Earlier today, Google kicked off its Google for India 2020 event. Just before the event Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about his “fruitful interaction” with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Modi tweeted, “We spoke on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs.” Pichai in a reply to PM Modi’s tweet said that he remains optimistic about the PM’s Digital India vision. “Thank you for your time, PM @narendramodi - very optimistic about your vision for Digital India and excited to continue our work towards it. Later today we’ll share our next steps on that journey at #GoogleForIndia," Pichai tweeted. @narendramodi Thank you for your time, PM
Hyderabad: Telangana Congress chief and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday requested AICC president Sonia Gandhi to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring to his notice about gross undertesting of covid-19 in Telangana state. He urged that she also make it sure to mention in the letter that there is a strong suspicion among the people that the Telangana state government is not revealing the actual number of deaths due to coronavirus. Uttam said this during a video-conference held by Sonia Gandhi with party MPs in the country on Saturday. The lack of beds and ventilators in the hospitals has led to a sense of panic among the people. Also, the cost of covid-19
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the efforts of the Centre, state and the local authorities in containing the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, and directed that a similar approach be replicated in checking the pandemic in the entire NCR area. "Priority is close monitoring and guiding the containment works in regions where the infection rate is high," the Prime Minister said after holding a review meeting to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in various parts of the country and the preparedness of various states. Here are the top developments: 1 India According to a statement issued by the Prime minister's Office, Modi also directed that real-time national level monitoring and guidance should be provided
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assertion that the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project in Madhya Pradesh is the largest in Asia. Prime Minister Modi on Friday launched the 750 MW solar project in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh through video-conferencing. "Asatyagrahi" (which roughly translates to 'one who does not believe in the struggle for truth'), said Gandhi on Twitter, tagging a tweet by the Prime Minister's Office which quoted Modi as saying that Rewa has been identified with Narmada and white tigers, but now the name of Asia's largest solar power project has also been added to it. असत्याग्रही! https://t.co/KL4aB5t149— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1594438695000D K Shivakumar, the Congress' Karnataka unit chief
NEW DELHI: From 2.82 per cent a month earlier, India's COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 per cent which is lower than that of many other countries, the Union health ministry said on Friday. The ministry also noted that 30 states and Union territories have a fatality rate lower than the national average. Here are the top developments: 1 India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that "compassion" and "vigilance" are important in tackling the COVID-19 menace. "Distance of two yards, masks on the face and washing hands for 20 seconds with a bar of soap are the rules which we are required to follow during these times," the Prime Minister added. With the highest
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the representatives of Varanasi-based NGOs on Thursday to discuss the efforts of these organizations towards food distribution measures during the lockdown. PM Modi will interact with the residents and NGOs of his constituency via video conferencing. During the lockdown imposed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the residents of Varanasi and members of social organizations, through their efforts as well as by providing assistance to the district administration, ensured that food was available timely for everyone in need, a PMO statement said. More than hundred organizations in Varanasi distributed almost 20 lakh food packets and 2 lakh dry ration kits through the food cell of the district administration as well as
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making the inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020 on Thursday, his first speech to a global audience in the post Covid-19 era. Modi tops a list of speakers across three days between Thursday and Saturday, including External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Skills Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey, from India. The line-up covers a special address by The Prince of Wales and several UK Cabinet Ministers, including Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, and International Trade Secretary Lizz Truss all underlining the centrality of India to a post-Covid, post-Brexit Britain, a statement from Manoj Ladwa,
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the government over rising coronavirus cases, saying future Harvard Business School case studies on failure would include the government's handling of Covid-19. Coronavirus outbreak: Live updatesTaking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Congress chief also tweeted a clip which included portions from the PM's addresses to the nation on the Covid-19 crisis, including his remarks that the Mahabharata battle was won in 18 days and the war against coronavirus will take 21 days. The clip also showed a graph of rising coronavirus cases, making India the third worst-hit nation in terms of infection count. More on Covid-19"Future HBS case studies on failure: 1. Covid19. 2. Demonetisation.3. GST implementation,"
