the freedom of navigation in the maritime domain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said security cooperation in this domain...
LIQUID GRACE: Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of the US compete in the free dance event of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Reuters/UNI

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‘Good Morning’ messages in India cluttering smartphones, filling up Internet

A Wall Street Journal report pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also plays a major role in creating the increasing jam in World...
Muslim women’s rights group approves criminalisation of triple-talaq

Muslim women’s rights group approves criminalisation of triple-talaq

As per the triple talaq bill, the practice of instant divorce will be a non-bailable and cognisable offence, and might attract a jail term...
Modi At WEF: Climate Change, Terrorism, Protectionism The Greatest Threats Before The World

Modi At WEF: Climate Change, Terrorism, Protectionism The Greatest Threats Before The World

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called climate change, terrorism and protectionism the greatest threats facing the world today. Delivering the keynote address at the opening of...
HEAR US: Kerala Government Student Nurses Association stages a dharna in front of Kerala Secretariat to press their various demands, in Thiruvananthapuram, UNI

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“Despite growth, inequalities are on the rise”

“Despite growth, inequalities are on the rise”

Mudda panellists feel that though IMF and PwC have lauded India’s growth under Modi, the ground reality is still not bright The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...
Pakistan media appreciates PM Modi for change in tone

Pakistan media appreciates PM Modi for change in tone

Dawn suggests practical move for positive results A major Pakistani newspaper has welcomed the “change in tone” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent...
Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday, January 23, announced its decision to part ways with its alliance partner for 29 years, BJP and contest the...
India ranks 62nd in WEF Inclusive Development Index

India ranks 62nd in WEF Inclusive Development Index

Stands much below than China, Pakistan Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum...
Karat nixes Yechury’s plan for Left-Congress alliance

Karat nixes Yechury’s plan for Left-Congress alliance

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Sitaram Yechury offered to resign as Prakash Karat’s Kerala faction derailed his proposal for pre-poll alliance with Congress in run up...
PM Modi leaves for World Economic Forum meet in Davos

PM Modi leaves for World Economic Forum meet in Davos

India to host “welcome reception” for world leaders Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Davos, Switzerland on Monday morning to attend the 48th annual meeting...
Rajnath Singh

India can attack enemies on foreign territories too: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath’s comments came days after the Indian Army crossed LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, claiming the lives of three Pakistani soldiers. Almost...
China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

near the Sikkim border as ‘legitimate’ and said that India has no business to comment on what it does on its territory. It said the...
Chinese Build-up In Doklam: Congress Accuses Modi Govt of Misleading Country

Chinese Build-up In Doklam: Congress Accuses Modi Govt of Misleading Country

After Army Chief General Bipin Rawat accepting the continuing presence of Chinese troops in Doklam five months after the standoff with China was ‘resolved’,...

Narendra Modi To Be First Indian PM In Palestine On February 10

In the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister to Palestine, PM Narendra Modi will land in Ramallah on February 10 – the...
Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Photo caption: VHP leader Praveen Togadia with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in 2005. File picture.  Days after he stunned political observers with his...
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The Rs 1.5 Crore Dinner PM Narendra Modi Will Host For CEOs At Davos

By Dilip Bobb The Prime Minister will be hosting a dinner for around 100  CEOs of multinational companies and top Indian industrialists shortly after he...
Rousing Welcome To Israeli PM Netanyahu in Gujarat, Praises Modi As Revolutionary

Rousing Welcome To Israeli PM Netanyahu in Gujarat, Praises Modi As Revolutionary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, held an eight-kilometer-long roadshow which ended at the...
PATHBREAKER: Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand celebrates winning her Oz Open against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Reuters/UNI

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Underground Mini City Being Constructed Illegally In Varanasi Uncovered

Underground Mini City Being Constructed Illegally In Varanasi Uncovered

An underground ‘mini city’ was being constructed illegally not far from Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The underground settlement was discovered in Prime Minister Narendra...
India needs to follow Barcelona Model of Smart City- Dikshu C Kukreja

India needs to follow Barcelona Model of Smart City- Dikshu C Kukreja

By Onkareshwar Pandey Modi Govt. should think about 'Smart Towns' now There are Flaws in design of Master Plan of Delhi The Indian Architecture before...

Benjamin Netanyahu-Narendra Modi hold historic meeting

India, Israel come closer with several more agreements  Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and held bilateral at Hyderabad House in...
“Ties with Israel are important for defence, security”

“Ties with Israel are important for defence, security”

Mudda panellists welcome India’s budding friendship with Israel, but warn against trade imbalance; its weapons and our huge market are big pluses Israeli Prime Minister...
Netanyahu arrives for historic six day visit to India

Netanyahu arrives for historic six day visit to India

Will travel to Agra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the capital for a six- day official visit to...
ED Raids Karti Chidambaram’s Premises In Delhi, Chennai; Congress Alleges Vendetta

ED Raids Karti Chidambaram’s Premises In Delhi, Chennai; Congress Alleges Vendetta

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday, January 13, conducted searches at New Delhi and Chennai premises of former union minister and Congress leader P...

PM Modi 3rd Most Popular Leader, Beats Chinese President XI Jinping and US President...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the third most popular leader, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
SNC Lavalin case: SC to re-examine Kerala CM Vijayan's discharge in case

SNC Lavalin case: SC to re-examine Kerala CM Vijayan’s discharge in case

SC admits CBI’s appeal against discharge of Pinarayi Vijayan and others in the case by Kerala HC, stays trial till further orders In a move...
Religious Instruction in Educational Institutions Being Questioned

Religious Instruction in Educational Institutions Being Questioned

Imparting religious faith in students made news twice in two days. The first was on Tuesday and created a furore, with Shia Central Wakf...
Mevani Targets PM Modi At Rally Held Without Delhi Police Permission

Mevani Targets PM Modi At Rally Held Without Delhi Police Permission

Photo: Jignesh Mevani with Kanhaiya Kumar Directly targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dalit youth leader and newly elected MLA from Vadgam in Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani,...
QUITE A BANK: Swans are seen on the Swan Lake at Rongcheng National Swan Nature Reserve in Weihai, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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Electoral bonds key to bring transparency in political funding: FM Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there is a need to “consciously” choose between the existing system of substantial cash & other transparent options like cheque or electoral...
Economic Growth Slows Down To Lowest In Four Years, Accelerates Attacks On Modi Govt

Economic Growth Slows Down To Lowest In Four Years, Accelerates Attacks On Modi Govt

With the economy still struggling to return to previous levels, much less embark on the promised high growth trajectory, the Central Statistics Office (CSO)...
News Pulled Down, Played Down: Media Bows To Please The Powerful

News Pulled Down, Played Down: Media Bows To Please The Powerful

Dropping columns, pulling down news stories, playing down or plain and simple ignoring news in the interests of the high and mighty: this ongoing...
Amid continuing trouble, Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid’s speeches to be screened online

Amid continuing trouble, Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid’s speeches to be screened online

Chhatra Bharati has decided to carry on with discussions on its Facebook page – where all the speakers will be joining irrespective of their...
Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind to address both Houses on Jan 29 Soon after the...

Maharashtra on the edge as Dalit protests intensify after Bhima-Koregaon clashes

Parliament proceedings disrupted by Opposition members over caste violence, Dalit agitators derail normalcy in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Nagpur  Amid violent protests by members of...
Modi govt forced to refer NMC Bill to Parl panel; docs end stir

Modi govt forced to refer NMC Bill to Parl panel; docs end stir

Centre refers NMC Bill to a Parliamentary standing committee amid country-wide protests by doctors, IMA representatives over proposal for scrapping MCI In a setback for...
“Pakistan has been stumped”

“Pakistan has been stumped”

Mudda panellists feel that Trump’s tweet and threat of cutting aid is a victory for India’s foreign policy; however, only time will tell if...

Army men die every day, says BJP MP on Pulwama martyrs, then apologises

Two days after 5 CRPF jawans were gunned down by militants in Pulwama, BJP MP from Rampur Dr Nepal Singh says no device can...
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Anti-triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP, hails Modi

Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners who had moved the Supreme Court against instant triple talaq, credits Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “revolutionary law”  If...
From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

PM Modi stressed on ‘Swachh Bharat’ and announced  for cleanliness survey during first quarter of  2018 On his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of 2017 –...
Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Fresh trouble for Congress in Meghalaya as 5 MLAs resign

Meghalaya goes to polls early next year; resignations are likely to hit chief minister Mukul Sangma-led Congress party’s chance of retaining power in the...
“The Focus should be on development”

“The Focus should be on development”

Mudda panellists feel that political parties should leave aside caste and religion, and talk and work more on development issues Of late, Prime Minister Narendra...
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Faced with death threats, administrator to delete popular Humans of Hindutva FB page

The administrator, who has requested anonymity, claims he was receiving death threats over posts on the account that parodied activities of right-wing forces  Trolls and...
SCENIC WALK: Visitors walk on the newly-opened 488-metre-long glass suspension bridge at Hongyagu attraction in Pingshan, Hebei province, China, Zhang Haiqiang/Reuters/UNI

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Bill to ban instant triple talaq instroduced in Lok Sabha, Opposition protests

PM Narendra Modi appeal to Opposition parties to support the Bill fails, BJP issues whip to party MPs to ensure Bill’s passage in both...
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Constitution under threat, says Rahul; Hegde apologises in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi exhorts partymen to defend the Constitution day after Hegde’s remark against mention of secularism in Constitution triggered protests in Parliament  A day after...
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RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

BJP goes on the defensive to broker peace with Congress-led Opposition, apologises on behalf of Modi while distancing from Hegde’s comments  An end to the...
ETCHED IN MEMORY: Women offer floral tribute to tsunami victims on the 13th year of the disaster, in Chennai, UNI

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Modi govt to crack down on Babus who don’t declare assets by Jan 31

Modi govt to crack down on Babus who don’t declare assets by Jan 31

Bureaucrats who do not declare their assets by January 31 will be denied vigilance clearances needed for promotions and foreign postings  In a move that could force...
Modi’s ministers Hegde and Ahir kick up row over secularism, Naxal terror

Modi’s ministers Hegde and Ahir kick up row over secularism, Naxal terror

Union minister Ananta Kumar Hegde wonders whether secularists know their parentage, Hansraj Ahir says doctors who join naxals will be pumped with bullets  At a...
Aviation boom: Indian budget airlines to expand fleet by 900 aircraft by 2024

Aviation boom: Indian budget airlines to expand fleet by 900 aircraft by 2024

Data made available by Union ministry of civil aviation states IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia planning massive expansion of fleet   As India’s domestic travel industry...
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with wife and mother evokes lots of emotions

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with wife and mother evokes lots of emotions

Finally, Indian prisoner in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, got to meet his mother and his wife and they spoke across a glass panel over a...
Gujarat: Vijay Rupani and his ministers take oath

Gujarat: Vijay Rupani and his ministers take oath

PM Modi, party chief Amit Shah, L. K. Advani and several CMs  of BJP ruled states were present in the ceremony Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)...
Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Pepped up by the improved performance of his party in Gujarat assembly polls in which the rival BJP, reduced to double digits for the...
PM Modi to inaugurate Noida-Kalkaji Metro’s Magenta Line on Dec 25, Delhi CM not invited

PM Modi to inaugurate Noida-Kalkaji Metro’s Magenta Line on Dec 25, Delhi CM not...

