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Congress’ organisational structure weakened due to vacancies in departments, cells

NEW DELHI: The Congress is not only facing a crisis in its top leadership but its organisational structure has also been weakened as several departments and cells have remained headless for long, party sources said. They, however, asserted that the process of appointments will speed up once the leadership crisis is resolved. Voices are emerging […]

Mandate for creating new India’s new Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath

By Subhashis Mittra LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says the massive mandate in the Lok Sabha polls was a mandate for creating “new India’s new Uttar Pradesh” and gave a befitting reply to those parties which cheated the poor in the name of social welfare and relied on caste politics. Adityanath says his […]

BJP crosses 300 mark, Congress bags 52 as counting nears end

NEW DELHI: Sealing its phenomenal electoral victory, the Narendra Modi-led BJP crossed the 300 mark and was leading in one seat as counting for votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats neared its end on Friday. The massive exercise began Thursday morning with early trends establishing the BJP’s conclusive lead, making it evident that Modi’s message, […]

New BJP MPs likely to meet Saturday, party passes resolution hailing Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: The BJP parliamentary board on Thursday passed a resolution hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and thanking people for endorsing the party’s agenda. All the newly-elected BJP MPs may meet Saturday to elect Modi as their leader, following which he will meet the president to stake claim to form the new government, party […]

Opposition leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

NEW DELHI: Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of the votes polled in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election begins on May 23 They also demanded that if any discrepancy is found during VVPAT […]

UPA gave projects worth 1 lakh crores”: Reliance Group jabs Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Rebutting Rahul Gandhi’s charge that Anil Ambani is a crony capitalist, Reliance Group Sunday said the group got over Rs 1 lakh crore of contracts during the UPA rule and the Congress president is continuing his campaign of “calumny, disinformation, distortion and malicious lies”. The Reliance Group, reacting to Gandhi’s recent media statements, […]

‘Your father’s life ended as bhrastachari no 1’: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Samajwadi Party of going soft on the Congress, implying a rift in the SP-BSP opposition alliance against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and took a jibe at former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Accusing the Congress and its president of attempting to tarnish his image over […]

US election 2020: Joe Biden to hit campaign trail before blue-collar supporters

PITTSBURGH: Former US vice president Joe Biden, the newest Democratic presidential candidate, will hit the campaign trail in earnest on Monday with a rally before union members who have been a mainstay of his and the party’s support. For his first public event since announcing his candidacy last Thursday, Biden chose Pennsylvania, the state where […]

Congress committed to single GST: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the “Gabbar Singh Tax” and demonetisation “destroyed” crores of jobs, and asserted that his party was committed to implementing a “single GST”. He also tweeted a video on the Congress’s vision for “GST 2.0”, which highlights the problems faced by small traders from the current version […]

France waived 143.7 million euro tax dues of Anil Ambani firm months after Rafale announcement

NEW DELHI: France waived taxes worth 143.7 million euros (Rs 1,200 crore) to a French-registered telecom subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications in 2015, months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of buying 36 Rafale jets, leading French newspaper Le Monde reported Saturday, giving a fresh twist to the deal in the middle of the […]

BJP launches manifesto, focusses on nationalism

NEW DELHI: Calling the BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls a “vision document”, head of the party’s manifesto committee Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fully committed on nationalism and zero tolerance towards terrorism. The BJP manifesto was released by Modi on Monday in the […]

Congress manifesto released, Rahul Gandhi calls it voice of people

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with its president Rahul Gandhi describing it as the “voice of people”. Senior party leader P Chidambaram asserted that “wealth and welfare” is the manifesto’s central theme. Rahul Gandhi was joined by other top party leaders, including former prime minister […]

Rahul Gandhi promises min income scheme; 20 per cent families to get Rs 72,000 annually

NEW DELHI: In a big poll promise that he described as a “groundbreaking” measure to end poverty, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday said 20 per cent families in poorest of the poor category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as a minimum income. Making the announcement at a press conference here, Gandhi said, […]

Seven-phase Lok Sabha polls to begin April 11, counting on May 23

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, followed by counting of all votes on May 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal, Odisha and Sikkim will also be held simultaneously, the Election Commission (EC) said. […]

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