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Business Standard's article insinuating that private entities benefit more from coal policy than consumers is flawed and ill-argued

Business Standard’s article insinuating that private entities benefit more from coal policy than consumers is flawed and ill-argued

Business Standard published an article recently, authored by Nitin Sethi, titled 'NDA's coal block policy and new regulations face critical questions' where it was insinuated that private entities gained more from the central government's coal policy and consumers and state governments suffered as a consequence.

Government awards 5,700 km of roads under the ambitious Bharatmala project

The Bharatmala project is an initiative by Modi government that aims to construct 34,800 km of highways in the country

Electoral Bonds: Fast gaining steam as an innovative instrument created keeping Indian circumstances in mind

Electoral bonds were first proposed in 2017 when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his budget speech that this would pave the way to cut black money in political funding.
Pandit Nehru will be pleased that Narendra Modi could achieve what Panditji dreamed of: Arif Mohd Khan on Triple Talaq Bill

Pandit Nehru will be pleased that Narendra Modi could achieve what Panditji dreamed of: Arif Mohd Khan on Triple Talaq Bill

In an interview, Arif Mohammad Khan has said that he is pleased that PM Narendra Modi could achieve what Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru dreamt of, with respect to the Triple Talaq Bill.

Modi ministers in five years – Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Few achievements of defence ministry during the past few years.

Institutional respect by the Modi Govt and Institutional contempt by Congress: Two contrasting approaches

This article attempts to evaluate the Modi government's and the opposition's approach (especially Congress) in different situations while dealing with important Institutions.

How ‘Make in India’ initiative is accelerating FDI investment in India and helping India emerge as the fastest growing economy

'Make in India' initiative launched in 2014 by the Modi Government has revitalised the country’s manufacturing sector.

Congress, communists and Muslim League have attacked the root of our faith in Sabarimala: PM Modi in Tamil Nadu

PM Modi stated that fishermen are benefiting from technology. The NAVIK technology developed by ISRO provides navigation and safety information to fishermen in their own language.

Russia decorates PM Modi with its highest state honour, Order of St Andrew the Apostle

The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is both the highest and the oldest state decoration of Russia. The order was abolished in the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1918 and was re-established in 1998.

Modi ministers in five years – External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj has brought vast transformation in the Ministry of External Affairs

Pentagon defends Mission Shakti, says India concerned about threats in space

Prime Minister Modi had announced the success of Mission Shakti in which a low-orbit satellite was shot down on the 27th of March.

French Embassy denies reports of Pakistan pilots training in Rafale jets delivered to Qatar, call it ‘fake news’

The French Embassy has clarified that this is "fake news" and that no Pakistani pilots have been trained in the Rafales delivered to Qatar.

Petitioners using ‘stolen’ documents with an intention to present selective and incomplete picture of Rafale Deal: Defence Ministry

In March, the controversial left-wing lawyer Prashant Bhushan wanted to file an eight-page note, which was allegedly "stolen" from the defence ministry and later published by N Ram of the Hindu.
Jaitley slams Congress and its President Rahul gandhi for its ideologues' remarks

Legitimate action against corruption is not vendetta: Arun Jaitley on I-T raids

Revenue Departments act objectively on the basis of material available and take action when they are satisfied that a case of the search operation is made out, says Arun Jaitley.

Is Imran Khan the undeclared Mahagathbandhan ally for Congress? His statements are proof

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's latest comments on Twitter against PM Modi and BJP just before the elections reveal their desperation and fear of a second-term by PM Modi.

SC to allow the admissibility of three ‘stolen’ documents of Rafale deal as evidence in examining review petitions

The Union government represented by Attorney General KK Venugopal had argued that the review petition should be dismissed at the preliminary stage itself because they were based on "stolen" documents published in newspapers like The Hindu.
software jobs growth india modi

The IT-industry shows a 38% rise in job creation since last year: Report

Despite much brouhaha created by the Congress over job creation, multiple sources have reiterated that around 15 million jobs were created in India by the Modi government per year.

Special Indian team to assist UK authorities in London in contesting Vijay Mallya’s next appeal against extradition

With this, India intends to narrow down all possible avenues of relief for the 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss.
saffron flag on a temple

Protection of culture as a national security issue: The most significant takeaway from the BJP’s manifesto

The manifesto of BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, when viewed in contrast with the Congress' gives one the opportunity to appreciate the extreme state of polarization in the current Indian polity.

Congress’ ‘tukde tukde’ vs BJP’s Nationalism: Two manifestos, two vastly different approaches

The Congress manifesto and the BJP manifesto outline how differently the two parties plan to treat National Security

BJP manifesto not prepared with ‘tukde tukde’ or ‘Ivy League’ mindset, but with strong Nationalist mindset: Arun Jaitley

The BJP has released its 2019 manifesto that makes 75 milestones and scores of other promises to the people of India.
US defence dept says not aware of any investigation about Pak f-16 count

Imran Khan continues to lie about IAF downing F-16, now quotes a fake report to prove his point

India maintains that it has sufficient evidence to show that it has downed a Pakistani F-16.

Modi ministers in five years – Home Minister Rajnath Singh

A look at the achievements of Rajnath Singh, Minister of Home Affairs.
The MHA has withdrawn the security covers of over 900 'undeserving' persons

MHA crackdown: 919 ‘undeserving persons’ stripped off their security cover in Jammu and Kashmir

A total of 919 ‘undeserving persons’ have been stripped of their security cover by the central government.
PM Modi in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

Like Congress party itself, their ‘Dhakosla Patra’ is full of corruption and hollow promises: PM Modi in Arunachal Pradesh

PM Modi reminded the people of the state that to continue the stride of the state on the tracks of development, they have to make sure that they vote the NDA to power again.
Government has withdrawn the security cover and official accommodation provided to Mir

Jammu and Kashmir: Government accommodation withdrawn from state Congress chief GA Mir

Mir has also stated that the government is putting the lives of Congress leaders at risk and if any untoward incidents happen it will be solely the government's responsibility.

Former Niti Ayog Vice Chairman slams Rahul Gandhi’s ‘NYAY’: Fiscally imprudent and may cost more than India’s defence budget

The Congress has promised to provide cash support to the poorest 20 percent households of the country if it is voted to power in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The party promised to target five crore families or 25 crore individuals as beneficiaries of the scheme.

Modi ministers in five years – Finance and Corporate Affairs minister Arun Jaitley

A brief look at the achievements and initiatives of Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley

Ex-DRDO chief clarifies on former NSA’s statement, says Congress govt neither responded, nor gave financial assistance for ASAT programme

VK Saraswat says he had made an informal presentation to the ex-NSA but had received only silence over the ASAT programme.

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