PM writes to Afghan President Dr. Ashraf Ghani, condoles loss of lives in avalanches

PM writes to Afghan President Dr. Ashraf Ghani, condoles loss of lives in avalanches

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has written to the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, and condoled the loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of Afghanistan.

"I was deeply saddened at the massive loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of Afghanistan. This tragedy touches us even more because of the special bonds of affection and friendship between the people of India and Afghanistan.

I extend the heartfelt condolences of the people of India to you, the bereaved families and communities and the people of Afghanistan. Please be assured that they are with us in our thoughts and prayers.

I have great confidence in your leadership and the ability of the Afghan people to respond to this disaster. We stand ready to help in any way you desire with rescue and relief and to help people rebuild their lives.

I have asked my Ambassador to seek your guidance on assistance that might be required," the Prime Minister wrote.


PM accepts resignation of Dr. R.K. Pachauri from PM's Council on Climate Change

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of Dr. R.K. Pachauri from the PM`s Council on Climate Change.


PM welcomes Union Budget; terms it positive and pragmatic

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has welcomed the Union Budget.

”Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic and prudent.

Budget 2015 has a distinct focus on farmers, youth, poor, neo-middle class and the Aam Nagrik. It delivers on growth, equity and job creation.

Budget is investment friendly and removes all doubts on tax issues. It assures investors that we have a stable, predictable and fair tax system.

From housing for all, jobs, health, education and total electrification, FM laid down goals to be achieved by 2022, India`s Amrut Mahotsav.

I congratulate FM for doing an excellent job in respecting aspirations of the States and at the same time delivering on National priorities.

Budget indicates our commitment to ensure that development of Eastern and North-Eastern parts of India gets an impetus and drives future growth.

Details of the Black Money law being introduced demonstrates our firm commitment to bring back every Rupee of Black Money stashed abroad.

Success of Jan Dhan Yojana is gladdening. Building on that, key schemes are announced that will comprehensively transform lives of the poor.

Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Vidya Lakshmi Karyakram mark a shift from Jan Dhan to Jan Kalyan.

Atal Innovation Mission and SETU underline our commitment to enable innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups to grow and shine in India.

FM @arunjaitley must be congratulated for this pro-poor, pro-growth, pro-middle class, pro-youth and paradigm shifting Budget.

2015 Budget will further reignite our growth engine, signalling the dawn of a prosperous future.#SabkaBudget”, the Prime Minister said.


PM remembers the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of our scientists on National Science Day

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has remembered the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of our scientists on National Science Day.

"National Science Day is an occasion to remember the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of our scientists. They are India`s pride.

Science and technology will determine India`s future, just as it has played a crucial role in bringing our Nation to where we are today. The Government is fully committed to encouraging research, innovation and excellence in science, particularly among our young minds.

On National Science Day we salute the brilliance and long-lasting contribution of Sir CV Raman to the field of science.

Sharing my speech at the 102nd Indian Science Congress where I spoke about various aspects relating to science.", the Prime Minister said.


Physics Utsav-2015 at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre inaugurated by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Director, BARC

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is commemorating this year’s National Science Day as “Physics Utsav-2015”. This is very timely and appropriate as BARC has launched major programmes on high-energy physics and technology, namely, the Indian Institution Fermilab Collaboration for proton accelerator and the Indian Neutrino Observatory.

Dr. Sekhar Basu, Director, BARC inaugurated the function at Central Complex, BARC Mumbai today. Prof. Mustansir Barma, Ex-Director-TIFR and distinguished Professor delivered Popular talk on “Scientific Landscapes”.

During the Physics Utsav-2015, a large number of students and teachers from various schools and colleges in Mumbai have been invited to attend the celebrations spread over four days, from 27th February to 02nd March 2015. Each day about 200 visitors are expected. The programme comprises inspirational lectures by eminent scientists, film shows and visit to research facilities, including Dhruva reactor, ion accelerator and robotics.


Union Budget fulfills aspirations of the North-Eastern Region and J&K, say Dr. Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has thanked the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley for having sanctioned an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Assam, Indian Institute of Science and Education Research in Nagaland, Centre for Film Production, Animation and Gaming in Arunachal Pradesh and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Jammu & Kashmir in the budget presented today.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, even as the budget has been overall hailed across the country by all sections of society including the middle class, elder citizens as well as youth and pensioners, Shri Jaitley has been particularly sensitive towards the peripheral States of Jammu & Kashmir and Northeast during the two successive budgets presented by him within a short span of nine months after the taking over of the BJP-led government at the Centre. In this context, he also referred to the sanction of IIT for Jammu in the last Budget presented by Shri Arun Jaitley during the monsoon session of the Parliament.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, setting up of AIIMS at Jammu had been mooted by the then NDA government headed by Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee and the unfinished task had been completed by the Narendra Modi-led government with Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley realizing the significance of having an institute like this in Jammu not only for improving the standards of medical education but also for reducing the exodus of seriously ill patients from this area to other parts of country. Similarly, he said, an IIM for the State of Jammu & Kashmir had been a long pending requirement and only someone like Shri Arun Jaitley, who knows the State of Jammu & Kashmir very well, could have addressed it at the first opportunity available to him.

As the Minister for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh said, he is planning to host an event for film industry in Mumbai in order to showcase the potential of Northeast to film units looking for scenic locations for shooting. From this point of view, he said, the facility of IFP in Northeast itself will act as an incentive for the Bollywood and Tollywood film makers to travel to Northeast without much hassles and carry out the film shooting work in a cost-effective and easy manner. Dr Jitendra Singh also hailed the announcement by Union Finance Minister to bring-up a heritage spot at Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. With the taking over of a new government in Jammu & Kashmir tomorrow, Dr Jitendra Singh hoped that the liberal assistance provided by the Center will facilitate rapid growth of the State in true spirit of cooperative federalism envisaged by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.


Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff pays Homage to Valiant Armed Forces Personnel at Noida Shaheed Smarak

The greatness of any nation is reflected by the tribute its citizens pay to the valiant Armed Forces Personnel who had made the supreme sacrifice for the safety and security of our Motherland. The Noida Shaheed Smarak is one such unique tri-service memorial raised by the Noida township which is keeping the memories and spirit of our martyrs alive.

Admiral R K Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, the Chief of the Naval Staff paid homage at the Shaheed Smarak, during the solemn occasion of the annual wreath laying ceremony organized by the Sanstha today (28 Feb 15). While speaking on the occasion, the Chief of the Naval Staff stated that it is an honour for him to pay tribute to these soldiers, airmen and sailors. He also took the opportunity to assure the families of these brave souls that the Armed Forces will continue to steer firmly on the path shown by them in ensuring security of our seaward and landward frontiers. The function was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries, IAS and IPS officers, ex-servicemen, school children and common citizens who came together to pay homage to our immortal martyrs. The apt tribute to the war Heroes truly instilled great sense of pride in the hearts of all those present on the occasion.

The idea of setting up such a War Memorial to honour Martyrs was conceived in 1998. The existing Memorial is an eloquent tribute and homage to all those armed forces personnel whose ultimate sacrifice led to several decisive victories since independence. Today Noida Shaheed Smarak (NSS) is an iconic landmark, which not only keeps the memories of these brave hearts alive and serves as a source of inspiration for coming generation but is also for expressing of our eternal gratitude to those who made the supreme sacrifice so that we may see a better a tomorrow. Every year NSS Sanstha organizes Annual Wreath Laying ceremony in the month of February to pay homage to our Martyrs.


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