MODI GOVERNMENT

  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • Government should re-engage with Pakistan, continue Vajpayee's work: Aiyar 2 days ago

    Even though the Narendra Modi government is under fire from all the quarters, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the government should re-engage with Pakistan. "This is nothing new. I have attended Pakistan National Day celebrations before. The government should re-engage with Pakistan. They must continue Atal Bihari Vajpayee's...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Government asked me to go to Pakistan National Day celebration: VK Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani High Commission. "The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went...
  • Modi misleading farmers, says AAP 3 days ago

    Ghaziabad: The AAP on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating farmers by aggressively promoting takeover of their land. Addressing Aam Aadmi Party supporters at the Ghaziabad collectorate, party leader Sanjay Singh said that Modi was misleading the farmers by claiming that his government was not harming their interests. Sanjay Singh...
  • Government to borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union government will borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore from markets in the first half of the next financial year, which is over 50 per cent of the annual target of Rs 6 lakh crore. "We will issue long-term bonds of 40 years in early next financial year....
  • Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying arrest of the guilty will be the "best recipe" to prevent similar attacks in future. In separate letters to O...
  • TWTW: Rahul Gandhi goes on sabbatical, Delhi Police raids Congress office 3 days ago

    Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of carrying out "political espionage" on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi claiming his staff had caught a Delhi Police official seeking "unwarranted and weird" enquiries about him. The issue rocked Parliament as well. ...
  • Modi should admit if he is not strong: Salman Khurshid 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the recent communal incidents in the country saying the Prime Minister should either admit to not being strong enough to stop it or being complicit. Khurshid, who has just released his latest book, 'At Home in...
  • PDMA should be independent of government and RBI, says Raghuram Rajan 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) should be independent of the government as well as the central bank for ensuring fiscal discipline, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Sunday. "Public debt management agency as a professional organisation, independent of the central bank and government, that is something that is...
  • Enough cereals, but need to import oil, pulses: Centre to SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that though the country has become self sufficient in production of cereals, it is dependent on imports to bridge the gap between domestic production and demand of edible oil and pulses. Responding to a PIL on increasing farmer suicides in the...
  • AIR's FM service to cover whole country in few years: Minister March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: The FM service of All India Radio (AIR) will cover the whole country in the next few years, Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Col (retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Tuesday. Inaugurating the new FM transmitter for Vividh Bharati service in Mumbai on Monday, the minister...
  • PM Modi's brother attacks Centre for failing to live upto peoples' expectations March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it has "failed" to live up to peoples' expectations and lacked will to resolve their problems. Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the...
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio on decline since 2007: Government March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a gradual decline in the country since 2007 but at an average 44,000 women still die every year at the time of delivery, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that as per...
  • Rail Budget debate in Rajya Sabha: Members want safety, amenities March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members from various parties on Monday voiced concern in Rajya Sabha over various aspects concerning the railways, particularly safety and security and lack of facilities and timeliness and asked the government to rectify it. These issues were raised by members while participating in a debate on Rail Budget...
  • No person should suffer for want of Aadhar: SC to Centre March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and all the states to "adhere to" its earlier order that no person should be denied any benefits or "suffer" for not having Aadhar cards, issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). "In the meantime, it has been brought to...
  • Modi government open to extending first part of Budget session to get key Bills passed: sources March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said it is open to the idea of extending the first part of the Budget session which ends on March 20 to ensure the passage of key legislations, said sources. The sources said the government's priority is to get two legislations - Coal...
  • Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out in April March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded. "We are close to launching the much awaited Smart Cities initiative on ground. Prolonged and extensive consultations on this new concept and initiative have...
  • IMF raises growth forecast for India to 7.2% in FY15 but warns of both global and domestic risks March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: The International Monetary Fund has raised the growth forecast for India in the current fiscal to 7.2 per cent but warned that both global and domestic risks could rock the boat. The IMF says India is poised to grow at a faster pace in this fiscal, especially given the...
  • Farmer suicides despite Modi's chai pe charcha assurance: NCP March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP on Wednesday attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at...
  • PM Modi arrives in Seychelles on first leg of his three nations trip March 11, 2015

    Victoria: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Seychelles' capital late Monday night on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to Mauritius and Sri Lanka, observing that strong relations with Indian Ocean island countries were "vital" for India's security and progress. Modi flew in to...
  • Government bows in Rajya Sabha, ready to send Mines bill to Select Panel March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of yet another embarrassment in Rajya Sabha, Government on Tuesday night bowed to the opposition demand for sending the Mines and Minerals bill to a Select Committee after hours of battle of wits between rival sides. In the House, where BJP and its allies...
  • Air India yet to finalise executive pilots' draft pay structure: Government March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A committee of Air India is yet to finalise the draft salary structure for its executive pilots, even though it has received a feedback from the group concerned, the government said on Tuesday. Air India had invited representatives of executive pilots to ascertain their views on the draft...
  • BJP fails to rally entire NDA on Land Bill March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Tuesday failed to rally the entire NDA behind it for the passage of the contentious Land Bill in Lok Sabha as key ally Shiv Sena abstained while one-member Swabhimani Paksha went to the extent of moving an amendment. However, the Narendra Modi government succeeded in...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill; Congress, BJD stage walk out March 10, 2015

    Lok Sabha is set to witness a confrontation over Land Acquisition Bill on Tuesday when it is taken up for voting with opposition parties bent on opposing it even as the government again offered to make changes in the legislation in the "larger interest" of the farming community. ...
  • Modi government to move 9 amendments to garner Opposition's support on Land Acquisition Bill: sources March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the controversial Land Acquisition Bill will be taken up for voting in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the Narendra Modi government is likely to move nine amendments to garner Opposition's support, say sources. The government moves amendment deleting social infrastructure projects from the exempted categories and to restrict...
  • PM Narendra Modi to leave for five days trip to three island states today March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a five-day visit to three island states in the Indian ocean on Tuesday. Modi will address Sri Lanka's Parliament and visit Jaffna during his upcoming trip to the country, which will be a part of three-nation tour including Mauritius and Seychelles...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor March 9, 2015

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  • News 360: SMS, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur; 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle between the...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...