During the period, there was an increase of 136 per cent in the number of groups searched than the last year.
Need to work on infrastructure, increase availability of swipe machines: central bank officials
While scores of workers raised slogans inside the party office compound against the leadership’s decision to field “turncoats”, a larger crowd protested outside.
In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP
Sidelining the local leadership was the major mistake BJP made in Bihar where it had to face a humiliating defeat in 2015.
There are at least 26 Thakurs and 15 Brahmins in the list, too. There are 15 Jats and four Gujjars in the list and all are in western UP.
In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP.
Making China agree for direct import of bovine meat from India has been a top priority for Indian government since Narendra Modi government took over in May 2014.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s frequent public addresses since November 8 “kept the momentum for us” and insulated the party from “any deep dent” in image, a BJP leader said.
The year concludes on a note of confusion and apprehension over how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation exercise will affect the party’s prospects in upcoming Assembly elections.
He wondered why Rahul never raised his voice against corruption during UPA rule.
With EC expected to announce dates for UP elections any day, the BJP-led Central government is announcing a series of road projects in the state to woo the voters.
The Prime Minister said he had given strict instructions to officials and tax authorities not to harass small businessmen by digging up their past records or accounts.
Sources said Amit Shah assured the MPs that he would convey their concern to the government.
Policy document breaks silence, underlines prejudice within, warns of ‘stringent measures’ in cases of caste bias.
Tariq Anwar, NCP, Lok Sabha, speaks to The Indian Express.
LS disrupted yet again amid attack, counterattack over alleged corruption.
The government and the BJP hit back almost immediately, saying the Congress leader was “frustrated... desperate” and his allegations were the “biggest joke of the year”.
BJP MPs spoke to The Indian Express and admitted that there has been a tangible fall in the initial excitement over withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Some functionaries have asked the government to be careful and sought immediate action to avoid public anger over the cash crunch in meetings of senior ministers with members of Parliament.
MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.
“I have been to at least 100 places; no one had major issues. To cure malaria, you need bitter quinine, not sweet chocolate.” said Mahesh Sharma.
Jaitley said RBI has been putting more currency into the market and government making efforts to make transactions less-cash.
He said it was “shameful” that Opposition MPs have been going into the well, chanting slogans and even hooting.
“Who’s running the House? It is running on its own. Neither the Speaker nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister is running the House,” said Advani, after the Lok Sabha was adjourned.
He said people have been supporting the government and helping one another tide over “difficult” times after demonetisation.
The sources admitted that neither the BJP national leadership nor state leaders such as L A Ganesan have been able to strike a deep rapport with the AIADMK as Jayalalithaa, despite her warm ties with PM Modi
BJP sources said the party’s state unit had conveyed to the national leadership that an election in January-February would be “most beneficial”.
The resolution of the issue of dual control will be crucial for the targeted rollout of the indirect tax regime by April 1, 2017.
Question of voting remains in the way; Opposition explores alternatives to demand for apology by PM
On November 24, the exemptions for acceptance of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes had been extended till December 15 in certain transactions.
Demand for condolence of soldiers, deaths in bank queues disrupts Houses.
Congress says ‘another jumla’, Kejriwal and Mamata ask why not before November 8.
Adhia briefed the media and said the last date for availing the benefit is likely to be December 30, says Premachandran.
British historian John Keay has written the first comprehensive biography of this American soldier of fortune who ended his days as a landlord in Jammu and Kashmir under the Dogra rulers.