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Modi takes Uttar Pradesh, U’khand; Congress Punjab; AAP out

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads his party BJP to an unprecedented absolute majority in the country’s most populous state. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) threw aside the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and also the other traditional regional party – Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party – to emerge with more than 300 seats in the 403-constituency Assembly. Counting started sharp at 8 am Saturday to call Assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. The BJP is also set to form the government in Uttarakhand, marching far ahead of incumbentRead More

Modi, Amit Shah are ‘terrorists’ misleading people of UP: SP

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary has triggered a new controversy by saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as ‘terrorists’. Speaking to the press on Sunday, Chaudhary stated that misleading voters is a political crime, a crime which is being committed by Shah and Prime Minister Modi, adding that the two ‘magicians’ from Gujarat are trying their level best to change the face of politics in UP. “The people of UP will not disrespect politics at any cost. Nobody should take UPRead More

PM loves to google, peep into others’ bathrooms: Rahul takes jibe at Modi

New Delhi. Taking a swipe at Narendra Modi for his “raincoat in bathroom” barb at Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the Prime Minister was more interested in “peeping into bathrooms of people”. The Congress Vice President also said that the Prime Minister will get a “jolt” once the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are out. “Modi likes to read janampatri (horoscope), search Google and peep into the bathrooms of people…but he is a failure as a Prime Minister,” he said at a joint press conferenceRead More

Look forward to working with you, PM Modi to Donald Trump

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated Donald Trump on assuming the office as the US President and said he looked forward to working with him to further deepen the bilateral ties and realise the full potential of cooperation. “Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on assuming office as US President. Best wishes in leading USA to greater achievements in the coming years,” Modi tweeted immediately after the American leader took oath. “Looking forward to working with President @realDonaldTrump to further deepen India-US ties & realise the full potential of our cooperation,” heRead More

President Obama dials Delhi, thanks Modi for strengthening Indo-US ties

Washington: Outgoing US President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced the relations between India and America, the White House has said. Obama spoke on the phone with Modi on Wednesday to thank him for “his partnership” and to review joint efforts of cooperation including defence, civil-nuclear energy, and enhanced people-to-people ties, a readout of the telephonic conversation between the two leaders said. “Recalling his visit as the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in 2015, President Obama wished the PrimeRead More

PM Modi seeks French help for India’s bid to enter NSG

Bengaluru: French minister of foreign affairs and international development Jean-Marc Ayrault has agreed to support India’s bid for a permanent membership in the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), said external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup, while giving details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral meetings with foreign leaders at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, here on Sunday. Mr Swarup said that Mr Modi had three bilateral meetings. During the meeting with Mr Ayrault, Mr Modi sought to bolster the Indo-French strategic relationship and discussed the potential for partnership in the fields of spaceRead More

BHIM app to enable fast, secure cashless payments via mobiles

New Delhi: In a bid to further push adoption of e-payments in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched an indigenous digital payments app ‘BHIM’ that will enable fast and secure cashless transactions using mobile phones. Named after the architect of the Indian Constitution, Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a simplified payment platform designed to make Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and USSD payment modes simpler and usable across feature phones and smart phones. “The day is not far, when people will conductRead More

PM Modi to address nation December 31

New Delhi: All eyes and ears will be glued to the television sets as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on New Year’s eve. His proposed address on December 31 holds a lot of significance as it will come a day after the 50-day deadline — he had earmarked for depositing of old currency notes — comes to an end. There are speculations that he may highlight the benefits of the demonetisation move and hint at some more reforms which may be part of the forthcoming Union BudgetRead More

Fine for holding old notes post March 31, jail likely

New Delhi: Holding “a large number” of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes beyond March 31 will attract a fine of Rs 10,000 or five times the cash held, whichever is higher, as the Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday the promulgation of an Ordinance to make the same a penal offence. Sources said the proposal put to the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also included a four-year jail term for offenders, but it was not immediately clear if it was approved. While there was no immediate clarityRead More

Lodge Complaints on 181 about Mismanagement in Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that complaints towards mismanagement in Pradhanmantri Awas Yojna can be lodged through 181 at CM Helpline. He mentioned that the list of selected beneficiaries will be pasted in gram panchayat offices. CM Shri Chouhan was speaking during the House Allotment Sanction Letter distribution programme held at Manawar of district Dhar to distribute House allotment sanction letters to 31 thousand houseless persons of 4 districts. CM Shri Chouhan said that now nobody will be left houseless in the state. By enacting law inRead More