Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Topic: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Red Fort

Modi 2018 vs Modi 2014: What he said, what he didn’t say at Red Fort

Through the final Independence Day speech of this term Modi makes a pitch for re-election, but the story lies in the contrasts and similarities with his first as PM.
Supreme Court of India

356 Army men go to court to keep AFSPA

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We have transformed India in last 4 years, Modi claims in his final I-Day speech of term

Announces 25 September, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's birth anniversary, as the launch date for Ayushman Bharat.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi during in New Delhi, 2017 | Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The Bollywood song both Modi and Rahul Gandhi must listen to this Independence Day

India’s youth today are whiling away their time in needless pursuits, much like the actors in this song.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving his speech during the 70th Independence Day celebration at Red Fort, 2016 | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s motto is reform, perform, transform: PM Modi on Independence Day

He said his government had helped India lose 'fragile economy' tag and become a 'multi-billion-dollar investment destination'.

Ayushman Bharat explained: The scheme, the beneficiaries, the inspiration

The scheme offers poor families Rs 5 lakh medical insurance per family per year, and will be applicable to over 50 crore people across India.
Narendra Modi

At the last I-Day speech of term, PM Modi speaks of India’s rise under BJP govt

Saying 'India is now seen as a land of reform, perform and transform', he highlights how the view of the country has changed in international eyes. 

What Vajpayee & Manmohan Singh said in the last Independence Day speeches of their terms

Modi's two predecessors stressed on foreign policy, infrastructure and rural welfare.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Millennials’ wishlist for PM Modi on Independence Day: Act more, speak less

From standing up for an issue to doing something for the middle class, here’s what young journalists at ThePrint want Modi to address in his 15 August speech.
Narendra Modi with Amit Shah

In Dalit outreach mode, BJP to hold national executive at Delhi’s Ambedkar centre

Party also set to discuss ways to court Dalits; latest meeting expected to be last before 2019 polls.
Pallavi Joshi in BJP's explainer on the Rafale deal |

Congress & BJP think that women can only explain Rafale in dumbed down metaphors

BJP and Congress may use women to explain Rafale deal, but Indian women weren’t even inducted as fighter pilots until 2016 – that is 10 yrs after Pakistan.
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Aero India may shift: Hurting Bengaluru’s defence industry or investing in BJP-ruled UP?

The speculation over shifting of the prestigious biennial Aero India show from Bengaluru to Lucknow has sparked a row between Karnataka state government and the...