High on features and style while cutting down on commuting time and cost, the Magenta Line of Delhi Metro is going to be inaugurated...
Parliament disrupted again as 2G Case verdict peps up Congress

Parliament disrupted again as 2G Case verdict peps up Congress, gives it fresh ammo

The 2G scam case against Congress-led UPA falling through in court provided additional ammunition to the Opposition against the ruling BJP and pepped up...
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PM Modi’s charge of Manmohan Singh colluding with Pak disrupts Parliament for fourth day

Disruptions continued to dog the Parliament on the fourth day of winter session, forcing Rajya Sabha to be adjourned for the day on Wednesday,...
Pakistan angry over India’s “leading global power” tag

Pakistan angry over India’s “leading global power” tag

Decries about India’s alleged defiance of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir Pakistan has criticised the efforts of US administration to prop India as a regional power...
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BJP remains the undisputed dominant party, but can the Congress become a credible challenger...

~By Rajesh Sinha The BJP emerged victorious in assembly polls, reaffirming its status as the dominant party in the country. Many, however, also see a...
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“Modi magic is on the wane, BJP graph shows downward trend”

“Modi magic is on the wane”

Panelists feel that poll results have ensured strong opposition in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh After the BJP win in the two states of Gujarat and Himachal...
BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal Pradesh

BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal...

It succeeded in beating incumbency and returning to power for the fifth straight term in a state it has ruled for 22 years, though...
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Results & Trends at 4

At 4 pm, BJP was headed for a clear victory – comfortably in Himachal Pradesh and with a reduced margin in a close contest...
Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh. Following continuous ruckus from...
Rahul hits out at Modi, BJP in his maiden speech as Congress president

Rahul hits out at Modi, BJP in his maiden speech as Congress president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking India back to medieval ages; BJP spreading fire of violence across India: Rahul Gandhi Two days ahead of a widely-projected...

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Sonia Gandhi outlines challenges for Rahul as he takes over the reins of the party

Sonia Gandhi outlines challenges for Rahul as he takes over the reins of the...

As Rahul Gandhi formally took over as Congress president on Saturday, taking the baton from his mother Sonia Gandhi who held the post for...
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Narendra Modi Cabinet clears Bill criminalising triple talaq for introduction in Parliament

Narendra Modi Cabinet clears Bill criminalising triple talaq for introduction in Parliament

The Bill makes instant triple talaq a cognisable offence and proposes a 3 year jail term for Muslim husband who gives wife talaq-ul-biddat; to...
With Rahul to take over as Congress president tomorrow, Sonia says: My role is to retire

With Rahul to take over as Congress president tomorrow, Sonia says: My role is...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Congress sources say Sonia Gandhi will continue to advise her son on crucial party matters, help him reach out to potential...
Parliament’s winter session gets off to a stormy start, has 40 Bills on agenda

Parliament’s winter session gets off to a stormy start, has 40 Bills on agenda

As Congress and other Opposition parties hope to corner Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on a slew of issues, stormy session likely The...
Congress alleges PM Modi held ‘roadshow’ after voting, calls Election Commission PMO’s puppet

Congress alleges PM Modi held ‘roadshow’ after voting, calls Election Commission PMO’s puppet

On Wednesday, the Election Commission (EC) had ordered FIRs against news channels that aired Rahul Gandh’s interview and also served him a show cause...
“Go to the Supreme Court, but do not cast doubt on election process”

“Go to the Supreme Court, but do not cast doubt on election process”

Mudda examines Congress accusation of bias at the Election Commission after the prime minister greets crowds after casting vote in second phase of Gujarat...
Days after a clash, PM Modi greets ex-PM Manmohan Singh in Parliament

Days after a clash, PM Modi greets ex-PM Manmohan Singh in Parliament

Days after former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh asked his successor Narendra Modi to apologise for alleging that Congress leaders had met Pakistani officials...
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Manmohan Singh lashes out at Modi over Pakistan conspiracy remark, demands apology

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh say desperate Narendra Modi spreading falsehoods, has insatiable desire to tarnish every constitutional office In a strongly-worded rebuke, Dr...
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“Is India so weak that Pakistan will decide the CM of Gujarat?”

As secret meeting allegations raise the pitch of the polls, Mudda panellists feel gimmicks are overtaking real issues, with both parties going below the...
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Unchallenged in internal polls, Rahul Gandhi declared Congress president

Newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi replaces his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who had held the post for over 19 consecutive years since 1998 Expected as...
Narendra Modi

Modi’s comment about ‘Pakistan hand’ in Gujarat elections draws fire

Some ridiculed it as fanciful, some sat up, alarmed at the seriousness of it, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging Pakistan is trying to...
19 districts of Gujarat go to polls amid Rahul-Modi war of words

19 districts of Gujarat go to polls amid Rahul-Modi war of words

As polling for first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls began, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wooed voters for remaining...
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First phase of Gujarat polls will make or mar Cong prospects

The first phase covers the area which yielded BJP its majority of seats in 2012; it is also the region where the leaders of...
Govt extends deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar to March 31

Govt extends deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar to March 31

Decision comes a day after Centre informed SC that it was willing to extend deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking with various services and schemes till March...
Aiyar calls Modi ‘neech aadmi’, Rahul says apologise as PM hits out at Congress

Aiyar calls Modi ‘neech aadmi’, Rahul says apologise as PM hits out at Congress

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar slams Prime Minister for criticising Congress at Ambedkar International Centre launch, Modi cries foul in Gujarat poll rally In comments...
As election race hots up, it is GST vs Gujarat model

As election race hots up, it is GST vs Gujarat model

Mudda panellists feel questions are being raised on what was Modi’s 2014 election plank and the Congress did make life difficult for the BJP...

Eyes on Gujarat polls, Modi tries to appropriate Ambedkar

Prime Minister inaugurates Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, claims efforts were afoot to wipe out Ambedkar’s contributions towards nation-building After Sardar Vallabh Bhai...
Not just Taj Mahal, Delhi’s Jama Masjid also built atop a temple: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar

Not just Taj Mahal, Delhi’s Jama Masjid also built atop a temple: BJP MP...

Amid Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi title suit row, BJP MP Vinay Katiyar claims 6000 places destroyed by Mughal emperors, including Jama Masjid and Taj Mahal Two...
Election Commission decision on Gujarat poll dates under cloud?

Election Commission decision on Gujarat poll dates under cloud?

Election Commission of India’s (EC) reasons for its decision to defer announcement of Gujarat election dates have come under a cloud following information obtained...
Marry a Dalit, get Rs.2.5 lakh as reward: Modi govt widens scheme

Marry a Dalit, get Rs.2.5 lakh as reward: Modi govt widens scheme

Among the sporadic reports of honour killings, usually by upper caste Hindus angry at their son/daughter marrying someone from another caste, the Narendra Modi...
Rahul apologises for Twitter gaffe but takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul apologises for Twitter gaffe but takes a dig at PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi says “unlike Narendrabhai, I am human” after he gets trolled for tweeting inflated rates of LPG cylinders, food items to red flag...
Appreciate soldiers’ sacrifices, lift cap on education fund for martyrs’ children: Navy chief

Appreciate soldiers’ sacrifices, lift cap on education fund for martyrs’ children: Navy chief

Appreciate Soldiers Sacrifices: Defence ministry had recommended capping tuition fee reimbursement for children of martyrs at a paltry Rs 10000 per month, Nirmala Sitharaman...
25 years after Barbri Masjid demolition: politics changes while legal issues stay stuck

25 years after Barbri Masjid demolition: politics changes while legal issues stay stuck

Twenty five years after a mob, safe in the knowledge of a favourable government in Uttar Pradesh, demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid, Dec...
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Gujarat heading towards a photo finish, BJP-Congress tie on vote share: ABP-CSDS poll

ABP-CSDS opinion poll shows BJP marginally ahead in race for forming government in Gujarat but Congress is fast bridging the gap in Prime Minister’s...
“Rahul elevation will inspire Cong cadres”

“Rahul elevation will inspire Cong cadres”

Mudda panellists feel Gujarat polls will be a litmus test for him even as some wrangle over his faith. The leader filed his papers...
Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for criticising election of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president With Prime Minister...
Congress candidate against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani detained in Rajkot

Congress candidate against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani detained in Rajkot

Indranil Rajyaguru and his supporters were protesting near Rupani’s residence after BJP supporters vandalised their campaign posters In an action that smacks of intimidation, Indranil...
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Gujarat elections: UP knows Congress well & so does Gujarat, says PM Modi in...

PM claims, “BJP storm has hit Kutch, Saurashtra and Gujarat and there is no chance for Congress” Stepping up the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s...
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BSF martyr’s daughter dragged out of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani’s rally

BSF martyr’s daughter dragged out of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani’s rally

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for “height of arrogance”; disturbing video of the woman being dragged by security personnel goes viral In an...
Modi govt drafts Bill proposing 3 year jail term for husbands in instant triple talaq cases

Modi govt drafts Bill proposing 3 year jail term for husbands in instant triple...

