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26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Mamata having BJP phobia : Amit Shah

Taking a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she has been suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal."Mamata Banerjee is having...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Action being taken against cow vigilantes : Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that action is being taken against cow vigilantes and the party maintains that no one should take the law into their own hands."Our message is loud and clear. Everyone must adhere to law and...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here."Held comprehensive talks with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on ways to strengthen India-Sri Lanka ties for the benefit of...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Narendra Modi chairs PRAGATI meet

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP rejects EVM tampering allegations

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed allegations of EVM tampering, saying that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party failed to understand the mood of the nation.As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked to sweep the Delhi civic polls, Naidu said people...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Will renew Delhi politics with positivity : Manoj Tiwari

People in Delhi have suffered because of negative politics that hit a new low in the last two and half years, and the time has come for some positivism, says city BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.In a wide-ranging interview with IANS on the eve of Delhi civic poll results,...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe."Visit of a special partner. Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe arrives in Delhi on April 25, meets EAM Sushma Swaraj today (Wednesday)," External...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mizoram to soon boast MCG-sized cricket stadium : Lal Thanhawla

The first step was a Supreme Court panel recommending that all the northeastern states are entitled to full affiliation and voting rights in the Indian cricket board. Now, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, whose love for sports is not new, has unveiled...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP win due to EVM tampering : Manish Sisodia

AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged widespread tampering of EVMs to favour the BJP and said there was "no reason" for the people of Delhi to favour the BJP.Addressing the media after the BJP was set to sweep the...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP's civic poll win a vote in favour of Modi : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.Addressing the media after the Bharatiya...

26-Apr-2017 Yerevan

Future technologies will reshape geopolitics : Hamid Ansari

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics."Every two years, for example, solar installation rates are doubling, and photovoltaic-module...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot : Arun Jaitley

The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, putting to rest recent speculations on a politically sensitive issue."I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to...

26-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.Inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the university, the President said the Nizam had a dream...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Kejriwal's quest for power behind AAP loss : Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday blamed his former protege and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals quest for power behind the Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) debacle in the Delhi civic polls.As the counting of votes polled in the April 23 elections progressed,...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Delhi verdict an endorsement of Modi's leadership : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.Shah termed the party's resounding win in...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering

The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row, handing a humiliating defeat to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP and the Congress.As per the Delhi State Election Commission, the Bharatiya...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

BJP to discuss Centre-stakeholder dialogue in Kashmir : Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party will discuss the possibility of a dialogue between the Centre and all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress did not campaign the way it should have : Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the Congress did not campaign aggressively to win the civic polls and added that she had not been invited to campaign for party candidates."We are going through a bad time. Congress...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Civic polls a beginning for Swaraj India : Yogendra Yadav

The municipal elections in Delhi were "foundational elections" for the Swaraj India Party and leaders have "zero expectations" of winning any seat, party chief Yogendra Yadav said on Wednesday."We have zero expectations. But anything we get above that is...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates 47th Foundation Day of HUDCO

The Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 47th Foundation Day of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) today and said that HUDCO is playing an important role in taking financial inclusion...

25-Apr-2017 Cooch Behar (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to look for alternative options to Teesta deal

Claiming that a water sharing deal on Teesta river with Bangladesh may jeopardise the daily lives of North Bengal residents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Bengal not letting central schemes percolate down : Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the West Bengal government was not letting the benefits of central developmental schemes percolate down to the grassroots."The Bengal government is not letting (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi ji's schemes to percolate...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi, Nepal PM discuss bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed India-Nepal ties with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda over telephone."The Prime Ministers discussed recent developments in India-Nepal relations, including the recently concluded highly...

25-Apr-2017 Cooch Behar (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over Aadhar-like system for cows

Continuing her tirade against the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the move to have an Aadhaar-like identity system for cows."Just see... Now cows need Aadhar cards. Then what cards will be needed for children who need...

25-Apr-2017 Agartala

Centre not against tribal laws : P.P. Chaudhary

The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday."The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led government is not against traditional or customary laws of the tribals...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan."Vice President reviews entire gamut of bilateral relationship with Prime Minister of Armenia;...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists : Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Second Review of Swachh Iconic Places held at Katra

The second review meeting of the Swachh Iconic Places Scheme of Government of India was held at Kakryal here today.  Governor N.N. Vohra; Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation;...

25-Apr-2017 Katra

Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Water ATMs at Katra

As part of Swachhta initiative, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchyati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar today inaugurated water ATMs at Katra.Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, Union Secretary Drinking...

24-Apr-2017 New York

Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue : Arun Jaitley

Banks may have to take "haircuts" - swallow losses - as one of the measures to resolve the sector's problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Monday.Speaking at the...

24-Apr-2017 Patna

More tourists visited Bihar despite prohibition : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said prohibition in Bihar had not affected the state tourism sector as the number of visitors, both domestic and from abroad, had registered an increase.He dismissed as "baseless and useless propaganda" reports and...

24-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

'Gau Rakshaks' committing acts of terror : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country.The Member of Parliament alleged that the Bharatiya Janata...

24-Apr-2017 Jaipur

Cow vigilantism will cause more violence : Vasundhara Raje

Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to "large-scale violence"."Very disturbed" by the April 1 lynching of a dairy farmer...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No rift in BJP-PDP alliance : Ram Madhav

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday refuted claims of any rift in the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir and said that his party will extend support to the state government.BJP General Secretary and party in-charge of northeastern states and...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Dialogue need of the hour : Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today strongly pleaded for initiating dialogue in Jammu & Kashmir to get the State out of   the clouds of uncertainty, violence and bloodshed. She also sought compensation to the State for the losses it is suffering...

24-Apr-2017 Doda

Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurates community centre at Doda

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the newly constructed Community centre at main market Doda.The building has been constructed under MPLAD scheme funded by Mr. Azad and completed...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mehbooba Mufti meets Narendra Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state."We held discussions on various...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP : Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh."BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh....

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said.The Prime Minister's remarks came here at a meeting of Bharatiya Janata...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu : Dr. Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu.Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's state executive committee meeting in Doda district, he asked party...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TN CM K. Palaniswami meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Consider advancing budget to January, Narendra Modi urges states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December and said that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.The issue was raised by Jaitley during...

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