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  • Over 400 rallies, personal appeal, hope: How a tireless Narendra Modi got it right May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: It was in September last year that the Bharatiya Janata Party declared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate despite internal differences and objections from senior party leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj. Seven months later, the Modi-led BJP has got majority on its own...
  • Remembering Sudhir: The veteran actor who portrayed negative and comic roles with utmost ease May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Bushy mustache, flashy clothes, wavy hair and long sideburns. Yesteryear actor Sudhir was the very essence of the typical Bollywood villain in the '70s and '80s.But the popular actor, who had chosen to remain away from the limelight in the later years of his life, passed away after...
  • Narendra Modi's campaign largest in electoral history: BJP April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: By the time the Lok Sabha poll drums fall silent on May 10, Narendra Modi would have undertaken the largest mass outreach in India's electoral history by travelling about 300,000 km for 437 public meetings in 25 states besides 1350 innovative 3D rallies. The Modi juggernaut rolled out on...
  • Is Modi's chaiwala campaign an excellent political marketing strategy? April 9, 2014

    Narendra Modi got a rousing welcome in Vadodara as his roadshow passed through key landmarks before entering the collectorate. Accompanying Modi were Kiran Mahida, a tea stall vendor, and Shubhangini Raje Gaekwad, the Rajmata of the Vadodara Royal Family. Earlier this year, Modi launched his 'Chai pe charcha' campaign and...
  • LS polls: Overseas friends of BJP bet on 'Chai pe Charcha' in the US April 2, 2014

    Washington: Drumming up support for Narendra Modi, the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) is organising hundreds of "chai pe charcha" events in the US and calling up people in India to influence potential voters. OFBJP US president, Chandrakant Patel, who has been travelling across the US to mobilise non-resident Indians...
  • Narendra Modi to interact with UP farmers on 'chai-pe-charcha' March 20, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will hold 'chai-par-charcha' discussions across 281 places in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday evening, said party leaders adding that Modi will interact with farmers and discuss their issues. Modi will also discuss through video-conferencing policies which the party proposes to enforce if voted to power. Bharatiya Janata...
  • Modi in Wardha on March 20, to hold Chai Pe Charcha in Yavatmal March 18, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Wardha city on March 20 and hold a 'Chai Pe Charcha' with villagers in Yavatmal where the recent untimely rains and hailstorm have damaged crops. "Modi will be arriving in Wardha on March 20 to address his first election...
  • Ishrat case: No preliminary enquiry against Modi's ministers, CBI clarifies March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after it was reported that the CBI had filed a preliminary enquiry against his top ministers of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi based on new evidence in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the CBI issued a denial. The CBI claimed that no such preliminary enquiry had...
  • BJP's 'Chai Pe Charcha with NaMo' may run into EC trouble March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Chai pe charcha with NaMo' programme may run into fresh trouble with the Election Commission over norms which hold that any kind of allurement to voters during the poll process is not permissible as per law and the model code of conduct. The BJP proposes...
  • Take permission for organising chai pe charcha, EC warns booked BJP leaders March 12, 2014

    The Election Commission on Wednesday asked the BJP to take prior permission for organising its "chai pe charcha" programme and ensure that the model code of conduct is not violated at any cost. "The Commission has issued an advisory that the chai pe charcha programme shall be organised only after the...
  • Students must get a chance to intern with government: Kiran Bedi to Modi March 8, 2014

    BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi held his chai-pe-charcha campaign in Delhi where he made a pitch for women empowerment. Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi who was also part of the interaction suggested that all students should be given internships with government departments. ...
  • Modi to hold 'Chai Pe Charcha' on women empowerment March 7, 2014

    Narendra Modi will answer queries on women empowerment by people across the country and abroad through BJP's 'Chai Pe Charcha with NaMo' programme on the occasion of International Women's Day on Saturday. The BJP's prime ministerial candidate will interact with public at 1,500 locations across the country and abroad through Internet...
  • Modi's March 8 'Chai Pe Charcha' with people from 1,500 places March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the success of 'Chai Pe Charcha with NaMo' programme, the BJP has decided to broaden its scale where its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will interact with people from 1,500 locations across the country and abroad on March 8. Being organised on International Women's Day, Modi will...
  • Government gets application for 'NaMo Tea Party' trademark March 2, 2014