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended wishes to Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on his birthday saying that latter's administrative experience and insight on key policy issues are a major asset for the Centre. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi wrote, "Best wishes to my senior Cabinet colleague Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji. Paswan Ji's administrative experience and insight on key policy issues are a major asset for our Government. His contribution towards social justice is immense. Praying for his long and healthy life." Best wishes to my senior Cabinet colleague Shri @irvpaswan Ji. Paswan Ji’s administrative experience and insight on… https://t.co/AA0UDcnl1S— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593919570000Various politicians also extended their wishes to Paswan, including Union Ministers Harsimrat
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the welfare measures undertaken by the BJP during the nationwide Covid-19-induced lockdown as seven state units of the party gave a presentation of their work at a video conference. Reviewing the relief work done by the party's Bihar unit during the 'Seva Hi Sangathan' meet, Modi said that some believed that Covid-19 will spread more in east India due to high poverty, but people proved it wrong. Praising the work of the BJP's Rajasthan unit during the lockdown, he said this shows as to how a party can play a "constructive role" whether it is in power or in opposition during a crisis. The Congress is in power in Rajasthan. To
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday applauded BJP workers for extending help to those in need during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, saying for his party workers the nation comes first. Before he chairs the 'Seva Hi Sangathan' meet this evening, Modi said in these challenging times, the party workers have being working tirelessly across India, helping those in need. "For BJP karyakartas, serving the nation comes first," he wrote on Twitter. For @BJP4India Karyakartas, serving the nation comes first. In these challenging times, our Karyakartas have been… https://t.co/Vtc93jRmnp— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593849883000BJP state units will present a report card to Modi regarding the public service works and outreach undertaken during the nationwide lockdown period on Saturday evening.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Hool Diwas on Tuesday, remembered the historic rebellion by tribals of present-day Jharkhand against the British rule, saying they never gave up the resistance despite losing lives. "Hool Diwas is a day to commemorate the historic revolution in Jharkhand in which the call for revolt against the injustice of foreign rule was given," the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets in Hindi. हूल दिवस झारखंड में हुई उस ऐतिहासिक क्रांति को स्मरण करने का दिन है, जिसमें विदेशी हुकूमत के अन्याय के खिलाफ विद्रो… https://t.co/TAumF3xZAg— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593524746000हूल विद्रोह का नेतृत्व जिस साहस और पराक्रम के साथ सिद्धो-कान्हू, चांद-भैरव और फूलो-झानो समेत तमाम वीर-वीरांगनाओं ने… https://t.co/IKn9td0ttF— Narendra
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has worn'gamcha' in his last three addresses to the nation in the battle against coronavirus in an apparent message to people about the importance of the traditional Indian gear in covering the face. He wore a gamcha with blue stripes on two sides in his address to the nation on Tuesday. The Prime Minister removed the gamcha from his face as he began his address and wore it around his shoulders. He had worn gamcha during with different patterns his addresses to the nation on May 12 and April 14 also. On April 14, the Prime Minister addressed the nation wearing the `gamcha mask', which had a pattern of red stripes and black dots.
KOLKATA (West Bengal): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November end, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that she has extended the free ration scheme of the state government till June 2021. "I am extending the free ration scheme till June next year. Out of the central scheme, only 60% people are getting ration. They give ration to only half of the people. Why there is such discrimination? I would say that they should give ration to 100 per cent people," Mamata Banerjee said at a press conference. Speaking on the ban over 59 apps by the Union government, the West Bengal Chief Minister said, "Regarding China,
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared rendering of his address to the nation, in which he announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), in various Indian languages. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister shared YouTube links of his address in various languages, including Bangla, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu. The PMGKAY, a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, has been extended by five more months till November end. నిరుపేదల ఆత్మగౌరవాన్ని పరిరక్షించే నిమిత్తం ప్రధాన మంత్రి గరీబ్ కళ్యాణ్ ఆన్న యోజన కోట్లాదిమంది నిరుపేదలకు ఎంతో మేలు… https://t.co/kkg49ND50s— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593525964000ஏழை மக்களின் கண்ணியத்தை உறுதி செய்தல். பிரதமரின் ஏழைகள் மறுவாழ்வு உணவுத் திட்டத்தை நீட்டித்திருப்பது நாடு முழுவது… https://t.co/6lzz4uK6Oz— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593525992000দৰিদ্ৰ লোকৰ গৌৰৱ
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lamented the increase in negligence in personal and social behaviour since 'Unlock-1' from June one when coronavirus lockdown curbs were eased, and said no one is above law in India be it a village pradhan or the head of the government. In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister also observed that rules were followed very strictly during the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25, adding there is a need to be alert and more careful during the 'Unlock 2.0' phase. Here are the top developments: 1 India PM Modi said that during the unlock phase, governments, local bodies and people need to show alertness. "We especially need to
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave credit to the farmers and taxpayers for enabling the Centre to provide free foodgrains during the COVID-19 phase to the poor and needy in the country. "If the government today is able to provide free grains to the poor and needy today then the credit goes to two sections of people. The first are our hardworking farmers, our food providers and the second are the honest taxpayers of the country," Modi said in his address today. "You have submitted your taxes honestly, fulfilled your responsibility, that is why today the country's poor are able to fight off this big problem. Today along with each poor, every farmer, I heartily greet every
