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He also asked her whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken permission from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) before announcing the purchase of the Rafale fighter aircraft in Paris.
Moody's had yesterday upgraded the sovereign ratings by a notch to Baa2 with stable outlook, citing the Modi government's various reform programme and higher growth prospectus.
NCP general secretary Tariq Anwar said the result of the Assembly polls will show people's feelings and perception about the central government's performance.
Manmohan Singh added that he was not a prophet to foresee whether the people's anger against the BJP-led Central government's decision to implement GST and demonetisation would be reflected in the election.
Actor Rahul Roy today joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel at the party headquarters here.
During the Summit, following closely on the heels of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, the attendees will participate interactive discussions and workshops, spread over three days, with accomplished entrepreneurs and investors who will share their knowledge and experience on how to start and scale a business.
Many MPs had requested that they want to focus on the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, Goyal said responding to a question on delay in holding the winter session of Parliament.
"The government is trying to represent the upgradation of India's ranking by Moody's rating agency as a sign of progress. But what is this rating all about? This rating tells us in which country the industrialists and investors will have more profit," he said at a party programme here.
Previously, the Congress MP from Kerala had condemned the action of Rajput “maharajas” who are on the roads protesting against the launch of the film on grounds of it distorting history and also for claiming that it is an insult to their honour
Congress accused the Modi government of "clutching at straws" to reclaim the lost credibility and said the government and the ratings agency Moody's have failed to gauge the mood of the nation
Russia’s Ministry of Defense has posted what it calls “irrefutable proof” of the US helping the Islamic state, but someone later found out one of the images to be from a video game
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala also sought to downplay Moody's rating upgrade of India, saying the same agency had miscalculated US subprime mortgages before the economic meltdown.
Up until a fortnight back, footballer Majid Irshad Khan's goalkeeping skills were the talk of the town but ever since he joined LeT he was wanted by security forces after having joined the militant ranks
The Shri Rajput Karni Sena has now threatened physical violence against the leading lady of Padmavati, Deepika Padukone as protests against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film spread across the country
The party has named Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani as its candidate from Rajkot West. Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel will contest from Mahesana and state party president Jitubhai Vaghani from Bhavnagar West.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi fears the transformed image of Rahul Gandhi due to which the BJP is raking up issues such as Bofors against the Gandhi family to defame them," Pawar alleged while interacting with party workers at Chandrapur in east Maharashtra.
The Gujarat Congress has requested the Election Commission of India to deploy observers at areas on borders of adjoining BJP-ruled states to check the possible inflow of liquor at the behest of the ruling party in the run-up to assembly polls.
Amid Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's attempts to mediate on the Ayodhya dispute, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said everyone knows where talks would lead.
One of the main reasons for delay is that both the parties are waiting for the other side to come out with its nominees, sources said.
The Karnataka government's much-hyped anti-superstition bill to prevent and eradicate "inhuman evil practices" was unanimously passed in the Legislative Assembly.
According to him, leaders and workers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other parties, will be joining the BJP soon.
The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Thursday alleged that the Gujarat chief minister and state BJP unit chief were behind the "morphed" sex clips of its leader Hardik Patel, a charge rejected by the ruling party.
Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark on PoK, son Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the Centre should prove his father wrong with "actions" by taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter aircraft agreement and asked the media why it didn't question him alleging that changes made in the deal benefitted the businessmen.