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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

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

Modi’s jibe at Manmohan Singh triggers ruckus in RS:

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe in Rajya Sabha at his predecessor Manmohan Singh for “a string of scams that took place on his watch” sparked ruckus with the Congress staging a walkout in the middle of his speech. Even though many scams took place in the country during the UPA regime, Mr Singh’s image remained clean, the PM said, adding, “only Dr. sahab knows the art of taking a shower with a raincoat on.” The entire Congress bench erupted in protests, disrupting the PM’s speech for a fewRead More

‘Worst call ever’: Donald Trump slams Australian PM on phone, hangs up

Washington: President Donald Trump was perhaps not having a ‘g’day’ when he recently spoke with his Australian counterpart, whom the new US leader upbraided over a refugee accord, The Washington Post reported. The new US leader reportedly abruptly cut short his call with Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull after criticizing the countries’ bilateral refugee agreement and exulting over his electoral college victory in the November election, according to the paper. Australia is considered one of the closest allies of the United States, and one might have expected to the callRead 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

Sharif’s regime is going to end soon: Imran Khan

Dera Ghazi Khan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s regime is going to end soon as his corruption has been exposed by the Panama Paper leaks. “Allah has taken suo motu notice against Nawaz Sharif on Panama scandal,” the Daily Times quoted Khan as saying while addressing a gathering. The PTI leader said that the Prime Minister’s corruption was exposed in the Panama leak, however, he is trying to escape the investigation in the Supreme Court. “Nawaz’s counsel says the Sharif family purchasedRead 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

Overwhelmed by people’s support, says PM

New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation on the notes ban, which he announced on November 8 without warning as a big step to check tax evasion. The deadline to deposit banned 500 and 1,000 notes in banks ended yesterday.   Here are the live updates of his speech:   -125 crore Indians will welcome the new year with new decisions, new spirits.   -India has become witness to ashuddhikaran (purification) drive.For coming years, this will decide the course of things to come.   -The problems whichRead 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