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    Bihar now has electricity, days of lantern over: Narendra Modi

    Modi claimed people used to avoid buying a new car out of fear that a particular political party might get to know about their prosperity and they might end up getting kidnapped for ransom.

    India should not weaken its fight against coronavirus: Narendra Modi

    Health Ministry's data showed that the number of new coronavirus infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months in India on Tuesday even as the country’s Covid-19 tally inched close to 7.6 million.

    PM Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies in poll-bound Bihar

    The BJP has identified grounds with the biggest capacity for the PM’s rallies considering social distancing norms as per the Covid-19 protocol.

    Farm reforms will help turn farmers into entrepreneurs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Terming the farm reforms as historic, the prime minister said, "Today opportunities are being created to take farming and farmers from the role of annadata (food provider) to entrepreneurship."

    Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah meets PM Narendra Modi

    Afghanistan's top peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the ongoing peace initiative to bring back stability in the war-ravaged country.

    Must protect world against weaponisation of artificial intelligence: PM Narendra Modi

    ​​The Prime Minister was speaking at the inauguration of a virtual summit on artificial intelligence 'RAISE 2020', which is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the NITI Aayog.

    PM Narendra Modi attends CEC meeting at BJP headquarters

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and other party leaders arrived at party headquarters in the national capital on October 04 for Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting. Bihar is going for polls in three phases from October 28 to November 07. Whereas, Madhya Pradesh will see bypolls on 28 seats on November 03. (ANI)PM Narendra Modi attends CEC meeting at BJP headquarters

    Narendra Modi & his foreign visits through the years

    PM Narendra Modi posing for a photograph outside the White House with his friends during his first ever visit to the United States, in the mid-nineties.

    BJP's rise under Narendra Modi decreases party's reliance on partners

    During its inception, the BJP was a fledgling organisation that needed the support of other parties to come to power. Party veterans like LK Advani would often emphasise that no party is “untouchable” for the BJP. This led the BJP to even join hands with the Left parties in extending outside support to the VP Singh government in 1989, though the two were ideologically poles apart.

    PM Narendra Modi to meet 15 leading global fund houses to attract investment amid pandemic

    The government is also working with the central bank to get India included in the global bond indices, which would lift flows into the bond market. “Fund houses from all over the world are getting in touch with us and saying if you can provide us with some good assets which require patient capital and give not very high returns but stable returns,” Bajaj said.

    India readying coronavirus vaccine delivery system using digitised network: PM Narendra Modi

    PM Modi said India was putting in place a well-established vaccine delivery system, through a digitised network along with the digital health ID, for the immunisation of citizens.

    PM Narendra Modi lauds CSIR on its foundation day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on its foundation day on Saturday, saying it has been at the forefront of furthering scientific research and innovation in India.

    Educate farmers on farm bills’ benefits: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Addressing BJP leaders and workers on the birth anniversary of party's ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay, Modi asked them to reach out to farmers on the ground and inform them about details and benefits of the new agriculture reforms and how these will empower them.

    PM Modi will share message with fellow citizens at 6 pm today

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he will address the nation at 6 pm today.

    PM Narendra Modi visited 58 countries since 2015

    According to the details provided by Muraleedharan, the prime minister made five visits each to the US, Russia and China, and multiple trips to some other countries like Singapore, Germany, France, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.

    Narendra Modi’s farm reforms could turn India into a food-export powerhouse

    Analysts and industry experts say the new policy has the potential to change the face of Indian agriculture, which has been hampered by low yields and inefficient smallholdings, by encouraging more contract farming.

    PM Narendra Modi a bit richer, HM Amit Shah slightly poorer this year, as per their asset declaration

    PM Modi is now worth nearly Rs 2.85 crore as of June 30, 2020, up from nearly Rs 2.49 crore worth of assets declared by him in 2019.

    September to be observed as 'Nutrition Month': PM Narendra Modi

    While talking about the importance of following a nutritious diet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that September will be observed as "Nutrition Month".

