In the News today – 11 September 2019

I sat down with those who segregate plastic waste: PM Modi

@narendramodi – Prime Minister

  • As we begin ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ and pledge to reduce single use plastic, I sat down with those who segregate plastic waste.
  • I salute them for their hardwork and contribution towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream.
  • At the Pashu Arogya Mela in Mathura, saw cows being operated and heaps of plastic being removed from their bodies.
  • This is deplorable and should inspire us to work towards reduced and careful plastic usage.
  • Sights that made me very sad.

A day etched in the history of humankind: PM Modi

@narendramodi – Prime Minister

  • 11th of September…
  • A day etched in the history of humankind, when Swami Vivekananda delivered his outstanding address in Chicago.
  • His message, delivered years ago, is more relevant than ever before!

PM Modi is committed to make the prestigious Padma Awards as Peoples Padma: Amit Shah

@AmitShah – Home Minister :

  • PM Modi is committed to make the prestigious Padma Awards as Peoples Padma
  • We have received thousands of nominations so far for Padma Awards 2020.
  • I urge you all to nominate individuals with exceptional achievement & service on: padmaawards.gov.in
  • Last date: 15th Sep 2019

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Chandrayaan2 – a story of inspiring the kids world over!

@rashtrapatibhvn :

  • Chandrayaan2 – a story of inspiring the kids world over!
  • Icelandic children were all ears to @PresidentISL Johannesson talking to them about India’s #Chandrayaan2 during the ceremonial reception of President Kovind

41 MOUs have been signed during the foreign trip: TN CM EPS

TN CM EPS also said:

  • 41 MOUs have been signed during the foreign trip.
  • Planning to introduce Helicopter Ambulance service in the state.
  • For big industries to come up minimum 5 years are required.
  • Tamil Nadu remains an ideal desitination for investment – the state economy is not facing issues.
  • Accidents can be controlled only if action is taken against traffic violaters.
  • In DMK’s tenure how many White papers were released. What are the Investments received then?
  • How many Check Dams were constructed by the DMK. DMK is not qualified to criticize the ADMK Govt.

Paid tributes at the memorial of Emmanuel Sekaran

@mkstalin – DMK President

  • Paid tributes at the memorial of Emmanuel Sekaran.
  • He fought for the freedom of the oppressed and the eradication of untouchability.
  • Let us cherish the memory of Emmanuel Sekaran who valued the country and social liberation as two eyes

Paid tributes to Emmanuel Sekaranar – who gave an identity to Devendra Kulam – on his 62nd death anniversary at Paramakudi: Dr K Krishnasamy

AMMK win elections following the foot-steps of MGR and Jayalalithaa

  • DMK President has asked for a White paper to be presented on foreign investments.
  • A Minister has responden to this saying – see things with a pure heart. I would say release a White Paper on investments with an pure heart. People too will be expecting it.
  • CM says I am going abroad, I should dress like them to attract investments. It is ok that our CM is dressed in Western attire, he need not give an excuse for that.
  • People from abroad who visit us do not floow our dress code when they are here.
  • A Minister in the Govt says that Dhinakaran will be joining DMK. It is some of the Ministers who may be joining the DMK after the elections post elections to safe guard themselves.
  • AMMK will certainly bring back Jayalalithaa’s rule in the state

 

Kuttapatti R. Narayanan is no more

  • He was ,one of the senior leaders of the Congress party
  • A former MLA
  • A close associate of Kamaraj
  • Head of the Salem District Kamaraj Foundation. who passed away.
  • He was 97

People are on the streets across the state in substantial number voluntarily to show their solidarity with DK Shivakumar: Karnataka Congress 

Pic Credit: @INCKarnataka

I have directed the Health Dept to end VIP culture in govt hospitals: Arvind Kejriwal

@ArvindKejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi : 
  • I have directed the Health Dept to end VIP culture in govt hospitals.
  • No more private rooms for VIPs.
  • All citizens will get equal treatment, but it will be of the best quality.
  • Delhi govt is adding a capacity of 13,899 beds to Delhi’s public health infrastructure.
  • This is an unprecedented expansion of more than 120% over existing capacity of 11,353 beds.
  • All hospitals are being made fully AC, with world class, state-of-the-art facilities.

