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Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi, Unfortunate that farm laws repealed without discussion

New Delhi [India]: After the bill to repeal the three farm laws was passed in both the Houses of the Parliament, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that it is unfortunate that the laws were repealed without a discussion. Addressing a press conference here, the Wayanad MP said that the upcoming State elections must have also played on the Centre’s mind while taking the decision to withdraw these laws.“Earlier, we had said that the government will have to withdraw the farm laws, and today these laws were repealed. It is unfortunate that the farm laws were repealed without discussion. This government is scared of holding a discussion,” said the Congress MP. The Congress leader said that the fact is that the Central government could not face the strength of the Indian people represented by farmers in this case. “The upcoming State elections must have also…

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

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

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Govt fully committed to boosting tourism potential of Meghalaya

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

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People in Delhi, UP to be benefitted from Noida Jewar International Airport, says PM Modi

Gautam Buddha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that people in Delhi-NCR and western Uttar Pradesh will be benefitted from the Noida International Airport. Speaking on the occasion of the foundation laying stone ceremony of Noida International Airport, PM Modi said,“Many congratulations to all of you, all the people of the country, brothers and sisters of Uttar Pradesh on Noida International Airport. It will benefit crores of people of Delhi-NCR and Western Uttar Pradesh.” The Prime Minister further said that be it poor or middle-class farmer or trader, labourer or entrepreneur, everyone gets a lot of benefits from it. He said that the airport will become a model of connectivity as every mode of transportation will be available here. PM Modi today laid the foundation stone for Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. He…

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PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Noida Jewar International Airport

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

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

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

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Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, discuss BSF, development issues

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss issues pertaining to the Border Security Force (BSF) and development of the state during her visit to Delhi.Briefing the media in Kolkata today, Banerjee said, “I am going to Delhi today as I have an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the day after tomorrow, regarding the BSF issue and other development issues of Bengal.” The chief minister said that all the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs who are sitting since morning at the party office in Delhi over the alleged police brutality in Tripura have not been given an appointment with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.“I am going to express my solidarity with them,” Banerjee said.Earlier today, a total of 16 TMC MPs including Derek O’Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Santanu Sen and Mala…

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Yogi Adityanath shares picture with PM Modi

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Sharing a photograph of himself with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said “committed to building a new India”.“We have embarked on a journey. We have dedicated our everything and pledged to build a new India which will touch the heights beyond the sky with new light,” tweeted Yogi Adityanath (roughly translated from Hindi).Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Lucknow to attend the 56th DGP-IGP conference.He reached Raj Bhawan on November 19 and will leave for New Delhi on the evening of November 21. Elections for the 403-seats Uttar Pradesh Assembly are slated for early next year.In the run-up to the assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2022 in five states, Uttar Pradesh being the most important one for the Bharatiya Janata Party, the party has…

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Varun Gandhi urges PM Modi to take ‘immediate decision’ on farmers’ demand

New Delhi [India] : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi on Saturday welcomed the Centre’s decision to repeal the three farm laws and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to “immediately” take a decision on the farmers’ demand for a law on minimum support price (MSP) and their other demands.“I welcome the announcement of withdrawing three agricultural laws,” said the BJP leader in a Tweet today. He further said, “It is my humble request that now the demand for making a law on MSP and other issues should also be decided immediately so that the farmer brothers should return home respectfully after ending the agitation,” he added.“I have sent a letter to the respected Prime Minister in this regard,” he added.The BJP leader’s remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced the repealing of the three Central farm…

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PM Modi urges farmers to return home

New Delhi [India] : Apologising to the countrymen for the three farm laws over which the government “failed to convince” the farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the protesting farmers to return to their homes.In the address to the nation, PM Modi said, “We have decided to repeal all three farm laws, will begin the procedure at the Parliament session that begins this month. I urge farmers to return home to their families and let’s start afresh.” He further said that the laws will be repealed in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament.The Prime Minister also apologized to the countrymen and said, “Today, while apologising to the countrymen, I want to say with a sincere and pure heart that perhaps there must have been some deficiency in our efforts, due to which we could not explain the truth like the light of…

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Three farm laws to be rolled back, declares PM Modi

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

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Rs 400 cr UP Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi tomorrow

Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stone of the Rs 400 crore Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi on Friday, a Central government move aimed at achieving strategic Independence. 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.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the event on Wednesday. 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 available. Bharat…

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PM Modi to launch multiple development projects in UP

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

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Boris Johnson commends PM Modi’s climate ambitions at COP26

London [UK] : UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s climate ambition and initiatives at COP26.“India came up with some really impressive stuff on decarbonizing their power sector, decarbonizing their economy by 2030. The actual commitments, the solid commitments that India made are real,” Johnson said at COP26. “Narendra Modi is actually producing on his One Sun One Grid One World,” he added.The conference concluded on Saturday after a one-day extension.Around 200 participating countries adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact at the end of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Xinhua News Agency reported.Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, or COP26, is not enough.“The approved texts are a compromise. They reflect the interests, the conditions, the contradictions…

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PM Modi to transfer over Rs 700 crore to housing scheme beneficiaries in Tripura

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will transfer the first instalment of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) to more than 1.47 lakh beneficiaries of Tripura on Sunday via video conferencing. The Prime Minister’s Office said that over Rs 700 crore will be credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries on the occasion. Following Modi’s intervention, taking into account the unique geo-climatic condition of Tripura, the definition of ‘kuccha’ house has been changed specifically for the state, which has enabled such a large number of beneficiaries living in ‘kuccha’ houses to get assistance to construct a ‘pucca’ house, it added.

