14
Thursday
December 2017
6:53 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
National News
Pokhran nuclear test: Modi hails Vajpayee
 
(New Delhi, May 11, 2017): On Pokhran nuclear test anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the "courage" shown by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Since 1999, May 11 is commemorated as the National Technology Day to mark India's scientific prowess and technological advancements.

"Greetings to everyone, especially our industrious scientists and those passionate about technology, on National Technology Day," Modi tweeted.

"We remain grateful to our scientists & the then political leadership for the courage shown in Pokhran in 1998," he added.

It was the same date in 1998 when India successfully conducted the first among the five nuclear tests in Pokhran under the leadership of Vajpayee. The tests showcased India's might to the entire world.

A write-up on Narendramodi.in website refers to an earlier speech of Modi in which he had said, "The world is well aware of the Pokhran tests. Under Atalji's leadership, successful tests were carried out and the entire world was witness to India s might. The scientists made the nation proud.

Recalling the nearly two-decade-old development, Modi said, "After the first series of tests the world community placed sanctions on India. On 13th May 1998, Atalji again called for tests, thus showing that he was made of a different mettle. If we had had a weak PM, he or she would have got scared on the same day. But Atal ji was different. He did not get scared."

Lauding the role the people of Pokhran played by keeping silent during the nuclear tests, Modi said, "People of Pokhran must be lauded for maintaining silence during entire duration when the tests were planned and conducted. They placed interest of the nation above everything else. (PTI)


Actor-writer Neeraj Vora dies at 54
EC acting like BJP's puppet, PM's 'roadshow' violation of code: Congress
UP Council adjourned amid uproar
Chidambaram raps EC for issuing Rahul show cause notice
Modi commissions submarine Kalvari; says will boost Navy's might
PM Modi's mother casts her vote
Stocks open in green ahead of Gujarat exit polls
Political leaders pay tribute to 2001 Parliament attack martyrs
Election Commission sends notice to Rahul Gandhi for ‘violating model code of conduct’
Govt keeps window open on PAN, Aadhaar for financial dealings
Flash floods in Tawi river, 7 labourers rescued
Elderly couple hacked to death in UP
Chennai cop killed in shoot-out in Rajasthan
Parrikar turns 62, PM Modi extends birthday greetings
MLA 'abuses' toll plaza staff; video goes viral
Hope no Kejriwal will emerge from my movement again: Anna
First ever seaplane to land on Sabarmati river today, Modi 1st passenger
Man arrested for trying to climb Buckingham Palace wall
Violence is not the way: Aamir on 'Padmavati'
Rahul slams PM Modi for attacking Manmohan Singh
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Stop trolling her, says Kangana Ranaut
 (Mumbai, Dec 14, 2017): Slamming the trolling of "Dangal" actor Zaira Wasim after she alleged  
Ed Sheeran to release Perfect featuring Andrea Bocelli
Superstar Rajini turns 67, wishes pour in
Trailer of horror flick '1921' out
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
'Candidate Putin' makes first appearance at annual press conference
 (Dec 14, 2017, AFP): Russian President Vladimir Putin kicked off an annual press conference T
China, S Korea leaders to discuss N. Korea nukes
Lanka becomes 163rd nation to accede to landmine ban treaty
Trump promises 'giant tax cut' as 'Christmas gift' to Americans
KERALA NEWS
LDF govt is honoured: Pinarayi Vijayan
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14, 2017, DG): The LDF government feels honoured today, Chief Minist
Rahul consoles fishermen at Poonthura and Vizhijam
Unni to produce more evidence in threatening case
Judges are spineless: Advocate Aloor
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.