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Maharashtra wasted 15 years under Congress-NCP rule: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister ModiAurangabad (Maharashtra), Oct 4 : Highlighting the misrule of Congress-NCP combine in Maharashtra for the last fifteen years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the people to vote for the BJP and said the upcoming election will decide the state's fate.

"What is important is how will Maharashtra look like, you have to think who can change the fate of Maharashtra. I am your servant, but it is the crores of people of Maharashtra who will change the destiny of Maharashtra," Prime Minister said while addressing a rally at Aurangabad .

Sonia sharpens attack on BJP, says 'empty vessel makes loudest noise'

Sonia GandhiMeham (Haryana), Oct 4 : Launching a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre as an empty vessel that makes the loudest noise.

"Empty vessels make the most noise, being loud doesn't mean you are speaking the truth," she said while addressing a rally here.

Claiming that the Centre was taking credit by renaming the programmes started by the previous UPA regime, Sonia Gandhi said, "The BJP is taking credit by renaming programmes started by us."

Politicos expect PM Modi to act in India's interest during U.S. visit

Narendra ModiBangalore/New Delhi, Sept 24 : Former minister of state for external affairs and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his maiden visit to the United States and said that his party stands united with the ruling BJP-led NDA Government as far as the country's national interests are concerned.

"We all stand with him and behind him always. When national interests are concerned, the Congress party is not different from the government. We want the government to succeed in the interest of the nation. We wish the Prime Minister a very successful visit," said Tharoor in Bangalore.

Xi's India visit put ties into historic phase: Chinese FM

Xi's India visit put ties into historic phase: Chinese FMBeijing: China has said President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India has propelled bilateral ties into a historic phase and opened a new chapter in its neighbourhood diplomacy.

"President Xi's visit has propelled the development of China-India ties into a new historic phase," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a briefing to the Chinese media on Xi's just-concluded visit to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan.

Wang quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as telling Xi during their meeting that the two sides should constantly push forward their relationship "From Inch to Mile"

Sino-Indian talks aimed at rebalancing bilateral trade in a positive direction

Sino-Indian talksNew Delhi, Sept 18 : The main points of discussion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping as listed in the Prime Minister's statement released on Thursday, is as follows

Annual visits at the level of Heads of State/Government.

City in each country would be identified for a smart city demonstration project.

'Modi Wave' is over, says Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind KejriwalNew Delhi, Sept 16 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the 'Modi Wave' was over and that the message of the bypoll results is that people have realized the truth.

Kejriwal said, "The 'Modi Wave' is over. People have realized the truth that is the message of today's poll results."

"The picture is clear today, the rise in corruption and inflation in these last 100 days has shattered the hopes of the people. People have been cheated," he added.

In Uttar Pradesh, BJP has won one seat while leading on two while the Samajwadi Party has won eight seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Xi's visit will strengthen ties, says Modi

Xi's visit will strengthen ties, says ModiNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was looking forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad on September 17 and was sure that his visit will strengthen ties between India and China, which share a strong bond of Buddhism.

Ahead of Xi's visit, Modi posted various slides depicting Gujarat's rich Buddhist heritage including his birthplace Vadnagar's excavations on social media 'twitter'.

Congress will form Govt. in Haryana for third time: Hooda

Congress will form GovtNew Delhi, Sept 12 : Hours after the Election Commission announced the dates for Haryana Assembly polls; Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday expressed confidence and said that the Congress will form the government in the state for the third time.

"We are ready for elections; the Congress will form its Government for the third time in Haryana. The party is fully prepared, and the atmosphere of the state is also our favor as we are getting a lot of support from the people. There has been immense development in past 10 years," he said.

BJP welcomes Dikshit's comments on government formation in Delhi

BJP welcomes Dikshit's commentsNew Delhi, Sept 11 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday welcomed former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's comments that the BJP should be given a trial or an opportunity to form the government in Delhi.

Praising "veteran leader" Sheila Dikshit, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay said, "Sheila ji is a veteran leader. She has ruled Delhi for 15 years. She understands the constitutional nitty-grittys and has the experience to run a government."

Congress not accepting India moving towards development, says BJP

Mukhtar-Abbas-NaqviNew Delhi, Sep 4 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the Congress does not want to accept that the country is moving towards better administration and development.

Naqvi was reacting to the statement made by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan.

India considers Japan among its closest, most reliable partners: PM Modi

Narendra-ModiTokyo, Sept 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India considers Japan among its closest and most reliable partners.

