Thursday , 23 March 2017

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Terror an instrument of state policy in a S Asian country: HS

PTI   NEW DELHI In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi Wednesday said a particular country in South Asia has accepted terrorism as an instrument of its state policy and is not playing the role of a responsible nation. “One thing that strikes us about South Asia is that the incidents of terrorism here are perhaps ... Read More »

Arunachal govt has prepared roadmap for development: Mein

PTI ITANAGAR Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein Wednesday informed that the state government has prepared a roadmap for development with transparency and accountability encompassing all strata of the society. Responding to queries and suggestions by the members during discussion on Budget, Mein who also holds the Finance portfolio informed that the budget was the outcome of hard work ... Read More »

Goa govt: SC orders floor test on March 16

PTI NEW DELHI The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the Congress’ plea to stay the oath-taking ceremony of Manohar Parrikar as Goa chief minister, holding all contentious issues raised by the party can be resolved by a “simple direction” of holding a floor test that has been ordered for Thursday. The court gave its order while paving the way for Parrikar ... Read More »

BJP confident of proving majority in Goa: Jaitley

PTI NEW DELHI The BJP is confident of proving its majority in the Goa assembly during the floor test on Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday as he trashed “minority” Congress’ argument of not being invited to form the government in the state. Jaitley said with the elections throwing a hung assembly, the BJP quickly cobbled together an ... Read More »

BJP has given proof that it has clear numbers to form govt in Goa: Prasad

PTI NEW DELHI The BJP has clear numbers to form government in Goa and it has given “credible” evidence for that, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today and asserted that the matter should end there. His remarks came on a day when the Supreme Court refused to stay the swearing-in of BJP leader Manohar Parrikar as the chief minister ... Read More »

Anti-incumbency, not Modi’s charisma behind poll results: CPI

PTI HYDERABAD CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy says it’s anti-incumbency that defeated ruling parties in the recent Assembly polls but conceded that the BJP has now “become a dominant national party, replacing the Congress.” He, however, rejected suggestions that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become “invincible” after the BJP’s landslide win in Uttar Pradesh, and that the party is ... Read More »

Need structural changes in party, poll result ‘not bad’: Rahul

PTI NEW DELHI Rahul Gandhi today said that structural and organisational changes were needed in the Congress even as he stressed that the assembly poll results were “not bad” though the party was “a little down” in Uttar Pradesh. Breaking his silence on the party’s worst-ever performance in Uttar Pradesh, where it bagged only seven of the 403 Assembly seats ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Enemy Property bill

PTI NEW DELHI Successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during partition will have no claim over the properties left behind in India, with Parliament today passing a bill to amend a 49-year-old law. The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which amends the Enemy Property Act, 1968, was passed by voice vote in the Lok Sabha, ... Read More »

Jaitley gets additional charge of Defence as Parrikar resigns

NEW DELHI: The decks were cleared for Manohar Parrikar to take over as Goa chief minister with President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday accepting his resignation as Defence Minister and assigning additional charge of the ministry to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Please like & share: Read More »

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