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  • A highlight of PM Modi’s addressing Indian- Americans in Virginia

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    On the first day of his two-day US visit, Prime Minister Modi interacted with the Indian Diaspora in Washington DC's suburb of Virginia on Sunday. 

    In his 45 minutes Speech he put up many points like terrorism, Development, corruption and also applauded external affair ministry.

    Terrorism

    While talking about terrorism PM said that he had already warned the world against the growing power of terrorism 20 years back but not everyone understood it and named it as a “law and order problem” as for now terrorist have explained terrorism to them so we don’t have to. Ongoing on this topic he talked about the surgical strike as a bold step taken by his government against terrorism. He elaborated it saying that the world experienced our power and realized that India practices restrains but can show power when needed and can defend itself.

    Development

    He said that Every Indian irrespective of them living in their native country or abroad wants to contribute towards India’s development. India is a fastest Developing country he promised Indian Diaspora that the India of their dream will be a reality during their lifetime. He also said that his notion of developed India is Healthy India particularly the good health of the women and children of our nation. He proposed Indian community in USA to come back to India as this is the best time to do so 

    Corruption

    He blames Corruption and Cheating for the repeated failure in India’s Development. People in India do not support corruption. He praised his government saying that there has not been a single stain of corruption on his government in last 3 years. He assured that his government can fight corruption with technology which will usher us towards transparency. He added that the results are there for all to see.

    Applauding Ministry of External Affairs

    Modi complimented MEA and Minister Sushma Swaraj giving diplomacy a human face through social media- driven good governance. MEA is one ministry of government which has put into use, the power of social media and is helping poorest of the Indians cross the world. He was poised about that if the Indian Americans need any help from Indian Embassy in future they can find them standing by their side for sure.

  • Budget Session- PM asks to support triple talaq’ bill

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    On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all the political parties to help in passing the Triple talaq bill in the budget session at Parliament.


    The budget session 2018 that started today is all geared to have a direct confrontation between the government and the opposition that includes criminalising Muslim practice of immediate talaq.


    While speaking to the reporters, PM said despite all the possible ways that his government applied, the triple talaq bill could not be passed in the last session.


    Continuing that he hoped for no politics on the issue as it relates to the rights of Muslim women, the Bill could not be passed.
    The all-party meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar, besides leaders of opposition and other parties.


    Lok Sabha, speaker Sumitra Mahajan had a dinner meeting with party leaders and said the leaders had assured her of their cooperation for the smooth functioning of the budget.


    Addressing the floor leaders of the various parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi said the government accords importance to issues rose by the parties and urged their leaders to create a "constructive atmosphere for the national good".


    Parliamentary Affair Minister Kumar termed the meeting “productive”, mentioned that the PM urged the party leaders to make the session successful.


    "We are very hopeful that the bill which is going to negate 'talaq-e-Biddat' and pave the way for empowering Muslim women will be passed in the Rajya Sabha, too," he said.

    With Agency Inputs

  • Dalit students asked to sit separately to watch PM’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’

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    All the dalit school students in Kullu district area in Himachal Pradesh were asked to sit outside the classroom by a teacher, during the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ on Friday.

    PM interacted with thousands of students from across the country as a part of his Pariksha Par Charcha, an extension of his pet charcha theme. During the interaction session, PM Modi addressed several examination-related concerns of the students who are appearing for the board's exam this year.

    The incident was focused after a complaint was filed with the Dy commissioner of Kullu by the students who alleged that a teacher named Meher Chand told them to sit outside the room where the television had been set up to air the programme.

    The complaint, apparently written in Hindi on a school textbook, said that the place where the students were made to sit was used to keep horses. Further, they were warned that they could not leave until the programme was over.

    “This matter has come to my notice today. I have asked Secretary, Education to get a report and take stern action,” state education minister Suresh Bhardwaj told The Indian Express.

    In the meantime, authorities of the concerned school have issued an apology letter stating that they are investigating the matter.

    “The headmaster of the school, Rajan Bhardwaj, has confirmed the incident and tendered an apology, assuring that this will not be allowed to happen again. But that’s not enough,” said a member of the state education department.

    (With agency inputs)

  • International yoga day celebrated across the globe

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     New Delhi: Yoga has always been a fundamental part of Physical and Health Education, since 1988, a compulsory subject from first graders to high school students. Though school life comes up with all fun and games but that doesn’t mean student’s lives are pressure free.

  • Iran prez to make first visit to India for 3-days

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    The External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday announced that Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting from Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both heavyweights will hold a bilateral meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, during the course of which both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a ministry statement.
     
    Rouhani will also call on India President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.
     
