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PM to launch mobile app for digital transactions

Digital India New Delhi: To promote and make digital transactions easier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a mobile app on Friday. “I will launch a mobile app to enable easier digital payments and transactions. The app will immensely benefit our citizens,” Modi said on his personal Twitter account. “Will join #DigiDhanMela programme at the

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Note ban destroyed terror funding, human-drug trafficking: PM

Dehradun; Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi’s charge of helping big corporates and the rich, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is focused on working for the poor and asserted that demonetisation has destroyed in one stroke black money, terror funding as well as human and drug trafficking. Targeting parties who are opposing

Law against ‘benami’ properties to be operationalised soon: PM

New Delhi: Vowing to carry forward the war against corruption and black money post-demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government will soon operationalise a strong law to effectively deal with ‘benami’ properties and this was just the beginning. Making his last monthly address this year in his “Mann ki Baat” programme, he defended

Opposition trying to defend the dishonest: PM

Kanpur: Scaling up his attack on Opposition over demonetisation issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today alleged Parliament was not allowed to function as opposition parties were trying to defend the dishonest and were running away from a debate on the issue of corruption and black money. Addressing BJP’s ‘parivartan rally’ here, he also said some

Cashless transaction will curb corruption, PM to party workers

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked party workers to promote digital transactions and bring everyone under cashless economy, which was the only way to curb corruption. Modi was speaking to party workers at the party’s headquarters ‘Kamalam’ here. The programme was attended by thousands of workers from across the state including Chief Minister Vijay

Demonetisation: Rahul, Mamata sharpen attack on PM; ‘Yagna’ against graft, says Modi

New Delhi/Kolkata: A month after demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee on Thursday led a fresh opposition offensive against Narendra Modi, calling it a “foolish decision” and “one man-made economic disaster” even as the prime minister hailed the campaign as a ‘Yagna’ against corruption and black money. As the exchanges between rival parties escalated both

PM singularly responsible for economic mess: CPI(M)

New Delhi: CPI(M) on Thursday held the Prime Minister “singularly responsible” for the “mess” in the economy due to demonetization and said it has renewed its contempt notice against him for continuously making policy statements outside Parliament and “running away” from a debate in the House. Referring to Modi’s November 8 demonetization announcement, CPI(M) leader

PM pays tributes to Ambedkar

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi todaypaid his tributes to B R Ambedkar, saying India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation. “I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Nirvan Divas. India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation,” he said in

PM asks Indian energy companies to become MNCs

New Delhi: Pushing Indian energy companies to become multinationals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today outlined a vision for creating energy corridors to the Middle-East, Central Asia and South Asia, saying stable and reasonably-priced energy is key to economic development. The world’s third-largest energy consumer needs to raise domestic oil and gas production to cut imports

New Zealand PM John Key resigns

Wellington: New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced his resignation after eight years as head of the government. Key cited family reasons for his leaving. “This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made and I don’t know what I’ll do next,” said Key, Efe news reported. Key also resigned as the National Party

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PM invokes Amritsar’s close links with Afghanistan

Amritsar: Amritsar nurtures an old and stead fast connection of warmth and affection with Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said invoking the economic and spiritual links of the holy city, which is hosting the 6th Heart of Asia conference. Inaugurating the conclave, he told the gathering about Amritsar’s role in prosperity of Afghanistan, underscoring

Go digital, even beggar using swipe machine: PM

Moradabad (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday referred to a WhatsApp video showing a beggar using a swipe machine to persuade people to shift to digital monetary transactions, insisting Indians do not take long to accept new things if they know the intention behind an action is right. “I don’t know how far it is true

Jan Dhan money to go to poor, this is the last queue: PM

Moradabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he is working on a formula on how to send the corrupt to jail who deposited their money in Jan Dhan accounts of poor after demonetization and ensure this money goes to the poor households. Responding to criticism over long queues outside banks and ATMS since the note

Opposition demands apology from PM, Rajya Sabha adjourned

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned briefly following an uproar shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered the house. As soon as the Prime Minister entered, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad sought an apology from him for having projected the opposition as “supporters of black money”. Azad was supported by Trinamool

Govt ready for demonetisation discussion in Par’l, PM to take part: Naidu

New Delhi: The government is ready for a discussion in Parliament on demonetisation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in it, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today as he appealed to the opposition parties not to disrupt proceedings. He said the mood of the country was in favour of the move which

Strict laws to be used to deal with ‘benami’ transactions: PM

New Delhi: With Jan Dhan accounts witnessinga surge in deposits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today issued a warning to those using poor people to park their illegal money, saying the strict ‘benami’ law would be implemented against such transactions. He appealed to the people to shift to cashless system of transactions and asked the youth

Mamata attacks PM, says ‘Mann ki Baat’ is ‘Modi ki Baat’

New Delhi: In a stinging attack on the Prime Minister, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme was a “misuse” of the government machinery as it has now become ‘Modi ki Baat’. “Modiji, you have finished India’s economy and growth. We don’t trust you or your mismatched wrong

India will shine like gold after demonetisation fire: PM

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was confident that India would shine like gold after the government’s decision to demonetise high value currency notes that would curb unaccounted wealth in the country. “Just like gold we will emerge glowing from this fire. The main reason behind this confidence is our people,”

CPI(M) moves contempt notice against PM in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Today moved a contempt notice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha for “staying away” from the House although present in Parliament building and not explaining the issues relating to demonetisation. “I have moved (a notice for) a motion for contempt of the House by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notices have been