Slamming the Congress for playing politics over an ex-soldier’s suicide, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday blamed administrative lapse on the part of bank for not remitting the entitled pension after he was granted benefits under One Rank, One Pension. On Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh branding the deceased as a Congress worker, he said all leaders must be ‘sensitive’ to the suicide. Taking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi head-on, he said no ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Though the 2019 alliance talks, if any, are a long way off, CM Jaya’s current state of health and her long hospitalisation maybe a facilitating factor for the AIADMK to consider any BJP initiative favourably at the time, says N Sathiya Moorthy. In a move indicating future possibilities, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre has extended support to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the upcoming assembly by-election in Puducherry, where Congress Chief Minister V ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Facing flak over controversial Rashtriya Janata Dal strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin’s release, the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is mulling moving the Supreme Court for cancellation of his bail even as opposition National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday demanded his arrest in the journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case. “This has been an established process followed by Nitish Kumar government in the past 11 years that if the state is not satisfied with the bail of somebody, it goes ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Growth under NDA has been reasonable, inflation, exports and job creation are problem areas, said Chidambaram. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put out a white paper on the state of the economy under the previous United Progressive Alliance regime, a week after the PM told CNN-News18 that he considered the option but desisted doing it because it would have damaged the perception about India’s prospects. 10 takeaways from the interview ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Alec Baldwin didn’t disappoint as he hilariously channeled Donald Trump for the “ Saturday Night Live ” season opener. The “ 30 Rock ” actor was almost indistinguishable from the GOP nominee as he squared up to Kate ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
Bank branches on Saturday saw orderly queues following restrictions imposed by the government, but queues at ATMs persisted. People have started withdrawing money from micro ATMs, installed in places like Bhopal. All banks served only their respective ...DNA, 2 weeks ago
The evolving nature of the IT industry and changing needs of their clients pose a big risk, says Sai Manish. There is something about an election that excites and disturbs businesses. Businesses are jittery about formulating a forward looking plan and their clients are less than willing to loosen their purse strings. Restrained optimism is a camouflage for hidden pessimism. And when a candidate vows to roll back policies formulated by his opponents when in government, the fears of businesses ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘The army decides on the response and chooses its own time and place for action. The political leadership never interferes.’ Former Defence Minister A K Antony tells Amit Agnihotri that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement is an insult not only to the Indian Army but also the previous National Democratic Alliance government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Edited excerpts: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said no surgical strikes had happened against terrorists across ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'As is very obvious, a threat to the nation and mere promise of action -- forget performance -- is enough to unite Indians,' points out Saisuresh Sivaswamy. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a mace at the Aishbagh Ramleela in Lucknow, October 11, 2016, marking the beginning of what observers say is the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Photograph: Press Information Bureau Two weeks after Indian Special Forces crossed the Line ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Even as the terror attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir has given political ammunition to the Opposition to target the government, a pattern since the 1999 Kargil war shows that there hasn’t been any let up in suicide or fidayeen attacks in ...DNA, 2 months ago
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