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Is demonetization pro-poor?

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Is demonetization pro-poor?

A former bureaucrat turned politician puts the spin on the demonetization narrative. Black money is like a chameleon. Its multiple forms — in cash, real estate and gold, in tax havens, shell companies and benami properties — make its detection difficult. That is why when asked the reason for frequently changing goalposts after demonetisation, Prime […]

India is more than just us politicians: PM Modi

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India is more than just us politicians: PM Modi

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an appeal to the media to concentrate on the reporting of facts, without fear or favour . He also remarked that there is a surfeit of reports on politics. “I observe, that a lot of the media discourse today revolves around politics. It is only fair that politics be […]

India Govt stung by UN remarks on ‘intolerance’

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India Govt stung by UN remarks on ‘intolerance’

Stung by  the UN’s Human Rights Council criticism on the issues of cow vigilante violence, Kashmir and Rohingya refugees, India  accused the High Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein of passing “tendentious judgements made on the basis of selective and even inaccurate reports”. The UN statement was made on September 11. “India is proud of its […]

Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

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Alphons is Christian face in Modi Cabinet

The BJP led Union Government finally has a junior minister from the Kerala Catholic Community. A “thrill” and a “surprise” – that’s how KJ Alphons, the former bureaucrat from Kerala, has described his selection as one of the new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. The 64-year-old took oath  as a junior minister in […]

Killing people in name of cow protection not acceptable: PM

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Killing people in name of cow protection not acceptable: PM

Ahmedabad, Jun 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said killing of people in the name of cow protection is not acceptable, remarks that come amid a spurt of attacks by cow vigilantes and a wave of protests. Delivering a speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati ashram here and 150th birth anniversary of […]

President warns against the dangers of ‘Majority-ism’

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President warns against the dangers of ‘Majority-ism’

Bombay (Mumbai) President Pranab Mukherjee has urged the nation to  guard against “majoritarianism”, saying those in power must take the entire nation along at all times. “Consultation and consensus is the best and often the only way forward,” he said, appreciating the measured tone of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the BJP  victories in Uttar Pradesh […]

PM’s Cashless Theme for National Youth Day

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PM’s Cashless Theme for National Youth Day

Rohtak: “Cashless Transactions” appeared to be PM Narendra Modi’s main theme as he addressed the National Youth Festival. The delegates also were made to take an ‘oath’ to go cashless! The Festival Theme this year is ‘Digital Yuva Bharat’. Over 5,000 youths from across the country gathered here as the National Youth Festival began t […]

Railways to go High Rise: PM

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Railways to go High Rise: PM

Gandhinagar (Gujarat):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government is focused on development of railways. And he also indicated that railway stations may be remodelled into high-rise commercial buildings as well. “My government has given priority to railways… it should expand, it should be developed, get modernised and it should bring a qualitative change in […]

‘Old note’ holders will be punished: new proposal!

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‘Old note’ holders will be punished: new proposal!

New Delhi, Dec 28: This cash ban soap opera  never ends the twists and turns ! The government has come up with a new rule once again! Two days before the deadline for depositing old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes expires, the Cabinet today approved promulgation of an Ordinance to make possession of a large […]

Tejaswi taunts Modi over petrol Hike on Twitter

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Tejaswi taunts Modi over petrol Hike on Twitter

Wake up , Petrol and Diesel became costlier overnight!  And Bihar Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav taunts PM Modi about it! Ever since Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister, many of his old statements made on social media primarily to embarrass the then UPA government have come to haunt him. Modi had made big claims on […]

Experts: Demonetization cost may exceed benefits!

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Experts: Demonetization cost may exceed benefits!

India’s poor are paying  the heaviest price for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘bold’ demonetization move. The current pain could eclipse long-term benefits and hurt the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), some say. The November 8 ban on high-value currency notes has sent India’s economy into a tailspin. Citizens struggle to get their hands on new […]

Farmers, vegetable supply hit by cash crisis

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Farmers, vegetable supply hit by cash crisis

How severely will demonetisation impact India’s agricultural supply chain and how badly will it dent farmer incomes? Taking a dig at the NDA government, Rahul Gandhi today asked the Centre if it will now call the Supreme Court “anti-national,” following the apex court’s remarks on the demonetisation move. “Will the government call the Supreme Court […]

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