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PM Modi to deliver ‘State of the World’ special address at WEF’s Davos Agenda

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the ‘State of the World’ special address at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Agenda on Monday, said Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday.PM Modi will address the WEF at 8:30 PM IST via video conference on Tuesday, the office said in a press release. The virtual event will be held from January 17-21. Several heads of state will address the event including Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and EU Commission’s chief Ursua von der Leyen.The event will also witness the participation of top industry leaders, international organisations and civil society, who will deliberate on critical challenges being faced by the world today and discuss how to address them. (Image source: Instagram)

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COVID vaccination drive added strength to fight against infection, saved lives: PM Modi

New Delhi [India] (ANI): As India marks one year of the COVID vaccination drive on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the vaccination programme added great strength to the fight against the COVID-19.The Prime Minister said that the vaccination drive led to saving lives and protecting livelihood. “Today we mark one year of Vaccine Drive. I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive. Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against COVID-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods,” the Prime Minister tweeted.Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had called the COVID vaccination drive the “most successful” in the world.Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Today the world’s largest vaccination campaign completes one year. Started under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, with everyone’s efforts, today, it is the most…

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PM Modi calls startups backbone of new India, declares Jan 16 as ‘National Startup Day’

New Delhi [India],: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that startups are going to be the backbone of new India and said that January 16 will be celebrated as ‘National Startup Day’. “Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, startups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally,” the Prime Minister said during his interaction with startups across different sectors..The Prime Minister also highlighted that India’s startup ecosystem is “continuously discovering and improving itself.” “It is in a constant state of learning and changing,” the PM added. “I Congratulate all the startups, all the youth, who are engaged in raising the flag of India in the world of start-ups as it this culture will reach the far-flung parts of the country, ” he added. PM Modi also said,…

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India is proud of stellar contribution of Army: PM Modi extends greetings on Army Day

New Delhi [India] (ANI): As India is celebrating Indian Army Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in Peacekeeping Missions overseas.The Prime Minister also highlighted that Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrains and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during a humanitarian crisis. “Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrains and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during humanitarian crisis, including natural disasters. India is proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in Peacekeeping Missions overseas as well,” PM Modi tweeted.Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to celebrate the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army – Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa.The position was taken over on January 15, 1949, from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. (Image source: Instagram)

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PM directs Central Ministries, departments to formulate document for ‘Vision India@2047’ to identify long-term goals

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed all the Central Ministries and Departments to formulate documents for “Vision India@2047” to identify the long-term goals and corresponding outcomes for this decade with timelines and milestones.In order to suggest the structural and institutional reforms necessary to attain the envisaged “Vision India@2047” on governance, the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) will convene a meeting with sectoral experts, academics and the scientific community on Saturday. In this regard, Union Minister Jitendra Singh is slated to chair DARPG’s first “Vision India@2047” meeting with Sectoral Experts on governance issues on Saturday, said Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.Key issues pertaining to improving efficiency in decision making in the Central Secretariat, reducing pendency, rationalizing working of ministries and departments, ethics, transparency and accountability in public service, creation of effective executive agencies, core principles of…

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Omicron spreading rapidly, stay alert, avoid panic: PM Modi on COVID-19 situation

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly as compared to other variants adding that there is a need to stay alert but also ensure that panic is not created.“Compared to previous variants Omicron is rapidly spreading…it’s more transmissible…Our health experts are assessing the situation. It’s clear that we have to stay alert, but also ensure to avoid panic,” the Prime Minister said during the virtual meeting with Chief Minsters of the states over COVID-19 situation. To contain the spread of the virus, the Prime Minister said the “pre-emptive, pro-active and collective approach” adopted by the central and state governments is the “mantra of victory” this time as well.India has reported a surge in COVID-19 cases in the recent past.India on Thursday reported 2,47,417 fresh COVID-19 cases. The new cases reported on Thursday…

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PM Modi to chair meet with chief ministers on COVID-19 situation today

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Amid surging COVID-19 cases following the emergence of Omicron variant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers of all states on Thursday at 4:30 pm via video conferencing on the COVID situation. This is the first meeting of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers of all states this year. PM Modi has held several meetings with chief ministers last year.Earlier on Wednesday, Dr VK Paul, a NITI Aayog member, has also cautioned that the infection caused by the Omicron variant of coronavirus should not be considered common cold and people should not take it lightly. “Omicron is replacing Delta variant of COVID-19 as it is highly transmissible. It should be considered as the common cold. Normally, the transmission or expansion of the pandemic would take longer but this time it has been very rapid because of…

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PM Modi assures support of over Rs 3,000 cr in next 5 years to Tamil Nadu for developing health infrastructure

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Tamil Nadu will get the support of more than Rs 3,000 crore in the next five years for developing health infrastructure.“The PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission aims to address the critical gap in health infrastructure and health research especially at the district level. A support of over Rs 3,000 crore will be provided to Tamil Nadu in the next five years. This will help in establishing urban health and wellness centres, district public health labs and critical care blocks across the state. The benefits of this for the people of Tamil Nadu will be immense,” the Prime Minister said. PM Modi on Wednesday virtually inaugurated 11 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and the new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai.These medical colleges have been inaugurated in districts including Virudhunagar,…

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PM Modi inaugurates 11 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu via video conference

New Delhi [India], (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated 11 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu via video conferencing. Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai.These medical colleges have been inaugurated in districts including Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri. According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), MBBS seats have been increased by 79.60 per cent (from 51,348 seats to 92,222 seats) and the number of PG seats increased by 80.70 per cent (from 31,185 seats to 56,374 seats) during the last seven years. So, the total medical seats before 2014 were around 82,500. And in the last seven years, a jump of around 80 per cent or 66,000 seats has taken place. The total number of medical colleges (both government and private) has increased from 387 to 596,…

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Raising women’s marriage age to 21 will enable girls to build career, become self reliant, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the purpose for raising the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years has been proposed to empower ‘desh ki beti’ so that they get enough time to complete education and build their careers and become ‘Aatmanirbhar.’“We believe that sons and daughters are equal. By increasing the marriage age of women from 18 to 21, the government wants to enable ‘desh ki beti’ to build a career for herself and become Aatmanirbhar,” the Prime Minister said as he inaugurated the Technology Centre of the MSME Ministry and Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam in Puducherry through video conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed faith in the youth of the nation said that the ‘compete and conquer’ is the mantra of new India and the youth of the country has a ‘can do’ spirit…

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PM Modi speaks to Bihar CM, singer Lata Mangeshkar who tested COVID-19 positive

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to enquire about his health condition after the latter tested COVID-19 positive.PM Modi wished him a speedy recovery from the coronavirus infection over the conversation. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and went under home isolation on the doctor’s advice, the CMO informed.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also enquired about the health of veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar who was hospitalised after testing positive for COVID.The veteran singer was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on Monday. (Image source: Instagram)

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PM Modi sends 100 pairs of jute footwear for Kashi Vishwanath Dham workers

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent 100 pairs of jute footwear for those working at Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, sources in the government informed on Monday.According to governments sources, PM Modi has been deeply involved with Kashi Vishwanath Dham and keeps a tab on all issues and developments in Varanasi.They stated that the Prime Minister recently found out that most people working at Kashi Vishwanath Dham had to work barefoot because it is forbidden to wear footwear made with leather or rubber in the temple premises.These include priests, people performing Seva, security guards, sanitation workers and other workers in the temple. (Image source: Instagram)

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December 26 to be observed as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ as tribute to Guru Gobind Singh’s sons: PM Modi

