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  • Javed Akhtar: Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy Yesterday

    Kolkata: Having penned more than 1,500 songs, lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that it was not easy for him to translate Tagore songs in Hindi. The celebrated poet-writer has translated eight songs of Rabindranath Tagore to Hindi, which are featured in an album. "I have a lot of experience in writing to...
  • Modi, Obama hold walk the talk, chai pe charcha at Hyderabad House 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderabad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of...
  • Public interest should be far more important than public ownership, says Suresh Prabhu January 18, 2015

    Speaking at the Act for Growth Meet celebrating 10 years of CNBC Awaaz, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that the public ownership is for public interest so, if the public interest can be served without having public ownership, public interest should be far more important. ...
  • Bigger role for Kiran Bedi likely in Delhi elections, BJP to put up her posters across the city January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party member and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi is likely to lead the party's campaign for Delhi Assembly elections. The party will put posters with Bedi's picture across the national capital. The final decision on a larger role for Bedi in Delhi polls is likely to be...
  • EC likely to announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections today January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will meet on Monday to discuss preparations for the Delhi Assembly elections and the date for the one-day election to the 70-member Assembly is likely to be announced today. The elections are expected to be held in mid-February. The schedule for the election, sources said, will...
  • I am highly impressed by PM Modi's slogan 'sabka saath, sabka vikas': John Kerry January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: US Secretary of State John Kerry said no act of terror will ever stop "the march of freedom" and the entire world is with the people of France. In the deadliest terror attack in France in four decades, heavily-armed gunmen stormed a satirical newspaper's office in Paris on January...
  • Banks need more autonomy to make commercial decisions: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    On the day two of the Bankers meet in Pune, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said, "There are unacceptable levels of NPAs in some cases, and the banks have to be given a sufficient amount of leeway to deal with commercial issues with a commercial mindset." ...
  • India needs reforms in banking sector, more autonomy for state banks: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    Pune: India needs to "conceive" several reforms in the banking sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday on the sidelines of a two-day banking retreat. Jaitley added that there is a need to give greater autonomy to banks and that non-performing loans in some cases was "unacceptable". "There is a need...
  • PM asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Government in Parliament December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties. While addressing members at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister asked...
  • Cabinet may decide coal auction floor price today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet may on Wednesday decide to fix a floor price of Rs 150/tonne for auction of coal blocks in March. A methodology for fixing floor and reserve price for the auction of 204 coal mines whose allocation was cancelled by the Supreme Court in September, will be decided...
  • BJP asks MPs, ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday pulled up its MPs and ministers and asked them to declare their assets by Wednesday. The issue was discussed in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "All MPs were asked to go to every village." Senior leader LK Advani...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • CBI chief Ranjit Singh caught snoozing at internal security meet November 29, 2014

    Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha was caught snoozing at the crucial internal security meet in Guwahati. The meet was addressed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. ...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Opposition parties likely to unite against Centre on passage of FDI in Insurance Bill November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is likely to have a tough time getting the FDI in Insurance Bill passed in Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced that it would hold demonstrations against raising FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent. After...
  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • After skipping an all-party meet, TMC to stage a dharna in Parliament opposing FDI in insurance November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: High drama will be witnessed during the winter session of Parliament as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that the party will be staging a dharna opposing Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance in the House. The TMC did not attend the all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker...
  • Watch: 'Who says non-vegetarian food is West's influence on India' November 16, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha takes on the central government which recently sent out a protest letter to IITs across the country over non-vegetarian food items served in the institute. ...
  • India, Germany keen on strengthening ties; a series of bilateral visits planned in 2015 November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India and Germany are keen on deepening their bilateral relations and leaders of both the nations are likely to make several visits in this regard, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Germany early in 2015, India can...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: BCCI calls emergency meeting on November 18 November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday called an emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai Nov 18 to decide its future course of action on holding elections and its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The elections - scheduled for November 20 - had to be put on...
  • BCCI postpones Annual General Meeting again after SC revelation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board on Friday postponed by another four weeks its November 20 Annual General Meeting (AGM) when its new chief is to be elected. The decision comes in the wake of the Supreme Court deciding to make public names of four individuals who are under the...
  • Shazahn Padamsee to play Gujarati girl in 'Meet The Patels' November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Shazahn Padamsee, set to play a Gujarati girl in "Meet The Patels", says it's going to be a challenge for her. "I am playing a character called Hetal Gandhi in the film, and I am romancing one of the Patels in the film. Playing a Gujarati girl is going...
  • PM Narendra Modi praises media, says writing about Clean India drive is service to nation October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met journalists for the first time after assuming the office at the BJP headquarters in the national capital. Modi praised the media for their coverage and reporting on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Modi said, "You have turned your pen into a broom from my...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • PM to meet top military commanders today, ceasefire violation, India-China border likely to be discussed October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. He is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and the recent developments...
  • Sachin Tendulkar meets PM Modi, discusses 'Swachh Bharat initiative' campaign October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and discussed the 'Swachh Bharat initiative' campaign. The 41-year-old iconic cricketer was one of the nine people chosen by the Prime Minister for his initiative, which he had launched on Mahatma...
  • Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chairs meeting on Ebola October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth on Thursday chaired a meeting on the raging health crisis in the world, Ebola. The hour long meeting was attended by Home Secretary, Anil Goswami and Secretary of Health was chaired to undertake a mechanism in place for screening of suspect passengers. The Ministry...
  • Modi visit a success, now time to execute things: US officials October 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing the recent US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "highly successful", two top Obama administration officials have said it is time for the new Indian government to execute policies that create conducive environment for investments. "The proof is going to be in the pudding," said US Commerce Secretary...
  • J&K: School becomes makeshift relief camp as Pak continues to shell this town October 7, 2014

    The situation along the Line of Control remains tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Pawan Sharma reports from Arnia town. ...