Bill also provides for a subsistence allowance of a harassed Muslim woman and her dependent children along with custodial rights of minor children In a...
Told PM Modi that India shouldn’t be divided on sectarian lines: Barack Obama

Told PM Modi that India shouldn’t be divided on sectarian lines: Barack Obama

Former US President Obama says he likes Narendra Modi but adds that he was great friends with Dr Manmohan Singh who laid the foundation...
Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

Indicating a possible cessation of the slide in India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) seen over the last successive five quarters, government data released on...
Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

BJP-ruled MP reported max rape cases, UP leads in murders: NCRB 2016 report

Union home minister Rajnath Singh releases Crime in India 2016 report, most BJP-ruled states top the charts under various categories of crime The latest statistics...
After feedback from states, Centre has a rethink on cattle trade ban rule

After feedback from states, Centre has a rethink on cattle trade ban rule

The Narendra Modi government is having a rethink on the ban it imposed on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter following feedback from...

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Modi’s “grand stupid thought” jibe at Rahul: Chidambaram asks if Arvind Subramaniam is stupid too

Modi’s “grand stupid thought” jibe at Rahul: Chidambaram asks if Arvind Subramaniam is stupid...

Narendra Modi had hit out at Rahul Gandhi while campaigning in Gujarat, claiming that Congress vice president was propagating a grand stupid thought on...
Now, Rahul’s name in Somnath Temple’s non-Hindu visitor book kicks row

Now, Rahul’s name in Somnath Temple’s non-Hindu visitor book kicks row

Congress claims image of Rahul’s name in non-Hindu visitor book circulating on social media is a mischief by the BJP, releases copies of original...
Guj polls: War of words escalates, Modi says Rahul propagating Grand Stupid Thoughts

Guj polls: War of words escalates, Modi says Rahul propagating Grand Stupid Thoughts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Patel Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel join Gujarat poll campaign trail Civility in political discourse,...
Paytm eyes to create world’s largest digital bank with its Payments Bank

Paytm eyes to create world’s largest digital bank with its Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank aims to bring 500 million Indians into ‘mainstream economy’, offers zero-balance account, free IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI transactions Digital transactions major Paytm, on...
Startup success rate in India is far too low

Startup success rate in India is far too low

Mudda panellists say the Hyderabad Global Entrepreneurship Summit will give a huge boost to India’s entrepreneurial environment, generate employment and lead to women empowerment The...
GES 2017: Prime Minister Modi hails India’s women achievers

GES 2017: Prime Minister Modi hails India’s women achievers

At the inaugural session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, Modi also showcased his government’s achievements, took credit for Aadhaar As he kicked off the...
Ivanka Trump unleashes charm offensive at GES 2017 in Hyderabad

Ivanka Trump unleashes charm offensive at GES 2017 in Hyderabad

Advisor to her father, US President Donald Trump, Ivanka says Modi’s journey from a tea-seller to Prime Minister shows transformational change is possible As she...
PM Modi inaugurates Hyderabad Metro, meets Ivanka Trump before GES launch

PM Modi inaugurates Hyderabad Metro, meets Ivanka Trump before GES launch

Construction for the first phase of the Hyderabad Metro rail project had begun in April 2012 though the project was first mooted in 2003 Prime...
India struck a balancing act between Israel and Palestine at the UN

India struck a balancing act between Israel and Palestine at the UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement read out at the UN signals that India has not totally abandoned the aspirations of the people of Palestine ~By...

Airline ticket cancellation fee too high, Modi govt orders review

Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha says cancellation fee of Rs 3000 is onerous for passengers, over half the ticket prices itself In...

PM Modi favours Palestine to co-exist peacefully with Israel

India supports Palestinian nation building At a time when Saudi Arabia is pushing most of its regional allies for “normalizing” ties with Israel aiming to...
After threatening to beat up Sushil Modi, Lalu’s son Tej Pratap wants to ‘skin’ PM Modi

After threatening to beat up Sushil Modi, Lalu’s son Tej Pratap wants to ‘skin’...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav says he has asked Tej Pratap to not make such statements but asserts he isn’t scared of Narendra Modi Days...
Aadhaar number helped track at least 500 missing children: UIDAI chief

Aadhaar number helped track at least 500 missing children: UIDAI chief

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI claimed at the Global Conference on Cyberspace that missing children were traced using the 12-digit biometric identifier At a...

Wither railway security: 4 train accidents within 12 hours on Friday left 7 dead

The past year has seen a sharp increase in train derailments and accidents; a majority of them have been reported from Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Ivanka Trump (centre), daughter and senior advisor to US President Donald Trump. Photo credit: Agencies

Top US officials to skip Hyderabad Summit with Ivanka Trump-led delegation

Frosty ties between US president Donald Trump and Tillerson threaten to take sheen off Ivanka Trump’s first high-profile event outside of America It appears that...
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Mood from Moody’s ratings doesn’t last, Standard & Poor’s doesn’t upgrade India’s rating

Mood from Moody’s ratings doesn’t last, Standard & Poor’s doesn’t upgrade India’s rating

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has kept India's sovereign rating unchanged at 'BBB-' with stable outlook, citing vulnerabilities stemming from low per capita...
After Youth Congress, BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha takes ‘chaiwala’ jibe at PM Modi

After Youth Congress, BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha takes ‘chaiwala’ jibe at PM Modi

At an event in New Delhi, the BJP MP took several swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues Arun Jaitley and...
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BJP Gujarat poll campaign: 26 union ministers, 6 CMs, 12 MPs among those enlisted

Of a union cabinet of 29 and a total ministry size of 76, BJP will have 26, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigning for...

3 dead, 9 injured as Patna-bound train derails in UP, probe ordered

Third major incident of train derailment reported from UP since last November even as investigations in earlier cases continue without breakthrough In the third major...
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Parl winter session from Dec 15 to Jan 5, Bill to ban triple talaq...

Session will witness only 14 days of work; Opposition to target BJP over GST rollout impact, rising food prices and allegations against Amit Shah...
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UMANG: Modi’s e-gov app to provide govt services to citizens at one platform

A single app to avail a host of government services – from scholarships, provident fund claims and passport application to pensions – the ‘UMANG’,...
Need to balance Privacy and National Security, says Modi at Cyber Conference

Need to balance Privacy and National Security, says Modi at Cyber Conference

Highlighting the use of digital technology as an enabler for the citizen and for more efficient governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday also...
J&K government begins withdrawing FIRs against first-time stone pelters

J&K government begins withdrawing FIRs against first-time stone-pelters

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti says the confidence building measure will give the youth and their families an opportunity to rebuild their lives in Kashmir In...
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Actor Prakash Raj sends legal notice to BJP MP Pratap Simha for trolling him

Prakash Raj said the BJP MP from Mysuru had made defamatory remarks against him on social media; says he will file criminal case if...
Shot in the arm for Congress in Gujarat as Hardik Patel declares support

Shot in the arm for Congress in Gujarat as Hardik Patel declares support

Declaration of support from the Patel Anamat Andolan Samiti chief comes on a day when Congress was on the back-foot for its controversial meme...
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Youth Congress’ scores a self-goal with Twitter meme against PM Modi

BJP slams Congress for Youth Congress tweet mocking Narendra Modi’s ‘chaiwala’ past, Congress apologises and deletes tweet In a tweet reminiscent of senior Congress leader...
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Modi government plans law banning instant triple talaq

Amid continuing reports of talaq-ul-biddat being given despite SC order against the practice, Modi government likely to table new law in next Parliament session It...
“Amid threats of violence, public discourse has touched a new low”

“Amid threats of violence, public discourse has touched a new low”

Mudda speakers slam politicians for making incendiary remarks for electoral gain and for paternalism, feel dissent is necessary for democracy as well as freedom...
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Chop fingers raised against PM Modi, says Bihar BJP chief

Nityanand Rai, BJP MP from Bihar’s Ujiyarpur constituency later claimed his comment was misinterpreted and that he was merely quoting a Hindi proverb At a...
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IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive

Income Tax investigation wing officials raided Poes Garden house of former chief minister J Jayalalitha on Friday night and seized a laptop, a desktop...
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“Sensex climbing, rupee strengthening a good sign”

Mudda examines veracity of Moody’s rating that has resulted in boost to Modi government, wonders if human indicators were taken into account International credit rating...
Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Arun Jaitley

Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The upgrade that came after 13 years sent the Sensex soaring A day after Pew Research survey report about overwhelming popularity of Prime Minister Narendra...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi targets ‘Corruption free BJP’ claim, asks why no questions about Rafale deal,...

At a time when BJP would be exulting over the high ratings of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their public perception as...
Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Seven-in-ten Indians are now satisfied with the way...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
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ASEAN Summit: PM Modi presents India as an attractive investment destination

ASEAN Summit: PM Narendra Modi presents India as an attractive investment destination

Inviting ASEAN countries to ramp up investment in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke of the economic reforms undertaken in the country...
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I Want To Be A Policeman: 9-year old Filipino fitted with Jaipur Foot tells...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila that has helped rehabilitate thousands of disabled people with the famed...
GOOD MORNING GENTLEMEN: President Ram Nath Kovind poses for a photograph with officer trainees of 69 Royal Regiment (2016 batch) of the Indian Police Service from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, UNI

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Krishna boat mishap: 19 dead, rescue ops underway

Krishna boat mishap: 19 dead, rescue ops underway

Rescuers recovered two more bodies on Monday. Search and rescue is underway The death toll in a Krishna river boat tragedy near Vijayawada in Andhra...
Prakash Raj: Actors turned politicians are a disaster for country

Prakash Raj: Actors turned politicians are a disaster for country

I don’t like actors joining politics, says Raj In a veiled attack on actor-turned politicians Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, a multi lingual actor...
Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul Gandhi claimed that while Congress spots the faults of Narendra Modi and BJP, it will never disrespect the PMO On the second day of...
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IT officials recover cash, seize gold and diamond worth crores from AIADMK leader VK...

Sasikala’s nephew and rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre and Tamil Nadu government. Income Tax (I-T) Department officials reportedly recovered more...

Over 70 per cent voter turnout in Himachal, fate of Virbhadra, Dhumal hangs in...

Strong voter turnout in Himachal. Congress struggles to retain power while BJP hopes to win hill state by unleashing publicity blitzkrieg, attacking Virbhadra Brisk polling...
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Raghuram Rajan declines AAP’s Rajya Sabha berth offer, will stick to academia

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party wanted former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to be one of its three nominees for the Rajya Sabha polls...
Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Operation Clean Money: I-T raids Jaya TV premises, properties of TTV Dhinakaran

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran alleges political vendetta of Centre, Tamil Nadu government behind the raids, sees plot to exile him from politics Troubles mounted for...

Will AAP succeed in getting Raghuram Rajan to accept RS nomination?

