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  • PM greets four states on their foundation day
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted people of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on their states foundation day. Modi said: "On their foundation day, I convey my greetings to people of Chhattisgarh and wish them the very best for the state's development journey." Chhattisgarh was formed Nov 1, 2000. Source: IANS
    2014-11-01 11:12:26 AM
  • Shiv Sena demands Deputy CM post again from BJP
    Shiv Sena seems to have changed its mind once again and according to media reports the party that was previosly in favour of offering unconditional support to BJP has now once again put forward its demand of having the Maharashtra deputy CM from Shiv Sena party rather than  BJP. Source: News Reports
    2014-11-01 11:05:13 AM
  • PM greets people of Karnataka on 'Kannada Rajyotsava'
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted people of Karnataka on their state formation day - Kannada Rajyotsava. "Greetings to people of Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava. May Karnataka scale new heights of progress in the years to come," Modi said. Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated on Nov 1 every year. On this day in 1956, all the Kannada language-speaking regions of southern India were merged to form the state of Karnataka. The day is celebrated by organising literary and cultural fest and the chief minister honours those who contributed for enrichment of Kannada language and culture. Source: IANS
    2014-11-01 10:34:08 AM
  • Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' video crosses 1 mn hits on YouTube
    A music video dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" (Clean India Campaign) has crossed one million hits on YouTube. Produced and sung by Ravindra Singh, managing director of R-Vision India, the video, titled “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”, lays emphasis on making the country a clean place for its people. “We have tried to insert the vision and thoughts of our prime minister in this music video,” Singh told mediapersons in Mumbai. Source : IANS
    2014-11-01 10:22:47 AM
  • India to give Sri Lanka Rs.5 mn for mudslide disaster relief
    India on Friday pledged Sri Lankan Rs.5 million towards immediate relief to Sri Lankans affected by the mudslide that has claimed several lives and left over a 100 untraced in the island nation's Badulla district. The medium and long term assistance needs will be worked out in consultation with the government of Sri Lanka, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. A massive mudslide, triggered by torrential rains, swept away scores of homes on Wednesday at the Koslanda plantation in Badulla district, about 220 km east of Colombo. Source: IANS
    2014-11-01 10:14:08 AM
  • Russian deputy PM to visit India Nov 5
    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will arrive in India on Nov 5 for an inter-governmental meet, ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at a media briefing that Rogozin was arriving to attend the Indo-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation, which is co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Rogozin had visited India in June and also called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Source: IANS
    2014-11-01 10:09:08 AM
  • Court to hear Dikshit's plea against fine Dec 3
    The Delhi High Court on Friday posted, for Dec 3, the case filed by former chief minister Sheila Dikshit against Rs.3 lakh fine imposed on her by a lower court here, after she failed to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her, against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Justice S.K. Misra agreed to hear the plea of Dikshit. On Aug 31, a court here had slapped the fine on Dikshit after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's counsel told court that she was directed by the court to appear without any excuse. The court had directed her to pay Rs.2 lakh to Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Rs.1 lakh to Gupta and fixed Dec 20 as next date of hearing. Source: IANS
    2014-11-01 10:05:54 AM
  • Shiv Sena gives BJP a deadline
    The Shiv Sena has given the BJP a dealing to decided the future of the alliance - one way or another - before the vote of confidence. The Maharashtra governor had given the BJP time till the 15th of November to  hold a trust vote. Sources in Shiv Sena say Unless there is an agreement before that date, the Sena  will not support the government.   The BJP won123 seats and needs 22 more seats to win the vote. Sharad Pawar's National Congress party has said it will abstain during the vote in a show of support for the minority government.(News Reports)
    2014-11-01 08:50:44 AM
  • Devendra Fadnavis and 10 others sworn in
    10-member of the BJP led by Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in yesterday in a lavish ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.The Cabinet ministers sworn in included, BJP core committee members Eknath Khadse, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Vinod Tawde and Pankaja Munde, Prakash Mehta, tribal leader from neighbouring Palghar district Vishnu Sawra, and Chandrakant Patil.Dilip Kamble and Vidya Thakur were sworn in as ministers of state.
