Nation feared second surgical strike in PM Modi's 'mini budget speech': Cong

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : Alleging that there was an element of fear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would unleash the second surgical strike in his New Year Eve address and announce further harsh measures in his fight against corruption, the Congress Party on Sunday said that the former's 'mini budget speech' was an insult to the daily wage earners.


SP feud escalates as Mulayam now expels Kiranmoy Nanda, Naresh Agrawal

New Delhi [India], Jan.1 : In another development in the Samajwadi Party turmoil, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday expelled Kiranmoy Nanda and Naresh Agrawal from the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh.


Samajwadi Party stands exposed and divided: Congress

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 : The Congress Party on Sunday alleged that the Samajwadi Party stands exposed and divided courtesy the ongoing dispute within the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh.


India, Pak exchange list of nuclear installations

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : India and Pakistan today exchanged the list of their nuclear installations and facilities covered under the agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between the two sides.


High voltage drama going on in SP to hide UP CM Akhilesh' failure: BJP

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 1: Reacting to the ongoing tussle within the Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday called the fiasco a political drama to hide the administrative failure of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, adding that the people of the state will not get fooled by the tactics applied.


Ram Gopal expelled: Shivpal manipulated Netaji's letter

Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 1 : The letter issued by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to expel national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav was manipulated by his brother Shivpal Yadav.


Tej Pratap Yadav turns Lord Krishna on New Year

Patna (Bihar) [India], Jan 1 : Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav on Sunday celebrated the New Year, donning Lord Krishna's avatar.


Yadav pari-war escalates as Akhilesh's supporters create ruckus at party office

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 1 : There was ruckus at the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow this evening with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters forcibly entering the premises and removing Shivpal Yadav's nameplate from his office.


Terrorism is like a demon, will kill its creator: Defence expert on Istanbul attack

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 : Condemning the brutal attack on an Istanbul nightclub last night, defence expert Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) D.S. Grewal on Sunday said the world must take serious steps to finish terrorism; otherwise one day terrorism will finish the world.


8.7 kg gold biscuits seized in Mandapam

Mandapam (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 1 : One person was arrested after the Chennai Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 8.7 kg of gold worth Rs 2.44 crore smuggled from Sri Lanka at Mandapam near Rameswaram.


PM created disruption in India through demonetisation drive: Lalu Yadav

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of causing disruption across the nation post demonetisation.


Nothing new in PM Modi's address to nation: Shiv Sena

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 : The Shiv Sena on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New Year eve address to the nation, saying that there was nothing new that he offered to the people.


National convention of Samajwadi Party to take place today

Lucknow (UP) [India], Jan 1 : All eyes are set on today's national convention of Samajwadi Party in Lucknow which party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had called on an emergency basis two days ago.


President Mukherjee, PM Modi greet nation on New Year

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended warm wishes to the citizen on the occasion of New Year.


Sushil Kumar Modi says schemes announced by PM Modi will promote development

Patna (Bihar) [India], Jan. 1 : Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New Year eve address to the nation, saying that the schemes that the Prime Minister had announced would promote development of the nation.


Rajnath hails PM Modi's 'pro-poor' announcements, says country will become stronger

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcements for the poor and weaker sections of the society, saying the "country will become stronger with these schemes".


Akhilesh will work under guidance of Netaji: Naresh Agarwal

Lucknow (UP) [India], Jan. 1 : Giving his best wishes to Akhilesh Yadav, after party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav proposed the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's name for the party president's post, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Sunday said the former will work under the leadership and guidance of his father and party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.


India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

New Delhi [India], Jan.1 : India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged respective list sof nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between the two countries.


Amid SP rift Amar Singh leaves for Delhi from London

London [UK], Jan. 1 : Amid the allegation of causing feud in the Samajwadi Party, party MP Amar Singh on Sunday left for Delhi from London on Sunday and is expected to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav tomorrow.


