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Tag: Pm Modi

BJP manifesto promises major infrastructure push

New Delhi: The BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls promised a major infrastructure push, including setting up of “next generation infrastructure” like gas and water grids, information superrhighway (i-way), doubling functional airports in the country and wayside amenities along all national highways. It also promised to set up a new Water Ministry which […]

BJP promises pension, extra income for farmers

New Delhi: The BJP promised in its election manifesto released on Monday to double farm income by 2022, extend PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers, and give pension for small and marginal farmers. The ‘Sankalpit Bharat Sashakt Bharat’, released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, also pledged an investment of Rs 25 […]

PM Modi releases BJP's manifesto in New Delhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the BJP’s manifesto in the presence of senior party leaders, including president Amit Shah who said the ‘Sankalp Patra’ makes 75 pledges and promises to fulfil all expectations of the people. The ‘Sankalp Patra’ (document of resolution) comes three days before the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections […]

Congress is a sinking ship like Titanic, says PM Modi

Nanded (Maharashtra): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday compared the opposition Congress to a “sinking ship” which will take down all who are on it. “Last time (in 2014), the Congress was reduced to just 44 (Lok Sabha) seats. This time the situation is even worse. It has become like the Titanic; with each passing […]

Make lotus bloom, build 'majboot' Odisha: Modi at Sundergarh

Sundergarh/Sonepur: Reminiscing the famous quote ‘Andhera chatega, Suraj niklega, Kamal khilega’  made by former PM and BJP patriarch Atal Behari Vajpayee in Mumbai in late 80s, PM Modi during his visit to Odisha on Saturday gave a clarion call to bring BJP to power and build a ‘Majboot’ Odisha. And PM Modi today again reiterated […]

Rahul Gandhi slaps journalists, Said Modi

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly slapping journalists when they asked questions on corruption charges. “Today I heard that when some journalists wanted to ask some questions on the AgustaWestland to ‘namdaar’ (Rahul Gandhi), he slapped them and ran away,” Modi said at an election rally here. […]

Advaniji perfectly sums up BJP's true essence: Modi

New Delhi: Reacting to BJP veteran L.K. Advani’s blog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the party’s founder member has perfectly summed up the true essence of the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Advani ji perfectly sums up the true essence of BJP, most notably the guiding mantra of ‘nation first, party next, self last’. […]

BJP never saw political foes as anti-national: Advani

New Delhi: In a veiled criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, BJP veteran L.K. Advani on Thursday said his party never viewed those who disagreed with it politically as “anti-national” but only as “adversaries”. “The essence of Indian democracy is respect for diversity and freedom of expression,” Advani said in […]

Rahul files nomination, Congress vows to sweep Kerala

Wayanad (Kerala): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday filed nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad amid an outpouring of support from thousands on the streets, leading the party to claim it will sweep all 20 seats in Kerala. Thousands of men and women, and even the young, packed the streets of Wayanad […]

Ban TikTok for encouraging pornography: Madras HC

Chennai/New Delhi: The Madras High Court has asked the Centre to ban the Chinese video mobile application TikTok, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths and minds of children. The court said inappropriate content was being provided by the TikTok app, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, and the government had […]

Modi biopic not releasing on April 5, says producer

New Delhi: After the Supreme Court on Thursday set the date for hearing on the biopic “PM Narendra Modi” for April 8, its makers said they won’t release the film as scheduled on Friday. “This is to confirm, our film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is not releasing on April 5. Will update soon,” tweeted Sandip Ssingh, […]

Wages rise under MGNREGA with EC endorsement

Agartala/New Delhi: The Union Rural Development Ministry has increased the rate of wages under the MGNREGA for the 2019-20 fiscal with approval from the Election Commission and has asked state governments not to publicise the enhancement of wage rates under the rural employment scheme. The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have criticised […]

Congress coined 'Hindu Terror': Modi

Wardha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the Congress of coining the term “Hindu Terror” for pursuing its “vote-bank politics” and thereby painting crores of Hindus as terrorists which hurt their sentiments. “In our 5000-year old culture, it’s the first time the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) committed the sin of calling the peaceful Hindus […]

