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After PM Narendra Modi’s Chennai Visit, a ‘Clarification’ on Photoshopped Image

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Facing flak for posting a morphed photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveying Tamil Nadu floods from a helicopter, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) today expressed regret saying the incident happened due to an “error of judgment”.

In the picture posted by the Press Information Bureau on its website and Twitter, houses and water were reportedly seen clearly through the chopper’s window which the critics pointed out could not be possible during an aerial survey.




The photo was soon removed after questions were raised in social media about its authenticity.

In a clarification issued by the PIB, it...

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Petition filed to bring Kohinoor from UK to Pakistan

Petition filed to bring Kohinoor from UK to Pakistan

A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court asking the government to bring back Kohinoor diamond, the world famous precious stone which India has been trying to get from the UK.

The Kohinoor was mined in medieval times in the Kollur mine in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district. (TOI file photo)

The Kohinoor was mined in medieval times in the Kollur mine in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. (TOI file photo)

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffry alleged in his petition to the Lahore High Court that the UK snatched the diamond from Daleep Singh, grandson of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, and took it to Britain.

“The diamond became part of the crown of incumbent Queen Elizabeth-II at the time of her crowing in 1953...

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Barack Obama Feels PM Narendra Modi Has a Clear Vision for India: White House

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US President Barack Obama who has held meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at several occasions, has found in him a politician who is honest and has a clear vision for India, the White House has said.”President Obama has found Prime Minister Modi to be somebody who is honest and direct, somebody who has good command of the facts, somebody who has a clear understanding of the issues that confront his country and our relationship,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference yesterday.

On Monday President Obama met PM Modi in Paris on the sidelines of the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit...

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PM Narendra Modi Ranks 8th in TIME Person of the Year Poll

PM Modi, according to the Time profile, "has encouraged foreign direct investment in India and is trying to modernise the world's largest democracy."

PM Modi, according to the Time profile, “has encouraged foreign direct investment in India and is trying to modernise the world’s largest democracy.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently among the top 10 of the TIME Person of the Year readers’ choice poll in the company of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis.

Although Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (10.5 per cent) continues to lead the poll, PM Modi with a vote share of 2.7 per cent was in the eighth place as of Monday evening while Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai (5.9 per cent) was in the second place and Pope Francis (3.9 per cent) in the third.

Ms Sanders also far outpaces other presidential candidates, including Republican...

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PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ lauds UP’s lady of solar lamps

With the Paris climate change summit getting underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held up the example of Noor Jahan from Kanpur who formed a group of women engaged in making and renting solar lanterns and also urged farmers not to burn crop residue and instead use it as organic manure.

“One Noor Jahan is inspiring everyone else. Her name also signifies giving light to the world,” the prime minister said in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address.

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Noor Jehan has set up a factory of solar lamps. These lamps are rented out to about 500 households for Rs 100 each per month while the charging costs about Rs 3-4 daily, the PM said. “Her work can be an inspiration for all those want to fight climate change,” he added...
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