News Flash: World is in recession,still we have growth rate of 7.6%: PM Modi

New Delhi, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold "Obama style" townhall to connect with citizens in Delhi today.

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PM reaches Indira Gandhi stadium, addresses citizens.

9.50 pm: Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna out of Olympics with 1st round loss.

9.45 pm: Hockey men: India beat Ireland 3-2.

8.18 pm: China conducts 'combat patrols' over contested islands, reports Reuters.

6:40 pm: We have so much diversity to attract people, we need to connect people to our heritage and attract tourism: PM Modi.

6:35 pm: Cows mostly die of eating plastic bags and these Cow rakshaks should urge ppl not to throw plastic on roads, this will be a big sewa: PM

6:30 pm: India has so much to offer when it comes to food that if we market it well it can take the world by a storm: PM Modi.

World knows of Pizza Hut, taste of which remains same 1000 kms later. Whereas walk along Tamil Nadu & the taste of idli changes 10 times: PM

6:27 pm: Indians living abroad can do a simple thing, every year they should convince 5 Non-Indian families to visit India: PM Modi.

6:25 pm: Indians settled abroad have their own strength & this plays a great role for India to connect with other nations: PM.

6:22 pm: We should follow 'Khaadi for nation Khaadi for fashion', this will boost our textile industry: PM Modi.

6:20 pm: Through 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana', we will be able to provide adequate amount of water to the farmers: PM Modi.

6:15 pm: Special PMLA Court grants bail to NSEL scam accused Jignesh Shah.

6:12 pm: Farmer's son becomes a farmer out of helplessness and not by choice: PM Modi. 

6:10 pm:Shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul fail to qualify for final round in women's 10m air rifle.

6:08 pm: We have introduced insurance in budget; so that the poorest of the poor receives good health care: PM Modi.

6:05 pm: We need to focus on preventive and affordable health care. So much money is spent on advertising about the importance of vaccinations, and even then so many children are not vaccinated.

Now Health Department is reaching out household to household to reach everyone: PM Modi

6:00 pm: Economic development should be constant, it shouldn't go up and down. This is necessary for us to be at the top: PM Modi.

5:58 pm: Tourism will boost our economy, we should try and drive our economy. If we achieve 8% growth rate for 30 years then, we will be at the top: PM Modi

5:57 pm: The world is in recession. Despite the purchasing capacity of world going down, we have a growth rate of 7.6%: PM Modi.

5:55 pm: I raise one issue but the whole system is addressed. We are taking few initiatives for good governance: PM Modi.

5:52 pm: Technology and good governance will benefit farmers. Most powerful thing in democracy is Grievance Redress System: PM Modi.

5:50 pm: Grievance Redressal is an essential component of democracy, every citizen should have their problems addressed & responded to: PM Modi.

5:48 pm: We want to develop good governance where processes are less and things get done easy for citizens: PM Modi.

5:47 pm: Holding PM responsible for everything that happens at every level in the nation, it can be good politically...or for TRP. But every responsible person holding a position should be questioned: PM Modi.

5:46 pm: Development and good governance should have a balanced relation, even for a small incident anywhere, PM is targeted: PM Modi

5:45 pm:After winning elections, Govts usually start thinking about how to win the next elections or what to do to get more votes next time: PM Modi

5:40 pm: If democracy is limited to voting & choosing a Govt then the spirit of democracy would not develop: PM Modi.

5:35 pm:PM Narendra Modi launches PMO Mobile Application, an application developed with citizens' ideas.

5:30 pm:Dattu Baban Bhokanal qualifies for the quarter-finals of men's single sculls by finishing in third position.

5:20 pm: PM Narendra Modi reaches Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium (Delhi) for 'Townhall', interacts with citizens.

5:15 pm: Gandhinagar (Gujarat): Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje and Arun Jaitley to attend the oath taking ceremony of Vijay Rupani, tomorrow.

5:12 pm: PM Narendra Modi reaches Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium (Delhi) for 'Townhall'.

5:10 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad writes an open letter to PM Modi, shares "profound concern & anxiety of people of J&K over the ongoing unrest in Kashmir".

5:00 pm: Hearing on defamation case filed against Arvind Kejriwal by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri in Patiala House Court adjourned to August 20.

4:55 pm: Had a meeting with Railway Minister, discussed about four Railway lines & two projects in Chhattisgarh: CM Raman Singh.

4:50 pm: HP CM money laundering case- Special Court adjourns the hearing of the bail petition of LIC agent Anand Chauhan till 16th August.

4:45 pm: Mau(UP): Dayashankar Singh granted bail, it has been approved on two bonds of Rs 50,000 each.

4:40 pm: Retd Justice Markandey Katju informs BCCI that he will release his first interim report to the BCCI tomorrow (August 7, 2016).

4:30 pm: Water Resource Department of Chhattisgarh also released an alert for; Dhamtari, Raipur, Mahasamund, Bilaspur, Janjgir, Champa, Raigarh and Gariaband; as these nearby areas might also get affected.

4:20 pm: Water Resource Department of Chhattisgarh today, decided to release 10,000 ltrs of water into Mahanadi river, from Gangrel Dam.

4:05 pm: First of its kind 'Townhall' underway in Delhi; PM Narendra Modi to interact with citizens shorty.

3:50 pm: Man arrested in Kuwait today admitted to supporting terrorist organisations and involvement in financing terrorism, after his return from Pakistan in 2013.

Kuwaiti authorities have registered a case against him and arrested him on these charges.

3:35 pm: Bhopal: BJP workers and MLA Rameshwar Sharma protest against Sharad Yadav, over his 'Kanwar Yatra' remark.