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that starting this year, December 26 will be marked as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ as a tribute to the courage of Sahibzades (Guru Gobind Singh’s sons) and their quest for justice. “Today, on the auspicious occasion of the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, I am honoured to share that starting this year, 26th December shall be marked as ‘Veer Baal Diwas.’ This is a fitting tribute to the courage of the Sahibzades and their quest for justice,” PM Modi tweeted.“Veer Baal Diwas will be on the same day Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji attained martyrdom after being sealed alive in a wall. These two greats preferred death instead of deviating from the noble principles of Dharma,” he tweeted. “The bravery and ideals of Mata Gujri, Sri Guru…

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PM Modi wishes Indian diaspora on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to the Indian diaspora on the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas and said that they have distinguished themselves all over the world and have excelled in different spheres.“Greetings to everyone, especially the Indian diaspora on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. Our diaspora has distinguished itself all over the world and has excelled in different spheres,” said PM Modi in a tweet on Sunday. He also appreciated the Indian diaspora that they have remained connected to their roots. “We are proud of their accomplishments,” PM Modi added.Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of the Overseas Indian community to the development of India.January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from…

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PM Modi to chair review meeting on COVID-19 situation today

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country at 4.30 pm on Sunday, according to the sources. This meeting comes as the country reported more than 1.5 lakh new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and the case tally of the Omicron variant of the virus reached 3,623 in the country.India reported 1,59,632 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the daily positivity rate in the country to 10.21 per cent, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of Omicron cases (1009), followed by Delhi (513) and Karnataka (441). (ANI)

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Northeast will become major driver of India’s growth: PM Modi in Manipur

Imphal (Manipur) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Northeastern states will become major drivers of India’s growth in the upcoming years with Manipur as the main source of the country’s growth trajectory. While addressing the inauguration programme of developmental projects here, PM Modi said as Manipur will be completing 50 years of statehood on January 21, the state “will become the main source of India’s growth trajectory and will stretch its potential to other parts of India via enhanced road connectivity and infrastructure projects.”Adding that the Northeast is all set to become the “new gate of development” for the country, PM Modi said, “The Northeast, where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s army hoisted the flag for the first time calling it the gateway to India’s independence, is now becoming the gateway to fulfil the dreams of New India.” PM Modi inaugurated…

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PM Modi to visit Punjab on Jan 5, lay foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 42,750 cr

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ferozepur, Punjab on 5th January 2022 and at around 1 pm will lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 42,750 crore, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday. According to the PMO, these projects include the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway; four laning of Amritsar – Una section; Mukerian – Talwara New Broad Gauge railway line; PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur and two new medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.The consistent endeavour of the Prime Minister to improve connectivity all across the country has led to multiple national highway development initiatives being taken up in the state of Punjab. It has resulted in more than doubling the total length of National Highways in the state from about 1700 kilometres in 2014 to more than 4100 kilometres in 2021, said the PMO. In…

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PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday and lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at around 1 pm. As per an official statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office, the university will be established at Salawa and Kaili villages of Sardhana town in Meerut at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 Crore.One of the key areas of focus for the Prime Minister is inculcating sporting culture and establishing world-class sporting infrastructure in all parts of the country. The establishment of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at Meerut will be a major step towards fulfilling this vision, PMO said. The Sports University will be equipped with modern and state-of-the-art sports infrastructure including synthetic Hockey ground, Football ground, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Kabaddi ground, Lawn tennis court, Gymnasium hall, Synthetic running stadium, Swimming pool, Multipurpose…

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PM Modi releases 10th instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released the 10th installment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing in the national capital.During the event, the Prime Minister also released an equity grant of more than Rs 14 crores to about 351 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), which will benefit more than 1.24 lakh farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 10th instalment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Saturday via video conferencing.As per an official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, this is in line with the government’s continued commitment and resolve to empower grassroots-level farmers.This will enable the transfer of an amount of more than Rs 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families, said PMO.Meanwhile, addressing the event, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister…

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PM Modi shares glimpse of events he took part in year 2021

New Delhi [India]: As 2021 comes to end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared some highlights of the landmark events he took part in throughout the year.PM Modi meets Young friends in his Office. A young girl greets PM Modi during his visit to West. PM Modi with a Divyang in Varanasi. PM Modi interacting with External Affairs Minister and National Security Advisor at his residence in Lok Kalyan Marg. PM Modi presiding over a late night meeting at his residence. PM Modi taking notes during a Council of Ministers meeting. PM Modi sitting in the last row during a ‘Chintan Satra’ with his Council of Ministers at Sushma Swaraj Bhavan. PM Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan to attend a programme. Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj, spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan blessing PM Modi. PM Modi during his visit to Varanasi.…

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Modi to visit Meerut on Jan 2, to lay foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Meerut on January 2, 2022, and lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at around 1 pm, said a press release from PMO.The University will be established at Salawa and Kaili villages of Sardhana town in Meerut at an estimated cost of about Rs 700 crore. One of the key areas of focus for the Prime Minister is to inculcate sporting culture and to establish world-class sporting infrastructure across the country.The establishment of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University at Meerut will be a major step towards fulfilling this vision.The Sports University will be equipped with state-of-the-art sports infrastructure including synthetic Hockey ground, Football ground, Basketball/Volleyball/Handball/Kabaddi ground, Lawn tennis court, Gymnasium hall, Synthetic running stadium, Swimming pool, Multipurpose hall, and a Cycling velodrome, said the release.The university will also house facilities for Shooting,…

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PM Modi to inaugurate completed section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kanpur on Tuesday and inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project at around 1.30 pm. According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), improving urban mobility has been one of the key focus areas of PM Modi. The completed 9 km long section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project stretches from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel. The entire length of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore. Kanpur Metro is going to be the fastest built metro project in the country. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath started the construction work of the Kanpur metro project on November 15, 2019, and the trial run took place on the 9 km IIT to Motijheel Priority Corridor on November 10, 2021, in less than two years.…

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Resolve of cleanliness will be fulfilled only with discipline, awareness, dedication, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: With an aim to encourage people to follow the ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the resolve of cleanliness will be fulfilled only with discipline, awareness and dedication.In his Mann Ki Baat program today, PM Modi cited an example of ‘Puneet Sagar’ campaign undertaken by cadets for cleanliness in which more than 30 thousand NCC cadets participated. “These cadets cleaned the beaches, removed plastic waste from there and collected it for recycling. Our beaches, our mountains are worth visiting only when there is cleanliness at the place,” the Prime Minister said.He said that it is the responsibility of every countryman that the places which give us so much joy, should not be made dirty by us.Further, he mentioned a start-up named ‘Saafwater’ which has been started by some youth to give information related to the purity…

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It is the responsibility of India to contribute in terms of spirituality to nations, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: It is the responsibility of India as a spiritual leader to contribute in terms of spirituality to nations across the globe, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.PM Modi said this today while chairing the first meeting of the High-Level Committee (HLC) which has been constituted to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo in a befitting manner. The notification of HLC was issued on December 20, 2021. The Committee comprises 53 members from various walks of life. Secretary (Culture), Govind Mohan, gave a presentation on the Road Map for the celebration of the Commemoration and sought an advise of the esteemed members for celebrating the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo in a befitting manner.Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the esteemed members for their valuable thoughts and suggestions on Sri Aurobindo’s Commemoration. The Prime…

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PM Modi chairs meeting on COVID-19 situation, says people should be ‘satark’, ‘saavdhan’ in view of Omicron variant

