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Tag: Pm Modi

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kejriwal blames Modi government for Nirav Modi's flight

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the Modi government of helping the prime accused in the Rs 11,515 crore PNB fraud, Nirav Modi, to flee from India. “Is it possible to believe that he or Vijay Mallya left the country without active connivance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (government)?” the Aam […]

PM woos investors at Oman-India business meeting

Muscat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met with industry leaders of the Gulf and West Asia region at the India-Oman business meeting here during which he pitched India as an attractive destination to do business. Modi, who arrived in Muscat on Sunday, from Dubai on the last leg of his three-nation tour, also met Deputy […]

Modi pays tributes at UAE war memorial

Abu Dhabi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid a wreath at Wahat Al Karama, a war memorial of the UAE’s brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation. “Inspiring way to begin another hectic day! PM @narendramodi paid tributes to brave soldiers of UAE who made ultimate sacrifice in the service of […]

PM's wife Jashodaben injured, her relative killed in accident

Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben was injured and her relative was killed when their car rammed into a truck in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh, police said. Jashodaben did not suffer any major injuries in the accident in which four other people travelling with her was also injured, SHO Parsoli Shyam Singh said. The deceased was […]

Congress split Andhra like it divided India for political gains: Modi

New Delhi: Amid noisy protests in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress for what he termed as “dividing” Andhra Pradesh and earlier the country in 1947 for political gains. “This is your character. You divided India. Even after 70 years of Independence, 125 crore people of India continue […]

Modi leaves for Davos to attend World Economic Forum

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum. “Showcasing India’s resilient economy and India’s attractiveness as a destination of doing business! “PM Narendra Modi emplanes for Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a […]

Modi's 'economic mismanagement' decelerated growth: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the slowdown in GDP and said the government’s “gross economic mismanagement” decelerated India’s growth story. “(The) government’s gross economic mismanagement, which has decelerated the India story, speaks volumes. GDP growth slows to four year low,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted. The Congress leader sarcastically […]

LS adjourned for the day over Modi's allegations against Manmohan

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after it saw disruptions as Congress members raised the issue of allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh. The first adjournment came minutes after the house met, as Congress members stood at their seats, and created a ruckus […]

Development missing from PM's speeches: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the issue of ‘development’ has been missing from his speeches. “‘Vikas’ (development) is missing from the Prime Minister’s speeches this time. What is the reason,” Gandhi asked on the day of the first phase of polling in Gujarat. He […]

PM Modi terms Rahul Gandhi's elevation in Congress as 'Aurangzebi raj'

Dharampur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation as Congress President, dubbing it as “Aurangzebi raj”. Without referring to the National Herald case, in which Rahul Gandhi had got bail, Modi, addressing a campaign rally in Valsad district of Gujarat, said, “Congress has gone bankrupt, as it is going to make a […]

7th pay commission update on pension hike
7th Pay Commission: Centre doubles deputation allowance; minimum pay hike still in limbo

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led Central government has increased the deputation allowance given to the Central government employees to more than double to Rs 4,500 from the existing Rs 2,000 per month. As per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, in case of deputation within the same station, the deputation (duty) […]

Rahul promises loan waiver for Gujarat farmers if Cong forms govt

Lathi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today tried to woo farmers in Gujarat amid a high- stakes poll battle, promising that their loans would be waived if his party forms government in the state. Calling Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani a “rubber stamp”, he alleged that BJP president Amit Shah was remote- controlling the government […]

CM Naveen polavaram project
CM Naveen writes to PM Modi over Polavaram, reiterates Odisha’s interest

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns over the ongoing construction work of Polavaram project. At a time when the matter is sub-judice, construction of the project is unfortunate, the CM said in the letter. “I am concerned about the way the interests of the people of […]

Gujarat Election: PM Modi to lead BJP poll campaign on Nov 27, 29

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be back in his home state to campaign on November 27 and 29, when he is slated to address eight rallies across Saurashtra and south Gujarat, where polling for the first phase of assembly elections will be held on December 9. Prior to his visit, a horde of Union […]

Rahul asks PM Modi to vacate post over gas price hike

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government after the prices of cooking gas was again hiked, asking him to “vacate the ‘Sinhasan’ (post of the Prime Minister)”. “Mehangi gas, mehanga rashan. Band karo khokala bhashan. Dam bandho kam do. Warna khali karo sinhasan (Expensive gas, expensive ration. Stop […]

Is Rahul Gandhi Mark II For Real?

Of late – since his much publicized US visit in September, to be more precise – there has been a spate of reports and commentaries in the national media about the ‘metamorphosis’ of Rahul Gandhi. The commentators would have us believe that the Congress scion has undergone a complete makeover after returning from his nearly […]

Naveen turns 72; Modi prays for his long life

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 years on Monday. The BJD president who always keeps his birthday celebration a low-key affair celebrated the day in a different manner. The celebration was marked with cake in presence of several party leaders, ministers and well wishers who thronged his residence (Naveen Niwas) in the morning with […]

7th pay commission bonus for railway employees
7th Pay Commission: Centre announces 'Diwali bonanza' for 7.58 lakh teachers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government today announced that 7.58 lakh teachers of universities and colleges across the country will soon get the benefits in line with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Speaking at a press conference, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that 7.58 lakh teachers will soon get the […]

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 […]

7th pay commission
7th Pay Commission: GDP growth, inflation to restrict new hike to 17%

The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is likely to meet later this month to take a final call on further raising the minimum pay as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. However, the hike is likely to be restricted to around 17% of the Central government employees’ present salary. The reason behind the expected slash of […]

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 […]

7th pay commission update on pension hike
7th Pay Commission: Modi govt gives nod to hike minimum salary

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a good news for the Central government employees and pensioners, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has reportedly given green signal to the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) for raising the minimum pay and fitment factor. After withstanding some early pressure following the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the government […]