AIADMK celebrates its 48th formation day

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s 48th foundation day was celebrated by leaders of the AIADMK party at the party headquarters today.

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, garlanded the statues of AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran and former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Pic Courtesy : @CMOTamilNadu

 

Advertisements

Nanguneri: MK Stalin on rivers linking project lying in limbo

@mkstalin – President, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam :
  • For the last 8 years, the Tamirabarani-Karumaeniyaru-Nambiyaru linking scheme initiated by the DMK has been in limbo.
  • The CM saying that they will complete it by 2020 is merely a poll time speech.
  • Campaigned in Nanguneri explaining this to the people.
Pic Credit: @mkstalin

AIADMK steps into its 48th year tomorrow

Message from AIADMK Coordinator Dy CM OPS and Dy Coordinator and TN CM EPS on the eve of AIADMK formation day :

  • October 17 should be etched in Gold in Political history – the formation day of AIADMK.
  • AIADMK steps into its 48th year tomorrow.
  • AIADMK will always remain a fort that protects the interests of its cadre who work along with us in all possible ways for the party.

ADMK18ADMK20ADMK19ADMK21ADMK22

 

Wear traditional dress for Unity march : TN BJP

@BJP4TamilNadu:

  • The TN BJP Central Committee met today.
  • Among other decisions the committee appealed to party functionaries & cadres to dress in Dothi, Shirt & Thundu while participating in the Unity march to commemorate Sardar Patel’s Birth Anniv. on 31 Oct., as a thanks giving gesture to PM Modi for promoting Tamil traditional dress during the Mamallapuram summit:

TNBJP15

In the News today – 15 October 2019

#APJAbdulKalam

President Kovind paid floral tributes to Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Kovind50.jpe

Pic Credit: @rashtrapatibhvn

#Modi #BJP #Haryana

The people of Haryana will give a befitting reply to Congress for giving priority to petty politics over national interest: PM Modi

PM Narendramodi tweeted after his Campaign in Dadri and Kurukshetra:

  • Campaigned in Dadri and Kurukshetra.
  • There is strong support for BJP in Haryana.
  • People from all sections of society are supporting the development agenda of our Party.
  • Haryana’s Nari Shakti is excelling in all fields.
  • The Central Government and Haryana Government are undertaking numerous efforts to further empowerment of women.
  • Through the power of their vote, the people of Haryana will give a befitting reply to Congress for giving priority to petty politics over national interest.

Pic Credit: @narendramodi

#YSJagan #AndhraPradesh #YSRRythuBharosa

AP CM YS Jagan launches YSR Rythu Bharosa – farm investment support scheme

  • AP CM YS Jagan launched YS Rythu Bharrosa scheme today.
  • An amount of RS 3750/- Cr has been earmarked for disbursement to farmers.
  • Under the scheme AP Govt will provide farm investment support of Rs 13,500 per farmer annually for 5 years..

#DMK #MKStalin #Nanguneri #TamilNadu

DMK President MK Stalin’s campaign speech at Thalapathisamudhiram in Nanguneri

#RemoveDevendrarsFromSC

‘More than 90 years ago in 1927..’

Shyam Krishnasamy @DrShyamKK – Puthiya Tamilagam Party :

  • More than 90 years ago in 1927, representatives from Devendra Kula Vellalar community wrote to then British govt not to add them in the depressed classes list.
  • Adding a land owning agrarian community to the schedule caste list is a historic wrong.

