Congress Jittery in Jaipur over Narendra Modi Rally


Now Modi jitters in Jaipur as Congress scrambles to do what it could not dare to do in Hyderabad

The Times of India, 26th August 2013

The state Congress has decided to call UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for a public rally in Jaipur next month to answer BJP’s high profile rally scheduled here on September 10 with Narendra Modi at the centre stage. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would follow in October, but in other parts of the state.

Narendra Modi’s Bihar outreach to touch every Village Panchayat seeking 250gms of Iron from used Farm Implements

Law Kumar Mishrs, The Times of India, 26th August, 2013

The state BJP on Sunday decided to collect 250 grams iron from panchayat of Bihar for the construction of 182 metres high ‘Statue of Unity’, a monument of Sardar Patel at Sadhu Bet in Gujarat.It has been decided to start collecting iron scraps like sickles, hoes and hedge clippers from the villages from October 30, the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

New twists to Food Security Bill

Pranab Dhal Samanta, The Indian Express, 26th August, 2013

Ahead of the debate on the Food Security Bill in parliament, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Saturday that while he supports the Bill, he has concerns about keeping up with rising demand unless drastic steps, including approval to more genetically modified crops, are taken simultaneously to boost agricultural production.

Lawyers demanding a high court bench in Agra to lay siege to Taj today

India Today, 26th August, 2013

Lawyers demanding a bench of the Allahabad High Court in Agra will hold a protest march and lay siege to the Taj Mahal Monday, an organizer said, adding that tourists inconvenienced by the stir would be presented roses and explained the reasons.

LPG bill may go up by Rs. 10 every month

Anupama Airy, Hindustan Times, 25th August, 2013

It’s the season of soaring prices and another hike may soon be coming your way. Taking a cue from monthly revisions in diesel price, the Centre is likely to go in for a monthly or quarterly increase in the price of domestic LPG cylinders.

The reason? A sharp devaluation of the rupee and rising global oil prices are expected to put an additional Rs. 30,000-crore-plus burden on the government’s revenue kitty, impacting the fiscal and current account deficit, top official sources have told HT.