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Modi photo on khadi diary sparks row

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New Delhi: The photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the calendar and the diary of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) kicked up a row on Friday, with the Opposition slamming the development even as the government and BJP dismissed the controversy as “unnecessary”.  The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), while dismissing the controversy as “unnecessary”, said “there is no ... Read More »

PM’s Office Asks For Information On BSF Jawan’s Videos On Poor Food

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NEW DELHI:  A huge controversy over a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier’s Facebook videos alleging bad food for the troops has seized the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office, which has reportedly asked the Home Ministry for information. Border Security Force constable Tej Bahadur Yadav’s four videos of what he alleges is watery, unseasoned dal and burnt paranthas have ... Read More »

Government strongly committed to continuing economic reforms: PM Narendra Modi

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Strongly committing to continuing economic reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday promised to bring a paradigm shift in polity and economy by providing corruption-free regime and easing processes to make India the easiest place to do business. Addressing the biannual Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, dubbed ‘Davos of the East’, that had Fortune 500 CEOs and global leaders in attendance, Modi ... Read More »

Cong manifesto is not populist: Manpreet

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Chandigarh: Defending the promises made in his party’s manifesto, Punjab Congress leader Manpreet Singh Badal said the election document was not populist, but an attempt to “redeem Punjab’s honour”. Manpreet was a co-chairperson of the committee that drafted the manifesto. Asked about the reported stand he had taken against subsidies during his term as Punjab finance minister with the Akali ... Read More »

At Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, PM Narendra Modi Slams ‘Black Money Worshippers’

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BENGALURU: At the 14th Pravasi Bharati Divas — said to be the largest gathering of Indians living abroad — at India’s IT hub Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the disapora for supporting the government’s move against black money. This year, the focus of the meet is on the role of youth in transforming society. Portugal Prime Minister Antonio ... Read More »

Car bomb kills at least 50 in Syria’s A’zaz

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At least 50 people have been killed in the Syrian city of A’zaz in a powerful car bomb explosion targeting civilians in the city. The blast took place a fuel tanker blew up in front of a courthouse in the city. Dozens of others were also wounded in the explosion. According to initial reports, several government buildings were completely destroyed in the ... Read More »

Demonetisation: Poor have accepted decision, we don’t see them as vote bank, says PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for the party’s pitch in the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur, saying the poor and poverty were not vote banks for the BJP but “an opportunity to serve”, and that despite their hardships, the poor had been “extremely supportive” of demonetisation. Modi was delivering the concluding speech at ... Read More »