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Justin Trudeau’s ‘unusual’ India trip raises eyebrows, panned by Canada watchdog

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his eight-day visit to India, the fact that his schedule includes just half-a-day of official engagements in New Delhi is being described as “unusual” by veteran diplomats and criticised by a Canadian watchdog. A veteran Indian diplomat said in his long experience with bilateral visits, he had never experienced a trip of this nature, where the visiting dignitary spent so little time in […]

Why Are Ties With The UAE Important For India? Here Are Some Answers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, as part of his four-day tour to the Middle East, generated much excitement in the Indian media. On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held detailed discussions on a wide array of issues, ranging from trade, energy, climate change and civil aviation. In the joint statement issued at […]

'Why is the PM silent on Padmaavat?'

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s most outspoken member of Parliament has implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out on the Padmaavat controversy. “Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are being criticised for not coming out to openly condemn the protests against Padmaavat. But why must we in the entertainment industry be expected to take a stand on political issues when the honourable prime minister is quiet?” asks Shatrughan Sinha. “Mr […]

According to me, Modi, Hegde, Amit Shah are not Hindus: Prakash Raj Hits out at PM, BJP

“They say I’m anti-Hindu… No. I am anti-Modi, I am anti-Hegde, I am anti-Amit Shah. And according to me, they’re not Hindus.” With these words, Prakash Raj is once again in the eye of a storm. The actor was part of a panel discussion at the India Today South Conclave on Thursday, moderated by India Today anchor Rahul Kanwal. Along with him on the stage were actor Vishal, director Sasidharan […]

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 […]