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  • Government launches e-visa facility for 43 countries 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a move which will give a major boost to the tourism sector, the Government on Thursday launched the much-awaited electronic visa facility for visitors from 43 countries including US, Germany and Israel. "We want to promote tourism in the country in a big way. The contribution of...
  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to seek a Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package from the Centre and approved several relief measures for villages reeling under a severe drought. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet on Thursday. The meting was chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • No dilution of MNREGA scheme: Government 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allayed apprehensions over continuance or dilution of MNREGA scheme launched during the previous UPA rule and said all necessary funds have been released. "There is no ambiguity about the government's intention. The scheme will continue in all the 6,500 blocks," Rural Development Minister Birender...
  • Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days: Centre 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue. Contesting the opposition charge in this regard,...
  • Government to raise coal producing capability of Coal India Limited 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government will enhance the coal producing capability of Coal India Limited (CIL) by infusing latest technology, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also said that the e-auction of the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court would be completed by March 31 next....
  • Government raises account opening target to 10 crore under 'Jan Dhan Yojana' 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Enthused by initial response, the government has revised upwards target for opening of accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) from 7.5 crore to 10 crore by January 26. "This will amount to opening of one account for each household in the country," an official statement said....
  • Black money discussion likely to continue in Parliament on Thursday 11 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The discussion on black money which began on Wednesday is expected to continue in Lok Sabha on the forth day of the winter session in Parliament on Thursday. After replying in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday....
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • 'No blank cheque' for support to government on GST, Insurance Bills: Congress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Keeping the government on tenterhooks on key reform measures like the Insurance Bill and GST, Congress on Tuesday said that there is "no blank cheque" on its support on these in Parliament as the "devil lies in the details". Although he described the proposed Goods and Services Tax...
  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was on Monday seen knocking the door of an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan. This astrologer is the same person who had predicted some time back that Irani would become a minister. His newest prediction is that the actor-turned-politician will one day...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 3 days 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 3 days 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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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...