India locked into cycle of low investment since 2014: Congress

India locked into cycle of low investment since 2014: Congress

He said gross FDI as a percentage of GDP has also more or less stayed constant since 2014. “This is, however, only part of the story. Since at least 2016, multinational companies across the world have been looking to divest from China and invest in other developing countries. “India, with a large and growing labour … Read more

Air pollution kills 33,000 Indians a year, says Lancet; Cong urges tougher laws

Air pollution kills 33,000 Indians a year, says Lancet; Cong urges tougher laws

Air pollution causes 33,000 deaths in India annually, even in cities certified as ‘clean’, according to a report published by prestigious international journal Lancet. National capital Delhi is the worst affected, with 12,000 deaths each year. However, even cities with lower pollution levels, such as Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad, witness thousands of deaths. Reacting to … Read more

Fund for farmers was due month ago, PM Modi did no special favour: Congress

Fund for farmers was due month ago, PM Modi did no special favour: Congress

Taking charge as prime minister for the third term, Modi on Monday signed his first file authorising the release of the 17th instalment of the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi fund, amounting to nearly Rs 20,000 crore, which will benefit around 9.3 crore farmers. After signing on the release of the fund, Modi said, “Ours is a … Read more

LS polls: It's the moral, political, personal defeat for Modi, says Congress

LS polls: It's the moral, political, personal defeat for Modi, says Congress

The Congress on Saturday, 8 June, claimed the mandate of the Lok Sabha polls has been a “moral, political and personal” defeat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said efforts were now being made to justify his “pathetic” electoral performance. The BJP has won 240 seats in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, falling short of … Read more

PM Modi’s psychological games won’t influence final results, says Congress

PM Modi’s psychological games won’t influence final results, says Congress

The Congress on Saturday, 1 June, claimed that the exit polls had been “orchestrated” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said these are all psychological games he is masterminding but the actual results will be very different. Several exit polls on Saturday predicted that Prime Minister Modi will retain power for a third straight term, … Read more

INDIA bloc to pick PM within 48 hours, says Jairam Ramesh

INDIA bloc to pick PM within 48 hours, says Jairam Ramesh

Those parties that have ‘imaandaari (honesty)’ and ‘insaniyat (humanity)’, but are in the NDA, will join the INDIA parties, he said. Ramesh said an INDIA bloc government formed after getting the mandate from the people will be “authoritative” but not “authoritarian”. “I think we are going to be large-hearted in victory — no politics of … Read more

PM Modi guilty of bald-faced lie, taking credit for bonds disclosure: Ramesh

PM Modi guilty of bald-faced lie, taking credit for bonds disclosure: Ramesh

And in an interview to ANI released today, Modi claimed “when electoral bonds were in use, the public had access to the money trail — which company donated, to whom they donated, and how they donated.” At the end of October 2023, in a statement filed before the Supreme Court in the electoral bonds case, … Read more

‘Nehru Said Bye-Bye…’: Shah’s China Remarks Anger Congress, Slammed For ‘Clean Chit’ | Watch

‘Nehru Said Bye-Bye…’: Shah’s China Remarks Anger Congress, Slammed For ‘Clean Chit’ | Watch

Published on Apr 10, 2024 12:15 AM IST AICC General Secretary accused Home Minister Amit Shah of lying like PM Narendra Modi after his rally in Assam. Shah said that not even one inch of land was encroached upon by China under the Modi government. He said that it was former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, who … Read more

Jairam Ramesh after Naveen Jindal joins BJP

Jairam Ramesh after Naveen Jindal joins BJP

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday, 25 March took a swipe at the BJP soon after industrialist Naveen Jindal joined the party and said this had to happen “when you need a giant size washing machine”. “When you need a giant-size washing machine, this had to happen. And after making ZERO contributions to the party … Read more

Congress calls electoral bonds “pre-paid, post-paid” bribe scheme

Congress calls electoral bonds “pre-paid, post-paid” bribe scheme

“Out of the total Rs 543 crore donations by shell companies, the BJP alone received Rs 419 crore from 16 shell firms,” Jairam disclosed. Analysis of data released by the Election Commission of India indicates that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party received Rs 6,060 crore in electoral bonds since April 2019. Among the 487 donors, … Read more