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PM Modi took views of economists to boost growth, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday while speaking about the NITI Aayog's maiden meet said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed economists and then asked for their suggestions to boost the investment growth. Jaitley further said that the suggestions related to the high growth and financing of infrastructure. The economists present at the interaction were Vijay Kelkar, Nitin Desai, Bimal Jalan, Rajiv Lall, R. Vaidyanathan, Subir Gokarn, Parthasarathi Shome, P Balakrishnan, Rajiv Kumar, Ashok Gulati, Mukesh Butani and G.N. Bajpai. Bibek Debroy and Dr. VK Saraswat, members and CEO, NITI Aayog attended the meeting. Feb 6, 2015
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Mamata Banerjee may skip first NITI Aayog meet

New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Top Trinamool Congress sources and state government officials have indicated that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee might skip the first meeting of the newly formed NITI Aayog, on February 6, as a mark of protest against the NDA government dismantling the Planning Commission and replacing it with the new advisory body "unilaterally". Politicos gave mixed reactions on the matter. Feb 4, 2015
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BJP only party without family inheritance and with internal democracy: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the ruling BJP is the only party without family inheritance and with internal democracy. He said that BJP after coming to power brought immense achievement to the nation and involved people in governance. Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah said that Modi worked for the nation in such a way that people and leaders of so many countries are looking up to India with great hope. He also said that the BJP government at the centre brought NITI Aayog replacing the Planning Commission which enhances the participation of states in formulating policies. Feb 1, 2015
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Arvind Panagariya takes charge as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Noted economist Arvind Panagariya took charge as the first Vice-Chairman of the newly-created NITI Aayog on Tuesday. The government had announced the appointment of Vice-Chairman, 2 full time members, 4 ex-officio members (Union ministers) and 3 special invitees for the Aayog on January 5. NITI Aayog has replaced the 65-year old Planning Commission, a vestige of the socialist era. As per the notification, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the Chairman of the body. Jan 13, 2015
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BJP chief pushes for strengthening of party in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 08 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah, on Thursday met party workers in Hyderabad and discussed ways to strengthen the organization in the newly-created Telangana state. Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Telangana, urged the people to join hands with the party for overall development of the state. Shah, considered the closest aide of Modi, hailed the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog, which recently replaced the 65-year-old Planning Commission. He noted that under the framework of the NITI Ayog, states can participate in the formulation of policies. Jan 8, 2015
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Arvind Panagariya's family rejoiced at his appointment as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Jaipur, Jan 06 (ANI): Family of Eminent free-market economist Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday rejoiced at his appointment as Vice Chairman of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new policy commission, or NITI Aayog. His brother and relatives said that Panagariya will work for the nation and will bring great developments in the favour of India. Giving a final shape to the NITI Aayog, the government on Monday appointed US-based economist and Columbia university professor Arvind Panagariya as the first vice chairperson of the newly created agency. Jan 6, 2015
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Centre faces criticism for changing name of Planning Commission to 'Niti Aayog'

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government on Thursday changed the name of the Planning Commission to 'Niti Aayog'. Congress leader Rashid Alvi and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar however, criticized the government for only changing the name of the body, instead of coming out with any new initiatives to take the nation forward economically. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav questioned whether changing the name will ensure justice and morality. Jan 1, 2015
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New Song Launch of 'Action Jackson'

Mumbai, Oct 31 (ANI): The star cast of upcoming movie 'Action Jackson' launched its new song 'Keeda' featuring lead stars Ajay Devgn and Sonkashi Sinha, in India's showbiz hub Mumbai recently. The groovy song has both actors doing some impressive dance steps in Prabhu Deva style. Penned by Shabbir Ahmed, 'Keeda' has been composed and sung by Himesh Reshammiya and Niti Mohan. Oct 31, 2014