UP minister Upendra Tiwari says fuel prices don’t matter,’95 pc people don’t need petrol’

Dismissing criticism over the rising fuel prices, Uttar Pradesh minister Upendra Tiwari on Thursday said 95 per cent people have no use for petrol. Tiwari also argued that fuel prices had not really risen in real terms when the per capita income now is compared with that in 2014, referring to the year when a … Read more

Despite no political, dynastic background or caste backing, people gave me opportunity to serve: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that despite his common background and although he did not have any political, dynastic or caste backing, people gave him opportunity to serve them – first in Gujarat and then at the national level. He was speaking during his virtual address after laying the foundation stone of a … Read more

Biggest infringement of human rights takes place when they are seen from prism of politics and political profit and loss: PM Modi

The biggest infringement of human rights takes place when it is viewed through a political prism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. Speaking on the occasion of the 28th foundation day of the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday, Modi said human rights included dignity to the poor, the physically challenged and … Read more

G20 pledges help for Afghan humanitarian crisis at special summit

The Group of 20 major economies is determined to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, even if it means having to coordinate efforts with the Taliban, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday after hosting an emergency summit. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on Aug. 15, the country – already struggling with drought … Read more

Congress attacks Modi govt over its ‘failure’ on national security front in J&K

The Congress hit out at the government over its “failure” on the national security front in Jammu and Kashmir after five Army soldiers lost their lives in an operation in Poonch on Monday. The opposition party said the Union territory is burning and terrorists are killing innocent people due to the government’s “weakness”. “This incident … Read more

Modi will be ‘elected again’ in 2024: Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be “elected again” in 2024, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday. Addressing a function at Pansar in Gandhinagar, Shah said no other leader in the world has achieved the feat of getting elected continuously for 20 years. “Yesterday, Narendra-bhai completed 20 years in public office. Not a single … Read more

BJP leaders laud PM Narendra Modi on completion of 20 years in public office

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday completed 20 years as the head of a government, including over 13 years as Gujarat chief minister, with top BJP leaders lauding his leadership and crediting him for ushering in good governance and development. Home minister Amit Shah, who has been a close aide of Modi for over three … Read more

UP was run by gangsters before 2017, but now such elements are behind bars: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh was run by gangsters and mafias before 2017, but now things have changed under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and such elements are behind the bars. He also said that earlier roadblocks were created in the implementation of welfare schemes meant for the poor, but now there … Read more

Since Modi’s arrival, efforts on to turn India into ‘Hindu Rashtra’: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in UP

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said there have been efforts since he came to power seven years back to turn the country into a “Hindu Rastra”. While referring to the law against instant triple talaq, the Hyderabad MP mentioned the “plight” of Hindu women, directing … Read more

SP, BSP chiefs’ foolishness made Modi PM twice: Asaduddin Owaisi

Narendra Modi became the prime minister of the country twice because of the foolishness of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party chiefs, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi asserted on Wednesday. He made the assertion in response to the two parties’ presidents, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, earlier dubbing him as the “vote spoiler” for their parties. … Read more