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Maharashtra: PM chides Chavan, flags off campaign

With his sights set on ending the Congress- NCP’s 15-year rule in Maharashtra, PM Narendra Modi, on Saturday, launched the BJP’s assembly polls campaign by outlining the development agenda at functions in Raigad and Solapur districts.

PM Modi gives 67-yr-old new glasses, new vision

Delivering his first Independence Day speech, PM Modi spoke of building a brave, new India — a country in which every citizen has a bank account, women are safe, cleanliness is a priority, and much more.
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To decentralise Delhi, PM Modi suggests ‘out of town meetings’

In line with his efforts to project the NDA government as truly national and not focused just on New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi is planning to hold big-ticket bilateral, multi-lateral and Centre-state meetings outside the capital.

Parental guidance: PM’s mantra to check crimes against women

With emphasis on women’s safety and empowerment, in his maiden Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to shed negative social attitudes in a country where women remain highly vulnerable.

Digital learning one of NDA govt’s priorities

Keeping in mind global trends, the government will emphasise on digitalisation of education. PM Narendra Modi also emphasised on a digital India in his Independence Day speech on Friday.

Shun violence; don’t bloody our land, help green it: PM

In a sign of the importance he places on political order, peace and stability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an end to the strife and violence that emanates from casteism, communalism and terrorism for the next ten years.

Modi’s new development paradigm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday unveiled a development paradigm to steer the economy out of its sticky slowdown asking foreign investors to set up hubs, even as he invoked Mahatma Gandhi’s Swadeshi philosophy to make India self-reliant in manufacturing.

PM promises a bank account for every citizen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday kicked off a revamped financial inclusion programme — Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana — to bring 75 million poor households into the banking system.

Modi touched upon common issues in I-Day speech, but like a true-blue PM

Narendra Modi rose above partisan politics on Independence Day and spoke the way a Prime Minister should. His first address from the Red Fort was a study in reconciliation and empathy, writes Vinod Sharma.

Modi wears his words during Independence Day speech

Giving his maiden I-Day speech in the Capital, the PM made sure his words were reflected in his attire too. His “Come, Make In India” sentiment was symbolised by the half-sleeved khadi kurta, paired with white churidars and a saffron and green turban.

PM's address outlines ‘Clean India’ vision

In his maiden Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-emphasised the NDA government’s focus on the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission and its target to provide every rural household with a toilet by 2019 — Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Modi's speech at Red Fort no replica of address at Bhuj

Exactly a year after he had spoken from a replica of Red Fort in Bhuj town of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday steered clear of many controversial issues that he had wanted the then PM Manmohan Singh to address.

How PM Modi got bullet-proof shield out of his way

Narendra Modi overruled strong objections from his security detail and shunned the bullet-proof enclosure to 'connect directly' with people during his maiden Independence Day speech as PM on Friday.

‘Come, make in India’: Modi invites the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on global firms to set up manufacturing units in the country and urged country’s youth to join the manufacturing sector and make ‘Made in India’ a global brand.

Industry cheers Modi's 'Make in India' focus

Industry leaders and business honchos on Friday gave a thumbs-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech in which he sought to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
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