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  • I will only be happy if AFSPA is repealed: Irom Sharmila 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila who is on indefinite fast against AFSPA for last 14 years said, she is cheerful after being released from house arrest of almost one and a half decade house arrest but she will only be happy when the AFSPA will...
  • Congress split on boycott of public events with Modi? 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After being heckled at recent events Congress Chief Ministers have decided not to attend functions where the Prime Minister is present. Congress taking this tough stand said the Prime Minister is deliberately misusing government platforms to malign non Congress chief ministers. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was heckled in...
  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary Yesterday

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Photos: Was the saffron and green turban Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing on August 15 torn? 2 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of Indian Independence Day, in New Delhi on Friday. His speech was broadcast live from the Red Fort on August 15 and about 10,000 people were for the first time allowed to witness the ceremony, for which separate stands were...
  • Punjab Youth Congress president writes to PM Modi to oppose the screening of Punjabi film based on Indira Gandhi's assassins 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) on Saturday strongly opposed the permission granted for the screening of the controversial Punjabi movie 'Kaum de Heere', saying it glorifies the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PYC president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary said it was...
  • Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in May 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has rubbished the remarks. "He is a senior leader, he has worked in the organisation....
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Citing media reports, a CPI-M member on Wednesday claimed in Rajya Sabha that the Home Ministry had destroyed over 1.5 lakh crucial files on the instruction of the Prime Minister, triggering uproar and adjournment of the House. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, P Rajeeve said that the...
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley's UFO post on Facebook on 'World UFO Day' angers people upset with price hike July 4, 2014

    With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday. Arun Jaitley, a key confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, published a message celebrating 'World...
  • Snapshot: Have you been inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a personal tour and looks massively impressed July 3, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined President President Pranab Mukherjee for lunch today, following a round of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The photos were tweeted by the President's official handle @RashtrapatiBhvn. The inside of the President's House is not only imposing, but vastly grand. There are arched ceilings with in-laid work and...
  • 'We have done a lot but yeh dil maange more': Top 10 quotes from Narendra Modi at the PSLV C23 rocket launch at Sriharikota June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous PSLV C23 rocket is carrying five satellites, including the French Earth observation...
  • The cost of our Mars mission is cheaper than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity': Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells scientists June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota and said India's Mars mission is cheaper than the hit Hollywood movie 'Gravity'. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous...
  • Prime Minister Modi lands in Chennai en route to Sriharikota June 29, 2014

    Chennai: In his first trip to the south after he assumed office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday on a special aircraft en route to Sriharikota to witness the launch of ISRO's PSLV C-23 rocket. The Prime Minister's special aircraft landed after a delay of 40 minutes following bad...
  • Actor Aamir Khan calls on Modi June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-producer Aamir Khan Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister's Office said. The meeting at South Block here was described as a "courtesy call". The prime minister's official web site posted images of Modi and Aamir Khan shaking hands. ...
  • Review: Benefits of Amazon Prime go beyond free shipping June 22, 2014

    Amherst: Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order. But Prime's benefits became apparent gradually over the nine months I've used it. During a trip...
  • Modi may recast the role of Planning Commission, FM to deal with states now June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After scrapping the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOMs) and Group of Minsters (GOMs), the Narendra Modi government may now be targeting the Planning Commission for an overhaul. According to sources, the Union government is likely to revamp the role of the Planning Commission. As per the new plan, the...
  • Connaught Place eighth most expensive office place in world June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped one notch to become the world's eighth costliest office destination, property consultant CBRE said on Thursday. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) was ranked sixteenth, and Nariman Point at thirty-second in the list of Top 50 Costliest Global Office Markets. Delhi's Connaught Place...
  • Cabinet decides to bring a bill to amend TRAI act June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An ordinance which removed legal hurdles in the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be brought in the Budget session of Parliament in the form of a bill. The decision to bring a bill to amend the TRAI...
  • Narendra Modi's slip of tongue, referring to Bhutan as Nepal, and rare applause at Bhutan's Parliament inspire Twitter jokes June 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slip of tongue while addressing a joint session of Bhutan's Parliament, referring to Bhutan as Nepal, was picked up by Twitter users who cracked jokes as he wrapped up his two-day visit to the Himalayan country. A news report that the Bhutanese people, who do not...
  • Modi to launch India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya in Goa today June 14, 2014

    Goa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his first visit to a military instillation INS Vikramaditya, the latest and the largest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy. On a day which is set to see a grand show of national power, the INS Vikramaditya will be...
  • Prime Music: Amazon launches free music streaming service for Prime members June 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99-a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music. The new feature, dubbed "Prime Music," allows subscribers of the $99-a-year program to stream or...
  • Pakistani constables fired for plucking guavas from PM Sharif's garden June 10, 2014

    Lahore: Two constables deployed at the palatial residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here have been sacked for allegedly plucking guava from his garden. Abid and Saifullah lost their jobs for committing the 'crime'. They were dismissed from service after they were found guilty of their crime, Lahore police sources...
  • Highlights of economic blueprint of PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Following are the highlights of the economic blueprint of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee in address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Monday: * Ushering in high growth rate, putting economy back on track * Contain food inflation * Reignite the investment cycle * Accelerate job...
  • PM Modi tells his MPs to be regular in Parliament, speak for their areas June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party met in the central hall of Parliament on Friday ahead of the Lok Sabha session where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed BJP's Lok Sabha MPs and directed them to be present during the functioning of the House, and do their homework. Modi also...
  • PM Narendra Modi's first 10 days in office, a busy beginning June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his first 10 days in office. With a massive majority in the Lok Sabha and the BJP on its own securing majority in the 545-member Lower House of Parliament, Modi has got the mandate to rule for a term of five years...
  • Didn't request PM for any special financial aid for Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa clarified that she has not appealed for any special financial package for the state. She said that in her meeting with the Prime Minister, she stressed on the need for a Cauvery...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 1, 2014

    This week, Citizens from across the country post their messages to Prime Minister Modi. Plus, Irom Sharmila's appeal to the PM and much more. ...
  • PM Modi to meet his ministers to decide agenda for Parliament session June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Cabinet ministers on Monday ahead of Parliament session. He will hold consultations with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. The meeting is likely decide the government's agenda for Parliament session, which is likely from June...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi resigns as president of Gujarat Cricket Association May 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resigned from the post of the President of Gujarat Cricket association president, GCA officials said on Friday. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his resignation letter to us yesterday, which said that he is quitting the post of GCA president," GCA secretary Rajesh Patel told PTI. Prime...