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PM Narendra Modi meets President to discuss various issues: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and the two leaders discussed issues of national and international importance, Rashtrapati Bhavan officials said.

Expansionists are either erased or forced to retreat: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the era of expansionism was over, and that expansionist forces have either been erased from history or have had to retreat.

India-China standoff: Significance of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Leh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Ladakh in the midst of a seven-week tense border standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in a number of areas of the region. He interacted with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP. ET’s Hakeem Irfan Rashid explains the significance of PM’s visit to Leh amid India-China standoff. WatchIndia-China standoff: Significance of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Leh

PM Narendra Modi in Ladakh, accompanied by CDS Bipin Rawat and Army chief

The prime minister is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu and is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP, official sources said.

Economy is showing signs of improvement: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that economy is showing signs of improvement and encouraging everyone to move ahead. His remarks came at his meeting with the Chief Ministers and heads of 21 States and Union Territories on the COVID-19 situation in the country, held via video conferencing.Economy is showing signs of improvement: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation today at 4 pm

In his monthly "Mann ki Baat" address on Sunday, the prime minister had asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh.

Narendra Modi's LAC comments 'endorsed Chinese position':Congress

Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal said the government should not remain in denial. It should not back down till the Chinese retreat and status quo ante is restored at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border between India and China.

Narendra Modi finds neighbours silent as India-China tensions simmer

Modi has long built an image of a strongman, taking bold stands when faced with difficult neighbors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews Baghjan inferno situation

Thanking the Prime Minister for his proactive steps on the issue, Sonowal said that as soon as fire broke out, four ministers of the State Government camped at the site and supervised the relief operations.

Key takeaways from PM Narendra Modi's announcements on commercial coal mining

With easy entry and exit norms for commercial coal auctions the government expects participation from Indian companies like Hindalco, Jindal Steel & Power, JSW Energy, Adani Group and Vedanta besides global miners like Peabody, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

Coal India shares jump 6% on Narendra Modi's commercial mining announcement

A total of 1,533,585 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:45AM (IST).

View: PM Narendra Modi signals a China reset

India-China relations are headed for a major reset. It can’t be ‘business as usual’, even if ties can’t be sundered completely.

PM Narendra Modi visits Ladakh to review ground situation amid India-China standoff

Days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in East Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Leh with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat. The prime minister is presently at one of the forward locations in Nimu and is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and ITBP, official sources said. Located at 11,000 feet, Nimu is among the toughest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar range.PM Narendra Modi visits Ladakh to review ground situation amid India-China standoff

View: The time couldn’t be more ripe for Narendra Modi to cement a strategic India-US alliance

US and India have had a prickly relationship. But with a belligerent China, it may be time to get off the fence.

Homebuyers approach PM Narendra Modi for relief from interest burden

In the backdrop of Covid-19 related job losses and salary cuts, homebuyers are already stressed financially and the government hasn’t provided any relief in their instalments for the period of extensions granted to builders, according to FPCE.

COVID-19 vaccine: PM Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting, reviews preparations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparations being undertaken for vaccination against COVID-19, as and when a vaccine is available. The Prime Minister directed officials to evaluate various technology tools to ensure efficient and timely vaccination in due course of time. He also emphasised that detailed planning for such large scale vaccination should be undertaken immediately.COVID-19 vaccine: PM Narendra Modi chairs high-level meeting, reviews preparations

PM Narendra Modi to chair meeting on cyclone 'Amphan'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level meeting Monday afternoon to review the situation arising out of cyclone 'Amphan', which is likely to hit the eastern coast.

PM Narendra Modi's model village scheme not achieving desired purpose: Audit report

PM Narendra Modi's scheme for development of villages has not made any perceptible impact or achieving its desired purpose and, therefore, it should be reviewed, a performance audit by the Rural Development Ministry has suggested.

Narendra Modi is actually Surender Modi: Rahul's swipe at PM over LAC face-off

The Congress leader on Saturday accused Modi of having "surrendered" Indian territory to Chinese aggression, after his remark that neither is anyone inside India's territory nor has anyone captured its posts, made at an all-party meeting.

