Tue, May 23, 2017 | updated 12:58 AM IST

Youth in rural areas not benefitting from PM Modi's 'Make in India': Rahul Gandhi

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 22:07 IST      
Youth in rural areas not benefitting from PM Modi's 'Make in India': Rahul Gandhi

Jhansi [India], Sept. 17 (ANI): Continuing his assault on the Centre over its 'anti-poor, anti-farmer' policies, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive off the loans of many farmers, just as he did with entrepreneurs and businessmen.

Speaking to the media here from the middle of his Kisan Yatra, Rahul stated that the condition of the farmers in Uttar Pradesh is really bad, as most of them are suffering from the pressure of loans.

"There is a secondary issue of Bima's, as farmers pay the amount of Bimar but do not get the benefits later. Through this yatra, I want Prime Minister Modi to hear the voice of farmers and hopes that he waives off their loans," he said.

Claiming that the Prime Minister has waived the loans of Rs 1, 10, 000 of entrepreneurs and businessmen, Rahul added that the former should extend the same courtesy to the farmers.

"Wherever I have gone so far, I have asked if there is any youth who has received a job under the Prime Minister's Make in India and until now, not a single youth has received a job. PM Modi said 15 lakh rupees will be given to farmers, but now Gadkari is saying that the slogan of 'Acche Din' has become an obstacle," Rahul stated.

Earlier Union Minister Nitin Gadkari courted controversy by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's famous slogan of 'acche din' had originally been coined by his predecessor Manmohan Singh but has now become the "millstone" around the NDA government's neck.

"Acche din maanne se hota hai (Good days depends on one's belief). It was at an NRI meet in Delhi that Manmohan Singh had said that 'Acche din ayenge' (good days will come). When asked when 'acche din' will come, Singh had replied, 'in the future'. Modiji said the same thing somewhere and it has now become the millstone around our neck," Gadkari said at an event. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): After an Indian national was arrested from the F-8 area of Islamabad on Sunday over allegedly possessing inadequate travel documents, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) got in touch with the Centre to probe if the 'Nabi', who figured in the interrogation, is the same 'Nabi', who had connections with the (SIMI) in 2005-06.

Full Story >>

Ashoke Pandit supports Paresh Rawal with 'heart and soul'

Updated: May 22, 2017 23:11 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 22 (ANI): Hours after Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal raked up a Twitter storm after he took a jibe at noted writer Arundhati Roy, filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit came in support of the saffron party leader asserting that Roy has always been an 'anti-national' person.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh's Social Welfare Minister Ramapati Shastri on Monday denounced media reports that the Yogi Adityanath-led government was planning to scrap 20 percent quota for minorities in welfare schemes.

Full Story >>

Biopic makers have been unjust to us: Neerja Bhanot's brother

Updated: May 22, 2017 23:02 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 22 (ANI): Producers of the movie 'Neerja' Atul Kasbekar, along with the owners of Bling Entertainment are reportedly embroiled in a legal battle against the Bhanot family as they have received a notice of arbitration from Neerja Bhanot's brothers, Akhil and Aneesh, for a breach of contract.

Full Story >>

Swamy defends Paresh Rawal's tweet on Arundhati Roy

Updated: May 22, 2017 22:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Supporting Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal's controversial tweet where the latter took a jibe at noted writer Arundhati Roy, party leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that the stone pelters would love to hit a woman who "is not loyal to her own country."

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 22 (ANI): Major Leetul Gogoi, the Army officer who tied a man to the bonnet of a jeep as a 'human shield' against a stone-pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir, has been awarded by Chief of Army Staff's (COAS) Commendation Card for his sustained distinguished service till now in counter-insurgency operations in the state.

Full Story >>

Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 22 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Guwahati on Monday convicted 15 people, including former militants, elected representatives and government officials in two cases in connection with terror-funding in Assam.

Full Story >>

Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food Ministry

Updated: May 22, 2017 21:23 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 22 (ANI): Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh on Monday was given the additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Full Story >>

AIMPLB endorses its affidavit on triple talaq filed in SC

Updated: May 22, 2017 21:11 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 22 (ANI): Hours after the All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it would advise the Qazis to tell the brides and grooms to not resort to triple talaq in one sitting, AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani on Monday asserted that anyone who attempts it should be boycotted from the community.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] May 22 (ANI): The Centre on Monday requisitioned 15 more teams of the Army for currency verification and processing system machines.

Full Story >>

CBI registers case against Chotta Rajan's aide

Updated: May 22, 2017 20:54 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a case against Chotta Rajan's aide Mukund Kanhailal Patel after he confessed to have worked for the gangster.

Full Story >>

Paresh Rawal rakes up Twitter storm over Arundhati Roy tweet

Updated: May 22, 2017 20:32 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal raked up a Twitter storm when he took to the micro-blogging site to post a seemingly out-of-context tweet that conveyed the idea of 'tying' noted writer Arundhati Roy to an Army jeep, drawing reference from a similar incident when a Kashmiri resident was tied to a jeep last month.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] May 22 (ANI): The economic report card of the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government portends promising future.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved an application for seeking the court's permission to examine jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with the murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan.

Full Story >>

Biennial Rajya Sabha elections deferred

Updated: May 22, 2017 20:05 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Keeping in view of the upcoming Presidential elections and the June 3 hacking challenge to political parties, the Election Commission on Monday deferred biennial Rajya Sabha elections for 10 seats in Goa, West Bengal and Gujarat, which were scheduled to take place on June 9.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet against the husband and mother-in-law of national-level shooter Tara Sahdev for allegedly forcing her to convert to Islam.

Full Story >>

NHRC issues notice to DGP Jharkhand over mob lynching

Updated: May 22, 2017 19:51 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of a media report on mob lynching of seven persons on suspicion of being child kidnappers.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The South District Police and the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) on Monday conducted a joint operation to deport illegally staying foreigners.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] May 22 (ANI): There are many areas in the country where the debt-ridden farmers continue to commit suicides. Though the Opposition parties target Modi government over the issue, but the Centre maintains that the dilapidated condition of the farmers was 'handiwork' of previous governments and it was not possible to change the fortunes of the farmers overnight. However, after assuming the power in 2014, Modi government started implementing its policies for the agriculture sector.

Full Story >>

CBI to investigate IAS officer Anurag Tiwari's death

Updated: May 22, 2017 19:20 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 22 (ANI): The murder case of IAS Officer Anurag Tiwari was on Monday transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Full Story >>