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party wants to field professionals, not its own leaders for Rajya Sabha polls; former RBI governor Rajan also on its...

Mudda yields mixed views on demonetisation

While some believe it was a tragic step by the government, others think it may hurt now but will generate long-term benefits The whole country...
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After Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad mocks people who lost jobs after DeMo

Union minister for information technology, law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad says those who lost jobs after demonetisation were not skilled enough Weeks after Union...
Narendra Modi

Demonetisation anniversary: Modi says 125 crore Indians won decisive battle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to share a 7-minute video enlisting the benefits of demonetisation, BJP leaders sing paeans too A year after...
Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Bihar CM tweaks reservation rules; quota system to apply if government hires somebody for its work through outsourcing company and pays salary from its...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an event at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi. Photo credit: PIB

PM Modi lectures media on editorial freedom, maintaining credibility

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Prime Minister says editorial freedom must be used wisely, in public interest At a time...
WET FUN: A hippopotamus on a rainy day at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, UNI

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After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

After Jay Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya puts BJP in a spot

Congress attacks BJP over report alleging ‘conflict of interest’ in Shaurya Doval running India Foundation that has four Union ministers, BJP’s Ram Madhav as...

Hardik cautions against BJP ‘golmaal’in Gujarat, Jignesh meets Rahul

Congress party scored another big catch on Friday after Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said he’ll ask his supporters to vote against BJP in the poll-bound state The...
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PM Narendra Modi lauds his govt’s achievements, attacks critics and doubters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dwelt upon India’s improved ranking in World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index and said implementation of GST...
Hindu Mahasabha incites people to shoot Kamal Haasan dead

Hindu Mahasabha incites people to shoot Kamal Haasan dead

Leaders from the radical Hindu outfit say any person using abusive language for Hindus does not have the right to live in India and...
PUSH HARDER: A protester holds a poster during a rally against US President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, near the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Reuters/UNI

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US Senate unanimously votes Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

US Senate unanimously votes Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

Juster was serving as deputy assistant for international economic affairs to President Trump; played a key role in the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement talks...
Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Congress, BJP want the Deepika Padukone-starrer to be banned in Gujarat or its release deferred till elections are over, say distortion of history shouldn’t...

PM Modi in Himachal: Congress a laughing club, get rid of 5 monsters

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says BJP on way to victory, says Congress symbolizes corruption, caste-ism and dynasty With less than a...

Rahul Gandhi and Jaitley spar over India’s EoDB ranking

Congress vice president says GST, noteban wiped out ease of doing business for small traders, Jaitley hits back saying ease of doing corruption has...
Fine-print of India’s improved EoDB ranking is disturbing, Start Ups faltering

Fine-print of India’s improved EoDB ranking is disturbing, Start Ups faltering

Despite PM Narendra Modi’s Start Up India initiative, World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show starting new business in India is becoming difficult As...
Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy’s latest target: Aadhaar, calls it a “national security threat”

The BJP MP plans to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailing how making Aadhaar mandatory will endanger national security If there’s one thing the...
Uddhav-ThackerayIndia for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

India for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

Statement comes days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claimed that Hindustan is a country of Hindus but belongs to others too if they adopt...

Rahul Gandhi fires another anti-demonetisation torpedo at PM Modi

Congress vice president hits out at Narendra Modi and BJP for proposed celebration of noteban anniversary, calls demonetisation an out and out disaster Keeping up...
Modi with Italian PM

Modi meets Italian PM, six agreements signed

The case of two Italian marines is pending before Hague court Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni held extensive discussion on...

Technical glitch grounds West Bengal’s plea against Aadhaar-Mobile linking in SC

The Supreme Court raps Mamata Banerjee’s government for challenging Parliament’s mandate, says the chief minister can file a petition as an individual citizen The Supreme...
Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark unacceptable, insult to soldiers: PM Modi

Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark unacceptable, insult to soldiers: PM Modi

PM Modi has also accused Congress of encouraging corruption during its rule Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congress party over its...
Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Cong leader took a fresh jibe at PM Narendra Modi over “hasty” implementation of demonetization, GST Almost a year after the implementation of demonetization, former...
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Indian soldiers for world peace keeping

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Indian soldiers for world peace keeping

He spoke on a range of topics in 37th edition of the monthly radio show Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded Indian soldiers for...
Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Sonia discharged from Delhi hospital but advised rest

Congress president had been rushed to Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital from Shimla on Friday evening after she complained of an upset stomach Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who...
Modi Diwali Milan Photo by: ANI

PM Modi ‘obliges’ journalists at Diwali Milan, says practical problems in meeting often

The PM asked media to focus on the issue of democracy in political parties A few hours before journalists met at the Press Club of...
Rahul Gandhi

After Gabbar Singh Tax, Rahul takes ‘Shut Up India’ dig at Modi

Congress vice president slammed PM Narendra Modi over the perception of dissent being muzzled in India, also termed growing unemployment in India as a...
Government working on new consumer protection law: Modi

Government working on new consumer protection law: Modi

PM Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address at the International Conference on Consumer Protection for East, South & South-East Asian Countries, at Vigyan Bhawan,...
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Rex Tillerson Meets PM Modi, Resolve to Strengthen Strategic Ties

US and India have decided to strengthen their strategic partnership in key areas, not just for mutual benefit but to leave significant impact on...
Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Appointment of interlocutor won’t affect Army’s operations in Kashmir: Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief claims Centre’s Kashmir strategy has helped the armed forces to negotiate peace in the Valley from a position of strength, curb infiltration Days...
Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as black day

Opposition to observe DeMo anniversary on Nov 8 as ‘black day’

The move would give the Congress a chance to revive the disturbing memories of noteban ahead of the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat polls In a...
83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet approved highway projects worth around Rs 7 trillion on Tuesday, Bharatmala project finally approved In a move that paves the way for a...
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NID student’s cheetah-inspired logo picked for bullet train project

Logo was selected from a contest by a three-member screening committee headed by renowned painter and architect Satish Gujral The logo for India’s ambitious bullet...

Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini members chant Shiv Chalisa at Taj Mahal, detained

Members of the Aligarh unit of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit founded by Yogi Adityanath, said Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple, police...

Patel leader in Gujarat says was offered Rs 1 cr to join BJP, another...

BJP’s troubles in poll-bound Gujarat increase as Congress’ attempts to consolidate Patel-Dalit-Adivasi-Minority votes gain momentum A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third...
Congress's poll ticket offer to fiery Gujarat trio gets mixed response

Congress’s poll ticket offer to fiery Gujarat trio gets mixed response

Patidar leader Hardik Patel rejects the offer, OBC leader Thakor joins Congress while Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani remained non committal In a bid to lay...
Mersal

Political slugfest over Tamil film Mersal’s GST scenes

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior leader Chidambaram back Mersal, hit out at PM Narendra Modi and BJP Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and senior...
Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani attacks Rahul on Twitter, again. Now over Jay Shah

Union Information and Broadcasting minister replies to Rahul’s Shah-zada taunt at Amit Shah’s son, says man out on bail is mocking courts Irked at his...
Anant Hegde

Won’t attend “brutal killer, mass rapist” Tipu Sultan’s Jayanti: Skills minister Hegde

The BJP has been opposed to the Karnataka government’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti since its inception in 2015 Stirring a fresh controversy over the Karnataka...

Modi to inaugurate big ticket projects in poll-bound Gujarat tomorrow

Election Commission, which has drawn flak for not delay in announcing Gujarat assembly poll schedule, likely to declare election dates by Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram

EC has authorised PM Modi to announce Guj poll dates: Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram takes a swipe at PM Modi, EC over delay in announcement of Gujarat assembly poll schedule Former Union finance...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business with Govt

Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business...

BJP president Amit Shah sought to defend his son Jay Shah’s business growing 16000-fold after his party came to power, saying his company had...
SUN AND SAND: People enjoy the beach on a warm fall day during a long weekend at the Malagueta beach in Malaga, Spain, Reuters/UNI

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Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

A senior district police officer said case would be registered on the complaint of victims, too. Five people were thrashed by cow vigilantes in Faridabad,...
Narendra Modi in Bihar: Launches projects, refuses central university status to Patna University

Narendra Modi in Bihar: Launches projects, refuses central university status to Patna University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shot down Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s request to give central university status to Patna University saying that the university should...
AVUNCULAR FEELING? US President Donald Trump welcomes Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the South Lawn before their meeting about the NAFTA trade agreement at the White House in Washington, US, Reuters/UNI

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Centre replaces Gajendra Chauhan with Anupam Kher as FTII Chairman

A critically-acclaimed actor, Anupam Kher has also been a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while his wife Kirron Kher is a BJP...
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council identifies 10 areas for focus

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council identifies 10 areas for focus

The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to the Prime Minister has identified 10 key areas, including economic growth and accelerating employment, to start work on...
Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

Amid talks of elevation as party chief, Rahul goes all out to attack Modi,...

Nehru-Gandhi scion hit out at Modi for failing to deliver on poll promises, wonders how Shah’s son made his fortune in three years, why...
Amit-Shah

In Rahul’s bastion of Amethi, Amit Shah reiterates ‘Italian glasses’ jibe

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union I&B minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president in his pocket borough As Congress vice president...
Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and...

Godhra case: Gujarat HC commutes death sentence of 11 to life

While upholding the convictions handed out by the lower court, the Gujarat High Court on Monday (October 9) commuted to life the death sentences...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

PM visits home-town Vadnagar, says ‘Coming back is special’

With the assembly elections in Gujarat around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made his maiden visit to his hometown Vadnagar in...
Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

Traders and cloth merchants across Gujarat had been protesting against the GST rollout and could have dented the BJP’s poll prospects later this year Terming...
Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Confusion continues with conflicting claims India has denied reports about Chinese buildup at the recent Doklam faceoff site and claimed of prevailing status quo...
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FIFA U-17 World Cup Day 1: Can hosts India turn on the style against...

India earned direct qualification for the tournament being the host nation and will start off with a match with USA. With everything in place for...
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha hits back at Modi, likens him and Amit Shah to Duryodhan and...

The former finance minister quotes characters from Mahabharata to counter Prime Minister’s similarly veiled-attack in which he referred to Shalya While Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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Delhi BJP leader moves SC seeking ban on candidates contesting polls from more than...

