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20-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

AAP condemns SAD Sarpanch for abetting suicide of dalit boy

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today strongly condemned Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch for abetting dalit boys’ suicide in Bhai Bakhtaur village in Bathinda district and lambasted SAD leadership for shielding criminals and absorbing them in the party.Bhagwant...

20-Jan-2017 New Delhi

TN to promulgate ordinance to hold Jallikattu : O. Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said the state government would promulgate an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu, the ancient bull taming sport.Speaking to reporters here, Panneerselvam said he had detailed discussions with constitutional...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Proud that Indian youth has resisted radicalisation : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is glad that the Indian youth have not fallen into the trap of radicalisation and have successfully resisted extremist approaches.Interacting with a delegation of Muslim religious scholars, academicians, intellectuals...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Venkaiah Naidu tells official to look into newspaper wage board issue

Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the ministry's Secretary to look into the issues raised by the newspaper industry with regard to implementation of latest wage board recommendations and proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST).A statement issued...

19-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Media needs to be more alert in news presentation : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday cautioned the media to be more alert in presentation of news taking into account differences of opinion.The President iterated there was no place for intolerance in democracy, whether in the fourth estate or elsewhere.Speaking...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister calls on PM

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri O. Paneerselvam, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.The ban imposed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court came up for discussion. While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM

A delegation comprising Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals, academicians and other eminent people called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on the steps taken by the Union Government for inclusive growth, socio-economic...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

SAD Takes Pot Shots At Amarinder-Sidhu Duo

The Shiromani Akali dal today took pot shots at PPCC President  Capt Amarinder Singh and former MP Mr. Navjot Sidhu for praising each other and said that they should clear the confusion  from the minds of public as people are wondering their which...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Minister of State for Defence visits Republic Day NCC Camp-2017

The Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has highly commended the role of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in propagating the ideals of secularism, national integration, selfless service and generating patriotic values amongst the youth of the...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Demonetisation was must to curb black money : Nirmala Sitharaman

The Indian government had to implement the recent demonetisation as a duty to the nation in order to tackle the menace of black money and bring unaccounted money back into the banking system, Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday."This step of demonetisation...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Sukhbir Badal branding NRIs as terrorists, we condemn it : Sanjay Singh

The AAP on Thursday condemned Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal for what a party leader said were "remarks branding the whole Punjabi community settled abroad as terrorists and accusing the AAP of getting funds from radicals".Addressing the Non-Resident...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

NIC India's technological bridge : Ravi Shankar Prasad

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the technological bridge of India and is best placed to lead the way for a Digital India, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday."NIC is best placed to lead the way for a Digital India that the honorable...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Internet can't be allowed to be abused by a few : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Internet is one of the finest creations of human mind which can't be allowed to be abused by a few, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.Speaking at the second Raisina Dialogue, organised here by the think...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Government weakening state-run insurance companies : CPI-M

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday accused the central government of weakening state-run general insurance companies through disinvestment, which it said is "not in the country's interest"."The CPI-M strongly opposes the clearance given...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

CBI scared of Manish Sisodia : Arvind Kejriwal

A day after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency is scared of the Deputy CM."Today (Thursday)...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

India to work closely with Asean for regional cooperation : V.K. Singh

Observing that Asean has evolved into a role model for regional cooperation, India on Thursday said it was working closely with it for building regional cooperation. Addressing the second edition of the international conference on 'Asean-India Cultural and Civilisational...

19-Jan-2017 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal launches housing scheme for poor

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to provide a secure house to every rural family.Sonowal formally launched the scheme at the Sarusojai Stadium here and said the initiative is a major step towards...

19-Jan-2017 Imphal

Rajnath Singh promises more paramilitary forces for Manipur

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday promised more central paramilitary forces to Manipur which has been reeling under an economic blockade since November 1.Additional forces have already been rushed to Manipur to transport essential commodities from...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Centre has set CBI after Delhi government : Satyendra Jain

Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain said on Thursday the Centre has set CBI after the Aam Aadmi Party-led government to create sensation and disruption ahead of the Punjab assembly elections.He refuted the claim that his daughter Soumya Jain was given any pecuniary...

