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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)

Peshawar attack: PM Modi calls upon schools to observe two minute silence

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Dec. 17 - In the wake of dastardly attack in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to schools across India to observe two minute s of silence on Wednesday as a mark of solidarity.

Prime Minister Modi, earlier on Tuesday, also had a telephonic conversation with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offering deepest condolences and all assistance in the hour of misery.

"In the wake of dastardly attack in Pakistan, I appeal to schools across India to observe 2 mins of silence tomorrow as a mark of solidarity," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

PM Modi terms Peshawar attack 'act of unspeakable brutality'

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Dec 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the terror strike on the Army Public School in Peshawar as a 'senseless act of unspeakable brutality', and added that India offers the families of the victims its deepest condolences.

Taking to Twitter to express his grief over the ongoing attack by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which has reportedly led to the death of 130 people, including 110 students, he said, "Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar."

"It is a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings - young children in their school," he added.

PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' inspires youth to make India drug-free

pm modi's mann ki baatNagpur, Dec 14 : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing serious concern over the growing menace of drugs among the youth in the country through his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, the youngsters from various states on Sunday pledged to make India drug-free.

"Whatever Modiji has said, in simple language, is apt for the future of children. The drug slogan that he has accepted for the nation is very important. For that, the youth needs to support him and also help in improvising the drug- rehabilitation centers," said a youth from Nagpur.

Energy security is critical for India's economic development: PM Modi

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Dec 11 : Asserting that energy security is critical for India's economic development and creating jobs for the youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Russia is a key partner in this area.

"I am pleased that the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is on stream. It has added 20 percent to the existing capacity for nuclear power in India. We are on course for installing the next three units of 1000 MW each," Prime Minister Modi said in his media statement during the official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India.

PM Modi meets President Putin at Hyderabad House

Narendra Modi Vladimir PutinNew Delhi, Dec 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hyderabad House here on Thursday.

President Putin arrived in New Delhi late last night on a two-day visit to attend the 15th India-Russia annual summit.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) earlier in the day expressed hope that President Putin's visit to India would lead to new beginnings which would enable Russian investors to utilize the opportunities that are opening up through the 'Make in India' initiative.

The Straits Times picks PM Modi as Asian of the Year 2014

PM Modi as Asian of the Year 2014Singapore, Dec 5 : Every December, the editors of The Straits Times pick an Asian whose work or actions has significantly impacted his own society or the wider Asian continent in the 12 months past. Last year, the Asian of the Year award was shared by President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. The inaugural award, in 2012, went to Prime Minister Thein Sein of Myanmar.

For 2014, the editors have picked Narendra Damodardas Modi, India's development-focused prime minister who fashioned an impressive victory for his Bharatiya Janata Party in the national election that ended in May.

PM Modi receives Guard of Honor in Guwahati

Narendra ModiGuwahati, Nov 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received the Guard of honor in Guwahati, where he will shortly be addressing the Director General of Police/ Inspector General of Police (DGP/IGPs) Conference.

Union Home Minister Rajnath, Chief Ministers of the northeastern states and senior police officials were also present at the occasion.

Prime Minister Modi, who is on a three-day visit to the north-eastern states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland, had yesterday, flagged-off the first train from Mendipathar, Meghalaya, to Guwahati and unveiled the plaque for a new rail line from Bhairabi to Sairang.

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