#Congress

Current economic situation manufactured by the NDA-BJP Govt: Manish Tiwari

Congess leader Manish Tiwari spoke to the media on the economy. Excerpts

  • In the first 4 months of FY 2019-20, fiscal outward remittances are already at $ 5.8 billion. This is equivalent to the entire fiscal outward remittances during the 5 years of the UPA Govt during 2009-2014.
  • How is a country’s economy run? Common people save their hard earned money and put it in the bank. Bank gives them interest on that amount and banks extend loans to businesses and industries to generate employment. This is one aspect
  • The other aspect is, people make purchases & companies benefit from that. Companies use that money to further their business & generate employment. Third aspect is that Govt takes loan, invests and create infrastructure and public goods and that creates employment.
  • Today the fundamentals of Indian economy are in danger be it savings, expenditure, credit off-take or investments. People keep their money in banks thinking it is safe. When banks do scams like the PMC bank, people lose faith.
  • Senior economist Parakala Prabhakar has expressed serious concerns on the state of Indian economy. The current state of the economy is a man made tragedy. NDA-BJP Govt has manufactured current economic crisis through inaction and policies pursued over past 5 years.
  • Abhijit Banerjee who won the Economic Nobel prize yesterday, had written a letter to the PM along with 108 other economists in March, accusing that the Govt is fudging economic figures.
  • This project to turn India into a majoritarian nation has completely and absolutely crippled the Indian economy.

‘We electrified 5,200 km of rail lines last year..’

@PiyushGoyal – Minister of Railways :

  • Before our Govt. came, 2013-14 saw rail electrification of 680 km & in a massive improvement, we electrified 5,200 km of rail lines last year.
  • By 2023, we will be the world’s 1st Railway of this size to be 100% electrically run and by 2030 will be the 1st ‘Net-Zero’ Railway.

 

#WestBengal #BJP

A delegation from the BJP comprising Ms Debasree Chaudhuri, Shri Mukul Roy, Shri Swapan Dasgupta, Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Shri SS Ahluwalia, Shri Arjun Singh and Shri Raju Bista called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Kovind51.jpe
Pic Credit: @rashtrapatibhvn

Swapan Dasgupta @swapan55 Member of Parliament tweeted about
meeting President Kovind with a delegation of MPs’ :

  • Met the President of India as part of a delegation of MPs from West Bengal.
  • We briefed him on the grim law & order situation and harassment of political workers.
  • A feature of this harassment is that ganja cases are routinely slapped on political workers because bail is impossible.

#DelhiGovtSchool

The royal couple of Netherlands at a Delhi Govt School

Manish Sisodia @msisodia – Dy CM of Delhi :

  • It was an honour to welcome the royal couple of Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to a Delhi Govt School in Nandnagri today.
  • Students delighted to meet them, vibrantly introduced Happiness Curriculum & Entrepreneurship Mindset curriculum to the royal couple.
  • The royal couple of Nederlands had an exclusive 30 minute discussion with the students of  Delhi Govt School about emotional learning outcomes.
Pic Credit: @msisodia

Moments from the Indian delegation’s day at ⁦IPU Parliament⁩ in Belgrade…

Moments from the Indian delegation’s day at ⁦@IPUparliament⁩ in Belgrade: with Speaker @ombirlakota & ⁦@shobhakarandla1⁩, consulting with colleagues
@kanimozhiDMK & ⁦@sasmitpatra⁩, & meeting Serbian dancers in full regalia! :
Dr Shashi Tharoor, @ShashiTharoor

Pic Courtesy : @ShashiTharoor

 

Why very few planes fly over Tibet…

A great NEM awaits Tamil Nadu!

Illuminated Golden temple

An illuminated Golden temple on the eve of 485th birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas Ji, in Amritsar :
Dr Jitendra Singh , @DrJitendraSingh

Pic Courtesy : @DrJitendraSingh

 

Guru Ramdas composed 688 hymns that are compiled in Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Ramdas ji composed 688 hymns that are compiled in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. He also created & planned the township of Ramdaspur, which is today known as Guru di Nagar Sri Amritsar Sahib:

 

Tamil Nadu Live – News Headlines – 14 October 2019

  • The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’

  • Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly unanimously elected BCCI President

  • Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL seeking linking of Aadhaar with social media profiles : Bar & Bench

In the News today – 14 October 2019

We will be trekking at an altitude of above 8000 feet : Kien Rijiju

@KirenRijiju :
  • Getting ready for the 2nd day Gandhi Sankalp Yatra.
    We will be trekking at an altitude of above 8000 feet covering various villages today.
    Yesterday we covered 9 villages.
sankalpayatra.jpePic Courtesy : @KirenRijiju

