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Chinese investments, border issues to top Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meeting at BRICS

Narendra Modi waves as he leaves for Brazil to attend the five-nation BRICS summit, in New Delhi on Sunday. - PTI

Officials say that a mix of bilateral economic, trade and strategic issues was expected to figure in the maiden meeting between the two leaders who had the reputation of being strong leaders in their respective countries.

Opposition slams Modi’s budget, calls it ‘anti-poor’ and a ‘disappointment’

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Photo: PTI/DC

Opposition parties on Thursday termed Narendra Modi government’s maiden budget a “disappointment” and an “anti-poor” exercise, which can “benefit only the rich”.

A Budget that was ‘Bharat’ for first 93 paras and then ‘India’ all the way

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: PTI

In keeping with his Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s philosophy of ‘less government, more governance’, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely opened the gates for greater participation of the private sector and

Budget 2014: Narendra Modi targets growth, curbs deficit

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: PTI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government will retain the fiscal deficit target for 2014-15 at 4.1 per cent of GDP and reduce it further to 3 per cent by 2016-17.

Rail Budget 2014: Govt invites private funds, FDI to take home cash-strapped sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Railway minister Sadananda Gowda.

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda presented his maiden budget on Tuesday, saying Indian Railways is the soul of the economy and our target is to become largest freight carrier in the world.

Architect of BJP’s win Amit Shah set to be the next BJP President

BJP leader Amit Shah with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Photo: PTI

Amit Shah, who emerged as the main architect of BJP's unprecedented triumph in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, has almost been finalised for the post.

Stormy start to Budget Session, Lok Sabha adjourned over price rise debate

Ruckus in Lok Sabha as MPs storm in the Well of the House. Photo: Twitter

The 42-day-long Budget Session of Parliament begins on Monday and will have 28 sittings. An all-party meeting was held ahead of the Parliament session.

In 2010, NSA was authorised by US to spy on BJP: report

America's top spy agency was authorised by a US court in 2010 to carry out surveillance on the BJP along with five other political organisations across the globe, including Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Our Mars mission cheaper than the Hollywood movie Gravity, hails Narendra Modi

Gravity’s budget was $100 million, while Mars mission in last November was Rs 450 crore (Photo: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed India's low-cost space technology on Monday, saying a rocket which launched four foreign satellites into orbit had cost less to make than the Hollywood film "Gravit

Budget 2014: Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi do a Luis Suarez?

Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi do a Luis Suarez with his first Union Budget? You know the Uruguayan who bit the rival Italian team member and got a hero’s welcome in his home country.

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.