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Tag: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi Becomes Longest-Serving Non-Cong PM, Replaces Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi: Narendra Modi has yet another milestone to his credit – becoming the longest-serving non-Congress Prime Minister of India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who held that distinction so far had three runs at India’s top post – first for 13 days from May 16, 1996 till May 28, 1996, followed by his 408 day second […]

PM Modi Launches ‘Transparent Taxation’ Platform
PM Modi Launches ‘Transparent Taxation’ Platform

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched ‘’Transparent Taxation-Honoring the Honest’ platform, the next phase of direct tax reforms aimed at easing compliance and rewarding honest taxpayers, as the government looks to rebuild the pandemic-hit economy. While launching the platform PM Modi said, “This platform has big reforms such as faceless assessment, faceless […]

VP Venkaiah Naidu & HM Amit Shah Convey Greetings On International Youth Day

New Delhi: Referring to the International Youth Day on Wednesday, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon the youth to take inspiration from the life of Netaji and strive towards building a New India. Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed greetings on the occasion of the International Youth Day and said the greatest strength of […]

PM Modi: Containment, Contact Tracing Key To COVID Management

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a review meeting with Chief Ministers or representatives of 10 states badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and advised that containment, contact tracing, and surveillance were key to effective management of the virus infections in the country. In his address during the video conference meeting, the […]

PM Modi Reviews Flood Situation With CMs Of Six States

New Delhi: After inaugurating the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the flood situation across six states. He held a meeting over video conferencing with Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala and the Home Minister of Karnataka, […]

After 'Digital Andaman', PM Modi Plans To Make It Hub Of 'Blue Economy'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Andamanese people via the digital mode amid the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday. The Prime Minister interacted with the BJP workers of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through a video conference on Sunday, a day before dedicating the Submarine optical fibre cable project, connecting Chennai and Port Blair. […]

PM Modi Inaugurates 'Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra', Calls For 'Make India Garbage Free'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a special project on Saturday that is close to his heart — the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, which is an interactive experience centre on Swachh Bharat Mission. He watched a short video on ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ as well as saw a display where the journey of India’s fight with […]

PM Modi To Perform Bhumi Pujan At 12.30 PM Wednesday in Ayodhya

Lucknow: The ‘Bhumi Pujan’ for the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin at 12.30 pm on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing the ‘Shila Pujan’, ‘Bhumi Pujan’ and ‘Karma Shila Pujan’. According to an official statement, the main ‘puja’ will be held between 12.44 p.m. and 12.45 p.m. during the 32-second ‘Abhijit Muhurat’. […]

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7th Pay Commission: 3% DA Hike For Central Government Employees Likely

The Central government employees are likely to get a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for the January-June 2020 period from July 2021 onwards as per the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission. As per Labour Ministry’s AICPI (All India Consumer Price Index), a rise in the inflation in the inflation during the January-June 2020 period by […]

PM Modi To Address Grand Finale Of Smart India Hackathon

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon on Saturday via video conferencing and also interact with students on the occasion, according to an official statement. The hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems people face in […]

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National Education Policy 2020: 25 Important Reforms In School & Higher Education

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, making transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. It is built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability. In this era of knowledge, where learning, research and innovation are […]

IAF To Receive Three More Rafale Combat Aircraft On November 4
Historic: 5 Rafale Jets Land In India, Big Boost To Indian Air Defence

New Delhi: Five of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets built by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault landed safely at the IAF airbase in Ambala on Wednesday afternoon. Significantly, the frontline IAF airbase is likely to be used in case of conflict at the northern or the western borders. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said […]

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Right Decision At Right Time To Fight COVID Led India To Better Position: PM Modi

New Delhi: India has become the second-largest personal protective equipment (PPE) kits manufacturer in the last four months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while inaugurating the three more high tech state of the art testing labs for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Modi said that the right […]

