Gandhi to Stalin: India’s disparate opposition

RAHUL GANDHI Scion of the family that dominated Indian politics for nearly seven decades, 53-year-old Rahul Gandhi has struggled to shed the image of a privileged dynasty. The Congress Party, which has traditionally claimed to represent all faiths in constitutionally secular India, was crushed twice under his stewardship by Modi’s BJP. Congress, the only opposition … Read more

Lok Sabha polls: Paper cups, stickers on cylinders propagate voter awareness in Rajsthan’s Bundi | India News

KOTA: Stickers on gas cylinders and paper cups bearing messages to cast vote are among the innovative ways adopted by authorities in Rajasthan’s Bundi district to raise electoral awareness and polling percentage for the Lok Sabha polls. This district comprises the Kota parliamentary constituency and a section of the Bhilwara constituency, both of which will … Read more

Himanta Biswa takes potshot at Priyanka Gandhi

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. Photo: PTI. Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday took a potshot at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi terming her as “Amul baby” and asserted that people do not want to see members of the Gandhi family. “Who will go to see Priyanka Gandhi,” Sarma asked sarcastically. “Instead of … Read more

Working towards ambitious deal with India, says UK as FTA talks resume

London: The UK government on Tuesday said that it continues to work towards striking an “ambitious” trade deal with India as a negotiating team from Delhi resumed talks with their British counterparts in London this week. The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) reiterated its stance of only signing a free trade agreement (FTA) that … Read more

‘We love our Indian brothers and sisters’: Israeli Embassy on claims of Indian YouTuber denied entry into its nightclubs | India News

NEW DELHI: The Israeli Embassy on Tuesday hit back at the hate speech against Indians and urged people to fact-check before falling for any fake news and propoganda, as incidents of hate speech are on the rise after the conflict in the Gaza Strip and Iran-Israel tension.Calling the viral video of an Indian YouTuber, showing … Read more

UPSC 2nd rank holder Pradhan

New Delhi: Animesh Pradhan lost his mother to cancer only last month but it did not deter him to continue with his interview preparation for the civil services examination and secure the second rank in the prestigious test, results of which were announced on Tuesday by the UPSC. I wish to work for the betterment … Read more

‘My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I’m not a terrorist’: AAP shares Delhi CM’s message from Tihar | India News

NEW DELHI: “My names is Arvind Kejriwal and I am not a terrorist” is the Delhi chief minister’s message for the countrymen from Tihar jail, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said Tuesday, slamming the BJP for the treatment being meted out to him in custody. The BJP is trying to break him out of “malice and … Read more

Pak national completes term in UP jail, set to be sent back

Representative Image Gorakhpur: Pakistani national Mohammad Masroor a.k.a Mansoor Ahmad Guddu, 43, is all set to be repatriated to Pakistan. He was convicted of visa violation in 2013 and is currently lodged in Gorakhpur jail. Mohammad Masroor has obtained a no-objection certificate from the Ministry of External Affairs, according to Gorakhpur jail superintendent Dileep Pandey. … Read more

Commentary: Indian PM Modi’s campaign gets a big boost from Western praise

PUBLIC PRAISE COSTS NOTHING FOR THE WEST For many Indians, none of that matters. The crucial thing is that the world seems to be backing up Modi’s claims. Members of India’s vast Western diaspora, who are among Modi’s strongest supporters, loudly echo the BJP’s narrative. The prime minister himself told a diaspora crowd once that while … Read more

Sattelite phones, 4 wheel drives for ‘Operation Vijaynagar’ vote | India News

Amid difficult mountain terrain and dense forests of Arunachal Pradesh’s Vijaynagar, where even mobile signals dare not venture, a unique electoral odyssey is unfolding. In this remote corner near the international border with Myanmar, where challenges loom as large as the towering peaks, polling personnel armed with solar lamps, VSATs, excavators and four-wheel drives, among … Read more