“A retreat into the lap of nature”!

@KirenRijiju – MoS Youth Affairs and Sports

  • One of your destinations must be Arunachal Pradesh.
  • After opening National Women Football match, we stayed at Abor Country River Camp on the bank of Siang River near Pasighat in the middle of tropical forest.
  • Staying here in true sense is “a retreat into the lap of nature”!

 

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Digital Edition – 21 June

  • Puducherry – SC defers hearing in the case relating to power tussle between the LG and the elected govt till July 10. Court says that the interim order passed earlier which restrained the govt from implementing any decisions on financial matters to continue: @barandbench

  • Prime Minister Modi practices Yoga and leads the Yoga Day 2019  celebrations in Ranchi

  • Let our motto be Yoga for peace, harmony and progress: PM Modi

  • Telangana CM KCR dedicates the KaleshwaramProject – World’s largest lift irrigation project to the nation

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to the brave Air-warriors of the Indian Air Force, who lost their lives in the An-32 crash in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to chair the Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting in New Delhi today which will be attended by the Finance Ministers of States/UTs & Senior Officers of the Ministry of Finance & State Govts among others

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Live:
Swearing-in-Ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan

DMK President @mkstalin at YS Jagan swearing-in

YSR Congress Party Chief Y S Jagan takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

AP CM Y S Jagan announces YSR Pension Scheme

AP CM Y S Jagan announces YSR Pension Scheme for the elderly as the first scheme of the new Govt. and signs the relevant file on stage. The pension amount will be Rs 2250/- for the current yr with gradual enhancement of Rs 250/- per yr over the next 3 years.

DMK President MK Stalin and Telangana CM KCR at a lunch hosted by AP CM YS Jagan

PM Modi visits the National War Memorial in New Delhi

India is proud of all those brave men and women martyred in the line of duty.

Paid tributes to our brave soldiers at the Rashtriya Samar Smarak.

Our Government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard India’s unity and integrity. National security is our priority: PM Modi

PM Modi pays tributes to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial

We remember beloved Atal Ji every single moment.

He would have been very happy to see BJP get such a great opportunity to serve people. Motivated by Atal Ji’s life and work, we will strive to enhance good governance and transform lives: PM Modi

PM Modi pays tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, New Delhi

Paid tributes to respected Bapu at Rajghat.

This year, we mark the 150th Jayanti of Bapu.

May this special occasion further popularise Bapu’s noble ideals and continue inspiring us to empower the lives of the poor, downtrodden and marginalised: PM Modi

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Budget 2019

Take-aways…

  • Individual taxpayers with annual income up to 5 lakh rupees to get full tax rebate

  • Individuals with gross income up to 6.5 lakh rupees will not need to pay any tax if they make investments in provident funds and prescribed equities

  • Around 3 crore middle class taxpayers will get tax exemption due to this measure

  • Standard tax deduction for salaried persons raised from 40,000 rupees to 50,000 rupees

  • TDS threshold on interest on bank and post office deposits raised from 10,000 to 40,000 rupees

  • TDS threshold on rental income raised from 1.8 lakh to 2.4 lakh rupees

  • Benefit of rollover of capital tax gains to be increased from investment in one residential house to that in two residential houses, for a taxpayer having capital gains up to 2 crore rupees; can be exercised once in a lifetime

 

 

  • Benefits under Sec 80(i)BA being extended for one more year, for all housing projects approved till end of 2019-2020

  • Amendments proposed to ensure streamlined system for levy of stamp duties, to be imposed and collected at one place, seamlessly

  • Expenditure to rise by 13% from RE 2018-19 to BE 2019-20,Capital expenditure – 3.36,292 lakh crore

  • FM announces fiscal deficit as a proportion of GDP – 3.4% for the coming year, considering need for income support for farmers

  • GST registered MSME units to get 2% interest subvention on loan of 1 crore

  • Businesses with less than Rs. 5 crore annual turnover, comprising over 90% of GST payers, will be allowed to file quarterly returns.

