India News – 17 February 2020

Headlines

  • Supreme Court asks Senior Counsel Sanjay Hegde, Advocate Sadhana Ramachandran along with a third person, as interlocutors, to hold talks with the Shaheen Bagh protesters. The Court will hear the matter on next Monday: @Bar&Bench

  • Women officers to be granted Permanent Commission at par with male counterparts, Absolute exclusion from Command Postings violates Articles 14 – Supreme Court: Bar & Bench

  • I would like to compliment the citizens of Jamshedpur on completion of 100 years of their city. I hope this city continues to be a role model for sustainable urban development : VP Venkaiah Naidu

  • A nine-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court begins hearing today arguments on the issue of women’s rights vis-a-vis Religious rights : Bar & Bench

  • Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home : PM Modi addressing the UN Conference on Conservation of Migratory Species via Video Conferencing

 

 

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‘Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home’

PM inaugurates convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar :

  • India has been championing Climate Action based on the values of conservation, sustainable lifestyle and green development model.
  • India is one of the few countries whose actions are compliant with the Paris Agreement goal of keeping rise in temperature to below 2 degree Celsius.
  • As you might have noticed, the CMS COP 13 Logo is inspired by the traditional ‘KOLAM’ from southern India, which has a profound significance in the context of living in harmony with nature.
  • We have been traditionally practicing the mantra of “Athithi Devo Bhava”, this has been reflected in the slogan theme for the CMS COP 13: “Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home”.
  • India proposes to strengthen its association with the ASEAN and East Asia Summit countries. This would be in sync with the Indo Pacific Ocean Initiative (IPOI), wherein India will be playing a leadership role.
  • My Government firmly believes in the path of sustainable development. We are ensuring that development happens without harming the environment.

 

 

 

 

‘National Debate required in INC on these issues’

@ManishTewari – National Spokesperson, INC :

Addressed State Training Camp of Punjab Youth Congress. Asked them to Introspect :

  • Why are they in the Congress Party?
  • Is the Economic Philosophy & direction of INC Correct?
  • What is the meaning of Secularism?
  • How should INC define it’s nationalism?
  • How should INC deal with revolt against entitlement across country-especially among Youth?
  • How should INC be reconverted from electoral Machine back into a Political Party?
  • Implications of a Double Zero in Delhi on Punjab &Nationally on INC?
Pic Courtesy : @ManishTewari

 

 

 

India’s first planned industrial city – Jamshedpur competes 100 years.

Jamshedpur completes 100 years since it was named so by the then viceroy of India, Lord Chelmsford, in 1919.

@VPSecretariat – Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu :

  • I am very happy to be in Jamshedpur today, which is India’s first planned industrial city. The seeds of industrialization in India were sown here by the visionary industrialist Shri Jamsetji Tata.
  • I would like to compliment the citizens of Jamshedpur on completion of 100 years of their city. I hope this city continues to be a role model for sustainable urban development.
  • By 2050 the industry requirements would be totally different from today. In this technologically-driven era, it is important for all business enterprises and manufacturing units to train and retrain their employees to face future challenges.
  • Large part of our economic activity is dependent on farmers and sectors allied with it. There is a need for collective efforts to ensure that agriculture becomes profitable and sustainable.
  • Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing global challenges of 21st century. Need of the hour is to work together and evolve a sustainable development strategy.

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Pic Courtesy : @VPSecretariat

 

 

 

‘The man who I am proud to call my Father’

@KTRTRS – KTR, Minister, Telangana :

  • To the most Versatile, Courageous, Compassionate, Charismatic & Dynamic man that I know; The man who I am proud to call my Father.
  • May you live long & may you continue to inspire us all with your vision & commitment.
  • Each of us in our family have planted saplings today as part of ‘Each One Plant One’. Many thanks to all those who have shown their love through plantation drive today. Request you to kindly take care of the saplings for the next couple of years to ensure successful survival.
  • Seeding through drones as part of Haritha Haaram at Veernapalli in Sircilla constituency today.
Pic Courtesy : @KTRTRS

 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Dy CM Manish Sisodia, Ministers Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot, Gopal Rai, Imran Hussaain formally took charge at their respective Ministeries in Delhi today 

Pic Credit: @AamAadmiParty

‘Welcome Telangana CM’s decision to adopt anti-CAA resolution’

Asaduddin Owaisi, @asadowaisi – President, AIMIM:

From my presser earlier today:

  • Welcome Telangana CM’s decision to adopt anti-CAA resolution. We’ll continue to urge him to stay NPR
  • Jamia videos disprove lies of the cops. An FIR must be filed against police & independent investigation must be conducted

‘I hope to come back here one day and eat it’s fruits too!’

@KirenRijiju – Kiren Rijiju :

  • Three years back I had planted this apple sapling here at ITBP Camp, Auli.
  • The ITB personnel have taken good care of it and the plant is healthy as well as growing fast.
  • I hope to come back here one day and eat it’s fruits too!

