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  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • Amitabh Bachchan meets PM Narendra Modi in capital 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Saturday. "Shri Amitabh Bachchan met the Prime Minister," read a post on the Twitter handle @PMOIndia, along with a photograph of the two of them. Amitabh is the brand ambassador of Gujarat, the state which Modi represented as Chief Minister...
  • Two days left in winter session, fate of Insurance, Coal Bills hang in balance 21 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With only two working days left in the winter session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill and the Coal Bill, hangs in balance in view of strong opposition by some parties. The Insurance Bill, which provides for raising FDI cap from...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly. The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU...
  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar Yesterday

    Madhepura: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar. "Through hard work I ensured electricity in households for greater hours which facilitated watching television for a longer duration....
  • Jharkhand polls: Final phase sees 70 per cent voter turnout Yesterday

    Ranchi: Over 25 lakh people more than 70 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in the fifth and last round of the Assembly election in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen constituencies voted on Saturday in the final phase. Of the 16 seats, seven were reserved for Scheduled Tribes...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan meets PM Modi Yesterday

    Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. ...
  • PM Modi may order insurance, coal reforms if vote delayed: officials Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may consider using an executive order to push through laws overhauling the insurance and coal sectors, if the increasingly fractious Parliament fails to pass them soon, two government officials said. Bitter and sometimes sectarian disputes between ruling party and opposition lawmakers have held up a...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi government succeeded in containing inflation: Amit Shah Yesterday

    Palakkad: BJP President Amit Shah claimed that the Narendra Modi government has succeeded in containing inflation and strengthening the economy of the country. Addressing a public meeting organised at the Kota maiden here as part of the state leaders meeting, Shah said inflation that stood at 7 per cent has...
  • News 360: Pakistan extends custody of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi for three months Yesterday

    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, on Friday was detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court that caused an outrage in India. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under Maintenance of Public Order...
  • BJP MP mocks Swachh Bharat campaign, allegedly throws garbage into TMC leader's house 2 days ago

    New Delhi: TMC MP Kakoli Dastidar has complained to Parliament House Committee Chairman Arjun Ram Meghwal accusing BJP MP OP Yadav, residing on the first floor of the housing complex, of throwing garbage in her backyard. The TMC MP has refused to shift to her newly allotted house on North...
  • Lok Sabha sends a strong message to Pakistan, says bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi unacceptable 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a rare show of unity and taking a strong stand against a Pakistani court granting bail to Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist and 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Lok Sabha on Friday passed a resolution condemning the order. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, senior...
  • Opposition derails pre-lunch sitting of RS, House adjourned twice 2 days ago

    New Delhi: For the fifth day in succession, a united opposition led by Congress on Friday created turmoil in Rajya Sabha demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on forcible religious conversions, leading to two adjournments before lunch. Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad made...
  • India's 2014-15 GDP growth seen at around 5.5 per cent 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India's economy is expected to grow at around 5.5 per cent in the fiscal year to March 2015, the Finance Ministry said in a report tabled in Parliament on Friday. If the forecast materialises, it would mark an improvement from two successive years of below 5 per cent growth. The...
  • Parliament Winter Session marred by disruptions, fate of crucial bills hangs in limbo 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. The government had planned to get key bills like Insurance Bill and GST Bill passed in the ongoing Winter Session. But with...
  • Watch: ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III 2 days ago

    India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. ...
  • J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends with 213 candidates in fray on 20 seats 2 days ago

    Jammu: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their...
  • ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III, eyes global market 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also checked the working of an unmanned crew...
  • Narendra Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300 billion and revive manufacturing in the country, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Pro-business Modi has faced criticism in recent weeks that his ambition to spur investment...
  • Chaos in Parliament as Opposition, Government call each other arrogant 3 days ago

    New Delhi: It has been a day of uproar in Parliament yet again with the opposition targeting the government over the Agra conversion row. The opposition parties maintained that a discussion is not enough and rather demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the government stood firm on its...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...
  • Parliament live: PM in Rajya Sabha, Opposition insists on his statement on conversion row 3 days ago

    Parliament proceedings are likely to be interrupted once again on Thursday as government sources tell CNN-IBN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to make a statement on the conversion row. ...
  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched 4 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre, said...
  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok...
  • 'Clean India, Green India' theme of new government calendar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Clean India, Green India' is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 which focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet initiative, the Swacch Bharat Mission. Modi himself features on the first page of the calendar for the month of January wielding a broom to clean a...
  • Schools across India stand by Pakistan, observe two minutes of silence for Peshawar victims 4 days ago

    Supporting Pakistan in its hour of grief, schools across India observed two minutes of silence as a mark of respect for the horrendous terror attack in Peshawar. "We are saddened by what has happened in Peshawar. Innocent students were killed," a student in Vadodara said. "We are with the families of...
  • Coal scam: Court has every right to seek clarification, says PC Parakh 4 days ago

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh said that the court had every right to seek clarification. "Final decision was the PM's, it was fair and correct," said PC Parakh. ...
  • Peshawar school attack: Army operation ends as all nine terrorists killed; 133 students among 151 dead 4 days ago

    Peshawar: At least 133 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. More than eight hours after terrorists slipped into the heavily...
  • Modi talks to Nawaz Sharif, offers 'deepest condolences', calls upon schools to observe 2-min silence 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night spoke with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offered his "deepest condolences" on the terror attack on an Army Public school in Peshawar and assured him that India stood firmly with the neighbouring country in the fight against terror. Modi has...