Speech

  • Government advisory on Teacher's Day has schools, Opposition up in arms 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    The government diktat to extend school hours on Teachers' Day to show the PM's speech live has sparked a controversy. The PM will deliver an address to the students on September 5 between 3 and 5 pm. However, the schools and parents say that the time is inconvenient and is...
  • White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan 3 days ago

    Washington: The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine. It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it...
  • Watch: This man just raised the bar for best men all over the world with his hilarious best man's speech set to Frozen's 'Let It Go' August 21, 2014

    Joey Boye has just raised the bar for groomsmen all over the world with a best man speech that has gone viral. The 27-year-old wrote a hilarious speech titled 'Best Man Joe' and set to viral hit 'Let it go' from Disney's 'Frozen' for his best friend Dominic Clarke's wedding...
  • How do you rate PM Modi's Independence Day speech? August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country on the PM's Independence Day speech. ...
  • Modi calls for peace, development; opposition terms it visionless speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 68th Independence Day addressed the nation for the first time as 15th Prime Minister of India. In his 65-minute extempore speech in Hindi without any bullet-proof shield, he maintained his charm and touched almost all aspects that his government has...
  • Independence Day: What to make of PM Narendra Modi's speech? August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Friday made his maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discusses the PM's speech with Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. ...
  • PM Modi's Independence Day speech low on specifics? August 15, 2014

    Referring to his humble origins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is the power of the Constitution and democracy that a boy from a "poor family" has got the opportunity to hoist the national flag at Red Fort. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discusses the PM's Independence Day speech with...
  • Modi hails Indian democracy for making him PM, unfurling the flag at Red Fort August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Referring to his humble origins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is the power of the Constitution and democracy that a boy from a "poor family" has got the opportunity to hoist the national flag at Red Fort. "This is the power of the Constitution that a...
  • Law will take its course but society must contribute to stop rape: Modi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over rape incidents, the Prime Minister said, "our heads hang in shame when we hear about such incidents" and attacked politicians who become "psychologists" by trying to "analyse" reasons for the crime. "In every home, parents interrogate their daughters about...
  • Modi favours consensus, calls for moratorium on violence August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that he would like to run the country on the basis of consensus and not on majority in Parliament and called for a 10-year moratorium on caste and communal violence. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of...
  • Planning Commission to be replaced with new institution: PM Narendra Modi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to abolish the Planning Commission, a 64-year old apex policy making body, and replace it with a new institution to address the emerging economic needs and strengthen federal structure. "We will very soon set up a new institution in place of Planning Commission," Prime Minister...
  • Congress accuses Modi of rehashing UPA policies in his Independence Day speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mixed reactions from politicians poured in from across the country with NDA allies welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden speech delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday while the Opposition reacting to it in a cautiously caustic way. Certain senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi...
  • On Independence Day, Modi calls for Clean India as a tribute to Gandhi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Greeting the nation on its 68th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the formation of a new institution which will soon replace the existing Planning Commission while urging the citizens to join hands in making India a developed nation. Much like his election rallies, Modi decided to speak...
  • PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on Independence Day: As it happened August 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his maiden Independence day speech from the ramparts of the Red fort on August 15. After hoisting the national flag - he addressed the nation. He spoke extempore and is the first PM to do so. ...
  • Should PM's Independence Day speech go out of Delhi to other cities on rotation? August 14, 2014

    Unprecedented security measures are in place in the national capital on the eve of Independence Day celebrations. Around 10,000 security personnel have been deployed around the Red Fort. Intelligence agencies have sounded a high alert for Delhi during this Independence Day weekend. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and...
  • Kolkata High Court gives split verdict in Tapas Pal case August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: A Calcutta High Court bench on Wednesday gave a split verdict on the appeals against a single bench order directing filing of FIR and a CID probe into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'shoot and rape' comments. The matter will now go to a third judge to be nominated by...
  • WB government challenges court order on Tapas Pal in Calcutta HC July 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. The hearing is...
  • Growth, investment dominate Jaitley's Budget speech July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to usage of words in budget speech, terms like growth, investment, youth, infrastructure, jobs and skills topped the charts when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden Union Budget on Thursday. During his over two-hour-long speech, Jaitley referred to the term 'growth' for at least 31...
  • Immigration in America's DNA, Obama says July 5, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday called America's legacy as a country of immigrants part of the nation's "DNA," as members of the military community were sworn in as citizens at the White House. At a Fourth of July event marking the 238th anniversary of American independence, Obama praised the newly...
  • From "Yeh dil maange more" to "Gravity", all in Modi's speech June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: From the famous catch phrase 'Yeh dil maange more' to epic science fiction thriller "Gravity" were some of the ingredients in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Monday saluting Indian space scientists. "We have done a lot. We provide benefits of telemedicine to Afghanistan and African countries but Yeh dil...
  • Full text: PM Modi's address to the joint session of Bhutan Parliament June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: On the second day of his visit to Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the joint session of Parliament in Thimphu. It is his first foreign visit since he assumed office on May 27. Modi began his address by appreciating the smooth transition from monarchy to...
  • Bhutan makes an exception for Narendra Modi, claps for him June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: People of Bhutan do not clap as a congratulatory gesture as they believe that clapping is done only to ward off evil spirits. But on Monday, they made an exception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who gave a rousing speech at the joint session of Bhutanese Parliament. As Modi...
  • Goa Police refuses to register Congress complaint against Muthalik June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Accusing Goa Police of bias, state Congress on Saturday claimed it refused to register a complaint against Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik for allegedly making inflammatory speech during his visit last year. Panaji Police Inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai in a letter written to Congress spokesman Durgadas Kamat, who is also...
  • PM Modi says development should be the war cry, become a mass movement June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking support of all the members and stating that states will be equal partners in India's development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to fulfill promises and ensure that the country leaves behind the stigma of scams and become a world power. With a statesman-like approach and speech, Modi while...
  • Freedom of speech comes with responsibility: Prakash Javdekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Freedom of speech comes with responsibility and activities on social media should unite rather than divide, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday against the backdrop of murder of a techie in Pune. "Freedom of speech and expression comes with responsibility. #SocialMedia activities should b(e) for Unity...
  • Watch: Pre-schooler gives greatest graduation speech ever, says he wants to be Batman when he grows up May 30, 2014

    Jathan Muhar has his priorities set. This pre-schooler has just won the Internet with his one-line graduation speech. His career choice is clearly keeping in mind the growing crime rate and the lack of a clear Superhero candidate in the Senate. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 15 memorable quotes from Narendra Modi on the day he was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party May 20, 2014

    Narendra Modi was unanimously elected as the leader of BJP Parliamentary Party on Tuesday with the Prime Minister-designate saying the election result was a vote for "new hope and aspiration" and he would try his best to live up to the expectations of the people of the country. During his acceptance...
  • I was misquoted, was referring to Pak shielding terrorists: Giriraj May 14, 2014

    Patna: After facing flak for asking why all arrested terrorists are from one community, Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh has now said that he was misquoted and that there was nothing wrong in his remark. He has now said that he was referring to 'Pakistan giving shelter to terrorists'. "During my...
  • BJP's Giriraj Singh in a row again, asks why all terrorists belong to one community May 14, 2014

    Bokaro: It has barely been a month since BJP leader Giriraj Singh's controversial comments demanding Narendra Modi baiters go to Pakistan. He is now yet again in the line of fire for another controversial remarks. He asked why all terrorists belonged to one community. "My intention is not to say that...