Today’s 1 Page News – 12 January 2020


  • In CAA we are giving citizenship, not taking away citizenship: PM Modi

  • I announce the renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port: PM Modi

  • On Vivekananda Jayanti and National Youth Day, PM Modi paid tributes to Sri Ramakrishna at the Belur Math

  • The permission given to Journalist Anbazhagan’s book stall at Chennai Book Fair has been cancelled & he has been arrested for displaying his book exposing corruption of state Govt. at the fair. His arrest is condemnable. He has to be released immediately & the licence of his stall restorted: DMK President MK Stalin


In CAA we are giving citizenship, not taking away citizenship: PM Modi

  • In CAA we are giving citizenship, not taking away citizenship.
  • Even today, a person of any religion who believes the Constitution of India can take citizenship of India under the prescribed procedures.
  • But those who play political games are not ready to understand, they do not want to understand

PM Modi paid tributes to Sri Ramakrishna at the Belur Math

@narendramodi – Prime Minister :

  • Swami Vivekananda lives in the hearts and minds of crores of Indians, especially the dynamic youth of India for whom he has a grand vision.
  • Today, on Vivekananda Jayanti and National Youth Day I am at the Belur Math, including the room where Swami Ji meditated.
  • The thoughts of Sri Ramakrishna emphasise on furthering harmony and compassion.
  • He believed that a great way to serve God is to serve people, especially the poor and downtrodden.
  • At the Belur Math this morning, I paid tributes to Sri Ramakrishna.

I announce the renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port: PM Modi

PM Modi spoke at the Sesquicetenary Celebration of Kolkata Port Trust in Kolkata today. Excerpts via @BJP4India:

  • This port has seen India earn its independence. It has seen India’s journey from Satyagraha to Swacchagraha.
  • This port isn’t just a port for traders, it has also seen a lot of legends pass through it.
  • I announce the renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port.
  • He is a living legend who was a leader for development and fought on the forefront for the idea of One Nation, One Constitution.
  • Dr. Mookerjee had set the stone for industrialization in India. Chittaranjan Locomotive Factory, Hindustan Aircraft Factory, Damodar Valley Corporation and several others saw active participation from him.
  • Today, I also pay my respects to Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
  • Our Govt believes that India’s ports are the entry gates to India’s prosperity.
  • For this, the Govt has started the Sagarmala initiative to reduce the cost of connectivity.
  • The time taken for cargo clearance and transport has seen a reduction due to better management on the ports.
  • The turn-around time in the last five years has dropped down to half. This is one of reasons in India’s jump of 79 places on the Ease of Doing Business ranking table.
  • Our Govt is building infrastructure for aquariums, water parks, sea-museums, cruise and water sports in all cities of India that have ports.
  • The Central Govt is also promoting cruise-oriented tourism.
  • We’re working towards increasing the number of cruises from 150 to 1000. This growth will also help West Bengal.


Pic Credit: @BJP4India

Celebrating the extraordinary contribution of those who worked round the clock to make the Kolkata Port a leading one Glad to have honoured two individuals, both above the age of 100, who worked in the Port: PM Modi


Swami Vivekananda had unparalleled faith in the youth. It is our youth that will power India’s growth trajectory in the times to come: PM Modi

Spoke to my young friends on an issue that has become a subject of great discussion. Do hear: PM Modi

PM Modi attends a programme at Belur Math

‘In Bihar CAA_NRC will not be applicable’

Prashant Kishor, @PrashantKishor – JD U leader:
  • I join my voice with all to thank Congress leadership for their formal and unequivocal rejection of CAA_NRC.
  • Both Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi deserves special thanks for their efforts on this count.
  • Also would like to reassure to all – बिहार में CAA-NRC लागू नहीं होगा।


The Polit Bureau of CPIM reiterates its call for the withdrawal of the CAA

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met at New Delhi from January 11-12, 2020. 

  • The Polit Bureau hailed the countrywide protests against the Citizenship  Amendment Act (CAA) and the growing movement to protect the Constitution and secularism.
  • The CAA undermines the secular concept of citizenship enshrined in the  Constitution by introducing a religious criteria.
  • The mass movement against the CAA-NPR-NRC consists of students, youth and ordinary citizens who are able to clearly see the threat posed to the Constitution and its democratic-secular values.  For the past one month, protests had taken place every day in all parts of the country.
  • The Polit Bureau strongly condemns the brutal repression unleashed on the peaceful protests and the police atrocities inside the Jamia Millia and Aligarh Muslim University campuses.  The government must withdraw all the false cases foisted on people and release all those arrested and in jail.
  • The CAA and the NRC are to be seen in tandem.  As per the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules 2003, a National Population Register (NPR) is to be compiled which will be the basis for the NRC.  The government had notified that the NPR process will take place from April 1 to September 30, 2020.  The NPR-NRC process will affect millions of poor people and those belonging to marginalized communities and target the minority community.
  • The Polit Bureau reiterates its call for the withdrawal of the CAA. It demands that the Modi government not proceed with the NPR as notified.
  • The Polit Bureau appeals to all the Chief Ministers who have announced that they will not accept the NRC to put on hold the NPR process in their states.  It is by doing so that they can stop the implementation of the NRC.

