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August 15, 2018

"In the year 2022 or if possible before, India will unfurl the tricolour in space", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort.

"The country is brimming with self-confidence and is regularly crossing new heights".

Attacking the Congress but not by name, he said if comparison was made of the speed of governance in the last four years, people would be surprised.

Referring to Jammu and Kashmir, Modi repeated the lines from his last year's August 15 speech that the Kashmir problem can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses.

CII said the announcement of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Abhiyaan for health under the Ayushman Bharat scheme from September 25 is a milestone for the nation. "We will use GLSV Mark-III for this project", Mr Sivan told news agency PTI.

The PM made a reference to steps that the government had taken to curb corruption and black money, a key plank on which Modi had ridden to power in 2014, but crucially missing was demonetisation: a gambit that BJP supporters have in the past dubbed a bold policy move and a political masterstroke.

These satellites have also been used to predict weather patterns across the country, which is prone to cycles of drought and flood. "The honest taxpayer of India has a major role in the progress of the nation".

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Answering critics who question his emphasis on cleanliness and the efficacy of the campaign, Modi cited a World Health Organization report, which said that the Swachh Bharat Mission had saved the lives of three lakh poor children.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, or the "triple talaq bill", passed in the Lok Sabha, was not taken up in the Rajya Sabha in the recently concluded monsoons session of Parliament. "But there are a few people who do not want us to proceed", the Prime Minister said.

He acknowledged the fact that three women judges were delivering justice in the Supreme Court presently, while claiming that his cabinet was the first since independence to have so many women.

Extremism contained: The Prime Minister said many parts of the country were witnessing historic peace. It would demonstrate that India would be on par with the developed countries in this area. "The country will neither stop nor get exhausted", the PM said, as he concluded his speech, ending with a short poem, much like his NDA predecessor Vajpayee. He said his government wanted to take the path of peace to resolve the Kashmir issue. "Our dream is to make the incomes of farmers twice by 2022", he added. A lot of people raise doubts about this.

On November 8, 2016, PM Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes would no longer be recognised as legal tender, a decision aimed at flushing out unaccounted-for wealth.

Government's recent decision to hike minimum selling price (MSP) of food grains by an unprecedented level also found a mention in the Prime Minister's speech.

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech as progressive, industry bodies today said his almost 90 minutes address to the nation from historic Red Fort reiterated the growing confidence of the world in the Indian growth story.

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