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Manohar Parrikar to be accorded a state funeral, last rites at Miramar beach

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be accorded a state funeral on Monday, a day after he died following a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. “It has been decided by the government that state funeral will be accorded to the departed dignitary,” Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary SK Shahi said in an order issued on Monday. The Indian flag is being flown at half-mast on Monday to mark the […]

One Card One Nation: PM Narendra Modi launches common mobility card, here are its benefits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) to enable seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems across the country. The customers may use this single card for payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, toll, parking, smart city and, retail. The stored value on card supports offline transaction across all travel needs with minimal financial risk to involved stakeholders. Based on One […]

Through The Eyes Of An Average Indian Citizen Hoping That Truth Triumphs

It is a morning of renewed hope as the nation gets set to welcome its son Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. His flight had crashed during India’s aerial combat with Pakistan.  What an eventful week this has been. For the first time since 1971, India sent war planes to the Pakistani border and in a pre-dawn strike killed more than 300 terrorists as per estimates and completely destroyed their training base […]

What’s India’s Next Step In The Aftermath Of Pak Retaliation?

It is a strange day with a rather uneasy calm across India. Every second whatsapp forward is surprising about war preparedness. From what essentials should individuals stack at home to whether you should send children to school and what not. Perhaps that is why it is only appropriate that we sit and understand the course of action that generally follows. Not sure if it can limit the panic mongering but […]

Flights to India and Pakistan cancelled, rerouted amid rising tensions

Major airlines were cancelling and rerouting flights to Pakistan and India Wednesday amid rising tensions between the two countries. The airlines, including Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways, suspended flights after Pakistan closed its airspace. Flight trackers showed that some even had to turn back mid-route. Later on Wednesday, airlines began restarting their services, but on alternate routes. Air Canada explained in an email to Global News that all flights […]

Anti-Modi posters in Andhra Pradesh ahead of PM's rally, CM asks people to hold 'Gandhian' protests

Anti-Modi posters emerged across Andhra Pradesh ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on Sunday. Some of the posters had slogans of ‘No More Modi’ ‘Modi Is A Mistake’, ‘Modi Never Again’, among others. It has not yet been ascertained who has put up the posters. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has called the Prime Minister’s visit a ‘dark day’ and asked party workers to hold […]

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu explains why EVM hacking is easy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday claimed that there were 100% chances for hacking Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He also remarked that hackers should not be allowed to take control of democracy. Naidu said that it was the duty of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take steps ensuring that VVPAT receipts were issued 100 percent or else the ECI should revert to the ballot paper […]

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 […]