Liz Mathew


No fake currency was seized from November 8 to December 30, Finance Ministry tells PAC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

During the period, there was an increase of 136 per cent in the number of groups searched than the last year.

System getting ready for digital economy, RBI Governor tells PAC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Need to work on infrastructure, increase availability of swipe machines: central bank officials

Ticket to Turncoats: Anger over first list reaches BJP headquarters
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

While scores of workers raised slogans inside the party office compound against the leadership’s decision to field “turncoats”, a larger crowd protested outside.

Decision 2017: Turncoats and relatives crowd BJP list
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP

Ignoring local leaders and an Opposition alliance: could these weaken BJP’s chances in UP?
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Sidelining the local leadership was the major mistake BJP made in Bihar where it had to face a humiliating defeat in 2015.

Eyes on UP prize, BJP plays the OBC card in first candidate list
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

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.

Turncoats and relatives crowd BJP candidate list in election-bound states
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP.

China finally agrees to import buffalo meat from India
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

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.

‘Worst over’, BJP positive of note ban
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

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.

2016: A year of buoyancy for the BJP but the real challenge lies ahead in 2017
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

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.

Baseless charge, Rahul Gandhi is scared of Agusta: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

He wondered why Rahul never raised his voice against corruption during UPA rule.

In BJP’s poll plan, a road project to bring Ram Temple to fore
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

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.

Indira Gandhi lacked courage to demonetise, we are paying for it: Modi to his party MPs
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

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.

Need normalcy soon or poll prospects will be hit: BJP eastern UP MPs tell Amit Shah
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Sources said Amit Shah assured the MPs that he would convey their concern to the government.

First time, Church says: Dalit Christians face untouchability
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Policy document breaks silence, underlines prejudice within, warns of ‘stringent measures’ in cases of caste bias.

5 Questions: First time, govt was trying to stall house, says Tariq Anwar
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Tariq Anwar, NCP, Lok Sabha, speaks to The Indian Express.

Now Opposition ready for demonetisation debate, Speaker says no
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

LS disrupted yet again amid attack, counterattack over alleged corruption.

Dirt on PM Modi, says Rahul Gandhi, Govt calls it joke
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

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”.

Cash crunch: Quiet disquiet in BJP over continuing distress
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

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.

Nervous of fallout, BJP treads cautiously before UP elections
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

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.

Demonetisation: MPs and Their Money
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

Demonetisation: How MPs are coping with cash crunch
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

“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.

In Lok Sabha, Arun Jaitley asks Congress what it did against black money
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Jaitley said RBI has been putting more currency into the market and government making efforts to make transactions less-cash.

Shanta Kumar urges Speaker to block pay of MPs who disrupt proceedings
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

He said it was “shameful” that Opposition MPs have been going into the well, chanting slogans and even hooting.

LK Advani snaps: Neither Speaker Sumitra Mahajan nor Minister Ananth Kumar running Lok Sabha
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

“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.

Demonetisation: MPs and their money
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

Janshakti behind cash move, Congress manufactured anger: PM Modi
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

He said people have been supporting the government and helping one another tide over “difficult” times after demonetisation.

In void post Jayalalithaa’s death, BJP looks for opening into AIADMK and Tamil Nadu politics
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

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

Demonetisation: MPs and Their Money
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

BJP wants Uttar Pradesh elections in Jan-Feb to cash in on notes ban
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

BJP sources said the party’s state unit had conveyed to the national leadership that an election in January-February would be “most beneficial”.

Consensus eludes GST Council meet on Day 1
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The resolution of the issue of dual control will be crucial for the targeted rollout of the indirect tax regime by April 1, 2017.

Parliament: Middle ground still elusive, govt appeals for sake of bills
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Question of voting remains in the way; Opposition explores alternatives to demand for apology by PM

Demonetisation: Govt may withdraw exemptions on banned notes before Dec 15
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

On November 24, the exemptions for acceptance of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes had been extended till December 15 in certain transactions.

Opposition relents on motion, goverment still firm on avoiding voting
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Demand for condolence of soldiers, deaths in bank queues disrupts Houses.

Declare bank account statements from Nov 8, PM Modi tells party MPs
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Congress says ‘another jumla’, Kejriwal and Mamata ask why not before November 8.

After revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia’s briefing, MP N K Premachandran moves for privilege motion
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Adhia briefed the media and said the last date for availing the benefit is likely to be December 30, says Premachandran.