• India joins hands with the Netherlands for its e-health initiative
    New Delhi, Octòber 15 (IANS): India and the Netherlands on Thursday unveiled plans for a joint thrust in the e-health sector, with the aim of providing digital health facilities and security to every Indian. Part of India's ambitious National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), this cooperative initiative will see the two countries work closely to create capacities and put in place the requisite technology backbone to enable this revolutionary initiative. The alliance was a
  • Oppn insulting farmers by burning farm equipment: Modi
    New Delhi, September 29 (IANS): In the wake of protests by farmers and various opposition parties against three new agriculture-related laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those burning farm equipment to show their anger were "insulting farmers". The opposition was insulting farmers by their action of setting fire to machinery and equipment that were "worshipped" by agriculturists, the Prime Minister said while inaugurating six projects under
  • Politics by blackmail: Eulalie syndrome in Indian public life
    BY SAEED NAQVI IANS | September 13 If the Gandhi trio stirred themselves into action as a serious opposition, is there a possibility that they would end up in jail? If they were spared despite this affront, it would imply that the Modi outfit has come to the conclusion that the Gandhis are now totally harmless. Requirements of the media in this regard are helpful to the Narendra Modi establishment in a peculiar way. It keeps the Gandhis in frequent focus with the express purpose
  • Modi's video with peacock will give you ultimate Sunday vibes
    New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): When was the last time you saw a Prime Minister feed a peacock or enjoy its company? On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Instagram profile shared a heartwarming video made with a photo collage and short visuals with soothing flute music in the background as he is shown engrossed in feeding the national bird in what is considered the No. 1 VVIP address in India – 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. A peacock wandering aimlessly as the Prime Minister brisk
  • Despite hardships, rural India gives thumbs up to Modi govt on Covid
    About 78 per cent respondents said they were also satisfied with the steps taken by their own state government, according to the findings of the survey.  New Delhi, August 10 (PTI): An overwhelming majority of rural Indians are satisfied with the steps taken by the Narendra Modi government as well as state governments to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, despite facing hardships that forced some to sell land, phones and watches, and take loans from neighbours to get by, according to
  • Crores of devotees prayed for 500 years to bring about auspicious moment of Aug 5
    BY YOGI ADITYANATH IANS | July 31 It will be a befitting culmination of about five centuries of perseverance, reverence and penance of crores of devotees when the Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modiji will lay foundation stone of much-cherished Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5,2020 at an auspicious time between 12.30 and 12.40 p.m. It will be a reverential moment for the devout who had been waiting for a long time to see a Grand temple of Lord Ram at his birth place of A
  • Alphabet's Google to commit $10 billion to India
    NEW DELHI, July 13 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market.   The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, highlighting Google’s focus on the rapid pace of growth of apps and software platforms in India, one of the world’s biggest internet services markets.
  • Rahul, Priyanka have the guts to take on Modi-Shah: Digvijaya
    New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday asserted that the party leadership must take up the challenge of building the party organisation under the "dynamic" leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. He said both have the guts and courage to take on the invincible duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.   "The Congress leadership must take up the challenge of building the party organisat
  • 'Age of expansionism over': Modi's clear message to China from Ladakh
    New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Ladakh on Friday issued a clear warning to China without naming it, saying that the "age of expansionism is over."   Addressing the armed forces, he said, "The age of expansionism is over, this is the age of development. History has been witness that expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to retreat."   This assertion by Modi in the Ladakh region is extremely signi
  • Modi lauds Yogi's efforts in fight against Covid-19
    Lucknow, June 26 (IANS): With the whole world in the grip of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Uttar Pradesh government for its efforts in handling the unprecedented crisis.   Modi on Friday launched the ‘Aatmanirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan' to provide employment to migrant and daily wage workers who had returned to the state during the lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.   The Prime Minister also held talks with
  • PM launches employment scheme for migrant workers
    New Delhi, June 20 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an employment scheme with an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for migrant workers who returned to their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.   Launching the scheme, Modi said during the nationwide lockdown, the talent from cities returned to villages and it will now give a boost to development of rural areas.   The 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' will be implemented on a mi
  • PM to CMs: Prepare for Unlock 2 without harming our people
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the spread of the coronavirus is greater in certain big states and cities, with the high density of population, difficulty in maintaining physical distance and daily movement of people in huge numbers making it a challenging issue for the government. However, he asserted that going forward with 'Unlockdown 2.0' is the answer while being careful with hygiene and practices like wearing a mask.  
  • People look to India how Modi responded to Covid-19: C'wealth Secy-Gen
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is looking towards India how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled it and minimised it, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.   She said she was impressed with the way Prime Minister Modi pulled together members of the SAARC, including Pakistan.   In an exclusive interview with IANS, the Secretary-General said India -- a home to half of the
  • No crisis can determine India's future
    BY PM NARENDRA MODI  Dear friends, A year ago, a golden chapter was added to the history of Indian democracy. After decades, the people of the country gave a second opportunity to a government elected with a full majority. You have played a major role in writing this chapter. Today presents an opportunity for me to bow to you and honour you for your commitment to India and Indian democracy.   Had the situation been normal, I would have been blessed to be in yo
  • Lockdown extension likely for two more weeks, Shah meets PM on issue
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown - the fourth phase of which ends on May 31 - is likely to be extended beyond this date with more relaxations as most Indian states are in favour of continuing it for two more weeks, sources said on Friday.   Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed the views of states on the issue to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, in Delhi earlier in the day.   The sources pointed out that many st
  • PM chairs high-level meeting over Ladakh situation
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a meeting with the country's top defence and foreign affairs officials and the National Security Advisor (NSA) over the prevailing situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.   NSA Ajit Doval and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, were part of the meeting. During the meeting, Modi wanted to know how to end the standoff and resolve the issue.   Earlier in the day,