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Prez Polls: Politicians across spectrum come out to vote, BJP confident of Ram Nath Kovind victory

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Prez Polls: Politicians across spectrum come out to vote, BJP confident of Ram Nath Kovind victory

NEW DELHI(PTI): As lawmakers voted to elect India’s next president, the ruling BJP exuded today confidence that NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind would win with a “comfortable” margin, while the opposition said its joint pick Meira Kumar was the best choice in the “clash of ideologies”. “Kovind ji will win (the election) with a respectable […]

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BJP to pick VP candidate today; Venkaiah Naidu, C Vidyasagar Rao among top probables

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BJP to pick VP candidate today; Venkaiah Naidu, C Vidyasagar Rao among top probables

NEW DELHI: The BJP parliamentary board will meet on Monday evening to pick the ruling NDA’s vice presidential candiadate. There is speculation that the saffron party may pick a candidate from a region where it has been traditionally weak so as to send out a positive message. Its chief Amit Shah has identified states like […]

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Ram Nath Kovind vs Meira Kumar: Voting begins for Presidential election; PM Modi casts votes

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Ram Nath Kovind vs Meira Kumar: Voting begins for Presidential election; PM Modi casts votes

NEW DELHI: Voting to elect the next President of India began on Monday where NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee Meira Kumar. The counting of votes will take place in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals. The electorate, comprising elected Lok Sabha and Rajya […]

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To advance defence ties with India, US House passes over $600 billion bill

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To advance defence ties with India, US House passes over $600 billion bill

WASHINGTON dc(PTI): The US House of Representatives has passed a $621.5 billion defence expenditure bill that proposes to advance defence cooperation with India. FILE PHOTO PTI An amendment in this regard, moved by Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera, was adopted by a voice vote by the House as part of the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018, […]

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India contributes additional million dollars to UN partnership fund

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India contributes additional million dollars to UN partnership fund

NEW DELHI(PTI): India has contributed an additional million dollars to a UN partnership fund launched to support sustainable development projects across the developing world. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was set up last month as a partnership between India and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). India had made an initial contribution of a […]

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PM Narendra Modi to review FDI policy on Friday

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PM Narendra Modi to review FDI policy on Friday

NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy tomorrow with a view to removing bottlenecks to overseas inflows, sources said. At the meeting, the commerce and industry ministry will make a detailed presentation on proposed changes to streamline the FDI regime in the country. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce […]

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Vijay Mallya’s extradition underway, PM Modi spoke to UK PM May: MEA

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Vijay Mallya’s extradition underway, PM Modi spoke to UK PM May: MEA

NEW DELHI(ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay on Thursday said the process for extradition of now defunct Kingfisher Airlines owner Vijay Mallya is underway. ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the matter with British Prime Minister (Theresa May) during their meeting on the sidelines of G-20,’ Baglay said. ‘The fact that the […]

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Union Minister Mahesh Sharma says, Fortunate to have another Gandhiji in the form of PM Modi

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Union Minister Mahesh Sharma says, Fortunate to have another Gandhiji in the form of PM Modi

NEW DELHI(ANI): Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Thursday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, saying both were inspiration to the nation. “Today we are fortunate to have another Gandhiji in the form of our prime minister who is like an inspiration to many,” Sharma said at the launch of […]

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Will address all issues with Pakistan in a bilateral framework: India rebukes China

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Will address all issues with Pakistan in a bilateral framework: India rebukes China

NEW DELHI: India asserted that cross- border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir was at the “heart” of the matter that was threatening regional peace and snubbed China for its offer to mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue, insisting it was a bilateral matter between it and Pakistan. India’s strong reaction came a day after the […]

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Sikkim stand-off : Govt calls all-party meeting; Sushma, Rajnath to brief Opposition

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Sikkim stand-off : Govt calls all-party meeting; Sushma, Rajnath to brief Opposition

NEW DELHI: Amid ongoing border stand-off with China, the government has called an all-party meeting to apprise the entire Opposition on the issue. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will brief Opposition leaders on Friday. “Invitations have been extended to the Parliamentary leaders of all major Opposition parties from Congress to […]

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