Sun, Aug 20, 2017 | updated 08:20 AM IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 20: The Congress on Sunday questioned efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in ensuring Railway safety and demanded strong initiatives in this regard to prevent Muzaffarnagar type rail accidents from occurring.

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug. 19 (ANI): Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Army.

New Delhi [India], Aug. 19 (ANI): The Congress Party on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent derailment of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar and accused the Centre for being careless regarding the safety of the passengers travelling with the Indian Railways which has claimed so many lives in past three years.

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 (ANI): The Indian Railways has informed that 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, adding that at least 11 people have died and over 30 have been injured.

New Delhi [India], Aug 19 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed condolences to the grieving kin of the victims who lost their lives in the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar.

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug. 19 (ANI): Asserting that late Balasaheb Thackeray was a 'gifted communicator', Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said he was one of the leaders who had the ability to directly convey his message to the people.

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 19 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of New India, as he paid a visit to Gorakhpur to meet the grieving families of the Baba Raghav Das (

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey condemning the terror attack in Barcelona. He has said that India is willing to work with Spain to defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): The Olympic Task Force, formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year as an outcome of India's unsuccessful Olympic campaign in Rio de Janeiro, has recommended major reformation of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), and suggested that the qualified professionals should swap places with bureaucrats and the authority must be given complete financial autonomy.

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 19 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba took to Twitter to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his generous assistance of Rs. 50 crore to deal with the situation created by floods in his country.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] August 19 (ANI): Solution to the Kashmir problem, terrorism, naxalism, northeast insurgency will be found before 2022, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for National Highways projects worth nearly Rs 15000 crores in Rajasthan.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): A day after Aaditya Thackeray lambasted the Mumbai University for missing yet another deadline for declaration of exam results, the Shiv Sena youth wing leader on Friday assured that he has asked for an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over this issue and also demanded the resignation of the state's Education Minister.

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday had a telephonic conversation with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, offering all possible "assistance" in regard to the flood situation.

Tokyo [Japan], August 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit India in September to attend the 'bhoomi poojan' and foundation stone laying ceremony of the Rs. 97,636-crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link using Japanese bullet-train technology.

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday said that the implementation of the demonetisation and Good and Service Tax (GST) are the ruling-government's biggest achievements and said that traders are satisfied with the steps taken by the government.

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is making statements against the saffron outfit and its ideologue Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) because he is not able to digest the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that he had a meeting with all the concerned department of the Government of India to find a solution to problems of flood and erosion situation in the state.

New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the senior and the younger generation of the nation to come together and work for country's good.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday hit at the opposition, while saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government at national and state level is determined to practice 'farmer centric politics', which was burdened by debts for last 14-15 years by the previous government.

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah stating that the country is run by two people who have ruined every agency or organization till date.

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for cornering the Central Government and said his statements are more of a political cry, arising out of a deep sense of dismay.

New Delhi [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Training guns at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government at the Centre and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi party's ideological parent RSS follows "a divisive agenda."

NPPA slashes knee implant cost by 70 per cent
Updated: Aug 17, 2017 09:04 IST

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day of bringing down the prices of knee surgery, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar said that National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the selling price of knee implants from Rs. 54,000 to Rs. 1.14 lakh, depending on the type of transplant, which means nearly 70 per cent lower than most of the surgeries' cost.

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is not competent enough to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech

Panaji (Goa) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): With an aim to boost India-Portugal economic ties, a business hub was inaugurated on Wednesday in Goa's capital Panaji.

New Delhi [India], Aug. 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address, saying it reflected the spirit of innovation, motivation and the direction in which the country is marching ahead.

PM Modi to interact with 200 Champions of Change
Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:59 IST

New Delhi [India] Aug 16. (ANI) With a focus on building New India by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with country's over 200 young entrepreneurs and start-ups across sectors on Friday in New Delhi.

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) launched a scathing attack at the Centre over the row surrounding Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's speech, saying that Centre is imposing ruthless authoritarian regime which is worse than 'emergency'.

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over the recent incidents including the row surrounding Tripura Chief Minister's speech and the Gorakhpur tragedy.