Narendra Modi

  • Modi targets Opposition for 'lying' over farm bills
    New Delhi, September 25 (PTI): Hitting out at the Opposition at its attack on his government over the farm bills issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that those who always "lied" to farmers are now "shooting from their shoulders" and misleading them for their own political benefit. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and workers on the birth anniversary of party's ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay, Modi asked them to reach out to farmers on the
  • Modi raises red flag for India's 60 districts with CMs
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised a red flag about 60 districts of the country spread across seven states, as far as their handling of the current pandemic is concerned. The PM emphasised upon the need for better communication and staying alert against those spreading rumours. "There are more than 700 districts in the country.However, only 60 districts in 7 states are a cause of worry," said the Prime Minister. He sugges
  • Explainer: Why many farmers and politicians oppose India's farm laws
    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 22 (Reuters): India's parliament has approved new farm bills that the government says will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the longstanding rules that govern the vast agriculture sector, which contributes nearly 15% of the output of the $2.9 trillion economy an
  • UN faces crisis of confidence, must fix outdated structures: Modi
    United Nations, September 22 (IANS): In an under-4 minute video message, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed United Nations the mirror and urged it to take a long, hard look at its "crisis of confidence" while ratcheting up the call for a new template of multilateralism that "reflects today's realities" on Day One of the United Nations high level week being live streamed to the world from the UN headquarters in New York City. Modi's remarks ca
  • Farm bills need of 21st century, mandis & MSP will stay: PM
    New Delhi, September 21 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Monday that the farm sector reform bills passed by Parliament were the need of 21 century India and again reassured farmers that the government purchase of their produce coupled with the minimum support price mechanism will continue. With opposition parties vehemently criticising the legislations as "anti-farmers" and protests continuing in states like Punjab and Haryana, Modi again mounted a strong de
  • Modi's 70th B'day: Wishes pour in including from Nepal PM, Putin
    New Delhi, September 17 (IANS): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, wishes from home and abroad poured in for him. Extending his greetings, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli tweeted: "Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness. "We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries." In his message to M
  • Students to study NEP curriculum in 2022: PM
    New Delhi, September 11 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that students will study under a new curriculum drawn from the National Education Policy when the country celebrates its 75th year of Independence in 2022, and asserted that the curriculum will be "forward-looking, future ready and scientific". Addressing a conclave on "School Education in 21st Century" under the NEP 2020, Modi also emphasised on the need for children to study in their mot
  • Engage in critical thinking, Modi advises students
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): Emphasising on the need to impart learning in a language that a student understands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked students to engage in critical thinking and study new things. The Prime Minister said that the new 'mantra' for new-age learning is 'Engage, Explore, Experience, Express, and Excel'. He was speaking at a two-day conclave on 'School Education in 21st Century' under the new National Education policy
  • Govt's skill agenda is to create workforce to match global demands: PM Modi
    New Delhi, September 10 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the government's skill agenda is to create a workforce that matches the global demands and several efforts have been undertaken to enable a strong skill development ecosystem. He also observed that the whole nation has come together under the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission and it is the need of the hour for every Indian to be self-reliant in these changing times, an official statement said. In
  • Indian media also needs to go global: PM Modi
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 8 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that at a time when India's voice and local products are going global, the country's media industry also needs to go global. Inaugurating the Patrika Gate in Jaipur via video conferencing, the Prime Minister said, "India's local products are going global. India's voice is also becoming more global. The world listens to India more intently. India has a strong presence on every internation
  • NEP focuses on learning instead of studying: PM Modi
    New Delhi, September 7 (PTI): The new National Education Policy policy focuses on learning instead of studying and goes beyond curriculum to focus on critical thinking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday asserting that it is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to implement the policy in letter and spirit. In the NEP, first since 1986, the pressure on students for taking specific streams have been removed, he said. "Our youth will now be able to learn acc
  • From banned apps to GDP, China pursues relentless India bashing
    New Delhi, September 4 (IANS): A rattled China, forced on the defensive by India's astute and sharp military maneouvres on the border has lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even going to the extent of questioning re-election prospects for a third term in 2024. From banning Chinese apps to fall in India's GDP, China is on a relentless India bashing exercise aimed more pointedly at Modi. According to a Global Times report, "Right after Indian troops once again
  • Account linked to PM Narendra Modi's personal website hacked later restored Twitter
    New Delhi, September 3 (PTI): Twitter on Thursday said the account linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked, and it has now been restored. "We're aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted. Advice on keeping your account secure can be found here," a Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed s
  • A long way before Delhi's Sadar Bazaar market goes vocal for local for Indian toys
    New Delhi, September 1 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent appeal for going vocal about local toys has evoked mixed feelings in Sadar Bazaar Delhi's iconic wholesale toy market. Soon after India announced stricter quality compliance requirements on imported toys, Prime Minister Modi met senior officials on August 23 to discuss ways to boost the manufacturing imprint of Indian toys, suggesting that the youth be engaged in coming up with innovative designs. But a num
  • 'Vocal for local toys': PM Modi stresses on making India toy hub
    New Delhi, August 30 (IANS): Noting that the global toy industry is worth over Rs 7 lakh crore but that India's share is very small in the sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gave a clarion call to be "vocal for local toys", stressing on the need for making the country a toy hub. Addressing his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister said India has the talent and the ability to become a toy hub. The Prime Minister said that the toy
  • 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
  • All you need to know about National Recruitment Agency
    Cabinet approves setting up of the National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test on August 19    New Delhi, August 19 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed the benefits of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) which also got a nod from the cabinet on Wednesday. Calling it a 'boon for crores of youngsters', he said, "Through the Common Eligibility Test, it will eliminate multiple tests and save precious time as well as resources&quo
  • PM announces health IDs for all under new mission
    New Delhi, August 15 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled an ambitious National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID that will ease access to medical services and also announced that the country has made plans for mass-producing COVID-19 vaccine once scientists give a green signal. In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister said the health ID will store every individual's medical recor
  • Modi replaces Vajpayee as longest-serving non-Cong PM ever
    New Delhi, August 13 (IANS): Narendra Modi has yet another milestone to his credit - becoming the longest serving non-Congress Prime Minister of India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who held that distinction so far had three runs at India's top post - first for 13 days from May 16, 1996 till May 28, 1996, followed by his 408 day second tenure from March 19, 1998 till April 17, 1999 and finally his third tenure of 1,847 days from October 13, 1999 till May 22, 2004 bringing the total to 2
  • PM unveils 'transparent taxation', Rights' Charter for taxpayers
    NEW DELHI, AUGUST 13 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'transparent taxation' platform, which brings into effect faceless assessment of taxpayers, and the Rights' Charter for the taxpayers. With the 'Transparent Taxation Honouring the Honest' that is aimed at carrying forward the journey of direct tax reforms, the taxpayers would not be harassed and treated with suspicion here on. Speaking at the launch, the Prime Minister said that