  • Within almost two years, almost all assessment and verification of IT returns will be done electronically by an anonymized tax system without any intervention by tax officials.

  • Single window clearance for filmmaking to be made available to Indian filmmakers, anit-camcording provision to be introduced to Cinematography Act to combat film privacy.

  • @CSCegov_ CSCs are creating digital infra in villages, to convert them into digital villages: FM Piyush Goyal.

  • Defence budget enhanced beyond 3 lakh crore rupees.

  • 9 nine priority areas identified; National Artificial Intelligence Portal to be developed soon.

 

Mega Pension Yojana to benefit 10 crore workers in unorganized sector

  • Mega Pension Yojana, namely Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan, to provide assured monthly pension of 3000 rupees per month, with contribution of 100 rupees per month, for workers in unorganized sector after 60 years of age. Will benefit 10 crore workers in unorganized sector, may become the world’s biggest pension scheme for unorganized sector in five years.

  • Gratuity limit increased from 10 lakh to 30 lakh rupees.

  • 2% interest subvention to farmers pursuing animal husbandry and fisheries.

 

  • Farmer income support of Rs 6000/- per year

  • Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, 6000 rupees per year for each farmer, in three installments, to be transferred directly to farmers’ bank accounts, for farmers with less than 2 hectares land holding.

  • To provide assured income support for small and marginal farmers, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi has been approved.

  • For welfare of farmers and for doubling their income, historic decision taken to increase MSP by 1.5 times the production cost for all 22 crops.

  • To provide assured income support for small and marginal farmers, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi has been approved.

 

 

 

 

LIVE : Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presents Interim Budget 

 

 

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Parliament, Cabinet meeting ahead of presentation of Budget2019 to start shortly

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Pic Courtesy : PIB

 

 

 

 

As per tradition, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal calls on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan before presenting the Union Budget

Pic Courtesy : @rashtrapatibhvn

Before the Budget Session
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Before today’s budget session at North Block with Piyush Goyal ji, Shiv Pratap Shukla ji along with finance Ministry officials : Pon Radhakrishnan

Pic Courtesy : @PonnaarrBJP

 

The Budget Team

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Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal , Union MoS Finance Shiv P Shukla & Ponn Radhakrishnan Revenue Secretary A.B Pandey, Chairman CBIC P K Das and Budget team of CBIC.

 

 

AP CM Chandrababu Naidu wore black to the assembly today as a sign of protest

NCBN wore black to the assembly today as a sign to protest against step-motherly treatment meted out to Andhra Pradesh and for breaking all promises made including Special Status:
via @JaiTDP

 

 

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram questions…

 

@PChidambaram_IN Tweeted : 

Modi Government revises GDP growth figures upward. What government did not realise was that unemployment figure was also revised upwards!

NITI Aayog vice-chairman asked ‘How can a country grow at an average of 7% without employment?’ That is exactly our question. With unemployment at a 45-year high, how can we believe that the economy is growing at 7 per cent?

The demonetisation year was the best year of growth (8.2%) under Mr Modi. So, let’s have another round of demonetisation. This time let’s demonetise 100 rupee notes.

 

 

Swamy on Ram Temple

Now I am convinced that Government can permit VHP construct sanctum sanctorum of Ram Temple on the 0.313 acre disputed land because it belongs to Govt and Title holder after SC verdict whenever only entitles the holder to compensation under Article 300A of Constitution.