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PM Modi meets US delegation

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

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Assembly polls 2022: BJP to reach out to women voters in Punjab, Manipur, Goa

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has chalked out a strategy to reach out to women voters for poll-bound states of Punjab, Manipur and Goa by creating awareness regarding various Central government schemes and welfare measures. In Punjab, the party will target women involved in the agriculture sector. “They understand the value of Rs 6000 per year. Even when cultivation takes place normally, women pledge their gold. Now women don’t have to do that. We would like to connect with them,” stated Vanathi Srinivasan, President of BJP Mahila Morcha.In Goa, where most women are involved in the service sector, there will be an attempt to empower them through government schemes like Start up India and Skill India. “Focus will be to ensure these measures reach out to self-help groups and start ups,” she said. In Uttarakhand, self-help…

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PM Modi greets nation on occasion of Chhath puja

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

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Nadda hails PM Modi

New Delhi [India] : Bharatiya Janata Party chief JP Nadda on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the “bold decision” of lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic and tackling the ensuing economic challenges.Addressing the inaugural address of the first national executive committee after the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, Nadda said, “Decision to impose the lockdown was a taken by PM Modi and within three months after the lockdown, all essential facilities were made available to people across the country. The methodology applied to fight Covid has three Ts- Track, Test and Treat.” Praising PM Modi, the BJP chief pointed out that the PM led from the front to take on the COVID-19 pandemic.“WHO applauded PM Modi for the leadership provided in the process by not only addressing the Covid challenges but also in showing the world how best to tackle the economic…

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Congress’ Revanth Reddy slams KCR govt for giving notification for opening wine shops in Telangana

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Chief Revanth Reddy slammed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao government for giving notification to open wine shops in the sate.“The government is not focusing on employment instead they have given a notification for opening wine shops,” TPCC chief said. Reddy further accused the KCR government for the deaths of farmers in the state.“According to the National Crime Rate Statistics around 7409 farmers died in Telangana and as per unofficial data, it has been estimated that around 40,000 farmers have lost their lives,” he added.Congress leader Dasoju Sravan also said, “BJP during the 2014 elections led by Narendra Modi has made eloquent promises including that if they come to power every year two crores of jobs will be provided which means by now 16 crores of jobs would have been created.”“Both PM Modi and KCR have…

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PM Modi in Party Meeting

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning arrived for Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Executive meeting to be held at the NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi in a hybrid form.PM Modi was received by party President JP Nadda at the venue. Later in the day, the Prime Minister is expected to address the party leaders present at the meeting. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal also arrived earlier today at the NDMC Convention Centre in the national capital to take part in the meeting.The meeting is expected to deliberate on recent by-poll results and decide on the strategy for upcoming Assembly elections.The meeting is expected to start soon and the opening speech will be delivered by JP Nadda and culminate with the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The meeting will be attended by 124 party…

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Deve Gowda praises PM Modi for unveiling Adi Shankaracharya’s statue at Kedarnath

Bengaluru[India]: Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “dedication” to transform the holy site of Kedarnath following the unveiling of Adi Shankaracharya’s statue. Gowda also said he was proud of the fact that there was a Karnataka connection to the endeavour as the statue was sculpted by Mysuru-based sculptor Arun Yogiraj and the black schist was extracted from H D Kote in the Mysuru district.“I am deeply moved to see the very impressive black schist statue of the great saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya being unveiled by you in Kedarnath on November 5,” Gowda said in a letter to PM Modi. “I congratulate you for the dedication you have shown to the transformation of the holy site,” he added. The JD(S) supremo said he is an ardent follower of the Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham in Chikkamagaluru…

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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’s development vehicle in reverse gear’

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Centre over rising prices of LPG cylinders saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “development vehicle is in reverse gear”.“Far away from the words of development, Millions of families were forced to light the wooden stove. Modi Ji’s development vehicle is in reverse gear and brakes also fail,” tweeted Gandhi. The petroleum companies hiked the price of domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders by Rs 15 on October 6.Also, the petroleum companies hiked the price of commercial LPG cylinders by Rs 266 on November 1.Following the hike, the price of a non-subsidised 14.2 kg domestic cylinder in Delhi costs Rs 899.50, while the price of a 5 kg domestic cylinder stands at Rs 502. The 19 kg commercial cylinders in the national capital are priced at Rs 2,000.50.

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PM Modi marketed BJP at Kedarnath: Harish Rawat

Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India] : Congress leader Harish Rawat on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit, ahead of the assembly elections, was for marketing BJP and making a political speech.Earlier in the day, PM Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand and unveiled an Adi Shankaracharya statue. He also inaugurated several redevelopment projects worth Rs 130 crore. The Congress leader, 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 the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. We are praying for maintaining peace and communal harmony…

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Uttarakhand : PM Modi inaugurates re-development projects worth Rs 130 cr

Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand) [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated various re-development projects worth Rs 130 crores in Kedarnath.These projects include Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini. Earlier today, he unveiled the statue of Adi Shankaracharya at the premises of the Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag district.The Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.Before the inauguration, the Prime Minister offered prayers and performed ‘aarti’ at the ancient temple. He paid obeisance to Lord Shiva and undertook circumambulation of the Kedarnath shrine after offering prayers. Located on the bank of the Mandakini river, Kedarnath Temple is the of the four ancient pilgrimage sites referred to as ‘Char Dham’ which also include Yamunotri, Gangotri and Badrinath. Built in the 8th century A.D. by Jagad…

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PM Modi’s Visit: Preparations are in full swing at Kedarnath

Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand) [India] : Preparations are in full swing in Kedarnath ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on November 5. The Prime Minister will offer prayers at the Kedarnath Temple and thereafter inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and also unveil the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya here. A devotee, who came to visit the Kedarnath temple, said, “After 2013, PM Modi has done a lot of developments in this place. I want some hotels to come up in Kedarnath.” Another devotee said, “I am coming here every year from 2011. After 2013, a number of development works have been done. People are also getting employment.”According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM Modi 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,…

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

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

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PM Modi reaches Delhi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached New Delhi after concluding his five-day foreign visit to Italy and the UK on Wednesday where he enhanced India’s self-declared renewable energy commitments at COP26 in Glasgow and outlined India’s position on global issues at G20 Summit.At the Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, PM Modi delivered a “seminal” statement at the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) and highlighted the range and depth of climate actions taken by India along with future goals that the country has set for itself. During his COP26 address on Monday, Prime Minister Modi announced five “amrit tatva” including the target to attain net-zero emissions by 2070. He declared that India will increase its capacity of non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW and meet 50 per cent of its energy requirements through renewable energy by 2030.Highlighting India’s…

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Nepal PM thanked PM Modi for providing COVID-19 vaccines in a timely manner: Shringla