    According to Iran news reports, Rouhani will first arrive in Hyderabad on Thursday where he will meet the city's Muslim Ulemas. He will also meet Iranian nationals, including students, residing in India.
     
    Citing the Iran president's deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili, Irna said following the delegation-level talks on Saturday, both sides will sign a number of agreements.
     
    Business leaders of both sectors are also scheduled to hold a joint meeting to review cooperation opportunities and capacities, according to Esmaeili.
     
    This will be Rouhani's first visit to India after he assumed office in 2013.
     
    It comes after Modi's visit to Tehran in 2016 during which a trilateral agreement on transit and transport was signed between India, Iran and Afghanistan.
     
    India committed $85 million in investment for the development of the Shahid Beheshti Port in Iran's southeastern city of Chabahar.
     
    The first phase of the port was inaugurated by President Rouhani in December last year, a little over a month after the first consignment of wheat from India to Afghanistan was sent via this facility.
     
    The port opens a new strategic transit route between Iran, India, Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations bypassing Pakistan.
     
    India-Iran bilateral trade stood at $12.89 billion in 2016-17, according to figures provided by the External Affairs Ministry.
     
    (With agency inputs)
     
     
     
     
  • Modi, Rouhani signed 9 agreements

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    In order to boost cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inked nine pacts with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, including one on double taxation avoidance.

    The two leaders also deliberated on regional situations during their wide-ranging talks.

    "Both heavyweights held substantive & productive discussion on cooperation in trade & investment, energy, connectivity, defence & security & regional issues," External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

    Addressing a joint press event with Rouhani, PM said the visit by the Iranian president shows how both the sides want to deepen cooperation in key areas, including connectivity.

    While giving the details of weighty conversation, PM said they discussed threats posed by terrorism, drug trafficking and other challenges.

    On his part, Rouhani said, "We are dedicated to fight terrorism and extremism."

    The Iranian president also said that regional conflicts must be resolved through diplomacy and political initiatives.

    PM also praised the way the Iranian leader provided leadership in developing strategically-important Chabahar Port.

    Apart from tax pact, the two sides also exchanged instrument to ratify the extradition treaty as well as to simplify visa process.

    Earlier, Rouhani was given a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan after which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Rouhani and discussed various issues with him.

    (With agency inputs)

  • Nitish kumar has a message for Yogi Adityanath prior his visit to bihar

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    Bihar:Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday suggested yogi adityanath that he should not come empty handed to visit bihar instead he should  implement the liquor ban and 50 per cent reservation for women in local bodies in U.P as he did in bihar. “He must be coming empty handed whereas I am here to launch various development schemes.” said Bihar Chief Minister he also had a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his failure of various promises he made to Bihar during the 2014 general elections and assembly polls in the state the next year saying “We implement whatever works we promise, but others forget about it.” Kumar told this in a public meeting in Darbhanga after laying foundations of development projects worth Rs 300 Crore.

  • PM Modi flags off Kerala's first Metro in Kochi

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    NewsMantra Bureau

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Kochi Metro today. Mr Modi took a ride in the Metro from Palarivattom station from to Pathadippalam station. Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and E Sreedharan popularly known as Metro man also travelled with Mr Modi. 

  • PM to address rallies in poll bound state today

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies simultaneously in Tripura today, right before February ’18 Assembly elections in the state.

    One in Sipahijala district and the other in Unakoti district along with, a tight arrangement of security for the PM has made in the state.

    Addressing poll rallies in Kumarghat and Kailasahar, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had said that in the regime of present central government, the rate of unemployment was increasing and that the Centre was not filling up vacancies remained in the government departments.

    The Assembly Elections in Tripura are slated to be held on February 18 and the counting will take place onMarch 3.

    (With agency inputs)

  • PM's estranged wife hurt in road mishap

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    An estranged wife to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jashodaben has been admitted to Chittorgarh hospital after her car met with an accident on the Kota-Chittor highway while one reportedly died.

    No major injuries to Jashodaben in the accident in which four other people travelling with her were also injured, SHO Parsoli Shyam Singh said.

    One of her relatives, Basant Bhai Modi (67), died during the treatment when he was taken to the government hospital for treatment, the police further said.

    The accident took place in Parsoli Police Station area when Jashodaben and others were travelling to Chittorgarh after attending a function in Kota, they said.

    The injured were rushed to a government hospital for treatment, the police said.

    The car in which PM Modi's wife, Jashodaben was travelling met with an accident on highway in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh. Her condition is fine after she was taken to the hospital for medical checkup. 