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the efforts to combat COVID-19 and Omicron strain and emphasised the need to be “satark” and “saavdhan” in view of the new variant.He said the fight against the pandemic is not over and the need for continued adherence to COVID safe behaviour is of paramount importance even today. “In view of the new variant, we should be ‘satark’ (alert) and ‘saavdhan’ (cautious),” the Prime Minister said.He directed officials to ensure that the health systems in the states, beginning from the district level, are strengthened to meet any challenge posed by the new variant.The Prime Minister said that states need to ensure that the eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to proceed to meet the target in a saturation mode.It is important for states to ensure that the…

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Ensure health systems in States are strengthened to meet any challenge posed by Omicron: PM directs officials

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of COVID-19 and Omicron variant and directed officials to ensure that the health systems in the states are strengthened to meet any challenge posed by the new variant.The Prime Minister passed the necessary direction with regards to COVID-19 and Omicron after chairing a high-level review meeting on the issue. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi directed the officials to ensure that the health systems in the states, beginning from the district level, are strengthened to meet any challenge posed by the new variant.“It is important for States to ensure that the Oxygen supply equipments are installed and fully functional,” said PM Modi“He directed the officials to work with the states on a regular basis and review the status of preparedness of various components of health…

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PM cares for Varanasi : 870 crores for development projects

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 22 development projects worth Rs 870 crores in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday. Before the inauguration, the Prime Minister reviewed the development projects along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of ‘Banas Dairy Sankul’ at UP State Industrial Development Authority Food Park, Karkhiyaon, Varanasi. Spread across 30 acres of land, the dairy will be built at a cost of about Rs 475 crores and will have a facility for processing 5 lakh litres of milk per day. PM Modi digitally transferred about Rs 35 crore bonus to the bank accounts of more than 1.7 lakh milk producers associated with Banas Dairy. He also laid the foundation stone for the Biogas based Electricity generation plant for the Milk Producers Cooperative…

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PM Modi to review COVID-19-Omicron situation on Thursday

New Delhi [India]: Amid the emergence and spread of Omicron variant of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 related situation in the country on Thursday, said sources. India reported 6,317 fresh COVID-19 cases and 318 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. The country’s active caseload currently stands at 78,190, the lowest in 575 days.According to the Ministry, 213 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported in the country so far. Out of this, Delhi topped the list with 57 confirmed cases followed by Maharashtra (54 cases) and Telangana (24 cases). Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry on Tuesday alerted States and Union Territories about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, and said that based on current scientific evidence, Omicron is at least three times more transmissible…

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Winter session: PM Modi holds meeting with top ministers at Parliament

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with top members of his cabinet in the Parliament on Wednesday to discuss various issues and the government’s strategy.Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi, Piyush Goyal, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Singh Thakur and Nitin Gadkari were present in the meeting. According to sources, the government may propose sine die adjournment today, a day ahead of schedule.Since the beginning of the winter session on November 29, both the Houses of Parliament witnessed continuous disruptions by the Opposition’s ruckus over several issues including the suspension of 12 MPs, the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, and others.The winter session is scheduled to culminate on December 23.

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PM to visit Prayagraj today, transfer Rs 1,000 cr to SHGs benefitting around 16 lakh women

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj today and will transfer around Rs 1,000 crore in the bank accounts of Self Help Groups (SHGs), benefitting around 16 lakh women members of the SHGs.According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), this transfer is being done under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), with 80,000 SHGs receiving Community Investment Fund (CIF) of Rs 1.10 lakh per SHG and 60,000 SHGs receiving Revolving Fund of Rs 15,000 per SHG. “PM Modi will visit Prayagraj on December 21 and participate in a one of its kind programme that will be attended by over two lakh women, at around 1 PM,” reads the release.The programme is being held as per the vision of the Prime Minister to empower women, especially at the grassroots level, by providing them with the necessary…

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Goa : PM Narendra Modi in Goa to attend Liberation Day celebrations

Panaji (Goa) [India], December 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Goa to attend Liberation Day celebrations at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa’s Taleigao today. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant received Prime Minister Modi at Panaji airport.As per the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Prime Minister will felicitate the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the function. Goa Liberation Day is celebrated on December 19 every year to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ undertaken by the Indian Armed Forces that liberated Goa from Portuguese rule. Prime Minister will inaugurate multiple development projects including the renovated Fort Aguada Jail Museum, Super Speciality Block at Goa Medical College, New South Goa District Hospital, Aviation Skill Development Center at Mopa Airport and the Gas-insulated Substation at Dabolim-Navelim, Margao. He will also lay the foundation stone for the India International University of Legal…

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PM Modi to visit Goa on Sunday, to participate in Goa Liberation Day celebrations

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Goa on Sunday to attend Goa Liberation Day celebrations at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Goa’s Taleigao at around 3 pm, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). As per the PMO, the Prime Minister will felicitate the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the function.Goa Liberation Day is celebrated on December 19 every year to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ undertaken by the Indian Armed Forces that liberated Goa from Portuguese rule. Prime Minister will inaugurate multiple development projects including the renovated Fort Aguada Jail Museum, Super Speciality Block at Goa Medical College, New South Goa District Hospital, Aviation Skill Development Center at Mopa Airport and the Gas-insulated Substation at Dabolim-Navelim, Margao. He will also lay the foundation stone for the India International University of Legal Education and Research of Bar…

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Ganga Expressway will improve connectivity, boost economic development across UP: PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: Ganga Expressway will improve connectivity and boost economic development and tourism in Uttar Pradesh, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh at around 1 pm on Saturday. “At 1 PM today, will be joining the programme in Shahjahanpur to lay the foundation stone for the Ganga Expressway. This is an important infra project that will improve connectivity across Uttar Pradesh. It will also boost economic development and tourism,” tweeted Prime Minister.According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the inspiration behind the expressway is the vision of the Prime Minister to provide fast-paced connectivity across the country.The 594-kilometre long six-lane expressway will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore.Starting near the Bijauli village in Meerut, the expressway will extend till near the Judapur Dandu village…

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Bhutan confers highest civilian award on PM Modi

Thimphu [Bhutan]: Bhutan on Friday conferred its highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.“Overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Your Excellency Modiji’s Narendra Modi name for the highest civilian decoration, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo,” Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of Bhutan said in a Facebook post. While conferring the award, Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck highlighted support PM Modi extended over the years and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.“HM highlighted all the unconditional friendship and support Modiji extended over the years and particularly during the pandemic. Much deserving! Congratulations from the people of Bhutan. In all interactions, seen Your Excellency as a great, spiritual human being. Looking forward to celebrating the honour in person,” it added.Since the start of the pandemic, India has provided assistance to Bhutan in the form of COVID-19 vaccines and other medical equipment.Earlier this year,…

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PM Modi to meet BJP MPs from UP over breakfast

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh on Friday over breakfast, sources said. “The Prime Minister will meet party MPs from Uttar Pradesh tomorrow on breakfast. Total 40 MPs are invited,” a source said.The Prime Minister had inaugurated Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, on Monday. He chaired a meeting of BJP chief ministers and deputy chief ministers on “good governance practices” in Varanasi on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh is slated to go for polls early next year. In the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats. The rest of the seats were bagged by other candidates. (ANI)

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We fought together, defeated oppressive forces, says PM Modi on Swarnim Vijay Diwas

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, on the occasion of Swarnim Vijay Diwas, recalled the great valour and sacrifices by the Muktijoddhas, Biranganas and the Indian Armed Forces and said that together we fought and defeated oppressive forces.Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “On the 50th Vijay Diwas, I recall the great valour and sacrifice by the Muktijoddhas, Biranganas and bravehearts of the Indian Armed Forces. Together, we fought and defeated oppressive forces. Rashtrapati Ji’s presence in Dhaka is of special significance to every Indian.” Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind will witness Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka today as a guest of honour.Swarnim Vijay Varsh commemorates 50 years of India’s victory in the 1971 war and the formation of Bangladesh.Last year on 16 December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit the Swarnim Vijay Mashaal from the Eternal Flame at the…

