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Tag: Narendra Modi

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
Modi's birthday marked as 'Sewa Divas' by BJP

New Delhi: Wishes poured in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 67th birthday on Sunday, being observed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as “Sewa Divas” or day of service. As the Prime Minister inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar project at Kevadia in Gujarat, BJP leaders and ministers took a lead in cleanliness and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Army destroys old files under cleanliness drive

New Delhi: Thousands of old, unclassified files, CDs, and other material have been destroyed by different departments of the Indian Army as a part of its cleanliness mission, sources said. The exercise under the newly launched ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa Hai’ mission saw heaps of redundant material being destroyed. The Military Intelligence wing, at its South […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Congress to protest fuel price hike

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday demanded withdrawal of central excise duties and other taxes on petrol and diesel and said it will hold a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday to press for this demand. Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said the party unit in Delhi will launch a campaign at petrol pumps across […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India, Japan sign 15 agreements

Gandhinagar: India and Japan on Thursday signed 15 agreements, including one to give a fillip to India’s Act East policy by enhancing connectivity and developmental projects in India’s northeast, and for more flights between the two countries. The agreements were inked after the annual bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
New railway philosophy lifeline to new India: PM

Gandhinagar: Following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the “new railway philosophy” will be the lifeline to a new India. “This is not just the start of a high speed rail,” Modi said in a joint address to the media with Japanese Prime Minister […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi, Abe lay foundation stone of high-speed rail project

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail project here. The ground-breaking ceremony of India’s first bullet train project was performed at the Athletic Stadium near the Sabarmati railway station. Modi and Abe pressed buttons […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Japanese PM arrives on two-day India visit

Ahmedabad: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both will lay the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. In a special gesture, Modi personally received Abe with […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
After Patnaik, Pradhan seeks Tata Memorial Centre in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Department of Atomic Energy to provide necessary budgetary allocation for setting up a hub of Tata Memorial Centre here to treat cancer patients. The request came few days after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged the Prime Minister to […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India doesn't have proper infrastructure for performing arts: Hema Malini

Kolkata: Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini on Monday rued the lack of proper infrastructure for performing arts and said she had sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the matter. “We get huge shows but only a thousand people can be accommodated. We should have at least 4,000 to 5,000 people at one […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sanitation workers should have first claim to say Vande Mataram: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said those who clean our streets should have the first claim to say ‘Vande Mataram’. Speaking on the occasion of 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 Parliament of Religions address in Chicago, Modi wondered whether we should have the right to say ‘Vande Mataram’ after what we do […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi welcomes Adnan Sami's daughter Medina

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed singer Adnan Sami and Roya’s daughter Medina, who was born in May this year. Adnan and his wife met Modi on Friday and also shared sweets with him which they had brought from the city of Medina, read a statement. They were with Modi for 40 minutes where he […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi concerned about flood devastation in Northeast: Manipur CM

Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the devastation caused by floods in the northeastern states and sanctioned Rs 100 crore for an action plan to tackle recurrent floods, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said. Singh said on Saturday: “Prime Minister has sanctioned Rs 100 crore for an action plan to save […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi government should be renamed 'Derailment sarkar': Congress

New Delhi: Following three train derailments on Thursday, the Congress slammed the Narendra Modi government, saying it should be renamed the “derailment sarkar”. “Third train derailment today (Thursday). Safety in shambles. Modi Sarkar should be renamed as ‘Derailment Sarkar’,” tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. Three train derailments rocked the Railways within a span of […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India, Myanmar sign 8 agreements

Nay Pyi Taw: India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed eight agreements, including one between the election bodies of the two countries, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi here. “#IndiaMyanmar – Strengthening a multifaceted partnership,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, listing out […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Modi arrives in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Myanmar from China, where he had gone to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. This is Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Asean-India Summit. Later on Tuesday, he will call […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
GST India's biggest economic reform measure ever: Modi

Xiamen (China):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) introduced in July this year is the biggest economic reform ever in India. “India is changing fast into one of the most open economies in the world today,” Modi said while addressing the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi emphasizes BRICS cooperation for peace, development

Xiamen (China): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasized the need for cooperation among the BRICS member nations for peace and development. “Cooperation is important for peace and development. A strong BRICS partnership on innovation and digital economy can help spur growth, promote transparency and support the SDGs (sustainable development goals),” Modi said while speaking at […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi reaches China to attend BRICS Summit

Xiamen (China): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday to attend the 9th BRICS Summit in the Chinese southeastern city Xiamen. He is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the three-day event. Their meeting will be keenly watched after the resolution of the Doklam border row, which pitted […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Cabinet reshuffle at 10 am on Sunday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a reshuffle of his council of ministers at 10 am on Sunday, a top government official said. It will be the third such exercise since he took over in May 2014. “A process has been set in motion for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan around 10 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Modi announces Rs 500 cr flood relief package for Bihar

