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Need to provide ‘strong alternative’ at national level, says Sharad Pawar after meeting Mamata Banerjee

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Ahead of the general elections scheduled in 2024, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said that there is a need for like-minded political forces to come together to provide “strong alternative” at the national level.Pawar spelt out his strategy to counter Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2024 Lok Sabha polls following his meeting with Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee in Mumbai. After meeting Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, Pawar stated that Mamata’s intention is that like-minded forces should come together at the national level and set up a collective leadership.“We have to provide a strong alternative to leadership. Our thinking is not for today, but for the election. This has to be established and with that intention, she has visited and had a very positive discussion with all of us,” he said.“Be it Congress or any other party, the thing…

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CM Mamta Banerjee expresses grief over Nadia mishap

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee expressed her condolences over the death of 18 people in the Nadia road accident.“Heartbroken to hear about the road accident in Nadia. I offer my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those who were injured. May God give them the strength to get past this difficult time,” she tweeted. “Government of West Bengal will extend every necessary assistance and support to the kin of the victims. We are beside you in this sad hour,” the Chief Minister said in another tweet.As per the police officials, at least 18 people were killed and 5 others injured in a road accident that took place in West Bengal’s Phulbari area of Nadia district. The injured people have been shifted to Shaktinagar district hospital.West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has also expressed…

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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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Manohar Lal Khattar meets PM Modi, discusses development projects in Haryana

New Delhi [India]: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said development works in Haryana were among the issues discussed.In a tweet, Khattar wrote, “I reached respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s residence in Delhi today and met him. During this, many important issues ranging from current and upcoming development works in Haryana were discussed in detail with him.” After attending the meeting, Khattar said, “It felt good after meeting PM Modi. We discussed the Antyodaya Gramodaya Mela, Auto Appeal System (AAS), DRISHYA-drone technology and Large Scale Mapping.”“The Prime Minister showed concerns on pollution, cleanliness in the rural sector and ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’,” he said.

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Putin to visit India on December 6 for annual India-Russia summit

New Delhi [India]: Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in New Delhi on December 6 for the annual India-Russia summit.This will be the first in-person meeting between Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brasilia in November 2019. During the summit, the leaders will review the state and prospects of bilateral relations between the two nations and will discuss ways to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi announced on Friday.“Russian President Vladamir Putin will pay an official visit to New Delhi on December 6 for 21st India, Russia annual Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Bagchi said during a weekly press briefing.The summit will offer an opportunity to exchange views on regional multilateral and international issues of mutual interests, Bagchi noted.“The visit will further…

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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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Cannot keep Kashmir by using muscle power: Mehbooba Mufti urges Centre to restore Article 370, 35A

Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged Centre to restore Article 370 and Article 35A and said that Kashmir cannot be kept with the country by using muscle power.“We decided to go with India of Gandhi Ji, which gave us Article 370, Article 35A and our own flag…If you want to keep Jammu and Kashmir with you, reinstate Article 370 and Article 35A and solve Kashmir issue. You cannot keep Kashmir with you by using muscle power,” Mufti said while addressing a public rally at Banihal in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. She also said, “It took India 200 years to get independence from the British and BJP took 70 years to remove Article 370 unconstitutionally. We may take 70 months but we will compel the Indian government to return not only Article 370 but…

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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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Centre completes formalities to repeal 3 farm laws

New Delhi [India]: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Wednesday informed that the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed the formalities to repeal three farm laws.Addressing the cabinet briefing today, Thakur said, “Today, the Union Cabinet led by PM completed formalities to repeal the three Farm Laws. During the upcoming session of the Parliament, it will be our priority to take back these three laws.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had earlier on Friday, announced that the Centre will repeal the three farm laws and bring necessary bills in the winter session of Parliament beginning later this month.The Prime Minister had also announced that the government will constitute a committee to work on a new framework for Minimum Support Price (MSP).Farmers have been protesting against the government’s three farm laws since the Centre had passed the laws in…

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Will ask farmers to go home once they get assurance on MSP says Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik

Shillong (Meghalaya) [India]: Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik, who was at odds with the Centre and was targeting the Narendra Modi government on the issue of farm protests, has welcomed repealing of the laws and said that the Prime Minister has shown a big heart in taking the decision.Malik also said that he will explain to farmers that they should not take the fight beyond the Minimum Support Price (MSP) issue. In an interview with ANI, Malik said, “The government must assure farmers on the minimum support price and form a committee. The matter will be resolved and I will urge farmers to go back home after that.”“Farmers must not stretch protests beyond the MSP issue,” he added.On being asked why he made remarks taking on the government, despite being in a Constitutional position, he said, “In the past also governors had taken such positions.…

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India to ban private cryptocurrencies, bill to be tabled in Parliament

New Delhi [India]: The government would introduce a bill to ban all private cryptocurrencies in India while providing certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency.The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021′ is among 26 new bills on the agenda of the government for the winter session of parliament beginning November 29. The bill seeks to create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India.While seeking to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, the bill “allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses”.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier this month chaired a meeting on the way forward for cryptocurrency and related issues.According to sources, the meeting strongly felt that attempts to mislead the youth through over-promising and non-transparent advertising be stopped.It was…

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Union Cabinet likely to officially repeal farm laws

New Delhi [India]: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve the proposal to withdraw the three farm laws in the meeting on Wednesday, sources said.“Union Cabinet is likely to take up on Wednesday, November 24 the withdrawal of the three Farm laws for approval. The Bills for withdrawal of the laws shall then be introduced in the forthcoming Parliament session,” sources in the government told ANI. The Government of India has listed ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ in the legislative business to be taken up in Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament beginning November 29.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier on Friday, announced that the Centre will repeal the three farm laws and bring necessary bills in the winter session of Parliament beginning later this month.The Prime Minister had also announced that the government will constitute a committee to work on a…

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TMC should declare Mamata Banerjee as Prime Ministerial candidate for 2024 LS polls, says BJP

New Delhi [India]: West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Sukanta Majumdar on Tuesday said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) should officially declare that party’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is their Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.Speaking about Banerjee’s visit to the national capital, Majumdar told ANI, “If Mamata Banerjee is the Chief Minister of West Bengal, it is natural that she will come to Delhi and meet our ministers including the Prime Minister. Every Chief Minister comes to Delhi to meet Central ministers for the development of the state. As far as it is concerned that if she is the face of the Opposition or not, the Trinamool Congress should first make an official declaration that Mamata Banerjee is their PM candidate. Firstly, we want TMC to declare this, and then let the Opposition decide whether they will accept Mamata Banerjee…

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Will write open letter to PM Modi on MSP, other issues: Samyukt Kisan Morcha

New Delhi [India]: Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 protesting farmer unions on Monday held an all delegation meeting and announced that the agitation will continue as per the schedule while adding that it will write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minimum Support Price (MSP).Briefing mediapersons, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said, “We will write an open letter to Prime Minister mentioning the pending demands including MSP Committee, its rights, its time frame, its duties; Electricity Bill 2020 and the withdrawal of cases against farmers. We will also write to him to sack the Minister Ajay Mishra Teni over Lakhmipur Kheri incident.” However, the farmer leader welcomed the step of farm laws roll back announced by Prime Minister Modi and said, “It was a good step, we welcome it. But a lot of things still remain.”“We discussed…

