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I&B Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu launches Special Web Page on Festival of Independence

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting today launched a special webpage developed by Press Information Bureau on Festival of Independence, 2016. The webpage that can be accessed from PIB’s home page, pib.nic.in is designed as a platform to showcase all the events related to the Festival being celebrated throughout the country. The webpage showcases hundreds of archival photographs, audio and video clips, write-ups and features on leaders and events related to the freedom struggle. The webpage will host live webcast of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Mod... more »

PM’s remarks at the Dedication Ceremony for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit -1

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
His Excellency President Vladimir Putin, Honourable Jayalalithaa ji, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Minister Sushma Swaraj ji, Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, My Dear Friends. Namaskar Vanakkam. Today is indeed a special day. Today, Excellency Putin and I have the honour to dedicate Kudankulam nuclear power plant unit-1. I am particularly grateful to President Putin for his presence at this event. And, I am delighted that Jayalalithaa ji, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is also present with us on this occasion. *Friends,* In dedicating Kudankulum 1, we mark another his... more »

Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs calls for Efficient Management of Resources

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS) to play a Proactive Role in assisting the execution of Projects, Schemes and Operations of Government of India and role in GST implementation ; MOS (Finance &Corporate Affairs) inaugurated the Second Indian Cost Accounts Service Day yesterday The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal emphasized that Government is committed to pursue the economic reforms by implementing GST and Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS) Officers can also play proactive role in its effective implementation. Shri Meghwal also stated tha... more »

Unified guidelines for LPG distributorships

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that recently, the selection guidelines for LPG distributorship have been modified and Unified Guidelines have been framed for all types of LPG distributorships of Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). Salient changes made in the Guidelines are as under:- (i) Four types of LPG distributorships, namely, Sheheri, Rurban, Gramin & Durgam Kshetriya Vitrak have been introduced. Setting up of ‘LPG Suvidha Kendra’ in Durgam areas has also been intro...more »

Tenure of committee looking into KG basin dispute extended

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today that the Government constituted a single member committee comprising of Shri Ajit Prakash Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 15.12.2015, to look into the dispute between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and ONGC regarding ONGC blocks (KG-DWN-98/2 & Godavari PML) and RIL block (KG-DWN-98/3) in Krishna Godavari basin. The committee was to submit its report in three months time. However, considering the volume of work involved and complexity ... more »

Puducherry joins “UDAY” scheme ; would derive an overall net benefit of Rs 378 crore through “UDAY”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Government of India, and the Union Territory of Puducherry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – *“Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana”* today for operational turnaround of the Union Territory’s Electricity Department. The signing ceremony was held in the august presence of the Minister of State ( IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy & Mines Shri Piyush Goyal here today. *Puducherry is the first Union Territory to sign MoU under UDAY. Along with the State of Madhya Pradesh which has also signed the MoU today, a total of 16 States/UT have joined t... more »

Madhya Pradesh joins “UDAY” scheme; would derive an overall net benefit of Rs 17,515 crore through “UDAY”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The Government of India, the State of Madhya Pradesh and the DISCOMs of Madhya Pradesh (MP Poorva Kshetra Vidhyut Vitran Nigam Ltd., MP Paschim Kshetra Vidhyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. and MP Madhya Kshetra Vidhyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana” today for operational and financial turnaround of the DISCOMs. The signing ceremony was held in the august presence of the Minister of State ( IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy & Mines Shri Piyush Goyal here today. *Besides the State of MP, Union Terri... more »

Address by the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to students and faculty of higher educational and research institutions and officer trainees at Civil Service Academies through video conferencing on the topic ‘innovation: a way of life’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Vice chancellors of central universities, Directors of IITs, NITs, IISc/ IISERs, SPAs, IIITs, NIPERs; Heads of other institutes and civil service academies; Faculty members; Officer trainees of various civil services; My dear students: 1. I am glad at this opportunity to interact with you at the beginning of the new academic session. At the start, let me welcome all the students who are new to universities and other centres of higher learning. Also, my compliments to the officer trainees who are undergoing their probationary training at their designated academies. I s... more »

President proposes nine sutras to invigorate India’s march towards a more inclusive, diverse, sustainable and innovative society

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed students and faculty of Higher Educational and Research Institutions and Officer Trainees at Civil Service Academies from Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 10, 2016) using the National Knowledge Network. The topic of the address was ‘Innovation: A Way of Life’. Addressing the students, faculty and officer trainees, the President proposed nine sutras to invigorate India’s march towards a more inclusive, diverse, sustainable and innovative society which include –(i) we should not snub children when they ask questions to which we ...more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee pays floral tributes to former President Shri V V Giri on his birth anniversary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Shri Varhagiri Venkata Giri, former President of India on occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 10, 2016). The President, officers and staff paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Shri Varhagiri Venkata Giri in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

DR. Mahesh Sharma inspects the arrangements for ‘Bharat Parv’ at India Gate Lawns

