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  • RBI chief Rajan calls for formal financing routes for farmers: Report 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan called for an urgent expansion of formal financing routes for farmers after a spate of suicides in the country, a newspaper said on Saturday. "It is lack of formal financing rather than the excessive burden of informal financing which is the problem. So...
  • Manisha Koirala thanks Narendra Modi for support after earthquake 7 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who has her roots in Nepal, has thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for quickly coming to Nepal's help after the devastating earthquake. Koirala was in tears while watching the news of the destruction on TV after a 7.9-magnitude quake left over 1,800 people dead. "Commendable...
  • India will wipe tears of every Nepali, says PM Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' 8 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is with the "sisters and brothers" of Nepal in its time of crisis following the terrible earthquake which claimed over 1,800 lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. "We will wipe the tears of every Nepali, hold their hands and...
  • Narendra Modi talks to Nepal Prime Minister, assures all help Yesterday

    New Delhi: With massive earthquake hitting Nepal on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to his counterpart Sushil Koirala as well as President Ram Baran Yadav and assured all help in dealing with the "tough" situation. "Spoke to PM Sushil Koirala, who is in transit in Bangkok on his...
  • Nepal quake: PM Modi speaks to Nepal President Yesterday

    New Delhi: Reaching out to Nepal which has been struck by a strong magnitude quake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on spoke to the country's President Ram Baran Yadav. "PM is trying to reach Nepal PM Shri Sushil Koirala, who is abroad. He has spoken to President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran...
  • Live: IAF plane with 55 stranded Indians from Nepal lands in Delhi, earthquake death toll 1,500 Yesterday

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said. United States Geological Survey (USGS) not only upgraded the earthquake to 7.9 magnitude but also only 2 km deep. There was...
  • Nepal earthquake: PM Narendra Modi speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north and east India. "We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected,...
  • Working to reach out to those affected by earthquake in India, Nepal, assures Modi; to hold high level meeting Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a high level meeting at 3pm in 7 RCR on situation arising out of earthquake. He spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north India. "We are in...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • 'Really enjoyed the ride', tweets Narendra Modi after travelling in Delhi Metro Yesterday

    New Delhi: Leaving his cars and convoys behind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a metro ride in Delhi on Saturday. He travelled from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka where he was going for a function of the National Intelligence Academy. Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Tweeting his experience,...
  • Air conditioner vest developed for troops posted in desert: Manohar Parrikar Yesterday

    New Delhi: An air conditioner vest has been developed for soldiers posted in the desert by premier defence research laboratory DRDO and its performance evaluation has been completed under lab conditions. The prototype of portable Man Mounted Air Conditioning System (MMACS) for desert operations, has been developed by the Defence...
  • India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard. Reviewing the activities...
  • PM Modi's China trip: Trade gap, market access on the table Yesterday

    New Delhi: India will take up the issue of a widening trade deficit and greater market access for domestic products during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China later this month, a top commerce ministry official said. "The key items (which India will raise) are how to address the large trade...
  • Nitish Kumar lauds PM Modi for 'very quick' response to killer storm 2 days ago

    Purnia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre's "very quick" response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. "I want to thank the honourable Prime...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday 2 days ago

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Evolution of leadership is also a challenge in democracy: Infosys China CEO 2 days ago

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's China visit in May, Infosys CEO of China spoke to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about his expectations from that trip. "In terms of education, having access to different resources, and job creation, China has done well. It has progressed far better compared to India," said...
  • India to host Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, seeks to regain ground lost to China, Pakistan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: When Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. More than his predecessor Hamid Karzai, Ghani has...
  • Farmers at Modi's adopted village complain of crop damage being underestimated 2 days ago

    Jayapur: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed 70 per cent of the wheat crop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village of Jayapur in Uttar Pradesh. Farmers have complained that the crop damage is being underestimated. A farmer said, "The crop damage has affected our family tremendously. We are unable...
  • Rural distress, farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide force Modi government to delay Land Bill 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has delayed the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill that will make it easier for industry to buy farmland, following anger over rising rural distress and the suicide of a farmer in New Delhi. The death of farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself from a tree...
  • Digvijaya Singh slams AAP for farmer's suicide in Delhi rally 2 days ago

    Bhopal: Congress general secretary Divijay Singh on Thursday criticised AAP for the farmer suicide during the party rally in Delhi on Wednesday, calling party convener Arvind Kejriwal "insensitive". "Neither the AAP cadre nor police came forward to rescue him. It was very shocking to me that Kejriwal remained so insensitive that...
  • Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang to host PM Modi with high-profile events on China visit 2 days ago

    Beijing: Pillars of India's soft power such as Buddhism and Yoga will take centre stage during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China next month as President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will join him at some high-profile events tracing the roots of cultural links between the two countries. While...
  • A 'rejuvenated' Rahul Gandhi gives new hope to the down-and-out Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With one electoral debacle after another and a leadership that seemed all at sea again the aggressive onslaught of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress was fast shrinking and losing its relevance across large parts of India. The massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • Nothing more important than a human life, says Modi on farmer's suicide 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst uproar over the suicide of a farmer in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the agriculture community's problems are "old, deep-rooted and widespread". He said that every individual's life is of uptmost importance. Making a statement in Lok Sabha, he said the farmers cannot be left...
  • Uproar in Parliament over farmer's suicide, opposition parties demand action 3 days ago

    The suicide by a farmer during an AAP rally caused an uproar in the both houses of Parliament on Thursday. Forced by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to give a statement on the issue. ...
  • AAP MP's jibe at Modi, says 'mann ki baat' can't solve farmer's problems; Speaker expels remark 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Passing the buck to the Bharatiya Janata Party for inaction against assistance to farmers, Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann demanded an immediate action. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mann said that the issues of farmers cannot be solved just by speaking on radio on...
  • India seeks to calm investor jitters, stands firm on back taxes 3 days ago

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Senior Finance Ministry officials sought to calm a tax row on Wednesday, promising foreign investors a favourable environment, but stopped short of scrapping unpopular plans to claim retrospective payments. Outside investors in India have previously paid 15 percent on short-term listed equity gains, 5 percent on gains from...
  • Bihar: 42 dead, 80 injured as heavy storm ravages several districts, Centre assures assistance 3 days ago

    Patna: Heavy storm that ravaged three districts in Bihar has claimed over 42 lives and injured 80 people. Expressing concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured all assistance. Nitish said that there has been extensive damage to crops and electricity supply has been...
  • BJP using farmer's suicide to deflect focus from real issue: AAP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: AAP on Wednesday hit back at BJP for its attack on Arvind Kejriwal for continuing with his speech even as the tragedy of the farmer's suicide unfolded at Jantar Mantar, claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone ahead with a rally in Patna even after the venue...
  • PM Modi 'deeply shattered' by farmer's suicide in Delhi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he was "deeply shattered" and "disappointed" over the suicide committed by a farmer and told the farming community not to consider themselves alone. "Gajendra's death has saddened the nation. We are deeply shattered and disappointed. Condolences to his family," he said in...
  • Instead to taking action, politicians indugle in blame game over farmer's suicide in Delhi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Tragedy usually unites but political parties are seldom known to have displayed such camaraderie. The suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at Delhi's Jantar Mantar while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was holding a rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government has started an ugly...