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BJP takes charge in Goa, Congress infighting intensifies

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BJP takes charge in Goa, Congress infighting intensifies

PANAJI; Ending the political crisis in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won the trust vote on the floor of Legislative Assembly on Thursday, with 22 legislators voting for him in the 40-member Assembly. Congress MLA and senior state leader Vishwajit Rane defied the party whip, and abstained from voting. He later resigned from the membership […]

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GST Council clears State GST, Union Territory GST: Finance Ministry

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GST Council clears State GST, Union Territory GST: Finance Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Goods and Services Council (GST Council) cleared the State GST and Union Territory GST on Thursday, the Council’s chair Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley told the media. The Council was slated to meet on Thursday to endorse supplementary legislation required for the implementation of GST. With the approval for SGST and UT-GST, the […]

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SC collegium finalises Memorandum of Procedure for appointment of judges: Report

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SC collegium finalises Memorandum of Procedure for appointment of judges: Report

NEW DELHI: The Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges to constitutional courts, an issue which had been a bone of contention between the apex court and the government has now been finalised, reported the Times of India. The report said that the apex court collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar […]

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Did BJP steal Goa mandate? Jaitley cites past precedents to counter Congress’ claim

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Did BJP steal Goa mandate? Jaitley cites past precedents to counter Congress’ claim

NEW DELHI: Dismissing the accusation of Congress that BJP was ‘stealing’ mandate in Goa, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it’s “a bit too much” as the Governor could not have invited minority of 17 MLAs to form the government. “The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) […]

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After thumping victory in UP & Uttarakhand, PM Modi favourite for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, say US experts

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After thumping victory in UP & Uttarakhand, PM Modi favourite for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, say US experts

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as a clear favourite for the 2019 general elections after the BJP’s landslide victory in assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, top US experts on India have said. While one of the expert noted that the electoral results of the just concluded Assembly polls in five […]

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Why the Holi is a festival of brotherhood as SMS ,Whatsapp messages say

NEW DELHI:The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’. […]

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Brand Modi reigns while the Gandhi family faces decay

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Brand Modi reigns while the Gandhi family faces decay

NEW DELHI,KARTIKEYA SHARMA: Shortly after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a three-time chief minister of a Congress state told me that the Gandhis have become a liability for the Congress. What sounded shocking to me then seems like a cold reality today. Post 2012, every election where Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi campaigned intensively has […]

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PM Modi talks of new India; says govt will be for those who voted for BJP and those who did not

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PM Modi talks of new India; says govt will be for those who voted for BJP and those who did not

NEW DELHI: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the slogan of a “New India”, in which the empowered poor would reduce the burden on the middle class. Modi dedicated Sunday evening to BJP workers, walking up to the party headquarters for […]

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How Modi won Uttar Pradesh after 26 years by wingin in Muslim areas

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How Modi won Uttar Pradesh after 26 years by wingin in Muslim areas

NEW DELHI: The ‘project’ which was started by LK Advani and Kalyan Singh over two-and-half decades back has finally come a full circle. The state of Uttar Pradesh, a veritable cauldron of humanity, has turned saffron and how! It has defied expectations of pundits, casual observers and many politicians who were busy getting an alternative […]

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How PM Modi destroyed rivals in India’s Uttar Pradesh

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How PM Modi destroyed rivals in India’s Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi,Soutik Biswas: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decisive win in elections in India’s politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh – it sends 80 MPs to the lower house of parliament, has produced nine prime ministers, and is located next door to the capital, Delhi – is clearly being seen as a referendum on […]

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