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President confers Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee   |   President confers Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee   |   Unseasonal rains damage 106.73 lakh hectares of rabi crops: Govt   |   France Plane crash: Search and recovery operation to resume today   |   Govt to repromulgate Land Ordinance; RS to be prorogued   |   AAP reconciliation talks fail; Fate of Yadav, Bhushan to be decided on Saturday   |   ADB projects India's growth rate to 7.8% in 2015-16   |    Co-pilot deliberately crashed German aircraft: French officials   |   US to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2015    |   
    PM invites foreign investors to explore opportunities in India


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called upon investors around the globe to invest in India to get highest return on their investments. He said, the industrial scenario in the country has taken a sea change in the last 10 months and global investors who were not interested to put their investments in the country are now looking at India again due to the investment-friendly approach of the Centre.

    Coal scam: SC stays proceedings against former PM Manmohan Singh


    The Supreme Court today stayed a trial court order summoning former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a coal scam case. The apex court today admitted former Prime Minister's petition challenging a special CBI court order summoning him to appear before it on 8th of this month in connection with the scam.

    Congress condemns Giriraj Singh's racist remark against Sonia Gandhi

    The Congress has condemned the alleged racist remarks made by Union Minister Giriraj Singh against party president Sonia Gandhi. Party general secretary Digvijay Singh said in New Delhi that the remarks has exposed the mindset of the government. Mr Singh also demanded an apology from the Minister for his remarks.

    Anti-Terror bill passed in Gujarat assembly despite rejected by President
    Flood situation improves in Kashmir Valley
    Government unveils new Foreign Trade Policy to boost export

    Aditya Raj Das

    NEW DELHI: Even as lack-lustre performance of country’s export continues to worry policy makers, the BJP-led NDA government today announced the long awaited Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) rolling out schemes to incentivise goods and services exports to key markets.

    Aircel-Maxis deal: ED attaches Rs 742 crore assets of Dayanidhi Marans
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    Prime Minister,Narendra Modi visiting Rourkela Steel Plant, before its dedication to the Nation, in Odisha on April 01,

    *By M. Hamid Ansari

    We know that each age and most societies developed and practiced their world view as part of the apparatus of governance and the achievement of the objectives of their national interest. In pursuit of this, legitimacy and empowerment was often sought from ideals considered fundamental by the society concerned. Some of these were premised on philosophical ideals, others implicitly or expressly on religious ones. Each, as Edward Gibbon put it in relation to ancient Rome, was ‘useful’ to the ruling establishment.


    Minority Commission constitutes 'peace committee' in Delhi

    New Delhi: The Delhi Minority Commission has constituted a 20-member 'peace committee' to check communal incidents in city. It has been done in the wake of increasing cases of vandalism at religious places and riots in the national capital, Releasing the annual report of Delhi Minority Commission here, the panel's Chairman Qamar Ahmed said the peace committee has four members each from its five minority advisory committees representing Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis.

    SC issues notice to Advani, others in Babri demolition case

    The Supreme Court today sought responses from senior BJP leader L K Advani and others on a plea against dropping of criminal conspiracy charge against them in the Babri mosque demolition case. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu issued notices to the BJP leader and the CBI on a separate plea filed by Haji Mahboob Ahmad, one of the petitioners in the Babri mosque case. Ahmad, in his plea, has alleged that CBI may dilute its stand in the wake of the change in the government at the Centre.

    Cow slaughter cannot be accepted in India: Rajnath Singh

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said, the NDA government will try its level best to bring in a countrywide ban on slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus. Mr Singh told a gathering of spiritual leaders of Shwetambar Jains in Indore that cow slaughter cannot be accepted in this country. He said, they will make all-out efforts to ban slaughter of cows and will also try hard to have a consensus for this purpose.

    Attacks on Churches sullying India image internationally: NHRC chief
    Court acquits Ex-SIMI chief Shahid Badar
    400 Indians evacuated from conflict hit Yemen

    Four hundred Indian nationals have been evacuated from the conflict hit Yemen by the sea route. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told reporters in New Delhi this evening that services of a local ship is being utilised to move these Indians from Aden to Djibouti. He said, Indian Air Force has been requested to deploy two C-17 Globemaster aircraft in Djibouti to ferry them to India. The spokesman said, two Air India flights are stationed in Muscat and will be used at appropriate time.

    Former Najafgarh MLA shot dead, 2 PSOs critical

A new political history was scripted on May 26th 2014 when BJP leader Narendra Damodar Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India at the precinct of magnificient Rashtrapati Bhavan. In Narendra Modi, the people of India see a decisive and development-oriented leader who has emerged as a ray of hope for the dreams and aspirations of crores of Indians.


Mail Today writes that the Narendra Modi Government might witness expansion before the start of the second half of the Budget Session, scheduled on April the 20th. The expanded cabinet  could see many new faces, especially of allies including the PDP and the Shiv Sena, after removal of a few non-performing ministers. The paper adds that PDP MP Mehbooba Mufti may get accommodated into the Modi Cabinet.

Amitav Ghosh among 10 finalists for International Booker prize  

Indian author Amitav Ghosh is among the 10 finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize. The finalists were announced at the University of Cape Town in South Africa by writer and academic Professor Marina Warner, chair of the five-person judging panel.

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  MERA SAR HAAZIR HAI LEKIN MERA MUNSIF DEKH LE KAR RAHAA HAI MERE FARD-E-JURM KI TAHRIR KAUN آگ کا کیا ہے پل دو پل میں لگتی ہے بجھتے بجھتے ایک زمانہ لگتا ہے  
? President Pranab Mukherjee, meeting with the delegation of leaders of various political parties at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The designers of Tricolour

India is getting ready to celebrate Independence Day.Elaborate arrangements are being made for the Prime Minister to hoist the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi.The tricolour which reflects the sovereignty of the country and keeps crores of its people together had not been unveiled overnight. Very few people of the present generation know that there were several unsung heroes behind the national flag besides Pingali Venkaiah, a freedom fighter who designed the national flag. ..

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