    Watch: PM Narendra Modi dedicates Kosi Rail bridge to the nation

    Ahead of the Bihar polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kosi Rail mega bridge in Bihar, through video conferencing on Friday. "These projects, which is worth almost Rs 3,000 crore, will not just strengthen Bihar's rail network but will also strengthen West Bengal and eastern India's rail connectivity. I congratulate everyone," Modi said after inaugurating multiple rail projects.Watch: PM Narendra Modi dedicates Kosi Rail bridge to the nation

    PM Narendra Modi turns 70; Key milestones from 7 decades

    India's 14th Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi turns 70! As one of the world's most powerful leaders marks a milestone birthday, here's a look at 7 milestones in 7 decades that defined PM Modi's meteoric rise from Vadnagar in Gujarat to 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi. Chandra R Srikanth with this special report.PM Narendra Modi turns 70; Key milestones from 7 decades

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends Mahalaya greetings to countrymen

    ​​"This Mahalaya, we pray to Maa Durga to bless with strength to overcome the global pandemic. May the divine blessings of Maa Durga ensure good health and happiness in everyone's life. May our planet prosper! Shubho Mahalaya!" PM Modi said in a tweet.

    PM Narendra Modi turns 70. Here are some interesting facts

    Narendra Modi was born on 17th September 1950, 3 years after India attained freedom and within months of India becoming a Republic, in the by-lanes of Vadnagar, a small town in North Gujarat’s Mehsana district. Narendra Modi was the third of the six children of Damodardas Modi and Hiraba Modi.

    View: Narendra Modi is heralding a new era administratively too

    Eighteen years, 11months and counting – the man who was entrusted with the responsibility of becoming the chief minister of Gujarat in the wake of a devastating earthquake ensured the emergence of his home state from the rubbles of those ruins.

    PM Narendra Modi releases special Rs 100 coin in honour of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 in honour of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia, through a virtual ceremony on October 12. The special coin minted by the Ministry of Finance was released in celebration of her birth centenary. “Rajmata Scindia dedicated her life to poor people. She proved that for people's representatives not 'Raj Satta' but 'Jan Seva' is important,” PM said during the event.PM Narendra Modi releases special Rs 100 coin in honour of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia

    Rapport with Narendra Modi helping Donald Trump: US Think Tank

    “The 2016 poll numbers came from a culmination of efforts made by the Obama-Biden administration to forge an otherwise unlikely friendship with the Modi government,” the study explained.

    Narendra Modi impressed with scale of US Covid-19 testing: Donald Trump

    US President Donald Trump has for the first time as part of his election campaign brought up Narendra Modi and asserted that the Indian PM is impressed with the scale of testing in the USA against Covid.

    PM Narendra Modi dedicates 3 petroleum projects to Bihar

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate an LPG pipeline project and bottling plants in Bihar on Sunday as the government pushes its development agenda in the poll-bound state.PM Narendra Modi dedicates 3 petroleum projects to Bihar

    PM Narendra Modi to dedicate to nation 3 petroleum projects in Bihar

    The 193-km long Durgapur-Banka pipeline section, built by state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), is a part of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project, for which the foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister on February 17, 2019.

    PM Narendra Modi likely to address 20 rallies over 15 days in Bihar

    These rallies could begin after the release of the BJP’s manifesto, said people aware of the matter. The PM’s rallies could also be slotted in constituencies that are being contested by the JDU as part of ruling coalition’s seat-sharing arrangement.

    BJP leaders laud Narendra Modi as he enters 20th year as elected government head

    Party president J P Nadda said October 7, 2001, when Modi was sworn in as Gujarat chief minister for the first time, is a "milestone" in India's political history. Modi has since been notching up bigger victories and his popularity has only gone up, Nadda said on Twitter.

    From Gujarat CM to India's PM: Narendra Modi enters 20th year in public office

    This October 7 marks the start of 20th year in public office for prime minister Narendra Modi - a big milestone for him who helped BJP form the govt at the Centre in 2014 and 2019 with huge mandates.

