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Sonia Gandhi’s jab at BJP in Lok Sabha: Some opposed Quit India movement

Sonia Gandhi’s jab at BJP in Lok Sabha: Some opposed Quit India movement

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NEW DELHI: Congress president took a jab at the BJP without naming it, when she said in the Lok Sabha that “some organisations opposed the Quit India movement”. Sonia’s comment was a pointed reference to VD Savarkar, whom the BJP admires, who opposed the 1942 movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi.…

‘India has freedom, I don’t like where there is no freedom,’ says Dalai Lama

‘India has freedom, I don’t like where there is no freedom,’ says Dalai Lama

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NEW DELHI: Beijing’s bete noire, the Dalai Lama, said without naming China, that places “where there is no freedom, I don’t like”. The Tibetans’ spiritual leader who’s exiled in India has so far not commented on the Doklam standoff, but did so, when he said he considers it “not very…

Rajnath may speak in Parliament on Chandigarh stalking case

Rajnath may speak in Parliament on Chandigarh stalking case

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NEW DELHI: Home Minister may make a statement in Parliament tomorrow on the incident of alleged stalking of a woman in Chandigarh, an official said here. The home ministry has received a report from the Chandigarh Police on the incident. The son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, Vikash, and…

Indian armed forces strong enough to meet any challenge, says Arun Jaitley

Indian armed forces strong enough to meet any challenge, says Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: Amid the border standoff with China, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said the Indian armed forces are strong enough to meet any challenge to the country’s security as he underlined that lessons have been learnt from the 1962 war. He also said in the Rajya Sabha that the people…

Digvijaya Singh set for six-month, 3300-km spiritual padayatra

Digvijaya Singh set for six-month, 3300-km spiritual padayatra

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NEW DELHI: AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh has decided to embark on a six-month padayatra of almost 3,300 km to perform Narmada Parikrama. The route crisscrosses many parts of Madhya Pradesh and some areas bordering Gujarat. Singh said it was strictly a “nonpolitical” and “completely religious and spiritual” endeavour which…

Venkaiah Naidu Vs Gopalkrishna Gandhi: A politician Vs a scholar

Venkaiah Naidu Vs Gopalkrishna Gandhi: A politician Vs a scholar

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NEW DELHI: Gopal Krishna Gandhi, a perfect example of an officer and gentleman, who is the UPA candidate for the post of Vice-President, submitted his nomination around 12.30 pm. During the nomination of his papers Gandhi was accompanied by Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechuri, Derek Obrien, Sarad…

Smriti Irani gets I&B, Tomar to take charge of urban affairs

Smriti Irani gets I&B, Tomar to take charge of urban affairs

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NEW DELHI: Textiles minister Smriti Irani assumed additional charge of information & broadcasting ministry while rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar took over additional responsibility of housing and urban affairs (Mo-HUA) ministry, a day after both ministries were vacated by M Venkaiah Naidu after he was picked as the NDA’s…

Kashmiriyat still alive, I salute it: Rajnath Singh

Kashmiriyat still alive, I salute it: Rajnath Singh

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NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh said he saluted the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had condemned the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and kept the spirit of Kashmiriyat alive. The attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven people were killed was a “cowardly act of terror” but it…

Modi’s policies created space for terrorists in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

Modi’s policies created space for terrorists in Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

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NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s quest for “short term political gain” has “created space for terrorists in Kashmir”, leading to incidents like the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, which left seven people dead. The Congress leader then tellingly used a formula, the…

‘Govt satisfied with security arrangements for Amarnath yatra’

‘Govt satisfied with security arrangements for Amarnath yatra’

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SRINAGAR: The Centre is satisfied with the security arrangements for Amarnath yatra as more measures have been put in place following the terror attack that killed seven pilgrims, Union minister Hansraj Ahir said. He said several measure have been taken to beef up security for the pilgrimage in wake of…

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