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Dhola-Sadiya: Bridge of New Hope Brings North East Closer

Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the country’s longest river bridge –the Dhola- Sadiya Bridge in Assam today, May 26, 2017. This new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh, covering the ...

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PM Unveils 112-ft High Shiva Statue in Adiyogi Form; Jagadguru to Build 3 More (Video)

  The tallest Shiva statue measuring 112-ft high was unveiled on the occasion of Mahashivratri, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Coimbatore. The statue built by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation is in the form of Adiyogi, who is considered the first of yogis. Isha Foundation denied allegations and said the stature in the form of Shiva’s face looking ...

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Demonetisation – A Look Back at the last Two Months

    *By Arun Jaitley Two months have passed since the Prime Minister announced the decision that high denominational currency notes would cease to be a legal tender. Subsequently those notes have been demonetised. When 86% of a country’s currency constituting 12.2% of its GDP, is squeezed out of the market and sought to be replaced by a new currency, ...

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PM’s Yearend ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Focuses on Cashless Payments, Awards

Coinciding with Christmas, PM Narendra Modi listed ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ for small buyers and ‘Digi Dhan Vyapaar Yojana’ for traders to encourage cashless payment economy. “To strengthen mobile banking and to inculcate the habit of making e-payments, the Government of India is launching from today encouragement schemes for consumers as well as traders. To encourage customers, the scheme is ‘Lucky ...

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Now Opposition United Against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal who stood behind Rahul Gandhi was taken aback when the Congress vice-president met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his own party members bereft of any opposition member and discussed the so-called farmers’ woes and sought waiver of loan repayments. Kejriwal Tweeted immediately after the news broke out saying Rahull Gandhi ...

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World Environment Day: Which Plant is Good for the Occasion?

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had planted a Kadamb sapling on the occasion of Wolrd Environment Day and it is known for its medicinal properties. Its leaves are useful to treat injuries and swellings. The bark helps bring relief to sore eyes and is used to treat fevers, while its leaves are helpful in treating diabetes in Ayurveda. Legend ...

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103rd Indian Science Congress: PM Modi to Open in Mysore Today

Fresh after Goa session of Indian Science Congress that had sent out signals of renewal of ancient Hindu science leads including Pushpak Vimana controversy to Plastic Surgery, Indian scientists will meet this year in Mysore today, Sunday Jan. 3 with focus on market-oriented “Make in India” program. Live streaming of 103rd Indian Science Congress is available on ipomo app at ...

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‘Selfie with Daughter’ Goes Viral on Twitter, Thanks to Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit upon an idea that evoked instant reaction on Twitter to take a selfie with duaghter and putting it on Twitter. In his usual rhetoric, the PM urged people to join the ‘Selfie With Daughter’ initiative on Twitter to combat against plummeting sex ratios in northern states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. As part ...

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Why PM Modi planted ‘Kadamb’ sapling on World Environment Day?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns, to mark the occasion of World Environment Day, and there is more to the choice as it has ‘vaastu’ significance too. The Prime Minister also placed a traditional earthen-pot (matka) along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring ...

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World Environment Day: PM Modi to Kick Off Plantation Drive from Home First

Begin with your home first is an ancient advice and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take it literally planting a sapling on Friday to kick off the World Environment Day. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wrestler Sushil Kumar will kick off the function at the ministry’s Paryavaran Bhawan while Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and ...

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LPG subsidy: Don’t opt out, here’s why?

By Nihit Goyal It was believed that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would withdraw the LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) subsidy for those who fall in the 30-percent tax bracket. However, this budget included no such measure. Thereafter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly called on people to “give it up” and join the “opt out of subsidy” scheme. While over 300,000 ...

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PM chairs high-level meeting to review Nepal earthquake relief measures

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday soon after the major earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 1,000 people so far, including some inside India. The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, Additional Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra, and senior officials ...

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PM visits Airbus facility, later pays homage at World War-1 memorial

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Airbus Facility at Toulouse, where he was briefed on Indian companies involved in the Airbus Supply Chain, and interacted briefly with Indian employees at Airbus. The Prime Minister also visited the CNES – National Centre for Space Studies in Toulouse. He briefly interacted with post-graduate students of Indian origin at the ...

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Don’t Forget Financial Inclusion, Modi Tells RBI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to prepare a road map for “financial inclusion” and help transform the lives of the poor, ahead of its forthcoming centenary year in 2035, here on Thursday. “The RBI will be completing 100 years in 2035 and it will be appropriate for it to work on financial inclusion and ...

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How India’s new Rotavirus Vaccine brings down price to $1 from $20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech today in Hyderabad, making it the first indigenously developed vaccine for diarrhoea that will help reduce infant deaths due to Rotavirus diarrhoea significantly in the country and other parts of the world. Krishna Ella, MD of Bharat Biotech, said it was a dream come through to make the ...

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Google chips in to help MyGov launch contest for PMO mobile app design

Google said it will help Indian government’s new initiative MyGov, the citizen engagement platform. Google will partners with MyGov to launcha country-wide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). “Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. The contest will launch tomorrow at 5 p.m. on MyGov.in,” the statement said. ...

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Obama arrives in New Delhi to red carpet welcome by Modi (Photos)

US President Barack Obama arrived in New Delhi on Sunday morning on a three-day India visit – his second in five years – and he will attend the Republic Day parade tomorrow at Rajpath. Departing from protocol, he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the VVIP terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. As Obama alighted from his ...

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Modi Seeks Linking Centre-State Health Schemes, Urges Doctors’ Accountability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the health ministry to set up mechanisms to link both Centre and State governments’ numerous health care schemes and to ensure more accountability for doctors and health officials in the public sector. “In order to achieve the desired goal of health for all, there is a need to substantially improve the efficiency of existing ...

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