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Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

26 Aug 2019

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

15 Aug 2019

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

From the rampart of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on India's 73rd Independence Day that the nation will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for better coordination between all three legs of forces- Army, Air Force, and Navy.

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

15 Aug 2019

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

India will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), who will head all three forces- Navy, Army, and Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Independence Day 2019: 6 amazing facts to know about India

09 Aug 2019

Independence Day 2019: 6 amazing facts to know about India

Endowed with history and culture dating back centuries, more than a billion people, and innumerable religious, ethnic, and regional identities, India is not just the second-most populous country in the world.

Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

22 Jul 2019

Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

With India's 73rd Independence Day less than a month away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that he would be taking suggestions for his August 15 speech.

Why does this Bihar town celebrate Independence-day for two days?

16 Aug 2018

Why does this Bihar town celebrate Independence-day for two days?

While all of us celebrated Independence Day yesterday, there is a place in India that celebrates the same with equal fervor and passion today too.

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

15 Aug 2018

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of sending an Indian to space by 2022, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said that the space agency can fulfil it.

Haryana Chief Minister announces slew of incentives for people

15 Aug 2018

Haryana Chief Minister announces slew of incentives for people

On the occasion of Independence Day, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a slew of incentives for the people of the state.

MP, 'role model' in dealing with rapes of minors: CM

15 Aug 2018

MP, 'role model' in dealing with rapes of minors: CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the state has become a "role model" in dealing with rape cases of minors.

Punjab CM announces Rs. 3,600cr-worth development projects for Ludhiana

15 Aug 2018

Punjab CM announces Rs. 3,600cr-worth development projects for Ludhiana

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 3,600cr for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure to water supply and industries to education.

India will be engine of world growth for 3-decades: Modi

15 Aug 2018

India will be engine of world growth for 3-decades: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India will be the engine of growth for the world economy for the next three decades as the "sleeping elephant" has started to run on the back of structural reforms like GST, bankruptcy and insolvency law, and benami property law.

PM Narendra Modi resumes trend of long Independence Day speeches

15 Aug 2018

PM Narendra Modi resumes trend of long Independence Day speeches

In his last Independence Day address from the Red Fort ahead of the next Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the nation for over 80 minutes today.

Publicize death-penalty for rapists to deter those with demonic-mindset: PM

15 Aug 2018

Publicize death-penalty for rapists to deter those with demonic-mindset: PM

Asserting that the rule of law is supreme for his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for giving wide publicity to the cases in which rapists were awarded the death sentence, saying it would instill fear in people with "demonic mindset".

Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

17 Aug 2017

Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

After a controversy erupted over Doordarshan refusing to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech, the broadcaster has "vehemently" denied the charges.

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

16 Aug 2017

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

Yesterday, Doordarshan and All India Radio refused to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech.

Gorakhpur, demonetization, terrorism and more: Highlights of Modi's I-Day speech

15 Aug 2017

Gorakhpur, demonetization, terrorism and more: Highlights of Modi's I-Day speech

PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on its 70th Independence Day from the Red Fort this morning.

8,000 suggestions for PM Modi's Independence Day speech!

14 Aug 2017

8,000 suggestions for PM Modi's Independence Day speech!

Ahead of Independence Day, the Centre opened the lines for the public to send suggestions for PM Narendra Modi's August 15 speech.

Rural electrification: 5150 villages still dark

17 Mar 2017

Rural electrification: 5150 villages still dark

The deadline for the Centre's rural electrification programme may be missed, as data revealed that over 5150 villages in India are yet to be electrified. It was supposed to be completed by May 2017.

Rural electrification will be completed by May 2018: Piyush Goel

10 Feb 2017

Rural electrification will be completed by May 2018: Piyush Goel

Union Minister Piyush Goel said that out of 18,452 un-electrified villages, approximately 12,033 have been provided with power till last week.

Baloch activists claim torture, rape by Pak Army

13 Dec 2016

Baloch activists claim torture, rape by Pak Army

Baloch Kurd liberation activist and World Baloch Women's Forum president Naela Quadri Baloch accused the Pakistani Army of having official sanction to torture, rape and kill Baloch people.

Baloch conflict: Leaders praise Modi for raising awareness

02 Oct 2016

Baloch conflict: Leaders praise Modi for raising awareness

Baloch leader Mazdak Dilshad Baloch has heaped praises on PM Modi for bringing the Balochistan conflict to the global attention.

Baloch leader's asylum plea sent to IB

28 Sep 2016

Baloch leader's asylum plea sent to IB

Sources have stated that Balochistan separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti's plea for asylum in India is currently being vetted by Indian intelligence agencies at the behest of the Home Ministry.

India may give Baloch leaders asylum

17 Sep 2016

India may give Baloch leaders asylum

Speculation is rife that India may be gearing up to provide asylum to Baloch leaders who are currently living in different parts of the world.

Baloch activists protest at UN, seek Indian intervention

15 Sep 2016

Baloch activists protest at UN, seek Indian intervention

Baloch activists from the Free Balochistan Movement protested outside the UN Headquarters in New York, seeking an end to the atrocities committed by Pakistan in the region.

AIR to launch app, website for Baloch listeners

14 Sep 2016

AIR to launch app, website for Baloch listeners

All India Radio has announced its decision to launch a mobile application and a website catered specifically for its listeners in Balochistan and those who understand the Baluchi language.

Baloch activists in Australia, South Korea thank PM Modi

11 Sep 2016

Baloch activists in Australia, South Korea thank PM Modi

Baloch activists in Melbourne, Australia and Busan, South Korea have thanked PM Modi for India's show of solidarity with their cause.

Chinese scholars 'disturbed' by Modi's Balochistan comments

29 Aug 2016

Chinese scholars 'disturbed' by Modi's Balochistan comments

Chinese academicians and scholars have expressed concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on the Balochistan issue.

'Electrified' villages of India have no power

24 Aug 2016

'Electrified' villages of India have no power

An IndiaSpend report, released this month states that out of the 10,072 newly electrified villages in rural India, 92% do not have electricity.

Former President Karzai backs Modi's stance on Balochistan

20 Aug 2016

Former President Karzai backs Modi's stance on Balochistan

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed his approval of PM Modi's comments on the Balochistan issue, which he made during his Independence Day speech.