19-Jan-2017 Garshankar (Hoshiarpur)

Former MLA Shingara Ram Sangura joins AAP

Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday got a short in arm as former MLA and Incharge of SC wing Congress Doaba Zone, Shingara Ram Sangura joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of Punjab In charge Sanjay Singh. Shingara Ram was elected MLA from Garshankar in 1992 and...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

180 NRIs arrive from Canada to boost AAP election campaign in Punjab

The first batch of Punjabi Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from Canada arrived in Punjab today in special KLM flight that landed at IGI Airport at 1 PM. Second batch of NRIs from UK would land on January 24.Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Overseas convener...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Chief Ministers of Manipur and Nagaland meet the Union Home Minister

On request of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh met him here today. The Home Minister expressed his grave concern over the continued blockade of National Highway-2 causing severe difficulties to the people...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Group of students from Sikkim call on MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju

A group of  school children from North Sikkim called on the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju here today. The 32 member excursion group comprised of 17 girls, 12 boys and 3 teachers. These students are from Government Secondary...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurates IIGF 2017

The Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani said that with 312 participants from 14 states coming together, India International Garment Fair is one of the largest platforms in Asia showcasing apparel & accessories. She said that with the presence...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Naga women's delegation meets Dr Jitendra Singh

A delegation of Naga women hailing from Manipur and representing the organization “Women for Just-Peace” met the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions,...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Diplomatic Adviser to the French President calls on Prime Minister

Jacques Audibert, Diplomatic Adviser to the French President, called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. The Prime Minister recalled his visit to France in 2015, and the visit of President Hollande as Chief Guest at the Republic Day on 2016, and said...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Boris Johnson calls on Narendra Modi

Visiting British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday."Mr. @BorisJohnson, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs met the Prime Minister," a tweet...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Congress veteran N.D. Tiwari, son join BJP

Veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his son Rohit Shekhar, a month before elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.The two were inducted at the residence of BJP President Amit Shah.The...

18-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

BJP comes up with a strategy to conquer Punjab

A special meeting of the Punjab BJP was today held here to prepare a strategy for upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab. The meeting was presided over by Union Minister and state party president Vijay Sampla. Party‘s state poll incharge Narendra Tomar,...

17-Jan-2017 Banga

Former General Secretary of SGPC, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur joins AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today attained a big political boost, as renowned Sikh Scholar and former General Secretary of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of National Convener of the party, Arvind Kejriwal...

17-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

We will put Majithia in jail before April 15: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the AAP would be forming next government in Punjab and that Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia, whom his party accuses of having links with international drug dealers, would be put in jail before April...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

AAP launches jhadu yatra in poll-bound Goa

The AAP on Tuesday launched its 'jhadu yatra', as part of its poll campaign ahead of the upcoming Goa assembly elections.The yatra, led by the Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes, started in the Mandrem legislative assembly constituency,...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Full spectrum expansion in Indo-US relations : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the relations between India and US are witnessing expansion across the spectrum."With the United States, our actions have brought speed, substance and strength to the entire spectrum of economic, business,...

17-Jan-2017 Panaji

Goa BJP will have poll problem without RSS backing : Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party will face a problem in Goa assembly elections because of the party's differences with the RSS.Singh's comments came a day after Goa Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Lakshman...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Pakistan must walk away from terror for dialogue : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked Pakistan to distance itself from terrorism if it wants a dialogue with India."India alone cannot walk the path of peace. It also has to be Pakistan's journey to make. Pakistan must walk away from terror if it wants...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

India accepts multi-polar world : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India accepted the multi-polarity of the world since it captured the reality of many nations, and there was need to guard against any inclination that promotes exclusion in Asia.Addressing the second edition...

17-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Arvind Kejriwal denies bribery charges : Badal-Amarinder together

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday denied charges of promoting bribery by asking voters to take money from other parties and vote for the AAP in Punjab and Goa.Kejriwal, in political rallies in Punjab, has been urging voters to accept money from...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cultural, social harmony must for development : Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that India's cultural and social harmony is the "password of progress"."Development in the country cannot be ensured without ensuring cultural and social harmony," the minister...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Rising digital payments lead to transparency : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Digital payments are picking up in the country after demonetisation, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Tuesday, adding that this has led to transparency in transactions.There was a need to empower people in rural India by developing...

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