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PM Modi Speaks with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga in the Wake of Earthquake

PM Modi Speaks with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga in the Wake of Earthquake

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a conversation with Chief Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga. They spoke regarding the situation due to another second earthquake in 12 hours that hit the state. The PM also promised to offer all possible assistance from the Central government. He tweeted on his official handle-

“Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri @ZoramthangaCM Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre.”

Besides, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the situation post the earthquake tremors were felt in the Mizoram state. He spoke with CM Zoramthanga, assuring all possible support from the Centre. While praying for everyone’s safety and well-being, Shah wrote in his tweet-

“I have spoken to Shri @ZoramthangaCM ji, Chief Minister of Mizoram, to review the situation after the earthquake tremors in the state. I assured him all possible support from the central government. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being.”

Further, Chief Minister Zoramthanga tweeted that concerned MLA and district administration is conducting the damage assessment due to the earthquake. He added that fortunately, no casualty is reported until now.

Thanking the PM and Home Minister for assuring support, he wrote in his tweet-

“Two earthquakes rocked #Mizoram within a span of 12 hours.
Damage assessment undertaken by concerned MLA and district administration.
Fortunately, no casualties reported so far.
Thanking the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Home Minister for their assurance of support.”

Yesterday, another earthquake of 5.3-magnitude struck the state 12 hours after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake. Its epicenter was 27 km south-southwest of Champhai town of the northeastern state and took place at 4:10 AM. The earthquake on Sunday evening jolted the state at 4:16 PM & its epicenter was 25 km east-northeast of Aizawl.

Featured image credits: Northeast Now

Jyotiraditya Scindia Joins BJP, Praises PM Narendra Modi’s Vision

Jyotiraditya Scindia Joins BJP, Praises PM Narendra Modi’s Vision

New Delhi: On Wednesday, a day after quitting INC (Indian National Congress), former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia got formally appointed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the party headquarters based in the national capital. The party’s Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda chaired a CEC meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier on Tuesday.

In a tweet, Scindia thanked PM Modi, party Prez JP Nadda, Shah, and party members for accepting and welcoming him to the BJP family. He added that it is an opportunity for him to continue his commitment towards public service under PM Modi’s leadership.

Scindia tweeted on his official handle-

“Thanking @JPNadda ji, @narendramodi ji, @AmitShah ji & members of the BJP family for accepting& welcoming me. It’s not just a turning point in my life,but also an opportunity for me to continue my commitment towards public service under the inspirational leadership of PM Modi ji.”

Yesterday, during his address to the media, Scindia said that Congress is not anymore what it used to be and is living in denial. Soon after his induction, he remarked-

“I am saddened with the situation in Congress. Congress is no longer what it used to be. It rejects reality. In Madhya Pradesh, we had a dream when we formed the government there in 2018. But in 18 months, those dreams have been destroyed.”

He added-

“Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ji, has got not once, but twice, a mandate like no other. The way he has worked, I feel that the future of India is safe in the hands of PM Modi. He has worked with a vision.”

Further, he said-

“I have always believed that social service should be our only objective. Politics should be a medium to fulfil that, nothing more than that.”

Scindia, the head of the Gwalior royal family, repeatedly thanked PM Modi and HM Shah for welcoming him into the BJP family. He said-

“I would like to thank Nadda ji for presenting me with this platform. I am hopeful that I will get an opportunity to serve the people. I am excited to work on the path shown by PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.”

As per the reports, Scindia could get a ticket to Rajya Sabha and be inducted into the Union Cabinet. On March 10, he resigned from INC and stated that he now wanted to “look ahead at a fresh start” to “reflect and realize the aspirations of” his people and workers and serve the people of his “state and country.”

Moreover, this development came after Scindia’s meeting with PM Modi and HM Shah and amid political tension in the state of Madhya Pradesh ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on March 26 and the Budget Session of the Assembly scheduled for March 16.

PM Welcomes Home Minister’s Step Regarding Bru-Reang Refugees

PM Welcomes Home Minister’s Step Regarding Bru-Reang Refugees

New Delhi: On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the signing of the quadripartite agreement among the Central government, the Tripura and Mizoram governments, and Bru-Reang representatives of ending the 23 years old Bru-Reang refugee crisis.

