New Delhi, Oct. 31 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off a "Run for Unity" marathon here this morning on the occasion of the 139th birth anniversary of India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Friday is being observed as National Unity Day across the nation.
The " Run for Unity" will commence from Vijay Chowk and end at India Gate on Rajpath.
A function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Patel will also be held at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called on people to enthusiastically participate in the grand marathon and pay rich tribute to the "Iron Man" of India.
New Delhi, Oct 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Turkey on the occasion of their National Day.
"On their National Day, my greetings and best wishes to the people of Turkey. We are committed to making our ties with Turkey stronger," he said.
President Pranab Mukherjee had earlier on Tuesday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey on the eve of the National Day of the Republic of Turkey.
New Delhi, Oct 27 : The Chairman and CEO of Japanese telecommunications and internet firm SoftBank Corporation Masayoshi Son called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
Son, who was accompanied by a delegation of his company directors, covered many issues during his interaction with Prime Minister Modi.
Bloomberg Billionaires Index has named Son as the richest man in Japan, with an estimated wealth to be worth USD 16.6 billion. (ANI)
New Delhi, Oct. 27 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as the President of Brazil for the second term.
"Congratulations to @dilmabr on her re-election as the President of Brazil! My best wishes to her for the 2nd term," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
"I look forward to continuing to work with @dilmabr to strengthen India-Brazil relations in the years to come", he added.
Dilma Vana Rousseff, the 36th President of Brazil, got re-elected for the position after securing more than 51% of votes. (ANI)
New Delhi, Oct 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded Hrithik Roshan's 'Swachh Bharat' initiative, calling for the country to be inspired by the Bollywood actor's efforts.
"Am sure you all will get inspired by @iHrithik's efforts! He has made a significant effort towards creating a Swachh Bharat. #MyCleanIndia," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Earlier on Saturday, Hrithik had, in a series of tweets which were later retweeted by the Prime Minister, talked about his experiences of the cleanliness drive that he undertook.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness.
The Prime Minister, who launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, also congratulated the people who particpated in cleanliness drive after bursting fire crackers during Diwali.
"I saw several TV channels showing dirt left behind after crackers. I congratulate them for spreading awareness on importance of cleanliness," Modi wrote on micro-blogging website after news channels aired visuals of filthy condition on streets after Diwali celebreations.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that this year, he will spend Diwali with the people who were affected by the floods in Srinagar.
"Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate floods," the Prime Minister tweeted.
Incessant rains, coupled with a swollen Jhelum river caused severe floods in Srinagar, leaving the city with an estimated 280 people dead and crores in damages. (ANI)
New Delhi, Oct 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged doctors to step up on medical research, while at the same time acknowledging that medical professionals from India have made a name for themselves across the world.
Speaking at the convocation ceremony at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ), Prime Minister Modi urged young doctors to record case-histories in specific areas as they practice. He also urged them to work towards achieving a higher number of publications in scientific journals.
Vishakhapatnam, Oct 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and senior other officials to take stock of the damage inflicted by Cyclone Hudhud.
"The entire nation and the government are with the people of Andhra and Vizag. The Andhra government and the central government have worked with perfect coordination over the last five days," Prime Minister Modi told the media after the meeting.
Praising the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), the Prime Minister said, "The weather department has made accurate use of technology. They had given the forecast of cyclone well in advance."
Kankavali (Maharashtra), Oct 13 : Prime Minister Modi on Monday called on the people of Maharashtra to rid the state of parties that have encouraged entire families into joining politics.
"We have to free Maharashtra of dynastic politics. The people of this country have trust in democracy, which is why they voted for an ordinary man like me," said Prime Minister Modi at a rally here ahead of the Maharashtra legislative assembly elections, in what was a gibe at the other parties contesting the upcoming polls.
Gurgaon, Oct 11 : Describing Gurgaon as 'Mini India' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people to vote for the BJP and shun those families that have monopolised power in Haryana.
