Category: POLITICS

Uttar Pradesh approves Amitabh Kant Committee proposals; likely to provide relief to homebuyers

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the implementation of recommendations from the Amitabh Kant Committee report on real estate projects, in a move that could bring relief to lakhs of homebuyers in the state. The approval came after a proposal of the Industrial Development Department for the resolution of legacy stalled housing projects, cabinet […]

Fresh revelations in Adani issue indicate over Rs 12,000 cr may have been siphoned off in two years: Congress

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Friday alleged that fresh revelations in the Adani issue by a foreign publication indicate that ”more than Rs 12,000 crore may have been siphoned out of the country in two years”. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh, in a statement, dubbed it the ”biggest scam” of modern India. He claimed that this […]

Adani-Hindenburg row: SEBI’s inability to reach final conclusion ‘deeply worrying’, says Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday said stock market regulator SEBI’s inability to reach a conclusive finding on the allegations of round-tripping and money laundering by the Adani Group was ”deeply worrying”. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has admitted this in its status report to the […]

Congress claims India’s debt under Narendra Modi government risen to Rs 155 lakh crore, demands white paper on economy

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday alleged that India’s debt has nearly ”tripled” to Rs 155 lakh crore in the nine years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a white paper on the state of the economy. Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate alleged the Modi government’s ”economic mismanagement” is responsible for the present state of […]

Will not oppose demand for JPC probe into Adani issue for sake of Opposition unity, says Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said although his outfit does not agree with the demand of anti-BJP parties for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into allegations against the Adani group, it will not go against their stand for the sake of Opposition unity. The former Union minister had […]

Congress accuses Adani Group of having links with Chinese firm

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday accused the Adani Group of having business links with a Chinese company in all its infrastructure projects in roads, railways, ports and airport sectors, saying it posed a threat to national security. The remarks prompted Law Minister Kiren Rijiju to hit back at the opposition party. Responding to a […]

Maharashtra Budget dangles carrot before people, indicates mid-term polls are near:Opposition

MUMBAI: Opposition leaders on Thursday described the Budget presented by the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government as the dangling of carrot in front of people and a precursor to mid-term elections. The state Budget for 2023-24 proposed Rs 6,000 assistance to farmers and Re 1 crop insurance scheme while also offering relief in professional tax to […]

Congress accuses Narendra Modi government of ‘favouritism’ in small arms deal with Adani Group

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of indulging in “blatant favouristism” and giving the Adani group “undue advantage” in major small arms contracts for the armed forces. Posing a set of three questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the party’s “Hum Adani ke Hain Kaun” series, Congress […]

Congress takes dig at Narendra Modi over Aero India, accuses him of taking credit for event started in 1996

NEW DELHI: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Monday said ”the man in fancy dress” has claimed credit for Aero India when the truth is that it started in 1996 and is held in Bengaluru because of the presence of organisations there tracing their origins to the Nehruvian era. The […]

PM Narendra Modi nationalise all assets of Adani Group and then auction it for sale: Subramanian Swamy

CHENNAI: Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said he wants the Centre to nationalise the assets of Adani Group, which has faced scrutiny after its stocks tumbled following a report over its financial deals and a ruckus was created in Parliament by opposition parties over it. In an interview with PTI […]

Congress had favoured Tata, Birla, Ambani: BJP’s Nishikant Dubey counters Rahul Gandhi’s allegations

NEW DELHI: BJP member Nishikant Dubey on Tuesday countered the allegations levelled by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi government, saying the Congress itself had favoured several industrial houses like the Tata, Birla and Ambani. Earlier, while participating in the debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address, Gandhi […]

Rahul Gandhi questions surge in Gautam Adani’s fortunes, claims it happened after BJP came to power

NEW DELHI: A belligerent Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday led a blistering opposition attack in Lok Sabha over the Hindenburg report, claiming that the meteoric rise in Gautam Adani’s fortunes happened after the BJP came to power in 2014 as he rose in the global rich list from the 609th to the second spot eventually. The […]

‘Hum Adani Ke Hain Kaun’: Congress launches fresh attack on Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday stepped up its attack on the Centre over allegations against the Adani group, alleging that the Modi government’s “loud silence” over the issue “smacks of collusion”. Adani group stocks have taken a beating on the bourses after US-based activist short-seller Hindenburg Research made a litany of allegations, including fraudulent […]

Slaughter industry uses water extensively, increases pollution: Mohan Bhagwat

NEW DELHI: Water consumption and pollution increases due to slaughter houses and the associated industry, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Wednesday while appealing people to conserve water. He was speaking at ‘SuJalam’, a conference on water conservation organized by the Deendayal Shodh Sansthan and Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad. “The […]

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan joins Congress-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Reserve Bank of India’s former governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday joined Rahul Gandhi during the Congress-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan. The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, is passing through Rajasthan. The yatra will complete 100 days on Friday. The yatra resumed from the Bhadoti area […]

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