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Baby girl gets identity proofs within 2 hours of birth in Surat

Baby girl gets identity proofs within 2 hours of birth in SuratA baby girl born in Surat received all her official documents, such as passport, ration card etc within two hours of her birth. All this happened as her father thought of promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign of Digital India. Girl named Ramya, was born on December 12. 2-day-old girl is being called 'Daughter of Digital India.'


India is at forefront of setting the global narrative in various sectors: PM Modi

India is at forefront of setting the global narrative in various sectors: PM ModiPraising a major bulk of Indians, who are working hard to bring India's name on global platform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has come up at the forefront of global narrative in various sectors like climate justice, apprehending economic offenders among others. Interacting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Kerala, he said, "When a nation of 130 crore people speaks, today, that voice is heard. Be it terror or climate justice, be it in apprehending economic offenders or economic growth, today, India is at the forefront of setting the global narrative."


Congress elects Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM & Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM

Congress elects Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM & Sachin Pilot as Deputy CMKC Venugopal, All India Congress Committee observer for Rajasthan: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has decided to appoint Ashok Gehlot Ji as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot will be the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan


JUST IN: Saina Nehwal gets married to Parupalli Kashyap

JUST IN: Saina Nehwal gets married to Parupalli KashyapIndia’s ace badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap married in a hush hush affair. Saina Nehwal just shared photographs with her now husband on social media.


BigB get offers from Xiaomi head to switch phones

BigB get offers from Xiaomi head to switch phonesAfter superstar Amitabh Bachchan sent a panic tweet on Thursday about his Samsung smartphone going kaput for a while, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain joined the conversation, offering Big B to switch over to a Xiaomi device.


Rafale deal protected both security and commercial interests of India: Arun Jaitley

Rafale deal protected both security and commercial interests of India: Arun JaitleyFinance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed a press conference on Rafale deal verdict delivered by the Supreme Court on Friday. While addressing the mediapersons, Jaitley said that Rafale deal protected both security and commercial interests of India. Security interest because it increases combat ability of India, commercial interest because the final price was significantly lower both for aircraft and weaponised aircraft than what was negotiated in 2007 and 2012.


SC clears Rafale deal and finds no fault in decision-making process

SC clears Rafale deal and finds no fault in decision-making processWith Supreme Court's decision finding no irregularity in the Rafale deal the Modi government has got a big image booster. In the judgment the chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has given clean chit to the government on the selection of Indian offset partners by Dassault. This court's verdict will also help industrialist Anil Ambani to fight the charges of being favoured by the NDA government.


Loan waivers for farmers to create enormous problems for fiscal of the country: Raghuram Rajan

Loan waivers for farmers to create enormous problems for fiscal of the country: Raghuram RajanWhile addressing a gathering in the national capital, economist and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan talked about loan waivers for farmers. He said, "It often goes to the best connected rather than to the poorest. It also creates enormous problems for the fiscal of the country once the waivers are done".


Ind vs Aus 2nd Test: Fans cheer up for team India ahead of match

Ind vs Aus 2nd Test: Fans cheer up for team India ahead of matchCricket fever has yet again gripped fans as India is set to play second Test match against Australia on Friday. The match is being held in Australia's Perth. Fans were seen cheering up team India with great enthusiasm outside the stadium. India is leading four matches Test series with 0-1. India beat Australia by 31 runs in the first Test match. Australia has won the toss and elected to bat first.


