Participated in NE Zonal Conference for PM Gati Shakti : Hardeep Puri – Union Minister

Participated in NE Zonal Conference for PM Gati Shakti a national master plan launched by PM Modi Ji for holistic development of infrastructure projects for multi-modal connectivity by driving down logistics costs by streamlining & integrating various central & state govt projects

Through this breakthrough master plan, major projects across sectors such as petroleum, railways, highways, utilities, etc. will share a unified vision for accelerated & efficient execution.

Hardeep SINGH Puri – Union Minister

Inaugurated and laid the Foundation Stone of 26 National Highway Projects in Hubbali: Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister

Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister:

Inaugurated and laid the Foundation Stone of 26 National Highway Projects in Hubbali in the august presence of Karnataka CM Shri BS Bommai ji, Union Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi ji, Shri Malllikarjun Kharge ji, Union MoS Shri. A Narayana Swamy ji, Shri C.C.Patil ji, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and dignitaries.

NH Projects of a total length 925 KM with an investment of ₹ 12,795 Cr will boost intra state connectivity by enabling seamless, safe and faster travel from villages to District HQs to Bengaluru.

They will provide connectivity to heritage monuments in Karnataka which will boost the tourism sector and create sustainable employment opportunities in the State.

Under the dynamic and visionary leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji, we are committed to create avenues of prosperity in Karnataka through a network of world class National Highways.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revises International Travel advisory; provides various exemptions for Indians being evacuated from Ukraine

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare via PIB:

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in close collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Home Affairs is lending all support possible in evacuating Indians from Ukraine.

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has revised mandatory International Travel Guidelines and on humanitarian grounds has allowed the following exemptions in the advisory for international travelers:

Indian nationals not fulfilling either of the mandatory requirements (pre-boarding negative RT-PCR test report or fully vaccinated certificate) as laid down in the present ‘Guidelines for International Arrivals’ have been exempted from uploading these documents on Air-Suvidha Portal before departure to India.

Further, individuals who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination (irrespective of the country of departure/vaccination) have been allowed to leave the arrival airport in India with the advice to self-monitor their health for the next 14 days.

In case a traveler is not able to submit a pre arrival RT PCR test or who has not completed their Covid-19 vaccination, they have been allowed to submit their samples on arrival with the advice to continue to self-monitor their health for 14 days after arrival in India. If tested positive they shall be clinically managed as per laid down protocol.

Large diasporas of Indian Nationals (mainly students) have found themselves embroiled in the political turmoil being faced by the country. Direct evacuation of these stranded Indians through flights could not be carried out in view of the Notice to Airmen or Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) issued in Ukraine. Accordingly, Indian missions in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have been making arrangements to get Indian nationals from Ukraine and fly them out of their respective countries under Operation Ganga Flights.

As on 28th February 2022 (till 12:00 Hrs), 5 flights (one in Mumbai and four in Delhi) carrying Indians from Ukraine have arrived in India carrying a total of 1156 passengers with none of the passengers kept under isolation so far.

A new scheme, ‘PM-DevINE’ , will fund infrastructure, in the spirit of PM Gati Shakti, and social development projects based on the needs of the North-East : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi addresses the webinar on vision of PM Gati Shakti and its convergence with Union Budget 2022 :

To fulfil the dreams of 21st century India, PM Gati Shakti will enhance the infrastructural fervour of New India.

PM Gati shakti will not only lead to rapid infrastructure development but also generate employment.

With PM Gati Shakti, we will be able to optimally utilise our resources.

From National Highway, Railway, Airway, Waterway, Optical Fibre, Gas grid to RE, the govt has increased investment in various sectors. We are focused on synergizing planning, development and monitoring plans for better infrastructural development.

A new scheme, Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North- East, PM-DevINE, will fund infrastructure, in the spirit of PM Gati Shakti, and social development projects based on the needs of the North-East.

The scope of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan will further reduce the compliance burden.

To strengthen cooperative federalism, the Government has decided to help state governments with allocation of ₹1 lakh crore. State governments can use this to develop multimodal infrastructure.

Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) will reduce logistics cost and time, assisting just-in-time inventory management, and in eliminating tedious documentation.

Technology will also play a major role in PM Gati Shakti. We have to find ways to construct quality infrastructure that are not only cost-effective but also disaster resilient.

PM GatiShakti Masterplan has more than 400 layers of dataplan. This helps in getting information for both existing and planned infrastructure.

Experienced a beautiful morning at Sasoni Merbil, a biodiversity hotspot & home to several migratory birds in Dibrugarh district : Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa Sarma, CM, Assam :

Experienced a beautiful morning at Sasoni Merbil, a biodiversity hotspot & home to several migratory birds in Dibrugarh district.

Also inaugurated the main gate of Merbil Eco Tourism Project, which is expected to boost conservation as well as provide employment to the local youth.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Love is that phenomenon of dissolving, disappearing, merging, becoming one with the infinite. Love is that phenomenon of total letting go :
Sri Sri

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Participated in Mekedatu Padyatre today: RS Surjewala – Gen Sec Congress

Participated in Mekedatu Padyatre today with former CM Shri Siddaramaiah Shri DK Shivakumar, Shri Hariprasad BK, MP’s-MLA’s of Karnataka & thousands of Congress workers

RS Surjewala – General Secretary Congress

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Life gives you both positive & negative. Focus on the good & move ahead with commitment :
Sri Sri

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I’m closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and the condition of our children stranded there: Biren Singh – CM, Manipur

I’m closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and the condition of our children stranded there.

