MODI GOVERNMENT

  • Land Bill: Venkaiah Naidu appeals opposition parties not to 'mislead' people 10 hours 47 minutes ago

    The central government on Saturday said that it is open to discussion on the Land Bill. Addressing media, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that opposition parties should give their suggestions and not mislead people. ...
  • India's ability to absorb economic shocks is stronger: Arun Jaitley 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    Washington: With the vast depth and size of its market, India's ability to absorb international shocks is far stronger as reflected in the rupee remaining relatively stable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "International factors obviously have an impact. Considering the vast depth and size of the Indian market...our ability...
  • Automatic information exchange only way to tackle black money: Arun Jaitley 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sought urgent implementation of common reporting standards on automatic exchange of information globally, asserting that it is the only way to tackle the challenges posed by black money. The problem of offshore tax evasion and flow of illicit money can be addressed only by...
  • My mission is 'Skill India, not Scam India', says Modi in Toronto as he pitches for transformative India 2 days ago

    Toronto: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for a transformative India with a promise to turn the country into a global workforce hub by 2030. Addressing the Indian diaspora in a packed stadium in Toronto, Canada on Thursday morning, Modi said,...
  • To counter opposition 'disinformation', BJP seeks to mobilise ten crore new members 5 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday exhorted partymen to reach out to its 10 crore new members to counter the opposition's "disinformation campaign" against its government and, at the same time, lay a strong foundation to take the party forward. Addressing a workshop of its state conveners for the...
  • Need to boost staff capabilities to meet people's aspirations: PMO official 5 days ago

    New Delhi: There is a need to enhance skills and capabilities of government employees to meet people's aspirations, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Addressing a training programme in the national capital, PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the PMO said the goal of the...
  • Don't leave state without President's permission: Centre to governors 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has put restrictions on the travel of governors saying they have to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year and not leave station until or unless approved by the President. The fresh diktat from the Narendra Modi government came after it...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Is the government's action against Greenpeace India unjust? April 9, 2015

    In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Greenpeace India Executive...
  • PM Modi asks affluent Indians to give up LPG subsidy: Will you give up LPG subsidy for India? April 9, 2015

    While addressing the Urja Sangam on April 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged government officers and well-to-do professionals of the country to give up their LPG subsidies. "It will help many mothers and households of our country," he said. ...
  • Investment is trust in future, don't underestimate mood in Germany, says Michael Steiner April 9, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner said, "Don't underestimate the mood also because investment is trust in the future. So the psychological situation is also important. It also needs to change in practise all over the country. And my...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Centre acts tough against Greenpeace India, freezes its 7 bank accounts, bars foreign funding April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. The environmental activist group was also served...
  • Will you give up LPG subsidy? April 9, 2015

    While addressing the Urja Sangam on April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged government officers and well-to-do professionals of the country to give up their LPG subsidies. "It will help many mothers and households of our country," he said. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks, "Will you...
  • BJP distances itself from Union Minister General VK Singh's controversial 'presstitutes' tweet April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday distanced itself from the controversial tweet of Union minister VK Singh, saying twitter is personal and not a party forum and the meaning of the tweet can best be explained by the person concerned. "Twitter is a personal platform and not a party platform and...
  • Government pushing land ordinance without discussions: Sachin Pilot April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP government is pushing the "anti-farmer" land ordinance forcefully without holding any discussions and it will be fully opposed by the public, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday. He also said that the government has "failed" on several fronts and has not kept its election...
  • Government orders relaxation of quality norms for procurement of wheat April 7, 2015

    The government on Tuesday asked Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to test samples of wheat jointly with FCI immediately on its arrival so that appropriate relaxation in quality norms can be considered for the procurement. The development came after CNN-IBN had reported how FCI rejected wheat crop from Kota...
  • Growth, environment can co-exist; India must lead fight on climate: PM Modi April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to scotch "lies" being floated about the Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that it synergized India's growth imperative with the need for environment protection, while calling for the country to demonstrate leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change. Inaugurating the state...
  • Government looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Arun Jaitley April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing on the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act. "The Law Commission has sent its recommendations that in the changed environment it (Prevention of Corruption Act...
  • Centre insensitive towards poors, will gherao Parliament: AAP April 5, 2015

    Mau: Aam Admi Party leader and Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Sunday said that his party would gherao the Parliament on April 22 against Centre's 'anti-farmer and labour policies'. "A outline of the gherao of Parliament on April 22 is being prepared," Rai, who was on his way to his...
  • Will take final call on tobacco pictorial warning after parliamentary panel report: Health Minister April 4, 2015

    Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday said that he will request the parliamentary panel to expedite their review after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. ...
  • BJP lists out its achievements: Has Modi government lived up to its poll promises? April 3, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. ...
  • Tobacco lobby: Will go by parliamentary panel, says Health Minister April 3, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda health said that the government will go by the parliamentary panel's recommendations on pictorial warning on tobacco products. ...
  • PM Modi taking credit for UPA policies, says Congress April 3, 2015

    Attacking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the achievements of his government during its 10-month rule, Congress leader RPN Singh said that he continues to take credit to UPA policies. ...
  • Modi government is here to stay for next 10-20 years: Amit Shah April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Modi government is here to stay for 10-20 years, BJP President Amit Shah asserted on Friday, claiming that the new dispensation has ended the "reign of scams" and policy paralysis while changing the political culture in the country. "Modi 'sarkar' (government) has arrived and will be in power for next...
  • Would continue to fight against land bill: Jairam Ramesh April 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the NDA government is anti-farmer, Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said his party would fight against the proposed land bill both within and outside the Parliament. "The reason why these amendments (to land acquisition act) are being pushed is because, the (Narendra)...
  • Government allocates Rs 4,948 crore for filling strategic oil reserves March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking advantage of lower oil prices, the government on Monday allocated Rs 4,948 crore to full India's maiden strategic oil reserves to insulate itself from supply disruptions. India, which is 79 per cent dependent on imports to meet its crude oil needs, is building emergency stockpiles with millions...
  • Government to revive two fertiliser units, nod for Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved revival of two shut fertiliser plants in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at an investment of up to Rs 12,000 crore and by making use of 2,000-km proposed gas pipeline from Jagdishpur to Haldia. The urea plants at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Barauni...
  • Cabinet approves gas pooling for fertiliser sector March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertiliser plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable. Fertiliser plants consume about 42.25 million standard cubic meters per day of gas for manufacture...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...