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Narendra Modi’s CMship BJP’s strength even now

23 Nov

Narendra Modi’s CMship BJP’s strength even now

MEHSANA | AHMEDABAD | RAJKOT: “Modiye badhanu Haalu Vicharyu (Modi worked for everyone’s good),” says Mukesh Parmar who hails from Banaskanta but works as waiter in a restaurant in Rajkot, when asked where he thought the upcoming election in Gujarat was headed. As someone who comes from the Dalit community, Parmar said that he had […]

Centre grants VIP security cover to Hardik Patel

23 Nov

NEW DELHI: A ‘Y’ category of armed VIP security cover has been accorded by the Centre to Gujarat’s Patidar leader Hardik Patel, official sources today said. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been entrusted with the task of safeguarding the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader, they said. “A contingent of armed CISF commandos […]

Much of opposition to Aadhaar mere nuisance: Union Minister KJ Alphons

23 Nov

Much of the opposition to the use of Aadhaar cards for delivering government services on grounds of privacy being violated is a mere nuisance, Union Minister KJ Alphons said here on Thursday. Even getting a visa often requires providing a lot of personal information, which can run into several pages, the Minister of State for […]

Health Ministry asks all States to implement law to curb malpractices by hospitals

23 Nov

India may soon tighten the reign on private hospitals and other clinical establishments, with the central government having decided to urge all States to implement an Act that was passed in 2010 in order to curb malpractices by such establishments. The move comes amid the furore following allegations that a popular private hospital grossly overcharged […]

Gujarat polls: PM Narendra Modi to kick off BJP’s campaign on November 27

23 Nov

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address eight rallies on November 27 and 29 in different parts of Saurashtra and south Gujarat, where polling for the first phase of assembly polls will be held on December 9. On the morning of November 27, Modi will address people in Bhuj town of Kutch district and later […]

Tibet wants to stay with China, seeks development: Dalai Lama

23 Nov

KOLKATA: Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants greater development, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here today. China and Tibet enjoyed a close relationship, though there were occasional “fights”, he said at an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. “The past is past. We will have to look […]

Didi tweet on ‘Padmavati’ fuels Taslima Nasreen fury over Bengal gag on TV serial

23 Nov

KOLKATA: Mamata Banerjee’s voice in favour of the controversial period film Padmavati has put her in a spot on the backdrop of her government’s gag on a television serial some four years back. The Bengal chief minister dubbed the controversy around Padmavati as a state of “super emergency” and potentially threatens the freedom of expression. […]

Siddaramaiah takes Rahul Gandhi’s route to social media popularity

23 Nov

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has taken Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s route to social media popularity by making fun of BJP national president Amit Shah’s reported plans to learn Tamil and Bengali. Siddaramaiah, who has made Kannada pride an election issue in the run-up to the April-May 2018 state assembly polls, is known to burnish […]

Nobody can get any extra information about you once you link your mobile to your UID

22 Nov

By RS Sharma In November 2008, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out terrorist attacks across Mumbai, killing 164 persons. The attackers used at least three SIM (subscriber identification modules) cards purchased on the Indian side of the border with Bangladesh. Would the terrorists have been deterred if they could not obtain disposable SIM cards on […]

People have cancer because of their sins, this is divine justice: says Assam minister

22 Nov

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called “divine justice”. The comments sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer patients. “God makes us suffer when we […]