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PM Modi hails dedication of scientists on National Science Day

Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Feb. 28 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of scientists on National Science Day.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter for sharing his message.

"National Science Day is an occasion to remember the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of our scientists. They are India's pride. Science and technology will determine India's future, just as it has played a crucial role in bringing our Nation to where we are today. The Government is fully committed to encouraging research, innovation and excellence in science, particularly among our young minds," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

He also saluted the brilliance and long-lasting contribution of Sir CV Raman to the field of science.

Railway budget a reflection of NDA Government's 'noble' motives: PM Modi

Railway budget a reflection of NDA Government's 'noble' motives: PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the railway budget presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was indicative of his government's noble endeavor with respect to the needs of the common man, and added that the proposal is aimed at benefitting the poorest of the poor in the country.

"The railway budget, in the past, had focused on how many coaches would be added, how many coaches would have air-conditioning and how many trains would be added to the existing network. For the first time, we have a railway budget targeting Rs eight lakh crores without raising passenger fares. This is a reflection of the government's noble and accomplished motive," Prime Minister Modi said.

Bahrain Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi

Bahrain Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 23 : Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital.

The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries before discussing matters of mutual concern to both nations.

A release by the Prime Minister's Office stated that the visiting dignitary expressed the deep 'emotional bonds of friendship' that exists between Bahrain and India, reiterating his nation's commitment towards deepening bilateral relations, especially in the fields of defence, security, counter- terrorism and trade and investment sectors.

PM Modi's pinstriped suit fetches Rs. 4.31 crores at auction

PM Modi's pinstriped suit fetches Rs. 4.31 crores at auction

Surat, Feb 20 : The auction for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit ended on Friday, with the winning bid fetching Rs. 4.31 crores.

Diamond merchant Hitesh Patel placed the winning bid, stating that he would like to keep the suit in his office.

"We will keep the suit in our office as a reminder of the noble cause we took part in," Patel said, after he was announced as the winner of the auction.

The pinstripe suit in question was gifted to the Prime Minister by NRI businessman Rameshkumar Bhikabhai Virani. Prime Minister Modi had worn the suit while attending the Republic Day Parade.

Proceeds from the auction will be used in the 'Namaami Gange' project which is a government initiative. (ANI)

Element of doubt in Prime Minister's words: Congress

Element of doubt in Prime Minister's words: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 17 : The Congress on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's refusal to give a statement in the Parliament assuring people's security and respect to every individual's religion creates an element of doubt.

" Narendra Modi had assured in the meeting that India will be an inclusive society and all religions will be given its due share and respect. Any attack on any of the religion will not be tolerated. This statement is what people expected to hear from the Prime Minister in the Parliament," said Congress leader PC Chacko.

PM Modi wishes nation on Mahashivratri

Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Feb. 17 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished the nation on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

The Prime Minister took to twitter to convey his wishes.

"Good wishes to all of you on this auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri. Greetings on Maha Shivratri," Prime Minister Modi stated in a tweet.

Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is observed on the 13th night /14th day of the 11 Hindu month of Phalguna or Maagh every year.

Devotees celebrate the auspicious day by fasting and offering special prayers to Lord Shiva. (ANI)

'Let us forge a model of cooperative, competitive federalism': PM Modi

'Let us forge a model of cooperative, competitive federalism': PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the Chief Ministers of various states to work with the Centre in order to build a model of cooperative federalism, whereby the Centre and the state government can come together to resolve differences and chart a common course to progress and prosperity.

Terming the first gathering of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog as the potential to bring about historic changes, Prime Minister Modi said that the meet would help advance the national cause 'as we jointly define it'.

PM Modi to preside over first NITI Aayog meeting today

Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Feb. 6 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today preside over the first meeting of the newly constituted National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

According to reports, it is expected that he will consult with experts on ways to give the economy a much needed boost as his government gets set to present its first full-fledged general budget at the end of the month.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and experts, including Mukesh Butani, Nitin Desai, Parthasarathi Shome are expected to be present at the meeting.

The government has invited suggestions on the forthcoming budget.

'It is our responsibility to rectify 16 years of mistakes': PM Modi

PM ModiNew Delhi, Feb 3 : Attacking the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said both parties had ruined Delhi in the last 16 years and it was now the BJP's responsibility to rectify past mistakes.

"Congress ruined your 15 years, then there was a temporary party-they ruined the city for a year, now it's our responsibility to rectify the mistakes of 16 years," Prime Minister Modi said at a rally in Rohini.

The Prime Minister added that the national capital should be governed by those with experience.

