1. Narendra Modi in Chennai LIVE: PM presents Special Award to Shri V G Santhosam

Narendra Modi in Chennai LIVE: PM presents Special Award to Shri V G Santhosam

Narendra Modi in Chennai live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived on a day-long visit to Chennai.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2017 6:08 PM
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Narendra Modi in Chennai live updates:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived on a day-long visit to Chennai. After landing at Chennai airport, he has discussed the situation arising due to heavy rains and floods in the state capital and other parts of Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam. The Prime Minister assured them of all possible assistance from the central government. PM Modi is also meeting DMK patriarch and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. During this hectic whirlwind visit, PM Modi will attend several events.

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6: 09 PM: PM Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of media saying, “Media does not only give news, it opens a person’s thinking and opens a window to the world.”

5: 42 PM: PM Narendra Modi presents Special Award to Shri V G Santhosam on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of DailyThanthi in Chennai.

5: 38 PM: PM Modi said that it is ‘important that we move from a sense of entitlement to a culture of responsible engagement’.

5: 30 PM: PM Narendra Modi expresses his delight over the success of vernacular language newspapers, says ‘role of regional media is key’.

5: 21 PM: PM Narendra Modi presents Eldest Tamil Scholar Award to Erode Tamilanban on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of Daily Thanthi

5: 13 PM: PM Modi appreciated media saying, “Media has played a constructive and appreciable role in strengthening the Swachh Bharat Mission.”

5: 01 PM: Over time, we seemed to have neglected our individual and collective sense of duty which has contributed to several ills plaguing our society, said PM Modi at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Daily Thanthi.

4: 35 PM: PM Shri Narendra Modi addresses the gathering on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Daily Thanthi in Chennai.

3: 42 PM: PM Modi on Twitter said, “Met former Tamil Nadu CM, Thiru M Karunanidhi and enquired about his health.” The DMK president, who is 93 years old, took ill last October and was hospitalised after suffering from a drug-induced allergy.

3:28 PM: Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundarajan told reporters that PM Modi invited Karunanidhi to his home in Delhi to which Karunanidhi reciprocated with a smile. It must be noted that Karunanidhi has been off active politics for about a year now since age-related ailments have kept him home-bound.

3:15 PM: “In this endeavour, every citizen with a mobile phone is your ally. Citizen reporting can be an important tool in the sharing and dissemination of success stories of individuals,” the prime minister added.

3:09 PM: The media can also be of immense help in directing relief in terms of crisis of nation disasters, the prime minister added.

3:04 PM: Citizens analyse, discuss and attempt to cross-check and verify news that come to them through multiple sources, PM Modi observed.

3:01 PM: “It is fair that politics be discussed at length in a democracy. However, India is more than just politicians. It is 1.2 billion Indians who make India what it is today. I would be happy to see the media focus a lot more on their (citizens) stories and their achievements,” the Prime Minister said.

2:57 PM: “We have seen this process of introspection happen on some occasions… such as the analysis of reports of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Perhaps it should happen more often,” the Prime Minister said.

2:54 PM: PM Modi said a lot of media discussions revolve around politics but the country was “more than just politicians”.

2:51 PM: “Therefore, the media must make an extra effort to maintain credibility. Healthy competition among credible media platforms is also good for the health of our democracy,” he said.

2:48 PM: The Prime Minister said he believed that the reform in the media whenever required can only come through introspection.

2:45 PM: “Today, our media forms entire range from that village blackboard to online bulletin boards,” the Prime Minister added.

2:42 PM: Invoking Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar, PM Modi said, “There is nothing in this world except ethics which would bring both reputation and wealth together.”

2:39 PM: Technology has brought about a “great change” in the media, the prime minister said and recalled that once upon a time headlines were written on the village blackboard which “carried immense credibility”.

2:36 PM: Take a look at Kalaignar Karunanidhi tweet

2:33 PM: “Even though the media may be owned by private individuals, it serves a public purpose. As scholars say, it is an instrument to bring reform through peace and not by force,” the prime minister said.

2:30 PM: Hence, it has as much social accountability as the elected government or the judiciary, PM Modi said.

2:27 pm: In his address at the 75th anniversary celebrations of leading Tamil daily ‘Dina Thanthi’, the prime minister said editors select and decide “what is important, what is to be given space on page one, what deserves more space and what to be ignored”.

