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PM Modi releases postage stamp to mark beginning of centenary celebrations of Chauri Chaura incident
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PM Modi releases postage stamp to mark beginning of centenary celebrations of Chauri Chaura incident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a postage stamp dedicated to mark the beginning of centenary celebrations of the Chauri Chaura incident in Uttar Pradesh, via video conferencing. Addressing the people at the event in Chauri-Chaura, Prime Minister Modi said, "Incident of Chauri Chaura was not limited to a police station being set on fire. The message of the incident was huge. Due to various reasons, it was treated as a minor incident, but we should see it in context. The fire was not just in the station but in the hearts of people." "It is unfortunate that martyrs of Chauri Chaura incident have not been discussed as much as they should have been. Although, they have not been given significance in pages of history but their blood is in the soil of the country and keeps ins...
PM Modi to inaugurate ‘Chauri Chaura’ centenary celebrations on Feb 4
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PM Modi to inaugurate ‘Chauri Chaura’ centenary celebrations on Feb 4

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations at Chauri Chaura in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur on February 4 at 11 am via video conferencing. The day marks 100 years of the 'Chauri Chaura' incident, a landmark event in the country's fight for independence. The Prime Minister will also release a postal stamp dedicated to the Chauri Chaura centenary during the event, according to a press release. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion.
PM Modi says Budget envisions self-reliance, will enhance India’s self-confidence
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PM Modi says Budget envisions self-reliance, will enhance India’s self-confidence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the Union Budget 2021-22 and said it will enhance India's self-confidence amid the coronavirus pandemic while asserting that the budget envisions self-reliance. "The Union Budget 2021-22 has been presented amid unprecedented circumstances... Amid the situation created by COVID-19. Today's budget will enhance India's self-confidence and will instill self-confidence in the world. The budget has the vision of self-reliance and takes along every section of the society," PM Modi said after the Union Budget was tabled in the Parliament. "We have taken the approach of widening new opportunities for growth, new openings for our youth, a new high to human resources, developing new regions for infrastructure, walking towards technology and bring new re...
PM Modi says Nation shocked to witness insult of Tricolour on Jan 26
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PM Modi says Nation shocked to witness insult of Tricolour on Jan 26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the nation was shocked to witness the insult of the Tricolour on January 26. The Prime Minister made the statement while addressing this years' first 'Mann Ki Baat' programme. "It seems a few days ago when we were giving each other auspicious wishes, then we celebrated Lohri, celebrated Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu. Festivals were celebrated in different parts of the country in this month. Today is the last day of January 2021. Are you too thinking, the way I am that 2021 had commenced just a few days ago? It just doesn't feel that the entire month of January has passed by! This is what is termed as the speed of time," PM Modi said in his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat. "This month, we got good news from the cricket pitch. After in...
PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, says his ideals continue to motivate
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PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, says his ideals continue to motivate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 73rd death anniversary, stating that his ideas continue to motivate millions. In India, five days are declared as Martyrs Day to honour those who laid down their lives for the country. Of these, the first day is January 30, when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. On Shaheed Diwas, the Prime Minister recalled the heroic sacrifices of all those who devoted themselves towards India's freedom on Shaheed Diwas. In a tweet, Modi said, "Tributes to the great Bapu on his Punya Tithi. His ideals continue to motivate millions. On Martyrs' Day, we recall the heroic sacrifices of all those great women and men who devoted themselves towards India's freedom and the well-being of every India...
PM Modi pays tribute to Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa on his birth anniversary
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PM Modi pays tribute to Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa on his birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to late Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa, first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, on his birth anniversary while addressing the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally at Cariappa Ground in Delhi on Thursday. "We are holding this event of Annual NCC rally at the ground named after Field Marshal KM Cariappa. In 1947, his wit and intelligence helped in gaining a decisive edge in the war. Today is his birth anniversary. I pay tribute to him on the behalf of all the citizens," said Prime Minister Modi. He also pointed out that there are immense opportunities for the girls in NCC cadets. "There has been an increase in 35 per cent of girls cadet in NCC in past few years. The nation needs your bravery and new opportunities are waiting for you. I see fut...
PM Modi remembers freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary
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PM Modi remembers freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary on Thursday saying that his contribution to the freedom struggle is indelible and inspires people across generations. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Remembering the great Lala Lajpat Rai Ji on his Jayanti. His contribution to India's freedom struggle is indelible and inspires people across generations." Born on January 28, 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. He was one of the three in the Lal Bal Pal trio namely Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal - social reformers and freedom fighters who helped India gain independence from the British rule.
PM Modi lauds people for empowering girl child, ensuring ‘Desh ki beti’
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PM Modi lauds people for empowering girl child, ensuring ‘Desh ki beti’