  • PM: We are working to become a member of Five Trillion Dollar club

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday repeatedly said the digit that is moving towards a $5 trillion economy over the next few years with sustained, comprehensive and holistic development in the nation.

    On the inaugural of the first mega global investors summit, "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018" in Mumbai, PM said that our country is on the firm path of development simultaneously with the development of the states.

    "We are working towards becoming a member of the Five Trillion Dollar club," Modi said.

    He also appreciated Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for taking the initiative to make Maharashtra the first state in India to become a Trillion Dollar economy in the next few years, while addressing a gathering of over 200 captains of Indian and global companies at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.

    Modi noted his government has taken a slew of steps to ensure all-round development of India with an ecosystem comprising development-friendly, investor-friendly governance with minimal governmental interference.

    Indian states are now policy-driven, governance is performance-driven with full accountability, a transparent ecosystem, various norms are being eased, the government is changing laws where needed, and scrapped more than 1,400 old or outdated laws, and for new or modified laws, care is being taken to ensure they are simplified, he said.

    In recent years, various states of India have also competing among themselves to attract maximum foreign investments as per their needs and requirements, including Assam, he said.

    On Maharashtra, Modi said during the past three years, this state has initiated unprecedented measures to lure foreign investors on all fronts, led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

    "The state's reforms have transformed business, huge improvements in its rating in Ease of Doing Business, changed the work culture, problems are being resolved in a time-bound manner, debottlenecking has been achieved with inter-departmental cooperation, all of which have reflected on its development," he said.

    (With Agency Inputs)

  • PM’s ‘Start Up India’ Scheme forces Delhi Entrepreneur to cancel StartupIndia.in

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    NewsMantra: The government is asking a Delhi based entrepreneur to cancel his domain name Startupindia.in which was registered in February 2014, in lieu of PM Modi’s Start-UP India initiative.

  • Students fined Rs 20K for protesting against PM’s ‘Pakoda’ Remark

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    City’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has withdrawn the hostel facilities and fined Rs 20,000 each to the students for protesting against Prime Minister Naendra Modi’s controversial ‘pakoda’remark.

    PM in an interview said that selling pakoda is also counted as employment.

    In JNU, students on February 5 decided to sell pakodas to protest against the statement as well as compulsory attendance that has been introduced in JNU recently.

     “There is prima facie evidence that you were involved in blocking the road near Sabarmati bus stand and at T-point near Administrative Block sinceFebruary 5, due to which inconvenience was caused to students, teachers, staff, visitors and schoolchildren. Vehicles carrying essential commodities to hostels, etc; were affected. Further, you were involved in forceful cooking of food at the protest site in spite of repeated requests from CSO (chief security officer) not to do this act. Moreover, you also forcefully laid an electric cable for screening of a movie at protest site at night. The above are acts of indiscipline and unbecoming of a student,” read an order by the Chief Proctor dated February 9, as quoted by the Indian Express.

    (With agency inputs)

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  • UP summit: Public, PVT firms to invest in state, says govt

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    Yogi Adityanath running Uttar Pradesh government said that both public sector undertakings and private sector have promised to invest in the state, said in the mid of the week.

    On the first day of the UP Investors Summit, public sector undertakings and private sector evinced their interest to invest in the state.

    An UP government spokesperson today said, "Among some of the top MoUs signed with the private sectors are: Adani (Rs 35,000 crore), Birla (Rs 25,000 crore), Essel (Zee Group Rs 18,000 crore), Reliance Jio Infocomm (Rs 10,000 crore) and Hinduja (Rs 10,000 crore)," he added.

  • ‘My teachers inspired me to keep the student alive in me’

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who later shifted to students who are about to sit for annual examination after Chai Pe Charcha campaign spoke to students and enhanced their confidence.

    As part of his Pariksha Par Charcha, an extension of his pet charcha theme, PM spoke with thousands of students from across the nation and addressed their examination-related concerns today at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital.

    "You are not talking to the Prime Minister of India, you are talking to a friend, I am here as a student let us see how many marks will you give me out of 10," PM Modi said while addressing the event.

    "I would like to thank my teachers for whom I am still a student. They inspired me to keep the student in me alive," he added.

    The interactive session, also being dubbed as "Exam Ki Baat", was organised days after the prime minister launched his book "Exam Warriors", which is a collection of anecdotes from his growing up years and lists mantras to help students to stay calm before the examination.


    "Trying to become someone is a conventional path.... Take the road less travelled," he says in this self-help guide. He also urges students to "be warriors, not worriers". "Treat exams like festivals" and "a happy mind is the secret of a good mark sheet" are among other suggestions.

    Modi also said that every Indians are born 'Politicians'.

    (With Agency Inputs)