PM Modi's innovative social media outreach continues

narendra modiNew Delhi, Jan 30 : In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 18th National e-Governance Conference via Twitter on Friday.

The live Twitter address revolved around his vision for a Digital India and to take e-Governance and mobile governance to the next level.

He also hoped the conference would become a focal point for the innovation of ideas to help the nation.

This was yet another innovative approach that has become characteristic of the Prime Minister. Such innovations were seen before. It was also seen during U. S. President Barack Obama's recent visit to India.

PM Modi pays tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Jan. 28 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary.

The Prime Minister took to twitter to honour the leader.

"Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai was a unique personality who was ahead of his time. I salute this proud son of India on his birth anniversary," he posted.

Born in 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai was leader in the fight for independence. He was popularly known as 'Punjab Kesari' and was also called 'Sher-E- Punjab'. (ANI)

PM Modi extends greetings on Republic Day

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Jan. 26 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to everybody on the occasion of Republic Day.

The Prime Minister took to twitter to greet the nation.

"Greetings to everyone on Republic Day," he posted, also tweeting the message in Hindi.

January 26, 2015, marks 66th Republic Day of the nation. (ANI)

PM extends greetings on National Voters' Day

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Jan 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his best wishes to the nation and the Election Commission on the occasion of National Voters' Day.

Prime Minister Modi took to twitter to extend his greetings via a series of tweets.

"Greetings to my fellow citizens on National Voters' Day. I also convey greetings to ECI, which was formed on this day in 1950."

"I urge all voters across India to make full use of this year's theme of 'Easy Registration, Easy Correction."

"Recent elections through years have witnessed increased turnout, especially among women and young voters. This is a wonderful sign."

FCI rejig: Panel for direct cash transfer of food subsidy

fciNew Delhi: After oil, a cut in food subsidy is on the anvil as a high-level panel Wednesday suggested giving cash to beneficiaries and shifting rice and wheat procurement to states that do not have provisions for administered purchase price.

Food Corporation of India (FCI), the Union government's nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains, should focus on eastern states, leaving bulk purchase to state agencies in Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, the panel suggested in its report submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Infosys CEO Sikka meets PM, to spend USD 250m on software innovations in India

Vishal SikkaNew Delhi, Jan.15 - Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and reportedly informed him that his company is ready to offer and spend 250 million dollars (over Rs 1,500 crore) on funding software and services innovations in India.

He also reportedly said that Infosys is keen to participate in the creation of a smart and digitally empowered India.

He was quoted by media, as saying that his discussions with the Prime Minister focused on smart cities and infrastructure.

Sikka further said Infosys would be involved in delivering a software solution for next year's Kumbh Mela.

Cabinet approves largest ever spectrum auction to get Rs 64,840 crore

New Delhi - The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the largest ever telecom spectrum auction that is targeted to fetch at least Rs 64,840 crore from the sale next month.

The government will sell 380.75 megahertz of second generation (2G) spectrum in three bands -- the premium 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 800 MHz. Spectrum in 2100 MHz may also be put on auction simultaneously after Defence Ministry vacates it.

PM Modi to release Jamsetji Tata commemorative coins

New Delhi, Jan. 6 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will release commemorative coins to honour the 175th birth anniversary of Tata Group founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.

The coins, which will be of the denominations of Rs 100 and Rs five, will be released by the Prime Minister at his official residence in the national capital.

Jamsetji, considered as the father of modern industry in India, will be the first industrialist to be felicitated by the government in such a manner. The government has so far minted coins in honour of artists, freedom fighters, scientists, institutions and organisations. (ANI)

'Banking sector of a country mirrors its economic rise': PM Modi

Narendra ModiPune, Jan 3 : Asserting that the banking sector of a country mirrors its economic rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Japan and China had the top ten banks of the world during their economic rise.

He said banks would be run professionally and there would be no interference but accountability was essential. He said the government had no vested interest, and public sector banks can derive strength from this fact.

Prime Minister Modi said he is against political interference but supports political intervention in the interest of the people. He said political intervention will enable the voice of the common man to reach such institutions.

Microsoft CEO calls on PM Modi

Narendra Modi Satya NadellaNew Delhi, Dec 26 : Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here on Friday.

This was Nadella's second courtesy call to Prime Minister Modi. He had met Prime Minister earlier during his first trip to India after taking charge as the CEO of the top software company.

Earlier in the day, Nadella met Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad where he reportedly expressed the US technology giant's interest in partnering with the 'Digital India' and 'Make- in- India' initiatives of the government. (ANI)

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)

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