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday warned against neglecting the social distancing norms during the Unlock 2.0 phase. While addressing the nation, PM Modi said we are entering the Unlock 2.0 and the season of cough, fever and cold is also about to start. "In such a situation, I urge countrymen to take care of themselves," he said. "Ever since the Unlock 1.0 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds," he said. The country will be entering "unlock 2" from July 1 for which guidelines were issued by the
NEW DELHI: The gap between recoveries and active cases of Covid-19 has crossed 1,00,000, the Union health ministry said on Sunday as coronavirus cases in India mounted to 5,28,859 and the death toll rose to 16,095. The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 1,06,661, the ministry said. A total of 3,09,712 patients have been cured of Covid-19 so far with 13,832 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours, it said. "The recovery rate is 58.56 per cent amongst Covid-19 patients," the ministry said. Here are the top developments: 1 India The country will have to focus on defeating coronavirus and bolstering the economy as it exits from the lockdown and enters the "unlock" phase, Prime
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a special request to children, asking them to interview their grandparents and elders in their house to utilise leisure time during the Covid-19 lockdown. "And, my little friends, to the children of every household, and my young friends, today, I am making a special request. Children, will you accept my request? See, I appeal that you must do one thing that I am saying - whenever you have a little time on your hands, ask your parents to use the mobile and record the interview of your 'Dada-Dadi', 'Nana-Nani' or whosoever elder in the house!," Prime Minister Modi said during the 66th episode of his monthly-radio programme Mann Ki Baat. "You
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on the 66th edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday. "Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM! MannKiBaat," the Prime Minsiter said on Saturday in a tweet. Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM! #MannKiBaat https://t.co/18L6NQo6sS— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593272959000The Prime Minister addresses Mann ki Baat on last Sunday of every month.
NEW DELHI: The sacrifice of people who fought for democracy during the Emergency will never be forgotten, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. "Emergency was imposed on the country exactly 45 years ago. I salute the people who fought for the protection of India's democracy and faced torture," Modi tweeted in Hindi. आज से ठीक 45 वर्ष पहले देश पर आपातकाल थोपा गया था। उस समय भारत के लोकतंत्र की रक्षा के लिए जिन लोगों ने संघर्ष किया… https://t.co/hIc2w1wMz9— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1593068816000Their sacrifice will never be forgotten by the country, he said.
NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Union Cabinet's several "landmark decisions" which he said were "yet another manifestation" of the Central government's commitment towards self-reliance, welfare of poor and strengthening the economy in challenging times. In a series of tweets, Amit Shah said to further strengthen the Modi government's efforts towards an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India), the union cabinet has approved Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund worth Rs 15,000 crore. I thank and congratulate PM Shri @narendramodi ji, as cabinet today approved several landmark decisions. These deci… https://t.co/A4DO48z5KV— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1593004252000"This enormous boost to the dairy sector will surely surge employment, increase milk productivity and exports," he said. The home
BEIJING/NEW DELHI: The skirmish between Chinese and Indian troops over a long-disputed border this month is being treated in New Delhi as the country's worst diplomatic crisis in decades even as it is downplayed by Beijing. China is already locked in diplomatic combat over a host of disputes, from the United States and Australia to Taiwan and Hong Kong, and its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. It is loath to engage on yet another front - especially one that could push New Delhi closer to Washington, some analysts say. The two sides were working to ease tensions, China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Chinese media coverage has been scant. LAC face-off: Live updatesBeijing's response also points to its interest in
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and assured him all possible support in the wake of the earthquake which hit the state. "Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre," a tweet by the Prime Minister read. Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri @ZoramthangaCM Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there… https://t.co/AnF4QQTQC8— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1592800400000An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale, occurred 27 km south-southwest of Champhai, Mizoram at 4:10 am today, according to the National Centre for Seismology. The depth of the earthquake was
NEW DELHI: Stepping up the offensive against the government on the Ladakh standoff, the Congress on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "endorsed the Chinese position" by saying that there was no intrusion into Indian territory. Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal said the government should not remain in denial. "It should not back down till the Chinese retreat and status quo ante is restored at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border between India and China." At an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the situation along the India-China border, Modi had said: "Na wahan koi hamari seema mein ghusa hua hai, na hi hamari koi post kisi dusre ke kabze mein hain
