Speech

  • 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...
  • Rahul's remarks 'torn out of context', says Congress on EC notice May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi's remarks have been "torn out of context" and "wrongly reported", Congress said on Saturday, a day after Election Commission sought an explanation from the party Vice President for reportedly saying that 22,000 people will be killed if BJP comes to power. "We have heard about it and...
  • Modi would have been slapped in other state : Mamata May 9, 2014

    Lashing out at Narendra Modi for his comments on Bangladeshi infiltrators, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate would have been 'slapped' had he uttered such words in any other state. "Bravery is good but overt bravery is not good. If he had uttered...
  • Hate speech case: Deoghar court rejects Giriraj Singh's bail plea May 3, 2014

    Ranchi: In more trouble for Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh, a Deoghar court on Saturday rejected his bail plea in a hate speech case. Giriraj was booked last month after he said that critics of Narendra Modi will be packed off to Pakistan after the elections. Three FIRs were registered...
  • Jharkhand court denies anticipatory bail to Giriraj Singh May 3, 2014

    A Jharkhand court on Saturday denied anticipatory bail to Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his hate speech during election campaigning. On April 29, a Deoghar court, while hearing the bail petition, suspended till May 3 the order for arresting Giriraj Singh. Giriraj Singh will now move to the Jharkhand High Court...
  • US: Astronaut to give university speech from space May 2, 2014

    Hartford: University of Connecticut alumnus Rick Mastracchio would have liked to deliver the 2014 graduation address to the school of engineering in person. But he'll be out of town on May 10, orbiting the globe on the International Space Station, so, UConn has arranged for the 54-year-old astronaut give the...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech on his 41st birthday April 24, 2014

    Vacations, wild life safaris, buying football and tennis teams and a return back to his IPL team Mumbai Indians' dugout kept India's most celebrated cricketer in the news since he hung his bat on November 16 last year. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw...
  • EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. The poll panel also served a show cause notice to another Assam minister for an alleged hate speech. Expressing...
  • BJP leader Giriraj Singh may be arrested soon for his controversial remark: Poll official April 22, 2014

    Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh is likely to be arrested soon for his remark that critics of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, a poll panel official said on Tuesday. Bihar's additional chief electoral officer R. Lakshmanan told media persons in Bihar that Jharkhand Police have sought...
  • AAP seeks action against UP BJP legislator Jyotsana Srivastava for 'hate speech' April 22, 2014

    The AAP Tuesday sought action against a BJP legislator from Varanasi, accusing her of giving "hate speech" in the presence of senior party leader Amit Shah. Aam Aadmi Party's campaign manager from Varanasi, Gopal Mohan has submitted a two-page letter to Uttar Pradesh's chief electoral officer, Umesh Sinha, accusing Jyotsana Srivastava,...
  • A Billion Votes: FIR against Giriraj Singh, BJP leader remains defiant April 21, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh remains defiant even as an FIR is filed against him. Singh stirred of a controversy by saying that those who are opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan after elections. ...
  • AAP demands Praveen Togadia's arrest over anti-Muslim speech April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) strongly condemns the hate speech given by Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) president Pravin Togadia in...
  • LS polls: EC allows Modi's aide Amit Shah to resume campaign in UP April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday allowed BJP Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah to resume campaign in the state following his undertaking that he will not disturb public order and tranquility. The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah for making controversial remarks during campaigning....
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was not...
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan April 13, 2014

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding rallies...
  • Exhorted voters to express angst through ballot: Amit Shah to EC April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah on Saturday said to the Election Commission that his 'revenge remark' has been taken out of the proportion. In his reply to the EC's notice, Shah said that he only exhorted voters to express their angst through the ballot and...
  • Amit Shah to reply to EC notice on revenge speech today April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah is likely to respond to the Election Commission's notice on revenge speech on Saturday. The Commission had on Monday issued a notice to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide for violating the model code of conduct for the...
  • EC cracks the whip, FIR registered against Azam Khan, Amit Shah for hate speeches April 11, 2014

    In a major development in terms of the Lok Sabha polls, FIRs have been registered against BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan after the Election Commission of India (ECI) banned them from holding public meetings and rallies and asked the concerned authorities to register FIRs against...