On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Prime minister Narendra Modi appreciated those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring "Desh ki beti" leads a life of dignity and opportunity. The Prime Minister also extended greetings and saluted the accomplishments of the girl child in various fields. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "On National Girl Child Day, we salute our #DeshKiBeti and the accomplishments in various fields. The Central Government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity." PM Modi also appreciated those who are working continuously for the empowerment of girl child. "Today is also a day to especially appreciate all those w...
PM Modi says India self-reliant on Covid-19 vaccines as one million inoculated
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PM Modi says India self-reliant on Covid-19 vaccines as one million inoculated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today India was completely self-reliant on coronavirus vaccine supplies as the world’s second-most populous country inoculated more than one million people within a week of starting a massive campaign. On Saturday, India began what the government calls the world’s biggest vaccination programme, using two shots made locally: one licensed from Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc, and another developed at home by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research. “Our preparation has been such that vaccine is fast reaching every corner of the country,” Modi said while interacting with healthcare workers from his Varanasi constituency through video conferencing. “And on the world’s biggest need today, we are complet...
PM Narendra Modi  condoled the death of senior oncologist  Dr V Shanta
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PM Narendra Modi condoled the death of senior oncologist Dr V Shanta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of senior oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta who passed away in the early hours on Tuesday. She was 93. "Dr. V Shanta will be remembered for her outstanding efforts to ensure top-quality cancer care. The Cancer Institute at Adyar, Chennai is at the forefront of serving the poor and downtrodden. I recall my visit to the Institute in 2018. Saddened by Dr. V Shanta's demise. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted. The veteran oncologist was admitted to a private hospital in the city last night after she complained of chest pain. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said he is sad with the demise of the renowned oncologist. Vardhan said she "The veteran oncologist was admitted to a private hospital in...
PM Narendra Modi  flagged off new eight trains connecting Gujarat’s Kevadia
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PM Narendra Modi flagged off new eight trains connecting Gujarat’s Kevadia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off new eight trains connecting Gujarat's Kevadia, which houses Statue of Unity, to several other destinations of the country and said this is a beautiful picture of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat'. "This is probably for the first time in the history of railways that so many trains from different locations of the country get flagged off to the same destination," PM Modi said. "More visitors are coming to the Statue of Unity than the Statue of Liberty. Kevadia is not a small place any more. It will become one of the most attractive tourist spots of the world," the Prime Minister said. In future, over 1 lakh people will come to visit Kevadiya every day, PM Modi said quoting a survey. Paying his tributes to Bharat Ratna MGR on his birth anniv...
Key points of PM Modi launches Covid-19 vaccine drive in India
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Key points of PM Modi launches Covid-19 vaccine drive in India

Key points of PM Modi launches Covid-19 vaccine drive in India: The vaccines are living proof of India’s talent and scientific capabilities. India’s vaccination programme is based on humanitarian principles. Our doctors, nurses, medical and paramedical staff are eligible to get the vaccine before others. For the preparation of this vaccination, we have conducted trials, dry runs in states with the help of the state government. Two doses of corona vaccine are absolutely essential. Don’t make the mistake of not taking the second dose. Two weeks after the second dose, you will develop the power to combat corona. The way you remained patient during the war with covid, you must show the same patience in the vaccination. More than 100 countries in India have less than 3 crore...
PM Modi to address Startup India International Summit beginning
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PM Modi to address Startup India International Summit beginning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address participants from over two dozen countries at the two-day Prarambh: Startup India International Summit beginning on Friday, officials aware of the matter said. Over 200 global speakers will be involved in the summit with 24 sessions. The summit is focussed on enhancing multilateral cooperation and engagement with countries globally to collectively develop and strengthen the startup ecosystems. The Union commerce ministry’s promotion of industry and internal trade department is organising the event. “The two-day Summit is being organised as a follow up of the announcement made by the Prime Minister at the fourth BIMSTEC [Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation] Summit held in Kathmandu in August 2018 wher...
Govt clears Rs 48,000-cr deal for 83 Tejas fighters
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Govt clears Rs 48,000-cr deal for 83 Tejas fighters

The Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) Wednesday cleared the much awaited Rs 48,000-crore deal for 83 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas aircraft, which will see a greater collaboration between state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and private firms as part of ‘Make in India’. With the CCS now clearing the deal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to sign a contract with HAL next month when India’s air show Aero India takes off in Bengaluru. According to the plan, HAL will deliver 73 Tejas Mk 1A and 10 Tejas Mk 1 trainers by 2026. Announcing the decision, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted saying that the deal worth about Rs 48,000 crore will strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet LCA Tejas. “This deal will be a game changer for self-reli...