WASHINGTON: Yoga is a unifying force, true to its literal meaning, India's top envoy to the US said Saturday, kicking off the celebration of the 6th International Day of Yoga here. “Yoga is a unifying force, true to its literal meaning. People all around the world, transcending nationalities and cultures, have recognized the immense benefits of Yoga. They have made it a part of their everyday lives,” India's Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu said. In his remarks at India House, during the virtual celebration of the 6th International Day of Yoga, Sandhu said the world is passing through one of the biggest health and economic crises of the modern times. “This has affected our daily lives. The world
NEW DELHI: Addressing the nation on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the world is realising the need of Yoga, even more, today due to COVID-19 pandemic and Pranayama helps in building a strong respiratory system. Pranayama is a breathing exercise which is usually practised after Yoga asanas. "World is realising the need of Yoga, even more, today due to the coronavirus pandemic. If our immunity is strong then it helps in fighting against the disease. There are Yoga practices that boost our immunity and improve metabolism," said Prime Minister Modi. "COVID-19 attacks our respiratory system. 'Pranayama', a breathing exercise is something that helps us the most in making our respiratory system strong,"
NEW DELHI: On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet and goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and descent. "Many congratulations and best wishes to all of you on the 6th International Yoga Day. This day is a day of solidarity and universal brotherhood," Prime Minister Modi said. "Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet. It has emerged as a force for unity and deepens the bonds of humanity. It does not discriminate, it goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and descent," he added. The International Yoga Day was proposed by Prime Minister Modi in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
NEW DELHI: Ladakh stand-off was in the mind of Prime Minister Narendra Modi even while he was launching a mega employment scheme for rural workers, on Saturday. "Everyone is proud of Bihar Regiment's valour. Each and every Bihari is very proud of it," he said as he launched a employment scheme from which Bihar would be a key beneficiary. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also joined the event through video conferencing. The bulk of the fatalities and injury in the India-China violent clash was from Bihar regiment, which also lost its Commanding Officer Colonel B. Santosh Babu. The scheme worth Rs 50,000 crore is aimed at the returnee migrant workers and is a massive rural public employment scheme which seeks to
New Delhi: Seeking greater scrutiny of the Chinese aggression and India’s response, Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked PM Modi to disclose when the Chinese forces intruded into the country and if there was an intelligence failure in reporting their movements in early May. She accused the government of failing to talk directly with the Chinese leadership after the intrusions were known while demanding an assurance that status quo ante at the border would be restored. At the all-party meeting called to discuss the Chinese aggression and clashes in Ladakh, Sonia charged the government with “losing valuable time” between May 5, when the Chinese intrusions were first reported, and June 6, when talks between corps commanders took place. “Even after the
NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining with the aim of achieving self-sufficiency in energy and boosting industrial development, the Jharkhand government moved the Supreme Court challenging it on the ground that the pandemic situation would not fetch market price and tribals would be devastated by commercial exploitation of coal mines. In a writ petition filed through advocate Tapesh Kumar Singh, the state government said the auction decision was illegal as there was no law to guide mining activities because of the legal vacuum created by lapse of the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020, on May 14. The state said before taking a decision to open the
NEW DELHI: A day after he was sacked as spokesperson of Congress, Sanjay Jha struck a defiant note on Thursday by saying that even Jawaharlal Nehru wrote critical articles about himself and wondered why had Congress lost its values. He addedthat he remained a loyal party worker. Reacting to his removal, Jha tweeted, “Pandit Nehru once wrote a self-critical piece anonymously in a newspaper warning against becoming autocratic. That is the true Congress: democratic, liberal, tolerant, inclusive. We have drifted far from those values. Why?” Jha was removed as party spokesman in the wake of a column he wrote in the TOI in which he questioned the leadership in Congress. However, what appeared to have acted as the immediate trigger
NEW DELHI: A record single-day jump of 12,881 Covid-19 cases took India's tally to 3,66,946 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 12,237 with 334 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data. From June 1 till 18, the country saw a surge of 1,76,411 coronavirus infection cases with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh remaining among the top ten states accounting for the rising tally of Covid-19. The government said that the recovery rate of Covid-19 has reached 52.95 per cent in the country and a total of 1,94,325 people affected have been cured so far. Here are the top developments: 1 India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday launch a Rs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo: ANI)NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked-off the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. The process is open for domestic as well as global firms under the 100 per cent FDI (foreign direct investment) route. Here are the key points on the auction of 41 coal blocks:* Addressing the launch event through video conferencing, PM Modi said that the coronavirus pandemic taught a lesson and the country will use it to cut down on its imports. * To make India self-reliant in the energy sector, a major step is being taken today. Those products what we
