PM looting treasury to build Modi cult: Congress leader Anand Sharma

Published on May 25 2017 // India
Former Union minister and Congress leader Anand Sharma on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “looting the treasury” to build a personality cult around himself. The sharp attack from the Opposition leader came on a day the Centre was planning to roll out a two-week mega publicity...

J-K human rights body to hear ‘human shield’ case, petitioners say victim was ‘defamed’

Published on May 25 2017 // India
The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) will hear a petition next month relating to a man who was tied to an Army vehicle and paraded around villages in the Budgam district of central Kashmir. The International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir (IFJHRJK) has filed...

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis escaped air tragedy today, 7 politicians who didn’t make it

Published on May 25 2017 // India
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades. Fadnavis, 46, three officials, a pilot and co-pilot managed to emerge...

Uzma calls Pakistan a well of death, thanks PM Modi, Sushma Swaraj for helping her return to India

Published on May 25 2017 // India
Indian national Uzma Ahmed, who had claimed she was forced to marry a Pakistani man and was later allowed to return to India, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for their help as she recounted her ordeal at a press conference in New Delhi today. “Pakistan...

Make in India gets major sourcing push from Modi govt

Published on May 25 2017 // India
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy providing preference to domestically manufactured goods for government procurements, in a major step to boost the government’s Make in India initiative. It also approved the abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which has, for 25...

Make in India: Indian companies to work with foreign firms to make submarines, jets for defence

Published on May 25 2017 // India
India approved on Wednesday a long-awaited policy to boost local defence manufacturing by effectively picking industry champions that would tie up with foreign players to make submarines, fighter jets, helicopters and armoured vehicles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to end India’s role...

Despite terror attack, Manchester’s multicultural community has not lost its unity and diversity

Published on May 25 2017 // India
The bomb blast attack at the Manchester Arena which hosted the celebrity pop singer Ariana Grande concert came two months after the Westminster attack. This horrific attack has shocked the city and among the casualties, there have been children and teenagers. The attack has set fear, anxiety and trauma...

Narendra Modi Government Did In 3 Years What Others Didn’t In 70: Amit Shah

Published on May 25 2017 // India
HYDERABAD: Highlighting the welfare and development schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government, BJP chief Amit Shah said on Wednesday that those questioning its performance should first answer what they did while in power for decades. Noting that he has a list of 106 schemes launched by the NDA...

Uttar Pradesh: Saharanpur violence escalates; DM, SSP suspended as mobile and internet services disrupted

Published on May 25 2017 // India
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Fresh violence was witnessed in Saharanpur in which three persons were injured on Wednesday, prompting the government to suspend the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police (SSP). The Divisional Commissioner and the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) were transfered...

Denial of entry to ex-CRPF officer not our policy towards India: Canadian envoy

Published on May 24 2017 // India
New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay termed the characterisation of a reputed force like the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as “completely unacceptable” after a retired inspector general of the CRPF was denied entry saying he served in an organisation that...

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