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India’s Gift: PM Modi Announces Satellite for SAARC in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the launch of a satellite for the SAARC region in 2016 during his first SAARC Summit on Wednesday. Modi said, "We must work with compassion of our hearts, but also with the power of science." Modi said that the gift of India “will benefit us.” On the PMO’s micro blogging website, External Affairs Minister Syed ...

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6-Month Modi Rule: Pursuing his own line and pace

By Amulya Ganguli   Looked at from one angle, the six months of Narendra Modi’s tenure may be a cause of disappointment for some. For the corporate sector, for instance, the absence of “big ticket” reforms is bound to detract from the prime minister’s go-getter image. The business houses may not have said anything as yet about their dissatisfaction, but ...

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Winter Session: Parliament Adjourns, Session Not “Fruitful” but a “Hungama”

The winter session parliament has adjourned on Tuesday for 40 minutes as the opposition brought in the issue of black money, asking the government to fulfill its promise of bringing it back from abroad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his hope of having a fruitful and result-oriented winter session on Monday whereas soon after the session began today, there ...

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra picks broom to join Modi’s Clean India campaign

Actress Priyanka Chopra took it upon herself to clean up a garbage-strewn neighbourhood in Mumbai as part of her efforts towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India campaign. “Gandhiji said ‘Be the change you want to see’ – thank you @narendramodi for reminding me of that! #MyCleanIndia can happen! #ChangingMindsets,” Priyanka posted on Twitter Monday after sharing a video link. ...

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Winter Session Parliament: Will It Be a ‘Fruitful’ session or a ‘Hungama’

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his hope of having a fruitful and result-oriented winter session on Monday, many leaders have came forward saying, “the session will witness a lot of hungama.” On Monday, Modi said, “It was because of the positive role by the opposition that good work (in parliament) could be done in the last session.” However, Janata ...

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Selfie Stick Figures in 2014 Time’s Best Inventions

From presidents to prime ministers, the selfie mania has stuck them all and a new invention of selfie stick that allows users to keep the phone far from hand has made it the top 25 list of Time’s Best Inventions in 2014. It comes with a hairbrush that hold the smartphone. Though the selfie was a buzzword in 2013, it ...

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Modi invites Obama to be 2015 Republic Day chief guest

  A day after Russian defence minister’s visit to Pakistan and offering defence supplies, India announed on Friday its intent to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the Jan 26, 2015 Republic Day parade, one that showcases India’s defence capabilities. “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over…invited President Obama to be the ...

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Will Modi Get Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Recognition?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the list of 50 contenders for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, which will be announced on Dec 10, coinciding with the International Human Rights Day. Modi, “once a controversial regional leader”, became India’s prime minister after leading his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a “landslide electoral victory on a platform of economic development”, ...

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Narendra Modi Followers on Twitter Cross 8.01 Million, Doubled Since May Elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter followers number has crossed 8-million mark today reached now has over 8 million followers on Twitter and is only behind US President Barack Obama and the Pope in popularity on the micro blogging site. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) today crossed the 8 million follower mark on Twitter,” the micro-blogging website said in a ...

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Priyanka Gandhi Tops Missing Figures at Nehru International Conference

A day after Nehru International Conference, it has gained attention not only because of the presence of several world leaders but also with the absence of many senior congress leaders such as A K Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde, Ajay Maken, Salman Khurshid were missing in it and Nehru’s great-granddaughter Priyanka Gandhi was one of the noted figures among them. While ...

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Modi in Fiji: Addresses Parliament, Signs 3 Agreements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Fiji, after his high profile visit in Australia, where he will hold bilateral talks with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, on Wednesday. Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Fiji since 33 years and the visit will be a day-long, which will mark an end for Modi’s ongoing tour, the 10-day national trip ...

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Narendra Modi tops 10 Indians in ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Biocon chief Kiran Mazuumdar-Shah, SBI chief Arndhati Bhattacharya are among top Indians to figure in the 6th annual list of magazine “Foreign Policy” titled “100 Leading Global Thinkers”. The list, divided into 10 categories in the issue “recognising a year of tumult, protest, inspiration, and new beginnings” was released on Monday, ...

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Maharashtra Rolls Out Carpet for Investors: ‘Make in Maharashtra’ in 30 Days

In support of Modi’s ambitious project Make in India, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis takes initiative to begin ‘Make in Maharashtra’ policy rolling out carpet for industrialists assuring the investments proposals will be cleared and granted within a month, on Monday. As per reports from IANS, Fadnavis has decided to set up an Empowered Group of Secretaries of various key ...

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International Conference to Conclude today, ‘Reassert Nehru’s Legacy,’ Says Sonia

The two-day International Conference, “Nehru’s Worldview and Legacy: Democracy, Inclusion and Empowerment,” organised by Congress to commemorate India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary will conclude on Tuesday at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The conference which will conclude today with a commemorative declaration is likely to capture the essence of the deliberations and convey a message of ...

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‘We are United by the Ideals of Democracy’ Says Modi to Australian Parliament

Prime Ministr Narendra Modi will head to Fiji on Tuesday evening after his Australian visit, where he hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Tony Abbot and addressed the Australian Parliament in Canberra this morning. Modi is the first Indian PM to address the Australian Parliament. Addressing the gathering, Modi raised his voice against terrorism, which he mentioned as a major ...

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Allphones Arena Lends Ears to Modi: ‘Live for Nation’ Says PM

It seems to be like another Madison Square Garden Event in Allphones Arena as the Olympic Park is filled with cheering crowd of over 16,000, who are eagerly waiting to witness the event and are keen to hear Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Monday here. While Modi was received by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, Baird said, ...

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Nehru’s 125th Birth Anniversary: Congress to Kick-Off International Conference Today

The Congress party is all set to kick-off its two-day long international conference to commemorate India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary on Monday. The conference will be held on Monday, November 17 and 18 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. About 55 world leaders are reportedly invited for the two-day mega event organised by Congress whereas Prime ...

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