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Tag: Narendra Modi

Earth Day: PM Modi & other leaders express gratitude to Mother Earth
Earth Day 2020: PM Modi, CM Naveen Express Gratitude To Mother Earth Amid COVID-19

New Delhi: Let us pledge to work towards a cleaner, healthier and a more prosperous planet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday on the occasion of International Earth Day at a time when the entire world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to Twitter, PM wrote, “On International Day of Mother Earth, we […]

COVID-19: Trust Kabaddi players to give a good fight, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed members of the U Mumba Kabaddi team for their appeal to download the Aarogya Setu app amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. U Mumba tweeted a video featuring Ajinkya Kapre, Athul MS, Surinder Singh and Abhishek Singh. “Our players have an important appeal to make to our […]

PM Narendra Modi
COVID-19 Lockdown Extension: PM Modi To Address The Nation Tomorrow, Here's What To Expect

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday morning at 10 am. He is likely to announce the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown extension and the exemptions to be imposed nationwide, if any, during the address. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) took to Twitter to announce, “Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation […]

Narendra Singh Tomar
Agriculture Minister Asks States To Get Ready For MGNREGA To Begin From April 15

New Delhi: In what can spark off further speculation about exemptions during probable extension of the ongoing nationwide shutdown, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that he has asked all states to keep a plan ready to start MGNREGA work from April 15, if the situation allows. “All states have been asked to […]

Column: Why A Nationwide Extension Of ‘Lockdown’ Will Be Disastrous

By Sandeep Sahu It seems we have little choice but to brace for a fresh spell of ‘lockdown’ – a state we Indians, with the exception of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, had no previous experience of till a month ago, but now know like the back of our palm. The modern day ‘Battle […]

Indian-Americans mourn death of veteran journalist Brahm Kanchibotla
PM Modi condoles death of veteran Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla who died of COVID-19

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of veteran Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla, saying he will be remembered for his fine work. “Deeply anguished by the passing away of Indian-American journalist Mr. Brahm Kanchibotla. He will be remembered for his fine work and efforts to bring India and USA closer,” the Prime […]

As Odisha Prepares For ‘9Baje9Minute’ For COVID19, Mind The Dos & Don’ts

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to shun the darkness of COVID19 by lighting candles, diyas, torches or mobile flashlights and turning off all the lights at 9 PM today for 9 minutes, citizens have been urged to follow certain steps while observing the routine. The Union Energy Ministry, the Odisha Energy department […]

9 PM 9 Minute: Indian Sports Icons Urge To Support PM Modi's Appeal To Back COVID-19 Warriors

Mumbai/New Delhi: Following PM Modi’s appeal to stand united and light up diyas and candles for backing the COVID-19 warriors, several Indian sports icons have come forward and urged the citizens across the country to extend their support for ‘9 PM 9 Minute’. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Sunday urged the people of […]

Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US
COVID-19: Donald Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the United States after India last month banned the drugs for exports. Trump said that he spoke to Prime Minister Modi on Saturday morning and made a request to release Hydroxycholoroquine for the […]

PM-CARES Fund: SBI Staff Commits Rs 100 Crore For Coronavirus Battle

New Delhi: Employees of the State Bank of India (SBI) have committed to donate Rs 100 crore to the public charitable trust the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund “PM-CARES fund” for Coronavirus battle. The country’s largest lender in a statement said its around 2,56,000 employees have decided to contribute two […]

Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: FAQs Answered Here
Coronavirus Lockdown: Govt Says Reports Of Extension Baseless

New Delhi: The centre on Monday has denied and termed the claims of extension of 21-days coronavirus lockdown doing rounds on social media as baseless and debunked the viral reports. “There are rumours and media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and […]

PM Modi apologises for harsh steps to fight COVID-19
PM Modi apologises for harsh steps to fight COVID-19

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought the nation’s forgiveness for imposing a monumental lockdown on the country, but said “we have to win … and we will definitely win the battle” against the unprecedented menace of coronavirus that has claimed 25 lives in India so far. In his monthly Mann ki Baat radio […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: G20 Announces $5 Trillion To Deal With Coronavirus Crisis