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah led the signing of this pact and was hailed by PM Modi for the step, who said that it would greatly help the Bru-Reang refugees. Calling it a special day, the PM added that they would also benefit from various development schemes.

PM Modi tweeted on his official handle and shared a link of the blog with details on the agreement-

“Committed to the development of the Northeast and it’s citizens!

Today’s agreement will greatly help the Bru-Reang refugees. They will also benefit from numerous development schemes.

A special day indeed.”

Soon after the pact was signed, Amit Shah said that a permanent solution is obtained to the long-standing problem of rehabilitating the thousands of Bru-Reang people in the state of Tripura. He said that they would now have a bright future.

Shah further added that nearly 34,000 Bru refugees would settle in Tripura according to the new pact, and the Centre would help the tribal people rehabilitate through a package of around Rs. 600 crores.

He also stated-

“The people will get all the rights that normal residents of the states get and they would now be able to enjoy the benefits of social welfare schemes of the Centre and State governments.”

The settlement to the agreement was concluded after by the Central government held elaborate discussions with the state governments of Mizoram and Tripura and the representatives of Bru tribes.

Shah remarked-

“Bru refugees will get a 40 by 30 feet plot along with a fixed deposit of Rs 4 lakhs, cash assistance of Rs 5000 per month for 2 years and free ration.”

Chief Minister of Mizoram, Pu Zoramthanga, said that the Bru-Reang tribals would have been settled in Mizoram, but now, they all will settle in Tripura based on the new agreement. The media reports suggest that these tribal people will also be a part of Tripura’s voter list.

After signing the agreement, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said this is an important step and said-

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and Home Minister on the behalf of people of Tripura.”

Citizenship Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha, PM Calls it a Landmark Day for India

New Delhi: After the CAB or Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 passage in Lok Sabha (Lower House) on Monday, the Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha (Upper House) yesterday after almost six hours of debate. Home Minister Amit Shah led the discussion on the CAB in both the Houses.

Shah addressed the Rajya Sabha and answered several questions raised by the members in the house before the start of the voting on the Bill. In the 245-member Rajya Sabha, 125 people voted in favor of the bill and 99 against it. The bill would now go to President Ram Nath Kovind for approval.

Soon after the CAB was passed in Upper House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the move and regarded it as “a landmark day for India and our nation’s ethos of compassion and brotherhood.”

He tweeted on his official handle-

“A landmark day for India and our nation’s ethos of compassion and brotherhood!

Glad that the #CAB2019 has been passed in the #RajyaSabha. Gratitude to all the MPs who voted in favour of the Bill.

This Bill will alleviate the suffering of many who faced persecution for years.”

Showing opposition to the bill, wide-spread protests are taking place in the northeast, including Assam and Tripura. On this, PM Modi wrote in a tweet-

“I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of #CAB.

I want to assure them- no one can take away your rights, unique identity and beautiful culture. It will continue to flourish and grow.”

He further tweeted-

“The Central Government and I are totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6.”

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 or CAB promises to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims (Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis, and Sikhs) from neighboring countries who fled Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan before 2015.

The bill was originally proposed in 2016 during the first term of PM Modi-led government but lapsed after the protests and an alliance partner’s withdrawal. The ruling party BJP had included the Bill as part of its manifesto in this year’s general elections and called it necessary.

Shah said-

“In these three countries, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians, followers of these six religions have been tormented.”

Citizenship Amendment Bill Passed in Parliament, PM Modi Praises Home Minister

Citizenship Amendment Bill Passed in Parliament, PM Modi Praises Home Minister

On Monday, the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019 was passed in the Lower House (Lok Sabha) of the Parliament after 12 hours of rich and extensive debate. The House passed the bill at midnight, with 311 MPs voting in favor of it and 80 against it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed delight over the move and welcomed the Bill. Thanking the MPs and parties who supported the bill, he said that it is aligned to India’s centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.

However, he was not present in the House when the Bill was passed. The PM tweeted on his official handle,

“Delighted that the Lok Sabha has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich and extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the Bill. This Bill is in line with India’s centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.”

