Friday, September 29, 2023



Adani row: PM Modi maintains silence but questions keep floating up

LONDON/NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent another day speaking on multiple issues, campaigning in Tripura, but he studiously avoided mentioning the Adanis. But the questions are piling up ~ within and without the country. The Congress on Saturday asked the Prime Minister why he had created a monopoly for the Adani group in ports, wondering if it was prudent to allow a company facing allegations of money laundering to have such control on the critical sector related to national security. The party also asked specific questions on...

Action speaks louder than words: EC on questions on its neutrality

NEW DELHI, November 3: Rejecting allegations that the Election Commission lacks independence and is partial, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Thursday asserted that "actions and outcomes" speak louder than words. He also said the poll panel is aware of the efforts which are mounted to create "negative atmosphere" ahead of elections. Responding to a series of questions on reasons behind "delay" in announcing the Gujarat assembly polls, Kumar said at times, after a cricket match, the losing team blames the umpire. "There is no third umpire here. But the...

Bilkis case convict questions maintainability of plea in SC challenging remission by Guj govt

New Delhi, September 25: A convict in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case has questioned the locus standi of the petitioners who have challenged in the Supreme Court the remission given to him and 10 other convicts in the case, saying they are "complete strangers" in the matter. In his counter-affidavit, Radhey Shyam, who was recently released by the Gujarat government on remission, said that none of the petitioners are related to the case and are either political activists or "third party stranger". Questioning the maintainability of the petition, he said...

Beijing Olympics get political with Taiwan, Uyghur questions

BEIJING, FEBRUARY 18: For two weeks and more, China's stance on questions about its politics and policies has been straightforward: It's the Olympics, and we're not talking about these things. That changed Thursday at the Beijing organizing committee's last regularly scheduled daily news conference, 3 days before the end of the Games. The persistent and polite refusal to answer such questions gave way to the usual state of affairs at news conferences with Chinese officials emphatic, calibrated answers about the country's most sensitive situations. Taiwan? An indivisible part of China....
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