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Tag: Narendra Modi

Congress targets government over Hafiz Saeed's release

New Delhi: On the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan’s jail, the Congress took a dig at Narendra Modi government on Wednesday, asking “where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now”. The party said Pakistan was a principal conspirator in 2008 Mumbai terror attack, so it would not punish the “co-conspirator”. […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Government plans to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning “triple talaq” (instant divorce), informed government sources on Tuesday. For this, the government plans to set up a group of ministers to work out the modalities of the legislation and its various implications. The Supreme Court […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Ro-Ro ferry a landmark in South-East Asia: PM Modi

Bhavnagar (Gujarat): First of its kind in India, the first phase of a 31-km Ghogha-Dahej ‘roll-on, roll-off’ (Ro-Ro) ferry service was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday. He referred it to be a “landmark project for entire South-East Asia”. The Rs 650-crore service links Ghogha in Bhavnagar district in western Gujarat’s Saurashtra […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

Washington: US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump’s daughter Ivanka also attended the festivities in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Also present were […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Working to provide opportunities to girls: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his message on the International Day of the Girl Child on Wednesday, said his government was working to provide all possible opportunities for girls to excel. “On International Day of the Girl Child, we reaffirm our commitment to work towards gender equality and increase gender sensitisation. “India is […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi wishes Amitabh on turning 75

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished Amitabh Bachchan as the Bollywood legend turned 75. Modi said the nation hailed his “cinematic brilliance” and “support to many social causes”. Modi took to Twitter to wish Big B: “Happy birthday Amitabh Bachchan! India is proud of his cinematic brilliance and support to many social […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Rahul's dig: Amazing transition from 'beti bachao' to 'beta bachao'

Vadodara: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of remaining silent on the controversy surrounding the tremendous increase in the turnover of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son. There has been an amazing transition from ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ to ‘beta […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
AIIMS RDA head gets life threats for open letter to Adityanath

New Delhi: AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) President Harjit Singh Bhatti has alleged receiving life threat calls, more than a month after he wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seeking better health services. According to Bhatti, who has filed a complaint at Hauz Khas police […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi, Kovind hail air warriors on Air Force Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the air warriors and extended greetings on the occasion of 85th Air Force Day. “On Air Force Day, I salute the valour, commitment and dedication of our brave air warriors. They safeguard our skies,” Kovind tweeted. In a tweet, Modi said: […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
PM attacks UPA for indifference towards Gujarat

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the previous UPA government of having been indifferent towards Gujarat including over sanctioning of development projects. Laying foundation stones for a four-lane signature bridge linking Okhla with Bet Dwarka and the widening of a national highway, Modi recalled the difficulties Gujarat faced when the Congress-led UPA […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
PM Modi, FIFA Gen Secy to attend India vs US U-17 World Cup match

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura and Head of FIFA tournaments Jaime Yarza will be amongst the spectators on the inaugural day match between host India and the United States in the U-17 World Cup here on Friday. “PM Modi, FIFA General Secretary, Head of FIFA tournaments will be there […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
PM greets nation on Valmiki Jayanti

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti. “Greetings on Valmiki Jayanti. A great sage and master litterateur, his rich ideals and works guide generations…,” Modi tweeted on the birth anniversary of Sanskrit poet Maharishi Valmiki. Valmiki is the author of the epic Ramayana. The original […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India to help Myanmar train women police officers

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to an MoU between India and Myanmar on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on September 6 last. The MoU covers upgradation of the Yamethin Women’s Police […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Can't judge Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Anupam Kher

Mumbai: As Bollywood celebrated the Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas here to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, actor Anupam Kher criticised those finding faults with the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and called for contribution instead of judgements. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Kailash Kher were also present at the event. Asked whether Prime Minister […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Disappointing that PM follows those celebrating Lankesh's murder: Actor Prakash Raj

Bengaluru: Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence over the murder of senior Kannada editor and activist Gauri Lankesh, popular south Indian actor Prakash Raj said it was “disappointing” to see the PM follow those celebrating Lankesh’s murder on social media. “Gauri’s killers have not been caught yet. But what is more disappointing is […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Swachh Bharat campaign now a mass movement: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign launched by him three years ago has today become a “mass movement”. “Today, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India campaign) is no longer that of Bapu, nor that of the government or municipalities. I have no claims to make that this is […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday remembered the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary saying that his noble ideals motivate millions across the world. “Bow to beloved ‘Bapu’ on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world,” Modi tweeted sharing a video of Mahatma Gandhi. The […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi greets President Kovind on his birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted President Ram Nath Kovind on his 71st birthday and hailed his concern for the poor and marginalised. “Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati ji. May Almighty bless him with a long and healthy life devoted to the service of our nation. “Since his tenure began, Rashtrapati ji has […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Festivals should inspire us to do something for society, nation: Modi

New Delhi: Festivals like Dussehra should not be a mere source of entertainment but also inspire us and give us the resolve to do something for society and the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday. He also urged the citizens to make a resolve on this day of Vijaydashmi to contribute in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India is our home, we should keep it clean: Anushka Sharma

Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday came out to Versova beach to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and said people should keep India clean. “It is appreciable that our Prime Minister Mr. Modi has made Swachh Bharat Abhiyan an important mission for us. If people think they should keep their homes clean, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Demonetisation legalised black money, GST hurt small businesses: Rahul

