PM Modi works for capitalists not for poor farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the latter works only for capitalists and overlooks poor farmers. “The farmer who grows crops could not get advantage out of it. Modi did not help farmers. He broke his promises. He has forgiven...

Jaitley urges World Bank to increase IBRD’s funding to India

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley emphasised the need for increasing the World Bank Portfolio for India at a meeting held today with Kristalina I. Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group. Jaitley said that since India has now decided to take assistance from the World Bank only through International Bank for...

UP Elections 2017: BJP on backfoot over not giving tickets to any Muslim

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
For the past five years, the minority cell of the BJP worked overtime to establish close contact with Muslim voters, but when it came to giving tickets to them in the UP Assembly polls, it was a different story. The minority cell of the UP BJP had undertaken membership drives and also made efforts to...

Ramjas row: Kiren Rijiju tweets video of jawan condemning Afzal sympathisers, JNU

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
NEW DELHI: Even as controversy over freedom of expression and nationalism spiraled, union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju tweeted a video of an Army jawan who is heard criticising people taking sides of terrorists like Afzal Guru, or Naxals or even burning national flag. The jawan can be seen...

Tamil Nadu Ministers Meet Sasikala in Bengaluru Jail

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
Four Tamil Nadu ministers visited Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara jail on Tuesday to visit AIADMK General secretary and disproportionate assets case convict VK Sasikala. Sasikala, prisoner number 9324, currently shares a cell with her sister-in-law Ilaivarasi. The group of ministers who left from...

Bollywood celebrities react on Gurmehar Kaur row

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
Bollywood celebrities Anurag Kashyap, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vidya Balan have come out in support of Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, saying she has the right to express her opinion and should not be trolled for it. Kashyap, who in the past has spoken about the increasing attack on creative freedom,...

Hard work vs Harvard: PM Narendra Modi takes a dig at critics of demonetisation

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
NEW DELHI/MAHARAJGANJ: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at the critics of demonetisation+ citing recent GDP figures and repeated his old barb “hard work is more powerful than Harvard”. The government had on Tuesday pegged GDP growth at a higher-than-expected 7.1 per cent...

Ramjas row: ‘Motivated campaign’ blown out of proportion by Cong, says BJP

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
Bengaluru/New Delhi , Mar. 1 : Coming down heavily on the Congress Party for blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of suppressing the right to dissent in regard to the recent violent clashes in Ramjas College, the ruling dispensation on Wednesday accused the grand old party of blowing the situation...

Nobody will accept BJP’s definition of anti-nationalism: Congress

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
Coming down heavily at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah for saying that the saffron party will define anti-nationalism, the Congress Party on Wednesday said nobody would accept the definition. Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Anand Sharma said any attempt to redefine anti-nationalism would...

Child trafficking accused names Vijayvargiya, Roopa

Published on Mar 01 2017 // India
In a major embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the names of its Central and State leaders — national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and women’s wing president Roopa Ganguly — has been mentioned by a key accused in a recent child trafficking case in North Bengal. The...

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