Yoga at home and yoga with family: PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day 2020

PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2020.Yoga at home and yoga with family: PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be on the move now in the ‘New Normal’

When Modi finally stepped out of his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence on Friday for a tour of cyclone-hit West Bengal and Odisha, it was also a message for people finally stepping out of their homes after the two-month lockdown. Like them, the prime minister will also be on the move from now, top government officials said.

Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee conduct aerial survey

PM Narendra Modi conducts aerial survey of areas affected by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal. CM Mamata Banerjee is also accompanying.Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee conduct aerial survey

India must reduce coal imports, become self-reliant in energy: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the auction of 41 coal mines for commercial mining and reiterated his call for India to become self-reliant in energy by reducing imports. Despite having the world's fourth-largest coal reserves and being the second-largest producer, the country is the second-largest importer.India must reduce coal imports, become self-reliant in energy: PM Narendra Modi

Deeply grateful for support shown by global community to India's membership of UNSC: PM Narendra Modi

India garnered 184 votes out of the 192 ballots cast in the General Assembly to win the election for the non-permanent seat in the powerful Security Council. India's two year term will begin on January 1, 2021.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba orders eSamikSha revamp

The revamped platform will be rolled out from July 16 and all ministries have been given time till July 10 to update the implementation timeline of the Cabinet decisions pertaining to them on the portal.

Karnataka Police files FIR against Sonia Gandhi for tweet on Narendra Modi

Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Pradesh Congress president DK Shivakumar have urged chief minister BS Yediyurappa to quash the FIR and suspend the police officer forthwith. The advocate, a BJP activist, has filed the complaint with a political motive, they said.

Green shoots in the economy visible: PM Narendra Modi at CMs' meet on Covid situation

Modi cited the example of Punjab to impress upon micro-containment to fight the virus.

Befitting reply given to those who cast evil eye on Indian territory in Ladakh: PM Modi

In a clear reference to China, PM said that India knows how to maintain friendship, but it can certainly look someone in the eye and retaliate.

Need to turn Covid crisis into opportunity to create Atmanirbhar Bharat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Addressing the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata over video conference, he said this is the time to make bold decisions and investments for the country to scale new heights. The PM also said that people-centric, people-driven and planet-friendly development has become part of the BJP-led Central government's governance.

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 8 pm today

India was put on a 21-day lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. The announcement of complete lockdown was made by Prime Minister Modi on March 24.

PM Narendra Modi bats for unlocking economy, CMs divided

The Centre is keen to frame broad guidelines for the resumption of economic activities.

Sacrifice of people who fought for democracy during Emergency will not be forgotten: Modi

New Delhi, Jun 25 () The sacrifice of people who fought for democracy during the Emergency will never be forgotten, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

PM Narendra Modi prescribes Ayush's 'traditional ways'

In his address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again endorsed traditional ways to boost the immune system, directing people to follow the guidelines issued by the Ayush ministry to avoid contracting Covid-19.

Ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to consumers: PM Narendra Modi to power sector

Underlining the significance of the power sector in propelling country's economy, Modi stressed on the need for effective enforcement of contracts for attracting private investments during the meeting, which was among others attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for power, skill and NRE R K Singh, it said.

To help MSMEs scale, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches technology platform ‘Champions’

The portal will aim to resolve the problems of MSMEs including those of finance, raw materials, labour, regulatory permissions, particularly those arising due to present-day Covid- induced difficult situation.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Narendra Modi virtual summit on Thursday, bilateral ties to be discussed: Report

Morrison said he was looking forward to discussing the countries' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and would hold talks with Prime Minister Modi through a virtual meeting on Thursday on various other issues.

