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US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard meets PM Modi

Tulsi Gabbard New Delhi, Dec 17 : US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.

Gabbard, who is in India from December 15 to January 3, yesterday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Gabbard, who is on her maiden trip to India, would also interact with several senior government and industry representatives.

She is expected to discuss issues like advancing common global interests, including counter-terrorism, military cooperation, harnessing the potential of India's high skilled work force and tourism promotion. (ANI)

Peshawar attack: PM Modi calls upon schools to observe two minute silence

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Dec. 17 - In the wake of dastardly attack in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to schools across India to observe two minute s of silence on Wednesday as a mark of solidarity.

Prime Minister Modi, earlier on Tuesday, also had a telephonic conversation with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offering deepest condolences and all assistance in the hour of misery.

"In the wake of dastardly attack in Pakistan, I appeal to schools across India to observe 2 mins of silence tomorrow as a mark of solidarity," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

PM Modi terms Peshawar attack 'act of unspeakable brutality'

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Dec 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the terror strike on the Army Public School in Peshawar as a 'senseless act of unspeakable brutality', and added that India offers the families of the victims its deepest condolences.

Taking to Twitter to express his grief over the ongoing attack by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which has reportedly led to the death of 130 people, including 110 students, he said, "Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar."

"It is a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings - young children in their school," he added.

PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' inspires youth to make India drug-free

pm modi's mann ki baatNagpur, Dec 14 : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing serious concern over the growing menace of drugs among the youth in the country through his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, the youngsters from various states on Sunday pledged to make India drug-free.

"Whatever Modiji has said, in simple language, is apt for the future of children. The drug slogan that he has accepted for the nation is very important. For that, the youth needs to support him and also help in improvising the drug- rehabilitation centers," said a youth from Nagpur.

Energy security is critical for India's economic development: PM Modi

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Dec 11 : Asserting that energy security is critical for India's economic development and creating jobs for the youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Russia is a key partner in this area.

"I am pleased that the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is on stream. It has added 20 percent to the existing capacity for nuclear power in India. We are on course for installing the next three units of 1000 MW each," Prime Minister Modi said in his media statement during the official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India.

PM Modi meets President Putin at Hyderabad House

Narendra Modi Vladimir PutinNew Delhi, Dec 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hyderabad House here on Thursday.

President Putin arrived in New Delhi late last night on a two-day visit to attend the 15th India-Russia annual summit.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) earlier in the day expressed hope that President Putin's visit to India would lead to new beginnings which would enable Russian investors to utilize the opportunities that are opening up through the 'Make in India' initiative.

The Straits Times picks PM Modi as Asian of the Year 2014

PM Modi as Asian of the Year 2014Singapore, Dec 5 : Every December, the editors of The Straits Times pick an Asian whose work or actions has significantly impacted his own society or the wider Asian continent in the 12 months past. Last year, the Asian of the Year award was shared by President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. The inaugural award, in 2012, went to Prime Minister Thein Sein of Myanmar.

For 2014, the editors have picked Narendra Damodardas Modi, India's development-focused prime minister who fashioned an impressive victory for his Bharatiya Janata Party in the national election that ended in May.

PM Modi receives Guard of Honor in Guwahati

Narendra ModiGuwahati, Nov 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received the Guard of honor in Guwahati, where he will shortly be addressing the Director General of Police/ Inspector General of Police (DGP/IGPs) Conference.

Union Home Minister Rajnath, Chief Ministers of the northeastern states and senior police officials were also present at the occasion.

Prime Minister Modi, who is on a three-day visit to the north-eastern states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland, had yesterday, flagged-off the first train from Mendipathar, Meghalaya, to Guwahati and unveiled the plaque for a new rail line from Bhairabi to Sairang.

Free J-K from family politics, says PM Modi

Free J-K from family politics, says PM ModiPoonch (J-K), Nov 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir to make the state free of family politics.

"This family politics is a disease, you must make Jammu and Kashmir free of this family politics," said Prime Minister Modi while addressing a rally in Poonch district ahead of the second phase of assembly elections in the state.

He also said that funds allotted to the state from the Centre have not reached the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Koirala says PM Modi has not put any pressure on Nepal to create new Constitution

Sushil KoiralaKathmandu, Nov. 28 : Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has clarified that India has not put any pressure on Nepal's leaders to reach a consensus on creating a new Constitution.

"As a neighbour, we need to take others' advice, but it's up to us to decide how to promulgate our Constitution," Kantipur Online quoted Koirala, as saying in response to a question posed to him during a press briefing on Thursday evening at the end of the 18th SAARC Summit.

Prime Minister Modi had said on Tuesday evening that the parties should avoid polarisation in the Constitution drafting process and there should be a minimum consensus.

