PRIME MINISTER

  • PM Modi donates one month's salary to help earthquake victims 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday donated one month's salary to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake within the country, PMO said. Members of Lok Sabha also decided to donate one month's salary for earthquake assistance. The government has already announced...
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala requests citizens to donate blood 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday appealed to Nepalese people to donate blood as hospitals badly needed it to treat more than 6,000 people injured in the killer quake. Koirala, after chairing a cabinet meeting, also asked the bussinessmen to open big departmental stores to ease food supplies shortage. The government...
  • Drone Found on Roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Office April 22, 2015

    Tokyo: A small drone was found on the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office on Wednesday, apparently having been flown there, local media said. Staff at the official residence known as "the Kantei" discovered the 50-centimetre craft on top of the five-storey structure in central Tokyo around mid-morning, major broadcasters...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister apologises over ponytail bullying claim April 22, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday apologised to a waitress who accused him of acting like a "schoolyard bully" by repeatedly pulling her ponytail on visits to her cafe. The unnamed Auckland waitress made the allegation in an anonymous column on left-wing website thedailyblog.co.nz, saying the conservative leader's...
  • 'Bully' New Zealand PM apologizes for pulling waitress's ponytail again and again April 22, 2015

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologized on Wednesday for pulling the ponytail of a waitress who accused him of bullying, media reported. The unnamed waitress in an Auckland cafe said on a blog site that Key had pulled her hair over several months and initially she thought he was being...
  • No information on cost of Narendra Modi's wardrobe: PMO April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office said it has no information about the cost incurred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wardrobe. Replying to a query under the Right to Information Act, the Prime Minister's Office said it had no record of the information sought by applicant Rohit Kumar. "It is your contention...
  • India will be the global workforce hub in a few years: PM Modi April 17, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the Canadian leadership and locals for the rousing reception he recieved in Canada. "Whatever resources India needs can be found in Canada. Canada joined in the celebrations when BJP came to power. Youth of India is it's biggest strength," said PM Modi in his speech. ...
  • Rohtak college expels 13 Kashmiri students studying under PM's scholarship scheme April 17, 2015

    Rohtak: Thirteen Kashmiri students enrolled in the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme have been expelled from their college hostel in Rohtak. The students were studying at the Rohtak Engineering College under the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship. The college has said that they have not been receiving the fees promised to them...
  • Need to boost staff capabilities to meet people's aspirations: PMO official April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: There is a need to enhance skills and capabilities of government employees to meet people's aspirations, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Addressing a training programme in the national capital, PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the PMO said the goal of the...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifts Madhubani painting to Lord Mayor of Hannover April 12, 2015

    Hannover: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented to Lord Mayor of Hannover Stefan Schostok a Madhubani painting depicting various stages of life. The Lord Mayor is the highest representative of the state capital of Hannover and simultaneously the head of the administration. The painting is painted on canvas by a 70-year...
  • Government will defend rights of citizens of all faiths: PM Modi April 10, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured minorities in India that rights and liberty of citizens of all faiths will be protected and equal place ensured for them, comments that come against the backdrop of anti-minority campaign by Hindutva elements. In a speech at the UNESCO in Paris, he emphasised...
  • Imran Khan announces return to Pakistan parliament April 5, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he would return to Parliament after a 'boycott' of nearly eight months as the government has accepted his demand of a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 general election. "Since the government has formed a judicial commission to audit...
  • Conference to finalise changes in environment laws on April 6 April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry is all set to hold a two-day national conference on Monday which is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in existing green laws. The conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which state environment...
  • Give autonomy to railways, government should only frame policy: Panel April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways should be given autonomy with the government having the role of only framing policy, according to recommendations of a high-level committee which favours complete overhaul of the national transporter within a period of seven years. The committee, chaired by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, has also said that...
  • Cuban Vice President meets Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez Mario on Monday held talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest were discussed. The visiting dignitary also met Vice President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. An agreement...
  • Two Goa BJP MLAs hope Manohar Parrikar will be PM March 23, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a resolution congratulating former chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was elevated as defence minister last year, even as two BJP MLAs hoped the BJP stalwart will become prime minister in future. "We should not be surprised if we see Parrikar as prime minister...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM meets Amit Shah over hardliner Masarat Alam's release March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over the party's alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the wake of controversial decisions taken by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav was...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media March 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him to...
  • Kejriwal's insulin dosage comes down as he undergoes naturopathy treatment March 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's insulin dosage has been reduced, and his sugar level and cough has come down, a senior doctor treating him at the naturopathy institute in Bengaluru said on Tuesday. "He is responding well, insulin dosage has been reduced and his sugar level and cough has reduced...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy March 9, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • PM Modi's five-day visit to Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka begins on Tuesday March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on Tuesday on a five-day visit to the three island nations of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. Briefing mediapersons ahead of the PM's visit, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said India has historical linkages with the three countries as also "very strong" people-to-people bonds. He...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata meets PM Modi, demands relief from paying of interest on debts March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. During the meeting, Banerjee raised the debt problem that the state was facing and said most of them were a result of the actions...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • One Indian fisherman injured in attack by Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu island March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday attacked Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu, injuring one fisherman and damaging a boat. In November 2014, the Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. Ten fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. That came just a few...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • PM Modi eats lunch in Parliament canteen, pays Rs 29 for veg thaali March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ate lunch in the Parliament canteen. Sources said the PM was accompanied by two MPs from Gujarat to the canteen, which serves highly subsidised food for the MPs, journalists and Parliament staff. The sources said the PM ordered a veg...
  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on PDP in December 2014 and now February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have criticised Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for making U-turns on several of his statements. But now Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be criticised for doing the same as far as the BJP's stand on...
  • MNREGA is a monument of UPA government's failures, we won't stop it: PM Modi February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that the NDA government will not stop UPA's flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and that it is a living example of the monument of the previous government's failures. Replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President's...
  • Mufti Sayeed to become J&K CM on March 1, calls PDP-BJP tie-up a meeting of North Pole & South Pole February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, said on Friday that the coming together of the two parties is like meeting of North Pole and...