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‘Googly remark disrespectful to Sikhs, exposes you

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday came down strict on her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi for his “googly” remark, saying it “exposed” him and that Pakistan has no respect for Sikh sentiments In as webs of tweets, Swaraj said,” Mr. Foreign Minister of Pakistan – Your ‘googly’ remarks in a dramatic manner has exposed …

Across The Aisle

Mr. Narendra Modi has come to a long path since 2013-14. Candidate Modi was all about Vikas (development). The bulk of the 31 percent of the electorate that voted for the BJP in May 2014 was swayed by the slogan SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas (Together with All, Development for All). There was another catchy slogan: Achhe Din …

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 …

India, China militaries should work hand in hand, says Chinese defense ministry

The militaries of China and India should “work hand in hand” for the advantage of people of the two countries, the Chinese defense ministry said Thursday, as the armies of the two countries are all established to resume joint military exercises next month after a gap of a year following the Doklam standoff. The 7th …

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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, …

Brazil backs out of hosting 2019 climate change meeting

Brazil this week set out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s widest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. The decision leaves the UN scrambling to find a new place for …

Maharashtra Assembly approves 16% quota for Marathas

The Maharashtra Assembly Thursday unanimously passed a legislation providing 16 percent reservation to the Maratha community under the socially and educationally backward category. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had seeks the Bill along with an Action Taken Report (ATR) on Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission’s (MSBCC) recommendations in the Assembly. With the approval of the quota, …

Rajasthan

The BSP candidate in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency in Rajasthan expired of cardiac arrest on Thursday, an official stated. Following the death of Laxman Singh, 62, elections will now take place in 199 out of the total 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan. “BSP candidate Laxman Singh died Thursday morning. Elections are postponed on the demise of …

Eye on elections, Arvind Kejriwal sharpens Haryana focus

Reminiscent of the time when Arvind Kejriwal made recurring forays into Punjab convinced that the state was ready to embrace a third party, the Aam Admi Party convenor spent more than a week in Haryana, fuelling talk of new alliances and caste equations. Assembly elections are pending in Haryana in October 2019 but may be …

Air India waives charges for carrying relief material for cyclone Gaja victims

Air India has waived charges for carrying relief materials to victims of cyclone Gaja on its flights from the national capital to Chennai, following an order from Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. Cyclone Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast middle of Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, leaving more than 60 people dead and causing …