Rajkot: Attacking the Narendra Modi government over its manner of implementing GST and on demonetisation, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the former “catastrophic” to small and medium businesses and the latter legalising the black money of “the country’s biggest thieves”. Interacting with businessmen, intellectuals and entreprenuers in this Gujarat business hub late Tuesday, he said […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India, Ethiopia to cooperate in communication tech field

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its nod for signing an agreement with Ethiopia on “cooperation in the field of information, communication and media”. The move will pave the path for cooperation between India and Ethiopia in the fields of information, communication and media for greater dissemination […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India, US reaffirm commitment to combat terrorism

New Delhi: India and the US on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to combat the global scourge of terrorism when visiting US Defense Secretary James Mattis called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Stating that Modi recalled his “wide-ranging, candid, and fruitful discussions” with President Donald Trump in June this year, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sachin, Aditya Thackeray sweep Bandra, PM praises

Mumbai: Cricket maestro Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and others picked up brooms to sweep parts of Bandra here on Tuesday, earning praise directly from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move follows a recent appeal by Modi to prominent personalities urging them to take part in the renewed sanitation drive ‘Swachhata […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on his b'day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday praying for his long life. “Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health,” Modi said in a tweet. Singh, who turned 85 on Tuesday, was the Prime […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi asks ONGC to make efficient electric 'chulha'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to take up a challenge of making an efficient electric ‘chulha’ (stove), which would enable cooking through the use of electricity. At the ONGC function to mark the launch of the SAUBHAGYA Yojana, Modi said: “This innovation would, in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Congress questions Modi's silence on BHU violence

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the BHU violence where girl students were thrashed by the police as they protested against the molestation of a colleague. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said while Modi is vocal on almost all issues, his silence over the violence on girls in his […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi team new cabinet
Economic slowdown to dominate BJP meet on Monday

New Delhi: The slowdown in economic growth, the lack of jobs, a stimulus package to kickstart the economy and the next round of assembly polls are expected to dominate the BJP National Executive meeting here on Monday which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah with the political and economic […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Mann Ki Baat made government realise people's sensitivities: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat” reflects people’s minds and expressions. Modi said the programme made “the government realize the sensitivities” of people and added that he kept it away from “political hues”. He said Mann Ki Baat had completed three years and this […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Congress says Modi government 'slept' as Dawood's wife visited Mumbai

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday demanded the Narendra Modi government explain how absconding don Dawood Ibrahims wife Mehjabin Shaikh managed to visit Mumbai last year undetected to meet her father. “Wife of Ibrahim, Mehajabin Shaikh came to meet her father in 2016 in Mumbai and the Modi government kept on sleeping,” Congress leader Randeep Singh […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi releases postal stamp on Ramayana

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a postal stamp on ‘Ramayana’ during his visit to historic Tulsi Manas temple here, an official statement said. Releasing the stamp in the precincts of the Tulsi Manas Temple, he said: “Stamps have a special place in society. They are a wonderful way to preserve our history.” […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi flags off Mahamana Express

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express via videoconferencing here. Earlier in the day, Modi arrived here by a special Indian Air Force aircraft on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi amid tight security. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was present in Vadodara in Gujarat, while Minister of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi in Varanasi on two-day visit

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on a two-day visit amid high security. He was received by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others at the airport here. It is his 11th visit to Varanasi since he assumed office in 2014 and his first after the Bharatiya […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Rajinikanth extends support to PM Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva'

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement, adding that “cleanliness is godliness”. “I extend my full support to our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji’s Swachhata Hi Seva mission. Cleanliness is godliness,” Rajinikanth tweeted. Earlier this week, Modi had written personalised letters to […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Need to expose Modi government on Narmada Dam before 2019: Medha Patkar

New Delhi: Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam over Narmada River in Gujarat, activist Medha Patkar, who led a three-decade-long movement against the project, said that it is important to expose the government on its shortcomings before the 2019 general elections. Stating that the struggle is not over and that […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sonia asks Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urgently pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha where the BJP has a majority. In a letter to Modi, Gandhi said: “You may recall that the Rajya Sabha had passed the Women’s Reservation Bill on March 9, 2010. Since then, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Anger building up against Modi government: Rahul

Princeton: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that anger was building up in India against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over its failure in creating jobs. People who had voted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) out in 2014, were now going to get angry against the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Great-granddaughters of Subbulakshmi meet Modi

New Delhi: S. Aishwarya and S. Saundarya, great-granddaughters of legendary Carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They were accompanied by their parents V. Shrinivasan and Geetha Shrinivasan. Aishwarya and Saundarya briefly performed the “Maithreem Bhajatha” — a benediction also rendered by Subbulakshmi in October 1966 at the United Nations. […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Journalists slam government 'control' over press

New Delhi: A number of journalists and activists on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for breeding an “environment of fear” among the press. At a event titled ‘Safeguarding the Constitution: Are the Pillars of Democracy Crumbling’, the panelists decried “muzzling” of the press’s freedom and the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru. “….(Prime […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
SAIL has supplied 80% of steel for Sardar Sarovar Dam

New Delhi: State-run SAIL announced on Sunday that it has supplied 80 per cent of the steel used for the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project on the Narmada river that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied 80 per cent steel required for construction […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021

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