Modi-Shah ‘Changed Ideology’ for Power, Karuna Shukla slams BJP

After spending nearly 32 years in the BJP, Shukla joined the Congress, following which she was tasked with ‘training’ of party workers to take on BJP and RSS for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The niece of former PM and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Karuna Shukla, on Tuesday called Amit Shah and PM Modi “goons”, alleging that the party “changed its ideology in greed for power”. Addressing a gathering of Congress workers in Barabanki, Shukla, who had joined Congress in 2014, said the party can’t be trusted because it…

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‘Gayab ho gaya is govt’s new line’: Rahul Gandhi ups Rafale attack on PM

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday stepped up the campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, demanding that the government probe him too. “Why can’t there be a criminal investigation against him also,” Gandhi said, pointing to the Centre’s decision to probe the leak of official documents from the defence ministry. The Congress president’s fresh attack comes a day after the government’s top law officer told the Supreme Court that the documents cited by lawyer Prashant Bhushan were ‘stolen’. The top court was hearing requests to review…

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Post Pulwama, the Indian media proves it is the BJP’s propaganda machine

On Feb. 14, an Indian paramilitary convoy was attacked in Pulwama in India-administered Kashmir, resulting in the death of 40 Indian officers. The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad soon claimed responsibility. In retaliation, the Indian Air Force carried out an airstrike on an alleged militant training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Indian Foreign Secretary V.K. Gokhale claimed that it “struck the biggest camp” and that a “large number” of terrorists were killed. Without any official statement on the number of casualties by the Indian government, the Indian news…

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Opposition chorus grows for proof of air strike in Pakistan

Claims and counterclaims by the government and the Opposition sent political temperatures soaring on Monday as the Congress party asked why the government was not providing details of the casualties inflicted in the air strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camp in Pakistan last week, while the government accused the Congress party of echoing Pakistan’s line. Prime Minister Narendra Modi implicitly warned Pakistan about supporting terror groups that target India. All of this came even as Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa steered clear of a question on the number of casualties,…

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Last week was ‘Humiliating episode for India ’: New York Times

The last week   Modi , Modi bhakts and Godi media  spent  making tall claims  about the Indian attacks on PoK and boasting about  ‘Indian victory’ over Pakistan but in reality its was a ‘humiliating episode  for India’  says  leading American  newspaper New York Times  First the pilot, Wing Cmdr. Abhinandan Varthaman, was soaring through the sky in a MiG-21 on Wednesday. Then he was shot down by Pakistani forces. After parachuting into enemy territory and being surrounded by a mob, he tried to eat some of the documents he was carrying, according to Indian news…

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India put in ‘Shameful’ list of 38 Countries for Reprisals on Rights Activists by UN

The annual report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation and public stigmatisation campaigns targeting victims and human rights defenders in the countries. The UN listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. The annual report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation and public stigmatisation campaigns targeting victims and human rights defenders. “The world owes…

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‘Huge Embarrassment’: Congress slams govt over OIC resolution on Kashmir

A meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) passed two strongly worded resolutions on Kashmir a day after it was addressed by India’s foreign minister, including a reference to “Indian terrorism”, prompting the Congress on Sunday to attack the government over its participation in the Abu Dhabi meet. The two resolutions, one on the Kashmir issue and another on the India-Pakistan “peace process”, were part of the overall political resolution passed at the end of the meeting of OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers on Saturday. The first described Kashmir…

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Pakistan is our ‘Brother’, the government must work to improve ties: RSS

The RSS on Friday favoured engagement with Pakistan and other neigbours, saying they were “formed out of the same body (India)”, and endorsed the Narendra Modi government’s “direction, intent and commitment” in the past 14 months. The BJP’s ideological mentor said there was a need to discuss how to improve relations with people related historically and geographically vis-à-vis India’s neigbours. RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale shrugged off the acrimony between India and Pakistan, saying such things happen “in a family … between brothers” and one should move on and…

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Narendra Modi as PM will be a disaster for India: Manmohan Singh

Breaking his silence over BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday launched a scathing attack on him saying it will be a disaster for the country if such a person became the Prime Minister of India. “Without going into the credentials of anyone, I think it will be disastrous for the country to have Narendra Modi as the PM,” said Singh at his second press conference with media in his second tenure.He also took a dig at Modi over Gujarat riots saying, “Strong leader does…

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Opposition condemn Modi govt for politicising current situation with Pakistan

Opposition leaders condemned the Narendra Modi government for politicising the sacrifices of the Armed forces on a day an Air Force pilot was declared missing in action after an aerial engagement with the Pakistani air force. Leaders of 21 parties, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar met for more than three hours to discuss the developing situation with Pakistan. They condemned the Pulwama terror attack by “Pakistan-sponsored terrorists of…

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