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  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • What can be done to clean Ganga? January 14, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. ...
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka meets PM Modi; commits $250 million for innovation in India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India. The chief of India's second largest IT services firm also discussed with Modi ways in...
  • Rs 5,000 for littering: Can fines clean-up Yamuna? January 13, 2015

    In a move to clean the rivers, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday decided to set up a committee to plan on cleaning up River Yamuna. It has ordered that people who throw pooja material into the Yamuna should henceforth be fined. ...
  • Ganga will be cleaned up in next 5-7 years: Prakash Javadekar January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday said the Ganga will be cleaned up in the next 5-7 years even as it maintained that it will continue to close down polluting industries if they do not put in place the necessary systems to treat effluents being discharged into the river. Cleaning of...
  • PM Modi calls for action against industrial units polluting Ganga January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing for time-bound effort to stop pollution of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said legal actions should be taken against polluting industrial units and suggested setting up of environment-friendly crematoria along the river in achieving the goal. Chairing a meeting on Ganga-cleaning process called the 'Namaami Gange', he...
  • Involve youth, community and government in the Swacch Bharat campaign: Kiran Bedi January 2, 2015

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi began the new year by accepting PM Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat challenge. She encouraged locals to clean up their colonies. ...
  • I am thankful to PM for nominating me in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan': Kapil Sharma December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated nine people including comedian Kapil Sharma, former captain of Indiam cricket team Sourav Ganguly, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for taking forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Others nominated were Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, Ramoji Rao of Eenadu group and...
  • Watch: PM Modi wields broom to take forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom and took forward 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' in Varanasi. This is his second visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after becoming the prime minister and he has nominated nine people to forward his cleanliness drive. ...
  • Singer Kailash Kher wields broom, gets PM's praise December 23, 2014

    Varanasi: Bollywood singer Kailash Kher, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to carry forward the Swachh Bharat campaign, wielded the broom at the Bhadaini ghat on the banks of river Ganga, drawing praise from Modi. "Bravo @kailashkher! I congratulate you for joining Swachh Bharat Mission in Varanasi. Admirable...
  • Muzaffarnagar: School headmaster forces students to clean toilets, suspended December 21, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A headmaster of a government primary school has been suspended for forcing students to clean toilets in Jaroda village of the district, an official said. Following complaints from parents to the district authorities, the headmaster Rajender Singh was suspended yesterday, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) KK Singh said. During an inquiry, it...
  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre, said...
  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti December 15, 2014

    Allahabad: Union Minister Uma Bharti asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources Minister...
  • After Big B, Salman and Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra takes to streets for 'Clean India Campaign' November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra cleaned an area in the city with the help of some social workers as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. PM Narendra Modi had earlier nominated the 'Mary Kom' actress to contribute towards the 'Clean India Campaign', he launched on the birth...
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam November 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, Meiyappan indicted in IPL spot-fixing November 17, 2014

    Huge relief came N Srinivasan's way on Monday when findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee's report on IPL spot-fixing confirmed that he and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were not involved in match-fixing; however, Srinivasan was aware of corruption in the IPL and Meiyappan did place bets. ...
  • 12-year-old girl named brand ambassador of 'clean school' drive November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl from a municipal school in South Delhi was named the brand ambassador for the 'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' on the occasion of Children's Day on Friday. The BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held a grand celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium here to mark first...
  • Watch: Actor Rahul Bose takes part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' November 14, 2014

    Actor Rahul Bose took part in the Clean India Mission and encouraged children to take up the task too. ...
  • Hyderabad: Students celebrate Children's Day with 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' November 14, 2014

    Students in various schools of Hyderabad are celebrating Children's Day by taking up the broom and cleaning up their surroundings as a part of PM's Clean India mission. ...
  • Sterilisation horror! 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' should target the Operation Theatre first November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: With its mass sterilisation programme turning into a mass murder, Chhattisgarh has just made a mockery of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' (Clean India Campaign). Fourteen women died of what is medically called 'toxic shock' because the instruments were lethally rusty, venue itself not sterilised and medicines of questionable...
  • ICICI's Chanda Kochhar picks the broom as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' November 12, 2014

    MD and CEO ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar on Tuesday took part in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan leading a team of 50 employees to clean the street in front Bank's Backbay Reclamation branch in Mumbai. She announced that one branch of the bank will clean-up the surroundings on every working day for...
  • Proper guidance needed for environmental campaigns: Kamal Haasan November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: That's the way he 'lakes' it! Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has decided to help in the cleaning up of 25 lakes in Tamil Nadu in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign, says such efforts can only make an impact with right guidance. While several actors of the...
  • CPI-M ruled Tripura's capital Agartala wins 'Clean and Green City' award November 9, 2014

    Agartala: The Agartala Municipal Corporation won the 'Clean and Green City' award this year for waste material management and keeping the city green. "We have been given this award by the Skoch Foundation, a New Delhi based Urban Policy and Development Expert Group for waste material management and keeping the...
  • Watch: Akhilesh Yadav refuses to comment on accepting PM Modi's challenge November 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday nominated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take up the Clean India challenge. But Yadav refused to comment on Modi's challenge. ...
  • Tripura's capital Agartala gets clean city award November 8, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's 176-year-old capital Agartala has been awarded the clean and green city award by a New Delhi-based urban policy and development experts group, the city's mayor said on Saturday. "Agartala topped the 29 towns and cities short-listed by the Skoch Foundation for the award. The capital city has been selected...
  • State governments should partner in 'Clean India' campaign: West Bengal Governor November 8, 2014

    Kanpur: West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath said state governments in the country should come forward and partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission but cautioned people against using the drive merely as a photo-opportunity. "When every person is participating in the drive then why would any individual or...
  • PM Modi picks up spade, takes forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Assi Ghat in Varanasi November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat, where he offered prayers and later joined a clean up drive. The PM reaffirmed his commitment to cleaning up the Ganga after taking up the initiative himself. He took...
  • PM Narendra Modi visits Assi Ghat to offer prayers as a part of the Swachh Bharat campaign November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat to participate in a puja on Saturday morning. The PM offered prayers at the ghat. The PM will later visit the Mata Amritanandmayi Hospital in Varanasi. On Friday, Modi addressed villagers in Jayapur...