Narendra Modi

  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu resigns 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, on Thursday tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons". The resignation has been accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with "regret", a PMO statement said in New Delhi on Thursday. Sandhu, a 1973 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was...
  • Opposition demands judicial probe, PM statement on bugging issue 4 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Opposition led by Congress on Thursday upped the ante against the Government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA's credibility at stake. There were sharp exchanges in the Rajya Sabha between...
  • Modi unlikely to visit Lumbini, Janakpur during Nepal trip 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not visit Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, and Janakpurdham, the birth place of Sita, during his trip to Nepal due to inadequate security arrangements. "So far, we have not included the Indian Prime Minister's visit to Lumbini or Janakpur in the itinerary," said...
  • Nepal taking special security measures for Modi's first visit 5 hours 22 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Special security arrangements are being put in place for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, with a team of Indian commandos expected to arrive here to oversee the preparations. Nepal government is also stepping up security by mobilising all the security agencies for the two-day visit...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 8 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming by-polls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newly-appointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • Kerry asks India to drop opposition to WTO deal 14 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation. Kerry made the call in a newspaper article,...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil Yesterday

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit Yesterday

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip, said...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship Yesterday

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to personally receive Modi Yesterday

    Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will personally receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu on August 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey Yesterday

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  • BJP decides to take Modi government's achievements to people 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday decided to take to the public the achievements of the 60-day Narendra Modi government which, it claimed, has ensured that inflation and prices are in check, besides enhancing the country's image in the world. At a party coordination committee meet chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,...
  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen 2 days ago

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred to...
  • John Kerry to arrive on Wednesday for talks with new Indian government on key issues 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to seize "transformative moment" in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new leadership. Kerry's visit two months ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington in September end is aimed at instilling some...
  • Prithviraj Chavan accuses Modi of being autocratic, questions 'silence' 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Accusing Narendra Modi of practising "silence" since assuming power, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said his style of governance was "autocratic" which was "not very good" for a healthy democracy. He claimed that people are "already disillusioned" with the Modi government and cited the recent win of the...
  • Lab-to-Land, PM's slogan for increasing agriculture production 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pitching for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave the slogan 'Lab-to-Land', saying that farmers should be able to enhance production to increase their income and feed the country as well as the world. He pressed for the use of...
  • Confident that India will see great progress in agriculture sector: Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that break through in agricultural research must translate into benefits for Indian farmers. Addressing the 86th Indian Council of Agriculture Research Foundation Day and Awards Ceremony, he said that he was confident that India will see great progress in the agriculture...
  • Narendra Modi greets people on the occasion of Eid 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the country. "Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation," the Prime...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry 2 days ago

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely 2 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • India keen to work with Uganda for development partnership: Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed India's desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields. The desire was conveyed when Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa called on Modi. Kutesa conveyed a message of felicitation to the Prime Minister from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on...
  • Rajnath meets protesting UPSC civil services aspirants, exam may be postponed 2 days ago

    New Delhi The Narendra Modi government seems to have bowed down to the pressure built up by the protesting Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants as Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Monday said that the Centre will do as much as it can do to resolve the issue. Singh told...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Narendra Modi seeking CSAT review 3 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The chief minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them. The first of its kind initiative for a...
  • Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Shiv Sena 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathi-speaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region. "It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri but...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Modi seeking CSAT review 3 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The Chief Minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...