India News | NDTV News Desk | Monday March 20, 2017
After saffron-robed monk Yogi Adityanath took office as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP refuted allegations that his choice reflects a strong shift in course to push India as a Hindu nation.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday March 20, 2017
After winning the crucial trust vote in the Manipur Assembly with 32 votes, Chief Minister N Biren Singh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was a measure of his success and the party's. The BJP, which was the second largest party winning 21 seats out of the 60 in the state assembly, needed another 10 to prove majority. It stitched toge...
India News | Agencies | Monday March 20, 2017
After its mammoth win in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is accelerating its campaign plans in Gujarat, where it has declared its mission statement: "UP mein 325, Gujarat mein 150" (325 seats in UP, 150 in Gujarat). The slogan accompanies pictures of party chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in hoardings and other publicity material now on disp...
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Monday March 20, 2017
BJP's N Biren Singh, who took oath as Manipur's Chief Minister on March 15, has to prove his majority in the state assembly today. Despite being the second largest party - with 21 legislators - in the recently-concluded assembly elections, the BJP claims to have the support of 33 legislators with the help of regional parties and independent lawmake...
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 20, 2017
The Prime Minister said that India has acquired a global brand for high skills and excellence in software but is yet to do that in jewellery.
India News | Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Monday March 20, 2017
The BJP, which won 312 of the 403 seats in the state, has sought to strike a regional and caste balance in its 47-member Cabinet. According to senior party leaders, this has been done keeping the 2019 general elections in mind.
Lucknow News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Arun Nair | Monday March 20, 2017
Aditya Nath, Yogi, Chief Minister, says the new nameplate at Lucknow's 5 Kalidas Marg, which Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party occupied for the last five years.
India News | Edited by Arun Nair | Monday March 20, 2017
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam attended the swearing in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath today as Uttar Pradesh's new chief minister along with two deputy chief ministers and a 43-member cabinet.
India News | Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Monday March 20, 2017
Priest-turned-politician Yogi Adityanath, 44, who took oath today as the 32nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, joins the singles' club of political leaders.
Seshan Vijayraghvan (With inputs from PTI) | Sunday March 19, 2017
The new twin-tube tunnel on the new Jammu-Srinagar National Highway four-lane project is reportedly ready for public usage and will soon be open to traffic. At 9.2 km, this is the longest road tunnel in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the highway tunnel by month-end.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday March 19, 2017
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly endorsed Yogi Adityanath and his 45-member team, who took oath in Lucknow today. The new Chief Minister and his team, the Prime Minister said, would leave no stone unturned to make Uttar Pradesh the Uttar Pradesh.
Opinion | Jyoti Malhotra | Monday March 20, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made his first mistake by helping appoint Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. By installing a man as polarizing and malignant as the five-time MP and head of the Gorakhnath Peeth, Modi has told us that the gloves are off. That, just like Adityanath himself promised, the installation of a Hindu Rashtr...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 19, 2017
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minority Affairs Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, today defended the BJP's choice of controversial leader Yogi Adityanath as the next UP chief minister, saying he will work for the party's "inclusive growth" agenda.
India News | Written by Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal | Sunday March 19, 2017
Indias longest surface tunnel at Chenani in Jammu's Udhampur district is complete. The 9-km-long tunnel passes through the Himalayas on Jammu- Srinagar National Highway and will be open to traffic soon following successful completion of trial run. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the highway tunnel by the end of March. "The tunn...
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Sunday March 19, 2017
Yogi Adityanath, a five-time parliamentarian seen as the BJP's hardline Hindutva face, will be the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the party announced on Saturday evening, exactly a week after it won a landslide mandate in the country's most populous state. Mr Adityanath will have two deputies in Keshav Prasad Maurya, the party's UP chief, and...
India News | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Saturday March 18, 2017
Is the delay in the selection of a Chief Minister for Uttar Pradesh due to a tussle between the top leadership of the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh? Top sources indicate, since last night BJP president Amit Shah has been holding parleys with the senior RSS leadership on the issue.
India News | Edited By Aloke Tikku | Saturday March 18, 2017
A long-time RSS pracharak, the BJP's Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, today took over as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, the state that he had campaigned should be carved out of Uttar Pradesh back in the nineties. The BJP had swept the hill state in the state elections with 57 of the 70 seats in the state; Mr Rawat is said to have played a key r...
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Saturday March 18, 2017
The BJP's Trivendra Singh Rawat, who had been a long-time RSS pracharak, will take oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand today. Mr Rawat, who had worked closely with party chief Amit Shah during the 2014 national election, has many years of experience as a minister. His name was proposed by BJP leader Prakash Pant and seconded by Satpal Maharaj...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 18, 2017
While applauding the BJP's recent victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls and the party captain Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clever steering, President Pranab Mukherjee emphasised the need to guard against "majoritarianism", saying those in power must take the entire nation along at all times.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday March 18, 2017
Hours before a meeting of the BJP's 312 newly-elected legislators In Uttar Pradesh to elect the state Chief Minister, the party's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS is in talks with party chief Amit Shah to discuss the contenders, sources said today. The RSS is pushing for a say in the decision and has sought certain clarificatio...
India News | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Friday March 17, 2017
The BJP is prepped for a gala oath ceremony for the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister, likely to be sworn in now on Sunday, March 19. It will be held at the sprawling Smriti Upvan complex near the Ambedkar memorial in Lucknow built by Bahujan Samaj Party's Mayawati, steamrolled by the BJP in this year's assembly election. The event is billed as a ma...
Offbeat | Written By Meghna Nijhawan | Friday March 17, 2017
A lock bearing 'Modi magic' was used outside the house of outgoing minister and MLA Ravidas Mehrotra. Twitter was quick to point out the irony
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 17, 2017
DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly MK Stalin today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in ensuring the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill. "The bill which was moved to empower women's voice in the Legislatures and Parliament of our great nation is struggling to succeed. This is really dishe...
Offbeat | Written By Meghna Nijhawan | Friday March 17, 2017
If you follow Indian politicians on Twitter, this one's for you. Our netas have taken to taken to the micro-blogging site like fish to water. They humour us with their wit, impress us with their generosity and sometimes even surprise us with their point-blank views.
Offbeat | Written by Priyanka Pant | Friday March 17, 2017
Over 2,000 residents of Surat, Gujarat came together earlier this week in an attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record for most people sweeping the floor in a single venue.
Blog | Rahul Shrivastava | Friday March 17, 2017
The BJP moved with tyre-burning speed to clinch numbers and power in Goa and Manipur, where the verdict wasn't purely in its favour. One Chief Minister has already won a trust vote, another will get there soon.
India News | Written by Sunil Prabhu | Thursday March 16, 2017
The Narendra Modi government's new National Health Policy announced on Thursday pledges to more than double public spending on health so that people live longer, give the poor free access to medicines and diagnostics in state-run hospitals and set targets for control of diseases such as tuberculosis that kills over 5,000 people every day.
Friday March 17, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used Ravi Shastri's very own cricketing cliches to reply to the former cricketer's Twitter message.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 16, 2017
The BJP's landslide victory in state polls has "implications" for Sino-India ties as it could further embolden Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "hard-line attitude" and pose difficulties for "compromises" in disagreements with countries like China, an opinion in China's official media said today. "(Prime Minister) Modi recently led his Bharatiya Jana...
India News | Jeanette Rodrigues, Bloomberg | Thursday March 16, 2017
A new internet is being built: it has 1.1 billion users, a third of the world wide web. Indian banks are running transactions on it and Microsoft has embedded it into Skype.