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Chopper crash: PM Modi, Union Ministers condole demise of Group Captain Varun Singh

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of Group Captain Varun Singh, who was the lone survivor of the military chopper crash, and said that the latter’s rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. The Group Captain succumbed to his injuries at the Command Hospital in Bengaluru, where he was under treatment.“Group Captain Varun Singh served the nation with pride, valour and utmost professionalism. I am extremely anguished by his passing away. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other ministers also condoled the Group Captain’s demise. “Deeply pained to learn about the passing away of Group Captain Varun Singh, who was battling with the injuries after the helicopter accident in Coonoor. May…

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A look At PM Narendra Modi’s Outfits As He Visits Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Varanasi to inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project. On Monday, the Prime Minister arrived in the city, wearing a full-sleeved, long khaki coloured kurta, with white churidar and a beige toned shawl. At the airport, PM Modi was received by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He then went on to offer prayers at Kaal Bhiarav temple. Next, the Prime Minister took a cruise boat from Varanasi’s Khirkiya Ghat to Lalita Ghat to visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple. He could be seen wearing a long rudraksha-beaded mala with saffron tika on his forehead. On his visit to Varanasi, the PM received a rousing welcome from the people in his Lok Sabha constituency as they showered flower petals and chanted slogans of ‘Modi, Modi’ and ‘Har Har Mahadev’.While the locals were welcoming…

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PM Modi inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Dham project

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated phase 1 of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham project at Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, which has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 339 crores.A total of 23 buildings will be inaugurated in phase 1 of the project. They will provide a variety of facilities to the pilgrims visiting Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, including Yatri Suvidha Kendras, Tourist Facilitation Centre, Vedic Kendra, Mumukshu Bhavan, Bhogshala, City Museum, Viewing Gallery, Food Court, among others. Prime Minister’s vision was also to ensure that all heritage structures be preserved during the course of the development of the project. This foresight came in handy when, during the process of destruction of the old properties, more than 40 ancient temples were rediscovered.These temples have been restored and beautified while ensuring that there is no change in the original structure.…

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PM Modi to offer prayers at Kaal Bhiarav temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will offer prayers at Kaal Bhiarav temple and Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi during his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency. PM Modi will visit the Kaal Bhiarav temple at around 12 noon whereas he will offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple at around 1 pm. He will inaugurate Kashi Vishwanath Dham at around 1:20 pm. The Prime Minister will also witness the Ganga aarti while on-board a Ro-Ro Vessel at around 6 pm. Meanwhile, the city is decked up for the visit of the Prime Minister. During the two-day visit, Prime Minister will also participate in a conclave of Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, along with Deputy Chief Ministers from Bihar and Nagaland. The conclave will provide an…

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PM Modi to visit Varanasi to inaugurate Kashi Vishwanath Dham

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi from Monday, during which he will inaugurate phase 1 of the newly-constructed Kashi Vishwanath Dham.According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), “At around 1 PM on December 13, Prime Minister will visit Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and offer prayers, after which he will inaugurate phase 1 of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham, constructed at a cost of around Rs 339 crores.” The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Prime Minister on March 8, 2019.“It was the vision of the Prime Minister for a long time, to facilitate the pilgrims and devotees of Baba Vishwanath, who had to encounter congested streets and surroundings with poor upkeep, when they practised the age-old custom of taking a dip in the holy river, collecting Gangajal and offering it at…

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Ahead of PM Modi’s Varanasi visit, Kashi Vishwanath Temple decked up

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Kashi Vishwanath Temple has been decked up before the inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 13.Speaking to ANI, Shrikant Mishra, Priest at Kashi Vishwanath temple said, “The city is filled with enthusiasm as the temple is ready to become ‘Vishwanath Dham’ after years. PM Modi is going to inaugurate the corridor on December 13.” “Significantly, ‘Jyotirling’ of Kashi Vishwanath temple is considered to be the most important among other twelve Jyotirlingas, that’s why lakhs of devotees come here to offer prayers. Earlier, this temple was only situated 2,000 metres, but now it has been spread over 50,000 square metres,” the priest said. The priest further spoke about the difficulties faced during the construction of this corridor. “The path of completing PM Modi’s dream project was difficult as around 14,000 people were displaced from their homes. Now, the Ganga…

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Saryu Nahar Project that was incomplete for four decades has been finished in four years: PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: The Saryu Nahar National Project that was incomplete for four decades has been finished in four years, said Prime Minister Narendra on Friday ahead of his visit to Balrampur for its inauguration on Saturday.Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “You would be shocked to know that work on the Saryu Nahar National Project began in 1978 but for decades, the project was never completed. Costs increased and so did people’s woes. A project that was incomplete for four decades has been finished in four years.” This project will solve irrigation related problems in Eastern UP and help hardworking farmers, PM Modi said.“The swift work on the Saryu Nahar National Project during the last four years is in line with our Government’s commitment to complete long-pending projects and also harness our water resources for the benefit of our farmers and to further…

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Centuries of colonial rule could not suppress democratic spirit of Indian people: PM Modi at Summit for Democracy

New Delhi [India]: Emphasising that democratic spirit is integral to India’s civilisational ethos, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that centuries of colonial rule could not suppress the democratic spirit of the Indian people.“Elected republican city-states such as Licchavi, Shakya flourished in India as far as 2500 years back. The same democratic spirit is seen in the 10th Century’s Uttaramerur inscription that codified the principles of democratic participation,” said PM Modi virtually while addressing the Summit for Democracy organised by the US President Joe Biden on Friday. Stressing that these “democratic spirits and ethos had made ancient India one of the most prosperous,” he said, adding, “centuries of the colonial rule could not suppress the democratic spirit of the Indian people.”“It again found full expression with India’s independence and laid to an unparallel story in democratic nation-building over the last 75 years,” he added.It…

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India stands ready to work with partners to strengthen democratic values globally, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: India stands ready to work with its partners to strengthen democratic values globally including in multilateral fora, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.PM Modi’s remarks come a day after he participated in Summit for Democracy hosted by US President Joe Biden. “Happy to have participated in the Summit for Democracy at the invitation of President Biden. As the world’s largest democracy, India stands ready to work with our partners to strengthen democratic values globally, including in multilateral fora,” he tweeted.US President Joe Biden on Thursday kicked off the first-ever Summit for Democracy. Besides PM Modi, around 80 world leaders attended the opening remarks virtually, including from France, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Japan, Israel and the Philippines.The summit focuses on challenges and opportunities facing democracies and will provide a platform for leaders to announce both individual and collective commitments, reforms, and…

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PM Modi visits Palam Airbase, pays respects to CDS General Rawat, others who died in chopper crash

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited Palam airbase here and paid his last respects to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other 11 armed force personnel who lost their lives in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also visited Palam airbase and paid their respects to Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other 11 armed force personnel who lost their lives in the helicopter crash. The three service chiefs – Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari also paid their respects to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and others who died in the chopper crash.Apart from General Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, his Defence Adviser Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder…

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PM Modi chairs meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on Wednesday evening, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).The meeting is being attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. In the CCS meeting, all members observed two minutes of silence and paid tributes to all those who lost their lives in the chopper crash in Tamil Nadu.Earlier today, General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other persons on board the Mi-17 V5 helicopter were killed after the aircraft crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.The helicopter crashed around noon shortly after it took off from the Air Force base in Sulur, Coimbatore, for Wellington in the Nilgiri Hills.The General was…

