Addressing students at the University of California in Berkeley, Gandhi alleged that Modi’s decision for the BJP to have a political tie up with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a “strategic mistake”
Shinzo Abe begins his two-day visit on Wednesday during which he and PM Modi will hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit in Gandhinagar.
The ministers promoted were Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman. “I congratulate all those who have taken oath today. Their experience & wisdom will add immense value to the Council of Ministers,” the prime minister tweeted
Shah said the role of party as an important part of democracy was established for the first time in the 1995 Gujarat Assembly polls when there was change of power (from Congress to BJP) without any significant development like Emergency or the Ram Mandir issue
In the past, the prime minister urged Indians to embrace the indigenous fabric khadi through various platforms, including his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. The sale of khadi products jumped 35 per cent in 2016-17.
“Padma awards in past were given on ministers’ recommendation. We removed this barrier and made it open to anyone for nomination. Now anyone can recommend a person for Padma award online. Now, unknown heroes are getting recognised,” said the prime minister.
“Now to bring this thought into practice, abolish Article 370 of the Constitution so that hoards of people from across the country can go there (Kashmir) and embrace its people,” the editorial said.
Omar Abdullah said those tinkering with the constitutional provisions like Article 370, which grants special status to J&K, and Article 35A are threatening the concept of ‘one India’.
“The prime minister uses Twitter to say something about tragedies even in Turkey or USA, but he has not found any word to console the families of the dead children,” said Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken
Has that promise of ‘parivartan’ that won Modi the first full majority for a prime minister in 30 years been met?
The gifts, which have been given to the ‘Toshakhana’ — a depository for gifts managed by the external affairs ministry, also include one Malachite stone Chaplet (containing 38 beads) valued at Rs 2,000
“(Yesterday Congress vice-president) Rahul Gandhi mentioned about Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek. “His (Abhishek) name appeared in the Panama papers, (but) what action have you taken in this regard,” Congress leader Pawan Khera said
Nitish Kumar resignation live updates: Expressing his gratitude to PM Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar tweeted, “Whole heartedly thank PM Modi for response through his tweet about our decision.”
“The Speaker takes such a decision after the government exerts pressure. We respect the Speaker and there is no charge of partiality,” Mallikarjun Kharge said
The ministry has taken actions like premature retirement and cut in remuneration against 381 civil services officers, including 24 from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, for being non-performers and allegedly being involved in illegal activities, a senior personnel ministry official said