The PIL says practice of candidates contesting from two constituencies is in violation of Constitution and an injustice to voters Prime Minister Narendra Modi may...
Mukesh Ambani

A decade on, Mukesh Ambani remains India’s wealthiest in Forbes India Rich List

Forbes says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “economic experiments” barely affected India’s billionaires, tycoons on the list saw their wealth soar Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March 2019?

Will simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies become a reality by Feb-March...

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Lok Sabha deputy Speaker M Thambidurai writes to CMs seeking views on holding federal and provincial polls together, EC says it’ll...
Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi as accused

Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi...

Court upholds SIT clean chit to the then chief minister of Gujarat and senior bureaucrats but says petitioner can move the SC The Gujarat High...
Yogi Adityanath

BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra projects BJP-RSS as victims of CPI(M) in mutual killings in Kerala

The BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra program in Kerala is a reflection of its earnest efforts to push its ‘Vistar’ (expansion) campaign in a state...
Rahul Gandhi

Amid talk of post-Diwali elevation as Congress chief RaGa dares NaMo during Amethi visit

In family bastion, Rahul Gandhi says: If PM Modi cannot address issues of farmers and youth, he should go, claims Congress will do it in...
Arun Shourie

After Yashwant Sinha, BJP’s Shourie hammers Modi govt, calls noteban an “idiotic jolt”

The former union minister says demonetisation was the largest money-laundering scheme ever conceived and implemented by a government Days after former finance minister Yashwant Sinha...
Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj not returning his awards but slams PM Modi’s silence on Gauri Lankesh...

Actor posts a video on Twitter saying “I am not a fool to give back my National Awards” but adds he’s disturbed, hurt and...
Pak foreign Minister calls PM Modi a “terrorist”

Pak foreign Minister calls PM Modi a “terrorist”

Khwaja Asif chose to speak against India before leaving for US visit In a stunning development in the ongoing war of words between New Delhi...
Raj Thackeray

In Gandhi Jayanti cartoon, Raj Thackeray mocks Modi’s “Experiment with Lies”

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief shows caricatures of the Mahatma and PM Modi standing side by side holding their respective ‘autobiographies’ While Narendra Modi may...
Rahul Gandhi

Sachin Pilot revives rumours: Rahul to be elevated as party chief post-Diwali

Many in the party feel that the prevailing dissatisfaction with Modi government due to economic slowdown presents a perfect opportunity for Rahul’s elevation Rajasthan Congress...
Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Rane’s induction into the BJP blocked after opposition from the party’s ally, Shiv Sena, but the Kudal strongman may join the Fadnavis government soon A...
“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

The Shiv Sena chief made a sarcastic swipe at PM Modi saying if history of India is re-written, we will see only one person’s...
india currency demonetisation

Seven months before end of financial year, fiscal deficit already at 96 per cent...

Data released by the Controller General of Accounts jeopardizes the Centre’s plan of doling out a Rs50000 crore stimulus package to revive the economy Amid...
Mohan Bhagwat

Modi government gets a pat on the back from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Condemning violence in name of cow vigilantism, Bhagwat defened cow protection as being “beyond religion” and cow vigilantes or ‘Gau rakshaks’ as being wrongly...
Sidharth Nath Singh

UP health minister quotes astrologer to predict construction of Ram Temple by 2019

Sidharth Nath Singh says Swami Brahma Yogananda had said Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister and has now predicted construction of the temple by...
RITUAL KILLING: A buffalo calf being sacrificed as a ritual during Durga Puja festival in Agartala, UNI

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Elphinstone stampede 22 dead and over 60 injured in early morning tragedy

Elphinstone stampede: 22 dead and over 60 injured in early morning tragedy

The incident at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city’s major local train lines, was triggered by overcrowding and heavy rains At least...
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Yashwant Sinha sticks to his guns as BJP rebuts his criticism of economy

Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stood by the article in which he had criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a mess of the economy...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC judge Patel after resignation

Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC...

Justice Jayant Patel had resigned after learning that he was being transferred to Allahabad HC where he would have been third in queue for...
Anil Ambani

Rumours confirmed: Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infra to tie up with Japan for bullet train...

Ambani also announces plans for a rights issue for Reliance Naval & Engineering to increase focus on the sunshine sector of defence Confirming what had...
Yashwant Sinha

BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national interest”

BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national...

Son of Union minister Maneka Gandhi and MP from Sultanpur, Varun called for “empathy, leading potentially to asylum” for Rohingya refugees Days after the Centre...
Rural electrification

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Saubhagya: Aiming for good luck with new name

A new name, a new extended deadline, a new, expanded budget for an old scheme with the same old goal: total electrification. This is...
Narendra Modi

As India’s economy stagnates, PM Modi revives UPA’s Economic Advisory Council

The five-member panel will be headed by Bibek Debroy and include Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Ratan Watal Three years into his government,...
US defence secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi, to discuss Indo-US defence partnership

US defence secretary Jim Mattis in New Delhi, to discuss Indo-US defence partnership

Mattis to discuss joint Indo-US efforts to advance common goals of the two countries through broader strategic exchange of views The US Defence Secretary Jim...
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BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
Mehrishi

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG

The 1978-batch retired IAS officer succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma, will be in office for a three-year term Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as...
FUN CAMPAIGN: Members of Team Europe, Roger Federer, Marin Cilic and Alexander Zverev, celebrate after winning the Rod Laver Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, Reuters/UNI

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Mulayam echoes Modi on Akhilesh: ‘Jo baap ka nahi, woh kisi ka nahi’

SP patriarch stopped shy of announcing new party but reiterated that he doesn’t endorse decisions taken by his son A formal split within the Samajwadi...
Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan, says we produce IITs and IIMs, you Jaish and Lashkar

Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan, says we produce IITs and IIMs, you Jaish and Lashkar

India asked Pakistan the reason why after 70 years of Independence, India produces engineers and doctors, establishes itself as IT power whereas Pakistan churns...
Mann Ki Baat; PM Shares Success Stories with Countrymen

Mann Ki Baat; PM Shares Success Stories with Countrymen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', a monthly radio address program, has completed three years on Sunday.  During his 30 minute address he...
Kashmir juveniles

South Kashmir’s Pulwama jail designated as correctional home

At least 20 youth, serving imprisonment in different jails, have been lodged in this detention centre in a bid to “segregate them from jailed...
Modi Varanasi

PM launches various schemes in his first visit to Uttar Pradesh after BJP win...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 17 developmental projects at one go in Varanasi. On a two-day visit, Modi is on his first...
Rajini and Modi

As Kamal Haasan explores political options, Rajini praises Modi’s Swachh Bharat mission

Tamil Nadu’s political landscape has been abuzz with speculation over the entry of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan into active politics While his cine-colleague Kamal Haasan...
JIM YONG KIM

India’s economy growing “pretty robustly”, says World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim

Amid concerns within India over the country’s slipping GDP growth and stagnating job market, WB president’s comments come as good news for Centre Being slammed...
Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh, man who coined BJP’s Ab ki Baar Modi Sarkar slogan, picks controlling...

Though sources in the channel denied reports of the SpiceJet owner buying a 40 per cent stake, speculation rife that the Roys will lose...
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Use your majority to get Women’s Reservation Bill passed in LS: Sonia to Modi

Congress president writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying her party will support the legislation in Parliament Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime...
Is fuel price hike imposed to recover interest on bullet train loan, asks Shiv Sena

Is fuel price hike imposed to recover interest on bullet train loan, asks Shiv...

BJP ally has been criticising government’s policies regularly, recently it had said that ‘unreasonable’ fuel price hikes were triggering farmer suicides Escalating its attack on...
At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

At Princeton University, RaGa lauds NaMo’s Make in India but criticizes its implementation

Congress VP says anger building up in India against Modi government for failing to deliver on promise of generating employment Days after he lashed out...
Make-in-India: U.S Defence firms want to retain control on proprietary technology

Make-in-India: U.S Defence firms want to retain control on proprietary technology

By Aditya Kalra and Sanjeev Miglani US-India Business Council says foreign partners in defence production can’t be held liable for defects in products manufactured in...
rahul gandhi

Rahul Gandhi escalates attack on Modi over intolerance, unemployment

During his US tour Gandhi attended several meetings including a roundtable at Center for American Progress (CAP) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has raised alarm against...
Manmohan Singh

Hasty GST implementation, noteban to adversely affect GDP: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister’s earlier prediction of demonetisation bringing GDP growth down by 2 per cent had recently come true With his prediction of demonetisation pulling...
YC Modi

YC Modi, cop who was part of Guj riots SIT that gave PM Modi...

The 1984-batch IPS officer will take over from incumbent Sharad Kumar who retires on October 30, Modi to be Officer on Special Duty in NIA...
Amit Shah court

Amit Shah finally comes to Maya Kodnani’s defence in Naroda Gram riots case

Kodnani, already convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case, had repeatedly sought Shah’s testimony in her defence to prove that she was with him...
Yogi Helps BJP Make PM’s 68th Birthday Celebration a Grand Event

Yogi Helps BJP Make PM’s 68th Birthday Celebration a Grand Event

Varanasi’s school students were lectured on “public welfare schemes and achievements” of Modi government Prime Minister’s 68th birthday celebration on Sunday was arguably marked...
sardar sarovar

Modi dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to Nation

Medha Patkar led Jal Satyagrah Protest continues Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam Sunday on River Narmada in Gujarat. The day...
THREE HEROES: Members of Indian women’s cricket team Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami at the India Today Mind Rocks 2017, in New Delhi, UNI

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Modi-Abe kick off bullet train project, sign new 15 MoUs between India and Japan

Japan to give India a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at 0.1 per cent interest for Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project which...
Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Affidavit reportedly claims that intelligence inputs suggest Rohingya militant groups active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat; could be used by IS Amid a global...
Rajdhani Express

1 coach of Jammu Rajdhani Express derails at New Delhi station, no casualties

The derailment – third since Piyush Goyal took charge as railway minister a fortnight ago – happened hours before Modi-Abe laid foundation stone for...
With High Speed Rail on card, PM Modi welcomes Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad

With High Speed Rail on card, PM Modi welcomes Japan PM Shinzo Abe in...

PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart will participate in 12th India-Japan annual summit With a major ray of hope for India’s High Speed Rail (HSR),...
How India Became the World Leader in Trump Projects

How India Became the World Leader in Trump Projects

-By Blake Schmidt Three years after his deal-making tour, India has become the only developing nation where the US president’s personal construction business in booming In...
Floods bring down India’s fuel demand to 14-year low

Floods bring down India’s fuel demand to 14-year low

Many Indian states have suffered from excessive rainfall and floods over the past few weeks, causing demand for fuel for cars to drop -By Zainab...

