Why Narendra Modi must order independent probe against Nitin Gadkari's ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of “Na khaunga, na khane dunga” is under question yet again with reports emerging of corruption in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. A Boston-based construction engineering firm – CDM Smith – allegedly paid a bribe of $1.18 million (Rs 7.59 crore) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India between 2011 and 2015 to obtain contracts, the US Justice Department has said.

Modi has nothing to stop Pak shelling: Rahul Gandhi

With shelling and firing by Pakistani troops continuing to claim civilian lives in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has done nothing to stop it despite “many provocations”. “Before the Lok Sabha polls, Modi used to speak of adopting an aggressive approach towards China and Pakistan. Now, despite so many provocations, the PM is not doing anything for the last three months,”

Arvind Kejriwal cleans choked drains near PM's house

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Thursday helped sweepers to clean up choked drains in a small residential area near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in the heart of the capital. The former chief minister of Delhi chose the BR Camp, as the low income area is called, on the very day Modi launched his Clean India campaign. Kejriwal was accompanied by several employees of the civic agency, and he later had

PM Narendra Modi wraps up 'successful' Tokyo tour

Calling his Japan trip as ‘successful’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up the five-day tour and left for New Delhi on Wednesday. The five-day tour of Japan by Modi, which felt like a special odyssey steeped in culture and bonhomie, started on Saturday when Japanese PM Shinzo Abe flew from Tokyo to Kyoto, to specially receive him, which was unprecedented. External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin also posted a picture showing

Why Narendra Modi govt is shying away from big-bang reforms

The first couple of months for a new government are always crucial as this is the time when it lays down its broad framework of policies and their thrust areas. A government that fails to make the right impact in this period often regrets its lack of focus or urgency later during its tenure. The Narendra Modi government was sworn in on May 26. This, therefore, is a good time to assess

Rs 17.60 lakh were spent on Narendra Modi 's oath-taking

An expenditure of at least Rs 17.60 lakh was incurred on the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, an RTI reply has found. The reply provided by the President’s Secretariat said approximate cost incurred on the arrangements of the oath-taking ceremony, attended by 4017 guests, related to tentage, stage, furniture and other allied items is Rs 17.6 lakhs. In its response to activist Ramesh Verma,

Varun Gandhi primed to be next UP chief minister?

Young BJP star Varun Gandhi has been asked to lead the party in Uttar Pradesh. His brief is to ensure a victory for the BJP in the next Uttar Pradesh assembly election in 2017. Modi and his Man Friday Amit Shah have identified Uttar Pradesh as a key state to win if the BJP has to retain political control in India in the long term. Varun Gandhi is the youngest

Arvind Kejriwal invites Narendra Modi for open discussion in Varanasi

 Amid the controversy of Narendra Modi’s rally being denied permission in the temple town, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today “invited” the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate for an “open discussion” in Varanasi. “I invite Mr Modi for an open discussion on a public platform. Let Kashi people ask straight questions from both of us. Time place his choice,” Kejriwal tweeted this morning. The former Delhi chief minister, who is

Arvind Kejriwal beats Narendra Modi in Time magazine’s poll

Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal is leading the Time magazine’s readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of ‘yes’ votes, pipping BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and American singer Katy Perry. With some three weeks left in India’s marathon election, Indian politicians are dominating the list. As of Tuesday morning, about 3,168,308 people had cast a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote for

Kiran Bedi supports Modi's PM candidature

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi today supported Narendra Modi’s Prime Minister candidature and said his (Modi’s) leadership can take the country to the next level. “I understand leadership and he (Modi) has huge leadership qualities. By and large other leaders have been tried and tested. I believe he can take the country to the next level,” Bedi said here during an interaction on women security at the MCCI Ladies Forum.

Kiran Bedi to take on Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi?

With Arvind Kejriwal moving on to fight bigger battles after 49 days in power, the BJP seems to have sensed an opportunity to weaken him in his citadel, Delhi. The BJP had narrowly missed out on power in the city state, last year, after the party fell short of majority mark owing to the spirited performance by the Aam Aadmi Party in the assembly polls. While party leaders assert in

I will go to Varanasi and defeat Modi: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday vowed to defeat BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election in Varanasi. “I was reading in some newspapers that it will be a symbolic fight (in Varanasi) and it is Modi who will win,” Kejriwal told a meting of Muslims from across the country here. “I want to tell him (Modi) that I am going (to Varanasi) not only to fight