PM Modi says sacrifice of Indian soldiers won't go in vain, will give a befitting reply

PM Modi said India has always tried that differences do not become disputes. Later, the prime minister and those attending the meeting observed silence of a few minutes as a mark of respect for the slain soldiers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘gamcha’ becomes a game changer for weavers in rural area

PM Modi’s ‘gamcha’ becomes game changer for weavers in UP’s Barabanki. A textile manufacturing unit begins manufacturing of red and white 'gamcha' after PM Modi donned it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore it while addressing the nation when he announced lockdown 2.0 on April 14. (ANI)Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘gamcha’ becomes a game changer for weavers in rural area

Nobody can stare down Narendra Modi's India: BJP on border standoff with China

"Narendra Modi ke Bharat ko koi aankh nahi dikha sakta (No country can stare down PM Modi's India)," BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Hindi during a press conference.

PM Narendra Modi continues engagement with key leaders of Islamic world on occasion of Eid

Reciprocating the greetings, the Egyptian President referred to Egypt and India as being among the oldest civilizations in the world, and expressed happiness about the fast expanding bilateral relationship, according to the MEA statement. Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the support extended by Egyptian authorities for the safety and welfare of Indian nationals in Egypt.

PM likely to hold fresh round of consultation with CMs next week

The meet comes against the backdrop of rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.

'Karuna' to poor is answer to corona: PM Narendra Modi

Each citizen should try to help nine poor families during the 21 days of lockdown, PM Modi has said and likened the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic to the legendary Kurukshetra war that lasted 18 days.

Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi departs for West Bengal to undertake aerial survey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's last visit was to Prayagraj and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh on February 29. He will be going on a tour after 83 days.

Modi government 2.0 faces two challenges: popular distraction, and itself

The Modi government may have come face to face with two formidable adversaries: chaos, and itself.

Nirmala Sitharaman to meet PM Narendra Modi for stimulus 2.0

The upcoming package is likely to focus on the MSME sector, which has been the worst hit.

PM Narendra Modi takes a balanced view on lockdown

The decision to extend the lockdown till May 3 is based on the fact that all major impacted countries have gone for more than 40-day long lockdowns, an official said.

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation on April 14th at 10 am

Punjab, Odisha, Telangana and Maharashtra have already extended restrictions.

Dalal Street, here’s what’s in it for you in Narendra Modi’s Rs 20 lakh crore doleouts

Analysts said the reforms indeed are positive from a long-term perspective.

Fifth tranche of economic package will have transformative impact on health, education sectors: PM Narendra Modi

The measures will boost entrepreneurship, help public sector units and revitalise the village economy, the prime minister said in a tweet.

Glad to be joining the first India-Australia virtual summit: PM Modi

"As vibrant democracies, from Commonwealth to cricket to even cuisine, our people-to-people relations are strong and the future is bright," Modi said. Modi was responding to a tweet by Prime Minister Morrison, who said he is looking forward to catching up with his Indian counterpart for the virtual summit.

Lockdown may have to be extended: PM Narendra Modi to opposition

It comes amid raging speculation of a likely 2-week extension of the lockdown being on the cards.

PM Narendra Modi interacts with floor leaders of political parties on coronavirus

PM Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of those parties whose combined strength of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to five.

BJP lists 21 talking points, five 'facts' for partymen

The BJP has issued a booklet with talking points to all its spokespersons and members, which focusses on the importance of the 'timely lockdown' announced by PM Narendra Modi on March 22.

India's efforts to combat coronavirus have set example: PM Narendra Modi

"We got to see our collective strength on Sunday evening," he said referring to the countrywide exercise to switch off lights and illuminate diyas for nine minutes to show India's collective strength to fight the deadly virus. He also urged BJP workers to follow a five-point agenda, including working to ensure that no poor goes hungry.

Assam BJP to reach out to 50 lakh families in June

State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass on Monday said that adhering to the norms of social distancing, two party workers will visit a household and in the month of June, the party plans to connect 50 lakh families in Assam.

Atma nirbhar Bharat call to help country capitalise on its inherent strengths: Venkaiah Naidu

Speaking at the virtual launch of 'Elyments' mobile app, Naidu said the "atma nirbhar Bharat" campaign was aimed at giving a new boost to the economic potential of the country by strengthening infrastructure, using modern technologies, enriching human resource, and creating robust supply chains.

