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PM Modi betrayed India, dishonoured blood of our soldiers, says Rahul Gandhi after Hollande's stunning Rafale claims

Former French President Francois Hollande’s stunning claims on Rafale deal sparked a major political storm in India on Friday. In an interview to a French investigative news site Mediapart, Hollande claimed that it was the Indian government that had proposed the name of Anil Ambani’s company for the Rafalde deal and that it had no choice in this matter. The statement gave the Congress ultimate fodder in the election year […]

Lynching in name of cow unacceptable: Mohan Bhagwat

On the last day of the three-day lecture series, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said lynching in the name of the cow is unacceptable. Bhagwat, while answering queries from several in the audience, spoke of several issues, ranging from section 377 to Article 370, from casteism to Hindutva. “Violence is completely unacceptable and strict action should be taken. Gau raksha should be done in a Constitutional way, but gau rakshaks should […]

Price rise may prove costly for Modi govt in 2019 polls, says Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday cautioned that price rise across the country, if not controlled soon, may prove costly for the Modi government in the next general elections. Ramdev also said he would not campaign for the BJP in the 2019 elections, unlike in 2014 when he actively worked in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Many laud the policies of the Modi government, but some need correction now… Price […]

Telangana polls: BJP borrows from H'bad history to recast PM as Vallabhbhai Patel, paints KCR as 'new Nizam'

The BJP is on a casting spree in Telangana. Its pre-election production in India’s youngest state borrows liberally from the events surrounding the liberation of Hyderabad on 17 September, 1948. The kingdom of Hyderabad joined the Indian Union 13 months after India gained independence. This was made possible through ‘Operation Polo’, mounted by the Indian forces that marched into Nizam’s territory. Taking its hero worship of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel a […]

USA warns other countries not to have economic activities with Iran post Nov 4

The United States has warned of having a “fundamentally different set of rules” to deal with the countries continuing to have economic activities with Iran after its sanction against Tehran becomes fully operational on November 4. “Make no mistake about it, come November 4 (and) there will be a fundamentally different set of rules with respect to anyone who deems it necessary to engage in economic activities with the Islamic […]

PM Modi's chances of getting re-elected in 2019 has fallen down to 50%: Analyst Ruchir Sharma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances of getting re-elected in the 2019 elections have slipped from 99 per cent in 2017 to 50 per cent , says economic analyst Ruchir Sharma, noting that a fragmented opposition is showing signs of coming together. The BJP won with 31 per cent vote share in 2014 because the opposition was fragmented, seat share was disproportionate and its vote was concentrated, said the New York […]

Rahul Gandhi says note ban deliberate

An aggressive Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a two-pronged offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation and Rafale deal, terming them as huge scams which were committed to help his “crony capitalist friends”. In a no-holds-barred attack on Mr Modi, the Congress chief alleged that the noteban “scam” was deliberately inflicted on common people by the PM who owes an answer to the country on why he did so, […]

Farooq Abdullah heckled during prayers allegedly for chanting ‘Jai Hind’ at Vajpayee tribute meeting

The National Conference president was attending Eid prayers at a shrine in Srinagar when members of the congregation started shouting slogans. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah was heckled during Eid prayers at a shrine in Srinagar on Wednesday, Greater Kashmir reported. Dozens who had gathered at the Hazratbal shrine to offer prayers shouted slogans even before the imam could begin the sermon at […]

US doesn’t expect much from China trade talks this week: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday. Trump said in an interview that he had “no time frame” for ending the trade dispute with China, which threatens to impose tariffs on virtually all goods traded between the world’s two largest economies. “I’m like them; I have a long horizon,” he added. The talks this […]

Australian Senator compares Muslims with 'poisonous jelly beans'

Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with “poisonous jelly beans”, following his “racist” maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race. Anning, from the conservative Katter`s Australian Party, advocated a return to White Australia policy and called for migration bans on Muslims in his speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined other politicians and community leaders in criticizing the Queensland Senator for […]