    PM Narendra Modi to launch projects in 5 batches till Sept 23

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce a slew of projects worth several hundred crores of rupees in poll-bound Bihar in five phases starting September 10.

    ‘With 3 farm laws, Narendra Modi is killing farmers’, says Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other party workers attended ‘Kisan Bachao Rally’ in Sangrur on October 05. Rahul Gandhi said, “Now Narendra Modi is trying to destroy our food security system. We accept that there are loopholes in the system involving mandis, PDS and MSP, it needs to be strengthened. But Narendra Modi is not doing anything to improve that system, he's destroying that system. With three farm laws, he's killing farmers.” ‘Kisan Bachao Rally’ has been organised against new farm laws. ‘With 3 farm laws, Narendra Modi is killing farmers’, says Rahul Gandhi

    Proper nutrition vital to build prosperous nation, says PM Narendra Modi

    Asserting that proper nutrition is vital to build a prosperous nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for undertaking efforts to reach out to people across the country to spread awareness on eradicating malnutrition.

    Textile sector key in realising self-reliant India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Addressing an international webinar on textile traditions organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), he said Indian textiles are highly valued globally and they have also got enriched with customs, crafts, products and techniques of other cultures, a statement said.

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Atal Tunnel: Key facts about the world's longest road tunnel

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated strategically important Atal Tunnel in Rohtang. According to a report by Mint, the historic decision to construct the tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 3, 2000 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. The Union Cabinet decided in 2019 to name the Rohtang Tunnel as Atal Tunnel to honour the contribution made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi running his government in atmosphere of "fear": Sonia Gandhi

    "Some people swear by Gandhi jis name but demolish his ideals and principles through their actions. Anarchy, atrocity and mistreatment prevail everywhere. An environment of discrimination has been created in the society where atrocities are being inflicted on innocent people," she said.

    President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

    Modi in his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi said there is much to learn from his life and thoughts. May Bapu's ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India, he said.

    Decision on supply chains to be based on trust: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    PM Modi, while delivering a special keynote address at US-ISPF US-India Summit 2020, highlighted India’s response to the pandemic and in that context called for diversification of supply chains.

    Narendra Modi pledges to use India vaccine-production capacity to help 'all humanity'

    Modi said India was moving ahead with Phase 3 clinical trials - the large-scale trials considered the gold standard for determining safety and efficacy - and would help all countries enhance their cold chain and storage capacities for the delivery of vaccines. He said in August that India was ready to mass produce Covid-19 vaccines when scientists gave the go-ahead.

    PM Narendra Modi shares video with peacocks from his official residence

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video on his social media accounts depicting a special bond with the peacocks while he was feeding them at his official residence.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate AI summit 'RAISE 2020' on October 5

    The statement added that keynote speeches and panel discussions will frame the summit, on cross-sector subjects like 'Leveraging AI for Pandemic Preparedness', 'The Impetus that Innovation Places on Digitisation', 'Inclusive AI', and 'Partnerships for Successful Innovation'.

    View: The real scale of Narendra Modi's farm bet, a move that carries significant political risk

    To gauge the scale of what’s being done, picture the depth of the stasis: 119 million cultivators and 144 million farmhands — taken together, 10 times Australia’s population — yoked to a marketplace designed to be anti-competitive, and denied the lift in productivity that propelled urbanization from Japan and South Korea to Taiwan and China.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends Eid greetings

    "Eid Mubarak. Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society," the prime minister tweeted.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi posts video of him feeding peacocks

    The 1.47-minute video also has a few glimpses of the prime minister's daily walk from his home to his office within the Lok Kalyan Marg residence.

    Why many Indian farmers and politicians oppose PM Narendra Modi's farm laws

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the longstanding rules that govern the vast agriculture sector, which contributes nearly 15% of the output of the $2.9 trillion economy and employs around half of India's 1.3 billion people.

