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  • Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti not given security in UP: BJP leaders 2 days ago

    Kanpur: Local BJP leaders alleged that Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was not provided security according to the protocol during her visit to Kanpur Dehat area. They also alleged that the minister was also not given government vehicle for her visit on Tuesday night. A delegation led by BJP district...
  • Smriti Irani fumes as media has a field day over her visit to astrologer 4 days ago

    Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is upset after the media showcased her visit to an astrologer who predicted that she would be the next Indian President. ...
  • Watch: Murli Deora's journey from a mayor to union minister 4 days ago

    Senior Congress leader and former union minister Murli Deora died on Monday. Deora was an industrialist who rose from being a Municipal Councillor to walking the corridors of power in Delhi. He also headed the largest insurer of the country, the Life Insurance Corporation. In the twilight of his career,...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister 4 days ago

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh 4 days ago

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • Senior Congress leader, former minister Murli Deora dies in Mumbai 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Murli Deora died at the age of 77 in Mumbai on Monday morning after prolonged illness. His final rites are scheduled to take place on Monday at 4pm in Chandanvadi in Mumbai. His body will be kept at the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress...
  • Admission rigmarole for HRD Minister Smriti Irani to get children in school 5 days ago

    New Delhi: It did not help that she was India's Education Minister Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school like any other parent who goes through this nightmare. "Oh yes. I actually got interviewed. When I came from Mumbai to Delhi, the...
  • Centre aims to pass key bills in Winter Session of Parliament 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Winter Session of Parliament set to begin on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Centre aims to pass many essential reform bills including Insurance Bill, Coal Ordinance and Constitutional Amendment Bill. He said that the government is committed to get these bills...
  • UP Mining Minister's son booked for abduction of woman November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Uttar Pradesh Mining Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati's son Anurag for allegedly abducting a young woman. The woman's father has alleged that Prajapati's son kidnapped his daughter. Her father said that the police in Amethi initially refused to register an FIR. The case...
  • Mike Hussey to lead PM XI against England November 20, 2014

    Canberra: Retired Australian cricketer Mike Hussey will once again take to the pitch - for one match, at least - when he captains a Prime Minister's XI side against England in January. The match will be played January 14 at Manuka Oval, four days before England's opening match of a one-day...
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid November 19, 2014

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • I may become prime minister one day, says Bihar CM Manjhi November 19, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that he could become the prime minister one day. "I may become the prime minister of the country like I became the chief minister," Manjhi said at an official function. Manjhi said he was being targeted by everyone because he belonged to...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to probe West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra November 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose. According to sources, both of them have been asked to appear before the agency during the week. While Mitra will be the first state...
  • Government aims at raising savings; re-launches Kisan Vikas Patra November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the objective to raise savings in the country, the government today re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), an instrument which will provide trusted option of investment to poor and keep them off ponzi schemes. "In the last 2-3 years, savings rate in country has declined from a record high...
  • Terry Walsh's demands move to Sports Minister's doorstep November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-member panel formed to look into Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh's demands has failed to come to any "conclusion" and has knocked Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonwal's door to resolve the issue. The panel comprising former hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal...
  • No regret over not becoming PM, says LK Advani November 14, 2014

    Patna: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said that he had no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister as the respect he got from all parties was more than enough and "overwhelmed" him. "I have no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister of the country. The...
  • Government promises more funds to states for prison reforms: Rajnath Singh November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday promised to provide more funds to all states for modernisation of prisons as condition of most of the jails in the country are "miserable". Addressing a seminar on prison reforms, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all recommendations on prison reforms made...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...
  • India third largest passport issuing country, China at the top: Sushma Swaraj November 14, 2014

    Shillong: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US. "India accounts for 14 per cent of passport issuance and is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US, with over 5.7 crore passports...
  • Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria accused of forging his graduation marksheet November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria is at the centre of a controversy over an allegation that his graduation marksheet was forged, a charge he has strongly denied. A case was filed in 2010 by his rival BSP candidate in Allahabad High Court charging him with...
  • Nitish Kumar questions BJP's appointment of junior ministers November 13, 2014

    Bettiah: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took a dig at BJP's appointment of eight ministers at the Centre. "Majority of them have been made Ministers of State and everybody knows a MOS gets work only on sweet will of the Cabinet minister of that department," Kumar said at the first...
  • Need to build defence capabilities over next 3 years: Manohar Parrikar November 12, 2014

    Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the country need not worry about Pakistan and China, but needed to build the defence capabilities over the next three years. Assuring that there would be transparency in the functioning of his ministry, he also said that crucial defence purchases would be...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi dubs upper caste people as foreigners, BJP slams comment November 12, 2014

    Patna: Stirring yet another controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has termed upper caste people as 'foreigners and descendants of Aryan race', a remark for which the BJP has slammed him for 'stoking caste tension' in the state. "The upper caste people are foreigners and descendants of the Aryan race....they...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • Modi meets expanded ministry November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting of the council of ministers after its first expansion was held on Monday at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Informed sources said that the meeting of the council of ministers was followed by a meeting of the cabinet. Modi Sunday inducted 21 new ministers taking the...
  • Portfolios of 21 new faces inducted into the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With 21 new faces inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, the strength of his team now stands at 66. Here is the full list of the 21 new faces inducted into the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers: Manohar Parrikar: Defence Ministry JP Nadda: Health...
  • PM Modi asks ministers to cut down on tours during Parliament session November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his Council of Ministers to cut down on unnecessary tours to ensure their maximum presence during the month-long affair. He also asked the ministers to be ready with bills pending in both Houses of Parliament along with...
  • Watch: Newly-inducted ministers take charge November 10, 2014

    The ministers inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday took charge of their respective portfolios on Monday. ...
  • Watch: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fumbles in Hindi! November 10, 2014

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The Minister who fumbled in Hindi assured that he would work on it in the coming days. ...
  • Will not allow country to be defenceless against enemies: Parrikar November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge of the country's most heavyweight portfolio on Monday said that he would not allow the country to be defenceless against its enemies. Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, Parrikar said, "I was given my portfolio last...