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Demonetisation and GST destroyed economy, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Rajasthan

Addressing a rally in Dholpur’s Mania area, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared during elections that he wanted to be a ‘chowkidar’ but never clarified who he wanted to guard. The Congress president alleged that he benefited 15-20 industrialists of the country instead of farmers.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in poll-bound Rajasthan on October 9-10.(Credit: ANI/Twitter)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in poll-bound Rajasthan on October 9-10.(Credit: ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Dholpur (Rajasthan) | ByPress Trust of India

Rahul attacks PM for his ‘silence’ on deal

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his continuing ‘silence’ on the Rafale deal, saying “desh ka chowkidar chori kar gaya”.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi meeting students on the first day of his two-day visit to Amethi.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi meeting students on the first day of his two-day visit to Amethi.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amethi | By, Amethi

Congress warns Delhi govt over sealing drive, says it violates master plan

Accusing the Centre and state government of favouring big industrialists, Ajay Maken said the Congress-led UPA government had made adequate arrangements to protect small-scale industries in the master plan of Delhi in 2006.
Congress leader Ajay Maken addresses a press conference in Chandigarh. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)
Congress leader Ajay Maken addresses a press conference in Chandigarh. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 04:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Congress put economy on landmine’: PM blames UPA govt for bad loans in banking sector

Banks lent crores of rupees in contravention of rules to businessmen who were referred by the ‘namdars’, PM Modi alleged.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 07:24 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Chandrababu Naidu’s daughter-in-law among industrialists at Rahul Gandhi event

Rahul Gandhi promised that if voted to power at the Centre, the Congress would accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh as committed by the Congress-led UPA government in 2014.
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi waves as he arrives for an interaction with women self-help groups in Hyderabad on August 13, 2018. On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi addressed CEOs in a meeting. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s daughter-in-law N Brahmani was among the industrialists who attended the meeting.(AP Photo)
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi waves as he arrives for an interaction with women self-help groups in Hyderabad on August 13, 2018. On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi addressed CEOs in a meeting. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s daughter-in-law N Brahmani was among the industrialists who attended the meeting.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 14, 2018 05:37 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

PM Modi criticises previous UPA regime for shoddy work on electrification

Modi said the government plans to electrify nearly 4 crore households under the Saubhagya scheme, while 80-85 lakh of these have already been electrified.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media inside the parliament premises in New Delhi.(Reuters)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media inside the parliament premises in New Delhi.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 05:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

How the December 16, 2012 incident changed discourse around women’s safety in India

Activists and legal experts say the December 16, 2012 gangrape incident in Delhi in which six men, one of them a juvenile, brutally assaulted a student in a bus, was a tipping point.
A man makes paintings during a protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar against the December 16, 2012, gangrape incident.(PTI File Photo)
A man makes paintings during a protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar against the December 16, 2012, gangrape incident.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 10:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMoushumi Das Gupta, New Delhi

Looking back: The protein-fuelled hyperinflation of 2011-12

In May 2018, retail inflation rose to a four-month high of 4.87% on the back of rising oil prices and a weak rupee. Yet, these inflation numbers are a far cry from spiraling prices during 2009-12, especially food inflation.
During the previous UPA government, India witnessed a sharp spike in food prices, hitting millions of low-income households. The Reserve Bank of India’s consistent inflation fight didn’t quite cool food inflation, which shot up 12% in November 2011.(File Photo)
During the previous UPA government, India witnessed a sharp spike in food prices, hitting millions of low-income households. The Reserve Bank of India’s consistent inflation fight didn’t quite cool food inflation, which shot up 12% in November 2011.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 07:29 AM IST
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Safety top priority, passengers know why trains getting delayed: Railway minister Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal criticises the UPA government for not considering Rail Safety Fund in 2003-04 announced by prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal shows a publication while speaking during a press conference on the achievements of the ministry in the last four years, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Railway minister Piyush Goyal shows a publication while speaking during a press conference on the achievements of the ministry in the last four years, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 09:22 PM IST
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‘How much does he know’: Arun Jaitley does a fact-check to hit out at Rahul Gandhi for his Mandsaur speech

Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post countering Rahul Gandhi’s speech in a farmers’ rally in Madhya Pradesh that the government has not waived a single rupee due from any industrialist.
Union minister Arun Jaitley said banking fraud started in 2011 when the UPA II was in power and it was only detected during the NDA period.(Reuters File Photo)
Union minister Arun Jaitley said banking fraud started in 2011 when the UPA II was in power and it was only detected during the NDA period.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM Narendra Modi says Ujjwala Yojna scheme has led to social transformation

While Dalits got 445 petrol pumps in 2010-14 during UPA rule, more than 1,200 from the community got it in 2014-18 during his government’s rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was interacting with Ujjwala Yojna beneficiaries via video-conference.(AFP/File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was interacting with Ujjwala Yojna beneficiaries via video-conference.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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Modi’s economic policies disastrous, says Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh attacked the Modi government over a series of banking frauds, saying the money swindled almost quadrupled from Rs 28,416 crore in September 2013 to Rs 1.11 lakh crore in September 2017.
Manmohan Singh said farmers are facing an acute crisis, youth are not finding opportunities and the economy is growing below potential.(HT Photo/Arijit Sen)
Manmohan Singh said farmers are facing an acute crisis, youth are not finding opportunities and the economy is growing below potential.(HT Photo/Arijit Sen)
Updated on May 07, 2018 11:28 PM IST
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Was SC/ST Act ‘diluted’ a decade ago?

The alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has triggered widespread protests but many may not know that the dilution had already taken place way back in 2009, according to experts.
Dalit activists and supporters protest against dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act in Jalandhar.(PTI)
Dalit activists and supporters protest against dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act in Jalandhar.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 03:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow
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