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
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.
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
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.
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.
Modi has long built an image of a strongman, taking bold stands when faced with difficult neighbors.
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.
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.
A total of 1,533,585 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:45AM (IST).
India-China relations are headed for a major reset. It can’t be ‘business as usual’, even if ties can’t be sundered completely.
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
US and India have had a prickly relationship. But with a belligerent China, it may be time to get off the fence.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Modi cited the example of Punjab to impress upon micro-containment to fight the virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Centre is keen to frame broad guidelines for the resumption of economic activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
The meet comes against the backdrop of rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.
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.
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.
The Modi government may have come face to face with two formidable adversaries: chaos, and itself.
The upcoming package is likely to focus on the MSME sector, which has been the worst hit.
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.
Analysts said the reforms indeed are positive from a long-term perspective.
Punjab, Odisha, Telangana and Maharashtra have already extended restrictions.
The measures will boost entrepreneurship, help public sector units and revitalise the village economy, the prime minister said in a tweet.
"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.
It comes amid raging speculation of a likely 2-week extension of the lockdown being on the cards.
PM Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of those parties whose combined strength of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to five.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
"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.
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'
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
Trade links between the two countries are strong and reducing India’s reliance on China won’t be easy.
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.
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".
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.
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.
“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.
PM Modi addressed Bulgaria’s Boyko Borissov in his latest speech.
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.
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
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 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.
PM Modi said that as the country gradually unlocks people are showing callousness towards social distancing norms. He urged everyone to observe all the safety precautions with utmost care.
Once the Modi government puts away the Chinese ghost from its political imagination, then it will be able to counter China at the LAC more effectively. In the last 70 years, India has created the example that democracy and economic progress are not incompatible.
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.
The Government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including Tiktok. In the last few days, it has also started reviewing the extent of Chinese investments in Indian infrastructure projects.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 29 replied to Home Minister Amit Shah’s acceptance of Congress’ Rahul Gandhi’s parliament debate challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh said that the party is confident that Gandhi will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion. “Parliament is a forum for debate so let there be a debate. We are quite confident that Rahul Ji will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion,” said Singh. Congress had earlier challenged PM Modi to speak in Parliament on Ladakh stand off with China. Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah’s remark
There are several inspiring ways in which youth-led enterprises across Asia-Pacific are innovating to support their communities to combat coronavirus and improve the situation.
According to the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) import consignments from China were being subjected to one-hundred per cent manual inspection resulting in inordinate delays in clearance.
"Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr Ji will be remembered for his memorable sporting performances. He brought home lots of pride and laurels," the prime minister tweeted.
The Narendra Modi government has decided to release a commemorative stamp to honour late former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao. Rao had been the PM from 1991 to 1996. The government's decision comes a day after Rao's 99th birth anniversary. Government to release commemorative stamp on former PM PV Narasimha Rao
Condoling the death of security personnel in an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. "Tributes to our courageous soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. They served the nation with utmost dedication and worked tirelessly to protect our citizens. Condolences to their families and friends," Modi said in a tweet.Handwara encounter martyrs' sacrifice will never be forgotten: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on June 28 slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “no one has intruded India's borders nor has any post come under anyone's custody”. He said, “External Affairs Minister had stated that Chinese soldiers have not only come inside the Indian border but have made some constructions but on the other hand, PM Modi contradicts it and deny any intrusion of Chinese on the Indian side.”PM Modi contradicted EAM’s statement over Chinese intrusion: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel
It doesn’t look like India sees itself as the world’s next factory, which requires openness.
Or else we will have to relive the sorry picture of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain alighting from a plane on September 30, 1938 claiming that he had brought ‘peace for our time’. Eleven months later, Adolf Hitler invaded Poland.
PM Modi emphasised on reforms in agriculture marketing, management of marketable surplus, access of farmers to institutional credit and freeing agriculture sector of various restrictions with appropriate backing of statute. He directed to further strengthen the role of FPOs to bring vibrancy in agrarian economy, transparency in agriculture trade and enable maximum benefits to the farmers.
As part of the campaign, 15 close contacts of a COVID-19 patient will compulsorily be kept in institutional quarantine, while community leaders will tell people about comorbidities, meals and other facilities available at institutional quarantine facilities etc, clinic timings etc.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked when will there be talk about the nation's defence and security.
Addressing the nation for the second time in less than a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a 21 day nationwide lockdown starting midnight to contain the novel coronavirus . Allaying apprehensions he also said that “all steps have been taken by central and state government to ensure supply of essential items.'' WatchNarendra Modi on India Lockdown: Taking steps to ensure essential supplies
There will be a complete bar on people from stepping outsides their homes, Modi said.
In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant.
"Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of Covid-19," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
Former Union Minister of Law and Justice and Congress leader Kapil Sibal on June 27 demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condemn China publicly for “intruding” Indian territory. The Congress leader said, “Why doesn't PM publicly condemn brazen acts of infiltrations, incursions and occupation of Indian territory? I want PM to publicly condemn China. We'll support him. Situation is such that PM's statement that nobody intruded in India is being used by China globally.” China globally using PM’s 'nobody intruded into Indian territory' statement: Kapil Sibal
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