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22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley chairs the 17th meeting of FSDC

The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi today under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley. The meeting was attended by Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, RBI; Shri Ashok...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

CSC to Play Major Role in The Making of New India

Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad said today that the Government is committed to evolve new India, free of hunger & deprivation, by the year 2022. VLEs, the ambassadors of change, will play a major role...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

National Workshop on Enforcement of IPRs inaugurated in New Delhi

Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the three-day workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) today, in the august presence of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State, Home Affairs, Kiren...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Need to turn development into mass movement: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he wanted to create an environment where development becomes a mass movement just as what Mahatma Gandhi transformed the freedom struggle into."Gandhiji made freedom struggle a mass movement. Every government...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi commends Panagariya's work at Niti Aayog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday commended Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya for his leadership and wished him the best for his future.Speaking at Niti Aayog's "Champions of Change" programme, Modi said the nation will remember Panagariya's...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court verdict indication of new India : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's judgement striking down triple talaq, saying that it was an indication of an emerging new India.He also said the apex court judgement would become a beacon to the world.Speaking to...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Need for 'Make in India' health module in northeast: Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has called for establishing a “Make in India” health module. Addressing...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Sharad Yadav named convener of panel to 'save composite culture'

Opposition parties including the Congress on Monday formed a committee with rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav as the convener to take forward their campaign to "save the country's composite culture".Congress leader Anand Sharma, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, Trinamool...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

BJP government protecting RSS-connected accused : Digvijaya Singh

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday, reacting to the bail granted to 2008 Malegaon blast main accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, accused the BJP government was "trying to protect all accused connected with RSS"."Col. Purohit gets Bail. It was expected...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Need to promote organic products : Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday called for more promotion of organic products as she emphasised the use of sustainable alternatives."Children particularly are vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure. Organic foods...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

NDMC decides to stop contractual work practice : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday decided to stop the practice of contractual hiring of labourers.Kejriwal, who is member of the NDMC, said the decision was taken in this regard at a meeting."I...

21-Aug-2017 Kochi

Prakash Javadekar launches ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’

‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Programme, an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to prepare a physical Health and Fitness Profile Card for more than 12 lakhs of Kendriya Vidyalaya students was launched in Kochi. Union Minister for Human Resource Development...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh launches the Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the Ministry of Home Affairs will undertake steps to integrate the various organs of the Criminal Justice System such as the Police, Courts, Prisons, Prosecution, Forensic Laboratories, Finger Prints and Juvenile...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Mayawati denies reports she's batting for opposition unity

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday denied media reports that she was batting for opposition unity and said her party does not even have a Twitter account."The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) does not have any Twitter account and thus the posters circulated through the...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

AIADMK factions unite, Panneerselvam settles for Deputy CM

Six months after a bitter parting of ways following then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's death, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam becoming the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator even...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah meet BJP Chief Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Monday met Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.All 13 Chief Ministers and six Deputy Chief Ministers of states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party were present at the meeting...

21-Aug-2017 MALDA

152 dead, 1.5 crore affected in Bengal flood : Mamata Banerjee

Altogether 152 lives have been lost with 1.5 crore people affected in the ongoing West Bengal floods, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged."So far, there are reports of...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Soil health cards should be printed in local dialect : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area and technology should be used to enable soil testing through hand-held devices, an official statement said.Reviewing progress of Soil Health...

21-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs."I am not saying Telugu should be the medium of instruction...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Doklam issue will be resolved 'very soon' : Rajnath Singh

The Doklam border dispute between India and China will be resolved "very soon", Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Monday."India wants to maintain good relations with all neighbouring countries. There will be a solution to the Doklam issue very soon...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government going soft in terror cases : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused the Modi government of "going soft" on terror cases after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts.Owaisi said a terror accused like...

21-Aug-2017 Shimla

Inauguration of AMRIT pharmacy by Virbhadra singh and JP Nadda

Foundation stone of Super specialty block of IGMC and Cancer tertiary Centre performed. Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh along-with Union Health Minister, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda  and State Health Minister, Shri Kaul Singh Thakur today  dedicated...