Purnea (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a Rs 500 crore relief package for Bihar after conducting an aerial survey of the flood-hit regions in the state. “Announced a package of Rs 500 crore for Bihar,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted. Modi assured “all assistance” to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He also […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Govt to invest Rs 1,000 crore to make 20 universities 'world class'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore to transform 20 universities into “world class” educational institutions. In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort here, Modi said the government had taken an important step “to grant the universities freedom from […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Over Rs 3 lakh cr came into system after note ban: Modi

New Delhi: Listing the achievements of the NDA government in curbing black money, including demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that authorities had confiscated black money worth over Rs 1 lakh crore and around Rs 3 lakh crore had been brought into the banking system. “In the last three years, more than Rs […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
PM Modi says 2017 special, urges for creation of New India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed 2017 a special year and urged to take the country ahead with determination to create a “New India”. “This is a special year. This year we are celebrating 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha and 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav,” […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Threat of economic slowdown is real: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the economic slowdown is real as stated by the government’s Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley believed him. “Economic slowdown is real. CEA says so. Will PM and FM believe him,” Chidambaram asked in […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
CBI books man for collecting donations in Modi's name

New Delhi: The CBI has registered a case against a Haryana resident and others on charge of collecting money by misusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name, an official said on Friday. The agency registered the case on Thursday against J.P. Singh, who claims to be President of Faridabad-based Narendra Modi Vichar Manch, and some unidentified […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
PM calls for new India in 2022, Lok Sabha adopts resolution

New Delhi: As the nation observed the 75th anniversary of the ‘Quit India’ movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for the creation of a “new India” free of corruption and poverty by 2022. The next five years could be as important as the five years between 1942, when the ‘Quit India’ movement was launched, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Voting to elect 14th Vice President begins; PM casts vote

New Delhi: Polling to elect the 14th Vice President of India began in Parliament today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi casting his vote. The voting started at 10 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m. The counting of votes will be done in the evening. The results would be announced later on Saturday. NDA’s candidate M. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Arvind Panagariya resigns as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he wants to quit and return to academics in the US. Panagariya, who has been on leave from Columbia University to work at the Niti Aayog, said in his letter that his leave was due to expire on August […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Women cricket team won nation's hearts: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the Indian women’s cricket team, saying it had captivated the country despite losing the World Cup final. “Banish the thought from your mind that you were unsuccessful. Whether you won the match or not, you definitely won over the nation,” Modi said in his “Mann ki […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Modi talks of floods, praises Govt and Indian Army in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation on the situation of flooding when it hits the country and how several agencies and volunteers have been contributing to allay the distress. During the floods “governmental agencies, Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force, para-military forces, everyone gets down to help others”, Modi said […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Modi inaugurates Kalam memorial in Rameswaram

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s memorial in Tamil Nadu’s Ramananthapuram district. Modi also flagged off ‘Kalam Sandesh Vahini’, an exhibition bus which would travel across various states and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 15, the 86th birth anniversary of the former President. The memorial at […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Looking forward to working with Nitish: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar shortly after he took oath with the BJP as an alliance partner in his government. Modi said he was looking forward to working together for Bihar’s progress. Modi also greeted Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader. “Congratulations […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Modi to inaugurate Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameswaram

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s memorial at Rameswaram, said officials. Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu will be among those present on the occasion. Kalam died of cardiac arrest in […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
357 babus, 24 IAS officers punished: DoPT tells PM Modi

New Delhi: Perform or perish. This is one of the mantras of good governance being followed by the Modi government to make its workforce accountable, a senior personnel ministry official has said. The ministry has taken actions like premature retirement and cut in remuneration against 381 civil services officers, including 24 from the Indian Administrative […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Modi leaves for flood-hit Gujarat for aerial survey

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Gujarat to conduct aerial survey of the flood situation in his home state. Modi’s visit comes in the wake of a request from Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The Prime Minister left for Gujarat after the swearing-in ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind. Torrential rains caused […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Violence in the name of cow can't be tolerated: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said violence in the name of cow protection cannot be tolerated and asked state governments to act “very tough” against those taking law in their own hands. At an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session that begins on Monday, Modi told MPs that law and order […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
RTI on Modi, Manmohan's foreign trips denied as 'vague'

Lucknow: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied information on various expenses incurred in foreign trips by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh, terming the query “vague”, an RTI activist said. Nutan Thakur told IANS on Saturday that she had requested the documents from the PMO on June 16. Thakur had asked for […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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