In another tweet, PM Modi praised Union Home Minister Amit Shah for offering a clear explanation of all aspects of the bill and providing detailed answers to the MPs who raised points during the discussion in the House. He wrote-

“I would like to specially applaud Home Minister @AmitShah Ji for lucidly explaining all aspects of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. He also gave elaborate answers to the various points raised by respective MPs during the discussion in the Lok Sabha.”

During his speech in Parliament, Home Minister Shah assured-

“The bill has nothing to do with Indian Muslims. The bill only intends to provide protection to the persecuted minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.”

He added that there was no fear among the minorities in India. Shah stated-

“Even if some fear has risen after the statements by the opposition, I must assure every Indian that, under the Narendra Modi government, minorities have no reason to fear.”

The proposed bill ‘CAB’ paves a path to give citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh on the grounds of religious persecution with 31 December 2014 as the cut-off date.

PM Modi Wishes Everyone on Mahanavami, Final Day of Navratri Festival

PM Modi Wishes Everyone on Mahanavami, Final Day of Navratri Festival

The festival season has begun, and people across the country are participating in the different festive celebrations being organized for Navratri and Durga Puja with great energy and enthusiasm. On the auspicious occasion of Mahanavami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to his official Twitter handle and extended his best wishes to the citizens of India.

Mahanavami marks the final day of the Navratri festival. He wished best for everyone and said that with Goddess Siddhidatri’s blessings, may we achieve all our dreams. PM Modi tweeted in Hindi-

Earlier on Sunday, he wished everyone on the special occasion of wrote Durga Puja and wrote in his tweet-

“World over, Durga Puja festivities are taking place with full vigour. Greetings to everyone on this special occasion. Maa Durga epitomises strength, courage and compassion. We seek her blessings for the well-being of our society.”

Many other leaders extended his greetings on the pious occasion of Mahanavami.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted-

Home Minister Amit Shah posted a tweet and wrote-

Also, PM Modi tweeted each day of the nine-day long Navratri festival and mentioned the form of goddess Durga or Shakti worshipped that day. Here are all his tweets.

This year’s ‘Navratri,’ which means ‘nine nights,’ began on September 29 and concluded today on October 7. It celebrates the victory of Good over Evil in the battle between Maa Durga and demon Mahishasura. Many religious rituals are performed by devotees, and it is believed that it bestows them with knowledge and spiritual power. In the eastern and northeastern parts of the country, Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri.

PM Narendra Modi Celebrates 69th Birthday Today, Visits Gujarat

PM Narendra Modi Celebrates 69th Birthday Today, Visits Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating his 69th birthday today on 17 September. On a visit to his home state Gujarat, he would be visiting his mother Heeraben Modi in Raisin village near Gandhinagar, who lives with his younger brother. After meeting her, PM Modi planned to reach Kevadia in the Narmada district.

Also, a while ago, PM Modi reached Kevadia and shared a glimpse of the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue. Last year, he unveiled the bronze statue to mark Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary on October 31. He tweeted-

“Reached Kevadia a short while ago.

Have a look at the majestic ‘Statue of Unity’, India’s tribute to the great Sardar Patel.”

Recently, on Saturday, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP working President JP Nadda inaugurated ‘Seva Saptaah’ or service week at AIIMS, Delhi to mark his 69th birthday. It is being observed from 14 September to 20 September. The party workers are engaging in various social activities during this campaign.

As per the schedule, PM Modi would perform a “Maa Narmada Poojan” and visit the control room of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Then he would visit the Dattatreya Mandir in Garudeshwar village and a children’s park. After this, he would be addressing a public meeting at Kevadia.

As the water levels in the Narmada dam that he inaugurated in 2017 reached the highest mark of 138.68 meters, PM Modi will also open the “Namami Narmade Mahotsav.” This dam aims at providing drinking water to 131 urban centers and 9,633 villages in Gujarat with irrigation facilities for 18.54 hectares that cover 3,112 villages in 15 districts.

