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  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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. ...
  • Yale University students laud PM Modi's social media skills October 5, 2014

    As the Prime Minister strives to establish a contact with the youth and entrepreneurs abroad, students at Yale University laud the PM for his social media skills, and his attempt to reach out to everyone. ...
  • Modi's US visit extremely successful, energised ties: White House October 3, 2014

    Washington: The US visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "extremely successful" and his summit talks with President Barack Obama gave both leaders an opportunity to share their vision for the bilateral relationship and energized the strategic partnership, the White House said. During the private dinner that Obama held on...
  • Modi has more American Facebook fans than US politicians October 2, 2014

    Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more Facebook fans in the US than most current members of Congress, governors and other political candidates, according to a media report. Modi's American Facebook base of 170,529 as of Wednesday is larger than all but 21 American elected officials and current candidates, the...
  • The Modi-Obama joint editorial and bilateral meet: What they mean for India October 1, 2014

    The much-anticipated joint editorial by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was published in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discussed the key points of the editorial with former Diplomats G Parthasarthy and...
  • PM Modi returns home after hectic US visit October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital on Wednesday night after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt. ...
  • Modi's US visit disappointing on outcomes: Congress October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday launched an all-out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his US visit was "disappointing" on outcomes and claimed that an atmosphere of a grand event was created with the help of "cheerleaders" many of whom brought from India. Accusing the Prime Minister of "hurting" the...
  • India, US ramp up efforts for tackling climate change October 1, 2014

    Washington:Ramping up efforts to combat climate change, India and US have concluded an MoU providing for up to US dollar one billion in helping India's transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient energy economy. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, during their summit-level talks, welcomed the firming up of...
  • Modi represented a new image of India in US: Ravi Shankar Prasad October 1, 2014

    Terming Narendra Modi's trip to the US a success, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Modi went as a new image of India, a vibrant country quite sure of itself. American establishment took it positively. The joint statement talks about deliverables and a new beginning." ...
  • Modi, Obama target USD 500 billion Indo-US trade October 1, 2014

    Washington: Targeting a five-fold jump in Indo-US trade to USD 500 billion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to deepen economic cooperation and will set up a joint program to boost business investment. After two days of talks focused on ways to reinvigorate the...
  • Manmohan came back from US with the nuclear deal, Modi yet to show results: Tharoor October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Analysing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit with a critical eye, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that it is too early to term the visit as a success. He also said that while former PM Manmohan Singh's visit bagged the Indo-US nuclear deal in his trip, Modi is...
  • Lot of conviction, confidence in Modi's communication: Yes Bank CEO October 1, 2014

    A big focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US was wooing the US business community. He had marathon meetings with top CEOs. CNBC's Managing Editor Shereen Bhan spoke to Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor on what he makes of PM Modi's business pitch. ...
  • Can't match Modi's 'rock star reception' in New York: John Kerry October 1, 2014

    Washington: Hosting visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over lunch at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, US Secretary of State John Kerry, acknowledged that whatever he might do, he can't match the "rock star" reception that Modi received from the Indian-American community in New York over the weekend....
  • Come soon before it's too late, PM Narendra Modi tells US businesses October 1, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that India is on the move to becoming a country with a business-friendly environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhorted top US corporates to establish and expand their base in India before it is too late. "Take the benefit of the fast paced development and changes in the...
  • Reporter's Diary: Covering PM Modi's US visit October 1, 2014

    Covering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first and rather hectic US visit must have been quite an experience for any journalist. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and Sanjay Pugalia recount their experience. ...