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Tag: Narendra Modi

Modi calls Emergency 'dark period', wishes to strengthen democracy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the 1975-77 Emergency was a “dark period” that the nation could never forget and called for making democracy stronger by “writing, debating, deliberating, and questioning” its vital aspects. “India remembers the Emergency as a dark period during which every institution was subverted and an atmosphere of […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
India-Afghanistan cricket match reflected sportsman spirit: Modi

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team’s gesture of posing with the Afghanistan team after winning a test match in Bengaluru earlier this month reflects the spirit of sportsmanship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. Speaking in the 45th episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said sports is an excellent route […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally. “Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world. It unites individuals, families, society, country and the world,” Modi […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Challenge to turn India's growth rate to double digits: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Indian economy grew at a healthy 7.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 and the challenge now is to turn this to “double digits”. “The challenge now is to take this growth rate to double digits, for which many more important steps have to […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Development best reply to every form of violence: Modi

Bhilai (Chhattisgarh): Development is the only and best answer to every form of violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday as he inaugurated projects for Chhattisgarh worth Rs 22,000 crore. “The mention of Bastar used to invoke images of guns, bombs and violence. Today, this region is known for Jagdalpur airport. I believe […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Kumaraswamy responds to Modi's fitness challenge

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fitness challenge saying that yoga and treadmill were a part of his daily workout but he was more concerned about the “development fitness” of his state. “Dear Narendra Modiji, I am honoured and thank you very much for the concern […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi shares fitness video on social media

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared a fitness video after he was nominated in an online fitness challenge by Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli “Here are moments from my morning exercises. Apart from yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or five elements of nature – Prithvi, Jal, Agni, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi leaves for SCO Summit in China

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Qingdao, China, to take part in the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit where on the sidelines he will hold a bilateral summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This will be the first time India will be participating in the SCO Summit after being granted […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi accorded guard of honour in Indonesia

Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said a total of 619 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir had been killed in gun battles with security forces as he highlighted the all-round improvement in internal and external security under the Narendra Modi government. He also clarified that the operations against militants had not been stopped […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
PM Narendra Modi meets Dutch PM Mark Rutte

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte here ahead of bilateral talks. Stating that the Netherlands is important partner in India’s flagship initiatives, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweetted that Modi welcomed the Rutte at Hyderabad House ahead of the talks. “Netherlands is the fourth largest investor […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Will post my fitness video soon: Modi

New DelhiL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted a fitness challenge by cricketer Virat Kohli saying that he will soon post a personal fitness video. Earlier on Wednesday, Kohli, in a tweet, challenged Modi in a fitness campaign initiated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on social media. “Challenge accepted, Virat! I […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sidharth Malhotra urges Modi to strengthen animal protection laws

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, requesting stronger penalties for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals. Sidharth pointed out that India’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, contains outdated penalties, such […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Red alert ahead of Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar/Jammu: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were put on high alert on Friday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the state on Saturday. All entry and exit points into Srinagar and Jammu have been sealed by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Don't let Haryana cut water supply to Delhi, Kejriwal tells Modi

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to persuade Haryana to continue supplying the same levels of water to the national capital it has been supplying for the last 22 years. “I urge you to kindly use your good offices to persuade Haryana to continue supplying […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Amid Karnataka election drama, Modi speaks to Deve Gowda

New Delhi: A day after BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister dashing the hopes of JD-S-Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he spoke to Janata Dal-Secular supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and wished him on his birthday. “Spoke to our former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowdaji and conveyed birthday wishes […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi behind horse trading in Karnataka's BJP: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging horse-trading to lure Congress and JD-S legislators to their party for forming the government after the May 12 assembly election gave a fractured mandate. “Modi and Shah are supporting BJP leaders in horse-trading to poach legislators of our party and […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi's team rejig: Rathore replaces Irani in I&B, Goyal gets Finance

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday effected a reshuffle in his Cabinet by replacing Smriti Irani as Information and Broadcasting Minister with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was a Minister of State in the ministry. In other changes, portfolios of Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley, who underwent kidney transplant on Monday, have […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi government splurges over Rs 4,300cr in publicity: RTI

Mumbai: The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has so far splurged a whooping Rs 4,343.26 crore only for advertisements and publicity through different media, it has been revealed under RTI, an activist said here on Monday. Mumbai-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought details from the centre’s Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) on […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
BJP on personal slander trip, not serious about Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the BJP has restricted itself to only mounting personal attacks on him and his party leaders during its Karnataka campaign and lacked seriousness about what they wished to deliver to the people in the state. “We put up a vision for the state while our opposition restricted […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi like cell phone on speaker mode: Rahul

Kolar (Karnataka): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by likening him to a mobile phone, saying that “Modiji uses only speaker and airplane mode and not work mode”. Gandhi’s retort came in response to a query from reporters about Modi’s jibe at an election rally that the […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Rahul questions Modi on 'criminal' BJP candidates

