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Air pollution linked to higher chance of irreversible eye loss find a long term study
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Air pollution linked to higher chance of irreversible eye loss find a long term study

Among the 52,602 people whose eyes had been assessed, 75 percent of those with a clinical diagnosis of AMD had signs of AMD on retinal imaging.

Our country will drive global energy demand, says Narendra Modi at India Energy Forum
India

Our country will drive global energy demand, says Narendra Modi at India Energy Forum

India's energy future is bright and secure, Modi said, adding access to energy should be affordable and reliable

WHO chief lauds Narendra Modi for his 'commitment to solidarity' in fight against COVID-19
India

WHO chief lauds Narendra Modi for his 'commitment to solidarity' in fight against COVID-19

The prime minister, addressing the 75th session of the UNGA on Saturday, had said that even during the raging pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries

Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre tells Parliament
India

Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre tells Parliament

The prime minister's last trip abroad was to Brazil, in November last year, to attend the BRICS Summit

Narendra Modi likely to address virtual United Nations General Assembly on 26 September
India

Narendra Modi likely to address virtual United Nations General Assembly on 26 September

For the first time in the UN's 75-year history, the annual General Assembly session this year will be held virtually. World leaders will submit pre-recorded video statements for the session

Narendra Modi launches financing facility worth Rs 1 lakh crore under Agri-Infra Fund; will help create jobs in villages, says PM
India

Narendra Modi launches financing facility worth Rs 1 lakh crore under Agri-Infra Fund; will help create jobs in villages, says PM

The prime minister, launching the fund through a video-conference Sunday, said it would create post-harvest infrastructure in villages and generate jobs

'Nothing will go to migrants': P Chidambaram casts doubts over disbursal of Rs 1,000 crore allocated by PM-CARES
India

'Nothing will go to migrants': P Chidambaram casts doubts over disbursal of Rs 1,000 crore allocated by PM-CARES

Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the Rs 1,000 crore allocated by PM-CARES Fund to aid migrant workers, affected by the countrywide lockdown, will not reach them.

P Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore package announcement, says PM gave us 'headline and blank page'
Politics

P Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore package announcement, says PM gave us 'headline and blank page'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday mocked the prime minister's announcement of a Rs 20 lakh crore financial package as a 'headline and blank page', and said he was looking forward to the finance minister filling the blank page.

As Maharashtra governor stalls Uddhav Thackeray’s nomination to state council, CM urges Narendra Modi to look into 'political instability'
Politics

As Maharashtra governor stalls Uddhav Thackeray’s nomination to state council, CM urges Narendra Modi to look into 'political instability'

As the decision about his appointment to the legislature as governor's nominee hangs fire, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, sources claimed.

Indira Gandhi 102nd Birth Anniversary: Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi pay tribute to former PM
India

Indira Gandhi 102nd Birth Anniversary: Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi pay tribute to former PM

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, Milind Deora and Kumari Selja were among the senior party leaders who paid tributes to Indira Gandhi on Twitter.

Indira Gandhi Birth Anniversary: Remembering India's 'Iron Lady' and the key decisions she took that changed nation forever
India

Indira Gandhi Birth Anniversary: Remembering India's 'Iron Lady' and the key decisions she took that changed nation forever

During her tenure as Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi who was known as the 'Iron Lady' took many decisions which changed the course of India's history.

PM Narendra Modi meets Jamia Millia Islamia VC, assures her of all assistance in setting up medical college-cum-hospital
India

PM Narendra Modi meets Jamia Millia Islamia VC, assures her of all assistance in setting up medical college-cum-hospital

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Jamia Millia Islamia vice-chancellor Najma Akhtar and assured her of all assistance in setting up a medical college-cum-hospital. Akhtar sought a special grant-in-aid for the centenary celebrations of the institution that will happen next year. Akhtar called on President and Visitor of the University, Ram Nath Kovind on 1 July and apprised him of the steps taken for improving academic and research activities in the university.

Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments
India

Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted a high-powered committee of chief ministers for the transformation of agriculture and raising farmers' income. The nine-member committee, headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The committee will further suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chains and logistics, besides making other key suggestions.

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha
India

Naveen Patnaik writes to Narendra Modi requesting him to stop Polavaram Project; says will cause ‘permanent injury’ to Odisha

'If the project is allowed to be completed before the resolution of all the pending cases, it will cause permanent injury to the interest of the state of Odisha and its people', said Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in a letter to PM Narendra Modi. His letter comes in response to the Environment Ministry's decision to extend the construction of the Polavaram Multipurpose Project. Polavaram Project is an under-construction multi-purpose national project on the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.

In Mann ki Baat, Narendra Modi urges people to cultivate habit of reading in ‘Google guru’ era
Politics

In Mann ki Baat, Narendra Modi urges people to cultivate habit of reading in ‘Google guru’ era

Reiterating his policy of 'no bouquet, just a book', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to inculcate a habit of reading books regularly. Recalling an incident wherein he was gifted a book containing popular short stories by Premchand, the Prime Minister said the situations were relatable to incidents prevailing in the present day. He went on to mention the Akshara Library in Kerala and said, 'this library is a beacon guiding tribal children on a new path'.

G20 Osaka Summit: Narendra Modi meets Shinzo Abe first time after taking charge as prime minister in second stint
India

G20 Osaka Summit: Narendra Modi meets Shinzo Abe first time after taking charge as prime minister in second stint

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks on Thursday during which they discussed a range of issues of mutual interest. The prime minster said that President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the coronation ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in October. The Prime Minister congratulated Abe and Japan's citizens for the start of the Reiwa era.

India rejects claim that it responded to Pakistan's call for dialogue; seeks an atmosphere free from 'shadow of terror and violence’
India

India rejects claim that it responded to Pakistan's call for dialogue; seeks an atmosphere free from 'shadow of terror and violence’

India on Thursday rejected claims of having responded to Islamabad's call for dialogue and clarified that New Delhi seeks normal and cooperative relations with all neighbours, said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar . This comes after, Pakistan media, citing diplomatic sources, reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had, in reply to congratulatory messages, expressed willingness to hold talks with Pakistan. Relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated after the Pulwama terror attack, where India lost over 40 CRPF personnel.

Mamata Banerjee refuses to attend 'fruitless' NITI Aayog meeting, says body has no real financial powers in letter to Modi
India

Mamata Banerjee refuses to attend 'fruitless' NITI Aayog meeting, says body has no real financial powers in letter to Modi

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating, given that the NITI Aaayog has no financial powers and the power to support state plans it is fruitless for me to attend the meeting.

India is a 'very valuable partner' of UN, looking forward to working together with new Narendra Modi govt: Antonio Guterres
Politics

India is a 'very valuable partner' of UN, looking forward to working together with new Narendra Modi govt: Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that India is a "very valuable partner" of the United Nations and he looks forward to working with the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Delhi Traffic Police says arrangements in place for tomorrow's proceedings
India

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Delhi Traffic Police says arrangements in place for tomorrow's proceedings

Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Delhi Traffic Police ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second term tomorrow, officials said on Wednesday.