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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat was an outstanding soldier, deeply saddened by his death: PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his deep anguish on the death of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash and said his insights and perspectives on strategic matters were exceptional. Describing CDS Rawat as “an outstanding soldier” and “a true patriot,” the Prime Minister said he greatly contributed to modernising our armed forces and security apparatus.The Prime Minister also expressed his anguish at the death of others on board the helicopter including Gen Rawat’s wife and defence officers. “I am deeply anguished by the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in which we have lost Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and other personnel of the Armed Forces. They served India with utmost diligence. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet. “Gen Bipin Rawat was an outstanding soldier. A true…

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PM Modi holds meeting with top ministers in Parliament

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with the senior ministers in the Parliament.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman were among the attendees. The winter session of Parliament began on November 29 and will continue till December 23. Both houses of Parliament have witnessed repeated adjournments over the Opposition’s demand for revocation of suspension of 12 MPs from the Rajya Sabha. The MPs were suspended over alleged unruly conduct towards the end of the monsoon session in August.Earlier today, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi expressed solidarity with the suspended 12 members of Parliament and said that the move by the Rajya Sabha Chairman is “unprecedented and unacceptable.”The suspended members comprise six from the Congress, two each from Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena, and one each…

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PM Modi says looking forward to continue working with Bangladesh PM on Maitri Diwas

New Delhi [India]: Commemorating 50 years of friendship between India and Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he is looking forward to continuing working with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to further expand and deepen our ties.“Today India and Bangladesh commemorate Maitri Diwas. We jointly recall and celebrate the foundations of our 50 years of friendship. I look forward to continue working with H.E. PM Sheikh Hasina to further expand and deepen our ties,” PM Modi tweeted. During PM Modi’s Bangladesh visit in March 2021 to attend the national day of Bangladesh, it was decided to commemorate December 6 as Maitri Diwas (Friendship Day), according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) release.Ten days before the liberation of Bangladesh, India had recognised Bangladesh on December 06, 1971. India was one of the first countries to establish bilateral diplomatic ties with Bangladesh, MEA…

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President Kovind, PM Modi, parliamentarians pay tribute to BR Ambedkar

New Delhi [India]: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 65th death anniversary which is observed as “Mahaparinirvan Diwas”. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and other parliamentarians paid tribute to the architect of the Constitution at his statue in the Parliament premises today.Born on April 14, 1891, Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits) and supported the rights of women and workers. He died on December 6, 1956. In 1990, Ambedkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. (ANI)

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PM Modi in Dehradun: Sec 144 CrPC implemented, Schools closed ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India]: Educational institutions will remain closed in Dehradun and Section 144 of CrPC will be effective on Saturday and on Saturday in view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit today, District Magistrate informed. “In view of the proposed tour program of PM Modi in the district on December 4 and public meeting at Parade Ground, instructions have been given to keep all government and private educational institutions completely closed near 500 m of Parade Ground,” said the district magistrate, Dr R Rajesh Kumar.“Section 144 CrPC will be effective from 2 pm on December 3 to 4 pm on December 4, within a radius of 1 Km of the Parade Ground. Instructions have also been given to hotels/lodges/Dharamshala to share information of persons, tenants, servants staying in their premises,” he added. PM Modi is slated to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone…

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PM Modi to address the nation in 83rd edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in the 83rd episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday.This will be the second last edition of the year. “Mann ki Baat” is the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address, which is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month. The programme will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app.“Tune in at 11 am tomorrow. #MannKiBaat,” the Prime Minister tweeted on Saturday.The first episode of the programme was broadcast on October 3, 2014.In his last episode of Mann Ki Baat, which was broadcast on October 24, the Prime Minister had emphasised on the implementation of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.The PM had also highlighted that India is one of the first countries in the world, which is preparing digital records…

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Govt fully committed to boosting tourism potential of Meghalaya

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Government of India is fully committed to boosting the tourism potential of Meghalaya.His comments came on a special tune composed by the villagers of Kongthong, which was recommended by the Ministry of Tourism for the UNWTO Best Tourism Village entry from India. “Grateful to the people of Kongthong for this kind gesture. The Government of India is fully committed to boosting the tourism potential of Meghalaya. And yes, have also been seen great pictures of the recent Cherry Blossom Festival in the state. Looks beautiful,” PM Modi tweeted.The video of the special tune was posted on Twitter by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.“Hon’ble PM [?][?][?]@narendramodi[?] Ji, please accept this special tune composed by the villagers of Kongthong in your honour & in appreciation of GoI’s efforts in promoting the village as…

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PM Modi chairs meet on Covid situation, vaccination

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting on the situation relating to COVID-19 and vaccination with top officials.Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Principal Secretary to PM Modi, PK Mishra and NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul among others attended the meeting. India reported 8,318 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Health Ministry.As many as 465 people succumbed to the COIVD-19 infection in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,67,933.With 10,967 fresh recoveries, the total recoveries stand at 3,39,88,797. The recovery rate is currently at 98.34 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020.The active case accounts for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.31 per cent, lowest since March 2020, at 1,07,019.Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant…

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PM Modi shares words of wisdom by Ambedkar, Rajendra Prasad in his Constitution Day speech

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took to Twitter to extend best wishes to citizens on the occasion of Constitution Day.PM Modi shared a picture of Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on November 4, 1948. “Best wishes to our citizens on Constitution Day. On this special day, sharing a part of Dr Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 4th November 1948 in which he moved a motion for the adoption of the Draft Constitution as settled by the Drafting Committee,” PM Modi tweeted. Further, mentioning the teachings of President of Constituent Assembly of India Rajendra Prasad, PM Modi tweeted in Hindi “No matter how beautiful, well-organized and strong any constitution is made, if it is not run by the true, fearless, selfless servants of the country, then the constitution…

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PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Noida Jewar International Airport

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.The PM was accompanied by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia at the project site. “Noida International Airport will be a multi-modal connectivity hub. It will create employment opportunities for more than 1 lakh people. Soon we will see 17 airports including an international airport at Ayodhya in the state,” Scindia said.The airport is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the project’s Swiss concessionaire Zurich International Airport AG.Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) is developing Noida International Airport under the PPP model in close partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India.With the construction of the airport, it is…

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport on Thursday

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday at 1 pm.The development of the first phase of the airport is being done at a cost of over Rs 10,050 crore. The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land, the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024.Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister had said that the project will boost commerce, connectivity and tourism.“Tomorrow, 25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 PM, the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism,”…

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PM Modi to participate in Constitution Day celebrations on Friday at Parliament’s Central Hall

New Delhi [India]: As a part of the Constitution Day celebrations on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the programmes that will be organised in Parliament and Vigyan Bhawan.The programme organized in Parliament will begin at 11 am and will be held in the Central Hall of Parliament. It will be addressed by the President, Vice President, and Lok Sabha Speaker. After the speech of the President, the nation will join him Live, in reading the Preamble of the Constitution.The President will also release the digital version of Constituent Assembly Debates, a digital version of a calligraphed copy of the Constitution of India and an updated version of the Constitution of India that will include all amendments to date. He will also inaugurate ‘Online Quiz on Constitutional Democracy’, as per the official statement.Prime Minister will also inaugurate the two day Constitution Day…

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Centre extends ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’, free ration till March 2022

New Delhi [India]: The Government of India decided to extend the ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to provide free ration till March 2022, informed Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Wednesday.Addressing media here, Thakur said that in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “It has been decided to extend the ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to provide free ration till March 2022.” Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) is a food security welfare scheme that was envisaged by the Prime Minister to provide assistance and help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19.Under PMGKAY, 5 Kilogram of additional food grain, per person, is given to all beneficiaries covered under National Food Security Act.

