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Modi’s claim: ‘a strange story with no basis’

Modi’s claim: ‘a strange story with no basis’

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri  dismissed as “a strange story with no basis” the claim made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Islamabad was interfering in the Gujarat Assembly polls, says a PTI report. “I am astonished. I had gone for dinner and I heard him saying that Pakistan is hatching a conspiracy,” […]

Shartad ‘shames’ but NaMo unfazed!

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Shartad ‘shames’ but NaMo unfazed!

Nagpur/Ahmedabad: Veteran politician Sharad Pawar on Tuesday condemned the Prime Minister’s insinuations against predecessor Manmohan Singh with a “shame on you” and Rahul Gandhi termed Narendra Modi’s comments “unacceptable”, but Modi continued to portray himself as the one sinned against, says a PTI report. The Prime Minister had on Sunday insinuated that Singh had facilitated […]

LPG price hike paused for Gujarat elections?

LPG price hike paused for Gujarat elections?

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) After hiking cooking gas LPG price by Rs 76.5 in 19 installments in 17 months, national oil companies skipped the monthly revision in rates this month ahead of elections in Gujarat. State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) have been since […]

Will Lumpen Bhakts chop off Deepika’s nose?

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Will Lumpen Bhakts chop off Deepika’s nose?

Fringe elements and mindless fanatics rule in the new ‘Modi’ era. Now some outfit called the Karni Seva claims to be speaking on behalf of Rajputs!  The Mumbai Police today beefed up the security of actor Deepika Padukone after Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) warned of physical harm in case she did not refrain from […]

Editors Guild slams Rajasthan’s ‘harmful ordinance’

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Editors Guild slams Rajasthan’s ‘harmful ordinance’

The Rajasthan Government’s  ordinance to gag the media is a “pernicious instrument” to harass the media, the Editors Guild said in a statement. Students of media will clearly see how the ‘Authoritarian Theory’ of  Media is being implemented.  The press will need the government’s permission to report on their own inept or corrupt officials, etc. […]

BJP ruled states ‘wow the cow’!

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BJP ruled states ‘wow the cow’!

The cow has never had it so good , and the BJP-ruled states are falling over one another to ‘wow the cow’, says an article in an Indian newspaper. Now the police at Haridwar will form a “cow family protection squad”. Haryana will launch “PGs for cattle” so that the people high-rise buildings will experience […]

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

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Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

The BJP and RSS affiliated organisations are sowing discord among the Adivasis (Tribal people) in Jharkhand, with the aim of disenfranchising and isolating tribal Christians, say political observers, based on media reports coming from the region. Others accuse the BJP and its affiliated groups of appropriating the 9 million non-Christian tribal people, aiming to pitch […]

Nitish’s ‘Voice of Conscience’ prompts Nitish linking with BJP

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Nitish’s ‘Voice of Conscience’ prompts Nitish linking with BJP

PATNA: Bihar’s capital was all agog with the news that hit television screens late evening about the resignation of Bihar’s prohibitionist chief minister. Bihar appears likely to have a Nitish-BJP government, with the BJP offering unconditional suppport. Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as Bihar chief minister, hours after ally Lalu Prasad ruled out resignation of […]

Court quashes non-bailable warrant against Narbada Activist

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Court quashes non-bailable warrant against Narbada Activist

New Delhi: In case you haven’t noticed, two NGO ‘stalwarts’ are battling it out in court, slamming cases against one another … one is the Narbada Bachao Andolan activist  Medha Patkar, who had a non-bailable warrant issued against her. Read on … NBA activist Medha Patkar has got a relief from a Delhi court which […]

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