After initial reluctance, the Army on Friday briefed members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence on the surgical strikes carried out by its men on terror launch pads inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. At least three members who attended the meeting said Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Bipin Rawat briefed the Committee on the September 29 surgical strikes. ‘A brief statement was made by the Army on the sensitive issue. But no questions were taken,’ a member said. But ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A united opposition on Wednesday protested against demonetisation outside Parliament as Mamata Banerjee hit the streets of Delhi once again demanding the prime minister’s ouster as “country was not safe in his hands”, but the government ruled out revoking the exercise, declaring rolling back something is “not in Modi’s blood”. IMAGE: Congress party supporters pour milk on a police officer during a protest against the government's decision to ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago PM has done world's biggest impromptu financial experiment: Rahul on note ban Rediff.com, 1 week ago
For the fifth consecutive working day, proceedings in Parliament were washed out on Wednesday as opposition parties continuously created ruckus, persisting with the demand for presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and debate on demonetisation under a rule that entails voting. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business and were adjourned prematurely due to the uproar. IMAGE: A gardener water plants outside Parliament as the opposition parties kept up its attack on ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday moved a contempt notice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha for ‘staying away’ from the House although present in Parliament building and not explaining the issues relating to demonetisation. “I have moved (a notice for) a motion for contempt of the House by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notices have been served to Rajya Sabha Secretary General and Chairman of the Upper House in accordance with the rule,” ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Demonetisation: Opposition deposits ire in Rajya Sabha Rediff.com, 2 weeks 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 week ago
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