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UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

27 Mar 2019

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

After PM Narendra Modi announced that India has become a space superpower with the success of Mission Shakti, former Director General of DRDO, VK Saraswat, blamed the erstwhile UPA government for delaying the space programme.

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

24 Dec 2018

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

On Monday, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Center's December 20 order that granted sweeping surveillance powers to 10 Central agencies.

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

23 Dec 2018

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

Didn't fear press: 'Silent PM' Manmohan Singh's jibe at Modi

19 Dec 2018

Didn't fear press: 'Silent PM' Manmohan Singh's jibe at Modi

In an apparent swipe at his successor, Narendra Modi, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said he was called the 'silent Prime Minister' but he never shied away from talking to the press.

#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India

04 Dec 2018

#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India

Alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam middleman, Christian James Michel, who is wanted by several Indian investigative agencies, is reportedly being extradited from the United Arab Emirates to India tonight.

SC adjourns hearing on PIL seeking stay on Rafale deal

18 Sep 2018

SC adjourns hearing on PIL seeking stay on Rafale deal

The Supreme Court adjourned hearing on a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.

Chidambaram slams Modi; seeks details of bad loans under NDA

02 Sep 2018

Chidambaram slams Modi; seeks details of bad loans under NDA

Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on loans given during the UPA rule, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asked the NDA government to reveal the number of loans given by it which turned into non-performing assets (NPA).

PM Modi blames UPA for bad loan mess in India

01 Sep 2018

PM Modi blames UPA for bad loan mess in India

PM Narendra Modi today blamed "phone-a-loan" scam of the previous UPA government for the bad loans in the banking sector and said every penny given at the behest of 'namdars' (dynasts) will be recovered.

First-time-ever: Census 2021 will collect data on OBCs

01 Sep 2018

First-time-ever: Census 2021 will collect data on OBCs

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday announced Census 2021 will count OBCs (Other Backward Classes), nearly three decades after implementation of Mandal Commission gave them reservations.

#KeralaFloods: India may refuse UAE's generous aid due to UPA-policy

22 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: India may refuse UAE's generous aid due to UPA-policy

The Indian government may not take UAE's help of Rs. 700 crore for relief after floods wreaked havoc in Kerala, following a policy formed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

11 Jul 2018

For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

For the last two decades, farming in India hasn't been profitable, a study conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and research firm ICRIER concluded.

Mallya releases letters to Modi alleging media, investigators' bias

26 Jun 2018

Mallya releases letters to Modi alleging media, investigators' bias

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya today released one-year-old letters he wrote to PM Narendra Modi and then-Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "to put things in the right perspective."

Arun Jaitley urges citizens to pay taxes honestly

18 Jun 2018

Arun Jaitley urges citizens to pay taxes honestly

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today urged citizens to pay their due share of taxes "honestly" to reduce dependence on oil as a revenue source.

On Twitter, Farhan Akhtar fights trolls with sensible replies

27 May 2018

On Twitter, Farhan Akhtar fights trolls with sensible replies

Since whataboutery has taken over social media, having a conversation with anyone having different views, has become impossible.

Shocking! Modi government spent Rs. 4,346 crore in publicity hitherto

15 May 2018

Shocking! Modi government spent Rs. 4,346 crore in publicity hitherto

An RTI response has revealed that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the Central government has spent a whooping Rs. 4,346 crore on publicity alone.

IIT-Delhi v/s Swamy: Modi government steps in to resolve dispute

10 Apr 2018

IIT-Delhi v/s Swamy: Modi government steps in to resolve dispute

A 45-yr old dispute between IIT-Delhi and its former faculty member BJP MP Subramanian Swamy may finally be resolved, thanks to Modi government's intervention.

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

14 Mar 2018

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

Members of 20 Opposition parties came together on Tuesday at a dinner hosted by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.

Chidambaram approaches SC seeking "fundamental-rights" protection amid CBI, ED raids

24 Feb 2018

Chidambaram approaches SC seeking "fundamental-rights" protection amid CBI, ED raids

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram moved the Supreme Court seeking protection of his fundamental rights, following the raids and summons to his son Karti by CBI and Enforcement Directorate.

Nirmala Sitharaman slams Opposition's charges about Rafale deal

08 Feb 2018

Nirmala Sitharaman slams Opposition's charges about Rafale deal

The NDA government blasted Congress for suggesting that there was complicity involved in the Rafale deal.

Sheila Dixit: Had lot of differences with Manmohan Singh's government

21 Jan 2018

Sheila Dixit: Had lot of differences with Manmohan Singh's government

In the coming days, Congress may have to put out many fires. Earlier, former-telecom minister A Raja slammed them for not supporting him during 2G scam. Now, former-Delhi CM Sheila Dixit has made some explosive revelations in her autobiography "Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life."

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi & others acquitted of all charges

21 Dec 2017

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi & others acquitted of all charges

In a major setback, the Patiala House Court has acquitted all accused in the massive 2G scam. This includes Telecom minister A Raja, DMK RS member Kanimozhi and others.

PM Modi: UPA government responsible for banking sector crisis

13 Dec 2017

PM Modi: UPA government responsible for banking sector crisis

PM Narendra Modi slammed the UPA government and big industry for the banking sector crisis. He asked "When some in the government pressured banks to give loans to a select few industrialists, where were organizations like FICCI then?"

Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's "azadi in Jammu-Kashmir" statement

29 Oct 2017

Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's "azadi in Jammu-Kashmir" statement

Drawing sharp criticism from BJP, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the Union Government should seriously consider Jammu & Kashmir's "azadi" demand and give greater autonomy to the restive state.

PM Modi slams opposition over Gujarat poll dates row

23 Oct 2017

PM Modi slams opposition over Gujarat poll dates row

Amid the controversy over the delay in announcement of Gujarat election dates, PM Narendra Modi defended the Election Commission while launching the Ro-Ro (roll-on, roll-off) ferry service in the state.

Pranab: Meeting Ramdev at airport in 2011 was a mistake

16 Oct 2017

Pranab: Meeting Ramdev at airport in 2011 was a mistake

The release of the third volume of former president Pranab Mukherjee's autobiography "The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012" has raked up issues about UPA days.

CBI: 'UPA government could've continued freezing Quattrocchi's account but didn't'

29 Sep 2017

CBI: 'UPA government could've continued freezing Quattrocchi's account but didn't'

Recently, the CBI revealed to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) that the UPA government could have frozen the UK bank accounts of Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi even after inquiry was stalled in 2006 by declaring him a proclaimed offender, but they refused to do so.

CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs

30 May 2017

CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs

The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry into the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines saying the merger resulted in heavy losses to Indian taxpayers.

Narendra Modi's universal appeal remains undented

21 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi's universal appeal remains undented

A survey by Pew Research Centre has concluded that even after two years of being in power, Narendra Modi is viewed favourably by a phenomenal 81 percent of the respondents.

Military Pact signed between India and USA

31 Aug 2016

Military Pact signed between India and USA

America and India, on Monday signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA).