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Gandhi rooted for secularism, successfully forged Hindu-Muslim unity — Historians

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Gandhi rooted for secularism, successfully forged Hindu-Muslim unity — Historians

Kolkata, Jan. 20 (IANS): Mahatma Gandhi’s secularism was much more than just a religious yearning and he was successful in forging Hindu-Muslim unity, a panel of historians and political scientists said here on Sunday. “I would like to say that Gandhi in the last few years of his life tried to make sure that India’s […]

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Opposition’s prime ministerial candidate still remains a question mark

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Opposition’s prime ministerial candidate still remains a question mark

Kolkata, Jan. 20 (IANS): The issue of who would be the prime ministerial candidate of the anti-BJP political parties continued to remain a big question mark despite the approaching Lok Sabha elections, though 23 of the outfits came together at a mega rally here on Saturday, giving a call to defeat Centre’s ruling Narendra Modi-led […]

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Sitharaman’s first meeting with Delhi BJP unit ends in a whimper

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Sitharaman’s first meeting with Delhi BJP unit ends in a whimper

New Delhi, Jan. 20 (IANS): The first meeting of the BJP Delhi unit’s core group held on Saturday evening to stratagise on the Lok Sabha polls ended in a whimper with two of its MPs giving it a miss while some others reaching at the last minute. The first such meeting presided over by Defence […]

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Karna turmoil: Cong. MLA injured in ‘brawl’, notices sent to 4 lawmakers for skipping CLP meet

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Karna turmoil: Cong. MLA injured in ‘brawl’, notices sent to 4 lawmakers for skipping CLP meet

Bengaluru, Jan. 20 (PTI): In an ugly turn in the ongoing power game in Karnataka, a Congress MLA was injured in an alleged brawl with a colleague lawmaker at a resort even as the party issued notices to its four legislators who skipped a crucial CLP meeting amid BJP’s alleged poaching attempt. Anand Singh was […]

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Oppn. to participate in R-Day can’t be accepted, Ram Madhav amid row over govt. order

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Oppn. to participate in R-Day can’t be accepted, Ram Madhav amid row over govt. order

Jammu, Jan. 20 (PTI):  Amid row over an order making attendance mandatory at Republic Day events for state government employees, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said any opposition to attend the functions cannot be accepted as it is a matter of pride for every citizen. The Jammu and Kashmir administration made it mandatory […]

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In 100 days, India will be free from Modi’s tyranny — Rahul

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on In 100 days, India will be free from Modi’s tyranny — Rahul

New Delhi, Jan. 20 (IANS):  Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ridiculing the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted the country in the next 100 days will be free of his “tyranny and incompetence”. “Your Highness, the cries for help are the cries of millions of […]

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Sabarimala temple closes after annual pilgrimage season; political war continues

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Sabarimala temple closes after annual pilgrimage season; political war continues

Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 20 (PTI): After witnessing unprecedented protests over the entry of women of menstruating age, the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was closed Sunday marking the culmination of the over two-month-long stormy annual pilgrimage season. As the temple closed, the opposition BJP ended its 49-day-long relay hunger strike staged in front of the Secretariat, […]

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Cong. must be large-hearted for allies, best equipped to lead alliance against BJP — Tejashwi

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Cong. must be large-hearted for allies, best equipped to lead alliance against BJP — Tejashwi

New Delhi, Jan. 20 (PTI): The Congress is “best equipped” to lead the opposition’s charge against the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday, asserting that the grand old party will have to handle its leadership role with “large-heartedness” and accommodate regional parties. Yadav also hailed the Samajwadi […]

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INR 612 crore project to boost Nagaland’s jhum cultivation

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on INR 612 crore project to boost Nagaland’s jhum cultivation

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 19: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday launched the INR 612.42 crore-worth Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Agriculture Systems (Focus) project in Dimapur. The project is a six years’ (2018 to 2023) investment, by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad). The official launch of the Ifad’s Focus comes after the […]

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23 political parties unite for ‘oust Modi’ campaign

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on 23 political parties unite for ‘oust Modi’ campaign

Kolkata, Jan. 19 (IANS): Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but […]

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