CWC Gives A Clarion Call For Second Freedom Struggle; Vows To Oust The Modi Government

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) gave a clarion call for a “second freedom struggle” against the Narendra Modi government to combat “divisive politics and the ideology of hate and violence” from Mahadev Bhavan in Sevagram on Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th birth anniversary.

The venue was ripe with symbolism because Sevagram ashram was where the Congress had held deliberations for its ‘Quit India’ call against British rule in 1942.

A resolution adopted by the party’s highest decision-making body also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) of “hypocrisy” for “trying to appropriate” the Mahatma’s legacy for electoral opportunities.


India Plans 40% Electricity Generation From Non-Fossil Fuel-Based Resources By 2030

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India was targeting 40 per cent of electricity generation from non-fossil fuel-based resources by 2030 as it looks to tap vast solar and wind potential to replace reliance on polluting coal to meet its energy needs.

Modi said he saw the 121-country International Solar Alliance as the future OPEC for meeting energy needs of the world. Oil cartel OPEC led by Saudi Arabia currently meets close to half of the world’s oil needs.


Police Rules Out Possibility Of Key Witnesses In Pehlu Lynching Shot While Travelling To Behror

New Delhi: An investigation by Rajasthan’s Alwar police has ruled out the possibility that key witnesses in an April 2017 lynching case were shot at while they were travelling to Behror to appear before a court.

Six witnesses, including lynching victim Pehlu Khan’s sons Irshad and Arif and lawyer Asad Hayat, lodged a report at Neemrana police station on Saturday, saying unidentified men fired from a black SUV without a registration number when they were on way to Behror to depose before an additional district judge court in the lynching case.


Jaitley Says, Only Perverted Rahul Gandhi School Of Thinking Can Call Investment In IL&FS A Scam

New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley termed the Congress as a “national saboteur” trying to spread disinformation about the developments in debt-ridden IL&FS. He said that only ‘the perverted Rahul Gandhi school of thinking’ can call investment by financial institutions in IL&FS a ‘scam’ and suggested that the Congress President should take some ‘words of wisdom’ from a senior party colleague.

Jaitley in a Facebook post titled ‘Lessons for Rahul Gandhi from his partyman’ said that it must be remembered that the days of crony capitalism are over and the NDA government deals with challenges objectively and professionally. The minister wanted to know whether investment by financial institutions in a company is a scam as has been spread by Gandhi and his coterie.


A LSR Alumnus Gita Gopinath To Take Over As International Monetary Fund Chief

New Delhi: An Alumnus of Lady Sriram College and now Indian-American professor Gita Gopinath has been appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She currently serves as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.

“Gita Gopinath is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said.