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  • PM Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said the step is to ensure that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive...
  • PM Modi to visit France, Germany and Canada from April 9-16 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on an eight-day tour of France, Germany and Canada on April 9 with a focus on attracting investment and enhancing overall cooperation with the three countries. Modi will first travel to France on April 9 and from there he will leave for Germany...
  • Sonal Mansingh: Hope the Parliamentarians take a cue from PM Modi's respect for art forms and artists 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The 'XII Jivan Pani Memorial Festival, 2015: Abhilasha' was themed along the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by PM Modi. We talked to its founding president Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh about the condition of classical art forms in India and their future seeing the...
  • Uttar Pradesh: AAP workers protest against new land bill 3 days ago

    Ghaziabad: Aam Aadmi Party workers led by Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh on Monday took out a protest march in Ghaziabad against the Narendra Modi government's new land acquisition bill. Addressing the protesters, Vishwas said that Modi's land acquisition bill is directly "targeting" people, particularly farmers, and their party will launch...
  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi 3 days ago

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Backwards, dalits will ensure BJP comes to power in UP: Amit Shah 4 days ago

    Varanasi: Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them. "With your support Narendra...
  • Indian Christian identity questioned, says head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Recent attacks on churches and Christians have made many "feel that their Christian identity is being questioned", the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India on Saturday said, adding that it showed that not everybody had taken seriously the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance to minorities. "There are...
  • Prine Minister Narendra Modi extends festival greetings 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of various festivals across the country as he began Navratra fast. Modi observes fast during all the nine days of Navratra every year. "Hearty greetings on the occasion of New Year (according to solar calendar)....
  • Nitish to meet PM Modi on financial issues of Bihar 1 week ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to take up financial issues of the state, the Assembly was informed on Thursday. Announcing this while replying to a debate of the budget, Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said personal equation between two individuals need not have a bearing...
  • PM Modi reviews progress in Smart City project March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed progress on various urban development programmes including addressing of gaps in core physical infrastructure across 500 cities and steps to operationalize the Smart Cities initiative. Noting that towns and cities are emerging as key drivers of economic growth, the Prime Minister emphasized...
  • Government to introduce online system for community radio licenses March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen on expanding community radio outreach, Government on Monday promised to simplify procedures and introduce online application system for licenses. The idea of community radio in most parts of the country had been a "wonderful idea", Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said addressing...
  • PM Modi visits Tamil dominated Jaffna, seeks respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka March 14, 2015

    Jaffna: Making a historic visit to a region once ravaged by strife, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for equitable development and respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka, seen as an oblique reference to Tamils who had suffered during the war between the LTTE and forces. Winding up his...
  • India to help Lanka develop regional petroleum hub: IOC signs pact March 13, 2015

    Colombo: India will help Sri Lanka develop its Trincomalee town as a regional petroleum hub and Indian Oil Corporation has reached a joint-development pact with Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. The agreement as well as a task force to implement it were announced after a meeting...
  • PM Narendra Modi seeks a life of peace and dignity for Tamils in Sri Lanka March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Breaking a 28-year-long hiatus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on an important visit to Sri Lanka with the message that India favoured a life of equality, justice, peace and dignity for Tamils in its "new journey" of peace and reconciliation. The first prime minister to visit the island...
  • PM Modi seeks enhanced cooperation from Lanka in counter-terrorism March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Noting that security of India and Sri Lanka was "indivisible", Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday strongly pitched for enhanced cooperation in key areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. In an address to Sri Lankan Parliament, Modi said the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka were paramount for India and that...
  • Sri Lanka should not worry about India's economic size: PM Modi March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Asking Sri Lanka not to worry about India's economic size, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said both the countries should move boldly to conclude a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and attract investments. He said Sri Lanka has the potential to be India's "strongest economic partner" in the region and...
  • Sri Lankan leaders to travel with PM Modi to Jaffna March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will accompany visiting Indian premier Narendra Modi during his historic visit to the country's war-ravaged northern region. Sirisena and Wickremesinghe will travel with the Indian leader on Saturday to the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the capital of North Central Province,...
  • Government to levy Swachh Bharat cess on select services: Revenue Secretary March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will levy up to two per cent Swachh Bharat Cess on select services but only if there is a need for funds for the Prime Minister's Clean India drive, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Friday. "Swachh Bharat cess will be 2 per cent or less. Government...
  • Poll-bound states will be in focus at BJP national executive March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly-constituted National Executive announced by BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday will hold its first meeting in Bengaluru on April 3 and 4 when party leaders would discuss the prevailing political situation and focus on poll-bound states. The party at the meeting of the national executive is likely...
  • Akhilesh demands centre's help for "Make in UP" initiative March 12, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday batted for "Make in UP" initiative on the lines of 'Make in India' campaign and have sought centre's assistance in encouraging companies to manufacture in the state. "Investments are coming in the state. State government is ready to make land available for...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's views influenced Mauritius says PM Modi March 12, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on three nation visit to Seychelles, Mauritius and Srilanka. Speaking in Mauritius PM said, "Gandhi's views influenced Mauritius. the love for one's country, one's language grew." ...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate rail track destroyed in Lankan civil war March 11, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a railway track that was destroyed during the civil war in Sri Lanka and has been re-built with India's assistance during his visit in Colombo this week. India's state-owned Ircon International Limited conducted test runs on Wednesday on the rebuilt rail line as the...
  • India's economy recovering, reforms vital, says IMF March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: India's economy is recovering and its ability to withstand external shocks has improved, but growth is likely to fall short of government targets, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. In an annual report, the IMF forecast that Asia's third-largest economy would grow by 7.5 percent in the 2015/16...
  • Labour ministry simplifying procedures; to club over 35 laws March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directive to simplify procedures, especially to promote the ease of doing business, the labour ministry is clubbing together nearly 35 central laws in four new bills, one of which may be introduced during the ongoing budget session of parliament, officials said. The...
  • President Mukherjee accepts Raosaheb Dadarao Danve resignation March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, from the Union Council of Ministers. President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accepted the resignation of Danve with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in...
  • SAARC Yatra:Jaishankar meets Hasina in Bangladesh, holds talks March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: India on Monday said it expects to sign two agreements with Bangladesh soon to further boost bilateral trade and commerce as Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Monday held "constructive" talks with the top leadership in Dhaka. Jaishankar, who arrived in Dhaka on his 'SAARC Yatra' to firm up India's relations...
  • Cash subsidy to LPG consumers has stopped leakages: PM Modi March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the landmark scheme to give LPG consumers cash subsidy instead of selling to them below market priced cooking gas has stopped leakages, saving thousands of crores of rupees. The use of technology has helped transfer of cash subsidy to the actual users...
  • PMO to seek ideas for mobile app: PM Modi March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said ideas from the public will be invited for developing a mobile app for his office (PMO) to make it mobile friendly for citizens. Speaking at a Nasscom event, Modi said the USD 146 billion Indian IT sector has changed the way the...
  • Modi government has added insult to injury:Congress on petrol price hike February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday reacted sharply to the hike in petrol and diesel prices saying that government has added insult to injury to the common man by the steep post-Budget increase. "Modi government has added insult to injury by first ignoring the common man and farmer in the Union Budget...
  • Jammu and Kashmir to get back elected Government on Sunday February 28, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government on Sunday after 49 days when PDP leader Mufti Mohamemd Sayeed is sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time. Sayeed, 79, will be administered oath of office...