    View: Narendra Modi needs Cabinet ministers who are competent and aren’t afraid to disagree

    The Cabinet may be suffering from a misallocation of portfolios. Nirmala Sitharaman is an upright and diligent finance minister with a background in economics. But should not her talent be better utilised in another important portfolio, leaving finance to say, railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal who was twice the first choice as interim FM when the late Arun Jaitley fell ill?

    Farm bills 'protection shield' for farmers, opposition misleading them: PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stoutly defended farm sector reform bills, asserting that they will act as a "protection shield" for farmers and accused those opposing the measures of standing with middlemen and "deceiving" and "lying" to peasants.Farm bills 'protection shield' for farmers, opposition misleading them: PM Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin discuss boosting strategic partnership at next annual summit

    Putin had not only sent a written message but telephoned Modi to extend greetings on the occasion of 70th birthday of the Indian PM. It is learnt that Modi expressed his warm appreciation for the gesture showed by Putin.

    'Lucky to have a PM like you.' B-Town wishes Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday

    ​​​​​​​​South film stars Mahesh Babu and Mohan Lal also sent out wishes for the PM.

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday

    As part of the celebrations on the prime minister's birthday, the state BJP doctors' cell has organised a health camp at the party office, BJP media in-charge Pankaj Singh said.

    PM Narendra Modi turns 70, birthday wishes pour in from all corners

    BJP held a Seva Saptah, from September 14 to 20, coinciding with the Prime Minister's birthday, where it distributed ration amongst the needy, organised blood donation camps and eye-check up camps. One of these 70 programmes included insurance coverage for the people.

    Narendra Modi's personal website Twitter account hacked, social media site confirms

    The Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and the Narendra Modi Mobile App was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday. The account has 2.5 million followers.Narendra Modi's personal website Twitter account hacked, social media site confirms

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates, lays foundation for 7 urban infra projects in Bihar

    In his address via video conference, Modi lauded the efforts of the state government, headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, over a host of issues, including girl education, representation of deprived sections of the society in local bodies and development.

    Narendra Modi becomes fourth longest serving Indian PM: BJP

    "Today, PM Narendra Modi becomes the fourth longest-serving PM in the history of India! He now also holds the distinction of being the longest-serving non-Congress PM," BJP IT department in-charge Amit Malviya tweeted.

    Zhenhua Data leak: From Narendra Modi to Ratan Tata, here's the list of prominent Indians China spied on

    Here is a list of the most important Indian names from among the 10,000 people/entities that the report says are being tracked by Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. Limited, a tech company based in Shenzhen.

    Narendra Modi to launch Transparent Taxation on Thursday to ease compliance, benefit taxpayers

    The launch of the platform will further carry forward the journey of direct tax reforms, following the several measures that have been taken by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to aid taxpayers. The CBDT has carried out several major tax reforms in direct taxes in the recent years.

    PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

    Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, whose recent resignation from the RJD had raised eyebrows in poll-bound Bihar, passed away Sunday morning while undergoing treatment in New Delhi. Singh’s condition had deteriorated on Friday night after he was admitted to AIIMS on Saturday with complaints of recurrent cough. The 74-year-old was later put on a ventilator.Following his demise, tributes poured in from politicians across the country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying Singh’s death had left a deep void in Bihar and national politics. PM Modi described Singh as a grassroots leader with a deep understanding of poverty and the problems of the poor. He also obliquely referred to “churning” that Singh faced in his last days, hinting at his disenchantment with RJD and its leader Lalu Prasad Yadav.PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

    PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 1.75 lakh houses built under PMAY in Madhya Pradesh

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the government had completed works worth Rs 23,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and that the number of days to build a house under the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin) had gone sown from 125 days to between 45 and 60 days. Modi was speaking on the occasion of handing over of 1.75 lakh houses in Madhya Pradesh to the beneficiaries through videoconference, wherein Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Governor Anandiben Patel, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and several beneficiaries also joined in.PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 1.75 lakh houses built under PMAY in Madhya Pradesh

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants farmers to slash use of urea

    PM Modi also released ₹17,000 crore to the bank accounts of 85 million farmers as the next instalment of the PM-Kisan scheme vai videoconferencing. With this, the scheme has provided over ₹90,000 crore in the hands of more than 100 million farmers since its launch in December 2018.

