Attorney general KK Venugopal sought four weeks’ time to file the Centre’s reply. The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, directed the government to file its reply by May 4 and posted the matter for hearing on May 6.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the general
Addressing back-to-back rallies in East Midnapore, Mamata Banerjee said, “We will ask the Election Commission (EC) to keep an account of the spendings in the prime minister’s public meetings. If the EC can seek details of expenditure from others, why not from him?”
The chief minister also alleged that BJPis doling out thousands of rupees to lure people to its rallies.
At least 15 bodies, including six children, were discovered during an overnight raid and gunfight on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Two suspected Islamic State gunmen and a civilian were killed in the shootout. A police spokesman said that three suspected suicide bombers were among the 15 dead after the gunfight.
The veteran Gandhian said using the sacrifices of martyrs for seeking votes was saddening. “When the trend is to do anything to come to power, such misuse is seen and voters are sleeping,” Hazare said
The BJP on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, facing trial in the Malegaon blasts case, from the Bhopal parliamentary constituency, where she is set to have a direct contest with Congress heavyweight and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh.
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.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at those doing “disservice” to the…