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As farmer’s agitation continues, Rahul Gandhi says people not ready to trust PM’s words due to ‘false rhetoric’

New Delhi [India]: Following the Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) announcement to continue the protest till farm laws are repealed, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said people are not ready to trust the words of the Prime Minister due to “false rhetorics”.Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, “jhoothe jumale jhel chukee janata pm kee baat par vishvaas karane ko taiyaar nahin! kisaan satyaagrah jaaree hai. #FarmersProtest continues. (The public who has suffered due to false rhetoric is not ready tp trust the words of PM! Farmers Protest continues). Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 protesting farmer unions on Monday held an all delegation meeting and announced that the agitation will continue as per the schedule while adding that it will write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minimum Support Price (MSP).Briefing media persons, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said,…

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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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Agitation will go on till MSP, other demands resolved by Centre, farmer union leader

New Delhi [India]: Krantikari Kisan Union leader Darshan Pal Singh said on Saturday that their agitation will go on till pending issues of farmers like MSP, rollback of Power Bill 2020 and Air Quality Ordinance are resolved by the Centre.“The agitation will continue till our pending issues are not addressed. These issues include MSP, rollback of Power Bill 2020, Air Quality Ordinance, withdrawal of cases against us and allocation of land for a memorial dedicated to farmers who died during the agitation. We hope that government will hold talks to resolve these issues,” he told the media here. The repeal of three farm laws was the key demand of protesting farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday that the three bills will be repealed in the forthcoming parliament session.Darshan Pal Singh said that a meeting of the main body of Samyukt Kisan Morcha…

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Hope this decision unites nation, says Sukhbir Singh Badal on Centre’s call to roll back farm laws

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday hailed the Centre’s call to roll back the three farm laws and hoped that this decision unites the nation.Badal further urged the Prime Minister to also withdraw the cases against the farmers. “Wholeheartedly welcome the decision on the repeal of three farming black laws. Shiromani Akali Dal is particularly grateful that Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Parkash Purab was chosen to announce it. I hope this decision unites the nation, which has seen much temper due to the protests,” tweeted Badal.“I only wish the Prime Minister would have taken the decision when Shiromani Akali Dal had raised the issue at the time of enactment of these farm laws. A lot would have been different then. Now I urge @PMOIndia to take it forward by withdrawing the cases against farmers,” he tweeted.In a major…

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MSP is bigger issue than farm laws, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said that issues related to Minimum Support Price (MSP) are bigger than the farm laws.Sidhu said if the central government genuinely wants to fulfil its promise of doubling the farmers’ income then it should fulfil the demand for legislation to guarantee a remunerative MSP. “MSP is bigger issue than farm laws, it is the lifeline of Indian farmers … If the central government genuinely wants to fulfil their promise of doubling the farmers income or accepting the C2 formula of Swaminathan report, then they should accede to this demand,” Sidhu said in a tweet.Hailing the Centre’s decision to repeal the three farm laws, Sidhu termed it as a “step in the right direction”.He added that the “sacrifice” of the farmers has “paid dividends”.“Repealing of black laws a step in the right direction ….…

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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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US today is much more flexible partner than in past, says Jaishankar

Singapore: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that the US today is a much more flexible partner, much more open to ideas, suggestions, working arrangements than in the past.“I have been dealing with the US for close to 40 years now. US today is a much more flexible partner, much more open to ideas, suggestions, working arrangements, than in the past,” Jaishankar said in response to a query during the panel discussion ‘Greater Power Competition: The Emerging World Order’ at the Bloomberg New Economic Forum event in Singapore. Answering another query, he said the manner of China’s growing influence is very different from the US.“There is no question that the US has strategically contracted for some time. Relatively and absolutely, American power and American influence are not what they used to be. It is also clear China has been expanding, but the…

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PM Modi hits out at opposition, says keeping farmers entangled in problems has been basis of some political parties

Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Hitting out at the opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that keeping farmers entangled in problems has been the basis of some political parties.Addressing a public meeting here, the Prime Minister said the government of parties run by families did not want to fulfil the requirements of farmers. He said while these parties practice “politics of problems” the BJP practices “politics of solutions”.“The governments run by parties of families wanted to keep farmers in problems. They used to make announcements in the name of farmers, but even a pie did not reach them. From PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, we have sent 1. 62 crore rupees directly to the bank accounts of farmers so far,” the Prime Minister said.“To always keep farmers entangled in problems has been the basis of some political parties. They do politics of problems…

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Victory for Farmers’ Movement, Farm Laws to be taken back

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 licence-holder trader can buy the produce from the farmers at mutually agreed prices. This trade of farm produces will be free of mandi tax…

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PM Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her 104th birth anniversary

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 104th birth anniversary.“I pay my tributes to former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary,” tweeted Prime Minister. Born on November 19, 1917, to India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru, Indira Gandhi served as the first and only woman prime minister of the country from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.

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Navy to get advanced electronic warfare suite

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally hand over Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) designed Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Naval ships to the Indian Navy at a ceremony in Jhansi on Friday.The ceremony will be held as part of Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv at Jhansi on 19 Nov 2021. The Prime Minister will kick start the beginning of the significant project on the concluding three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’ event being organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with the government of Uttar Pradesh. Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) System ‘Shakti’ has been designed and developed by Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for Capital Warships of the Indian Navy for the interception, detection, classification, identification and jamming of conventional and modern Radars.The Shakti EW system will provide an electronic…

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PM Modi to address nation at 9 am today

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 9 am today.According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), later the Prime Minister will also inaugurate key schemes relating to irrigation in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. 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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Global trust earned by our healthcare sector has led to India being called ‘pharmacy of the world’, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded the healthcare sector in the country and said that global trust earned by the Indian healthcare sector has led to India being called the “pharmacy of the world”.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the First Global Innovation Summit of the Pharmaceuticals sector today via video conferencing. Speaking at the summit, PM Modi said, “Whether it is lifestyle, or medicines, or medical technology, or vaccines, every aspect of healthcare has received global attention over the last two years.”“In this context, the Indian pharmaceutical industry has also risen to the challenge. The global trust earned by the Indian healthcare sector has led to India being called the ‘pharmacy of the world’ in recent times,” PM said.The Prime Minister said that India also exported more than 65 million doses of Covid vaccines to nearly 100 countries this year“Our…

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PM to attend 56th DGP Conference

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 56th Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGP) and Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) at Police Headquarters, Lucknow on November 20-21, 2021.The two-day conference will be held in a hybrid format, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a release. DGP of states/UTs and heads of central armed police forces and central police organizations will attend the conference physically at the venue in Lucknow, while the remaining invitees will participate virtually from 37 different locations at IB/SIB Headquarters.According to the release, the conference will discuss a wide range of issues including cybercrime, data governance, counter-terrorism challenges, left-wing extremism, emerging trends in narcotics trafficking, prison reforms among others.“Since 2014, the Prime Minister has taken a keen interest in the DGP conference. Unlike the symbolic presence earlier, he makes it a point to attend all sessions of…

