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  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee has contributed a lot to India: Amartya Sen 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    "Its a great thing that Atal Bihari Vajpayee is finally being honoured. Questions can be raised over me, but its a good thing that people who I have reasons to respect are being conferred with that honour," said Amartya Sen. ...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A swayam-sewak, prime minster and now Bharat Ratna awardee 21 hours 53 minutes ago

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. On the eve of his 90th birthday, Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • Bharat Ratna: The country's highest civilian award 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award instituted in 1954, is given in recognition of exceptional service, performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for this award. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna...
  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • Modi's second warning to BJP MPs: Don't cross 'Lakshman Rekha' December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when religious issues are taking predominance over development issues of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday again warned the ruling BJP MPs against crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) by making controversial statements, sources said. The PM's warning came in the...
  • Rome will bid to host 2024 Olympic Games: Matteo Renzi December 15, 2014

    Rome: Rome will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. "All too often Italy seems resigned," Renzi said at an event in the Italian capital to launch the bid. "You can lose but what isn't acceptable is not to try to win,"...
  • Development only path to solve problems ailing J&K: Modi December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked his mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' again and said development is the only path to solve all the problems of Jammu and Kashmir. He also invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ideas of communal harmony, humanity and democracy to share...
  • Mike Hussey to lead PM XI against England November 20, 2014

    Canberra: Retired Australian cricketer Mike Hussey will once again take to the pitch - for one match, at least - when he captains a Prime Minister's XI side against England in January. The match will be played January 14 at Manuka Oval, four days before England's opening match of a one-day...
  • I may become prime minister one day, says Bihar CM Manjhi November 19, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that he could become the prime minister one day. "I may become the prime minister of the country like I became the chief minister," Manjhi said at an official function. Manjhi said he was being targeted by everyone because he belonged to...
  • No regret over not becoming PM, says LK Advani November 14, 2014

    Patna: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said that he had no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister as the respect he got from all parties was more than enough and "overwhelmed" him. "I have no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister of the country. The...
  • Not sad about non-induction into cabinet : Subramanian Swamy November 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said he is not sad about not being part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "Am I looking sad? I have been travelling all along. I have been to Kolkata yesterday and now here on invitation of a university," Swamy told...
  • ICICI bank extends help to PM relief fund, contributes Rs 12 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: ICICI Group on Wednesday made a contribution of Rs 12 crore towards the 'Prime Minister's National Relief Fund' for the people affected by the natural calamities in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya and Andhra Pradesh. Commenting on the situation in these states, ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar said,...
  • PM Modi invites ideas for his forthcoming visit to Australia October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited ideas and thoughts from people for his forthcoming visit to Australia. Modi is scheduled to visit Australia in November. "During my Australia visit in November, would be attending a variety of programmes, including an interaction with the Indian community there," Modi tweeted. "I want...
  • Snapshot: Sonam Kapoor clicks 'best selfie ever' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi October 26, 2014

    Fans and Twitter/Instagram followers of Sonam Kapoor are used to seeing the fashionista posing with couture bags, ballgowns and sweets. But Kapoor surprised the fans by posting a selfie clicked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The actress attended the inauguration of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai in the...
  • PM's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be unveiled on Saturday October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' aimed to ensure holistic development of identified gram panchayats on Saturday (October 11), the birth anniversary of socialist stalwart Jay Prakash Narayan. PM had announced the scheme during his address on Independence Day from the ramparts...
  • Priyanka Chopra accepts Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India Campaign' invite October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to clean public places as a part of his 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. Modi today appealed to people to dedicate 100 hours a year towards cleanliness, and as a part of which he also invited Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Kamal...
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with a 5MP selfie-focused front camera launched in India at Rs 15,499 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding a new entrant to the Grand family, Samsung has launched a new smartphone - the Galaxy Grand Prime. Priced at Rs 15,499, the phone is available in White and Grey colours. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has a 5-inch qHD (960x540) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz...
  • Ficci to host Hollywood, Indian film industry icons in US September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Industry body Ficci will organise a special session to discuss the future of entertainment by the digital world on September 30 at the University of South California. The programme will be held at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the US and promoting people...
  • Narendra Modi seeks to crown global sales pitch with US tour September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the United States on Friday aiming to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy, while marking a personal victory for a man who was for years unwelcome in the country. Modi, who was elected in May, will spend two...
  • Narendra Modi asks Pepsi, Coke to blend fruit juices in fizzy drinks September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said multinational cola giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola should help augment fruit sales for Indian farmers by adding fresh fruit juices to their fizzy drinks. "Millions of people buy Pepsi and Coke. I have asked these companies if they can put five per cent...
  • With 30 engagements on his list, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads for US today September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start for his much anticipated five-day tour to the United States of America on Thursday. PM's delegation will leave at 4 pm. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has already reached the US. In his five-day trip to New York and Washington, Modi will have...
  • PM Modi inaugurates mega food park in Tumkur, Karnataka September 24, 2014

    Tumkur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a mega food park in Tumkur, Karnataka on Wednesday. The park has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food, state and central governments. Future Group's food park is first of its kind in India with the group investing about Rs 250...
  • 18,000 people to attend PM Modi's speech at Madison Square September 23, 2014

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to US, Bhupinder Chaubey reports from Madison Square New York. About 18,000 people will be attending Modi's speech at Madison Square. The speech will be televised live at Times Square. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi to get rockstar reception in New York, likely to draw huge crowds September 23, 2014

    New York: It is a rock 'n' roller's dream to "sell out The Garden," but for a foreign politician to pack New York City's most famous sports and entertainment arena is another thing entirely. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first trip to New York as leader of the world's most...
  • Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital September 21, 2014

    Sana'a: Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned on Sunday amid weeklong deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a government official said. Basindawa has informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. President AbdRabbu...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates New Zealand PM on election victory September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated John Key on being reelected for a third term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. "Congratulations to Mr. John Key & the New Zealand National Party for the victory in the General Election," the Prime Minister said. Key, the conservative...
  • PM Modi working on visa on arrival facility on the anvil for US tourists September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India is working on a proposal for Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for US tourists, one of the bigticket announcements expected to be made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's highprofile visit to the US beginning September 26. The Ministry of Home Affairs is working overtime to finish the...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...