Billions of dollars investments likely in Digital India week

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The government is expecting investments to the tune of billions of dollars during the Digital India week which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1. “As per estimates are concerned, we expect billions of dollars investment (in Digital India week),” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reports here while announcing details… Read more »

In turf battle with Centre, a ‘secret note’ from Arvind Kejriwal to Rajnath Singh

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sent a “secret note” to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about allegations of corruption against MK Meena, a senior police officer and head of the capital’s Anti-Corruption Branch or ACB, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told the Delhi Assembly on Friday. Mr Sisodia was speaking on the functioning of… Read more »

‘Fake budget by fake degree government’: Ajay Maken on Delhi budget

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Congress on Friday slammed the “fake” budget tabled by “inexperienced” AAP government saying their promises of setting up new schools and hospitals will require land which will again put the state government in direct confrontation with the Centre. Speaking to media persons here, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken also claimed that by making promises like… Read more »

Emergency was one of India’s darkest periods: PM

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Accusing the Congress of having trampled on democracy four decades ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Emergency as one of India’s “darkest periods”, and said the nation was “bound with chains and turned into a jail” 40 years back due to a “lust for power”. Targeting the Congress for having imposed the Emergency, he… Read more »

Emergency then and ‘now’

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Emergency was in force for 19 months till elections were announced in 1977. In the 19 months that the Emergency was in full force, till elections were announced in January 1977, there was brutal suppression of civil liberties and arrests of key political leaders who had opposed former PM Indira Gandhi’s action.   “We are very… Read more »

Narendra Modi launches 3 urban schemes

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Unveiling three mega flagship urban schemes aimed at developing cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said private property developers should not decide how a city should grow, but the residents and the city leadership should. Mr Modi on Thursday launched the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities Mission, and Housing for All… Read more »

To forget is costly

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At the best of times India is bad at commemorating the past. Under the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that the 40th anniversary of Indira Gandhi’s 20-month Emergency will be marked in a perfunctory way. Although even this patchy commemoration wouldn’t have happened had the Congress still been in power at the Centre, the casual… Read more »

Act against Smriti Irani within 72 hours, or face nationwide protests: AAP’s warning to Centre

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Union Education Minister Smriti Irani, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take strict action against her within 72 hours. Delhi minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested on charges of faking degree, earlier this month. The party has also threatened to launch nationwide protests if action… Read more »

PAN must for cash deals: Arun Jaitley

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In a stern message on black money, finance minister Arun Jaitley has said the government is targeting to weed out the root causes of this menace and would shortly make mentioning PAN mandatory for paying cash beyond a certain limit. “I am also going to very shortly announce that if you pay by cash beyond… Read more »