In a statement issued earlier this month, the WHO did, in fact, shower praise on the Prime Minister’s pet Swachh Bharat Mission. It said India could avert 3 lakh deaths — provided there is 100% implementation of the cleanliness drive by October 2019.
Independence Day celebratioins HIGHLIGHTS: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort today — his fifth speech after the BJP-led NDA came to power in 2014 — leaders of different states have also geared up for the celebration.
On Independence Day, the country’s third highest Tricolour was meant to unfurl on Guwahati’s Sarania hilltop, where city attraction Gandhi Mandap is located. However, only the pole stands, bereft of the flag.
Independence Day, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried forth his tradition of wearing turbans at the celebration. Here's a look at the many turbans he had worn on Independence Day over the years.
Full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day 2018 speech: Modi addressed the nation for the fifth time speaking on a range of issues including his government's achievements over the last four years.
Happy Independence Day 2018 Wishes Images, Quotes, SMS, Photos, Messages, Status: The day serves as a timely reminder of the struggle for independence and the many lives that were sacrificed in pursuit of that.
According to a statement by the DMRC, the train services wiere running as usual. However, stations like Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will have restrictions on entry and exit owing to security considerations.
In Pic: Lady selling Tricolour flags on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday.
Independence Day 2018: Ahead of his speech, PM Modi unfurled the Tricolour and inspected the Guard of Honour. Also present at Ref Fort are Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, LK Advani among other political leaders.
The National Health Protection Scheme aims to provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will be rolled out on September 25, on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary.
"A lot of people raise doubts about this. But we are firm in our decision. We want to excel in innovation and bring0-in record production of food grains," PM Modi said, talking about blue revolution, fish revolution, sweet revolution in the country.
Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
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