2:23 PM: “This of course casts upon them a great responsibility,” he said. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, he said, “The press is called the fourth estate. It is definitely a power, but a misuse of power is criminal.”

2:20 PM: Watch- Rajinikanth attends PM Modi’s event in Chennai

2:16 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the media to make an “extra effort to maintain credibility” and ensure publication of accurate news, saying editorial freedom should not be a liberty to be “factually incorrect”.

2:12 PM: He said that editorial freedom should be used in public interest and appealed to the media to focus more on the “success stories” of the people and not just politicians.

2:08 PM: “Editorial freedom must be used wisely in public interest… The freedom to write and to decide what is to be written does not include the freedom to be less than accurate or factually incorrect,” he said.

2:05 PM: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had called on the nonagenarian DMK patriarch at his residence in December, 2016.

2:01 PM: Karunanidhi has been since confined to his house, but made one rare appearance on October 19 this year when he visited an exhibition here held to showcase the 75-year journey of DMK’s mouthpiece, ‘Murasoli’

1:57 PM: Karunanidhi, who was taken ill in October 2016 due to a drug-induced allergy, was twice admitted to a private hospital in December last.

1:54 PM- Watch this video

1:50 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met DMK supremo M Karunanidhi at the latter’s Gopalapuram residence here.

1:47 PM: The meeting between the two leaders lasted about 20 minutes. Modi sat next to Karunanidhi and held his hands.

1:42 PM: Earlier, DMK Working President and Karunanidhi’s son, M K Stalin, welcomed the Prime Minister at the gate and honoured him with a red shawl.

1:37 PM: PM Modi was accompanied by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan and state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.

1:32 PM: DMK leaders including Kanimozhi, who is the daughter of Karunanidhi, were also present.

1:27 PM: Later, the wheelchair-bound Karunanidhi made a brief appearance outside and waved at his supporters who cheered him.

1:22 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured all assistance to rain-ravaged Tamil Nadu in tackling the fallout of the heavy downpour in the capital and some districts, including Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.

1:17 am: PM Modi also asked the media to have healthy competition and urged them to take extra effort to maintain credibility.

1:12 PM: “I assure all possible support to the Tamil Nadu government to tackle the situation due to rains,” Modi said at a function to celebrate the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil daily Dina Thanthi.

1:07 PM: The prime minister expressed grief over the death of those who had died in the rain over the last few days. Nine people died across the state in the recent round of heavy rain.

1:02 PM: He asked the media to have healthy competition and urged them to take extra effort to maintain credibility. “Editorial freedom must be used wisely in public interest,” the PM said.

12:57 PM: It should ensured that the freedom to write and decide should not include the freedom to be “factually incorrect”.

12:52 PM: During his address at the Madras University Auditorium, PM Modi mourned the death of senior journalist and general secretary of the Madras Union of Journalists R Mohan (54) who died following a cardiac attack yesterday.

12:47 PM: PM Modi was received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister K Palaniswami at the Chennai airport from where he proceeded to INS Adyar by helicopter.

12:42 pm: Tight security was in place in view of the prime minister’s visit.

12:27 PM: It has been learnt that the meet is over. It was a courtesy call.

12:25 PM: PM Narendra Modi is meeting DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.

12:23 PM: Party working president MK Stalin, Kanimozhi are also present.

11:40 AM: PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Superstar Rajinikanth

11:38 AM: Natural calamities seem to be occurring with increasing frequency across world. Can media take a lead in battle against climate change?: PM

11:35 AM: Watch this video

11:34 am: A lot of the media discourse today revolves around politics. However, India is more than just us politicians, says PM Modi.

