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  • 100 days of Modi government: The hits and misses 16 hours 30 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. CNBC-TV 18 CEOs' poll rates Modi's overall performance to be 7.8/10. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: CMs allege high-handedness, say federal principals ignored 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to power on the promise of strengthening federalism, is not popular with many Chief Ministers today. In fact, they have been accusing the Modi government of high-handedness and ignoring federal principals. "The government of the day is behaving like the Viceroys of...
  • PM Modi to launch his ambitious plan Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana today 21 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious financial inclusion plan is all set to kick off on Thursday. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana will be launched nationally in the capital by the Prime Minister himself. The scheme intends to accomplish the objective of housing for all by providing basic...
  • Rajnath Singh breaks down: Is there a lack of trust at the top of Modi government? Yesterday

    In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. ...
  • Infighting in Modi government within 100 days, BJP leaders target Rajnath Singh, his son Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP...
  • PMO should clarify who was spreading rumours about Home Minister's son: Left Yesterday

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi government facing embarrassment over "rumours" about "alleged misconduct" by Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son, Left parties today said that the rift within the ruling BJP was now out in the open and the PMO should clarify who was spreading these "rumours". "It is very much...
  • Modi government to emphasise on e-governance: Jitendra Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government will emphasise on e-governance measures to ensure good and simplified governance, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. "It was a matter of satisfaction that the Department of Administrative Reforms had during the last three months not only taken major initiatives in the direction of ensuring good...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: PM keeps a check on officers, says bureaucrats must perform Yesterday

    New Delhi: At a time when the Narendra Modi government is completing 100 days in power, CNN-IBN gets you a look at how the NDA government led by the Prime Minister has re-energised the bureaucracy to end policy paralysis. One of the first decisions of the NDA government was to...
  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy step...
  • Modi to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on August 28; 1 crore bank accounts on day 1 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government plans a mega launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28, which is likely to see opening of one crore bank accounts on the first day itself. As many as 76 mega functions are being organised at different...
  • PM Modi likely to chair meet to discuss outlines of the new body set to replace Planning Commission 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and other members of the body will on Tuesday meet officers of the Prime Minister's Office to discuss the outlines of the new body that is set to replace the commission. This meeting comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • 100 days of the Narendra Modi government: Quick decision making, e-governance in focus 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday completed its 100 days in power. It is a government, which wants to make up for what it calls lost time. Coming in the backdrop of the policy paralysis tag which became UPA's nemesis, Prime Minister Modi is a man known for...
  • Poll: How do you rate PM Modi's performance in the 100 days? 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes 100 day in office, we ask our readers how has his performance been. Has he been able to deliver on his promises? Has his governance been efficient and effective? Have your say on your poll below. ...
  • Delhi witnesses hottest day of August in last 12 years 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday witnessed the hottest day of August in the last 12 years as mercury breached the 39 degree Celsius mark. The maximum temperature was recorded at 39.1 degree Celsius at Safdarjung observatory, considered the official reading for the city. It was five notches above...
  • DRDO's bio-toilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: The bio-toilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets President, Home Minister amid indications of resignation 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid indications that she may put in her papers if shunted out of the southern state. Dikshit's meetings came a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K Sankaranarayanan quit, protesting his transfer to Mizoram. Five...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • OP Kohli replaces Sankaranarayanan as Maharashtra Governor, Congress cries foul 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Kohli has been given the additional charge of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief...
  • UPA's sanitation scheme a failure, will review it: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme, launched by the previous UPA government in 2012 to eradicate the menace of open defecation in the country, saying it was a "failure". Ahead of the conference of state ministers in-charge of drinking water and sanitation here tomorrow, the...
  • We don't sell personal data to advertisers: Fitbit 5 days ago

    Albany: Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by US Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its privacy policy on its website after Schumer warned of a potential "privacy...
  • Unstamped handbags? No need to go back to security check points, board aircraft after manual checks now 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a relief for passengers at the airports, a proposal by the Civil Aviation Ministry states that in case a handbag does not have a security stamp, security officials can manually check bags at the boarding gates and allow the passengers to board the flights. The move aims at...
  • Tobacco ban: Health Ministry to make law more stringent 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Tobacco control seems to have finally taken precedence in India. First the Modi government made cigarettes costlier, then called for nationwide ban on tobacco products and now for the first time in over a decade since the cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 (COTPA) was formed, the...
  • Centre sacks AIIMS CVO from his post, move seen as violation of CVC Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Without citing a reason for the decision, the Health Ministry has removed the Chief Vigilance officer of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Sanjeev Chaturvedi from his post. However, amidst criticism for the decision Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that Chaturvedi was "not eligible" for...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious e-governance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have the...
  • Modi government mulling raising age limit for tobacco consumption from 18 to 25 years: sources August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...