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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the department of posts to work towards improvement in service delivery, especially in payment of policy benefits, money orders and postal savings accounts. Chairing the fifth interaction through PRAGATI  the multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, Modi expressed concern at the grievances relating to post offices.

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“The prime minister also reviewed the progress of key infrastructure projects in the railway, road, power, telecommunication and agri-infrastructure sectors, spread over several states and urged speeding up of work for early completion of the projects,” an official release said.

Reviewing the scheme for provision of mobile services in left wing extremism affected areas, Modi asked the concerned states to accelerate implementation of the scheme. He also emphasized that mobile connectivity was extremely essential for the common man, particularly in backward areas. Modi was given a demonstration of the progress of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) scheme through live video-conferencing with three police stations in Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. He called for enhancing both the level of sophistication, and the speed of implementation of this scheme across the country.

(IANS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Extends Condolences to France Terror Attack Victims

Earlier in the day, Le Drian held delegation-level talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his condolences to the victims of a terror attack in France earlier this week when French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian called on him here.

“The Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences for the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Strasbourg in France, and said that India stands with France in the fight against terrorism,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

At least three people were killed and 13 others injured when a man opened fire at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday.

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According to the PMO statement, Narendra Modi also warmly recalled the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March, as well as their recent interaction on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina.

“Le Drian briefed the Prime Minister on recent developments in the bilateral relationship, and French perspective on regional and global issues,” it stated.

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“The Prime Minister welcomed the strengthening of bilateral ties in all spheres, including defence, space, counter-terrorism, maritime security, and civil nuclear cooperation.”

Earlier in the day, Le Drian held delegation-level talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (IANS)