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Australia-India relations will grow with time, says Australian PM Scott Morrison

Sydney [Australia]: Asserting that Australia and India share a deep friendship, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said that both countries are making great progress in many areas including space, science, digital technology.“Australia-India shares deep friendship and our relations will grow even more with time. We are making great progress in so many areas including space, science, digital technology. It’s an honour for Australia that PM Modi is addressing Sydney dialogue,” he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address was preceded by introductory remarks by the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.“It is a great honour for the people of India that you have invited me to deliver the keynote at the inaugural Sydney Dialogue. I see this as a recognition of India’s central role in the Indo Pacific region and in the emerging digital world,” PM Modi said.Underlining the impact of the Digital Age, PM…

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Trump administration was close to mini trade deal with India; but US domestic politics more complicated now, says trade body chief

Washington [US]: US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Chief Mukesh Aghi has said that the Trump administration was very close to the mini trade deal with India, but now the domestic politics in America is “much more complicated”.“With Trump administration, we were very close to the mini trade deal. I think to show some kind of success in early harvesting. It is important that India-US agree where it was left with the Trump administration to close that out to build the momentum itself. But the domestic politics in the US is now much more complicated,” Aghi told ANI on Wednesday (local time). Commenting further on the Biden administration, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Chief said, “The progressive Left inserts labour rights, they talk about human rights, religious freedom, and I think if you start pushing those into a trade deal, you will not get a trade deal.”US…

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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 deliver keynote address at Sydney Dialogue tomorrow

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at The Sydney Dialogue on Thursday.He will speak on the theme of India’s technology evolution and revolution, with the address being preceded by introductory remarks by the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. The Sydney Dialogue is being held from 17-19 November. It is an initiative of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.It will bring together political, business and government leaders to debate, generate new ideas, and work towards common understandings of the opportunities and challenges posed by emerging and critical technologies.The event will also witness a keynote address by the Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.

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IAF gets ‘Made in India’ chopper

New Delhi (India): In a significant push for make in India in the defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be handing over the first of the Light Combat Helicopters to the Indian Air Force in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi during the ‘Jhansi Jalsa’ event.The event would also see the Prime Minister handing over ‘Made in India’ drones to the Indian Army which would be using them for different requirements all across the country. “The Prime Minister will hand over Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, HAL designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to Indian Air Force,” Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar told a press conference while giving details of the event.He said the LCH is the only attack helicopter in the world that can land and take-off at an altitude of 5,000 m with a considerable load of weapons and fuel.For the Navy, the Prime Minister would…

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PM Modi to launch 100 new Sainik schools, NCC Alumni Association in Jhansi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the National Cadet Corps Alumni Association in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi on November 19 and will be the first member of the association, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar informed on Monday.Kumar also informed that the Prime Minister will also dedicate eight programmes and projects to the nation, which would include 100 Sainik Schools which would be started in the next two years. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the National Cadet Corps Alumni Association. This will help the former cadets of the organisation to keep in touch with it. PM Narendra Modi would be the first member of the NCC alumni association to be launched on November 19 in Jhansi,” the Defence Secretary said.He informed that 1,283 schools in border and coastal districts will have the NCC.“896 schools in border areas, 255 in coastal areas and 132…

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PM Modi greets people of Jharkhand on Statehood Day

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished the citizens of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day.“Wishing all the residents of Jharkhand a very Happy Statehood Day. This land of Birsa Munda, which has a historical identity with its unique culture, should move forward in the journey of development,” said PM Modi in a tweet. Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on the birth anniversary of 19th-century freedom fighter and tribal leader Birsa Munda on November 15, 2000.

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PM Modi to inaugurate ‘Bhagwan Birsa Munda Smriti Udyan cum Freedom Fighters Museum’ on November 15

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bhagwan Birsa Munda Smriti Udyan cum Freedom Fighters Museum in Ranchi via video conferencing on November 15, on the occasion of the iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda, who led a rebellion against the British.The birth anniversary of Birsa Munda will also be celebrated as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’. The building of the museum is in line with the Prime Minister’s aim to recognize the contribution of tribal communities during the Indian Freedom Movement, said a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).“Ministry of Tribal Affairs has so far sanctioned construction of ten tribal freedom fighter museums. These museums will cherish the memories of tribal freedom fighters from various States and regions,” the release added.The Museum has been built in association with the State Government of Jharkhand at the Old Central Jail in Ranchi, where…

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From delivery of S400 to Putin’s visit – India-Russia all set to deepen engagement

New Delhi [India]: Russia has started the delivery of the S400 Triumf surface to air missile system to India, under the agreement signed by the Narendra Modi government for over USD 5 billion. Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev has told Russian media that deliveries have started reaching India as planned.Allaying the fear of possible sanctions that can be imposed by the United States under CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), India decided to go ahead with the purchase of a missile defence system keeping in view its national interest and desire to upgrade its technology.As the delivery of S400 commenced, New Delhi is also preparing for the visit of Russian President Vladamir Putin, who is expected to visit India on December 6. This will be one of Putin’s first visits abroad post the COVID-19 pandemic.A section of…

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PM Modi meets World Economic Forum president, highlights India’s economic reforms

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met the President of the World Economic Forum, Borge Brende and highlighted India’s efforts towards strengthening the fight against COVID-19 and the economic reforms undertaken in the country.“It was a delight to meet you @borgebrende and have an insightful interaction with you on several subjects. Highlighted India’s efforts towards strengthening the fight against COVID-19 and the economic reforms undertaken in the last few months,” PM Modi tweeted. The Prime Minister had quoted a tweet by Borge Brende that said, “Had an excellent and very substantial meeting with the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi. India is again the fastest growing of the large economies. Expecting two digit growth next year while India is celebrating its 75 years of Independence and prepares for its G20 Presidency.”Earlier, the President of the World Economic Forum met Union Minister for Housing &…

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PM Modi to launch two innovative customer-centric initiatives of RBI today

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 through 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,” the PMO said.The Reserve Bank – Integrated Ombudsman Scheme aims to further improve the grievance redress mechanism for resolving customer complaints against…

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PM Modi meets participants of Delhi Security Dialogue, lays thrust on zero-tolerance against misuse of Afghan territory

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the participants of the Delhi Security Dialogue and called for focus by the countries of the region on the need for an inclusive government in Afghanistan and a zero-tolerance stance about Afghan territory being used by terrorist groups.Outlining four aspects, he said that the countries of the region also need to focus on a strategy to counter trafficking of drugs and arms from Afghanistan and address the increasingly critical humanitarian crisis in the land-locked country. The Heads of the National Security Councils of seven nations participated in the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan hosted by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.They collectively called on the Prime Minister after the completion of the dialogue.Prime Minister also expressed the hope that the Regional Security Dialogue would work to revive Central Asia’s traditions of moderation and progressive culture,…