New Delhi: The powerful G-20 grouping on Thursday announced USD 5 trillion for the global economy after COVID-19 outbreak to counter economic disruptions triggered by the coronavirus crisis. The G-20 leaders under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held an extraordinary video conference in which they resolved to use all available policy tools to […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, voices support to lockdown
COVID-19 Outbreak: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, voices support to lockdown

New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with the measures being taken by the central government in view of the coronavirus outbreak, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, voicing her support to the 21-day lockdown and suggested several measures including protection of doctors, easing the supply chains and deferment of loans. […]

Wheat At Rs 2 Per Kg, Rice At Rs 3 Per Kg To Battle Covid-19 Lockdown: Union Cabinet To Spend Rs 1,80,000 Crore

New Delhi: To ensure sufficient supply during the Covid-19 lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Modi announces 21-day nationwide lockdown from tonight

Bhubaneswar: Highlighting the challenge of the Coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation today, announced a 21-day lockdown from 12 AM tonight. “If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21-day lockdown(of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years. This lockdown is in a way a […]

COVID-19: India Joins Hands To Cheer Coronavirus Warriors

New Delhi: In a first of its kind, people across India including the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers of States, other politicians, Bollywood actors, and common people came together to thank Covid-19 warriors and other essential services providers to contain the epidemic’s spread. The largest public ‘appreciation’ exercise in the country witnessed participation […]

Let us all be a part of Janta Curfew: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to become a part of ‘Janta Curfew’, saying it will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. In a recorded video message, he urged people to follow social distancing and Janata Curfew and remain indoors. “In a few minutes from now, the […]

Coronavirus Chatbot 'MyGov Corona Helpdesk' Launched On WhatsApp

New Delhi: The Indian government has launched a WhatsApp chatbot called ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ to help address queries around the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus chatbot is meant to spread awareness about the basic hygiene practices around the virus. The chatbot has been developed and implemented by Jio Haptik Technologies Limited, a conversational AI platform and […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: No Passenger Trains To Ply During 'Janata Curfew' On Mar 22

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Friday informed that no passenger train will be allowed to begin its journey from its originating station between 4 AM and 10 PM on March 22 (Sunday) in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘janata curfew’ amid the novel coronavirus scare. The ECoR, however, said […]

Coronavirus: Bigbasket, Grofers Urge People Not To Panic As Orders Surge

New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal not to get into panic buying or hoarding owing to the coronavirus pandemic, leading online grocery platforms Bigbasket and Grofers on Friday requested customers to restrain from excessive buying or placing multiple orders. Bigbasket saw its online traffic and revenue grow two times and basket value increase […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Asks Centre To Postpone Census Exercise

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in India, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting the Central government to review the decision for Census 2021 initiative & updation of National Population Register throughout the country. Also Read: Centre Rejects Odisha’s Request Of Caste-Based Census! In the letter, CM Naveen Patnaik […]

7th Pay Commission Latest News: Big Hike For Central Govt Employees

7th Pay Commission: The Narendra Modi government has finally fulfilled the long-standing demand of the Central government employee by approving hike in their salary. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the PM Modi on Friday approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. […]

PM Modi proposes SAARC strategy to combat COVID-19
PM Modi proposes SAARC strategy to combat COVID19

New Delhi: Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis across the globe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the SAARC nations to chalk out a strategy to fight it and set an example to the world. In a series of tweets, Modi said, “Our planet is battling COVID-19. At various levels, governments and people are […]

PM Modi avoids Holi celebrations amid COVID-19, extends wishes

New Delhi: In the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chose not to participate in Holi events as precautionary measures suggested by experts. The Prime Minister, however, greeted people on the occasion as the nation celebrates Holi, the festival of colours. In a tweet in Hindi, the Prime Minister said: […]

Women's Day: 7 women achievers handle PM Modi's social media accounts

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that seven women achievers will share their lives’ journeys and interact with the people through his social media accounts on the occasion of International Women’s Day. “Greetings on the International Women’s Day! We salute the spirit and accomplishments of our ‘Nari Shakti’. As I’d said a […]