Dharma Sansad and Acharyas can enter the disputed area and start constructing garbhajan graha of the Ram Temple. The land belongs to the Govt and SC is only deciding who should get the compensation:
@Swamy39

 

 

 

A breakfast with promoted Public Works Dept officers

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A breakfast with promoted Public Works Dept officers. The Dept which saved Puducherry from getting flooded by desiring of urban drains as well as making Puducherry water rich in irrigation by helping desilt water channels with help of the community donors. This is the Team A:
@theKiranBedi

 

 

 

Change of good times

A change is underway in Kerala. Projects that were once written off as unrealizable are being resuscitated. The progress of Thalassery-Mahe bypass is a reflection of this change of direction. Special officers were appointed to solve issues related to land acquisition:
@CMOKerala

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Kamal Haasan has a cup of tea with the people of Keelakattu, Thiruvarur.

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Mehbooba Mufti writes to PM Modi asking him to initiate the process of opening the Sharada Peeth route

Wrote to PM Narendra Modi for opening of Sharda Peeth route for facilitating the Pandit community. I hope like Kartarpur, this too will be considered for better peace & prosperity in the region:
PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti

Pic Courtesy : @MirAijaz89

A Special Gesture!

In a special gesture, President of Argentina Mauricio Macri hosted PM Narendra Modi over breakfast at his official residence. Good discussion on cooperation in agriculture & food processing, space, defence, oil & gas & civil nuclear energy.

PM Modi Tweeted :

Had a productive meeting with President @mauriciomacri. We had extensive discussions on ways to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Argentina. Also thanked President Macri for hosting a wonderful G-20 Summit. Look forward to welcome him in India soon.

Pic Courtesy : MEA

Nine Point Agenda suggested By India to G20

Striking at the root of economic malpractices for a better future.

During the second session at G-20 Summit, which focused on international trade, financial and tax systems, I presented a 9-point programme on ways to take stringent action against fugitive economic offenders:
PM @narendramodi

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Pic Courtesy : @narendramodi

Agriculture is not our liability, but our asset : Rahul Gandhi

Agriculture is not our liability, but our asset. Joblessness in India is an extremely dangerous problem in India. By transforming agriculture we can solve this crisis.

Transforming agriculture sector, identifying skills of the region’s and linking banking sector will really make a difference.

Without empowering women in India, we are wasting our time : Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his Interaction with Business Community & Professionals in Udaipur.

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Delhi Gurudwaras open dedicated ‘Langars’ to provide food to protesting farmers from across India.

Tejas Express is set to undergo a swanky makeover

JAI (Japan, America, India) trilateral marks the coming together of three friendly nations. Today’s historic JAI meeting was a great beginning. PM Abe Shinzo, POTUS and I held fruitful talks aimed at furthering connectivity, maritime cooperation and a stable Indo-Pacific:
PM @narendramodi

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Is the visit really for seeking funds?

No VAO has met the cyclone affected people or done an assessment of the damage, in this scenario, to say that the CM is going to Delhi to seek funds for relief work makes one wonder if its really for seeking funds or for personal political reasons?

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A.R.Rahman to perform a benefit concert for Gaja Cyclone Relief

My Sufi Ensemble and I will perform a benefit concert in Toronto on 24 Dec at Metro Toronto Convention Centre Part of the proceeds will go to for Gaja Cyclone relief in TN I will be joined by Javed Ali, Sivamani & Sana Moussa Log on to RISconcert.com for details/tickets :
@arrahman

PM Modi meets Ravindrasinh Jadeja

Had a wonderful interaction with noted cricket player Ravindrasinh Jadeja and his wife, Rivaba yesterday:
@narendramodi

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Remembering T. S. Avinashilingam Chettiar on his death anniversary

T. S. Avinashilingam Chettiar was a lawyer, politician, freedom-fighter and noted Gandhian. He is also credited with having commissioned the creation of the first Tamil encyclopaedia:
@INCIndia

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Pic Courtesy : @INCIndia

 

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Interested in sending relief materials?