Govt won’t go against sentiments of people on Article 35A: Rajnath

Amid continued tensions in the Valley, Union home minister reiterates that he’s willing to talk to all stakeholders for resolving all problems of the...
Rahul Gandhi

RaGa in Berkeley: Candour, gaffes and a scathing attack on Modi government

Congress vice president admits that Modi is a better communicator than him but hits out at PM for demonetisation, allowing hatred and violence to...
Modi said Only those who keep India clean have right to say Vande Mataram

Only those who keep India clean have right to say Vande Mataram: Modi

Prime Minister commemorates 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 Commemorating the 125th anniversary of spiritual leader...
Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

The nonagenarian jurist, known for his high-octane and controversial jibes at politicians of all hues – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi – says he...

Shah defends demonetisation, says it expanded India’s formal economy

BJP national president tells FICCI that dip in GDP growth to 5.7 per cent was due to “technical reasons” At a time when Reserve Bank...
Busy with fodder scam cases, Lalu won’t appear for CBI questioning in hotel-for-land scam

Busy with fodder scam cases, Lalu won’t appear for CBI questioning in hotel-for-land scam

RJD chief’s son Tejashwi Yadav also seeks more time to appear before CBI citing prior political commitments. Lalu and Tejashwi had to appear before...
Rajnath Singh

Amid Article 35A debate, rising encounters Rajnath begins 4-day J&K tour

Union home minister to spend two days each in the Valley and Jammu region, will speak to Governor, political leaders, Armed Forces and common...
Maya Kodnani

Get Amit Shah to testify for you by Tuesday: Court to Gujarat riots accused...

Former minister in the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government in 2002, Kodnani claims she doesn’t know the address on which to send summons for Shah In...
Rohingya Muslims

India refuses to sign Bali declaration against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingyas

Indian delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says Parliamentary Forum was for sustainable development goals, reference to Myanmar on violence in Rakhine...
Beijing irked at Army Chief Rawat’s statement on “salami slicing” by China on India’s borders

Beijing irked at Army Chief Rawat’s statement on “salami slicing” by China on India’s...

Spokesperson of the Chinese foreign minister says India must clarify if General Rawat’s statement were “personal” or reflection of government’s line Indian Army Chief General...
7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Sonbhadra district, no casualties reported

7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Sonbhadra district, no casualties reported

All passengers who were stranded near the accident site were shifted to the remaining coaches and were proceeded to their destination by7:28 am. This...
Alphons

BJP has no problem with Kerala consuming beef: newly inducted union minister Alphons

- By Abhishek Kumar With eyes set on expanding political base in the south, north-east India, is BJP trying for an image makeover as far...
Modi and Jinping

Putting Doklam standoff behind, Modi-Xi talk “peace and tranquility” along borders

In their first bilateral talks since the 73 days long Doklam standoff, Narendra Modi and XI Jinping agreed that India and China needed to...
Rohingya

Modi will talk Rohingya with Myanmar, but how will India deport them?

The issue has been hanging fire in several regions of India, but while India wants to deport the Rohingya Muslims, there seems little legal...
VIRGINS ARE REVERRED: Young girls dressed as the Living Goddess participate in the Kumari Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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Raghuram Rajan: I Did Not Favour Demonetization

Another jolt to Modi’s “success story” Amid lot of controversy over why PM chose to go ahead for demonetization of big value currency notes in...
Nirmala

Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s new defence minister, biggest gainer in Sunday’s reshuffle

Piyush Goyal gets railways, Prabhu moved to commerce ministry while Uma Bharati stripped off water resources portfolio As Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-allocated portfolios to...
Cabinet PIB

A career diplomat, a former top cop, demolition man and one who arrested LK...

While expanding his council of ministers on Sunday, the Prime Minister relied on people’s experience with governance and administration and not politics alone The expansion of...

Cabinet reshuffle: Modi rewards performers, emphasis firmly on governance

Of the nine new junior ministers inducted in the council of ministers, 4 are former bureaucrats. Caste equations, politics and regional representation also addressed...
Dalit girl Anitha’s suicide over NEET failure triggers protests across TN, DMK slams Centre

Dalit girl Anitha’s suicide over NEET failure triggers protests across TN, DMK slams Centre

17-year-old MBBS aspirant Anitha S had committed suicide on Friday, months after Supreme Court dismissed her petition against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) A...
Russia expresses ‘regret’ over Doklam standoff but won’t take sides

Russia expresses ‘regret’ over Doklam standoff but won’t take sides

Amid rumours that China wanted Russia’s support against India on Doklam dispute, Russian envoy to Beijing insists that “the two countries do not need...
Modi-Shah

Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...
BRICS Summit against Backdrop Of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

BRICS Summit against Backdrop Of Plummeting Washington-Moscow Relations

By: Saeed Naqvi  Two recent events will influence attitudes at the 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen, China, from September 3 to 5 – Doklam and Trump’s decision...
As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre over DeMo, GST

As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre...

The disappointing GDP figures for the April-June quarter come at a time when the Centre is already facing harsh criticism over the purported failure...
Arun Jaitley

Jaitley rushes in to defend demonetisation after RBI says 99 per cent banned notes...

Finance minister admits that not all money deposited with banks post noteban was legal, claims objective of demonetisation was to gradually reduce cash flow...
Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

The committee headed by Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar had given 99 recommendations to the central government in its report on December 2016, out...
ROSES FLOATING IN SYRUP: A man makes jalebi at a small traditional factory ahead of the Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Reuters/UNI

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Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots: rules SC

Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots:...

Over 500 religious structures – a majority of them being mosques and Islamic shrines – were damaged in the post-Godhra pogrom of 2002. The...
9 coaches, engine of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derail near Asangaon, no casualties

9 coaches, engine of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derail near Asangaon, no casualties

Railway officials claimed that the derailment was caused by landslides due to incessant rainfall in the Kasara Ghat region over the past few days....
Justice Dipak Misra sworn-in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

New Chief Justice will have the unenviable task of presiding over politically sensitive cases like the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute, repealing Article 35A...

PM; Violence Not Acceptable, Guilty To Be Punished

Speaks to the nation in Mann ki Baat Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again said that violence in any form is unacceptable and guilty...

He is PM of India, not BJP: Angry Punjab & Haryana HC after Dera...

Day after pulling up the BJP-led Manohar Lal Khattar government for “complete collusion” with Dera Sachha Sauda followers, a furious Punjab and Haryana High...
Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief package for flood-hit Bihar

Modi announces Rs 500 crore relief package for flood-hit Bihar

RJD chief Lalu Yadav questioned PM’s timing for the visit and accused Nitish Kumar of engineering the floods A day before Lalu Yadav’s scheduled ‘anti-BJP’...

How the Khattar government abdicated its duties of maintaining order

Despite imposition of curfew in Panchkula, Haryana’s Manohar Lal Khattar government allowed over 1.5 lakh followers of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to...
Over 30 killed, hundreds injured, riots spread as Dera goons unleash mayhem post Godman Ram Rahim’s conviction in rape case

Rioting, arson, mayhem: Dera goons on rampage post Ram Rahim’s conviction

Despite threats of widespread violence by followers of the Dera chief in the run up to his conviction, BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar government in...
Rahul gandhi

Day after Mayawati pulled out of Lalu’s ‘BJP Bhagao rally’, Rahul Gandhi chooses Norway...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s effort to stitch up a Mahagathbandhan of secular parties to take on the BJP juggernaut begins to falter even...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq verdict: Arif Mohammad Khan

Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On April 23, 1985 the Supreme Court judgment on the Mohammed Ahmed Khan vs Shah Bano case created history. The judgment,...
Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Nepal PM arrives on 5 day visit

Kathmandu keeping “equidistance” on Doklam standoff Amid India-China standoff in Doklam, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived in India on Wednesday for a...
Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Barring a section of cleric and organisations like the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, political parties, social activists and most importantly the Muslim...
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam

After several false alarms EPS and OPS announce AIADMK merger, party chief Sasikala’s fate...

Once fighting for Jayalalithaa’s legacy, AIADMK (Amma) faction led by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp of O Panneerselvam unite, likely...
Rahul Gandhi visits Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath targets him and blames previous govts for deaths

BJP will stay in power for at least 50 years: Amit Shah

BJP national president is on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110-day nationwide tour that is being touted as the...
Modi’s ‘new India’ to solve problems of Kashmir, terrorism and naxalism by 2022: Rajnath

Modi’s ‘new India’ to solve problems of Kashmir, terrorism and naxalism by 2022: Rajnath

Union home minister ‘assures’ countrymen that the Modi government – which has pledged to create a ‘New India’ by 2022 – will solve the...
Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Yadav

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi Government for trying to impose RSS ideology on the country

Opposition leaders at the ‘Sajha Virasat Bachao’ (Save Composite Heritage) meet of Opposition parties, called by JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav,...

After coronary stents, knee implant prices slashed by almost 69 pc

The reduction in implant prices – ranging between 59 and 69 per cent – will annually help an average of 1.5 lakh patients who...
US Diplomat Wears Saree of People’s Choice on Independence Day

US Diplomat Wears Saree of People’s Choice on Independence Day

It may help popularize Indian handlooms In a bid to build direct ties with Indian people, the US Charge d’Affairs MaryKay Carlson, finally wore saree...

Independence Day 2017: Modi shares vision of New India, reaches out to Kashmir

Prime Minister commenced his speech with tributes to the freedom fighters and condoled the death of more than 70 children in Gorakhpur In his fourth...
Netas on Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: When and what they said

Netas on Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: When and what they said

~By Abhishek Kumar The tragic death of over 60 ailing children in Gorakhpur hospital due to alleged shortage of oxygen saw a war on social...
Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

Ahmad Patel Barely Survives to Keep Sonia’s Rahul Hopes Alive

By: Saeed Naqvi It would be rank bad form to describe Ahmad Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi’s furniture, because the entire...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
PM Modi in Lok sabha

75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement: Modi talks of ‘sankalp se siddhi’, Sonia says...

To mark the 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement, both houses of Parliament debate the country’s past and present. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...

