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Aviation scam: ED quizzes Praful Patel for 10 hours

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel here for over 10 hours in connection with a money laundering probe into the losses suffered by Air India under the alleged multi-crore aviation scam. This was Patel’s second appearance before the agency in connection with the case. The Nationalist […]

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Government approaches Sonia ahead of Parliament session, 10 ordinances on agenda

New Delhi: With heavy legislative agenda that includes 10 ordinances, the government on Friday reached out to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to seek her cooperation in smooth running of the Parliament session with three Union ministers visiting her 10 Janpath residence. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and his deputy Arjun […]

Air India letter surfaces to haunt UPA

New Delhi: Amid enquiry into alleged role of a middleman in higher bilateral seat quota with Gulf countries during UPA era, it has now emerged that national carrier Air India had repeatedly warned against such move. Letters written by the airline to Civil Aviation Ministry had claimed that the capacity entitlements on almost all the […]

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Close match in 78 seats could hurt both NDA and UPA

New Delhi: A set of Lok Sabha seats which are expected to be closely contested is turning out to be the big variable ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday. These comprise at least 78 seats where the gap in vote share is likely to be less than 3 per cent, according to an India […]

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Exit polls indicate Congress issues of corruption, welfare may not have clicked

New Delhi: The prediction by the exit polls about dismal performance by the Congress suggests that the party got it all wrong and the issues like the Rafale deal, NYAY, unemployment and alleged “arrogance” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised by it during the election campaign failed the impress the voters. The exit poll results indicate […]

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Exit polls indicate Congress issues of corruption, welfare may not have clicked

New Delhi The prediction by the exit polls about dismal performance by the Congress suggests that the party got it all wrong and the issues like the Rafale deal, NYAY, unemployment and alleged “arrogance” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised by it during the election campaign failed to impress the voters. The exit poll results […]

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Several surgical strikes executed during UPA: Congress

New Delhi: With the BJP highlighting the issue of nationalism in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Thursday said that multiple surgical strikes were carried out during the tenure of Congress-led UPA government. Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet: “Multiple surgical strikes took place during our tenure too. For us, […]

Rahul-Gandhi
Go ahead take action: Rahul dares Modi on graft cases

Rae Bareli: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that he doesn’t attach much importance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s threats of putting Congress leaders behind bars if voted to power for the next five years. Modi is “not invincible” and it will become clear after the Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi told reporters […]

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Sonia Gandhi unhappy over Congress manifesto layout

New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was apparently unhappy over the layout of party manifesto released on Tuesday as she wanted a bigger picture of party President Rahul Gandhi on the cover, sources said on Wednesday. Sonia Gandhi, who did not look her usual self, conveyed her viewpoint to party leader Rajeev Gowda, the convener […]

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Jaitley slams Congress over 'Hindu terror' slogan

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the Congress, while accusing it of coining the “Hindu terror” slogan and filing cases based on fake evidence to gain political mileage. Days after an anti-terror court in Haryana acquitted Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 bombing of the Samjhauta Express, Jaitley said a decision has to […]

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NDA continues to be well ahead of UPA in seat and vote share: survey

New Delhi: The State of the Nation March 2019 Wave-II opinion poll conducted by CVoter for IANS shows a marginal change in fortunes for the NDA and the UPA in seat share as compared to an earlier CVoter poll put out on March 10. However, there is a sharp increase in vote share for the […]

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Hardik Patel to join Congress, contest LS polls

Ahmedabad: Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel is set to join the Congress and even contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, informed sources said on Thursday. Sources in his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) confirmed late Thursday that the decision was taken at a meeting held at Tarkhadi village in Rajkot district. According to PAAS leader […]

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BJD may suffer huge setback; Grand alliance could deprive NDA of majority: CVoter survey

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Popularity of BJD is on the wane as CVoter Tracker’s latest ‘State of the Nation’ survey revealed that the ruling-party in Odisha could relinquish major ground if Lok Sabha elections are held today. On the national front, the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (MGB) between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh could […]

Piyush-Goyal
BJP to win 300+ seats in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Goyal

New Delhi: Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asserted that the BJP would return to power with over 300 seats in the next year 2019 Lok Sabha elections and that the NDA would secure a two-thirds majority in the Lok sabha. Interacting at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here, Goyal said, “The […]

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Elections 2019: BJP to gain in Odisha, predicts ‘ABP-CVoter’ survey

Bhubaneswar: The ABP News-C Voter ‘Desh ka Mood’ survey has predicted that Narendra Modi-led BJP is likely to win big in Odisha during the upcoming 2019 general elections even though it will not be a smooth ride for its ruling alliance NDA, which is projected to emerge victorious in 276 of the 543 Lok Sabha […]

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Union Min Pradhan blames UPA for rise in debt burden, fuel prices

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday blamed the Congress regime during Manmohan Singh’s prime ministership to have derailed India’s economy and also for the abnormal rise in fuel prices. He alleged India’s economy nosedived during the previous government leading to a huge debt burden. Pradhan also attributed the current rise in fuel prices […]

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UPA deported over 80,000 Bangladeshis, NDA 1,822 in 4 years: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday alleged that BJP President Amit Shah lied on the deportation of foreigners and demanded his apology, claiming that the UPA government had deported 82,728 Bangladeshi foreigners during 2005-2013, while the count was only 1,822 in the last four years of the Narendra Modi government and also noted that NRC […]

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All sections suffering under Modi government: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that all sections of the society were suffering with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and all promises made by the BJP before the 2014 elections have turned out to be hollow. “It is sad to see that our society is suffering from unprecedented […]

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Rahul wants to build strong, vibrant Congress

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he wanted to build a strong and vibrant party with the help of all delegates as he opened the two day plenary session here. This is the 84th plenary session of the grand old party that the 47-year-old Gandhi took over as chief in December 2017. […]

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Government assures action against Nirav Modi, blames UPA

New Delhi: The NDA government on Thursday sought to distance itself from the financial fraud done by jeweller Nirav Modi, blaming the previous Congress-led UPA regime for influencing loans that became non-performing assets (NPAs) while asserting that the guilty will not be spared. Addressing a press conference, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said […]

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2G scam: Final judgment on December 21

New Delhi: The much-awaited judgment in the alleged multi-thousand crore rupees 2G spectrum scandal will be delivered by a special court here on December 21. Special Judge OP Saini, who has been hearing two separate cases related to 2G spectrum allocation, said, “I have perused the files (related to the case) and will pronounce judgment […]

Demonetisation not one-stop solution: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday rejected former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s charge that demonetisation was “organised loot” and said there was an ethical and moral rationale behind the decision which gave a “new direction” to the economy. Defending the government’s decision to demonetise high value currency notes last year as “historic” Jaitley […]

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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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Can't watch 'cheerharan' of economy silently: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: In a riposte to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday said he won’t watch silently when the Indian economy was facing “cheerharan” — like Bhishma when Draupadi was disrobed in the Mahabharata. Replying to Modi’s speech on Wednesday in which he compared his critics to Shalya, the demoralising […]

UPA's VP candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi meets BJD MPs, recalls his bond with Odisha

New Delhi: UPA’s Vice presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi met BJD MPs at Bhartruhari Mahtab’s residence here and thanked the regional party for its support ahead of the poll scheduled for August 5. MPs Baijayant Panda, Tathagat Satpathy, Prasanna Patasani, Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, Anubhav Mohanty, Pratap Deb, Pinaki Mishra and others were present to meet Gandhi. […]