telangana DM Hyderabad Telangana 

Telangana kicks off poll campaign from Husnabad

Husnabad: Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said the State had risen like a phoenix from the ruins left by the Seemandhra leaders, and was shining bright today. Launching his poll campaign here a day after the State Legislative Assembly was dissolved, the Chief Minister came down heavily on the Congress for talking nonsense about the rapid pace of development witnessed in the State in the past four years, which, he said, was affecting the morale of the official machinery behind its progress. Holding the…

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Modi Government New Delhi 

No-confidence motion against Modi government defeated

New Delhi, July 20 (PTI): The NDA government tonight sailed through the no-confidence motion against it in the Lok Sabha, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbing it a result of the opposition’s “arrogance” and its ‘Modi hatao’ mindset as he hit back at Rahul Gandhi over “childish” behaviour. The government got the support of 325 members, while 126 backed the motion with 451 MPs present in the House. Members of the Shiv Sena, BJD and TRS were not present in the House when the voting took place. Several AIADMK members…

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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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Telangana DM Hyderabad Telangana 

More schemes for poor in Telangana: KTR

Hyderabad: Observing that poverty does not differentiate between caste and creed, IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on Friday said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was likely to announce an action plan aimed at welfare of economically poor sections from upper caste communities. He pointed out that the State government was already implementing programmes like Kalyana Lakshmi for economically poor families notwithstanding their caste. Large number of traders and industrialists belonging to the Arya Vysya community joined TRS in the presence of KT Rama Rao at Telangana Bhavan on Friday….

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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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bjp Politics 

Cong must choose between ‘thumkas’, winning elections: BJP

Karnal (Haryana) [India], June 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Chopra said the Congress Party must decide what is more important to them, winning elections or ‘thumkas’ (dance move). The remark came after Haryanvi dancer Sapna Chaudhary reportedly visited UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s office on Sunday. Speaking to media here, the BJP MP from Karnal, said, “Congress has people already who dance, and that’s enough. The party needs to prioritise what they want to do, whether they want to dance or win an election. (Congress mein thumke…

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speech Politics 

Chidambaram lauds Pranab’s speech at RSS event

New Delhi [India], June 8 : Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Friday lauded former President Pranab Mukherjee for highlighting Congress’ ideology during his speech at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event held on Thursday. “Happy that Mr Pranab Mukherjee told the RSS what is right about Congress’ ideology. It was his way of saying what is wrong about RSS’ ideology,” Chidambaram tweeted. Mukherjee’s acceptance of the RSS’ invitation to attend the Third Year Sangha Shiksha Varga (SSV) event led to backlash from the Congress and…

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cabinet Politics 

No contention between Congress-JD(S) over cabinet expansion: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 5 : Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said that there is no dissension between Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs over cabinet expansion. “Today we had a meeting with our MLAs. They were advised about future politics to develop our party and give good governance. There is no difference between our MLAs. They have given total freedom to party’s president to select the future cabinet. Two to three vacancies will be there. The Congress-JD(S) alliance on June 1 announced the allotment of portfolios among…

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congress Technology 

I&B Ministry floating tender for snooping software: Congress

Accusing the government of acting like a “Super Big Brother” to intrude into people’s privacy, the Congress on Friday claimed that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had floated tender for snooping tool/software to monitor social media. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said: “It is the habitual, perennial, repetitive, and ingrained tendency of this government to act as a ‘Super Big Brother’ and to watch you and intrude every aspect of your life, body, and every aspect of your privacy. “We find a very curious Rs 42 crore tender under which…

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kairana Politics 

Congress leading in RR Nagar, RLD ahead in Kairana

As the counting of the votes is underway, early trends shows that Congress candidate Munirathna is leading by 8,680 votes in Karnataka’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar or RR Nagar assembly constituency seat. The Congress party took over as soon as the counting of votes began, leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) far behind in RR Nagar. On the other hand, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Tabassum Hasan is leading by over 3000 votes over BJP’s Mriganka Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana Lok Sabha constituency. Indra Vijay Singh of Shamli district, in which Kairana…

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