BJP rallies its leaders to put stout defence of Agnipath scheme

Facing countrywide protests over the Agnipath scheme, the BJP on Friday rallied its leaders to put up a stout defence of the new recruitment initiative for the armed forces, with its senior leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh terming it as a “golden opportunity” for the youth to serve the country. The party leaders also … Read more

Millennials hunting returns drive risk-hungry investing in India

An impatient Indian investor class, largely driven by millennials, is leaping into riskier investments from peer-to-peer lending to cryptocurrencies in the hope of boosting returns rocked by one of the worst inflation rates in Asia. The sheer number of individuals pouring money into new and lightly controlled assets sets India apart, after the pandemic fueled … Read more

Yoga has gained tremendous popularity globally, says PM Modi

Ahead of the eighth International Yoga Day on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that yoga has gained tremendous popularity globally. People from different walks of life including leaders, CEOs, sportspersons and actors regularly practice yoga and talk about how it has helped them, he said in a tweet. Modi also posted … Read more

Modi dispensation is ‘No Dissonance Allowed’ government: P Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday dubbed the NDA dispensation at the Centre as a “No Dissonance Allowed” government after it rejected the Environmental Performance Index. He said the Modi government should realise that the world will not dance to the tunes of the BJP and the RSS. “NDA Government is well known as … Read more

UP will drive India’s growth story this century: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said only “democratic India” has the capabilities of becoming the “trusted partner” the world is looking for at the moment and Uttar Pradesh will drive the “growth story of the country in the 21st century”. He also asked business leaders to visit his parliamentary constituency Kashi. Modi was in … Read more

BJP backed formation of Telangana: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday asserted that the Narendra Modi government has never meted out step-motherly treatment to any state and his party has always supported the formation of Telangana. He said the carving of Telangana was done in such a way that it has led to bitterness. Rs 2,52,202 crore has been … Read more

These antique idols return to Tamil Nadu from US, Australia: Details

A collection of antiquities, including Dwarapala, Kankalamurti Kadayam, and Nataraja figurines will find pride of place after these were returned to the state. The Union Ministry of Culture returned 10 antique figurines, retrieved from the United States and Australia, to the Tamil Nadu government. Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said during the … Read more

Ram temple construction moving at brisk pace, trust targets early 2024 opening

Construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is being undertaken at a brisk pace, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Trust said in its latest progress report. The ground floor of the garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum) will be finished by December 2023, the trust said last week. The remaining work will be done by December 2024. The temple … Read more

Infighting in BJP Rajasthan unit worries central brass

The fissures within the BJP Rajasthan unit have been a matter of concern for the party’s central leadership for the past several months and undercurrents of the issue were at play during the recent national office-bearers’ meeting held in the state last week. BJP opted to hold its office-bearers’ meeting in Rajasthan instead of Gujarat … Read more

Inflation is affecting many countries, you need not feel guilty: Rajnath Singh to BJP workers

Stating that inflation has affected even rich countries like the United States, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said BJP workers should not have any “guilty conscious” about it. He was speaking before a gathering of party workers in Pune. “There is debate going on about the rising inflation….During COVID-19 pandemic, the entire economy was … Read more