She said Modi has the mandate to take bold decisions on the lines of Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Kashmir. The central leadership will have to take ‘one or more steps’ than Pakistan to ‘apply balm on the wounds’ of Kashmiris, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday and hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will use his mandate to save the lives and future of children of Kashmir. “I met Prime Minister recently. I have full hope that the mandate and power he has, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In Image: A rural road connecting villages Bijupara and Khalari in Jharkhand. Contrary to the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson's claims, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the government's decade-and-a-half-old rural roads scheme got a financial assistance ...Sify, 2 weeks ago
The BJP leadership is understandably mulling all options on the roll-out of the GST, says A K Bhattacharya. An analysis carried in Business Standard about the states that have already ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) provides revealing insights into the political possibilities that can arise out of the proposed indirect taxes regime. It also brings out with great clarity the nature of the tough political resistance the new law and its ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Commemorating the first death anniversary of former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, his life-size statue was unveiled here today, while the Centre also announced inclusion of his hometown Rameswaram under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation as a tribute to the ‘People’s President’. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kalam had left an irreplaceable void, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre has decided to include Rameswaram ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Devanik Saha wonders if saffronisation of India is on the rise The capital of any country is generally defined as a place which is the administrative centre of the country and from where important decisions concerning policy matters are taken. On February 13, 1931, then-Viceroy Lord Irwin inaugurated New Delhi as the new capital of the country and ever since, it has always served as the power center until May 16, 2014. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, headquartered in Nagpur, is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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