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PM Modi to address Combined Commanders’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia today
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PM Modi to address Combined Commanders’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the top commanders of the three defence forces at the Combined Commanders' Conference at Kevadia in Gujarat on Saturday. "The Combined Commanders' Conference 2021 is scheduled to be held at Kevadia in Gujarat. The Prime Minister would be addressing the top commanders of the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy at the event and is expected to give directions to the defence forces for being prepared for the challenges in the near and distant future," government sources had earlier told. The Commanders' Conference is attended by the Commander-in-Chief rank officers of the three services and the tri-services organisations such as the Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters, Strategic Forces Command and the Port Blair-based Andaman and Nicobar Comman...
PM Modi expresses solidarity with Sweden knife attack victims
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PM Modi expresses solidarity with Sweden knife attack victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed solidarity with the people of Sweden in wake of the violent attacks that took place on Wednesday wherein as many as eight people were injured. "I express solidarity to the people of Sweden, on behalf of all Indian citizens, over the violent attack that took place the day before yesterday in Sweden. We hope that the injured recover soon," the Prime Minister said during an India-Sweden virtual summit alongside his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven. As many as eight people have been injured in a knife attack in southern Sweden on Wednesday (local time). According to a report by Anadolu Agency, the attacker, identified as a 20-year-old male by the Jonkoping county police department, was shot and wounded by police in the Vetlanda locality,...
Govt has opened space, atomic energy and DRDO sectors for youth: PM Modi
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Govt has opened space, atomic energy and DRDO sectors for youth: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the Central government has opened up several sectors including agriculture, space, atomic energy, and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the talented youth of the country, adding that keeping knowledge and research within limits is an injustice to the nation. "It is an injustice to the nation to keep knowledge and research within limits. With this mindset, we are opening up several sectors such as agriculture, space, atomic energy, and DRDO for our youth that is full of potential," PM Modi said while speaking at a webinar on the implementation of Union Budget 2021 in the education sector. He further added that in this year's budget, the government has given more focus on the making of institutions and their access....
PM Modi to address 20 rallies in West Bengal, 6 in Assam
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PM Modi to address 20 rallies in West Bengal, 6 in Assam

Ahead of Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 20 rallies in poll-bound West Bengal and six rallies in Assam, responding to the huge demand of local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of these two states. According to sources, the rallies are planned in such a way that all the 23 districts of West Bengal and 33 districts of Assam will be covered in these rallies. "The demands of PM's rally is huge in all poll-bound states but BJP is focusing more on West Bengal and Assam," a source told  on Tuesday. The BJP is also gearing up to reach the expectations of the local BJP unit to meet the demand of rallies. BJP functionaries including Kailash Vijayvargiya, national General Secretary, Mukul Roy national Vice-President, Sanjay Singh, General Secretary, and Swapan Da...
Govt aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030: PM Modi
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Govt aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030: PM Modi

While observing that the capacity of major Indian ports increased to 1550 million tonnes annually now from 870 million tonnes per annum in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030. "Our government is investing in waterways in a way that was never seen before. Domestic waterways are found to be cost-effective and environment friendly ways of transporting freight. We aim to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030," PM Modi said in his inaugural at Maritime India Summit 2021. "India has as many as 189 lighthouses across its vast coastline. We have drawn up a programme for developing tourism in the land adjacent to 78 lighthouses. The key objective of this initiative is to enhance development of the existing lighthouse...
PM Modi inaugurates ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’
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PM Modi inaugurates ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Maritimes India Summit 2021' on Tuesday. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the second edition of the summit via video conferencing. Prime Minister also launched an e-book of maritime vision 2030, which is aiming to make the Indian maritime industry at par with the top global benchmark in the next 10 years. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (MoS) Ports, Shipping and Waterways (Independent Charge) in his opening remark said that the summit is one of the biggest virtual summit in the world with the participation of 1.7 lakhs partipants from more than 100 nations. "In the three-day summit, we will have ministers from eight nations, over 50 global CEOs, and more than 160 speakers which include 115 international speakers from 24 nations," h...
PM Modi to inaugurate second edition of Maritime India Summit today
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PM Modi to inaugurate second edition of Maritime India Summit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the second edition of Maritime India Summit (MIS) on Tuesday. "At 11 AM, 2nd March, the Maritime India Summit would be inaugurated. This Summit brings together key stakeholders from the maritime sector and will play a leading role in furthering the growth of India's maritime economy," the Prime Minister tweeted on Monday. The Summit will help in furthering the growth of India's maritime economy. Several countries are participating in the event including the CEOs and Ambassadors of several countries to boost investment in the Maritime sector in India. Over one lakh participants from 50 countries have registered online for MIS summit 2021 which is scheduled from March 2 to March 4. According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO),...
Harsh Vardhan praises PM Modi for leading by example, urges opposition to take Covid-19 vaccine
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Harsh Vardhan praises PM Modi for leading by example, urges opposition to take Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lead by example as he took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine the day when the vaccination of people above 60 years began, said Union Health and Family Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday. He also urged opposition leaders to take the COVID-19 vaccine and help in ending the vaccine hesitancy. Union Minister said, "I have been saying from the beginning that both our vaccines are safe and perfect as far as immunogenicity is concerned. We are thankful to Prime Minister, he has always told us that you have to lead by example. He took the jab first when the vaccination of people above 60 years has begun." Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi took the first dose of Covaxin, a coronavirus vaccine developed in India by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and ...
Ghulam Nabi Azad praises PM Modi for being ‘true to his self’
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Ghulam Nabi Azad praises PM Modi for being ‘true to his self’

