Focus on loan waivers, agriculture on Congress Madhya Pradesh manifesto

BHOPAL, November 10: The Congress today promised to write off farm loans of up to Rs. 2 lakh and provide a “salary grant” for five years to industries offering jobs to the youth if elected to power in Madhya Pradesh.…

Congress supports urban Maoists, says Modi in Chhattisgarh

Jadgalpur, November 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday accused the Congress of backing urban Maoists who he said have ruined the lives of poor Adivasi youth. Addressing his first election rally for the state Assembly polls scheduled later this month,…

Govt to set up over 500 more One Stop Centres for women affected by violence

New Delhi, November 9: Two hundred and thirty-two One Stop Centres (OSCs) intended to support women affected by violence, proposed under the Nirbhaya Fund, have been set up till date under the scheme since April 2015. The government plans to…

Indian, Chinese troops meet at Arunachal, vow to boost ties

Itanagar, November 9: A high-level meeting between Army officials and Chinese PLA troops was organised on Friday at Bumla, near Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, where the two sides reaffirmed their resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace along the…

Not seeking Rs. 3.6 lakh crore from RBI, says Centre amid autonomy war

NEW DELHI, November 9: The government on Friday said it is not seeking Rs. 3.6 lakh crore capital from the Reserve Bank but is only in discussion for fixing appropriate economic capital framework of the central bank. “Lot of misinformed…

BJP taking country on path of conflict, economic disaster: Chidambaram

Guwahati, November 9: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of reopening issues that are polarising the country and taking it on a path of conflict and economic disaster. “The BJP (is) nearing the end…

“50 days has become 2 years”: Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav attack Notes ban

NEW DELHI, November 9: The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Friday tried to corner the BJP over the demonetisation issue, terming it a failure and demanded an apology from the ruling party. “They (BJP) had sought 50 days,…

Scars of demonetisation more visible: Manmohan Singh on 2 years of notes ban

New Delhi, November 8: In a scathing assessment of the demonetisation exercise, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the “scars and wounds” it caused are getting more visible with time and the decision’s second anniversary is a day…

SC seeks response from Govt. on curbing black money in elections

New Delhi, November 8: The Supreme Court has sought responses from the government on a petition seeking expeditious action and conduct of investigation in the use of excess money in election process by candidate and parties. A Bench led by…

Farooq Abdullah suggests Ireland model to solve Kashmir problem

Jammu, November 8: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah advocated an Ireland type settlement model to resolve the procrastinated J-K issue and has impressed on the governments of India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process. Abdullah while addressing a…