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PM Modi congratulates people of J-K over inclusion of Srinagar in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for Srinagar joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network with a special mention for its craft and folk art.He said it is fitting recognition for the vibrant cultural ethos of Srinagar. “Delighted that beautiful Srinagar joins the @UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) with a special mention for its craft and folk art. It is a fitting recognition for the vibrant cultural ethos of Srinagar. Congratulations to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that the decision was ultimate recognition for artisans and weavers of Jammu and Kashmir.He extended congratulations to entire J-K team including Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu and Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation Athar Aamir Khan.“Srinagar included in @UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the crafts &folk…

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No forgiveness for intentionally planned step by govt in interests of its friends: Rahul Gandhi on demonetisation anniversary

New Delhi [India]: Hitting out at Center on the fifth anniversary of demonetisation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the “note-ban” was a planned step by the government in the interests of “its friends” for which there is no forgiveness.“People would have forgiven the government had it been a mistake but it was an intentionally planned step by the government in the interests of its friends for which there is no forgiveness,” the Wayanad MP tweeted in Hindi.On Monday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the Centre for calling demonetisation a success and asked if the step had been successful, why hasn’t corruption ended and black money failed to return to the country.“If demonetization was successful then – Why hasn’t corruption ended? Why didn’t the black money returned? Why hasn’t the economy gone cashless? Why nothing has been done…

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Suresh Wadkar: ‘Feels Special To Receive Padma Shri Award Under Modi Ji’s Tenure’

Veteran singer Suresh Wadkar feels fortunate to be honoured with the Padma Shri award under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It feels really special to receive the award under the tenures of Modi ji and President Ram Nath Kovind ji. It’s a big thing for me. I am extremely happy. I have been waiting for a long time to get this award and now I have finally received it,” Wadkar told ANI. Wadkar is known for his playback singing in Hindi and Marathi. He has been enthralling audiences for over 45 years now. He has also carved a niche for himself in devotional music. On coming a long way in his journey, Wadkar said, “I feel blessed on getting opportunities to work with big makers in the industry. There’s no bigger achievement than people’s love. Luckily, I have been able to achieve…

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London: Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel visit Neasden Temple for Diwali

London [UK]: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel celebrated the Diwali festival at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir- popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’.This was the Prime Minister’s fifth visit to the temple. Johnson was greeted in a traditional Hindu manner with auspicious marks of welcome and goodwill before being taken on a brief tour of the stone temple complex, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha said in a statement. Patel was similarly welcomed upon her arrival at the temple earlier and joined the UK Prime Minister to offer a fruit basket at the central shrine of the mandir’s inner sanctum, where they spent several minutes absorbing the peace and intricate architecture.Thereafter, the distinguished guests proceeded to view some exhibits summarising Neasden Temple’s nationwide Covid-19 relief efforts – an initiative inspired by Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS).The global…

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Congress slams Centre for Suicides

New Delhi [India]: The Congress slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for the death of over 9.5 lakh people in the last seven years who allegedly committed suicide, saying it came to power with the promise of ‘Acche Din’ but forced people into “suicidal hopelessness”.The opposition party also said that farmers were forced into committing suicide and in the past 7 years due to the “crony capitalist friendly and anti-farmer” policies of the Modi government. Citing the recent National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report on “Suicides and Accidental Deaths in India”, which states 9,58,275 Indians ended their lives by committing suicide between 2014-2020.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement said that there was an increase of 55 per cent in the number of students committing suicide, 58 per cent increase among the unemployed, and 139.37 per cent increase among farmers, labourers…

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‘Ration for 6 more months’

New Delhi [India]: After the Delhi government extended the free ration scheme for another six months in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, requesting him to extend the Central government’s quota of free ration supply until May 2022.The Delhi chief minister’s request to the Prime Minister came a day after Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey had on Friday said that the Centre has no proposal to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). “Since the economy is in revival mode, as of now there is no proposal to extend Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana,” Pandey had said while addressing a presser in Delhi on Friday.Sharing the letter on his official Twitter handle, Kejriwal in a tweet in Hindi said, “The Delhi government is extending the free ration scheme for poor to another six months.…

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Pentagon report confirms China intruded in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress asks PM Modi to withdraw clean chit

New Delhi [India]: Congress national spokesperson Pawan Khera on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the “clean chit” given to China that it has not intruded in Arunachal Pradesh since a report given by the Pentagon to the US Congress confirmed that the country has intruded 4.5 km within the territory of Arunachal Pradesh.The Congress spokesperson has further asked the Prime Minister to issue an apology and give a deadline to the country when the status quo ante of April 2020 would be restored across all our borders with China. “According to the 152-page report Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China 2021 given by the Pentagon to US Congress, it has been confirmed that China has intruded 4.5 km within Arunachal Pradesh’s territory and has constructed a village,” said Khera while addressing the media.“Today is the time PM…

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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 remembers god when elections are near’

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader and former MP Rashid Alvi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his visit to Kedarnath temple ahead of Uttarakhand Assembly elections.“Whenever there is an election, the Prime Minister remembers gods and temples. Faith should not be used for politics and BJP uses it for political gain,” said Alvi. Earlier, Congress leader Harish Rawat said PM Modi’s visit to Kedarnath was for marketing BJP and making a political speech.Rawat, after offering prayers at the Tilbhandeshwar temple in Haridwar, said, “The PM has come here for giving a political speech. He has come for his party’s marketing. We see Jyotirling in our Shiva temples. We see God Kedar in our Shiva temples. We are going to pour water at Shiva temples. In the entire state, Congress workers are pouring water in Shiva temples. They are doing so in…

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Kedarnath Temple decked up ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Uttarakhand [India]: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Uttarakhand, the Kedarnath Temple was illuminated with colourful lighting on Thursday evening.The ‘Aarti’ also performed at Kedarnath Temple this evening.Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Dr S S Sandhu visited the Shri Kedar Nath Dham site to review preparations today. He took stock of the ongoing reconstruction works in the Dham and gave necessary directions to the subordinate officers to finalise the preparations.Earlier on Wednesday, the temple was decorated with eight quintals of flowers. PM Modi will visit Kedarnath Temple on Friday. He will offer prayers and inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveil the statue.PM Modi will also inaugurate key infrastructure projects worth Rs 130 crores, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini. He is also scheduled to address a public rally…

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India must enhance military capabilities in line with changing world, says PM Modi

Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, while addressing soldiers in the Nowshera district of Jammu and Kashmir, emphasised on expanding and transforming India’s military capabilities in line with the changing world.He also highlighted the need for ensuring an integrated military leadership, modern border infrastructure and changes in technology. “Indian military power needs to be expanded and transformed according to the changing needs. The fast-changing technology landscape has demanded new changes. That is why it is critical to ensure coordination in the integrated military leadership. The Chief of Defence Staff and the Department of Military Affairs are taking steps in that direction. Similarly, modern border infrastructure will enhance the country’s military muscle,” said PM Modi.“Connectivity in border areas from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, from Jaisalmer to Andaman Nicobar has been established with modern infrastructure, leading to unprecedented improvement in the…

