Month: May 2019

Swearing-in-Ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India – LIVE from Rashtrapati Bhavan

open view news desk Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers takes oath of office and secrecy at a gala ceremony in Forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The event is witnessing eminent presence of leaders from BIMSTEC nations, leaders of various political parties of India, leaders from […]

President of India hosts banquet in honour of the Heads of State/Government attending the Swearing-in-Ceremony of the Prime Minister of India

open view news desk The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, hosted yesterday (May 30, 2019) a banquet in honour of the Heads/Representatives of State/Government attending the swearing-in-ceremony of the Prime Minister of Indiaat Rashtrapati Bhavan. Dignitaries attended the banquet include Mohammad Abdul Hamid, the President of the […]

Cabinet approves Summoning of Parliament after General Election, 2019

Lok Sabha session during 17th June-26th July Rajya Sabha during 20th June-26th July Economic Survey to be presented on 4th July Union Budget to be presented on 5th July open view news desk The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,in its first meeting, has approved […]

Mexico president: We won’t react desperately to Trump threat

MEXICO CITY — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that Mexico won’t respond to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of coercive tariffs with desperation, but instead will push for dialogue. A day after Trump’s threat to impose a 5% tariff — that could increase incrementally to […]

India’s economic growth pace to be relatively slower in April-June: official

NEW DELHI – India’s April-June economic growth rate could be “relatively slower”, Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said, after Asia’s third largest economy recorded the slowest pace of GDP growth in 17 quarters for the first quarter of 2019. Garg said that India’s growth rate, which has been […]

Cabinet extends cash handout programme for farmers: minister

NEW DELHI – India’s cabinet on Friday agreed to extend a programme of handing 6,000 rupees ($86) a year to another 25 million farmers of the country, farm minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. In the interim budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year presented in February, Prime Minister Narendra […]

Modi faces ‘jobs crisis’ as unemployment hits 6.1%

NEW DELHI – India’s unemployment rate rose to 6.1% in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the statistics ministry said on Friday, presenting a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick-start job creation in his second term in office. The data, that has been repeatedly delayed, was released a […]

Torrent of bad news hits Sitharaman on first day as India finance minister

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised markets by naming Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the defence minister, as the next finance minister on a day data showed that Asia’s third biggest economy grew at its slowest pace in 17 quarters. While the economy grew at […]

Modi picks China expert and former envoy to U.S. to steer India’s foreign policy

NEW DELHI – It is time to get talking. That seemed to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to both the United States and China on Friday when he named a highly rated career diplomat with expertise in dealing with both countries as India’s new foreign minister, diplomatic […]

The iron fist: Amit Shah becomes India’s home affairs minister

NEW DELHI – He made his name as a ruthless backroom politician and master strategist who won election victories for his boss, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also has a reputation for the incendiary, recently describing illegal Bangladeshi immigrants as “like termites” taking grain and jobs from […]

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