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  • India closer to biggest tax reform in decades as GST Bill crosses the first hurdle in Parliament 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A major tax reform cleared a key hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday, when the Lok Sabha passed a Bill to replace a patchwork of levies by the central and state governments with a single nationwide sales tax. One of major reforms proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Goods...
  • Don't convert Bills into 'khichdi' by adding 'spice' if you want support: Opposition to government 12 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Don't convert bills into 'khichdi' by adding 'spice' to them if you want support to your legislations. This was the message of opposition to the government in Rajya Sabha. "If you keep passing bills after taking consensus from all sides, you will keep getting support. Sometimes we are not in...
  • Modi government's plan to extend Budget session faces opposition 12 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government plans to extend the current session of Lok Sabha beyond Friday but the move did not find favour at the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee, where even allies like Shiv Sena opposed it. Sources said government had planned to extend the current Budget session...
  • People will judge Narendra Modi by work, not by slogans: Akhilesh Yadav 13 hours 27 minutes ago

    Siddharthnagar: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office this month, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said people will judge his performance and mere slogans will not work. "People will assess the works of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the past one year...Now slogans alone will...
  • 'Mango Man' names new hybrid variety as 'NaMo Aam' 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    Indore: After developing several varieties of mango that he named after celebrities and leading personalities, renowned horticulturist Haji Kalimullah Khan has grown one more variety of the royal fruit which he named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kalimullah Khan, 74, recipient of Padma Shri award, has named his newly-developed...
  • Rahul Gandhi 2.0 bracing for a bigger responsibility, elevation in Congress: Jairam Ramesh 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    The elevation of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the party might not be too far away now. Senior party leader Jairam Ramesh has hinted that Rahul might take the reins of the party in his new 'rejuvenated avatar'. "I think so (he will be elevated). Ever since he has come...
  • Kerala strongly resents total fishing ban during monsoon 19 hours 32 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress led UDF government in Kerala on Wednesday strongly resented Centre's decision to impose total fishing ban in coastal belt for 61 days during monsoon and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relook the matter. A delegation led by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would meet Prime Minister to convey state's...
  • Modi@365: Chucking out traditional media for new (social) media 21 hours 55 minutes ago

    Unlike his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh, who assumed office just after the birth of Facebook (2004) and before Twitter (2006) and demitted office after the Facebook had registered a billion users and Twitter has more than 28 crores, the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi started to use the social media...
  • 'Modi government's 1st year best years of Indian economic reform', says US expert 22 hours 24 minutes ago

    Washington: The first year of the new Modi government is one of the best years for India in terms of liberalisation and economic reforms, a top US expert has said. "While we cannot claim this has been a perfect year in terms of liberalising the economy, it has been one of...
  • Sonia Gandhi slams PM Modi, says NDA is a one-man government 23 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi targeted the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday over the "failure of institutional mechanism" in the country. Sonia criticised the Modi government for having done nothing concrete in its one year of being in power. Addressing a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party, Gandhi, who...
  • China says Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit next week Yesterday

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, his first trip to India's northern neighbour since being elected last year. Modi will be in China from May 14-16, the ministry said in a brief statement. China and India have growing commercial links and...
  • Is the u-turn on Dawood Ibrahim a big embarrassment for Modi government? Yesterday

    An embarrassed Narendra Modi government was forced to damage control after contradicting its position on one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. After Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in reply to a question by Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday...
  • Modi government claims Dawood Ibrahim not traceable, takes a U-turn, says he's living in Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: An embarrassed Narendra Modi government was forced to damage control after contradicting its position on one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. After Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in reply to a question by Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha...
  • PM Modi to launch 3 mega social security schemes on May 9 Yesterday

    New Delhi: After Jan Dhan, the government will launch three mega social security initiatives on Saturday -- one pension and two insurance schemes. The schemes will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 9 in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal where assembly elections are due next year. More than...
  • India to sign port deal with Iran, ignoring US warning against haste Yesterday

    New Delhi: India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off US pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran...
  • 22 years after bombing Mumbai, India's most wanted Dawood Ibrahim still untraceable Yesterday

    India's most wanted man has now officially slipped out of the intelligence's radar. Unless this is some kind of ploy before there is a big development on the Dawood front, this is a major embarrassment for the central government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and in particular for intelligence czar...
  • Modi government's language policy: Wouldn't imposition of Hindi weaken government? Yesterday

