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Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours

Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours

Former President Pranab Mukherjee was laid to rest at Lodhi Crematorium in New Delhi with full military honours. The last rites of Pranab Mukherjee were performed by his son Abhijit Mukherjee. The former President passed away on Monday (August 31) at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. He was 84. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84

One of the most respected politicians and former President of India Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday. Pranab Mukherjee was 84 and in a deep coma after a brain surgery earlier this month. The news of Mukherjee’s demise was revealed by his son Abhijit. He tweeted: “With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that...

Independence Day 2020: PM Modi promises India-made COVID-19 vaccine soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) on Saturday said that an India-made vaccine for COVID-19 will be out soon and it will be produced on a mass scale. He announced as part of his seventh Independence Day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort. “We all are waiting for a COVID- 19 vaccine. I want...

Rajasthan political crisis ends with Ashok Gehlot winning trust vote

The Rajasthan political crisis that continued for over a month on Friday ended with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot winning the trust vote. Notably, the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government has moved a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly and won it through voice voting. Interestingly, the dissident MLAs who recently made a comeback to Congress also...

Ram temple trust head tests COVID-19 positive

Ayodhya’s Ram temple trust head Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, who shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ram temple ceremony, has tested positive for COVID-19. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das is 82-years-old and shared the stage with four dignitaries at the Ram temple event on August 5. The other dignitaries apart from PM...

PM Modi launches new tax platform

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a new tax platform “Transparent Taxation—Honouring the Honest”. PM Modi said the new platform comprises of an array of tax reforms that would lead India towards a simple and transparent tax regime. The effort is to make the tax system seamless, painless and faceless, PM Modi said. Reforms...

PM Modi asks Gujarat, others to ramp up COVID-19 testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said 10 states in India, including Gujarat, will have to defeat the coronavirus pandemic for India to win the battle against the deadly virus. PM Modi said this during a virtual meeting with chief ministers to review coronavirus situation in the country Notably, the 10 states pointed out by...

PM Modi inaugurates undersea optical fibre project connecting Chennai with Andamans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first-ever undersea optical fibre project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The project, which was launched by PM Modi in 2018, has been implemented at a cost of Rs 1,224 crore. It will provide high-speed broadband connections in the union territory at par with services in the mainland....

PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 17,100 cr released to 8.55 cr farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released the sixth-installment of Rs 17,100 crore to more than 8.55 crore farmer-beneficiaries. It was released under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. Under the PM-KISAN scheme, the government is providing annually Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers. The amount is directly transferred...

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence ministry imposes import embargo on 101 items

In a major push towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the defence ministry has decided to impose a ban on the import of 101 items required by the armed forces. The move, on the lines of Atmanirbhar Bharat, aims to promote indigenisation of defence production in India. Defence minister makes announcement Defence...

PM Modi to lay Ram Mandir’s foundation amid tight security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on Wednesday to lay the foundation of the Ram temple. The historic day will mark a closure to the 135-year religious conflict in the country over the ownership of the site. Ceremony amidst tight security blanket The authorities have arranged for multiple layers of security in...

Ram Temple: PM Modi to spend 2 hours in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the ground-breaking ceremony rituals for the Ram temple in Ayodhya for around 2 hours on Wednesday. PM Modi will be laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple amid the presence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The prime minister will fly for Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow at around...