"I am delighted to be in Japan. After assuming the office of Prime Minister, I had taken a decision that my first bilateral visit outside South Asia would be to Japan. It is my great fortune that Prime Minister Abe gave me the opportunity to fulfill my desire within 100 days of my assuming office," said Prime Minister Modi in his remarks at the joint press briefing with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Jaitley should apologise for fooling nation about inflation: Sandeep Dikshit

Sandeep-DikshitNew Delhi, Aug 30 : Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Saturday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should apologise to the nation for fooling them about inflation.

"I am surprised that he has suddenly realized this. When it used to happen under the Congress government, he used to give exactly an opposite observation to it. His own people, lots of his party spokespersons used to go on TV channels and severely and bitterly criticize the Congress and almost call us as an ineffective government. Now, they have realized the reality of the government and why inflation comes and does not come," Dikshit told ANI here.

Eagerly awaiting your arrival, Japanese PM tells PM Modi

shinzo-abeNew Delhi, Aug 28 : Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on Thursday, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe said he was eagerly awaiting the former's arrival in Kyoto.

"India has a special place in my heart, eagerly waiting for your arrival in Kyoto," tweeted Shinzo Abe

"Your first visit to Japan as Indian PM will add new chapter to our strategic partnership," Abe said, adding, "Together we can do a lot for peace and prosperity in the world."

Thailand assembly elects coup leader General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as prime minister

Prayuth-Chan-ochaSydney, Aug 21 : Thailand's national assembly has reportedly chosen coup leader, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, as the next Prime Minister that further consolidates the hold of military on the power corridors of Thailand.

Prayut, who had earlier ousted an elected government on May 22, was backed by 191 members of the 197-strong assembly on Thursday with three abstention and three members absent, reported News. com. au.

BJP more worried if Amar 'uncle' returning to SP: Akhilesh

Akhilesh-YadavKannauj: A day after BJP president Amit Shah took a dig at SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav over his meeting with Amar Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said BJP is more worried whether Amar "uncle" is returning to SP's fold or not.

"Amar Singh uncle aa rahe hain ya nahi... BJP ko iski jyada chinta hai (whether Amar Singh uncle is coming back (to SP) or not, BJP is more worried about it)," Yadav said today replying to a query about Singh's return to the ruling party.

Jaitley: Up to Pak to decide what relationship they want

Arun-JaitleyAmritsar, Aug 18 : Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley asked Pakistan to decide what relationship the country wanted with India.

He said that the onus was on Pakistan to repair the relationship. "The powers that lie within Pakistan have to agree on what relationship they want with India."

Jaitley also accused Pakistan of deliberately breaking the ceasefire.

Mirwaiz questions political opportunism over Kashmiri separatist leaders meeting Pak envoy

Mirwaiz-Umar-FarooqSrinagar, Aug 18 : The chairman of the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, today felt that the hue and cry being raised by political parties over leaders like him meeting Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit is a clear case of political opportunism. He instead sought an end to the politcisation of the Kashmir issue.

Sonia Gandhi attacks BJP Government for spurt in communal violence

Sonia-GandhiThiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi said here today that the number of incidents of communal violence across the country has steadily increased since the formation of the BJP Government at the Centre.

Speaking at a Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) rally, Gandhi said that occurrence of communal violence has vastly increased since the new government came to power, something she claimed was of "great worry" to the Congress.

Hillary Clinton condemns Obama's foreign policy

Hillary-ClintonWashiongton, Aug 11 : Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned President Obama's foreign policy doctrine as crises remain unresolved from Ukraine to the Gaza strip.

According to the Politico, Clinton criticized Obama's decision to support Syrian rebels, calling it a 'failure'.

She also said that the foreign policy was too slow and extremely passive.

Clinton's comments came following the president's authorization of airstrikes in Northern Iraq last week.

According to sources, Clinton's interview was planned to promote her memoir and was not part of any political strategy.

BJP ideology should replace Congress': Amit Shah

Amit ShahNew Delhi : The BJP leadership met on Saturday with its representatives from across the country as the new party President Amit Shah called for replacement of the Congress ideology by that of BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced incidents of communal violence declaring there would be no compromise on peace, harmony and national unity.

Addressing the day-long meeting of the National Council, called to ratify his appointment as President, Shah said time has come to spread the BJP ideology and expand its reach across the country like the Congress did all these years, maintaining that the party cannot rule for long otherwise.

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