Yadav family `comedy, sometimes melody`, will end in tragedy: Naidu

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday that the family drama being played within the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, is a comedy, sometimes a melody, and will end in a tragedy in the upcoming state assembly polls.


NCP dubs PM Modi's address to nation as pre-poll budget announcement

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 : Launching a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has described latter's address to the nation as a 'pre-poll budget announcement'.


Private diagnostic lab facilities improving in Kashmir valley

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Dec. 31 : The private diagnostic labs in the Kashmir valley are day by day improving their facilities as a result of which the patients over here are getting better facilities.


People's verdict matters, not 'disgruntled' Congress' remarks: Jitendra Singh on PM Modi speech

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 : Describing the Congress' criticism on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on New Year's Eve as "laughable", Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh has said the government is only concerned about the verdict of 1.2 billion people and not about a judgment made by "disgruntled" political parties.


Tourists throng zoo to witness rare animals in Himachal

Kufri (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Jan 1 : A zoo in Himachal Pradesh's Kufri hill station, home to several endangered species of birds and animals, is attracting visitors in large numbers.


India, Pakistan exchange list of prisoners

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged the lists of nationals of each country lodged in the jails of the other country consistent with the provisions of the Agreement on Consular Access between the two neighbours.


Mulayam again expels Ramgopal from Samajwadi Party

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan.1 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday again expelled party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years from the party terming the National Executive meet called by him as unconstitutional and illegal.


Naidu terms new measures announced by PM as part of vision to provide relief to vulnerable sections

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 : Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the new measures announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are part of the BJP-led government's vision to empower the vulnerable sections.


President Mukherjee, PM Modi greet nation on New Year

New Delhi , Jan. 1 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended warm wishes to the citizen on the occasion of New Year.


National convention of Samajwadi Party to take place today

Lucknow (UP) , Jan 1 : All eyes are set on today's national convention of Samajwadi Party in Lucknow which party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had called on an emergency basis two days ago.


President Mukherjee, PM Modi greet nation on New Year

New Delhi , Jan. 1 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended warm wishes to the citizen on the occasion of New Year.


National convention of Samajwadi Party to take place today

Lucknow (UP) , Jan 1 : All eyes are set on today's national convention of Samajwadi Party in Lucknow which party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav had called on an emergency basis two days ago.


Mulayam writes to party workers asks them to boycott Ramgopal's meet

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday sent a letter to party workers asking them not to attend the national executive meet called by party general secretary Ramgopal Yadav.


'Coup' in Samajwadi Party, Ramgopal Yadav demands that Akhilesh Yadav be made president

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan.1 (ANI): Samajwadi Party general secretary Ramgoapl Yadav on Sunday called on party leaders and workers to declare Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the president of the party and unseat his father Mulayam Singh Yadav from that position.


Amar Singh root cause of Mulayam, Akhilesh feud, says MLA Brijlal Sonkar

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Samajwadi Party MLA Brijlal Sonkar on Sunday squarely blamed party general secretary Amar Singh for the ongoing family differences between party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.


BSP dubs SP rift as drama, while RJD calls it unfortunate

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party on Sunday termed the ongoing feud within the Samajwadi Party as drama, while the Rashtriya Janata Dal called it a unfortunate event.


PM Modi's address garners praise from ministers, criticism from opposition

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 43-minute long address on the eve of New Year has garnered a mix response from politicians. While his ministers lavished praise on him for the schemes that he had announced last night, the opposition criticised him for misleading the people and not divulging the details of black money recovered during the 50-day-long demonetisation drive.


Army Chief Lt. General Bipin Rawat pays tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Newly appointed Army Chief Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat on Sunday paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. He also received Guard of Honour.


Army wants peace, tranquillity along borders: General Rawat

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said the army wants peace and tranquillity along India's border, and added that the force would not step back should an attack take place.


