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Congress claims government trying to help rich

 Ajay Maken hands over a large wooden plough to party president Sonia Gandhi during a farmers’ rally (Photo: BIPLAB BANERJEE)

At its first major public rally since its decisive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections 11 months ago, the Congress launched a sharp attack on the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of “ignoring the i

Critics ‘lying’, we are pro-poor: PM Modi

PM Modi interacts with senior BJP leaders during the “Garib Kalyan Yojana” in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

Ahead of the second half of Parliament’s Budget Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to portray his government as “pro-poor and pro-farmer”, lashing out at “perverted” critics for their “conge

India on recovery path, says Arun Jaitley

India on recovery path, says Arun Jaitley

Indian economy is now clearly on a recovery path with a 7.4 per cent growth in the first three quarters and the new government is committed to maintain the overall macroeconomic conditions on a sustai

CPM begins new era: Sitaram Yechury elected chief

CPM begins new era: Sitaram Yechury elected chief

Senior CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury, a prominent Left voice in Parliament and seen as a moderate in the mould of the late Harkishan Singh Surjeet, was unanimously elected as its new general

Amit Shah to MPs: Counter opposition propaganda on land bill

Amit Shah to MPs: Counter opposition propaganda on land bill (Photo: PTI/File)

Facing the Opposition heat over the land bill, the BJP on Sunday went on the offensive with party president Amit Shah asking MPs to effectively counter “propaganda” against the government on it and hi

Massarat Aalam plotted 2010-type stir in Valley areas

Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Massarat Aalam had resumed his anti-India activities immediately after being release on March 7, and started mobilising overground workers of separatist groups like

Government officials need nod before accepting gifts of over Rs 5,000

IAS and IPS officers will now need to take prior permission from the Union government before accepting gifts, including free transportation, boarding and lodging, worth more than Rs 5,000.

700 migrants feared dead off Libya

 In this video grab released by the Italian Coast Guard on Sunday, a helicopter and a ship take part in a rescue operation—AFP

As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what was described as the deadliest such disaster to date in the Mediterranean.

PM Modi generates over Rs 8,000 crore deals

PM Narendra Modi is welcomed by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi. --PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada has generated business worth more than 1.6 billion Canadian dollars, according to official figures released by the Harper government here.

Rahul Gandhi promises decisive fight

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers outside his residence in New Delhi on Saturday. ----Biplab Banerjee

The Congress will lead a “decisive fight inside and outside Parliament” on farmers’ issues and take the battle to its logical conclusion, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi made clear during his intera

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Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.