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PM Modi greets nation on Diwali, hopes for prosperity, good fortune

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended greetings to people on the occasion of Diwali and wished for the festival to bring “happiness, prosperity and good fortune.”“Greetings to the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. I wish that this festival of lights brings happiness, prosperity and good fortune in your life. Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Diwali is observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar and it is believed that on this day Lord Rama (the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu) returned from a 14-year-long exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demon king Ravan.This year Diwali will be celebrated on Thursday, i.e November 4.People celebrate the festival by decorating their houses, exchanging gifts, and offering prayers in order to commemorate the “victory…

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Adi Shankaracharya statue in Kedarnath

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand on Friday where he will unveil the statue, and inaugurate the Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya which has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.As per a release by the Ministry of Culture, PM Modi will also inaugurate key infrastructure projects worth Rs 130 crores, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini. He is also scheduled to address a public rally during his visit. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for multiple projects worth over Rs 180 crore, including the Redevelopment of Sangam Ghat, First Aid and Tourist Facilitation Centre, Admin Office and Hospital, two Guest Houses, Police Station, Command & Control Centre, Mandakini Aasthapath Queue Management and Rainshelter and Saraswati Civic…

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PM Modi invites Israeli counterpart Bennett to visit India on 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Glasgow [UK]: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shrigla has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett to visit India when both met here on the sidelines of COP26 on Tuesday.“Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relation between India and Israel and in this context, PM Modi invited Naftali Bennett to visit India,” said Shringla during a press conference here on Tuesday. “Prime Minister Bennett said that he had visited India about three times in the past in his capacity as a minister in the government of Israel but he will be delighted to visit India in the first quarter of 2022,” Shringla said.He said that it was the first meeting between PM Modi and Bennett. The two leaders had spoken earlier on the phone.Further, Shringla informed that Bennett had said that relations between India and Israel…

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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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Covaxin recognition by Australia important step in post-COVID bilateral partnership, says PM Modi

Glasgow [UK]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison after Canberra recognised Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine.“I thank my dear friend @ScottMorrisonMP for Australia’s recognition of India’s COVAXIN. It is an important step forward in the post-COVID partnership between India and Australia,” PM Modi tweeted. The Australian government gave recognition to Covaxin vaccine for the purpose of establishing a traveller’s vaccination status in the country.“Today, the Therapeutic Goods Administration determined that Covaxin (manufactured by BharatBiotech) vaccine would be ‘recognised’ for the purpose of establishing a traveller’s vaccination status,” Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell informed in a tweet.Recognition of Covaxin, along with the previously announced recognition of Covishield (manufactured by AstraZeneca, India), means many citizens of India, as well as other countries where these vaccines have been widely deployed, will now be considered fully vaccinated on entry to…

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PM Modi, Chancellor Merkel pledge to deepen trade and investment ties

Rome [Italy]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met the German Chancellor Angela Markel on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Italy and both the leaders pledged to deepen trade and investment ties.According to a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement, PM Modi also invited German Chancellor Angela to visit India. Recalling their longstanding cooperation and personal friendship, Prime Minister complimented Chancellor Merkel for her leadership in not just Germany but also at the European and global level.He committed to maintaining the close Strategic Partnership with Dr Merkel’s successor, said the statement.The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the close bilateral cooperation between India and Germany and pledged to deepen their trade and investment relations, MEA said, adding that they also agreed to expand the scope of the India-Germany Strategic Partnership to new areas, including Green Hydrogen.PM Modi on Sunday visited the Trevi Fountain…

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PM Modi meets Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Rome [Italy]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Rome.The second day of the G20 started with a walk of the Heads of Delegation in one of the symbolic places of the historic downtown: Trevi Fountain. Thereafter, PM Modi attended the session on Climate Change and Environment on Sunday. Afterwards, the G20 Heads of Delegation gathered at the Convention Center La Nuvola for a side event and two working sessions.Later today, Prime Minister is expected to hold a meeting with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.The Convention Center La Nuvola in Rome will then host both the multilateral sessions and the bilateral meetings of the Leaders. Today’s engagement also includes a working session on Sustainable Development.The Summit will end with the traditional final press conference by Prime Minister…

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India preparing to produce over 5 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for world next year, says PM Modi

Rome [Italy]: India is preparing to produce more than 5 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for the world next year to fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the first session of the G-20 Summit in Rome on Saturday.Speaking at the first session on the global economy and global health, PM Modi said, “India has always been serious about its global obligations. Today, on this G-20 platform, I want to tell you all that India is preparing to produce more than 5 billion vaccine doses for the world next year.” In his address, the Prime Minister spoke about the recognition of Indian COVID-19 vaccine certificates. He said, “This commitment of India will go a long way in preventing the global infection of COVID-19. Therefore, it is necessary that Indian vaccines be recognised by WHO at the earliest.”PM Modi stressed the ‘One Earth,…

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PM Modi meets French President on sidelines of G20 in Rome

Rome [Italy]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Rome, Italy.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval were also present at the meeting. This is the first in-person meeting between the two leaders after Aukus trilateral security pact was announced. The two leaders last spoke in September and discussed regional issues including recent developments in Afghanistan.During the phone call last month, they reviewed the increasing bilateral collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region and the important role that the India-France partnership plays in promoting stability and security in the region.PM Narendra Modi arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the two-day Summit.Earlier today, PM Modi met with Pope Francis and discuss a wide range of issues with him. He also invited Pope to…

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G20 Summit: PM Modi, other world leaders participate in first session on global economy, health

Rome [Italy]: The first session of the G20 Rome Summit kicked off on Saturday as world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered to discuss the global economy and health.For the next two days, the heads of state and government of the world’s major economies, together 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, who arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the two-day G20 Summit, will discuss the global economic situation, COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable development and climate change with G20 leaders.The G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. Members of the international forum account for more than 80 per cent of world GDP, 75 per cent of global trade and 60 per cent of the population…

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Farmers are watching arrogance of the government, says Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday highlighted the various issues of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and said that on one hand, the farmers are dying standing in the queue for fertilizers in Bundelkhand while on the other hand, MoS Ajay Mishra Teni, father of Ashish Mishra who is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, is standing on the stage of Lucknow with the Home Minister.Vadra added that the farmer of the country are watching the arrogance of the Uttar Pradesh government. “Here in the entire Bundelkhand, farmers are giving their lives standing in line for fertilizer. There in Lakhimpur a minister’s son crushes several farmers with a jeep and his father is standing on the stage of Lucknow with the Home Minister. The farmer of the country is watching your arrogance,” said Vadra in a tweet (roughly translated from…

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PM Modi to attend 18th ASEAN-India summit virtually today

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 18th ASEAN-India Summit on Thursday via video conferencing.As per the official release, 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 said.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.According to the release, PM Modi will review the status of the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership at the 18th ASEAN-India Summit. He is participating in the summit at the invitation of the Sultan of Brunei.Prime Minister…

