India News – 19 February 2020

  • Met Home Minister Amit Shah ji. Had a very good and fruitful meeting. Discussed several issues related to Delhi. Both of us agreed that we will work together for development of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

  • PM Modi visits Hunar Haat at India Gate, has Litti Chokha and Tea for lunch

  • Supreme Court has expressed inclination to hold discussion with Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on the issue of EV, while making it amply clear that the Minister is not being summoned: @Bar&Bench

  • CBI Court grants bail to six accused FIPB members in INX Media case. The CBI Court had earlier extended interim bail to the accused bureaucrats: @Bar&Bench

  • I happen to like PM Modi a lot. He told me we will have 7 million people between the airport and the event. It’s going to be the largest stadium in the world. It’s going to be very exciting : US President Donald Trump

  • Notices to 127 people in Hyderabad, have nothing to do with citizenship and cancellation of Aadhaar number is in no way related to the nationality of any resident : @UIDAI

  • Leaders pay tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti

  • For the third time in history, the City of Los Angeles—the City of Angels—will once again raise up the Olympic torch : US President Donald Trump

  • Delhi High Court Bar Association resolves to completely abstain from work tomorrow in protest against the transfer of Justice Muralidhar from Delhi HC to Punjab & Haryana HC: @Bar&Bench



‘Spent a wonderful afternoon at Hunar Haat on India Gate’

Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:

  • The colours and diversity of India on display
  • Spent a wonderful afternoon at Hunar Haat on India Gate.
  • It showcases the best of products including handicrafts, carpets, textiles and of course, delicious food! Do visit it.
  • The participation of people from all across India makes Hunar Haat a vibrant place. 
  • Had tasty Litti Chokha for lunch along with a hot cup of tea…

Pic Credit: @narendramodi

‘Trying my hand at some music’


In Pics: PM Modi in Hunar Haat

Pic Credit: @narendramodi

‘Glimpses of our culture and diversity in one map’

‘Hyderabad Biome will be the 1st center in Asia’

KTR, @KTRTRS – Minister for Information Technology, Telangana:

  • Would like to thank Vas Narasimhan CEO of Novartis on launching Biome -digital innovation lab that aims to empower health tech & healthcare companies through digital technologies
  • Hyderabad Biome will be the 1st center in Asia.
  • Huge endorsement of City’s innovation capabilities


Pic Credit: @KTRTRS

‘Bipartisanship is key to effective policy-making’

Milind Deora, @milinddeora – India’s former Minister for Telecom, IT:
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s new book ‘Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years’ records a lunch I had hosted for MPs from various parties.
  • Bipartisanship is key to effective policy-making.
  • Bridges across parties are fast disappearing or being burnt – an unhealthy trend

‘It’s a beautiful song..’

Kiren Rijiju, @KirenRijiju –  Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports:
  • It’s a beautiful song and I’m sure it will lift the spirit of the entire Khelo India University Games 2020 in Odisha!
  • The anthem is composed and sung by Padamjeet Sehrawat and Kamal.
  • The entire #KIUGOdisha2020 will be live telecast in Star Sports, DD Sports and Hotstar


Sri Sri at Sunrise

An attitude of – ‘so what! Let it be’ takes away the feverishness in you, and brings you to that pillar of dispassion :