Archive | September, 2014

PM meets top US CEOs; pitches India story, lists priority areas

Posted on 30 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Wednesday 01st  October 2014

New York, Sep 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he wants to convert the Supreme Court judgment on coal allocation into an “opportunity to move forward and clean up the past”, as he wooed CEOs of large American companies to invest in India in key sectors including infrastructure.

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Rajan softens stance on Jan Dhan, says it’s a welcome scheme

Posted on 30 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Wednesday 01st  October 2014

Mumbai, Sept 30 (PTI) Softening his stance on the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said he is not worried about the quality of KYC for opening new accounts and welcomed the financial inclusion scheme.

“We welcome the Jan Dhan Yojana, it is part of RBI’s plan to get universal access,” he told a press conference called for announcing bi-monthly monetary policy.

“I am not as worried about the quality of KYC for small accounts.

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Jaya fails to get immediate relief in DA case

Posted on 30 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Tuesday 30th  September 2014

Bangalore, Sept 30 (PTI) AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa will have to spend at least six days more in jail here as the Karnataka High Court today adjourned to October 6 her pleas seeking immediate bail and challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case against her.

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Modi, Obama to discuss ways to boost strategic partnership

Posted on 30 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Tuesday 30th  September 2014

Washington, Sep 30 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama would discuss a range of issues, including ways to accelerate economic growth and bolster security cooperation to deepen the US-India strategic partnership, at their maiden summit meeting today.

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Panneerselvam to be new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Posted on 29 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Monday 29th  September 2014

Chennai, Sep 28 (PTI) Handpicked by J Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam, the ‘Mr Faithful’ of the AIADMK supremo, is all set to be the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after he was today elected as leader of the legislature party in the wake of her conviction in an illegal assets case.

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Modi meets Netanyahu, discusses defence cooperation, West Asia

Posted on 29 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Monday 29th  September 2014

New York, Sep 29 (PTI) In a rare meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed a wide range of issues including defence cooperation and the situation created by the Islamic State (IS) in West Asia.

During the 30-minute meeting, Netanyahu invited Modi to visit Israel at an early date.

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Violence erupts in Tamil Nadu after Jaya’s conviction

Posted on 27 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Sunday 28th  September 2014

Chennai, Sep 27 (PTI) Violence broke out in several parts of Tamil Nadu today after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted in a graft case with angry AIADMK supporters indulging in stone pelting and arson and forcing closure of shops.
Tension prevailed as protesters burnt effigies of DMK President M Karunanidhi, his sons M K Stalin and M K Alagiri and tore party posters in various places including in Chennai and Madurai.

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Modi thanks people for warm reception in New York

Posted on 27 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Sunday 28th  September 2014

New York, Sep 27 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the Indian-American community for the warm welcome he received upon his arrival here as he was greeted by chants of ‘Modi’ ‘Modi’ outside his hotel.

“A big thank you for the warm welcome in New York! Deeply touched. Looking forward to a great trip ahead,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted hours after his arrival.

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Modi-Obama meeting to have strong focus on defense, security

Posted on 27 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Saturday 27th  September 2014

New York, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama will have a strong focus on defense and security issues, senior US administration officials said today.

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PM arrives in New York, says US a “natural global partner”

Posted on 27 September 2014 by admin

AIHRA News Saturday 27th  September 2014

New York, Sep 26 (PTI) Describing America as India’s “natural global partner”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today on a five-day visit to the US, holding out an assurance that India is “open and friendly” for business and innovations.

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