Glasgow [UK] : Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing the Covid-19 vaccines in a timely manner to Nepal, during their first meeting on the sidelines of the COP26, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday.While addressing a special briefing on Prime Minister Modi’s Glasgow visit, Shringla informed that the Nepali PM also thanked PM Modi for assistance that India had provided Nepal in post-earthquake relief for the construction houses, schools and several cultural sites. “The Prime Minister of Nepal started by thanking PM for the assistance that India had provided Nepal in post-earthquake relief — the construction of 50,000 houses in the Gorkha district. A number of schools and hospitals and a number of cultural sites were restored, which were badly affected by the earthquake. He also spoke about the cross border oil pipeline which connects…

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PM Modi holds meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Deuba in Glasgow, discusses climate, COVID-19

Glasgow [UK] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba here on Tuesday and resolved to work together towards post-pandemic recovery.The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the close bilateral ties. It was the first meeting between PM Modi and Deuba since the latter assumed the prime minister’s office. Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs said that the leaders discussed climate and COVID-19.“PM @narendramodi met PM of Nepal @SherBDeuba today. In their first engagement since PM Deuba assumed office, the two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen our close bilateral ties. Also discussed climate, COVID-19 & resolved to work together toward post-pandemic recovery,” Bagchi said in a tweet. Earlier in the day, PM Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson launched the initiative Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States (IRIS).PM Modi reached…

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

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

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COP26: PM Modi, Boris Johnson launch Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States initiative

Glasgow [UK] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday launched the initiative Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) at the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.PM Modi reached Glasgow on Sunday to participate in the COP26 summit. Today, the Prime Minister is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with leaders of Ukraine, Nepal, Israel, Switzerland, Finland, Malawi in Glasgow, Scotland and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. He is also likely to attend the side event by the United States of America – Build Back Better World. Further, PM Modi scheduled to attend an event on “Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Development”. 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 he would plan…

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PM Modi extends greetings to people on Dhanteras

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

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India to attain a target of net-zero emissions by 2070

Glasgow [UK] : Scaling up India’s ambitious agenda to combat climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced five “amrit tatva” at the COP26 Summit including the target to attain net-zero emissions by 2070.Delivering the National Statement at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, he said India will increase its capacity of non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW and meet 50 per cent of its energy requirements through renewable energy by 2030. He also said that India will make one billion tonne reduction in total projected carbon emissions and reduce carbon intensity in its economy to less than 45 per cent by 2030.“In the midst of this brainstorming on climate change, I would like to present five ‘Amrit tatav’ on behalf of India,” he said.PM Modi described them as ‘panchamrit ki saugat,’. “India will take its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030.…

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PM Modi meets UNGA President Abdulla Shahid on sidelines of COP26

Glasgow [UK] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met United Nations General Assembly’s President Abdulla Shahid on the sidelines of COP26 Summit.“Always good to meet with Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi. #COP26 World Leaders Summit. #Deliver4Climate #PresidencyOfHope,” Shahid tweeted. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Glasgow on Sunday for COP26 Summit, met several leaders on the sidelines of the Summit.Prime Minister Modi met with members of the Indian community in Glasgow on Monday to strengthen people-to-people bonds ahead of his participation in the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26).“Strengthening our people-to-people bonds. Indian community members and Indologists gather in Glasgow to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet.At COP26, the world leaders are expected to work to achieve the completion of Paris Agreement implementation guidelines; the mobilisation of climate finance; actions to strengthen climate…

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PM Modi meets Naftali Bennett on sidelines of COP26

Glasgow [UK] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett had their first in-person meet on Monday since the latter took office, on the sidelines of the ongoing COP26 Summit.Taking to Twitter, Bennett shared a small clip of two leaders engaged in conversation at the summit venue. In the clip, PM Modi is seen with an arm around Bennett engaging him in a conversation.Bennett, who took office as Israeli PM in June, captioned the video: “It was truly great to finally meet you.’In August, Narendra Modi spoke on phone August with Bennett.The leaders had expressed satisfaction over the remarkable growth in the bilateral relationship in recent years. Prime Minister Modi also emphasised that India greatly values its robust cooperation with Israel in areas like agriculture, water, defence and security, and cyber-security.During External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s first visit to Israel, PM…

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PM Modi meets members of Indian community in Glasgow ahead of COP-26

Glasgow [UK], November 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with members of the Indian community in Glasgow on Monday to strengthen people-to-people bonds ahead of his participation in the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-26).“Strengthening our people-to-people bonds. Indian community members and Indologists gather in Glasgow to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet. At COP-26, the parties are expected to work to achieve the completion of Paris Agreement implementation guidelines; the mobilisation of climate finance; actions to strengthen climate adaptation, technology development and transfer; and keeping in reach the Paris Agreement goals of limiting the rise in global temperatures. The COP-26 is going to be a multilateral event and an opportunity for “Prime Ministers of India and the UK to sit together and review the implementation, the progress that had been made…

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

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

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PM Modi departs for Glasgow to participate in COP26

Rome [Italy] : After taking part in the key G-20 summit and other bilaterals here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday departed for Glasgow to participate in the crucial 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-26) and hold other meetings.“Leaving for Glasgow after a fruitful @g20org Summit in Rome. During the Summit, we were able to have elaborate deliberations on issues of global importance such as fighting the pandemic, improving health infrastructure, boosting economic cooperation and furthering innovation,” Narendra Modi wrote in a tweet. COP-26 is being held from October 31 to November 12 under the Presidency of the UK partnering with Italy.The high-level segment of COP-26, titled the World Leaders’ Summit (WLS), will be held on November 1-2. The Summit will be attended by Heads of State/Government of more than 120 countries.This comes after PM Modi participated in the G20 summit and…

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PM Modi’s mantra of sustainable development finds resonance at G-20 Rome declaration: Piyush Goyal

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of sustainable lifestyles finds resonance in the G-20’s Rome declaration on sustainable consumption and responsible production patterns in line with Sustainable Development Goal 12, Union Commerce Minister and India’s G20 Sherpa Piyush Goyal said here on Sunday.“For the first time, G20 has identified sustainable and responsible consumption and production along with the provision of finance and technology as critical enablers for achieving climate goals first decided at Paris,” said Goyal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the G-20 summit here and held several bilaterals with his counterparts. Detailing the Rome declaration, Goyal said, “Coming out of the sustainable development point number 12 — which is aimed at encouraging the developed countries to reduce their luxurious and energy-intensive lifestyle — has been discussed and accepted.”Underlining that energy and climate was clearly the centre stage of the discussion,…

