Here’s the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the United States Congress. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters Mr Speaker, Mr Vice President, Distinguished Members of the US Congress Ladies and Gentlemen. I am deeply honoured by the invitation to address this Joint Meeting of the US Congress. Thank you, Mr Speaker for ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday filed nomination papers for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election from Karnataka. Sitharaman, accompanied by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar, BJP state ...DNA, 1 month ago
Prakash Javadekar, the lone minister of state in the Modi government to have been elevated to Cabinet rank, has been rewarded for his work in the environment ministry, especially his pro-active role in the climate change talks in Paris. It has been a turnaround for Javadekar, who was earlier stripped of the charge of two key departments of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs as a minister of state. He was included in the Council of Ministers even when he was not an MP ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday mooted the idea of raising an all women battalion and stationing of women on warships besides opening the doors of the National Defence Academy and Sainik schools for them. However, Parrikar made it clear that the 'affirmative action' towards empowerment of women will be done gradually without compromising main task of armed forces which is national security. He said the government has been successful in breaking the 'psychological barrier' with the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Many of India’s states are in action mode to improve their profile and create a conducive policy environment for investments. Some have, of course, failed to move with the changing times. The fifth of an 11-part series looks at the state of affairs in Jharkhand. Part 1: 'Andhra Pradesh is Gujarat of the East coast' Part 2: Maharashtra remains India's richest state Part 3: Madhya Pradesh: Quite a few scores, but many misses, too Part 4: The real story behind ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Benchmark indices ended near day’s high after the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Investors’ sentiments were further boosted due to recovery in global stocks after near term Brexit concerns eased. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 216 points to end at 26,740 and the Nifty50 gained 76 points to close at 8,204. Among broader markets, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices surged between 0.9%-1.2%, outperforming the benchmark indices. Commenting ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The minister said any declaration made under the law will be protected Offering black money holders one last chance to come clean, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday, said information on assets disclosed during the one-time compliance window will not be shared with any other authority. Jaitley, who met industry chambers, chartered accountants and tax professionals to clear any misgivings about the four-month compliance window provided to domestic black money holders to pay their taxes ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
India’s economy - ranked eighth in 2015 with a GDP of $2 trillion - is projected to climb past Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan and become the world’s third-largest in 2030 with a GDP of $7.3 trillion As California, US’ richest state, recently overtook France and Brazil to become the world’s sixth largest economy, according to a Bloomberg analysis, a comparison with India reveals that the American state has 3 per cent of India’s population but ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: Novelist Shobhaa De, Vikas Swarup, novelist, diplomat and the ministry of external affairs spokesperson, director Kabir Khan and Saffron Art CEO Hugo Weihe at the event. Photograph: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com 'Today if you look at the way India is growing many people are saying the sleeping elephant has finally woken up, is dancing!' 'I have travelled extensively, in about 60 countries. In all these the moment you say India, the first thing they mention is either an actor’s ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Much of recent increase is seasonal, teams to look for more pulses abroad to push into market Government will increase the size of buffer stock of pulses to 0.80 million tonnes from the current 0.15 million. Teams are being sent to Myanmar and Africa to scout for the legumes. It could also consider pumping in more foodgrain into the market, to counter food inflation's rising trend. On the price spike in many vegetables, officials said the general view after a meeting of senior ministers and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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