Free Entry For Women At All Monuments Under ASI On Sunday

New Delhi: For the first time, entry will be free for all women visiting monuments under the ASI across the country on International Women’s Day on Sunday, the culture ministry said. According to an order issued by the ministry, on March 8, no fee will be charged from women visitors at all the monuments under […]

Roof Over Head Still A Distant Dream For Many In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite a plethora of housing and welfare schemes introduced by the Centre and the State government, several families in Odisha continue to spend sleepless nights under the open sky. For Jatani Singh of Aanlakuda village under Suliapada block in Mayurbhanj district, neither the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) nor has Odisha’s Biju Pucca […]

PM Modi Wants People To Have Religious Freedom: Donald Trump

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he discussed the issue of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his comprehensive talks and that the Indian leader wants people to have this freedom. He also said that talked about his country’s peace deal with the Taliban with Modi, and said that […]

Bengaluru Man's Bottle Art Welcomes Donald Trump To India

Bengaluru: A bottle artist in Bengaluru welcomed Donald Trump to India in his own artistic style, by encapsulating the image of US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a glass bottle. “I extend my warm wishes and a hearty welcome to Trump with my beautiful glass art. I have carefully encapsulated his image in […]

Preserve, Conserve India's Biodiversity, Says PM Modi In Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi: Describing the biodiversity of India as a “unique treasure” for the entire humankind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to preserve and conserve it. Addressing his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address, the prime minister referred to Tamil poetess Avvaiyar to drive home his point. “What we know is just a […]

Look Forward To Being With My Great Friends In India: Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was looking forward to being with his “great friends” in India next week as he retweeted a short video in which his face was superimposed on the hit movie-character Bahubali, showing the president as a great saviour bringing peace to his kingdom. President Trump will pay […]

Donald Trump’s India Visit: Daughter Ivanka & Son-In-Law Jared To Accompany American Prez

New Delhi: American President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a galaxy of top US officials will be part of the high-level delegation accompanying him during his visit to India on February 24 and 25, official sources said on Friday. The US has already announced that First Lady Melania Trump will be part […]

Kashi Mahakal Express Leaves Varanasi With A Seat Reserved For Lord Shiva

New Delhi: Lord Shiva had a seat reserved for Him for the first time ever on a train, the Kashi Mahakal Express that links three Jyotirlingas in two states and was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday from Varanasi. After embarking upon the novel idea, the Railways authorities are further mulling if […]

Best Wishes To Arvind Kejriwal For A Fruitful Tenure: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on taking oath as Delhi chief minister and extended him best wishes for a fruitful tenure. Kejriwal, along with his cabinet colleagues Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Imran Hussain, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Kailash Gahlot were administered the oath of office and secrecy […]

We Are Firm On Article 370, CAA Decisions, Says PM Modi

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government had taken decisions on Article 370 abrogating special status for J&K and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in national interest. “These decisions had been pending for decades but we took them in national interest and we will remain firm on them,” he said while addressing […]

PM Modi Unveils Tallest Deendayal Upadhyaya Statue

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled the 63-ft tall statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya while inaugurating the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre in Padao on the Varanasi-Chandauli border. The ‘pancha loha’ statue is the tallest statue of the BJP ideologue in the country. Over 200 artisans have worked for almost a year in […]

Will Work Closely With Centre For Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal To PM Modi

New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal over his victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, the AAP chief said he looks forward to working with the Centre for the capital’s development. Modi, in a tweet, wished Kejriwal luck for his coming tenure. “Congratulations to AAP and Arvind KejriwalJi for the […]

PM Modi, CM Patnaik Congratulate Arvind Kejriwal Over AAP's Landslide Victory

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal after AAPs landslide victory in the assembly elections. PM Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to AAP and Shri @ArvindKejriwal Ji for the victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections. Wishing them the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of […]

Development has last laugh, Odisha implements POSHAN Scheme from this year!

Bhubaneswar: After a long dithering for three years (2017-2019), Odisha government  has finally decided to implement POSHAN Abhiyaan in State from the current year. The POSHAN Abhiyaan was launched in 2017 by the Modi Government, and as 2019 elections were looming large, politics took centrestage and the Naveen Patnaik -led BJD government refused to implement […]