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  • 100 days of Modi government: One-man show so far, doubts linger over its success 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, one wonders whether the last hundred days have been a one-man show and whether it will continue to be so for the next four years. The 2014 general elections were interesting not only because Modi was the face of...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari 44 minutes ago

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Congress proved right, GDP data shows decline in economic growth halted in 2013-14: Chidambaram 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In response to the first quarter growth figures being the highest its been in two-and-a-half years, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said that the results are in line with the Congress's stand that the decline in growth had ended in their term. "Congress party and I are...
  • PM Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Releasing books 'Narendra Modi: The Game Changer' and 'Being Modi' here, Jaitley also...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit 4 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • PM Modi leaves for 5-day visit to Japan, agreements in defence, civil nuclear sectors to be signed 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for a five-day tour of Japan which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the strategic and global partnership to a higher level. This is Modi's first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent. In the first leg...
  • Modi government believes in selling out nation: Mamata 15 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Accusing Narendra Modi government of trying to sell out the nation to foreign powers by allowing FDI in various sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said any global economic downturn in future would have severe implications on the Indian economy. "My priority lies with the masses and...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh by-polls 17 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming by-polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara,...
  • Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC 17 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability. The Election Commission order in this regard under Article 324 of the Constitution (superintendence, direction...
  • Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    Kochi: Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe. "Let...
  • Congress divided on retirement age in politics 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be a divided house on the issue of retirement age in politics. A day after senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi suggested that politicians must retire from active politics post the age of 70, Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi criticised the statement saying that these were...
  • CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, eight others in Aircel-Maxis case 19 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed chargesheet in the Aircle-Maxis deal case in a special 2G court. Nine people have been named in the chargesheet including former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran. Court has fixed September 11 for consideration of the...
  • Hindu-Hindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • Live Blog: Najma Heptullah on Hindu-Hindi comment row 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah clarified her stand on the controversial statement made on Friday. Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and that she used the word "Hindi" and not "Hindu' for Indians. Heptullah had faced flak Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • Modi enjoys twice the security cover of his predecessor 23 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys double the security cover of his predecessor Manmohan Singh in terms of commandos of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) and vehicles in his cavalcade. The reason: "No other prime minister except Rajiv Gandhi was under such a threat as Modi from militant groups,"...
  • Indian economy warms in after-glow of Narendra Modi's triumph Yesterday

    New Delhi: The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. India's new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier...
  • Used 'Hindi' for Indians not 'Hindu', Najma Heptullah clarifies stand after facing criticism Yesterday

    New Delhi: After facing flak for saying that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a national identity, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has been forced to issue a clarification. Defending her stand, Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • 100 days of Modi government: GDP growth likely to be highest in last 10 quarters Yesterday

    New Delhi: The NDA government is set to complete a 100 days in office and going by the expected GDP growth from its first quarter in power, there may be a huge boost to the economy. The GDP figures for the 100 days of the Modi government will come out on...
  • Sonia's reaction boosted sales of my book, says Natwar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday said she should not have reacted to the controversy caused by his book, and that her intervention only helped increase the sale of his just released autobiography. Singh claimed Sonia and her daughter Priyanka's May...
  • Retirement age necessary in politics as well: Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dropped senior leaders from its Parliamentary Board, senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi sparked off a debate. Dwivedi said on Thursday that there should be a retirement age in politics. He went on to say that in active politics, preference must be given...
  • Government is committed to the welfare of the people, says Ravi Shankar Prasad Yesterday

    Bharatiya Janta party member Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Government is committed to the welfare of the people. The idea is to put India on the path of growth and progress." Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to launch Jan Dhan Yojana from Rajahmundry. ...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation Yesterday

    Congress member Manish Tewari said, "This is a failure on the part of the BJP and NDA to bring peace at the border. The situation on the Line of Control and International border is very tense." ...
  • Herald case: Delhi court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on December 9 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 9 for hearing the complaint case, in which it had issued summons against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on the issue of acquisition of National Herald daily. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter after the counsel appearing for...
  • Haryana Janhit Congress 'dumps' BJP, says it has a history of betraying allies Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC-BL) on Thursday "dumped" the BJP ending its 3-year-old alliance with the party. HJC-BL's Kuldeep Bishnoi claimed that the party has a history of betraying its allies. Bishnoi claimed that they did all that they...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: CMs allege high-handedness, say federal principals ignored 2 days 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...
  • Narendra Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country. India has been pushing for an agreement with Japan...
  • PM Modi to launch his ambitious plan Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana today 2 days 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...
  • Karnataka CM says Modi wave over, credits Rahul, Sonia for Congress's victory in bypolls 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Congress won two out of three seats in the Karnataka bypolls last week. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress's victory in the state can be credited to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. "The results were expected. I had said that we'll...
  • Decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months: Delhi HC to CIC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of non-compliance of transparency panel's directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act. Noted RTI activist RK Jain had approached the Commission...
  • Rajnath Singh breaks down: Is there a lack of trust at the top of Modi government? 2 days ago

    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. ...