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PM Modi terms Rahul Gandhi's elevation in Congress as 'Aurangzebi raj'

Dharampur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation as Congress President, dubbing it as “Aurangzebi raj”. Without referring to the National Herald case, in which Rahul Gandhi had got bail, Modi, addressing a campaign rally in Valsad district of Gujarat, said, “Congress has gone bankrupt, as it is going to make a […]

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7th Pay Commission: Centre doubles deputation allowance; minimum pay hike still in limbo

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led Central government has increased the deputation allowance given to the Central government employees to more than double to Rs 4,500 from the existing Rs 2,000 per month. As per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, in case of deputation within the same station, the deputation (duty) […]

Rahul promises loan waiver for Gujarat farmers if Cong forms govt

Lathi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today tried to woo farmers in Gujarat amid a high- stakes poll battle, promising that their loans would be waived if his party forms government in the state. Calling Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani a “rubber stamp”, he alleged that BJP president Amit Shah was remote- controlling the government […]

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CM Naveen writes to PM Modi over Polavaram, reiterates Odisha’s interest

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns over the ongoing construction work of Polavaram project. At a time when the matter is sub-judice, construction of the project is unfortunate, the CM said in the letter. “I am concerned about the way the interests of the people of […]

Gujarat Election: PM Modi to lead BJP poll campaign on Nov 27, 29

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be back in his home state to campaign on November 27 and 29, when he is slated to address eight rallies across Saurashtra and south Gujarat, where polling for the first phase of assembly elections will be held on December 9. Prior to his visit, a horde of Union […]

Rahul asks PM Modi to vacate post over gas price hike

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government after the prices of cooking gas was again hiked, asking him to “vacate the ‘Sinhasan’ (post of the Prime Minister)”. “Mehangi gas, mehanga rashan. Band karo khokala bhashan. Dam bandho kam do. Warna khali karo sinhasan (Expensive gas, expensive ration. Stop […]

Is Rahul Gandhi Mark II For Real?

Of late – since his much publicized US visit in September, to be more precise – there has been a spate of reports and commentaries in the national media about the ‘metamorphosis’ of Rahul Gandhi. The commentators would have us believe that the Congress scion has undergone a complete makeover after returning from his nearly […]

Naveen turns 72; Modi prays for his long life

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 years on Monday. The BJD president who always keeps his birthday celebration a low-key affair celebrated the day in a different manner. The celebration was marked with cake in presence of several party leaders, ministers and well wishers who thronged his residence (Naveen Niwas) in the morning with […]

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7th Pay Commission: Centre announces 'Diwali bonanza' for 7.58 lakh teachers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government today announced that 7.58 lakh teachers of universities and colleges across the country will soon get the benefits in line with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Speaking at a press conference, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that 7.58 lakh teachers will soon get the […]

Working to provide opportunities to girls: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his message on the International Day of the Girl Child on Wednesday, said his government was working to provide all possible opportunities for girls to excel. “On International Day of the Girl Child, we reaffirm our commitment to work towards gender equality and increase gender sensitisation. “India is […]

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7th Pay Commission: GDP growth, inflation to restrict new hike to 17%

The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is likely to meet later this month to take a final call on further raising the minimum pay as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. However, the hike is likely to be restricted to around 17% of the Central government employees’ present salary. The reason behind the expected slash of […]

PM attacks UPA for indifference towards Gujarat

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the previous UPA government of having been indifferent towards Gujarat including over sanctioning of development projects. Laying foundation stones for a four-lane signature bridge linking Okhla with Bet Dwarka and the widening of a national highway, Modi recalled the difficulties Gujarat faced when the Congress-led UPA […]

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7th Pay Commission: Modi govt gives nod to hike minimum salary

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a good news for the Central government employees and pensioners, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has reportedly given green signal to the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) for raising the minimum pay and fitment factor. After withstanding some early pressure following the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the government […]

Modi is PM on TV only: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Meerut: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was the “prime minister on TV only”. Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, was addressing a Congress programme to mark the 100th birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi. He said Modi keeps on […]

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7th Pay Commission: Will Modi govt pay heed to Central govt employees’ woes?

Taking cognizance of the brewing resentment among the Central government employees, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is likely to hike the minimum pay as the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is expected to meet this month to discuss on the issue. However, the question still lies… Will there be a hike as per the employees’ demand? […]

AAP begins Gujarat campaign, terms BJP 'arrogant and corrupt'

Ahmedabad: The AAP on Monday launched its election campaign in Gujarat with a roadshow in the city, even as its senior leader Gopal Rai mounted a scathing attack on the ruling BJP calling it “arrogant, corrupt and murderer”. Rai, a minister in the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Delhi government, told reporters before the roadshow that […]

Can't judge Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Anupam Kher

Mumbai: As Bollywood celebrated the Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas here to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, actor Anupam Kher criticised those finding faults with the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and called for contribution instead of judgements. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Kailash Kher were also present at the event. Asked whether Prime Minister […]

Disappointing that PM follows those celebrating Lankesh's murder: Actor Prakash Raj

Bengaluru: Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence over the murder of senior Kannada editor and activist Gauri Lankesh, popular south Indian actor Prakash Raj said it was “disappointing” to see the PM follow those celebrating Lankesh’s murder on social media. “Gauri’s killers have not been caught yet. But what is more disappointing is […]

Swachh Bharat campaign now a mass movement: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign launched by him three years ago has today become a “mass movement”. “Today, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India campaign) is no longer that of Bapu, nor that of the government or municipalities. I have no claims to make that this is […]

Festivals should inspire us to do something for society, nation: Modi

New Delhi: Festivals like Dussehra should not be a mere source of entertainment but also inspire us and give us the resolve to do something for society and the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday. He also urged the citizens to make a resolve on this day of Vijaydashmi to contribute in […]

Book on life of PM Modi launched in Washington

Washington: A coffee table book on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was globally launched here and presented to several American lawmakers. “The Making of a Legend” has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and initiatives since assuming the office in 2014. The book has been written by Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder […]

Mann Ki Baat made government realise people's sensitivities: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat” reflects people’s minds and expressions. Modi said the programme made “the government realize the sensitivities” of people and added that he kept it away from “political hues”. He said Mann Ki Baat had completed three years and this […]

Need to expose Modi government on Narmada Dam before 2019: Medha Patkar

New Delhi: Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam over Narmada River in Gujarat, activist Medha Patkar, who led a three-decade-long movement against the project, said that it is important to expose the government on its shortcomings before the 2019 general elections. Stating that the struggle is not over and that […]

Modi's birthday marked as 'Sewa Divas' by BJP

New Delhi: Wishes poured in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 67th birthday on Sunday, being observed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as “Sewa Divas” or day of service. As the Prime Minister inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar project at Kevadia in Gujarat, BJP leaders and ministers took a lead in cleanliness and […]

India to grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens: PM

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country. Modi made the announcement during his joint press statement with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after the two leaders held wide-ranging talks here. “I am pleased to announce that we have […]