'CID' director-producer BP Singh named FTII president

'CID' director-producer BP Singh named FTII presidentBP Singh, the director-producer of popular television series 'CID', has been named the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of Governing Council. Singh's appointment as a successor to actor and former FTII chief Anupam Kher was announced on Thursday by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. His tenure will be for the remaining period of block of three years starting from March 4 2017 as per provisions of FTII rules, the Ministry said in an official statement. An FTII alumnus (1970-73) who specialised in film cinematography, Singh earned his reputation as producer-director of CID, which recently completed a record 21 years unbroken run on Sony TV. In 2004, Singh made it to the Limca Book of Records for taking a single continuous shot of 111 minutes to mark the completion of six years of CID. Prior to being nominated as the new FTII chief, Singh was serving in the capacity of vice chairman of the FTII Governing Council. Welcoming Singh's appointment, Bhupendra Kainthola, Director of FTII Pune, said: "Singh is fully conversant with all issues of the Institute. It is his vision that launched FTII's countrywide film education outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) in May 2017 which saw nearly 120 short courses conducted in over 24 cities and towns across India touching nearly 5000 learners so far. FTII looks forward to his guidance and support in the times to come." Kher, who had been appointed as the FTII Chairman in October last year to replace Gajendra Chauhan, stepped down from his position on October 31 after a period of one year, owing to international assignments.


Men's Hockey WC: This loss was unfortunate, says Captain Manpreet Singh

Men's Hockey WC: This loss was unfortunate, says Captain Manpreet SinghIn the ongoing series of Men's Hockey World Cup in Odisha's Bhubaneswar, India lost to Netherlands by 1-2 on Thursday. While terming the loss as 'unfortunate', Indian Team Captain Manpreet Singh said, "The team made its full effort and the team gave its 100%. Their confidence was not low despite being a young team." The match was played at Kalinga Stadium.


India has multi-pronged approach to strengthen trade ties with Myanmar: Prez Kovind

India has multi-pronged approach to strengthen trade ties with Myanmar: Prez KovindPresident Ram Nath Kovind, who is currently on a visit to Myanmar, addressed India-Myanmar Business Summit on Thursday. Addressing the gathering, Kovind said, "We have a multi pronged approach to strengthen our economic and commercial relations with Myanmar. Through understandings and agreements we are facilitating land-border crossing for enhancing trade and tourism. This will open new possibilities of progress and prosperity for people living along the border." President Kovind is on a four-day visit to Myanmar.


Visa on arrival facility will boost business ties between India and Myanmar: Prez Kovind

Visa on arrival facility will boost business ties between India and Myanmar: Prez KovindPresident Ram Nath Kovind addressed India-Myanmar Business Summit in Myanmar's Yangon on Thursday. He said, "I am happy that during my visit the Myanmar government has decided to extend visa on arrival facilities to Indian tourists. This would give a major boost to our people to people exchanges and businesses ties." President Kovind is on a four-day visit to Myanmar.


Producing film excites Emraan Hashmi

Producing film excites Emraan HashmiEmraan Hashmi has shed the 'serial kisser 'persona and has taken up social subject up his sleeve with his upcoming film, ' Cheat India'. Emraan has also turned producer with "Cheat India".


TDSAT sets aside TRAI order on predatory pricing

TDSAT sets aside TRAI order on predatory pricingNew Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on Thursday dismissed the telecom regulator's order dated February 16, 2018 on predatory pricing due to lack of "transparency". The tribunal's order comes as a respite to Vodafone Idea -- erstwhile Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- and Airtel who had challenged the TRAI order in March. "To allow freedom from requirement of non-predation till acquisition of 30 per cent of total activity in a given market prima facie appears to be an extreme step and unnecessary abdication of its regulatory powers by TRAI in the context of tariff conditions and their enforcement," the TDSAT order said.


Fit-again Pandya eyes test comeback with Ranji Trophy

Fit-again Pandya eyes test comeback with Ranji TrophyMumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has his eyes set on a comeback to the Indian Test side that is currently playing in Australia and for that is taking part in Baroda's match against Mumbai in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy after an injury layoff.


India crash out of hockey World Cup after loss to Netherlands

India crash out of hockey World Cup after loss to NetherlandsBhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) India's 43-year long wait to reach a hockey World Cup semi-final continued after going down 1-2 to the Netherlands at the jam-packed Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday. Thierry Brinkmann (14th minute) and Mink van der Weerden (50th) scored for the Dutch while India's lone goal came in the opening quarter from Akashdeep Singh (12th). Both sides started with a bang in an eventful first quarter that witnessed Akashdeep giving the hosts ahead in the 12th minute with a brilliant reverse flick after the initial penalty corner attempt was parried by the Dutch goalkeeper.


