11 years on, we look back at the response of the UPA government to the 26/11 terror attack and the change in the NSG charter which cost the nation many lives
November 26, 2008 is a day which no Indian would forget, and it could be said that it was one of the worst days in the history of India. Ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba entered Mumbai, positioned themselves in various places and mercilessly killed over 160 persons including civilians, security staff and police personnel.
As journalists positioned in Mumbai on that fateful day, we watched with absolute horror how the events unfolded for nearly 2 days before the last terrorist was eliminated. What every Indian expected was that India would give Pakistan a befitting reply and all through there was talk that some major action was being planned.
A letter dated July 26, 2014, written by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) to the then Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan had accused the UPA government of deliberately yielding to cronies by changing the gold policy days before demitting office.
The Malegaon blast case in which Lt Col Purohit was made an accused took several turns. On Monday in a major relief to Purohit, the Supreme Court granted him bail. He will walk out of jail today after spending nearly 9 years.
The ruling BJP on Monday said that Ram Nath Kovind will be their candidate for the next President of India. The opposition has clearly said that he will not be a consensus candidate. This would mean an election would be held on July 17 as the opposition gets ready to field its own candidate.
Nitish Kumar and Sharad Pawar are engaged in a silent battle. They have not spoken out against each other, but there is palpable tension among the two leaders who are eyeing for the post of coordinator of a UPA like coalition.
Investigations are on to find out if undue favours were doled out to liquor baron Vijay Mallya by members in the United Progressive Alliance government.
To that end, the Central Bureau of Investigation is currently scanning through some 1.5 lakh emails, the bulk of it communications between Mallya and higher officials, including those in the Prime Minister’s Office during the UPA government.
New Delhi, Mar 2: It is over to the judiciary and the Home Ministry of India now. With it becoming clear that the UPA was on a witch hunt where the Ishrat Jahan encounter was concerned, it is time to set the narrative straight.
A lot would depend on both the judiciary and the Home Ministry now.
New Delhi, March 1: The Ishrat Jahan case needs a re-look in the wake of so many new revelations. Going by the statements that have been made in the past couple of days, it becomes clear that the UPA had tinkered with the files a great deal in a bid to make the encounter look fake. The Union Home Ministry has now decided to take a re-look at the case and has asked for files relating to the incident. Read more