Category: India

PM pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and all Martyrs who laid their lives for the Nation, On Martyrs` Day. Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Modi said: “पूज्य बापू को उनकी पुण्यतिथि पर शत् शत् नमन। On Martyrs` Day I pay homage to Martyrs for their supreme

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2 convicted for running illegal telephone exchange

Newsroom24x7 Desk Ahmedabad, Jan. 30: Two persons Sarad Varia and Pratik Mehta have been convicted for running an illegal telephone exchange by a designated Court here. Both the accused have been sentenced to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment. While Sarad Varia has been concurrentlty sentenced a fine Rs. 70,000, Pratik Mehta will pay a fine

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Termination of Sujatha Singh’s tenure as Foreign Secretary raises questions

Lalit Shastri Why Sujatha Singh’s tenure as Foreign Secretary of India was curtailed abruptly after US President Barack Obama’s departure from New Delhi is a question being asked by discerning citizens. When Mr. Obama was in New Delhi for the Republic day, in her capacity as Foreign Secretary of India, Ms. Singh had briefed the

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My priorities are the Government’s priorities: S. Jaishankar

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan 29: Dr. S. Jaishankar today said after assuming charge as Foreign Secretary of India that he has a big responsibility and Government of India’s priorities are his priorities. Talking to media-persons after assuming charge, Dr. Jaishankar said I don’t think this is the time to get into to those kinds

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S. Jaishankar replaces Sujatha Singh as Foreign Secretary

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 28: In a surprise move just after the conclusion of US President Barack Obama’s visit for the Republic Day, Sujatha Singh was replaced by SubrahmanyamJaishankar as India’s Foreign Secretary. The decision to cut short Ms. Singh’s tenure, which was to end in August this year, was announced after a meeting

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Madhya Pradesh to develop Smart Cities in PPP mode

Anthony de Sa at International workshop on development of Smart Cities Indore, Jan. 28: Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa has said that cooperation will be sought from the British government, Siemens, Sysco, DFID and other organisations for development of Smart Cities in Madhya Pradesh. Smart Cities will also be developed under PPP mode,

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10 top posts in GoI Public Enterprises are now being filled

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 28: Ten top posts in Government of India controlled Public Enterprises are being filled and the last date to apply for these posts varies between February 12 and March 26, 2015. List of vacancies to be filled and other details are as follows: Sl. No. Name of the PSU Post

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Fitch Rates Bharat Petroleum’s US$ 2bn MTN Programme as ‘BBB-‘

Company’s net leverage to increase to around 5x over the next two to three years Singapore/Mumbai, Jan.28: Fitch Ratings has assigned a ‘BBB-‘ rating to India-based Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL; BBB-/Stable) USD2bn medium-term note programme. KEY RATING DRIVERS Strong Government Linkage: BPCL has very strong linkages – operationally and strategically – with its 54.9%

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Obama rounds up his India visit by focussing attention on religious freedom

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 27: US President Barack Obama’s Speech at Siri Fort auditorium before he rounded up his three-day India visit today is being viewed by many as a parting shot to the ruling BJP and its saffron-clad  leaders who have recently been indulging in the Ghar Vapsi (religious conversion) campaign, as he

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We are working not just to increase our economic growth but also quality of life of our people: Narendra Modi

Newsroom24x7 Desk Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sharing the India-US Business Summit dais with US President Barack Obama in New Delhi on Republic Day, said for India, the journey has been impressive…”But the road ahead is still long; because, the hopes that we wrote into our Constitution still elude many. On this occasion, President Obama talked of

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Modi and Obama usher new era of Indo-US relationship

Newsroom24x7 Desk There is nothing to read between the lines in the statements by US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Nrandra Modi in New Delhi on the eve of India’s Republic Day. The message is loud and clear for the entire world. India and the US under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra

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Spectacular Republic Day Parade in Delhi

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan 26: United States President Barack Obama watched as chief guest India’s spectacular Republic Day parade at Rajpath. President Pranab Mukherjee honoured the brave soldiers and took salute. Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to honour the soldiers for their supreme sacrifice.

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Padma awards for Advani, Bachchan and Bill Gates

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 25: Government of India tonight announced the Padma Awards. The Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs,

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967 personnel have been awarded police medals

  Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 25: 967 personnel have been awarded police medals on the occasion of the Republic Day this year.  President’s Police Medals for Gallantry (PPMG) have been awarded to 25 personnel, Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) to 132 personnel, President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 98 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 712

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