    2014-11-01 08:41:10 AM
  • Modi will never bring black money to India: Sharad Yadav
    JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back."BJP has no intention to bring back the black money from foreign banks," the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president told reporters here.He said black money will never return to India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Modi are fooling people and they also know it"BJP had spent hundreds of crores (of rupees) on election campaign during the Lok Sabha polls, how can it (BJP) bring back black money," he asked."BJP and Modi have failed to fulfil their promises to bring back black money soon after coming to power," he said.(IANS)
    2014-11-01 08:36:58 AM
  • Shahi Imam's invite to Sharif does not merit response: Governmen
    As the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid drew flak from Muslims for inviting the Pakistan prime minister to his son's anointment as his successor but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government refused to get drawn into the controversy, terming his remarks as "voices from the wilderness".Asked to react to the invite to Nawaz Sharif, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said: "We don't respond to voices from the wilderness who are always clawing to get space, and your mind space."The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) in Aligarh accused the Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari of insulting Indian Muslims by inviting Nawaz Sharif to a Nov 29 dinner to mark the anointment of his son Shaban, 19, as the Naib Imam.India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) president Sirajuddin Qureshi has also criticized the Shahi Imam's remarks.(IANS)
    2014-11-01 08:34:33 AM
  • Omar dumps Ganderbal, to contest from Sonawar and Beerwah
    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided Friday to contest assembly elections from Sonawar and Beerwah constituencies, instead of seeking re-election from his family's traditional Ganderbal seat.The National Conference (NC) parliamentary meeting, chaired by Abdullah, Friday issued list of 22 candidates for the assembly elections - 15 from the Kashmir Valley and seven from the Jammu region.Abdullah will contest elections from Sonawar in Srinagar d istrict and also from the Beerwah constituency in Badgam district.After three generations and 39 years, the Abdullahs have chosen not to contest from Ganderbal. seat.Abdullah had won from Ganderbal in 2008, avenging his 2002 defeat at the hands of Qazi Muhammad Afzal of the Peoples Democratic Party.(IANS)
    2014-10-31 07:14:09 PM
  • Fadnavis becomes first BJP CM of Maharashtra
    Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Today.Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis, 44, at a ceremony in Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over 30,000 people.Present on the occasion were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, business tycoons, film personalities, sportspersons and celebrities.
    2014-10-31 05:06:05 PM
  • Maharashtra Govt. Sworn in
    With swearing in of the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and cabinet minsters,  the first ever Govt of BJP takes charge in Maharshtra. 9 ministers took Oath with the chief minister. Vinod Tawade, Pankaja Munde, Eknath Khadse sworn in as Maha cabinet ministers. 40,000 people were present for the ceremony.
    2014-10-31 05:00:58 PM
  • Devendra Fadnavis Sworn in as first BJP chief minister of Maharashtra
    Devendra Fadnavis, created history by becoming the first BJP chief of Maharashtra. He took Oath at Wankhade stadium in Mumbai at 4.20pm. The ceremony was attended by PM Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thacakrey, former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, CM of Goa, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh  and other leaders of the party.  Also present were industrialists and celebrities from all over the country.
    2014-10-31 04:39:19 PM
  • Uddhav Thackeray to attend Maharashtra government's swearing-in
    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be attending the swearing-ceremony of new Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium today. This comes after BJP president Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM-designate Fadnavis on Friday phoned the Sena chief and personally invited him for the ceremony.(News Reports)
    2014-10-31 03:51:09 PM
  • SP announces Rajya Sabha list, door shut on Amar Singh
    The Samajwadi Party (SP) Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month.The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi Prakash Verma and Tanzeem Fatima.While Neeraj Shekhar is the son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, Fatima is the wife of state urban development minister Mohd Azam Khan and Ram Gopal Yadav is the cousin of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Contrary to speculation, former party leader and outgoing Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh was not given a ticket though he had lobbied hard for it.In the past few days he had met both Mulayam Singh and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. But Ram Gopal Yadav and Mohd Azam Khan were bitterly opposed to the re-entry of Amar Singh and their will prevailed in the end, party sources said.Polling for 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh is scheduled Nov 20. All six candidates of the SP, based on its strength in the state assembly, are likely to sail through comfortably. (IANS)
    2014-10-31 03:33:17 PM
  • Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis calls Uddhav Thackrey
    BJP president Amit Shah made a last minute call and urged  Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and extended a personal invitation to him for the swearing-in ceremony today. According to sources, Uddhav might send a representative to the event, but nothing has been confirmed as of now.(News Reports)
    2014-10-31 02:48:33 PM
  • JMM Congress alliance breaks
     The  alliance between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)  and the Congress in Jharkhand has finally broken off with both the party leaders announcing to contest the forthcoming assembly elections on all 81 seats . “Yes, alliance between our parties has finally been broken off as at the last minute the Congress party ditched us. We’ll now contest on all the 81 seats”, declared Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren (News Reports)
    2014-10-31 12:47:11 PM
  • 1984 riots a dagger through India's chest: Modi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was "like a dagger pierced through India's chest"."Our own people were murdered, the attack was not on a particular community but on the entire nation. It was like a dagger pierced through India's chest," Modi said while referring to the riots in his address on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that is being observed as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas'."It is unfortunate that on the birth anniversary of the man who dedicated his life in uniting the country, a tragic incident took place 30 years ago that shook the country and left it deeply scarred," Modi said.Over 3,000 people, mostly Sikhs, were killed following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi Oct 31, 1984 by two of her Sikh bodyguards. The killing occurred after the army stormed the Golden Temple to tackle Sikh militants.(IANS)
    2014-10-31 11:42:13 AM


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