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Modi government made 'unprecedented' progress in tackling corruption: Arvind Panagariya

14 Apr 2019

Modi government made 'unprecedented' progress in tackling corruption: Arvind Panagariya

Former NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has said the Modi government has achieved "major successes" in social sector programmes like Ayushman Bharat, PM-Kisan and rural electrification.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

05 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

This year, the world's largest democracy, India, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.

#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

05 Mar 2019

#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

PM Narendra Modi launched an interoperable transport card, National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), which functions on the "One Nation, One Card" model across India.

BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

04 Mar 2019

BJP to use funds from #NaMoMerchandise sale for cleaning Ganga

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief Amit Shah launched a fleet of NaMo Rath -NaMo (Narendra Modi) merchandise stores on wheels- at the party headquarters in Delhi.

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

Delhi: Mamata, Chandrababu, other opposition leaders attend AAP's mega rally

13 Feb 2019

Delhi: Mamata, Chandrababu, other opposition leaders attend AAP's mega rally

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today held a mega opposition rally "Remove Dictatorship, Save Country" against the BJP-led NDA government in Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

Rahul Gandhi thinks alliance with TMC would be 'disastrous'

10 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi thinks alliance with TMC would be 'disastrous'

Days after he openly voiced support for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it appears that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has no intention of forging an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

#MamatavsCBI: Mamata calls off dharna; to take-up issue in Delhi

05 Feb 2019

#MamatavsCBI: Mamata calls off dharna; to take-up issue in Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called off the "Save the Democracy" dharna in Kolkata after three days.

Anna to return Padma Bhushan if Lokpal demands aren't met

04 Feb 2019

Anna to return Padma Bhushan if Lokpal demands aren't met

Days after he launched a hunger strike demanding implementation of the The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, social crusader Anna Hazare has now said that he will return his Padma Bhushan if his demands aren't met by February 8.

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government

03 Feb 2019

Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government

Over 4,000 urban cities have been declared open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official at the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said.

NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified

31 Jan 2019

NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified

Following reports that India's unemployment rate had hit a 45-year high, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, on Thursday, clarified that the data was "not verified" and was still being processed.

Unemployment at 45-year high after demonetization, stalled NSSO report shows

31 Jan 2019

Unemployment at 45-year high after demonetization, stalled NSSO report shows

During 2017-18, India's unemployment rate touched a 45-year high of 6.1%, a previously unreleased National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report has revealed.

Parliament Budget Session 2019 begins: Details here

31 Jan 2019

Parliament Budget Session 2019 begins: Details here

On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint sitting of both Houses of the Parliament, and kicked off the Budget Session.

Arun Jaitley indisposed; Piyush Goyal made temporary Finance Minister

23 Jan 2019

Arun Jaitley indisposed; Piyush Goyal made temporary Finance Minister

Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been temporarily given the charge of Arun Jaitley's portfolios of Finance and Corporate Affairs in view of the latter's indisposition, according to a statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

10% quota move will backfire; 'bahujans' feeling duped: Tejashwi

23 Jan 2019

10% quota move will backfire; 'bahujans' feeling duped: Tejashwi

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav today launched a fresh attack on Bharatiya Janata Party over the reservation bill and said 10% quota to general category poor will "backfire" on the BJP as the "bahujans" (majority) are feeling duped now.

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

14 Jan 2019

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens and has asked for "direct feedback" on a number of issues through a survey launched on the NaMo app.

10% general category reservation cleared by President; becomes law

12 Jan 2019

10% general category reservation cleared by President; becomes law

President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared the bill seeking to provide 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category, thereby making the bill a law.

#Budget2019: Interim Budget to be presented on February 1

09 Jan 2019

#Budget2019: Interim Budget to be presented on February 1

The Budget session of the Parliament is likely to commence from January 31 and is slated to go on till February 13, reports have stated quoting government officials.

#Reservations: Constitutional amendment required for new quota passed in LS

08 Jan 2019

#Reservations: Constitutional amendment required for new quota passed in LS

A day after the Modi government announced its plan to introduce a 10% reservation quota in jobs and education for the general category, the bill to bring about the required constitutional amendment was tabled in the Lok Sabha.

#BharatBandh: Millions go on two-day strike against Modi govt's policies

08 Jan 2019

#BharatBandh: Millions go on two-day strike against Modi govt's policies

On Tuesday, millions of workers across India, from both the organized and the unorganized sectors, started their two-day nationwide general strike to protest against unemployment and what they call the Modi government's 'anti-worker' policies.

#BharatBandh: Nationwide strike against Modi govt's policies on Jan 8-9

07 Jan 2019

#BharatBandh: Nationwide strike against Modi govt's policies on Jan 8-9

Ten Central trade unions across India have called for a two-day-long nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 in a bid to protest against what they call "anti-people" policies of the Modi government.

'Vote for Modi as gift to newlyweds', reads wedding card

04 Jan 2019

'Vote for Modi as gift to newlyweds', reads wedding card

How far can you go to support your favorite political leader? Attend his/her election rallies at the maximum?

Four years of Modi Govt: Piyush Goyal on Railways performance

13 Jun 2018

Four years of Modi Govt: Piyush Goyal on Railways performance

In interviews with Hindustan Times and Economic Times, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gave his two pennies on the Indian Railways' performance after four years of the Modi government.

Amid widespread criticism, government assures solution to rising fuel prices

22 May 2018

Amid widespread criticism, government assures solution to rising fuel prices

The Center is facing flak from all sides even as fuel prices, which have been rising continuously since the Karnataka elections, touched new highs.

CBSE-chief saw leaked-paper hours ago, so why exam not postponed?

29 Mar 2018

CBSE-chief saw leaked-paper hours ago, so why exam not postponed?

Since confirming two CBSE paper-leaks yesterday, the administration has scrambled to set things right.

BJP won in northeast because of PM Modi, Shah: Adityanath

03 Mar 2018

BJP won in northeast because of PM Modi, Shah: Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, who campaigned in Tripura, today gave the credit for BJP's performance in the Assembly Elections to PM Narendra Modi and his policies, besides BJP President Amit Shah's electoral strategy.