TMC MP calls FM Sitharaman "venomous snake", BJP says he's talking "nonsense"

In controversial remarks, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee has equated Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with a "venomous snake" for her handling of the economy, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP which said Mamata Banerjee has lost control over her party leaders who are "uttering nonsense" out of frustration.

PM Modi meets President Kovind, briefs him on issues of national, international importance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and the two leaders discussed issues of national and international importance, Rashtrapati Bhavan officials said. The meeting comes after the Prime Minister had visited Leh earlier this week and addressed soldiers following the June 15 clashes in the higher reaches of that region with Chinese troops in which 20 army personnel sacrificed their lives for the nation.PM Modi meets President Kovind, briefs him on issues of national, international importance

PM Modi extends greetings on 'Guru Purnima'

​​"Many wishes on Guru Purnima. Today is a special day to honour the gurus who make life meaningful," the prime minister said in a tweet.

America loves India, says US President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday congratulated President Trump and the people of the US on the country's 244th Independence Day, saying as the world's largest democracies "we cherish freedom and human enterprise that this day celebrates".

PM Modi pitches for Atmanirbhar App ecosystem, says IT is tackling disruption brought about by COVID-19

The prime minister has launched the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge" to identify the best Indian apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class apps in their respective categories, an official statement said.

Strategic affairs experts hail Modi's visit to Ladakh; say his message to China 'clear'

They also said that China is increasingly getting isolated internationally for its aggressive military posturing in Ladakh, South China Sea and the Indo-Pacific region, and time has come for India to take advantage of the situation.

Pain of the poor and labourers hit hard by coronavirus crisis cannot be explained in words: PM Modi

The prime minister also asked people to be "extra careful" and stick to precautions like maintaining social distance and wearing masks as the economy gradually opens up.

Indian-American community holds 'Boycott China' protest at Times Square in New York

Indians living in New York and New Jersey states along with the officials of the diaspora organisation -- Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) - raised slogans of 'Boycott Made in China', 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Stop Chinese Aggression' among others.

Ram Mandir Trust members to meet on July 18 in Ayodhya

The Ram Mandi Trust members meeting over the construction of Lord Ram Temple will held in Ayodhya on July 18. Trustee of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, Mahant Kamal Nayan Das Ji Maharaj informed that decisions to lay the foundation stones for the pillars of the temple to be built are likely can be taken in the meeting.Ram Mandir Trust members to meet on July 18 in Ayodhya

Ladakhis raising voice against Chinese intrusion; ignoring warning will cost India: Rahul Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also said countless residents of Ladakh who love their motherland are saying that China is occupying their land. It is expected that in order to protect the motherland, the government will listen to the sentiments of the people of Ladakh and that of the entire India and will act, she said in a tweet in Hindi.

LAC face-off: Government rewrites playbook for expansionist China

Agreements from 1993 onwards built on protocols for maintaining "peace and tranquillity" on a boundary that is not demarcated, allowing each side to largely patrol its established lines. However, the Prime Minister’s remarks in Leh sharpened the reversal of that policy. The bilateral relationship now will depend not on trade and summitry, but on the boundary being respected.

Watch: PM Modi performed Sindhu Darshan puja in Ladakh yesterday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Sindhu Darshan puja on his arrival at Nimu the forward brigade place in Ladakh, yesterday.Watch: PM Modi performed Sindhu Darshan puja in Ladakh yesterday

BJP units to present report to PM Modi on Covid-19 relief work

BJP general secretary Arun Singh told reporters on Friday that all state units will join the meeting at 4 pm on Saturday and share details of the relief work carried out in their area.

Need to ease lockdown in a staggered way: PM Narendra Modi to CMs

The plan may involve opening up some areas while keeping hotspots shut and restricting the movement of senior citizens for longer as they are more vulnerable, two state government officials told ET, saying the lockdown could hence end in a gradual manner. Even after the lockdown is over, people should be asked to follow safety measures such as wearing masks, ensuring hand hygiene and social distancing.

Why didn't Modi mention China and intrusion: Congress

Congress on Friday sought to know why PM Narendra Modi did not name China or talk about Chinese intrusion in his address to troops at the frontline in Ladakh.

