Narendra Modi

  • Watch: ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III 19-12-2014 12:33 AM

    India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. ...
  • J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends with 213 candidates in fray on 20 seats 18-12-2014 07:23 PM

    Jammu: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their...
  • ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III, eyes global market 18-12-2014 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also checked the working of an unmanned...
  • Narendra Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects 18-12-2014 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300 billion and revive manufacturing in the country, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Pro-business Modi has faced criticism in recent weeks that his ambition to spur...
  • Chaos in Parliament as Opposition, Government call each other arrogant 18-12-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: It has been a day of uproar in Parliament yet again with the opposition targeting the government over the Agra conversion row. The opposition parties maintained that a discussion is not enough and rather demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the government stood firm on...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources 18-12-2014 11:12 AM

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to...
  • Parliament live: PM in Rajya Sabha, Opposition insists on his statement on conversion row 18-12-2014 11:03 AM

    Parliament proceedings are likely to be interrupted once again on Thursday as government sources tell CNN-IBN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to make a statement on the conversion row. ...
  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched 17-12-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre,...
  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha 17-12-2014 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to...
  • 'Clean India, Green India' theme of new government calendar 17-12-2014 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: 'Clean India, Green India' is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 which focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet initiative, the Swacch Bharat Mission. Modi himself features on the first page of the calendar for the month of January wielding a broom to clean...
  • Schools across India stand by Pakistan, observe two minutes of silence for Peshawar victims 17-12-2014 10:05 AM

    Supporting Pakistan in its hour of grief, schools across India observed two minutes of silence as a mark of respect for the horrendous terror attack in Peshawar. "We are saddened by what has happened in Peshawar. Innocent students were killed," a student in Vadodara said. "We are with the families...
  • Coal scam: Court has every right to seek clarification, says PC Parakh 17-12-2014 12:05 AM

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh said that the court had every right to seek clarification. "Final decision was the PM's, it was fair and correct," said PC Parakh. ...
  • Peshawar school attack: Army operation ends as all nine terrorists killed; 133 students among 151 dead 16-12-2014 11:55 PM

    Peshawar: At least 133 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. More than eight hours after terrorists slipped into the...
  • Modi talks to Nawaz Sharif, offers 'deepest condolences', calls upon schools to observe 2-min silence 16-12-2014 11:46 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night spoke with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offered his "deepest condolences" on the terror attack on an Army Public school in Peshawar and assured him that India stood firmly with the neighbouring country in the fight against terror. Modi has...
  • Modi's second warning to BJP MPs: Don't cross 'Lakshman Rekha' 16-12-2014 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: At a time when religious issues are taking predominance over development issues of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday again warned the ruling BJP MPs against crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) by making controversial statements, sources said. The PM's warning came in...
  • India strongly condemns terror attack in Pakistan, PM Modi calls it a senseless act 16-12-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday strongly condemned the barbaric attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 130 children were killed, saying there is never a justification for terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terror attack and termed it a senseless act of brutality. In three separate...
  • Jammu and Kashmir faced discrimination in the past, says PM Modi 16-12-2014 04:48 PM

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a feeling among the people of Jammu region that they have been discriminated against and have not been given their rightful share in development. "I have worked for my organisation for many years in Jammu and Kashmir. Whenever I would...
  • Agra conversion issue rocks Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman reprimands MPs for unruly behaviour 16-12-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversion in Agra rocked Parliament once again with unruly scenes witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Opposition MPs entered the well of the House, shouting slogans against the government. They were demanding a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Congress...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over religious conversion issue 16-12-2014 11:14 AM

    The opposition parties in Parliament take up the issue of alleged forced conversion and demand a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NDA government will table the Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, the major reform by the Modi government. ...
  • Crucial day for Modi government in Parliament as it will table Insurance Amendment Bill today 16-12-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Tuesday as it will push for the big reform measure by tabling Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing...
  • Plough, not guns, brings harvest: PM Modi 15-12-2014 04:39 PM

    Dumka (Jharkhand): Appealing to the people of naxal-hit Jharkhand to shun violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked them to take a plough in hand instead of guns to bring harvest and development to the state. "Taking plough on the shoulder, not gun, brings 'hariyali' (harvest)," he said while...
  • Punish those who ravaged Jharkhand: PM Modi to voters 15-12-2014 02:50 PM

    Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to people of Jharkhand to punish through votes those who plundered the state. Addressing an election rally in Dumka, he said, "As a mother punishes her children who commit mistake to ensure that the mistake is not committed again, people of Santhal...
  • PM Modi pays tributes to Sardar Patel on his death anniversary 15-12-2014 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to the country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary, saying the nation will remain indebted to him forever. "On his Punya Tithi (death anniversary), I pay my respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel," Modi tweeted. "India will...
  • BJP launches special bus in Mehrauli to woo voters 14-12-2014 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim to woo voters ahead of the Delhi assembly polls, BJP has come out with a special bus in Mehrauli, installed with an LCD TV, which will screen a short film highlighting development works undertaken in the constituency and seek suggestion from voters. "Mission Mehrauli" bus...
  • Have the courage to say no to drugs: Modi to youngsters 14-12-2014 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the country's youth to have the courage to say no to drugs as he addressed the nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme on Sunday. Defining drug abuse in three Ds- darkness, destruction and devastation, PM underlined the need to fight the habit....
  • Live: PM Modi addresses nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' 14-12-2014 10:54 AM

    The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. ...
  • PM Modi to focus on drug menace in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio today 14-12-2014 08:03 AM

    New Delhi: The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. PM Modi in this edition will be talking about the menace of drug abuse. In his...
  • PM Modi attacks, Congress, NC, asks people to punish offenders 13-12-2014 07:49 PM

    Kathua/Rajouri: Projecting BJP as a fresh alternative to other parties which have ruled Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged voters to dump the "three offenders"-- National Conference, PDP and Congress--in the Assembly polls for a better life. Taking a swipe at Congress, he said it is...
  • J&K people have shown their faith in Indian democracy: PM Modi 13-12-2014 05:59 PM

    Kathua: Terming the ongoing Assembly election as "historic", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people of Jammu and Kashmir have shown their faith in Indian democracy by participating in large numbers in the polls which the world is closely watching. "People of Jammu and Kashmir have shown full faith...
  • Suicide attempt victims need counselling not punishment: PM Modi 13-12-2014 05:55 PM

    Kathua: With the government deciding to decriminalise attempt to suicide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said those who take the extreme step of ending their life need counselling and not punishment. "Why does a person commit suicide? The person who attempts suicide does not need punishment but counselling and...