NEW DELHI: The armed forces have always shown remarkable courage and steadfastly protected India's sovereignty, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, paying tribute to the army personnel killed in a violent face-off with Chinese troops in east Ladakh. Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in a fierce clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff in the region. "Tributes to the martyrs who lost their lives protecting our nation in eastern Ladakh. Their supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten," the prime minister said in a tweet. Tributes to the martyrs who lost their
BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to continue with the restrictions on train and air travel to Odisha at least till the end of June to contain the spread of COVID-19. He made this request during the second phase of the prime minister's video-conference with chief ministers. "June is the toughest month for Odisha because a large number of migrants have returned and the monsoon has also started. Hence, Government of India should continue with the restrictions on train and air travel to Odisha," Patnaik said. He also drew the Prime Minister's attention to the fact that some people from Odisha were still stranded in the Gulf countries. "The Government of India should
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the economy is showing "green shoots" as the country emerges from the coronavirus lockdown and asserted that the fight against the pandemic is a fine example of cooperative federalism where the Centre and the states are working together. In his opening remarks at a meeting with chief ministers and Lt Governors of states and Union territories, he said one laxity can undo what has been achieved in the fight against Covid-19 and urged people not to lower their guard against the killer virus. Here are the top developments: 1 India PM Modi, during the meeting with CMs, said "timing" is very important to deal with any crisis and
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held discussions with chief ministers and Lt governors of states and Union territories through video conference on ways to check the spread of novel coronavirus as thousands of fresh cases are being reported daily. This is Modi's sixth interaction with the chief ministers since the outbreak of the deadly virus. Here are the main highlights of what PM Modi said:* Timing matters a lot in overcoming any crisis. Timely decisions helped in containing coronavirus spread in India * When India's fight against Covid-19 will be analysed in future, this time will be remembered for how we worked together and served as an example of cooperative federalism * Because of the efforts
Congress president Sonia Gandhi (File photo)NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday demanded a rollback of hike in fuel prices, saying the government's decision to increase the prices of petrol and diesel during the coronavirus crisis is "wholly insensitive" and "ill-advised". The government is doing nothing short of "profiteering off its people" when they are down and out, she said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for the 10th day in a row on Tuesday. "I am deeply distressed that in these exceedingly difficult times since the beginning of March, the government has taken the wholly insensitive decision to increase petrol and diesel prices on no less than ten separate occasions,"
NEW DELHI: Amid an unabated rise in coronavirus cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a fresh round of consultations with chief ministers on Tuesday and Wednesday on ways to check the spread of the virus as India exits the lockdown. On Tuesday afternoon, Modi will hold a video-conference with chief ministers, Lt governors and administrators of 21 states and Union territories. These include Punjab, Kerala, Goa, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, the northeastern states and some UTs. The prime minister will interact with chief ministers of 15 states and the LG of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. These include high case load states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The two-day virtual meet
CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Haryana's Home Minister Anil Vij, who is recuperating in a Mohali hospital after undergoing a surgery for a fractured thigh bone, and enquired about his well-being on Monday. "In the morning at 9:44, Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned me to enquire about my well-being," Vij, who is also the state's health minister, said in a tweet. He added that all his pain went away after receiving the phone call from the prime minister. "...that you are so concerned about an ordinary worker like me, for this I express my deep gratitude," Vij said. आज सुबह 9.44 बजे जब भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी का मेक्स मोहाली अस्पताल में बाई जांघ की हड्डी
नई दिल्ली: लद्दाख सीमा पर चीन की हरकतों के बारे में मंगलवार को हमने आपको विस्तार से समझाया था. हमने ये बताया था कि चीन के इरादे क्या हैं और वो क्यों अचानक सीमा पर भारत से भिड़ रहा है? लेकिन जिसके पास संयम है और जिसके पास शक्ति है, उसका कोई भी कुछ बिगाड़ नहीं सकता. भारत ने अपने संयम और शक्ति से चीन को ऐसा जवाब दिया है कि 24 घंटे के अंदर उसके तेवर बदल गए हैं. इसे चीन के तीन बयानों से समझ सकते हैं. मंगलवार को चीन के राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग ने अपनी सेना को युद्ध की तैयारी तेज करने के लिए कहा था. वैसे तो चीन के राष्ट्रपति ने ये बयान खासतौर पर ताइवान और अमेरिका
KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on Wednesday in the alleged "whimsical" functioning of the railways in sending Shramik Special trains to West Bengal daily and urged the BJP-led central government not to pursue politics when the state is battling the dual crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the trail of destruction left behind by Cyclone Amphan. The state's infrastructure is "stretched to its limit" following the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan, she said, adding that West Bengal can receive very few trains carrying migrant workers on a daily basis as of now. The state considers the ferrying of a large number of migrant workers by the railways as a big problem for public health.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary on Wednesday. Nehru, the first prime minister of India, held office between August 1947 and May 1964. "Tributes to our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary," the prime minister tweeted. Tributes to our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1590548340000Nehru died on this day in 1964.
