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Will work to get the national party elected

Somabhai Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s elder brother, on Friday stated that his organization, GIBV, would work to ensure that a clear majority to a national party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in order to prevent a situation leading to horse-trading. GIBV (Global Indians for Bharatiya Vikas) is a non-governmental organization including non-resident Indians …

NPA crisis not due to farm loan waiver,

The non-performing assets (NPA) crisis in the country is not because of loan waivers to farmers, stated BJP Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi on Friday as he backed the UPA government’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme. Labeling students at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), where he also launched his …

AJL land allotment case

The CBI Saturday filed a charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra and Associated Journals Limited (AJL) in connection with the addresed re-allotment of institution plot in Panchkula in Haryana. The central agency has alleged that the reallotment of land had resulted in a loss of Rs …

Manohar Parrikar holds the me

Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Saturday held a meeting with government officers at his private residence near here and directed them to expedite finishing of pending works. The meeting was to take stock of various projects, comprising construction of a third bridge on the Mandovi river, a senior official told PTI. Parrikar had earlier …

Rahul Gandhi has developed into a very clear and religious person. That required not to be seen as a problem in a land where over 99 percent of citizens admit to being “believers”. But Rahul is also the president of a political party. So, his religiosity requirements to be understood more in the context of …

G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Group of 20 or G20 Summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires on Thursday. The Prime Minister is on a five-day meeting to the nation to attend the summit on Friday and Saturday. In their …

Coal scam case

A Delhi court Friday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal, PTI reported. The court has fixed December 3 for hearing of arguments on the quantum of punishment. In May last year, Gupta …

Side issues loom over G-20 summit as world leaders arrive

Border Security Force Director General R K Mishra Friday stated that the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor between India and Pakistan will not pose a challenge for border security. He iterated it was not difficult to look for the security along the International Border as several people already cross over to Pakistan through Wagah-Attari. “Opening of Kartarpur …

SC notice to Ramdev on plea against HC order restraining publication, the sale of the book on him

The Supreme Court Friday published a notice to yoga guru Ramdev on a plea challenging a Delhi High Court order that restrained publication and sale of a book titled ‘Godman to Tycoon: the Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, which is purportedly on his life. As per the yoga guru, the book was defamatory in nature …

Farmers’ protest in Delhi

As mandatory as they are, the two bills are the first step. They are not a comprehensive closure of the agrarian problem. You cannot resolve the agrarian problem if you do not engage with the rights and entitlements of those who do the greatest amount of work in agriculture, which is Mahila Kisan. There was …

For Pakistan to stay together with India, it will first have to become a secular stateArmy Chief

Reacting to the statement by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that if France and Germany can stay together why not India and Pakistan, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat stated that for Pakistan to stay together with India, it will first have to become a secular state. General Rawat stated the statement while interacting with the …

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After holding a big ‘Dharma Sabha’ on Sunday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is now planning to send its representatives to meet Members of Parliament (MP) from across party lines and seek their help for an early construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The constituency-wise drive will start in the first week of December. Besides, …