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PM Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on sidelines of G20 Summit

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met the German Chancellor Angela Markel on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Italy.Chancellor Merkel is preparing to hand over power to a new coalition leader in Germany. She was the first woman Chancellor from the conservative party and has been the Chancellor for 16 years from 2005 to 2021. Earlier in August, PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with Merkel where they discussed the unfolding security situation in Afghanistan and its implications on the region and the world.The two leaders also discussed issues on the bilateral agenda, including cooperation in COVID-19 vaccines, development cooperation with a focus on climate and energy, and fostering trade and economic relations. PM Modi today visited the Trevi Fountain on the second day of the G20 Summit in Rome along with several heads of the states.On Saturday, PM…

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Dehradun: 13 deaths in Accident

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] : The death toll in the Dehradun road mishap climbed to 13 on Sunday, informed Dehradun District Magistrate Dr R Rajesh Kumar.He further stated that teams have been deployed at the accident site to conduct rescue operations and two have been rescued so far. Dehradun District Magistrate Dr R Rajesh Kumar has given further information on the road accident of Bulhad-Baila road in the Chakrata tehsil of Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district. Kumar said, “We had received info that the vehicle rolled down a gorge. The teams are on the spot and 13 deaths are confirmed and two have been rescued so far and making postmortem facility available at the spot.“CM has sent a message that compensation will be given to injured and kins of deceased”, he added.Earlier in the day, 11 people were killed and four were left injured in a road…

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PM Modi visits iconic Trevi Fountain in Italy

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Trevi Fountain on the second day of the G20 Summit in Rome.Along with PM Modi, several heads of the states visited the symbolic place of the historic downtown: Trevi Fountain. He was seen having a conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.It is believed that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the water, you will be sure to return to Rome.Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. On Saturday, PM Modi met various leaders including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.PM Modi had a warm meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican City which lasted for an hour and invited…

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PM to review vaccination

New Delhi [India] : Immediately after returning to India after attending the G20 Summit and COP26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meeting with districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage on November 3 at 12 noon via video conferencing.As per an official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting will include districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.The Prime Minister will interact with District Magistrates of over 40 districts in Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and other States with districts having low vaccination coverage. Chief Ministers of these States will also be present on the occasion, it added.Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 106.14 crore. A total of 1,06,14,40,335 vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries. Of these, 68,04,806 vaccine doses were administered…

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Sardar Patel wanted equal opportunities for all: PM Modi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of National Unity Day, which is celebrated as the birth anniversary of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, remarked on Sunday that for Sardar Patel ‘Ek Bharat’ meant equal opportunities for all including women, Dalits, deprived section of people, tribal and forest dwellers.Addressing the nation, PM Modi said, “‘Sabka Prayas’ is even more relevant in the Amrit Kaal of Independence. This ‘Azadi ka Amrit Kaal’ is of unprecedented growth, achieving difficult goals and building the India of Sardar Saheb’s dreams.”. The Prime Minister remarked that for Sardar Patel, ‘Ek Bharat’ meant equal opportunities for all. Elaborating this concept, he said, ” ‘Ek Bharat’ is a Bharat that gives equal opportunities to women, Dalits, deprived, tribal and forest dwellers. Where housing, electricity and water is within the reach of everyone without discrimination. The…

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PM Modi, Macron briefly interact on sidelines of G20 Summit

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

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PM Modi, Mario Draghi express resolve to strengthen cooperation in energy transition

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi have expressed resolve to strengthen cooperation in the energy transition, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Saturday.PM Modi and Draghi met on Friday on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit hosted by Italy. A joint-statement said the two leaders acknowledged significant progress in bilateral relations since the adoption of the Action Plan for an enhanced Partnership between India and Italy (2020 -2024) on November 6th, 2020, said joint-statement on strategic partnership in the energy transition of India and Italy.They expressed their resolve to strengthen cooperation in the strategic sectors addressed by the Action Plan, including the cross-cutting issue of accelerating the clean energy transition to fight climate change, central to both the G20 Leaders Summit in Rome and the COP26 in Glasgow, added the statement.They also recalled…

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PM Modi arrives at convention centre in Rome for G20 Summit

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

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Indian diaspora, religious leaders, scholars elated over PM Modi’s outreach in Italy

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Italy to attend G20 Summit, met the Indian diaspora, religious leaders and scholars, who were elated over his outreach and gesture.Madhu Sevita Dasa, President of ISKCON, sharing her experience with PM Modi said, “We gifted the Prime Minister with the Ramayan Special Edition, I am just a messenger of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust of the editing house of Srila Prabhupada. PM Modi loves books. And this Ramayana, I think he liked very much. The security advised that PM will not take it in his hand, don’t put it in his hand, but to my surprise, Prime Minister immediately grabbed it when he saw the Ramayana, he put it in his own hand, and he wanted the picture to be taken with it. So I think he loved it.” When asked about…

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PM Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India after ‘warm meeting’ ahead of G20

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Pope Francis to visit India during a “very warm” meeting at the Vatican City which lasted for an hour on Saturday, sources said.The meeting was scheduled only for twenty minutes however, it went on for an hour, sources said. PM Modi and the Pope discussed a wide range of issues aimed at making our planet better such as fighting climate change and removing poverty. It may be recalled that the last Papal Visit happened in 1999 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister and Pope John Paul II came. Now it is during PM Modi’s term that the Pope has been invited to visit India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed from the Vatican City after his meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit.PM Modi was accompanied by National…

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PM Modi to discuss global economic situation, COVID-19, climate change with G20 leaders today

New Delhi [India] : Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss global economic situation, COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable development and climate change with G20 leaders on Saturday.Speaking at the press briefing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rome, the Foreign Secretary said, “The PM will join other G20 leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development and climate change among other issues.” Shringla said that PM Modi during his visit to Rome met with the President of European Council Charles Michel and President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.“After his arrival (in Rome), PM Modi met with the President of European Council Charles Michel and President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen,” he said.He highlighted that India and European Union discussed issues like climate change, COVID-19 pandemic and…

