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  • Sushma Swaraj likely to make statement on PM's foreign trips after returning from Kathmandu: Sources 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants his ministers to be more pro-active in making statements on everything including WTO and PM'S foreign trips, said government sources on Wednesday. Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is accompanying Modi in Kathmandu for the 18th SAARC summit, is expected to make a statement...
  • Has Modi's economic reform agenda hit a roadblock? Yesterday

    The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all demanding that...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee Yesterday

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Opposition parties stage protest in Parliament over black money; government seeks support Yesterday

    New Delhi: The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • 2015-16 Budget to unveil second generation reforms, says Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A "whole set of second generation reforms" will be unveiled in the next Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said on Sunday, promising "a lot of exciting time ahead". The country needs "a larger opening out in more sectors," it requires stability of policy and tax regime besides a...
  • Subramanian Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in Tamil Nadu 5 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "These celebrations are...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • Sonia Gandhi adopts Rae Bareli' Uruva village under PM Modi's 'Model Village Scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday adopted a village called Uruva in Jagatpur block of Rae Bareli under Model Village Scheme. While confirming the reports, sources within the Congress said that adopting a scheme does not mean endorsing it. They said that this is not an endorsement of...
  • Congress invites all parties for Nehru's birth anniversary celebrations except BJP-led NDA November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is organising an international conference as a part of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary celebrations. Congress leaders says barring Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties all others have been invited. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been invited for the...
  • Arun Jaitley defends Cabinet expansion, slams Congress claims November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Monday strongly defended the Cabinet expansion undertaken on Sunday in the wake of "taint" charges raised against some of the inductees by Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chosen his team after "checking the credentials and the facts related to each one...
  • Why number of ministers has nothing to do with the size of government November 10, 2014

    The size of a government has nothing to do with the number of ministers it has - a fact that is getting lost today in the midst of all the brouhaha over the 65-member Union Council of Ministers. That Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added 21 more to his team...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet leaner than UPA and previous NDA November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The big expansion of his Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has taken the number of ministers to 66 but it is still leaner than those headed by Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee before him. The strength of Singh's UPA ministry...
  • Hansraj Ahir rewarded for exposing coal scam, inducted into Modi ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP MP Hansraj Gangaram Ahir got his birthday gift two days earlier with his induction in the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday in apparent recognition of his role in relentlessly highlighting irregularities in coal allocation that brought the previous UPA regime to its knees. The Lok Sabha MP hailing...
  • JP Nadda gets reward for loyalty, inducted into Narendra Modi Cabinet November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A master-strategist and a trusted lieutenant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as BJP President Amit Shah, Jagat Prakash Nadda's entry into the Government is a vindication of his efficiency and dependability who prefers to work behind the scenes. A prominent student leader during his college days, mild-mannered...
  • Centre to push through amendments to land purchase Act: Jaitley November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go ahead with amendments to the Land Acquisition Act even if the opposition does not support it, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "Some changes may be necessary (to the land laws). We will first try to reach a consensus and if that is not...
  • Narendra Modi ministry expansion: As it happened November 9, 2014

    Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May 26 with his...
  • PM Modi and I share the same wavelength, says Manohar Parrikar as race for Goa CM intensifies November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is all set to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet at the Centre. Parrikar said that he shares the same wavelength with the Prime Minister and is looking forward to work in a positive direction. The Union Cabinet is...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks chamber's help in setting finances right November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: After futile efforts to wrest a financial package from the Centre during the past UPA-II and present NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday turned to an industry body to plead for the state's case. "After coming to power three-and-half...
  • Centre to set up new drugs regulator for traditional medicines November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India is seeking to increase sales of its ayurvedic and other traditional therapies in the estimated $100 billion global market for alternative medicine and plans to set up a new quality control regulator, the government said on Thursday. Ayurveda is an ancient health system that includes medicines, meditation, exercise...
  • Indefinite strike by BSNL employees from February 3 November 6, 2014

    Howrah: BSNL employees called an indefinite country-wide strike from February 3 next year to press its demand for proactive steps by the government to revitalise the limping telecom giant. "Since 2007 roadblocks created by the government have dragged BSNL to losses and are giving way to private sector (telecom companies) to...
  • Goa CM Parrikar to join Union Cabinet, BJP keen to induct Suresh Prabhu, Shiv Sena puts a spanner November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join the Union Cabinet and will move to Delhi. Parrikar could get the charge of the Defence Ministry which is currently held by Arun Jaitley as an additional charge along with the Finance Ministry portfolio. Amidst...
  • BJP keen to induct Suresh Prabhu in Union Cabinet, Shiv Sena puts a spanner November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP-led NDA government is keen to make Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu a minister at the Centre but Shiv Sena has conveyed that the leader cannot be sent to to Parliament till 2016 and has put forward Anil Desai's candidature for Rajya Sabha. The Union Cabinet in the...
  • Government to revive 23 district co-operative banks, to infuse Rs 2,375 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday decided to infuse Rs 2,375.42 crore to revive 23 District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) in four states which were on the verge of closure. Of the total amount, state government would contribute Rs 1,464.59 crore, Centre Rs 673.29 crore and NABARD Rs 237.54 crore, said a...
  • Compare NDA and UPA stance on black money, says Radha Mohan Singh November 4, 2014

    Patna: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday mentioned comparative efforts of Narendra Modi government and UPA rule on black money issue and appealed to political parties to speak with "gravity" after seriously pondering over the matter. "Black money issue has today become an important issue in the country. Leaders...
  • New educational policy likely to come out next year: Smriti Irani November 2, 2014

    Kochi: The new educational policy of the BJP-led NDA government is likely to be rolled out next year, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday. "The deliberations on the proposed new policy will start next year and we should have a policy," she said. "We will start a new educational...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on black money November 2, 2014

    Confidentiality clauses and the battle for tracing black money outside India The world is increasingly moving towards a more structured and organized struggle against illegal money parked in tax havens or even otherwise transacted at foreign soil. Originally the tax havens were completely non-cooperative. However, international pressure has compelled some of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 31, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 4th school rape in a month in Bangalore raises questions on security October 31, 2014

    Sexual assault in schools of Bangalore and Hyderabad reported. Teacher has been arrested for raping a six-year-old in Bangalore. This is the third such case in a month. The Karnataka Home Minister tells CNN-IBN that a circular has been sent across to all the schools and action will soon be...