Narendra Modi

  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact 7 hours 6 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his...
  • India will not back WTO protocol unless concerns addressed: Sources 9 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will not support a trade protocol ahead of a July 31 deadline unless concerns about its food subsidies are met, two senior government officials said on Wednesday, a position that threatens to derail a landmark global trade deal. The determination to link its food subsidy programme, aimed at...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested to...
  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj Yesterday

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka Yesterday

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • 83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Modi Yesterday

    Washington: Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress. "The voices in Congress are growing, and the message is clear: the United States...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi 2 days ago

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • Decision on pattern of UPSC Civil Services exams in 2-3 days: Government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A decision on whether to change the pattern of the civil services examination will be taken by the government within two-three days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The government will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days. Whatever decisions we take, we will take Prime Minister...
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju 3 days ago

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100-day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister 3 days ago

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those...
  • US wants ties with 'Modi's India': Pakistani daily 4 days ago

    Islamabad: After denying him a visa for years, the US now wants to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani daily said on Sunday, adding Washington wants to re-engage with "Modi's India". An editorial in the Dawn said the US-India Strategic Dialogue will resume when Secretary of State...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in cost Rs 17.60 lakh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony cost Rs 17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said on Sunday. Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent "on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati Bhawan". Agrawal...
  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension cover,...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broaha's take on Modi's Brazil visit 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Brazil to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. ...
  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She had...
  • MH17: Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage is justifiable 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote to his Malaysian counterpart saying the global outrage over the shooting down of aircraft MH17 was "justifiable" and India supports efforts to establish the exact circumstances of the incident. In a letter to...
  • Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000 crore 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies. Among the major proposals to receive approval...
  • Centre to help Bihar set up electronic goods manufacturing hub 5 days ago

    The Centre wants Bihar to have manufacturing hubs for electronic goods in the state to improve employment and revenue opportunities, said Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. "We are ready to provide all help for establishing electronic manufacturing hubs as they will increase employment and...
  • Jaya writes to PM, opposes Sanskrit week celebrations in schools 5 days ago

    Chennai: Taking strong exception to CBSE's Sanskrit Week celebrations in schools under its ambit in August, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said it would be appropriate to have organised a 'Classical Language Week' in each state based on its linguistic heritage. As per the communication sent by the...
  • Narendra Modi pays homage to Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary 5 days ago

    New Delhi: On Friday, the birthday of late South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the late South African icon, saying it is an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace. "The beloved Madiba's work, ideals and principles continue to inspire us. He...
  • Lok Sabha approves Budget 2014 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the budget for 2014-15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government last week presented its maiden Budget that sought to revive a flagging economy and mend public finances. During the debate on General Budget in the House on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his...
  • Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to visit Pakistan, said a visiting Pakistani envoy at an event at the Press Club of India on Friday. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said a visit to Pakistan by Modi "would be welcome whenever he comes". But Basit noted that such high-level visits...
  • No threat to PM's aircraft: Aviation Minister 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Friday said there was no threat to Air Force One, the aircraft that flew Prime Minister Narendra Modi back from Germany over the airspace where Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down on Thursday. "I think that is speculation .... There was no danger to our PM's aircraft....