Tag: Prime Minister

Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of India for the second time

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: After leading the BJP and the NDA to a sweeping victory in the general election to the Lok Sabha Narendra Modi today took the oath of office and secrecy as Prime Minister of India for the second time in a row. BJP President Amit Shah also took oath as Cabinet Minister

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Payment to tribals held up under MGNREGA in MP: Digvijay Singh

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing him that those belonging to the Scheduled tribes and poor forest dwellers in Madhya Pradesh have not received payments under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Singh has shot

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Retired bureaucrats write to PM on the “unspeakable horror” of Kathua and Unnao incidents

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: When the entire country is shaken and rattled by the Unnao rape incident in Uttar Pradesh and the  gang rape and murder of an 8-year girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, many retired bureaucrats have come forward and written a hard-hitting letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the

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Leo Varadkar, gay son of Indian immigrant, will be Irish PM

Newsroom24x7 Network Dublin: In a historic verdict on Friday, Leo Varadkar, son of an Indian immigrant, was elected the new leader of Ireland’s ruling Fine Gael party and he is all set to become the Irish Republic’s first openly gay Prime Minister. Varadkar, 38, will be youngest leader in Ireland’s history to rise to that

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Supreme Court allows publication of photos of Governors, Chief Ministers in Government advertisements

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Supreme Court today, after due consideration, reviewed its earlier judgement of 13 May 2015 and passed an order in response to a writ petition by Karnataka State and extended the exception carved out in its earlier order permitting the publication of the photographs of the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice

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PM Modi leaves for Russia on his first bilateral 2-day visit

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will set off to Russia today on a first bilateral two-day visit after taking up the office of Prime Minister. The visit, in the schedule of annual summit talks with President Vladimir Putin, would be PM Modi’s big ticket agenda which would revolve around central themes like

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Knights and dames scrapped from Order of Australia

Newsroom24x7 Desk Melbourne, Australia : Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has scrapped knights and dames from the honors system, labelling the titles as anachronistic and out of date. These titles were reintroduced by the Former Prime Minister during his earlier tenure and found dumping ground from the existing PM after Turnbull took office and replaced Abbott.

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Supreme Court order: Government advertisements will not carry photos of Governors and Chief Ministers

Newsroom24x7 Desk There should be an exception only in the case of the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of the country who may themselves decide the question. Advertisements issued to commemorate the anniversaries of acknowledged personalities like the father of the nation would of course carry the photograph of the departed leader, the supreme court order

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Special Zones to serve as “model of regional vitalization” in Japan: Shinzo Abe

Newsroom24x7 Desk Tokyo: During the 13th meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones at the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office here last weekend, a debate took place on certifying the special zone plan, additional items for regulatory reform, and the designation of Regional Vitalization Special Zones. Based on the discussion, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Prime Minister to Interact with Economists at NITI Aayog

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Feb. 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who heads as chairman the newly constituted National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), will be meeting eminent experts and economists here on February 6. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be conducting this meeting. Eminent experts and economists invited for the meeting include Ashok Gulati,

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A case for Modinomics and reforms, forthcoming budget and lowering of taxes

Weekly Column: Thinking Beyond By Anoop Swarup In an earlier column I had presented a case for ‘achey din’ for the Prime Minister in view of the anticipated bonanza to the developing world, particularly India as a spin off to the global crude oil windfall. Now with the Budget Session due next month, the Direct

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