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IMPHAL:  With polls in Manipur just a week away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack at the Congress government, saying the party was responsible for ruining the state in the last 15 years. “Manipur has been destroyed, who’s responsible… The chief minister here has been sitting in Manipur for 15 years. Manipur is considered as the Switzerland of East. But do you see any development, employment for youth?” the PM told the huge crowd gathered in Imphal for his first rally in the state. The PM askedRead More

Posted On February 23, 2017By telanganaIn Nation, Slider, Uncategorized

BMC Polls: Shiv Sena leads in battle

Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena appeared all set to retain control over the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s biggest and richest civic body, election officials said on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was pushed to a distant second slot in Mumbai in the civic body elections held across Maharashtra. Of the 227 BMC seats, the Sena led in 94, still short of the 114 needed for a simple majority. The BJP had won 60 seats while the Congress was at a distant third with 22 to its credit. TheRead More
MUMBAI:  As the country’s richest civic body – Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – votes today along with nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra, the stakes are high for the BJP and Shiv Sena – the friend-turned opponents in the state. The Shiv Sena, which had been ruling the BMC with the BJP for several years, decided to fight elections alone this time after a falling apart with its long-time ally over the seat-sharing issue. BMC is the most cash rich corporation in the country with an annual budget of 37,000Read More

Posted On February 18, 2017By telanganaIn Nation

UP doesn’t need adopted sons

New Delhi: Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hit the campaign trail for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election addressing a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli on Friday along with brother Rahul. While Rahul hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farmers’ deaths and other issues, Priyanka launched a blistering attack on Modi and labelled him an outsider. “Modi said UP has adopted him as a son. Does UP need to adopt anyone from outside for its development? UP doesn’t need an adopted sons to doRead More
Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam yesterday tendered his resignation from the post citing ‘personal reasons’ and setting the stage for takeover of V K Sasikala, who was elected as Legislature Party leader in the day. “Due to my personal reasons, I am tendering my resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. Kindly accept my resignation and relieve the Council of Ministers of Tamilnadu appointed by me on December 6, 2016,” he said in a letter addressed to Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao. His resignation came on a dayRead More
LUCKNOW: With barely a week to go before assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh is set to witness a host of political heavyweights hitting the campaign trail today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading the BJP campaign in the state, is expected to hold a rally in Aligarh, in Western Uttar Pradesh. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will also address a public meeting in Western Uttar Pradesh – at Saharanpur. Later in the day, he will also lead a rally along with alliance partner and state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inRead More
At first glance, Arvind Kejriwal cuts an unlikely figure as a rabble-rouser. As the journalist Sheela Bhatt once noted, the middle-aged, bespectacled Kejriwal “comes across as a simple, but stubborn man, with no material taste. He wears trousers that seem a size too big, his shirts are what government clerks in small towns wear.” The only thing remarkable about his appearance is the cap he is fond of sporting: a white hat inscribed with the words Main Aam Aadmi Hoon (I am a common man). Before 2011, few in IndiaRead More
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has confirmed in a tweet that he will present the Union Budget at 11 this morning, ending speculation on since Wednesday morning on whether it would be postponed for a day after Lok Sabha member and former union minister E Ahamed died last night. Parliament is usually adjourned for a day after a sitting member dies, and the Congress and other opposition parties had suggested that precedent be followed. Mr Jaitley left his office on schedule this morning, holding the brown Budget briefcase, andRead More
KOTKAPURA, FARIDKOT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tagged Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party “an outsider” in Punjab and told voters that unless the Akali-BJP combine comes to power again, Punjab as well as the entire nation could face a “crisis”. Addressing an election rally in the heartland Malwa — where Mr Kejriwal has recently campaigned — PM Modi said AAP was an “outsider” that was “dreaming of creating its own world” at the cost of Punjab. “It (AAP) is eager to create its own world at the cost of theRead More
LUCKNOW:  Dressed in identical white kurta and black jacket, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi walked shoulder to shoulder for their first joint media conference today. The two leaders will attend a mega ‘Rath Yatra’, which will flag off their joint campaign in Lucknow. The three-hour road show will begin from the city’s GPO Park, near the Mahatma Gandhi statue, and end at Ghanta Ghar after winding through 6 km of densely populated areas. The alliance between the two parties was sealed last week after tough negotiations on seat sharing. RahulRead More