Narendra Modi

India will serve COVID-19 vaccine needs of Africa: PM Narendra Modi to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

PM Modi reiterated to the South African President that "India's considerable productive capacity for pharmaceuticals and vaccines would continue to serve the needs of all countries, including those in Africa." India's COVID-19 vaccine supplies have reached Morocco and Egypt in the continent.

Feb 05, 2021, 00:34 AM IST

In latest dig at Centre, Rahul Gandhi asks 'why do so many dictators have names that begin with M?'

The Congress MP from Kerala's Wayanad,  however, did not elaborate on the context behind the tweet. "Why do so many dictators have names that begin with M ? Marcos, Mussolini, Milosevic, Mubarak, Mobutu, Musharraf, Micombero," the Congress leader tweeted on Wednesday.

Feb 03, 2021, 12:54 PM IST

'Aatmanirbhartha' named Oxford 'Hindi Word of 2020' - know why

The word was chosen by an advisory panel of language experts Kritika Agrawal, Poonam Nigam Sahay and Imogen Foxell. Agrawal said amid a number of interesting and topical entries received, "aatmanirbharta" stood out because it validated the day-to-day achievements of the countless Indians who dealt with and survived the perils of a pandemic. 

Feb 03, 2021, 08:01 AM IST

'Aatmanirbharta' named Oxford Hindi word of 2020, in boost to PM Narendra Modi's call for self-reliant India

In a statement, Oxford Languages said in the early months of the pandemic when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's COVID-19 recovery package, he emphasised the need to become self-reliant as a country, as an economy, as a society and as individuals, in a bid to navigate the perils of the pandemic.

Feb 02, 2021, 22:08 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: Analysis of Union Budget 2021-22 in just ten points

In DNA on Monday, Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary gives an analysis of Union Budget 2021-22 in just ten points. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed a sharp increase in expenditure on infrastructure, doubling of healthcare spending and raising the cap on foreign investment in insurance. The Budget for the next fiscal is a bid to pull the economy out of the pandemic-induced trough.

Feb 02, 2021, 00:15 AM IST

Exclusive: Growth given priority in Union Budget 2021-22, shouldn't worry about financial losses now, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that the Union Budget 2021-22 removed the problems faced due to coronavirus. In the biggest interview after the budget, the finance minister said, "Growth is given priority in the budget. We shouldn't worry about financial losses right now." 

Feb 01, 2021, 20:45 PM IST

Union Budget 2021-22 has vision of 'self-reliance'; villages and farmers at its heart: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the budget will bring several positive changes for individuals, investors, industry and infrastructure sector. He said in his televised remarks on the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament.

Feb 01, 2021, 17:00 PM IST

'Stay away from Modi', BJP MLA from Noida gets death threat from Pakistan

The BJP lawmaker's family, which stays in Greater Noida, approached the police and registered a complaint at Dadri police station. Based on the complaint, the Dadri police registered a case and launched an investigation into the matter. 

Feb 01, 2021, 12:05 PM IST

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone hail 'Nari Shakti' after PM Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' address!

PM Modi also talked about the increasing participation of women in diverse areas and lauded the female empowerment. Supporting the PM's vision, Bollywood biggies Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone took to their respective social media handles and shared their views. 

Feb 01, 2021, 11:44 AM IST

Farmers' protests: Want our people to be released, there won't be any agreement under pressure, says Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait

“There won't be any agreement under pressure. We will hold discussions on the issue, Prime Minister is ours also, we are thankful for his initiative, we will respect it. We want our people to be released,” Rakesh Tikait was quoted by saying as ANI.

Jan 31, 2021, 17:24 PM IST

India is following Swami Vivekananda in empowering poor, says PM Narendra Modi at 125th anniversary celebrations of 'Prabuddha Bharata'

"If the poor cannot access banks, then banks must reach the poor. That is what the Jan Dhan Yojana did. If the poor cannot access insurance, then insurance must reach the poor. This is what the Jan Suraksha schemes did. If the poor cannot access health-care, then we must take health-care to the poor, " Prime Minister Modi said. 

Jan 31, 2021, 16:17 PM IST

Team India's 'hardwork' and 'teamwork' in Australia was inspirational: PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann Ki Baat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his monthly radio show 'Mann Ki Baat' took a moment to appreciate the "hardwork" and "teamwork" displayed by Team India in the recently-concluded Border-Gavaskar series, which Ajinkya Rahane & co. won 2-1. 

Jan 31, 2021, 13:30 PM IST

Was never in the running for President: Ex-Vice President Hamid Ansari in his memoirs

"Media speculation initially named former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as a possible candidate; he, however, denied it. One report quoted the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha saying that the BJP will not support anyone connected to the Congress," former Vice President Hamid Ansari writes in his memoirs.

Jan 31, 2021, 10:39 AM IST

Two happenings in my last week in office tended to cause offence in some quarters: Ex-Vice President Hamid Ansari

Ansari, who demitted office on August 10, 2017 after two terms as Vice President (2007-2017) and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, makes these comments in his latest book "By Many a Happy Accident: Recollections of a Life" in which he talks about growing up to cultivation of the mind and representing India as a diplomat to vice presidency.

Jan 31, 2021, 10:03 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary: See pics

January 30, 2021 marked the 73rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. From Prime Minister Nardenra Modi to President Ram Nath Kovind, several leaders, state heads paid tribute to the Father of the Nation on Saturday. This day is also observed as Martyrs Day to commemorate Bapu. 

Jan 30, 2021, 16:18 PM IST

Farmers' protests: Proposal given by Agriculture Minister still stands, says PM Narendra Modi at All-Party Meeting

Prime Minister assured that the government is approaching the issue of farm laws with an open mind. He said that the government's stand is the same as it was on 22nd January, and the proposal given by the Agriculture Minister still stands. He reiterated that the Agriculture Minister is just a phone call away for taking forward the talks.

Jan 30, 2021, 15:52 PM IST

Prez-PM tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

President Ramnath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi reached Rajghat on the occasion of the death anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, where they paid tribute and respect to Bapu.

Jan 30, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

PM Modi and Amit Shah must resign; person who hoisted flag on Red Fort is BJP supporter: CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday stated "either repeal farm laws or quit the government". CM Banerjee added that the person who hoisted the flag is "BJP ka chamcha". "He has pictures with Amit Shah. He has pictures with PM Modi. This is BJP’s plan," said the West Bengal CM.

Jan 28, 2021, 22:28 PM IST

We vaccinated over 2.3 mn in 12 days; many thought India would be worst-hit COVID-19 nation: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that in the next few months, India will achieve the target of vaccinating 300 million elderly people and people with comorbidities. The PM highlighted that many people around the world thought India would be worst-affected country by COVID-19 and face tsunami of coronavirus infections.

Jan 28, 2021, 18:05 PM IST

Modi govt’s big decision for ESIC beneficiaries! Health services under ESI scheme in all districts from April 1 for ESIC beneficiaries

ESIC beneficiaries would get access to health services under the ESI scheme in all 735 districts of the country from April 1, news agency PTI quoting an official said. At present, ESIC's health services are fully available for its IPs in 387 districts and partly in 187 districts, while there are 161 districts that do not have such services at all.

Jan 28, 2021, 13:40 PM IST