Chief Minister Narendra Modi

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel's daughter in soup over Gir sanctuary land deal

The Congress has demanded an independent probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the reported land allotment to a company run by business associates of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s daughter, Anar Jayesh Patel. A report in Economic Times today claimed that the company was allotted 250 acres of land near the Gir lion sanctuary at an official rate of Rs 15 per square metre. The company owns a

Intolerance being encouraged in India : Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul on Tuesday led the party’s leaders and MPs in a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan in protest against “growing intolerance” in the country, accusing the Modi government of “unleashing a sinister campaign” to create social and communal tension. After leading the march from Parliament, Sonia handed over a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention in checking such incidents which are causing social divide.

Modi govt can’t wash its hands of Dadri lynching: Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that his government had nothing to do with the Dadri lynching and cancellation of Ghulam Ali’s Mumbai concert, saying it is not appropriate for the Centre to wash its hands of by saying that it had no role to play. “I believe it is not appropriate to wash your hands by saying the new government has no role

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Vladimir Putin

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West. He, however, emphasized that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar. “I would like to stress that we do not have any

PM Narendra Modi, Virat Kohli laud Sania Mirza on historic feat

Sania Mirza, who created history by becoming the world number one in tennis doubles on Sunday, was congratulated heartily by PM Narendra Modi. Apart from Mr. Modi, several of the country’s top sportsmen including superstar cricketer Virat Kohli took to micro-blogging site Twitter to send across their good wishes to Mirza. The 28-year-old was also congratulated by fellow tennis players Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, as well as Indian

Ishrat Jahan case: CBI offers Rs. 5 lakh for information

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has announced that they will give a reward of Rs. 5 lakh to anyone who will provide them with information on the two people killed along with teenager Ishrat Jahan in a ‘fake encounter’ in Gujarat in 2004. The CBI has reportedly put advertisements in Jammu and Kashmir newspapers, asking for ‘real identities’ of Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar