PM Narendra Modi rolls out healthcare and wellness scheme Ayushman Bharat Yojna

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"It will be a no-holds-barred interaction with Prime Minister Modi, in a manner and format never witnessed before", said Vijay Chauthaiwale, in charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Foreign Affairs Department. The government is duty-bound to protect your interests.

The Ayushman Bharat scheme aims at providing medical insurance worth Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country. Saluting security forces during the speech that lasted for over an hour, Modi said a memorial has been built in Bijapur to honour the personnel who died in Naxal violence. "They have come from outside (referring to Naxal leaders from other states who are active in Chhattisgarh)", he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi helps a tribal woman in wearing charan paduka in Jangala village of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

The National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK, together with 19 India-related societies at leading UK universities, submitted the letter dated April 14 ahead of the Indian PM's four-day visit to the UK on Tuesday.

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He said over 100 districts in the country including Chattisgarh's Bijapur were backward even 70 years after the Independence.

"Bijapur was labelled a backward district. You need not pick arms and destroy your lives", said addressing a function on the occasion of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar birth anniversary when he launched the "Ayushman Bharat" here.

Modi during his visit flagged off a passenger train through video conferencing with an all-woman staff - railway loco pilot, assistant local pilot, station superintendent, train guard, train ticket examiner, and ticket counter in-charge are taken up by women. The strong words from the Prime Minister also had immediate effect as the two BJP ministers from the state of Jammu and Kashmir resigned. This is an insult to their sacrifice, Modi said.

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