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Articles by DK Singh
The intent of Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018 speech was unmistakable: ‘poor’ and ‘poverty’ figured 23 times in it; so did ‘jobs’, ‘employment’ and ‘farmers’; and there were 11 mentions of ‘women’.
‘Absolutely no anti-incumbency’ in Karnataka, Congress will retain power: Chief minister Siddaramaiah
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said he was confident the Congress would be able to counter the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi because the people would “compare the achievements of the state government with those of the Centre”.
The people of Karnataka are happy with us, there is absolutely no anti-incumbency, the chief minister says.
The BJP chief says if general elections were held today, the BJP would do better than it did in 2014.
Published on Jan 25, 2018 08:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta and DK Singh
In a letter to Randeep Surjewala, in charge of the Congress party’s communication department, Ambani rejected the opposition party’s contention about his company’s lack of experience in aerospace.
The saffron party bagged 99 seats in the 182-member assembly in Gujarat and retained its hold over the state where BJP has been in power for over two decades.
Results of the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will come a repudiation of these naysayers as people chose to repose faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The move is likely to be extremely popular with passengers. Airlines use a similar model, and to good effect.
Railway minister says the bullet train project was initiated during the UPA regime, the Congress forgets what they had started.
In the run-up to the Himachal elections, the Congress made the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation its central planks.
The BJP can ill-afford a poor performance in Modi’s home state as it could put a spanner in saffron surge and provide the elixir Congress needs to revive itself before the 2019 general elections.
At his book release function, Pranab Mukherjee decribed the Congress as a coalition in itself, as it brings all ideas on one platform.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee, who released his autobiography — The Coalition Years 1996-2012 — on Friday, said he had interrupted the press conference of visiting Pak foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and asked him to leave immediately amidst high tension in the country over 2008 terror strikes in Mumbai, which killed at least 162.
The BJP’s performance in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will impact the government’s appetite for bolder policies.
Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed the defence minister and Piyush Goyal the railway minister as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his team on Sunday.
Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal emerged as two biggest gainers in the cabinet reshuffle. Another gainer in the latest round of restructuring was road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.
In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third cabinet rejig, Nirmala Sitharaman was named defence minister, taking over from Arun Jaitley, while Piyush Goyal took over railways from Suresh Prabhu.
Updated on Sep 03, 2017 07:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDK Singh
Nine new ministers of the Narendra Modi government will be sworn in at 10:30am on Sunday and the portfolios are likely to be announced later in the day.
In his last reshuffle in July 2016, the PM had dropped five ministers and demoted two. He had inducted 19 ministers, some of them keeping the then upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand polls in mind.
The agenda, released by finance minister Arun Jaitley on August 24, not only hails and acknowledges China’s economic muscle but also highlights how India comes up short.
The proposed sub-categorisation may bring together a coalition of non-dominant castes.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down instant triple talaq, calling it unconstitutional and against the tenets of Islam.
The striking down of instant triple talaq by the Supreme Court is likely to benefit the ruling BJP in the coming assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh
Updated on Aug 22, 2017 11:52 PM IST
Ahmed Patel was declared elected to the Council of States in early hours after a night of drama and a day of claims and counter-claims of support for the Congress leader.
Updated on Aug 10, 2017 08:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Gandhinagar | ByDK Singh, Hiral Dave
Although it will boost the morale of Congress workers, but party needs to do much more to dethrone the BJP in either Narendra Modi’s Gujarat or elsewhere
Updated on Aug 09, 2017 02:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDK Singh
One often hears clarion calls for parties to come together for the sake of secularism. But secular-versus-communal debates have gone in favour of the BJP in the past few elections.
Since he was killed, Rajput bodies across the state have blocked roads and vandalised public property in demand for an inquiry into what they allege was a staged encounter.
Lalu may play the victim card for larger role in national politics, but all eyes are on Nitish Kumar | HT analysis
Lalu would seek to play a bigger role nationally by cobbling up a grand alliance of opposition parties at the Centre, and his clamour of ‘political vendetta’ is likely to find resonance with many parties, such as the Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK and AAP.
It was Mamata Banerjee’s announcement to make Bengali language compulsory in schools that gave Bimal Gurung, the GJM chief, an opportunity to regain his dwindling political stocks