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  • Modi government very decisive, will change system, says Sukhbir Badal 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: The 'decisiveness' in decisionmaking and 'cutting redtapism' of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, feels. "He is moving in the right direction. He has shown twothree things decisiveness and cutting off redtapism in decision...
  • J&K floods: UPSC shifts NDA, NA exam centre from Srinagar to Jammu 2 days ago

    New Delhi: All candidates who had opted for Srinagar centre to appear in the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination will now have to take the test from Jammu, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The NDA and NA Examination (II) is scheduled to be held on...
  • Centre seeks consensus for changes in Land Acquisition Act September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought "consensus" to bring changes in the Land Acquisition Act to make it more investorfriendly but said it was not happening due to the "contradictory views" within political parties which are wanting changes in the legislation. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also hit out...
  • MNREGA may be restricted only to tribal, backward districts September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday indicated that it may restrict the rural job scheme MNREGA only to tribal and backward districts of the country. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the MNREGA guaranteeing up to 100 days of unskilled work in a year to every rural household is not...
  • Have sent RO plants to Jammu and Kashmir, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    As the flood waters recede in Jammu and Kashmir, locals are now facing civic problems. Srinagar is battling fuel and water shortages, defunct ATM machines and scanty medical supplies. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit slams NDA for nudging UPAappointed governors to quit September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking the NDA government for "forcing" UPAappointed governors to quit, former Kerala Governor and threetime Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that the new dispensation targeted the holders of the constitutional office "selectively" and "humiliated" them which does not auger well for democracy. 76yearold Dikshit, who was...
  • NDA allies PMK, MDMK ask Centre to withdraw circular on Hindi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: PMK and MDMK, constituents of BJPled NDA, on Sunday protested against a Home Ministry circular to varsities that Hindi be taught along with English as a primary language, calling it another attempt to "impose" Hindi and sought its immediate withdrawal. PMK founder S Ramadoss and MDMK chief Vaiko, both BJP's...
  • Uma Bharti launches web portal on Ganga rejuvenation plan September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government. The bilingual website has a provision to receive feedback from the public,...
  • Planning Commission to be turned into a monitoring & accountability panel: sources September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The decadesold Planning Commission will be turned into a monitoring and accountability panel, government sources told CNNIBN. This new commission will headed by the Prime Minister himself. The panel's main role will be to supervise and monitor central and state schemes. It will be accountable to Parliament and...
  • Youth Congress launches '100 Days Modi Fail' agitation September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Youth Congress on Tuesday launched protests against the NDA at various places in the national capital over its alleged failure in meeting the poll promises, during the first 100 days of the government. The agitation named "100 Days Modi Fail" seeks to "expose" the "gap" between the promises made...
  • Centre will not allow FDI in multibrand retail: Nirmala Sitharaman September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government will not allow foreign direct investment in multibrand retail, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. "We are clear that FDI will not be allowed in multibrand retail trade. We shall not entertain FDI in MBRT. There is no...
  • India has got government with a strong foreign policy: Amit Shah September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi government has made it clear that security of the country's borders is of prime importance and no compromise will be made on that issue. "By calling all SAARC nations in the oathtaking ceremony, the Narendra Modiled government had...
  • Inflation still high, says RBI governor September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the policy review by monthend, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that inflation is still high. "... but inflation still remains high on supplyside rigidities," Rajan was quoted as telling a conference in Boston, USA, by the organisers Citi. ...
  • Government to release additional installment of DA September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will release an additional installment of dearness allowance (DA) to central government employees and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners from July 1 2014. "This is an increase of seven per cent over the existing rate of 100 per cent of the basic pay,...
  • Modi has recharged India with a new hope: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh September 4, 2014

    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh concedes that droughts and floods will impact production in the kharif season but is confident that the government is prepared to face all eventualities. "States which have a rainfall deficiency of more than 50 per cent for 15 consecutive days can give subsidy on...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Achievements and controversies September 4, 2014

    As Narendra Modi completes 100 days as Prime Minister of India, CNNIBN discuses the decisions taken by the government. ...
  • Will the decision to appoint former CJI Sathasivam Kerala Governor be open to legal challenge? September 3, 2014

    The President on Wednesday cleared the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the new Governor of Kerala despite political opposition and criticism from the legal fraternity. Will it be open to legal challenge? CNNIBN's Arunima reports. ...
  • Only seen good speeches by PM, not good results: Shashi Tharoor September 3, 2014

    Congress has hit out at the NDA government saying that the credit for the 5.7 per cent GDP growth goes to the UPA. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the NDA government has merely renamed UPA schemes and are taking credit for it. ...
  • 66 per cent Indians happy with Modi government performance; tally to be better if elections held now September 3, 2014

    Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power after receiving a resounding mandate in the Lok Sabha polls. A Network18 Today's Chanakya poll conducted across 14 cities reveals how Team Modi fared on foreign policy, the challenge of internal security and on the economic front. Majority 66 per cent voters...
  • Modi's Gujarat model inspires the Centre, states and Pakistan September 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: As he completes 100 days in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slowly seems to be bringing to the centre the much talked about Gujarat model of development. More states are looking to imitate its growth trajectory including neighbouring countries and even Pakistan. The 7000odd residents of North Gujarat's Punsari...
  • Government response to SC decision on coal block good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's decision to accept the Supreme Court's decision to term the coal block allocation since 1993 as illegal is an example of good governance, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. "We said we accept your decision. Please consider the 46 mines where production is about...
  • Modi completes his 100 days as PM, a flashback on his journey September 2, 2014

    As Narendra Modi completes 100 days as Prime Minister of India, CNNIBN tracks his journey from PM candidate to PM elect and then PM of India. ...
  • NDA slams Congressled UPA for 'sitting on' black money issue September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling NDA on Tuesday hit out at the previous UPA regime saying it had failed to set up an SIT on black money despite a Supreme Court direction for the same even as it asserted that it will bring out the truth in the matter after acting...
  • Congress conspiring to tarnish Modi government's image: Prakash Javadekar September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress is "conspiring to tarnish" the image of the Narendra Modi government after being unable to find anything against its "transparent" functioning, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Hitting back at the opposition party for its comments that the NDA regime's first 100 days in power...
  • Has Prime Minister Modi been able to put the economy back on track? September 2, 2014

    While 100 days is too small a timeframe to judge a government which has won the mandate to rule India for 5 years, there have been some decisions and incidents since May 26 which show that Prime Minister Narendra Modi indeed means business while others reveal that he also needs...
  • 100 days of Modi government: The good and the not so good September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power on May 26, 2014 after piloting the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance to a massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections. Modi's ascendancy was a monumental shift in Indian politics as it was the first time that a nonCongress leader had...
  • Poll: Rate 100 days of Modi government September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, CNNIBN and Today's Chanakya conducted a survey across 14 cities to find out how people rated the government. Modi has brought in lot of changes in the functioning of the government and sticked to his message of 'More governance...
  • Hits and misses: 100 days of Narendra Modi government September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completed over 100 days in power, there has been a stark difference in the functioning of the NDA and UPA governments. There has been speedy decision making and many projects which were previously seen to have been stalled, have now been cleared. The...
  • 100 Days of Modi: Has Prime Minister Modi delivered on his promises? September 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...
  • BJP forms panel to help government roll out social schemes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to help publicise and implement social welfare schemes initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, BJP has formed a committee for active coordination between the party and the government. The move, BJP sources said, was a conscious strategy to ensure that benefits of welfare programmes...