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CPI(M) moves contempt notice against PM in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Today moved a contempt notice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha for “staying away” from the House although present in Parliament building and not explaining the issues relating to demonetisation. “I have moved (a notice for) a motion for contempt of the House by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notices have been

opposition unites against PM at Parliament’s Gandhi statue

New Delhi: A united opposition on Wednesday upped the ante against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s continued silence and absence inside the house despite growing demands for him to speak on the demonetisation issue. Thirteen opposition parties, baring the Left and the Aam Aadmi Party, protested at Parliament’s Gandhi Statue demanding answers on demonetisation. Among the

PM can speak at concerts, why not in Parliament: Rahul

New Delhi: As the government and Opposition battle it out in the Parliament over the demonetisation issue, Congress vice-President Rahul Gandhi today took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that if he can speak on TV and pop concerts then why not in the Parliament. “He can speak on TV, he can speak

Decks cleared to welcome PM

Bathinda: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences to be setup at a cost of Rs 926 crore on Bathinda-Dabwali Road on 25 November. Reviewing the ongoing arrangements for Prime Minister’s visit, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori along with other senior officers of District Administration on Saturday

SYL row: Haryana govt to meet President, PM

Chandigarh: A day after the Punjab Vidhan Sabha directed Punjab government to de-notify the SYL canal land, the Haryana government in their core committee meeting on Thursday decided to put up the issue with President and Prime Minister. While confirming the development, Haryana CM ML Khattar said that since the Punjab government has refused the

Amarinder slams PM for demonetisation

Bathinda: PPCC chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday stopped by at one branch of State Bank of Patiala here on way to rally in Khuian Sarvar of Fazilka district, empathising with the harassed people struggling to cope with severe cash shortages in the aftermath of the Modi government’s demonetisation move. He also inspected the new

India aims to be world’s most open economy: PM

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited Japanese investments, saying India has a huge and substantial need for finances and his government was pursuing reform policies to make the country the world’s “most open” economy. Addressing business leaders at the India-Japan Business Leaders’ Forum, he mentioned progress on GST and talked about other reforms in

Panjab University SFS burn effigy of PM Narendra Modi

Chandigarh: The students of Students for Society (SFS) Panjab University on Tuesday held protest demonstration and burnt effigy of PM Modi against the decision of Centre government to ban NDTV news channel for a day. SFS leader Harman said, “The incidents like JNU, aggressive propaganda of Surgical Strike, Encounters of Maoists & Adivasis in Orissa

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PM meets service chiefs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Army Chief Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief Sunil Lanba and Indian Air Force Vice Chief B.S. Dhanoa, an official said. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was also present at the meeting. The meeting comes as tension along the India-Pakistan border continues, with over 100 violations from the

Action needed against nations that sponsor terror: PM Modi

New Delhi: With apparent reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he had discussed with his visiting British counterpart Theresa May the challenge to fight cross-border terrorism and the need to take action against its sponsors. “I conveyed our deep concerns to PM May regarding cross-border terror and the need for the

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India, UK can leverage tech prowess for new opportunities: PM

New Delhi: Underlining economic challengesin the current global environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India and the UK can leverage technological prowess to create new opportunities, while seeking investments in defence, manufacturing and aerospace sectors. Speaking at the India-UK Tech Summit, Modi showcased his government’s initiatives in sectors like smart cities, startups and digital

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India

Encourage leadership of women in disaster risk mgmt: PM

New Delhi: Outlining a 10-point agenda forrenewing efforts for disaster risk reduction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on encouraging involvement of women volunteers and sought greater cohesion in international response to deal with all kinds of calamities. Inaugurating the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) here, he emphasised on working towards risk

AAP writes letter to PM on 1984 Sikh genocide

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to re-open all the cases related to 1984 genocide and be investigated by the SIT set up by Centre on February 12, last year. Addressing the media at Chandigarh, AAP leader Jarnail Singh asked Modi to reinvestigate the cases in

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India

Haryanvis should take pledge to protect girl child: PM

Gurgaon: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded the steps taken by Haryana towards improving the adverse sex ratio and called upon the people of the state to take a pledge in its golden jubilee year to protect the girl child. Speaking at an official function to celebrate the golden jubilee of the state’s formation here,

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India

Rs 5,500 cr paid as first OROP installment: PM

Kinnaur : The first installment of nearlyRs 5,500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on sunday   said while asserting that he has “fulfilled the promise” he made to ex-servicemen on the issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years. The Prime Minister, while celebrating Diwali

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PM Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary and remembered his contribution to India. “I bow to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. We recall his rich contribution to India,” Modi tweeted. “Paid floral tributes to the great Sardar Patel,” Modi wrote in another

NZ PM visits Cochin airport

   Kochi: New Zealand Prime Minister John Keytoday made a brief stopover at the Cochin International Airport near here and inspected various facilities, including hi-tech security systems installed by a company from his country.    Key and a delegation accompanying him inspected the baggage handling system and integrated inline Explosive Detection System installed at the new

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India

Politics should never override policy: PM to IAS officers

New Delhi: “Politics should never over ride policy.” This was the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to IAS officers as a young batch met him here. “The Prime Minister urged the officers to inculcate team spirit, and work towards breaking silos, in whatever capacity they serve,” a PMO statement said. “Stating that politics should

New Zealand PM arrives, to hold talks with Modi tomorrow

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks tomorrow with his New Zealand counterpart John Key, who arrived on a three-day India visit today, during which he is likely to seek Wellington’s support for India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). New Zealand was one of the countries that took the stand at

Australian PM wishes happy ‘Deepavali’ to Indians

Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today wished happy “Deepavali” to the Indian community living here saying the festival is a powerful reminder that our society is greatly enriched by its diversity. Stating that Diwali is one of the most important events of the Hindu calender, observed since ancient time, Turnbull said the occassion was “deeply embedded in traditional