Paytm ‘extortion

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has a reputation as a violent place, with one of the highest levels of crime in the country. In May, a dozen local politicians got WhatsApp messages that threatened harm to their families unless they paid $14,000. Yet even by local standards, an extortion plot that’s regions in recent …

BJP minister hits out at Yogi Adityanath

Taking High objection to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Lord Hanuman is Dalit” remark, state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said it was not right to divide Gods into castes. Pointing a public meeting in Shamli district on Sunday, the backward classes welfare minister criticized his own government for starting a controversy with such statements. …

2002 Gujarat riots

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till January third week Zakia Jafri’s petition facing a problem of the acquittal of Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, and various others in the 2002 Godhra riots case. Zakia Jafri is the widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed by a mob which attacked …

PM Modi, KCR, Owaisi Are One

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi were “one” and urged the people of Telangana to not be “fooled by them”. He also said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was the BJP’s “B team” and its chief  K Chandrasekhar Rao …

J&J faulty hip implants

The Supreme Court Monday granted one week’s time to the government’s expert panel to submit its answer on faulty hip implants marketed and sold by pharma major Johnson & Johnson. The direction from the major court came on a PIL filed by Delhi-based Arun Kumar Goenka, seeking probe into these faulty implants and also demanding …

More Cash Seized In Polls After Notes Ban Than Before

Demonetisation was thought to be a way of decreasing the misuse of money during elections but the ground reality is different, says OP Rawat, who retired last week as Chief Election Commissioner. More cash was seized after the notes ban related to previous elections, Mr. Rawat told news agency ANI. “After demonetization, it was thought …

Temples, Cows Election Stunt For Congress, Integral To BJP

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today stated that Congress leaders start offering prayers at temples when elections are near whereas for the BJP it is an integral part of its culture. Pointing at a press conference in Alwar district’s Bansur, he said temples and cows were not an elections stunt for the BJP. “Congress leaders commence …

‘Jab jaagey, tab savera

The BJP’s manifesto for Rajasthan comprised a promise to ban the use of the word ‘gorakhdhanda’, saying it maligns Gorakhnathpeeth. Senior party leader Onkar Singh Lakhawatelaborates why: In the Gorakhnath tradition, Gogaji holds the biggest place. There is not a single village in Rajasthan where Gogaji is not worshipped; GogaNavmi is also celebrated on the …

In govt health scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), established as protection against large expenses arising out of serious illnesses, has seen the most claims for relatively minor procedures like cataract surgery and root canal treatment, available data from several states for the first two months of the scheme shown. The data, from Greenfield states, also reveal …

Prime Minister Modi presented with the special jersey by FIFA chief at G20 Summit

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a special football jersey from football’s governing body FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. “Impossible to come to Argentina and not think about football. Argentinian players are highly popular in India. Today, getting this jersey from @FIFAcom President Gianni Infantino. I …

Donald Trump to terminate NAFTA for a new trade deal will notify Congress soon

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will give official notice to the US Congress in the near future to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving six months for lawmakers to approve a new trade deal signed on Friday. “I will be officially terminating NAFTA shortly,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force …

Rajasthan poll

Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for apparently believing that he knows everything, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that with that notion, he “blew a main economy of the world to smithereens” with demonetization. In an interaction with members of the business community and professionals in Udaipur, Rahul also stated that Modi “reached into …