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No lessons on democracy please: Modi govt hits back at Pakistan

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back at Pakistan over its response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations that the neighbouring country is interfering in Gujarat Assembly elections. Referring to the response of Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad condemned the “unwarranted statement”, saying “Pakistan must stop giving us lessons”. abhor outside interference in India’s internal affairs. Pakistan’s promotion of terrorism in India is […]

Cyclone Ockhi: 39 dead, 167 missing in Kerala, TN: PM Modi’s Surat rally cancelled

Cyclone Ockhi: 39 dead, 167 missing in Kerala, TN: PM Modi’s Surat rally cancelled Cyclone Ockhi continues to disrupt lives in different parts of the country. The cyclone that held the “very severe” status has weakened into a “severe” cyclone and will make landfall near Surat and the Gulf of Khambat in Gujarat as a deep depression early on Wednesday, the Met Office has said. The Maharashtra government has declared […]

Know what Modi's real problem is?

Know what Modi’s real problem is? If you have been foolish enough to choose economics as your preferred option for a BA degree, one of the first things you are taught is that its demand that makes the world go around.  The next thing you are taught is that there is a link between prices and quantity demanded, encapsulated in the demand curve.  If price for something goes up, generally demand for […]

Delhi's 'Demolition Man' takes oath as Modi's MoS

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Alphons Kannanthanam began his political journey by becoming an independent MLA backed by the Communist Party of India-Marxist in Kerala in 2006 but joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2011. Kannanthanam, a 1979 batch IAS officer, quit his high-profile career and plunged into electoral politics by successfully contesting from Kanjirappally in Kottayam district. Though he was offered a second chance by the Left in the next assembly polls, Kannanthanam, […]

Questionable results for Modi's war on 'black money' after 99% of scrapped notes make it back into the system

Modi shocked India when Rs 500 (£6) and Rs 1,000 (£12) notes were withdrawn Panic set in across India with many people rushing to exchange their life-savings People were forced to declare, exchange or throw away their money Black money refers to funds earned on the black market, on which income and other taxes have not been paid. It was thought that black money would get burnt or caught in […]

PM Modi delighted on Ahmedabad becoming India's first World Heritage City

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his pleasure on Ahmedabad becoming India’s first World Heritage City. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “A matter of immense joy for India”.  Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday hailed the declaration of Ahmedabad as world heritage city by UNESCO.  “Just inscribed as UNESCO world heritage site: Historic city of Ahmedabad #India”, UNESCO said in a tweet tonight.  Expressing […]

ATMs run dry: With cash withdrawals at pre-demonetisation levels, is Modi's digitisation drive facing hurdle?

Withdrawing money from bank ATMs is becoming increasingly difficult for scores of people across the country in recent times, according to reports. This, even after total curbs were removed by the government in March post the demonstisation exercise. Several ATMs continue to dispense little or no cash. The propensity is to display ‘no cash’ signs more frequently on ATM monitors. So, what is the reason for this cash crunch in […]

Dear Boss Be Like Modiji! Goverment Just Gave The RBI Governor A Nearly 200% Appraisal!

RBI Governor Urjit Patel and his deputies have got a big pay hike with the government more than doubling their basic salary to Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 2.25 lakh per month, respectively. The “basic pay of the governor and deputy governors” have been revised retrospectively with effect from January 1, 2016 and marks a huge jump from Rs 90,000 basic pay so far drawn by the governor and Rs […]

He said he will complain to Modi, so I hit him 25 times: Sena MP brags about assaulting Air India officer

A Shiv Sena MP repeatedly hit an elderly Air India officer with sandal in a brazen burst of fury over being unable to travel business class despite having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight. Ravindra Gaikwad, the Lok Sabha MP from Maharashtra’s Osmanabad, slapped and, by his own claim, hit 60-year-old duty manager Sukumar 25 times with his sandal when the official went to persuade him to disembark after he […]

Modi’s ‘Mission 150’ in Gujarat: Can BJP replicate UP win in PM’s home turf?

Riding on the huge success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now gearing up for one of its most prestigious electoral battle — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat — due at the end of this year. The BJP has ruled the state since 1998, a feat that has helped Modi’s rise to power as the Prime Minister of India. The duo of […]