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    Swachhata Hi Seva Movement: I found TV an effective way to spread cleanliness message, says Amitabh Bachchan

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found TV to be an “effective way to spread the message of cleanliness”.”Four years ago, you (Modi) introduced the nation to the Swachh Bharat Mission. I too decided to get involved as a citizen of India. I have been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including the campaign to clean the Versova beach in Mumbai,”

  • Indore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit left of human chain & harried commuters

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit left city commuters and shopkeepers harried on Friday. PM’s cavalcade moved through Kalani Nagar, Bada Ganpati, Raj Mohalla, Gangwal Bus stand, Mhow Naka, Collectorate Square, Palsikar Sqaure, Manik Bagh Bridge and Khatiwala Tank to reach Saifi Mosque in Saifi Nagar. Traffic police had closed one side of the road two hours before the PM’s visit in the above-mentioned area.

  • Indore: PM hails Bohras as honest buisnessmen, environment-caring people

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised Bohra community for living in peace and harmony with others. He was speaking at the function organised here to mark martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad. Sharing dais with the Bohra’s spiritual head Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin at the event held at city’s Saifee Nagar mosque, Modi praised the community members for for doing  trade and commerce with honesty. Most community members

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    Should Narendra Modi trust Americans?

    India’s foreign policy options in respect of Russia, China, Iran and other countries with which the United States has problematic relations, will now be closely watched. Will Narendra Modi have the courage or subtlety with which P V Narasimha Rao handled the case of the Cuban rice?

  • CBI changing notice against Vijay Mallya without PM Narendra Modi’s approval inconceivable: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the CBI had aided fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s “great escape” by changing the “detain” notice to “inform”, adding that it was “inconceivable” that this was done without Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval. Allegations have flown thick and fast between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Mallya episode, following the liquor baron’s claim on Wednesday that he had met Finance

  • Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi to focus on MP, Amit Shah on Rajasthan 

    Congress national president Rahul Gandhi would mainly focus on assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh than Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. BJP national president Amit Shah would give most of his time to Rajasthan. Congress is taking assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh more seriously than Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi, who is arriving in state capital on September 17, will again come on two-day state tour on September 27. Rahul would tour Katni, Maihar and

  • PM Narendra Modi virtually interacts with BJP workers of Jaipur Rural constituency

    Jaipur: The BJP’s booth-level workers from Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha constituency, which is represented by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Thursday had direct dialogue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi via the NaMo application. The party’s booth-level presidents across the country watched the programme on their mobile phones, while special arrangements were made for live screening of the programme at 12 other locations.

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    Congress failed to play role of opposition: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lashed out at the Congress, saying they have failed to play the role of opposition after its defeat in 2014 general elections. “In last four years, truth of Congress and its associates have been revealed. Earlier public removed them due to their failure to deliver good governance, inefficiency to take decision and corruption. Now they have failed to play the role of opposition,” said Prime

  • PM Narendra Modi formulates 2019 mantra for BJP workers -‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot”

    New Delhi: The wind is blowing in the BJP’s favour and opposition parties are clutching at each to withstand its force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday while exhorting party workers to follow the mantra of ‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot’ to ensure victory in the next general elections. Addressing party workers of five Lok Sabha constituencies via the NaMo app, Modi said the BJP’s biggest strength is its workers. Their hard work has

  • Ujjain: Local unit discusses preparations held at Lok Shakti Bhawan

    A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party local unit was held on Wednesday at party office ‘Lok Shakti Bhawan’. The meeting discussed preparation for the convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25 in which PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah will address the party workers in view of the forthcoming Assembly polls. More than 7500 party workers will leave for Bhopal by bus to participate in the convention. The

  • CCEA approves 100% electrification of railway tracks

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved 100 per cent electrification of rest of the 13,675 km of the broad gauge tracks at an estimated cost of Rs 12,134 crore. The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the press conference, Goyal said, “The Prime Minister is aiming to make the Indian Railways more

  • PM Modi to launch ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ from Sept 15, says it’s a great tribute to Bapu

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ from September 15. The movement will be launched to mark the commencement of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2. The Prime Minister further urged everyone to be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a ‘Swachh Bharat’.

  • Indore: Modi, Shivraj fool farmers in Fasal Bima Yojana, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Congress MP and state election campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are fooling the farmers in the name of Fasal Bima Yojana. Addressing a public meeting under ‘Parivartan Yatra’ at Depalpur on Tuesday, Scindia said: “The government has been deducting Rs 3000 as premium for the scheme from farmers’ account but it is paying Rs 3 as compensation to them.”

  • Modi Hatao does not sell

    The national executive meeting of the BJP in the capital at the weekend underlined the gung-ho mood of the party. It seems that the leadership has decided that the coming parliamentary poll is as good as sewn up already. If the party president Amit Shah talked of not only winning the 2019 contest but ruling for the next fifty straight years, other leaders echoed him, sounding as if the BJP was invincible.

  • Shocked beyond words, says PM Narendra Modi on Telangana bus accident

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday he was anguished by the loss of lives in a bus accident in Telangana in which 52 people died. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. “The bus accident in Telangana’s Jagtial district is shocking beyond words. Anguished by the loss of lives. My thoughts and solidarity with the bereaved families. I pray that the injured recover quickly,” Modi tweeted.

  • 50 years to give India the Hindu soul

    Amit Shah says BJP will rule for 50 years, i.e., till 2069 from 2019. By then Amit Shah will be history as will Narendra Modi along with an entire generation. Whether Modi and Shah get to become statues on the Sabarmati will depend on whether 50 years is time enough for BJP to reverse Nehruvian socialism and transplant it with a ‘Hindu soul’. Note that 50 years is less than the 70+

  • Bharat Bandh: Congress criticises PM Modi on fuel price hike, says looting people’s money for own publicity

    New Delhi: The Congress dubbed the BJP government claims on petrol as white lies. Countering the BJP, Randeep Singh Surjewala said the average crude oil price during Manmohan Singh’s tenure was $107 per barrel while it is $50 in Modi’s four years. That is 55% less, but instead of giving benefit to the people, the excise levied on petrol has increased by 210% and on diesel by 443%, to collect Rs 11

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    Karnataka floods: PM Narendra Modi to send central team to assess damage

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led delegation that the Centre would send two teams of Officers to assess the damages caused by floods in Kodagu district and neighbouring coastal and Malnad districts.