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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 …

The government Tuesday said it has an open mind on considering the demand of lawyers, who are on a day-long strike seeking budgetary allocation for welfare of advocates, chamber helps and accommodation. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad provided the assurance in Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour. “Government has an open mind on their demands,” he …

The Congress Tuesday staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha after its asked for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Rafale deal was rejected. Kharge tried to say but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not allow and continued with the business of the House. At this, a visibly upset Kharge questioned loudly, “What is this? …

Describing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s comments that his Allahabad visit could have triggered violence as “a cover to hide nervousness”, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday alleged that stopping him shows how “scared” the government is. “I was ceased from boarding a flight to Allahabad to attend a students’ union programme. I haven’t been given …

R Venkataraman, managing trustee of Tata Trusts, India’s biggest charitable group, may move to another part of the Tatas. The issue of Venkat’s continuation and his possible shift into another role may be taken up at the Trusts’ upcoming board meet next week, sources said. An email sent to Tata Trusts’ spokesperson on the matter …

The Shiv Sena on Monday mocked the BJP’s claim that it would win 43 out of the total 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in the upcoming general polls. The Sena stated the situation was grim in the state and wondered how could the BJP think of winning so many seats when the party-ruled state …

On a day Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was creating her debut visit to Uttar Pradesh as Congress general secretary, her husband Robert Vadra on Monday said she was a “perfect wife” and “the best mother” to their children and now the time had come to hand her to the people of India. “Please keep her safe,” …

Priyanka Gandhi

Marking her political debut ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi arrived at the Lucknow airport Monday afternoon to a rousing reception by party leaders and workers. Accompanied by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and in-charge of the western region, Jyotiraditya Scindia, a beaming Priyanka Gandhi waved at partymen jostling for a glimpse …

Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have been “number one accused” in the Rafale matter had Lokpal been implemented, the Congress on Monday said in Lok Sabha that his broad shoulders cannot stand the “bullet of corruption”. If anybody has to be stated guilty in Rafale deal, “it is the PM and PM alone”, …