India News – 18 February 2020

Headlines

 

  • Supreme Court will hear after Holi break the petition filed by liquor baron Vijay Mallya assailing his declaration as fugitive economic offender. The Bench led by CJI SA Bobde adjourned the case for after March 16: @Bar&Bench

  • Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses renamed as ‘Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses’ in honour of the former Defence Minister of India

  • The CAA will have no impact on anyone who is born in Tamil Nadu. DMK should explain who will be affected by the Citizenship Act: TN CM EPS

  • Puducherry Govt announces enhancement of Freedom Fighters Pension to Rs 9000/- from the current Rs 8000/-  starting 1 April’ 20

  • Indian delegation heads to Germany for 70th Berlin International Film Festival. Union Minister Dr S Jaishankar will inaugurate the Indian Pavilion at Berlinale 2020

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The CAA will have no impact on anyone who is born in Tamil Nadu. DMK should explain who will be affected by the Citizenship Act: TN CM EPS

 

‘We must surmount the challenges to the harmony of this country’

Kamal Haasan, @ikamalhaasan – President, Makkal Needhi Maiam:

  • 20 years of Hey Ram.
  • Glad we made that film in time.
  • Sad the apprehensions and warnings the film spoke about are coming true.
  • We must surmount these challenges to the harmony of this country and we shall.
  • Hum honge kaamiyaab.

‘Soon there won’t be any dearth of buses’

As Delhi’s Public Transport buses crosses the 6000 mark in 10 years CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted

  • It did take time.
  • But finally we were able to overcome all obstacles.
  • So, buses have started arriving.
  • I can assure all Delhiites, soon there won’t be any dearth of buses

Portfolios of the Ministers in Arvind Kejriwal’s Cabinet

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‘Every attempt that tries to attack India’s sovereignty must be thwarted’

Abhishek Singhvi, @DrAMSinghvi –  Natl Spokesperson, Congress:
  • The deportation of Debbie Abrahams by India was indeed necessary, as she is not just an MP, but a Pak proxy known for her clasp with Pak govt and ISI.
  • Every attempt that tries to attack India’s sovereignty must be thwarted.

Met a delegation led by Sh Khenpo Konchok Rangdol for preliminary discussions on the development of the historical & archeological city of Shravasti associated with the life of Gautama Buddha: Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister

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Pic Credit: @HardeepSPuri

‘I dedicate this Laureus Sport award to..’

Sachin Tendulkar, @sachin_rt:
  • Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support!
  • I dedicate this @LaureusSport award to India, all my teammates, fans and well wishers in India and across the world who have always supported Indian cricket.

‘We will fight for the people to..’

P. Wilson, @PWilsonDMK – Member of Parliament:
  • Sad that Powerful vested interest at Delhi prevents establishment of Regional benches of Supreme Court.
  • Access to justice is now prevented & power of CJI under Art 130 will only be a myth and mirage .
  • We will fight for the people to establish regional benches of Supreme Court .

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‘Expedite the setting up of Delhi Skills & Entrepreneurship University and Sports University’

AAP, @aamaadmiparty:

  • Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia directed officials to expedite the process of setting up of Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University and Sports University.
  • Further, he asked officials to speed up the work of new classrooms and CCTV installation in classrooms.
  • ImagePic Credit: @aamaadmiparty

Welcomed former CM of Assam, Tarun Gogoi ji and his wife at residence: Ashok Gehlot – Chief Minister of Rajasthan

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Pic Credit: @ashokgehlot51

More than a 1000 delegates from over 100 countries were mesmerized by the display of various dance forms on the theme of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat at CMSCOP13India