GOP warns Biden against relying on party-line vote for big bills, but Democrats are wary of obstruction

During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special election to fill the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, the number of … Read more

BJP to make Assam infiltration and flood free, says Home Minister Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah has said Congress can ‘never protect’ Assam as it had an alliance with the All India United Democratic Front of Badruddin Ajmal. Only BJP can make Assam ‘infiltration free’ and ‘flood free’, he said and predicted that BJP would secure a two-thirds majority in the assembly polls. Shah took part in … Read more

UP government has no plans to decrease taxes on fuels: Yogi Adityanath

The Uttar Pradesh government has no plans to decrease taxes levied by the state on fuels such as diesel and petrol, keeping in mind the requirement of funds and resources for strengthening medical facilities against the backdrop of Covid-19 as well as the developmental works being undertaken across the state, said chief minister Yogi Adityanath. … Read more

RSS worker murder: BJP alleges Kerala government sided with culprits

Condemning the killing of an RSS worker in Alappuzha district, the BJP on Thursday alleged that the Kerala government was siding with the culprits belonging to the SDPI as the ruling CPI(M) had political alliance with the Islamic outfit. BJP state president K Surendran also urged the government to ban the activities of the Popular … Read more

BJP sweeps polls in all 6 Gujarat cities; Congress decimated

The Congress witnessed one of its worst debacles in the six municipal corporation elections in Gujarat even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made its debut and will become the main opposition party in Surat. Of the 576 seats contested across Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar, BJP had bagged 485 seats while Congress … Read more

Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in Kerala, slams BJP, Left government

The Congress on Tuesday sounded the poll bugle in Kerala with the party organising a mammoth rally in which leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Kerala’s ruling LDF and BJP government at the Centre over various issues including the contentious farm laws and the rise in fuel prices. The Wayanad MP also asked … Read more

Jerome Powell signals Fed to keep buying bonds even as outlook improves

By Rich Miller Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the central bank was nowhere close to pulling back on its support for the pandemic-damaged U.S. economy even as he voiced expectations for a return to more normal, improved activity later this year. “The economy is a long way from our employment and inflation goals, … Read more

Chhattisgarh Assembly: BJP targets Congress government over law and order

The BJP on Tuesday targeted the Bhupesh Baghel government on the second day of Chhattisgarh Assembly’s budget session over what it claimed was the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. The charges made by the opposition party, which ruled the state for 15 years till it was unseated by the Congress in late … Read more

Prayagraj: Priyanka Gandhi extends support to boatmen “harassed” by local police

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi met the boatmen and fishermen Nishad community in Prayagraj‘s Banswar village on Sunday and extended her support to the victims of alleged administrative and police brutality earlier this month. This was her second visit to Prayagraj, after she visited the district last week and took a dip at Sangam on … Read more

3 more Congress MLAs to quit in Puducherry, government sure to lose trust vote: BJP

Three more Congress MLAs are set to resign from the Assembly in Puducherry, a key BJP leader claimed on Friday even as he asserted that the beleaguered V Narayanasamy government would lose the trust vote. Two of the four Congress MLAs who quit the House — A Namassivayam and E Theeppainthan — have already joined … Read more