Narendra Modi

  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case 30-07-2014 04:17 PM

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for women...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil 30-07-2014 03:21 PM

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • Another way to look at Hindi chauvinism

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    As Narendra Modi rose to power, the sword of Hindi imposition inched closer to Indians. Over the past month, there were many debates on ...

  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit 30-07-2014 09:29 AM

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip,...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar 30-07-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship 30-07-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage...
  • Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to personally receive Modi 29-07-2014 10:32 PM

    Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will personally receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu on August 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 29-07-2014 09:59 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP decides to take Modi government's achievements to people 29-07-2014 09:24 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday decided to take to the public the achievements of the 60-day Narendra Modi government which, it claimed, has ensured that inflation and prices are in check, besides enhancing the country's image in the world. At a party coordination committee meet chaired by Finance Minister Arun...
  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen 29-07-2014 07:52 PM

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred...
  • John Kerry to arrive on Wednesday for talks with new Indian government on key issues 29-07-2014 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to seize "transformative moment" in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new leadership. Kerry's visit two months ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington in September end is aimed at instilling...
  • Prithviraj Chavan accuses Modi of being autocratic, questions 'silence' 29-07-2014 04:23 PM

    Mumbai: Accusing Narendra Modi of practising "silence" since assuming power, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said his style of governance was "autocratic" which was "not very good" for a healthy democracy. He claimed that people are "already disillusioned" with the Modi government and cited the recent win of...
  • Lab-to-Land, PM's slogan for increasing agriculture production 29-07-2014 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: Pitching for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave the slogan 'Lab-to-Land', saying that farmers should be able to enhance production to increase their income and feed the country as well as the world. He pressed for the use...
  • Confident that India will see great progress in agriculture sector: Modi 29-07-2014 01:42 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that break through in agricultural research must translate into benefits for Indian farmers. Addressing the 86th Indian Council of Agriculture Research Foundation Day and Awards Ceremony, he said that he was confident that India will see great progress in the agriculture...
  • Narendra Modi greets people on the occasion of Eid 29-07-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the country. "Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation," the...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry 29-07-2014 10:34 AM

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely 29-07-2014 08:35 AM

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary...
  • India keen to work with Uganda for development partnership: Modi 28-07-2014 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed India's desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields. The desire was conveyed when Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa called on Modi. Kutesa conveyed a message of felicitation to the Prime Minister from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni...
  • Rajnath meets protesting UPSC civil services aspirants, exam may be postponed 28-07-2014 09:02 PM

    New Delhi The Narendra Modi government seems to have bowed down to the pressure built up by the protesting Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants as Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Monday said that the Centre will do as much as it can do to resolve the issue. Singh...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Narendra Modi seeking CSAT review 28-07-2014 06:24 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The chief minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging...
  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs 28-07-2014 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them. The first of its kind initiative for...
  • Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Shiv Sena 28-07-2014 05:37 PM

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathi-speaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region. "It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Modi seeking CSAT review 28-07-2014 04:18 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The Chief Minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging...
  • Saharanpur situation fully under control, says Rajnath Singh 28-07-2014 04:02 PM

    The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it. "Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters here. Singh's comments came a day after he briefed Prime...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources 28-07-2014 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary 27-07-2014 08:36 PM

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links...
  • John Kerry to deliver major foreign policy speech on India 27-07-2014 08:03 PM

    Washington:Laying out a roadmap of long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, US Secretary of States John Kerry will deliver a major foreign policy speech on India. Kerry, will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong US-India partnership brings to Asia and to...
  • Sushma Swaraj describes her first Nepal visit as 'very successful' 27-07-2014 05:11 PM

    Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday described her three-day visit to Nepal as very successful during which the two neighbours agreed to finalise the text of a power trade deal and "review and adjust" a crucial treaty of 1950 to reflect current realities. "It was a very successful...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs Narendra Modi on UPSC row 27-07-2014 03:51 PM

    New Delhi: In order to resolve the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi and briefed him about latest development in the matter. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Prime Minister's Cabinet and UPSC...