The prime minister's office will play the principal role in decision-making. Rediff.com contributor Renu Mittal reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is consolidating power and decision-making in the Prime Minister's Office. Secretaries of various government departments have been told that files sent by the PMO should be cleared immediately, and the secretaries should not place the files for the concerned ministers' attention. This directive will make ministers redundant in key decision-making ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Some analysts believe that it suits Prime Minister Narendra Modi at this stage to debunk the image of Sonia Gandhi as a woman who declined the prime ministership of the country with great personal sacrifice, just as it would suit him to portray Rahul as a coward who was afraid his mother would be killed -- claims made by former Union minister Natwar Singh in his yet-to-be-released book. Rediff.com contributor Renu Mittal reports. ...Rediff.com, 17 hours ago
The divide between ‘teams’ of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s and that of vice president Rahul Gandhi is increasing by leaps and bounds, according to party sources. There appears to be no common ground between the two sides, with both blaming the other for the state of affairs in the party. Renu Mittal reports A former union minister and senior leader of the party said there is anger against five leaders known to be close to Rahul. They are Jairam Ramesh, C P Joshi, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Patience wearing thin with Rahul's style of functioning? Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Poll drubbing may not change anything in Congress Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to keep tabs on ministers who do not attend the weekly meetings on Monday convened by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party and it is a wing of the parliamentary party. Renu Mittal reports Ministers -- such as Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javdekar, Ravi Shanker Prasad, Jitender Singh and Smriti Irani, who were earlier party spokespersons -- have been told to attend the weekly meetings. The names of those who ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
President Pranab Mukherjee hosted the season’s first big Iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening, but conspicuously absent was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the event was in turn attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minorities Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah with Union Minister and Lok Janashakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan. Renu Mittal reports According to a source, the prime minister was in Mumbai on a day-long visit and left only late in the evening to ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Prime Ministers Office is upset that the Congress party was deliberately playing up the Saeed-Vaidik meeting in Parliament to detract attention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with the Chinese president. Rediff.com contributor Renu Mittal reports Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik’s meeting with Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore has overshadowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Brazil, on the eve ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
By Maneesh Srivastava MAYNARD, MA—Hindi Manch, which has been bringing Hindi cultural events from more than three years, held its "Baal Evam Yuva Manch" event on June 29 at Maynard High school in Maynard, MA. About 100 children, aged 5-15 years, ...India New England, 3 weeks ago
The Congress feels there was no articulation of a bold vision of a statement of intent in the Budget, no articulation of a direction in which the economy has to go, and it lacks imagination. Renu Mittal reports. “This could have been a UPA Budget”, was how former prime minister and Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh, the architect and initiator of the economic reform movement in the country, described the maiden budget of the Narendra Modi government. Presented in less than two ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Armed with a list of issues to target the Narendra Modi government in the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament, the Congress is making one last attempt to gain the leader of opposition status. Rediff.com contributor Renu Mittal reports With just days to go for the start of the Budget session of the 16th Lok Sabha, the Congress is making one last attempt to bag the post of leader of the opposition in the lower House even though it does not have the 10 per cent numbers required to secure it.Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Congress readies two weapons to target Modi Rediff.com, 2 months ago
BARNALA: A Barnala court sentenced a local woman doctor to three years of imprisonment after being held guilty in a Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT) Act case. Chief judicial magistrate Manoj Kumar Singla also imposed a Rs 5,000 fine on Dr Pushp ...Times of India, 4 weeks ago
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