Narendra Modi

Koirala says PM Modi has not put any pressure on Nepal to create new Constitution

Sushil KoiralaKathmandu, Nov. 28 : Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has clarified that India has not put any pressure on Nepal's leaders to reach a consensus on creating a new Constitution.

"As a neighbour, we need to take others' advice, but it's up to us to decide how to promulgate our Constitution," Kantipur Online quoted Koirala, as saying in response to a question posed to him during a press briefing on Thursday evening at the end of the 18th SAARC Summit.

Prime Minister Modi had said on Tuesday evening that the parties should avoid polarisation in the Constitution drafting process and there should be a minimum consensus.

PM Modi meets Lanka Prez Rajapaksa

Narendra Modi Mahinda RajapaksaKathmandu, Nov 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit being held here.

The two leaders discussed matters pertaining to the interest of both nations.

Prime Minister Modi also thanked President Rajapaksa after the latter's government released five Indian fishermen who had been incarcerated in a Sri Lankan prison and sentenced to death.

'Prosperous SAARC needs strong foundation of a secure South Asia': PM Modi

PM ModiKathmandu, Nov 26 : Asserting that a prosperous SAARC needs the strong foundation of a secure South Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged all participating nations to work together to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes.

"If we are sensitive to each other's security and the lives of our people, we will deepen friendships, spur cooperation and advance stability in our region," said Prime Minister Modi in his address at the SAARC Summit.

Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High Commissioner

Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High CommissionerNew Delhi, Nov 22 : British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan on Saturday told senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly that Britain is keen to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

Sir Bevan said this while the two leaders met over tea at the British envoy's residence in the national capital.

During the meeting, Sir Bevan recalled that the British Government was the first to re-engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 22, 2012 which had led to the strengthening of economic, educational, social and diplomatic ties between Gujarat and Britain.

No bond stronger than that between two democracies, says PM Modi

PM ModiNew Delhi, Nov 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that there is no bond that is stronger than that which is between two democracies, adding that the honour of his addressing the Parliaments of Australia and Fiji, a first for any Indian Prime Minister, was accorded to him to due to the respect that the nation has in the world.

The Prime Minister wrote a blog reflecting upon his experiences during his trip, which included his attending five summits and 20 bilateral meetings.

PM Modi posts selfie with Fijian counterpart

Narendra Modi Frank BainimaramaNew Delhi, Nov 20 : Barely few hours after crossing the eight-million followers mark on micro-blogging site Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a selfie with his Fijian counterpart Frank Bainimarama.

The picture, taken during the Prime Minister's visit to Suva on Wednesday, was posted by Prime Minister Bainimarama, which the former quickly retweeted.

"PM Bainimarama took our selfie before the banquet he hosted yesterday evening," Prime Minister Modi tweeted, while posting a picture capturing the moment when the two leaders were posing for the selfie.

PM Modi pitches economic growth, reforms to business leaders in Melbourne

PM Modi pitches economic growth, reforms to business leaders in MelbourneMelbourne, Nov 18 : Asserting that his government was committed to building infrastructure across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told business leaders in Melbourne that reforms were being undertaken to enhance the ease of doing business in India.

"We are focused on infrastructure, including national roads, rural infrastructure, irrigation works, modernisation and high speed rail. My government is actively working to revive the economy. New world class ports will be developed across India's coasts, inland waterways will be developed," said Prime Minister Modi.

Brett Lee welcomes PM Modi, says 'India is very close to my heart'

brett lee Sydney, Nov 17 : Former Australian Test cricketer, who welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Allphones Arena in Olympic Park here today, said that India has been close to his heart.

"I would like to welcome Prime Minister of India, Namaste, welcome to Australia," Lee said.

"I first fell in love with India in 1994. It is very close to my heart, beautiful people," he added.

The Prime Minister, who arrived at the event to a rousing welcome, shook hands with former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath and Australian umpire Simon Taufel prior to his address to the Indian Diaspora.

Queensland to announce major investment in rail infrastructure

Brisbane - Australia's Queensland state will announce a major investment in rail infrastructure in the Galilee basin to ensure that one of the mega-mines proposed by India's Adani group and GVK get a clearance next year.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here last night, said he was prepared to invest in capital works to ensure that the projects get off the ground.

The offer came even as the G20 leaders affirmed their commitment to boosting energy efficiency and phasing out fossil fuel subsidies that encouraged wasteful consumption.

Modi during his intervention at the G20 summit had pushed for energy efficiency.

PM Modi raises issue of black money in G-20 Summit

Narendra ModiBrisbane, Nov 16 - Raising the issue of black money during the G-20 Summit meeting here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that India supports all initiatives which facilitates automatic exchange of information among nations that ultimately helps in tracing unaccounted money and its eventual repatriation. In series of tweets, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin's twitter handle revealed Prime Minister Modi's intervention on issues of tax evasion at the G-20 Summit.

