Today’s 1 page news – 13 December 2019

Headlines

  • The main issue today is the situation in the North East, in order to sideline it another issue has been brought up., says Rahul Gandhi

  • It is the first time in history that a leader is saying that Indian women should be raped : Union Minister Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ comment in Lok Sabha

  • With reference to the proposed visit of Japanese PM Abe Shinzo to India, both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the near future : MEA

  • CJI Bobde on Sabarimala issue: Nobody’s right is being taken away… There is something very emotive in this matter and that’s probably the reason that led to the Court to refer it to a larger Bench – @Bar&Bench

  • Many congratulations to PM Boris Johnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties : PM Modi

  • DMK youth wing leader Udayanidhi Stalin detained at Saidapet, Chennai while protesting against Citizenship Amendment Bill. Copies of the Act were torn during the demonstration

  • TMC MP Mahua Moitra moves Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act. SC declines to give urgent hearing, asks for the matter to be mentioned before mentioning Registrar : Bar & Bench

  • The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 received the assent of the President of India on the 12th December, 2019. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 has been notified in the Gazette of India: PIB Home Affairs

  • Solidarity March organised by Mahila Congress in Delhi today from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, 4PM onwards

  • Leaders pay tributes to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack

  • On his birthday, my greetings to the humble and affable @drharshvardhan Ji. He has distinguished himself as a hardworking and diligent administrator, who is working to ensure a healthier India. May he lead a long and healthy life: PM Modi

National 

 ‘I will never apologize’

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi interacted with the media today. 

Here are the excerpts :

  • The main issue today is the situation in the North East, inorder to sideline it another issue has been brought up.
  • PM Modi himself described Delhi as the Rape Capital of India.
  • There is no question of me apologizing for my comments on incident of rapes in the country.
  • PM Modi has not uttered a single word on the Unao incident.
  • Our economy had a very goood reputation and PM Modi has demolished that reputation.

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ comment in Lok Sabha

Union Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha said :

  • It is the first time in history that a leader is saying that Indian women should be raped.
  • Is Rahul Gandhi saying that every man in India wants to rape?
  • Is this Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of the country that women should be raped ?

Rahul Gandhi should not only apologize to the House but to the entire country : Rajnath Singh

  • The entire nation has been hurt by the rhyming words used by Rahul Gandhi on ‘Make In India’.
  • Rahul Gandhi should not only apologize to the House but to the entire country: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh

Press Conference by Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

 

 

Recent initiatives on simplification of GST

 

 

Major reshuffle in Top Bureaucracy

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We are resolutely committed to protect the identity, rights, heritage and culture of the Assamese people : Assam CM

@sarbanandsonwal  – Chief Minister of Assam :

‘One of the best sessions ever’
Pralhad Joshi, @JoshiPralhad – Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs:

  • During this Winter Session of the Parliament, 18 bills were introduced & 15 bills were passed in both houses.
  • The productivity of Lok Sabha was approx 116% & that of Rajya Sabha was approx 99%.
  • This was one of the best sessions ever.
Pic Credit: @JoshiPralhad

Historic 250th session of Rajya Sabha concludes today

@MVenkaiahNaidu :
  • The historic 250th session of this august House is concluding today. I am one with all of you in taking pride in being associated with such a landmark in the history of Rajya Sabha. I wholeheartedly compliment all of you for this honour.
  • I am particularly delighted over such a landmark session ending on a happy note with the House and the members acquitting themselves well in terms of productivity and quality of debates during this session.

We remain firm in our resolve to defeat and eliminate terrorism : President Kovind

Leaders pay tributes to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack.
President Kovind : 
  • A grateful nation salutes the exemplary valour and courage of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while defending the Parliament from terrorists on this day in 2001. We remain firm in our resolve to defeat and eliminate terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi : 

  • Today we pay homage to the brave personnel who sacrificed their lives while protecting our Parliament. Their martyrdom will never be forgotten.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu :

  • I join the nation in paying respects to the brave security personnel who sacrificed their lives to defend the terrorist attack on our Parliament of India in 2001. The supreme sacrifice of all the martyrs will be remembered forever.
  • On this solemn occasion, let us all take a collective resolve to fight and eliminate the menace of terror. I urge all countries to take steps to fight against the destructive forces to make the world a peaceful place where development takes place in all spheres.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh : 
  • India will always remember the exemplary bravery exhibited by those who were martyred during the cowardly attack on Parliament back in 2001. Their valour and sacrifice will continue to inspire us. The nation today stands united against terrorism.

‘I was humiliated at the behest of YS Jagan’

N Chandrababu Naidu, @ncbn – President, Telugu Desam Party :

  • Y’day I was humiliated at the behest of @ysjagan when Marshalls tried to stop me from entering the assembly premises for no reason.
  • While I said “No Question” during the scuffle, YCP is shamelessly lying that I spoke an unparliamentary word!
  • May God save AP … !!

Solidarity March organised by Mahila Congress in Delhi today from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, 4PM onwards

@talktoApsara  – National General Secretary, Mahila Congress :

  • Our dynamic President Sushmita Dev Ji Kicking off the ‘IamCourage’ rally with a poignant signature campaign that is gaining momentum as women from all walks of life join hands with Mahila Congress for a solidarity march.
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More than 10 km of shifting of river Ganga has been observed near Bhagalpur

@CWCOfficial_GoI : Central Water Commission

  • CWC through IIT Roorkee has conducted a study to identify morphological changes through analysis of remote sensing imageries.
  • As per this study, more than 10 km of shifting of river Ganga has been observed near Bhagalpur during the 40 year period (1970-2010)

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‘assured them of complete media freedom sans political interference’

@GotabayaR – Gotabaya Rajapaksa :

  • I was pleased to meet with Heads of Media orgs today and assured them of complete media freedom sans political interference.
  • Whilst fair critique was welcome, it is expected that media will act with responsibility.
  • I also requested their support to build image of Sri Lanka

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Pic Courtesy : @GotabayaR

 

 

Maestro Ilaiyaraaja composes Coca Cola’s Anthem

 

 

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