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  • PM Modi says Indians were ashamed of their country before he assumed office; Twitter outrages May 19, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently created controversy by claiming that in the past, Indians were apparently ashamed of being born in their country. Modi was quoted in a newspaper saying "Earlier you felt ashamed of being born Indian" and that his term in office is what has changed that perception. ...
  • Visiting 18 countries in less than a year, Modi breaks new grounds in foreign policy May 19, 2015

    One year in office, the Narendra Modi government has shown progress in the field of foreign policy. Often accused of being an NRI Prime Minister by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would've toured 18 countries by the time his government completes a year in office. ...
  • Turf war with Delhi L-G continues, Kejriwal to meet President today May 19, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no end to tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Dr Najeeb Jung continue over the appointment of acting Delhi Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin. Kejriwal is scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 6 PM on Tuesday over the issue. The Delhi government has...
  • Kejriwal to take his battle against L-G to Rashtrapati Bhavan over Shakuntala Gamlin's appointment May 19, 2015

    The war between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung stood at an unprecedented low on Monday with the Delhi government locking out senior officer Anindo Majumdar, who it had sacked as Principal Secretary Services last week, from his office after he cleared Shakuntala Gamlin's appointment as...
  • Narendra Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup May 19, 2015

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office, his cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for sharp criticism, including from within his cabinet. In a break with India's socialist past, Modi has saved money on federal social...
  • Modi@365: In conversation with Amit Shah May 18, 2015

    In an interview to Network18, BJP President Amit Shah talks about the Narendra Modi government's one year in power. "A lot has happened in the last one year," he said. ...
  • BJP routed in Meerut Cantonment Board elections May 18, 2015

    Meerut: BJP has suffered a major drubbing in the recently held Meerut Cantonment Board elections, with the party winning only 2 of the total of 8 seats. BJP's Rini Jain from ward 1 with 1010 votes and Anil Jain from ward 5 managed to register victories against their respective independent rivals. Meanwhile,...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates projects worth several crores in Faridabad May 18, 2015

    Faridabad: Haryana Government is committed to development of all parts of the state equally, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said in Faridabad while announcing several projects for the district. He was addressing a huge gathering at Mohna Anaj Mandi in Faridabad. The rally, called as 'Prithla Pragati Rally', was...
  • Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan's group supports Delhi government May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Swaraj Abhiyan, a group formed by ousted AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, on Monday came out in support of Delhi dispensation in its tussle with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over appointments, saying the choice of a democratically elected government should be respected. It, however, condemned dragging of...
  • AAP is not focusing on the promises they made to the people of Delhi: BJP May 18, 2015

    Delhi: BJP leader Vijay Goel on Monday said that the AAP government is not focusing on the promises that it had made during the Delhi election. ...
  • Bribe issue: Delhi Court to hear plea against Arvind Kejriwal on July 26 May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A city court on Monday fixed July 26 for hearing a criminal complaint seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Gusain Solanki, who had earlier...
  • Government working on including criminal provisions in law on Ganga May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga. The Union Water Resources Ministry is working with different ministries including the ministries of environment, urban...
  • Mamata Banerjee lauds performance of Howrah district May 18, 2015

