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Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on his 46th birthday on Sunday morning. The Prime Minister wished Gandhi a long and healthy life. “Birthday wishes to the Congress VP, Rahul Gandhi. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life,” tweeted Modi. Gandhi thanked him for the wishes.

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Modi congrats hockey team for silver

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Indian men’s hockey team for winning silver medal in the Champions Trophy. “Congrats to our Hockey Team for a spirited performance in Champions Trophy finals. Their effort has been brilliant. We’re proud of the team,” Modi tweeted. India were pipped by reigning world champions Australia

Modi wishes Muslims on Ramadan

New DelhI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished the Muslim community on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, also called Ramzan. “As the holy month of Ramzan commences, I convey my greetings to the Muslim community,” Modi said in a statement. “May Ramzan deepen the bond of brotherhood and the spirit of

PM hardsells India to Qatari firms

Doha: Highlighting India’s ‘investment-friendly policies,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Qatar’s companies to ‘grab’ the vast opportunities for business, especially in the infrastructure sector, while promising to remove “bottlenecks” identified by them. On the second day of his visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation, he held an hour-long closed-door interaction with top business

Jayalalithaa thanks Modi for metro rail extension sanction

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendre Modi for the union cabinet’s approval for extending the metro rail service here. In a letter to Modi, Jayalalithaa said: “I understand that the Union Cabinet has accorded approval to the proposal to extend Corridor I of Phase I of the Chennai Metro

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Modi terms India’s ties with Kabul timeless, offers all help

Herat: Unfazed by terror attacks on its missions and barriers of politics and geography, India will continue to extend cooperation in war-torn Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Saturday after dedicating the Rs 1,700 crore dam in strategically vital Herat province. Modi said other countries may have a ‘sunset clause’ but India’s ties with

Modi visit will highlight deepening Indo-US relationship: WH

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to the American capital will highlight the “deepening of the US-India relationship”, the White House has said. “The visit will highlight the deepening of the US-India relationship in key areas since the President’s visit to New Delhi in January 2015,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Jennifer Friedman told

Looking forward to robust discussion with Modi next week: US

Washington: The US is looking forward to a”very robust” and “comprehensive” discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the country next week, the State Department has said, noting that ties with India remain “vital”. “We look forward to having a very robust, comprehensive discussion with the Prime Minister when he comes next week,”

Modi invites people to take quiz on government programmes

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited people to take part in an online quiz on the initiatives his government has taken during the last two years. “An interesting governance quizÂ… Let’s see how many you get it right. quiz.mygov.in,” Modi tweeted. The web-link “https://quiz.mygov.in/” provided in his tweet opens a site that

Want to meet PM? Answer online governance quiz

New Delhi: What was the amount of tax refunds paid in 2015-16 — Rs 1,22,325 cr, Rs 1,23,425 cr, Rs 1,23,325 cr or Rs 1,22,425 cr? If you answer 20 randomly selected questions like this in five minutes, you can meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As the NDA government completes its two years in office,

Modi leads his pack in taking on UPA, citing NDA’s achievements in 2 years

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the UPA was not enthused over the performance of his government at the Centre, while reiterating his government’s commitment to end corruption. “We have got renewed people’s faith in the government,” said Modi while speaking at the big bash organised at India Gate to mark

Modi pays tribute to V.D.Savarkar on birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to right wing ideologue V.D. Savarkar on his 133 birth anniversary. “Bharat Ma ke saput aur anek logon ke prernasrot Veer Savarkar ki janam jayanti par unhain shat shat naman (I salute to the true son of Mother India and inspiration for many people Veer

‘There is mood of hope and development’

Saharanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that a mood of development and hope pervaded the country replacing hopelessness that prevailed under the UPA rule as he pitched his government as one dedicated to the poor and farmers which prevented the ‘loot’ of public money. Addressing the first of his four public rallies here

Two-thirds people happy with Modi government

New Delhi: About two-thirds of the people in a survey done by a citizen engagement platform said they are happy with the two years of the Narendra Modi-led government’s performance. A survey done by LocalCircles concluded its 20 point citizen poll with over 15,000 citizens voting on each question. According to the survey, 64 per

PMO asks for putting on hold bills on transgenders, drugs

New Delhi: Two key proposed social sector reforms which seek to protect the rights of transgenders and address the problem of drug abuse are unlikely to be introduced anytime soon, with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) putting them on hold for the time being. The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had already completed inter-ministerial consultations

PM for weekly drought-proofing steps

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked 11 drought-hit states including Maharashtra to take measures on a weekly basis for drought-proofing of villages till the monsoon arrives in the first week of June. In the last two weeks, Modi has met separately the chief ministers of 11 drought-hit states such as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh,

Shed ‘holier than thou’ attitude to resolve conflict: PM

Ujjain: Warning that global warming and terrorism have become the world’s biggest concerns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that shedding the ‘holier-than- thou’ attitude is the key to overcoming these issues and resolving conflicts. “World’s biggest concerns are global warming and terrorism… the holier than thou attitude apparently is behind them,” Modi said

Drought-hit states seek `33,272 crore from Modi

KEY CONCERNS  As many as 28,000 villages in Maharashtra have been hit by drought.  Farmers in Uttar Pradesh have faced the onslaught of both hailstorm and drought.  Facing the worst drought in last four decades, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah sought additional `12,272 cr funds. New Delhi The governments of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have sought

Modi breaks silence, to punish chopper thieves

Hosur (TN): In his first public comments since the AgustaWestland issue broke out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dubbed the controversial deal a “chori” (theft) and indicated that the guilty, howsoever big, would not be spared. Without naming Congress, Modi also attacked the party which has launched a counter-attack on his government for dragging

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Only Modi, Bhagwat leading India: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack at the Narendra Modi government, saying the country was being run by only two persons — Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Rahul said: “Anyone who dares to speak against them (Modi and Bhagwat) are charged with false allegations.” “Today in India,