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PM Modi participates in 16th East Asia Summit, reaffirms India’s focus on free, open Indo-Pacific

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday participated in the 16th East Asia Summit hosted by Brunei and reaffirmed India’s focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific as also the principle of ASEAN centrality in the region.The Prime Minister, who participated in the event through video conference, said India remains committed to strengthening respect for shared values of multilateralism and rules-based international order. “Participated in the 16th East Asia Summit hosted by Brunei through video conference. Re-affirmed India’s focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and the principle of ASEAN Centrality in the region,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.“India remains committed to strengthening respect for shared values of multilateralism, rules-based international order, international law and sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations,” he added.The Prime Minister said he looked forward to participating in the 18th ASEAN-India Summit on…

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Shah lauds Modi’s 20 years

New Delhi [India]: Lauding the 20 years of governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi–since the start of his journey as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the people of the country handed over power to him by giving an absolute majority to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014 when “there was policy paralysis” and India’s democratic system was in a state that it “would collapse any time”.Taking a dig at the opposition, the Home Minister said the central government was in disarray over power-tussles before the 2014 general elections when the BJP got the absolute majority. “Every Cabinet Member then took themselves as Prime Minister and the country’s security was at stake, and country’s honour was almost on its lowest position in foreign countries,” he said. “There was policy paralysis. There was a corruption of Rs 12…

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Rajinikanth Meets PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind

After receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest film honour, from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu a few days ago, superstar Rajinikanth paid a visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. On Wednesday, Rajinikanth took to Twitter and shared a few pictures from their meeting. He also shared that it was a great pleasure to meet the PM and President. “It is a great pleasure to meet and greet the esteemed President and the Prime Minister,” he tweeted.Rajinikanth was accompanied by his wife Latha. The meeting comes after Rajinikanth was conferred with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Monday at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. He received the award for his remarkable contribution to Indian cinema.

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UP residents would have been saved from COVID-19 if these hospitals existed earlier: Congress leader after PM Modi’s inauguration event

New Delhi[India]: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated nine medical colleges from UP’s Siddharthnagar, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday said that residents of Uttar Pradesh would have been saved from COVID-19 if these hospitals had existed earlier and one would not have seen bodies in the Ganga.Talking to ANI, Chowdhury said, “As polls are impending, there’s a spree of inauguration of developmental projects.” “If the hospitals existed earlier, people of UP could have been saved from COVID-19. We saw hundreds of bodies in the river Ganga,” he said.“People of UP are seeing it as nothing but an election allurement,” he added.PM Modi on Monday inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from Siddharthnagar.These nine medical colleges are situated in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur.

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PM Swasth Bharat launch

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on Monday and launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana in Varanasi at 1.15 pm, said Prime Minister’s Office.At around 10.30 am in Siddharthnagar, Prime Minister will inaugurate nine medical colleges in the state. As per an official statement, he will also inaugurate various development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi.“Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) will be one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission,” said PMO.It further said that 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 in 10 High Focus States.…

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PM Modi Pays Tribute To RK Laxman On 100th Birth Anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid a heartfelt tribute to iconic cartoonist RK Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary. Calling him “versatile”, PM Modi said that through his cartoons, the late star beautifully conveyed the socio-political realities of the times. Along with posting a tweet in the beloved memory of the legendary cartoonist, PM Modi also shared a video featuring his speech from 2018 when he released the book ‘Timeless Laxman’. “On his 100th birth anniversary, remembering the versatile RK Laxman. Through his cartoons, he beautifully conveyed the socio-political realities of the times. Sharing a speech from 2018, when I had released the book, ‘Timeless Laxman’,” he tweeted. RK Laxman, who was widely known for his cartoon creation ‘The Common Man’, died in January 2015 in Pune at the age of 93. India’s most celebrated cartoonist, also known as ‘The ‘Pied Piper of…

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PM Modi interacts with CEOs, experts of global oil and gas sector

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief executive officers (CEO) and experts of the global oil and gas sector on Wednesday through video conference.The interaction was attended by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, Dr Igor Sechin, Chairman and CEO, Rosneft, Russia and Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco among others. The broad theme of the interaction is the promotion of clean growth and sustainability.This is the sixth such annual interaction which began in 2016 and marks the participation of global leaders in the oil and gas sector, who deliberate upon key issues of the sector and explore potential areas of collaboration and investment with India.The interaction focused on areas like encouraging exploration and production in the hydrocarbon sector in India, energy independence, gas-based economy, emission reduction through clean and energy-efficient solutions, green hydrogen economy, enhancement of…

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Kerala rains: PM Modi speaks with CM Vijayan to discuss situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. New Delhi [India]: The Prime Minister expressed condolences to the bereaved families and assured the people in the state that the authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected. “It is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Condolences to the bereaved families,” PM Modi tweeted. “Spoke to Kerala CM Shri @vijayanpinarayi and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected. I…

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New defence companies will bring opportunities for youth, MSMEs, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the seven defence companies launched on Friday would create new opportunities for youth and micro, small and medium enterprises.The country has already placed orders worth Rs 65,000 crore for these new companies, said Modi. “New opportunities are being created for the youth through the new defence companies. And in the name of the supply chain, new opportunities would also be created for MSMEs,” said Modi at the launch of the defence companies on the DRDO campus here.“Some time ago, the Ministry of Defense had released a list of more than 100 such tactical equipment which will no longer be imported from outside. The country has already placed orders worth Rs 65,000 crores for these new companies. This shows the country’s faith in our defence industry,” added Modi.Under the ‘Atmanirbhar’ campaign, the country’s goal is…

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PM greets nation on Vijaya Dashami

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami.“Greetings to everyone on the special occasion of Vijaya Dashami,” tweeted PM Modi. The Prime Minister will dedicate the seven new defence companies to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashami today.He will deliver a video address at an event organised by the Defence Ministry. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and representatives from the Defence industry associations will be present on the occasion.According to a release by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Government has decided to convert Ordnance Factory Board from a Government Department into seven 100 per cent government-owned corporate entities, as a measure to improve self-reliance in the defence preparedness of the country.This move will bring about enhanced functional autonomy, efficiency and will unleash new growth potential and innovation, it said…

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PM Narendra Modi to launch Indian Space Association today

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually launch the Indian Space Association (ISpA) at 11 am on Monday.He will also interact with representatives of the space industry on the occasion. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister on Sunday wrote, “At 11 AM tomorrow, 11th October, I will join the programme to launch the Indian Space Association. I am glad to be getting the opportunity to interact with leading stakeholders of the sector. Those interested in the world of space and innovation must-watch tomorrow’s programme.”A Prime Minister’s Office release said that the ISpA is the premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry.It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian space domain, including the government and its agencies.Echoing the Prime Minister’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, ISpA…

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Narendra Modi to virtually launch Indian Space Association tomorrow

