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  • Shashi Tharoor punished for pro-Modi stand, removed as Congress spokesperson October 13, 2014

    Congress's Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor paid a heavy price for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tharoor was removed as Congress spokesperson on Monday following a recommendation by the party's disciplinary committee based on demand by the Kerala unit. ...
  • Shatrughan Sinha praises Narendra Modi for 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 12, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha has appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching campaigns such as Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat and Adarsh Gram. Speaking at a function organised by JP Vichar Manch to observe the birth anniversary of Jaiprakash Narayan on Saturday, Sinha said "Modi ji has been leading the...
  • I'm a star campaigner: Ambala Cantt BJP candidate on leaders not campaigning for him October 10, 2014

    Ambala Cantt: Star campaigners are seen as adding colour to the poll campaign of political parties during election season. Even though Assembly elections are more about the presence of the local leaders, many parties have been relying on their star campaigners, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party. Like the Lok Sabha...
  • Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor support fundraiser campaign for Kashmir flood victims October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Gulzar, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Sonakshi Sinha have come together to support "HUM HAIN... Umeed-e-Kashmir" - a campaign to raise funds and awareness for flood-ravaged Kashmir. The campaign is an initiative of entertainment industry led by the Event and Entertainment Management...
  • EBay brands itself as a place to 'shop the world' October 9, 2014

    New York: E-commerce site eBay is kicking off a global branding campaign that aims to draw attention to the wide array of goods it has available ahead of the holiday shopping season. It's the first time eBay has created a campaign with the same message across four of its biggest markets:...
  • Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts on Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses. India's demographic profile shows that it has the...
  • Hong Kong sympathisers plan 'Occupy Tiananmen' campaign October 9, 2014

    Beijing: The "Occupy Tiananmen" movement has posted a request on Twitter for Beijing residents to take to the streets with umbrellas next Saturday in a show of solidarity with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has the umbrella as its symbol. The tweet recommends that supporters come out from 11 am...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • With broom in hand, Sachin Tendulkar joins PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar swept a road in Mumbai with a broom in hand, days after accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nomination as one of the 'ambassadors' of 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. Sachin was one of the nine celebrities nominated by the Prime Minister to spread awareness on cleanliness when he...
  • CM Tarun Gogoi kicks off 'Clean Assam Campaign' October 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday formally launched 'Clean Assam Campaign'. As part of the campaign, Gogoi visited the Latashil puja ground and broomed the compound along with the office bearers of the puja committee. After launching the campaign, Gogoi tweeted "Formally kicked off the Clean Assam Campaign in...
  • BJP leader Vijay Jolly launches 'Clean City' campaign in New York October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: To spread awareness about the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' among non-resident Indians living in New York, BJP leader Vijay Jolly has launched a similar clean city campaign, a statement said on Saturday. The public awareness drive aims to replicate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clean India campaign that was launched across...
  • Modi campaigns for BJP, woos Haryana with smart cities, better jobs October 4, 2014

    Karnal: Bharatiya Janata Party's campaigning in poll-bound Haryana got an impetus when Prime Minister Narendra Modi charged up a political rally in Karnal on Saturday. Appealing people to vote BJP to power, Modi wooed voters with his 'smart-city' plans. He said he wanted them to bring a clear majority BJP...
  • Hillary Clinton planning lengthy campaign push this month October 3, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the campaign trail for Democrats this month. Clinton's lending her name and support in key races for Senate and governor as she considers another White House bid in 2016. The former secretary of state plans to campaign for Senate candidates in six states: Iowa, New Hampshire,...
  • Corporates adopt monuments, cities in 'Clean India' campaign October 3, 2014

