In the News Today – 31 August 2019

TN CM EPS visits Ipswitch Smart Grid in Suffolk in United Kingdom

EPSinUK1EPSinUK2Pic Courtesy : @EPSTamilNadu

TN CM EPS visited @UKPowerNetworks in
Suffolk, England and enquired about the
simple techniques adopted by them in constructing wind power and solar power plants


Assam: Govt publishes final list of National Register of Citizens, NRC

  • 3,11,21,004 persons included in NRC,
  • 19,06,657 persons not included

Government has ensured adequate safeguards for people whose name may not appear in the Final NRC


Leader of Congress Party in Lok Sabha Adhir Chowdhury speaks to the media about the NRC list released by the Govt.

Neither boldness alone or knowledge alone can save the economy: Swamy

Dr Subramanian Swamy Tweeted :

  • Get ready to say good bye to ₹ 5 trillion if no new economic policy is forthcoming.
  • either boldness alone or knowledge alone can save the economy from a crash.
  • It needs both.
  • Today we have neither

RS Surjewala of Congress on continuous and targeted harassment of opposition leaders by BJP Govt.


Home Minister of Singapore meets Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Anit Shah:

  • Had a very fruitful meeting with Mr K Shanmugam, Home Minister of Singapore and discussed several issues of mutual interest.
  • India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi always looks forward to further strengthening India-Singapore friendship.
Pic Credit: @AmitShah

Rajiv Gauba takes charge as the new Cabinet Secretary of India

@KirenRijiju :

  • Rajiv Gauba takes charge as the new Cabinet Secretary of India.
  • He is a man of high integrity with large experience. 
  • As Additional Secretary and later as Home Secretary I had closely seen his high work ethics and efficiency.
  • My best wishes to him in his new assignment

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Country’s longest tunnel with an electrified railway line: M Venkaiah Naidu

  • Delighted to have visited the country’s longest electrified tunnel between Cherlopalli and Rapuru railway stations and travel on the newly commissioned Obulavaripalli-Krishnapatnam Railway line in Andhra Pradesh today.
  • My long-cherished childhood dream came to fruition today.
  • It is one of happiest days of my life.
  • This structure is an engineering marvel and I complement the Railway Authorities for completing the longest electrified tunnel in a record time.
  • I am emotional because it passes through my native and ancestral villages where I had spent my childhood.
  • At that time nobody had even imagined that a train would be passing through these hillocks one day.
  • When I was Minister this line was envisaged, planned, surveyed and sanctioned.
  • It is finally completed when I am the Vice President now.
  • In view of the importance of Krishnapatnam Port-Obulavaripalle line for the development of the region, I mooted the idea when Shri Nitish Kumar was the Railways Minister in Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet.
  • This newly commissioned line of 112 km reduces the travel time to five hours as compared to the 10 hrs earlier for a goods train from Krishnapatnam Port to Obulavaripalli.

    Pic Credit: @VPSecretariat

Sindhu is the pride of the nation and athletes like here are role models to youth: Vice President M VenkaiahNaidu

Pic Courtesy : @VPSecretariat

Conveyed my heartiest congratulations once again to World Badminton Champion Ms. P.V. Sindhu, who called on me along with her parents this morning. She is the pride of our nation. She is an inspiration to all youngsters in the country : MVenkaiah Naidu

Speaking to media today at his residence in Hyderabad after PV Sindhu, the BWF World Champion, who became the first Indian to win the gold, called on the Vice President along with her parents.

Hailing her hard work, dedication, and commitment of the 24 year Badminton star, he said that she was a great inspiration to all the countrymen.

Complimenting Sindhu for following strict diet, rigorous practice and disciplined practice to achieve her goals, he said the. Fit India call given by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi should become a national movement. It was apt, timely and most needed call.


Delighted that Hyderabad will be an important hub for Medical devices: KT Rama Rao

  • Delighted to welcome Sri Dhirajlal Kotadia, Chairman & Bhargav Kotadia, MD of SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies).
  • SMT will be breaking ground tomorrow to setup Asia’s largest stent manufacturing facility at Medical devices park, Sultanpur.
  • More than 2,000 jobs to be created.
  • Medical devices manufacturing in India will naturally create jobs, but more importantly will reduce dependence on importing and will also lower the cost of these important products.
  • Delighted that Hyderabad will be an important hub for Medical devices.


Pic Credit: @KTRTRS

‘looks across Line of Control..’

@SpokespersonMoD :

  • Army Chief on Saturday looks across Line of Control into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
  • He reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations deployed on the Indo-Pakistan border during his visit to Northern Command on 30 & 31 August.


Pic Credit: @SpokespersonMOD

Today’s News round-up


  • Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Biarritz in France, where he will take part in G-7 Summit

  • The Indian tricolour was hoisted, in the place of Jammu & Kashmir State flag, at the Civil Secretariat of Srinagar in Kashmir today

  • PM Modi launched the renovation of Shri Krishna temple in Bahrain today. It is gulf’s oldest temple, nearly 200 yr old


In the News today


250 Indians serving sentences in Bahrain pardoned  

  • In a kind and humanitarian gesture, the Government of Bahrain has pardoned 250 Indians serving sentences in Bahrain. PM @narendramodi thanks the Bahrain Government for the Royal Pardon.
  • The Prime Minister has specially thanked the King of Bahrain and the entire Royal Family for their kindness and compassionate decision, tweeted PMO India

‘Among the oldest temples in the region..’

  • Spent time at Bahrain’s Shreenathji Temple.
  • This is among the oldest temples in the region and manifests the strong ties between India and Bahrain.
  • Here are some blessed moments from the temple, tweeted PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi on his Kashmir visit yesterday

  • It’s been 20 days since the people of Jammu & Kashmir had their freedom & civil liberties curtailed.
  • Leaders of the Opposition & the Press got a taste of the draconian administration & brute force unleashed on the people of J&K when we tried to visit Srinagar yesterday, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

P Chidambaram should not be targeted
personally: TTV Dhinakaran

Amaravati and Polavaram projects have deliberately been stalled: Chandrababu Naidu

  • Amaravathi was conceived to be a city providing employment opportunities, generating income and creating wealth.
  • To support the poor we need to create wealth so that welfare activities are funded.
  • Amaravati is a self-financing project.
  • Farmers gave 33,000 acres for the Capital. Otherwise we would have been purchasing land even to put up roads.
  • The project is a self-financing one. We have given incentives for best Universities, Colleges, Hospitals and Hotels to constructed. If they all come-up the City will take shape.
  • There is no project of this nature in the entire country.
  • Ducts have been provided to avoid road cutting by service providers.
  • Today on registrations alone Hyderabad is getting a revenue of Rs 10,000 cr, Amaravati was conceived on such lines to generate revenue for its growth.
  • Amaravati along with Polavaram have deliberately been stalled.