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PM modi mourns Puneeth Rajkumar’s demise

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

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PM Modi pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Piazza Gandhi in Rome

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s bust at Piazza Gandhi during his two-day visit to Rome.“Remembering Bapu – the Mahatma whose ideals continue to inspire the world! PM @narendramodi offered floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s bust at Piazza Gandhi in Rome, Italy,” official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi tweeted. PM Modi arrived at Rome today to participate in the two-day G20 Summit, the global forum for international cooperation. PM Modi is expected to hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit including one with Italian PM Mario Draghi.Ahead of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Modi held a joint meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission in Rome.Apart from attending the summit, which has its focus on…

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“Ensure Yogi in 2022”

Underling the importance of Uttar Pradesh in national politics, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday called on the electorate in the state that if they wanted to see Narendra Modi as Prime Minister again in 2024, then they have to ensure that Yogi Adityanath is elected as the Chief Minister again in 2022. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : While addressing the launch of ‘Mera Parivaar-BJP Parivaar’ membership drive, Shah said, “If you want to make Modi PM again in 2024, make Yogi the CM again in 2022. We will make UP the number one state. Without UP there cannot be a government at the Centre and the credit of the Narendra Modi governments in 2014 and 2019 goes completely to people of Uttar Pradesh.” The Union Home Minister said that the BJP government had fulfilled 90 per cent of promises made in the…

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PM Modi holds joint meeting with top EU leaders in Rome ahead of G20 Summit

Rome [Italy] : Ahead of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a joint meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission in Rome.PM Narendra Modi arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the two-day Summit. He is likely to hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. Apart from attending the summit, which has its focus on the global economy, health, sustainable development, environment and climate change, there are likely to be meeting with heads of several states.Sources claimed that there are at least three such meets lined up on the sidelines on the first day of the Summit. PM Modi will use this opportunity to ensure greater cooperation from the nation’s participating in the G20 summit. Upon his arrival, PM Modi said that he is…

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“Will sell crops at Parliament”

Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Reacting to Delhi Police removing barricades from Ghazipur border where farmers have been protesting against Centre’s farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Friday said that they will go to Parliament to sell their crops.“If roads are open we will go to Delhi, we will go to Parliament to sell our crop,” said Rakesh Tikait. “PM had said that farmers can sell crops anywhere. Now we will tell the farmers where to sell the crops whose harvest remains unsold,” he added.He further said that Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organisation of various farmer unions protesting against the three farm laws, will decide the future course of the protest.“They had put up the barriers they are now removing it. Saukta Morch will take a decision and then we will proceed accordingly. We were sitting here for the…

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PM Modi leaves for Rome to attend G20 Summit

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left New Delhi to attend the G20 Summit to be held in Rome on Friday. Prime Minister Modi will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day of arrival in Rome. He will also call on Pope Francis in the Vatican during his two-day visit. The Prime Minister will be visiting Rome and the Vatican City from October 29 to 31 on the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.He will be in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on November 1, 2 for the COP26 meeting at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.In Rome, the Prime Minister will join other G20 Leaders during the 16th summit in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.“This will be the first in-person Summit of the G20 since the outbreak…

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PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on Nov 5, to inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath, Uttarakhand on November 5, informed Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday.As per a release of the PMO’s office, the Prime Minister will offer prayers at the Kedarnath Temple and thereafter inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveil the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya. “The Samadhi has been reconstructed after the destruction in the 2013 floods. The entire reconstruction work has been undertaken under the guidance of the Prime Minister, who has constantly reviewed and monitored the progress of the project,” read the release.“Prime Minister will review and inspect the executed and ongoing works along the Saraswati Aasthapath. Prime Minister will also address a public rally. He will inaugurate key infrastructure projects which have been completed, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on…

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Centre releases 44,000 cr GST

New Delhi [India] : The Ministry of Finance on Thursday released Rs 44,000 crore to the states and union territories with legislature under the back-to-back loan facility in lieu of GST compensation.As per an official release, after taking into account the earlier release of Rs 1,15,000 crore (Rs 75,000 crore released on July 15, 2021, and Rs 40,000 crore released on October 7, 2021), the total amount released in the current financial year as a back-to-back loan in-lieu of GST compensation is Rs 1,59,000 crore. This release is in addition to normal GST compensation being released every two months out of actual cess collection. Subsequent to the 43rd GST council meeting held on May 28, 2021, it was decided that the central government would borrow Rs 1.59 lakh crore and release it to states and union territories with the legislature on a back-to-back basis…

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PM Modi likely to meet Pope Francis just hours ahead of G20 Summit

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to meet Pope Francis in the Vatican on the second day of his arrival in Rome, Italy for the G20 Summit. While there is no official confirmation on the date and time of this significant meet, PM Modi is expected to meet the head of the Catholic Church on October 30 at the Vatican, just hours ahead of the G20 Summit.Sources are tight-lipped on the nature of the meet. Also, it is believed that the meet is expected to be seen as a gesture inspiring confidence and trust between the two countries.The Vatican is a city-state surrounded by Rome and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.The PM is visiting Rome for the two-day G20 Summit, which is scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31.PM Modi is scheduled to attend the 16th…

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PM Modi underlines ASEAN’s centrality in India’s vision of Indo-Pacific

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 18th ASEAN-India summit underlined the bloc’s centrality in India’s vision of the Indo-Pacific and noted that partnership with the grouping is a key pillar of India’s Act East Policy, said Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary-East, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).Speaking after the conclusion of the virtually held ASEAN-India summit, the Secretary-East said the annual summit provides an opportunity for all sides to engage at the highest level. “Speaking at the summit, PM Modi underlined ASEAN’s centrality in India’s vision of the Indo Pacific. He noted that partnership with ASEAN is a key pillar of India’s act east policy. And united and prosperous ASEAN is central for security and growth for all in the region…,” she said at a press conference.“Over the past three decades, starting from 1992, India-ASEAN engagement has evolved into a deep, robust…

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G20 Summit: PM Modi to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Rome on his day of arrival

