Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Politics

Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

BJP promises loan waivers to farmers if it comes to power in Odisha

The announcement was made by BJP state president Basant Panda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the keynote address at the Republic Summit in Mumbai | PTI

Modi inaugurates Rs 33,000 crore metro, low-cost housing projects in Mumbai

The prime minister also attended the launch of a coffee table book titled Timeless Laxman where he praised R.K. Laxman's cartoons.
Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot at the Congress party office, in Jaipur| PTI

Sachin Pilot is Rajasthan’s deputy CM, but there is no such post in the Constitution

From Sardar Patel to Yogi Adityanath's deputies, India has seen many deputy PMs & CMs. There’s no such post in the Constitution, but SC has said it’s ok. 
Supporters of BJP carry flags during a rally in Bhopal

Rajnath Singh urges patience as BJP MPs raise demand for Ram temple

At Parliamentary party meet, BJP MPs told to focus on SC ruling on Rafale deal and press Congress for apology on the controversy.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

BJP earned over Rs 1,027 crore in 2017-18 & spent 74% of it

The Congress is yet to submit its audit report to the Election Commission even though it's 48 days past the due date.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Sagar | PTI

Won’t let PM Modi sleep until all farm loans are waived, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress promised to waive loans in 10 days, and in two states the new govt did it in six hours, he said.
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar | PTI

Sajjan Kumar resigns from Congress after conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Sajjan Kumar resigned in the wake of the high court judgment sentencing him to life imprisonment in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
A galaxy of opposition leaders showed up for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Karnataka CM

Visible in Congress swearing-in events, a cleft in opposition camp

Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee were among top opposition leaders who gave the swearing-in ceremonies a miss.
Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath approves farm loan waiver up to Rs 2 lakh

Hours after taking oath of office, Kamal Nath fulfils promise made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi ahead of assembly polls.
Sajjan Kumar

Sajjan Kumar, the powerful Jat leader who remained untouched by 1984 riots for 25 years

Sajjan Kumar was a key player in Delhi politics before public outcry forced Congress to deny him a Lok Sabha ticket in 2009.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.