    New Education Policy focuses on how to think: PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there were no major changes in the country's education system over the years. As a result, instead of promoting values of curiosity and imagination, herd mentality was being encouraged.

    Efforts on for big restaurant-type online delivery platform for street vendors: PM Narendra Modi

    "A scheme has been prepared to provide an online platform to street food vendors by using technology. This means, the street food vendors will be able to make online delivery like big restaurants. Efforts are being made to provide this kind of facility," Modi said.

    When PM Narendra Modi spoke to the world

    According to a report by ANI, addressing a global audience for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stressed on revival while linking global and Indian revival.

    India to have 220 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022: PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday exuded confidence that India will increase its existing clean energy capacity of 134 GW to 220 GW by 2022 and stressed on reducing tariffs further through technological advancements.

    PM Narendra Modi performs 'bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple in Ayodhya

    As a priest chanted Sanskrit 'shlokas' and the ground-breaking ceremony got under way under a giant marquee decorated in shades of reds and yellows, Modi and the other dignitaries, all in masks, maintained social distancing and sat a safe distance away from each other.

    PM Narendra Modi leaves for Ayodhya to lay foundation stone of Ram temple

    From Hanumangarhi, the prime minister will travel to 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi' where he will take part in pooja and darshan of 'Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman'.

    NEP's graded autonomy concept aims to encourage healthy competition between colleges, universities: PM Narendra Modi

    The "graded autonomy" concept in the National Education Policy (NEP) aims to encourage healthy competition between universities and reward those institutions which perform better than the others, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. "We are trying to bring every aspect of higher education, whether it is academic, technical, or vocational, and every type of education out of silos. Attempts are also being made to keep the administrative layers to a minimum and ensure more coordination among them," the Prime Minister said.NEP's graded autonomy concept aims to encourage healthy competition between colleges, universities: PM Narendra Modi

    Telecom sector needs to focus on security and self reliance: PM Narendra Modi

    “Now that our digital connectivity ecosystem has scaled many peaks, it is now time to focus on self- reliance and security,” Modi said in a written message which was read out by COAI DG, Lt General SP Kochhar. Modi’s message came at an industry webinar marking 25 years of the industry.

    COVID impacted many things but not India’s aspirations: PM Narendra Modi at USISPF

    Addressing the third leadership summit of US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday underlined the country’s low COVID death rate and attributed it to the country’s efforts in dealing with the pandemic, including being the first to advocate mandatory face coverings and social distancing.“The country, with 1.3 billion people and limited resources, has one of the lowest death rates per million in the world.COVID impacted many things but not India’s aspirations: PM Narendra Modi at USISPF

    PM CARES: Initial corpus of Rs 2.25 lakh given by Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had contributed Rs 2.25 lakh towards the initial corpus of PM CARES Fund when it was set up on March 27 following the Covid-19 outbreak, said senior officials.

    Twitter account of Narendra Modi's personal website hacked, social media site confirms

    The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. Twitter said it was aware of the activity with Modi's website account and has taken steps to secure it.

    PM Narendra Modi holds meeting with heads of banks, NBFCs

    The three-hour long meeting, held via video-conferencing, was attended by CEOs of large public and private sector banks along with heads of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

    Indian technology moguls want Narendra Modi to be tougher on Chinese rivals

    India’s unprecedented apps ban thwarted the global ambitions of China’s tech giants just as the spotlight is turning on the world’s largest untapped digital frontier. India’s roaring digital economy, with half a billion users and growing, is witnessing pitched battles in everything from etail and content streaming to messaging and digital payments.

