Political strategist Prashant Kishor joins JD-U

Political strategist Prashant Kishor joins JD-U

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with poll strategist Prashant Kishor.   Patna, September 16 (IANS) Election strategist Prashant Kishor on Sunday formally joined the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the party’s state executive meeting here.   JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh confirmed Kishor’s joining.   “Now Prashant Kishor […]

Government to stick to expenditure, fiscal deficit targets

Government to stick to expenditure, fiscal deficit targets

New Delhi, September 15 (IANS) Virtually ruling out any immediate cut in fuel prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the government would stick to its capital expenditure targets for achieving a higher trajectory of growth while maintaining the budgeted 3.3 per cent fiscal deficit target […]

Fuel prices: BJP chief says government to come out with a stand

Fuel prices: BJP chief says government to come out with a stand

File photo of BJP chief Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi.   Hyderabad, September 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said both the party and the government are concerned over the rising prices of petrol and diesel and that the government will soon come out with a stand.   Addressing a news conference […]

Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement, says more cleanliness achieved in 4 years than in previous 65

Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement, says more cleanliness achieved in 4 years than in previous 65

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi offering Shramdaan, on the occasion of the “Swachhta Hi Seva” Abhiyan, in New Delhi on September 15, 2018. (PIB Photo)   New Delhi, September 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched “Swachhata Hi Seva” (cleanliness is service) movement by interacting with common people and personalities from diverse fields […]

Little point in engaging Opposition on Rafale deal, says Def Min

New Delhi, September 15 (PTI) Amid a political furore over the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has suggested it is futile to engage opposition parties on the issue when all facts have been already placed before Parliament.   She also alleged that the Opposition has “misled” the country and thrown […]

Amit Shah’s 50-year dream: Whistling in the dark?

By Amulya Ganguli IANS |September 15 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah’s boast at the national executive meeting about the party ruling for 50 years may have been in keeping with his usual aggressive, bombastic style, but it has been interpreted in two contradictory ways.   One was to see it as a sign […]

Five militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, September 15 (IANS) Five militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said.   Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces on Friday night cordoned off Chowgam village of Qazigund area and launched a search operation.   According […]

Fuel price hike continues; petrol at Rs 81.28 in Delhi

Fuel price hike continues; petrol at Rs 81.28 in Delhi

New Delhi, September 14 (IANS) Domestic fuel prices continued their upward movement on Friday and touched fresh record levels in three of the four metro cities.   In the national capital petrol price rose by 28 paise, to a fresh record high of Rs 81.28 on Friday, from the previous level of Rs 81 per […]

No explanation to Oppn on Rafale, they don’t deserve it: Sitharaman

No explanation to Oppn on Rafale, they don’t deserve it: Sitharaman

 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a joint press conference with U. S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis (unseen) at South Block in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo   New Delhi, September 14 (PTI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ruled out any engagement with the Opposition on issues relating to the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet […]