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High-end defence technology cooperation possible with Japan: PM Modi

Narendra ModiNew Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India sees possibility of a new era of cooperation with Japan in high-end defence technology and equipment and noted that progress has been made in parleys on civil nuclear agreement and amphibious aircraft deal between them.

"In the field of defence and security, I feel time has come for us to upgrade our relations. I see in the recent changes in Japan's defence export policies and regulations a possibility to engage in a new era of cooperation in high-end defence technology and equipment.

Four directors on IOC board appointed in UPA regime sacked

Four directors on IOC board appointed in UPA regime sackedNew Delhi : After Governors, the Narendra Modi government is removing independent directors appointed by the previous UPA regime on PSU boards, beginning with sacking of four directors on the board of Indian Oil Corp (IOC).

IOC, the nation's largest company, in a filing to the stock exchanges said, "K Jairaj, Nesar Ahmad, Sunil Krishna and Sayan Chatterjee have ceased to be Independent Directors on the Board of the company on August 27, 2014."

PM Narendra Modi formally launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana here today, stating that the scheme will be the first step for many towards being a part of the economy.

The Prime Minister said, "I believe that whenever someone opens a bank account, it is their first step towards being a part of economy."

Eagerly awaiting your arrival, Japanese PM tells PM Modi

shinzo-abeNew Delhi, Aug 28 : Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on Thursday, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe said he was eagerly awaiting the former's arrival in Kyoto.

"India has a special place in my heart, eagerly waiting for your arrival in Kyoto," tweeted Shinzo Abe

"Your first visit to Japan as Indian PM will add new chapter to our strategic partnership," Abe said, adding, "Together we can do a lot for peace and prosperity in the world."

PM Modi sets up committee to identify obsolete laws within three months

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today set up a committee to identify obsolete laws within a time frame of three months.

He called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules. The Committee will also examine Acts and Rules which may have become obsolete within the last ten to fifteen years. The newly-constituted Committee will examine all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998.

United Kingdom to help Modi bring "Ache Din"

Nick-CleggNew Delhi, Aug 25 : Visiting United Kingdom Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday promised to facilitate "Ache Din" or "Good Days" for the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government from London while addressing Indian and British business leaders in the national capital.

" Narendra Modi and BJP's campaign slogan was 'Ache din aanne wale hai' - Good times are coming. My message today is that Britain is ready and able to help India build that brighter future," said Clegg.

Planning Commission veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26

Planning Commission veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26New Delhi : The Planning Commission has called a meeting of its former Deputy Chief and members on Tuesday to deliberate on the structure of the new body which will replace the 64-year-old institution.

"It is correct that they have called a meeting. They have invited me. But I will not be in Delhi so I would send my comments in writing to them," former Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told PTI.

PM addresses IITs' Boards of Governors conference at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed Conference of Chairmen of Boards of Governors, and Directors of IITs at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where he exhorted them to provide innovative solutions to problems faced by the common people in their day-to-day life.

At the conference named 'Science is Universal', PM Modi said that technology must be local.

PM invites ideas from people on new plan body

PM invites ideas from people on new plan body New Delhi - Taking a step further towards scrapping the Planning Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday invited ideas from the people on the new institution to replace the plan body.

The government also announced creation of a special open forum on the website mygov. Nic. In for suggestions on the new institution.

"We envision the proposed Institution as one that caters to the aspirations of 21st century India and strengthens participation of the States.... Let the ideas flow," the Prime Minister said in a statement.

Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate four-laning of Kaithal highway tomorrow

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the four-laning of the over 160-kilometer-long national highway from Kaithal to the Haryana-Rajasthan border at Kaithal tomorrow.

This road will pass through Kalayat, Narwana, Barwala, Hisar and Siwani towns. The project shall benefit the people of four districts in terms of improved living standarda, safe connectivity and economic prosperity, an official press statement said.

Twenty-three underpasses and over 20-kilometer-long service roads are proposed in the project near villages which shall ensure the safety of the pedestrian and the people residing off the highway.

Prime Minister Modi greets nation on Janmashtami

Nare-ModiNew Delhi, Aug 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, "Greetings on Janmashtami! May Lord Krishna bless our lives with peace, prosperity and happiness."

