India is one of the most investment-friendly nation: PM Modi


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said India is one of the world’s most open and investment-friendly nations due to business-friendly reforms, political stability and predictable policy. Addressing the Leaders Dialogue with BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank at Brasilia, Mr Modi invited business leaders to invest in India. He said that BRICS economic cooperation will be strengthened only by the full cooperation of the Council and NDB for which a partnership agreement between the two will be very useful.

Earlier addressing the plenary session of the 11th BRICS Summit, the Prime Minister lauded successful 10 years of establishment of BRICS.

The Prime Minister said that the menace of terrorism has resulted in the loss of one trillion dollars to the world economy. He appreciated the first seminar on BRICS Strategies for Countering Terrorism and expressed hope that such activities along with five working groups on terrorism will boost the BRICS Security Cooperation.

Supreme Court decision on Rafale reaffirms Modi Government’s credentials: HM Amit Shah


Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has said that Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the review petition on Rafale is a befitting reply to those leaders and parties who rely on malicious and baseless campaigns.

In a tweet, Shri Shah said, today’s decision, reaffirms Modi Government’s credentials as a government which is transparent and corruption-free.

He said, now, it has been proved that disruption of Parliament over Rafale was a sham and the time could have been better utilized for the welfare of people.

Shri Shah said, after today’s rebuke from the Supreme Court, Congress and its leader, for whom politics is above national interest must apologize to the nation.

Allegation in Rafale deal nothing but attempt to malign the clean & honest image of Modi Government : Rajnath Singh


“I wholeheartedly welcome the Supreme Court’s categorical dismissal of the review petitions in the Rafale case and with this pronouncement the Government stands vindicated. The SC verdict is also a judgement on our Government’s transparency in decision making.

“The purchase of Rafale jets was done in a completely transparent manner, keeping in mind the urgency to update and upgrade India’s defence preparedness.

“The issues pertaining to defence preparedness and national security should never be politicised.

“The allegations made by certain political parties and their leaders in Rafale jet purchase were extremely unfortunate, unwarranted and laced with malicious intent. The verdict has rightly cautioned such politicians to be careful while making wild allegations.

“The allegation of corruption in Rafale deal was nothing but an attempt to malign the clean & honest image of Prime MinisterShri Narendra Modi and his Government.

“The people of India will not forgive the opponents for their slanderous campaign and calumny and they should apologise for misleading the people.”

PM Modi embark to attend 11th BRICS Summit


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi would be taking part in this year’s BRICS Summit in Brazil on 13th and 14th November. The Summit’s theme is ‘Economic growth for an innovative future.’

“I look forward to holding discussions with BRICS leaders on greater cooperation in a wide range of areas. On the sidelines of this Summit, I would be addressing the BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council as well as the New Development Bank. Improving economic linkages augur well for the BRICS nations. The visit to Brazil will give me an opportunity to hold talks with the President of Brazil on ways to deepen the India-Brazil strategic partnership. There is great potential in sectors like trade, defence, agriculture and energy.”, the PM said.

I would be taking part in this year’s BRICS Summit being held in Brazil on 13th and 14th November. The Summit’s theme is ‘Economic growth for an innovative future.’ I look forward to holding discussions with BRICS leaders on greater cooperation in a wide range of areas.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2019

On the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, I would be addressing the BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council as well as the New Development Bank. Improving economic linkages augur well for the BRICS nations.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2019

The visit to Brazil will give me an opportunity to hold talks with President @jairbolsonaro on ways to deepen the India-Brazil strategic partnership. There is great potential in sectors like trade, defence, agriculture and energy. https://t.co/48pMuQVYuc

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2019

PM greets the people on the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi greeted everyone on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. “This is a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s dream of a just, inclusive and harmonious society.”, the PM said.

PM Modi, HM Amit Shah and others wish veteran leader L K Advani on his 92nd Birthday


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Home Minister Shri Amit Shah today visited Shri Lal Krishna Advani and wished him on his 92nd Birthday. BJP working president Shri JP Nadda also visited Advani ji residence in New Delhi.