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually launch the Indian Space Association (ISpA) on Monday at 11 am and also interact with representatives of the space industry on the occasion.Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister wrote, “At 11 AM tomorrow, 11th October, I will join the programme to launch the Indian Space Association. I am glad to be getting the opportunity to interact with leading stakeholders of the sector. Those interested in the world of space and innovation must-watch tomorrow’s programme.” A PMO release said that ISpA is the premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry.It will undertake policy advocacy and engage with all stakeholders in the Indian space domain, including the government and its agencies.Echoing the Prime Minister’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, ISpA will help in making India…

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PM Modi receives visiting Danish counterpart Frederiksen at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received visiting Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Saturday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, where she was accorded a ceremonial welcome.Frederiksen arrived in New Delhi earlier today for her 3-day visit to India. Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi received Frederiksen, who is on her first state visit to India, at the Delhi airport.During her visit, Frederiksen will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She will also interact with think tanks, students and members of civil society.India termed Mette Frederiksen’s visit very important as she is the first head of state visiting India since COVID-19 restrictions are in place since last March. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had visited Denmark earlier this year.India and Denmark have strong trade and investment ties. More than…

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35 PSA oxygen plants to be inaugurated tomorrow

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants, established under PM CARES, across 35 states and union territories on Thursday.The event will be held at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on October 7, 2021, at 11 am. Uttarakhand Governor Gurmit Singh, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will also be present on the occasion. According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), with the inception of these 35 PSA oxygen plants, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA oxygen plants.Till now, a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded under PM CARES all across the country, out of which more than 1,100 plants have been commissioned, providing an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day.Operations and maintenance of these plants have been ensured by training more…

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BJP to celebrate PM Modi’s two decades in public office on October 7

New Delhi [India]: To mark the completion of two decades of uninterrupted service in the public office by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took oath as Gujarat chief minister in 2001, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is all set to celebrate the occasion with a series of events on October 7.“Party workers will mark the day by cleaning the rivers, spreading awareness among the public about the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on booth level and other such social programmes. Party workers will make people aware about the policies at every booth in the country,” sources in BJP told ANI. Cleaning of rivers in the country as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission will be a part of the day’s plan, sources added.They further informed that MLAs, MPs and others will ensure the plan is implemented in their respected constituencies.“Gurudwaras across…

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PM Modi-led govt reached out to poorest of poor with facilities unheard of, unimagined in India: Piyush Goyal

Dubai [UAE]: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that in the past seven and a half years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has reached out to the poorest of the poor with facilities unheard of and unimagined in India.In an exclusive interview with ANI, Goyal lauded the initiatives of the PM Modi-led government and said, “PM Modi over the last 7.5 years, through a series of initiatives… reached out to the poorest of the poor, to the last man at the bottom of the pyramid [with] facilities which were unheard of, unimagined in India.” Goyal enlisted initiatives like Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) trinity as initiatives that helped the Indian government to take direct benefit and to transfer it to every household, eliminating middlemen and corruption.He further mentioned that the Indian healthcare programme is the largest…

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PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi’s Gandhi Smriti

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti in the national capital on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.PM Modi attended the prayer meeting, which was being held in honour of the “Father of the Nation” at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India had also reached Gandhi Smriti and attended the prayer meeting.Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule.This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.Globally, Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Several events are held in India and across…

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Punjab CM thanks PM Modi

Chandigarh [India]: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his personal intervention in the issue of paddy procurement and allowing the state to start the procurement from October 3 only.“On Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s request, Centre allows Punjab to start paddy procurement from October 3. Chief Minister thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his personal indulgence to resolve this issue expeditiously,” CMO Punjab tweeted. In a statement by Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Channi said that this decision would be now instrumental in ensuring smooth and hassle-free procurement of paddy to the satisfaction of the farmers.Channi on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and sought his personal intervention to advise the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution to withdraw its letter regarding postponement of paddy procurement and allow the state to begin paddy…

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Bapu’s principles give strength to millions, says PM Modi on his birth anniversary

New Delhi [India]: Paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Bapu’s principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions.“Tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. I bow to respected Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. The life and ideals of Pujya Bapu will continue to inspire every generation of the country to walk on the path of duty. His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions, ” tweeted Prime Minister Modi. Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against the colonial British rule with utmost patience.This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance)…

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India leveraging technology to improve health infrastructure, says PM Modi

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for his lauding the launch of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and said India is working to leverage technology for the betterment of health infrastructure.PM Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing on Monday. Under the mission, every Indian will get a unique health ID that will also work as health account to which personal health records can be linked.Bill Gates said in a tweet that this digital health initiative will help India achieve its health goals.“Congratulations @Narendra Modi on the national launch of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. This digital health infrastructure will help ensure equitable, accessible healthcare delivery and accelerate progress on India’s health goals,” Gates said.Replying to Gates’ tweet, Prime Minister Modi said: “Thank you @BillGatesfor the kind words on the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. There…

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PM Modi chairs 38th PRAGATI meeting, reviews 8 projects

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting, the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) based multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and timely implementation, involving Centre and State governments.The official release by the Prime Minister’s office informed that in the meeting, eight projects were reviewed. “Four of these projects were from the Ministry of Railways, two from the Ministry of Power and one each from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Civil Aviation,” read the release by PMO.Having a cumulative cost of around Rs 50,000 crore, the projects pertain to seven states viz. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana.In the previous 37 PRAGATI meetings, 297 projects having a total cost of Rs 14.39 lakh crore have been reviewed.Previously, on August 25, Prime Minister chaired the meeting of the 37th edition of PRAGATI.

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Concerned over role of external actors leading to growth of terrorism in Syria: India at UN

New York [US]: India at the United Nations on Tuesday (local time) expressed concern over the role of external actors leading to the growth of terror groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sha in Syria and stressed upon the need for long-term security and stability in West Asia.“The constitutional committee was set up nearly two years back and the process of drafting the Constitution needs to begin. The efforts of the last two years have made it clear that the external influence remains the major impeding factor hampering the progress on the political track, ” said Joint Secretary (UN Economic and Social) Srinivas Gotru at United Nations Security Council during the briefing on Syria. He further “called on all external actors to desist from adversely influencing the parties concerned.”Gotru said that the ceasefire agreement in Da’raa is…

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PM Narendra Modi Wishes Lata Mangeshkar On Her 92nd Birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar on her 92nd birthday, saying her melodious voice reverberates across the world. Calling her blessings a “source of great strength,” he also prayed for the evergreen singer’s long and healthy life. PM Modi tweeted, “Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for her humility & passion towards Indian culture. Personally, her blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for Lata Didi’s long & healthy life.” The veteran music star has been the playback voice behind a number of artistes in the Bollywood industry. The ‘nightingale of India’, who began her career in 1942 is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards. She is known for iconic songs like ‘Aayegaa Aanewala’, ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke…

