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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019


‘Fun and Frolic’ in Corbett Will Not Solve Economic Crisis: Yechury’s Dig at PM’s Man vs Wild Feature


CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that hard data every single day is driving home the gravity of the economic crisis which engulfs all sectors. New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday the “fun and frolic” in Jim Corbett National Park will not solve the problems faced by the economic, in an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he appeared on Discovery Channel’s Man vs Wild. The episode, telecast on Monday night, was shot in the national park. “The fun and frolic in Corbett will notRead More

Ahead of Assembly Elections, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to Resume His ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’ from Aug 21

Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis earlier started his mass contact programme from Amravati in Vidarbha region on August 1, ahead of the state Assembly polls due in September-October. Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will next week resume his ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’, which he suspended in view of the floods battering parts of the state, a BJP functionary said on Wednesday. Fadnavis earlier started his mass contact programme from Amravati in Vidarbha region on August 1, ahead of the state Assembly polls due in September-October. However, he suspended it on August 6 after facingRead More

As Mamata Slams Durga Puja Tax, Top I-T Officer Says Clamour Based on ‘Misleading Facts’

idol of goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival

The Bengal CM had hit out at the I-T department for ‘not sparing’ even the Durga idol makers, buyers, priests and even the ‘Dhakis’, the quintessential traditional drummers, from the burden of taxes. Kolkata: Income Tax officials have rubbished West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claim that the I-T department had issued notices to Durga Puja committees in Kolkata, calling the report “factually incorrect”. The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday held a day-long dharna to protest I-T notices to Durga Puja committees and accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of trying to intimidate theRead More

BJP Now Main Opposition in Sikkim as 10 MLAs from Ally Sikkim Democratic Front Join Party


Back in 1993, Chamling formed the SDF, which had ruled the Himalayan state for two and a half decades, and he remained the party’s unanimously elected president. Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had much to celebrate on Tuesday with ten MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) joining the saffron party at a formal ceremony in New Delhi. Former Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, however, refrained from shifting to the other side. “Joining the BJP, we have now come to the mainstream – we will do whatever is desiredRead More

Decision on Jammu and Kashmir is Driven by National Interest, Not Politics, Says PM Modi


The Prime Minister said that the region of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh would develop as per the wishes of local people, their dreams and ambitions. New Delhi: One of the biggest decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first 75 days of his government is the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, which would help bring about better integration and mobility and end the concept of dual citizenship. Modi used the heft of his mandate to prise through the contentious issue in what was a politicalRead More