Similarities between NDA and UPA on some key policy issues are now becoming too stark to be ignored, says A K Bhattacharya. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Similarities between the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance and the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance on some key economic policy issues are now becoming too stark to be ignored. At the launch of the Modi government in May 2014, there was an expectation that the new regime would follow a more aggressive ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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The NDA government is preparing to fix portion sizes of dishes served by star hotels and restaurants, a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern about wastage of food in his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio programme. As per reports in ...DNA, 2 weeks ago
Setting their sight on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, top National Democratic Alliance leaders on Monday pledged to work unitedly to win a second term under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted his “strong” leadership was required for India’s progress. Leaders of 33 NDA constituents also adopted a resolution endorsing Modi’s leadership and his government’s policies, while resolving to strengthen the alliance by expanding its base, Finance Minister Arun ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh and substantial gains made in other states will facilitate reforms as the ruling party inches closer to a majority in Upper House, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday. "The 2017 state election results in India demonstrate broad-based popular support for the Indian government's policy agenda and will facilitate the implementation of further reforms, a credit positive for the sovereign," it said in a statement.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
BJP’s overwhelming win in UP shows that 2014 was no fluke, says R Jagannathan. Image: BJP workers carry a giant cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate the party’s victory in the UP and Uttarakhand assembly elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on March 11, 2017. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo. There is always a tendency to read too much, or too little, into poll verdicts. But even with this caveat, it is difficult to not be swayed by the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha as ‘arrogant’, the Congress on Tuesday said he lost a ‘good’ opportunity to present his vision and what he and his party stood for. “This was quite an arrogant reply. This was the last opportunity for him, because next budget and President’s address will be before the next Lok Sabha election. “He should have used this window of opportunity to present his vision, clarity and also ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘Well done Mr Jaitley, now go and implement your schemes. No leakages, no lapses and no laziness,’ columnist Sudhir Bisht's mother's wise words for the finance minister. Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Every year, after the finance minister announces his Budget for the next financial year, my mother, a 78-year old homemaker who lives with my 82-year old father, a retired bureaucrat, asks me a few questions. I try to answer them in the form of giving facts, without offering my ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Monday asked the electorate to vote for the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine in Punjab for the third time, stating that the alliance’s victory was necessary for the security of the country. “The election in Punjab is an election for the security of the nation. Being a border-lying state, it is the responsibility of the electorate to choose a government which can ensure secure borders, communal harmony and peace. Punjab ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Anandiben Patel is headed for TN Raj Bhavan. Here's why! Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Indian stocks are set for a grand opening when trading starts on Tuesday morning, celebrating BJP ’s emphatic win in Uttar Pradesh. It may even test all time highs; however, a liquidity driven rally will continue to be overpowered by earnings and other ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
The NDA government making Aadhaar cards mandatory for availing social welfare schemes is not only illegal as it violates the Supreme Court orders, but has also created unnecessary barriers to access hard-won legal entitlements for the people, said independent ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
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