PM Modi addresses Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, call on Diaspora to participate in growth of India part-

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which is being held in Gujarat to mark the centenary of India's, 'Sarva Sreshtha Pravasi Bharatiya', Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to India. Modi called on the Diaspora to participate in growth of India. He also invited the people to use several opportunities waiting for them in India. He said that all the countries of the world, whether developed or poor, are looking at India with immense hope and optimism. He further went on to add that Indian community is admired all around the world not due to the money they possess but the values they live with. Invoking Gandhi, Modi said his philosophies and teachings continue to inspire the world when it comes to humane development and resolving various problems facing the world. Modi also boosted the confidence of the Indian Diaspora and said that the nation has lot to offer to the world and the need is to raise the level of confidence in ourselves. Jan 8, 2015

PM Modi addresses Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, call on Diaspora to participate in growth of India part-

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which is being held in Gujarat to mark the centenary of India's, 'Sarva Sreshtha Pravasi Bharatiya', Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to India. Modi called on the Diaspora to participate in growth of India. He also invited the people to use several opportunities waiting for them in India. He said that all the countries of the world, whether developed or poor, are looking at India with immense hope and optimism. He further went on to add that Indian community is admired all around the world not due to the money they possess but the values they live with. Invoking Gandhi, Modi said his philosophies and teachings continue to inspire the world when it comes to humane development and resolving various problems facing the world. Modi also boosted the confidence of the Indian Diaspora and said that the nation has lot to offer to the world and the need is to raise the level of confidence in ourselves. Jan 8, 2015

Prakash Javadekar cleans up his housing complex as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Pune, Jan 08 (ANI): Taking the ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) forward, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar cleans up his housing complex along with fellow residents in Pune on Thursday. Javadekar said the campaign would help in disciplined nation building. A campaign called 'plastic waste-free India' will be launched in Shirur area of Pune district on Friday. It will be taken at the national level after a trial run in the area, the minister added. Jan 8, 2015

Hindu Mahasabha to install Godses statue on Gandhis death anniversary, demands Gandhis image from

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Hindu Mahasabha will be installing statues of Nathuram Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, in four districts of Karnataka on the death anniversary of Gandhi. President of Karnataka unit of Hindu Mahasabha Swami Pranavananda Giri said that the organisation demands from the Central government to replace Mahatma Gandhi’s image from currency notes by images of patriotic leaders like Maharana Pratap or Godse. He added that the Congress government has named roads and paths after names of Tipu Sultan and other leaders, so it should also be done after Godse’s name as a mark of respect. Jan 8, 2015

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu calls for positive use of science & technology

Mumbai, Jan 08 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu called upon the scientist community to invest heavily in research and development for the betterment of society. Addressing the concluding session of the 102nd Indian Science Congress in Mumbai, Prabhu underlined the need for developing new technologies but cautioned against their ill-effects also. Science needs to play a pivotal role in the national mainstream, he added. The theme of the Congress was Science and Technology for Human Development. Delivering the valedictory address, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik said the controversy over claims of scientific advances in ancient India was unnecessary. Naik said ancient Indians had made great advances in astrology, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, architecture, physics and chemistry. India must restore the pride and prestige of science and its scientists, he added. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the five-day long 102nd Indian Science Congress on Saturday. Jan 8, 2015

Sukhbir Badal meets Rajnath Singh over release of prisoners

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the plea of SAD government demanding release of the prisoners who have completed their given sentence of punishment. Badal said that the Akali Dal government is not demanding anything wrong because some of the prisoners who have completed their sentence are very old or even blind which is why they should be released on humanitarian grounds. He added that the demands are being wrongly portrayed as supporting terrorists which is wrong. Badal also said that the Home Minister has assured legal action in the case. Jan 8, 2015