Those interested in sending relief materials can contact Nodal officers in Gaja Cyclone affected districts – Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai.

Contact details are given below:

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Card Credit: @tnsdma

DMK MPs & MLAs to contribute their one month salary to Cyclone Relief Fund

It is our responsibility to stand by the people who are affected by the Gaja Cyclone in the eight districts of the State.

In order to help restoration and reconstruction work in these districts, on behalf of the party we are contributing rupees one crore. In addition to this our MLAs and MPs will contribute their one month salary to the relief fund, tweets DMK President M.K.Stalin.

 

 

Leaders pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.

Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi , Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee pay their respects to Indira Gandhi at Shakti Sthal on her birth anniversary.

Pic Courtesy : @INCIndia

PM Modi Tweeted :
Tributes to India’s former Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.

Rahul Gandhi Tweeted : 
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. Indira Gandhi.

INC India Tweeted : 
Indira Gandhi, the first woman to lead this nation, was a force of nature. She led with strength, confidence & grace, she stood for what she believed in & followed her convictions. Today we honour the Iron Lady on her birth anniversary.

President Kovind visits My Son temple complex in Vietnam

President Kovind visited My Son temple complex in Vietnam , which was the political and cultural capital of Champa Kingdom. The temple complex has Indian influence and houses Hindu deities like Krishna, Vishnu and Shiva. He planted a tree sapling to mark his visit.

Pic Courtesy : MEA

Rani Lakshmibai is a source of inspiration for every Indian:
PM Modi

Rani Lakshmibai is a source of inspiration for every Indian. Her fortitude in the face of adversity and steadfast opposition to colonialism will never be forgotten. It is due to greats like her that India won freedom. Remembering her on her Jayanti:
@narendramodi

Family Pic!

Family photograph…before filing nomination.. :
@ashokgehlot51

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Always a Maharaja!

 

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Update at 11.00p.m – Cyclonic storm Gaja is now located at 85 km SE of Nagapattinam.

 

Kalaignar’s statue to be unveiled on 16 December

Kalaignar’s statue is to be unveiled on 16 December at Anna Arivalayam, in the presence of political leaders from all-over India.

The refurbished Statue of Anna and Kalignar’s statue are being installed in the same place, one alongside the other.

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PM Narendra Modi departs for Delhi after a productive 36 hour visit to Singapore that highlighted our importance to East Asia Summit and ASEAN-led mechanisms to regional peace, prosperity & security: @MEAIndia

Pic Credit: @MEAIndia

ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit

PM Narendra Modi participated at ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore. Reaffirmed cooperation in maritime domain and centrality of trade and investment towards prosperity of Indo-Pacific.

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Pic Courtesy : MEA

When Sachin first represented India

This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I 1st represented India. It was an honour to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years:
@sachin_rt

Pic Courtesy : @sachin_rt

We demand a SC monitored SIT investigation into the Rafale deal :
Sitaram Yechury

Wonderful moments with my young friends.

Spent time with NCC cadets, who got the opportunity to come to Singapore as a part of a cadet exchange programme. They shared their memorable learnings and experiences with me:
@narendramodi

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Railways to install Tricolor at Stations

75 major stations across India will be adorned with a 100-ft tall National Flag. The Tricolour, set to be installed by December-end, will be the most prized addition to the growing national & cultural symbols at stations:
@PiyushGoyal

 

India Singapore Hackathon

PM Modi met & felicitated the winning teams of India Singapore Hackathon, agreed to during the visit of PM to Singapore in June 2018. NTU in Singapore & AICTE in India conducted the hackathon that included solving 8 problem statements

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Pic Courtesy : MEA

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Gratitude to the Japanese people for their affection: PM Modi

Held fruitful and extensive talks with PM Abe Shinzo. Today’s discussions focused on aspects relating to better economic ties, stronger cooperation in areas of defence and security.