Prime Minister said, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Advani ji towards empowering the citizens of the country. He said, Shri Advani ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the BJP. Shri Modi said, Advaniji’s public service has always been associated with values and he never compromised on the core ideology.
BJP National President and Home Minister Amit Shah said, the entire life of Shri Advani is dedicated to the development and welfare of the nation.

India now become most favourable destinations for investors: PM Modi


Addressing the Global Investors’ Meet, 2019 in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said India has now become one of the most favourable destinations for investment.
He said between 2014 and 2019, India improved 79 places in the global Ease of During Business Rankings. Shri Modi said every year, India is improving in each parameter.
Improvement in these rankings means that the government is making decisions after a thorough understanding of the needs at the grass-roots level for the industry.
The Prime Minister said this is not just improvement in rankings but a major revolution in the way of doing business in India. He said in today’s global scenario, India is standing strong as we did not allow our economic fundamentals to be weak.
Shri Modi said, over the past few years, several reforms such as scrapping of obsolete laws and providing enabling eco-system for investors have been taken by the government. He added that doing away with Inspector Raj and the need of permits in every state is important.

Govt aims to bring good governance in J&K, Ladakh: Dr. Jitendra Singh


The Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that the government aims to bring development and replicate good governance practices in the newly created union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

In the review meeting in New Delhi, Dr. Singh informed that the regional conference on ‘Replication of good governance practices in union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh’ will be organized at Jammu on 15th and 16th of this month.

He further informed that the second conference on ‘Jal Shakti and Disaster Management’ will be organized at Jammu on 30th November and 1st December on the theme ‘Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat’.

He said, the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare will organize a pensions adalat in Jammu and Kashmir.

In national interest India decided not to be part of RCEP : Piyush Goyal


Commerce Minister Shri Piyush Goyal has said that the Free Trade Agreements, FTAs with Japan, South Korea and ASEAN countries are being reviewed. Shri Goyal said, India is also exploring trade agreements with the USA and European Union, where Indian industry and services will be competitive and benefit from access to large developed markets.

Addressing media in New Delhi, the Commerce Minister said, India decided not to be part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, RCEP agreement in national interest. He said, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has taken this historic step in the interest of the farmers and medium and small scale industries. Shri Goyal said, India strongly put forth its key demands before the member countries and made it clear that it will not compromise with its national interest.

The Minister said, a balanced trade deficit, better market access of the Indian goods and services and protection of the industries from the unfair trade practices were the key demands of India.

Rajnath Singh urges Russian Defence Industry to jointly manufacture defence equipments


Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh called upon the Russian Defence Industry to jointly manufacture defence platforms and equipment with India that will give a massive boost to the nations’ exports to third countries. Raksha Mantri was addressing CEOs of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from Russian Defence Industry after jointly inaugurating ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’ with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Mr Denis Manturov in Moscow, Russia.

Raksha Mantri said, Government of India is encouraging OEMs to partner with Indian entities making use of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. He urged the Industry leaders to make use of the significant economic reforms undertaken by the Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to improve ease of doing business and opening up the defence manufacturing sector for foreign participation.

Government establishing sports training centres exclusively for  Divyangjan: Thaawarchand Gehlot


Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot has said, the government is establishing sports training centres at five locations in the country, exclusively for the Divyangjan.

He unveiled the Standing Wheelchair, developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for commercial production at a function held in Chennai today. He said works with regard to one of such spot centre have already started.

The Standing Wheelchair has been developed indigenously at the Research Park of the Madras IIT. It helps the differently-abled people not only to move from one place to another like the normal wheelchair but also enable them to stand on their own, without seeking other’s help.

The patented design and manufacturing technique has been transferred to a private firm that was earlier incubated in the Madras IIT Research Park itself.

India opts out of RCEP agreement


India has decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal as negotiations failed to address New Delhi’s outstanding issues and concerns. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi made the announcement during his speech at the RCEP Summit in Bangkok, which was attended by several world leaders. Shri Modi said, the present form of the agreement does not fully reflect the basic spirit and the agreed guiding principles. He said the agreement also did not satisfactorily address India’s outstanding issues and concerns, hence it was not possible for New Delhi to sign it. The Prime Minister said India stands for greater regional integration as well as for more free trade and adherence to a rule-based international order.