Narendra Modi

Sino-Indian talks aimed at rebalancing bilateral trade in a positive direction

Sino-Indian talksNew Delhi, Sept 18 : The main points of discussion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping as listed in the Prime Minister's statement released on Thursday, is as follows

Annual visits at the level of Heads of State/Government.

City in each country would be identified for a smart city demonstration project.

PM Modi welcomes Chinese President in Ahmedabad

PM Modi welcomes Chinese President in AhmedabadAhmedabad, Sept 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife at a hotel here on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Modi presented a bouquet of flowers to both the Chinese President and his wife Peng Liyuan.

The two leaders shook hands with each other and exchanged brief pleasantries.

Earlier on his arrival, the Chinese President was received by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and her Cabinet colleagues at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here.

Modi govt created favourable atmosphere for India: President

Modi govt created favourable atmosphere for India: PresidentHo Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe.

The President, who abandoned his written speech for an extempore talk during the Indian community reception in this historic city of Vietnam, also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accomplishing a wonderful trip to Japan from where, he said, hopes of substantial Foreign Direct Investment are expected to be ploughed into India in the future.

Xi's visit will strengthen ties, says Modi

Xi's visit will strengthen ties, says ModiNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was looking forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad on September 17 and was sure that his visit will strengthen ties between India and China, which share a strong bond of Buddhism.

Ahead of Xi's visit, Modi posted various slides depicting Gujarat's rich Buddhist heritage including his birthplace Vadnagar's excavations on social media 'twitter'.

Sania Mirza meets PM Modi

sania mirza narendra modNew Delhi, Sept 12 : Tennis player and winner of the recent US Open Mixed Doubles Sania Mirza on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Last week, Prime Minister Modi had congratulated the tennis ace for winning the Grand Slam title. "Congratulations to Sania Mirza for the victory in the US Open Mixed Doubles Finals. We are very proud of the achievement," the Prime Minister had said.

Mirza and her Brazilian teammate Bruno Soares had lifted the US Open title on September 5. The duo defeated the American-Mexican side of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1, 2-6, 11-9.(ANI)

PM Modi receives Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong

New Delhi, Sept 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who received the Emeritus Senior Minister ( ESM) of Singapore Goh Chok Tong here on Wednesday, conveyed India's keen desire to partner with Singapore.

Goh was accompanied by the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry S Iswaran and Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee.

Goh congratulated Prime Minister Modi on his emphatic victory in the elections and for presenting an ambitious vision of India's economic and social transformation. He also encouraged Prime Minister Modi to work towards developing India as a global manufacturer through a combination of skill development, standard setting and access to the global market.

'We must not deprive our children of technology': PM Modi

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Sept 05 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on the importance of technology, saying depriving the children of technology is a crime.

"Importance of technology is increasing every day. We must not deprive our children of technology. It is a social crime if we do so," he said while addressing the students and teachers across the country on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

The Prime Minister also emphasized on the need for physical activity, saying that besides watching television and working on computers the children should engage themselves in physical activity.

PM Modi and I wish to be known as infrastructure PMs, says Tony Abbott

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sep 5 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said here on Friday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both wish to be known as the infrastructure Prime Ministers.

"Both PM Modi and I wish to be known as infrastructure PMs and the G20 will focus on mobilizing private capital to address the world's infrastructure deficit," PM Abbott said while addressing a Business Meet in New Delhi.

Coal scam: Govt to re-auction 218 coal blocks, may 'exempt' 40

Coal scam: Govt to re-auction 218 coal blocks, may 'exempt' 40New Delhi : Government Monday told the Supreme Court that it "wants re-auction all of 218 coal blocks" declared as illegal allocation but sought its indulgence to "exempt" 40 of them which are functional and ready for the end use power plants.

Japan to invest $35 bn for infrastructure projects in India

Japan to invest $35 bn for infrastructure projects in IndiaTokyo - India will get USD 35 billion from Japan over the next five years for developmental projects, including building of smart cities and next generation infrastructure as also cleaning of the Ganga, as Premier Shinzo Abe Monday pledged to partner Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "ambitious" vision of inclusive development.

The two sides also signed five pacts covering defence exchanges, cooperation in clean energy, roads and highways, healthcare and women while vowing to take their relationship to newer level.

