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  • Narendra Modi greets people on the occasion of Eid 48 minutes 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...
  • India keen to work with Uganda for development partnership: Modi 15 hours 20 minutes 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...
  • PM should intervene on UPSC CSAT issue: LJP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over falling success ratio of students from rural background in UPSC civil service examination, Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the matter. LJP Parliamentary Board Chairman and Paswan's son Chirag, in a letter to Modi, said the Prime Minister should...
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested to...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • 83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Modi 6 days ago

    Washington: Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress. "The voices in Congress are growing, and the message is clear: the United States...
  • Obama dispatches Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza July 21, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities. The announcement was made by Obama when he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up' July 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation. At least 27 Australian passengers were among the 298 people aboard...
  • Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed as PM’s private secretary July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, succeeding Vikram Misri, who is going to Spain as Ambassador. Mr. Singla, a 1997 batch officer, is returning home to serve in the PMO, after a posting in Indian Embassy in Israel's...
  • MH17 crash: Malaysian Deputy PM meets families of crash victims July 20, 2014

    Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muyhiddin Yassin on Saturday visited the families of 24 Malaysian victims who were on board that ill-fated aircraft. Yassin spent more than an hour talking those families. Earlier, he had also visited the Operations room of MH17 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ...
  • MH17: Someone trained, not drunk terrorists responsible, says Ukrainian PM July 19, 2014

    As the entire world mourns over the untimely death of the 298 passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines MH17, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday said that the tragedy was not the work of Russia led drunk terrorists but that of some one well trained. Yatsenyuk said that the entire mission...
  • Malaysia PM's step-grandmother was on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Najib Razak's step-grandmother was on board the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that crashed in violence-wracked Ukraine, the country's defence minister confirmed on Saturday. Hishammuddin Hussein, a cousin of Najib's, said 83-year-old Sri Siti Amirah was "on the flight". Siti Amirah was also Hishammuddin's step-grandmother. "Pls pray 4 her,"...
  • No threat to PM's aircraft: Aviation Minister July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday said there was no threat to Air Force One, the aircraft that flew Prime Minister Narendra Modi back from Germany over the airspace where Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down on Thursday. "I think that is speculation .... There was no danger to our PM's aircraft....
  • UK lauds India's efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth July 18, 2014

    London: The British government has appreciated India's fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging". Applauding India's efforts to alleviate poverty, Baroness Northover, government's spokesperson on international development, told the House of Lords on Thursday that...
  • Malaysian plane crash: Ukraine PM orders probe into accident July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian plane was shot down by "terrorists" on Thursday over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. So far there are no reports of any Indian nationals on board. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk also ordered a probe into accident. Russia sent its Ukrainian colleagues a request to conduct...
  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive in Gaza: official statement July 18, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling and helicopter fire along the Gaza border. "The prime minister and defence minister have instructed the IDF to begin a...
  • Did not keep PM in dark about 2G, A Raja tells court July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Former communications minister A. Raja on Thursday told a court hearing the 2G allocation case that he did not keep then prime minister Manmohan Singh in the dark about the decisions taken by DoT regarding allocation of 2G spectrum licences. Testifying as defence witness in the case, Raja told...
  • Collective pressure on states needed to deny sanctuaries to terrorists: Modi July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Deprecating the "different yardsticks" in dealing with global terrorism which has assumed war-like proportions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said collective pressure should be put on states to deny sanctuaries and support to terrorists, a statement seen as a veiled reference to India's neighbourhood. In his first multilateral engagement...
  • PM Modi pitches for 'zero tolerance' towards terror July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Pitching for 'zero tolerance" against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told leaders of five-nation grouping BRICS that the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large. Addressing the summit of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa here, he noted that the region stretching from Afghanistan to Africa...
  • No 'Number 2' in BJP with Modi away? July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Who is 'Number two' in the Narendra Modi Government? The question remained unanswered even on Tuesday as none of the top leaders formally presided over the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, in the absence of the Prime Minister. A day before leaving for the BRICS summit held in Brazil, Modi...
  • Modi arrives in Brazil to attend BRICS Summit July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Monday to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at the airport by chief coordinator of BRICS and the Brazilian...
  • Modi to press for equal shareholding in proposed BRICS bank July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement in this seaside city of Brazil, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of Tuesday's BRICS Summit at which India will press for equal shareholding for its five member countries in the proposed US dollar...
  • Opposition parties pick holes in rail budget July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition members on Monday picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cash-strapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations. Congress member and former Railway Minister KH Muniyappa...
  • Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1 per cent fiscal deficit target July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on Thursday...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • Getting ready for every possible scenario, says Israeli Prime Minister July 13, 2014

    Hostilities between Israel and Gaza have escalated again, following the killings of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teenager in last one week. The UN Security Council called for a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on Saturday. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the ...
  • Modi is BJP parliamentary party leader in both Houses July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha. According to the newly-constituted BJP Parliamentary...
  • Congress downplays US invite for Modi, says it's his right as the PM July 12, 2014

    A day after US President Barack Obama invited PM Narendra Modi to the US, the Congress has downplayed the invite saying that all Prime Ministers enjoy special privileges. "Narendra Modi's big wish was to go to America. His wish has been fulfilled. Obama's invitation is for a PM," Congress leader...
  • Jaya writes to PM, seeks greater kerosene allocation for Tamil Nadu July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister demanding a greater kerosene allocation to her state. The AIADMK chief has also sought a reversal of the allocation made by the revious UPA regime- asking for a total of over 65,000 kilo litres of kerosene per month....
  • Musharraf resigned under deal to give him safe passage: Gilani July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a deal under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president's office in exchange for a safe passage. Gilani claimed that former military ruler Musharraf was to be given a safe passage under...