21-Aug-2017 Leh

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Leh

President, Ram Nath Kovind today arrived here on his maiden visit to the desert district Leh.On his arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport Leh this morning, the President was accorded warm welcome by Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy...

21-Aug-2017 Leh

Ram Nath Kovind in Leh, dedicates visit to soldiers

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the President's Colours award to the Ladakh Scouts on his first visit outside Delhi after taking charge.Speaking at the event, also attended by Army chief General Bipin Rawat, the President said his visit to Jammu...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

No ambition to expand borders : Rajnath Singh

India has never attacked any country and has no ambition to expand its borders, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday."India has never attacked any country, nor does it have an ambition to expand its borders. Security forces are equipped to handle...

20-Aug-2017 Bhopal

Modi turned job-seekers into job-providers: Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned Indias youths from job-seekers to job-providers by inspiring them to create employment, BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday."To create more employment opportunities, the Prime Minister has asked banks to provide loans...

20-Aug-2017 Bhopal

Amit Shah eats food at tribal's house

BJP President Amit Shah ate a simple meal at the house of a tribal here on Sunday.Shah reached the house of Kamal Singh in Bhopal's Sewaniya village along with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Bharatiya Janata Party state President Nand Kumar Singh...

20-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Resign over Srijan scam, RJD tells Bihar CM, his deputy

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday said his party would intensify its agitation to demand resignation and jailing of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy in the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam."The RJD will intensify its agitation to demand their resignation...

20-Aug-2017 Bhopal

Amit Shah eats food at tribal's house

BJP President Amit Shah ate a simple meal at the house of a tribal here on Sunday.Shah reached the house of Kamal Singh in Bhopal's Sewaniya village along with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Bharatiya Janata Party state President Nand Kumar Singh...

20-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary, and recalled his contribution to the nation."On his birth anniversary, we remember former PM Rajiv Gandhi and recall his contribution to the...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Anupam's interest for Chhattisgarh is heart warming : Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, whom Anupam Kher met on Saturday, says the veteran actor's interest for the state is heart warming.Singh tweeted photographs of himself and Anupam with the caption: "Met veteran actor Anupam kher in Raipur today. His love...

20-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary."Sincere tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary," Banerjee tweeted.Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944 and was Prime...

20-Aug-2017 Panaji

AC jackets for Indian Special Forces soon : Manohar Parrikar

Trials for introducing air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soldiers are on, former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said."In a Special Forces operation, there is extensive exercise. Body heats up, he (soldier) is...

19-Aug-2017 New Delhi

259 died in 27 rail accidents since 2014 : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the railways security record, noting that ever since it came to power in 2014, 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents."Since Modi Govt took over in May 2014, 259...

19-Aug-2017 Patna

Sharad Yadav faction to approach EC over JD-U symbol

The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow', a party leader said."We will soon knock on the door of the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol...

19-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally

On a day the party decided to join the NDA, rival groups of the Janata Dal-United were on the war path on Saturday with the faction headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar virtually putting Sharad Yadav on notice, daring him to split the party and face...

19-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav to split JD-U

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday challenged rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav to split the party after the latter did not attend the national executive meeting of the party and held a parallel meeting here."Let Sharad Yadav split the party. For splitting...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Wait to judge effectiveness of mechanism on bad debts : Arun Jaitley

Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on...

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

Both AIADMK factions strike merger note, say will happen in 2 days

Notwithstanding differences, both the factions of the AIADMK on Saturday expressed confidence over their merger in two days, but a leader of the group led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam maintained that expulsion of V.K. Sasikala from the party was a basic...

19-Aug-2017 Bhopal

Government on right track in J&K : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre was handling the Jammu and Kashmir situation seriously and was on the right track since its actions had shown "very good results".He also said that the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh should be built...

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