Tag: Modi

Congress wishes Modi on birthday but says country paying price for his ‘failures’

The Congress on Friday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday but said the country is paying the price for his “failures” on...

p chidambaram: Modi govt should reveal National Monetisation Pipeline objectives: Former FM Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday demanded that the Centre reveal the objectives of the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) and if its sole...

Indian in Afghanistan: View: Will India’s investments in Afghanistan amount to anything?

India has sunk billions into Afghanistan, hedging its bets with a combination of soft and hard power. Now, as nations desperately evacuate their troops, people...

Sabka Prayas: How the citizens can do their bit

As India entered her 75th year of independence, the Honourable Prime Minister called on the nation to come together to build a new India. Expanding...

Rajnath defends farm laws but says ready for talks if any clause against farmers’ interest

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday defended the Centre’s three contentious farm laws but said his government is ready to talk to farmers if they...

Congress slams govt over hike in prices of LPG cylinders

The Congress on Wednesday hit out at the government over the hike in prices of LPG cylinders, accusing it of being insensitive and distorting the...

PM Modi unveils Rs 100 lakh crore Gati Shakti plan to boost infra

In his Independence Day speech that touched upon a host of important issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will launch a ₹100...

View: Make no mistake. Pegasus episode is just the tip of the iceberg

A global media investigation has revealed that Pegasus, a telephone hacking software invented in Israel and supposedly sold only to governments, has been used across...

India’s economy showing positive indicators of high growth rate: PM Modi

India’s economy is not only showing signs of recovery but also positive indicators of high growth rate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Modi...

3rd Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Govt

The third Covid wave may occur either because of mutations in the virus or due to the available pool of susceptible population, and is also...

Govt set to overshoot FY22 tax collection target as Q1 mop-up reaches Rs 5.6 lakh cr: Icra

With the first quarter gross tax mop-up reaching Rs 5.6 lakh crore, Ratings on Friday said the government is set to exceed the budgeted tax...

Rajya Sabha sees repeated adjournments on Day One of Monsoon Session; PM couldn’t introduce new ministers

Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments on Day One of the Monsoon session amidst uproar over various issues by MPs from Opposition parties who did not...

Rain fury claims 25 lives as fifth thunderstorm in a month batters Mumbai

Twenty five people died in rain-related incidents as incessant heavy downpour overnight during a major thunderstorm pummeled Mumbai, causing severe water logging and traffic disruptions...

Numbers that matter: State of an economy interrupted, in charts

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 16, 2021) The gradual fall in Covid-19 cases and subsequent aggressive vaccination drive across the country has brightened...

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh urges PM to immediately resume dialogue with agitating farmers amid cross-border threat

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately resume talks with agitating farmers, sending him a letter that cited...

Explained: Why did Modi government form a new cooperation ministry

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 11, 2021) NEW DELHI: The Modi government’s announcement to create a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ has come as...

Modi govt has reduced importance of ED, CBI: Congress

The Narendra Modi government and the BJP have reduced the importance of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Maharashtra Congress...

Want to remove ‘Dilli ki duri’ as well as ‘Dil ki duri’ with JK: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he wanted to end ‘Dilli ki duri’ as well as ‘ ki duri’ with Jammu and Kashmir, which...

Modi’s vaccine policy review a volte-face, may lead to fiscal slippage: Nomura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s review of the vaccination policy was a “volte-face”, and when coupled with the food scheme extension till November, it may lead...

FCI has supplied 69 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to states so far for free distribution under PMGKAY: Govt

State-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) has so far supplied 69 lakh tonnes of foodgrians to states and union territories for free distribution under the...

Dominican govt tells court to reject Mehul Choksi’s habeas corpus petition

The Government of Dominica has told a court there to reject the habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of businessman Mehul Choksi who had claimed...

indian economy: Local lockdowns temper India’s economic activity in April

India’s economic activity showed signs of beginning to cool off in April as several states resorted to lockdowns to control a deadly second wave of...

Mehul Choksi: “Missing” Mehul Choksi has stay in his favour from Antigua Court on processing of extradition request: Counsel

Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi, who is said to have gone missing from Antigua, had a stay on the process of any extradition request in...

How Mumbai’s city officials made it more Covid-ready than Delhi

At midnight on April 17, as a deadly new wave of the coronavirus overwhelmed India, Mumbai’s Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal learned that six hospitals...

Modi govt firm to help West Bengal fight COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan to Mamata Banerjee

With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking a uniform vaccination policy for the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured her that...