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8 days ago
Non-cooperation, revenge and WMDs in 1920s Calcutta

Title: Smoke And Ashes; Author: Abir Mukherjee; Publisher: Harvill Secker/Penguin Random House; Pages: 352; Price: Rs 599 Its foundations already shaken by Jallianwala Bagh, the British Raj now faces a new type of freedom struggle -- one utilising the country's teeming millions as willing martyrs to put pressure on the rulers while eroding their loyalists. With former imperial capital Ca...

24 days ago
Sheikh Hasina visits Netaji's house

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday visited Netaji Bhawan, the ancestral house of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, here. Hasina posed for photographers before the iconic German Sedan Wanderer car - kept in a glass enclosure on the ground floor of the building - which had ferried Bose during his 'Great Escape' from India on the night ...

24 days ago
Yasin Malik stages protest for release of prisoners

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman and senior leader of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday sat on protest in summer capital Srinagar. Leading dozens of JRL supporters, Malik staged a protest sit-in in Press Enclave in Srinagar city. Addressing his supporters, Malik said the government must release all prison...

1 month ago
Modi speaks like an actor but wrong things: Sonia

Vijayapura (Karnataka), May 8 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that she agrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he is a big orator and speaks like an actor, but wherever he goes, he speaks the wrong things. Modi takes pride in his ability to deliver good speeches. I completely agree that he is a good orator and speaks like an actor... But the country is surprised...

1 month ago
Modi, Sonia face-off in Karnataka polls, target each other

Vijayapura (Karnataka), May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi squared off in Karnataka on Tuesday attacking each other with Modi accusing her and her son Rahul of destroying Congress to save the dynasty while she said only speeches do not fill empty stomachs. The two leaders took on each other when they addressed election rallies in this district wit...

1 month ago
Modi's oratory cannot fill stomach of poor: Sonia

Vijayapura (Karnataka), May 8 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday made a strong attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of being intolerant and also that the stomach of the poor cannot be filled by his oratory. Addressing a rally here hours after Modi spoke, she lashed out at his government, saying it had discriminated against Karnataka. Modiji is besotte...

1 month ago
PM urges civil servants to commit themselves to achieve a 'new India'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked civil servants to use technology to improve governance and commit themselves towards a New India. Addressing civil servants on Civil Services Day, he, stressing on the need for public participation and use of innovation and technology to improve governance, said: The year 2022, the 75th anniversary of our independe...

2 months ago
Chandrababu Naidu on day-long fast to protest injustice to Andhra

Vijayawada, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who turned 68 on Friday, began his day-long fast to protest what he calls the injustice being meted out to the state by the Central government. Naidu launched the 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' hunger strike at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. The fast, which began at 7 a.m., will conclude at 7 p.m.

2 months ago
Tamannaah roped in for 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia is the latest inclusion to the cast of multi-lingual period drama Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Tamannaah will essay a pivotal role in the ambitious Telugu project, which stars Chiranjeevi and has a cameo by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. It is a biopic on the late Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who is credited to be one o...

2 months ago
Modi denounces rape in Kathua and Unnao, two J&K Ministers quit

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the rape-murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised justice and said the incidents that have caused outrage have shamed the country. Modi's comments at a function here came hours after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) got into the act by detain...

2 months ago
Modi says Kathua, Unnao rape victims will get justice

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Speaking for the first time over the shocking rape-murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another minor in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said such incidents have shamed the country and assured that justice will be done and culprits won't be allowed to escape. The incidents that are in discussion in the country for the las...

2 months ago
Justice will be done to Kathua, Unnao victims: Modi

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence over the rape and murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of a teenager in Uttar Pradesh, saying justice will be done to the victims and no culprit will be allowed to escape. The incidents that are in discussion in the country for the last two days do not reflect good for any civilised country...

2 months ago
Modi rejects allegations over 15th Finance Commission

Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday rejected the allegations of southern states, including Tamil Nadu, that the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission were biased against them and said it would benefit states that took population control measures. An issue that has been raised by certain vested interests over the last few days... Baseless al...

2 months ago
Hasina announces abolishing quotas for government jobs

Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Amid student protests, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced she will be abolishing the quota system for government jobs. Students and job-seekers have been demonstrating on the streets demanding reforms to the quota system that entered the fourth day on Wednesday and brought key roads in Dhaka to a standstill, bdnews24.com report...

2 months ago
Bangladesh Independence Day celebrated in Tripura

Agartala, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Independence Day and National Day was celebrated across Tripura on Monday with several functions. The celebrations began on Sunday with a candlelight gathering here to commemorate the martyrs who were massacred on March 25, 1971. Bangladesh's Assistant High Commission -- the second diplomatic mission in northeast India after Guwahati in Assam ...

2 months ago
Parliament logjam continues, Congress gives notice of No-Confidence motion

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Giving a new turn to the political impasse in Parliament, the Congress on Friday gave notice of No-Confidence motion in the Lok Sabha as both the Houses failed to transact any business for the third consecutive week. This House expresses no confidence in the Council of Ministers, read the notice tabled by Mallikarjun Kharge, the Leader of Congress in the Lower ...

2 months ago
Parliament logjam continues, Congress gives no-trust notice

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The impasse in both the Houses of Parliament continued on Friday and Parliament failed to transact any business for the 15th consecutive working day. Meanwhile, the Congress too tabled in the Lok Sabha a notice for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. This House expresses no confidence in the Council of Ministers, read the notice t...

2 months ago
Bhagat Singh, others remembered on Martyrs Day

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday launched a campaign to wipe out the drugs menace in the state to mark the martyrdom day of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on Martyrs Day, with a vow to empower the youth and a call to people to join his government's efforts to ...

2 months ago
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday following protests by opposition MPs. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan again could not take up the no-confidence motion in the din. Protests started as soon as the House met with members from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the AIADMK trooping near the Speaker's podium. Congress members protested from their seats...

3 months ago
Workers get prominence during Congress plenary

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Congress plenary on Saturday saw some forthright suggestions from party workers who were given prominence during the delberations on the resolutions. Workers, who got a chance to speak in front of party's top leadership, expressed their gratitude to party chief Rahul Gandhi for making the event worker-centric. Madhu Kundan from Kerala, who spoke on ...

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