Assam Votes In Crucial Panchayat Election Amid Citizenship Bill Row

With the contentious Citizenship (amendment) Bill set to lapse on June 3 as it was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha which adjourned sine die on Wednesday, celebrations broke out across Assam which had been vehemently protesting against it. The Budget session was the last Parliament session of the current government as the Lok Sabha …

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday stated that the CAG report on the Rafale deal does not mention the dissent note by negotiators and said he doesn’t think it’s worth the paper its written on. Gandhi’s dismissal of the Comptroller and Auditor General report came hours after the paper was shown in Parliament. The government’s …

Both bank credit, as well as deposits growth marginally, decreased on a fortnightly basis, clipping at 14.5 percent at Rs 94.29 lakh crore deposits grew at a tepid 9.63 percent to Rs 121.22 lakh crore for the fortnight ending February 1, according to the latest RBI data. In the previous fortnight ended January 18, deposits …

CAG of India

The much-awaited CAG report on the Rafale deal is a mixed bag for the opposition and government, providing them both enough ammunition to ensure that the politics around the fighter jets will not die down anytime soon. Deposited on the last day of the parliament session, the report broadly states that the deal under NDA …

A Delhi court Tuesday allowed Christian Michel James, alleged middleman handcuffed in the graft-tainted AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, to meet his Italian lawyer-friend Santrolli Rosemary Patrizi Dos Anjos. Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Rosemary to visited Michel in Tihar jail as a “general visitor” for half an hour from Monday to Friday. The Enforcement Directorate …

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday sought to send a firm message to officials in his administration that he will not tolerate the “red tape” mindset and asked them to get cracking on investment proposals without loss of time. “The era of red tape mindset is over. We have to change our attitude,” he …

bjp

Thousands of candidates, hundreds of parties, thread less combinations of possible coalitions – spare a thought for India’s pollsters, tasked with making sense of the country’s fiendishly complicated politics ahead of a general election due by May. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a surprise majority in 2014. Until …

Supreme Court on Tuesday held former interim director M Nageswara Rao and the CBI legal advisor guilty of contempt for transferring head of the CBI team probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case without talking to the apex court. Denying Rao’s unconditional apology, a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi imposed a fine of …

The BJP Tuesday dismissed Rahul Gandhi’s remarks against Narendra Modi on the Rafale jet deal as the height of shamelessness and irresponsibility and asserted that the e-mail he cited to criticize the prime minister referred to some chopper deal and not the purchase of the fighter aircraft. Senior party leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar …

Making different allegation against the Narendra Modi and government, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Prime Minister acted as the middleman of Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal, as he cited an e-mail to claim the businessman was aware of the MoU before India and France signed it. Ambani’s knowledge of a defense deal …

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday revealed a life-size portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Central Hall of Parliament House, noting the former prime minister led the nation under trying times. The President also alleged that the BJP veteran displayed exemplary patience and grit under the most difficult circumstances. Explaining Vajpayee as a “school …

Robert Vadra, who is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate in various cases, Tuesday stated the Modi government was being “vindictive” and was harassing his 75-year-old mother as elections were approaching. Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, demanded as to why the government took four years and eight months in calling him for questioning, a …