At an election meeting in Delhi today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi derided Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "handing people brooms" instead of meeting expectations on creating jobs and fighting inflation.
Written by Alok Pandey |
Thursday January 29, 2015, Gaya
It is 6 am on a cold morning in Gaya, 120 kms from Bihar's capital city of Patna. The train station here is in quantum activity mode, a ready store of passengers streaming through platforms, settling into trains.
Arvind Kejriwal is a gentleman and must obey rules, Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma today said, amid a row over a series of controversial comments made by the Aam Aadmi Party chief in his campaign for the Delhi election.
It was a tearful goodbye to a brave heart. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed battling terrorists in South Kashmir on Tuesday, just a day after he was awarded a gallantry award, was the highest ranked officer to be killed in fighting in the region in months.
After ally Shiv Sena demanded "permanent deletion" of the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the Constitution, the government has backed the idea of a nationwide debate, adding a new dimension to the controversy that began with its Republic Day ad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has scrapped membership of the prestigious Delhi Golf Club for bureaucrats as part of a crackdown on its notoriously work-shy civil servants, according to a report in the Hindustan Times newspaper
Colonel MN Rai, the 39-year-old who was shot while fighting terrorists in Kashmir, was given full state honours this morning at his cremation. Colonel Rai was killed a day after receiving a gallantry award for his service in Kashmir.
S Jaishankar, till yesterday India's ambassador to the US, took charge this morning as the new foreign secretary. The opposition Congress has questioned the timing of his appointment and the removal of his predecessor Sujatha Singh eight months before her tenure ended.
Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party says he plans to take the Election Commission to court after the Delhi polls. He says he does not agree with the poll panel, which has issued a warning to him for telling voters to take bribes on behalf of rivals Congress and the BJP, but to vote for him.