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Photo of PM Narendra Modi sweeping floor using broom was fake, confirms RTI reply

The BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi won 2014 general election with thumping majority.  The entire social media was flooded with the narratives of Narendra Modi’s humble background. It showcased how hardworking Prime Minister is. Among many of his photos, one in which PM Narendra Modi holding a broom and cleaning floor had gone viral. On social media its authenticity was question by many but nobody could prove it

Anna Hazare wants agriculture commissions to look into farmers' issues

Social activist Anna Hazare yesterday said there should be agriculture commissions across the country to look into all the issues concerning the farming community. Hazare was speaking at the fourth annual convention of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) in Assam’s Dibrugarh district. “The BJP has promised ‘achche din’ (good days) ahead of the (general) elections. However, ‘achche din’ has come only for the capitalists and industrialists. The Narendra Modi led

Prashant Bhushan questions decisions taken by Arvind Kejriwal

Reflecting his discontent about the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter raising questions about some decisions of party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is now chief minister of Delhi. In the letter, apparently written to members of party’s national executive, Bhushan has raised questions about the party running a “person-centric” campaign in Delhi polls and not following some of its professed principles. He

Delhi results: What Arvind Kejriwal did right and Rahul Gandhi didn't

That no matter how many times Rahul Gandhi has dinner with a Dalit, no matter now many times he tells Niyamgiri tribals he is their sipahi and no matter how many times he travels by a Mumbai local train, if India wants a common man, it will choose the original. Arvind Kejriwal. Arvind Kejriwal has done everything that Rahul sensed he needed to do, but could never execute. He knew,

Can Saif Ali Khan lose his Padma Award?

Actor Saif Ali Khan looks to be in some sort of trouble over his Padma Shri award, following a complaint by RTI activist Subhash Aggarwal asking the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to take back the award, as Khan has criminal cases pending against him Aggarwal told, “I had filed a complaint in the Ministry of Home Affairs when a Mumbai court had framed charges against him. I had demanded

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,

Arvind Kejriwal ‘Kills’ 3 RTI Activists, Leaves Followers Red-Faced

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal ‘s obituary references to four RTI activists at a large public gathering in Ahmedabad on Saturday left his supporters red-faced as three of them are alive. He said that the four were killed for asking awkward questions and hailed them as martyrs for the cause of society. Kejriwal got the first victim’s name right — Amit Jethava, who was killed allegedly by the mining mafia in

Opposition Anti-Poor, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accused the opposition of being “anti-poor”. “There is a major difference between our thinking and the opposition,” Gandhi told an election rally here attended by tens of thousands. “We say this country is for everyone, the rich and poor, farmers and tribals. The opposition talks about infrastructure development, building of airports and roads but they do not talk about the poor. “They think that