Congress facing ‘existential crisis’ admits former Union minister Jairam Ramesh

An aide of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party’s key strategist on politics and policy, Ramesh says people want to “see a new Congress…The...
WAR BUT NO WAR

WAR BUT NO WAR

~ By Syed Ata Hasnain As the standoff at Doklam Plateau in Bhutan, the 89-square kilometre area which China lays claim to, enters its ninth...
Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

Haryana’s Trump Village to Send Rakhis to US President, Modi

On Sunday when President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, people of the Trump village, formerly known as Maroda...
A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

A landmark for BJP as it bags the top four constitutional posts

For the first time in independent India’s history, the BJP occupies all four top constitutional posts in the country with M Venkaiah Naidu elected...
Dialogue is the way to resolve conflicts between nations and societies: PM Modi

Dialogue is the way to resolve conflicts between nations and societies: PM Modi

“Samvad” or "dialogue" is the only way to cut through deep rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow...

Privilege motion moved against Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha for “misleading the House”

The Congress along with other opposition parties has moved a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly...
Kejriwal government to renew effort for inclusion of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’ in Unesco World Heritage City list

Kejriwal government to renew effort for inclusion of ‘Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities’ in Unesco...

Ahmedabad had recently become the first Indian city to get the UN body’s World Heritage tag stunning heritage activists, history buffs and the common...
Pranab Mukerjee

You have been a father figure, mentor: Modi to Pranab on his last day...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tweets letter Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent to him on his last day in office, says it touched his heart The...
Santosh Mohan Dev

Veteran Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev passes away at 83

He made immense contribution to build the party right from grassroots level in the Northeast ~By Sujit Bhar Santosh Mohan Dev, a veteran Congress leader and...
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

Handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 to head the revamped version of the Planning Commission, Panagariya wants to return to academia,...
LPG Cylinder prices to be hiked by ₹4 every month

Achche Din continue: LPG Cylinder prices to be hiked by ₹4 every month

Union minister for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan informs Parliament of Modi sarkar’s plan to eliminate subsidies on cooking gas by March 2018 If spiraling prices of...
Sharad Yadav

Bihar brouhaha: Sharad Yadav breaks silence, calls Nitish’s power-swap “unfortunate”, betrayal of mandate

Former Janata Dal (United) chief has been sulking ever since Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar broke the Mahagathbandhan last week and chose to ally...
Army veterans write to PM Modi: Dissent is not treason but the essence of democracy, Army veterans

Army veterans write to PM Modi: Dissent is not treason but the essence of...

In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief ministers of all states and lieutenant-governors of union territories, 114  Armed Forces veterans endorse...

PM Appreciates Smooth GST Implementation

Advises Nation to Observe August 15 As “Sankalp Diwas” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his satisfaction over the smooth implementation and public reception for...
Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in Gujarat

Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in...

With imminent defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in the Aug 8 RS polls, grand old party stares at another...
Nitish Kumar won the trust vote

Nitish Wins Vote: Trust doubtful

Winning the trust vote with a comfortable margin, Nitish Kumar started his second term as chief minister in the same State Assembly on Friday....
PM Modi opens APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial

PM Modi inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameswaram

The Memorial to the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam was today inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home town of Rameshwaram in Tamil...
Nitish Kumar & PM Modi

Conscience calls; Nitish dumps Mahagathbandhan for Gathbandhan with his foes-turned friends

BJP's Sushil Modi back as Bihar deputy CM, JD (U) likely to join NDA at the Centre while RJD and Congress cry foul over...
Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM, says it had become difficult to function

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar quit as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday evening following a weeks-long tussle with alliance partner Lalu Prasad-led RJD over corruption...
HELLO, GOODBYE: Incumbent president Ram Nath Kovind and outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee take a buggy ride after the guard of honour ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, PIB

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Eminent scientist, academician Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90

He was known for significant contributions in education reforms; made astrophysics popular among the masses through his television series on Doordarshan in the 1980s. Eminent...
US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US diplomats active in Beijing, New Delhi Amidst India’s bilateral approach in its territorial disputes with its neighbors, US administration has established contact with New...
Virulent intolerance unleashed in India under Modi govt: New York Times

Virulent intolerance unleashed in India under Modi govt: New York Times

Criticising the Modi government, an editorial in a New York daily said there has been an "alarming rise" in mob attacks in India since...
It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

The Centre scored a victory of sorts by getting Home Ministry deleted from list of Respondents Taking action against vigilantism and violence by cow protection...
SEBI

SEBI signs a bilateral MoU with The European Securities and Markets Authority

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)...
Ramnath kovind

Ram Nath Kovind is India’s next President

Former Bihar governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been declared elected as the 14th President of India. As expected, Kovind...

US Asks India to Assist Save Afghan Borders

India likely to send troops to Kabul, say experts By: Abu Turab The India-US ties have been growing rapidly in the post Modi-Trump recent summit...

Venkaiah Naidu files nomination for vice-president poll, quits BJP

Two-time Bhartiya Janata Party president and NDA’s vice presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu filed his nomination in the Parliament on Tuesday. Naidu was accompanied...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...
Amarnath accident

16 pilgrims killed in Amarnath Yatra bus accident

Prime Minister, Home Minister express grief Atleast sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and dozens injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in...
US supports Defense cooperation with India, punishes Pakistan

US supports Defense cooperation with India, punishes Pakistan

House of Representatives passes amendments in NDAA-2018 The US political leaders across their affiliation are growingly turning in favor of India and expressing their...
Ajit Doval

Doklam standoff: Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS NSAs meet

However, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, did not confirm the visit Amid the ongoing Doklam standoff with China, National Security Advisor (NSA)...
Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Tejashwi Yadav refutes corruption charges, says didn’t even have a moustache then

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav put to rest speculations over his resignation on Wednesday saying that he would not quit over charges of...
Amarnath Attack

Seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attack in J&K

In one of the worst terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and at least 19 injured in a terror...
Narendra Modi

Modi returns after visiting Israel and G-20 Summit

He is the first Indian PM visiting Israel in 70 years Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned New Delhi Sunday morning after two nation visit....
Modi In Israel

Modi’s Israel Visit: Memories of a Journalist’s Visits To Jewish State

By: Saeed Naqvi Israel has been in the news in the context of the Prime Minister’s visit and I may be forgiven for a touch...

Mob attacks six men transporting buffaloes in Delhi

Six people were thrashed on Friday by unidentified men in Delhi’s Baba Haridas Nagar for allegedly transporting buffalo calves to a slaughter house. Later, the...
Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Youth and star activists gather to start Manav Suraksha Kanoon movement By Lilly Paul Like-minded citizens have come together to prepare a draft Bill, Protection From...
Modi hits Pak again, clubbed LeT and JeM with Al-Qaeda

Modi hits Pak again, clubbed LeT and JeM with Al-Qaeda

BRICS should lead the campaign against terrorism, says PM In an aggressive diplomatic exercise against Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose G-20 Summit to name...
Modi-Xi1 at G-20 Summit

G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping exchange greetings, talk on range of issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face to face at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G20...

Government mulls allowing private vehicles to be run as shared taxis

The government is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion...
Narendra Modi

Last day in Israel: Modi pays homage to Indian World War I heroes

Netanyahu accompanies Modi On the last day of his visit to Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Indian soldiers who laid their...
India, Israel cement ties, sign seven agreements

India, Israel cement ties, sign seven agreements

Netanyahu; marriage made in heaven implemented on earth India and Israel have signed seven agreements in Wednesday, including a MoU for water conservation, cooperation...
Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Governor surprised at CM’s attitude The political tug of war between the Centre and West Bengal government reached new heights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...

PM leaves for first ever Israel visit

Haretz expects BJP will anchor ties with greater alacrity Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his three-day visit to Israel Tuesday morning, being the first...
India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

By Rajesh Sinha A war of words has erupted between India and China over the standoff between their armies in Sikkim sector with a hardening...
HELOTS WE ARE NOT: Farmers shout slogans during a protest organised by Rastriya Kisan Mahashangna (RKM) in favour of their demands , in New Delhi, UNI

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India offers $11 billion to develop Iranian gas field

India offers $11 billion to develop Iranian gas field

ONGC to lead the consortium With lifting of UN sanctions  following Iran’s compliance with conditions stipulated for its nuclear deal with six world powers, India...
Narendra Modi

Economic “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” underway; PM

Modi advises CAs not to help black money hoarders Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again warned the black money hoarders of stringent action saying...

BJP leader arrested for lynching in Jharkhand

Victim was allegedly carrying beef A local BJP leader was arrested by the Jharkhand police on Saturday over last week’s mob lynching of meat trader Alimuddin Ansari...
BURN BABY BURN: A demonstrator burns a barricade during a protest against President Michel Temer's proposal reform of Brazil's social security system in a general strike in Rio de Janeiro, Reuters/UNI

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GST launched in India

GST launched in India

The goods and services tax (GST) was launched at the stroke of the midnight hour on Saturday. The tax reform was launched by President...
Prime Minister Modi to Visit Child Victim of Mumbai Terror Attack While in Israel

Prime Minister Modi to Visit Child Victim of Mumbai Terror Attack While in Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will on July 4 become the first-ever sitting Indian PM to visit Israel, is expected to meet with a...
Four people lynched in Bihar, Jharkhand

Four people lynched in Bihar, Jharkhand

Killings come on a day when Modi appealed for an end to them On a day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned citizens against taking...
Not In My Name protest meet makes Modi speak against killings

Not In My Name protest meet makes Modi speak against killings

By Lilly Paul What started as a Facebook post ended with hundreds of people taking to the streets at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to join the...
Modi condemns killing in the name of cow protection

Modi condemns killing in the name of cow protection

Not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of, says PM Breaking his silence on recent cow protection related violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday...
Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Israel

Modi, the first Indian PM to visit Israel

Netanyahu will be with Modi almost throughout the visit, says Israeli envoy Next week Prime Minister Narendra Modi will create history by visiting Israel, first...
Facing heat over cross-border terrorism, Pakistan talks of Kashmir

Facing heat over cross-border terrorism, Pakistan talks of Kashmir

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has accused the US of speaking India’s language after Washington and New Delhi urged Islamabad not to let its...
Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

China calls Danglong part of its “territory” Bhutan has joined India in objecting to the construction of a road in what they called a “disputed...
PM Modi arrives india

Modi returns after three nation visit

Carries forward India’s ties with US, Portugal and Netherlands Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned Wednesday morning after a successful three-nation tour to Portugal, the US...
ALL SMILES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, at White House, in Washington DC, UNI

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Trump and Modi developed close Chemistry

Trump and Modi developed close Chemistry

Trump salutes Modi and Indian people By Abu Turab The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump, which was earlier officially termed as an...
Modi and trump

India becomes Major Defense Partner with U.S

Trump supports India’s Pak policy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have resolved to expand and deepen strategic partnership and advance...
All Eyes on First Modi-Trump Meeting Today

All Eyes on First Modi-Trump Meeting Today

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet President Trump, June 26th, on their first one on one meeting, in the nation's capital....
Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Above: Finance Minister Jaitley seen at an earlier iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhavan Modi Government was unrepresented at President’s last iftar party By Rajesh Sinha For quite...