PM Modi Takes Sharp Swipe At China, Cites Pakistan's Fate At Kargil

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemingly took a sharp and veiled swipe at China while referring to “land grab” efforts by Pakistan during the Kargil War and its final fate. Using Sanskrit phrases, Modi in his signature style, sent out a word of caution to the dragon while talking about “backstabbing” by Pakistan. Addressing […]

PM To Launch ‘High Throughput COVID-19 Testing' Facilities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities on 27th July via video conferencing. These facilities will ramp up testing capacity in the country and help in strengthening early detection and treatment, thus assisting in controlling the spread of the pandemic. These three high-throughput testing facilities have been set up […]

7th Pay Commission: New Increment Norms For These Central Govt Employees

The Narendra Modi government has issued new rules for the regulation of advance increment to a section of Central government employees. Stenographers of Subordinate Offices can now get increment on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. An Office Memorandum (OM) of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said that the new norms […]

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PM Modi's Ratings On Handling Covid-19 Pandemic Going Strong At 77.3 Per Cent

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government still enjoys high approval ratings for its handling of the Covid-19 situation in India with more than three-fourths of respondents endorsing how the government is dealing with the crisis, as per the IANS-CVoter Covid-19 Tracker. As per the latest poll with a sample size of 1,723, 77.3 per cent […]

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7th Pay Commission: Salary Hike For Central Government Employees Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Central government employees are going to have a hike in their salary as the Narendra Modi government has decided to increase their allowances on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. As per media reports, the central government employees who perform night duty will get a hike in their salary as Night […]

India Gave Medical Aid To 150 Nations To Fight COVID: PM Modi At ECOSOC

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that India has a deep commitment to maintaining global harmony, improving socio-economic equity, preserving nature’s balance, and that India will play its role in full support of the UN agenda. Speaking at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Modi said that the COVID-19 pandemic […]

PM Modi To Award Bureaucrats For Ensuring Economic Development Of Districts

New Delhi: Bureaucrats will be honoured with the Prime Minister’s award for excellence in public administration for ensuring economic development of districts and improving service delivery among other criteria, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday. The scheme for this year’s awards has been revamped to recognise the performance of District Collectors towards outcome indicators, […]

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Call To Help Country Capitalise On Its Inherent Strengths: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: The call for a self-reliant India is not aimed at encouraging “protectionism or isolationism”, but for adopting a pragmatic development strategy to enable the country to recognise and capitalise on its inherent strengths, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Speaking at the virtual launch of ‘Elyments’ mobile app, Venkiah Naidu said […]

PM Modi Lauds Welfare Measures Undertaken By BJP During COVID-19 Lockdown

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the welfare measures undertaken by the BJP during the nationwide COVID-19-induced lockdown as seven state units of the party gave a presentation of their work at a video conference. Reviewing the relief work done by the party’s Bihar unit during the ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ meet, Modi […]

PM Modi Launches Digital India 'AatmaNirbhar' Campaign To Promote Indian Apps

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Saturday, launched the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian apps, already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale up and become world class. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with the Atal Innovation Mission have come up […]

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Russia Ready To Strengthen Strategic Partnership With India: Prez Vladimir Putin

New Delhi: In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated his nation’s commitment to further strengthen the “special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries in all spheres”. Putin gave his assurance during the telephonic conversation with Modi who called him to congratulate on the success […]

Over 80 Crore People To Get Free Ration Till November: PM Modi

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: A day after the Centre announced more relaxations under Unlock 2.0, the second of the three-phase plan to end lockdown restrictions in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana will be expanded till November this year. In his address to the nation on Tuesday, PM Modi […]

PM Modi Seeks Ideas From Ministers To Make India 'Global Manufacturing Hub'

New Delhi: Amid threats from China at the borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought realistic ideas from his Council of Ministers to transform the country into a global manufacturing hub. The Prime Minister has asked Ministers to come up with original and realistic ideas that can be transformed into a policy to promote industrial […]

Political Bickering Ensues In Odisha To Take Credit For Puri Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Uncertainty had loomed large over Puri Rath Yatra till Monday evening when Supreme Court finally gave nod for the festival with certain conditions paving way for the chariots of the Holy Trinity to roll on the Badadanda (Grand Road) on Tuesday. Barely a day has passed and political parties in Odisha have locked themselves […]

