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Category Archives: Politics

Will Modi opt for early general election? 

  The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year. While the need to evolve a system where the major elections are…

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Flood-hit villagers decry apathy as Adityanath skips visit

  Lucknow: Angry at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not visiting their flood-hit village, dozens of irate villagers in Hatwa in Lakhimpur Kheri district have started a ‘jal satyagraha’. The villagers started the ‘jal satyagraha’ on late Thursday by standing in the neck-deep water of river Ghagra, officials said on Friday. Officials had a…

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Five officials suspended for Lucknow trauma centre fire

  Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday suspended five officials for dereliction of duty in King George’s Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre fire here in July, an official said. Executive Engineers Dinesh Raj and Ram Vilas Verma, Junior Engineers S.P. Singh and Umesh Chandra Yadav and Pharmacist Pramod Kumar Pandey were suspended after the Yogi…

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‘For insulting PM, Parrikar should lose Goa by-polls’

  Mumbai: Accusing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of “insulting” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDA-ally Shiv Sena on Friday “prayed” for his defeat in the upcoming assembly by-poll which he is contesting. It also took strong umbrage at Parrikar’s reported statement that he “cared less” if he loses the August 23 by-poll in Panaji assembly constituency,…

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Rahul says BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution

  New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly. “After independence, (Jawaharlal) Nehruji, (Sardar Vallabhbhai) Patelji, (B.R.) Ambedkarji all talked about one man, one vote system. They…

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BJP terms opposition conclave an alliance of ‘scared people’

  New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the ‘Sajha Virasat Bachao’ (Save Composite Culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and “scared people” and asked why they were silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. “On behalf of BJP I ask organizers…

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IT issues fresh summons to Lalu’s daughter, son-in-law

  New Delhi: The Income Tax Department on Thursday issued fresh summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar to appear before it on Monday. Official sources said the department is likely to file a criminal complaint against Bharti and Kumar. Criminal complaint is also likely against…

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‘Blue Whale’ type games totally unacceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

  New Delhi: Games like Blue Whale — that has been provoking youths to commit suicide — are “completely unacceptable”, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Prasad said the government has already issued instructions to all tech platforms to check the spread of “The Blue Whale Challenge”. On July 30,…

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Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru

  Bengaluru: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the “poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry”. “Many people in Bengaluru live in huge houses, drive rich cars and for them food is not an issue. But millions of people here are construction workers,…

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