Men's Hockey WC: Fans gather outside Kalinga Stadium ahead of India vs Netherlands match

Men's Hockey WC: Fans gather outside Kalinga Stadium ahead of India vs Netherlands matchFans were seen excitedly waiting outside Kalinga Stadium in Odisha's Bhubaneswar as India will face Netherlands on Thursday in the quarter final clash in the ongoing Men's Hockey World Cup. Showing their excitement, fans painted their faces and bodies with Indian flag and cheered to support the hockey team. The match will begin at 7 pm. Netherlands had beat Canada to register a 5-0 win. Meanwhile, India had earlier won against South Africa by 5-0 in the second Pool C match.


Priya Prakash Varrier : Most searched personality on Google in 2018

Priya Prakash Varrier : Most searched personality on Google in 2018Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi...' from the film 'Oru Addar Love' has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.


'Cheat India' is on faulty education system : Emraan Hashmi

'Cheat India' is on faulty education system : Emraan HashmiActor Emraan Hashmi, who is gearing up for his forthcoming release "Cheat India", has said every student and parent must watch it as it brings to the fore the irregularities present in our education system.


12th Dec: Isha Ambani, Kapil Sharma, Raghu Ram & Additi Gupta got married

12th Dec: Isha Ambani, Kapil Sharma, Raghu Ram & Additi Gupta got married12th December, this date will be remembered always. This is the date when richest man of India Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani got married to Anand Piramal, this is the date when comedian Kapil Sharma entered into a new life with Ginny Chatrath and this is the date when Roadies fame Raghu Ram tied knot with his girlfriend Natalie Di Luccio.


BJP's Mahila Morcha would expose Arvind Kejriwal: Manoj Tiwari

BJP's Mahila Morcha would expose Arvind Kejriwal: Manoj TiwariHinting at the infamous 2016 Delhi gangrape, in which a 23 year-old paramedic student lost her life, Delhi President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manoj Tiwari said that December 16, 2012, is the saddest day in India's as well as world's history. He said that even after these long years, girls in Delhi are dying of hunger, women are being sexually harassed and girls are going missing from government shelter homes. He said, on 16th of December, his party's Mahila Morcha would ask questions to the government of Delhi. He accused Arvind Kejriwal-led government of being anti-women. On that very day, mahila morcha would finally expose him, he added.


President Kovind offers prayers at Shri Kali temple in Myanmar

President Kovind offers prayers at Shri Kali temple in MyanmarPresident Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind offered prayers at Shri Kali temple in Myanmar's Yangon. They also paid respects to the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar at his grave. The President along with his wife will leave for India on December 14.


President Kovind inaugurates India-Myanmar Rice Bio-Park

President Kovind inaugurates India-Myanmar Rice Bio-ParkPresident Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated India-Myanmar Rice Bio-Park in Myanmar's capital. The park aims to share India's expertise on using biomass rice to enhance livelihoods of farmers in Myanmar. President Kovind is on his three-day visit to Myanmar. The Indian funded project bids to further strengthening robust ties between the two countries.


Comedian Kapil Sharma-Ginni Chatrath tie the knot in Kapurthala

Comedian Kapil Sharma-Ginni Chatrath tie the knot in KapurthalaIndia's top comedian Kapil Sharma tied the knot with her fiance Ginni Chatrath in Punjab's Kapurthala. His close friends and television personalities are attending his special evening. After a long break, Kapil is expected to hit the screens soon with another comedy show.


India vs Australia: Team India practices ahead of match

India vs Australia: Team India practices ahead of matchThe Indian Cricket Team practiced ahead of their match against Australia in Perth, on Wednesday. The players were seen vigorously training for the next match. The next match in Perth would be the second test between India and Australia. India would face Australia from December 14-18 in Perth Stadium. India had won by 31 runs in the last test match against Australia in Adelaide.


