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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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Presidential election 2017: Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi, calls for opposition unity

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Presidential election 2017: Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi, calls for opposition unity

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday and is learnt to have advocated unity among opposition parties to take on the BJP-led NDA. JD(U) also used the meeting to call for a joint opposition candidate for the election to the President’s post and urged Gandhi […]

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From escaping India to getting ‘bailed out’ in London: A timeline of Vijay Mallya’s case

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From escaping India to getting ‘bailed out’ in London: A timeline of Vijay Mallya’s case

Mumbai: Embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was today arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India’s request for his extradition on fraud charges. However, three hours after his arrest, various TV channels stated that he had been granted bail three hours after his arrest. Here’s a timeline of […]

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Hindu Yuva Vahini call the shots on streets of UP

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Hindu Yuva Vahini call the shots on streets of UP

Lucknow: One recent afternoon, dozens of young Hindu men, swords drawn and saffron scarves draped around their necks, rode motorcycles through a Muslim neighbourhood near the capital of India’s most populous state and chanted “Hail Lord Ram!” In the preceding weeks they and their peers had acted as informers, police officials say, helping them identify thousands […]

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Why the warmongering from ‘hyper-nationalists’ on social media is disturbing

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Why the warmongering from ‘hyper-nationalists’ on social media is disturbing

NEW DELHI,NIRMALYA DUTTA : The internet is a wonderful thing, a utopia where infinite knowledge about almost every realm is a few clicks away. And yet it seems to have taken us backwards to our caveman days, where we are locked in our invisible silos, modern-day counterparts of Plato’s man-in-the-cave. Social media seems to have […]

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Modi rules posters ahead of BJP meet in Bhubaneswar today; all eyes on Yogi Adityanath

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Modi rules posters ahead of BJP meet in Bhubaneswar today; all eyes on Yogi Adityanath

Bhubaneswar ,AMITA SHAH : The streets of this city — designed by German architect and urban planner Otto Koenigsberger — wear a saffron hue, brimming with BJP cutouts and posters, out of most of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi visage looks right back at you. Inside Janata Maidan where the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national […]

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Ayyakannu, behind TN farmers’ protest, to stay put until demands are met

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New Delhi,G JAGANNATH : It has been 30 days since a group of Tamil Nadu farmers led by their leader 72-year-old P Ayyakannu landed in New Delhi seeking waiver of farm loans. Ayyakannu may not be the tallest farmer leader in Tamil Nadu but he always had an uncanny knack of staging a novel protest […]

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