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  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Citing media reports, a CPI-M member on Wednesday claimed in Rajya Sabha that the Home Ministry had destroyed over 1.5 lakh crucial files on the instruction of the Prime Minister, triggering uproar and adjournment of the House. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, P Rajeeve said that the...
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley's UFO post on Facebook on 'World UFO Day' angers people upset with price hike July 4, 2014

    With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday. Arun Jaitley, a key confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, published a message celebrating 'World...
  • Snapshot: Have you been inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a personal tour and looks massively impressed July 3, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined President President Pranab Mukherjee for lunch today, following a round of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The photos were tweeted by the President's official handle @RashtrapatiBhvn. The inside of the President's House is not only imposing, but vastly grand. There are arched ceilings with in-laid work and...
  • 'We have done a lot but yeh dil maange more': Top 10 quotes from Narendra Modi at the PSLV C23 rocket launch at Sriharikota June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous PSLV C23 rocket is carrying five satellites, including the French Earth observation...
  • The cost of our Mars mission is cheaper than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity': Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells scientists June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota and said India's Mars mission is cheaper than the hit Hollywood movie 'Gravity'. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous...
  • Prime Minister Modi lands in Chennai en route to Sriharikota June 29, 2014

    Chennai: In his first trip to the south after he assumed office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday on a special aircraft en route to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket. The Prime Minister's special aircraft landed after a delay of 40 minutes following bad...
  • Actor Aamir Khan calls on Modi June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-producer Aamir Khan Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister's Office said. The meeting at South Block here was described as a "courtesy call". The prime minister's official web site posted images of Modi and Aamir Khan shaking hands. ...
  • Modi may recast the role of Planning Commission, FM to deal with states now June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After scrapping the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOMs) and Group of Minsters (GOMs), the Narendra Modi government may now be targeting the Planning Commission for an overhaul. According to sources, the Union government is likely to revamp the role of the Planning Commission. As per the new plan, the...
  • Cabinet decides to bring a bill to amend TRAI act June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An ordinance which removed legal hurdles in the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be brought in the Budget session of Parliament in the form of a bill. The decision to bring a bill to amend the TRAI...
  • Narendra Modi's slip of tongue, referring to Bhutan as Nepal, and rare applause at Bhutan's Parliament inspire Twitter jokes June 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slip of tongue while addressing a joint session of Bhutan's Parliament, referring to Bhutan as Nepal, was picked up by Twitter users who cracked jokes as he wrapped up his two-day visit to the Himalayan country. A news report that the Bhutanese people, who do not...
  • Modi to launch India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya in Goa today June 14, 2014

    Goa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his first visit to a military instillation INS Vikramaditya, the latest and the largest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy. On a day which is set to see a grand show of national power, the INS Vikramaditya will be...
  • Pakistani constables fired for plucking guavas from PM Sharif's garden June 10, 2014

    Lahore: Two constables deployed at the palatial residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here have been sacked for allegedly plucking guava from his garden. Abid and Saifullah lost their jobs for committing the 'crime'. They were dismissed from service after they were found guilty of their crime, Lahore police sources...
  • Highlights of economic blueprint of PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Following are the highlights of the economic blueprint of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee in address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Monday: * Ushering in high growth rate, putting economy back on track * Contain food inflation * Reignite the investment cycle * Accelerate job...
  • PM Modi tells his MPs to be regular in Parliament, speak for their areas June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party met in the central hall of Parliament on Friday ahead of the Lok Sabha session where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed BJP's Lok Sabha MPs and directed them to be present during the functioning of the House, and do their homework. Modi also...
  • PM Narendra Modi's first 10 days in office, a busy beginning June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his first 10 days in office. With a massive majority in the Lok Sabha and the BJP on its own securing majority in the 545-member Lower House of Parliament, Modi has got the mandate to rule for a term of five years...
  • Didn't request PM for any special financial aid for Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa clarified that she has not appealed for any special financial package for the state. She said that in her meeting with the Prime Minister, she stressed on the need for a Cauvery...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 1, 2014

    This week, Citizens from across the country post their messages to Prime Minister Modi. Plus, Irom Sharmila's appeal to the PM and much more. ...
  • PM Modi to meet his ministers to decide agenda for Parliament session June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Cabinet ministers on Monday ahead of Parliament session. He will hold consultations with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. The meeting is likely decide the government's agenda for Parliament session, which is likely from June...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi resigns as president of Gujarat Cricket Association May 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resigned from the post of the President of Gujarat Cricket association president, GCA officials said on Friday. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his resignation letter to us yesterday, which said that he is quitting the post of GCA president," GCA secretary Rajesh Patel told PTI. Prime...
  • Gujarat drops idea of including PM Modi's life in school curriculum June 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing displeasure over the move, Gujarat government on Friday dropped the idea of incorporating his life's story in school curriculum across the state. After receiving a call from Modi at around 7 AM, State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama dropped the idea of teaching Modi's life...
  • Saif Ali Khan joins film fraternity in welcoming PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan joins the rest of the film fraternity in welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and says he hopes to see change in the future. Khan says, "I think everything is connected. The country feels same about everything, be it films or politics. We would like to...
  • My life's struggle should not be included in school books: PM Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that lessons from his life struggle should not be included in the school curriculum. The remarks came after the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit was considering including lessons from Modi's life in the curriculum. Modi said, "My life's struggle should not...
  • PM Modi to move to his official residence 7 RCR today: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is still placed at the Gujarat Bhawan, is likely to move to 7 Race Course Road on Friday, say sources. According to the sources, 7 Race Course Road houses five bungalows spread over about 12 acres. Modi will be the first Prime Minister...
  • PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After holding bilateral talks with heads of the SAARC nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the talks were cordial and high level interactions were discussed. The Chinese premier also conveyed the...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to move to 7 RCR on Friday: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is still placed at the Gujarat Bhawan, is likely to move to 7 Race Course Road on Friday, say sources. According to the sources, 7 Race Course Road houses five bungalows spread over about 12 acres. Modi will be the first Prime Minister...
  • Snapshot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets a photo of him taking a walk around the PMO, gets nearly 2000 retweets June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a photo of himself interacting with officials in the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday. Modi, who tweets separately from his own handle, in addition to the official @PMOIndia, often shares snapshots from his daily life with his 4.5 million followers. He tweeted a photo of...
  • Why Ordinance route was adopted for N Misra's appointment: Congress May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday questioned the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why the government adopted the Ordinance route in this regard. Congress general secretary and Chairman of AICC Communication Department Ajay Maken, at the same time, made it...
  • N Misra appointed as Principal Secretary to PM through ordinance May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Nripendra Misra was appointed as the Principle Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government promulgated an Ordinance to amend a law that could have prevented him from getting the key post. The Ordinance was necessary because of a legal...