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PM Modi to perform bhoomi pujan of UP’s Noida International Airport

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the bhoomi pujan of the Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar in the NCR region on November 25.The airport is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the project’s Swiss concessionaire Zurich International Airport AG. Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) is developing Noida International Airport under the PPP model in close partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India. With the construction of the airport, it is being expressed that the job opportunities will open in the state.“YIAPL is committed to building a world-class airport in India which will play the role of a catalyst for the economic growth of India & Uttar Pradesh. The investment in Noida International Airport (NIA) will fuel the economy in NCR, Greater Noida, and the…

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on November 25 at 1 pm.According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in India to have five international airports. The development of the airport is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister towards boosting connectivity and creating a future-ready aviation sector.“A special focus of this grand vision has been on the state of Uttar Pradesh that is witnessing the development of multiple new international airports including the recently inaugurated Kushinagar airport and the under-construction international airport at Ayodhya,” it said.This airport will be the second international airport to come up in Delhi NCR. It will help decongest the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.As per PMO, the airport is strategically located…

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PM Modi calls for constituting High-Power Police Technology Mission

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for constituting a High-Power Police Technology Mission, under the leadership of the Union Home Minister to adopt future technologies for grass root policing requirements.Addressing the valedictory session of the 56th DGsP/IGsP Conference in Lucknow, PM Modi called for an analysis of all police-related incidents and developing case studies to make it an institutionalised learning mechanism and also suggested the development of interoperable technologies which would benefit Police forces across the country. He also hailed the hybrid format of the Conference as it allowed a free flow of information between various ranks, according to a release by the Prime Minister’s Office.The Prime Minister also suggested the development of interoperable technologies to benefit Police forces across the country.Citing the importance of technology in the lives of the general public, the Prime Minister gave examples of CoWIN,…

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of UP Defence Corridor project worth Rs 400 cr in Jhansi

Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project worth Rs 400 crores in Jhansi.The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited significant project on the concluding three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’ event being organized by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with the government of Uttar Pradesh here in the city. The Centre has decided to set up two Defence Industrial Corridors in the country– one in Tamil Nadu and the other in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor has nodes at Agra, Aligarh, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Lucknow and Kanpur.For the Jhansi node of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, the state government has made nearly 1,034 hectares of land made available.Bharat Dynamics Ltd, a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU), is setting up a plant for the…

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PM Modi inaugurates Arjun Sahayak Project in UP’s Mahoba

Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Arjun Sahayak Project in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.PM Modi also inspected models of various development projects to be inaugurated in the district. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel were also present with him.The Prime Minister’s visit had been scheduled to Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba today to inaugurate the key schemes relating to irrigation in the district.Later in the day, Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Jhansi for the “Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv”. During this event, he will formally hand over Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) designed Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for naval ships to the Indian Navy. 

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Three farm laws to be rolled back, declares PM Modi

New Delhi [India] : In a major move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the repealing of the three Central farm laws.In his address to the nation, PM Modi said, “Today I want to tell everyone that we have decided to repeal all three farm laws.” Farmers have been protesting the government’s three farm laws since had passed the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.The three farm laws are– The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act provides for setting up a mechanism allowing the farmers to sell their farm produces outside the Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Any license-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed prices. This trade of farm produces will be free of mandi…

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Sydney Dialogue: PM Modi lists 5 ‘digital transitions’ shaping India

New Delhi [India]: Noting that India’s digital revolution is rooted in its democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday listed out “Digital transitions shaping” the country, at the inaugural edition of The Sydney Dialogue.“As a democracy and digital leader, India is ready to work with partners for our shared prosperity and security. India’s digital revolution is rooted in our democracy, our demography and the scale of our economy. It’s powered by enterprise and innovation of our youth,” said PM Modi during his keynote address. Prime Minister said that India is “turning the challenges of the past into an opportunity to take a leap into the future. While speaking on the theme of “India’s technology evolution and revolution”, PM Modi noted that there are five important transitions taking place in India.“One, we are building the world’s most extensive public information infrastructure. Over 1.3 billion Indians…

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PM Modi to launch multiple development projects in UP

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the districts of Uttar Pradesh and will launch multiple development projects worth over Rs 6250 crore on November 19.As per Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), at around 2:45 pm, Prime Minister will inaugurate multiple projects in Mahoba in a significant initiative to alleviate water distress. These projects will help alleviate the issue of water shortage in the region and bring much-needed relief to the farmers.These projects include Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project and Majhgaon-Chilli Sprinkler Project.“The cumulative cost of these projects is more than Rs 3250 Crore and their operationalisation will help in the irrigation of around 65000 hectares of land in the districts of Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Lalitpur, benefitting lakhs of farmers of the region. These projects will also provide potable drinking water to the region,” the PMO said…

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PM Modi slams Opposition

Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Slamming the Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that both Delhi and Lucknow were dominated by dynasts for years and the partnership of family members kept crushing the aspirations of people of Uttar Pradesh.Addressing a gathering in Sultanpur after inaugurating Purvanchal Expressway, PM Modi said: “In Uttar Pradesh, we have seen a long period of governments who showed dreams of industrialization without worrying about connectivity. As a result, many factories located here were shut due to the lack of infrastructure. It was also unfortunate that both Delhi and Lucknow were dominated by the dynasts . For years and years, this partnership of family members kept crushing the aspirations of Uttar Pradesh.” “The people of Uttar Pradesh were treated unfairly by the then government. Discrimination was done in development just to serve the interest…

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PM Modi unveils Sardar Patel statue

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in New Delhi on Tuesday to mark the first Audit Diwas.Audit Diwas is celebrated to mark the historic origins of the institution of CAG and the contribution it has made to the governance, transparency and accountability over the past several years.Prime Minister Modi in a tweet had said: “Audit Diwas seeks to highlight the rich contributions of CAG to boost transparency and good governance.” 

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Andhra Pradesh: PM Modi lays foundation stone for Ekalavya school virtually

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Ekalavya Model Residential School building in Andhra Pradesh’s Majjivalasa village with the cost of Rs 5.976 crore on Monday.Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) project officer Rohanki Gopala Krishna was the chief guest in the virtual meet. He addressed the gathering and said, “With the Central and state governments’ priority to education, the foundation stone was laid for three schools at a cost of Rs.5.976 crores.”He said “besides undertaking the formation of a new society with higher education, the problems could be solved easily. The new buildings were to be completed within the 14-month deadline imposed by the central government.”“Ekalavya school will have 480 seats available,” he added.Speaking further, Krishna said, “Skill Development Cell and Tourism Cell would be set up in ITDA to provide employment…

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Modi’s Cabinet reorganised

New Delhi [India] : Taking a significant step to further improve the functioning of the central government, all the 77 ministers in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led cabinet have been divided into eight different groups.In the eight new groups of ministers, the responsibility of coordinating each group will be given to a senior minister. Further, two new ministers, a few old ministers and some state ministers will also be a part of each group. According to sources, the step has been taken after the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in which he had asked to expedite the working of the ministries and make efforts to coordinate among themselves.In the series of meetings with the union council of ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently reviewed the work of ministries. During the meetings, suggestions were also sought from all the ministers in order to make…

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Prime Minister Modi to visit Uttar Pradesh, inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district on November 16.The inauguration will be held at around 1:30 PM, the Prime Minister’s Office said. After the inauguration, as per the PMO, PM Modi will also witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district to enable landing and take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency.The 341 kilometre-long Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway number 31, 18 kilometres east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border.The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is set to…