    Howrah: Keeping her promise of taking state secretariat to the districts, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday held an administrative review meeting here and said holding 89 such meetings in about last four years is a record. "With today's meeting, we have completed 89 administrative review meetings in the...
  • PM's foreign visits - Narendra Modi joins the club of most travelled world leaders May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: On May 16, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed one year of BJP's remarkable victory in the Lok Sabha election. But, Modi was not in India. He was touring India's most powerful neighbour China. He also clicked and posted the 'most powerful' selfie on Twitter a day before...
  • Centre hits back at Rahul over food park in Amethi, shows a denial letter from UPA government May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposed food park in Amethi is the latest flashpoint between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. The Narendra Modi government on Monday hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the proposed food park in his constituency Amethi. The Centre released a letter issued in December...
  • Shakuntala Gamlin meets Home Secretary amidst row over her appointment as acting Delhi Chief Secretary May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst row over her appointment as acting Delhi Chief Secretary, senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin on Monday met Home Secretary LC Goyal. A controversy broke out over her appointment and it deepened after the Arvind Kejriwal government ordered the removal of Andino Majumdar from the post of Principal Secretary...
  • PM has the right to travel abroad but it's his duty to visit farmers first, says Rahul Gandhi May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi stepped up the battle against the Narendra Modi government over the proposed food park in his constituency Amethi on Monday. In his first visit to Amethi since he returned from his nearly a two-month long sabbatical, Rahul accused the Modi government of ignoring...
  • Shiv Sena takes dim view of Modi's visit, says China hugs from front and stabs from behind May 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Refusing to share in the euphoria of ally BJP over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's China visit, Shiv Sena on Monday accused the neighbouring country of pursuing a policy of "hugging from the front and stabbing from behind". "Our experience has shown that China believes in hugging from the front and...
  • Delhi government locks Anindo Majumdar's office for clearing Shakuntala Gamlin's appointment as acting Chief Secretary May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday locked Principal Secretary (Services) Anindo Majumdar's office ostensibly because he cleared Shakuntala Gamlin's appointment for the post of acting Chief Secretary. A controversy broke out over senior bureaucrat Shakuntala's appointment and it deepened after the Arvind Kejriwal government ordered the removal of Majumdar...
  • Modi government committed to change the system, says Amit Shah May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Narendra Modi government celebrating its first anniversary on May 26, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said the government is committed to changing the system and there has not been any case of corruption against the government. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Shah said, "A lot has...
  • CBSE should include chapters on icons like Maharana Pratap: Rajnath Singh May 18, 2015

    Pratapgarh: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday welcomed Rajasthan government's decision to include a chapter on iconic figures like Maharana Pratap in school textbooks and said he would urge the Human Resources Development minister to consider inclusion of such chapters in CBSE syllabus. He said the Centre has decided to...
  • Rahul Gandhi to reach Amethi today, steps up battle against Modi government over food park May 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will reach Amethi on Monday and step up the battle against the Modi government over proposed food park in his constituency. Rahul's three-day trip come days after Union Minister Smriti Irani visited the constituency. Rahul will address a public meeting in Kasara village on...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar blames UPA government for ammunition shortfall May 18, 2015

    Nagpur: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday blamed the previous UPA regime for not taking steps to maintain the stocks of arms and ammunition as preparation in case of a war and said the situation has substantially improved now under the new government. The minister's remarks come in the wake of...
  • Shakuntala Gamlin row: AAP targets BJP and bureacuracy May 17, 2015

    The AAP government has dragged in the bureacuracy into the battle with the L-G publicly slamming acting Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin who was appointed by the L-G accusing her of lobbying for power companies. The party has not even spared the BJP accusing the Centre of conspiring against the Delhi...
  • Rahul must do homework well before making allegations: Venkaiah Naidu May 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over his repeated attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Congress Vice President should first do his homework well before levelling allegations on others. "You never bothered to console those families at that time... Neither...
  • Postal stamp on emperor Ashoka soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad May 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday announced that a postal stamp would be released in honour of erstwhile Indian emperor Ashoka. He also said he would also pursue the installation of a big statue of Ashoka in Patna and Delhi. "The government would soon release a postal stamp...
  • PM Narendra Modi's foreign tours a national duty, not secretive: M Venkaiah Naidu May 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Taking a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his foreign visits, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Modi's schedule is in public domain and not a secret. Defending Modi against Congress' barbs over his "frequent" foreign tours, Naidu said...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty, actor says he will return money May 17, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate recently questioned Trinamool Congress MP and actor Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam. During the questioning, the actor assured the agency that he would soon return the amount given to him by the said firm. Official sources said the TMC MP was questioned earlier...
  • PM Modi's brother Somabhai lauds BJP government's one year performance May 17, 2015

    Shirdi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed one year in office, his elder brother Somabhai Modi on Sunday described the BJP government's performance as "very good" and said the sapling of development planted by him would soon bear flowers and fruits. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance in his first year in...
  • Kiren Rijiju slams Delhi government in IAS officer issue May 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday condemned the Delhi government's move to oppose the appointment of Shankuntala Gamlin as the acting chief secretary, adding that the people of the northeast were upset with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's 'character assassination' of a capable officer. "The way...