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‘Interim budget beneficial for every section of society’

IANS   NEW DELHI Hailing the Interim Budget 2019-20 presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in the Lok Sabha, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the Budget has met the expectations of every section of society, including farmers, labourers and the middle class. “The Budget has fulfilled what was being expected by the people from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... Read More »

India seeks consular access to its students detained in the US

PTI NEW DELHI India has sought consular access to its students detained by the US authorities and has impressed upon the Trump administration the need to address the situation at the earliest, the External Affairs ministry said on Friday. Asserting that the government was according the “highest priority” to the situation arising out of the detention of Indian students in ... Read More »

Unemployment rate hits 45-year high, claims report

AGENCIES   NEW DELHI An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India’s unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi just months before what is expected to be a closely fought general election. A political controversy over the survey erupted ... Read More »

Government seeks Opposition’s cooperation in all-party meet

IANS   NEW DELHI The Central government on Thursday sought cooperation from the Opposition parties for smooth functioning of the Parliament, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuring them that the issues raised by them would be given due importance. Addressing the all-party meeting, the Prime Minister also said that government’s focus is on issues of national importance and finding solutions ... Read More »

Congress, BJP, BJD looting country: Kejriwal

IANS   BHUBANESWAR Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Congress, BJP and BJD were looting the country. “All parties including the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have only looted the country in the last 70 years,” said Kejriwal at a social justice campaign meeting here. He ... Read More »

Congress says Kovind’s address to Parliament insult to people

IANS   NEW DELHI Citing the Narendra Modi governments “complete failure in all spheres” and lambasting it for unemployment reaching a four-decade high, the Congress on Thursday called President Ram Nath Kovinds address to the joint session of Parliament, “insensitive” and an “insult” to the people of India who are “reeling” under the BJP rule. The Congress also attacked Kovind ... Read More »

Govt worked to build ‘New India’, infused new hope in people: President

PTI   NEW DELHI Presenting key achievements of the Modi government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday asserted it has worked to build a “New India” after assuming power in 2014 and infused new hope when the nation was passing through “uncertain times”. Kickstarting the Budget session of Parliament with an address to a joint ... Read More »

‘Pakistan officially abetting anti-India activities’

IANS NEW DELHI Pakistan is officially abetting individuals associated with terrorism and anti-India activities, a senior official said on Thursday, responding to a telephone conversation between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference earlier this week. Speaking at a media briefing here on Thursday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said ... Read More »

Note ban brought down land prices, helped youth buy cheap houses: Modi

IANS   SURAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the demonetisation exercise helped bring down prices of houses and made them affordable for the youth. He said he was being asked about the gains from the 2016 note ban but the question should be put to the youth who gained from it. “I am asked about the benefits ... Read More »

Congress putting roadblocks in way of early solution to Ram temple issue, says Shah

IANS   LUCKNOW Accusing the Congress of trying to put roadblocks in the way of an early solution to the Ram temple issue, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of his party for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. Addressing party workers in the state capital, the BJP President said while the Narendra Modi-led NDA ... Read More »