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Swachh Bharat Mission: PM Modi is catalyst for converting Mahatma Gandhi’s vision into reality, says Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi [India]: Emphasising on the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the catalyst for converting the vision of Mahatma Gandhi into reality by leading from the front and turning it into a people’s movement.Puri launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan (SS), the world’s largest urban cleanliness survey conducted by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) on Monday. According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Swachh Survekshan 2022 is curated towards capturing the initiatives of cities for the overall welfare and well-being of frontline sanitation workers. The survey will also give priority to the voices of senior citizens and young adults alike and reinforce their participation towards upholding the cleanliness of urban India.Speaking at the occasion, the union minister said, “Swachh Bharat Mission is an important and…

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Quad leaders renew commitment to promote free, open, rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

Washington [US], September 25 : Quad leaders on Friday renewed their commitment to promote free, open, rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.In the first-ever in-person Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) Leaders’ Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden in Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga participated. “The occasion of the Quad summit is an opportunity to refocus ourselves and the world on the Indo-Pacific and on our vision for what we hope to achieve. Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond,” said the joint statement of the Quad leaders.China’s increased aggression in the South China Sea is aggravating regional tension. China’s unilateral claim on the Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea; rapid warship building…

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PM Modi to partake in Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington today

Washington [US]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the first in-person Quad leaders meeting along with leaders of the US, Japan, and Australia in Washington on Friday (local time). The summit will be hosted by US President Joe Biden.In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said PM Modi along with US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and their Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga will review the Quad Vaccine initiative which was announced in March this year, as part of their ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders will review progress made since their first virtual Summit on March 12, 2021, and discuss regional issues of shared interest.They will also exchange views on contemporary global issues such as critical and emerging technologies, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, climate change, and education.The Quad consists…

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PM Modi to visit Kedarnath

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand before October 10, sources informed on Friday.The tentative date of the prime minister’s visit is believed to be October 6. “PM Modi will visit Kedarnath before October 10. He will also meet state leaders there,” a top source in BJP told ANI.This will be PM Modi’s second visit to the temple during his term; the last time he visited the Kedarnath temple in 2019.Kedarnath will close for devotees after Diwali for the next six months.Earlier on September 16, the Nainital High Court lifted a stay on Chardham Yatra and allowed only fully Covid vaccinated people with a mandatory COVID-19 negative report for the annual pilgrimage.Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri are collectively called the Char Dham and the shrines attract lakhs of pilgrims each year.Meanwhile, Uttarakhand is set for Assembly elections…

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TMC should focus on securing CM post for Mamata Banerjee rather than daydreaming about Prime ministerial post: Anupam Hazra

New Delhi [India]: Reacting to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s statement that he aims to throw BJP out of India in the next three years, BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra said that the former must focus on securing Mamata Banerjee’s Chief Ministerial post rather than dreaming about the Prime Minister’s post.“It is my goal to throw BJP out of India in the next three years,” Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee had said while campaigning for the upcoming by-polls in two seats of Murshidabad. Speaking to ANI over the comment made by the TMC MP, Hazra said: “You can only laugh if a political party which do not have a single panchayat outside Bengal challenges country’s largest political party BJP.”“Abhishek must focus on securing her aunt’s post as the CM of West Bengal, then he should daydream about Prime Ministerial post for Mamata…

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Strong India-Japan friendship augurs well for entire planet: PM Modi after meeting Yoshihide Suga

Washington [US]: Terming Japan as one of India’s most valued partners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he had an excellent meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga on a variety of subjects that would further boost cooperation between the two nations.PM Modi, who is on a three-day visit to the US, said a strong India-Japan friendship augurs well for the entire planet. “Japan is one of India’s most valued partners. I had an excellent meeting with PM Yoshihide Suga on a variety of subjects that would further boost cooperation between our nations. A strong India-Japan friendship augurs well for the entire planet,” PM Modi tweeted.PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga had a “fruitful” meeting in Washington wherein they discussed several issues including ways to give further impetus to trade and cultural ties.“Furthering friendship with Japan. Prime Ministers @narendramodi and…

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Imperative for India, US to defend democratic principles, institutions: Kamala Harris

Washington [US]: Noting that democracies around the world are under threat, US Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday said it is imperative that India and the US defend democratic principles and institutions within their respective countries and around the world.Harris made the remarks during her joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “As democracies around the world are under threat, it is imperative that we defend democratic principles and institutions within our respective countries and around the world and that we maintain what we must do to strengthen democracies at home. And it is incumbent on our nations, of course, to protect democracies in the best interest of the people of our countries,” she said.PM Modi, who is on a three-day visit to the US, held a first in-person meeting with the Indian origin US Vice President.“India is a very important partner to the…

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PM Modi to hold first in-person bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden today

Washington [US]: In one of the highly-anticipated engagements of his three-day US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday.This will be the first in-person meeting between the two leaders after Biden took over as the US President on January 20. In a departure statement ahead of his US visit, PM Modi had said that he will review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla had earlier informed that PM Modi and Biden will review “robust and multifaceted” India-US bilateral ties and will hold a discussion to bolster bilateral trade and investment ties. Both leaders will discuss the current regional security situation following the recent developments in Afghanistan in a bilateral meeting on September 24,…

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Investment in India is our secret weapon: Adobe CEO

Washington DC [US]: As part of his meetings with global Chief Executive Officers (CEO) for potential investment in India, Prime Miniter Narendra Modi on Thursday had a productive discussion with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan, sources said.According to sources, Shantanu Narayan appreciated the efforts of India in fighting COVID-19 and particularly in the rapid vaccination. The Adobe CEO expressed interest to contribute to India’s 75th anniversary of independence. He also expressed a desire to bring video, animation to every child in India.According to sources, Prime Minister said that bringing bring smart education to every child is important. PM Modi added that in the COVID era, the ground for digital education has been laid and that path should be followed moving forward.Prime Minister Modi and Adobe CEO emphasised on creating few centres of excellence in AI in India.Earlier today, Prime Minister held talks with Qualcomm CEO…

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PM Modi holds meeting with Qualcomm CEO in Washington DC amid rumours of huge investments

Washington DC [US]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, on the first day of a three-day US visit, met with Cristiano R Amon, President and Chief executive officer (CEO) of Qualcomm in Washington DC.Qualcomm is a US multinational corporation, which creates semiconductors, software and services related to wireless technology. This is part of series of meeting that Prime Minister Modi will undertake with select heads of corporates that have the potential to invest significantly in India. Aside from Qualcomm head, Prime Minister is slated to meet the leadership of Adobe, Blackstone, General Atomics and First Solar.Prime Minister Modi arrived in Washington on Wednesday for his much-touted US visit. He received a warm welcome from the members of the Indian community at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC. According to a source, the CEOs that Prime Minister is slated to meet, represent diverse areas from…

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PM Modi lauds Ayushman Bharat PMJAY

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, the world’s largest healthcare scheme on completion of three years.He said the government is committed to ensuring top quality affordable healthcare for India’s citizens and Ayushman PMJAY was key to realising the vision. In a reply to MyGovIndia, the Prime Minister said; “The importance of healthcare has been even more clearly understood in the year gone by.”“It is our commitment to ensure top quality and affordable healthcare for our citizens. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY is key to realising this vision,” he added.

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