India

Will quit the day BJP leaderships asks me to: Shatrughan Sinha

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:08
Unfazed by threats of action by the BJP, dissident MP Shatrughan Sinha says his sympathies are with the opposition and that he will quit his party the day the high command demands. He even says that West Bengal Chief Minister…

Printing of Budget 2019 starts with halwa ceremony

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:08
A “halwa ceremony”, the customary ritual that kickstarts the process of printing the budget documents, was held on Monday in the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is away in the US for a medical check up. However, two…

Choksi opts for Antigua & Barbuda citizenship

Monday, 21 January 2019 15:37
Posing fresh complications for India, absconder diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has surrendered his Indian citizenship in favour of Antigua & Barbuda Isles in the West Indies,…

Is Union Minister Smriti Irani BJP’s ‘go-to’ person for countering the Congress?

Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:09
For a person who has had her own ups and downs in the government – from being the HRD minister when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister to being shifted to the less fancied textiles ministry – she appears to have…

Modi lauds film fraternity for showcasing Indian culture

Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:08
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Indian film fraternity is at the forefront of showcasing the country’s culture globally. Modi on Saturday inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai. On Sunday, Director-actor Kunal Kohli posted:…

My statement on backing Congress over-stretched: VHP leader

Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:06
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Working President Alok Kumar on Sunday said his statement that his organisation would consider backing the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls if it includes the construction of Ram temple in its manifesto was over-stretched. “This…

Sitharaman slams ‘attempts to sabotage, stop’ Rafale deal

Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:44
Asserting that Rafale fighter jet is integral to the country’s strategic interests, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday slammed attempts to “sabotage” and “stop the deal” for acquiring 36 fighter aircraft in a ready-to-fly condition. In her special address on…

Only agenda of ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is to remove Modi: BJP

Sunday, 20 January 2019 09:42
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at opposition parties, saying the only agenda of the “Mahagathbandhan” is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is not going to work in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. “There has been…

Shatrughan Sinha toes Rahul Gandhi’s line in attacking Modi

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:16
Admitting that he is a “rebel”, Bollywood actor and dissenting BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday stepped up his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by adopting Rahul Gandhi’s “chowkidar chor hai” jibe. “People often ask me why I speak…

BJP’s claim bogus, UPA-1 growth rate best ever: Chidambaram

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:11
Rubbishing the BJP’s claim of higher growth rate as “bogus” and concocted by the Niti Aayog, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said economic growth during the UPA-1 tenure was the best India had ever seen. “UPA-1 years (2004-09)…