Sikh factions at loggerheads to control gurdwaras in UK

Sikh factions at loggerheads to control gurdwaras in UKAn underlying rift amongst the different factions of Sikh diaspora triggered by the materialistic desires of controlling gurdwaras is seemingly widening with groups openly challenging each other inside the premises of religious places. In the latest example, few members of Takhtsali group stopped the Nirvair Khalsa jatha Kirtan in Hounslow gurdwara outside London. This wasn't an exclusive case of confrontation where one group expressed its open defiance to other. Such incidents have become a regular occurrence not only in United Kingdom but across various European countries, the United States and Canada. However, a pattern suggesting these protests and disruptions being designed by a certain external force are emerging of late. Although not been confirmed in this case, there have been numerous instances when Pakistan and its intelligence agency, the ISI have tried to capitalize on even the trivial friction amongst the diaspora. In order to meet its diabolic anti-India agenda, it has tried desperate measures to revive the Khalistan movement-a dead secessionist movement.


Banking is an important segment in our economy: Shaktikanta Das

Banking is an important segment in our economy: Shaktikanta DasNewly appointed Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday addressed a press conference in Mumbai. Speaking to mediapersons, Das said, "I have convened a meeting with CEOs and MDs of public sector banks tomorrow morning. Banking is an important segment in our economy and it's facing several challenges that need to be dealt with. It's the banking sector on which I'd like to focus immediately."


Will try to uphold credibility and autonomy of RBI: Shaktikanta Das

Will try to uphold credibility and autonomy of RBI: Shaktikanta DasNewly appointed Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday addressed a press conference in Mumbai. Speaking on the role as a RBI Governor, Das said, "I will try and uphold professionalism, core values, credibility and autonomy of this institution. It's an honour and great opportunity to serve RBI. I will try my best to work with everyone and work in the interest of Indian economy."


Emraan Hashmi's 'Cheat India' trailer is finally out

Emraan Hashmi's 'Cheat India' trailer is finally outEmraan Hashmi's next film Cheat India's trailer is finally out and the film showcases discrepancies and corruption in the Indian education system. Emraan Hashmi unveiled the trailer of the film on his Twitter handle and wrote, "On your 'marks', get set, CHEAT..... The #CheatIndiaTrailer you've been waiting for: http://bit.ly/CheatIndia-Trailer ...". The film focuses on the dark side of the education system. It also brings to fore the issues like granting fake certificates to undeserving candidates for a bribe. The film also stars Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead role. The film directed by Soumik Sen, is the second film from Emraan Hashmi's production-Emraan Hashmi Films. The film will be released on January 25, 2019.


Shaktikanta Das will add immense value to RBI: NITI Aayog CEO

Shaktikanta Das will add immense value to RBI: NITI Aayog CEOOn being asked about Shaktikanta Das appointed as the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant said, "He is a very sensible and forward-looking officer. He has been in the revenue and finance department and handled budgets of Government of India (GoI). He'll add immense value to RBI as far as its independence and autonomy is concerned."


President Kovind arrives in Myanmar's Yangon

President Kovind arrives in Myanmar's YangonPresident Ram Nath Kovind and first lady of India Savita Kovind arrived at Yangon International Airport on Wednesday on their second leg of two cities visit to Myanmar. Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon along with other dignitaries welcomed them. President Kovind's visit to Myanmar aims to continue India's high level engagements with Myanmar under the rubric of 'Act East Policy' and 'Neighbourhood First Policy'.


A non-Congress, non-BJP force is emerging from Telangana: KT Rama Rao

A non-Congress, non-BJP force is emerging from Telangana: KT Rama RaoAfter registering a massive win, ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) bagged 88 seats, followed by Congress party (19) and All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM-7). IT and Industries minister KT Rama Rao said, "A non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) force is emerging from Telangana. We are very keen on a federal front; strong regional voices need to be heard."


Shaktikanta Das appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he worked closely in corrupt activities with Chidambaram: Swamy

Shaktikanta Das appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he worked closely in corrupt activities with Chidambaram: SwamySpeaking on the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said, "Shaktikanta Das being appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he has worked closely in corrupt activities with P Chidambaram and even tried to save him in court cases. I don't know why this was done, I have written a letter to PM against this decision."


