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21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Ready to talk to separatists without preconditions: Ram Madhav

Bhartiya Janata Party senior leader Ram Madhav who arrived here in Kashmir Valley Thursday said that Government is ready to talk to all stakeholders in Kashmir. He however, added that the talks should be held without any pre-conditions.While talking to reporters...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Indians should aspire to achieve highest quality : Piyush Goyal

With the Indian society becoming increasingly "aspirational", Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday made an impassioned plea to citizens to also aspire for the goal of achieving the highest quality in all spheres of activity."The aspiration of the nation...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Appropriate action to tackle economic slowdown soon : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the government was analysing the economic situation amidst an economic slowdown and "appropriate action" would be announced soon to address the issue."From day one, this is a proactive government. We are analysing...

21-Sep-2017 United Nations

Build anti-terrorism into SCO framework: Sushma Swaraj

The eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strengthen coordination against terrorism and build it into its framework, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here.Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the SCO on...

21-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Rajnath Singh, Vohra call Naeem Akhtar

Union Minister for Home, Rajnath Singh today called Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar to enquire about his well being in the aftermath of a deadly grenade attack on his cavalcade in Tral this morning.Governor, N N Vohra, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy...

21-Sep-2017 New York

Sushma Swaraj, Afghan President discuss boosting strategic partnership

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani discussed on Wednesday ways to boost strategic partnership between the two nations.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, "Boosting strategic...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates first ‘Pension Adalat’ today

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first ‘Pension Adalat’ here today at the Pre-Retirement...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurates National SC ST Hub (NSSH) Confluence

The Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu was the Chief Guest of National SC ST Hub (NSSH) Confluence organized by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and also released first ever radio jingle for National SC ST Hub. Minister of Social Justice...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Government schemes should reach every section : Venkaiah Naidu

Stressing that the country will develop only with the uplift of the most downtrodden sections, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu here on Wednesday said government schemes like Make in India, Skill India, Digital India and Clean India should reach everyone."When the...

20-Sep-2017 New York

Sushma met Brazilian, Saudi Arabian counterparts at UNGA

Continuing with her hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from three countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, on the sidleines of the UN General Assembly Session here."Strengthening...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Educate the young to stay relevant amid change: Ram Nath Kovind

As one of the youngest nations, it was imperative that the Indian youths' energy was harnessed for national development and education could be used to that effect, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday."India is in the midst of multiple transformations....

20-Sep-2017 Dehradun

BJP banks on politics of performance : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party has ended the "dynastic, casteist and appeasement" politics in the country and started a new practice of "politics of performance"."In May this...

20-Sep-2017 New York

India will work above, beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma Swaraj

India will work above and beyond the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said while stressing that living in harmony with nature is central to the ethos of India.At a meeting of select leaders convened by UN Secretary...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Sanjeev Kapoor is brand ambassador for World Food India's Food Street

Popular chef Sanjeev Kapoor on Wednesday was named brand ambassador for Food Street, a curated food experience zone at the forthcoming World Food India event.World Food India is a three-day mega international event covering the entire food processing value chain....

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Authors, artists true messengers of rich Indian culture: Mahesh Sharma

Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday said artists, authors, sculptors and literary persons are the true messengers of the rich Indian culture.Sharma was attending an event at the National Museum here along with Minister of State for Finance...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Package soon to boost economy; no cuts in fuel rates : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted at a package of measures to boost the economy, while virtually ruling out any cut in duties on petroleum products to check the spike in fuel prices."We have taken note of all the economic indicators that are...

20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Government stand on Rohingyas a considered decision : Arun Jaitley

Describing the government stand on Rohingya refugees as a "policy issue", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated there would be no change in the stance towards them, as it is a well considered issue.Asked about the Rohingyas refugees from Myanmar,...

20-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

High Level SAD-BJP Delegation Meets Election Commission Of India

The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance urged the Election Commission of India to immediate shift police officers including DSPs and SHOs posted in Gurdaspur Parliamentary Constituency who were instrumental in registration of false cases against Akali Dal leaders....

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Government working for effective border management: Ram Madhav

The Narendra Modi government is working towards upgrading the capabilities of security agencies and developing infrastructure along the borders apart from adopting technology for effective management of the frontiers, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Great-granddaughters of Subbulakshmi meet Modi

S. Aishwarya and S. Saundarya, great-granddaughters of legendary Carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.They were accompanied by their parents V. Shrinivasan and Geetha Shrinivasan.Aishwarya and Saundarya briefly...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first ‘Pension Adalat’ tomorrow

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the first ‘Pension Adalat’ here tomorrow. He will...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Vice President releases Commemorative Coin on Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi

The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released a Commemorative Coin on Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi and inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music” on the occasion of Birth Centenary Commemoration of Dr. M.S....

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Singapore to set up Skill Center in Northeast: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Government of Singapore will set up a Skill Center at Guwahati which will cater to the entire North-Eastern region. This was stated here by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley chairs high-level meeting on economy

A high-level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley got underway here on Tuesday evening to review the economic situation and discuss measures, including a possible stimulus package, to be taken amidst an economic slowdown.The meeting is being...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Will move SC for change in order on Chakma refugees : Kiren Rijiju

The Centre will move the Supreme Court to seek modification of its order to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees since it could unbalance the social and demographic structure of Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.The...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

We want whole world to come to India : K.J. Alphons

 The Indian government is seeking a dramatic increase in tourist figures, both foreign and domestic, in a way that it helps to earn more revenues and generate employment, new Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons has said."The number of foreign tourist arrivals was...

19-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan and five Foreign Ministers in interactions that mostly focused on bilateral issues, according to a ministry spokesperson.Raveesh...

18-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Steel ministry focuses on converting thermal coal into coking

Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Monday said the ministry was focusing on converting thermal coal into coking coal which is considered to be an importantingredient of steel making."Some sort of innovation showed thermal coal can beused as coking...

18-Sep-2017 New York

India, US, Japan call for respecting territorial integrity

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj kicked off her week of high-level diplomacy here on Monday with a trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at which the three leaders called for respecting sovereignty...

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Important to develop border areas like hinterland: Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday said it was imperative that border areas were as developed as the hinterland of the nation and this needed a rational outlook.Speaking after releasing a FICCI-PwC Report 'Smart Border Management -Indian Coastal...

18-Sep-2017 Shimla

Himachal CM has no time for state : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had no time for the state as he was busy fighting cases against him in courts."The Chief Minister is on bail and continuously busy with his court cases. He...

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley lists three gains from note ban

Increase in volume of digital transactions, widening of tax base and squeezed circulation of high denomination currency were the real measures of success of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.The success of the November 2016 note ban...

18-Sep-2017 Lucknow,

Yogi Adityanath , four others take oath as MLCs

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday took oath as a member of the Legislative Council of the state Assembly.Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also took oath along with Swatantra Dev Singh and Mohsin Raza.Swatantra...

18-Sep-2017 United Nations

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.Following the trilateral...

17-Sep-2017 Naharlagun

“Make Swachchta a habit, a daily routine,” : Kiren Rijiju

While participating in the nation-wide programme of ‘Swachchta Hi Seva Hai’ in the premises of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh today coinciding with the birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi...

17-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Defence Minister Lauds Cantonment Boards for Cleanliness Drive

Defence Minister  Nirmala Satharaman formally launched ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign at Delhi Cantonment today. Speaking on the occasion, the Defence Minister showed her happiness over the efforts made by various Cantonment Boards under Swachh Bharat Mission...

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