नई दिल्ली: प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) पर बने गाने को सोशल मीडिया पर शेयर करते हुए तारीफ की है. अलग-अलग भाषाओं को मिलाकर बना वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम गाना लोगों का दिल जीत रहा है. देश के जाने-माने वायलिन वादक एल. सुब्रमण्यम ने सोशल मीडिया पर लिखा- मैंने भारत सिम्फनी जारी किया है- वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम. लंदन सिम्फनी ऑर्केस्ट्रा और प्रसिद्ध कलाकारों पं. जसराज, पं. बिरजू महाराज, बेगम परवीन सुल्ताना, के जे येसुदास, एसपीबी और कविता के साथ मिलकर बनाया गया है. मैं इसे हमारे देश के माननीय प्रधानमंत्री को समर्पित कर रहा हूं. पढ़ें ये भी: ट्रंप के ट्वीट को Twitter ने बताया भ्रामक, अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति ने गुस्से में कह डाली ये बात गाने को शेयर करते हुए पीएम मोदी ने लिखा- 'शानदार
NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his timely intervention in containing Covid-19 while commending the steps taken by the Central government regarding the issue. In a video message, Dattatreya Hosabale, Sahsarkaryavah, RSS, praised the Prime Minister and the Central government for dealing with the unprecedented situation that still prevails due to Covid-19. "The government in the first week of March started thermal screening at airports and prepared SOPs for the society," he said. Hosabale was speaking through a video message titled "Samvada - Bharatiya response to Corona". This has come at a time when the Modi government will be completing its first year of the second term on May 30. The RSS and
NEW DELHI: Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s repeated appeals besides letters from the finance and labour ministries to not fire employees or cut their wages, about 80 radio jockeys (RJs) of public radio broadcaster All Radio Radio (AIR) or Akashvani’s flagship frequency 100.1 FM Gold say they have not been paid their salary for more than a month. Right up till Janta Curfew was observed on March 22 and the subsequent lockdown on March 25, these 80-odd employees were rendering their services to public broadcasting agency Prasar Bharati on a casual basis. But, when the lockdown came into effect, the nature of FM Gold changed. Earlier, it used to be an infotainment station. Besides airing news every hour through the
NEW DELHI: Accusing the Congress of playing "cynical" politics over the Covid-19 crisis, the BJP said on Friday the opposition party's president Sonia Gandhi and her "family" have "indulged in drama" at the time of a national catastrophe. BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao hit back at the Congress after Sonia Gandhi slammed the Narendra Modi government, claiming that it has abandoned any pretence of being democratic and forgotten the spirit of federalism. The government's Rs 20 lakh crore package and its details have turned to be a "cruel joke" on the country, Gandhi said at a meeting of opposition parties. Hitting back, the BJP said it is the Congress president and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who have
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday departed for West Bengal to undertake an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan hit areas. He will also visit Odisha later today. Besides conducting aerial surveys, the Prime Minister will take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's last visit was to Prayagraj and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh on February 29. He will be going on a tour after 83 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from Delhi for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of… https://t.co/GyunOgpCWB— ANI (@ANI) 1590118068000On Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Rs 1,000 crore fund has been created for restoration
NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan was unprecedented and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the state and review the situation. "I have never witnessed such a fierce cyclone and destruction. I would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and visit the cyclone Amphan-affected areas," Mamata Banerjee said. The chief minister said that 72 people have died in the state due to the cyclone, which struck the coast on May 20. Mamata Banerjee said that she will visit the affected areas very soon and added "The restoration work will start soon. A large part of North and South 24 Parganas and Kolkata are facing massive power