PM leaves for Portugal, US and Netherlands trip

Will spend five hours with President Trump Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning left on a three-nation tour of Portugal, US and Netherlands...
Central government announces 30 more cities to be developed under Smart City Mission

Central government announces 30 more cities to be developed under Smart City Mission

The Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing, M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday announced another 30 cities to be developed under the smart city...
Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
NOTES FROM THE SOUL: A Bolivian troupe performs on the pan flute at the closing ceremony of World People Conference in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Reuters/UNI

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Media: Trumping Government in US; Modified in India

Media: Trumping Government in US; Modified in India

By Ranjona Banerji Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency and the standoff with the bulk of the American media continues. The President continues to whine...
Trump nominates new ambassador to India

Trump nominates new ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster, corporate icon to replace Richard Verma At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing for his US trip, President Donald Trump...
First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

First cargo plane from Afghanistan lands in Delhi, air corridor opens

An Afghan cargo plane carrying 62 tons of cargo landing in Delhi on June 19 marked the opening of the air corridor established between...
Working for India-Pak talks on Kashmir: UN Chief

Working for India-Pak talks on Kashmir: UN Chief

Does not claim mediating on the issue United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has disclosed that he was engaged in bringing about a dialogue between...
International Yoga Day: Countries are now connecting to India through Yoga, says Modi

International Yoga Day: Countries are now connecting to India through Yoga, says Modi

Summer solstice, observed as the International Yoga Day, an achievement Prime Minister Narendra Modi can lay claim to, saw millions come out to practice...
PM to lead the nation on Yoga Day in Lucknow

PM to lead the nation on Yoga Day in Lucknow

CM Yogi and 51000 others will participate Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi along with 51,000 others at Ramabhai Ambedkar...
GST launch with midnight Parliament session

GST launch with midnight Parliament session

Major tax reform was proposed by UPA government On June 30, midnight, lawmakers will gather for a special Parliament session for the launch of...
HEALTH IS WEALTH: Muslim girls practice yoga during a training session at a school compound ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, Reuters/UNI

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PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi Metro

PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi Metro

The metro is scheduled to start commercial operations on Monday, June 19 from 6 am onwards Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Kochi Metro...
PM Modi

It’s Mayhem in Cuckoo land

By Ranjona Banerji Apart from eternal optimists who live in cloud cuckoo land where lollipops grow on trees and no one ever gets diabetes, there...
Donald Trump & Modi

Trump to host Modi at White House

A less glamorous trip this time U.S. President Donald Trump will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House for the first time on June...
Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

Farmers’ unrest puts Modi government in a tight spot

Problem revolves around increase in production and fall in prices Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr New Delhi: There is a clear recognition on the part of the...
India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today in ‘goodwill gesture’

India to release 11 Pakistani prisoners today in ‘goodwill gesture’

Pakistan had sought the release of these prisoners as they had completed their sentence India will release  eleven  Pakistani prisoners, who have served their sentence,...
The Media Will Not “Crawl” Ever Again, Cry Voices Against Media Oppression

The Media Will Not “Crawl” Ever Again, Cry Voices Against Media Oppression

The protest meeting on press freedom at Press Club of India on Friday, June 9 turned out to be a mega affair, where the...
Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

It was the first meeting between the two leaders Amid tense diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China’s President Xi Jinping ahead of the...
Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

Manmohan Singh blames Modi on economic slowdown

The ruling government has failed to create jobs, he said Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government had failed to...
Congress Working Committee meeting

Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi govt on economy, social disharmony

Alleges narrow minded world view and stagnation Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday strongly criticised the BJP-led NDA government for “seeking to extinguish” the essence...
China says India's NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

China says India’s NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

PM Narendra Modi is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during SCO China on Monday made it clear that it will continue to block...
Dr Prannoy Roy

CBI raids NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s residence

Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy had last year written to the PM, accusing NDTV of money laundering New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation...
Narendra Modia and Emmanuel Macron

Paris Accord: France, India Collaborate on Climate Change in Snub To Trump

French President Macron will visit India for a summit on solar energy  Prime Minister Narendra  Modi closed his European tour meeting with French President Emmanuel...
Smiling Without Answering: Rajnath confident of return of normalcy to Valley

Smiling Without Answering: Rajnath confident of return of normalcy to Valley

Home Minister took all questions without answering most of them Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The majority of questions at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s press briefing on...
Opinion: Advani’s Splendid Isolation

Opinion: Advani’s Splendid Isolation

Advani, who made Hindutva a potent political force, by riding the rath in the late 1980s is a lonely man now.  ~By Zafar Agha “Kasam...
Moo-ing on with demonetisation, Priyanka Chopra’s dress and peacock tears - APNLive

Moo-ing on with demonetisation, Priyanka Chopra’s dress and peacock tears

Jawaharlal Nehru gets blamed for IT sector job losses Ranjona Banerji Which of the following are the biggest issues affecting India today: 1) A just-retired judge...
India to be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member: Putin

India to be Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member: Putin

Pakistan is also likely to be made a member of the group in its meeting in Kazakhstan Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said India...
Modi-Putin

Modi-Putin to hold annual bilateral summit in St. Petersburg

India, Russia to sign agreement to build nuclear plants Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia on the third leg of his four-nation...
Demonetisation hurts India, GDP rate slips

Demonetisation hurts India, GDP rate slips

The growth rate has slowed to 6.1 percent in the January-March 2017 quarter India’s economic growth has taken a hit due to demonetisation and...
Desi girl Priyanka trolled for meeting Modi in short skirt

Desi girl Priyanka trolled for meeting Modi in short skirt

Twitterati thought that the actress wasn't properly dressed to meet PM Modi  Actor Priyanka Chopra has done many things first including a TV series in...
Narendra Modi in Spain

Modi for taking ties with Spain to a “new level”

Will also visit Russia and France Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s commitment for taking its relations with Spain “to a new and more productive...
Modi meets Merkel, discussed OBOR, GST and Terrorism

Modi meets Merkel, discusses OBOR, GST and Terrorism

"Had a very good interaction with Chancellor Merkel," Modi said in a tweet after his meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met German Chancellor...
Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

Bengal minister defies red beacon ban

‘Our government has not banned it yet’, Arup Biswas explains Defying the centre’s ban on red beacon on vehicles, a West Bengal minister invited controversy...
Modi kick-starts European tour

Modi kick-starts European tour

He will visit Germany, Spain, Russia and France with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just...
After lunch with Modi, Nitish says nothing political on menu

After lunch with Modi, Nitish says nothing political on menu

The Janata Dal United leader was conspicuous by his absence at the lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years:...

The BJP chief praised the surgical strikes by Indian Army on several terror launch pads in retaliation to the terror attack in Uri. BJP president...
NE will now stand for New Engine for India’s growth, says PM

NE will now stand for New Engine for India’s growth, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined a new acronym for the abbreviation NE on Friday in Assam, saying that instead of North East, NE will...
RAPT ATTENTION: Models at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2017 event in France, Reuters/UNI

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Narendra Modi

PM inaugurates India’s longest bridge

The 9.15km Dhola-Sadiya Bhupen Hazarika Bridge will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by five hours Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya...
Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

The BJP MP’s remarks came at a critical time when the party has been claiming both the leaders of being involved in corruption cases BJP...
Narendra Modi

Hardik shaves head to welcome Modi

During two-day visit to Gujarat, PM will address AGM of African Development Bank, inauguration ceremonies Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his home state Gujarat...
Demonetisation hasn’t ended terrorism or black money, has it?

Demonetisation hasn’t ended terrorism or black money, has it?

Unlike in the US, India’s TV media is busy playing cheerleader for the government Ranjona Banerji Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by...
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I was with Anil Madhav Daveji till late last evening, discussing key policy issues. This demise is a personal loss. —Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on...

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It is the dawn of a new era in the hills. The hills are smiling. —West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on winning the Mirik municipal...
Palestinian President Abbas asks Modi to help bring peace to Middle East

Palestinian President Abbas asks Modi to help bring peace to Middle East

By Abu Turab Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sought India’s help in resolving the Palestinian dispute with Israel. Speaking at the India Islamic Cultural Centre...
India plays balancing act in Middle East

India plays balancing act in Middle East

Palestinian Authority President visits New Delhi ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landmark visit to Israel in the next few months. By Abu Turab India will...
Direct Varanasi-Colombo Flight from August, announces PM Modi in Sri Lanka

Direct Varanasi-Colombo Flight from August, announces PM Modi in Sri Lanka

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka Colombo:Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Sri Lanka on a two-day tour, announced a...
PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

He gave the formula to a baffled crowd while speaking at the launch of the Supreme Court's new digital filing system, ICMIS Prime Minister Narendra...
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I have spoken to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and told her about the order of president, ICJ, under Article 74, paragraph 4, of...
Was Erdogan’s Kashmir proposal a planned move?

Was Erdogan’s Kashmir proposal a planned move?

The Turkish strongman’s offer to mediate in the Kashmir issue is a reflection of his strong ties with Pakistan. By Abu Turab The recent visit of...
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Satendar Jain told me that he had arranged a seven-acre land deal in Chattarpur for the Bansal family. He also fudged bills up to...
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We are a united family of South Asian countries, united in our pursuit of peace, progress and prosperity of our region and the entire...
PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, says world is curious to know about Yoga Day

PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar, says world is curious to know...

The Patanjali institute says that they have developed new varieties of wheat and chilli seeds that can produce more than double the yield. Prime Minister...
Red Beacon

Bye bye red beacons, no more privilege for VIPs!

APN covered the historical change The use of read beacons on vehicles of VIPs has now become illegal from Monday, May 1. The Union Cabinet had...
Turkish President says he’s ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue

Turkish President says he’s ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue

President Erdogan said that it is in the interests of the neighbouring countries to resolve the Kashmir i