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US looks forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:18

The US has reiterated that it looks forward to welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite an online petition seeking cancellation of his visit.

Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 05:37

Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country`s military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.

Pakistan cleric demands Sharif arrest as protests dwindle

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 03:17

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said he would stage a sit-in that would continue until Sharif leaves office, lashing out at the government he claims was elected fraudulently.

Govt aiming at 24x7 power supply: PM

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 19:52

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government was aiming at providing 24-hour power supply across the country as he outlined his vision for infrastructure development with a nationwide network of roads, power transmission lines and power and water grids.

Modi for impetus to exports, promotion councils for states

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 15:45

The states will soon be allowed to form their own Export Promotion Councils, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he underscored the need for the Centre and states to work in tandem to give a fresh thrust to exports.

India, Singapore decide to scale up trade ties

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 13:48

India and Singapore on Saturday decided to scale up ties in key areas of investment and trade which has witnessed a huge surge from USD 4.2 billion to about USD 19.4 billion in the last one decade.

PM lays foundation of Rs 4000 crore SEZ at JNPT

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 13:11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the much awaited Rs 4000 crore port based SEZ (Special Economic Zone) at JNPT (Jawarhar Lal Nehru Port Trust) at Navi Mumbai.

Australia PM Abbott urges Scots to stay in UK

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 05:08

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday urged Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, saying independence would be cheered by enemies of justice and freedom.

Jan Dhan Yojna next stage of social, economic development: USIBC

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 22:19

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Jan Dhan Yojna', the US-India Business Council (USIBC) today described it as an "important step" toward the next stage of India's social and economic development.

PM's 'Jan-Dhan Yojana' to boost financial inclusion plan: SBI

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 19:13

State Bank of India on Friday welcomed the 'Jan-Dhan Yojana' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it will give a boost to the government's ambitious financial inclusion drive.

Modi scraps Planning Commission; announces financial inclusion scheme

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:47

Soviet-style Planning Commission will be scrapped soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday while unveiling his economic agenda inviting global businesses to make India their manufacturing base and launching a financial inclusion scheme for poor families.

PM calls for Digital India to improve governance

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:00

Expressing the government's resolve to move towards the goal of 'Digital India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined the need for using information technology to improve governance and spread education and medical facilities.