NEW DELHI:No stone will be left unturned in helping those affected by cyclone 'Amphan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. The cyclone has left at least 12 people dead and damaged infrastructure in West Bengal. "Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan," the prime minister tweeted. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal, he said. My thoughts are with the people of Odisha as the state bravely battles the effects of Cyclone Amphan. Authorities a… https://t.co/OPUypzkHf4— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1590049177000"Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy," he said. National Disaster Response Force teams are working in the
NEW DELHI: BJP on Wednesday dismissed Congress claims of countrywide lockdown being implemented in an unplanned manner, saying that under PM Modi, India has demonstrated unprecedented leadership to the world in battling the Covid-19 crisis. “It was never a claim of the government that there will be no corona cases as a result of the lockdown. An individual’s opinions do not reflect the government’s views,” said BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao. “The Congress party could have imagined a corona-free India only if Dr Rahul Gandhi would have invented a vaccine before the lockdown was imposed,” he said. The remarks came soon after Congress said implementation of the nationwide lockdown was unplanned and alleged that the government does not have any
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with the "1 croreth beneficiary" of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the country's flagship public health insurance scheme, and thanked all individuals and organisations associated with the "largest healthcare programme in the world." The Prime Minister had a telephonic interaction with the beneficiary from Meghalaya, Pooja Thapa, who is also the wife of an Indian Army personnel. During the course of the interaction, Thapa thanked Prime Minister Modi for starting the scheme which helped her in undergoing an operation free of cost, including the cost of medicines. During my official tours, I would interact with Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries. Sadly, that is not possible these da… https://t.co/cwRnrodD3G— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1589943671000The Prime Minister
NEW DELHI: A day after the government announced an additional Rs 40,000 crore allocation for MGNREGA, Congress poked fun at PM Modi by recalling his famous speech in Lok Sabha in which he had called the rural job scheme a “monument of Congress’s failures”. The party also asked Modi to revise the coronavirus relief package as it broke up the details of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcements to argue that the stimulus element barely touched Rs 1.86 lakh crore or 0.91% of GDP. Rahul Gandhi tweeted a video of Modi’s LS speech on the job scheme with the hashtag ‘ModiUturnOnMGNREGA’. “We thank him for understanding the vision of MGNREGA and for encouraging it,” he said. Former finance minister P Chidambaram
नई दिल्ली: अब से कुछ देर पहले प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने राष्ट्र के नाम एक संबोधन दिया जिसमें उन्होंने कोरोना वायरस के बाद आगे का रोड मैप क्या होगा, इसके बारे में देश को बताया. लेकिन हम प्रधानमंत्री के भाषण का विश्लेषण करें उससे पहले आप इस भाषण की तीन सबसे बड़ी बातों को समझ लीजिए. सबसे बड़ी बात ये है कि संकट की इस घड़ी का भारत को फायदा उठाना होगा और आत्मनिर्भर बनना होगा. प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने अपने करीब 33 मिनट के संबोधन में 26 बार आत्मनिर्भर शब्द का इस्तेमाल किया. दूसरी बात ये है कि अब आगे का रास्ता लोकल में छिपा है, भारत को स्वदेशी के दम पर आत्मनिर्भर बनना होगा और लोकल को प्रति वोकल होना होगा. यानी
नई दिल्ली: कोरोना वायरस (Coronavirus) महामारी ने पूरी दुनिया के दिग्गज अर्थव्यवस्थाओं को ध्वस्त कर दिया है. ऐसे में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी (Narendra Modi) इस समय को भी भारत के लिए एक मौके की तरह देख रहे हैं. इसी कड़ी में प्रधानमंत्री (Prime Minister) ने पहली बार लोकल पर वोकल (Local par Vocal) का नारा दिया है. हम आपको बता रहे हैं क्या इस इस नए नारे के मायने.... कोरोना वायरस महामारी के प्रसार पर अंकुश के लिये लागू लॉकडाउन (Lockdown) के तीसरे चरण के समाप्त होने से पांच दिन पहले राष्ट्र के नाम अपने संबोधन में प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि संकट के इस दौर में ‘लोकल’ ने ही हमें बचाया है. स्थानीय स्तर पर निर्मित उत्पादों ने ही आगे बढ़ने
