Narendra Modi

  • Smriti Irani tells states to plan for construction of toilets for girls in schools 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday directed all state governments to prepare an action plan for the construction of toilets for girls in government schools by July next year. Irani's directive follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swacch Bharat campaign mentioned in his Independence day speech. The...
  • Ministers with criminal background: Time to see if PM acts on SC advice, says Congress 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a moral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court has completely put the onus on him on whether he would want to appoint ministers with criminal backgrounds. The court ruling has put the spotlight on Modi, with the Congress now awaiting the Prime Minister's next...
  • SC dismisses PIL on appointment of ministers with criminal background, says it's up to the PM 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not,"...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: PM keeps a check on officers, says bureaucrats must perform 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: At a time when the Narendra Modi government is completing 100 days in power, CNN-IBN gets you a look at how the NDA government led by the Prime Minister has re-energised the bureaucracy to end policy paralysis. One of the first decisions of the NDA government was to...
  • British government planning on an enormous investment in India, says UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has hinted that the UK government is planning on making an enormous investment in India, especially in the areas of infrastructure and defence. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Clegg, who is in India for a 3-day trade mission, has also...
  • End of Vajpayee-Advani era as BJP shunts out top veterans into token body Marg Darshak Mandal 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is the end of an era, finally and fully. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee-LK Advani era or whatever remained of it in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now over. For the first time since the formation of the party, Vajpayee and Advani, who were the top two leaders...
  • Modi to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on August 28; 1 crore bank accounts on day 1 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government plans a mega launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28, which is likely to see opening of one crore bank accounts on the first day itself. As many as 76 mega functions are being organised at different...
  • Smriti Irani asks states for action plan on 'toilets for girls' goal 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asked states to prepare an action plan for construction of toilets for girls in all government schools by July next year in keeping with the goal set up Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his Independence Day speech, Modi had said that all...
  • Rajinikanth in party's good books; will welcome him: BJP 22 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday down played reports of it wooing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, but said that the actor was welcome to the party fold. Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Rajinikanth was already in the good books of the BJP and recalled his meeting...
  • No Advani, Joshi, Vajpayee in BJP Parliamentary Board, party makes Marg Darshak Mandal for them 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. BJP President Amit Shah has created a separate body...
  • BJP nominates Ranjan Ben Bhatta to take over Modi's Vadodara Lok Sabha seat Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday announced the name of Vadodara deputy mayor Ranjan Ben Bhatta as its candidate for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party also announced the name of local municipal corporator Suresh Patel as the candidate for the Maninagar Assembly constituency that...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan Yesterday

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • Centre likely to name new governors for four states today Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to announce the names of new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, on Tuesday. Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh is likely to be appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan,a seat which fell vacant after Margaret Alva was transferred to...
  • PM Modi likely to chair meet to discuss outlines of the new body set to replace Planning Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and other members of the body will on Tuesday meet officers of the Prime Minister's Office to discuss the outlines of the new body that is set to replace the commission. This meeting comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited...
  • UN chief asks India-Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue Yesterday

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts. "The Secretary-General calls on both sides to solve the issues...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • 100 days of the Narendra Modi government: Quick decision making, e-governance in focus Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday completed its 100 days in power. It is a government, which wants to make up for what it calls lost time. Coming in the backdrop of the policy paralysis tag which became UPA's nemesis, Prime Minister Modi is a man known for...
  • Poll: How do you rate PM Modi's performance in the 100 days? Yesterday

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes 100 day in office, we ask our readers how has his performance been. Has he been able to deliver on his promises? Has his governance been efficient and effective? Have your say on your poll below. ...
  • Jharkhand: Another central minister shown black flags by JMM Yesterday

    Ranchi: Continuing their vow to protest any central minister's visit to Jharkhand, JMM activists showed black flags at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Birsa Munda Chowk in Ranchi on Monday. Singh, who is visiting the state in connection with an official function, was shown black flags by JMM activists...
  • DRDO's bio-toilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The bio-toilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • Attack Pakistan to teach lesson, Uddhav tells Modi Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders. In an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets President, Home Minister amid indications of resignation Yesterday

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid indications that she may put in her papers if shunted out of the southern state. Dikshit's meetings came a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K Sankaranarayanan quit, protesting his transfer to Mizoram. Five...
  • Coal scam: Will act once final SC order comes, says government Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said that it would take a final decision on the coal blocks allocations once the Supreme Court gives its final judgement in the matter. "We would look forward to finality in coal award matter on September 1. It's a detail judgment. The economy...
  • Karnataka bypoll results: Congress wins 2 seats; BJP wins 1, faces shocking defeat in Bellary 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The ruling Congress in Karnataka has registered a big win in the assembly by-polls. It has won two of the total three seats went to polls on August 21. The BJP has won one seat. The Congress has wrested the prestigious Bellary Rural seat from the BJP. The seat...
  • Chinese students flock to Gujarat to learn Hindi in wake of growing trade with India 2 days ago

    Gandhinagar: With trade relations between India and China thriving, several Chinese nationals are now flocking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat to learn Hindi. 22-year old Li Chaoling, a BA student at China's Yunnan Minzu University is in India to learn Hindi. Growing business relations between India...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies Yesterday

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • OP Kohli replaces Sankaranarayanan as Maharashtra Governor, Congress cries foul 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Kohli has been given the additional charge of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief...
  • Karunanidhi writes to President, PM, seeks Bharat Ratna for Annadurai 2 days ago

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking conferment of Bharat Ratna for party founder and Dravidian idealogue CN Annadurai. "The founder leader of the DMK, Arignar Anna (Annadurai) is a great social reformer, great writer, orator and litterateur of Tamil...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not possible for...
  • Hope Centre will reconsider decision to cancel talks with Pak: Omar Abdullah 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Terming frequent violations of the ceasefire as a "matter of serious concern", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed hope that the Centre would reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. "I hope that there is some rethink...