    After PM Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat, desi apps in top 10 on Play Store

    Several indigenous apps have raced to the top 10 on Google Play Store in their respective categories after PM Narendra Modi mentioned innovative apps on Mann Ki Baat last Sunday. In ‘social’ category, the indigenous apps trending in the top 10 are - Josh, Snapchat, Sharechat, Moj, Roposo and Chingari.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to address virtual UN General Assembly on Sept 26

    For the first time in the UN's 75-year history, the annual General Assembly session this year will be held virtually and heads of state and government will not be physically attending the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalls valour of Indian soldiers in Kargil War

    In his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, which coincided with the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, the prime minister also hit out at Pakistan for the conflict and said Islamabad responded to New Delhi's hand of friendship by stabbing it in the back.

    PM Narendra Modi reviews the implementation of micro credit scheme for street vendors

    The PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) aims at facilitating a collateral free working capital loan of up to Rs 10,000 of one-year tenure, to help street vendors resume their businesses post lockdown. The review meet was informed that over 2.6 lakh applications have been received, over 64,000 have been sanctioned and over 5,500 have been disbursed.

    BJP's use of COVID-19 vaccine as election sop ‘political immorality', says Anand Sharma

    The Congress leader also asked the PM whether he wants "vaccine for votes, or vaccine for all".

    Promise of 19 lakh jobs akin to Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts: Rahul Gandhi in Bihar

    Addressing an election rally in Bihar, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar broke the backbone of the farmers and medium and small businesses in the state.

    Those who made Bihar 'Bimaru' will not be allowed to return, says PM Modi in Bihar

    Taking a swipe at the opposition alliance in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the alleged poor law and order in the state under RJD rule, and said people have decided that those who have a history of making Bihar 'Bimaru' will not be allowed to return. Modi began his first Bihar poll rally here by paying tributes to LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan and former RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who passed away recently.Those who made Bihar 'Bimaru' will not be allowed to return, says PM Modi in Bihar

    PM Modi "insulted" soldiers when he said nobody intruded into Ladakh: Rahul Gandhi

    "They have seized 1,200 km of our land. But when the Chinese army intruded, why did our prime minister insult our soldiers by saying that nobody entered into the Indian side?" Rahul Gandhi said in a poll rally in Bihar.

    Those who have history of making Bihar 'Bimaru' will not be allowed to return: PM Modi

    Taking a swipe at the opposition alliance in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the alleged poor law and order in the state under RJD rule, and said people have decided that those who have a history of making Bihar 'Bimaru' will not be allowed to return.

    The fault in our approach: India’s self-reliant push fails to recognize cottage industry as critical constituent

    The road to self-reliance seems to have bypassed millions of tiny businesses. Warped policies hurt them even more.

    Enable concept of ‘walk to work’ for blue-collared workers: PM Narendra Modi

    Modi sought to know if a digital platform, using artificial intelligence, could suggest availability of skilled manpower in a particular district in high numbers so that when a company decides to expand, it is able to pick a location where skilled manpower of its requirement already exists.

    Maharashtra invites Tesla after Elon Musk hints entry into country

    Earlier this month, Musk said "Next year for sure" on Twitter in reply to a post with a photograph of a T-shirt with the message: "India wants Tesla".

    Will present NDA's development agenda before people of Bihar: Modi ahead of rallies

    The three-phase polls will begin from October 28 and end on November 7. The counting of votes is scheduled for November 10.

    PM Modi begins Bihar campaign on Friday, will back Nitish Kumar as CM

    Modi begins his campaign on Friday from Sasaram, Gaya, and Bhagalpur with Kumar sharing the stage. The BJP is keen to send a message of sizable turnouts to the Opposition, after RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s recent rallies created a buzz, although the party would not want to violate Covid-19 protocols, those in the know told ET.

    PM Modi to inaugurate three key Gujarat projects on Saturday via video conference

    PM Modi will launch the 'Kisan Suryodaya Yojana' for the state's farmers, inaugurate the Paediatric Heart Hospital attached with UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre and a mobile application for tele-cardiology.

