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 week ago
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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 week 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, 1 month ago BJP forms government in Arunachal as 33 PPA MLAs join the party Rediff.com, 2 months ago Anandiben Patel is headed for TN Raj Bhavan. Here's why! Rediff.com, 3 weeks 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, 1 month 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, 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago
The Bihar government on Thursday said Rs 28,117.23 crore has been made available so far by the Centre for 30 schemes out of special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for the state announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during assembly poll in 2015. Out of this sum of Rs 28,117.23 crore, a sum of Rs 6608.77 crore has been spend so far, senior Bihar minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan informed the state Legislative council. “In this way out of special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore announced ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Even as the return of Manohar Parikkar to Goa as Chief Minister had set off speculation here about a reshuffle in the Union Cabinet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday handed over Defence portfolio to Arun Jaitley, who is also holding presiding the ...DNA, 1 week ago
Successive governments have recognised the housing crisis in India but have done very little to address it, a United Nations study has concluded. The report strongly recommends the enactment of a national legislation “with explicit recognition of the ...catchnews.com, 3 weeks ago
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