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NDA government has generated confidence among people: Javadekar

New Delhi : The NDA government has generated confidence among people in its first 100 days in office and has launched schemes that will positively impact day-to-day lives of people, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedakar said Tuesday.

Interacting with the media here on the 100 days' performance of his ministry, Javadekar said that getting confidence back in people was very important.

He said all ministries will present their report card.


Mamata to set up office in Darjeeling

Siliguri : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will set up her office in Darjeeling to improve administrative work in the hills.

"I have decided to set up a small office in the hills to be manned by an official from the chief minister's office (CMO)," Banerjee told reports in Kalimpong town on day two of her three-day visit to Darjeeling hills.


CBI functions like a political organisation: Trinamool

Kolkata : Amid questions raised over a reported tie-up between the IRCTC - a public sector enterprise under the railway ministry - and the Saradha Group in 2010, the Trinamool Congress Tuesday lashed out at the CBI, which is probing the chit fund muddle, and alleged that the probe agency functioned as a "political organisation".

"The Central Bureau of Investigation runs at somebody's directive. It works like a political organisation," said former railways minister and Trinamool general secretary Mukul Roy, in an obvious reference to the central government.


EC must ban Kalraj, Adityanath from campaigning: Samajwadi Party

Lucknow : The Samajwadi Party Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission to ban BJP parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath and union minister Kalraj Mishra from campaigning in the Sep 13 bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Samajwadi spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary in a letter to the chief electoral officer accused Adityanath, the Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur, of making hate speeches and said they were endangering communal harmony in the state.


Talking to Caesar: Church and Modi government

By Jonhn Dayal,

The popular idiom in international human rights discourse is that there can never be a “boycott” of any one, be it governments, non-state actors, political parties, institutions or individuals. There must be a constant engagement. There must always be scope to explore channels of communication, leading possibly to dialogue. And dialogue can be an end in itself in the short and medium term, even if there is little hope of success, or even understanding in the beginning.

Veteran Bengali singer Arati Mukherji joins BJP

Kolkata : Veteran Bengali singer Arati Mukherji Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"We welcome her with all the respect and hope her contribution will help revive Bengal's glory and enrich the state's culture," state BJP President Rahul Sinha told reporters.

The National Film Award-winner has sung in Hindi films like "Geet Gata Chal" (1975), "Tapasya" (1976), "Manokamana" and "Masoom" (1983).


AAP slams BJP's 100 days' governance

New Delhi : The AAP Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government on various issues, describing its first 100 days in power as "anything but landmark and emphatic".

The Aam Aadmi Party termed the governance of the Bharatiya Janata Party "as an excellent public relations management and high-definition photographs on Twitter".

"The fear with Narendra Modi's government isn't that they will do something radically different and crazy, but rather that they will end up being the UPA government," the AAP said.


Business as usual?

By Faraz Ahmad,

I have always been rather poor at arithmetic and therefore generally computation of any variety. Sadly unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not hailing from Gujarat, money does not flow into my blood. I can only trace my lineage to the lazy shores of Sangam in Prayagraj and therefore if I don’t understand business and economics, for no fault of mine.

Modi copying Obama, says Amarinder

Chandigarh : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "trying to copy" US President Barack Obama in most things that he does, Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh said Tuesday.

In a statement issued here, Amarinder Singh said the latest example of this copying was Modi's proposed address to students across the country on Teachers' Day Sep 5.

"It is strange that Mr. Modi shall be addressing students and not teachers on Teachers' Day," he said.

Amarinder Singh said Obama had addressed students in the US Sep 8, 2009.


Himachal BJP seeks disqualification of four independent MLAs

Shimla : The opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday sought disqualification of four independent legislators from the assembly for describing themselves as associate members of the Congress.

"We gave a petition to Speaker B.B.L. Butail demanding suspension of four independent MLAs -- Manohar Dhiman, Pawan Kajal, Kirnesh Jang and Balbir Verma," BJP chief whip Suresh Bhardwaj told reporters here.

He said the public had given them mandate as independent members but now they had joined the Congress party.