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  • Jammu: Congress, National Conference to stay away from Mufti swearing-in on Sunday 4 hours 15 minutes ago

    Jammu: Congress and National Conference (NC), the erstwhile ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, are likley to "stay away" from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government in the state. "We are going to stay away from the ceremony tomorrow," a senior Congress leader said on the condition of...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 7 hours 34 minutes ago

    Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, the Congress and the BJP reacted on the budget. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that this budget is anti-poor, while BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this...
  • Congress rates Modi government's full-fledged budget, says it's a huge disappointment 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Congress leader Kamal Nath said that this budget is a huge disappointment. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nath said, "This budget is great disappointment because it does not stimulate the...
  • Watch: Political battle over the Modi government's full-fledged budget 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. ...
  • Arun Jaitley tutors BJP spokespersons on Union Budget 2015 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday tutored Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons on Budget 2015 telling them what to speak in public. BJP parliamentary party had organised the meeting where all spokespersons, panelists and former MPs watched the entire Lok Sabha session in the party office. After presenting the Budget, the...
  • Union Budget 2015: FM Arun Jaitley raises Nirbhaya Fund to Rs 2,000 crore 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday doubled the Nirbhaya Fund to Rs 2,000 crore from Rs 1,000 crore. "My Government is committed to safety and security of women. In order to support programmes for women security, advocacy and awareness, I have decided to provide another 1,000 crore to the...
  • Union Budget 2015: FM Arun Jaitley allocates over Rs 34,699 crore for MNREGA 10 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday allocated Rs 34,699 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, saying that the BJP government was committed to supporting employment through the rural job programme. "Our government is committed to supporting employment through MGNREGA. I have made an initial allocation...
  • Don't see AAP competing for space nationwide: Shashi Tharoor 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that he does not see the Aam Aadmi Party competing nationwide for political space with the Congress, and that the new party posed more of a threat to the Communist parties. Referring to the AAP's landslide victory in the recent Delhi elections,...
  • Budget Yatra: Commitments should be delivered, feel experts Yesterday

    Ahead of the Union Budget on Saturday, experts feel that the budget should have all the commitments the government have done to the country in past. ...
  • Congress MP Deepender Hooda describes Prime Minister's speech as 'jugglery of words' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Friday in Parliament was described by Congress MP Deepender Hooda as containing "nothing new" and being just a "jugglery of words". "There is absolutely nothing new in the prime minister's speech. It is all a jugglery of words," Hooda told in New...
  • Congress couldn't pass land bill in time: Rajiv Shukla Yesterday

    Taking the credits for land bill, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Friday said that it was passed in the interest of farmers. We couldn't pass it in time and that's why voters couldn't understand it. Farmers interests should be most important. ...
  • 'I never took money from any corporate entity', says Nitin Gadkari Yesterday

    Mumbai: As news reports about his having enjoyed the hospitality of the Essar group during a trip to Europe triggered a row, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he had visited a yacht belonging to them "just to see" it and asserted he never took money from any corporate...
  • PM Modi meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at wedding of Lalu's daughter and Mulayam's grand nephew Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a rare glimpse of bonhomie and after a long time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday were seen sharing pleasantries with each other. The occasion was the wedding ceremony of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's daughter and Samajwadi Party supremo...
  • NDA government's religion is 'India First', Tricolour guides us, fight against terror and poverty: Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on PDP in December 2014 and now Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have criticised Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for making U-turns on several of his statements. But now Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be criticised for doing the same as far as the BJP's stand on...
  • Mufti Sayeed to become J&K CM on March 1, calls PDP-BJP tie-up a meeting of North Pole & South Pole Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, said on Friday that the coming together of the two parties is like meeting of North Pole and...
  • Ahead of taking over as J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Before the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party finally join hands in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Sayeed will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on Sunday. After two...
  • BJP asks Sonia Gandhi to rein in Congress leaders 'foul-mouthing' PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Condemning "intemperate" remarks by Congress leaders against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP on Thursday asked party President Sonia Gandhi to rein in her party leaders and demanded an apology from her. BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said Congress leaders, including former MP Raj Babbar, at a rally at Jantar...
  • Maharashtra Bill to ban cow slaughter to get President nod soon: BJP MPs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A long-pending Maharashtra Bill seeking a ban on cow slaughter is expected to soon receive Presidential assent, a delegation of state BJP MPs said on Thursday. Seven MPs led by Kirit Somaiya met President Pranab Mukherjee, who indicated appropriate action on the measure soon. The legislation, entitled Maharashtra Animal...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and raised issues relating to the law-and-order situation in the national capital. Sources said Kejriwal also discussed with Singh appointment of a new Chief Secretary for Delhi government as incumbent DM Spolia is set to retire on...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill and is seeking support from Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The bill was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the bill....
  • A well worded, directionless Rail Budget full of ideas: M Mallikarjuna Kharge 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Railways Budget is a very well worded one. It is a craftily worded Budget. Just like 'much ado about nothing'. As I have already mentioned, it is a very well worded speech, but has no plans for generating resources. You may have good ideas, but how...
  • Parliament: Both Houses adjourned following protest by Opposition over Venkaiah's remarks 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for a while on Thursday morning before presentation of the Railway Budget -- Lok Sabha over Parliamentary Affairs Naidu's comments on the Opposition while the Rajya Sabha over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks about Mother Teresa. As soon as the Lok Sabha...
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • Railway Budget 2015 live: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities 2 days ago

    Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled his first Budget on Thursday, did not increase passenger fare and put a lot of emphasis on cleanliness....
  • BJP, Congress accuse AAP government of misleading people 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress on Wednesday accused the Arvind Kejriwal government of misleading people by playing tricks with figures while announcing 50 per cent cut in power tariff and free water scheme. BJP Legislature Party leader in Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta termed the announcement by the AAP government on cheap...
  • Delhi: Security tightened at churches after attacks 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious institutions unnerved minority Christians. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary told lawmakers that extra police had been deployed to protect 240 churches in the capital,...
  • Ahead of swearing-in Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to meet PM Modi on February 27 3 days ago

    New Delhi: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on February 27 after which a swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on March 1, two months after the results for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls were announced. 79-year-old Sayeed's meeting with...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: The main points of debate and controversy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: It has been a stormy start to Parliament Budget session as the united opposition has vociferously taken on the Narendra Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in...
  • BJP mocks at Rahul Gandhi, calls his photos a case of 'lost and found' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After a Congress worker released photos of party vice president Rahul Gandhi claiming he was in Uttarakhand following speculations that he was holidaying abroad after skipping the important Budget Session of Parliament a miss, the Bharatiya Janata Party mocked at its rival saying it was a case of...