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Iftikhar Gilani

  • What is the Narendra Modi-government doing for the 1400 Indians lodged in Saudi Arabian jails?

    When an Indian dies in a Pakistani jail, it draws a high-decibel protest. But successive governments have not given any thought to the plight of those Indians in other foreign jails. Which country has the maximum Indian prisoners? There are about 5,986 Indians in foreign jails. Saudi Arabia...

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 6:03am
  • Jaitley promises an end to tax terrorism

    Spelling out economic philosophy of the new government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely while calling for a stable tax regime hinted major relief for corporate sector, with no more high taxes and criminal actions that drives away investment and affects job market. Replying in the Lok Sabha to the 2-...

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 3:16pm
  • Congress not eligible for LoP post, AG tells speaker

    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan is likely to reject the Congress claim for the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP), as the party doesn't have required 10% strength of the House. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who met Mahajan on Friday at her office, shared the government view that the party...

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 6:35am
  • Arun Jaitley vows to end tax terrorism

    Spelling out economic philosophy of the new government, finance minister Arun Jaitely while calling for a stable tax regime hinted major relief for corporate sector, with no more high taxes. Replying in the Lok Sabha to the two-day debate on the finance bill, he vowed to revive investors'...

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • India's indifference, Israel's agression will kill us: Palestinian expat

    For Delhi-based Palestinian businessman Abu Mazen and his family, Israeli strikes in Gaza have belied Newston's third law of motion, which speaks that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The revenge attacks that have so far killed 620 Palestinians in the bombardment is a...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:40am
  • Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee joins Congress

    Known for being fiercely independent, Sharmishta Mukherjee (48), daughter of president Pranab Mukherjee, who all these years refused to live under the shadow of her father, has now ultimately followed his path. She jumped into the hurly-burly world of politics, joining the Congress on Monday....

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:45am
  • Journalists have been part of track two diplomacy for a long time

    Journalists have aided intelligence agencies in backchannel talks with militants

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • PM Narendra Modi, ministers conspicous by their absence at Pranab Mukherjee's Iftaar

    Except a brief appearance of home minister Rajnath Singh and minority affairs minister Najma Haptullah, President Pranab Mukherjee's Iftar reception on Monday was marked by the absence of prime minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues, signalling the changing preferences in Delhi with the...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 7:35am
  • Rahul Gandhi vs Congress: 10 Janpath under siege

    The Congress is in the throes of a crisis, facing revolts in Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir, proving beyond doubt that 10 Janpath's writ does not run beyond 24 Akbar Road, the Congress headquarters. In Assam, state health minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma resigned on Monday. He has...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • India in a fix over taking a public stance against Russia

    MH17 downing puts New Delhi in a quandry over joining West in sanctions against Moscow

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:40am