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J&K poll people’s success: PM

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday disapproved comments made by Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for smooth conduct of Assembly polls and emphasised that stray comments should not be distracting from the governance of the State which should be following…

To Govt’s chagrin, RS adopts amendment to Prez Address

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Pushing the Government into an embarrassing situation, the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday adopted an amendment moved by Opposition member Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) regretting no mention of action against high-level corruption and bringing back black money in President’s Address to Parliament. This was for the fourth time in the history of…

Tigers leap, but in the dark!

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The tiger count may have shown a 30 per cent increase in the country according to the latest census figures, but the number of big cat deaths has also gone up. According to official figures given by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday, the number of tiger deaths went up…

India reminds Pak of terror hubs, sluggish 26/11 trial

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015 | PNS/Agencies | New Delhi/Islamabad

India has once again conveyed to Pakistan its concerns over cross-border terrorism and the tardy progress of 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial. The cases of ceasefire violation along the Line of Control and International border in Kashmir also figured in the talks between Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart…

New Land Bill a bid to radically develop rural India: Jaitley

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015 | PTI | New York

Amid protests over Land Acquisition Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the BJP-led Government is trying to “radically alter” the 2013 Land Act to ensure developmental activities especially in rural areas. “That is a very challenging piece of legislation for any Government to alter. Ostensibly the popular view is…

After wedlock, PDP locks horns

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

A day after J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed triggered controversy by crediting Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for peaceful Assembly polls in the State, his party on Monday dropped another bombshell. In a step that is unlikely to please the BJP, eight PDP legislators have demanded return of the mortal…

Joint panel to ensure J&K Govt follows CMP to a T

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

The PDP and the BJP —the he two ideologically opposite parties now running the coalition Government in Jammu & Kashmir — have worked out a coordination committee, comprising four members from each side to ensure there is no deviation from the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and the power-sharing formula agreed…

Kejri men brace for showdown with Yogendra

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 | Iknoor Kaur | New Delhi

Calling the recent leak of letters — indicating internal conflicts between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal and senior party leader Yogendra Yadav over the post of party’s national convener — a conspiracy against Kejriwal, senior party leader Sanjay Singh on Monday said that the party will hold a…

Congress revamp has the Makens of Rahul’s wishlist

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

The Congress on Monday effected a major reshuffle in State units, including Delhi to appease its sulking vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who has been seeking greater say for his handpicked men in running the party affairs. Ajay Maken will be Delhi PCC chief, Ashok Chavan will head Maharashtra, and Ghulam Ahmed…

Modi’s day out in House canteen gives critics food for thought

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Parliament’s canteen for MPs that remains abuzz with chitchats and clatter of plates suddenly fell silent due to a surprise entry on Monday. It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM, for a change, decided to taste the subsidised food served at Parliament canteen, run by Indian Railway Catering Tourism…

SOUND BITES

If we are able to reach eight per cent this year, aim for 9-10 per cent, and continue at that pace for many more years — that is what India requires.

Union Finance Minister | Arun Jaitley

I am deeply hurt by what is going on in AAP. I refuse to be drawn into the ugly battle, and want to concentrate on governance.

Aam Aadmi Party chief | Arvind Kejriwal

(Israeli Prime Minister) Netanyahu made all sorts of claims: That Iran wouldn’t abide by the US-Iran agreement. None of that has come true.

US President | Barack Obama
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