11:32 AM: It is the 125 crore Indians, which make India what it is. I would be happy to see media focus a lot more, on their stories, and their achievements, says PM Modi

11:30 AM: Natural calamities seem to be occurring with increasing frequency across the world. Can media take a lead in the battle against climate change? Can media devote just a little space to report or increase awareness about what we can do to combat climate change?, says PM Modi

11:29 AM: Today, every citizen analyses and attempts to verify the news that comes to him through multiple sources, says PM Modi

11:28 AM: Media, therefore, must make an extra effort to maintain credibility. Healthy competition among credible media platforms is also good for the health of our democracy, says PM Modi

11:27 AM: PM Narendra Modi says he was touched by media’s role in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

11:26 am: Editorial freedom must be used wisely in public interest. The freedom to write, does not include the freedom to be ‘factually incorrect’. Mahatma Gandhi said: “The press is called the Fourth Estate. It is definitely a power, but, to misuse that power is criminal.”, says PM Modi

11:25 AM: Even though media may be owned by private individuals, it serves a public purpose. As scholars say, it is an instrument to produce reform through peace, rather than by force. Hence, it has as much social accountability as the elected government or the judiciary, says PM Modi

11:24 AM: It was to muzzle vernacular newspapers, that the Vernacular Press Act was enacted in 1878: PM Narendra Modi in Chennai

11:23 AM: The role of newspapers published in regional languages remains as important today, as it was then, says PM Narendra Modi.

11:22 AM: I have often heard people wonder, as to how the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper, says PM Narendra Modi

11:21 AM: The then British Government was fearful of the Indian Vernacular Press, says PM Narendra Modi in Chennai

11:20 AM: Editorial freedom must be used in public interest, says PM Modi.

11:18 am: Today, newspapers do not just give news. They can also mould our thinking & open a window to the world. In a broader context, media is a means of transforming society, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

11:15 AM: That is why we refer to the media as the fourth pillar of democracy, says PM Modi

11:13 AM: Superstar Rajinikanth is attending the event.

11:11 AM: 24-hour news channel is everywhere but for many people the day still begins with newspaper.

11:09 AM: PM Narendra Modi is speaking at the 75 years celebration of ‘Daily Thanthi’ in Chennai.

11:07 AM: The veteran leader was admitted to the hospital for “optimisation of nutrition and hydration” in the first week of December and later, due to a throat and lung infection.

11:04 AM: Karunanidhi had undergone tracheostomy, a procedure to optimise breathing.

11:02 AM: The prime minister will also attend the wedding of the daughter of Dr TV Somanathan, a retired PMO official, at Raja Annamalaipuram.

10:59 AM: Karunanidhi fell ill in October, 2016 due to a drug-induced allergy. In December last, he was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital here twice.

10:56 AM: “During his visit to Tamil Nadu today, PM Sh Narendra Modiji will visit senior-most leader from the state and former CM M Karunanidhi,” BJP national general secretary P Mualidhar Rao said in a tweet.

10:53 AM: DMK sources also confirmed the meet, saying the two leaders are scheduled to meet at 12.30 PM at Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence.

10:50 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting DMK President M Karunanidhi here today, both the BJP and the DMK said.

10:47 AM: PM Modi is in this city today to attend the platinum jubilee function of a vernacular daily.

10:44 AM: PM Modi’s visit assumes political significance as Tamil Nadu as well as Chennai has been receiving heavy rains. Schools and colleges have been closed and examinations postponed due to the weather as well.

10:40 AM: Take a look at PMO Tweet

10:36 AM: PM Narendra Modi was welcomed by TN Guv Banwarilal Purohit, CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on his arrival at Chennai.

10:33 AM: Security has been heightened in the city in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.

10:30 AM: It is retired IAS officer T V Somanathan’s daughter’s wedding ceremony. The ceremony will be held  at Mayor Ramanathan Chettiar Centre in Raja Annamalaipuram.

10:24 AM: According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend a wedding ceremony.

10:21 AM: It has been learnt that PM Modi will attend 75th anniversary celebration of Daily Thanthi newspaper at Madras University Centenary auditorium.

10:17 AM: PM Modi was scheduled to address BJP party workers.

10:14 AM: PM Modi was received at Chennai Airport by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam.

10:10 AM: “On landing in Chennai, PM @narendramodi discussed the situation arising due to heavy rains and floods in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu with the CM & Dy CM of the state. He assured them of all assistance from the Centre,” the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

  1. Lalit Das
    Nov 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Political speeches and news headlines do not ever present lasting facts. They are meant to sensationalize. They are just events that soon fade into insignifance. It is classics, fiction and non fiction, scientific journals and sermons of the wise that open the mind and broaden the vision. They are made of stuff that has been deeply reflected, tried and tested.
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