Out of power in Punjab for 10 years, Congress on Monday promised a host of freebies like farm loan waiver and free power, smart phones, textbooks and doles to unemployed youth in the election manifesto for the state released on Monday. Releasing the manifesto, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh charged the Akali-Bharatiya Janata Party government with “misusing” governance in the last 10 years and said Captain Amarinder Singh’s leadership is “badly needed” in the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Rejecting former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s criticism of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the National Democratic Alliance government is trying to transform the previous regime of “loot and plunder” into a more “honest system”. “We are trying to transform India’s economy where there is a premium on honesty... We switched over from a system which promotes it (corruption, dubious political funding, bribery) into a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the Opposition of inventing reasons to run away from a debate on demonetisation and took a swipe at former PM Manmohan Singh over his criticism, saying it is no surprise that he is unhappy as ‘maximum black money was generated’ under his rule. Rejecting Singh’s contention that Gross Domestic Product growth will plunge by 2 per cent, he said demonetisation will have positive impact on the economy over medium- to long-term ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
United States President Barack Obama hosted the 14th and final formal State Arrival Ceremony and State Dinner on October 18. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini were welcomed to the White House with a grand reception. To mark this momentous occasion, Chief White House photographer decided to share glimpses from some of the other state dinners hosted by the Obama administration over the last eight years. He says, “To mark the occasion, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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