Amit Shah, JP Nadda hail Prime Minister's visit to Ladakh

BJP leaders hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ladakh on Friday, with party president JP Nadda saying his "words give words to the emotion of 130 crore Indians and act as a great morale booster for our armed forces."

Narendra Modi writes to Russian President; tweets greetings on occasion of 75th Victory Day anniversary

In a letter to Putin Modi pledged India’s support to Russia on the occasion and hailed Russian soldiers who laid down their lives during WW II to defeat Fascism and Nazism.

PM Modi to address the nation at 8 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation today at 8 pm, amid speculations about lockdown 4.0. PM Modi's address comes a day after his meeting with chief ministers over the Covid-19-induced lockdown. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister's office said, "PM Modi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM this evening."PM Modi to address the nation at 8 PM

View: Constant interaction between society, State and market through communities is key for progress

A dispassionate reader will find many common thoughts in Thengadi’s and Rajan’s ideas. Samaj, Sarkar and Bazar — society, State and market — have to work as per complementary needs of each other.

View: No getting away from the mask

In the early stages of the pandemic there was confusion about this, but now it is established that, while hardly fool-proof, masks are the simplest firstline defence against transmission of a virus that lodges in the lungs. They block people breathing the virus in, but even more important, they reduce the amount of the virus that those who are already infected can breathe out.

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM seeking extension of OBC reservation in all-India quota of medical seats

She said that reservation for OBC candidates under the all-India quota in the medical entrance examination NEET is currently restricted to central institutions.

You gave a befitting reply: PM Modi tells soldiers injured in Galwan clash

Interacting with the injured personnel at an army hospital in Leh, he said their bravery will be a source of inspiration for times to come.

India-China LAC clash: Enemy has seen your fire and fury, PM Modi tells troops in surprise Ladakh visit

PM Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Ladakh Friday morning. Addressing the troops in Leh's Nimmoo, the Prime Minister said those who sacrificed their lives in clash with China's belligerent PLA last month epitomised nation's ethos of bravery. He said the tales of 14 Corps' valour are echoing everywhere and India's enemies have seen their 'fire and fury'. Watch key highlights from PM Modi's address.India-China LAC clash: Enemy has seen your fire and fury, PM Modi tells troops in surprise Ladakh visit

PM's visit to Ladakh to boost morale of 'valorous soldiers': Amit Shah

Modi's visit to Ladakh came amidst the ongoing stand-off between the Indian Army and China's PLA (People's Liberation Army) in the forward areas of the high altitude region.

Ladakhis say China has taken Indian land, PM says otherwise, someone is lying: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a veiled swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday over Chinese intrusions at the LAC, saying while Ladakhis claim that China has taken their land, the PM says otherwise and someone is "lying". "Ladakhis say: China took our land. PM says: Nobody took our land. Obviously, someone is lying," he wrote on a Twitter.Ladakhis say China has taken Indian land, PM says otherwise, someone is lying: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi takes a swipe at China, says age of expansionism over

"The bravery that you and your compatriots showed, a message has gone to the world about India's strength," said PM Modi while addressing the soldiers here.

Visuals: PM Modi briefed by officials in Nimmoo, Ladakh; soldiers chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'

Indian Army jawans chanted ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as Prime Minister Modi arrived at the Nimu base in Leh early in the morning to review military preparedness along the Line of Actual Control. Earlier, PM Modi was briefed by senior Army officers. Located at 11,000 feet, Nimu is among the toughest terrains, on the banks of river Indus and surrounded by the Zanskar range.Visuals: PM Modi briefed by officials in Nimmoo, Ladakh; soldiers chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'

PM Modi and Vladimir Putin discuss S-400, strategic ties

The two leaders, according to sources, discussed supplies of key defence platforms, including S-400. The dialogue follows defence minister Rajnath Singh’s recent Moscow visit, which saw India requesting Russia for early supply of military equipment amid standoff with China along the LAC.

Open your health centres to poor: PM Narendra Modi to welfare bodies

PM Modi told spiritual leaders to help counter superstitions and misinformation. PM stressed on the importance of giving medical and scientific advice and also recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s statement that serving the poor and downtrodden is the best way to serve the nation.

