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Tibet-China, Afghanistan-Pakistan, and climate change jostle for attention in US-India meet under pandemic cover | India News – Times of India
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Tibet-China, Afghanistan-Pakistan, and climate change jostle for attention in US-India meet under pandemic cover | India News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The United States and India will resume high-level engagement early next week with clouds relating to Pakistan- Afghanistan, China, and climate change hanging over an aggravating Covid-19 crisis. US secretary of state Antony Blinken is heading out to the subcontinent this weekend, with a stopover in Kuwait thrown in, as geo-political crises jostle for attention amid a resurgent pandemic that is frustrating countries across the world. Asserting that India is a "critical "country in the fight against the virus, Blinken pledged to help New Delhi accelerate vaccine production both for itself and rest of the world. He also said the US has millions of vaccines ready to go to India "when they finish their own legal process to bring them in." "Of course, they’re focused understandab...
‘Will abide by high command directions’: Yediyurappa on future as Karnataka CM | India News – Times of India
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‘Will abide by high command directions’: Yediyurappa on future as Karnataka CM | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Amid talk of leadership change in Karnataka, chief minister B S Yediyurappa said on Thursday that the BJP high command will give a direction on July 25 and he would abide by it. Breaking his silence for the first time amid heightened buzz that his exit was on the cards, Yediyurappa said: "Based on the instructions that the central leaders will give me on July 25, I will begin my work from July 26. We have a special programme on July 26 regarding 2 years of our government, after attending that programme, I will abide by the instructions from the national president." Yediyurappa's government will complete two years in office on July 26. Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, he said his intention is to strengthen the party in the days to come and bring it back to power. "Prime Mi...
Ask sharpest of questions in Parliament, but allow govt to respond: PM to MPs, parties | India News – Times of India
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Ask sharpest of questions in Parliament, but allow govt to respond: PM to MPs, parties | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday said that it should make us proud that several women, people belonging to the SC, ST and OBC communities have taken oath as Union ministers. The PM made these comments while introducing newly inducted Union ministers in the Lok Sabha. The PM's speech was disrupted by slogan shouting from opposition members. "It seems some people cannot digest that more women, SC, ST and OBC community members are becoming ministers," PM Modi said amid ruckus in the Lok Sabha. PM urges for constructive debateAhead of the monsoon session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for a constructive debate and said MPs should ask sharp and hard questions but should allow the government to put forth its answers. PM said he wants meaningful discussions i...
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Likely To Resign Even As He Officially Denies Reports, Say Sources
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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Likely To Resign Even As He Officially Denies Reports, Say Sources

New Delhi: Speculation about Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa resigning from the top post are rife even as he continues to deny the reports regarding the same."Not at all...," Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said on being asked if he has resigned.The Karnataka Chief Minister had on Saturday arrived to meet Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda when he said: "I'll speak to Rajnath Singh ji, Amit Shah ji, JP Nadda ji and also meet the Water Resources minister to get permission for the Mekedatu project".ALSO READ | Mekedatu Dam Row: Karnataka CM Appeals PM Modi To Allow 'All Pending Development Projects' In StateSources have informed ABP News that CM BS Yediyurappa is likely to resign citing age and health-related reasons. He will continue to deny the reports til...
Fearing Cross-Border Threat, Punjab CM Urges PM Modi To Resume Talks With Protesting Farmers
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Fearing Cross-Border Threat, Punjab CM Urges PM Modi To Resume Talks With Protesting Farmers

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to hold talks with the protesting farmers amid growing cross-border terror threats ahead of the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections.Captain Amarinder Singh has also proposed to lead an all-party meet to hold talks with the protesting farmers, said a statement issued by the Punjab Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).READ: Rahul Gandhi Targets Leaders Quitting Congress, Says 'We Don't Need Those Who Believe In RSS Ideology'Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait had earlier this month said that 200 people will hold protests near the Parliament from July 22 in view of the ongoing farmers' protests.Tikait had earlier said the farmers are ready to resume talks with ...
Next 125 Days Critical In Fight Against Covid: Centre Issues Warning Amid 3rd Wave Scare
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Next 125 Days Critical In Fight Against Covid: Centre Issues Warning Amid 3rd Wave Scare