    As BJP moves ahead with its 'chai pe charcha' initiative to amass support for its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, efforts are underway by some of his supporters to actually register a trademark for 'NaMo Tea Party'. An application for registering 'NaMo Tea Party' as a trademark has been submitted to...
  • Mamata slams Modi over his 'Chai pe Charcha' campaign February 15, 2014

    Apparently taking a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his 'Chai pe Charcha' initiative, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party does not believe in sitting at a tea shop just before the elections. "We unlike BJP don't believe in 'adda' sitting at a tea...
  • Nothing new in Modi's 'Chai pe Charcha', says Sriprakash Jaiswal February 14, 2014

    Indore: Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday said there was nothing novel about BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's 'Chai pe Charcha' programme. "There is a tradition in the country to indulge in discussion over a cup of tea in every nook and corner, in fact it has become a...
  • The Last Word: Is Modi's 'Chai Pe Charcha' effective marketing? February 13, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign and spoke to his supporters across the country over a cup of tea. As a part of the campaign, Modi interacted with people at tea stalls through video conferencing at 1000 different locations in the country....
  • Narendra Modi woos new voters through 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign February 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: After Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar mocked BJP leader Narendra Modi's prime ministerial ambitions and said a place will be identified for him to distribute tea, the Gujarat strongman utilised the comment to portray his image as a common man ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Modi on Wednesday...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi launches 'chai pe charcha' campaign, talks about good governance February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his 'Chai pe charcha' campaign and spoke to his supporters across the country over a cup of tea. As a part of the campaign, Modi interacted with people at tea stalls through video conferencing at 1000 different locations in the...
  • News 360: RCB bags Yuvraj for 14 cr in day one IPL auction February 12, 2014

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. ...
  • A Billion Vote: Has Modi re-written rules of political campaigning? February 12, 2014

    Spinning a campaign over a Congress jibe, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi reaches out to people via video conferencing. While addressing his supporters at NaMo tea stalls at his office in Gandhinagar he said, "Bad governance is like diabetes. Once it strikes a lot of there illnesses follow." ...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign to begin today February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's much awaited 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign is all set to be launched on Wednesday. As a part of the campaign, Modi will interact with people at tea stalls through video conferencing at 1000 different locations in the country on Wednesday evening. The...
  • BJP launches 'Chai Pe Charcha' for PM nominee Narendra Modi February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Further highlighting its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's past as a tea-seller, the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a full-fledged 'chai pe charcha' campaign under which it will sell free tea across the country. The BJP is going big with the campaign as it plans to hold it at 1,000...
  • Radia tapes: CBI registers fresh Preliminary Enquiry October 29, 2013

    CBI on Tuesday registered a fresh Preliminary Enquiry (PE) related to Radia tapes against a senior Income Tax officer who was trying to get a transfer by allegedly offering bribes to CBDT officers. The sources said a senior IT officer and an alleged middlemen having links with the officer and others...
  • Separated At Birth: '7 Brides for 7 Brothers' vs 'Satte Pe Satta' March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Today, we have are featuring 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (1954) and 'Satte Pe Satta' (1982) in our 'Separated At Birth' section. The first film was directed by Stanley Donen while Raj N Sippy wielded the megaphone for 'Satte Pe Satta'. 'Satte Pe Satta' has Amitabh Bachchan and...
  • Chopper deal: CBI faces tough task ahead in probe February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday named former Air Chief SP Tyagi in its Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal, along with his cousins Julie and Dosca Tyagi and three key middlemen, as alleged beneficiaries of kickbacks. According to the Italian probe...
  • Karisma: Would love to do a light-hearted comedy January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: After featuring in supernatural thriller 'Dangerous Ishhq', comeback-actress Karisma Kapoor now wants to try her acting skills in comedy once again. She is eager to do a "light-hearted" comedy. "I never plan anything. As of now, I would like to do a light-hearted comedy," the 39-year-old said here Tuesday. Karisma, who...
  • Coalgate: CBI files PE into allocations since 1993 September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a preliminary enquiry in the coal blocks allocations since 1993. The central investigative agency will now study each and every allotment since 1993 and question the directors of companies and the then bureaucrats of Central and state government about...
  • Suspected MNS workers disrupt Bhojpuri film screening September 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Six suspected workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) allegedly ransacked a theatre located at Grant Road of south Mumbai, protesting screening of a Bhojpuri film, police said. According to police, a group of around six persons barged into Super Cinema, a single-screen theatre, on Friday night and threatened the security...