My two day Japan visit consisted of a wide range of programmes, where I got to interact with various stakeholders of the India-Japan partnership. The visit will further strengthen the India-Japan relationship, be it in trade, technology or people-to-people ties.

Gratitude to the Japanese people for their affection. I will always remember PM Abe Shinzo’s kind gesture of taking me to his home. It is always a delight to meet him and discuss the way ahead for India-Japan ties. I thank him for his hospitality.

 

 

Reforms undertaken in India are showing results : PM

PM Narendra Modi addressing business leaders at the Business Symposium on ‘Make in India, Digital Partnership and India-Japan Partnership in Africa’

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Rahul Gandhi at Mahakaleshwar Temple

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with senior leader Kamal Nath & Jyotiaditya Scindia at the Mahakaleshwar temple in Madhya Pradesh.

A True Farmer!

Guess who is he? He is Honble Minister for Agriculture in Puducherry. Mr Kamlakanan..He is a true farmer:
@thekiranbedi

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Brave souls never die and a great nation never fails to pay homage to it’s martyrs: Kiren Rijiju

Brave souls never die and a great nation never fails to pay homage to it’s martyrs. This morning ITBP displayed “Ode to the marytrs” to honour the martyrs at Police Memorial at New Delhi. I lead the entire CAPF in saluting the breavehearts in an impressive ceremony: @KirenRijiju
Pic Courtesy: @ITBP_Official

 

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court

 

Driving at 12,000 to 14,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh: Kiren Rijiju

 

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TN CM objects to Center’s permission for environment study for a new dam instead of Mullai Periyar

TN CM EPS writes to PM Modi regarding Ministry of Environment’s consent for Kerala Government’s proposal to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment study for the construction of a new dam instead of the existing Mullaiperiyar Dam. This has caused great apprehension among the people of the state the CM said.

The consent given by the Supreme Court for conducting the environment impact study is in violation of Supreme Court orders, the CM stated.

He sought the PM’s intervention in withdrawing the permission given to Kerala and also said that such proposals should not be entertained in future too.

CBI Headquarters sealed, M Nageshwar Rao appointed Interim Director

CBI Director Alok Verma moves Supreme Court, matter to be heard on Friday. The petition is seeking quashing of the government order which effectively divested the power from Alok Verma and sent him on leave :
@barandbench

In an action packed day the entire team probing the case against Rakesh Asthana has been transferred.

Rahul Gandhi

Congress President commented about the development in a tweet:

PM removed the CBI Director to stop him from investigating Rafale.
Mr 56 broke the law when he bypassed CJI & LOP. Mr Modi, Rafale is a deadly aircraft with a superb radar. You can run, but you can’t hide from It.

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Andhra Pradesh CM tweeting about the developments said:

An unfortunate scenario in the country where a deemed premier agency like CBI’s integrity & sanctity is in question. Institutions meant for protecting the citizens have been made powerless. How will people trust their govt if one after the other such incidents keep coming forth?

S Gurumurthy

Writer on political, economic issues, had this to say in his tweet on the development:

A govt or party or its friends caught in the CBI net would never have acted as tough. It is a massive action which only a fearless govt could take.

Stalin appears before court

DMK President M.K Stalin appeared before the Special Court at the Chennai Collectorate in connection with a defamation case filed by the AIADMK.

Speaking outside the court he said, The ADMK Govt is at the courts, facing Corruption cases and CBI cases, they have filed defamation cases against me. I am here at the Special court to face it personally.

We have seen POTA, TADA, MISA! Not only me, but even my partymen will fight these cases legally!, Mr Stalin said. Pic Courtesy: @arivalayam

Virat Kohli crosses the 10,000th run mark in ODI cricket!

Virat Kohli crosses the 10,000th run mark in ODI cricket. He is the fastest ever to reach this landmark score. He is 13th Cricketer in the World and the 5th Indian to reach the 10K mark.

