PM Narendra Modi asks Virat Kohli about Yo-Yo test, praises J&K woman footballer Afshan Ashiq

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Pics: When Narendra Modi enjoyed paragliding in Manali

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PM Narendra Modi hails corona warriors: Key points of I-Day speech

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PM Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat address: Key points

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PM Narendra Modi appreciates efforts of Centre, Delhi government in containing Covid situation in national capital

PM Narendra Modi (File photo)NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the efforts of the Centre, state and local authorities in containing the Covid-19 situation in Delhi and directed that similar approach be adopted with other state governments in checking the pandemic in the entire NCR area. He made these remarks at a…

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