Category Articles: India

Prabhu directs Secretary and DGCA officials to review the grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues

March 19, 2019
Prabhu directs Secretary and DGCA officials to review the grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues

New Delhi: The Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu today directed Secretary and senior officials of DGCA to take stock of grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues. As per the direction of Minister, DGCA reviewed the performance of Jet Airways on Operational, Airworthiness & Passenger facilitation today. Current availability of aircraft in the fleet for operation is 41 and accordingly scheduled for 603 domestic flights and 382 inter...Read More

Modi to interact with ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ pledge takers on March 31 across 500 places

March 19, 2019

New Delhi: Prime Minister will interact with those who have pledged to be part of the “Main Bhi Chowkidar”campaign on March 31, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Tuesday.  The interaction, to be held at 500 places across the country via video conference, follows the success of the campaign, added Prasad. “Jubilant over the success of the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar Hun’ campaign, PM Narendra Modi will interact with those pledged for it at 500 places across the country via vid...Read More

Development projects unveiled across the country, as PM’s vision for New India takes shape

March 19, 2019
Development projects unveiled across the country, as PM’s vision for New India takes shape

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been repeatedly asked about the source of his energy. It is not unusual seeing PM Modi pack multiple programmes in the same day, with each programme being totally different from the other, and often in different parts of the country. The total value of inaugurated projects alone, runs into thousands of crores of rupees. A look at the Prime Minister’s itinerary over the last ninety days or so, gives a glimpse of the energy of PM Modi and the diversity ...Read More

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar passes away after fighting tough battle with cancer

March 17, 2019
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar passes away after fighting tough battle with cancer

Panaji:Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar breathed his last at his private residence at Dona Paula near the city on Sunday after fighting a tough battle with deadly cancer for the last one year. The former Defence Minister of the country was tenth chief minister of Goa. He was 63 and battling advanced pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed in February last year. However, formal announcement about the disease was made in October last year. Parrikar, born on December 1955, was Chief Minister ...Read More

Chowkidar prefix in twitter profiles of leaders, more videos released: BJP steps up its ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ campaign

March 17, 2019
Chowkidar prefix in twitter profiles of leaders, more videos released: BJP steps up its ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ campaign

New Delhi: Ruling BJP today stepped up its 'Main bhi chowkidar' campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other party leaders, including its president Amit Shah, prefixing the word 'chowkidar' to their names in their Twitter profile as they sought people's support in the Lok Sabha elections. Party leaders, many of them Union ministers and chief ministers, also put out short advertisement videos showing that people from different walks of life have turned 'chowkidar' (watchman) to do th...Read More

BJP launches ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign for 2019 elections

March 16, 2019

New Delhi: PM Modi today tweeted a video showing how all Indians are Chowkidars and kick-started BJP’s campaign for 2019 elections. This is a similar strategy as 2014 where BJP turned around Manishankar Aiyar’s Chaiwalla jibe into a mass campaign. ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ has been started after extensive surveys and data analysis by BJP strategists who feel that Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibes and campaign is not resonating among people. Surveys suggest that it i...Read More

First list of BJP Lok Sabha election candidates likely on Saturday

March 15, 2019
First list of BJP Lok Sabha election candidates likely on Saturday

New Delhi: The BJP is likely to release its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday, when its central election committee is scheduled to meet. The list will have the names of most of the candidates for the first phase of polling, which will be held on April 11 in 91 seats. The election for 543 parliamentary seats will be held in seven phases till May 19 and the counting of votes will be taken up on May 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and ...Read More

Is PM Modi’s first 5-year tenure a turning point on corruption? : A note by Arun Jaitley

March 13, 2019
Is PM Modi’s first 5-year tenure a turning point on corruption? : A note by Arun Jaitley

The situation till May, 2014 India was considered, by both domestic and international investors, as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. India’s credibility on the issue of corruption was at the rock bottom. The banking system had been siphoned-off during the UPA by those who benefitted from ‘phone banking’. India had one of the lowest taxation bases in the world. Evasion was not considered morally or commercially imprudent. It was a normal business practice that the promoter...Read More

Rahul’s ‘commercial interest’ for opposing Rafale: BJP

March 13, 2019

New Delhi:Stating that a 'commercial relationship' existed between Sanjay Bhandari and Robert Vadra, BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said the new facts show there is also a relationship between arms dealer Bhandari and Congress president Rahul Gandhi. At a media conference at party headquarters here, she said it is such commercial and family interest that is making Congress president taking different stance on country's defence preparedness. These references co...Read More

Agenda 2019: A note by Arun Jaitley focusing on the leadership issue and evolving national security doctrine

March 12, 2019
Agenda 2019: A note by Arun Jaitley focusing on the leadership issue and evolving national security doctrine

Agenda 2019 – Part - I : The Leadership Issue The schedule for the Lok Sabha elections has been announced. The next ten weeks will witness a clash of ideas and ideologies, competitiveness amongst candidates and a battle for leadership. There are several issues which occupy the agenda space in an election. Today, I deal with one of the principal issues which occupies a foremost relevance in 2019 General Elections – the issue of leadership. The Incumbent Prime Minister India has wi...Read More