MODI GOVERNMENT

  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Modi government used black money issue to come to power: Mulayam 12 hours 46 minutes ago

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also joined the Trinamool Congress on the issue of black money. He hit out at the Modi government saying, "The BJP government conspired to come to power using black money issue. It has not taken any action on the issue even after six months...
  • Government ready for discussion on black money issue: Venkaiah Naidu 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu said that the government was ready to discuss black money issue after it was cornered by the opposition in the House over the issue. Naidu said, "Just learnt opposition wants to discuss black money issue. We are ready for discussion. The government...
  • TMC questions Modi government on black money issue 13 hours 27 minutes ago

    The Trinamool Congress took on the Narendra Modi government on the issue of black money and was protesting outside Parliament holding black umbrellas. TMC MP Saugata Roy said, "PM Modi promised that black money will be brought back and every citizen will get Rs 15 lakh, where is that money....
  • Congress will back opposition parties on black money issue: Ashwini Kumar 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    The Congress has also joined hands with opposition parties to take on the Narendra Modi over the issue of black money. Senior party leader Ashwini Kumar said, "We are with the opposition parties on the issue of black money. His government has done nothing in the last six months." ...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...
  • New era in India under PM Modi, say top US diplomats 17 hours 53 minutes ago

    Washington: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his style of functioning and "determination" for development for all, two of the top US diplomats have said that "a new era" has emerged in India under his leadership. "It really does feel like a new era in India under Prime Minister Modi. You...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • 'No blank cheque' for support to government on GST, Insurance Bills: Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: Keeping the government on tenterhooks on key reform measures like the Insurance Bill and GST, Congress on Tuesday said that there is "no blank cheque" on its support on these in Parliament as the "devil lies in the details". Although he described the proposed Goods and Services Tax...
  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer Yesterday

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was on Monday seen knocking the door of an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan. This astrologer is the same person who had predicted some time back that Irani would become a minister. His newest prediction is that the actor-turned-politician will one day...
  • Parliament to witness stormy winter session, Modi government aims to take up 37 bills Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament begins on Monday, it is expected to be a stormy one. The government aims to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including Foreign Direct Investment hike in insurance. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has already...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT 2 days ago

    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...
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • Centre lowers upper age limit, reduces number of attempts for UPSC civil services aspirants 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday lowered the upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants. According to a government notification, the upper age limit for general category will be 26, down from 30, for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 28 from 33 and for Scheduled Caste...
  • Modi in Sydney: Sets deadline for merger of OCI and PIO schemes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the differences between Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) schemes would be ended by January 2015. He promised visa-on-arrival facility soon for the Australian tourists and also said the Sydney Cultural Centre would be established by...
  • Cartoon of the day: PM Modi in Sydney November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at the...
  • Ramdev given 'Z' category security by Modi government November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Yoga exponent Ramdev has been provided with a 'Z' category security by the Central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents". The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after receiving inputs from security agencies and increased perception of threat to Ramdev, official sources...
  • Jaitley slams Khurshid, says Modi gets a larger audience in Sydney than Congress leaders in India November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the genuineness of crowd during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trips abroad, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said his plight was understandle as Modi had a larger audience in Sydney than his leader got in India. "If UPA leaders during their days...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Sydney once again proves that he is India's ultimate showman in politics November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at...
  • PM Narendra Modi neither sleeps nor allows us to sleep, says Venkaiah Naidu November 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the leader neither sleeps nor allows his Cabinet colleagues to do so. "I was telling in the morning our Prime Minister does not sleep and does not allow others to sleep," the Union Urban...
  • Left plans series of protests against government policies November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) will take to the streets to protest the "dilution" of the rural employment guarantee scheme later this month as a precursor to nationwide agitation by all Left parties in December against the Narendra Modi government's "anti-people" policies. With new entrants like CPI(ML)- Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre...
  • Centre downplays reports of China training Pakistan Army troops November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: The Narendra Modi government on Saturday downplayed reports that Chinese troops were training Pakistan Army personnel right across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin when asked to comment on reports in this regard, said the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is here as...
  • Highlights: PM Narendra Modi addresses 12th ASEAN-India summit November 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 12th ASEAN-India summit. Modi is on a three-nation trip and arrived at Myanmar on Tuesday. He will also be attending East Asian summit. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan shunted to a low profile ministry, may not be BJP CM candidate for Delhi elections November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, who was shifted from the heavyweight Health and Family Welfare Ministry to the low key Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Ministry in the Council of Ministers expansion undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, is unlikely to be projected as...
  • Single women demand pension, greater access to government schemes November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Demanding adequate social security measures for them including pension and better access to government entitlements, scores of single women from different parts of the country have descended here for a two-day meeting starting on Wednesday. The women, under the banner of the National Forum for Single Women's Rights,...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Myanmar for first leg of his 10-day trip November 11, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Modi has landed in Myanmar's capital for the first stop of his 10 day, 3 nation tour. He will also be going to Australia and Fiji. Modi will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi will meet Burmese...
  • Centre to examine Odisha government's push to reallocate coal blocks November 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Centre on Monday assured the Odisha government to consider its proposal of re-allocating coal blocks earlier given to some state-owned public sector undertakings and IPPs which made substantial progress in their projects. "I am informed that the state government has submitted such proposals...