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13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

'BPO scheme creates over 10K jobs, to result in indirect jobs also'

Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that 76 operational units under the India BPO Promotion Scheme initially created over 10,000 direct jobs and will create indirect employment 3-4 times this figure."The BPOs have provided...

13-Dec-2017 Patna

BJP ally Manjhi questions Nitish's prohibition in Bihar

BJP ally Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's much-hyped prohibition policy in Bihar and termed it a failure."Prohibition has failed in Bihar. Several state government...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shock awaits BJP in Gujarat : Rahul Gandhi

The Gujarat election result will be "shocking" for the BJP, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday, maintaining he didn't return Prime Minister Narendra Modi's verbal barbs targeting him and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh because he...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Your money is safe in banks, says Narendra Modi on FRDI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to allay the fears of bank account holders, saying their deposits in banks will be safe and their interests would not be harmed in any way.Addressing the Ficci annual general meeting, he said rumours were being...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

BJP attacks Congress over coal block allocation

 The BJP on Wednesday attacked the Congress for allegedly indulging in corrupt practices after a court here found former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda guilty in a coal block allocation case and Delhi Police arrested its MLA in a money laundering case.Addressing...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

MCDs allowing illegal construction : Dilip Pandey

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that BJP-led MCDs were allowing unauthorized construction in the city -- if bribes were paid.AAP Leader Dilip Pandey told the media that the AAP had filed a petition against the South Delhi Municipal Corporation...

13-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, whose social media following has been rising steadily, on Wednesday launched an innovative Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism that the state government hopes will rejuvenate the government-public interface.The government...

13-Dec-2017

BPO Promotion Schemes Put Small Towns on Global Digital Map

The Ministry of Electronics and IT has been working to translate Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, through digital inclusion. Digital India program was launched by the Government to ensure digital service delivery to...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi tries to allay fears on FRDI Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to allay fears of bank account holders saying their deposits in banks will be safe and their interests would not be harmed in any way.Addressing the Ficci annual general meeting, he said rumours were being spread...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

'BPO scheme creates over 10K jobs, to result in indirect jobs also'

Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that 76 operational units under the India BPO Promotion Scheme initially created over 10,000 direct jobs and will create indirect employment 3-4 times this figure."The BPOs have provided...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Gujarat will give BJP a shock : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside a question on whether a Congress loss in Gujarat will be a referendum on him and insisted that the election outcome will be "shocking" for the BJP."Gujarat will this time throw a surprising result....

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi has helped me the most, don't hate him : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped him "the most" and he does not hate him."Modiji has helped me the most... How can I hate him," Rahul Gandhi said in an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV.He was asked...

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi maintained he has not undergone any 'makeover' and accused the BJP of tarnishing his image.In an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV, Rahul Gandhi also said the BJP is not scared of him but of the voice of the people...

13-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi."This was one of the worst disasters that struck the state. The Centre has been very supportive...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Is going to temples forbidden : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat."Is going to temples forbidden?" Gandhi asked when a reporter questioned him at a press conference...

12-Dec-2017 Nagpur

On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally

After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena...

12-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms : Alpesh Thakore

OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 a kg.Thakore also alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat leaders...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi/Ahmedabad

BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'

The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.The Bharatiya...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Rahul Gandhi should stop telling lies : Ravi Shankar Prasad

 The BJP on Tuesday alleged that Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has been "telling lies" to the public of Gujarat but has no answers to their questions."The Congress has promised reservation to the Patidars. But will Rahul Gandhi tell us what is the...

12-Dec-2017 Ranchi

BJP demands suspension of JMM legislator for 'kissing' competition

The ruling BJP on Tuesday demanded suspension of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Simon Marandi from the state assembly for organising a "kissing competition" of tribal people.Jharkhand BJP vice president, Hemlal Murmu alleged that JMM legislator...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress confident of forming government in Gujarat : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that his party was confident of taking power in Gujarat and said the BJP was on a losing wicket."The BJP has lost its position," Gandhi told the media, a day after he was named the President of the country's oldest...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi takes seaplane on last day of Gujarat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew by a seaplane from the Sabarmati river here to Dharoi in Mehsana district on the last day of the election campaign in Gujarat.The Bharatiya Janata Party said it was "the first-ever flight by a seaplane in the country"....

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views

In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power."I am nobody here to say who to vote for...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

DoPT trying to clear backlog of promotions : Dr. Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Monday said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is trying to clear the backlog of promotions accumulated for several years.He was holding discussions with a delegation of Central Secretariat...

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad/Patan

Narendra Modi takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, says all GST issues resolved

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ridiculed the Congress for criticising his government over problems caused by the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation and claimed these issues had been resolved.He also took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.Modi...

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Sea-plane to ferry me for first time in India : Narendra Modi

 "At 9.30 (a.m.) tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, a plane will land on the waters right here at the Sabarmati Riverfront and fly Narendra Modi to land on the Dharoi dam waters (in north Gujarat)," the Prime Minister announced here on Monday evening."From there,...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

It is an honour to work for Congress and country : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, who was on Monday elected the Congress party's President, thanked all for their support and good wishes and said "it is an honour for him to work for the party and the country"."A heartfelt thank you to everyone for the tremendous support and...

11-Dec-2017 Agra

Only Hindi can unite India : Satyapal Singh

Hindi alone can unite India, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said here on Monday, after inaugurating an international auditorium named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Addressing a gathering of linguists, foreign students and local...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Government realised fiscal deficit targets : Arun Jaitley

The government has realised its fiscal deficit targets and is on course to achieve it for the current year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a pre-budget consultation meet here on Monday, even as economists present at the meeting suggested lowering...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Manish Sisodia bags Finest Education Minister award

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia was awarded the 'Finest Education Minister' award here on Monday by former President Pranab Mukherjee.Sisodia, also the Deputy Chief Minister, was presented the award at a national convention on education, The Fifth...

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