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  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University. The 81-year-old economist's decision to withdraw his candidature as...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda". "Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities...
  • I will not resign till vote of confidence takes place: Bihar CM Manjhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has reiterated that he will not resign till the vote of confidence takes place. He also alleged that MLAs supporting him were called to Delhi and threatened. In an interview to IBN, Manjhi alleged that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • PM greets Sushma Swaraj on her birthday February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his senior colleague Sushma Swaraj on her birthday on February 14. "Wishing my esteemed colleague & India's External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj ji a very Happy Birthday!," Modi tweeted. Responding to Modi's greetings, Swaraj tweeted "Thank you Narendrabhai for your good wishes. Regards". The External Affairs Minister...
  • Union Cabinet recommends revocation of President's Rule in Delhi February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Friday sent a recommendation to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to revoke President's Rule in Delhi. The recommendation was sent to the President after the Aam Aadmi Party won the recent assembly elections in Delhi with a massive majority of 67 seats in the 70-member assembly. The...
  • After Delhi sweep, Kejriwal meets President, Central Ministers February 11, 2015

    After the historic mandate in Delhi Assembly elections, Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party is getting ready for the bigger task od governing the national capital. While they met the central ministers and assured cooperation some of the contentious issues like full statehood for delhi did come up. ...
  • Bihar political crisis: Patna High Court stays Nitish Kumar's election as JDU legislature party chief February 11, 2015

    Patna/New Delhi: In a major setback to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed his election as Janata Dal (United)'s state legislature party leader. Kumar was elected the leader of the JDU's legislature party leader on Monday and he had met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi...
  • India looking forward to larger role in Asia-Pacific, says President February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN. Welcoming Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, he stressed...
  • Concrete steps needed after bold invite to SAARC leaders: President February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: India needs to take to logical conclusion its "bold" initiative to invite SAARC leaders to Prime Minister's swearing-in and pursue concrete steps to make permanent the advances in its relations with neighbours, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. Addressing the sixth conference of Ambassadors and High Commissioners, the President...
  • Shivlal Yadav front-runner to replace N Srinivasan as BCCI President February 7, 2015

    Chennai: Former India offspinner and interim president of BCCI Shivlal Yadav in all likelihood is the frontrunner to replace N Srinivasan as the full-time president of the board at the next Annual General Meeting. In a private gathering of the N Srinivasan faction in the city on Saturday, the Tamil Nadu...
  • Barcelona president investigated in Neymar transfer probe February 3, 2015

    Madrid: Spain's prosecutor on Monday asked a National Court judge to investigate Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a case of alleged tax fraud in the signing of Brazil striker Neymar. In a statement, prosecutor Jose Perals said he has requested that judge Pablo Ruz probe Bartomeu and the club for...
  • PM Modi will visit China in May 2015: Sushma Swaraj February 1, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said ahead of her meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. "Modiji is going to come in May. I will give them dates. This is a preparatory visit," she told the Indian media...
  • Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round January 30, 2015

    Rome: Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also acceptable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support he has courted for the government's ambitious reform agenda. Even as the names on...
  • Modi a megalomaniac, addressing US President 'Barack' "improper": Digvijaya Singh January 27, 2015

    Bhopal: The blossoming chemistry between the two might have led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address US President Barack Obama by his first name during their joint media interaction on Sunday, but Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is not impressed and finds it "improper". One of the fiercest critics of Modi,...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • Pakistan suffer back-to-back losses to start NZ tour January 27, 2015

    Christchurch: Despite Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back losses to a President's XI at the start of their New Zealand tour. Misbah scored 107 and Akmal 68 as Pakistan lost Monday's match by six wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval....
  • USA will enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years, says President Barack Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced measures to enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years. He also announced a public-private partnership for investments in India. Speaking at the Indo-US CEO Forum on Monday evening, Obama said the US companies are ready to help India in...
  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi reveal nuclear breakthrough aimed at lasting strategic ties January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defence ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. India and the US struck a deal that could open the door for...
  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Full text of Address by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day eve January 25, 2015

    My Fellow Citizens, on the eve of the 66th Republic Day to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Internal Security Forces. Twenty Sixth January holds an everlasting place in our national memory because it is the...
  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN January 25, 2015

    Elated by the grand Guard of Honour, US President Barack Barack Obama said that "It is a great honour, I am so grateful to be here." Obama also received a 21-gun salute at the President House forecourt. ...
  • Supreme Court blow to N Srinivasan January 22, 2015

    Right from former BCCI President AC Muthiah to Sharad Pawar, everybody welcomed Supreme Court's verdict on IPL spot fixing scandal that had put N Srinivasan in a spot. ...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what January 22, 2015

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex court...
  • Joint radio address will be a significant event in the Indo-US ties: Narasimha Rao January 22, 2015

    Narasimha Rao said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make Barack Obama's visit a memorable one. "Joint radio address will be the most significant event in the Indo-US ties," he said. ...