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Shiv Sena's comments criticisingdemonetisation are 'fairly accurate', says senior Congress leader

A Congress leader on Friday coined the Shiv Sena’s comments, that people were “waiting to punish” Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing demonetization two years ago, as “interesting and fairly accurate”. All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, Ashish Dua, however, also stated it remains to be seen if the Shiv Sena would …

There’s no resonance here for Ram Mandir or Rafale

Hindutva and Ram Mandir may as well be crafted in hieroglyphics, alleged Ram Fanoti, a Gond tribal in southern Chhattisgarh, a State ruled by the BJP for 15 years. Fanoti is equally perplexed by Rafale and defense scams but the Congress aka panja (Congress election symbol) has the advantage of habit during a campaign, marked …

EC bans exit polls from Nov 12 to Dec 7

The Election Commission on Friday imposed a near month-long ban on holding exit polls commencing November 12 in the five poll-bound states. A notification issued by the poll panel proposed between 7 am of November 12 and 5.30 pm on December 7, “conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of the exit …

Madhya Pradesh polls

The war of words among the BJP and the Congress has intensified ahead of the 28 November polling in Madhya Pradesh with both parties raising a range of issues to attack each other. While the Congress accused the BJP of raking up the matters of Pakistan and Ram temple to ward off an impending electoral …

Maoist attacks in Dantewada reminiscent of Darbha Valley strike that killed Congress leaders, highlights threat Left-Wing Extremists pose during polls

Insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh is one of the five states where Assembly elections will be placed in November-December. As the state gears up for the two-phase polls on 12 and 20 November, tensions have been on the increase, with Maoists issuing warnings against voting, election booths being established in villages for the first time in 20 years, …

Karnataka to give zero-interest loans to vendors

Karnataka’s Cooperation Department plans to give out ‘Badavara Bandhu’ and ‘Kayakaka’ schemes to help the poor and strengthen self-help groups (SHGs) in the State. ‘Badavara Bandhu’ is a programme to help street vendors and hawkers get easy capital to conduct business. ‘Kayakaka’ is exclusively for SHGs, said Karnataka Minister for Cooperation Bandeppa Kashempur. “These schemes …

India alive to emerging threats in Indo-Pacific, concerned by modernization rate in the neighborhoodIAF chief

The Indian Air Force is “very much alive” to emerging challenges that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Sunday and asserted that his force was ready to deal with any challenge to protect India’s national interests. He also commented there is cause for concern over the rate of modernization …

RBI vs govtThe 18 wise men tasked with supervision of the Mint Street

As an unprecedented fight plays out between the RBI and the government, it is the central bank’s 18 board members who are being keenly seeks for their next course of action — they are not only central bankers and government officials but also business leaders, economists, and activists. The RBI board is scheduled to meet next on …

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya so that Muslims can live in peaceMinorities panel chief

National Commission for Minorities chief Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday said Ram temple must be constructed in Ayodhya so that Muslims can live “peacefully” and “respectfully”. Rizvi also stressed that the argument should be resolved soon to help strengthen ties between communities. Some Muslim organizations had sought the panel’s intervention in the Ayodhya title suit case, Rizvi proposed. The commission …

Narendra Modi made 'urban Naxals' comment to hide failure in tackling left-wing extremism, says Congress

The Congress on Friday attack back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “urban Naxals” attack on it, saying he is staring at defeat in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and is resorting to this to hide his “abject failure” and “weak-kneed” approach towards fighting Naxalism. Congress chief spokesperson RandeepSurjewala also hit him while quoting his …

BJP stages protests in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu day ahead of Tipu Jayanti; security tightened across Karnataka

A day ahead of ‘Tipu Jayanti’, the BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th-century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Kodagu, in the …