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.
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Oct 4 : Highlighting the misrule of Congress-NCP combine in Maharashtra for the last fifteen years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the people to vote for the BJP and said the upcoming election will decide the state's fate.
"What is important is how will Maharashtra look like, you have to think who can change the fate of Maharashtra. I am your servant, but it is the crores of people of Maharashtra who will change the destiny of Maharashtra," Prime Minister said while addressing a rally at Aurangabad .
Meham (Haryana), Oct 4 : Launching a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre as an empty vessel that makes the loudest noise.
"Empty vessels make the most noise, being loud doesn't mean you are speaking the truth," she said while addressing a rally here.
Claiming that the Centre was taking credit by renaming the programmes started by the previous UPA regime, Sonia Gandhi said, "The BJP is taking credit by renaming programmes started by us."
New Delhi, Oct 3 : Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden radio address to the country, social activist Kiran Bedi said here on Friday that the Prime Minister was uniting and awakening the whole country.
"What I see the Prime Minister doing is that he is bringing trust back into leadership. He is bringing the Indianness back into India. He is uniting the country, he is awakening the whole nation. What I noticed is that Prime Minister is trying to bring back positivity from negativity and converting cynicism to hope," said the former IPS officer.
Washington : In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and paid a joint homage to the leader of African-American Civil Rights Movement.
In a last minute change of plan, Obama joined Modi to pay homage to the American stalwart.
Both the leaders took a round of the memorial and Obama was seen explaining significance of the site to Modi.
They drove straight to the Memorial after their summit level talks at the White House.
As per initial plan, Modi was to go alone to pay the homage but in last minute change American president also decided to join him.
New York : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that around Rs 1,500 crore has been deposited so far in banks under the Jan Dhan Yojana even though people could have opened new bank accounts with zero balance.
The ambitious 'Pradhan Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' launched by the government last month, is aimed at opening at least one bank account for every family in the country in a period of less than six months.
Addressing about 20,000 NRIs at the Madison Square Garden here today, the Prime Minister said that about four crore new bank accounts have been opened already under the scheme.
He also noted that more than half of the families in the country does not have a bank account.
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