New Delhi: Amid concerns across the country with regard to the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central government on Friday said the possibilities of new outbreaks of the viral infection cannot be ruled out and added the next 125 days would be very critical in order to contain the disease.Niti Aayog Member (Health) Dr V.K. Paul stressed on adopting Covid-appropriate behaviour and said there is a need to stop the infection from transmitting now.ALSO READ | Health Ministry Expresses Worry Over Decline In Use Of Face Masks, Reminds COVID Second Wave Still OnStating India has “not yet reached herd immunity against Covid-19”, Dr Paul said: “We can see new outbreaks of the viral infection but we need to stop it now. This is possible if we follow Covid-appropriate ...
PM Modi: Maharashtra, Kerala Covid situation matter of grave concern | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi: Maharashtra, Kerala Covid situation matter of grave concern | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 situation with chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala and Maharashtra. This comes three days after PM Modi took stock of the Covid-19 situation with chief ministers of the northeastern states. During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed concern over the rising number of Covid-19 cases in some states and said that similar trend was observed in January and February before the devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the key quotes of PM Modi from the meeting:* We are at a point where there are talks about a possible 3rd wave of Covid. In last few days, around 80% of new cases have come from these 6 states. * The states reporting high new cases need to take proactive...
‘PM Modi’s Certificate On Coronavirus Handling Cannot Hide Yogi Govt’s Failure’: Priyanka Gandh
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‘PM Modi’s Certificate On Coronavirus Handling Cannot Hide Yogi Govt’s Failure’: Priyanka Gandh

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra On PM Modi's Statement: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi yesterday. During that time, he praised UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his governance. He also praised the steps taken by the UP government during the second wave of Covid-19.Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra now has taken a jibe on PM Modi's remarks. "Modi Ji's certificate cannot hide the truth of Yogi government's aggressive cruelty, negligence, and disorder during the second wave of Corona in UP. People faced immense pain, helplessness alone. Modi Ji and Yogi Ji can forget the truth, those who suffered the pain of Corona, will never forget," Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. PM Modi Patted Yogi's backPM Modi sai...
PM Modi praises Yogi’s ‘outstanding work’ to tame second wave | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi praises Yogi’s ‘outstanding work’ to tame second wave | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Varanasi on Thursday cleared all doubts, if there were any, about the preeminence of Brand Yogi as the part of BJP’s campaign strategy in the forthcoming UP elections early next year. He landed in his parliamentary constituency after over seven months to launch projects worth Rs 1,583 crore but political analysts see it as Modi’s first tour to UP with strong political messages, nearly eight months before the biggest state in the country goes to polls. His 32-minute speech revolved around Yogi’s “outstanding work” to tame the second wave of Covid and the contribution of his work ethics and hard work towards the overall development of UP in the past four and a half years. During his speech, Modi said that “the list of development work in U...
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre’s ‘biased attitude’ in vaccine supply | India News – Times of India
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre’s ‘biased attitude’ in vaccine supply | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "biased attitude" towards some states regarding the supply of Covid vaccines. The chief minister also wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, requesting him to increase the supply of vaccine doses to the state. "I was listening to the Prime Minister's speech in Varanasi. He has appreciated the Uttar Pradesh government for its successful handling of the Covid situation in the state. I am not against the people of Uttar Pradesh, but I would like to remind the Prime Minister about the bodies that were floating in the Ganges. We recovered eight bodies from our state and I don't know how many were recovered from Bihar," the chief minister said. "I want all the people of the country ...
PM Modi Varanasi Visit LIVE: Prime Minister Reaches His Constituency, To Inaugurate Projects
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PM Modi Varanasi Visit LIVE: Prime Minister Reaches His Constituency, To Inaugurate Projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate an international cooperation and convention centre, 'Rudraksh', in Varanasi today that will offer a glimpse of the cultural richness of the ancient city of Kashi. As many as 108 Rudraksha have been installed at this convention centre and its roof is shaped like a Shiva Linga, officials said, adding that the entire building will glow with LED lights at night. The two-storey convention centre has come up at posh Sigra area on 2.87 hectares of land and has a seating capacity of 1,200 people. The officials said the objective of the project is to provide opportunities for social and cultural interactions between people at the international convention centre in Varanasi that would strengthen the city's competitiveness by developing its touri...
Govt convenes all-party meet ahead of Monsoon session of Parliament | India News – Times of India
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Govt convenes all-party meet ahead of Monsoon session of Parliament | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government has convened an all-party meeting on Sunday ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament, sources said. Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi has invited leaders of political parties for the meet in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be present, they said. Such meets are convened to ensure smooth functioning of the House during the session. The Monsoon session begins on July 19 and would conclude on August 13. Source link
Kanwar yatra: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami calls off kanwar yatra | Dehradun News – Times of India
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Kanwar yatra: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami calls off kanwar yatra | Dehradun News – Times of India

