New Delhi(Lucknow) [India], Jan. 19 : Expressed his anguish over the tragic accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the passing away of young children.
"I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
"Anguished by the tragic accident in UP's Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children," he said.
More than 24 children lost their lives and over 40 others sustained injuries in the accident, which took place in Aliganj town where a private school bus collided head-on with a speeding truck.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India's flagship geo-political conference organised annually by the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in association with the Ministry of External Affairs.
The theme of the three-day dialogue this year is, "The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multi Polarity."
The dialogue will feature inaugural panel with Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, Foreign Minister of Nepal Prakash Sharan Mahat, former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, former prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, International Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister of Bangladesh Gowher Rizvi.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution, on his 60th death anniversary and said that India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation.
Meanwhile, a special event was held at the Parliament complex to commemorate his death, which was attended by the Vice President Hamid Ansari, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader LK Adavani, former prime minister Manmohan Singh among other political top brass.
Later in the day, lakhs of people are expected to converge at Chaitya Bhoomi today, where Ambedkar's ashes have been interred.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will jointly inaugurate the sixth Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Amritsar today.
The Conference will discuss peace, cooperation and economic development in Afghanistan.
The theme for this year's conference is 'Addressing Challenges, Achieving Prosperity'.
At the Ministerial Conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will lead the Indian delegation in place of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is unwell.
Heart of Asia process was launched in 2011 from Istanbul. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the event in Amritsar.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 1 : Greeting the state of Nagaland on its 53rd statehood day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said a state known for scenic beauty and talented citizens will take the state to new heights of progress
"Statehood Day wishes to people of Nagaland, a state known for scenic beauty and talented citizens who will take it to new heights of progress," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
It was on this day in 1963 that the Nagaland attained statehood as the 16th state of the Indian Union and second in North East after being bifurcated from Assam. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov, 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Gujarat bypolls result illustrates that people want all-round progress of the nation and will not tolerate corruption and mis-governance.
"I salute people of Gujarat for continued trust in BJP. BJP's great win in local polls shows people's strong faith in development politics. These results across India illustrate that people want all-round progress of the nation and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Congratulating the state party unit, Prime Minister Modi also thanked the people of Gujarat for showing faith in the party.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 27 : In the wake of the cash cruch being experienced across the nation following demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on the nation, especially the youth, to embrace digital baking.
"Time has come for everyone, particularly my young friends, to embrace e-banking, mobile banking & more such technology," the Prime Minister tweeted ahead of his Mann ki Baat address.
However, the Opposition has been resolute on its stand that the poor and rural population are not tech savy, which is why digital banking is not a viable option for them, adding that those living in regions mostly comprising of villages do not even have bank accounts.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 26 : As India Inc supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi's battle against black money, the ASSOCHAM has urged the government to consider among other relief measures, increasing the cash withdrawal limits for logistic and transport fleet owners since they need hard cash for meeting expenses for crew members including truck drivers and cleaners.
Drawing inputs from various sources, a latest ASSOCHAM study on Transport and Logistics has noted that close to 10 percent of the en route expenses of trucks on trunk routes are accounted for by drivers and other support crew for the journeys which take seven to eight days on a single trip.
Hyderabad [India], Nov. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday address the 51st post-Independence DGPs/IGPs Conference-2016 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here, which is being attended by DGPs and IGPs of various states.
The Prime Minister arrived here on Friday evening by a special aircraft from Chandigarh to take part in the deliberations today.
The three-day conference took off yesterday with cross boarder terrorism and funding terror high on the agenda.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Punjab today to attend a function marking the 350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji at Sri Anandpur Sahib in Rupanagar district.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda district. He will also address a public rally.
Prime Minister Modi's visit has political significance for the ruling alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP as Punjab Assembly elections are expected to be held in the state early next year. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov. 24 : As the government attempts to find a truce with a united opposition, which has disrupted both the Houses of Parliament since the beginning of the Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Rajya Sabha and is likely to participate in the discussion on demonetisation.
Since the first day of the ongoing Winter Session, the opposition leaders are calling for the Prime Minister to speak on the issue.
Even though most of them support the government's move on fight against black money, they are protesting against the way it was implemented as even after third week of the announcement on November 8, long queues can be seen outside ATMs and banks, with people looking to either exchange or deposit old notes.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer excellence in journalism awards, including 'Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award' to veteran journalist S. Nihal Singh on the occasion of National Press Day today.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajayvardhan Rathore will also attend the event in the national capital, which also coincides with Golden Jubilee of Press Council of India.