Why shouldn't Modi get credit for Balakot strike, asks Rajnath

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday asked if former prime minister Indira Gandhi can be credited for dividing Pakistan, why shouldn’t Prime Minister Narendra Modi get the credit for the Balakot air strike. Singh was addressing a rally here in support of BJP president Amit Shah, who will file his nomination from Gandhinagar Lok […]

BJP set to make Elections 2019 'Chowkidar' Modi vs 'Majboor' Naveen

Jeypore: Famous American writer John Podhoretz once had said ‘Every great political campaign rewrites the rules’. The ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign run by PM Modi has the elements in it when PM Modi described the successful test of A-SAT missile by saying “Now, India has the potential to do ‘chowkidari’ in space. And the campaign […]

Congress main cause of poverty in India, says Modi

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for ‘wiping out’ the Congress from the country and said if the party remained in any corner of India, poverty will never go. “Now even the poor people are saying that if the Congress is removed, we will get rid of poverty. If it remains in any […]

Will simmering discontent mar BJP’s prospects in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Elections are all about chemistry and arithmetic… And the BJP is well aware how the ruling-BJD is on a strong footing in Odisha on both counts. While BJD is harping on CM Naveen Patnaik’s popularity, strong vote base and huge cadre, the State BJP seems to have ‘miscalculated’ its moves to checkmate the Naveen […]

PM Narendra Modi to declare something BIG today!

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he will address the nation with an “important message”. He has urged people to watch “on TV, radio or social media”, two weeks ahead of the commencement of polling in the country. “I would be addressing the nation at around 11.45 a.m.- 12 noon with an […]

PM Modi weakened all pro-poor schemes: Rahul Gandhi

Bundi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of opposing and weakening all schemes that helped the poor, and said his party’s newly launched Nyay income guarantee scheme is not a free gift but justice for them. Addressing the Jan Sankalp Rally here, Gandhi said the Prime Minister failed to understand […]

BJP Releases 2nd List: Not PM Modi, Sambit Patra To Contest From Puri

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations over Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming general polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday night announced party national spokesperson Sambit Patra as its candidate for the Puri parliamentary constituency. Moments after the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting concluded late […]

Modi urges supporters to take 'main bhi chowkidar' pledge

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged his supporters to take the ‘main bhai chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) pledge, saying he is not alone in the fight against graft and social evils. Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social […]

Odisha Elections 2019: Will 'schemes' trump BJD's 'anti-incumbency'?

Bhubaneswar: With the dates of 2019 general elections declared, will anti-incumbency play a decisive role in Odisha? Was this the reason that the incumbent BJD launched a dozen schemes ranging from KALIA, PEETHA, SHG sops to Ama Gaon, Ama Bikas only a year prior to elections? It seems the BJD took Aristophanes’ words way too […]

PM lauds CISF efforts for ensuring safety, security

Ghaziabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded efforts of the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) personnel in protecting the vital institutions of the country and said that the responsibility of safeguarding the modern infrastructure built for New India is in the safe hands of CISF. “The CISF personnel are protecting the country’s developmental growth […]

Opposition's hatred for me has reached new levels: Modi

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the opposition’s hatred for him is “reaching new levels”, including calling for his killing, but he was not bothered and will continue his mission to make India strong. He also stressed that a diverse India will not progress if regional aspirations are not fulfilled, and that only […]

Congress, BJD accuse BJP of Politicising Soldiers’ Sacrifice to Garner Votes

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today took out ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ across the country including Odisha with the resolution to ensure the party’s victory in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While the BJP raised the slogan ‘Fir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar’ during the rally, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Odisha Congress accused the […]

Lok Pal, other panel members to be named shortly

New Delhi: The eight-member search committee for recommending names for chairman and eight other members of the Lok Pal is likely to submit recommendations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in what is seen as a move to make the announcements before the electoral process kicks in. The committee, headed by Supreme Court judge […]

