Conclave

  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a USbased private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at...
  • Investors conclave: UP government signs deals worth Rs 35,000 crore June 12, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday signed 20 initial agreements with corporates entailing investments worth Rs 35,000 crore. These MoUs include a pact with Reliance Jio for providing 4G services and commitments worth Rs 2,100 crore from the ITC group in multiple sectors. The Amity group has also signed a pact with...
  • With fresh investment, UP will surpass Brazil's economy soon, says Akhilesh Yadav June 12, 2014

    In a bid to attract private sector investmentsfrom across the globe andcreate jobs in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that with fresh investments, his state will surpass Brazil's economy in no time. His comments came during 'Investors' Conclave' where top global and Indian investors from...
  • LS polls: Modi woos Muslims to project himself as an inclusive leader February 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In order to reach out to the Muslim community, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday attended a conclave organised by its business representatives as he called for creating a healthy society by bringing all groups together and adopting a growth model that ensures equality. The threeday conclave, "Ummat...
  • Pakistani delegation to attend SAARC business conclave January 5, 2014

    A 60member delegation from Pakistan will attend the 5th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave in New Delhi on January 17. The private sector traders' delegation will be led by vicepresident of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (SCCI) Pakistan chapter, Iftikhar Ali Malik, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported on...
  • Need technology innovation in rural areas: Pranab Mukherjee September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said technology innovation was needed in rural areas to cater to the majority of Indians who live in villages. At the inauguration of the first "Engineers Conclave 2013" here, Mukherjee said rural India needed tools that were "simple, repairable by local technicians and usable without...
  • LK Advani praises Narendra Modi at BJP conclave August 18, 2013

    BJP Parliamentary Party Chief LK Advani on Sunday surprised many at a party conclave when he praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, against whom he had taken jibes on Independence Day for criticising the Prime Minister. Delivering the valedictory address at a meeting of the BJP Election Campaign Committee, state unit...
  • At Congress workshop, Rahul asks party leaders to speak in one voice July 23, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi began a 2day media workshop on Monday asking the party to speak in one voice. But this came at a time when party leader Shakeel Ahmad's comments attributing growth of Indian Mujahideen to the Gujarat riots triggered off a war of words with the Congress...
  • Rahul Gandhi asks Congress workers to speak in one voice July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, in a veiled reference to some senior leaders speaking out of turn, said on Monday that the party must speak in one voice to help connect with voters. Rahul asked the workers to stay focused on positive politics and cautioned them against indulging...
  • Gujarat: Muslims confront Narendra Modi at meet June 30, 2013

    Even as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is being projected as the BJP's frontrunner for the post of Prime Minister, Muslim scholars and leaders did not mince words in spelling out the community's reservations with the party and particularly with Modi at Young Indian Leaders Conclave in Gandhinagar. ...
  • Has Modi won and Advani lost the battle within the BJP? June 11, 2013

    LK Advani may have agreed to withdraw his resignations but experts say his rebellion has dented the BJP's credibility to a large extent. ...
  • The Last Word: Has Advani achieved what he wanted? June 11, 2013

    All is well that ends well. That is what Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh would like to believe, especially after he managed to get sulking party patriarch LK Advani back on board 24 hours after he resigned from all posts within the party as it chose Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • Advani back in BJP fold, RSS stamps its authority but faultline remains June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: All is well that ends well. That is what Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh would like to believe, especially after he managed to get sulking party patriarch LK Advani back on board 24 hours after he resigned from all posts within the party as it chose Gujarat...
  • Advani isn't angry, BJP will talk to him again: Sushma Swaraj June 11, 2013

    BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said party patriarch LK Advani, who resigned from the key posts on Monday, wasn't angry and there was no question of him withdrawing his resignation as the BJP had already rejected it. ...
  • Advani's absence will not have any affect on BJP meet in Goa: Party worker June 8, 2013

