MEETING

  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • PM Modi reaches out to opposition parties, says all issues will be discussed in Budget session 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to opposition parties at an all-party meeting convened ahead of the Budget session to arrive at a consensus on some ordinances. The Prime Minister assured that all issues will be discussed and asked parties to focus on Budget and smooth...
  • All-party meet ahead of Budget session to reach consensus on key legislations 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day before the crucial Budget session, the Narendra government has decide to reach out to opposition parties and there will be two all-party meetings to explore consensus on passing key legislations, including bills to replace ordinances on land acquisition and mining. The first meeting is called by Parliamentary...
  • AAP's national executive meet on February 26 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The AAP's national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker calls all-party meeting on February 22 ahead of Budget session February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called a meeting of leaders of political parties on February 22 to ensure smooth run of the Budget Session during which the government will also seek to convert six recent ordinances into legislations. Parliament sources said Mahajan has convened a meeting of leaders...
  • RSS meet starts, strategy for UP, Bihar Assembly elections to be discussed February 15, 2015

    Kanpur: Bharatiya Janata Party's debacle in the Delhi Assembly polls and the organisational strategy to galvanise the cadre in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where elections are not far away are likely to be discussed threadbare at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh's four-day meet 'Manthan' which started in Kanpur on Sunday. RSS...
  • Kiran Bedi not invited to BJP meet to review poll debacle February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday did not invite Kiran Bedi, who was its chief ministerial candidate for the Assembly elections, to a meeting where party leaders analysed its humiliating defeat here at the hands of Aam Aadmi Party. At the meeting, which went on for two hours, senior...
  • NITI Aayog meet: Modi focused on governing model, cooperative federalism, says Jaitley February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The first meeting of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog was held earlier on Sunday. It was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the focus was on empowering the states. Three sub-groups of Chief Minister's will be set up on rationalisation of central schemes, skill development...
  • NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi to seek CMs' views on budget, infra development February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: At the first meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek views of Chief Ministers and Lt Governors on Budget 2015-16, flagship schemes and infrastructure projects like rail and roads to put the economy on high growth trajectory. "The Prime Minister will...
  • NITI meet: PM to seek CMs' views on budget, infrastructure development February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: At the first meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek views of Chief Ministers and Lt Governors on Budget 2015-16, flagship schemes and infrastructure projects like rail and roads to put the economy on high growth trajectory. "The Prime Minister...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi defies diktat, calls JD(U) Legislature Party meet on Feb 20 February 6, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has defied his party diktat and called for Janata Dal (United) Legislative Party meet on February 20. The matter is likely to snowball into a major political drama in the days to come if Manjhi and the JD(U) leadership stick to their respective...
  • BCCI to decide AGM date at its Working Committee Meet on February 8 February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The allpowerful working committee of the BCCI will meet on February 8 in Chennai to decide on date of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and get an update on president-in-exile N Srinivasan's course of action in the coming days. It has been learnt that majority of the working committee...
  • Javed Akhtar: Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Having penned more than 1,500 songs, lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that it was not easy for him to translate Tagore songs in Hindi. The celebrated poet-writer has translated eight songs of Rabindranath Tagore to Hindi, which are featured in an album. "I have a lot of experience in writing to...
  • Modi, Obama hold walk the talk, chai pe charcha at Hyderabad House January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderabad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of...
  • Public interest should be far more important than public ownership, says Suresh Prabhu January 18, 2015

    Speaking at the Act for Growth Meet celebrating 10 years of CNBC Awaaz, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that the public ownership is for public interest so, if the public interest can be served without having public ownership, public interest should be far more important. ...
  • Bigger role for Kiran Bedi likely in Delhi elections, BJP to put up her posters across the city January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party member and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi is likely to lead the party's campaign for Delhi Assembly elections. The party will put posters with Bedi's picture across the national capital. The final decision on a larger role for Bedi in Delhi polls is likely to be...
  • EC likely to announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections today January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will meet on Monday to discuss preparations for the Delhi Assembly elections and the date for the one-day election to the 70-member Assembly is likely to be announced today. The elections are expected to be held in mid-February. The schedule for the election, sources said, will...
  • I am highly impressed by PM Modi's slogan 'sabka saath, sabka vikas': John Kerry January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: US Secretary of State John Kerry said no act of terror will ever stop "the march of freedom" and the entire world is with the people of France. In the deadliest terror attack in France in four decades, heavily-armed gunmen stormed a satirical newspaper's office in Paris on January...
  • Banks need more autonomy to make commercial decisions: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    On the day two of the Bankers meet in Pune, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said, "There are unacceptable levels of NPAs in some cases, and the banks have to be given a sufficient amount of leeway to deal with commercial issues with a commercial mindset." ...
  • India needs reforms in banking sector, more autonomy for state banks: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    Pune: India needs to "conceive" several reforms in the banking sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday on the sidelines of a two-day banking retreat. Jaitley added that there is a need to give greater autonomy to banks and that non-performing loans in some cases was "unacceptable". "There is a need...
  • PM asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Government in Parliament December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties. While addressing members at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister asked...
  • Cabinet may decide coal auction floor price today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet may on Wednesday decide to fix a floor price of Rs 150/tonne for auction of coal blocks in March. A methodology for fixing floor and reserve price for the auction of 204 coal mines whose allocation was cancelled by the Supreme Court in September, will be decided...
  • BJP asks MPs, ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday pulled up its MPs and ministers and asked them to declare their assets by Wednesday. The issue was discussed in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "All MPs were asked to go to every village." Senior leader LK Advani...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • CBI chief Ranjit Singh caught snoozing at internal security meet November 29, 2014

    Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha was caught snoozing at the crucial internal security meet in Guwahati. The meet was addressed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. ...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Opposition parties likely to unite against Centre on passage of FDI in Insurance Bill November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is likely to have a tough time getting the FDI in Insurance Bill passed in Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced that it would hold demonstrations against raising FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent. After...
  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • After skipping an all-party meet, TMC to stage a dharna in Parliament opposing FDI in insurance November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: High drama will be witnessed during the winter session of Parliament as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that the party will be staging a dharna opposing Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance in the House. The TMC did not attend the all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker...