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We listened to each other’s views on Ukraine, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. (Photo: X@narendramodi)

5:06 PM

Focus of the entire world is on my Russian visit; happy that we openly discussed Ukraine: PM Modi

During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi said, “Perhaps this is such a meeting that the focus of the entire world is on this visit of mine. The entire world is drawing out different meanings of this visit…Yesterday, you invited me to your residence and like a true friend we spent 4-5 hours together. We discussed several topics. I am happy that we openly discussed the issue of Ukraine in detail and we tried to listen and respectfully understand each other’s opinions.”


4:54 PM

Want our cooperation with Russia to further advance in farmers’ farmers: PM Modi tells Putin

The last 5 years were very concerning, challenging for entire world, entire humankind. We had to go through several problems. First, due to COVID and later the era of conflicts and tensions in various parts caused several issues for humankind…Even in such a situation, when the world was facing a food-fuel-fertiliser crisis, due to India-Russia friendship and cooperation I did not let the farmers of my country face a crisis of fertiliser…Our friendship has played a huge role towards this. We are committed to the interest of farmers. Even in the days to come, we would want our cooperation with Russia to further advance in the interest of farmers

4:42 PM

India ready to cooperate in all ways for restoration of peace: PM Modi tells Putin

Advocating a peaceful resolution of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin,  “…For restoration of peace, India is ready to cooperate in all ways…I assure you and the world community that India is in favour of peace. Listening to my friend Putin talk about peace yesterday, gives me hope. I would like to say to my media friends – Possible.” He added, “Be it war, conflicts, terror attacks – everyone who believes in humanity is pained when there is loss of lives. But when innocent children are murdered, when we see innocent children dying, it is heart-wrenching. That pain is immense. I also held a detailed discussion with you over this.”

4:31 PM

PM Modi justifies oil purchase; says world should accept India-Russia agreement stabilised fuel market

In an apparent response to western media’s criticism of India purchasing Russian oil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “When the world was facing the challenge of fuels, your support helped us fulfil the petrol and diesel requirements of the common man. Not just this, the world should accept that India-Russia agreement regarding fuel played a big role in bringing stability to the international market.” PM Modi made the remarks at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

4:27 PM

India has been facing terrorism; can understand pain when Dagestan was attacked: PM Modi in Russia

During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “In the last 40-50 years, India has been facing terrorism. We have been facing for 40 years, how horrible and disgusting terrorism is. So, when terror incidents occurred in Moscow, when terror incidents occurred in Dagestan, I can imagine how deep its pain would be. I strongly condemn all kinds of terrorism.”

4:05 PM

Widespread rainfall in Rajasthan: Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur record heavy showers

Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur recorded heavy showers during a 24-hour period as widespread rainfall continued in Rajasthan. In the 24 hours ended at 8:30 am on Tuesday, light to moderate rainfall, accompanied by thunder, occurred at some places while heavy rain was recorded at some places in Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur districts, the regional Met office in Jaipur said. The Met office has predicted rain and thunder in some parts of Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner divisions in the next two days.

3:57 PM

India added 470 mn jobs in FY24 over 27 sectors, total number of employed people touch 643 mn-mark: RBI

India added nearly 470 million jobs during 2023-24, taking the total number of employed people to 643 million spread over 27 sectors covering the entire economy, according to Reserve Bank data. The number of employed people was 596.7 million at the end of March 2023, said the RBI’s update on ‘Measuring Productivity at the Industry Level-The India KLEMS [Capital (K), Labour (L), Energy (E), Material (M) and Services (S)] Database’. Using the Tornqvist Aggregation formula, the RBI said the annual growth in employment during 2023-24 was 6 per cent compared to 3.2 per cent in the year-ago period.

3:47 PM

Court takes cognisance of EDs 7th supplementary chargesheet, summons Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognisance of the seventh supplementary chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy “scam”. The federal probe agency has named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party in the supplementary chargesheet. Special Judge Kaveri Baweja took cognisance of the chargesheet and issued summons to Kejriwal for July 12.

3:34 PM

PM Modi visits ROSATOM Pavilion; learns about Russia’s advancement in nuclear tech

3:28 PM

Dharmendra Pradhan calls upon states to work together for building a collaborative education system

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that education is a key pillar of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’ and called upon states & UTs to work together to achieve this goal. “In almost four years of National Education Policy, the education ecosystem in the country has made tremendous progress and implementation of NEP is key to transforming Bharat into a knowledge superpower and enabling equitable and inclusive access to quality education,” he added.

3:25 PM

Govt should come up with alternative mechanisms of MSP to ensure fair price for farmers: SBI

In its recently-released research report, the State Bank of India has suggested the Centre to devise methods other than MSP to support farmers in the upcoming Union Budget. The report noted that government procurement of crops is just limited to 6 per cent of the total produce. 

3:18 PM

Assembly elections will be fight against betrayal and for Maharashtra’s self-respect: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said the upcoming assembly polls will be a fight against betrayal and for Maharashtra’s self-respect. He was addressing party workers on the occasion of Vasant More, a Pune-based political leader who was earlier with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), formally joining the Shiv Sena (UBT). More unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha election from the Pune seat as a candidate of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). BJP’s Murlidhar Mohol defeated Congress candidate Ravindra Dhangekar from this seat. Thackeray said Pune city should now be the centre of change of power in the state.

3:16 PM

Cong leaders attack Modi govt over deaths of Indian Army jawans in Kathua ambush

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of being unable to prevent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said, “The terrorist attacks are continuously increasing…In Parliament, the government claims that the situation in J&K is normal. But if our soldiers are losing their lives in terrorist attacks, the government will have to give its clarification…” In a similar vein, another Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “It is the 24th terrorist attack in Jammu in the last seven months, it’s sad, our sympathies are with the family of those who lost their lives or was injured. Why these terrorist attacks are going on? I hope that the government will take strict action and stop the infiltration which is being encouraged by Pakistan from the other side of the border.”

3:10 PM

Kissing video row: Delhi HC junks plea against Dalai Lama over ‘molestation’ of minor boy

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation over the alleged molestation of a boy by the Dalai Lama, as claimed to have been shown in a video clip that went viral last year, saying the religious leader was “being playful” and has already apologised for the incident. In the clip, the Dalai Lama was seen kissing the boy on the lips and asking him to “suck his tongue”, which sparked a row on social media. The petitioner, ‘Confederation of NGOs’, urged the court to pass directions to the authorities to take cognisance of the alleged incident under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and also ensure that the identity of the child is retracted from news portals.

3:04 PM

Day 2 of annual India-Russia summit: PM Modi pays tribute at Tomb of Unknown Soldiers in Moscow

After addressing the Indian diaspora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Moscow. The ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ is a war memorial located at the Kremlin Wall, in Moscow. It is dedicated to the Soviet soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Meanwhile, the Indian community in Russia has welcomed PM Modi’s announcement to open two new consulates in Russia. “This is a big step. In today’s time, when some Western countries are turning away from Russia, India is opening its consulate in two cities here… this is a step forward and this will have a big impact on the friendship of India and Russia,” said Abhay Singh, Russia’s Indian-origin lawmaker.

First Published: Jul 09 2024 | 8:31 AM IST

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