PM Modi meets Lanka Prez Rajapaksa

Narendra Modi Mahinda RajapaksaKathmandu, Nov 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit being held here.

The two leaders discussed matters pertaining to the interest of both nations.

Prime Minister Modi also thanked President Rajapaksa after the latter's government released five Indian fishermen who had been incarcerated in a Sri Lankan prison and sentenced to death.

'Prosperous SAARC needs strong foundation of a secure South Asia': PM Modi

PM ModiKathmandu, Nov 26 : Asserting that a prosperous SAARC needs the strong foundation of a secure South Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged all participating nations to work together to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes.

"If we are sensitive to each other's security and the lives of our people, we will deepen friendships, spur cooperation and advance stability in our region," said Prime Minister Modi in his address at the SAARC Summit.

Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High Commissioner

Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High CommissionerNew Delhi, Nov 22 : British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan on Saturday told senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly that Britain is keen to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

Sir Bevan said this while the two leaders met over tea at the British envoy's residence in the national capital.

During the meeting, Sir Bevan recalled that the British Government was the first to re-engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 22, 2012 which had led to the strengthening of economic, educational, social and diplomatic ties between Gujarat and Britain.

No bond stronger than that between two democracies, says PM Modi

PM ModiNew Delhi, Nov 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that there is no bond that is stronger than that which is between two democracies, adding that the honour of his addressing the Parliaments of Australia and Fiji, a first for any Indian Prime Minister, was accorded to him to due to the respect that the nation has in the world.

The Prime Minister wrote a blog reflecting upon his experiences during his trip, which included his attending five summits and 20 bilateral meetings.

PM Modi posts selfie with Fijian counterpart

Narendra Modi Frank BainimaramaNew Delhi, Nov 20 : Barely few hours after crossing the eight-million followers mark on micro-blogging site Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a selfie with his Fijian counterpart Frank Bainimarama.

The picture, taken during the Prime Minister's visit to Suva on Wednesday, was posted by Prime Minister Bainimarama, which the former quickly retweeted.

"PM Bainimarama took our selfie before the banquet he hosted yesterday evening," Prime Minister Modi tweeted, while posting a picture capturing the moment when the two leaders were posing for the selfie.

PM Modi pitches economic growth, reforms to business leaders in Melbourne

PM Modi pitches economic growth, reforms to business leaders in MelbourneMelbourne, Nov 18 : Asserting that his government was committed to building infrastructure across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told business leaders in Melbourne that reforms were being undertaken to enhance the ease of doing business in India.

"We are focused on infrastructure, including national roads, rural infrastructure, irrigation works, modernisation and high speed rail. My government is actively working to revive the economy. New world class ports will be developed across India's coasts, inland waterways will be developed," said Prime Minister Modi.

Brett Lee welcomes PM Modi, says 'India is very close to my heart'

brett lee Sydney, Nov 17 : Former Australian Test cricketer, who welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Allphones Arena in Olympic Park here today, said that India has been close to his heart.

"I would like to welcome Prime Minister of India, Namaste, welcome to Australia," Lee said.

"I first fell in love with India in 1994. It is very close to my heart, beautiful people," he added.

The Prime Minister, who arrived at the event to a rousing welcome, shook hands with former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath and Australian umpire Simon Taufel prior to his address to the Indian Diaspora.

Queensland to announce major investment in rail infrastructure

Brisbane - Australia's Queensland state will announce a major investment in rail infrastructure in the Galilee basin to ensure that one of the mega-mines proposed by India's Adani group and GVK get a clearance next year.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here last night, said he was prepared to invest in capital works to ensure that the projects get off the ground.

The offer came even as the G20 leaders affirmed their commitment to boosting energy efficiency and phasing out fossil fuel subsidies that encouraged wasteful consumption.

Modi during his intervention at the G20 summit had pushed for energy efficiency.

PM Modi raises issue of black money in G-20 Summit

Narendra ModiBrisbane, Nov 16 - Raising the issue of black money during the G-20 Summit meeting here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that India supports all initiatives which facilitates automatic exchange of information among nations that ultimately helps in tracing unaccounted money and its eventual repatriation. In series of tweets, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin's twitter handle revealed Prime Minister Modi's intervention on issues of tax evasion at the G-20 Summit.

Need to revive global economic confidence, says PM Modi

Need to revive global economic confidence, says PM ModiBrisbane, Nov 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for the revival of global economic confidence, adding that developing countries like India are vying for a faster trajectory of growth.

"The Prime Minister said there is a need for a stable political and economic environment to achieve our goals because several countries are like India, that is, those wanting to go in a faster trajectory of growth. The international environments through organisations or groups like the G-20 can support this effort," Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told the media.

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