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“I am pained beyond words”: PM Modi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolence on the demise of notable historian, author and Padma Vibhushan awardee Balwant Moreshwar Purandare who was popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare.Purandare, 99, passed away at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, Maharashtra around 5 am today. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said that Babasaheb Purandare left a major void in the world of history and culture.“I am pained beyond words. The demise of Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare leaves a major void in the world of history and culture. It is thanks to him that the coming generations will get further connected to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His other works will also be remembered,” he said.PM Modi further said that Babasaheb Purandare was witty, wise and had a rich knowledge of Indian history and he had interacted with him very closely over…

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PM Modi meets US delegation

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met with the US Congress delegation here and had a “frank” discussion on regional issues of mutual interest, including those related to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.According to an official statement by the Prime Minister office (PMO), PM Modi met with US Congressional delegation led by Senator John Cornyn which included Senator Michael Crapo, Senator Thomas Tuberville, Senator Michael Lee, Congressman Tony Gonzales and Congressman John Kevin Elizey Sr. Senator John Cornyn is the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Caucus on India and Indian Americans.“The Congressional delegation noted the excellent management of COVID-19 situation in India in-spite of the challenges of large and diverse population. Prime Minister noted that people’s participation based on democratic ethos of the country played a key role in managing the worst pandemic of the last one century,”…

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PM Modi : New initiatives

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch two innovative customer-centric initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday.As per the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will launch the initiatives at 11 am on Friday via video conferencing. “These initiatives are the RBI Retail Direct Scheme and the Reserve Bank – Integrated Ombudsman Scheme,” PMO in a release said. Notably, the RBI Retail Direct Scheme is aimed at enhancing access to the government securities market for retail investors. It offers them a new avenue for directly investing in securities issued by the Government of India and the State Governments.‘Investors will be able to easily open and maintain their government securities account online with the RBI, free of cost,” PMO said.The release said the Reserve Bank – Integrated Ombudsman Scheme aims to further improve the grievance redress mechanism for…

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PM Modi pays tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to the country’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary and called his role in the freedom struggle inspiring.The Prime Minister added that Azad was passionate about the education sector and worked to further brotherhood in society. “Tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his Jayanti. A pathbreaking thinker and intellectual, his role in the freedom struggle is inspiring. He was passionate about the education sector and worked to further brotherhood in society,” tweeted PM Modi.Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also paid tribute to Azad on his birth anniversary.“Tributes to the first education minister of independent India and Bharat Ratna awardee Maulana Abul Kalam Azad ji on his birth anniversary. Happy National Education Day.#NationalEducationDay,” Gadkari tweeted.The National Education Day or Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas is celebrated every year on November…

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PM Modi greets nation on occasion of Chhath puja

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings to people on the occasion of Chhath puja. “Many best wishes to all of you on Chhath, the festival of sun worship. May Chhath Goddess bless everyone with good health and happiness,” read PM Modi’s tweet roughly translated from Hindi.Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja and wished the festival would strengthen people’s efforts to protect the environment. “Greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. This festival is an occasion to acknowledge our dependence on nature, especially the sun and water. I wish that along with making our cultural heritage strong, this festival should also strengthen our efforts to protect the environment,” tweeted Rashtrapati Bhavan. Chhath Puja is celebrated widely across north India, especially in Bihar…

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PM Modi wishes LK Advani

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended birthday greetings to Lal Krishna Advani, senior BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister.“Birthday greetings to respected Advani Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life. The nation remains indebted to him for his numerous efforts towards empowering people and enhancing our cultural pride. He is also widely respected for his scholarly pursuits and rich intellect,” tweeted the Prime Minister. Advani turned 94 today.Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also extended his greetings on the occasion.“Hearty congratulations to our guardian and inspiration, respected LK Advani ji on his birthday. Since BJP’s rise to become a major national party, he has been an invaluable contribution. I wish him good health and long life,” tweeted Pradhan.Born on November 8, 1927 in Karachi, Advani was the Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from…

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PM Modi greets nation on Bhai Dooj

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.”Best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Bhai Dooj, the festival symbolising the love of brother-sister, is being celebrated all over the country today.On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya. As per Hindu traditions, it is believed that Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya. 

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PM Modi greets nation on Bhai Dooj

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.“Best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Bhai Dooj, the festival symbolising the love of brother-sister, is being celebrated all over the country today.On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya. As per Hindu traditions, it is believed that Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.

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PM Modi exhorts officials to widen COVID-19 vaccination coverage by year-end

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday exhorted officials to ensure that the country widens its COVID-19 vaccination coverage by the end of the year and enters the new year with renewed self-belief and confidence.Immediately after returning from his visit to Italy and Glasgow, the Prime Minister held a review meeting with districts having low vaccination coverage. The meeting included districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of the Covid vaccine. The Prime Minister interacted with District Magistrates of over 40 districts in Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and other states with districts having low vaccination coverage. As per a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, during the interaction, the Prime Minister discussed the issue of vaccine hesitancy and the local factors behind it in…

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PM Modi meets Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in Glasgow

Glasgow [UK]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the sidelines of the COP26 meet in Glasgow on Tuesday.Earlier in the day, PM Modi met Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Indian Prime Minister and his British counterpart Boris Johnson today launched the initiative Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States (IRIS).PM Modi reached Glasgow on Sunday to participate in the COP26 summit.He is also likely to attend the side event by the United States of America – Build Back Better World. Further, PM Modi is scheduled to attend an event on “Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Development”. The Prime Minister will emplane for Delhi by tonight.On Monday, PM Modi met Boris Johnson on the sidelines of COP26. He stated that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted PM Modi’s invitation to visit India saying that…

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PM Modi at COP26: ISRO to build special data window for Small Island Developing States

Glasgow [UK] : India’s space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), will build a special data window for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to get timely information about cyclones, coral-reef monitoring, coast-line monitoring through satellite, said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday.Speaking at the launch event of the IRIS initiative at the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26), PM Modi said: “India’s space agency ISRO will build a special data window for SIDS (Small Island Developing States). With this, SIDS will continue to get timely information about cyclones, coral-reef monitoring and coast-line monitoring through satellite.” “Guessing the threat of climate change on Small Island Developing States, India made special arrangements for cooperation with Pacific Islands and CARICOM countries. We trained their citizens in solar technologies, made continuous contributions for development,” the Prime Minister said.PM Modi reached Glasgow on Sunday to…

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PM Modi extends greetings to people on Dhanteras

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Dhanteras.“Greetings to everyone on the special occasion of Dhanteras,” tweeted the Prime Minister. Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of the five-day festival of lights is considered a propitious day to buy and bring in new things, especially metals like gold and silver.The first day of Diwali commenced on Tuesday with Dhanteras marking the beginning of festivities.The day is observed on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Sambat Hindu calendar month of Aaswayuja in the Amaavasyanta Luni-Solar Calendar.Literally, Dhanteras means ‘dhan’ or wealth, while ‘teras’ is the 13th day of the moon cycle wherein people offer prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. (ANI)

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PM Modi extends greetings to people of Kerala on state’s formation day

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to the people of Kerala on state’s formation day and wished them success in various endeavours.“Kerala Piravi day greetings to the people of Kerala. Kerala is widely admired for its picturesque surroundings and the industrious nature of its people. May the people of Kerala succeed in their various endeavours,” tweeted the Prime Minister. On this occasion, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan also greeted the people of Kerala across the world and said, “My heartiest Keralappiravi wishes to Keralites all over the world. Let us work in harmony and fraternity for the development and progress of our beloved State, and for nourishing and popularizing our mother tongue, Malayalam.”Kerala was formed on November 1, 1956, by integrating Travancore, Cochin, and Malabar. 

