Narendra Modi

  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour 25-07-2014 04:45 PM

    The non-availability of post-matric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader...
  • President Mukherjee completes two years in office, inaugurates museum 25-07-2014 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: India's own version of Madame Tussauds museum was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday with fibre-glass statues of former Presidents and eye-catching gifts received by them from abroad on display. The opening of the museum, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was part of a series of...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP 25-07-2014 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task....
  • Sushma to visit Nepal to revive Joint Commission after 23 years 25-07-2014 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will head to Nepal on Friday to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours and to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Swaraj will reach Nepal on Friday evening for a three-day official visit at the...
  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi 25-07-2014 09:57 AM

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • PM Narendra Modi to visit Nepal on August 3-4 24-07-2014 11:29 PM

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal on August 3 on a two-day official trip, the first Indian premier to tour the country after a gap of nearly 18 years. "Indian Prime Minister will visit Nepal from August 3 to 4 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 24-07-2014 11:03 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? 24-07-2014 10:54 PM

    Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. ...
  • News 360: Telangana BJP opposes Sania as state's brand ambassador 24-07-2014 09:45 PM

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. ...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 24-07-2014 07:32 PM

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 24-07-2014 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 24-07-2014 05:42 PM

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control 24-07-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact 24-07-2014 12:17 PM

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on...
  • India will not back WTO protocol unless concerns addressed: Sources 24-07-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: India will not support a trade protocol ahead of a July 31 deadline unless concerns about its food subsidies are met, two senior government officials said on Wednesday, a position that threatens to derail a landmark global trade deal. The determination to link its food subsidy programme, aimed...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga 24-07-2014 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work...
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank 23-07-2014 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested...
  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj 23-07-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's dig...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka 23-07-2014 12:04 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I...
  • 83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Modi 23-07-2014 10:24 AM

    Washington: Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress. "The voices in Congress are growing, and the message is clear: the United...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement 23-07-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 22-07-2014 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 22-07-2014 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi 22-07-2014 03:29 PM

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White...
  • Decision on pattern of UPSC Civil Services exams in 2-3 days: Government 21-07-2014 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: A decision on whether to change the pattern of the civil services examination will be taken by the government within two-three days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The government will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days. Whatever decisions we take, we will take Prime...
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju 20-07-2014 10:04 PM

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100-day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister 20-07-2014 07:14 PM

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and...
  • US wants ties with 'Modi's India': Pakistani daily 20-07-2014 05:44 PM

    Islamabad: After denying him a visa for years, the US now wants to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani daily said on Sunday, adding Washington wants to re-engage with "Modi's India". An editorial in the Dawn said the US-India Strategic Dialogue will resume when Secretary of State...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in cost Rs 17.60 lakh 20-07-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony cost Rs 17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said on Sunday. Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent "on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati...
  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 20-07-2014 04:43 PM

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension...