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  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government 10 hours 43 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Centre may probe farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry. "People have raised doubts about farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. His family wants an inquiry. So...
  • Death toll in earthquake-hit Nepal crosses 2,500 as fresh tremors jolt the area, rescue efforts on 13 hours 44 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: As Nepal slowly came to terms with the full scale of tragedy and looked for survivours, the death toll due the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on Saturday crossed 2,500 while over 5,000 people have reportedly been injured. The government of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala declared...
  • No earthquake forecast for India by NASA: Government 13 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India. "It is fake. The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) cannot predict earthquakes. Such messages are...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 15 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • RBI chief Rajan calls for formal financing routes for farmers: Report 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan called for an urgent expansion of formal financing routes for farmers after a spate of suicides in the country, a newspaper said on Saturday. "It is lack of formal financing rather than the excessive burden of informal financing which is the problem. So...
  • Manisha Koirala thanks Narendra Modi for support after earthquake 22 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who has her roots in Nepal, has thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for quickly coming to Nepal's help after the devastating earthquake. Koirala was in tears while watching the news of the destruction on TV after a 7.9-magnitude quake left over 1,800 people dead. "Commendable...
  • India will wipe tears of every Nepali, says PM Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' 23 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is with the "sisters and brothers" of Nepal in its time of crisis following the terrible earthquake which claimed over 1,800 lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. "We will wipe the tears of every Nepali, hold their hands and...
  • Narendra Modi talks to Nepal Prime Minister, assures all help Yesterday

    New Delhi: With massive earthquake hitting Nepal on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to his counterpart Sushil Koirala as well as President Ram Baran Yadav and assured all help in dealing with the "tough" situation. "Spoke to PM Sushil Koirala, who is in transit in Bangkok on his...
  • Nepal quake: PM Modi speaks to Nepal President Yesterday

    New Delhi: Reaching out to Nepal which has been struck by a strong magnitude quake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on spoke to the country's President Ram Baran Yadav. "PM is trying to reach Nepal PM Shri Sushil Koirala, who is abroad. He has spoken to President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran...
  • Live: IAF plane with 55 stranded Indians from Nepal lands in Delhi, earthquake death toll 1,500 Yesterday

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said. United States Geological Survey (USGS) not only upgraded the earthquake to 7.9 magnitude but also only 2 km deep. There was...
  • Nepal earthquake: PM Narendra Modi speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north and east India. "We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected,...
  • Working to reach out to those affected by earthquake in India, Nepal, assures Modi; to hold high level meeting Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a high level meeting at 3pm in 7 RCR on situation arising out of earthquake. He spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north India. "We are in...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • 'Really enjoyed the ride', tweets Narendra Modi after travelling in Delhi Metro Yesterday

    New Delhi: Leaving his cars and convoys behind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a metro ride in Delhi on Saturday. He travelled from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka where he was going for a function of the National Intelligence Academy. Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Tweeting his experience,...
  • Air conditioner vest developed for troops posted in desert: Manohar Parrikar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An air conditioner vest has been developed for soldiers posted in the desert by premier defence research laboratory DRDO and its performance evaluation has been completed under lab conditions. The prototype of portable Man Mounted Air Conditioning System (MMACS) for desert operations, has been developed by the Defence...
  • India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard. Reviewing the activities...
  • PM Modi's China trip: Trade gap, market access on the table 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India will take up the issue of a widening trade deficit and greater market access for domestic products during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China later this month, a top commerce ministry official said. "The key items (which India will raise) are how to address the large trade...
  • Nitish Kumar lauds PM Modi for 'very quick' response to killer storm 2 days ago

    Purnia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre's "very quick" response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. "I want to thank the honourable Prime...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday 2 days ago

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Evolution of leadership is also a challenge in democracy: Infosys China CEO 2 days ago

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's China visit in May, Infosys CEO of China spoke to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about his expectations from that trip. "In terms of education, having access to different resources, and job creation, China has done well. It has progressed far better compared to India," said...
  • India to host Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, seeks to regain ground lost to China, Pakistan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: When Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. More than his predecessor Hamid Karzai, Ghani has...
  • Farmers at Modi's adopted village complain of crop damage being underestimated 3 days ago

    Jayapur: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed 70 per cent of the wheat crop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village of Jayapur in Uttar Pradesh. Farmers have complained that the crop damage is being underestimated. A farmer said, "The crop damage has affected our family tremendously. We are unable...
  • Rural distress, farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide force Modi government to delay Land Bill 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has delayed the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill that will make it easier for industry to buy farmland, following anger over rising rural distress and the suicide of a farmer in New Delhi. The death of farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself from a tree...
  • Digvijaya Singh slams AAP for farmer's suicide in Delhi rally 3 days ago

    Bhopal: Congress general secretary Divijay Singh on Thursday criticised AAP for the farmer suicide during the party rally in Delhi on Wednesday, calling party convener Arvind Kejriwal "insensitive". "Neither the AAP cadre nor police came forward to rescue him. It was very shocking to me that Kejriwal remained so insensitive that...
  • Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang to host PM Modi with high-profile events on China visit 3 days ago

    Beijing: Pillars of India's soft power such as Buddhism and Yoga will take centre stage during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China next month as President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will join him at some high-profile events tracing the roots of cultural links between the two countries. While...
  • A 'rejuvenated' Rahul Gandhi gives new hope to the down-and-out Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With one electoral debacle after another and a leadership that seemed all at sea again the aggressive onslaught of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress was fast shrinking and losing its relevance across large parts of India. The massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • Nothing more important than a human life, says Modi on farmer's suicide 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst uproar over the suicide of a farmer in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the agriculture community's problems are "old, deep-rooted and widespread". He said that every individual's life is of uptmost importance. Making a statement in Lok Sabha, he said the farmers cannot be left...
  • Uproar in Parliament over farmer's suicide, opposition parties demand action 3 days ago

    The suicide by a farmer during an AAP rally caused an uproar in the both houses of Parliament on Thursday. Forced by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to give a statement on the issue. ...