India is a land of renowned politicians. Since the period of independence there has been a birth of some leaders who have sacrificed their whole life for the sake of the Nation. During any type of revolt, they have always stood in the front and fought for the truth. They have also lost theirRead More
As the election approaches, you as a citizen must know your candidates because this will give you a glimpse into each leader’s potentiality and capability. As you must have known Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi are two prominent leaders of BJP and Congress respectively. Here is a briefRead More
Being surrounded by books is a matter of routine for civil services aspirants, but Sreenath K, a coolie who cleared the written test of the Kerala Public Service Commission, the preparation is just about his phone and earphones as he goes about his job.
Sreenath has been earning hisRead More
Voters are not known to study past election statistics before making their choices. In other words, trends don't influence voters. Rather it's the voters who set the trends. Past trends, however, provide insights into voting behaviour even if, in the end, an election result may not fallRead More
It has to be seen whether the Congress and the Janata Dal(S) will manage to ultimately deny the Bharatiya Janata Party yet another chance to rule Karnataka. Beyond this fact, the Karnataka Assembly election results have been of little relief to the Congress. It has neither provided it theRead More
As predicted by most exit polls, it's a hung Assembly in Karnataka with no party claiming absolute majority. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged single largest party with 104 seats, but is seven short of a majority. Congress with 78 seats and Janata Dal (Secular) with 38 swiftlyRead More
Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday approached the Supreme Court in his personal capacity against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of inviting BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state despite being eight short of a majority in the assembly. A bench of ChiefRead More
For the BJP that looks at Karnataka as its gateway to south India, BS Yeddyurappa will need eight more MLAs to force open the door to the seat of power in the Vidhana Soudha. The Supreme court made Yeddyurappa's swearing-in on Thursday a provisional affair and will look closely at hisRead More
“Do you want a lucky person or someone who is less lucky?” asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Read More
The former finance minister P. Chidambaram’s self-righteous assertions on almost everything under the sun are not new but Read More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to roll out the red carpet for his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina as she arrives today in her second visit to the country in just under two months. The Bangladesh prime minister will be visiting Shantiniketan to attend Visva-BharatiRead More
New Delhi: India's planned Rs 40,000-crore deal to buy the sophisticated, long-range S-400 air defence system from Russia would "complicate" building inter-operability between the United States (US) and Indian militaries, a senior US Congressman said in DelhiRead More
The hypocrisy template that defines mainstream media in India is once again evident over the alleged murder of a young Dalit student in West Bengal on Wednesday.
Trilochan Mahato's fault was that he was a member of BJP's youth wing and had worked hard during the recentRead More
The Modi government’s failed first attempt at selling a majority of of Air India has not just called into question its seriousness in implementing one of the boldest reforms at the fag end of its tenure, it has also, once again, highlighted the airline’s worsening financialRead More
At the fourth meetingof NITI Aayog's Governing Council on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly defended the NDA's 'cooperative federalism-based' approach to governance, asserting that under his rule, the states had received Rs 11 lakh crore, whichRead More
The collapse of the BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir has brought the troubled state's political turbulence to the fore. The state's uncertain future has been linked with larger political narrative in an election season, giving rise to a deluge of debates that runs the risk ofRead More
New Delhi: Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday launched a new Hindutva outfit, AntarRashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) with an objective to consolidate the Hindu votes in the country and present a political alternative to them ahead of the next generalRead More
The 43rd anniversary of the imposition of the Emergency has spawned two parallel narratives, both suffering from the drawback of exclusively linking the authoritarian tendency in India to the personality of the prime minister helming the nation at a point of time. These narratives say IndiraRead More
India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), the country’s most ambitious indirect tax reform since independence is a “wildly positive” measure for the medium to long term and those who attack it are probably doing so because the nature of game changing reform is that it goesRead More
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS in Delhi today to meet former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital. He also laid the foundation stone of the National Centre for Ageing at the medical center which will be built in a year and a halfRead More
Mumbai: Exports of merchandise – from industrial to agricultural goods – to African countries, Latin America and Japan dropped over the four years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and grew at single digits to other regions, according toRead More
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday ruled out a single tax rate under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said a Mercedes car and milk cannot be taxed at the same rate. He added that accepting Congress' demand for a uniform 18 percent rate would lead to aRead More
As we inch closer to 2019, one of the biggest political spectacles of our times, the stakes are incredibly high and rising still. And the impact is being reflected in diverse fields. Take international relations. Increasingly, there is nothing to distinguish between political and foreign policyRead More
New Delhi: With growing concerns over indoctrination through social media, end-to-end encrypted apps and audio-video clips on the dark web, the government is laying the groundwork with the help of states to mount a grand offensive against multifaceted radicalisationRead More
Since US president Donald Trump adopted the term 'Indo-Pacific', China has time and again expressed its disapproval and even issued demarches to countries participating in the quad. It has always been wary of the "freeRead More
Narendra Modi's exhaustive interview conducted by the Swarajya magazine throws incisive light on the tactics that BJP may adopt in 2019. A detailed list of questions covering diverse topics elicited an even more detailed response from the prime minister, revealing the strengths that he mayRead More
Terming the party's social media volunteers "cyber warriors", BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday asked them to spread like fireRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of 2019 election campaigns, will visit Jaipur on Saturday to address a huge gathering of beneficiaries of government schemes, according to several media reports. The Rajasthan government is spending over Rs 7 crore to bring around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries to theRead More
Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek feedback from around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of central and state run public welfare schemes here on Saturday.
