brics National Politics 

Congress hits out at Modi for not raising Doklam issue at BRICS summit

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not raising the Doklam issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg. “The truth is that Prime Minister Modi meets the Chinese president on the sidelines of the BRICS summit and holds talks, but forgets to talk about Doklam. When will this government show the 56-inch chest and red eyes and have the courage to raise the issues concerning security and nation’s borders?…the 132 crore people of the country want to know,”…

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Monsoon Session National Politics 

Monsoon Session: Parliament set for yet another Centre vs Opposition battle

New Delhi [India], July 18 : With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues. The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses – Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. An all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night for smoothing functioning of the Monsoon session received a “positive” outcome, according to Union Minister Ananth…

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GST Politics 

GST worked well, generated sufficient revenue: Piyush Goyal

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Jul 16 : Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has worked well in past one year and has generated sufficient revenue. Addressing the seminar organised by Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) under aegis Chhattisgarh State Infrastructure Development Corporation (CSIDC), Goyal said, “The GST in the past one year has successfully worked and has generated ample revenue. This year there won’t be a dearth of revenue if people continue to be a part of this system and pay their…

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Elections Politics 

‘One Nation, One Election a debacle in successive elections’

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], : Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday said that the National Democratic Alliance government’s ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal is a debacle in successive elections. While addressing an event here, Ramesh said, “By supporting ‘One Nation, One Election’, you are denying yourself the ability to enforce some accountability of the executive. It is the debacle in successive elections in the last 12 months but has made the current Prime Minister more aware of the concerns of farmers, unemployed, rural landless labour.” “If you have had…

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Haryana Politics 

Fingers pointed at women will be chopped off: Haryana CM

Panchkula (Haryana) [India], July 13 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that if anyone dares to point fingers at women, their fingers will be chopped off. Khattar further said that people accused of rape and molestation in Haryana will not be allowed to avail benefits from state schemes. “Hamare yaha ek bhi behen beti ki taraf agar koi ungli uthayega to uski ungli kaat di jaayegi, aisa hum prabhand karenge (If anyone dares to point fingers at our women.their fingers will be chopped off. We will make arrangements…

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punjab Politics 

PM Modi to address rally in Punjab to mark MSP hike

Muktsar (Punjab) [India], July 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday address a Kisan Kalyan rally in Punjab’s Muktsar district in the wake of recent hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops. “Tomorrow I would be visiting Punjab to address a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Malout, Muktsar district. Farmers from Punjab have an invaluable contribution in the growth of India’s agriculture sector. I look forward to tomorrow’s rally,” the Prime Minister tweeted. The rally will jointly be organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya…

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moon jae National Politics 

Moon Jae-in accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi [India], Jul 10 : South Korean President Moon Jae-in was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Tuesday. President Moon, who was accompanied by his wife Kim Jung-sook, inspected a guard of honour. Thereafter, the South Korean President met his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other high-ranking officials. Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi will hold official talks with President Moon Jae-in at Hyderabad House, which will be followed by an official lunch. The…

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assembly Politics 

U’khand CM to review development work in BJP assembly constituencies

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], July 5: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will review development work in 57 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assembly constituencies from July 7 to July 26. The list consists of names of only 57 constituencies in 13 districts, with the names of Congress and independent seats being missed. Rawat will review works of assembly segments of Dehradun on July 7, Haridwar district on July 9, Udhamsingh Nagar on July 10, Chamoli and Rudraprayag on July 13, Nainital on July 19, Pithoragarh and Champawat on July 20, Almora…

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AIIMS Politics 

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of National Centre for Aging at AIIMS

New Delhi [India], Jun 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the National Centre for Aging at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Friday. The ward, with around 200 beds centre, will provide Multi-Speciality healthcare to the older people. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the 555 bed Super Speciality Block in Safdarjung Hospital. Apart from this, he will also dedicate 500 bedded New Emergency Block in Safdarjung and 300 bedded Power Grid Vishram Sadan in AIIMS. Connection Motorable Tunnel between AIIMS,…

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Surgical Politics 

Congress accuses BJP of taking political gains from surgical strike

New Delhi [India], June 28 : A day after the video of September 2016 surgical strikes was released, the Congress party came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused them of scoring political points using the footage of Indian Army’s action against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala while interacting with media on Thursday said the BJP “shamelessly” used the surgical strikes for their benefit during the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh. “Prime Minister Modi’s government is exploiting the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan…

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