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Politics and Government

Sacrifice of soldiers as much an election issue as death of farmers : PM Modi

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.

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India to be fastest-growing economy this year : RBI Governor

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.

Phase 1 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : EC says Voter turnout same as 2014

NEW DELHI:
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.

Jamia gets its first woman vice-chancellor

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.

This time Modi tsunami will win over 400 seats: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain

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?”