Rome [Italy] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day of arrival in Rome. The PM is arriving in Rome on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit.Sources stated that the PM will visit Piazza Gandhi located in what people term as ‘New Rome’. The PM is expected to be accompanied by the Indian Ambassador to Italy Neena Malhotra. Sources said that the newly elected Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri is also likely to be present at Piazza Gandhi. The PM has ensured in the past as well to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation on foreign land that shares previous ties with India and at times at places of relevance for the country.Various news reports show that in the past, PM Modi has unveiled Gandhi statue at various foreign locations. In 2014, PM had…

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Krishi Udaan 2.0 launched

In view of transporting perishable food products from hilly regions, northeastern states, and the tribal areas, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday launched the Krishi Udaan 2.0 scheme. New Delhi [India] : The Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, while launching the scheme, said that the Centre is committed to double the income of the farmers by creating a paradigm shift. “The government is committed to doubling farmers’ income. Doubling farmers’ income doesn’t mean only increasing the value in the market for the produce but it also means creating a paradigm shift for the farmers,” he said.“To penetrate deeper into the hinterland, to be able to provide value especially for perishable commodities, our ministry has embarked on Krishi Udaan 2.0 scheme,” he added.Under the scheme, the ministry has selected 53 airports which will be run majorly by the Airport Authority of…

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No nation can develop with army of illiterates, govt’s responsibility to educate them: Amit Shah

New Delhi [India]: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that “no nation can develop with an army of illiterates” and it is the government’s responsibility to educate them.“I was trolled but I would like to say again that ‘no nation can develop with the army of illiterates’. It is the governments’ responsibility to educate them. Somebody who does not know his Constitutional rights cannot contribute to the nation, as much as it can be done,” Shah said while speaking at the inaugural session of the National Conference of ‘Delivering Democracy’. The Union Minister further dubbed the BJP’s decision to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi the CM of Gujarat “rare” because he (Modi) had no real experience of running administrations in 2001. “In 2001, the BJP decided that Narendra Modi will become the CM of Gujarat. It was a rare occasion – because…

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Rajinikanth meets PM Modi and President Kovind

New Delhi [India] : 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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16th ASEAN-India summits

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

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157 new medical colleges

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

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PM Modi congratulates Uzbek President on Winning Second Term

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on winning a second term in the presidential polls with a landslide victory.Extending his wishes PM Modi said: “Heartiest congratulations to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his victory in the election.” Expressing his faith in Mirziyoyev, PM Modi said that the India-Uzbekistan strategic partnership will continue to strengthen in his second term.“Heartiest congratulations to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his victory in the election. I am confident that the India-Uzbekistan strategic partnership will continue to strengthen in your second term. My best wishes to you and the friendly people of Uzbekistan,” PM Modi said in a tweet.Uzbek people voted for the presidential election on Sunday with little opposition against the incumbent President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The 64-year-old Mirziyoyev from the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party assumed office in 2016.

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‘India to have more doctors’

With more and more medical colleges coming up, India will have more doctors in the next 10-12 years than it has had in the past over 70 years since Independence, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : PM Modi, while addressing the launch function of PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh today said, “In the next 10-12 years, the nation is going to receive a number of doctors that will be more than the number of doctors that graduated out of medical colleges in the 70 years after independence.” He said that the quick pace with which new medical colleges are being started in UP will positively impact the number of medical seats available.“Due to more number of seats, now the children of poor parents too can dream of becoming a…

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Ayushman Bharat Health Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission and Release of Operational Guidelines in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission 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, according to PMO. The objective of PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission 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. Further, 11,024 urban Health and Wellness Centres will be established in all the States. Critical care services will be available in all the districts of the country with more than 5 lakh population, through Exclusive Critical…

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PM Modi Inaugurates nine medical colleges in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from Siddharthnagar. Siddharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were also present at the event. These nine medical colleges are situated in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur. Eight Medical Colleges have been sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for “Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals” and one Medical College at Jaunpur has been made functional by the State Government through its own resources.Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, preference is given to underserved, backward and aspirational districts. The Scheme aims to increase the availability of health professionals, correct the existing geographical imbalance in the distribution of medical colleges and effectively utilize the existing infrastructure of district hospitals.Under…

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

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

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‘Centre uses ‘repression’ with J-K’

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday alleged that “repression” is the only method of the Centre to deal with the Jammu and Kashmir situation. New Delhi [India] “Even after turning Kashmir into an open-air prison, Bipin Rawat’s statement comes as no surprise because repression is GOIs only method to deal with the situation in J&K. It also contradicts their official narrative that all is well here,” Mufti said in a tweet reacting to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat’s statement over warning of further curbs in Kashmir. Bipin Rawat had on Saturday said that “overflow” of the situation in Afghanistan can happen in Jammu and Kashmir and “we have to prepare for it”.“What is happening in Afghanistan, we know its overflow can happen in Jammu and Kashmir, We have to prepare for it, seal our borders, monitoring has become very…

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Prime Minister greets ITBP on their Raising Day

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

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

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

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We feel energised, encouraged by PM Modi’s vision for vaccine industry: Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi [India] : Serum Institute India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the vision he has laid down for the vaccine industry encourages and energises them.Poonawalla’s remarks came after attending an interaction of Indian manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine with PM Modi. In a tweet, Poonawala said, “The vaccine industry and I, thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, for excellent interaction. We feel energised and encouraged by the vision you have laid out for the industry.”Speaking to the media after the interaction, Poonawala said, “India’s achievement of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations is a milestone achievement. The vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We achieved this because the industries worked with the government of India.”He added, “In the interaction, we discussed how to take the industry forward to prepare for the future pandemics. We…

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PM Modi interacts with Indian manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with Indian manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine.Those who attended the interaction among vaccine manufacturers included Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar were also present during the interaction.The interaction comes days after the country crossed a milestone of administering 100 crore vaccinations.As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the administration of 68,48,417 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the 100 Crore mark to reach 101.30 Cr (1,01,30,28,411) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

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PM Modi to interact with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers today

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to interact with the seven Indian manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, days after the country crossed a milestone of administering 100 crore vaccinations.During the interaction, the PM will take stock of the experiences of the manufacturers as well as discuss various issues like furthering vaccine research. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the administration of 68,48,417 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the 100 Crore mark to reach 101.30 Cr (1,01,30,28,411) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