It’s such a relief to know that they are safe.

They are on the way to Romania now.

N Biren Singh – CM, Manipur

Our government has set up a dedicated Control Room at Nabanna for helping the students & people from Bengal stranded at Ukraine: Mamata Banerjee – CM, West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee – CM, West Bengal:

Our government has set up a dedicated Control Room at Nabanna for helping the students & people from Bengal stranded at Ukraine.

So far, request for 199 persons from West Bengal, stranded at Ukraine sent to Ministry of External Affairs, GOI requesting their early safe return. Resident Commissioner Office, West Bengal at New Delhi is coordinating. Few students will be landing shortly in Mumbai and Delhi.

My Govt is in touch with their families and also arranging their return to their home towns safely by providing them free air tickets and then from Airport to individual houses.

We have deployed a special assistance team at Dumdum airport also who are coordinating the entire process.

Important decisions by the Cabinet today: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:

Important decisions by the Cabinet today:

– Implementation of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

Will improve equitable access to quality healthcare by encouraging use of modern technology and enable national portability of health services.

– Offering of coal by coal companies through a common e-auction window instead of sector specific auctions.

Will reduce the dependence on imports and ensure sustainability and technology development.

Prime Minister speaks to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi spoke earlier today with His Excellency President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.

President Zelenskyy briefed the Prime Minister in detail about the ongoing conflict situation in Ukraine. 

Prime Minister expressed his deep anguish about the loss of life and property due to the ongoing conflict.  He reiterated his call for an immediate cessation of violence and a return to dialogue, and expressed India’s willingness to contribute in any way towards peace efforts.  

Prime Minister also conveyed India’s deep concern for the safety and security of Indian citizens, including students, present in Ukraine. 

He sought facilitation by Ukrainian authorities to expeditiously and safely evacuate Indian citizens.

BBMB crisis is not just about headworks. It’s a much bigger crisis of how successive central govts have treated Punjab & Punjabis: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:

BBMB crisis is not just about headworks. It’s a much bigger crisis of how successive central govts have treated Punjab & Punjabis.

Akali Dal has no option but to blow the bugle for an intensive fight for federalism & save our future generations from starvation.

A frighteningly grave crisis looms on the verdant landscape of Guru sahiban, saints & seers.

Akali Dal will fight this threat of Punjab turning into a desert & our children either facing starvation or forced to abandon their homes to seek survival elsewhere.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

When you know what you can do, you can progress. But when you don’t know what you can do and you have confidence, then you can grow by leaps and bounds. Ignorance of your capability can expand you! :
Sri Sri

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Tripura CPI(M) 23rd state conference begins day after the massive rally & public meeting: Sitaram Yechury – Gen Sec CPIM

Sitaram Yechury – General Secretary, CPIM:

Tripura CPI(M) 23rd state conference begins day after the massive rally & public meeting braving large scale attacks on the party & comrades.

Inaugurating the 23rd Tripura State CPI(M) conference.

“Primary task today is to isolate & defeat BJP which holds the govt to implement the agenda of the fascistic RSS destroying the secular democratic character of the Constitutional Indian Republic”.

In the last 5-6 years, India has grown its defence export by 6 times. Today we are providing made in India defence equipment and services to 75 countries : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi addresses the post-budget webinar on Aatmanirbhar Defence Sector:

In the last few years, India’s defence sector has been heading towards self-reliance.

We should have our own customised unique system in order to become ‘unique’ having a ‘surprise element’. It will only be possible if we start manufacturing our defence equipment in India.

We are building an ecosystem with integrated research and ease of doing business to build innovative defence equipments that can empower the ‘Make In India’ vision & our defence forces..

Today when our defence sector utilizes make in India equipment, their confidence and pride reaches new heights.

Today the defence equipments are being rapidly made worldwide with the latest technological advancements. Hence, we should tap India’s IT sector to scale our ‘Make In India’ vision of the defence sector.

Earlier we had introduced 7 ordnance factories as PSUs to expand the Indian defence fleet and today India is supplying ‘Made in India’ defence equipment to over 75 countries..

We have opened new possibilities for India’s private sector to scale India’s defence, drone & other prominent industries for the development of our nation and make it more independent & vibrant.

In the last 5-6 years, India has grown its defence export by 6 times. Today we are providing made in India defence and services to 75 countries.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Feeling and experiencing infinity within this finite body, living timelessness within the timespan of life – this is what you are here for :
Sri Sri

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PM Narendra Modi speaks to Russian President Putin 

Prime Minister’s Office via PIB:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi spoke on telephone today with His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.

President Putin briefed Prime Minister about the recent developments regarding Ukraine.

Prime Minister reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue. 

Prime Minister appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue.

Prime Minister also sensitised the Russian President about India’s concerns regarding the safety of the Indian citizens in Ukraine, especially students, and conveyed that India attaches the highest priority to their safe exit and return to India.

The leaders agreed that their officials and diplomatic teams would continue to maintain regular contacts on issues of topical interest.