Addressing an election rally here, Prime Minister Modi asked the electorate to teach those families a lesson by using their finger comparing its power with that of mythical Hindu god Lord Krishna's 'Sudarshan Chakra'.
Jind/Sirsa: Sharpening his attack on dynastic politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people to shun the "families" that have monopolised power in Haryana by forging "behind-the-scene alliances" for past
25 years and were propagating "goondashahi".
"People of Haryana will not forgive the looters of Haryana. Five families have ruled the state for last 25 years. Here, they have forged behind-the scene alliances ahead of elections. They have decided amongst themselves that they will loot the state by turns," he said addressing rallies in Haryana ahead of October 15 polls.
Baramati (Maharashtra), Oct 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday criticized his opponents for politicizing the issue of the ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the International Border and the Line of Control
(LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at a rally here, Prime Minister Modi said, "Our jawans at the border are sacrificing their lives for the country and you are politicizing such issues. Polls will come and go; governments will come and go but one must not politicize issues of peace and security."
"Bahadur jawano ne sahi sahi jawab de diya hai (Our brave jawans have given the right answer)," the Prime Minister added.
New Delhi, Oct. 9 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the fourth Global Investors Summit in Indore on Thursday. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had inaugurated the three- day Global Investors Summit yesterday, and invited business leaders from across the world to invest in his state.
More than 4,000 delegates from across the world are expected to attend the summit in Indore. The summit will also be host to 190 guests of honour and 28 state guests, including ambassadors and country representatives.
Khamgaon (Maharashtra), Oct 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the people of Maharashtra to help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win by a majority in the upcoming legislative assembly elections in the state, adding that if two parties come to power via an alliance, it may lead to a blame game between the parties involved over various issues.
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed happiness over Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inspiring its people to work towards a clean India. "Glad to see Assam CM Tarun Gogoiji inspiring the people of Assam to work towards a Clean India," Modi said on Twitter.
In response Gogoi, who had formally launched the 'Clean Assam Campaign' here yesterday, thanked the prime minister for his compliments.
"Together we can make it (Clean India) happen," the Chief Minister's Office(CMO) spokesman quoted Gogoi as saying.
Faridabad, Oct 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said power in Haryana is concentrated in the hands of five families who are looting the people of the state.
"There is no democracy, but a dynastic rule in Haryana. Here power is concentrated in the hands of five families who are looting the people. We must save Haryana from this," said Prime Minister Modi.
"The Congress couldn't even reach 50 seats in recent Lok Sabha polls. The resentment of people towards them has become very evident today. They wouldn't even be able to reach double digit this time and it is due to their own sins," he added.
New Delhi, Oct 6 - The nation is observing and celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Azha with traditional gaiety and devotion across the country today.
On this occasion, Muslims from all walks of life wear new clothes and attend an open-air prayer meetings.
The faithfuls are offering Eid prayers in Eidgahs and mosques.
People in most parts of the country have begun to offer special Eid-ul-Azha prayers. They sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbors and the poor.
Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated to commemorate Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his only son Hazrat Ismaeel, to God.
Gondia : Accusing the Congress-NCP regime in Maharashtra of doing nothing except "looting" the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted it saying the maximum number of terror activities and most communal clashes after Uttar Pradesh took place during their rule.
Addressing an election rally here today, he also highlighted the plight of tribals in the Vidharba region of the state who got lesser remuneration for their produce than those in Chhattisgarh and held the current regime responsible for it, as he exhorted people to give BJP a "full majority".
New Delhi - Over four crore subscribers of the retirement fund body EPFO would be able to access their provident fund accounts online on real time basis using a dedicated members' web portal from October 16.
The Universal Account Number (UAN) member's portal will help Employees' Provident Fund Organisation's (EPFO) to monitor whether their employers are depositing their PF contributions.
The UAN members' portal is likely to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 16, a senior official said adding that in the first phase the members' accounts would be accessible and become portable for lifetime.
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