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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Modi shocked India when Rs 500 (£6) and Rs 1,000 (£12) notes were withdrawn Panic set in across India with many people rushing to exchange their life-savings People were forced to declare, exchange or throw away their money Black money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 […]

UP elections: Demonetisation pays off, Modi govt expected to step up reforms

The Modi government is expected to accelerate economic reforms as the BJP looks set to score a huge win in Uttar Pradesh assembly election, which was billed as a referendum on demonetisation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP was headed for a two-thirds majority to make a comeback in the country’s largest state, counting trends indicated. The outcome belies apprehensions in the Sangh Parivar and a section of the BJP about […]

Modi set to unveil massive Shiva statue of Isha Yoga, angry protesters claim it's 'illegal'

Isha Center is embroiled in legal cases for several building and land violations, including a demolition notice for 44,000 sq ft of its buildings issued by the Madras HC in 2013, which the government is yet to act upon. Come Mahashivratri, Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore comes into limelight for its night-long celebrations, led by its founder and guru, Jaggi Vasudev. This year, the celebrations on February 24 are slated […]

'Modi killed our hopes on Dec 31'

‘Make cash available now, don’t put people into suffering.’ ‘You should not come to a situation where the operation was successful and the patient is dying.’ ‘What did not happen in India for several years, you cannot do in 50 days.’ ‘This is agony and pain.’ K E Raghunathan, national president of the All India Manufacturers Organisation, was the first person to highlight the adverse affects of demonetisation. The AIMO, […]