PM Modi first global leader to dial Vladimir Putin after referendum as two seek to widen strategic partnership

Prime Minister warmly congratulated President Putin on the success of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War, and also for successful completion of the vote on constitutional amendments in Russia.

Rahul Gandhi on privatising railways: Govt taking away lifeline of poor

Former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sharpened his attack on the Narendra Modi government over its moves to allow private firms to run passenger trains. He said government was taking away the lifeline of the country from the poor, and the people will give a befitting reply. "Rail is the only lifeline of the poor and the government is taking it away from them. Snatch whatever you want to. But remember -- the people of the country will give a befitting reply," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a news report.Rahul Gandhi on privatising railways: Govt taking away lifeline of poor

India to give befitting reply if anyone casts evil eye: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Recalling how India had responded after terror attacks in the recent past, Prasad, said, You all must remember how we had retaliated after Uri and Pulwama (terror strikes). When our PM is saying that the sacrifice of our jawans won't go in vain, it has a meaning. Our government has the will to deliver."

Shiv Sena terms ban on Chinese apps by government as 'digital strike'

India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and WeChat, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

PM Modi reviews power sector, says state-specific solutions needed

During the review, policy initiatives including revised tariff policy and the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 to redress the problems afflicting the power sector were also discussed. The prime minister emphasised on the need to enhance consumer satisfaction, while increasing operational efficiency and improving financial sustainability of the power sector, an official statement said.

India’s growing economic reliance on China may be tough to break

Trade links between the two countries are strong and reducing India’s reliance on China won’t be easy.

Free foodgrain schemes to add Rs 1.49 Lakh Cr to govt's subsidy burden

The government pays a subsidy of about Rs 1.70 lakh crore annually for cheap grains to 810 million ration card holders under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which offers poor people 5 kg foodgrains per person per month at highly subsidised rates.

PM Narendra Modi to speak to head of every major covid-hit nation by month end

“By the end of May, the PM may have spoken to every world leader whose country is significantly or moderately impacted by Covid-19. This is a major diplomatic exercise which has been on since the third week of March,” a senior government official told ET.

Congress alleges Modi govt blinded by rage, vendetta against its leadership; says Priyanka Gandhi will not be deterred

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the entire country knows the "deep hatred and vendetta of Prime Minister Narendra Modi" towards the Congress leadership. He said the Congress does not fear from such notices and will continue to highlight the "wrong-doings of a failed Modi government".

Some people promoting terror while world fights Covid: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi addressing a special NAM Summit said as the world fights COVID-19, some people are busy spreading some other deadly viruses such as terrorism, fake news and doctored videos to divide communities and countries. He was pointing at Pakistan's insurgencies without naming it.

Europe bans entry of Pakistan International Airlines over dubious pilot license

Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said PIA has not been flying to Europe because of the pandemic. But the airline had hoped to resume its flights to Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona and Milan within the next two months.

Amit Shah lauds PM's move extending PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November

Home Minister Amit Shah lauds PM Narendra Modi’s move extending the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November. He also thanked ‘the hardworking farmers and honest taxpayers of the country’.Amit Shah lauds PM's move extending PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November

Free ration scheme extended; farmers, tax payers hailed: Watch PM Modi's address highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation Tuesday, announced the extension of PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till the end of November, thereby benefiting more than 80 crore people who will receive free ration. The government will spend a total of Rs 1.5 lakh crore on the scheme. The Prime Minister also expressed gratitude towards farmers and the tax payers without whom, he said, the government would not have been able to provide help to the poor. Watch key highlights from PM Modi's address. (Text: PTI)Free ration scheme extended; farmers, tax payers hailed: Watch PM Modi's address highlights

Traders object to govt's recent decision to advance last date of urad import, decrease in duty on masoor

Traders said the latest change in import policy for urad (black matpe), which advanced the last date of import by six months to August 2020 from March 2021, led to a sharp increase in international prices because Indian buyers were left with a smaller window for imports.

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