MODI GOVERNMENT

  • Crucial day for Modi government in Parliament as it will table Insurance Amendment Bill today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Tuesday as it will push for the big reform measure by tabling Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • BJP MP defends alleged forced conversion, calls it home coming, says it will continue in Aligarh December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Lok Sabha with opposition MPs cornering the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over alleged forced conversion row for the second day in a row on Thursday. MPs were shouting slogans against the government and entered the well of the House. The Bharatiya Janata...
  • Modi government cornered in Parliament over alleged forced conversion row December 11, 2014

    The opposition cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh claimed that it forcibly converted 100 Muslims in Agra to Hinduism. The opposition parties led by BSP supremo Mayawati demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. ...
  • All powers concentrated in Narendra Modi, says Rahul Gandhi December 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sharpening attack on the Narendra Modi government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said unlike the earlier regimes, including the Vajpayee dispensation, all powers were now concentrated on a 'single man' who takes decisions without any discussions. "In the BJP only Modi speaks. He makes decisions. It is not...
  • Central government to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide, gets support of 18 states, 4 UTs December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision by the Central government, the Home Ministry has informed Parliament that attempt to suicide will no longer be treated as a criminal offence. The Home Ministry informed Parliament that the government has decided to delete section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises...
  • 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...
  • Most CMs favour restructuring of Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the future of the Planning Commission on Sunday saw most Chief Ministers favouring restructuring of the Soviet-era body but there was no consensus on disbanding the existing set-up. Modi, who has announced in...
  • Centre financially burdening states, says Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at the Centre for financially "burdening" states by executing schemes which come under the State List, saying such programmes were putting the resources of the state governments under undue pressure. He also said the practice of 'one size...
  • Plan panel needed reorientation, not political burial: Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday said dismantling Planning Commission will be "unwarranted, shortsighted and dangerous" as it will have long term adverse effect on Centre-state relations and asserted that the plan panel needed "reorientation" and not "political burial". "The move is shortsighted and dangerous. It will also have long term...
  • Skipping PM Modi's meet on Planning Commission against nation's interest, says Devendra Fadnavis December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday hit out at chief ministers for skipping the Planning Commission meet by saying that it was against the interest of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with Chief Ministers on the structure and role of the new...
  • PM Modi to meet CMs on Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar to skip it December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold consultations with Chief Ministers on Sunday on the structure and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been at loggereheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party over Burdwan blasts and Saradha...
  • Government wants to make Northeast a trade & business hub of South East Asia: Kiren Rijiju December 6, 2014

    Agartala: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi government has changed the 'Look-East Policy' to 'Act East Policy' to make the North-Eastern region a trade and business hub of South East Asia. "The North Eastern region has 98 per cent of its...
  • Users to soon get choice of selecting power discom, says Piyush Goyal December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Consumers will soon be able to choose their power supply company as the government is making necessary amendments to the Electricity Act to enable this provision which is aimed at encouraging greater competition in the distribution sector. Shifting focus from generation, the government plans to fix electricity distribution...
  • TMC continues to attack Modi government, raise issue of fuel pricing in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday continued with its attack on the Narendra Modi government and has targeted the Centre on fuel prices. TMC MPs were protesting outside Parliament holding banners against the price hike. The government has hiked excise duty on petrol by Rs 2.25 per litre and diesel...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM as opposition MPs create uproar over Niranjan Jyoti's remarks December 3, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress continues to attack the Narendra Modi government. After raising the issue of black money, BJP President Amit Shah's alleged links with the Sahara group, controversial statement by MoS Niranjan Jyoti, the party raised the issue of fuel pricing. The TMC is likely to protest against Niranjan Jyoti's...
  • Sushma Swaraj to make a statement on PM Modi's foreign tour December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make an official statement on Wednesday regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. Modi has recently returned from Nepal after attending two-day SAARC summit. Modi has dedicated almost a month of his tenure till date to international visits and has been targeted by...
  • Modi government a government of U-turns, says Kamal Nath December 2, 2014

    The Congress is set to corner the government in Parliament for failing to fulfil promises it made during the Lok Sabha election campaign. Congress MP Kamal Nath said, "The Modi government is a government of U-turns. The government has not fulfilled its promise to bring back black money. We will...
  • Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest outside Parliament against Modi government's 'U-turns' December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday led the protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party government over 'U-turns' taken by it. MPs held up the booklet 'U-turn Sarkar' outside Parliament highlighting issues of black money, incursion by Chinese troops, ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The 33-page booklet was released on...
  • Opposition parties seek clarification from BJP over minister's 'Muslims, Christians sons of Ram' remark December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday came under fire for her controversial statement with opposition parties demanding a clarification from the Narendra Modi government. The Congress will raise the issue in Parliament and has given a suspension notice in Rajya Sabha on...
  • BJP rubbishes Congress booklet on Modi government's U-turns December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre has hit back at the Congress which has brought out a booklet on the U-turns of the Modi government. Addressing the media, senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Congress was out of...
  • Modi government should probe black money stashed in country: KC Tyagi December 1, 2014

    Janata Dal United leader KC Tyagi said the Narendra Modi government should probe black money in the country first. He said, "Instead of getting black money from abroad they should investigate the black money stashed in the country." The remarks came after the Income Tax department recovered diamonds worth Rs...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha discussing Shipping (Amendment) Bill 2013 December 1, 2014

    The second week of the winter session of Parliament is expected to remain stormy as the Congress is set to corner the Narendra Modi government by bringing out a booklet on the U-turns taken by the Bharatiya Janata Party since it came to power. The Trinamool Congress will continue to...
  • Congress to bring out a booklet in Parliament over U-turns taken by BJP since it came to power December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The second week of the winter session of Parliament is expected to remain stormy as the Congress is set to corner the Narendra Modi government by bringing out a booklet on the U-turns taken by the Bharatiya Janata Party since it came to power. The booklet will narrate the...
  • BJP has achieved what UPA couldn't do over the years: Javadekar December 1, 2014

    Lauding the work of the Central government in the past six months, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved what the previous UPA government could not achieve over the years. ...
  • Will build 30 kms of road per day in two years time: Nitin Gadkari November 30, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled the plans of his ministry and said 30 kms of road will be built every day in two years time. He added that project worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore are cleared and work would start at the earliest. ...
  • Modi government likely to replace Planning Commission in December November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Work has moved into top gear for finalising the name and structure for the new institution that will replace the 64-year old Planning Commission and the same may be unveiled this December. "The Prime Minister has convened a meeting of the Chief Ministers on December 7 to seek their...
  • Modi government has plans to privatise coal sector, says Sonia Gandhi November 29, 2014

    Patamda: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has plans to privatise the coal sector to benefit a few industrialists at the cost of the people. "The Congress nationalised the coal sector to give benefits to the people of the state while the BJP government...
  • Sushma Swaraj not a dummy External Affairs Minister, says Prakash Javadekar November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding the work of the Central government in the past six months, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved what the previous UPA government could not achieve over the years. "What we have achieved in months was not achieved by UPA in years...
  • India eases gold import rule in surprise move November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: India has scrapped a rule mandating traders to export 20 per cent of all gold imported into the country, in a surprise move that could cut smuggling and raise legal shipments into the world's second-biggest consumer of the metal after China. Along with a record duty of 10 per cent,...
  • Modi government planning to impose cess on petroleum products: Congress November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday claimed that the NDA government is planning to impose a cess on petroleum products and that the party would strongly oppose this move. Party spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters that when the prices of crude oil have reached a record low in international market, the Narendra...