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India will continue to give visa to Pakistani artistes, says Home Ministry

India will continue to give visa to Pakistani artistes, says Home Ministry
New Delhi: India has has no problem in issuing visas to Pakistani artistes, a Union Home Ministry official said on Friday. File photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. “Government of India has no problem in giving visa to any Pakistani artiste,” a Home Ministry official told IANS. “We have no problem in granting visas. If a person applies for visa and he fulfills the conditions, he gets it. It’s not that we don’t have to... 

Surgical strikes during UPA time were cross-border ops: Former DGMO refutes P Chidambaram’s claims

Surgical strikes during UPA time were cross-border ops: Former DGMO refutes P Chidambaram’s claims
Refuting Congress‘ claims of surgical strikes in 2013 during UPA rule, the former DGMO of the Indian Army, from 2012 to 2014, Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia, has clarified that the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on 29 September, post Uri attacks were different from the one Congress claims were conducted. Representational image. In an interview with NDTV, on Wednesday, the former DGMO rubbished Congress’ claims of ‘surgical strikes’... 

Surgical strikes: India has enough evidence to counter Pakistan’s claims

Surgical strikes: India has enough evidence to counter Pakistan’s claims
The burden of proof always rests on the claimant. This is one of the most basic principles of logic. The person or party making a claim has to provide substantial evidence backing that claim, irrespective of any counter-claims made. But things are never this simple in international diplomacy, especially when it comes to India-Pakistan relations. The discussion around the evidence for the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army against terror... 

Anandiben Patel’s resignation: Is the Bharatiya Janata Party in trouble in Gujarat?

Anandiben Patel’s resignation: Is the Bharatiya Janata Party in trouble in Gujarat?
The question is being asked because its chief minister, handpicked by Narendra Modi, is stepping down. The short answer is: no, and I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, let’s speculate on the reasons why Anandiben Patel is going. First: The all-must-retire-at-75 rule is not applicable to Kalraj Mishra. It is true that he may be asked to go after the Uttar Pradesh elections, but till then he is important. So it should be accepted... 

Modi’s GST hopes will die quick death: In Parliament, BJP must think before upping ante against Congress

Modi’s GST hopes will die quick death: In Parliament, BJP must think before upping ante against Congress
Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley’s meeting today (Monday), with state finance ministers on the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is crucial for the BJP to iron out the remaining differences with the Congress party, but doesn’t seem to be the last hurdle in the race. This is because, over the weekend, the political course in the capital has seemingly taken a turn and bad politics yet again seem to trample good economics. The reference... 

Narendra Modi in Gorakhpur: PM may rely on ‘development’ to heal Dalit anger

Narendra Modi in Gorakhpur: PM may rely on ‘development’ to heal Dalit anger
At the receiving end of unprecedented, vociferous Dalit angst and attempts by various political forces to mobilise and exploit that anger, a nervous and edgy BJP has launched a desperate firefight. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Gorakhpur on Friday. Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Friday rally in Gorakhpur — one of the most important seats in eastern Uttar Pradesh with over 160 Assembly segments — was scheduled well in advance,... 

Modi Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow 11 am, focus on Uttar Pradesh

Modi Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow 11 am, focus on Uttar Pradesh
Narendra Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle is important as the government needs to fill vacancies before the commencement of the Monsoon Session of Parliament that begins July 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has intimated the Rashtrapati Bhavan that the Cabinet expansion will take place Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday reshuffle his council of ministers at a ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The function, on... 

Shiv Sena criticises Modi’s promise to reclaim black money

Shiv Sena criticises Modi’s promise to reclaim black money
The latest editorial piece in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece has targeted Modi for not fulfilling  the promises he made during the election campaign in 2014. Narendra Modi had promised to reclaim black money during his election campaign in 2014. In a fresh editorial piece, Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana raised some crucial issues which were promised before the 2014 General Elections by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the piece, Sena lashed out... 

PM Modi has a message for Subramanian Swamy and Raghuram Rajan

PM Modi has a message for Subramanian Swamy and Raghuram Rajan
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words defending Raghuram Rajan’s work and Indianness would have come as a major comfort to the outgoing governor, who had to face a barrage of personal attacks from the BJP maverick MP Subramanian Swamy on his patriotism and personal integrity, although Rajan would have hoped Modi’s statements came earlier. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Swamy had attacked Rajan for being “mentally not fully Indian”... 

BJP Gains In Rajya Sabha Elections, Kapil Sibal Wins From UP

BJP Gains In Rajya Sabha Elections, Kapil Sibal Wins From UP
NEW DELHI: BJP has managed to narrow the gap with the Congress in Rajya Sabha, where it is in a minority, after winning 11 of the 27 contested seats in seven states. 30 candidates were elected unopposed to the Upper House in the remaining eight states. The Congress, the largest party in the House, faced stiff competition from independents backed by the BJP. BJP Gains In Rajya Sabha Elections In a contest watched most keenly, Congress’ Kapil... 
 
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