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Country moving towards attaining new heights in the 21st century: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that under the rule of NDA government, the country was moving forward to attain new heights in the 21st century. Addressing the New India conclave, being organised by Y4D Foundation here, Mr Modi said, ‘At this time, our country is going through a crucial period of change. In the last four years, you must have also realised how the country is moving forward to

US delegation arriving for oil import talks, India tells Iran 'no final' decision yet

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale (L) and Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Dr. Seyyed Abbas Araghchi lead Foreign Office Consultations in Delhi About three weeks to go for the first set of US sanctions on Iran to kick in from August 6, a delegation from the US is arriving New Delhi to engage on the Iranian issue. According to sources, to deal with impact of US sanctions, India could revive rupee-rial arrangement

Trump hails meeting with Putin as ‘good start’

US President Donald Trump on Monday described his one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “very good start”. “Very good start,” Trump said in reply to journalists’ request to comment on the talks which lasted more than two hours. He hoped for an “extraordinary relationship”. At the moment, the leaders are holding a larger meeting attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo,

Agriculture should be on top of agenda of Govt: Vice President

 Describing Agriculture as the backbone of the Indian economy, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that it should be on the top of the agenda of the Government. Speaking after inaugurating the New India Conclave being organised by Y4D Foundation, here, the Vice President said, ‘there is a need to make agriculture remunerative and farmers must be encouraged to take up allied activities like poultry, horticulture, sericulture, bee

Modi sounds poll bugle;blasts Mamata for syndicate raj

Sounding the poll bugle for the 2019 elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people of Bengal had used the power of democracy to get rid of Communism. “Now, within months, Bengal is going to be free. Bengal is waiting for an opportunity. For a prosperous future, I request people of Bengal to think as one and not get divided,” he said. Addressing a huge farmers’ rally here, Mr Modi said,

Centre seeks report from Bengal Govt on tent collapse incident in Midanapore

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the tent collapse incident in Midnapore, in which several people were injured. ‘The Centre has sought report from West Bengal government on tent collapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally, in which 67 persons, including 13 women, were injured”, a Home Ministry official said. A makeshift tent collapsed at the venue of PM’s rally on

Major reshuffle in J&K administration, over 60 IAS, other officers transferred

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered a major reshuffle in the administration, with a view to ensure smooth functioning of various Departments and Organisations for assured public service delivery and fill up critical positions. The General Administration Department (GDA) ordered transfer of over 60 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers. Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry

BJP lashes out at Rahul Gandhi over 'minority party' remarks

The BJP on Monday stepped up attack on Congress over the ‘Muslim party’ row and said with the reported statement from a Congress leader confirming that Rahul Gandhi had said so, the grand old party now only stands exposed. “Congress aaj be naqab hui hae (The Congress party stands exposed and their mask has fallen),” BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. “The remarks attributed to Rahul Gandhi are

'Triple talaq' most inhuman practice: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday termed triple talaq as the most inhuman practice and claimed that in Uttar Pradesh Muslim women helped Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come to power in the assembly elections after the law was passed in the Lok Sabha. Speaking at a meeting of party workers organised as part of the preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, ‘Triple talaq is inhuman. There is

CBI files chargesheet in cricket scam against Dr Farooq

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed charge-sheet in a local court against former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah and three others in multi crore cricket scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The Investigation Agency could not file the chargesheet as the accused were not present on July 12 when Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) directed that the accused must be present in the court at the