I respect both Indian and Italian justice systems: Former Italian PM on Agusta Westland case

I respect both Indian and Italian justice systems: Former Italian PM on Agusta Westland caseFormer Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on the VVIP chopper Agusta Westland case said, "In my political life, I always respected the independence of justice. I did it when I was the Prime Minister. After three rounds, the Italian justice had exonerated. This judgment of complete exoneration was their decision and now we hope that this decision can be respected worldwide and we hope that this decision can help in cooperation between India and Italy." Enrico was commenting on Rs 3600 Crore chopper deal finalised during former prime minister Manmohan Singh's tenure, which is mired in controversy. Two former Leanardo executives were acquitted by Italian court in the case. The alleged scam came into light once again after alleged middlemen Christian Michel was extradited to India from Dubai in November. Michel is currently under CBI's custody.


Shaktikanta Das has right credentials to become RBI Governor: Arun Jaitley

Shaktikanta Das has right credentials to become RBI Governor: Arun JaitleyThe Government has appointed Shaktikanta Das as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India after resignation of Urjit Patel. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Shaktikanta Das has been a very senior and experienced civil servant. He spent almost his entire career in the mgmt of finances and economic mgmt of the country". "I think he has the right credentials, he has been extremely professional and he has worked under various governments", he added.


People think that PM Modi is corrupt: Rahul Gandhi

People think that PM Modi is corrupt: Rahul GandhiAfter the victory of Congress in state assembly elections, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, "When Prime Minister (PM) Modi came in power, he was elected on three platforms- employment, corruption and farmers. It was in people's mind that PM will fight against corruption. Now people think that PM Narendra Modi himself is corrupt". "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has an ideology; we'll fight against it and defeat them. We have defeated them today and we will do this again in 2019. But we don't want to erase anyone from the face of India", he added.


Shaktikanta Das becomes new RBI governor

Shaktikanta Das becomes new RBI governorFormer Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as new Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Das took up the position after Urjit Patel quit the position abruptly a day before. Das, a member of 15th Finance Commission, will have tenure of three years. The decision has been taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Urjit Patel quit the post nine months before his three year term was to come to an end in September 2019. Patel cited "personal reasons' for quitting the post.


Modi ji's graph is constantly going down: Ashok Gehlot

Modi ji's graph is constantly going down: Ashok GehlotAll India Congress Committee General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said that the results showed the defeat of Bharatiya Janata Pary (BJP) in all the three states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan as a sign, indicating the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He said, "We're forming government in three states, what can be better than that. The way Rahul Gandhi ji tackled Modi ji and Amit Shah ji in Gujarat, after that graph of Congress is going up and the graph of Modi ji is constantly going down. It's a sign." Congress is leading in all these states while BJP is facing a heavy defeat. In Rajasthan, Congress party has won 46 seats in the state and is leading on 51 seats so far.


Country needs a non-Congress and non-BJP govt: Asaduddin Owaisi

Country needs a non-Congress and non-BJP govt: Asaduddin OwaisiAfter Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao maintained a strong lead in his home constituency. He is all set to take power for the second time as TRS has put up a strong performance once again. All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, "I say this with all responsibility that K Chandrasekhar Rao has all capabilities and capacities to ensure that a non-Congress government comes into existence when the next Parliament election takes place and this country requires a non-Congress and a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government."


We humbly accept people's mandate: PL Punia

We humbly accept people's mandate: PL PuniaAll India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary In-charge of Chhattisgarh, PL Punia on Tuesday reacted on the mandate given to the party by people in the assembly elections. He said that the Congress party humbly accepts the mandate of the people. Punia further asserted that people trusted the words of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and they believed in the promises that the party had made in the manifesto.


Shaktikanta Das, who was Economic Affair Secy during Demonetisation appointed as RBI Governor

Shaktikanta Das, who was Economic Affair Secy during Demonetisation appointed as RBI GovernorA day after former Governor Urijit Patel's resignation, former finance secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed the new governor of Reserve Bank of India. Das, was the economic affairs secretary when the Modi government implemented demonetisation in November 2016.