PM inaugurates dynamic lighting at the iconic Rabindra Setu



Tamil Nadu


Visited Amir Mahal, the residence of the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali and interacted with his family members in Chennai today: M Venkaiah Naidu – Vice President


Pic Credit: @VPSecretariat

‘Met JNU students who were attacked’

Udhay, @Udhaystalin – DMK Youth Wing Secretary:
  • Met JNU students who were attacked, as per my party President’s instructions.
  • Those attacked have been holding peaceful protests for more than 78 days seeking reduction in fee hike among other demands.
  • This attack was done to divert attention from the CAA protests.
  • Students took me to each of the rooms in the Sabarmati Hostel that was attacked by the goons.
  • It is sad that until now, the Vice Chancellor has not met those who were attacked.
  • No FIR has been registered inspite of knowing the thugs, who attacked the students
Pic Credit: @Udhaystalin


Neiphiu Rio, @Neiphiu_Rio – Chief Minister of Nagaland:
  • Warm greetings to the Chang community on the occasion of Poanglüm festival.
  • May the celebration not only be joyful & strengthen bonds but also help in preserving ancestral values & identity of future generations.
  • I wish the celebration a grand success.



In the News today – 2 November 2019

Textile had a key role in our trade centuries ago. Tourism is playing that role now: PM Modi speaking to the Indian diaspora in Bangkok


  • For the first time in 60 years, a Govt has been awarded a bigger mandate by the people of the country after completing its first five years of governance.
  • The reason behind this is the highs India has reached in the last 5 years
  • We’re now working towards making the impossible come true. They were unimaginable.
  • India has taken a massive decision to free itself from separatism and terrorism
  • When a decision is right and is taken with the right mentality, it resonates with the entire world.
  • Today, I can hear it in Thailand. This standing ovation from you is for the Parliament of India
  • On Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary, India announced itself open-defecation free. Also, every poor’s kitchen is getting smoke-free.
  • We’ve provided 8 crore homes free LPG connections in just 3 years. This number is bigger than Thailand’s entire population
  • In the last 5 years, we’ve connected every Indian to a bank account and provided electricity. We’re working to provide water to every family.
  • By 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of independence, we are working to ensure a house for every poor in India
  • Textile had a key role in our trade centuries ago. Tourism is playing that role now. For people of Thailand, India is turning into a tourist site rapidly.
  • India has jumped 18 places on the global tourism index in the last few years
  • One of the key elements of our Govt is to strengthen the ties with ASEAN countries. For that, we’ve formed the Act East Policy.
  • For the first time last year, leaders from all 10 ASEAN countries came to India to participate in India’s Republic Day Celebrations.
  • India and Thailand are progressing at rapid pace, together. At least 300 flights fly between the two countries weekly.
  • At least 18 destinations in Thailand are connected to India, and the average flight time is between 2-4 hours
  • A direct flight has been started from Varanasi, my constituency and the world’s oldest cultural hub, to Thailand. It has also garnered a lot of fame.
  • We also want to connect NorthEast India to Thailand. We want to develop it as the gateway for SouthEast Asia

PM Narendra Modi releasing the first copy of Thai translation of Tamil classic ‘Tirukkural’ written by Thiruvalluvar


Pic Credit: @PIB_India


Congress President Sonia Gandhi meets with AICC General Secretaries and State Incharges


Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s speech at meeting with General Secretaries, State in-Charge and Heads of Frontal Organisation, AICC.sp1.jpesp2.jpe

Source : @INCIndia




Govt agencies are being used to sabotage opposition led govts. : Congress

Under the leadership of PM and Amit Shah ji, BJP is using all agencies like ED, IT, CBI to poach opposition MLAs and sabotage opposition led govts.: @kcvenugopalmp


‘CM saying verdict is..’

It’s shocking that Yeddyurappa is saying that SC may give relief to defectors & they can contest elections. The matter is sub judice & reserved for judgement on 4th. CM saying verdict is in favour of defectors & that they can contest, is a serious concern: @kcvenugopalmp


Maps of newly formed Union Territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, with the map of India

  • On the recommendation of Parliament, the President effectively dismantled Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and gave assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and supervision of Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, the former state of Jammu & Kashmir has been reorganized as the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the new Union Territory of Ladakh on 31st October 2019.
  • The new Union Territory of Ladakh consists of two districts of Kargil and Leh. The rest of the former State of Jammu and Kashmir is in the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • In 1947, the former State of Jammu and Kashmir had the following 14 districts – Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Reasi, Anantnag, Baramulla, Poonch, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Leh and Ladakh, Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory.
  • By 2019, the state government of former Jammu and Kashmir had reorganized the areas of these 14 districts into 28 districts. The names of the new districts are as follows – Kupwara, Bandipur, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Shupian, Kulgam, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Kishtivar, Samba and Kargil.
  • Out of these, Kargil district was carved out from the area of ​​Leh and Ladakh district. The Leh district of the new Union Territory of Ladakh has been defined in the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Removal of Difficulties) Second Order, 2019, issued by the President of India, to include the areas of the districts of Gilgit, Gilgit Wazarat, Chilhas and Tribal Territory of 1947, in addition to the remaining areas of Leh and Ladakh districts of 1947, after carving out the Kargil District.
  • On this basis, the maps prepared by Survey General of India depicting the new Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, as created on 31 October 2019, along with the map of India, are attached below.