Collective efforts taking nation fast towards ODF status: Modi

Prayagraj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the nation is fast moving towards becoming open-defecation free (ODF) before October 2 this year and thanked the thousands of sanitation workers and volunteers who ensured a clean Kumbh at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking at a function to felicitate “swacchta karmacharis” and volunteers, the Prime Minister […]

World must unite to act against terrorism: Modi

New Delhi: Asserting that the time for talks is over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world should unite against terrorism and those supporting it. His tough words came after discussions with visiting Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Hyderabad House when India and Argentina came […]

Op-Ed: Shah’s 120 Plus, An Unrealistic Target

Bhubaneswar: Odisha figures prominently in the BJP’s scheme of things for the approaching elections. This is obvious from the repeated visits of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and party chief, Amit Shah. Modi had even chosen Cuttack to present his government’s report card on its fourth anniversary last year. That was a symbolic gesture like the […]

India, Bangladesh relations on upward trajectory: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met visiting Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Minister A.K. Abdul Momen and said that relations between the two neighbouring countries have been on an upward trajectory and New Delhi will work to build on this momentum. Modi congratulated Momen on his appointment as Foreign Minister and appreciated his gesture […]

Rahul slams 'remote-controlled' Naveen, guarantees minimum income if voted to power

Bhawanipatna/Rourkela: All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi today reiterated that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is remote-controlled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the time has come to oust both and bring Congress to power. The AICC chief alleged that CM Naveen is working as per PM’s instructions as the ruling-BJD leaders and […]

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Modi compelling officers to send notices to opposition leaders: Mamata

Kolkata: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “compelling” his officers to send notices for “humiliating opposition political leaders”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she had no problem if the authorities choose to arrest her. “I have opposed the (interim) Budget. I have said a few words before you. For this […]

PM Modi to hold ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0’ with students tomorrow

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday hold his second “Pariksha Pe Charcha” in which he will interact with 2,000 students from high school to college, along with their parents and teachers. The event will be held at Talkatora Stadium and telecast live. “It is a unique interaction where students, teachers, parents and […]

Rahul Gandhi fires salvo at CM Naveen, PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Setting the tone for the 2019 elections, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi today ripped apart the ruling-BJD over corruption, employment and farmers’ issues during his visit to the State today. Addressing a public gathering at Tamando in Bhubaneswar today, the AICC chief said that the Naveen Patnaik-led government in Odisha is […]

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor meets PM Narendra Modi; Here's what he said!

Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor says his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was destined to happen and that it was an inspiration to meet someone who has been working really hard for the nation. At the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Total Dhamaal” here on Monday, Anil spoke about his meeting with Modi last […]

Naveen rakes up special category status demand, writes to PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated the demand of special category status for the State. In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Patnaik claimed that though Odisha has made significant progress in various sectors, it is lagging behind on several fronts including rail network, tele density, banking network and coverage, national highways and […]

Op-Ed: How to Plant Trees on Thin Air!

“Over 1000 trees felled PM Modi’s helipad in Odisha.” “Hundreds of trees felled to make space for PM’s helipad.” “Irreparable loss: 1000 trees cut in Odisha to build a helipad for PM Modi’s arrival.” The screaming headlines suggested that an ecological disaster of sorts had just taken place in Bolangir. The source for all these […]

Rahul mocks Modi over Kotler award, Irani hits back

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the Philip Kotler Presidential award, saying the award was so famous that it has no jury. “I want to congratulate our Prime Minister on winning the world famous ‘Kotler Presidential Award’,” tweeted Gandhi. “In fact it’s so famous it has […]

Modi slams Odisha govt over non-utilisation of DMF funds

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lashed out at the Odisha government alleging non-utilisation of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) funds towards the development of the areas and people affected by mining related operations. Addressing a huge gathering at Bolangir, Modi said that Odisha has over Rs 4000 crore in its DMF funds but it […]

Modi's 'Rafale fear' behind plum post offer to Sikri: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the “Rafale scam” following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, being nominated to the Commonwealth Tribunal. According to sources, Justice Sikri was nominated […]