As far as speeches go, PM Modi’s blitzkrieg attack on the Opposition in Rajya Sabha was more Trump than Lincoln. It was no Gettysburg speech that looked to codify the values of a nation, but more of a bare-knuckled side-alley hack against opponents who ... DNA, 2 weeks ago
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Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday tore into the government for presenting a “disappointing” budget, with Congress leader P Chidambaram terming note ban as the “most terrible” decision and alleging that graft and black money have continued to thrive and large sections adversely affected. The former finance minister also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the words he chose to attack his predecessor Manmohan Singh, saying he should remember that the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Enraged by his ‘raincoat jibe’ against Manmohan Singh, the Congress on Thursday announced that it will boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament during the entire budget session and will try to bring on board other opposition parties too. “We will boycott the prime minister. We will not listen to him, but we will not assault the dignity of the office of the prime minister. At the same time, we will continue to protest, we know that he is an obdurate person. “It ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Amid fears of a decline in the country’s gross domestic product, former prime minister Manmohan Singh cautioned the people on Wednesday that the worst was yet to come in the wake of demonetisation which he termed as a ‘disaster’. In his address at the 'Jan Vedna' conclave, Singh termed demonetisation as a ‘disaster’ and said things have gone from bad to worse and that the worst was yet to come. He dismissed as 'hollow claim' and (Prime Minister Narendra) 'Modi's ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Did former PMO, finance minister bailout Vijay Mallya? Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Setting the tone for Congress’ campaign in assembly polls in five states, party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a no holds barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of instilling fear among people and wrecking the economy through demonetisation, while asserting that the Congress will unseat the Bharatiya Janata Party from power in 2019. A day-long national convention, called in the wake of demonetisation, saw top Congress leaders including former prime ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Our administrative organs pose formidable obstacles to implementation.’ ‘The pro-dialogue constituency has shrunk in the valley.’ 'Hatred will inevitably follow if the chief response to anger is suppression.' Academician and author Dr Radha Kumar was among the three interlocutors whom the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance-II government appointed on Kashmir in October 2010, after massive protests of the preceding summer saw more than 100 civilian deaths.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Karun Nair celebrates his triple century against England in the fifth Test held at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Photograph: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images. Indian rookie Karun Nair has joined the legendary opener Virender Sehwag to become only the second Indian batsman to score a triple century in Tests. - Scorecard: Nair reached the milestone in 381 balls having moved from 200 to 300 in just 75 deliveries. Sehwag has two triple hundreds to his name, first ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Feels like we are in heaven, say Karun Nair's 'proud' parents Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Former Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the recent Nagrota attack is as “shameful” as the 2008 Mumbai carnage and has “disproved” the belief that surgical strikes can end cross-border terrorism. Speaking at the launch of former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon’s book, titled ‘Choices:Inside the making of India’s foreign policy’, Chidambaram said there was no “unified command” at the level of the ministry of home ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The political rivalry between BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took a new turn after the former released details of 21 secret foreign bank accounts of Chidambaram's son Karti. While releasing the details, Swamy ...catchnews.com, 3 days ago
How will young batsmen brought up on T20 learn to build an innings?What about the technique to patiently negotiate hostile seam bowling conditions or the skill to play on difficult dusty turners?What about leaving the swinging ball outside off stump? These are some of the questions raised by S Giridhar and V J Raghunath in their book, From Mumbai To Durban: India's Greatest Tests. IMAGE: M S Dhoni has handed the baton to Virat Kohli. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters Dhoni has made way for ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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