Assembly polls and Lok Sabha polls are different: Keshav Prasad Maurya

Assembly polls and Lok Sabha polls are different: Keshav Prasad MauryaAfter a hard-fought election campaign, counting of votes for assembly seats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram started on Tuesday morning. Initial trends show Congress is already ahead in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and MP. It shows a close fight between Congress and BJP. Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said, "If Congress party president Rahul Gandhi will emerge as a groom (main leader) from the side of Opposition parties, then there is no issue in the same. People of India have made-up their minds quite well so their decision must be apt as they are sure about what kind of Prime Minister (PM) they want in the nation". "There is no doubt that as compared to the year 2013, people have given majority to Congress party in the recent trends. But, assembly polls and Lok Sabha polls are different so we are waiting for the final results to come as it is quite early to come to the final conclusion", he added.


Opposition parties will form alliance and beat BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Sharad Yadav

Opposition parties will form alliance and beat BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Sharad YadavThe stage is all set for the biggest showdown before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Counting of votes for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana assembly elections are taking place today. Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader and senior politician Sharad Yadav said, "All kind of misdeed took place under the rule of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and BJP have put in a lot of efforts for winning this election as they have published lot of advertisements and spent money at massive level. They tried their best but failed at the end". "In all three states including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh people were ready to vote against them. The entire nation waited for almost four years but they haven't fulfilled a single promise which they made, be it the matter of farmers, unemployment for youth or Ganga cleaning project etc.", he added. "They should better wait for 2019 Lok Sabha polls. I consider that BJP will keep on waiting for long and long and at a massive level all opposition parties will together beat them in the coming elections", he further stated.


BJP is like drowning ship which people are finally leaving: Sharad Yadav

BJP is like drowning ship which people are finally leaving: Sharad YadavAfter the resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha's resignation from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Narendra Modi government suffered a massive unsuspecting blow. The Opposition took no time in using it to strengthen its ammunition against Prime Minister Modi. Comments, reactions and criticism flew thick and fast from different sides. Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader and Senior politician Sharad Yadav said, "Now, current situation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is like a drowning ship so people are leaving and finally running away from them". "Upendra Kushwaha ji has already left their alliance and let's see what all will happen in the near future. At present the nation is facing several issues because of the current rule of the BJP", he added. "Resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel will give a wrong message in the entire world about India's economy and overall progressive development. The kind of efforts Rahul Gandhi has put in during election campaigning shows that he's the future of India", he further stated.


RBI is such a professional institution that business will continue: NITI Aayog VC

RBI is such a professional institution that business will continue: NITI Aayog VCNITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar clarified the air surrounding the resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel. Speaking on the same, Kumar said, "RBI is such a professional institution that business will continue. It's not dependent on any individual be it governor, who by the way has done an amazing work in last 2 years. Now that this has happened RBI will do whatever required."


Markets react volatile amid election trends, Urjit Patel's resignation

Markets react volatile amid election trends, Urjit Patel's resignationThe markets on Tuesday witnessed a gap-down start ahead of the results of the state elections, and investors turning wary over the shocking resignation by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel. The Sensex witnessed a sharp fall of 482.68 points at 34477.04, while the Nifty traded lower 116.70 points at 10371.80. With a negative breadth, sectors such as banks, automobiles, energy, consumption, and metals were amongst the top losers.


Assembly polls: Early trends reveal TRS' lead in Telangana

Assembly polls: Early trends reveal TRS' lead in TelanganaThe 9:30 am trends, going by the information by Election Commission of India, have opened the count for Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Independent candidates. AIMIM, Congress and independent candidates have opened account with one seat each, while TRS has registered 12 seats so far. Telangana which went to polls on December 07, has 119 seats up for grabs. The major players in the southern state are the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM), BJP and a grand alliance called 'Praja Kutami', that comprises Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI). A total of 1,821 candidates were in the fray for the Assembly elections in Telangana. The state recorded a voter turnout of over 73 per cent. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for counting of votes that will be done under tight vigil and CCTV camera surveillance.


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