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ComMin talks of ambitious reforms agenda to push services

The government is working on "an ambitious reforms agenda" to enhance competitiveness and promote quality services in the country, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Thursday.

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects.

Pursuing `inclusive agenda` critical to Iraq`s success: US

The US has said pursuing an "inclusive political agenda" is critical to Iraq`s success, as it prepared to send the first batch of an advisory mission to Baghdad to help the Iraqi security forces against advancing Islamist militants.

Will Modi be able to motivate India`s vast bureaucracy?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to boost the morale and motivation of civil servants and has laid thrust on efficiency and delivery but will his message percolate down to the 18 million-strong bureaucracy known to work at its own pace.

Obama agenda seems to be weathering controversies

Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of Obama`s agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political damage control by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence.

Terror on agenda in talks with Pak FM: Krishna

on Friday said terrorism would be one of the issues in the
forthcoming Foreign Minister-level talks with Pakistan to be
held in New Delhi on July 26-27.

Women`s reservation bill on Cong agenda: Kumar

Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs Ashwani Kumar asserted that the Congress is
strongly pursuing the women`s reservation bill, but said he is
not sure whether the bill is on the agenda of the forthcoming
monsoon session.

PM ends China visit, leaves for Kazakhstan

India and Kazakhstan are expected to sign an inter-governmental framework agreement on civil nuclear cooperation and some other pacts when PM Manmohan Singh undertakes a visit there Friday.

Kashmir not on agenda during Gilani`s India trip

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is going to India primarily to witness the Pakistan-India World Cup semifinal and "not to discuss the Kashmir issue", says a minister.

CCS discusses India-Pak Home Secy talks agenda

The Cabinet Committee on Security
(CCS) on Thursday cleared the agenda of talks to be discussed with
Pakistan at the Home Secretary-level talks between the two
countries here next week.

Politicians should not use religion as agenda: SRK

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says politicians should not use religion as an agenda and spread derogatory feelings about one another.

Wen to meet film artists, writers to establish cultural bonds

Besides demonstrating his skills
in martial art Tai Chi, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will also
launch charm offensive during his India visit this week by
meeting film stars, artists and writers.

Cong targets top BJP leadership, claims JPC probe is RSS agenda

Congress on Thursday alleged that the BJP was shying from debate on 2G issue as its top leadership was involved in taking "wrong" decisions on spectrum allocation when NDA was in power which led to huge revenue losses to country.

Clean and transparent administration up on Chavan`s agenda

Maharashtra CM
Prithviraj Chavan said Tuesday, providing a clean and transparent
administration is his priority and also urged the party
workers to reaffirm their commitment to the Congress ideology.

Obama visit: Business, terror on agenda

Barack Obama arrives in Mumbai Friday on the first leg of his three-day visit.

Obama in India: A tale of two agendas

By sheer numbers and scope, it is, to say the least, a promising trip by any head of the state to India ever. But a simple question for a reality check would be this: Why is Barack Obama coming to India?

India-Japan strategic talks to have nuke on agenda

India and Japan will hold the
fourth strategic dialogue on Saturday when Japanese Foreign
Minister Katsuya Okada arrives here, during which the two
sides will discuss a wide gamut of issues, including civil nuclear cooperation.

Regional security, anti-terror strategy to top summit agenda

Security issues in the restive
Af-Pak region and an effective strategy to combat global
terrorism and drug-trafficking top the agenda of a key
quadrilateral summit to be hosted by President Dmitry Medvedev
on Wednesday.

Nuke co-op, Pak, UNSC on Indo-Japan talks agenda

India and Japan will have strategic dialogue on
Saturday when Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada arrives
here for a visit during which wide gamut of issues, including
civil nuclear cooperation, will be on the agenda.

Communal representation no more an agenda: JD(U)

Perturbed over the charge that it has
denied representation to Muslims in the biennial polls for
Legislative Council and Rajya Sabha in Bihar, JD(U) Wednesday hit
back at its detractors.