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Spirituality is India's strength, says PM Narendra Modi Spirituality is India's strength, says PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi: "India's spirituality is India's strength. But unfortunately some people link spirituality with religion," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. "The two are very different," he said after releasing a commemorative stamp on the centenary celebrations of the Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India. The YSS was founded 100 years ago with its headquarters in Ranchi by Paramaha...
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India may face weak monsoon under El Nino effect: Nomura India may face weak monsoon under El Nino effect: Nomura
Probability of an El Nino formation in 2017 has led to some worries about India's monsoon season, but exact impact on rains and crop production will not be solely dependent on this event, says a Nomura report. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABM), the likelihood of an El Nino forming in 2017 has risen. Six (out of eight) models surveyed by ABM suggest that El Nino thresholds ...
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President Pranab Mukherjee calls for reservation for women in Parliament President Pranab Mukherjee calls for reservation for women in Parliament
No society can call itself civilised if it does not honour women, President Pranab Mukherjee said today as he emphasised on providing reservation for women in Parliament. Addressing a function here, Mukherjee said the recognition of women in the country's growth has not been taken into account while calculating the GDP, which reflects the attitude of discrimination of the society. "It's real...
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India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners in goodwill gestures India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners in goodwill gestures
India on Wednesday released 39 Pakistani prisoners including 18 fishermen, after Pakistan confirmed their nationality. Announcing their release, the External Affairs Ministry said they are being repatriated to Pakistan via Attari/Wagah check post. "The Government of India attaches highest importance to addressing all humanitarian matters, including early release and repatriation of all eligi...
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PM Modi meets children from Jammu and Kashmir, calls it 'great interaction' PM Modi meets children from Jammu and Kashmir, calls it 'great interaction'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met a group of over 100 youth and children from Jammu and Kashmir who are currently touring different parts of India as part of the initiative 'watan ko jaano'. The PM answered a number of questions that they asked on infrastructure development, sports facilities in the state, education and employment opportunities and so on. They were also curious ab...
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'India needs to acknowledge its asymmetry with China' 'India needs to acknowledge its asymmetry with China'
India needs to be "honest" with itself and acknowledge its asymmetrical relationship with China and not let it become an impediment in bilateral ties, a Chinese daily said on Monday. An editorial in the state-run Global Times suggested that New Delhi could take a leaf out of how Beijing benefited from its relationship with the US "despite major ideological differences and visible geopolitical c...
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Need to give women more importance: PM Narendra Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat' Need to give women more importance: PM Narendra Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'
There is a need to give more importance to women with increased awareness and sensitivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. In his radio address Mann Ki Baat, Modi said: "The whole world celebrates March 8 as Women's Day. In India, more importance needs to be given to our daughters." Modi also congratulated the women's team for winning a silver at the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy t...
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Without CM candidate in Manipur, BJP says Modi is its face Without CM candidate in Manipur, BJP says Modi is its face
The BJP is contesting the Manipur election, which will virtually witness a fight between the Congress and the saffron party, without a chief ministerial candidate and allies, but says its face is Narendra Modi. Although the party has not announced a chief ministerial candidate, its state president K Bhabananda Singh said, "The BJP's face for Manipur election is Narendra Modi and his good govern...
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Bombs recovered ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Manipur Bombs recovered ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Manipur
Police on Friday recovered a hand grenade and a bomb in Manipur's Imphal West district where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rally on Saturday. The recovery comes even as an apex body of six rebel groups in Manipur has given a call for a "complete shutdown" in the state tomorrow to protest against Modi's visit, saying it was aimed at "hoodwinking the people of Manipur". ...
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BJP leader Varun Gandhi says he cried while reading Rohith Vemula's suicide note BJP leader Varun Gandhi says he cried while reading Rohith Vemula's suicide note
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi has revealed that he broke down while reading the suicide letter written by Hyderabad University PhD scholar Rohith Vemula. While addressing a lecture on the "Ideas for a new India", Gandhi said, "Rohith Vemula, a Dalit PhD student from Hyderabad, committed suicide last year. When I read his letter, I broke into tears. Rohith wrote that he was ta...
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