New Delhi: Launching a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned his silence on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders facing corruption charges. “Dear Modi ji, You talk a lot. Problem is, your actions don’t match your words. Here’s a primer on your candidate selection in Karnataka,” Gandhi […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
PM insulted people of Karnataka, must apologise: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of insulting the city of Bengaluru and the people of Karnataka through his remarks during campaigning and sought an apology from him. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the Prime Minister had heaped a “special insult” on Bengaluru and its citizens by calling […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Cabinet nods plan to set up 20 AIIMS across country

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a plan to set up 20 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country, six of which have already been established, and to upgrade 73 medical colleges. The decisions are part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Rahul, Chidambaram call Modi's electrification claim 'jumla'

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and senior party leader P. Chidambaram on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his claim that all villages in India have been provided electricity under his rule, and called it “another lie” and “complete jumla”. “#EkAurJhoot (another lie),” Gandhi tweeted attaching a news report that says Modi claims […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Rahul slams Modi government over new US visa rules

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Narendra Modi government’s foreign policy and said “new US visa rules is a huge setback for India”. “New US visa Rules, huge setback for India. There are some things a hug can buy. For visas, you’re on your own,” tweeted Gandhi, attaching a Times of India story […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Congress video shows Modi with Asaram

New Delhi:  As self-styled godman Asaram was on Wednesday sentenced for life for raping a minor girl, the Congress party posted a video on Twitter, showing him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “‘A man is known by the company he keeps’ – Aesop’s fables #AsaramVerdict,” tweeted the party attaching the video. The video shows Modi […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi's new slogan: Save daughters from BJP, says Rahul

  New Delhi: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he will come up with a new slogan asking people to save their daughters from his BJP. “Now, Modiji will give a new slogan. Earlier it was ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
India informed Pakistan about surgical strike before announcing it: Modi

London: Terming “surgical strike” an answer to the “exporters of terrorism”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India informed Pakistan about the 2016 strike before announcing to the media in the country. He said India will not tolerate “those who like to export terror and try to backstab” and “they will be given […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi meets Prince Charles

London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday. Modi welcomed Prince Charles at “Illuminating India: 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation” at the Science Museum here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. The two took a tour of the exhibition which, according to […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
India, Nordic nations agree to deepen cooperation in innovation, climate change

Stockholm: India and the five Nordic nations of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation and climate change in the first India-Nordic Summit held here during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here. “During the Summit, the Prime Ministers pledged to deepen cooperation between India […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi in Bihar to attend Champaran Satyagraha celebrations

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday to attend the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha’s centenary celebrations in Motihari. Modi was received by Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and several senior BJP leaders. According to police officials, Modi reached Patna in an Indian Air […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
In 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi stresses on preventive healthcare

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to be more conscious about preventive healthcare because prevention was not only beneficial for a person but also for his or her family and society. Modi also said the government has set a target to free India from tuberculosis by 2025 and that the […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Citizens, organisations should take the lead to end TB: Modi

New Delhi: On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged citizens and organisations to take the lead to end the disease. “In the spirit of this year’s World TB Day theme of ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’, I urge citizens and organisations to take the lead in the movement to […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Rahul targets Modi, promises galvanised party in 2019 poll battle

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday made a fierce attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of corruption, promised to break walls in the party between workers and leaders to revitalise it and compared BJP to Kauravas and his party to Pandavas for the 2019 Lok Sabha poll battle. In his […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi wishes people on Navaratri

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Navaratri and the beginning of the “new year”. “Several people across the nation are celebrating the start of the New Year. I convey my greetings to all those celebrating. May the year ahead be a wonderful one,” […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
PM sets 2025 deadline for TB-Free India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday set deadline of 2025 to free India from tuberculosis (TB), five years ahead of the global deadline set by World Health Organisation (WHO). “The deadline to eradicate TB from the world has been set at 2030. But I declare that India would be free from tuberculosis five years […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sonia attacks Modi government, says freedom under 'sustained assault'

Mumbai: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a direct attack against the Modi government, alleging that freedom of the people was “under systematic and sustained assault” as provocative statements from the ruling establishment were neither random nor accidental but “part of a dangerous design”. Delivering the keynote address at the India Today Conclave 2018 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Kovind, Modi extend International Women's Day greetings

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended their greetings on the occasion of International Women’s Day. “On International Women’s Day, greetings to women in India and across our planet. Women are the sheet-anchor of society, an inspiration for their families and for our nation. Let us work to […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
All religions flourished in India: Modi

New Delhi: Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India. “Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what langusge he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi greets Trudeau with hug at ceremonial reception

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday welcoming him with a hug ahead of a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, putting to rest speculations about the government cold-shouldering the visiting dignitary. After Trudeau, his wife Sophie, and children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, alighted from a car on the […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021

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