Obama calls up Modi & greets him on Diwali

US President Barack Obama called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night to greet him on Diwali. The two leaders agreed to meet in Turkey on the sidelines of the G20 Summit to be held early next week. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, they exchanged Diwali greetings. He said, it was good knowing how … Read more

India economic growth to surpass China’s in 2015-16

A mid-year update of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report says India’s economic growth is to surpass China’s in 2015-16. According to the report, Indian GDP is expected to zoom by 7.7 per cent in 2016 which will help accelerate economic growth in South Asia. It will overtake China, which is projected to … Read more

PM Modi among 30 most influential people on internet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine in a list which also features US President Barack Obama. The list, which analysed social-media followings, site traffic and overall ability to drive news, also includes British author of the Harry Potter series J K Rowling … Read more

Arvind Kejriwal to sworn-in as CM of Delhi on Saturday

Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday. AAP leader Ashutosh said the swearing-in will take place at Ramlila Maidan. Mr. Kejriwal was elected leader of AAP Legislature Party at a meeting of newly elected MLAs yesterday. Soon after the meeting, Mr. Kejriwal, accompanied by senior Party … Read more

Telecom subscriber base reaches all-time high at 97 crore

Telecom subscriber base of the country reached all-time high of 97 crore at the end of December 2014, as per the latest report by regulator TRAI. The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 964.20 million at the end of November, 2014 to 970.97 million at the end of December, 2014. This surpasses the … Read more

Modi-Obama’s Mann ki Baat – save girl child

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his joint address with the United States President Barack Obama in programme ‘Man Ki Baat’ on All India Radio, last night expressed concern over the skewed sex ratio in the country. Prime Minister asked the people of the country to save the girl child and educate them, while taking it … Read more

Speech by Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet

Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet hosted in honour of the President of the United States of America H.E. Mr. Barack Obama = Your Excellency, President Barack Obama, Mrs. Michelle Obama, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour and privilege to welcome you and the … Read more

Basant Panchami greetings by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on Basant Panchami, the first day of spring. “Greetings on Basant Panchami. May this festival bring immense happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,”, the prime minister said in a statement. On Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja is celebrated with traditional fervour as people worship idols of the goddess. … Read more

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