Narendra Modi

'Make in India' can be key sector of bilateral engagement with UK: PM Modi

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.

PM Modi to inaugurate maiden Intl Agro-biodiversity Congress today

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)

PM Modi greets nation on Chhath Puja

PM Modi greets nation on Chhath Puja

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)

PM Modi to inaugurate Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

New Delhi [India], Nov.3 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today.

This is the first major inter-governmental event after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

Scheduled to be held from November 3-5, the conference will pave the way for implementation of the framework in the Asian region and will also devise a mechanism for monitoring its progress.

The Sendai Framework, adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda and identifies targets and priority action areas towards reducing disaster risk.

Incorrigible Pakistan will face full might of PM Modi's political force: BJP

Mumbai [India], Nov. 2 : With eight people being killed and 22 injured by shelling and firing in Jammu and Kashmir from across the border, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday warned Islamabad that it faces the risk of confronting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong political will and force.

BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI, "Our only reply to Pakistan would be that if they have forgotten the surgical strikes, they better be prepared to see the political will and conviction of Prime Minister Modi who will not take this lightly."

PM remembers Vajpayee, goes gaga over development in Chhattisgarh

Naya Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov. 1 : Lauding Chief Minister Raman Singh for guiding Chhattisgarh on the development path in the last 13 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there is a great scope for tourism in the state and added the impact of development initiatives will benefit generations to come.

Prime Minister Modi, who was speaking on the occasion of the state's Rajyotsav - the 16th foundation day celebrations at Naya Raipur - also used the occasion to shower praise on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's vision as the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh fifteen years ago.

PM Modi to inaugurate Chhattisgarh's 16th state foundation day

New Delhi [India], Nov. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Chhattisgarh's 16th state foundation day in its new capital Naya Raipur today.

He will arrive at Mana Airport, Raipur, and from there, he will reach Jungle Safari.

After dedicating Asia's largest man-made Jungle Safari to the people, Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) between Raipur and Naya Raipur.

After this, the Prime Minister will unveil 15-feet statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in front of the Mantralaya.

On the occasion, he will also dedicate newly constructed road 'Ekatma Path' connecting the new capital's centre will its railway station.

PM Modi greets nation on occasion of Bhai Dooj

New Delhi [India], Nov. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.

Bhai Dooj, the festival of symbol of brother-sister love is being celebrated all over the country today.

On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.

Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya.

This day is also observed as Yama Dwitiya. As per legends, Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.

In Mathura, the district administration has made elaborate arrangements in anticipation of huge crowd at Vishram Ghat along Yamuna for mass bathing today on this occasion.

Global conference to strengthen arbitration, enforcement begins in New Delhi today

New Delhi [India], Oct. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the valedictory address of the first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India at New Delhi today. Today is the third and last day of the ongoing Global Conference.

The conference which began on Friday, titled 'National Initiative on Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement' is being held to change the face of dispute resolution in India.

For the first time, six leading international arbitral institutions and all major industry associations have come together to drive this initiative.

The conference aims to provide impetus to commercial arbitration in the country, which is fast gaining pace across the world.

PM to launch works dedicated to Deen Dayal Upadhyay's philosophy today

New Delhi [India], Oct.9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday launch a series of works dedicated to the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

The 15-volume work highlights key events in the life of Upadhyay, the journey of the Jana Sangh and of the country - including the watershed events of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, Tashkent Agreement, and Goa's Liberation.

The penultimate volume records events leading up to the murder of Upadhyay soon after he became Jana Sangh chief in 1967.

Brought out by the Research and Development Foundation for integral Humanism and Prabhat Publications, the works throws light on the critical analysis and approach to resolving contemporary problems based on the template of 'Bharatiyata' as propounded by Upadhyay. (ANI)

Gandhi ji made this world a better place: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], Oct. 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary today and said that his ideals, dedication to the poor and struggle against injustice were inspiring.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Modi and other dignitaries visited Rajghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi to offer tributes.

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Senior BJP leader L K Advani, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also paid homage to the Father of the nation.

An all religion prayer meeting was organised at Rajghat and a series of functions are being organised across the country to mark the day.

All eyes on review of 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan

New Delhi [India], Sept. 29 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting today over the status of 'Most Favoured Nation' granted to Pakistan.

It is expected that officials from the Ministry of External Affairs and Commerce Ministry would attend the meeting.

Meanwhile, speculations are high that India is considering withdrawal of the MFN status to Pakistan in the wake of the Uri terror attack, in which 18 soldiers were killed, bringing ties between the two nations to an all time low.

The MFN status was accorded in 1996 as per India's commitments as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Union Cabinet to review post-Uri terror attack scenario, other issues

New Delhi [India], Sept. 21 - The Union Cabinet will be meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday morning.

Though the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday is a routine affair, it is significant in the sense that it is being held in the backdrop of last Sunday's terror attack in Uri in which 18 army soldiers were killed.

The Cabinet Committee on Security is also expected to hold a meeting to review the situation arising out of the attack.

Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has reviewed the security situation in Kashmir in the backdrop of the deadly militant attack on an army base in Uri and the ongoing unrest in the valley.

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'.

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