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  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 10 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • Modi in Sydney: Sets deadline for merger of OCI and PIO schemes 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the differences between Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) schemes would be ended by January 2015. He promised visa-on-arrival facility soon for the Australian tourists and also said the Sydney Cultural Centre would be established by...
  • Cartoon of the day: PM Modi in Sydney 6 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at the...
  • Jaitley slams Khurshid, says Modi gets a larger audience in Sydney than Congress leaders in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Attacking Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the genuineness of crowd during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trips abroad, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said his plight was understandle as Modi had a larger audience in Sydney than his leader got in India. "If UPA leaders during their days...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Sydney once again proves that he is India's ultimate showman in politics 6 days ago

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at...
  • PM Narendra Modi neither sleeps nor allows us to sleep, says Venkaiah Naidu 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the leader neither sleeps nor allows his Cabinet colleagues to do so. "I was telling in the morning our Prime Minister does not sleep and does not allow others to sleep," the Union Urban...
  • Left plans series of protests against government policies November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) will take to the streets to protest the "dilution" of the rural employment guarantee scheme later this month as a precursor to nationwide agitation by all Left parties in December against the Narendra Modi government's "anti-people" policies. With new entrants like CPI(ML)- Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre...
  • Highlights: PM Narendra Modi addresses 12th ASEAN-India summit November 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 12th ASEAN-India summit. Modi is on a three-nation trip and arrived at Myanmar on Tuesday. He will also be attending East Asian summit. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan shunted to a low profile ministry, may not be BJP CM candidate for Delhi elections November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, who was shifted from the heavyweight Health and Family Welfare Ministry to the low key Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Ministry in the Council of Ministers expansion undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, is unlikely to be projected as...
  • Single women demand pension, greater access to government schemes November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Demanding adequate social security measures for them including pension and better access to government entitlements, scores of single women from different parts of the country have descended here for a two-day meeting starting on Wednesday. The women, under the banner of the National Forum for Single Women's Rights,...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Myanmar for first leg of his 10-day trip November 11, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Modi has landed in Myanmar's capital for the first stop of his 10 day, 3 nation tour. He will also be going to Australia and Fiji. Modi will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi will meet Burmese...
  • Centre to examine Odisha government's push to reallocate coal blocks November 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Centre on Monday assured the Odisha government to consider its proposal of re-allocating coal blocks earlier given to some state-owned public sector undertakings and IPPs which made substantial progress in their projects. "I am informed that the state government has submitted such proposals...
  • PM Modi asks ministers to cut down on tours during Parliament session November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his Council of Ministers to cut down on unnecessary tours to ensure their maximum presence during the month-long affair. He also asked the ministers to be ready with bills pending in both Houses of Parliament along with...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Is it old wine in new bottle? November 10, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. ...
  • Arun Jaitley defends Cabinet expansion, slams Congress claims November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Monday strongly defended the Cabinet expansion undertaken on Sunday in the wake of "taint" charges raised against some of the inductees by Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chosen his team after "checking the credentials and the facts related to each one...
  • PM Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' push to depend on Chinese steel November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India's steel consumption is expected to grow at its fastest pace in five years next year on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's infrastructure push, but a scarcity of raw materials means it will be at the expense of another key goal - curbing imports. In his triumphant election campaign, Modi...
  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...
  • A medical doctor to politics, Mahesh Sharma bags ministerial berth November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: From being a medical practitioner to winning the Lok Sabha elections this year from Gautam Budh Nagar in UP, it has been a long journey for Mahesh Sharma who took oath today as Ministers of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government. 55-year-old Sharma had snatched the Gautam...
  • Vijay Sampla, once a plumber becomes a minister in Modi government November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Vijay Sampla, who was once a plumber, scaled new heights on Sunday with his induction in the Narendra Modi ministry that is apparently aimed at 2017 Assembly polls in Punjab where the BJP hopes to play the Dalit card to woo the Scheduled Caste community. After SAD leader Harsimrat...
  • YS Chowdary's proximity to Chandrababu Naidu earns him a reward November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Industrialist-turned-politician Yalamanchili Satyanarayana alias 'Sujana' Chowdary's proximity to Chandrababu Naidu during the Telugu Desam Party chief's stint as Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh in the mid-1990s has earned him a berth in the Union Council of Ministers. One of the main fund-raisers of TDP, 53-year-old Chowdary rose in...
  • From Army and shooting ranges, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore now joins government November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Having excelled in shooting ranges, ace marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has now hit target in the political arena as well, getting a berth in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday as a Minister of State in his maiden stint as an MP. 43-year-old Rathore, who rose to fame when...
  • 21 new faces in Narendra Modi's ministry, unhappy Shiv Sena boycotts swearing-in ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: With 21 new faces inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, the strength of his team now stands at 66. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath with 45 ministers on May 26. Among those inducted, four hold Cabinet berths, three are Ministers...
  • Shiv Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn-in as minister: sources November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will continue to be part of the National Democratic Alliance as Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn in as minister on Sunday, said sources. Even though Sena nominee has skipped the tea party hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for new Union Ministry inductees at...
  • Narendra Modi ministry expansion: As it happened November 9, 2014

    Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May 26 with his...
  • BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge: sources November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers will be expanded on Sunday as over 15 will take oath at around 1:30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital. Sources say that Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge. Rudy...
  • Being chief minister more difficult than union minister, says Manohar Parrikar November 9, 2014

    Panaji: As many faces will be inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to take the charge of defence ministry, said sources. Parrikar felt that a job of chief minister was more difficult that a union minister. "I am...
  • Narendra Modi Council of Ministers to be expanded today, over 15 to take oath November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded at around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May...
  • Modi Cabinet to be expanded on Sunday, Arun Jaitley hints at giving up Defence Ministry November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet expansion, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that he will give up charge of the Defence Ministry. Finance Minister Jaitley was given additional charge of Defence Ministry on May 16. Speaking at a book launch event in the national capital, Jaitley said, "When I took...