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17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi dedicates All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today dedicated the All India Institute of Ayurveda, in New Delhi, to the nation. Speaking on this occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated the gathering on the celebration of Dhanvantari Jayanti as Ayurveda Divas. He...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ashwini Kumar Choubey visits R&D facility, HLL, reviews activities

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare visited the Research & Development facility of HLLL, an undertaking of the Health Ministry at AKKULAM, Trivandrum to review the innovative and useful research being undertaken by the...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

North Eastern Council to be reoriented: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the North Eastern Council (NEC) will...

17-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Amit Shah to CPI-M

Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop."Congress got finished because of corruption and the Left parties...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'Why this Kolaveri Da?', Rahul taunts BJP over Jay Shah

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taunted the BJP with comments on the controversy surrounding Amit Shah's son Jay alleging "state legal help" in his legal battle with a news portal."State legal help for Shah-Zada! Why this, why this Kolaveri Da?"...

17-Oct-2017 Aligarh

AMU a good example of Indian nationalism: Pranab Mukherjee

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.Students from different religions, ethnicity, linguistic backgrounds and culture integrate and work together in productive...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Mehbooba Mufti meets Railway Minister Piyush Goel

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on the Railway Minister, Piyush Goel here today. She brought several issues of the State pertaining to Railways with the Union Minister and sought their early redressal.The Chief Minister...

17-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Demolish Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan also: Azam Khan

Taking a dig at BJP legislator Sangeet Som who called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian history because it was built by foreign rulers, Samajawadi Party MLA Azam Khan on Tuesday said all "symbols of slavery" like Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan rules out pre-poll alliance with Congress

 A pre-poll alliance with the Congress is ruled out, says Kerala Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who appears not to completely rule out a tactical tie-up with it after the 2019 general elections to check the BJP.The Marxist leader also...

17-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Taj Mahal important, doesn't matter who built it : Yogi Adityanath

In a move to stem controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the 17th century marble mausoleum is an important tourist draw and it was immaterial who built it and for what reason."It does not matter who...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'The idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth'

 India's independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Work is on to link public health with ayurveda : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga."Ayurveda is not just a method of treatment. It...

16-Oct-2017 Chennai

Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated Women Bio-tech Incubator

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated Women Bio-tech Incubator at Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society during IISF, 2017 in Chennai today in the presence of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, Women Biotech...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Radha Mohan Singh reviews Pioneer Project CHAMAN

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that in order to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, so as to increase farmers income, a pioneer project called CHAMAN, has been launched three years back by...

16-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Open to good ideas for lasting solution on Darjeeling : Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government and some political parties from the troubled northern hills held the third round of talks on Monday to find a way out of the impasse, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying her dispensation was open to "considering good suggestions"...

16-Oct-2017 Chennai

India should recapture its scientific glory : Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time to achieve new advancements in science and technology and India should recapture its past glory in these fields.Speaking at the concluding session of India International Science Festival-2017 (IISF),...

16-Oct-2017 Chennai

Central plans offer women opportunities: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said two central programmes -- Start-up India and Stand-up India -- offer opportunities for women entrepreneurs.Speaking at the Women Scientist and Entrepreneurs Conclave at the "India International...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

EC intentionally delaying Gujarat polls to favour Modi : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur...

16-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Will Modi stop hoisting flag at Red Fort : Asaduddin Owaisi

Flaying BJP leader Sangeet Som's remark that Taj Mahal was built by traitors, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hoisting the national flag on Red Fort.The Hyderabad MP said it was very unfortunate and...

16-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Amit Shah sets 150-plus target for Gujarat

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of 150-plus seats in the 182-member assembly.We want a victory by three-fourths majority....

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

India to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector

India is expected to attract investment of $10 billion in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017 event next month, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday."With World Food India, the country is poised...

16-Oct-2017 Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'

India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.Defence...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ashwini Kumar Choubey launches initiative to prevent wastage of food

Urging people not to waste food, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey on Monday inaugurated the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, a new alliance of food recovery partners in the country aimed at addressing the problem...

16-Oct-2017 Agartala

BJP to intensify social media campaign in Kerala, Tripura

The BJP would intensify its campaign through the social media against the "misrule and vilence" in Left-ruled Kerala and Tripura, party General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Monday."We will reinforce our campaign through the social media against the...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Poll alliance to be decided at CPI-M Congress : Sitaram Yechury

The CPI-M on Monday said it will decide the issue of aligning with the Congress at its 22nd party Congress to be held from April 18 to 22 next year in Hyderabad."Based on the Polit Bureau outline and the disccussions in the Central Committee, the Polit Bureau...

16-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress only concerned with preserving dynasty : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the "corrupt" Congress of being concerned with only "preserving its dynasty" and challenged the party to fight elections on the issue of development."Communalism, casteism, dynastic rule, misleading the people...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Northeast emerging as new 'StartUp' destination: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the Northeast is fast emerging as the...

15-Oct-2017 Chennai

Raksha Mantri Made her Maiden Visit to CVRDE, Chennai

The Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, Chennai, yesterday. Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr S. Christopher and Distinguished Scientist...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Women play multi-dimensional roles in agriculture: Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that government is giving preference to women under various policies such as organic farming, self-employment scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, etc. The Minister added that women...

15-Oct-2017 Washington

Issues with Iran, including oil payments, resolved: Arun Jaitley

Most of India's pending issues with Iran, especially those relating to payment for import of Iranian oil, have been resolved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said."There were several pending issues with Iran, particularly relating to the oil payment. Most...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bring real estate sector under GST, Manish Sisodia tells Arun Jaitley

Real estate sector should be brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.In a letter to Jaitley, Sisodia, who holds the Finance portfolio, said...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi after Trump's Pakistan statement

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy after US President Donald Trump praised Pakistan, acknowledging its help in securing the release of an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network."Modiji...

15-Oct-2017 Washington

Never spoke of fiscal stimulus to revive growth : Arun Jaitley

There was never any talk by the Indian government about announcing a fiscal stimulus package for boosting the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted."I have not used that phrase (fiscal stimulus). I said we will respond to situations and your fraternity...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

BJP not interfering in EC's functioning : Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday dismissed charges that the BJP was interfering with the Election Commission's work and said it was the up to the poll panel to announce election dates in the state."We are not interfering in the announcement of election...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Raj Thackeray accuses Uddhav of horse-trading in BMC

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Sunday accused cousin Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena of "horse-trading", two days after six MNS BMC corporators defected to the Sena."These municipal corporators have been bought over by Shiv Sena....

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