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  • Government advisory on Teacher's Day has schools, Opposition up in arms 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    The government diktat to extend school hours on Teachers' Day to show the PM's speech live has sparked a controversy. The PM will deliver an address to the students on September 5 between 3 and 5 pm. However, the schools and parents say that the time is inconvenient and is...
  • 100 Days of Modi: Has Prime Minister Modi delivered on his promises? 7 hours 18 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...
  • Sonia, Congress leaders attack Modi over price rise, communal tension 7 hours 54 minutes ago

    Rae Bareli/New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Monday led the Congress attack against Narendra Modi government and flagged the issue of price rise as her party slammed both the Prime Minister and BJP for "rise in communal tension" as NDA completes 100 days in power. "People will give a reply to whether...
  • Kerala: BJP leader hacked to death, party calls for statewide bandh 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kannur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a statewide bandh in Kerala on Tuesday. The move came after a district leader of the party was hacked to death allegedly by CPM cadres in the Kannur district. Manoj, the Kannur BJP leader, was an accused in the CPM leader P Jayarajan...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources 10 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...
  • Coal scam: SC adjourns hearing till September 9 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on illegally allocated coal blocks till September 9. The apex court asked all parties to file an affidavit on the issue of cancellation of the allocations. The Attorney General told the apex court that all coal allocations should not be cancelled...
  • Teachers' Day be renamed either in Telugu or Tamil: DMK's Elangovan 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The politics over Teachers' Day continued as the Congress and Tamil parties have slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. The issue has become linguistic issue with parties alleging that the Centre was trying to impose Hindi on them. Senior DMK leader TKS Elangovan...
  • Opposition to 'Guru Utsav' brings imposition of Hindi, Sanskrit back into focus 14 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The controversy over 'Teachers Day' or 'Guru Utsav' could have been easily averted, if the Centre had made it clear that it is not mandatory for the schools in the very beginning. After many state governments ruled by the opposition including West Bengal have refused to issue a...
  • PM Narendra Modi's address to students on Teachers' Day riles rivals, but Centre defends diktat 13 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After the opposition parties, some state governments and schools raised objections to the Centre's move to telecast Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech live on Teachers' Day and made it compulsory for the students to listen to it, the Human Resources Development Ministry on Monday clarified that the directive...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges 14 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury 16 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • Opposition slams Modi over his live Teachers' Day address to students 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A row has broken out over the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry's directive on the compulsory viewing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers Day speech by school students across the country. The opposition slammed the government directive and said that schools and parents will be inconvenienced by...
  • Rajnath Singh rubbishes report of meeting Pakistani counterpart on sidelines of SAARC 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday dismissed reports that Rajnath Singh has plans to meet his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the SAARC conference in Nepal later in September. The Home Ministry tweeted that terror and talks cannot go together. It went on to say that unless Pakistan stops...
  • Relationship between NDA and the judiciary sours within four months 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The relationship has soured within four months between the Narendra Modi government and the Judiciary. The two are on collision course with the flashpoint being the National Judicial Appointments Bill that alters the process of appointing judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court. While the Bill has...
  • Modi government simply repackaged UPA schemes: Congress 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    The Opposition has raised questions on Narendra Modi's 100 days in office. Congress strongly criticised Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana. The Opposition has claimed that the government has simply repackaged UPA schemes and is misleading people. Senior congress leader Anand Sharma told CNN-IBN that the UPA had started the process...
  • Karunanidhi slams Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. Karunanidhi said that the Centre was plotting to defeat the Tamil language by renaming the day in Hindi. He added that the government was seeking to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu...
  • Discontent brewing in SAD-BJP camp in Punjab Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Discontent has been brewing in the SAD-BJP camp in Punjab over various issues, including the switching of sides by senior leader PS Gill and imposition of property and advance taxes in the state. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had termed the induction of SAD...
  • BJP forms panel to help government roll out social schemes Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a bid to help publicise and implement social welfare schemes initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, BJP has formed a committee for active coordination between the party and the government. The move, BJP sources said, was a conscious strategy to ensure that benefits of welfare programmes...
  • No white flag if Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire: Rajnath Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Asserting that India wants peaceful relations with all countries but it should not be treated as its weakness, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said security forces have been directed to give a "befitting" reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Referring to recent incidents of firing from across the Line...
  • Amit Shah in Kerala as BJP struggles to find foothold in state Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: With BJP consistently failing to make electoral breakthrough in Kerala, party chief Amit Shah on Sunday started his maiden visit to the southern state to discuss with leaders and grassroots functionaries strategy to strengthen and galvanise the organisation. Shah will attend a meet of state office bearers on Monday morning...
  • 'PM linking foreign trips to his domestic agenda' Yesterday

    Resident Editor of The Hindu Amit Baruah said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is linking his foreign travels to his domestic priority. "India-Japan trade can be made more improved," he said. ...
  • PM Modi arrives in Tokyo to hold summit talks with Shinzo Abe Yesterday

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here for summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after completing the first leg his visit to the former imperial capital city of Kyoto. During his three-day stay here, Modi will hold talks with Abe tomorrow to bolster bilateral security and...
  • After Digital India & Jan Dhan, govt to focus on rural infrastructure Yesterday

    New Delhi: After launching schemes to boost financial inclusion and reduce digital divide, the government is all set to begin work on developing rural infrastructure in the country in a bid to spur growth and perk up investments. The government is making a "realistic assessment" of how many rural infrastructure projects...
  • Corporates find marked difference in government functioning in 100 days: Assocham Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a thumbs up for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government ahead of completion of 100 days in office, most corporate leaders are finding a marked difference in style of functioning of the government with a strong focus on accountability and execution with ear-to-ground approach. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, say it's not a political issue but a media creation Yesterday

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: Ambitious projects declared, success yet to be assessed Yesterday

    New Delhi: At the end of 100 days in power, an examination of some of the out-of-the-box ideas proposed by the Narendra Modi government is necessary to assess their sustainability. In his maiden Independence Day address to the nation, the Prime Minister declared one of his most ambitious projects-...
  • Anglo-Indian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu-based social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of Anglo-Indian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33-year-old Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • Modi lauds Kyoto as heritage city, says India plans to unite culture and technology too Yesterday

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his Japan trip by visiting the Toji temple- a UNESCO world heritage site- along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. On Saturday, Modi and Abe signed the Kashi-Kyoto agreement. The agreement is aimed at using the Kyoto model for developing Varanasi, Modi's...
  • Modi, Abe meet over dinner, pitch for robust future in ties 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Setting the tone for their formal Summit on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke about a "strong and robust future" for the bilateral ties, with the Indian leader hoping that the two sides would strive to achieve in five years...
  • C Vidyasagar Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor 2 days ago

    Mumbai: C Vidyasagar Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao, a senior BJP leader from Telangana. Rao took over from Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, who was given...

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Government advisory on Teacher's Day has schools, Opposition up in arms

The government diktat to extend school hours on Teachers' Day to show the PM's speech live has sparked a controversy. The PM will deliver an address to the students on September 5 between 3 and 5 pm. However, the schools and parents say that the time is inconvenient and is making them completely reschedule their plans. HRD minister Smriti Irani though has called the controversy politically motivated.