Category archives: Politics

Rs 2,021 Crore Spent On PM Modi's Foreign Travel Since 2014: Centre

More than Rs 2,021 crore were spent on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to foreign countries since June 2014, according to the government. Replying to queries on the issue in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh also listed the countries visited by the Prime Minister between 2014 and 2018 that now figure among the top 10 […]

Manipur Journalist Detained for Calling CM Biren Singh a Puppet of PM Modi

A television journalist has been detained for criticising the BJP government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in Delhi. Kishorechandra Wangkhem was working for a television channel in the Manipur when he uploaded several video clips last month calling the state’s BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, a “puppet” of the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is nothing but […]

All Eyes On The BJP Gameplan For 2019 After An Unfavourable Assembly Poll Mandate

To say that the 2018 Assembly Election results were unexpected would be an understatement. Well, one thing is sure, it does act as a speedbreaker in what the BJP assumed to be a smooth sail to the 2019 General Elections. Different political parties and leaders have spoken vocally about the anti-BJP mandate that’s come through. But in this context, I find Mr Jaitley’s comment particularly interesting. He says the mandate […]

Accept mandate with humility: PM Narendra Modi on Congress win in state elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Congress in tweets after the opposition party snatched Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from the BJP and appeared headed to push out the ruling party from Madhya Pradesh as well. “We accept the people’s mandate with humility,” PM Modi said in a series of tweets as the Congress, which had been neck and neck with the BJP in Madhya Pradesh through the day, held […]

A journey of a lifetime!

It was one fine day in May 2018 when the thought was placed in my head. Gautam, you are so passionate about the city and are recognized for your voluntary contributions, why don’t you run for mayor of Toronto city. Interesting idea, after all, the mayor is the CEO of the city and I am in transition so why not explore the option? Spoke to a dozen people and each […]

US President Donald Trump cancels G-20 meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin over Ukraine crisis

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trump cited Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian vessels earlier this week as the reason for cancelling the meeting. “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to […]

Hundreds march to Manohar Parrikar's home, demand resignation in 48 hours

Hundreds of people, including some Congress leaders, Hundreds march to Manohar Parrikar’s home, demand resignation in 48 hours evening marched to the private residence of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, demanding his resignation, and a “full-time” chief minister in his place. The people, who came together under the banner of ‘People’s March For Restoration of Governance’, marched for about 1 km, and gave an “ultimatum” of 48 hours to […]

Look who I found campaigning for the Congress’: Rahul Gandhi poses with Narendra Modi lookalike in Chhattisgarh

With two days to go before the crucial first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly Congress President Rahul Gandhi stepped up his attack on the ruling BJP government on the last date of campaigning. Even as the Congress chief was busy campaigning, he took a light-hearted swipe at the prime minister by posing with Narendra Modi’s lookalike. Sharing the picture on Instagram, Gandhi wrote, “Look who I found campaigning for the Congress […]

Chandrababu Naidu seems best suited to forge anti-BJP front, but he won't be last to attempt Opposition unity

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu’s anti-Modi crusade reached a new level of propulsion on Thursday, as he joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and National Conference president Farooq Abudallah in a bid to unite all the parties opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The two senior leaders authorised Naidu to speak to other parties that have a common agenda […]

Should BJP Worry About Fallout As Ayodhya Case Hearing Is Adjourned To January

The Ayodhya Case is in focus once again. The Supreme Court has adjourned further hearing on the disputed land of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area to January. The Chief Justice of India rejected the hearing saying that the “court has its own priorities.” The bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High […]