Modi, at the `Pradhan Mantri Jansanwad programme` at Amrudoon ka Bagh here, will have one-on-one meetings with beneficiaries ofRead More
New Delhi: South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Delhi on Sunday on his first state visit to India during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key issues such as the situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to boost trade and defenceRead More
Both the prime minister and the BJP president feel that the Opposition’s “sole agenda is to remove (Narendra) Modi”. They have said it clearly in interviews and speeches recently. Is this true? Certainly, the BJP seems to believe it and the two leaders named above haveRead More
The interaction is expected to provide an opportunity to the Prime Minister to know, directly from the members, about the various activities being undertaken by them and how it has impacted their lives.
PM Modi's interaction with members of the SHGs will be telecast live onRead More
Two days before PrimeRead More
NEW DELHI: The Congress demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise for calling it a party for Muslim men only and said the remark showed his "sick mentality".
Terming the prime minister a "peddler of untruths", the Congress also challenged him to discuss his
JAIPUR: In response to a protest staged by the Congress against the expenses incurred by the BJP government in Rajasthan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday asked if the Congress paid for the visits of former Prime Minister ManmohanRead More
Memories of a near-washout Budget Session precede the convening of the Monsoon Session, which will be the last Monsoon Session of the 16th Lok Sabha. While members of both the Opposition and Treasury benches have vowed commitment to let the House function in accordance with theRead More
JAIPUR: Alleging that the RSS and AIMIM were "two sides of the same coin", the Congress today accused both the organisations of polarising people.
"They are the two sides of the same coin. They do polarisation and run their own agendas," Congress spokesperson Priyanka
PATNA: Angered at a delay in giving permission to prosecute a railway official in a railway scam probe involving Lalu Yadav and his family, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United has sharply reminded the BJP-led national coalition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan on corruption andRead More
The inaugural ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ between India and the US will be held on September 6 in New Delhi, the State Department announced Friday. Last month, the US had postponed the much-awaited dialogue due to “unavoidable reasons”.
Secretary of State MikeRead More
Lok Sabha will today debate a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to lead the Opposition charge, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the debate. In its first test of unity, the Opposition is likely toRead More
MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena today was all praise for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi after his speech in the Lok Sabha during a debate on the no-confidence motion, saying he had now "graduated from the real school of politics".
The Shiv Sena, a partner of the BJP in the Maharashtra
After a meeting of the extended Congress Working Committee (CWC). the party sent out a message to its current and potential allies that Rahul Gandhi is their leader and that he will be their prime ministerial face in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The meeting also emphasised that tie-ups wereRead More
During his fifth visit to Uttar Pradesh in the past one month on July 28 and 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and attend ground-breaking ceremony of projects worth Rs 60,000 crore.
Eighty industrialists, including big groups such as Birla, Reliance and Adani, are alsoRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India will gift a cancer therapy machine to Uganda as a token of love.
"As a token of our love towards people of Uganda, Indian Government has decided to gift a cancer therapy machine to the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, which
LUCKNOW: Opposition parties in the state, especially the Samajwadi Party, that accused the BJP of just inaugurating projects initiated by previous governments, should in fact congratulate the saffron party, UP Industries Minister Satish Mahana said on Friday.
Rival political parties
Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday organised a workshop in Gandhinagar to prepare a roadmap to win all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat in the general elections slated for 2019.
