PM Modi reviews issue of OBC, EWS reservation in all-India quota of medical education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the issue of OBC and EWS reservation in all-India quota of medical education and directed the ministries concerned to resolve it on priority, according to sources. In a meeting on Monday attended by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, secretaries of education, health and … Read more

BJP names Basavaraj Bommai as new chief minister of Karnataka

The BJP legislature party on Tuesday chose Basavaraj Bommai, the 61-year old leader and home minister in the outgoing cabinet, as the new chief minister. Outgoing chief minister BS Yediyurappa proposed Bommai’s name, and the BJP MLAs endorsed the choice by a round of applause. Bommai will take oath of office as chief minister at … Read more

PM Modi removed ‘irritants’, ushered in development in NE: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared all roadblocks and taken northeast on the path of peace and development. People of Assam have voted for the BJP for the second consecutive term as “they have realised that there is no place for ‘aatankwad’ (insurgency) and ‘andolan’ (agitation) in … Read more

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa meets PM Modi amid speculations about leadership change in state

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here amid speculation about possible changes in the state leadership and the Cabinet. After a short 20-minute meeting, the CM told reporters at the Karnataka Bhawan here that they discussed only the pending state works including the Mekedatu dam project over the Cauvery … Read more

PM Modi inaugurates JICA-funded Rudraksh convention centre in Varanasi

The foundation stone for Rudraksh was laid in 2015 during a visit to Varanasi by then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Image credit: PM Narendra Modi on Twitter) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention centre in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi today. The two-storey convention centre can accommodate 1,200 people and … Read more

PM Modi to inaugurate ‘Rudraksh’ convention centre in Varanasi on July 15

The two-storey convention centre, capable of accommodating 1,200 people, was built with help from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). (Picture courtesy: IE) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Rudraksh, an International Coopoeration and Convention centre in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency on Thursday. The two-storey convention centre, capable of accommodating 1,200 people, was built with … Read more

Nitin Gadkari must increase volume of his microphone: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday took a dig at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, saying he must raise the volume of his microphone and other union ministers must un-mute themselves. He alleged that all decisions in the government are taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it did not matter who the union minister was. … Read more

Union Cabinet to meet physically after more than a year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a Union Cabinet meet on Wednesday, its first physical meeting in over a year. The Union Cabinet will meet at 11 am on Wednesday. Sources said the last Cabinet meeting held physically was in the first week of April last year, when the coronavirus pandemic struck the country. The … Read more

Covid-19: Tourists defy 3rd wave threats, rush at hill stations; 32,000 visited Nainital, 20,000 Mussoorie during weekend

The state authorities allowed 32,900 tourists to enter Nainital, while 20,000 tourists entered Mussoorie. (Picture courtesy: IE) A whopping 35,425 tourists arrived at Nainital’s outskirts while another 32,000 travelled to Mussoorie over the last weekend amid dwindling Covid-19 infections. The state authorities allowed 32,900 tourists to enter Nainital, while 20,000 tourists entered Mussoorie. The remaining … Read more

PM Modi says farm sector needs post-harvest revolution; govt impetus on scientific ecosystem

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said there is a need for a “post-harvest revolution” in the farm sector, which has been witnessing an increase in production. Modi said the hardworking farmers have made record production of commodities despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the ever increasing agricultural production, there is a … Read more