    The Narendra Modi government seems to have touched a raw nerve when its Home Ministry issued a circular on the use of Hindi on social media. In a circular issued in May 2014, the Ministry wanted preference be given to Hindi by central government employees and employees of public sector...
  • Narendra Modi a big hit on microblog 'Weibo': Chinese media Yesterday

    Beijing: China's official media on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to open an account on the popular Chinese social microblog Weibo, saying he scored a "big hit" ahead of his visit here next week. "Modi scores big hit with micro blog in run-up to visit," read the headline in...
  • Narendra Modi's three-nation tour to China, Mongolia, South Korea from May 14-19 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a three-nation official visit to China, Mongolia and South Korea from May 14-19. In China, Modi will visit Xian, Beijing and Shanghai from May 14-16. He will hold bilateral meetings with the country's leadership and participate in cultural and business events. The prime...
  • Real Estate Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha today, showdown between Centre, Opposition likely 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is likely to see a heated debate over the Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill that is listed for consideration on Tuesday. The Congress has said it will oppose the bill strenuously as it is anti-home buyer and pro builder. However, on Monday, Congress Vice President...
  • Grand celebrations planned for PM Modi on completing 1 year in office 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A series of meetings are being held to finalise Narendra Modi government's programmes to mark one year in power. The programmes are likely to be finalised next week after Modi's final approval, sources said. Union Minister Anant Kumar, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are fine...
  • Buddha's teachings an answer to world's turmoil: Narendra Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: On the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his teachings of compassion were the answer to the ongoing turmoil in the world and wished that "beloved" Nepal bounces back soon from its current crisis created by the devastating earthquake. ...
  • Narendra Modi makes debut on Chinese social media ahead of China visit 2 days ago

    Beijing: Ahead of his visit to China next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made debut on Chinese social media platform 'Sina Weibo', becoming the first Indian leader to open an account on the popular miocroblog with over 500 million users to reach out to the Chinese people. "Hello China!...
  • Rise of Narendra Modi: Has the other India spoken? 2 days ago

    The meteoric rise of Narendra Modi to the position of Prime Minister is a landmark event in many ways. Pundits and experts may have different views on the overall fallout of historic change. But one fact is undeniable: the other India has spoken. By 'other India' I mean the non-English India....
  • War on against Muslims through Narendra Modi's words, Charlie Hebdo's writings, claims al-Qaeda 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Terror outfit al-Qaeda's India wing has named Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a video message. Al-Qaeda's India wing chief Asim Umar mentioned said that there is a war going on against Muslims through World Bank and IMF policies, drone attacks, Charlie Hebdo's writings and Narendra Modi's utterances. Intelligence...
  • Modi's wife Jashodaben files second RTI appeal on her security cover issue 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Four months after she was denied information on her security cover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben has filed a second appeal under the RTI Act seeking details on this matter. Jashodaben, along with her advocate Sandip Modi, filed the second appeal with the State...
  • Rahul Gandhi reaches out to middle class, assures support against Modi government's Real Estate Bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After wooing farmers and youth, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is making an attempt to reach out to the middle-class by taking up the issue of New Real Estate Bill and branding it anti-consumers. Rahul met organisations representing home-buyers at the Congress headquarters on Saturday and assured them of...
  • Former NDA minister Arun Shourie flays Modi regime, calls economic policies directionless 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday tried to play down the scathing criticism directed by former National Democratic Alliance minister Arun Shourie against the Narendra Modi government. Shourie had soundly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calling their economic policies directionless. He accused them...
  • Netanyahu thanks Modi for help in rescuing Israelis from Nepal 5 days ago

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for helping Israel in its rescue work in earthquake-hit Nepal. Netanyahu in a telephonic conversation on Thursday thanked Modi for providing helicopters to assist with the rescue of Israelis (from Nepal) and permitting Israeli relief planes to land...
  • US seeks clarification from India on suspension of licenses of NGOs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi government had suspended the license of Greenpeace India and put Ford Foundation under a watchlist, the United States has officially sought a clarification from the Indian government on suspension of licenses of several thousand non-governmental organisations (NGOs). "We know the reports that the Ministry...