Powerpoint presentations were made at the workshop and teams have beenRead More
Addressing industrialists at Lucknow on 29 July 2018, Prime Minister Narender Modi made no bones about his good relationship with Indian industrialists who he said contribute as much to nation building as farmers. Drawing a parallel with Mahatma Gandhi’s worldview of industrialists, heRead More
The quality of river Ganga's bathing water in Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was found to be within the acceptable limits in the last four years, Satya Pal Singh, Union Minister of State for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation saidRead More
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lucknow and responded to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in Parliament, the party dared him to a direct confrontation on the questions raised by him. Congress state president Raj Babbar said Rahul had “exposed” Modi whoRead More
NEW DELHI: Days after two eminent journalists of a TV channel quit their jobs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged the Modi government was behind their resignation and that the centre was killing independent media in the country.
In a tweet, Arvind Kejriwal said:
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told Parliament that the government would move and pass the Bill to restore the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act during the ongoing session itself. Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to it.
The minister was speaking inRead More
JAIPUR: Loktantrik Janta Dal leader Sharad Yadav appealed to opposition parties to resolve their differences and come together to "save democracy and the Constitution", which he claimed was in danger.
He said the opposition parties should "uproot" the BJP from the
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining silence over recent incidents of sexual abuse and rape of minor girls in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh shelter homes. He also called the RSS a “male chauvinisticRead More
"I have respect for the dead, I have respect for all the dead," said Italian mobster Salvatore Riina Junior in a controversial 2016 interview. He said this when he was asked about a couple of men whom the dreadful Sicilian mafia had killed.
The conspiracies that TamilRead More
The IMF commentary on India has given a thumbs-up to the Narendra Modi-led government for a series of structural reforms, mainly the roll out of the goods and services tax (GST) and the bankruptcy code, and also gives the country a three-decade window to emerge as a developed economic powerRead More
The heavy southwest monsoon has wreaked havoc in Kerala as water levels continue to rise in rivers and reservoirs. A third red alert was issued for the Idukki Dam reservoir on Thursday night.
As more dam gates are going to opened, four naval teams and a Sea King helicopter have beenRead More
New Delhi: Countering the picture projected by Opposition of a gloomy economic situation and claims of rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that more than one crore jobs have been created in the last one year, hence, the campaign of lack of jobs needs to stop now.Read More
A survey conducted by C-Voter and ABP news has predicted that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party would lose all three upcoming Assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan to the Congress, but the Narendra Modi factor may swing things in the party's favour in the 2019 LokRead More
India will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day on August 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi. This will be PM Modi’s fifth speech. Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, elaborate security arrangements have been putRead More
In 2014, Narendra Modi's job was easier. Tired of the corruption, cronyism and policy missteps of UPA II, people were looking for an escape. Modi was selling a dream of “achche din” and people readily bought into it.
It is different now. Modi is now theRead More
Ghazni is a historic and strategically important city in Afghanistan. It straddles the Kabul-Kandahar Highway, and is also close to the tribal areas in neighbouring Pakistan. The unfortunate city has just witnessed a fierce battl between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban. TheRead More
NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today visited AIIMS to enquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute.
Mr Vajpayee's condition is critical and he has been put on life-support
SIGNALLING an outreach to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and has expressed a commitment to build “good neighbourly relations” and pursue “meaningful and constructive engagement” for the benefit of theRead More
Professional network LinkedIn, unveiling the fifth edition of ‘India’s Power Profiles 2018’, said the list of most-viewed profiles includes ‘LinkedIn Influencers’ PM Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra, industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar Shaw andRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a day-long visit to Gujarat, will be attending multiple events throughout Thursday. PM Modi will address the public in Valsad and Junagad, he will also deliver the Convocation Address at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar and will attend aRead More
In what is seen as an attempt to counter the Opposition’s allegations that the BJP-led NDA government is against reservation, the saffron party is giving representation to leaders from Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities in recentRead More
NEW DELHI: A 21-member committee has been set up to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi on science, technology and innovations, a top official said today.
The Prime Minister's Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) includes noted mathematician and Princeton University
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Thursday to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit that will focus on enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade.
PM Modi on Wednesday said that his participation in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and EconomicRead More
The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked the ruling BJP to clarify its stand on the term “Hindu terrorism”, while maintaining that it brands people as “Hindu terrorists”.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said that the term “HinduRead More
Jain monk Tarun Sagar died this morning in Delhi. He was 51. Tarun Sagar died around 3 am at Radhapuri Jain temple situated in Krishna Nagar area of east Delhi, reports said.
Tarun Sagar had a massive following in the Jain community. According to reports, he was
The picture demonstrates the Statue of Unity from best edge with River Narmada streaming close it. (Photograph: Sky Lab)
The picture of Statue of Unity from space has been shared by the American Constellation of Satellites possessed by Sky Lab.
An American organization hasRead More