Delegation from a number of countries like Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka will also attend the function, while Afghanistan and Bhutan are expected to be represented by their embassies since they do not have press/media council.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be visiting Ghazipur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh on Monday, will launch several rail projects and will also flag off a weekly 'Shabd Bhedi' Superfast Express train plying between Ghazipur and Kolkata.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate a newly-built Perishable Cargo Centre at the Gazipur Ghat station.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation of a rail-road bridge over the Ganga that will connect Mau with Tadighat and also the doubling of the Ghazipur city-Ballia Rail section.
He is also scheduled to address a public meeting - his first public address in Uttar Pradesh after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off the 'Parivartan Yatra'. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate International Conference and Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain - Vision 2025 Sugar organised by Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) at Manjari near Pune today.
VSI is an autonomous body established in 1975 by cane growers of co-operative sugar mills in Maharashtra with support of State and Central government.
Organisers said it is a matter of pride for VSI that the conference is coinciding with the birth centenary year of Late Vasantdada Patil Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and founder of the institute.
There will be an exhibition showcasing various technological developments in sugar industry and live demonstrations of sugarcane crop showing various advance technologies and practices in cultivation.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday night after concluding his three-day Japan visit.
During the visit Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of outer space, which would enable cooperation in satellite navigation, planetary exploration and space industry promotion, joint missions and studies.
Both the leaders also signed a historic civil nuclear cooperation deal and the Gujarat Government and Hyogo Prefecture also exchanged MoU of Cooperation.
Pitching for 'Make in India' initiative here Prime Minister Modi said that Tokyo plays an important role in the scheme, as India needs scale, speed and skill.
Washington D. C. [U. S.], Nov. 11 : International Monetary Fund (IMF) has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to fight corruption by demonetizing 500 and 1000 rupees notes but cautioned that the move has to be managed prudently.
IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters in Washington that the global body supports Modi government's measures to fight corruption and illicit financial flows in India.
He, however, said that the move has to be managed prudently to minimize possible disruptions keeping in mind the large role of cash in everyday transactions in Indian economy.
New Delhi [India], Nov.10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan today on a three-day visit to attend the annual summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and have an audience with the Emperor of Japan in Tokyo tomorrow.
In a statement issued before his departure for Tokyo, the Prime Minister said he and his Japanese counterpart would be travelling to Kobe by the famed Shinkansen bullet train, the technology that will be deployed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed railway. He also said that he will be visiting the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where the high speed trains are manufactured.
The Prime Minister said high speed railway cooperation between the two countries is a shining example of the strength of bilateral cooperation.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Highlighting the importance of technology which plays a significant part in forging strong ties between New Delhi and London, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it is vital for India and the United Kingdom, two countries linked by history, to work together to define the knowledge economy of the 21st century.
"A natural collaboration emerges in India's rapidly developing financial services sector. 'Fintech' is emerging as the next big transformation for India as we bring 220 million new households into the umbrella of the 'Jan Dhan Yojana'. This financial inclusion scheme is being melded with mobile technology and the unique identification card to form the largest social security program in the world," he said.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress, IAC in New Delhi today, which will be attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries.
The event will initiate and encourage a dialogue among stakeholders, including farmers, to better understand everyone role in agro-biodiversity management and the conservation of genetic resources.
The Congress will shed light on how conserving agro-biodiversity can lead to its sustainable use for food and nutritional security of ever-increasing world population.
It will also address the threats imposed by climate change and ways to achieve sustainable agriculture production.
India is one of the mega-diversity centres possessing unique crop and animal diversity. (ANI)
New Delhi [India], Nov. 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greeting to the nation on Chhath Puja.
Chhath is a pious festival celebrated mostly in Bihar and Nepal's Mithila region.
Devotees perform the puja to thank the sun god for supporting life on earth. This year, Chhath Puja will be celebrated on November 6.
In the Hindu religion, the sun is believed to be the healer of many severe health conditions and ensures longevity, prosperity, progress and well-being. The people celebrate the festival by following a rigorous routine that lasts four days.
The rituals include: fasting, including abstinence from drinking water; holy bathing, offering prayers to the rising and setting sun, and meditating by standing in water for long periods of time. (ANI)