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  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been examined by CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. He is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case. Sources said Singh was questioned...
  • Budget session likely from February 23: Sources January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources on Tuesday, the Budget session of Parliament is likely to start from February 23. Hopes are high with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley indicating start of second-generation reforms going forward. Jaitley is likely to make significant announcements on key issues such as retro tax, goods and services...
  • Every fishing vessel in India's EEZ to be tracked: Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: The government is working on a "special mechanism" to track all vessels operating in India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. "Any vessel entering India's exclusive economic zone will be tracked through a special mechanism. Every fishing boat will be given an electronic identity...
  • Photo of the day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends Shatrughan Sinha's son's wedding; Sonakshi Sinha thanks him on Twitter January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended actor-politician Shatrughan SinhaÂ's son KusshÂ's wedding to Taruna Agarwal here Sunday. The groom's sister and actress Sonakshi Sinha, who had met Modi along with her parents Shatrughan and Poonam earlier this month, tweeted a photograph and captioned it: "Thank you @narendramodi sir for keeping your...
  • Fake PMO website busted by Delhi Police, mastermind arrested January 18, 2015

    A fake website of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) named 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojna' has been busted by Delhi Crime Branch on Sunday. The website was offering loans to entrepreneurs after initial deposit of a few lakhs and was being run from Howrah with an active call centre with 17...
  • Fake PMO website busted by Delhi Police, mastermind Sudipta Chatterjee arrested January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A fake website of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) named 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojna' has been busted by Delhi Crime Branch on Sunday. The website was offering loans to entrepreneurs after initial deposit of a few lakhs and was being run from Howrah in West Bengal with an active...
  • RSS clears Kiran Bedi's name as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi elections January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Just three days after former IPS officer and team Anna member Kiran Bedi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her name as the chief ministerial candidate of the party in New Delhi. The BJP Parliamentary Board is likely to meet next week where...
  • Hypocrisy thy name is BJP: Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi January 17, 2015

    "Those who did not fulfill their dream of becoming Police Commissioner want to be CM, hypocrisy thy name is BJP," says Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. ...
  • India will become a country of opportunities, says PM Modi January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India will become a country of opportunities and the government is committed to achieving the fiscal deficit target, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Speaking at the ET Global Business Summit in New Delhi, Modi said the New Age India has also begun its transition from a winter...
  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • Beant Singh's assassin deported to India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the run for over 10 years, Sikh militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination, has been deported by Thailand. Tara, a Babbar Khalsa International militant had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding...
  • Army gives over Rs 100 crore to Prime Minister's Relief Fund January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday donated over Rs 100 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund after forgoing their one-day salary. The cheque was handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Army Chief Dalbir Singh at the traditional "At Home" at Army House on the...
  • Rs 5 lakh crore investment in road building in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A whopping investment of Rs 5 lakh crore would be made in the road sector in the coming five years, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "In five years, there will be investment of Rs 5 lakh crore" in the road sector, Gadkari said while inaugurating the eighth...
  • Centre urges MPs, CMs to give up subsidised LPG cylinders to cut government's subsidy bill January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to cut the government's subsidy bill, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called on VIPs to give up their subsidy on LPG gas cylinders. Pradhan is expected to write to Members of Parliament across party lines. According to sources, he has already spoken to three chief...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

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  • Government may set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal', says Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar January 12, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Monday sparked a row by saying that government is contemplating to set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal'. Tawadkar said that the LGBT youth will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them 'normal'. The minister was speaking on the sidelines of...
  • Chris Rogers replaces Mike Hussey at PM XI captain vs England January 11, 2015

    Canberra: Cricket Australia says Test opener Chris Rogers will replace Mike Hussey as captain of the Prime Minister's XI to play England in a tour match at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday. Hussey sustained a calf injury while playing for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League Twenty20 competition...
  • To live up to 4.1 per cent fiscal deficit target for financial year 2015: Arun Jaitley January 10, 2015

    At CNBC-TV18's 10th IBLA (India Business Leadership Awards) Finance Minster, Arun Jaitely spoke about his government's outlook for India in terms of growth, policy initiatives, reforms. During the discussion, Finance Minister said the government intends to live up to 4.1% FY15 fiscal deficit target. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 9, 2015

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  • News 360: Shootout at Kosher supermarket in southwest Paris, two dead January 9, 2015

    A fresh shooting has been reported inside a Jewsish grocery store in Eastern Paris. At least 2 people are believed to be dead. French media is reporting that several hostages, including women and children are being held inside. Reports say police are in touch with the suspects who claim to...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • J&K: 7,000 people along border areas shifted to safer places as Pakistan indulges in heavy firing January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: With Pakistan resorting to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, over 7,000 people residing along the border in Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated to safer places. Besides, BSF Director General (DG) DK...
  • Get 'out of the box' ideas for Budget: PM to ministers January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: With budgetary exercise underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his ministerial colleagues to get "out of the box" ideas from the common man which could be incorporated in the financial outlay. Holding an interactive session with entire Council of Ministers over 'high tea', he denounced the...
  • Maxwell, Cummins in Prime Minister's XI to face England January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Pat Cummins will have a chance to bolster their World Cup selection claims after being named in a Prime Minister's XI to play England in a one-day match on January 14. Maxwell has recently been out of form and Cummins has been battling...
  • India wants to engage Pakistan in 'low-intensity war': Pakistan Defence Minister January 5, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid the war of words between India and Pakistan over cross-border firing and the December 31 'terror boat' incident, Pakistan's defence minister has alleged that India "wants to keep his country busy in a low-intensity war". "India wants to keep us busy in a low-intensity war or low-intensity...
  • Changes in land laws balances development,compensation: Arun Jaitley January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside criticism against changes in land acquisition laws, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the amendments would ensure higher compensation to land owners while fulfilling developmental needs of the nation. "The amendment balances the developmental needs of India, particularly rural India, while still providing enhanced compensation to...
  • PM Modi to meet entire council of ministers on Monday, will share idea, vision January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his entire council of ministers on Monday where he will share his idea and vision. He will also assess the performance of ministers and listen to their problems. Modi will enjoy high tea with his council of ministers at 5 PM. The Prime Minister...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 2, 2015

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  • Not involved in any campaign film of the PM: Amitabh Bachchan January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today said he is not associated with any ad film of the Narendra Modi government. There were reports that the 72-year-old actor would feature in a TV ad which seeks to ask Indians to rise above religion for inclusive development. Bachchan took to micro-blogging site Twitter to set...