Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort

Modi 2018 vs Modi 2014: What he said, what he didn’t say at Red Fort

Through the final Independence Day speech of this term Modi makes a pitch for re-election, but the story lies in the contrasts and similarities with his first as PM.

We have transformed India in last 4 years, Modi claims in his final I-Day speech of term

Announces 25 September, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's birth anniversary, as the launch date for Ayushman Bharat.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving his speech during the 70th Independence Day celebration at Red Fort, 2016 | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s motto is reform, perform, transform: PM Modi on Independence Day

He said his government had helped India lose 'fragile economy' tag and become a 'multi-billion-dollar investment destination'.
Narendra Modi

At the last I-Day speech of term, PM Modi speaks of India’s rise under BJP govt

Saying 'India is now seen as a land of reform, perform and transform', he highlights how the view of the country has changed in international eyes. 
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

PM Modi on I-Day: Promises and quotable quotes that have marked the Red Fort address

Wednesday's speech will be the last of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's current tenure.

What Vajpayee & Manmohan Singh said in the last Independence Day speeches of their terms

Modi's two predecessors stressed on foreign policy, infrastructure and rural welfare.

Parineeti Chopra-starrer Namaste England poster cuts Aksai Chin out of India’s map

Misrepresentation of Indian map in one of the posters of Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s Namaste England could spell legal trouble.
Union minister Ananth Kumar addresses the media in New Delhi | PTI

Union minister Ananth Kumar says no decision taken to shift Aero India from Bengaluru

Aero India has traditionally been organised at Indian Air Force's Yelahanka air base on the outskirts of Bengaluru, since its inception in 1996.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

One nation, one poll a good idea but not implementable at present: Nitish Kumar

The Bihar CM has been advocating for simultaneous polls for state assemblies and Lok Sabha for some time. 
Narendra Modi with Amit Shah

In Dalit outreach mode, BJP to hold national executive at Delhi’s Ambedkar centre

Party also set to discuss ways to court Dalits; latest meeting expected to be last before 2019 polls.

Finally, Bollywood has courage to look at Muslims as regular Indians & not terrorists

Anubhav Sinha's Mulk breaks Bollywood’s Sunny Deol-ised mould of the Muslim as a terrorist. It makes you feel an ordinary Muslim family’s fears, dilemmas and anger.