Narendra Modi

  • Previous govts worked without Metro policy, lacked modern vision: PM Modi
    Gandhinagar, January 18 (IANS): While carrying out the the virtual ground breaking ceremonies of the the Surat Metro project and the second phase of Ahmedabad Metro project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that due to lack of modern vision and any metro policy in previous governments, works of only 225 kilometre Metro network were operational, while the present government's modern vision had helped complete more than 450 km of Metro line and work was in progress in more
  • PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat
    New Delhi, January 17 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya, via video-conferencing. The trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar. These trains will facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity. During the programme, the Prime Minister also inau
  • PM launches world's largest vaccination drive in India
    New Delhi, January 16 (IANS): India began the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy. Addressing the country digitally, the Prime Minister said that India managed to make two 'Made-in-India' vaccines in a very short period which usually takes years. Lauding the efforts of scientists who ar
  • 'Biggest enemy of democracy': Modi hits out at dynastic politics
    New Delhi, January 12 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday blasted dynastic politics as the "biggest enemy" of democracy and said it gives rise to a new form of "dictatorship" and burdens the country with "incompetence". Addressing the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival, Modi launched an all out attack on dynastic parties, saying those who rise due to their dynasties have no respect and fear of law as they be
  • Modi earned and achieved his success: Pranab Mukherjee in memoir
    New Delhi, January 6 (IANS): Even as many in the Congress still seem to be in denial about Prime Minister Narendra Modis popularity and the fact that he has earned his victories, former President late Pranab Mukherjee in his memoir clearly says that Modi earned and achieved his success. Recently, excerpts from 'The Presidential Years', the fourth and concluding volume of Mukherjee's memoirs, have started doing the rounds. There are many interesting excerpts that show the
  • Modi trying to mislead people with distorted facts: Mamata on PM-KISAN in Bengal
    Kolkata, December 25 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to mislead the people with half-truth and distorted facts over the non-implementation of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in the state. She claimed that the prime minister showed his apparent concern for the farmers through a televised address, instead of proactively working to resolve their issues. "While he (PM Modi) publicly claimed his intention to
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of new Parliament building
    New Delhi, December 10 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building which will be equipped with all modern audio visual communication facilities and data network systems -- making it a symbol of Atmanirbhar Bharat. He also performed 'Bhoomi Poojan' for the construction of the four-storied new Parliament building, one of the most magnificent buildings in the country, would be built in an area of 64,500 square metre
  • PM pitches for 'One Nation, One Election' as need of India
    NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 26 (IANS) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday again emphasised the need to introduce the "One Nation, One Election" formula to save time and money of the country. Reiterating his idea for simultaneous elections across India, the Prime Minister said that "One Nation, One Election" is not a matter of debate only, but this is the need for India. The Prime Minister pitched the idea while addressing the concluding session of the 80th All
  • Modi most popular leader on social media in India
    New Delhi, November 24 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the most popular leader on social media in the country and has been associated with the most trends on social media platforms such as Twitter, Google search and YouTube from August to October. Modi was at the top of 95 political leaders as well as led the top 500 influencers on social media. Checkbrand, an online sentiment analysis company, analysed more than 100 million online impressions for the maiden edition
  • PM Modi to review Covid situation with CMs on Tuesday
    New Delhi, November 23 (IANS): Amid the rising cases of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to review the situation on Tuesday with the Chief Ministers, sources said. Sources also said the Prime Minister will discuss the rollout of the vaccine programme in the states. He will hold virtual meetings with the Chief Ministers of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Kerala. After this meeting, the Prime Minister is schedul
  • Nitish-led NDA retains power in Bihar, RJD single-largest party
    New Delhi, November 11 (IANS): In a dramatic close contest in the Bihar Assembly elections, it was the BJP that took Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led ruling NDA coalition to victory, surmounting anti-incumbency of 15 years in the state. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 125 seats and crossed magic mark of 122 seats in the 243-member house, surging ahead of the key opposition Grand Alliance known as Mahagathbandhan that could manage 110 seats even after the Tejashwi Yadav
  • Modi's coalition cites virus fight in winning first poll since pandemic started
    Lucknow, November 11 (Reuters): IndianPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition retained power in Bihar state, results showed on Wednesday, in what was a referendum on Modi’s handling of COVID-19 and which may boost his chances in three more state elections next year. Modi’s coalition won a fourth straight term in Bihar, the third-most populous state and one of the poorest in India, the country which has recorded more than 8.5 million COVID-19 cases, the world&
  • Anti-incumbency defying but dwarfed: What Nitish7.0 means?
    Patna, November 11 (IANS): Jyoti Basu of West Bengal and Pawan Kumar Chamling of Sikkim may have served longer as Chief Ministers, but with the NDA returning to power in Bihar in 2020, Nitish Kumar will take oath for the 7th time in 15 years. Defying a strong anti-incumbency in the state, the Janata Dal-United leader's return to the helm -- al beit riding on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity -- got most exit polls wrong, it was a matter of touch and go as the Grand A
  • Vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy: PM Modi
    New Delhi, November 3 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people to exercise their right to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy and also to follow the protocol of social distancing and wearing face masks in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Votes will be cast for the second phase in Bihar assembly elections today. My appeal to all voters is that they make this festival of democracy successful by voting in large numbers. During this, everyone should
  • Modi to be back in Bihar on Nov 3; live rallies in 200 grounds
    New Delhi, November 3 (IANS): As Bihar goes to polls for the second phase on Tuesday, BJP's biggest crowd puller, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be back in the state campaigning. Interestingly, his rallies will be digitally transmitted to 200 grounds in Bihar where more crowds will assemble. The Prime Minister has two rallies scheduled for Tuesday -- one at Arariya and another at Saharsa. Both the rallies are kept early in the day deliberately. The first rally is at 9.30 a
  • PM praises Mizoram kid for her 'Vande Mataram' rendition
    Aizawl, November 1 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled a four-year-old girl in Mizoram for singing a contemporary version of the national song "Vande Mataram". Modi retweeted Esther Hnamte's performance video which was first tweeted by Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga. "Adorable and admirable! Proud of Esther Hnamte for this rendition," said Modi in his tweet on Saturday late night. "Mesmerizing Esther Hnamte, a 4-years-old kid from Lu
  • Era of scams in thousands of crores is behind us, says Modi
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a seeming dig at the Congress-led UPA government, on Tuesday said that the era of corruption running into thousands of crores is behind us. He, however, urged the agencies to work in synergy and called for systematic checks against corruption. Modi said corruption hurts development. He was speaking at the inauguration of a conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption. "In the past decades, we have seen that when o
  • Proud of diligence and readiness of police forces: PM
    New Delhi, October 21 (IANS):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the efforts of policemen on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, saying "we are proud of their diligence and readiness to assist citizens". Modi paid tribute to police personnel killed in the line of duty on Police Commemoration Day. "Police Commemoration Day is about expressing gratitude to our police personnel and their families all across India. We pay tributes to all the p
  • Modi says government committed to provide COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens
    MUMBAI, October 20 (Reuters): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available. In his address to the nation, Modi urged Indians to continue wearing masks and uphold social distancing rules to prevent further spread of the pandemic ahead of India's festive season. "Whenever the corona vaccine comes, how it reaches to every Indian as soon as possible, the
  • PM Modi to address nation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday
    New Delhi, October 20 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will be sharing a message with the country at 6 p.m. on Tuesday where he is expected to make an important announcement. There is a possibility that he might inform the people about the ongoing war against the corona pandemic. Modi tweeted, "I will address the nation with a message at 6 pm today. I will share a message with my countrymen and urge the people to join me." The PM might speak to the people o