A Parliamentary panel has rapped the government for its failure to prevent the Pathankot terror attack, saying ‘something is seriously wrong’ in the country’s counter-terror establishment and the airbase’s security was not robust. In its 197th report, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs also observed that the role of Punjab Police is also very ‘questionable and suspicious’ during the January 2 terror attack. The panel said it has failed to ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Lok Sabha on Wednesday saw uproar over thrashing of a few Dalits by some people in Gujarat, with Congress accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of working for “Dalit-mukt Bharat”, evoking a sharp reaction from government which cited figures of atrocities faced by Dalits during the Congress rule. After the opposition party raised the issue and created din, Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the incident “very unfortunate” and condemned in ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted new faces into the Union Council of Ministers keeping an eye on the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar was elevated to Cabinet rank. After the dropping of five ministers, Tuesday's expansion took the total strength of the Council of Ministers to 78, four below the Constitutional bar of 82. Rediff.com gives you a look at newbies in the council of ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'We are in favour of reasonable taxation'. 'Raising gross domestic product growth above 7-8% would be a challenge.' 'Unions should understand the importance of job creation'. The National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre will complete two years in office in 10 days. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley -- in his first interview since the passage of the Union Budget -- indicated the next big challenge would be implementation of infrastructure and a renewed rural focus, especially in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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