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Election losses in Hindi heartland worry BJP in Uttar Pradesh

BJP’s Splits Ville in Uttar Pradesh

Exactly 13 months ago, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) recorded a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, clocking 312 seats in the State Assembly elections. The victory was significant in more ways than one. First and foremost, this was the highest number of seats registered by any party in the past[Read More…]

Punjab: Pulwama Martyr's widow refuses to accept Rs 12 lakh compensation

Education fee cap for martyrs’ children removed

New Delhi: A Rs 10,000 cap on the education fee paid to the children of military personnel killed in the line of duty has been removed, the government announced on Thursday. An order dated September 13, 2017, by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare of the Defence Ministry had capped the[Read More…]

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rubbishes report on Rafale, questions journalistic ethics

Rahul Gandhi’s speech ‘rhetoric of loser’: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday dubbed Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Congress’ plenary session the “rhetoric of a loser”. She also questioned Rahul Gandhi’s Pandava-Kaurava analogy, and accused the Congress of mocking Hindu rituals. “Rahul Gandhi’s speech sounds like rhetoric of loser devoid of substance. But although[Read More…]

Only Congress can challenge BJP, says Sharad Pawar

Only Congress can challenge BJP, says Sharad Pawar

Pune: Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country’s ruling BJP presently, and its ‘acche din’ will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday. The veteran politician was replying to blunt questions thrown by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray who was “interviewing” him at[Read More…]

Triple talaq ordinance murder of democracy: AIMPLB

Government trying to break our unity: AIMPLB

Hyderabad: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Sunday accused the present government of making attempts to break its unity. The AIMPLB at its 26th plenary, which concluded here on Sunday, said the government and some individuals with vested interests were trying to breaking[Read More…]

Now Modi suggests 'lunch pe charcha'

Now Modi suggests ‘lunch pe charcha’

New Delhi: After the “chai pe charcha” campaign during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his party MPs to hold “lunch pe charcha” to spread the good points of the Union Budget 2018-19 among the people. The Prime Minister’s suggestion came at a BJP Parliamentary[Read More…]

Saudi Arabia ups India's Haj quota by 5,000: Government

Saudi Arabia ups India’s Haj quota by 5,000: Government

More pilgrims can now proceed for Haj this year as Indias quota of pilgrims has been hiked by 5,000 by Saudi Arabia, the government announced on Tuesday. The decision by Riyadh came days after Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi signed a bilateral annual agreement for Haj 2018 with[Read More…]

Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

All railway stations — nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas — will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore ($110 million). As part of the government’s ambitious Digital India initiative, the national transporter has currently commissioned Wi-Fi services[Read More…]

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