Friday, September 29, 2023


North East

Former CM Manik Sarkar slams royal family for doing little for Tripura

Agartala, May 19: Launching a scathing attack on the royal family, former Tripura Chief Minister and CPI(M) politburo member Manik Sarkar alleged that the kings did little for the state’s overall development in their 1,300 years rule. Sarkar said that they had only opened some schools in the names of kings and queens and dug some lakes. “The kings have ruled the northeastern state for 1,300 years banking on the tax collected from erstwhile Chaklarosanabad (now in Bangladesh). Except building a (Ujjayanta) palace in Agartala they did little for the...

PM again ‘whitewashed’ real history: Cong slams Modi for ‘criticism’ of Nehru on Kashmir

New Delhi, October 11: The Congress on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his criticism directed at Jawaharlal Nehru on the Kashmir issue, alleging that he has once again "whitewashed real history" and overlooked facts to "castigate" India's first prime minister. Addressing a rally in Gujarat's Anand district on Monday, the prime minister stated that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel deftly resolved issues related to merger of other princely states, but "one person" could not settle the Kashmir issue, in a veiled attack on India's first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Slamming...

Hazare writes letter to Kejriwal, slams Delhi govt’s new excise policy

Pune, August 30: Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, slamming his government's new excise policy and said it seems the CM has "sunk in the addiction of power." Hazare also said it seems the new policy will encourage liquor sale and consumption and spur corruption. Last month, Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena recommended a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the implementation of Delhi's Excise Policy 2021-22. Hazare, while citing the complete liquor ban in his village Ralegan Siddhi...
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