Sixteen passengers, including some school children, were killed as a private bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district on Monday, district officials said. The bus was on its way to Sainj from Shainsher when it fell into the gorge at a hairpin bend near Jangla village at around 8.30 am, they added. The bus was carrying over 30 passengers, including several school children, they added. The president and prime minister have condoled the loss of lives in the accident. The Prime Minister has approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic bus accident in Himachal Pradesh, the Prime Minister's Office said in another tweet. The injured would be given Rs 50,000 each, it said.
Activist Teesta Setalvad is handed over to Ahmedabad Crime branch by Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) early on June 26.Teesta Setalvad was detained by the Gujarat ATS on June 25 a day after the SC's verdict in the 2002 Gujarat Riot Case.
#PMModi on May 26th said that Tamil language is eternal and Tamil culture is global. PM Modi's statements came after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Tamil should be considered equal to Hindi. The debate around national language versus regional language has raged for several decades with DMK steering the protests from the forefront.
#PMModi, while addressing the #BJP leaders virtually during a meeting in Jaipur, said that the BJP supports all languages and regional languages are the spirit of India. PM Modi's statement comes at a time when celebrities are involved in the language war.
India’s unemployment problem shot up to 7.83% in April from 7.60% in March, according to the latest data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).Due to lack of decent jobs in cities, unemployment in urban areas is worse than that in rural, the data show. While rural data showed a marginal drop in unemployment from 7.29% in March to 7.18% in April, urban joblessness saw a sharp spike to 9.22% in April from 8.28% a month ago.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a new resurgent India had made up its mind to move forward with determination and urged the Indian diaspora to help the country take big strides globally. Addressing the Indian community here, Modi said the young and aspirational India understood the need for political stability to achieve faster development and had ended three decades of instability by mere touch of a button.
In his outreach to the J&K youth, Modi said: “I want to tell the youth of Kashmir they will not face the difficulties their parents and grandparents did in the past. I will make it happen and I have come here to make you believe it.”
PM Modi at a BJP Parliamentary Party meeting on March 15 expressed his support for the recently released film 'The Kashmir Files'. Lending his support PM said that some people are running a conspiracy to discredit a "movie made on facts and research". 'Kashmir Files', directed by filmmaker #VivekAgnihotri revolves around the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the year 1990. The film stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi among others.
Senior Congress leader #PChidambaram, who is in charge of the party’s affairs in Goa, said that keeping 2017 in mind, the party will stake the claim of government formation within five minutes if they emerge victorious. In an exclusive interview with Sudhir Suryawanshi, he added there are no instructions from the high command about an alliance with TMC.
Launching an attack on the Congress, #PMModi on Thursday said if Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru wanted, Goa could have been liberated "within hours" in 1947 when India attained independence, but it took 15 years for the state to be freed from Portuguese rule.
Meet Abhinandan Pathak. He is better known as PM Modi’s lookalike. Abhinandan will contest the Sarojini Nagar Assembly seat in Lucknow as an independent candidate. Pathak, 56, who is from Saharanpur, claims he had sought a ticket from the BJP, but got no response.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced precautionary additional Covid19 vaccine doses for healthcare and frontline workers across India, saying that they may be at a higher risk of contracting infection in case there is a surge of infection, in the wake of threat from the Omicron variant.
A few months before the Punjab elections, PM Modi on Friday declared that in the coming winter session of parliament, his government will take back the controversial farm reform laws. Sticking to the pro-small farmers narrative of the government, Modi sought to project the flexibility for not being able to take "some of the farmers on board" by arguing that the three farm laws had received overwhelming support from a large number of stakeholders.