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi heaped effusive praise on Ghulam Nabi Azad, the senior Congress leader returned the favour on Sunday. Addressing a gathering in Jammu, Azad said he appreciates the fact that the Prime Minister, who comes from humble beginnings, never tired to hide his true self "I like lot of things about many leaders. I'm from a village and feel proud of it ... even our PM hails from village and used to sell tea. We're political rivals but I appreciate that he doesn't hide his true self. Those who do, are living in bubble," Azad said. The Congress leader further said that despite travelling the world and staying at 5-star or 7-star hotels, he feels special joy when he spends time with people from his village. Earlier this month, the Prime Minister gave a...
PM Modi mentions Bageshwar farmer, 55, who revived dead spring
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PM Modi mentions Bageshwar farmer, 55, who revived dead spring

Fifty-five-year-old Jagdish Chandra Kudiyal, a farmer and grocery shop owner from Kumaon’s Bageshwar district, revived a spring in his locality which had been lying dead for decades. Inspired by the Chipko movement, he started planting saplings around the spring, which slowly recharged the ground water table. After 20 years, the spring finally came to life and now helps locals irrigate their fields. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded his efforts in 'Mann ki Baat'. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took to Twitter to praise him too. “When stubbornness turns into passion, there are definitely meaningful results. Shri Jagdish Kudiyal Ji, resident of Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, has recharged the dry local water springs many years ago with his efforts to overcome not...
PM Modi went to AIIMS and got vaccinated in the morning
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PM Modi went to AIIMS and got vaccinated in the morning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Covid shot this morning at Delhi's AIIMS hospital, becoming the first beneficiary in the second phase of the nationwide vaccination against the coronavirus. PM Modi was administered the home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as India today began vaccinating people over 60 and those over 45 who have illnesses. "Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19," PM Modi tweeted, sharing an image of himself taking first dose of the vaccine. PM Modi also appealed to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. "Together, let us make India COVID-19 free," he said. The PM's vaccination was replete with symbols from st...
India has potential to take world back to eco-friendly toys: PM Modi
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India has potential to take world back to eco-friendly toys: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the ancient toy culture of the country reflects the practice of reuse and recycling, which is part of the Indian lifestyle, and added that India has the potential to take the world back to eco-friendly toys. Speaking at the India Toy Fair 2021 in Delhi, the Prime Minister said the government has prepared a National Toy Action Plan. It includes 15 ministries and departments to make the industry competitive, Aatmanirbhar, and to provide it with a global platform. "This first Toy Fair is not just a business or economic event. This program is a link to strengthen the country's age-old culture of sports and gaiety. India toy culture is as old as the Indus Valley Civilization. The world has studied the toys of the Mohenjo-Daro and Harappan...
PM Modi pays tribute to Sant Ravidas on birth anniversary
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PM Modi pays tribute to Sant Ravidas on birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the mystic poet, Sant Ravidas on the occasion of his birth anniversary, also known as Ravidas Jayanti, on Saturday. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said, " Saint Ravidasji gave messages on equality, goodwill, and compassion centuries ago, which has inspired the countrymen for ages. I pay tribute to him on his birth anniversary." Sant Ravidas belonged to the bhakti movement during the 15th to 16th century and his hymns are included in the Guru Granth Sahib. He is considered the founder of the 21st-century Ravidassia religion. Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, which is the full moon day of the Magh month as per the Hindu calendar.
Indian health eco-system is being seen with new respect today: PM Modi
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Indian health eco-system is being seen with new respect today: PM Modi

Indian health eco-system is being seen with new eyes, new respect, and new credibility today, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Speaking at the convocation of Tamil Nadu's Dr. MGR Medical University via video conferencing, Prime Minister said that during the 'unexpected COVID-19 crisis' India has not only made a new path but helped others too. "In a time of COVID-19, India has not only made a new path but helped others too. Today, India is among the countries with the lowest death rate and high recovery rate. Indian health eco-system is being seen with new eyes, new respect, and new credibility. However, this also means that the world will have greater expectations from you which is a responsibility on your young and strong shoulders," the Prime Minister said. He said that ...
India rejecting Congress’ feudal culture, dynasty, patronage politics: PM Modi in Puducherry
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India rejecting Congress’ feudal culture, dynasty, patronage politics: PM Modi in Puducherry

Launching an attack on Congress that recently lost its majority in the Puducherry assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said people all over India are rejecting the Congress and the party's culture of "feudal politics, dynasty politics, patronage politics" is ending. Addressing a public rally in Puducherry, the Prime Minister also took a swipe at former Chief Minister V Narayanasamy for wrong translation of a woman's complaint to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while he was in the Union Territory to launch the party's election campaign. The PM said, "A few days ago the entire nation saw a video. A helpless woman was complaining about the Puducherry Government's neglect during cyclone and floods. One could see the pain in her eyes. One could hear the pain in her voice. Inst...