    BJP worker Shyam Raju told CNNIBN that senior party leader LK Advani will be missed during the meet. ...
  • BJP leadership crisis: The big questions June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In what may be seen as a big stumbling block to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its senior leader LK Advani, for the first time in history, skipped its National Executive meet in Goa citing health concerns. Advani is apparently opposed to the proposed elevation of Gujarat Chief...
  • Live: No decision yet on making Modi BJP's poll panel chief June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Live updates: 5.25 pm: BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman says currently Narendra Modi is a member of the party's Parliamentary Board. "If party wants to give Modi any other role, it will be announced to the media," says Sitharaman during a press conference in Goa. 5.20 pm: Sitharaman says BJP...
  • Goa conclave: Advani likely to skip meet, will BJP decide on Modi? June 8, 2013

    Panaji: It's day two of the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Goa and senior leader LK Advani has surely got the top leaders worried. After skipping the event on Friday, Advani has said he will attend the meeting on Saturday only if his doctors give the nod. Insiders even...
  • Comment in JDU conclave not against anybody: Nitish April 24, 2013

    Patna: Apparently distancing himself from suggestions that he was targeting Narendra Modi, Senior JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said his comment made at the recent party conclave that triggered a controversy was not against anybody. "I had also praised former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • Thousands gather at St Peter's Square to hear Pope's first Angelus March 18, 2013

    Thousands of Catholics waving flags from around the world packed St Peter's Square on Sunday to hear Pope Francis deliver his inaugural Angelus. ...
  • I never dreamt of becoming CM: Narendra Modi March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday parried questions on whether he wanted to become the Prime Minister, saying he had never even dreamt of becoming the Chief Minister. "I have never dreamt of becoming someone in life. I have always tried to do something. Mostly people dream...
  • World View: Will Musharraf's return to Pakistan have any impact? April 9, 2013

    Hello and Welcome to Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar- tonight-- the catholic world has a new pope We'll tell you more about the man and the many firsts of Pope Francis. CNN's Erin McLaughlin will join from the Vatican, also Shasta Darlington is going to take us on the bus route...
  • New Pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots March 15, 2013

    Vatican City: In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. In a heartfelt, simple homily, the Argentinian Pope laid out a...
  • News 360: Cobrapost expose reveals brazen money laundering at banks March 14, 2013

    A sting operation conducted by Cobrapost across various branches of private financial institutions, including HDFC, ICICI and Axis banks showed how bank employees were helping customers convert black money into white. ...
  • Catholics overjoyed at first Latin American Pope March 14, 2013

    Buenos Aires, Argentina: Tears and cheers erupted across Latin America on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he could help bring the church closer to the poverty-wracked region that is home to more Roman Catholics than any other. Drivers honked...
  • Full text: First speech of Pope Francis to the world March 14, 2013

    Vatican City: The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis's speech "Urbi et Orbi" delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday night. Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems...
  • Pope Francis: Simple image, complex past March 14, 2013

    Vatican City: On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who would become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour. Tales are traded about chatting with Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio as he squeezed in with others for...
  • Cardinals fail to elect Pope after three ballots March 13, 2013

    Vatican City: Black smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel for a second day on Wednesday after a secret conclave of cardinals held two more inconclusive votes for a new Pope to lead the troubled Roman Catholic Church. Following an initial split ballot when they were first shut away amid the...
  • Black smoke signals inconclusive papal vote March 13, 2013

    Vatican City: Black smoke rose from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, signalling Roman Catholic cardinals had not agreed on a Pope to succeed Benedict on their first full morning of voting in a secret conclave. Cardinals held an initial ballot on Tuesday and held two more on Wednesday morning, with...
  • Papal conclave: Topless women protest outside Vatican March 13, 2013

    Vatican: Police wrestled two topless women to the ground during a brief protest in St Peter's Square outside the Vatican on Tuesday after cardinals withdrew into the Sistine Chapel to begin the process of electing a new pope. Witnesses said that at least two women took part in the protest, which...