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PM Modi, Macron briefly interact on sidelines of G20 Summit

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief interaction with French President Emmanuel Macron before ‘family photos’ at Roma Convention Center in Rome.Prime Minister Modi and other world leaders attending the G20 Rome Summit gathered for ‘family photo’ on Friday. They were joined by a delegation of frontline health workers at Roma Convention Center in Rome, Italy. The heads of state and government of the world’s major economies, with invited countries and representatives of international and regional organizations, will address several key topics of the global agenda. Finance Ministers traditionally attend the event as well.PM Modi arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the two-day G20 Summit. This summit is the eighth G20 Summit attended by the Prime Minister.PM Modi is also expected to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20)…

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PM Modi arrives at convention centre in Rome for G20 Summit

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Roma Convention Centre to take part in the highly anticipated Group of 20 (G20) Summit. PM Modi was received by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi here.The summit kicked off on Saturday in Rome. The heads of state and government of the world’s major economies, with invited countries and representatives of international and regional organizations, will address several key topics of the global agenda. PM Modi arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the Summit. It is the eighth G20 Summit being attended by the Prime Minister. On Friday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had said that PM Modi will discuss the global economic situation, COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable development and climate change with G20 leaders.PM Modi is scheduled to have meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday.He is also…

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PM modi mourns Puneeth Rajkumar’s demise

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the demise of Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away at the age of 46 following a cardiac arrest on Friday.Taking to his Twitter handle, PM Modi shared a throwback picture featuring him with the late actor. Sharing the picture, the Prime Minister penned a moving note in the beloved memory of the actor.“A cruel twist of fate has snatched away from us a prolific and talented actor, Puneeth Rajkumar. This was no age to go. The coming generations will remember him fondly for his works and wonderful personality. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” the tweet read. The untimely demise of Puneeth Rajkumar has shaken the entire film industry. Fans and celebrities from the Indian film fraternity have sent their condolences to the friends and family members of the late actor on…

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16th ASEAN-India summits

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 16th East Asia Summit on Wednesday, Prime Minister’s Office said in a press release.As per the official release, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to attend the 18th ASEAN-India Summit on Thursday. The East Asia Summit is the premier leaders-led forum in the Indo-Pacific. Since its inception in 2005, it has played a significant role in the strategic and geopolitical evolution of East Asia.Apart from the 10 ASEAN Member states, East Asia Summit includes India, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Russia, the release added.India, being a founding member of the East Asia Summit, is committed to strengthening the East Asia Summit and making it more effective for dealing with contemporary challenges, the release read.On Thursday, PM Modi will review the status of the…

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157 new medical colleges

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of 157 new medical colleges to ensure that the people of the country get affordable treatment, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday.“PM approved 157 new medical colleges…seats for medical students almost doubled…We worked with a total approach to ensure people are given affordable treatment,” said Mandaviya while briefing the media today. The Union Health Minister further stated that the Government of India has set up 1,50,000 Ayushman health and wellness centres to provide affordable treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes etc and check-up at the primary level.“For treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes…and check-up at the primary level we took a decision to set up 1,50,000 health and wellness centres. About 79,000 above have been inaugurated in the country,” said Mandaviya.He further said that to ensure the availability of…

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PM shares stories of Karyakartas

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared inspiring stories about ‘Karyakartas’ from the Jana Sangh days to the present.The details of the Karyakartas can be accessed at the NaMo app under the section called ‘Kamal Pushp’. PM Modi shared the snippets of the work done by leaders Pandit Devendra Shastri and S. Mallikarjunaiah on Twitter.“A freedom fighter from Uttarakhand, Pandit Devendra Shastri ji was a beacon of principled politics all his life…,” PM Modi said in a tweet.“Mallikarjunaiah ji toiled all his life through selfless hard work, to popularise BJP in Karnataka…,” the Prime Minister wrote in another tweet.He further stated, “The NaMo App has a very interesting section known as ‘Kamal Pushp’ that gives you the opportunity to share and know about inspiring Party Karyakartas from the Jana Sangh days to the present, who toiled to popularise our ideology.…

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PM Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana during UP visit tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Uttar Pradesh on Monday.According to Prime Minister’s office, at around 10.30 am in Siddharthnagar, Prime Minister will inaugurate nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. “Subsequently, at around 1.15 pm in Varanasi, Prime Minister will launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana. He will also inaugurate various development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi,” PMO said. New Delhi [India] : According to the official release, Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) will be one of the largest pan-India scheme for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission.The objective of PMASBY is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas. “It will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres…

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Prime Minister greets ITBP on their Raising Day

New Delhi [India] : The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted all the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel on their Raising Day.“From dense forests in Arunachal Pradesh to the icy heights of the Himalayas, our @ITBP_official Himveers have answered the nation’s call with utmost dedication. Their humanitarian work during times of disasters is noteworthy. Greetings to all ITBP personnel on their Raising Day.” the Prime Minister said in a tweet. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 60th Raising Day on Sunday. “On 60th Raising Day of ITBP, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai awarded Gallantry medals to 23 ITBP personnel including 20 personnel awarded with Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) for bravery in skirmishes in eastern Ladakh with China last year,” informed Indo-Tibetan Border Police in a statement.

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PM Modi lauds health workers

PM Modi lauds healthcare workers Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday acknowledged the contribution of healthcare workers in the country as India administered more than 100 crore vaccinations. New Delhi : Addressing the monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat, the Prime Minister said, “India salutes our healthcare workers. I am well aware of the capabilities of my country, the people of my country. I knew that our healthcare workers would leave no stone unturned to vaccinate countrymen.” Prime Minister lauded India on achieving more than 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations and said that the country moving forward with new enthusiasm and new energy in this regard.“After administering more than 100 crore vaccines, the country is moving forward with new enthusiasm, new energy. The success of our vaccine program shows the potential of India, shows the power of the mantra of everyone’s efforts,” said PM Modi…

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PM Modi wishes Union Minister Anurag Thakur on his 47th birthday

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to Union Sports and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on his 47th birthday.Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister said talked about his long acquaintance with Thakur and prayed for his long life. “Birthday greetings to Minister Shri @ianuragthakur. I have known him for many years and seen his hard work from the days when he was a young Karyakarta (worker) to the present when he is working to improve sporting standards and furthering youth empowerment. Praying for his long life,” PM Modi said in a tweet.Born 24 October 1974, BJP leader Thakur is the son of Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. 

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Goa is new model of development: PM

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the development works in Goa saying that today the state means a new model of development and a reflection of collective efforts.Post his interaction with the beneficiaries and stakeholders of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme’, PM Modi said, “When we get the support of the government and the hard work of the people, how change comes, how self-confidence comes, we all experienced this during our discussion with the beneficiaries of Swayampurna Goa.” “Goa means nature and tourism, but today it also means a new model of development and a reflection of collective efforts. Goa means solidarity for development from panchayat to administration,” he added.The Prime Minister further said that Goa achieved a 100 per cent target of providing electricity connection to every household.“India set the goal of being free from open defecation.…

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‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa’

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries and stakeholders of the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme” on Saturday.The interaction will be at 11 am via video conferencing. The Prime Minister will also deliver an address after the interaction. The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020.Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as ‘Swayampurna Mitra’. The Mitra visits a designated panchayat or municipality, interacts with people, coordinates with multiple government departments and ensures that various government schemes and benefits are available to the eligible beneficiaries.Goa Chief Minister Promod Sawant will be present on the occasion.