Lord Krishna is said to have been born at midnight on the ashtami or the 8th day of the Krishnapaksha or dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan (August-September). This auspicious day is called Janmashtami. (ANI)

Centre defers state FMs study tour to China, Russia

narendra modiNew Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has put on hold the proposal of the Empowered Committee of state FMs on GST to visit China and Russia on a 16-day study tour.

This was the seventh overseas visit planned by the Empowered Committee to study the structure of Goods and Services Tax (GST) since 2006.

The government, which has imposed restrictions on overseas visits by officials and senior government functionaries, has deferred the proposed tour, sources said.

Govt aiming at 24x7 power supply: Modi

Govt aiming at 24x7 power supply: ModiSolapur : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government was aiming at providing 24-hour power supply across the country as he outlined his vision for infrastructure development with a nationwide network of roads, power transmission lines and power and water grids.

He also equated saving of electricity with service to the nation.

Jan Dhan Yojana name was chosen in a contest on govt website

Narendra ModiNew Delhi : Do you know the origin of the name "Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna", a scheme to financially empower the poor, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday?

The name was selected through a contest on 'Mygov' website launched by Modi last month to enable common people to share their thoughts and ideas.

It was chosen after scrutinizing 6,000 entries from all over the country.

Under the scheme announced by Modi in his Independence Day speech, poor people will get bank accounts with debit cards along with an insurance cover of Rs one lakh each.

Jan Dhan Yojna next stage of social, economic development: USIBC

Jan Dhan Yojna next stage of social, economic development: USIBCWashington: Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Jan Dhan Yojna', the US-India Business Council (USIBC) today described it as an "important step" toward the next stage of India's social and economic development.

In a statement, USIBC said Modi's announcement of "a new pan-India comprehensive financial inclusion plan that expands access to financial services to a wider cross-section of India's citizens" is "an important step toward the next stage of India's social and economic development".

PM calls for Digital India to improve governance

Narendra ModiNew Delhi : Expressing the government's resolve to move towards the goal of 'Digital India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined the need for using information technology to improve governance and spread education and medical facilities.

"Youth belonging to the IT profession have paved the way for establishing India's new identity in the world. Digital India is our dream for the nation. When I say 'digital India' it is not meant for the rich but for those who are poor,"he said in first speech from ramparts of Red Fort here.

Planning Commission-vestige of socialist era to become history

Planning CommissionNew Delhi: The 64-year-old Planning Commission, a vestige of the socialist era, will soon become history.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, today announced that the Commission, set up in 1950 at a time when government gave public sector the commanding heights of economy, would be abolished and replaced with a more relevant institution.

Greatly impressed by the Soviet planning system, the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had set up the Planning Commission to steer the nation's economic destiny.

Industry lauds PM's clear signals to make India manufacturing, export hub

export hubNew Delhi: Seeking requisite policy support and implementation measures, the industry on Friday said the Prime Minister gave clear signals to domestic and global investors to make India an international manufacturing and export hub.

"We are now confident that the 'Make in India' and 'Made in India' vision will be supported by requisite policy and implementation measures for enhancing the competitiveness of our manufacturing sector," Ficci said in a statement.

It also said the new structure that will replace Planning Commission will provide a concrete direction towards broad-based development and its monitoring.

Independence Day: Narendra Modi to announce financial inclusion mission

Narendra ModiNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to unveil an ambitious financial inclusion scheme on the Independence Day on Friday to provide bank accounts to 15 crore poor persons with an overdraft facility of Rs 5,000 and accident insurance of Rs 1 lakh.

The-two phase Financial Inclusion Mission, which has been approved by the Cabinet, will be formally launched by Modi here at the end of this month, sources said.

The government is gearing up to operationalise the scheme across the country on August 28 or 29, they added.

PM Modi extends Independence Day greetings to Indians around the globe

modiNew Delhi, Aug 15 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his greetings to Indians around the globe on the occasion of the nation's 68th Independence Day.

"To all the Indians celebrating our Independence Day around the world, greetings from the Prime servant; I am not the Prime Minister but the prime servant. I would also like to salute the people of every generation who made sacrifices for Independence, spent their youth and life in freedom struggle. I salute those martyrs," said Modi.

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