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  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Land Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amidst protests by Opposition, BJP allies; Congress walks out February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's alles like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said on protest against...
  • Budget Session: PM Modi appeals to MPs for a constructive debate February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to the members of Parliament for a constructive debate during the Budget Session. Talking to mediapersons just ahead of the session, Modi said, "Today the Budget Session begins. There should be constructive debate on every issue in this complete session." He said the...
  • PMO asks intelligence agencies to strictly probe officers in Oil Ministry document leak case February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: After Delhi Police arrested 12 officials over the leak of documents from the Oil Ministry, the Intelligence agencies on Saturday were warned by the Prime Minister's Office to strictly probe officers involved. The list with the names of almost 15 joint secretary level officials is with PMO and...
  • Prime Minister Modi greets everyone on the 'Chinese New Year' in several languages February 19, 2015

    On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi tweeted out greetings to nations around the world. From Korea to Mongolia to Vietnam, everyone has been wished a very happy new year! ...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • PM Modi to launch scheme for analysing soil of farms February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a nationwide scheme to analyse the soil of farms in the country scientifically, on February 19 from Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. The 'Soil Health Card' scheme will be launched in a rally from Suratgarh town of Sriganganagar under which farmers of the country will...
  • PM has no power to declassify Netaji files, says PMO February 17, 2015

    Kolkata: The Prime Minister has no power to declassify secret files relating to the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the Prime Minister's Office has clarified in an RTI reply. "There are no mentions in Manual of Office Procedure or Public Records Rules, 1997, regarding any discretionary power...
  • Samsung launches affordable 4G smartphones in India at Rs 9,900 onwards February 16, 2015

    Bangkok: Facing growing competition from brands like Micromax and Xiaomi, Samsung launched the Galaxy J1 4G - to be priced at Rs 9,900 in India - as the Korean electronics giant looks to protect its turf in one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets. It launched two other 4G enabled...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • PM greets Sushma Swaraj on her birthday February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his senior colleague Sushma Swaraj on her birthday on February 14. "Wishing my esteemed colleague & India's External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj ji a very Happy Birthday!," Modi tweeted. Responding to Modi's greetings, Swaraj tweeted "Thank you Narendrabhai for your good wishes. Regards". The External Affairs Minister...
  • PM has 'chai pe charcha' with Kejriwal, says Centre will think on giving full statehood to Delhi: Sisodia February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told Delhi chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal that the Centre will think on the issue of giving complete statehood to Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Manish Sisodia said on Thursday. Kejriwal and Sisodia met Modi at Prime Minister's official residence - 7, Race Course...
  • I apologise to BJP leadership for not delivering what was expected of me, says Kiran Bedi February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi has apologised to the party leadership and the workers for not delivering what they expected of her. Speaking to mediapersons after it was obvious that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would register a record victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, Bedi...
  • PM Modi's first visit to NITI Aayog, emphasises need for cooperative federalism February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In his first visit to the newly-established NITI Aayog on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the need for cooperative federalism and favoured healthy competition for development among states. Interacting with eminent economists at NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister PM favoured healthy competition for development among states. He noted...
  • Modi a megalomaniac, addressing US President 'Barack' "improper": Digvijaya Singh January 27, 2015

    Bhopal: The blossoming chemistry between the two might have led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address US President Barack Obama by his first name during their joint media interaction on Sunday, but Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is not impressed and finds it "improper". One of the fiercest critics of Modi,...
  • USA will enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years, says President Barack Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced measures to enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years. He also announced a public-private partnership for investments in India. Speaking at the Indo-US CEO Forum on Monday evening, Obama said the US companies are ready to help India in...
  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi reveal nuclear breakthrough aimed at lasting strategic ties January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defence ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. India and the US struck a deal that could open the door for...
  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Lata Mangeshkar praises PM Modi's 'Beti Bachao...' campaign January 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationwide 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for saving the girl child and fighting against female foeticide. The 85-year-old Bharat Ratna, who is also called the 'Nightingale of India' for her melodious voice, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish Modi success...
  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, says Manohar Parrikar January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • Venkaiah Naidu says BJP not involved in CBI questioning former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a war of words between the Congress and the government after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal block allocation scam relating to Hindalco. BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress party of making...
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been examined by CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. He is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case. Sources said Singh was questioned...
  • Photo of the day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends Shatrughan Sinha's son's wedding; Sonakshi Sinha thanks him on Twitter January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended actor-politician Shatrughan SinhaÂ's son KusshÂ's wedding to Taruna Agarwal here Sunday. The groom's sister and actress Sonakshi Sinha, who had met Modi along with her parents Shatrughan and Poonam earlier this month, tweeted a photograph and captioned it: "Thank you @narendramodi sir for keeping your...