Need to revive global economic confidence, says PM Modi

Need to revive global economic confidence, says PM ModiBrisbane, Nov 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for the revival of global economic confidence, adding that developing countries like India are vying for a faster trajectory of growth.

"The Prime Minister said there is a need for a stable political and economic environment to achieve our goals because several countries are like India, that is, those wanting to go in a faster trajectory of growth. The international environments through organisations or groups like the G-20 can support this effort," Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told the media.

PM Modi wishes Justice Iyer on his 100th birthday

PM ModiNew Delhi, Nov 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer on his 100th birthday.

"Warm birthday wishes to an icon in Indian public life, Justice VR Krishna Iyer as he turns 100. I pray that he is blessed with good health. Legal luminary, philosopher and intellectual, Justice Krishna Iyer is an Institution in himself, who dedicated his life to the nation," Prime Minister Modi said.

"Justice Iyer's life and works are an inspiration to all of us. My interactions with him have been very enriching. I learnt a lot from him," he added. (ANI)

India's 'Look East Policy' has become 'Act East Policy': PM Modi

Narendra ModiNay Pyi Taw, Nov 12 : Asserting that a new era of economic development, industrialization and trade has begun in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said externally, India's 'Look East Policy' has become 'Act East Policy'.

"We greatly respect the enthusiasm with which you have extended the hand of friendship to India. Today the world and the region need a strong India-ASEAN partnership; that is why we believe that we are entering in a new era in the India-ASEAN partnership," said Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Modi said that he is very pleased to have the privilege to participate in the India-ASEAN Summit.

Modi invites Malaysian companies to invest in India

Nay Pyi Taw - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited Malaysian companies to come to India in a big way, saying there are a "lot of opportunities" for them since he is giving high importance to the ambitious 'Make in India' campaign.

Modi's call came during a bilateral meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at the Myanmar International Convention Centre on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN-India summit on the second day of his ten-day three-nation tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.

"I am giving lot of emphasis to makeinindia & want to invite Malaysian companies to come to India. There are lot of opportunities," Modi tweeted shortly after his meeting.

Look forward to a supportive global environment: PM Modi

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Nov 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will commence his visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji on November 11, on Monday said that he is looking forward to seeking a global environment that supports India's aspirations for economic development and a peaceful world.

Will bring every single penny of black money back, says PM Modi in 'Mann ki Baat'

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Nov. 2 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second 'Mann ki Baat' radio address to the nation on Sunday, said as far as the issue of black money was concerned, he would work to ensure that every single penny was returned back to the country.

"About black money, please trust this 'Pradhan Sevak' (First Servant of the Nation), it is an article of faith for me. This is my commitment. I will leave no stone unturned to bring back black money. I assure you, I will not be held back in bringing back whatever the amount, don't know the numbers yet, many numbers are floating around," said Prime Minister Modi.

BJP should be visible as party with diversities: PM Modi

PM ModiNew Delhi, Nov 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched the BJP's national membership drive here on Saturday, called for building the party into an organization that will have representations from all sections of the society.

"Our country is full of diversities. The BJP should also be visible as a party with diversities. People from all sections of society should feel they have a representative in the BJP. The party should be such that voices of the poorest of the poor should reach to the party," he said while inaugurating the programme at the BJP headquarters here.

Prime Minister Modi said that the BJP should have its presence in every village of the country.

PM Modi to flag off 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Patel birth anniversary

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Oct. 31 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off a "Run for Unity" marathon here this morning on the occasion of the 139th birth anniversary of India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Friday is being observed as National Unity Day across the nation.

The " Run for Unity" will commence from Vijay Chowk and end at India Gate on Rajpath.

A function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Patel will also be held at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called on people to enthusiastically participate in the grand marathon and pay rich tribute to the "Iron Man" of India.

PM Modi greets Turkey on National Day

PM Modi greets Turkey on National DayNew Delhi, Oct 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Turkey on the occasion of their National Day.

"On their National Day, my greetings and best wishes to the people of Turkey. We are committed to making our ties with Turkey stronger," he said.

President Pranab Mukherjee had earlier on Tuesday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey on the eve of the National Day of the Republic of Turkey.

SoftBank CEO calls on PM Modi

Masayoshi SonNew Delhi, Oct 27 : The Chairman and CEO of Japanese telecommunications and internet firm SoftBank Corporation Masayoshi Son called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Son, who was accompanied by a delegation of his company directors, covered many issues during his interaction with Prime Minister Modi.

Bloomberg Billionaires Index has named Son as the richest man in Japan, with an estimated wealth to be worth USD 16.6 billion. (ANI)

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