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Goa is new model of development: PM

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

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‘Centre changed vaccine policy:Owaisi

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark on VIP culture in vaccination campaign, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that the Centre left the state and the people to their fate and changed their COVID-19 vaccine policy only after the intervention of the Supreme Court. New Delhi [India] : In a series of tweets, Owaisi said that PM Modi placed the first vaccine order just five days before the campaign began. “Modi: No VIP culture in the vaccination campaign. Only India has an exclusive corporate sector vaccine QUOTA of 25 per cent. Modi placed the first vaccine order just FIVE days before the campaign began. He left states and the people to their fate. He changed the policy because SC intervened,” said Owaisi.He further said that this incompetence and absence of vision cost lakhs of lives in…

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‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’

Administration of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses isn’t just a number, but shows India’s ability as a nation, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister said India’s vaccine campaign is a living example of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas’. “ New Delhi [India] : On 21 October, India achieved the difficult but unparalleled target of administering 100 crore vaccine doses. This has come about by the unified efforts of 130 crore Indians. I congratulate our citizens on achieving this feat,” the Prime Minister said.“100 crore vaccination mark is not just a number but shows our ability as a nation… It is a new chapter in history, a testament that India can achieve a tough aim successfully. It shows that country works hard for the fulfilment of its goals,” he added. PM Modi noted that there…

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CCEA approves PM GatiShakti National Master Plan; monitoring through three-tier system

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved PM GatiShakti National Master Plan including an institutional framework for rolling out, implementation, monitoring and support mechanism for providing multi-modal connectivity. New Delhi (India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched PM GatiShakti NMP for multi-modal connectivity on October 13. Implementation framework includes Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS), Network Planning Group (NPG) and Technical Support Unit (TSU) with required technical competencies.An official release said that EGOS will be headed by Cabinet Secretary and will consist of secretaries of 18 ministries as members and Head of Logistics Division as Member Convenor.The EGOS has been mandated to review and monitor the implementation of the PM GatiShakti NMP to ensure logistics efficiency.It is empowered to prescribe framework and norms for undertaking any subsequent amendments to the NMP.EGOS shall also set out the procedure and definitive framework for synchronization…

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100 cr vaccination mark : WHO chief congratulates PM Modi, scientists, health workers for efforts

Geneva [Switzerland] : As India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive achieved another milestone with a cumulative administration of over 100 crore vaccine doses on Thursday, World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with scientists, health workers and people of India for efforts to protect people from coronavirus.“Congratulations, Prime Minister @narendramodi, the scientists, #healthworkers and people of #India, on your efforts to protect the vulnerable populations from #COVID19 and achieve #VaccinEquity targets,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet. In a landmark achievement, India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 100 crore doses on Thursday.A total of 100 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far to eligible beneficiaries, as per the CoWIN portal at 9:47 am today.India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched on January 16, 2021. Initially, the vaccination was opened for Health Care Workers (HCWs) only.From February 2, front…

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India now has strong armour of 100 cr COVID vaccine to combat biggest pandemic in 100 yrs: PM Modi

As India achieved the milestone of 100 crore vaccination coverage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a historic day for the country and said that the nation now has strong armour of 100 crore COVID vaccine doses to combat the biggest pandemic in 100 years. New Delhi [India] : Addressing the launch event of the Infosys Foundation made 806-bedded Vishram Sadan, PM Modi said, “Today, this day of October 21, 2021, has been recorded in history. The nation now has strong armour of 100 crore Covid vaccine doses to combat this biggest pandemic in 100 years. India has crossed the 100 crore vaccine dose mark sometime back.” The Prime Minister further said that this achievement belongs to every citizen of India.“I express my gratitude to all the vaccine manufacturing companies of the country, workers engaged in vaccine transportation, health sector professionals engaged in…

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India inoculates over 100 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses

As the country achieved the milestone of vaccinating over 100 crore Indians against COVID-19 on Thursday , India’s role as the pharmacy of the world became more entrenched with the nation manufacturing COVID vaccines and many drugs used in the treatment against the virus. New Delhi [India] : Even after witnessing the havoc created by the two waves of the pandemic, India emerged out of its effects by ramping up the pharma manufacturing sector and maintaining a resilient supply chain of essential drugs. The Centre in an official statement has stated that vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to states and union territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.During the second wave in the pandemic that hit the country around April this year, the Department of Pharmaceuticals undertook the…

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PM Modi pays homage to police personnel

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised police forces for their outstanding efforts in preserving law and order and assisting the nation in times of need on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day.PM Modi also paid tribute to all those police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. “On Police Commemoration Day, I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts by our police forces in preserving law and order and assisting others in times of need. I pay homage to all those police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty,” tweeted PM Modi.The Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21 in memory of the CRPF personnel who were killed at Hot Springs in Ladakh while fighting Chinese troops on this day in 1959.

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‘Centre, UP govt setting new records of procurement’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh are setting new records of procurement from farmers. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : He said that so far Rs 80,000 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of farmers for the purchase of produce. “Double engine government is setting new records of procurement from farmers here. So far, about Rs 80,000 crore has reached in bank accounts of Uttar Pradesh farmers for the purchase of the produce,” he said while addressing a gathering at Barwa Jangal, Kushinagar after inaugurating various development projects in the state.The Prime Minister also said that over Rs 37,000 crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers in the state from PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.Lauding the efforts of the Yogi Adityanath led state government, he…

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Namal Rajapaksa meets PM Modi

Sri Lankan Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parinirvana Stupa on Wednesday after the inauguration of the Kushinagar International Airport in the city. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Following the inauguration ceremony, Sri Lanka’s Cabinet Minister gifted a Sinhala version of the Bhagavad Gita to PM Modi, which also carried a message from Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Speaking at an event organised to mark Abhidhamma Day, Rajapaksa thanked Prime Minister Modi for extending a grant of USD 15 million to Sri Lanka to strengthen the Buddhist ties between the two nations.Rajapaksa said, “It gives me great pleasure and honour to be on the inaugural international flight to Kushinagar on the auspicious day of Vap Poya Day. I recall it was Indian PM Modi who suggested to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister during the Virtual Bilateral Summit with Sri…