India considers Japan among its closest, most reliable partners: PM Modi

Narendra-ModiTokyo, Sept 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India considers Japan among its closest and most reliable partners.

"I am delighted to be in Japan. After assuming the office of Prime Minister, I had taken a decision that my first bilateral visit outside South Asia would be to Japan. It is my great fortune that Prime Minister Abe gave me the opportunity to fulfill my desire within 100 days of my assuming office," said Prime Minister Modi in his remarks at the joint press briefing with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

PMs Modi, Abe welcome progress in civil nuclear cooperation

Narendra-Modi-Shinzo-AbeTokyo, Sep 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe affirmed the importance of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries and welcomed the significant progress in negotiations on the agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

They directed their officials to further accelerate the negotiations with a view to concluding the Agreement at an early date, and strengthen the two countries' partnership in non-proliferation and nuclear safety," said the Tokyo Declaration for India-Japan special strategic and global partnership

India can get billions of dollars in FDI from Japan: Kochhar

Chanda-KochharTokyo: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised speedy clearances for Japanese investments, ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar on Monday said India can get billions of dollars of fresh investments from Japan.

Kochhar, who is part of a high-level business delegation that has come here for Modi's first official visit as Prime Minister, said that ICICI Bank will play a major role in arranging funds for Japanese investments into India.

The areas that can attract such investments include railways, smart city projects, biotechnology, clean energy, electronics and the overall infrastructure space, Kochhar told PTI in an interview here.

High-end defence technology cooperation possible with Japan: PM Modi

Narendra ModiNew Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India sees possibility of a new era of cooperation with Japan in high-end defence technology and equipment and noted that progress has been made in parleys on civil nuclear agreement and amphibious aircraft deal between them.

"In the field of defence and security, I feel time has come for us to upgrade our relations. I see in the recent changes in Japan's defence export policies and regulations a possibility to engage in a new era of cooperation in high-end defence technology and equipment.

Four directors on IOC board appointed in UPA regime sacked

Four directors on IOC board appointed in UPA regime sackedNew Delhi : After Governors, the Narendra Modi government is removing independent directors appointed by the previous UPA regime on PSU boards, beginning with sacking of four directors on the board of Indian Oil Corp (IOC).

IOC, the nation's largest company, in a filing to the stock exchanges said, "K Jairaj, Nesar Ahmad, Sunil Krishna and Sayan Chatterjee have ceased to be Independent Directors on the Board of the company on August 27, 2014."

PM Narendra Modi formally launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana here today, stating that the scheme will be the first step for many towards being a part of the economy.

The Prime Minister said, "I believe that whenever someone opens a bank account, it is their first step towards being a part of economy."

Eagerly awaiting your arrival, Japanese PM tells PM Modi

shinzo-abeNew Delhi, Aug 28 : Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on Thursday, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe said he was eagerly awaiting the former's arrival in Kyoto.

"India has a special place in my heart, eagerly waiting for your arrival in Kyoto," tweeted Shinzo Abe

"Your first visit to Japan as Indian PM will add new chapter to our strategic partnership," Abe said, adding, "Together we can do a lot for peace and prosperity in the world."

PM Modi sets up committee to identify obsolete laws within three months

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today set up a committee to identify obsolete laws within a time frame of three months.

He called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules. The Committee will also examine Acts and Rules which may have become obsolete within the last ten to fifteen years. The newly-constituted Committee will examine all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998.

United Kingdom to help Modi bring "Ache Din"

Nick-CleggNew Delhi, Aug 25 : Visiting United Kingdom Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday promised to facilitate "Ache Din" or "Good Days" for the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government from London while addressing Indian and British business leaders in the national capital.

" Narendra Modi and BJP's campaign slogan was 'Ache din aanne wale hai' - Good times are coming. My message today is that Britain is ready and able to help India build that brighter future," said Clegg.

Planning Commission veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26

Planning Commission veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26New Delhi : The Planning Commission has called a meeting of its former Deputy Chief and members on Tuesday to deliberate on the structure of the new body which will replace the 64-year-old institution.

"It is correct that they have called a meeting. They have invited me. But I will not be in Delhi so I would send my comments in writing to them," former Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told PTI.

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