PM Narendra Modi Says Currency Ban A ‘Key Step To Help Honest Citizen’

PANAJI:  An emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he was voted by the people of the country to fight corruption, adding that he left his family and home for the nation.Here are the highlights of his speech: Political instability had affected Goa’s growth. And due to this instability, the state never realised its true potential I laud Manohar Parrikar for ushering in a political culture in Goa- that of taking Goa to new heights of progress Due to Manohar Parrikar, Goa saw political stability and formation of a…

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PM Modi On Currency Ban: ‘People Voted Me In To Fight Corruption. Shouldn’t I Do It?’

In an emotional speech in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “People voted me to fight corruption. Shouldn’t I do it? The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it.” “I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand people’s problems,” he added.. The Reserve Bank of India has urged people to not withdraw cash repeatedly and hoard it. “The Reserve Bank urges that public need not be anxious… cash is available when they need…

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Modi govt to reverse UPA-initiated reforms in education shake-up

The country’s education system continues to be in a churn as the BJP-led NDA government appears set on overturning reforms initiated in the past five years. The government wants to introduce an altered form of aptitude test for students of class 10 to help them choose their subjects in junior college. It has reversed a no-detention policy and looking to make the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) optional class 10 board exam mandatory again. These were among a string of reforms that the previous UPA government initiated during its…

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Modi govt to reverse UPA-initiated reforms in education shake-upModi govt to reverse UPA-initiated reforms in education shake-up

The country’s education system continues to be in a churn as the BJP-led NDA government appears set on overturning reforms initiated in the past five years. The government wants to introduce an altered form of aptitude test for students of class 10 to help them choose their subjects in junior college. It has reversed a no-detention policy and looking to make the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) optional class 10 board exam mandatory again. These were among a string of reforms that the previous UPA government initiated during its…

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Uri terror attack: Modi chairs high-level meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting, attended by top Ministers and officials on the deadly terror attack in Uri. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag were among those who attended the meeting. Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the border areas of the State. The top security brass briefed the Prime Minister on the prevailing ground situation in Kashmir…

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Sushil Kumar thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking media to highlight struggles of India’s athletes

New Delhi: Days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked media to highlight the issues faced by India’s athletes, legendary wrestler Sushil Kumar expressed his views and thanked him for doing so. Speaking exclusively to CNN News 18 on Friday, Modi shared his thoughts on a series of issues. Towards the end of the interview, Modi said that instead of wasting its time chasing politicians, media should highlight the daily struggles of India’s sportspersons. Speaking to the channel, Modi said, “You should select 30 athletes who went to Rio from…

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G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi blasts Pakistan, says one nation in South Asia spreading agents of terror

Hangzhou: In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said, one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in the region. Speaking at the G20 Summit in China, PM Modi urged the international community to act in unity and take action against terrorism. He further called them to isolate and sanction supporters of terrorism. “We expect the international community to speak and act in unity, and to respond with urgency to fight this menace,” PM Modi said. “Those who sponsor and support terrorism…

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Anything I Say On PM Modi Will Be ‘Problematic’: RBI’s Raghuram Rajan

LONDON: Reserve Bank’s outgoing Governor Raghuram Rajan, whose outspoken views have often been seen as being critical of the government, feels whatever he will say on Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be “problematic”. Mr Rajan, whose tenure at RBI has been marked with several controversies triggered by his comments on issues ranging from tolerance debate to the government’s flagship programme ‘Make in India’, was asked to describe PM Modi in a televised rapid- fire like interview with BBC. “I think I will pass on that question. Whatever answer I give…

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Less Cellphone Time, More Action, PM Modi Rebukes Party’s Lawmakers

\NEW DELHI:  “Beware of sting operations,” warned Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar at the start of the BJP weekly strategy session with all its lawmakers in the two houses. From here on, the hour-long meeting turned out to be yet another pull up your socks cum commandment from the PM session. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to visit Bhavra in Aliaraj district of Madhya Pradesh – freedom struggle hero Chandra Shekhar Azad’s home town to flag off the Independence Day march programme. It will figure 75 ministers visiting 150…

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‘India First’ At The Core On Government’s Foreign Policy, Says PM Modi

‘India first’ is the core of NDA government’s foreign policy which is aimed at protecting the country’s strategic interests and ensuring robust economic growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. “India first is the central point (of our foreign policy). It is about protecting India’s strategic interest, it is to ensure that India marches forward in achieving economic prosperity by leaps and bounds and reaches the position which it is destined to reach,” he said. The Prime Minister was making a Town Hall-style address to mark the second anniversary of…

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