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  • PM Modi's Toronto remarks aimed at assuring industries: Devendra Fadnavis 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday sought to clarify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Toronto in which he has blamed the erstwhile government for leaving a "mess" behind, saying the statement was meant only to assure industries of "hassle-free" environment in the country. "Firstly, he (Modi) never said...
  • I am a hard nut to crack: Smriti Irani 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: "I am a hard nut to crack," says HRD Minister Smriti Irani who also asserts that she is "too fat" to be cut to size. The 39-year-old minister, who is in the eye of many a controversy including being accused of saffronising education, dismisses sugestions that she was getting...
  • Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youngster in Budgam 8 hours 1 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youngster in central Kashmir Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished. "I strongly condemn the killing of 15-year-old Suhail Ahmed in an incident of firing on unarmed protesters by paramilitary forces...
  • Lok Janshakti Party leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani 9 hours 28 minutes ago

    Patna: A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. "An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the...
  • No more guard of honour for Maharashtra ministers 13 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice of according police guard of honour to ministers and top officials during their district-level visits, terming it a "waste of time and resources". The directive will also apply to all ministers and senior state officials, a senior official said. Chief Minister...
  • India will be the global workforce hub in a few years: PM Modi Yesterday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the Canadian leadership and locals for the rousing reception he recieved in Canada. "Whatever resources India needs can be found in Canada. Canada joined in the celebrations when BJP came to power. Youth of India is it's biggest strength," said PM Modi in his speech. ...
  • Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka...
  • Rohtak college expels 13 Kashmiri students studying under PM's scholarship scheme Yesterday

    Rohtak: Thirteen Kashmiri students enrolled in the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme have been expelled from their college hostel in Rohtak. The students were studying at the Rohtak Engineering College under the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship. The college has said that they have not been receiving the fees promised to them...
  • Gujarat government will never acquire land for corporates: Anandiben Patel 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Amidst controversy surrounding the Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday assured farmers that her government would never acquire their land forcibly to give it to corporate houses. While speaking at a public function in Bharuch on Thursday, Patel alleged that some political parties are "misleading" farmers...
  • Delhi: Court to hear afresh defamation plea against AAP, Arvind Kejriwal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A sessions court in New Delhi has asked a magisterial court to hear afresh a defamation complaint filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Additional Sessions Judge Dinesh Kumar Sharma set aside the November 14 last year judgement passed by the...
  • India has potential to grow at 10 per cent: Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    Washington: India has the potential to make nine to 10 per cent growth rate a "new normal", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday while asserting that high growth was essential to meet the challenges posed by the country's burgeoning young population. "India has the potential to make nine to ten...
  • Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case; Supreme Court gives split verdict on removal of Special Public Prosecutor 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict on a DMK leader's plea seeking removal of a public prosecutor from representing state in the Karnataka High Court which recently reserved verdict on an appeal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. As a...
  • Sushhma Swaraj conveys security concerns during meeting with North Korea Foreign Minister 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India's security concerns were on Monday conveyed to Ri Su Yong, Foreign Minister of North Korea which has close military ties with Pakistan. Ri, the first ever Foreign Minister from his country to visit India, held discussions with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a "frank and and friendly...
  • AIB video explaining net neutrality goes viral 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, AIB is in news once again for bringing the #SaveTheInternet campaign to the common citizen. A video by AIB which explains net neutrality has received more than 9 lakh views in less than 48 hours. The video highlights the #SaveTheInternet campaign started by...
  • Haryana government to give Cabinet Minister status to Ramdev 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday decided to give "status equivalent to Cabinet Minister" to Ramdev, who has been appointed as the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. "Ramdev, Brand Ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in Haryana, will be given status equivalent to Cabinet Minister," Haryana's Health...
  • Rajnath Singh evades queries on Sena's demand 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday refused to be drawn into the controversy over ally Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's demand for scrapping voting rights of Muslims. The Home Minister, who was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on 'Untouchability No More', was queried about the editorial in...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Azam Khan slams PM Modi's Paris visit; calls him a 'liar' 5 days ago

    Badaun: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "liar" and criticised his Paris visit given the rising number of farmer suicides in the country. "He (Modi) is a king who lies. Farmers are dying in the country and he is touring Paris. He has failed...
  • TRAI recommends non discriminate availability of Internet, report on net neutrality to be filed in May 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made a committee to look into the issues of the matter. According to sources, the committee was formed in January 2015. A report has been sought by the 2nd week of May. According to sources, the...
  • Need to boost staff capabilities to meet people's aspirations: PMO official 5 days ago

    New Delhi: There is a need to enhance skills and capabilities of government employees to meet people's aspirations, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Addressing a training programme in the national capital, PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the PMO said the goal of the...
  • Senior ministers discuss Sukma attack, famer's issues 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior central ministers met at the residence of union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday for an "informal" meeting which discussed the Maoist attack at Sukma in Chhattisgarh and the issues concerning farmers, informed sources in said. The meeting was held in the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifts Madhubani painting to Lord Mayor of Hannover 6 days ago

    Hannover: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented to Lord Mayor of Hannover Stefan Schostok a Madhubani painting depicting various stages of life. The Lord Mayor is the highest representative of the state capital of Hannover and simultaneously the head of the administration. The painting is painted on canvas by a 70-year...
  • New aviation policy will connect India with 'Bharat': Ashok Gajapathi Raju 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: A new civil aviation policy, which is on the anvil, will facilitate more airlines to connect metros and state capitals with more cities and towns across the country, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Sunday. "We want more airlines to operate across the country, connecting more cities and...
  • North Korean Foreign Minister in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a significant diplomatic engagement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will receive her North Korean counterpart Ri Su-yong on Monday during which issues like DPRK's contentious nuclear programme and concerns over the tension in the Korean Peninsula are expected to figure. The meeting, which comes nearly a month ahead...
  • UPA's response to Pakistan aggression was 'height of humility': Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Terming the response of previous UPA regime to Pakistan's aggression as "height of humility", Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the way NDA government dealt with the cross border firing and infiltration has forced the neighbouring country to "shout for" UN intervention. "We want good ties with our neighbours...
  • PIL activists should declare source of funds: Arun Jaitley April 10, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it should be mandatory for those filing PILs against the government on development projects to declare their source of funds, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the judiciary against being influenced by "five-star activists". The suggestion by Jaitley also came a...
  • Raghuram Rajan says full rupee convertibility in a few years April 10, 2015

    Pune: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said the central bank is looking at allowing full capital account convertibility in a few years. "My hope is that we will get to full capital account convertibility in a short number of years," he said. Full capital convertibility means a foreign investor...
  • Government will defend rights of citizens of all faiths: PM Modi April 10, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured minorities in India that rights and liberty of citizens of all faiths will be protected and equal place ensured for them, comments that come against the backdrop of anti-minority campaign by Hindutva elements. In a speech at the UNESCO in Paris, he emphasised...
  • Include road safety in school curriculum: Nitin Gadkari asks states April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Road safety is likely to be part of school curriculum across the country as Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked state education boards to introduce this subject in the syllabus. Road Secretary Vijay Chibber on Friday said the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has included a chapter...
  • No Israeli type settlements for Kashmir Pandits: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed April 10, 2015

    Jammu: Reiterating his opposition to composite townships for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Friday said his government was committed to bring the displaced community back but ruled out setting up "Israeli-type" separate clusters for their settlement. "We will not make separate clusters...
  • UP needs to tighten law and order situation: Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Expressing concern over a spate of train loot incidents in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was a need to tighten law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to know about incidents of loots in Lucknow. I will talk to the UP government and...