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  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely 30 minutes ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges 9 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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. The government's...
  • India keen to work with Uganda for development partnership: Modi 10 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed India's desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields. The desire was conveyed when Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa called on Modi. Kutesa conveyed a message of felicitation to the Prime Minister from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on...
  • Rajnath meets protesting UPSC civil services aspirants, exam may be postponed 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi The Narendra Modi government seems to have bowed down to the pressure built up by the protesting Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants as Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Monday said that the Centre will do as much as it can do to resolve the issue. Singh told...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Narendra Modi seeking CSAT review 14 hours 41 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The chief minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them. The first of its kind initiative for a...
  • Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Shiv Sena 15 hours 28 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathi-speaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region. "It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri but...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Modi seeking CSAT review 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The Chief Minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • Saharanpur situation fully under control, says Rajnath Singh 17 hours 3 minutes ago

    The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it. "Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters here. Singh's comments came a day after he briefed Prime Minister...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources 16 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the new government should be given more time to tackle the economic situation of the country. "We should give more time to the new government," he said. He, however, refused to be drawn into controversy triggered by former Supreme...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary Yesterday

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links of...
  • John Kerry to deliver major foreign policy speech on India Yesterday

    Washington:Laying out a roadmap of long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, US Secretary of States John Kerry will deliver a major foreign policy speech on India. Kerry, will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong US-India partnership brings to Asia and to the...
  • Defence Minister defers decision on Navy chopper deal over AgustaWestalnd links Yesterday

    New Delhi: The NDA government has deferred its decision on the procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for the Indian Navy as one of the two companies in the race for the deal is linked with Finmeccannica-- the parent organisation of the scam-tainted firm AgustaWestalnd. The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence...
  • Sushma Swaraj describes her first Nepal visit as 'very successful' Yesterday

    Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday described her three-day visit to Nepal as very successful during which the two neighbours agreed to finalise the text of a power trade deal and "review and adjust" a crucial treaty of 1950 to reflect current realities. "It was a very successful trip...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs Narendra Modi on UPSC row Yesterday

    New Delhi: In order to resolve the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi and briefed him about latest development in the matter. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Prime Minister's Cabinet and UPSC...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on Saharanpur clashes, 26 arrested so far Yesterday

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh where clashes erupted between two communities over a land dispute. Twenty six have been arrested in the violent clashes that has claimed three lives and left over 20 injured....
  • Eviction of former ministers, ex-MPs from government bungalows begins Yesterday

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those dragging their heels in the matter, Centre has started eviction proceedings against ex-ministers and former MPs who are still occupying government accommodation. Eviction notices are being served on about 20 former ministers and 120 ex-MPs asking them to clear out of their government accommodation...
  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multi-faith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • PM Narendra Modi hosts dinner for outgoing army chief General Bikram Singh 2 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh. The dinner, hosted at the prime minister's 7, Race Course Road residence, was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjeet Singh,...
  • Goa minister backs brother Dipak on 'Hindu state under Modi' remark 2 days ago

    Panaji: Controversial Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Saturday came out in support of his colleague and Cooperation minister Dipak Dhavalikar, who had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation. "What he said was his personal opinion but I also agree with what he says. By...
  • Tremendous mood swing, positivity on Modi government: Indian CEOs 2 days ago

    Washington: After the formation of the Narendra Modi government, there is a tremendous mood swing and positivity in the country, a visiting delegation of Indian CEOs from CII said describing its maiden budget as visionary. The delegation of Indian CEOs from Confederation of Indian Industry in an interaction with the Washington...
  • PM should intervene on UPSC CSAT issue: LJP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over falling success ratio of students from rural background in UPSC civil service examination, Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the matter. LJP Parliamentary Board Chairman and Paswan's son Chirag, in a letter to Modi, said the Prime Minister should...
  • Modi launches web portal to take suggestions on good governance 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is following its 'less government, more governance' mantra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a web portal titled MyGov where citizens can post their suggestions to the government. The initiative is a step ahead to digitize the government. At the launch of the web...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi 3 days ago

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JD-U president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour 3 days ago

    The non-availability of post-matric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of...
  • President Mukherjee completes two years in office, inaugurates museum 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's own version of Madame Tussauds museum was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday with fibre-glass statues of former Presidents and eye-catching gifts received by them from abroad on display. The opening of the museum, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was part of a series of programmes...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...