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Modi govt playing mischief with statistics: Yashwant Sinha

Modi govt playing mischief with statistics: Yashwant Sinha

Kolkata, Jan 19 :  Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday came down heavily on the Narendra Modi government saying that this was the first government after Independence which has been playing “mischief” with the developmental statistics. Addressing the opposition rally here, Sinha who quit the BJP recently said, under the present regime while praising […]

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Shourie asks opposition to work together to out BJP in the LS Polls

Shourie asks opposition to work together to out BJP in the LS Polls

Kolkata, Jan 19 :  Former union minister Arun Shourie on Saturday asked the opposition to work together to throw out the BJP government at the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha polls. The opposition parties should unitedly pitch single candidates against the BJP contestants in the country to win the Lok Sabha poll. Shourie, who […]

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Govt ‘wronged’ country on Rafale, only JPC can probe deal: Chidambaram

Govt ‘wronged’ country on Rafale, only JPC can probe deal: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 18 :  Firing a fresh salvo on the Rafale issue, the Congress on Friday alleged that the NDA government has wronged the country by reducing the number of aircraft bought under the deal as it “denied” the IAF the fighter jets it “desperately” needed and gave a “windfall” to Dassault Aviation by […]

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Rafale deal done to benefit Modi’s crony businessman: Yechury

Rafale deal done to benefit Modi’s crony businessman: Yechury

New Delhi, Jan 18 :  CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday alleged that the deal for 36 Rafale jets with France by the Narendra Modi government was done for the benefit of his crony businessman. Yechury’s remarks come in the backdrop of a news report which claimed that the NDA’s decision to buy 36 […]

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Pak court stops provincial dept from vacating Hindu religious site Panj Tirath

Pak court stops provincial dept from vacating Hindu religious site Panj Tirath

Peshawar Jan 18 : Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court has stopped the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s archaeology department from vacating Panj Tirath, a Hindu religious site declared as the national heritage. Deputy Director Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB) Peshawar Humayun Khan said the provincial archaeology department had given a notice for vacating Panj Tirath. The Peshawar High Court’s […]

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Pak SC orders govt to give more rights to people of Gilgit-Baltistan

Pak SC orders govt to give more rights to people of Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad, Jan 18 : Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the federal government to promulgate a new law within a fortnight to grant more rights, including fundamental human rights, to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. A seven-judge bench headed by Justice Saqib Nisar issued a detailed order Thursday in response to several petitions filed against […]

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SC asks search committee on Lokpal to recommend names by Feb end

SC asks search committee on Lokpal to recommend names by Feb end

New Delhi, Jan 17 :  The Supreme Court Thursday fixed a February-end deadline for the search committee on Lokpal to recommend a panel of names for appointment of the country’s first anti-graft ombudsman. The search committee is headed by former apex court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed […]

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Jaitley calls critics of NDA govt ‘compulsive contrarians’

Jaitley calls critics of NDA govt ‘compulsive contrarians’

New Delhi, Jan 17 : Terming the critics of the Modi dispensation as ‘compulsive contrarians’, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday accused them of manufacturing falsehood and subverting democracy by weakening a sovereign elected government. Jaitley, who is in the US for a medicial check-up, in a Facebook post said while free speech and the right to […]

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US envoy on Afghanistan arrives in Pakistan for talks

US envoy on Afghanistan arrives in Pakistan for talks

Islamabad, Jan 17 :  US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Thursday arrived in Pakistan for a fresh round of talks with top civil and military officials during which he is expected to seek Islamabad’s help to convince the Taliban to return to the negotiating table to end the 17-year-long Afghan war. According to US […]

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Democracy is our greatest strength, we must defend it at any cost: Rahul

Democracy is our greatest strength, we must defend it at any cost: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said democracy is India’s greatest strength and must be defended at any cost, as he cited an incident when an Afghan lawmaker had told him that  arguments that take place in Indian Parliament, are carried out with guns in that country. Narrating the incident in […]