Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Satish Poonia, the newly appointed BJP President of Rajasthan, is the first Jat leader in the state who has been given a task to lead the party when it is in opposition, and by-polls on two seats and civic and panchayat elections are approaching near.
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian equity markets, for the past three months, fell sharply after the Union Budget on July 5 failed to inspire confidence among domestic and foreign investors, worried over softening growth.
Washington, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC on Tuesday opened a special memorial exhibition of five works of Swiss-born American photographer Robert Frank, who died at age 94 last week.