    Panaji: Corporate houses have joined hands with the Union government to keep various cities and historic monuments across the country clean, Union Tourism Minister Sripad Naik said on Friday. Naik said that corporates like ONGC have come forward to adopt twelve destinations including Taj Mahal (Agra), Lal Quila (Delhi), Purana Quila...
  • Kamal Haasan invites millions for Clean India campaign October 3, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work towards a cleaner India, humbly accepted the invitation and invited nine million people to make this a "nation building" initiative. Modi on Thursday also nominated actors Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar among others. Modi has...
  • Priyanka Chopra accepts Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India Campaign' invite October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to clean public places as a part of his 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. Modi today appealed to people to dedicate 100 hours a year towards cleanliness, and as a part of which he also invited Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Kamal...
  • Separate toilet for girls, demand students of Madhya Pradesh government higher secondary school October 1, 2014

    In Intkhedi, just 20 kilometres from Bhopal, the girls in a government higher secondary school are grappling with a common problem of no separate toilets for them. They are expecting that the government's Clean India campaign will provide a separate toilet for them. ...
  • Haryana Election Commission leaves no stone unturned to ensure maximum voting September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is working in full swing in poll-bound Haryana to ensure free and fair polling on October 15. Although the Lok Sabha election witnessed an increase in the polling percentage across the country, the Commission is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that maximum number...
  • NDMC launches initiatives as part of Swachh Bharat campaign September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: School children offering flowers to people found littering during a cleanliness awareness rally was among a series of programmes launched by the NDMC as part of Prime Minister's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. A group of students of schools under the New Delhi Municipal Council along with 40 security guards...
  • Thousands rally in Hong Kong as democracy campaign heats up September 27, 2014

    Hong Kong: Tens of thousands of people massed in the heart of Hong Kong late on Saturday to demand more democracy, as tensions grew over Beijing's decision to rule out free elections in the former British colony. The crowds swelled less than 24 hours after riot police used pepper spray to...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena to kickstart its campaign today September 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will kickstart its electoral campaign ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections as it is expected to hold a big rally expected in Mumbai on Saturday. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will preside over the rally. This is Sena's first political event after the split with its 25-year-old ally BJP. Sources...
  • ONGC signs agreement to conserve Taj Mahal September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-rich Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Wednesday signed an agreement to conserve the iconic Taj Mahal. As a part of its structured CSR initiatives, ONGC signed a tripartite MoU with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Ministry of Tourism to conserve the historical monuments...
  • 'Make in India' launch: As it happened September 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Make In India' campaign in the national capital on Thursday. The campaign is expected to give a collective thrust to manufacturing in India and will seek greater foreign investment in the country. ...
  • PM Modi's 'Make in India' pitch to grow louder, campaign to be launched today September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the successful entry of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Make In India' campaign in the capital on Thursday. The campaign is expected to give a collective thrust to manufacturing in India and will seek greater foreign investment in the...
  • Indian author sentenced for US campaign laws violation September 24, 2014

    New York: Conservative Indian-American author and Obama-critic Dinesh D'Souza, who had pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign laws, has been spared a prison term but sentenced to five years of probation, mandatory community service and fined $30,000. D'Souza, 53, of California was sentenced on Tuesday before US District Judge Richard Berman...
  • 36 per cent increase in Delhi's dengue cases; total reaches 75 September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 75 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital so far this year with an increase of 36 per cent noted over the last one week, as per a report. A total of 55 cases were reported in Delhi till September 13, the report...
  • Britain hires dyslexic spies in antiterror campaign September 21, 2014

    London: Britain's main surveillance agency is employing over 100 afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country's fight against terror. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), referred to as the UK's listening post, uses the ability of these "neurodiverse" spies to analyse complex information in a "dispassionate, logical and analytical"...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls September 21, 2014

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • ISIS releases 49 Turkish hostages September 20, 2014

    London: As many as 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq on Saturday returned to Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the 49 hostages included diplomats and their families as well as soldiers, BBC reported. They were seized from Turkey's consulate after IS militants seized Mosul city...
  • Scottish minister insists of using pound even if gets independence September 17, 2014

    Edinburg: Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Tuesday insisted that an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound. In an interview with Sky TV news, Salmond reiterated his desire to hold on to sterling, saying that the words about "being able to be vetoed from using the pound"...