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, 1 month ago
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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, 1 month ago
The bill was endorsed by the House by a voice vote following a brief discussion during which Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called GST a ‘big reform’ which will be good for the country's economy and growth. The two BJP legislators ...Jagran Post, 2 months ago
After necessary approvals, alignment of Assemblies and Parliament sessions’ timings to play crucial role, report Archis mohan and Indivjal Dhasmana The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, only gives authority to the Centre and states to frame laws on goods and services tax. And that, too, only if at least 15 of the 29 states approve the legislation and the President gives his assent. For the government to meet its GST roll-out deadline of April 1, ...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, 3 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 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 1 month ago
On his third visit within two months to Gujarat, where Assembly polls are due next year, Modi recalled the contribution of tribals in the country's freedom struggle, and promised them adequate water for drinking and irrigation. Modi inaugurated Rs ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
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