The intensity and consistency with which you bat is just amazing. @imVkohli, congratulations on achieving 10,000 runs in ODIs. Keep the runs flowing, tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.

 

What a stunning place.👌 Love coming to Vizag. 😎✌

Kohli

Cabinet approves setting up of Indian Institute of Skills in PPP mode

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) at different locations across the country in Public Private Partnership (PPP), which will be explored for promotion of IIS at select locations based on demand and available infrastructure.

The setting up of IISs shall augment the global competitiveness of key sectors of Indian economy by providing high quality skill training, applied research education and a direct and meaningful connection with industry. It will provide opportunity to aspiring youth across the country to have access to highly skilled training, and enhance the scope of accountability through its linkage with industry and global competitiveness across sectors.

By leveraging advantages of private sector enterprise and public capital in terms of Government land, it would create new institutes of expertise, knowledge and competitiveness. Source: PIB India

Eminent scientists call on President Kovind

Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, along with six eminent scientists, called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The scientists briefed the President on latest developments in their fields:
@rashtrapatibhvn  Pic Courtesy: @rashtrapatibhvn

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded  Seoul Peace Prize

PM Narendra Modi awarded prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for contribution to high economic growth in India and world through ‘Modinomics’, contribution to world peace, improving human development & furthering democracy in India.

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Safai Karamchari commission delegation calls on President Kovind

On the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti, a delegation from the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis; and Shri Vinod Sarkar, MP (LS), along with others, called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan:
@rashtrapatibhvn. Pic Courtesy: @rashtrapatibhvn 

A Common Man who was not Common!

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Pic Courtesy : @ashokgehlot51

Remembering R.K.Laxman, India’s most celebrated cartoonist, illustrator and humorist on his birth anniversary. He would always be known for his creation of indomitable, Common Man:
Ashok Gehlot

Actor Mohanlal shared this message and picture on Twitter

At Porto…Portugal: @Mohanlal

Mohanlal 

 

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Discussed poll related issues: MK Stalin

The DMK top level Executive Committee met today at the party HQ Anna Arivalayam in Chennai under the leadership of party President MK Stalin.

Speaking to the media, the party President said, we discussed about the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the party’s approach if TN Assembly elections too are held simultaneously and the status of friendly parties.

These will be discussed further at the party’s General Council and the decision will be announced ahead of the elections Mr Stalin said.

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AIADMK’s 47th foundation day celebrated

The AIADMK celebrated its 47th foundation day today. Party Coordinator OPS and Joint Coordinator EPS hoisted the party flag at the party HQ in Chennai.

They also garlanded the Statues of MGR and Jayalalithaa at the party office.

Pic: @AIADMKOfficial

 

India’s first Lighthouse city

Pune has been selected as India’s first Lighthouse city in a grand challenge & will house India’s first Urban Mobility Lab. Solution providers from across India will develop innovative mobility solutions for Pune city through this lab. Solutions will range from data analytics to EVs:
Amitabh Kant , CEO, Niti Aayog

Lighthouse city is a living lab for conceiving, financing and testing mobility solutions that align with the Government of India’s vision for a shared, electric, and connected mobility future.

 

Tallest Flag

India’s tallest flag inaugurated at Haj House, Mumbai by Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

 

 

Navratri Garba craze

Maha Rudra Homa is one of the most ancient Homas performed since the Vedic times.

Yagnashala was reverberating with traditional vedic mantra chantings, music and positive vibrations as Maha Rudra Homa is being performed in presence of  Sri Sri at The Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru:
@BangaloreAshram

 

Durga Ashtami

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Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami. May Maa Durga fulfil everyone’s aspirations, further the atmosphere of joy and eliminate all evil from our society. Have a blessed Durga Puja! :
@narendramodi

 

 

Maa Mahagauri

Today we worship Maa Mahagauri, the 8th Avatar of Maa Durga. We seek her blessings so that every human is happy and is free from suffering. May there be peace and togetherness all around:
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