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  • Jaya asks Modi to put an end to monthly increase in fuel price 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a "full stop" to the monthly increase in diesel price by oil marketing companies introduced during the previous UPA regime. Seeking rollback of Thursday's increase in diesel price by 56 paise per litre, Jayalalithaa...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu resigns 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, on Thursday tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons". The resignation has been accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with "regret", a PMO statement said in New Delhi on Thursday. Sandhu, a 1973 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was...
  • US wants to build a relationship with India: Niramala Sitharaman 4 hours 27 minutes ago

    On US Secretary of State John Kerry 's visit to India, the Centre assured that the US is looking at various aspects and is keen on building a relationship with India. "US wants to build on the strengths both the countries have. It's one of the most forward looking meetings,"...
  • Insurance bill 'welcome gift' from government to John Kerry: CPM 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the insurance bill aimed at raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent listed in Parliament's agenda, CPI(M) on Thursday said that it was a "welcome gift" from the Narendra Modi government to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Modi government has extended...
  • Opposition demands judicial probe, PM statement on bugging issue 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Opposition led by Congress on Thursday upped the ante against the Government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA's credibility at stake. There were sharp exchanges in the Rajya Sabha between...
  • Modi unlikely to visit Lumbini, Janakpur during Nepal trip 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not visit Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, and Janakpurdham, the birth place of Sita, during his trip to Nepal due to inadequate security arrangements. "So far, we have not included the Indian Prime Minister's visit to Lumbini or Janakpur in the itinerary," said...
  • Nepal taking special security measures for Modi's first visit 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Special security arrangements are being put in place for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, with a team of Indian commandos expected to arrive here to oversee the preparations. Nepal government is also stepping up security by mobilising all the security agencies for the two-day visit...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah 11 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming by-polls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newly-appointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • Kerry asks India to drop opposition to WTO deal 16 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation. Kerry made the call in a newspaper article,...
  • Modi Sarkar vs RSS: Will India never have GM crops? Yesterday

    The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the government will...
  • Is political snooping a reality? Yesterday

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe Yesterday

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil Yesterday

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit Yesterday

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip, said...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship Yesterday

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 2 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to personally receive Modi 2 days ago

    Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will personally receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu on August 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP decides to take Modi government's achievements to people 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday decided to take to the public the achievements of the 60-day Narendra Modi government which, it claimed, has ensured that inflation and prices are in check, besides enhancing the country's image in the world. At a party coordination committee meet chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the government...
  • News 360: Bangalore Police arrests 2 gym instructors in minor's rape 2 days ago

    The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the six-year-old girl was gangraped in the school premises and arrested two gym instructors in the case. Bangalore Commissioner MN Reddi said, "This is a case of gangrape. The incident happened on July 3." ...
  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen 2 days ago

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred to...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill in parliament likely next week 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party. According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments. The issue gained...
  • John Kerry to arrive on Wednesday for talks with new Indian government on key issues 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to seize "transformative moment" in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new leadership. Kerry's visit two months ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington in September end is aimed at instilling some...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? 2 days ago

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...