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 6 hours ago
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism and Culture visited the venue of “Bharat Parv” to inspect the arrangements at various stalls for cultural, cuisine and handicraft of various States, Regional Associations/Sangathans/Cultural & Social Organizations and also at pavilions earmarked for States to display their tourism products/culture & heritage/achievements/ development progress etc. He personally monitored all the arrangements and instructed the staff there for timely completion of all such arrangements including safety and security of the public and... more »

Shri Nitin Gadkari to Flag Off Two Cargo Vessels from Varanasi and lay Foundation Stone of the Multi Modal Terminal on 12th August, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 7 hours ago
The Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri NitinGadkari is expected to lay the foundation stone of the Multi-Modal Terminal at Varanasi on August 12, 2016. The Hon’ble Minister will also flag off the trial run of two cargo vessels from Varanasi on this occasion. The two vessels viz. MV Joy Basudev (capacity 1400 tons) and MV V.V Giri (capacity 300 tons), containing newly assembled cars of Maruti Suzuki and construction material, respectively will be flagged off from the Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Ghat Varanasi at 11 AM on August 12, 2016. The occasion will also be ma... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of National Day of Chad

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Chad on the eve of their National Day (August 11, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Idriss Deby Itno, the President of the Republic of Chad, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey to you and to the Government and friendly people of the Republic of Chad, warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day. I am confident th... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi flags off Tiranga Yatra to mark the launch of 70th Freedom Year Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
*PM pays homage to great freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad at his birthplace in Bhabra in Madhya Pradesh* The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today paid homage to the great freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad at his birthplace at Bhabra in Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister garlanded the statue of Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad and visited the memorial at his birthplace. Addressing a public meeting, the Prime Minister recalled that Mahatma Gandhi had given the call for the British to Quit India – this very day. He urged to people to remember those who gave... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee condoles the passing away of Shri Kalikho Pul

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Shri Kalikho Pul, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. In a message to his wife, Smt. Dangwimsai Pul, the President has said, “I am shocked and distressed to learn about the untimely demise of Shri Kalikho Pul. Words are difficult to give solace at this moment of deep loss to your family and you. Shri Kalikho Pul symbolized the hopes and aspirations of the youth of Arunachal Pradesh. He made significant contribution towards the welfare of the people of the State. In his death, we have lost a prom... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi condoles the demise of former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Kalikho Pul

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Kalikho Pul. "My thoughts are with the family and supporters of Kalikho Pul on his sad demise. His service to Arunachal Pradesh will be remembered", the Prime Minister said. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

PM Shri Narendra Modi’s interaction with Village Pradhans from Varanasi Parliamentary Constituency

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today welcomed Village Pradhans from the Varanasi Parliamentary Constituency at his residence in New Delhi. This is the second such group to meet the Prime Minister. During the interaction, the Prime Minister encouraged the Pradhans to work towards educating every girl child, and promoting Swacchta in their respective villages. He emphasized that there should be no discrimination between boys and girls. He said Swachhta, or cleanliness, is the key to prosperity. The Prime Minister urged each Pradhan to resolve to undertake specific developm... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee hosts ‘At Home’ for freedom fighters on the 74th anniversary of the Quit India Movement

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 10 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee hosted an ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Quit India Movement today (August 9, 2016) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. On the occasion, the President honoured and felicitated around 100 freedom fighters from across the country in the presence of the Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari; Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; Union Minister for Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Text of PM’s address at the Public Meeting to mark the launch of 70th Freedom Year Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
आज अगस्‍त क्रांति दिवस है। आठ अगस्‍त को महात्‍मा गांधी ने हिंद-छोड़ो एक आह्वान किया था अंग्रेजों को, Quit India, अंग्रेजों को ललकारा था, और 09 अगस्‍त को अंग्रेज सल्‍तनत पूरे हिंदुस्‍तान में आजादी के दिवानों के ऊपर झुल्‍म ढाने लगी थी। आज इस घटना को 75 साल हो रहे हैं। और अने वाले 15 अगस्‍त देश आजाद हुआ था, उसको 70 साल हो रहे है। और इसलिए एक ऐसा अवसर है, हम फिर एक बार उन आजादी के दिवानों को याद करें, जिन लोगों ने अपनी जवानी खपा दी, अपना जीवन आहूत कर दिया। जिनके कारण आज हम आजादी की सांस ले रहे हैं। हम एक स्‍वतंत्रता जो महसूस कर रहे हैं, वो उन आजादी के दिवानों की त्‍याग, तपस्‍या और बलिदा... more »

Maharashtra launches Quit India Movement 2 against social evils

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*It is time to convert our ‘Swaraj’ into ‘Suraj’ says Venkaiah Naidu* Commemorating the Platinum Jubilee anniversary of the Quit India Movement the Government of Maharashtra today launched the Quit India Movement 2 against various social ills, in the presence of Union Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu. The launch took place at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai, from where Mahatma Gandhi had given the clarion call of Quid India in 1942. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Naidu said “today after 68 years of Independence, there is a need for the people to respond with similar pass... more »
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