New Delhi: Nationalism and the sacrifice of soldiers are as much an election issue as the death of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, rejecting opposition criticism that he was using the defence forces in his campaign speeches for influencing voters. “In a country where thousands of its soldiers have been martyred, shouldn’t that be an election issue? If farmers die, then it is an election issue, but when soldiers die then it is not an election issue? How can that be?” PM Modi said in an interview to national broadcaster Doordarshan.
While addressing an event to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Mahamahopadhyay VV Mirashi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that social and research organisations should work towards a strong and permanent source to carry out work for the welfare of the society.
India will remain to be the fastest-growing economy this year clocking a growth rate of 7.2 per cent in 2019-20, despite risks of a global slowdown, financial markets and crude price volatility, according to the Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das.
He called for greater co-operation among emerging market economies on all fronts which will help them be better off in this uncertain environment.
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The Election Commission, in a press briefing, said Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections today were largely peaceful barring a few stray incidents. The Deputy Election Commissioner also spoke about the various complaints registered in Phase 1.
“570 poll complaints have been received and 547 decided,” he said. He also said that 15 EVMs have been damaged and legal action is being taken.
On the NaMo TV row, he said they got a report from Chief Electoral Officer Delhi and a report from I and B said it is not a channel. EC is examining the legal issues, he said.
NEW DELHI: Professor Najma Akhtar was Thursday appointed as the vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.
A widely acclaimed educationist, Professor Akhtar is also the first lady vice chancellor of any central university in Delhi, the varsity said.
She has four decades of academic scholarship in educational leadership.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): Over 900 artistes and people from the field of literature on Wednesday appealed to fellow voters to vote without pressure and prejudice, and elect a “mazboot sarkar” (strong government), not a “majboor sarkar” (helpess government), in the wake of challenges like terrorism.
BJP National spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain today hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for choosing to contest from Wayanad in Kerala.
In a sarcastic tone he said, “The entire country wants to know as to why Rahul Gandhi is scared of Amethi. There is a big research going on in the nation over Rahul’s seat selection. The Congress president talks about his concern for South but if that was the reason then why didn’t this concern come to his mind before. Why at the time of elections?”
NEW DELHI: Six months after the Supreme Court collegium deferred recommendations for appointment of 16 advocates as judges of Allahabad high court based on objections raised by the Centre, it has now recommended 10 of them after diluting certain appointment criteria finalised by the five top judges of the apex court in 2017.