Mallya questions partiality of investigative agencies under 'corruption free' PM

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Sunday snubbed Narendra Modi's pro technology rhetoric and said that he hopes the Prime Minister can guarantee that investigating agencies are impartial and the enforcement agencies embrace his calls for use of technology in the new year.


Agartala: People welcome 2017 expecting to enjoy the fruit of demonetisation

Agartala (Guwahati) [India], Jan 1 (ANI): On the eve of New Year celebrations, most people in Agartala hoped that the coming year will bring along with it a lot of changes in India and for its good.


RBI allows NRIs to exchange defunct notes up to June 30

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with conditions for exchange of defunct notes for those, including non-resident Indians, who failed to do so till Friday, the last day for depositing the invalid currency notes in banks.


PM's address: CPI-M slams Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his address following the completion of his 50th day since announcing the demonetisation move and said he is ignorant fo people's sufferings.


PM Modi addresses nation

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation ahead of New Year 2017 is given below:


Modi ji sounds so hollow now: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New Year Eve address to the nation and said he sounded ' hollow'.


Congress slams Modi's address, calls it 'budget speech'

New Delhi, Dec 31 : The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his televised address to the nation by calling it a 'budget speech' that was delivered outside the Parliament.


Modi addresses nation, announces schemes on New Year eve

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Fifty days after his cash ban move was announced on Nov 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave his first televised address to the nation where he announced several schemes aiming to benefit people of the country.


Narendra Modi begins his address

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday commenced his address to the nation.


Narendra Modi to address nation shortly

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will address the nation.


PM to address nation today

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will address the nation at 7.30pm.


Note Ban: Mamata Banerjee slams Modi govt

New Delhi, Dec 31 : With the 50-day deadline set by the Centre ended on Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday attacked Prime MInister Narendra Modi-led government and said it cannot snatch away people's economic rights.


Rahul Gandhi demands weekly cash withdrawal limit be removed

New Delhi, Dec 31 : Rahul Gandhi, who is likely to celebrate New Year abroad, continued with his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the note ban, according to media reports on Saturday.


Demonetisation has effectively neutralised terrorism, naxalism: PM Modi

New Delhi , Dec. 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that terrorism and Naxalism which were heavily reliant on black money had been effectively neutralised thorough the government's demonetisation drive.


Government is friend to good people, will build enabling environment: PM Modi

New Delhi , Dec.31 : Describing his government as a friend of good people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the Centre is and will aim to build an enabling environment for the dishonest to return to the path of goodness.


PM Modi introduces new welfare schemes for pregnant women, senior citizens

New Delhi , Dec. 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday introduced several welfare measures for pregnant women and senior citizens.


PM Modi gives 60-day interest waiver on farmer loans

New Delhi , Dec. 31 : In a 43-minute address to the nation, the second in the last 51 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a 60-day interest waiver for farmers who have taken loans from district co-operative banks and primary societies.


A desperate India undertook 'Shuddhi Yatra' to end corruption, says PM Modi

New Delhi , Dec.31 : Addressing the nation on New Year's Eve on the impact of demonetisation and the roadmap ahead for the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India has gone through a massive cleansing process and purification drive (Shuddhi Yatra).


Highlights from PM Modi's New Year eve address

New Delhi , Dec. 31 : Following are the key highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on New Year's eve, where he set the road map for the country post-demonetisation of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 currency notes:


Gen. Bipin Rawat takes over as 27th Army Chief

New Delhi , Dec. 31 : General Bipin Rawat on Saturday took over as the 27th Chief Of Army Staff (COAS).


Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa takes over as 25th Chief of Air Staff

New Delhi , Dec. 31 : Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC on Saturday took over as the 25th Chief of the Air Staff at a ceremony held at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan).


Lotus blooms in Arunachal Pradesh again

By Pradeep Kumar, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Dec.31 : The lotus bloomed in Arunachal Pradesh again with 33 legislators of ruling People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) led by Chief Minister Prema Khandu joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.



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