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  • Imran Khan, Qadri lead thousands of protestors to PM Sharif's house 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Setting the stage for a confrontation, Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri led thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters who broke barricades and forced their way towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence pressing for his immediate resignation. Raising slogans against Sharif and his government, protesters marched from the National Assembly...
  • 'Ministers enjoy large powers under PM Modi' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday sought to dismiss any perception that power is centralised with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying ministers enjoy large extent of decentralisation with accountability. "See this whole debate is not about over centralisation. For instance I look after different departments in the government and...
  • PM Modi promises to bring high speed bullet trains to India 3 days ago

    One of the dreams that Narendra Modi has been showing to the nation is of bringing bullet trains to India. It's incredible because these trains move at a speed of close to 265 to 270 km per hour. But, it might not be very feasible in India where rail safety...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in an encounter with terrorists in Kupwara 3 days ago

    Srinagar: A soldier has died and another one has been injured in an encounter with terrorists in the Kalaroos area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Incidents of continued aggression have been doing the rounds since the past two weeks on the line of Control (LOC) and the...
  • High-end defence technology cooperation possible with Japan: PM 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India sees possibility of a new era of cooperation with Japan in high-end defence technology and equipment and noted that progress has been made in parleys on civil nuclear agreement and amphibious aircraft deal between them. "In the field of defence and...
  • PM Modi comes to Rajnath Singh's defence, says reports against him and his son are 'plain lies' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday issued a statement dubbing allegations leveled against the conduct of some Union Ministers, and the alleged misconduct of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh as 'plain lies' and 'motivated'. The PMO tweeted on the matter saying that the rumours were a 'malicious...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on 'Clean Up India' August 24, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing campaign 'Clean Up India.' He states that the status of toilets could equate to that of a club in the future. ...
  • PM undergoes medical check-up at AIIMS August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday went to AIIMS for a routine medical check-up. The 63-year-old Modi went at 7 AM to the country's premier institute which was turned into a fortress. Sources said it was a routine medical check-up conducted every three months. ...
  • India reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the health minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration's crackdown on malpractice in the healthcare sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has vowed to eradicate graft in India's $74 billion...
  • Rajnath, Amit Shah meet PM to discuss bypolls August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh tonight held consultations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence to discuss the upcoming bye-elections in various states including UP and Gujarat. Sources said the two leaders discussed with Modi, the party's strategy as well as BJP candidates...
  • Eight-member think tank to replace Planning Commission: sources August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap the Planning Commission, sources in the central government tell CNN-IBN that the panel will be replaced by an eight-member think tank. This eight-member body will comprise of top economists, social activist and scientist. Out of the eight members, four will...
  • Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief economic adviser August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday. If confirmed, the appointment would bring a second economist of international renown to a key policy post following the naming of...
  • Corruption a 'disease and sin': Narendra Modi August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Terming corruption as a "disease and sin", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was committed to banishing it from the country. "Corruption has destroyed the country... For some, it has become a way of life. This disease has to be banished, we have to get rid...
  • PM Modi emphasises on the role of DRDO, says technology plays a key role today August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Addressing scientists at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) function in new Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the role of the DRDO and said that it has a crucial stature today as the "nature of war has changed and technology plays a key role today." "Are our...
  • PM envisages 24x7 electricity for all villages August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the government was planning to provide each village in India with 24-hour electricity through a national network of roads, power transmission, power and water grids. "Electricity is produced and supplied, but the task of saving it is also important. Saving electricity is equal...
  • Canadian Prime Minister lauds Indo-Canadians for their contribution August 16, 2014

    Toronto: India and Canada have long standing and positive bilateral relations based on mutual interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said and lauded the contributions of Indo-Canadians to the prosperity of his country. "Our strong and dynamic relationship is rooted in deep people-to-people ties," Harper said in a statement read by...
  • PM calls for Digital India to improve governance August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing the government's resolve to move towards the goal of 'Digital India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday underlined the need for using information technology to improve governance and spread education and medical facilities. "Youth belonging to the IT profession have paved the way for establishing India's new...
  • 'Come, Make in India', Modi tells global investors August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited the global business community to set up manufacturing facilities in India giving the slogan 'come, make in India'. In his maiden Independence day address, he exhorted the youth to become entrepreneurs and manufacture 'zero-defect' goods with a view to make the country...
  • Planning Commission will be replaced by a more creative institution, says Modi August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence day speech declared the formation of a new institution which will soon replace the existing Planning Commission while urging the citizens to join hands in making India a developed nation. Modi on Friday hailed the Indian democracy for allowing a person from "an...
  • On Independence Day, Modi calls for Clean India as a tribute to Gandhi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Greeting the nation on its 68th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the formation of a new institution which will soon replace the existing Planning Commission while urging the citizens to join hands in making India a developed nation. Much like his election rallies, Modi decided to speak...
  • Should PM's Independence Day speech go out of Delhi to other cities on rotation? August 14, 2014

    Unprecedented security measures are in place in the national capital on the eve of Independence Day celebrations. Around 10,000 security personnel have been deployed around the Red Fort. Intelligence agencies have sounded a high alert for Delhi during this Independence Day weekend. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and...
  • Security beefed up in national capital for Independence Day August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in the national capital with thousands of Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel keeping a hawk-eyed vigil in the city to thwart any possible threats in the run-up to Independence Day later this week. Given the security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from...
  • Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM's house August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local media said. "The suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint that leads to the prime minister's house," said one of the police sources. There was no...
  • PM announces Rs 8,000 crore for building roads in J&K August 12, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a package of Rs 8,000 crore for building of roads in Jammu and Kashmir and waiver of Rs 60 crore in interest owed by the state government to the Food Corporation of India. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had flagged the issue during...
  • Iraqi President appoints Deputy Speaker Haider al-Ibadi as new PM August 11, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new President on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north. In a televised address Fouad Massoum gave...
  • No ruling on whether Putin will be banned from G-20: Tony Abbott August 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said that it was too early to decide whether Russian President Vladimir Putin should be barred from 2014's G20 summit to be held this November in Brisbane. Abbott said the G20 summit was still three months away and hoped that Russia would wake...
  • Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad August 11, 2014

    Baghdad: Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said. Pro-Maliki Shi'ite militias stepped up patrols...
  • Independence Day: 10000 spectators to witness Modi's first speech form Red Fort August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first, around 10,000 members of the general public will be present at the historic Red Fort to witness Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliver his maiden Independence Day address to the nation. And, in more joy for the public, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will provide a free ride...
  • MH17 search suspended over security concerns: Dutch PM August 7, 2014

    The Hague: International experts have suspended their search for body parts at the MH17 crash site because of deteriorating security in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. "It doesn't make sense to continue with the repatriation in this manner," the Dutch leader told a press conference in The Hague...
  • Modi meets Rajnath Singh and Jitendra Singh to tackle UPSC CSAT row August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on UPSC CSAT row after coming back from his two-day visit to Nepal. The Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in...