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Kushinagar International Airport to provide seamless connectivity to Buddhist circuits in country

International Airport inaugurated at Kushinagar today will provide seamless connectivity to tourists coming to India from all over the world to visit Buddhist circuits in the country. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Every year tourists from Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Nepal Vietnam, Singapore, etc. come to India to visit places like Sarnath, Gaya and Lumbini that is a part of the Buddhist circuit and the international airport in Kushinagar will provide better connectivity to the tourists. Through this airport, tourists coming from all over the world will get additional travel facility apart from road and rail that connects Buddhist circuit.Pattarat Hongtong, Ambassador of Thailand, said that every year lots of Thai tourists come to India to visit Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The international airport will make it easier for the tourists.“Wonderful development, it will give opportunity for Buddhist nations to come…

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Aiming to set up over 200 airports in few years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that government is aiming to set up over 200 airports, heliports and waterdromes for seaplanes across the country in the next three to four years. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India : Addressing people after inaugurating the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister said, “The effort will be to have a network of more than 200 airports, heliports and water dome in the nation in the next 3-4 years.” He also said that under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, more than 900 new air routes have been approved in the last few years, out of which air service has started in more than 350. “More than 50 new airports or those which were not in service earlier, have been made operational,” he added. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister gave its…

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PM Modi inaugurates Kushinagar Airport

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries were also present at the ceremony.The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister gave its approval for the declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport in June 2020. Kushinagar Airport is located in the vicinity of several Buddhist Cultural Sites like Sravasti, Kapilvastu, Lumbini (Kushinagar itself is a Buddhist cultural site) and declaration as an “International Airport” will offer improved connectivity, wider choice of competitive costs to the air-travellers. It will result in boosting of domestic/international tourism and economic development of the regions. Kushinagar is located in the north-eastern part of Uttar Pradesh about 50 km east of Gorakhpur and is one of the…

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TN: PM Modi congratulates BJP members

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members who emerged victorious in the recently concluded Tamil Nadu local body elections and said the party will keep working for the betterment of the ‘wonderful’ state. “I would like to congratulate our party members who were elected in the Tamil Nadu local body elections. Thank you brothers and sisters of Tamil Nadu who put their trust in us. We will continue to work for the betterment of the wonderful state of Tamil Nadu,” tweeted Prime Minister in Tamil.PM Modi’s tweet came in response to Tamil Nadu state BJP president K.Annamalai’s post regarding a meeting with the party’s elected candidates. Annamalai on October 18 tweeted, “Meeting of our victorious elected public representatives from the just concluded local body elections from nine districts. All of them are first time Union Councillors…

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PM Modi greets on Eid Milad-un-Nabi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.“Milad-un-Nabi greetings. Let there be peace and prosperity all around. May the virtues of kindness and brotherhood always prevail. Eid Mubarak!,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Eid Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad and is observed in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which commences with the sighting of the moon. The occasion also marks the death anniversary of the Prophet.This year, as per the Gregorian calendar, the celebration began from the evening of October 18 and will last till the evening of October 19.One of the most important parts of Eid Milad-un-Nabi is to celebrate the life of the Prophet, his teachings, sufferings, and his character, as he even forgave his…

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PM Modi to inaugurate UP’s Kushinagar International Airport on Oct 20

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport on October 20, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday.According to the PMO, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia will also be present at the inauguration among others. The International Airport will get operational this week to ease cumbersome travel of earlier times and facilitate the air travel requirements of International Buddhist pilgrims in India, said the PMO.It further stated that the inaugural flight will land at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka carrying 125 dignitaries and Buddhist Monks, highlighting the convenience to Buddhists across the world to visit the MahaparinirvanaSthal of Lord Buddha.The Airports Authority of India, in its continuous endeavour to upgrade airport infrastructure in the country, has developed the Kushinagar Airport with a new terminal…

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PM lauds Uttarakhand for Vvaccination

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the people of Uttarakhand after the State administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to its entire eligible population. New Delhi [India] : “Many congratulations to the people of Devbhoomi. This achievement of Uttarakhand is very important in the country’s fight against Covid. I am confident that our vaccination campaign is going to be the most effective in fighting the global pandemic and people’s participation is crucial in this,” PM Modi tweeted. Taking to Twitter after Uttarakhand achieved the historic feat, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami wrote, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttarakhand has become the state to administer first dose of Covid vaccine to all eligible beneficiaries in the state. Congratulations to all the people of the state. #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine.”As per the CoWIN dashboard till 2:36 pm on Monday, Uttarakhand had vaccinated 74,34,732 beneficiaries…

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Union Minister Sonowal strongly pitches for PM ‘GatiShakti’ master plan

New Delhi [India] : Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal highlighted the salient features of the PM Gati Shakti, a ‘national masterplan’ and said that it will give impetus to 21st century India by ending decades of bureaucratic entanglements and working in silos when it comes to infrastructure projects.“The project is aimed at bringing in seamless and coordination among 16 ministries and departments for apt planning and smooth execution of the infrastructure projects. Major central government ministries like Railways, Roads and Highways, Petroleum and Gas, Power, Telecom, Shipping and Aviation will be part of this project,” said Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a massive Rs 100 trillion infrastructure Initiative on October 13 which is dubbed as the country’s roadmap for the next 25 years.Sonowal said, “There has always been a gap between macro planning and micro execution. Due to…

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“Surrendered half of Punjab..”

New Delhi [India] : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and Spokesperson Raghav Chaddha on Friday alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has surrendered half of the state to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.His remarks come after the Centre empowered the Border Security Force (BSF) to conduct searches, arrest suspects and make seizures up to an area of 50 km inside Indian territory from International Border (IB) along India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders through an order on Wednesday. “Channi has surrendered half of Punjab to the Prime Minister. Let’s understand the chronology. On October 1, Channi met PM Modi. Then on October 4 and 5, he met the BJP-appointed Punjab governor and Union Home Minister Amit Shah respectively. On October 14, the Modi government passed an order giving more jurisdiction to the BSF in border states. Channi surrendered 50 per cent of Punjab and 100…

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