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Pic Courtesy : @KirenRijiju

 

 

 

 

Wishing Hon. Praful Patel Bhai – Happy Birthday! Have a Healthy Year Ahead!: Supriya Sule – NCP leader

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Pic Credit: @supriya_sule

India News – 16 February 2020

Headlines

 

  • I congratulate Shri Arvind Kejriwal on taking oath as Delhi’s CM earlier today. Best wishes to him for a fruitful tenure: PM Modi

  • Thank you for the warm wishes sir. I wish you could come today, but I understand you were busy. We must now work together towards making Delhi a city of pride for all Indians:  Arvind Kejriwal

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Mahakal Express. The train will connect the 3 Jyotirling Pilgrim Centres 

  • Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as Chief Minister of Delhi amidst a huge gathering at Ramlila Maidan Delhi

  • Looking forward to inaugurating the 17th edition of our flagship Bio Asia convention tomorrow. Bio Asia has emerged as one of the most reputed events globally & has been instrumental in showcasing Hyderabad’s infrastructure/vibrant ecosystem: KTR – Minister, Telangana

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” ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ will go a long way in furthering prosperity in the lives of many”

Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:

  • The programme ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ brilliantly showcased the success of the Uttar Pradesh Government’s One District One Product initiative.
  • This effort will go a long way in furthering prosperity in the lives of many, particularly those associated with the MSME sector.
  • Capacity building, topmost in quality and concern towards the environment…these are important factors that should define Indian industry, MSMEs and products made locally.

‘Working towards an even more vibrant textiles sector’

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Mahakal Express. The train will connect the 3 Jyotirling Pilgrim Centres – Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.

‘Inaugurated an iconic statue of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Ji in Kashi’

Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:

Pic Credit: @narendramodi

‘Antyodaya – the rise of those who are in the last line of society’

Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:

  • Deendayal Upadhyay Ji showed us the path of Antyodaya. That is, the rise of those who are in the last line of society.
  • Taking inspiration from this idea, 21st century India is working for Antyodaya.
  • Work is being done to bring those in the last rung to the first place.

‘Released the Shri Siddhantha Shikhamani in 19 languages..’

Narendra Modi, @narendramodi – Prime Minister:

  • Released the Shri Siddhantha Shikhamani in 19 languages and also a Mobile App that will further connect this sacred text to several devotees.
  • These are great efforts to further popularise our rich culture.

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Pic Credit: @narendramodi

Blessed morning at the Jangamwadi Math in Kashi: PM Modi

Pic Credit: @narendramodi

Pics of Arvind Kejriwal at the swearing-in today

Pic Credit: @AamAadmiParty

‘..then the immortal tricolor will sway gracefully in the sky …’

Who you voted for does not matter, now all of you are part of my family: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP, @AamAadmiParty:
  • The elections are over, who you voted for does not matter, now all of you are part of my family. I will work for everyone
  • Some people say that Kejriwal is giving everything free. The precious things in the world are free, whether it is parents’ love for the child or Shravan Kumar’s service to his parents. I too really love my Delhiites, so this love is also free

I Arvind Kejriwal swear in the name of God …

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Imran Hussaain, Satyendar Jain, Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Pal Gautam were sworn in as ministers

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Pic Credit: @AamAadmiParty

‘Yet another historic event’

AAP, @AamAadmiParty:
  • Huge crowd has gathered at Ram Leela Maidan to witness yet another historic event.
  • Everyone is here to bless “Delhi Ka Beta” Arvind Kejriwal.

Pic Credit: @AamAadmiParty

Today I will take oath as CM of Delhi for the third time. Come to Ramleela Maidan to bless your son: Arvind Kejriwal

‘Inspiring speech by BJP National President JP Nadda to the karyakartas’

@BJP4India : 

 

 

‘Bio Asia has emerged as one of the most reputed events globally’

@KTRTRS – Minister, Telangana :
  • Looking forward to inaugurating the 17th edition of our flagship Bio Asia convention tomorrow Bio Asia has emerged as one of the most reputed events globally & has been instrumental in showcasing Hyderabad’s infrastructure/vibrant ecosystem.
  • Over the course of 16 years, Rs. 17500 crores of investments have been announced, 16000+ partnering meetings have been organized, delegates from 95 countries have visited Hyderabad, etc. Some exciting announcements planned this year too.
  • I am also looking forward to moderating the CEO Panel titled Playing Catchup or Preparing To Lead this year with some of the most powerful global leaders
    @PiyushGoyal Ji, @VasNarasimhan, @JanVanAcker, Dilip Bhai, @SunPharma_Live

    Ajay Piramal J , @PiramalGroup, @satishkreddy.

  • Also, excited to welcome prominent global leaders @carlhjune, @kiranshaw,
    Peter Piot @LSHTM, @RenuSwarup, @drsangitareddy, @swatipiramal, @rnivruti,
    @bbod, @BVRMohanReddy, @SumitaDawra among others to the life sciences capital of the India Hyderabad.

 

‘We have such beautiful places in India, why go abroad?’

@KirenRijiju :
  • Today I ran with ITB personnel as part of FitIndiaMovement at high altitude Auli in Uttarakhand.
  • There is huge potential to promote winter sports and adventure sports in Auli.
  • Will take up some activities under Khelo India programme and create more facilities in consultation with Uttarakhand CM @tsrawatbjp  ji and ITBP.
  • We have such beautiful places in India, why go abroad?

‘I salute the extraordinary bravery..’

Capt.Amarinder Singh, @capt_amarinder – Chief Minister of Punjab:
  • I salute the extraordinary bravery & valour of 14 year old Amandeep Kaur who risked her life to put out the fire in the school van yesterday and also rescued 4 children from the van.
  • I am so proud of you and I am looking forward to meeting you.

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Pic Credit: @capt_amarinder

‘Assam always had a close bonding with West Bengal’

Himanta Biswa Sarma, @himantabiswa – Minister, Govt of Assam:
  • Assam always had a close bonding with West Bengal.
  • Over years, we’ve seen increased movement b/w 2 states.
  • Glad that we’ve built another Assam Bhawan & a Trade Centre worth Rs 25.18 cr in Kolkata that shall cater to needs of many.
  • Joined HCM Sarbanand Sonwal in its inauguration.
Pic Credit: @himantabiswa