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Saffron Chief Amit Shah’s Bengal tour and Didi’s reaction

Saffron Chief Amit Shah’s Bengal tour and Didi’s reaction

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that the BJP was trying to “intimidate” the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state and asserted that Bengal was not afraid of this strategy. “They (BJP) are afraid of the TMC. That is why they are trying to intimidate us. But, the TMC cannot be browbeaten. […]

Supreme Court directs Centre to set up Lokpal without Leader of Opposition

NEW DELHI,RITIKA JAIN: Paving the way for more transparency in governance, the Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the Lokpal Act in its current avatar was an “eminently workable piece of legislation and there is no justification to keep the enforcement of the Act under suspension.” Dismissing the Centre’s contention, the top court gave the […]

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EVMs used in polls to be taken into custody,Uttarakhand HC recent order

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EVMs used in polls to be taken into custody,Uttarakhand HC recent order

NEW DELHI: The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday directed the judicial magistrate of Vikasnagar in Dehradun district to seize EVMs used in the February polls. The court order came on a plea filed by Congress Vikasnagar runner-up candidate Navprabhat, alleging that the machines had been tampered. The court also issued notices to the Central Election […]

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Recommend registration of 159 FIRs against NGOs, government tells SC

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Recommend registration of 159 FIRs against NGOs, government tells SC

NEW DELHI: Government agency CAPART has recommended registration of 159 FIRs against various NGOs for alleged misappropriation or misuse of funds disbursed to them, it told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), which works under the Ministry of Rural Development and disburses funds to voluntary […]

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Kashmir unrest: Govt to expedite implementation of Rs 84,000 crore package to restore peace

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Kashmir unrest: Govt to expedite implementation of Rs 84,000 crore package to restore peace

NEW DELHI: With the situation in Jammu and Kashmir deteriorating, the Union government is likely to expedite the implementation of Rs 84,000 crore package to restore peace in the Valley. In the wake of the current turbulent atmosphere, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath […]

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Houses, cars, electricity, ACs and internet for all by 2032: NITI Aayog

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Houses, cars, electricity, ACs and internet for all by 2032: NITI Aayog

NEW DELHI: Modi Government think tank NITI Aayog has envisaged a new India in which all citizens in 15 years will have houses with toilets, two-wheelers or cars, power, air conditioners and digital connectivity. This is a glimpse of Vision 2031-32 presented by the NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya to the body’s Governing Council, chaired […]

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PM Modi urges states to work as ‘Team India’; 15-year vision document, 7-year strategy in progress

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PM Modi urges states to work as ‘Team India’; 15-year vision document, 7-year strategy in progress

NEW DELHI,AMRITA NAYAK DUTTA, AMRITA MADHUKALYA : The government’s three-year action agenda, a replacement of the Nehruvian-era five-year plan — pegged as the next replacement to the decades-old five-year plans — may take time to come into effect. On Sunday, the draft of the agenda was circulated to all states at the third meeting of […]

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The problem with social media activism in India

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The problem with social media activism in India

NEW DELHI, AMAY SAXENA: Social media aficianados are taking the process of problem-solving to the next level. Earlier, people would think about solutions to their problems. Now, they post their problems on Facebook and other social networking sites to find solutions. The difference between the social and private life is decreasing, and people are realising […]

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India improving its business environment: Envoy

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India improving its business environment: Envoy

NEW DELHI: India will continue to do more to make it easier to do business in the country while remaining one of the most open economies to trade and investment, Indian envoy to Singapore Jawed Ashraf has said. Responding to a question on whether protectionism was on the rise in India and India was retreating […]

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Leading by example is overrated: Rahul Gandhi mocks PM Modi for asking bureaucrats not to use social media for self-praise

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Leading by example is overrated: Rahul Gandhi mocks PM Modi for asking bureaucrats not to use social media for self-praise

NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked officers to not use social media for self-praise, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mocked Modi saying, leading by example is clearly overrated. The Congress Vice President made remarks on Twitter, sharing a link of the story. At a meeting to mark Civil Services […]

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