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday evening decided to cancel the kanwar yatra. This ended days of speculation that the Pushkar Dhami-led government may reverse the decision taken by the previous Tirath Rawat administration on cancelling the yatra. “At a time when the threat of Covid-19 is still looming and a case of the Delta-plus variant has also been reported from Uttarakhand, we cannot allow Haridwar to become a hotbed of the pandemic,” Dhami said. “People’s lives are important and we cannot play around with them. It is important to save lives during a pandemic. Even god will not like it if any lives are lost.” This is the second year in succession that the kanwar yatra has been cancelled. Last year, too, the Trivendra Rawat government had decided not to hold the yatra i...
PM Modi combines humour with sincerity in interactive session with India’s Olympic-bound athletes | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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PM Modi combines humour with sincerity in interactive session with India’s Olympic-bound athletes | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Combining jocularity with sincerity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday engaged in a lighthearted interaction with India's Olympic-bound athletes, donning the role of an interviewer to get insights into their journeys. When the situation demanded, Modi cited the example of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in the 1999 World Cup to boxer Ashish Kumar, whose father died before the Olympic qualifier last year before he battled COVID-19 a few months ago. Let us all #Cheer4India. Interacting with our Tokyo Olympics contingent. https://t.co/aJhbHIYRpr— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1626176591000And when he realised that he could do with a bit of humour, the PM promised to have ice cream with champion shuttler PV Sindhu. Modi sought to make the athletes feel at ease before they l...
It was an absolute honour speaking to PM Modi with the rest of the contingent: PV Sindhu | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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It was an absolute honour speaking to PM Modi with the rest of the contingent: PV Sindhu | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has said it was an honour speaking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday as the athletes prepare for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. "It was an honour and an absolute pleasure speaking to our PM Narendra Modi with the rest of the Indian contingent. I would like to thank him and the entire nation for the continuous support and we hope to make you proud at the Olympics," she told ANI. The virtual video conferencing session was started by Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur wherein he introduced PM Modi and he thanked him for taking out the time to boost the morale of the athletes. MoS Nisith Pramanik and Law Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present along with Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra. Athletes such as Mary Kom...
India to send 228-strong contingent to Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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India to send 228-strong contingent to Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India will be sending a 228-strong contingent to the Tokyo Olympics, including 119 athletes, IOA President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday. Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 are female participants, Batra said before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with the country's Olympic-bound athletes. "The total Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics will be 228. There will be 67 male athletes and 52 female athletes. We are fighting in 85 medal events," Batra said during the virtual interaction. This will be India's largest ever contingent of athletes at the Olympics. "The first contingent will leave for Tokyo on July 17. It will have 90 athletes and officials in total." The sailing team of four athletes and coaches was the first from the Indian contingent to reach...
World Already Witnessing Third Wave Of Covid-19, Warns Centre; Calls For Containment Measures
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World Already Witnessing Third Wave Of Covid-19, Warns Centre; Calls For Containment Measures

New Delhi: Asserting the world is witnessing the third wave of Covid-19 with as many as 3.9 lakh new confirmed cases being reported from across the globe each day, NITI Aayog (Member) Health Dr VK Paul on Tuesday said there is a need to join hands to ensure the third wave does not hit India.Dr Paul said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has clearly said that the focus should be on keeping the third wave at bay instead of discussing when it would come in India.“Earlier today, PM Modi clearly said that we should focus on keeping the third wave at bay instead of discussing when it would strike India. The Prime Minister stated that carelessness at this stage can lead to a massive jump in cases,” he told a media briefing.ALSO READ | Need To Work Together To Stop 3rd Wave,...
PM Modi to interact with CMs of six states on Covid situation | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi to interact with CMs of six states on Covid situation | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala on July 16 to discuss the Covid-19 situation in these states. These are among the states where the Covid infection numbers have seen an increase in several districts or have not in general seen a dip like they have in most other states. Modi on Tuesday interacted with the chief ministers of eight North-Eastern states, another region of concern, through video conferencing, and said the vaccination drive needs to be continuously ramped up to deal with the pandemic. He also said that it is a matter of concern that big crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without masks and social distancing. Source link
PM Modi holds meeting with chief ministers of northeastern states: Key points | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi holds meeting with chief ministers of northeastern states: Key points | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a Covid review meeting with the chief ministers of northeastern states and asked people to continue following Covid norms to stop the onset of a third wave. Here are the key points from his address:- * To combat the possible third wave of Covid-19, we need to continue to accelerate the vaccination process: PM Modi to Chief Ministers of the North-Eastern states. * It's a matter of concern, that people are travelling without face masks at hill stations & market places. It is true that tourism, business and business have been greatly affected due to Corona. But today I will say very emphatically that it is not okay to have huge crowds in hill stations, markets without wearing masks. * We all need to work together to stop third wav...
Punjab Elections On Agenda? Rahul Gandhi Meets Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor
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Punjab Elections On Agenda? Rahul Gandhi Meets Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor

New Delhi: With Punjab Assembly polls inching close, Election strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence in the national capital on Tuesday.According to sources, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and AICC general secretary KC Venugopal were also present during the meeting.Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had last week met Kishor at the Kapurthala House in Delhi. The meeting took place amid a feud between the Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu.READ: All Is Not Well For Maharasthra's MVA Govt? Know Why The Question Is Being AskedKishor had earlier last month met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar thrice. The election strategist’s meetings with Pawar had fuelled speculation t...