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President Pranab Mukherjee remembers Indira Gandhi, lauds GST

Outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee today in his farewell speech remembered his mentor and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In his last speech as the President of India, Mukherjee said that Gandhi was a towering personality. “My career was mentored by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was a towering personality. She had the courage to call a spade a spade,” Mukherjee said as he related an interesting incident that happened in London

Ram Mandir should be constructed within legal framework: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday said that Ram Mandir should be constructed in Ayodhya but within a legal framework after mutual dialogue. While addressing a press conference in Jaipur, Shah said that party’ stand is clear over the issue and it has mentioned in in the last four Lok Sabha election manifestos. “The temple should be built in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” he

Our Jails As Good As Yours, Vijay Mallya Will Be Fine, India Tells UK

Months before a London Court begins hearing New Delhi’s request to extradite fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, India has got down to countering attempts by the liquor baron to avoid returning to the country to stand trial for defaulting on loans of over Rs. 9,000 crore. Indians and foreigners alike have used the poor condition of jails and instances of a never-ending trial as some of the reasons to oppose their

Rahul Gandhi Take-Over Plan, Sonia Gandhi To Retain Key Role

Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in a process of organisational elections that begin next month as planned, top party sources said today, seeking to quash rumours that the transition may be delayed. The elections in the mammoth party are expected to be held over several weeks and Mr Gandhi, who is currently the party number 2, will take over as president in

Smriti Irani given additional charge of I&B Ministry after Venkaiah Naidu resigns

Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development. The rejig took place after senior party leader and NDA vice presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities on Monday. The Office of Prime Minister of India confirmed the report and tweeted, “Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu has resigned

PM Narendra Modi Walks Up to Opposition In Parliament, Greets Sonia Gandhi, Others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the Opposition benches in Parliament on Monday morning, greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a Namaste and shaking hands with leaders like former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, all seated in the front row. PM Modi, who arrived in the Lok Sabha about five minutes before

NY Times article maligning Yogi Adityanath sparks anger in Agra

At a time when even US President Donald Trump is openly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he wants to follow the steps taken by Modi in bringing his country back on track, the American media is busy maligning Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his state. On Friday, the people of Agra were enraged upon reading a malicious news about Yogi Adityanath published in the New York Times entitled

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.

Shiv Sena attacks BJP for letting Kanhaiya Kumar get free publicity

In a veiled attack on the BJP for letting JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar get “free publicity”, ally Shiv Sena Monday sought to know how he got bail in such a short span of time when others charged with ‘sedition’ are still languishing in jails. “(Union Minister) Venkaiah Naidu said Kanhaiya Kumar is getting free publicity. If that is so, who is responsible for letting him get free publicity? Today, nothing

Stop people spreading hatred in 'tolerant India': Aamir Khan urges PM Narendra Modi

Days after his intolerance remarks, Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Saturday said India is “very tolerant” but there are people who spread hatred and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein them in. The actor also believes that he still continues to be country’s brand ambassador even though the government may have discontinued his services, saying India is his mother and not a brand. “Our country is very tolerant,

Kanhaiya Kumar's speech at JNU: Brilliant, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has applauded Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at the JNU post his release from the jail. He tweeted, “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…” #KanhaiyaKumar became the top trending topic on microblogging site Twitter following the speech. Many students were seen wiping tears during Kanhaiya’s address. JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition 20 days ago, was released from the Tihar Jail here on Thursday evening

Rahul Gandhi's fair and lovely remark racist: BJP complains to Lok Sabha Speaker

The Bharatiya Janata Party has approached the Lok Sabha Speaker with a complaint against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his ‘fair and lovely’ remark in the House on Wednesday. The ruling party is expected to move a motion on ‘racism’ in the House when it convenes on Tuesday, March 8. Lok Sabha proceedings were suspended for the day after the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma. He was 68. Sangma