3.23 pm: Moradabad: Heavy rainfall causes water logging in several parts of the city, causing a lot of distress to the locals

3.15 pm: Sonia Gandhi's condition is stable. Doctors who operated Mrs Gandhi for shoulder injury are happy with her progress: Health Bulletin

3.07 pm: Rahul Gandhi has to appear before the Court on September 29.

3.05 pm: Cong VP Rahul Gandhi has been summoned by Kamrup Metropolitan court (Assam) in connection with a defamation case for his remark against RSS.

2.44 pm: Jalandhar (Punjab): Ginni Mahi, a 17 year old young singer of Chamar Pop & Ambedkar folk, "My friend was shocked to know that I belong to SC/ST category. I follow Dr Ambedkar, and want to spread his message to the world."

2.12 pm: #FLASH One man, Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al Enezi, arrested in Kuwait for suspected links and for terror funding and recruitment for ISIS.

1.50 pm: Breaking stereotype since 2 yrs, Lakshmi, a Dalit woman appointed priest at Gokarnanatha Temple in 2014 says she is very happy with her work

1.40 pm: Rajasthan Govt suspends Animal Husbandry comm. & RK Sharma- in Charge, Hingonia Gaushala over reports of 100 cows died in state-run cowshed

1:30 pm: Around Rs. 7588 crore will be utilised by Govt for OROP in a year, Govt has provided for OROP as we expected: Army Chief.

1:20 pm: Chhattisgarh: Railway track being constructed for the first time in Naxal affected area of Bhanupratappur.

Have to travel over 35 kms to board trains, construction of this railway track will make commuting easier. Naxals dig up roads near area making it inconvenient for us to travel, with railway lines being built, we will be able to travel safe: Local

1:10 pm: 2 suspected people arrested with a modern firearm including a rocket launcher, magazine, bullets in Kotshila, WB.

1:00 pm: We want to make regional hospitals all over the nation for Army veterans: Army Chief.

12:55 pm: A 4-member team of NIA visits Kokrajhar (Assam) terror attack site to probe into the matter.

12:45 pm: I want to say I am very grateful to all the Army veterans, I feel it is essential for veterans to get the respect they deserve: Army Chief.

12:35 pm: Raigad (Maharashtra): Rescue operations underway by NDRF teams at Mahad bridge collapse site.

12:26 pm: Customs asked Indian railways to provide special modified goods wagon for Indo-Pak trade to avoid smuggling. Customs has identified 100 cavities in goods wagon which can be used for smuggling b/w India & Pak: Capt Sanjay Gahlot, Custom Comm.

12.22 pm: MODI means "Making Of Developed India," Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

12.18 pm: Vijay Mallya: Delhi court directs external affairs ministry to send non bailable warrant against him.

12.13 pm: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets victims of Kokrajhar terror attack.

12.00: Vijay Rupani meets Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, stakes claim to form Government

11.55 am: Water level in Satluj river rises as heavy rains continue to lash Himachal Pradesh.

11.45 am: Kokrajhar attack: Person behind it identified: Assam forest minister.

11.40 am: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu launches a guide book on Swachh Survekshan.

11.35 pm: Mainpur: Locals thrash cops after 2 labourers were allegedly beaten to death by them for refusing bribe of Rs100.

11.30 am: Dozens of students injured after school van was hit by a car Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.

11.25 am: Chhattisgarh: Naxalites block Murliguda to Konta road by digging up roads. The location is 3 km away from CRPF base camp.

11.10 am: Rajasthan CM to visit Govt-run Hingonia Gaushala today.

11.00 am: Madhya Pradesh: Panchayat CO slaps a fine of Rs3.81 lakhon Palera panchayat in Tikamgarh for failing to pay labourers on time.

10.50 am: Floods in Tirthan River in Kullu district cause damage in the surrounding area.

10.45 am: Curfew continues for 29th day in Srinagar.

10.30 am: Mainpuri SP promises action against culprits in connection with death of two labourers.

10.15 am: Uttar Pradesh: 2 labourers allegedly beaten to death by police in Mainpuri for refusing to pay a bribe of Rs100.

10.00 am: Madhya Pradesh:  Madarsas in Ujjain refuse midday meals to kids alleging that part of food is being served is offered to Hindu gods: ANI

9.45 am: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held formal talks with the leaders of Madhesi parties on Friday.

9.30 am: Madhya Pradesh: Mud found in foodgrains supplied for mid day meal.

9.15 am: Heavy rains lash parts of Delhi today.

9.05 am: Vijay Rupani to meet Gujarat Governor O P Kohli at 11am to stake claim to form government in Gujarat.

9.00 am: At least 13 killed, 6 injured in France bar fire

8.50 am: Rio Olympics: Indian Men hockey team to face Ireland in the opening clash in men's hockey Pool 'B' game.

8.40 am: Rio Olympics: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wishes India contigent.

8.30 am: Vaishno Devi landslide: Death toll mounts to 4.

8.25 am: Abhinav Bindra leads the Indian Contingent at the Openingn Ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016

8.20am: Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lights the Olympic cauldron for Rio Olympics.

8.15 am: Major fire broke out at an electricity station in Moradabad. Firefighters dowsed the flame. Major equipment destroyed.

8.10 am: "As of now, Govt of Saudi Arabia is providing food, medical and other assistance to camps of Saudi Oger company" VK Singh,MoS MEA.

8.05 am: Tragedy stuck Vaishno Devi yatra: Three pilgrims die and 7 injured after landslide near Ardhkuwari Temple in Katra.

8.00 am: PM Modi all set to hold townhall in Delhi today.

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