India Fights COVID19: PM Modi Asks CMs to Prepare For Unlock 2

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the spread of the coronavirus is greater in certain big states and cities, with the high density of population, difficulty in maintaining physical distance and daily movement of people in huge numbers making it a challenging issue for the government. However, he asserted that going […]

Continue Restrictions On Trains, Flights To Odisha: CM Naveen To PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Apprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ground situation in the State and the preparedness to tackle COVID-19, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the Centre should consider continuing with the restrictions on trains and flight services to the State this month. As June is the toughest month for Odisha due to […]

PM Modi Reviews COVID-19 Situation, Discusses Future Road Map

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the coronavirus situation across the country at a high-level meeting here and discussed the future road map to contain the pandemic as India has surpassed the UK to become fourth worst affected country with a total of over 3.08 lakh cases so far. In the meeting, […]

COVID-19: PM Modi To Hold Video Conference With State CMs; Interaction With Naveen On June 17

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with Chief Ministers of different states and Union Territories on June 16 and June 17 about the future of lockdown and the current situation of the pandemic. All states and UTs are divided into two groups and two days are dedicated so that the […]

PM Modi Accepts Donald Trump's Offer To Be Part Of 'Expanded' G7 To Discuss China

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephonic conversation with the US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, accepted his offer to be part of the ‘expanded G7′, the group of most powerful nations to discuss the collective approach to China. Earlier this week, Trump decided to postpone the G7 meeting till September and invite […]

Lockdown Likely To Be Extended For Two More Weeks, Amit Shah Meets PM Modi

New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown – the fourth phase of which ends on May 31 – is likely to be extended beyond this date with more relaxations in lockdown 5.0 as most Indian states are in favour of continuing it for two more weeks, sources said on Friday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed the […]

Govt Should Focus On Releasing Money Directly Into Pockets Of People: Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: The focus of the Centre should be to feed the hungry so that they can tide through the tough situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while addressing regional media on Saturday. Responding to a question by OTV News Editor Radhamadhab Mishra on Prime Minister Narendra […]

PM CARES Fund: President Ram Nath Kovind To Forego 30% Salary For One Year

New Delhi: After contributing one month’s salary to the PM-CARES fund in March, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he would “forego” 30 per cent of his salary for the fund for a year and reduce expenses of the Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of the steps to make more resources available for Covid-19 relief […]

Fiscal Package To Be Around Rs 10.71 Lakh Crore

New Delhi: Working backwards from the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package indicated on Tuesday economists estimate that it could be around 10.71 lakh crore. After sounding out several economists, policy mavens and financial experts, the surmise is that the working of the Rs 10 lakh crore will play out on these lines. When one […]

No Pay Cut For Central Government Employees Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is not planning to impose pay cuts on some categories of the Central government employees to ease financial burden amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak. Following reports that the government is planning to impose pay cut on some categories of the central government employees to deal with […]

PM Modi Interacts With CMs On Ways To Strengthen COVID-19 Containment Strategy, Boosting Economic Activities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a fresh round of consultation with chief ministers on ways to strengthen the COVID-19 containment strategy and stepping up of economic activities in a calibrated manner as the 54-day nationwide lockdown nears an end. The large-scale movement of migrant workers from urban to rural India and […]

Don't do politics on train fare: Railway union tells Sonia

New Delhi: The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) on Thursday wrote to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, urging her to refrain from indulging in “petty politics” over the fare of Shramik Special trains and said that the national transporter was charging money to prevent overcrowding at stations. In a letter to Gandhi, AIRF General Secretary […]

Over 93% trust Modi govt will handle Covid-19 crisis well
PM welcomes armed forces' thank you gesture for 'COVID-19 warriors'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday welcomed the decision of the armed forces to plan a series of events to thank doctors, paramedics and policemen engaged in the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of tweets, he said India has waged a strong fight against COVID-19 due to courageous frontline […]