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  • PM Narendra Modi praises media, says writing about Clean India drive is service to nation 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met journalists for the first time after assuming the office at the BJP headquarters in the national capital. Modi praised the media for their coverage and reporting on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Modi said, "You have turned your pen into a broom from my...
  • PM media meet: As it happened 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    12:17 PM: Modi says, "Situation now is not only government but everyone together will take up the job of keeping India clean." 12:16 PM: Modi says, "You have weilded your pen like a broom from my 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. 12:15 PM: Modi says, "I see media playing a major role in changing...
  • BJP government should come clean on black money: TMC Yesterday

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Friday dared the Narendra Modi government to "come clean" on black money and reveal the names who stashed it at one go. "The BJP government must come clean on black money and reveal names at one go. The selective leaking, rumour mongering and innuendo will...
  • Government announces 54 new BoPs, Rs 175 crore infrastructure package on China border Yesterday

    Greater Noida: Unfazed by China's objections to development of border areas, Government on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even...
  • Ask India of things that it can do: ex-NSA Stephen Hadley Yesterday

    Washington: Observing that the new Indian government gives the US a fresh opportunity to re-start the bilateral ties, an ex-NSA has cautioned the Obama Administration of not demanding things from Prime Minister Modi, which he can't deliver. "We have to understand that India has a transition. They have come from...
  • Government notifies conditions for export of dried silk worm to EU Yesterday

    New Delhi: Export of dried silk worm pupae to the European Union will be allowed subject to a shipment clearance certificate to be issued by the Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council, the government has said. "Conditions for export of dried silk worm pupae to EU have been notified,"...
  • CPM asks Centre to issue White Paper on blackmoney 3 days ago

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded the issuance of a White Paper detailing the amounts of illegal money stashed away abroad and those involved, saying just naming some individuals would not serve any purpose. Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "going back" on its poll promise of bringing back black...
  • SIAM, Tata Motors, Nissan welcome diesel deregulation 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Tata Motors and Nissan Motor India, besides automobile industry body SIAM, on Tuesday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices in the country. "This is a long-awaited measure and I am extremely happy that the Prime Minister has seized the opportunity of...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide 4 days ago

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to...
  • 6.02 crore bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana scheme 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Over six crore bank accounts have been opened so far under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said ON Saturday. "We have launched the Jan Dhan Yojana and so far under the Jan Dhan Yojana 6.02 crore accounts have been opened. Our target...
  • Government's reforms will benefit common man: BJP 6 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday welcomed government's decision that will help reduce diesel prices and said it is the beginning of economic reforms which would bring relief to the life of the common man suffering from price rise for the last many years. The party also...
  • No more government bungalows for memorials, says Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: No government bungalow will be made available for a memorial, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on announced on Saturday. "Henceforth no bungalow will be made available for a memorial for any person," Jaitley said after a cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision came against the backdrop of...
  • MTNL gets Cabinet nod for financial support 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The union Cabinet on Saturday approved a proposal of the department of telecommunications to provide financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), an official statement said. The MTNL needs financial support due to its liability arising from levy of minimum alternate tax (MAT). "The objective of this approval is...
  • Black money issue: Trinamool says Centre has made 'U-turn' 1 week ago

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said that the central government has made a "u-turn" on the black money issue which was "shocking" and vowed to oppose it both inside and outside Parliament. "Trinammol Congress slammed BJP's U-turn on black money (issue). (It is) shocking. Legalistic arguments about black money...
  • Govenment approach on black money not adventurist, says Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting the charge that NDA has done a U-turn on disclosure of names of black money holders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government will not be pushed into an act of adventurism and jeopardise the chances of getting cooperation of other countries in future....
  • Modi government misleading public on black money issue: Congress 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Accusing the NDA government of misleading the public on the issue of black money, Congress on Saturday rejected Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's charge that a treaty signed with Germany by the Congress government in 1995 has kept its hands tied on the issue. Countering the accusation, AICC Communication...
  • Cannot disclose names of people having black money abroad: Modi government to SC October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of people having black money stashed abroad. The government says that that the names cannot be made public as it violates the double taxation avoidance agreement. The government says that the names can only be shared...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Government October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government on Thursday asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes."...
  • Government should release more spectrum for market's growth: Uninor October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Uninor on Thursday said that the government should release more spectrum as this would help firms expand their service offerings and help the market to grow further. "One of the main barrier that is stopping the market from exploding is the availability of spectrum. The government...
  • China FDI goes up to $87.36 billion this year: Government October 16, 2014

    Beijing: China received $87.36 billion in FDI this year, down 1.4 per cent compared to last year, but on course to achieve the official target of $120 billion and help the government's "Made in China" drive. China's outbound direct investment (ODI) by non-financial firms rose to $74.96 billion up 21.6...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'can't get away with this', Steenkamp's cousin tells court October 16, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday. "I feel we need to send a message to society that you...
  • Modi government replaces Arvind Mayaram with Rajiv Mehrishi as Economic Affairs Secretary October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday replaced Arvind Mayaram as Economic Affairs Secretary with Rajiv Mehrishi. In orders issued on Wednesday, Mayaram, a 1978-batch IAS officer belonging to Rajasthan cadre, was made the Tourism Secretary in place of Parvez Dewan on his retirement at month end. In his place,...
  • PM Modi unveils 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to create an environment conducive to industrial development while also ensuring transparency in the labour sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call. Modi inaugurated the 'Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram' organised by the...
  • Government clears 25 FDI proposals worth Rs 1,546 crore October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has approved 25 FDI proposals, including six of single-brand retail trade, envisaging a total investment of Rs 1,546.12 crore, and referred a Rs 1,800-crore pharma proposal to the Cabinet for consideration. The proposals have been cleared by the Finance Ministry...
  • Government will appropriately respond to ceasefire violations: PMO October 13, 2014

    Jammu: The government will "appropriately respond" to ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops as and when the situation demands, Union Minister of State for PMO, Jitendra Singh on Monday said. "Being strategic matter, I would not want to get into this discussion. But I can rest assure you, the government will...
  • Centre failed to curb inflation and price rise: CPI October 12, 2014

    Puducherry: CPI on Sunday alleged that the BJP government at the Centre has "failed" to curb inflation and price rise of essential commodities. "The Central government headed by Narendra Modi had completely failed to take meaningful steps to curb menace of inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities and...
  • PM Modi launches Saansad Gram Adarsh Yojana: As it happened October 11, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan. It aims to keep the soul of rural India alive while providing people with quality access to basic amenities and opportunities to enable them to shape their own destiny. ...
  • Don't make arrears payment a prestige issue: Ram Vilas Paswan to UP mills October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: UP-based private sugar mills are not short of funds to clear arrears of Rs 3,055 crore to cane farmers, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday while asking companies not to make payment a "prestige issue". "It is not that you have...
  • Vasundhara Raje takes a dig at PM Modi, says one man cannot win polls October 9, 2014

    Jaipur: In what is being viewed as a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's said that if anyone thinks winning assembly and parliamentary polls in Rajasthan has been possible because of one person, they must think again. Raje's pending Cabinet expansion has been a...