India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into 'smart city'

This will serve as framework for Smart heritage city programme between the two countries

Kumar Vishwas' claim finds little support in AAP camp

Senior party leaders say unaware if BJP approached Vishwas to switch sides; Saffron party threatens to sue

Our website one of most targeted by hackers in India: BJP

9,174 Indian websites were also hacked by groups spread across the world

Modi govt has brought economy back on track: Gowda

He added that the growth in GDP showed that financial and economic conditions were on track

'Jan Dhan' will not serve much purpose for the poor: Mayawati

She added that there was a need to give direct monetary benefit to the poor and not just open bank accounts for them

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Picture of the day: C Vidhyasagar Rao taking oath as Maharashtra Governor at a ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is also seen. 

 

Mayawati questions Akhilesh's foreign trip

She also alleged that SP government was hand in glove with sugar mill owners and was harassing the cane-growers with them

Ministers enjoy large powers under Modi, says Jaitley

Jaitley said for the important decisions the PMO's office was being consulted

BJP hopes PM Modi's Japan visit will boost economy, bilateral ties

The PM will first visit Japan's old capital Kyoto, where he will be joined by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

BJP trashes Vishwas' allegation; challenge him to provide proof

Congress on the other hand have asked Vishwas to reveal the identity of the MP who approached him

Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari

Various transport projects and other issues were discussed in a meeting between Gadkari and a delegation from Thane

PM Modi leaves for five-day visit to Japan

Boosting defence and security cooperation and accelerating unfinished projects between the two countries is on the PM's agenda

SC notice to govt over content on internet

SC notices to govt on a petition moved by Internet and Mobile Association complaining against orders asking them to remove objectionable content ...

Canada Treasury Board president to visit India for four days

Tony Clement will hold discussions on investing in natural resources and public sector reform and management

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