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NDA Govt. is useless, weak and fascist, says Congress

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 11:45 IST      
NDA Govt. is useless, weak and fascist, says Congress

New Delhi [India], Oct. 8 (ANI): The Congress Party on Saturday said the BJP-led NDA regime is useless, weak and fascist.

Referring to Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam's recent controversial comment on the Indian Army's surgical strike across the Line of Control(LoC), party spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said that everybody in India has the Right of freedom of speech and expression.

"Anybody can ask a question of the government in a democracy; to express their opinion, but after that if you threaten the family members of the person and put him in danger, then the government has turned into a fascist government. That regime which cannot take a question on itself, then that it is useless, weak and fascist," he said.

Nirupam's wife, Geeta, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that ever since her husband questioned the veracity of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control, she feels that her family is unsafe in India.

"Has nobody ever spoken against the government before? Have all their families been threatened with murder? Then why is my family being singled out," wrote Geeta in her letter to the Prime Minister.

"When Kiran Rao said this country is not safe under the current regime, this pretentious country felt bad and upset about it, but today even I want to say, yes I feel unsafe in my own country," Geeta added.

Geeta also wrote about the callers who had targeted Nirupam's 80-year-old mother and abused her.(ANI)

GST is Indian economy's tryst with destiny: Naidu

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday criticised many Opposition parties' decision to skip the rollout of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on June 30 midnight at Parliament House and termed the new tax regime as Indian economy's tryst with destiny.

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13 Amarnath yatris injured in road accident

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:23 IST     

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] June 29,(ANI) : Fourteen Amarnath pilgrims were injured on Thursday when a bus carrying them collided with a truck.

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Army medicos bring cheers into the life of little Bodo girl

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:08 IST     

Guwahati (West Bengal) [India] June 29, (ANI): The Army hospital in Assam's Hattigor has given a new life to a five-year-old Bodo girl suffering from Encephalitis.

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RJD too will skip 'midnight' GST rollout

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:08 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], June 29 (ANI): The Rashtiya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday announced to boycott special programme on Goods and Service Tax (GST) in Parliament's Central Hall on midnight of June 30.

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CPI (M) to raise Air India disinvestment issue in Parliament

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:56 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the party would raise the issue of Air India's privatisation in the upcoming session the Parliament.

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15 SIMI terrorists sentenced to three-year imprisonment

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:35 IST     

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], June 29 (ANI): Around 15 terrorists affiliated to Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were sentenced to three years of jail and a fine of Rs. 1000 was imposed on each for raising anti-India slogans within the court premises in Bhopal.

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PM asks start-ups to help transform Divyang's lives

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:16 IST     

Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], June 29 (ANI): Reiterating the government's commitment to Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for more attention on Divyang people and asked the start-ups to look at ways through which innovation and technology can transform lives of the disabled.

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ED issues show cause notice to Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:00 IST     

New Delhi [India] June 29 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued show cause notice Hurriyat Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for possession of Foreign exchange to the tune of US$10,000 illegally.

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CBI announces Rs 10 lakh reward for info about Najeeb

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 19:15 IST     

New Delhi [India] June 29 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday declared reward of Rs. 10 lakh for information about the whereabouts of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed.

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Kapil Mishra again marshalled out of Delhi Assembly

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Former Delhi minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra on Thursday was marshalled out for allegedly creating a ruckus in the Delhi Assembly.

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Police thwart plan of Kashmiri boy to become militant

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:42 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] June 29 (ANI): Police on Thursday thwarted a young Kashmiri boy's plan to become a militant.

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seeking publicity by criticising the violence in the name of cow vigilantism.

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Congress boycotts 'midnight GST rollout', calls it 'tamasha'

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:08 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): The Congress Party on Thursday announced to boycott the mid-night celebration in the Central Hall of Parliament on the occasion of Goods and Service Tax (GST) roll out and branded this as 'publicity' or 'tamasha' (drama) of the Narendra Modi government .

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha should not be allowed to take part in the decision making process of Air India airlines disinvestment process as he was previously employed in a Multi National Corporation and might favour them on the same.

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Aviation expert Subhash Goel on Thursday said disinvestment of Air India at this time would be a suicide.

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Superstitious doctor slaps patient to treat 'ghost' !

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 17:21 IST     

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India], June 29 (ANI): In a shocking case of superstition, a woman was slapped by her doctor in Rajasthan's Barmer after she told him that a ghost had allegedly cut her braid.

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): The AIMIM on Thursday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on cow vigilantes as a 'mere lip service', adding atrocities in the name of 'Gau Bhakti' will continue as long as `Gau Rakshaks` get support from the BJP and RSS.

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Mumbai Railway station renamed

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:57 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] June 29 (ANI): The name of Mumbai railway station on Thursday has been changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

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Kovind meets Parkash Singh Badal, Haryana CM Khattar

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:47 IST     

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], June 29 (ANI): The Nationalist Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind on Thursday continued his campaigning and met Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Prakash Singh Badal and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

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Elderly French woman raped in Varanasi

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:30 IST     

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] June 29,(ANI) : An elderly French woman has been raped by her residence guard, said police on Thursday.

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