नई दिल्ली: कोरोना काल (Coronavirus) में अफवाहों का दौर तेज है. हर दिन सोशल मीडिया पर कोई न कोई गलत मैसेज वायरल हो रहा है. अब सोशल मीडिया पर एक मैसेज तेजी से वायरल हो रहा है कि मोदी सरकार (Modi Government) ने कोरोना वायरस (COVID-19) को ध्यान में रखते हुए एक रोडमैप बनाया है. जिसमें चरणबद्ध तरीके से देश में लगे प्रतिबंधों को हटाने की बात कही जा रही है. वायरल हो रहे इस फैक मैसेज को पीआईबी की फैक्ट चेक टीम ने गलत बताया है. जानिए क्या किया जा रहा दावा- मैसेज में दावा किया जा रहा है कि कोविड-19 के मद्देनजर लगाई गई रोक (प्रतिबंध) को हटाने के लिए सरकार ने 5 चरणों का एक रोडमैप तैयार किया है.
नई दिल्ली: भारत के सहयोग से मॉरीशस (Mauritius) में बने हॉस्पिटल का इस्तेमाल कोरोना के खिलाफ लड़ाई में किया जाएगा. इस अस्पताल का उद्घाटन पिछले साल 3 अक्टूबर को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी (PM Narendra Modi) और मॉरीशस के पीएम प्रविंद जगन्नाथ (Pravind Jugnauth) ने किया था. यह जानकारी भारतीय दूतावास ने WION को दी है. कोरोना वायरस के बारे में बातचीत करते हुए हमारे ज़ी मीडिया संवाददाता सिद्धांत सिब्बल से भारतीय उच्चायुक्त तन्मय लाल ने कहा, महामारी को रोकने के लिए देश कई पहलुओं पर शानदार कदम उठा रहा है. इसके अलावा उन्होंने एक भारतीय मजदूर के कोरोना संक्रमित होने के बाद तमाम मजूदरों के कोरोना टेस्टिंग और अन्य प्रक्रियाओं को लिए मॉरीशस को शुक्रिया कहा. उन्होंने मॉरीशस में फंसे एक हजार
नई दिल्ली: देश में कोरोना से संक्रमित लोगों की संख्या बुधवार सुबह तक 49,391 हो गई है. इसमें से 33514 लोग अभी भी कोविड-19 वायरस से संक्रमित हैं, जबकि 14182 लोगों को देशभर में इलाज के बाद अस्पताल से छुट्टी दे दी गई है. बुधवार सुबह तक देशभर में मरने वालों की संख्या 1694 पहुंच गई है. केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय द्वारा जारी आंकड़े के मुताबिक सुबह तक अंडमान में 33 मामले सामने आए हैं, इनमें से 32 को अस्पताल से इलाज के बाद छुट्टी दे दी गई है. वायरल हुआ अनुपम खेर का ट्वीटवहीं, इस बीमारी से बचने के लिए देश के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी (PM Narendra Modi) द्वारा उठाए जा रहे कदम पर बॉलीवुड के दिग्गज अभिनेता अनुपम खेर (Anupam
कोरोना लॉकडाउन में विदेशों में फंसे सभी भारतीयों की केंद्र सरकार सुरक्षित घर वापसी कराने जा रही है. नेपाल, कतर, मलेशिया और सऊदी अरब समेत कई देशों में फंसे भारतीयों को लाने के लिए 7 मई के बाद विशेष चार्टर्ड विमान भेजे जाएंगे. इस बाबत केंद्र सरकार ने एक सप्ताह का फ्लाइट प्लान भी तैयार किया है. सुप्रीम कोर्ट में विदेश में फंसे भारतीयों के रेस्क्यू के लिए गंगा गिरी ने याचिका दायर की थी. जिसके बाद केंद्र सरकार की ओर से भारतीयों की घर वापसी का आश्वासन दिया गया. जानकारी के मुताबिक, मोदी सरकार भारतीयों की वापसी के लिए 7 दिनों में 64 फ्लाइट को रवाना करेगी. ऐसे में यूएई, कतर, कुवैत, ओमान, सऊदी अरब, मलेशिया, यूएस, यूके और सिंगापुर
मुंबई: इटरनेशनल फायनेंशियल सर्विसेस सेंटर (IFSC) के हेडक्वार्टर को लेकर महाराष्ट्र सरकार और केंद्र सरकार के बीच ठन गई है. IFSC का मुख्यालय मुंबई (Mumbai) की बजाय गुजरात (Gujarat) के गांधीनगर (Gandhinagar) में बनाने के केंद्र सरकार के फैसले पर एनसीपी अध्यक्ष शरद पवार (Sharad Pawar) ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी (PM Narendra Modi) को खत लिखकर नाराजगी जताई है. उन्होंने पीएम से तुरंत फैसले को पलटने की मांग की है. दरअसल, IFSC सेंटर मुंबई मे बनाने को लेकर महाराष्ट्र के नेताओं ने सालों से केंद्र सरकार पर दबाव बनाया हुआ है. लेकिन केंद्र के इस सेंटर को मुंबई की बजाय गुजरात के गांधीनगर मे शिफ्ट करने के फैसले से अब सियासी तूफान खड़ा हो गया है. महाराष्ट्र में सत्तारूढ़ शिवसेना, एनसीपी और
नई दिल्ली: बॉलीवुड के दिग्गज अभिनेता ऋषि कपूर (Rishi Kapoor) का मुंबई के अस्पताल में निधन हो गया. वह 67 साल के थे. उनकी तबीयत अचानक खराब हो गई थी इसलिए बुधवार सुबह उनके परिवार ने उन्हें एचएन रिलायंस अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया था. ऋषि के निधन की खबर सबसे पहले दिग्गज अभिनेता अमिताभ बच्चन ने अपने ट्विटर अकाउंट पर एक ट्वीट के जरिए दी. उन्होंने ट्वीट करते हुए लिखा कि ऋषि कपूर नहीं रहे. अमिताभ ने यह भी कहा कि ऋषि के जाने बाद वह टूट गए हैं, हालांकि बाद में उन्होंने अपना यह ट्वीट डिलीट कर दिया. ऋषि कपूर के निधन से देशभर में उनके फैंस के बीच गम का माहौल है. पीएम मोदी ने भी ट्विटर के जरिए उनके
नई दिल्ली: देश मे लॉकडाउन होने के बाद से ही 'रामायण' और 'महाभारत' जैसे बेहतरीन टीवी शो का री-टेलिकास्ट शुरू किया गया. 'रामायण', 'माहाभारत' शो को देश भर से खूब प्यार मिला है. लोगों ने इसे सराहा भी है. अब भारत को देख पाकिस्तान भी भारत की राह पर चल रहा है. पाकिस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री इमरान खान ने पाकिस्तान के लोगों से रमजान के महीने में पीटीवी पर दिखाए जाने वाले ऐक्शन पैक्ड तुर्की के एक सीरियल 'दिरिलि: एर्तुगरल' (Resurrection: Ertugrul) को देखने की अपील की है. पाकिस्तान टेलिविजन (Pakistan TV) ने रमजान के दौरान इस 'दिरिलि: एर्तुगरल' के टेलिकास्ट की घोषणा की है. पिछले साल सितम्बर में तुर्की, पाकिस्तान और मलयेशिया इस्लामोफोबिया को लेकर ग्लोबल ट्रेंड के खिलाफ मिलकर लड़ने