Narendra Modi

  • Live: Winter session of Parliament begins today 24-11-2014 11:05 AM

    The winter session of Parliament has begun on Monday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was confident that opposition will play a positive role. The government is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session. ...
  • Confident that opposition will play a positive role in Parliament: PM Modi 24-11-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the first day of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hopeful of a productive, fruitful session as his government is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including foreign direct investment hike in insurance. Addressing the media, Modi...
  • PM Narendra Modi condoles Murli Deora's demise 24-11-2014 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of senior Congress leader Murli Deora and said his warm nature made him popular across party lines. "Just yesterday I had spoken to Shri Murli Deora's family & asked about his health. Very sad to hear the unfortunate news...
  • Parliament to witness stormy winter session, Modi government aims to take up 37 bills 24-11-2014 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament begins on Monday, it is expected to be a stormy one. The government aims to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including Foreign Direct Investment hike in insurance. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh 24-11-2014 08:25 AM

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand 23-11-2014 08:22 PM

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Campaigning for the first phase of polling on Tuesday for 15 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 13 Maoist-hit constituencies in Jharkhand ended on Sunday, with BJP hoping to continue its winning streak in the multi-cornered contests riding on the 'Modi wave'. 123 candidates are in the fray...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC 23-11-2014 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from...
  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views 23-11-2014 07:12 PM

    Washington: The prestigious Wharton India Forum's flip-flop last year over an invitation to Narendra Modi reflects "dark days" for intellectual diversity on American campuses, a top US official has said. "These are dark days for intellectual diversity on campuses. The number of speakers who have been formally disinvited from speaking...
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopts Lilapur village 23-11-2014 07:00 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopted Lilapur village of Daskroi taluka in the district with a population of around 1,200 people. Taking her cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', Patel has asked all the MLAs of Gujarat to adopt a village of their constituency and...
  • PM's remarks on dynastic politics 'election rhetoric': PDP 23-11-2014 06:37 PM

    Srinagar: Dismissing Narendra Modi's criticism of dynastic politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said it was "election rhetoric" and exposed the Prime Minister's ignorance about the state. The sharp reaction from the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) chief came a day after Modi, during an...
  • Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25 23-11-2014 05:52 PM

    Ranchi: Campaigning on Sunday ended in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies going to the polls on November 25 in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Electioneering had picked up in Palamau, Gumla and Latehar districts between November 21 and November 23 with Prime Narendra Modi and Congress...
  • Coal India trade unions call off strike in victory for PM Modi 23-11-2014 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: The labour unions of state-run Coal India have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms. Coal India holds a monopoly on commercial...
  • Arun Jaitley slams Congress for hurting economy, 'in power and as opposition' 23-11-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for enhancing India's stature globally with his successful three-nation visit even as he accused the Congress of damaging the economy both while in government and as an opposition party. He also said he was "deeply disappointed" with...
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam 23-11-2014 02:49 PM

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important 23-11-2014 02:07 PM

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Railway officers set to adopt stations for PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission 23-11-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Looking to give a new impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested that officers working with the public transporter could adopt one railway station each in order to ensure proper cleanliness on the premises. Noting that "in Railways, cleaning is...
  • India needs 25 million housing units, will touch 38 million by 2030 23-11-2014 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched its much awaited biggest housing scheme offering 26,000 flats of which 24,000 are one room sets meant for the lower income group. However, despite the scale of the scheme it is unlikely to bridge the housing gap in the city. The...
  • India approves $2.6 billion mounted gun purchase, says official 23-11-2014 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: India approved on Saturday the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the Army at a cost of Rs 157.5 billion ($2.55 billion), a defence ministry spokesman said. India, already the world's largest arms importer, is in the midst of a $100 billion defence upgrade. In October, the...
  • All-party meet ahead of Parliament's Winter Session 22-11-2014 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament during the Winter Session beginning Monday. The meeting was followed by dinner which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing the media after the meeting, Mahajan said 18 parties...
  • PM Modi to plant sapling of Bodhi tree in Nepal 22-11-2014 04:01 PM

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will plant a sapling of Bodh Gaya's sacred Bodhi tree in Lumbini during his visit to Nepal next week, an official said on Saturday. "The Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) has given a sapling of the sacred Bodhi tree to Consulate Krishna Chaitanya who...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption 22-11-2014 03:33 PM

    Kishtwar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday refuted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of corruption in the state. Omar questioning Modi's allegations said, "Had we actually been corrupt would people give us so much support?" Modi in his election rally asked people of Jammu and Kashmir to...
  • Will bring back Bollywood to Kashmir: Narendra Modi 22-11-2014 02:39 PM

    Kishtwar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to bring back "Bollywood to Kashmir". "I have to bring back Bollywood to Kashmir," said Modi while addressing a BJP rally in this Jammu and Kashmir town. Noting that the fastest growing industry in the world today is tourism industry, he said,...
  • J&K polls: Modi assures to solve Kashmiri refugees' issues, asks people to punish NC, PDP 22-11-2014 01:37 PM

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power. "I will solve problems of refugees that have been existing for 50 years," the Prime Minister said. While addressing an election...
  • Jharkhand polls: Rahul attacks PM, says Swach Bharat Abhiyaan a marketing strategy 22-11-2014 01:24 PM

    Manika: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi: addressed an election rally in Manika ahead of first phase of elections . The Congress vice president attacked the 'acche din' claims of Priime Minister Narendra Modi. "You gave them full support in Lok Sabha elections. The PM promised 'acche din' after he came...
  • Live: Will solve all issues of Kashmiri refugees, says PM Modi in Kishtwar 22-11-2014 12:40 PM

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Jammu and Kashmir. Riding high on Modi wave, the state BJP unit expects that the PM's speech will be enough to drum up support for the party in the assembly polls. The Assembly polls in the...
  • Gujarat: BJP MPs adopt 'developed' villages under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna 22-11-2014 12:28 PM

    Ahmedabad: The choice of some villages adopted by MPs in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna' has invited criticism from Congress which claimed that they were already developed, a charge refuted by the MPs. There are three such cases which have come to the light where villages...
  • J&K: Heavy security in Kishtwar ahead of PM Modi's rally 22-11-2014 12:26 PM

    Kishtwar: Multi-tier security cover has been put in place in Kishtwar town ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to address a public rally in the poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir. Security men have been deployed at all the entry and exit points of the venue Chogan to regulate the people...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit 22-11-2014 10:29 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional...
  • Rameswaram: 5 fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome 22-11-2014 09:06 AM

    Chennai: Three years after five fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lanka and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the country, they atlast returned home. The five men from Rameswaram received a hero's welcome. Sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court in October, the five...
  • World is looking at India with great respect, blogs PM Narendra Modi 22-11-2014 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: The world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, a day after he ended a visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. Writing in his blog, Mr Modi also said that the G-20 nations had agreed to battle black...