Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Trump says Modi praised him over Covid-19 testing
    Washington, September 14 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has claimed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him for coronavirus testing in America, which is currently the worst-hit country in the world. Trump made the remarks at a campaign rally on Saturday night in Nevada. The President said: "We've tested more people than India than many many big countries put together. India's second. We are 44 million tests ahead of India. They have 1.5 billion people
  • Works worth Rs 23K cr done under Garib Kalyan Yojana: PM
    New Delhi, September 12 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the government had completed works worth Rs 23,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and that the number of days to build a house under the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin) had gone sown from 125 days to between 45 and 60 days. Modi was speaking on the occasion of handing over of 1.75 lakh houses in Madhya Pradesh to the beneficiaries through videoconference, wherein Chief Ministe
  • Govt should've least interference in education policy: PM
    New Delhi, September 7 (IANS): Praising the new National Education Policy 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the government should have the least interference in it. Addressing a Governors' conference, Modi said: "To fulfil the aspirations of the country, education policy and system are important tools. In this system, the central and state governments and the local bodies are interlinked; it is also correct that in the education policy, the government s
  • India to spend Rs 100L Cr on 7K infra projects
    New Delhi, August 15 (IANS): Aimed at eliminating silos, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that India will spend Rs 100 lakh crore on 7,000 National Infrastructure projects. For this, the Prime Minister said, a very big plan has been prepared to connect the entire country with Multi-Modal Connectivity. "About 7,000 projects of different sectors have also been identified. It would be like a new revolution in infrastructure. The country is moving towards spend
  • PM to launch Rs 1 lakh crore financing facility on Sunday
    New Delhi, August 8 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund on Sunday and also release the sixth instalment of funds of Rs 17,000 crore to 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme. Modi will take part in the event around 11 a.m. via video conferencing and the occasion will be witnessed by lakhs of farmers, cooperatives, and citizens across the country. Union Minister of Agriculture and Fa
  • Handloom Day: Modi urges people to be 'Vocal for Handmade'
    New Delhi, August 7 (IANS): On National Handloom Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted those associated with the handloom and handicrafts sector and urged people to strengthen efforts towards a self-reliant India. The National Handloom Day is observed annually on August 7 to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India's handloom industry. The day seeks to focus on the contribution of handlooms to the socio-economic development of the country
  • PM, President extend warm greetings on Raksha Bandhan
    New Delhi, August 3 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and leaders across the political spectrum on Monday extended warm greetings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Raksha Bandhan celebrates the special bond between brother and sister. On this day, sisters tie a talisman or amulet around the wrists of their brothers and receive a gift in return. Rakhi symbolises love, affection and mutual trust. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi acknowledged Raksha Bandhan
  • Modi tells BJP's new RS MPs to use social media to connect
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP Rajya Sabha MPs who took oath on Wednesday, maintaining social distancing, when he strongly advocated for use of the social media by the new members of the upper house. The Prime Minister urged them not just to be limited to the upper house but also be active in the field. "Urged MPs to keep themselves updated with latest policy issues. Also emphasised on being effective on the floor of the House as well as in the
  • PM Modi to address high-level segment of UNESC on Friday
    NEW DELHI, JULY 16 (IANS): For the first after getting elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a broader UN membership on Friday in an annual High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC) session.   The Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address virtually at this year's High-Level Segment from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. (local time) at the UN in New York. He will be spea
  • PM Modi to address global audience on Thursday
    NEW DELHI, JULY 8 (IANS): 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, IT & Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Skills Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey, from India.   The line
  • Modi remembers ex-PM Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary
    New Delhi, June 28 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary, calling him a great scholar.   The Prime Minister said, "Shri Narasimha Rao JI belonged to a humble background. He fought injustice from a very young age."   Modi said that Narasimha Rao had defied Nizam's order of not singing Vande Matram at the age of 17.   He said, "I hope many more Indians will read more
  • Govt does not discriminate on basis of faith, caste: PM
    New Delhi, June 27 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sent out a strong message of inclusivity, saying his Government does not discriminate on the basis of any faith or caste. Prime Minister Modi also praised the role of Mar Thoma Church in the freedom struggle.   Modi was addressing the 90th birthday celebrations of Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan. He joined the Kerala based Church via video conference.   "Government does not discriminate