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PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra […]

‘Modi Kurta-Jacket’ the latest fashion-fad among youngsters

‘Modi Kurta-Jacket’ the latest fashion-fad among youngsters

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Kurta-Jacket’ combination, that he recently gifted to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, is the new fashion fad among youngsters. According to a report in PTI, more than 1,400 pieces of that outfit are sold every day from the seven khadi outlets in the national capital. Famously known as Modi-Jackets and Modi-Kurtas, this range of […]

Modi’s diagnoses was often right, prescription wrong: Shashi Tharoor

Modi’s diagnoses was often right, prescription wrong: Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said Narendra Modi could have succeeded as prime minister because he often got his diagnosis right but “failed” on account of poor prescriptions. It is time for Modi to go, he said, highlighting a range of contradictions in the prime minister’s style of working over the last four and a half years.   Click […]

PM Modi to brainstorm oil scenario with global CEOs

PM Modi to brainstorm oil scenario with global CEOs

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Monday brainstorm with chief executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies on emerging energy scenario, with ripples from US sanctions on Iran and volatile oil prices threatening growth. The third annual meeting would also deliberate on ways to revive investment in oil and gas exploration […]

‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’: PM sets tone for 2019 polls at BJP meet

‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’: PM sets tone for 2019 polls at BJP meet

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Sunday gave a clarion call to BJP workers with the slogan “Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP ” and targeted the opposition’s “opportunistic efforts” to form a “mahagathbandhan” at the party’s national executive meeting in New Delhi. Giving the slogan of ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajapa’ (Invincible India, firm BJP), Modi exuded confidence that […]

PM Modi sends out strong message against rape: Won’t tolerate injustice towards women

PM Modi sends out strong message against rape: Won’t tolerate injustice towards women

NEW DELHI:  Delivering a strong message against the incidents of rape, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country will not tolerate such heinous crimes and assured that the recently-passed Criminal Act Amendment Bill will play an effective role in crimes against women. While addressing the citizens during his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme, Modi said, […]

Narendra Modi: I share Donald Trump’s vision of prosperity for India, US

Narendra Modi: I share Donald Trump’s vision of prosperity for India, US

NEW DELHI: Amid uncertainties regarding US President Donald Trump’s trade and visa policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he shared Trump’s vision of prosperity for India and the US. “I share with him the vision of prosperity of our peoples through a strong India-US partnership, based on important convergences, inter alia, in combating terrorism and promoting […]

Rahul Gandhi targets PM, claims Narendra Modi app steals data and gives it to American companies

Rahul Gandhi targets PM, claims Narendra Modi app steals data and gives it to American companies

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica row, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter alleging that the Narendra Modi app is leaking data to US companies. He claimed on Twitter that the Prime Minister is allowing ‘American companies’ to take away the data of the users who sign […]

Upset over denial of special status for Andhra, Chandrababu Naidu pulls out TDP ministers from Modi cabinet

Upset over denial of special status for Andhra, Chandrababu Naidu pulls out TDP ministers from Modi cabinet

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced late on Wednesday evening that Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has decided to pull out its two ministers from the NDA cabinet after Centre’s refusal to give Andhra Pradesh central funding under a “special status”. Addressing a press conference in Amaravati, Naidu said that he has directed Union […]

Hyperloop to venture into Maharashtra, reduce Mumbai-Pune travel time to 25 minutes

Hyperloop to venture into Maharashtra, reduce Mumbai-Pune travel time to 25 minutes

NEW DELHI: The Richard Branson-led Virgin Group on Sunday signed a framework agreement with Maharashtra to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune, which would reduce travel time between the two cities to just 25 minutes from the three hours at present. The system, which will also connect Navi Mumbai International Airport, will […]

PM Modi bats for Aadhaar, claims it bolstered India’s development and curbed corruption

PM Modi bats for Aadhaar, claims it bolstered India’s development and curbed corruption

NEW DELHI: Addressing a National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday threw his weight behind the Aadhaar, claiming that it has added great strength to nation’s development by restraining leakages and ensuring that government money reaches the needful beneficiaries. His acclamation for Aadhaar comes at a time when it’s […]

Here’s how PM Modi reacted to the results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls

Here’s how PM Modi reacted to the results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the results of the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as indicative of “strong support for politics of good governance and development.” “I salute the hardworking BJPKaryakartas in these states for their hardwork which has led to these impressive victories,” tweeted PM Modi, in his first reaction to the […]

Mamata Banerjee says demonetisation brought people to ‘brink of disaster’

Mamata Banerjee says demonetisation brought people to ‘brink of disaster’

Kolkata/New Delhi: Two months after the demonetisation move, the Narendra Modi government is still in the crosshairs of the opposition with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying people were on the “brink of disaster” and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene while former prime minister Manmohan Singh asserted it will adversely affect India’s gross […]

PM to leave for China today, but via Vietnam

PM to leave for China today, but via Vietnam

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins another Asian sojourn, as he heads off on Friday afternoon to attend the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China, making a politically important stop at Vietnam en route. Modi will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the margins of G-20, months after their meeting in Tashkent before the […]

Never needed to scold a bureaucrat, PM Narendra Modi says

Never needed to scold a bureaucrat, PM Narendra Modi says

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he never had a reason to be disappointed or lose his cool while dealing with the bureaucracy. “After my long experience in government, I can say with confidence that I have never scolded a civil servant or felt the need to raise my voice at them … […]

Sufi meet to Time interview: Six times Modi spoke on freedom of faith

Sufi meet to Time interview: Six times Modi spoke on freedom of faith

Islam is a religion of “faith and peace”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, stressing the fight against terrorism is not a confrontation against any religion. Modi’s remarks came at a time his right-wing government is facing criticism over alleged religious and political intolerance. “Of the 99 names of Allah, none stand for force […]

Narendra Modi’s budget, in policy shift, expected to focus on rural India

Narendra Modi’s budget, in policy shift, expected to focus on rural India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the budget unveiled on Monday to appeal to India’s rural poor, officials familiar with his thinking said, in a strategy shift that could boost his ruling party in coming state elections but disappoint investors. His government is expected to increase spending on agriculture, health and social sectors, a change […]

US will look into India’s concerns on visa fee hike: Obama assures Modi

US will look into India’s concerns on visa fee hike: Obama assures Modi

U.S. President Barack Obama has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his administration would soon look into India’s concerns over the recent move to increase visa fees, highly placed sources in the government told The Hindu. Mr. Modi had a telephonic conversation with Mr. Obama after the President signed into law, on December 18 last, the […]

Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut attend PM Narendra Modi’s private dinner!

Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut attend PM Narendra Modi’s private dinner!

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who was at the centre of a controversy over his comments on intolerance, attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night. Besides Aamir, actress Kangana Ranaut was also invited at the private dinner held in Turf Club where top politicians, diplomats from several countries and industry leaders were in […]

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