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PM Modi to address public rally at Rudrapur on March 28

Senior leaders to address rallies in all constituencies from March 23 to 26 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a public rally at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district on March 28. Earlier, on March 23, 24 and 26 chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and senior party leaders will be addressing public rallies in various parts of the...

Pramod succeeds Parrikar as CM

BJP’s Sawant to be aided by two Deputy CMs fro alliance partners BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was on Monday named as the new Goa Chief Minister after party bigwigs, including  president Amit Shah and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, could bring about a consensus on his name by making the other claimants to the post from the alliance partners agreeable to his candidature, according to sources. Sawant was...

Parrikar redeems pledge to serve Goa until death

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday evening after prolong illness, leaving behind a major political vacuum and a big question mark on the future of the BJP-led coalition Government amid attempts by the Congress to capture power in the coastal State. Parrikar died at his private residence here. He was 63. Parrikar is survived by two...

India to get 1st Lokpal in PC Ghosh

Ex-SC judge picked, Kharge refused to attend selection panel meeting Retired Supreme Court Judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, 66, has been recommended to be India’s first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.  His name was finalised and recommended by the Selection Committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, eminent jurist Mukul...

Leaders condole Parrikar’s demise

Leaders from across party lines condoled the demise of Goa chief minister and former Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday. The Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya expressed grief at the Goa chief minister’s demise. In her condolence message, she stated that Parrikar was a popular public leader, an able administrator and dedicated public servant. Even while suffering from serious...

RaGa targets NaMo on Rafale, plight of farmers , small traders

‘Narrative of last four years has changed from  Acche Din Ayenge to Chowkidar Chor Hai’ Congress president Rahul Gandhi kick- started  his party’s election campaign for the Lok Sabha poll for Uttarakhand on Saturday by going ballistic on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale scam and the worsening plight of the farmers and the small traders. Addressing a well-...

Son of Maj Gen B C Khanduri joins Congress

‘I have blessing of my father’ As anticipated, Manish Khanduri, son of the former chief minister Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, joined the Congress in the presence of its president Rahul Gandhi during the party’s rally at Parade Ground on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that he is confident of the Congress going from strength to strength under the...

Maya miffed at Cong fielding turncoats

Fielding of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party dissidents in the Lok Sabha polls by Congress and its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s meeting with Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad alias Ravan at a hospital in Meerut last Wednesday has not gone down well with the alliance leaders, especially BSP chief Mayawati. The BSP brass is miffed at the Congress...

Alliances’ new task: Horses for courses

Suitable pick for suitable seat a moot point; suspense remains on Kirti, Shatrughan After both the NDA and Opposition parties nearly formalised their respective alliance for the Lok Sabha polls, the focus has now shifted to the selection of candidates amid intense lobbying by the aspirants. The central election committee (CEC) of the BJP is expected to meet on...

India for visa-free 5,000 pilgrims/day Kartarpur quota

India on Thursday sought visa-free access from Pakistan for 5,000 pilgrims per day to the historic Sikh shrine in Kartarpur. This was conveyed to the Pakistani delegation at a meeting here to discuss the opening of a planned corridor for pilgrims between Punjab’s Gurdaspur district and Kartarpur Sahib across the border. “From our side, we have pressed for at...