The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on January 29, and the Budget for 2018-19 will be presented by the Finance Minister on February 1. It will extend till April 6, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said on Friday. The Presidential address by Ram Nath Kovind will be delivered on Continue reading
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In his last address in 2017 as part of his radio show Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country would be “free from the poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption”, as he called upon people to take the path of progress.
Modi called upon the “New India youth” to “take concrete steps in the journey from ‘positive India’ to ‘progressive India’.”
Recalling how Mahatma Gandhi turned the freedom movement into a mass struggle, Modi said that another mass movement was required to make “a magnificent, glorious 21st century India”. “A mass movement of development, a mass movement to build a capable and strong India,” he added.
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Ahead of the counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Monday, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were in a huddle to discuss possible scenarios the declaration of results would deliver in the politically crucial home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Most exit polls have predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP in the elections for 182-member Gujarat assembly but the Congress insists that the result will be “surprising” for pollsters.
In Gujarat, the BJP wound up its election office in a swanky mall on the outskirts of Gandhi nagar and held a meeting of all its candidates and polling agents.
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The wait for owning a house could be over for 46,182 applicants as the DDA will hold a draw of lots for its 2017 housing scheme on November 30. The exercise will decide the allocation of 12,617 houses. Continue reading
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Anarkali does not exist in history. Will they ban Mughal-e-Azam if released today: Rahul Rawail on Padmavati row
Film director and Panaroma Jury Head of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Rahul Rawail expressed solidarity with the makers of Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-starrer Padmavati.
Comparing the movie with the yesteryear classic, Mughal-e-Azam, which was also a variation of history, Rawail reasoned that Padmavati did not warrant protestation. “Anarkali is a completely fictitious character. Anarkali does not exist in history. If today Mughal-e-Azam is released, will they ban it? They will not,” Rawail said. Continue reading
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NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD: Gujarat joined Madhya Pradesh in banning controversial Bollywood film Padmavati on Wednesday as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) backed protesters and said it will tell filmmakers not to hurt Hindu sentiments.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani told reporters that his government would not allow Padmavati to be released because it hurt the sentiment of the Rajput community. “There are issues with the film, our sympathy is with those who are protesting against it…” he said. The decision was taken keeping in mind the law and order situation before elections next month in the state, he added. Continue reading
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NEWDELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted on Monday his first economic advisory council, headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, to analyse and advice him on key issues amid concerns over slowing growth and a stagnating job market. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Students who could not make the cut in Delhi University’s first cutoff list should not lose hope as admissions to popular honours courses such as economics, BCom, English, mathematics, physics, and BA programmes are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list.
Admissions are open at 44 colleges for English (hons) and have been concluded at only two – Kirori Mal College and Mata Sundri College. The BA programme, which received the highest number of applications this year, is still available at 46 colleges.
Srishti Kaur, a resident of Noida, India, was crowned Miss Teen universe, 2017, on Tuesday, after she beat 25 contestants from around the world at the annual beauty pageant. The event was held at Managua, the capital of central american country Nicaragua. The other finalist were Ary Trava from Mexico and Samantha Pierre from Canada. Kaur also won an for the best national costume, which featured a peacock- The Indian National bird. The Youngest has studied from lotus Valley International in Noida and is currently pursuing her education from the London school of Fashion. earlier this year, Kaur had won the title of Miss Teen Tiara international, beating 29 other participants. The Pageant, which started six years ago, is organised by the Miss universe organisation for teens aged between 15 to 19.
The BJP retained power in the city’s three municipalities for a third consecutive term on Wednesday, in what was an overwhelming rejection of the Aam Aadmi Party just two years after it won a brute majority in the Delhi assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narender Modi’s popularity as wess as a decision to drop most of its sitting councillors helped the BJP buck anti- incumbency and tighten its grip over the civic bodies it first won 10 years ago.
The Elections carry wider national ramifications. An emphatic victory only adds to the BJP’s image of invincibility and leaves a divided opposition further demoralised in the run upto the national polls in 2019.
But the setback was the worst for AAP chief and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
With the verdict seen as a referendum on his government, the polls were a matter of prestige for him. The defeat called into question his ability to win elections after the AAP’s loss in Goa and Punjab polls last month.
Asplit in the opposition votes helped the BJP, which saw a marginal drop in vote share over 2012. The combined share of the AAP (26.21%) and Congress (21.09%) was more than that of the BJP’s (36.08%).
The AAP also failed to hold on to its supporters among Purvanchalis and minorities.
For the BJP the victory was sweet revenge for its loss to the AAP in 2015 Delhi polls when the latter won 67 of 70 seats.
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