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Modi's strategic vision: Gap between aspiration and reality

Global disorder appears to be the leitmotif of mid-2018, with the US and China embarking upon a trade-tariff war and the US-led Western alliance in considerable turmoil over the unseemly outcome of the just-concluded G-7 summit in Canada. The historic meeting in Singapore (June 12) between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has the potential to lead to a completely u...

1 day ago
Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

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Himachal gets partial relief from dust with rains

Shimla, June 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Saturday experienced intermittent rainfall, bringing some relief from haze and dust conditions that had reduced the visibility to less than 200 metres here, the weather bureau said, adding there is a possibility of widespread rains in the state. Light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places in the state, Manmohan Singh, director of the mete...

2 days ago
Hazy, dusty conditions across Himachal

Shimla, June 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Friday remained hazy and dusty with visibility reduced to less than 200 m in the state capital, the weather bureau said, adding the state may experience rain at many places in the next 24 hours which will increase the visibility. Dust and haze may prevail till the next 24 hours. The visibility is 100-200 m in Shimla and most parts of the state, ...

4 days ago
Pranab attends Rahul's Iftar, few big opposition leaders present

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was in the eye of a storm and the butt of criticism from some Congress leaders for going to the RSS headquarters, attended the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Good food, friendly faces and great conversation make for a memorable Iftar! We were honoured to have two former Presidents, Prana...

4 days ago
Rahul's Iftar political engineering, ours a social event: Naqvi

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday termed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Iftar party political engineering while saying the one he hosted was only a social event. Naqvi was speaking at an Iftar party which he especially hosted for women from different sections like social activists, divorcees and common housewives. Over 150 women...

4 days ago
Pranab attends Rahul's Iftar

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was in the eye of a storm and the butt of criticism from some Congress leaders for going to the RSS headquarters, attended the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former President Pratibha Patil and former Vice President Hamid Ansari were among the digni...

4 days ago
Vajpayee fine, likely to fully recover in few days: AIIMS

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection, is showing significant improvement and would be able to fully recover in the next few days, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said on Wednesday. He has shown significant improvement with treatment over the last 48 hours. His kidney function has improved with near normal ur...

4 days ago
Sulabh founder receives Japan's Nikkei Asia Prize

Tokyo, June 13 (IANS) Social worker Bindeshwar Pathak, the man behind low-cost toilet revolution 'Sulabh Sauchalya, was on Wednesday honoured with Japans prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize for his contribution towards culture and community. Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, received the award for the invention of two-pit pour-flush ecological compost toilets that help provide low-c...

4 days ago
Saudi Arabia and India: Global partners against terrorism

Saudi Arabia has faced more than 60 attacks by terror groups Al-Qaeda and Daesh, about half of them in the last two years alone. Daesh, also known in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), called for the extermination of the Saudi royal family in three formal pronouncements issued between 2014 and 2016. India is the third-biggest target of terror attacks after Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the 11...

5 days ago
Urjit Patel grilled by Parliamentary panel, seeks more powers for RBI

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) RBI Governor Urjit Patel, who was on Tuesday grilled by parliamentarians over challenges being faced by the banking sector including the huge number and size of bad loans and frauds like the one in Punjab National Bank, sought more powers for the central bank to oversee Public Sector Banks (PSBs). Patel, summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Financ...

5 days ago
Vajpayee responding to treatment; Bhagwat, Manmohan visit AIIMS

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Tuesday responding well to his treatment for urinary tract infection at the AIIMS, which is seeing a beeline of leaders from various political parties wanting to enquire about his health. His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All vital parameters are stable. He w...

5 days ago
Vajpayee responding to treatment; Bhagwat, Manmohan visit AIIMS

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Tuesday responding well to his treatment for urinary tract infection at the AIIMS, which is seeing a beeline of leaders from various political parties wanting to enquire about his health. His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All vital parameters are stable. He w...

5 days ago
After Assam, NRC issue now simmers in Tripura as tribal parties agitate

Agartala, June 12 (IANS) The burning issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is gradually spreading in Tripura as well, with tribal-based parties agitating to for an NRC updation exercise in the state with 1951 as the cut-off year. Tripura's three tribal-based parties -- Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) and Nati...

7 days ago
Sheila, Kejriwal spar over Delhi's statehood

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said lack of statehood cannot be an excuse for not working, prompting AAP leader and her successor Arvind Kejriwal to dare her to run the capital under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) raised the pitch for full statehood for Delhi, Dikshit told the media here that Delhi will contin...

8 days ago
Congress seeks PM's apology over remarks against Manmohan

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and others alleging that they colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat election process last year. Citing an RTI reply received from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on June 1, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said Modi's remar...

13 days ago
MPs grill bank executives on bad loans

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Members of a Parliamentary Committee on Monday grilled top executives of public sector banks on the issue of non-performing assets as well as the huge fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and Punjab National Bank and demanded that the banks come out with a road map to tackle the problem of bad loans stalking the financial sector. At a meeting of the panel here,...

14 days ago
Must decide about joint opposition leadership sooner than later: Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A united opposition needs to decide about its leadership sooner than later based on ground realities to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next Lok Sabha elections, says senior Congress leader and former minister Salman Khurshid. He also strongly favours a pre-poll arrangement between all opposition parties as he feels that post-elections it becomes mo...

17 days ago
Can't recall vendetta politics in Vajpayee, UPA era: Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that it was not correct to say that every new government embarks on vendetta against the previous government, citing examples of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh governments. Chidambaram, who handled the Fianance and Home portfolios at different times in the two Congress-led United Progressive Alliance ...

20 days ago
Kumaraswamy's remarks absolutely demeaning: BJP

New Delhi, May (IANS) The BJP on Monday termed as absolutely demeaning the remarks of Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy that he was at mercy of Congress and not of the state's 6.5 crore people, saying he has become chief manager of the Congress' ATM machine in the state. Talking to media persons here, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Kumaraswamy's remarks were akin to abusing d...

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