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  • Modi to press for equal shareholding in proposed BRICS bank 14-07-2014 05:19 PM

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement in this seaside city of Brazil, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of Tuesday's BRICS Summit at which India will press for equal shareholding for its five member countries in the proposed US dollar...
  • Opposition parties pick holes in rail budget 14-07-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Opposition members on Monday picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cash-strapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations. Congress member and former Railway Minister KH...
  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government 14-07-2014 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking...
  • Don't doubt our intention on shredded files: Rajnath Singh 14-07-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: The members should not doubt the government's intention in destroying files in the home ministry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday after questions were raised about the files shredded by his ministry. "Don't doubt the intention of government in destroying files. We will not do anything that...
  • Employment exchanges to become career centres: Government 14-07-2014 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Government has decided to transform employment exchanges into career centres to connect youth with job opportunities even as it admitted that it has no specific scheme for short-term training of workers affected due to closure of industries. Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha...
  • Government to continue with MNREGA scheme 14-07-2014 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: Noting that there are variations in demand for work under MNREGA, Government on Monday said that it would continue with the rural job scheme. The Government also informed Rajya Sabha that an action plan has been formulated to improve the implementation of MNREGA. "There are variations in demand...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary 14-07-2014 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • PM Modi to launch 1st multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders 14-07-2014 01:29 PM

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders, giving top priority for the establishment of the BRICS development bank with equal share holding for all the five members. India is keen on the issue of equal share holding since it doesn't want a repeat...
  • Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Nitin Gadkari seeks more time 14-07-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: The amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act is likely to be delayed by a couple of months as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said it needs three months to review the current Act and thereafter will introduce it afresh in Parliament. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment)...
  • Government to change laws to permit cars to run on different fuels: Nitin Gadkari 14-07-2014 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Government will make necessary changes in law and bring it on par with international standards to enable cars, especially those running on bio-fuels, to ply on Indian roads, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. He said that the government will try to introduce the changes in...
  • Ramdev aide's interview with Hafiz Saeed sparks a row 14-07-2014 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: A journalist's interview with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the uproar that followed echoed in both the Houses of Parliament on Monday. The journalist in question is Ved Pratap Vaidik, considered a close aide of Ramdev and also in good terms with BJP patriarch LK Advani. While the...
  • Ram Naik made UP Governor as Modi government appoints 6 new governors 14-07-2014 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: After asking governors of six states including and West Bengal to step down from their positions, the Central government has now appointed governors for all the six states, say sources. Sources say the former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik has been made the Uttar Pradesh Governor and former Delhi...
  • Modi's farm export curbs may ease India's June inflation 14-07-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: India's inflation probably eased marginally in June after the new government curbed farm exports, but a growing risk that drought will shrivel summer crops could encourage the Reserve Bank of India to keep interest rates on hold. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, elected in May amid anger over rising...
  • Live: Congress raises Ramdev aide Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed in Rajya Sabha 14-07-2014 10:59 AM

    The Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Mishra's appointment as Principal Secretary to...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat 14-07-2014 10:04 AM

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential...
  • Juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults: Maneka Gandhi 14-07-2014 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. "We are changing...
  • Rail Budget to be discussed in Parliament, TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today 14-07-2014 08:05 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripender...
  • Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj Thackeray 14-07-2014 08:04 AM

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters. "I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about...
  • Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1 per cent fiscal deficit target 13-07-2014 10:41 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit 13-07-2014 09:07 PM

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en...
  • Centre finalises Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders as governors: sources 13-07-2014 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources said on Sunday. Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker Kesri Nath Tripathi, senior BJP leader from...
  • PM Modi arrives in Berlin en route to Brazil to attend BRICS Summit 13-07-2014 07:22 PM

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Berlin on Sunday for an overnight stopover on his way to Brazil for a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crisis and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at...
  • Major secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle at the Centre 13-07-2014 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, senior IAS officers Rakesh Garg and Jugal Kishore Mohapatra have been appointed as Secretaries in Department of Telecommunications and Department of Fertilizers respectively. Besides, the Government has approved appointment of Enforcement Director Rajan S Katoch as Secretary in Department of Heavy Industry. Sanjay...
  • Kangana Ranaut to turn showstopper for Anju Modi at couture week 13-07-2014 08:16 AM

    New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut will walk the ramp for veteran designer Anju Modi at the forthcoming edition of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014. The Bollywood actress and fashion icon has been chosen for her old world charm. The six-day event, starting July 15, will be held at...
  • PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend the BRICS summit 13-07-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil on Sunday to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15. The summit is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations. "I look...
  • Centre to launch rape crisis centres across India: Maneka Gandhi 12-07-2014 10:00 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said that the Centre was ready to launch Rape Crisis Centres across the country that would offer a range of support services for women victims of molestation. "To begin with, there will be one Rape Crisis Centre per...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh 12-07-2014 08:36 PM

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power...
  • Modi is BJP parliamentary party leader in both Houses 12-07-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha. According to the newly-constituted...
  • Jaya writes to PM, seeks greater kerosene allocation for Tamil Nadu 12-07-2014 02:16 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister demanding a greater kerosene allocation to her state. The AIADMK chief has also sought a reversal of the allocation made by the revious UPA regime- asking for a total of over 65,000 kilo litres of kerosene per...
  • Lawmakers intensify campaign for Modi to address US Congress 12-07-2014 10:40 AM

    Washington: Top American lawmakers have intensified their campaign to get Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to address a joint session of the US Congress when he visits the US in September. US President Barack Obama on Friday extended a formal invitation to Modi for a visit to the US, and expressed...