KOCHI: Former Union minister, author and media baron MP Veerendra Kumar passed away late on Thursday at a private hospital in Kozhikode. He was 84. A member of current Rajya Sabha, Veerendra Kumar was also the chairman and managing director of Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing company, a position he held since 1979. Kumar was born on July 22, 1936 as the son of MK Pathmaprabha Gounder and Marudevi Avva at Kalpetta in Wayanad. An author of several books, he also assumed leadership positions in political parties like Janata Dal (S), Socialist Janata (Democratic), Loktantrik Janata Dal and Janatadal (United). He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 and 2004 from the Kozhikode constituency. During his first tenure, he served as the minister of state for finance and later as labour minister with independent charge. … [Read more...] about Kerala: Rajya Sabha MP and media baron MP Veerendra Kumar passes away
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"Be it clapping and lighting a lamp to the honouring of corona warriors by India's armed forces, Janta Curfew or by faithful adherence to rules during the nationwide lockdown, on every occasion you have shown that Ek Bharat is the guarantee for Shrestha Bharat," he said. The Prime Minister also referred to the suffering of labourers, migrant workers during the crisis and said his government is working in a determined way to alleviate their troubles. "In a crisis of this magnitude, it can certainly not be claimed that no one suffered any inconvenience or discomfort. Our labourers, migrant workers, artisans and craftsmen in small scale industries, hawkers and such fellow countrymen have undergone tremendous suffering. We are working in a united and determined way to alleviate their troubles," he said. Stressing on the need to follow rules and guidelines, Prime Minister Modi said, "We have to take care to ensure that inconveniences that we are facing do not turn into disasters." … [Read more...] about PM Narendra Modi writes to citizens on first anniversary of NDA 2.0 govt, says their affection has given new energy
RAIPUR: Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi who has decided to back BSP in the Lok Sabha elections does not have a completely negative view of PM Narendra Modi. “I am not one among those who think that Modi is a total disaster,” Jogi, who formed Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) three years ago after he and his son Amit were expelled from Congress, told TOI in an interview. Jogi believes there are at least three areas in which Modi has left significant impact all over the country. First area where Modi has been successful and effective, he said, is Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. “People of Chhattisgarh, especially womenfolk and poor families, are very happy about it.” Another sphere where Modi has made a huge difference in the quality of life, the tribal leader said, is rural housing. Comparing his former party’s Indira Awaas Yojana with Modi’s scheme, Jogi said: “What we were giving was not enough and to a very few.” On the third factor, he … [Read more...] about Modi is not a total disaster, says Ajit Jogi
In a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) patron Sharad Yadav said Sunday no other ruling dispensation has caused more harm to the people of this country since independence. At a press meet, he alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not fulfill any of the promises he made to the people during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Narendra Modi made one false promise after another... People are witnessing skyrocketing prices (of almost every commodity). Petrol-diesel prices are rising on a daily basis. The central government has collected Rs 11 lakh crore on account of petroleum products alone," Yadav told reporters. Stating that both central and state governments have lost credibility, the former Union minister claimed that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was voted to power as the grand alliance leader, ditched 11 crore people when he switched sides. Yadav, who was an integral part of the ruling JD(U), distanced himself … [Read more...] about No government caused more harm than BJP-led coalition: Sharad Yadav