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Readers’ comments: Cobrapost exposé shows rampant corruption carried out in name of press freedom

TheCobrapostrevelations raise several questions. How much did the information fed to us prior to 2014 influence the way we voted that year? How much of what we believe today is influenced by the information we have been bombarded with over the years? What should a citizen to do in light of theCobrap

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 17:00:00

Telangana govt approves life insurance of Rs 5 lakh to farmers, budgetary provision of Rs 1,000 crore to be made - Firstpost

Hyderabad:The Telangana government on Sunday decided to provide insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to farmers in the state.The state cabinet, in a meeting presided by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, approved the scheme of life insurance to farmers through Life Insurance Corporation of India.The govern

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 16:55:20

MHA says there has been 'visible improvement' in security since Narendra Modi govt assumed office - Firstpost

New Delhi:The Union home ministry on Sunday claimed there has been "visible improvement" in the security scenario in the country since the Narendra Modi government assumed office four years ago. This was made possible due to sustained action against terrorists and negotiations with extremists groups

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 16:52:02

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to meet Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday - Firstpost

Bengaluru:Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday evening, an official said on Sunday."Kumaraswamy will meet Modi in the Prime Minister's Office. It's a courtesy call," an official toldIANSin Bengaluru.This will be Kumaraswamy's first mee

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 16:09:19

Cyclone Mekunu: Three of 11 people killed so far are Indians, say officials

More than 30 people including Indians are missing in Oman since Cyclone Mekunumade landfallon Friday, officials said. Over 230 families in Oman have been relocated to better buildings. The Indian embassy in Oman said officials are searching for an Indian identified as Madhu. “There is no report of c

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 15:25:15

Bihar: At least 58 students injured in stampede after earthquake rumour

Railway Police Station House Officer Om Prakash Paswan said many applicants for admission to an industrial training institute were sleeping at the Bihar Sharif Station after alighting from the Danapur-Rajgir passenger train. “At around 2 am, the sound of asbestos sheets falling apart led many of the

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 15:17:32

The big news: PM Modi claims Congress is an ‘obstacle’ to development, and nine other top stories

PM Narendra Modiinauguratesexpressway in New Delhi, claims Congress trying to obstruct India’s development: The six-lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway connects Kundli to Palwal in Haryana via Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.One more personsuspectedto have died of Nipah virus in Kerala, 175 under observat

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 15:10:52

Uttar Pradesh: Tension in Baghpat after protesting sugarcane farmer dies

Tension prevailed in Baraut city of Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district, after a farmer who was protesting non-payment of dues by sugar mills and an increase in rural power tariff died on Saturday. The deceased, identified as Udayveer Singh, was among the 50-odd sugarcane farmers who launched the prote

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 14:20:49

Congress hits out at Narendra Modi over Baghpat rally, says protesting farmer died close to venue of speech - Firstpost

New Delhi:The Congress on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that while he spoke of development at Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh, a farmer died protesting against the non-payment of sugarcane dues, not far from the venue of the prime minister's rally.The opposition party also

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 13:54:11

In Assam, 16-year-old YouTuber detained twice in a week for video criticising BJP

A 16-year-old boy from Assam was apprehended twice last week, each time by a different district police force, after Bharatiya Janata Party functionaries lodged complaints against him in police stations across the state. The teenager, a resident of Assam’s Golaghat district, had uploaded a video on Y

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 13:35:00

India summons Pakistan envoy, denounces Islamabad’s ‘illegal order’ on Gilgit-Baltistan province

India on Sunday summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah to protest against Islamabad’s move to provide more political and administrative powers to the Gilgit-Baltistan provincial government, a region New Delhi has described as part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. On May 21, Pakista

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 13:24:42

Two years of Ujjwala Yojana: Govt initiative has had an impact at ground level but teething problems remain - Firstpost

Editor's note: Over two years have passed since the inauguration of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the district of Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The scheme, which aims to provide LPG connections to economically weaker sections, has often been cited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase the Ce

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 12:55:01

Centre has improved on all macroeconomic parameters, claims NITI Aayog vice chairperson

NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Rajiv Kumar on Sunday said all macroeconomic parameters had significantly improved in four years of the Narendra Modi-led government, PTI reported. Kumar told the news agency that government had improved growth, and controlled inflation and the fiscal deficit.

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 12:45:24

Telugu actor and producer Madala Rao, popularly known as 'Red Star', passes away aged 69- Entertainment News, Firstpost

Noted Telugu film personality Madala Ranga Rao, also popularly known as 'Red Star' for his revolutionary movies, died at a private hospital in Hyderabad in the early hours of 27 May.

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 12:38:36

Chandrababu Naidu says Narendra Modi survives only on publicity, asserts regional parties will form govt in 2019 - Firstpost

Vijayawada:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday mounted a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he survives only on publicity.A day after the Modi government completed four years in office, NDA's former ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief described it as a "g

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 12:13:16

‘All regional parties are uniting to defeat the BJP,’ says Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu

In March, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Indian Union Muslim League joined Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, YSR Congress and the Congress tomovea no-confidence motion against the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government. The Telugu Desam Party had

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 11:58:51

Hue-and-cry notice issued against Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh's absconding brother - Firstpost

Jammu:A hue-and-cry notice has been issued against senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former minister Choudhary Lal Singh's absconding brother who was booked for using abusive language against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti."One Rajinder Singh, alias Babby, son of Saran Singh and resident of Wa

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 11:34:00

Recipe calling gulab jamuns ‘Indian fried doughnuts’ sparks a food misnaming war on Twitter

Buzzfeedmedia group’s food networkTastyregularly makes social media users drool or rush to fix themselves a snack with its short recipe videos, which explain how to make gourmet dishes in a few delectable shots. But on Saturday, a video the network put out last year became the talk of Indian Twitter

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 10:22:36

Chandrababu Naidu takes a dig at Narendra Modi, calls him 'campaign PM' who failed to deliver on promises - Firstpost

Vijayawada:Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is a campaign prime minister who has failed to deliver on promises and said the BJP would definitely not come to power in 2019.File image of N Chandrababu Naidu. Getty imagesInaugura

FIRSTPOST - 2018-05-27 10:17:55

Palghar bye-poll: Shiv Sena clip claims Maharashtra CM asked BJP workers to use any means to win

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray released an audio clip on Saturday night, purportedly of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking Bharatiya Janata Party workers to use all possible means to win the Palghar Lok Sabha bye-election on May 28. In response, the BJP claimed that the Shiv Sena

SCROLL.IN - 2018-05-27 10:14:18