    Swachh Bharat Mission giving annual benefits of over Rs 53,000 per household: Study

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014, while announcing that India will be made open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019.

    India sets aside $7 bn to vaccinate the world's second biggest population against coronavirus

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration estimates an all-in cost of about $6-$7 per person in the nation of 1.3 billion, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details are private. The money provisioned so far is for the current financial year ending March 31 and there will be no shortage of further funds for this purpose, they added.

    Follow COVID-19 guidelines, make planet healthy: PM Modi on what he wants on birthday

    In a tweet, he said, "Since many have asked, what is it that I want for my birthday, here is what I seek right now: Keep wearing a mask and wear it properly. Follow social distancing. Remember 'Do Gaj Ki Doori.' Avoid crowded spaces. Improve your immunity. Let us make our planet healthy."

    PM Modi wishes Amit Shah on his 56th birthday

    Shah is a first-time Lok Sabha MP from Gandhinagar and was inducted into the cabinet under the second tenure of the Modi government. He was given the charge of Home Affairs

    India's self-reliance in defence sector to boost its global standing: PM Narendra Modi

    The PM said this would reinforce India’s strategic partnerships as he laid out a roadmap for greater participation of the private sector in weapon manufacturing and invited foreign players to set up shops given the reforms being unrolled in FDI and labour rules.

    Putin wishes PM Modi on his 70th birthday, lauds his contribution to strengthen Indo-Russia ties

    Praising Modi, Putin said his activity as India's head of the government has earned him the well-deserved respect of compatriots and high international prestige.

    Sarbananda Sonowal lays foundation stone for Assam Agar International Trade Centre

    Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Assam Agar International Trade Centre. Sonowal expressed his sense of gratitude to the people of the State for their cooperation that they have extended to the government and said that the Assam Agar International Trade Centre would be a step towards making a self reliant Assam.

    J&K L-G Manoj Sinha says passing of MIS scheme for Apple procurement is a great relief

    Sinha said that the move would ensure optimum prices to the Apple farmers and give necessary fillip to the economy. “The scheme is a great relief for apple growers. It will provide a comprehensive insurance cover against any obstacle thus helping in stabilizing the income of the apple farmers. It will also address all issues related to marketing and transportation in addition to provide optimum returns to apple growers,” said Sinha.

    Bihar elections 2020: ‘PM Modi changed character of India’s politics,’ says BJP President Nadda

    Ahead of Bihar elections, while addressing public rally in Bettiah on October 21, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda said, “Prior to 2014, nobody presented their report card. People used to speak of their caste in public addresses and ask for votes on basis of their caste and region.” “In 2014 Narendra Modi changed the character of India’s politics,” he added. “Tejashwi Yadav’s posters don't show Lalu. PM Modi’s politics has made people so aware that son is removing his own father from posters. Tejashwi knows that if there's Lalu Yadav’s photo, it'll remind of 'lalten yug' and when JP (JP Nadda) speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo it will remind of 'LED yug',” BJP National President further stated. Bihar elections 2020: ‘PM Modi changed character of India’s politics,’ says BJP President Nadda

    Indian soldiers have done 'miraculous job' on China border: Rajnath Singh

    Addressing an election rally here, the senior BJP leader also said he salutes mothers of the Bihar Regiment bravehearts who sacrificed their lives during a violent standoff with Chinese soldiers at the Galwan Valley.

    Why widespread virus damage failed to dent the image of India's most popular political leader

    "He is popular because he has ideological clarity and he’s only implementing what the BJP had promised in their manifesto, like the promise to repeal Article 370," said Arun Anand, research director at Delhi-based think tank Vichar Vinimay Kendra and author of two books on the RSS. "Politicians keeping their word is rare in India."

    Right-of-way challenges impacting ease of doing business, says GSMA

    The letter comes in the backdrop of Modi's announcement on August 15 to connect 600,000 villages with optic fibre cable-based telecom network within the next 1,000 days.

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