UDAN makes air travel accessible to more people: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the UDAN regional connectivity scheme will make air travel accessible to greater number of people across the country.

"Looking forward to being in Shimla, where I will flag off the first UDAN flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme, on Shimla-Delhi sector," Modi tweeted. 

"UDAN makes air travel accessible to

Prime Minister calls for adapting technology for infrastructure creation

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including roads, railways, airports, ports, digital, and coal, and stressed on the use of technology for infrastructure creation.

 The review meeting, which lasted for about four and a half hours, was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and all infrastructure Ministries of the G

Prime Minister asks States to work as `Team India`, pushes for GST rollout

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has called upon State Governments to work with the Union Government, as “Team India,” to build the India of the dreams of our freedom fighters by 2022. Delivering the closing remarks at the third meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, he urged States, local Governments and all Government and Non-Government organizations to decide goals for

Consider advancing budget to January, Modi urges states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December and said that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year.

Making the observation while delivering the closing remarks at the third meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog h

GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded Chief Ministers of states for setting aside ideological and political differences for a consensus on the GST regime which he said will "go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism".

In his opening remarks at the Niti Aayog Governing Council's third meeting here, Modi said the consensus on Goods and

India needs to accelerate investment in children, education: World Bank

It is "extremely important" for India to increase and accelerate its investment in children and education as the country has a "very high" child stunting rate, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said.

Lauding Narendra Modi for demonetisation and Swachh Bharat mission, Jim said the Prime Minister needs to accelerate things quickly in educational outcomes so that Indi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the government's air regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- on April 27.

Sinha disclosed this at the 11th edition of the Mindmine Summit organised by the Mindmine Institute, an independent think tank set up by Hero Enterprise.

"The aviation industry in India is a sunrise sector. W

Prime Minister to unveil UDAN scheme from Shimla airport: Reports

The Indian Government has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch regional connectivity scheme 'UDAN' on April 27 from Shimla Airport at Jubbarhatti.

As per reports, the Prime Minister will land at Jubbarhatti airport and after launching UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, will reach the historic Ridge Maidan where he will address a BJP rally. As per reports, this

Deposits under PMGKDS can be made till April-end

The central government and the RBI on Wednesday allowed time till April 30 for "commensurate deposits" by citizens who have declared their unaccounted income under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS) that offered non-interest bearing deposits for four years.

The scheme had black money holders opportunity to declare their unaccounted income under till Marc

Cabinet clears signing of amended tax treaty with Portugal

The Union Cabinet today approved signing of the protocol amending the convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of double taxation. "The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Protocol amending the convention between India and Portugal for avoidance of double taxation.

"The Protocol will also ensure prevention

Cabinet clears EC proposal for paper trail machines

The Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal of the Election Commission to procure paper trail machines for use during future elections. The decision comes in the wake of growing demands from opposition parties for holding all future elections using paper trail machines along with EVMs, to clear doubts about votes cast.

The clearance was given by the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Na

SPML Infra completes irrigation project in Gujarat

SPML Infra has said that it has substantially completed an important Irrigation Project in Gujarat called Saurashtra Narmada Avtran Irrigation (SAUNI Yojana). Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji along with Shri Vijay Rupani, Hon’ble Chief minister of Gujarat inaugurated the completion of Phase-I of SAUNI project in Botad, Gujarat by formally releasing Narmada water in Krus

PM inaugurates various government projs in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated various government projects including government buildings, solar PV systems, Jan Aushadhi Kendras and a passport seva kendra at Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, as per the government release. The release from the Prime Minister's Office further stated that, PM Modi also distributed Aids and Assistive Devices to Divyangjans, and other benefi

Modi launches SAUNI Yojana projects at Botad

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated phase-1 (Link 2) of the SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) Yojana at Botad to the nation, as per the government release. The release from the Prime Minister's Office further stated that, PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of phase 2 (Link 2) of the SAUNI Yojana.

Earlier, Prime Minister welcomed Narmada water into the Kr

US NSA McMaster meets PM Modi

US National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks on terrorism and issues related to Afghanistan stability.

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also attended the meeting at Modi's official 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, according to a handout picture released by the External Aff

Narendra Modi in Surat, welcomed with road show

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit to Gujarat, to be welcomed by a unique road show where an 11-km saree will list the BJP's achievements.

The road show will begin from the Surat airport and continue till the Circuit House where the Prime Minister will spend the night.

The saree will cover the entire stretch of the road show dep

Contrary to Modi's claims, Indian economy stagnant: Congress

The Congress on Saturday said contrary to claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian economy was stagnant and investments were not coming.

Citing Reserve Bank of India data, party leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that in 2016-17, bank credit grew by 5 per cent - the lowest in 60 years, while the plant load factor - a measure of capacity utilisation - stood a

Modi dedicates Koradi Thermal Power Plant to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 3,300 MW Koradi Thermal Power Plant here on Friday.

The much-delayed power plant will help boost the state's power utilisation and help farmers draw power at flexible hours as per their requirements.

Modi also laid the foundation stones for the proposed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Mana

Narendra Modi to launch biometric payment interface in Nagpur

One would now be able to make digital payments without having a mobile phone, Internet connection, debit or credit card as Prime Minister Narendra Modi would on Friday release BHIM-Adhar interface enabling digital payments using biometric data.

The new interface would be launched in Nagpur during the 126th birth anniversary celebrations of Bhim Rao Ambedkar. 

A statemen

BHIM-Aadhaar set to revolutionise Indian economy: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform can revolutionise the Indian economy by enabling each Indian to pay digitally using their biometric data on a smartphone.

Launching the BHIM-Aadhar digital platform here, Modi said it would boost digital payments in a manner unprecedented anywhere in the world and would be a step towards a 'less

Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, Russia in science

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Russia for cooperation in the field of science and technology. The MoU, inked in October last year, aims to facilitate and support joint scientific and research activities between the two countries.

It will help in exchange of information about con

Cabinet approves MSP of Rs 3,500 for raw jute in 2017-18

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw Jute for 2017-18 season to Rs 3,500 per quintal in order to protect the farmers' economic interests, a cabinet communique said.

It would benefit the jute industry, which supports the livelihood of around 40 lakh farm

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Cabinet approves measures to enhance oil palm cultivation

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved measures such as relaxation of land ceiling limit, revision of norms of assistance in order to increase oil palm area and production in the country, a cabinet communique said.

The government approved relaxation in restrictions for providing assistance to cultivation in more than 25 hectare area

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Australia to export uranium soon, says Turnbull as he meets Modi

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday said his country would begin exporting uranium to India "as soon as possible" as he held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here during which both sides also agreed to deepen cooperation in defence and security as well as in education.

"We've worked closely with India to meet our respective requirements

Australian Prime Minister , in India, pushes bilateral, regional trade agenda

NEW DELHI - India and Australia agreed on Monday to revive stalled talks on a bilateral trade deal but, on a visit to New Delhi, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull conceded that chances of an early breakthrough were slim.

Instead, Turnbull said he was prioritising an Asia-Pacific forum that includes China, amid concerns over access to India's market of 1.3