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  • Veteran Bengali singer Arati Mukherji joins BJP 7 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Veteran Bengali singer Arati Mukherji on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. "We welcome her with all the respect and hope her contribution will help revive Bengal's glory and enrich the state's culture," state BJP President Rahul Sinha told reporters. The National Film Award-winner has sung in Hindi films like "Geet...
  • 2G Scam: SC to hear ED officer's issue on Thursday 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it will pass an order on continuance of Deputy Director of ED Rajeshwar Singh in the investigation of 2G spectrum scam only after hearing him. "We will hear him if he wants to continue or not. After hearing him we will pass...
  • Japanese delegates impressed by Modi: BJD leader Jay Panda 30 minutes ago

    BJD leader Jay Panda who was also in Japan at the time of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit said that he was told by the Japanese delegates there that the PM was easy to understand and connected well with people. ...
  • MP: State issues diktat to government schools on broadcast of Modi's Teachers' Day speech 48 minutes ago

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has warned of strict action against government schools which fail to broadcast Prime Minister Modi's address on Teachers' Day. The Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry has directed schools to stretch their schedule and show Modi's speech live to students on September 5. Schools, however, say they will...
  • Ministers have freedom to take decisions under Modi: Javadekar 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government nears its 100 days in power, each ministry has given a report card on the measures taken till now. Environment and Information Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he has changed the "negative image" of the Environment Ministry. "The ministry had acquired a negative...
  • For first time in Budget, agriculture, farmers got priority: Radha Mohan 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    As the Narendra Modi government completed 100 days in office, each ministry is giving its report card. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan said for the first time in Budget, agriculture and farmers got priority. He said, "Two important schemes - Pradham Mantri Irrigation Plan and Soil Health Cards to be given...
  • Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well. 61-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket on Monday evening and an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on him on Tuesday. "Arun Jaitley underwent a...
  • Congress slams Centre over reports of appointment of Sathasivam as Kerala Governor 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government over reports of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam being appointed as Kerala Governor. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has also objected to the appointment saying he was never consulted. Sources said that the Home Ministry has forwarded Sathasivam's...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Centre hasn't done anything to fulfil poll promises, claims Congress 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, the Congress has hit out at the Centre. The Congress alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made tall claims while in opposition but has not done anything to fulfil its promises, specially on the issue of black...
  • 100 days of Modi government: The good and the not so good 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power on May 26, 2014 after piloting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to a massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections. Modi's ascendancy was a monumental shift in Indian politics as it was the first time that a non-Congress leader had...
  • Poll: Rate 100 days of Modi government 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, CNN-IBN and Today's Chanakya conducted a survey across 14 cities to find out how people rated the government. Modi has brought in lot of changes in the functioning of the government and sticked to his message of 'More governance...
  • NSUI activists protest outside Rajnath's residence over delay black money probe 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Scores of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) activists on Tuesday staged a protest outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi over the issue of black money stashed away in foreign banks. Protestors led by NSUI national president Roji M John raised slogans against BJP-led...
  • Tharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourism 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Kerala government continues to face criticism over its decision to ban alchohol in the state. Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor has said that the decision will hit revenue and tourism in the state. Tharoor said, "It is a widely popular decision, but there are issues with...
  • Hits and misses: 100 days of Narendra Modi government 7 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completed over 100 days in power, there has been a stark difference in the functioning of the NDA and UPA governments. There has been speedy decision making and many projects which were previously seen to have been stalled, have now been cleared. The...
  • Government advisory on Teacher's Day has schools, Opposition up in arms 21 hours 44 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? 21 hours 39 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 22 hours 15 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 19 hours 32 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...

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2G Scam: SC to hear ED officer's issue on Thursday

"We will hear him if he wants to continue or not. After hearing him we will pass the order," a bench comprising justices HL Dattu, SA Bobde and AM Sapre said.