As per a govt official-

“After visiting the dam site at Kevadiya, the Prime Minister will address a gathering. We are putting up a large dome-like structure to accommodate around 10,000 people who are expected from Narmada, Bharuch and Chhotaudepur districts.”

In the previous year, PM Modi celebrated his birthday by spending time with school children from his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

The birthday greetings and best wishes for PM Modi are pouring in on social media, from ministers and celebrities to sportspersons and others:

Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji!

BJP Inaugurates 'Seva Saptah' to Mark PM Modi's 69th Birthday on 17 Sep

BJP Inaugurates ‘Seva Saptah’ to Mark PM Modi’s 69th Birthday on 17 Sep

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched on Saturday the ‘Seva Saptah‘ or the service week to mark the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 69th birthday. This week-long celebration will be observed from 14 September to 20 September.

During this week, several social initiatives will be undertaken by the party all over the country, as per the party sources. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP working President JP Nadda inaugurated the celebration at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital today.

BJP national general secretary Arun Singh told ANI:

“If there is anybody who can solve the problems faced by the poor people in the country, it is Narendra Modi. Therefore, on September 17, which is Narendra Modi’s birthday, BJP has decided to celebrate Sept 14-20 as ‘Seva Saptah’.”

Further, he said-

“On September 14 at 8 am, Amit Shah will start the programme from AIIMS, along with BJP working President JP Nadda. Shah will distribute fruits, meet the patients in the general ward of the hospital and also oversee the cleaning and sanitation work there.”

Besides this, Singh said that many programs like exhibitions showcasing the social work done by PM Modi would be organized in all districts by party workers, and they will conduct other programs across India to assist people.

Singh stated-

“During ‘Seva Saptah’, blood donation camps, health check-up camps, eye check-up, and operation camps will be organised by the party workers for the needy across the nation.”

He added-

“They will also take an oath to completely stop the use of single-use plastics, participate in cleanliness drives and will also make attempts for water conservation during the period.”

At the inauguration of the service campaign, they distributed fruits among the patients. Also, they swept the floors of the hospital and emphasized the importance of service and cleanliness (campaign theme) in the nation.

For ensuring the smooth functioning of this campaign, the party convened a central committee, headed by the BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna. Apart from Khanna, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal and national secretaries Sudha Yadav and Sunil Deodhar were given the responsibility to make the campaign a huge success.

PM Modi Offers Tributes to Former FM Arun Jaitley, Visits his Residence

PM Modi Offers Tributes to Former FM Arun Jaitley, Visits his Residence

New Delhi: After returning to India from the G7 summit yesterday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the residence of the former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and met his family members. PM Modi paid tributes to the late Union Minister, who took his last breath at the All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on 24 August. When Jaitley passed away, PM was on his three-nation tour to France, the UAE, and Bahrain.

At the residence, Arun Jaitley’s son Rohan Jaitley and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah received PM Modi. The other family members present at the residence when PM Modi arrived were Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta Jaitley and their children. The PM was there for about 20-25 minutes.

After he got the news of Jaitley’s demise, Prime Minister Modi had a word with Arun Jaitley’s wife and son on Saturday. During his address to the Indian community in Bahrain, PM had said-

“I cannot imagine that I am here in Bahrain, while my dear friend Arun Jaitley is no more. Some days ago, we lost our former external affairs minister behen Sushma (Swaraj) Ji. Today, my dear friend Arun went away.”

PM Modi got emotional as he recalled his decades-old friendship with Jaitley. He wrote in a tweet-

“My friend Arun Jaitley loved India, loved his party and loved being among people.

It is upsetting and unbelievable that a person I have known since our youth is no longer in our midst.

I pay my tributes to him.”

Further, he said amid silence in the audience-

“At a time at a time when people are celebrating Janmashtami, I am mourning the death of my friend Arun.”

After his visit to the late Arun Jaitley’s residence, PM Modi tweeted on his official handle-

“Went to the residence of late Arun Jaitley Ji. Spent time with his family members.

Destiny took Arun Ji away from us too soon but the good work he has done for India will remain immortal.”

Also, earlier on Tuesday, PM Modi met PV Sindhu and shared pictures with her. Congratulating her on winning a gold medal at BWF World Championship 2019, he tweeted-

“India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory!

Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours.”

PM Modi Addresses the Nation Here Are 10 Key Highlights of his Speech

PM Modi Addresses the Nation: Here Are 10 Key Highlights of his Speech

Prime Minister on Thursday delivered his first address to the nation’s people after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A. On Monday, the Home Minister Amit Shah announced the historic judgment, which was passed in the Parliament.

During his speech, PM Modi assured that the restrictions in J&K would soon be relaxed. He stated that Article 370 was being used as a tool for spreading terror. He said that this is the time that we Indians work together to towards making the Jammu and Kashmir state a violence-free state.

The Prime Minister discussed in detail various issues prevalent in the state like terrorism and corruption. He promised that the industrial development in the state would lead to increased employment opportunities, thus bettering the lives of people in the conflict-hit state.

Moreover, PM Modi urged the film fraternity that includes regional industries for making J&K a favorite destination for shooting films all over again by taking required steps. Assuring that once the situation normalizes in J&K, it would be accorded the statehood once again and have its elected legislators, ministers, and assembly.

Check out some key points PM Modi spoke about during the speech.

1. Beginning of a New Era in J&K and Ladakh

He said-

“We have taken this decision as a family (on the abrogation of Article 370). A new era has begun in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Article 370 was a hurdle for the development of Kashmir. The rights of all denizens of India are equal, and their responsibilities are equal too. The harm Article 370 did to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh was never discussed. Article 370 and Article 35A gave only separatism, nepotism and corruption to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

2. The Rights of Daughters of J&K

PM further said-

“In the last 3 decades, almost 42,000 innocent people lost their lives. This figure would bring tears to anyone’s eyes. The rights enjoyed by the daughters of other regions were not enjoyed by the daughters of Jammu and Kashmir.”

3. Special Benefits to Individuals of Reserved Categories in J&K

The Prime Minister stated-

“During elections, SC, ST, and individuals from other backward communities in other regions would enjoy special benefits but the same did not happen in Jammu and Kashmir. The financial benefits for central government employees, including security forces, like LTC, HRA and more will be provided to those posted in Jammu and Kashmir.”

4. Job Creation for Local Youth and Filling of Vacant Posts in J&K

He added-

“The vacant posts in Jammu and Kashmir will be filled. This will benefit the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. Local youth will receive employment. State companies, as well as private companies, will be encouraged to create jobs for the local youths in the state.”

5. J&K Under Central Govt’s Governance

PM Modi said-

“After revoking Article 370, the central govt has decided to put J&K under the governance of the central government. This decision has been taken after careful consideration.”

6. J&K will Not be a Union Territory Forever

He also said-

“J&K will not remain a UT forever. You will get the opportunity to elect your representatives soon. I want to tell the people of Jammu and Kashmir that your representatives will come from among you.”

7. J&K’s Panchayat is Doing a Good Job

PM stated-

“Panchayats are doing a good job in J&K. Due to elected panch and pradhan, development projects have been implemented speedily in J&K. I am sure that after the revocation of Article 370, the representatives of the Panchayats here will do stellar work.”

8. J&K and Ladakh can Become World’s Biggest Tourist Destination

He said-

“J&K and Ladakh have the potential to become the biggest tourist destination in the world. The reforms required for this are being done. I urge the Hindi, Telugu and Tamil film industry to come to J&K for shooting their projects. Sports training, scientific education will help the youth of J&K to showcase their talent across the world.”

9. J&K and Ladakh Regions are Rich in Many Herbal and Organic Products

The PM said-

“Several herbal and organic products are scattered across J&K and Ladakh. If they are identified and marketed in the global market, then it will greatly benefit the people and farmers of these regions. I urge the enterprises from all over India to come forward for this.”

10. PM Urged People to Showcase their Talent to World & Conveyed Eid Greetings

PM Modi also said-

“I urge the people of J&K and Ladakh to show their capability to the world. I assure the people of J&K that things will return to normalcy. I congratulate the people on the occasion of Eid. The government is trying to ensure that the people of J&K face no difficulties in celebrating Eid.”

Listen to PM Modi’s Full Speech Here: