Justin Trudeau, who returned to Delhi on Wednesday, will attend a meeting for the business community before he meets PM Narendra Modi for bilateral talks on Friday.
The inauguration of 22nd edition of the World Congress on Information Technology on Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the gathering in Hyderabad through video conferencing.
Nitin Gadkari is off and on reminded of the political heavy-lifting required to resolve the inter-state water disputes in his role as the Water Resources Minister.
It is not that the former Delhi Chief Minister was convinced easily to share a stage with Ajay Maken. He is learnt to have met her three-four times in the past 20-odd days.
At the peak of the feud, before 2017 UP Assembly elections, Beni Prasad Verma had backed Mulayam Singh Yadav. In response, Akhilesh denied a ticket to Verma’s son from Assembly seat of their choice.
Aiyar, who was once the consul general in Karachi, has fond memories of the city and has many friends and admirers there, and is apparently, a toast of the Pakistan’s literary circuit.
One explanation that was forthcoming was that the veteran leader was indisposed.
At lunchtime, first-time MP and BJP chief Amit Shah visits Goyal’s room and the two have a quick power lunch.
While the Prime Minister was arguing that the Aadhaar scheme was conceptualised by the A B Vajpayee government, Congress member Renuka Chowdhury laughed out hysterically.
SP president Akhilesh Yadav, who often makes remarks on UP CM Yogi Adityanath over his Hindutva image and frequent visits to temples, visited a temple in Surat district of Gujarat on Monday. That, too, by making sudden change in his tour plan.
Praising Manushi Chhillar’s efforts, Naidu said some people are beautiful, others dutiful, but a blend of ‘’beauty and duty makes one mighty”.
Launching “Exam Warriors”, a book authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain 25 mantras to beat school examination stress, Sushma Swaraj used the word “elections” several times.
Many politicians enjoy followers and supporters paying respect by touching their feet, or being sought after for selfies. Not Union minister Uma Bharti, however
A test of opposition unity awaits Congress and NCP in Maharashtra soon — when by-elections are held for the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat, vacated by Nana Patole.
It is back to square one for the statue of Ahilyabai Holkar in the Parliament complex. Even before it could be unveiled on its new perch at a prominent spot on one side of the Library Building, the statue has been moved back to one of the inner courtyards.
Messages were sent out to all the top legal minds of the party for a meeting at Rahul Gandhi’s residence.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the only top Congress leader to visit Vijay Ghat and pay respects to the former PM from the party.
Modi has invited BJP general secretaries and organising secretaries at his official residence on Thursday evening.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijijju apparently had a healthy suggestion for the Prime Minister: green tea. But Modi, it is learnt, was quick to tell the minister that he would be happy only with “desi tea” — with milk and sugar.
Embarrassed by the poor state of engineering education, the government is pulling out all stops to reform technical education. The new model curriculum is part of that effort.
Jaitley's office may have to act as a post-office to direct these requests to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for his consideration. Alternatively, the situation has taken some pressure off Goyal, who can now direct MPs cornering him with unviable requests to Jaitley.
He called Kurien a “great source of support” who “takes most of it”. Just then Renuka Chowdhary remarked that Kurien should be given a Padma award for this. Pat came Naidu’s reply: even a Padma will be “too small”.
Away from the hectic political activities — he has even stayed away from campaigning in Gujarat — Advani has been keeping himself busy reading and travelling with his daughter Pratibha.
With the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front enjoying a majority in Kerala Assembly, it may have been a good chance for the party to send its general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, to the Upper House for a third term.
With the state slated for polls next year, the issue is whether BJP vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe can devote time to both his responsibilities.
To embellish his speech in Lok Sabha on his opposition to the triple talaq Bill, CPM’s A Sampath on Thursday said if the Bill was passed, people would think the Parliament was an oven where anything could be cooked.
The first oration will be delivered by IMA president and Padma Shri awardee Dr K K Aggarwal in Mumbai.
The BJP plans to inaugurate its new national headquarters in Delhi early next year.
The idea is to create a repository of different outfits which can be adopted by universities and institutes.
“There is no need for anybody to beg because we are in a free India,” Venkaiah Naidu told ministers and others, suggesting to them that they could just say: “I rise to place on the table of the House....”
One leader whose absence was not talked about is that of Sonia Gandhi. Her earlier campaign in Gujarat had been controversial.
Hemanta Roy (25), a resident of Role village in Bankura, had gone to Kerala in September. He used to work as an electrician at Panavally in Alappuzha district.
At the Christmas celebrations organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the church leaders wanted Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest, to ‘play the Santa’. At the function, CBCI president Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis requested Naidu’s intervention to help families on the Kerala coast affected by Cyclone Ockhi. A […]
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has been repeatedly writing to Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley only to be told that industry representatives were against “enhanced disclosures under the Companies Act, 2013 and adding to these may not be desirable”.
“I think it was in 1966 in England. It was a memorable experience, not just for the beauty and grace of his acting, but because Rajiv took me to see it,” she recalled in her letter to the actor’s daughter Sanjna Kapoor.
While the women mayors were excited that Modi showed “tremendous respect for women” by asking the men to allow them to come forward during the meeting, others explained how the PM made them feel important.