 

 

 

In the News today – 13 October 2019

#RaviShankarPrasad

One part of my statement has been completely twisted out of context, says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad withdrawing his comment on box office performance of films

RSP1

Rousing reception for Prime Minister Modi at Sakoli, Maharashtra: Amit Malviya

 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Maharashtra campaign trail

@RahulGandhi – Congress leader:

  • If you ask anyone about the problem of the public, the answer is – bad condition of farmers and unemployment.
  • The farmers are not getting the right price for their produce and the youth are not getting employment

 

 

President Kovind meets PM Modi’s mother

@rashtrapatibhvn :

  • President Kovind met Hira Baa, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The President conveyed his best wishes for her good health.

 

Kovind49.jpe

Pic Credit: @rashtrapatibhvn

PM Narendra Modi’s followers on Instagram cross 30 million

@amitmalviya – In-charge of BJP’s national Information & Technology :
  • PM Narendra Modi crosses 30 million followers on Instagram, popular among youth.
  • He is the most followed world leader on Instagram ahead of US President Trump as well as former US President Obama and the only world leader to reach the 30 million milestone.

Amit1

 

 

#Chess

Praggnanandhaa receives his first GOLD in U18 category!!!

 

 

 

 

#Arunachal #AmazingArunachal #VisitArunachal

‘The best time for bikers..’

@PemaKhanduBJP – Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh :

  • Motorcycle Road Trip today from Yingkiong to Pasighat.
  • The 122km route offers best road conditions and picturesque views.
  • Now is the best time for bikers in Arunachal. 
Pic Credit: @PemaKhanduBJP

 

In the News today – 12 October 2019

#ModiXiSummit #Modi

Highlights from a historic Informal Summit in Tamil Nadu

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping departs for Nepal

‘A special Thank You to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu’

@narendramodi : 

  • A special Thank You to my sisters and brothers of Tamil Nadu. As always, their warmth and hospitality was outstanding. It’s always a delight to be among the people of this dynamic state. I also thank the Government of TN for their efforts in organising the Summit in Mamallapuram.
  • I would also like to express my gratitude to all political parties and socio-cultural organisations of Tamil Nadu for the support and hospitality during the India-China Informal Summit in beautiful Mamallapuram.

PM Modi exchanging gifts with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Pic Courtesy : PIB

PM Modi having a tête-à-tête with Chinese President Xi Jinping 

Pic Courtesy : @narendramodi

President of China Xi Jinping leaves for Chennai airport

The ‘Chennai Connect’ will add great momentum to India-China relations : PM Modi at the delegation level talks 

Wuhan Summit brought in increased stability and fresh momentum in India-China bilateral relations

Prime Minister was making his inaugural statement at beginning of the delegation level talks Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the second day of the informal summit at Mamallapuram, today : 

  • The 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu has begun a “New Era of Cooperation” between India and China.
  • Referring to the first informal summit between the two countries at Wuhan last year, Prime Minister Modi said it has brought in an “increased stability and fresh momentum in our relations.” 
  • He said the “strategic communication has increased between the two countries”.
  • The Prime Minister further said, “We have decided that we would prudently manage our differences without letting them turn into disputes, that we would be sensitive to each other’s’ concerns and that our relations strive towards World Peace and stability.”
  • Referring to the 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram, the Prime Minister said “In the Chennai Summit we have so far had great exchange on bilateral and global issues. The Wuhan Summit has given a new momentum to our bilateral relations. Today with our Chennai Connect a new era of cooperation has begun in the relations of our two countries.”
  • “I thank President Xi Jinping for coming to India for our second Informal Summit. The Chennai Connect will add great momentum to India-China relations. This will benefit the people of our nations and the world.”

delegation.jpe

Pic Courtesy : PIB

India and China will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes – part of the discussion during the India-China 2nd Informal Summit

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Both sides will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes.
  • They also agreed on the importance of concluding negotiations for a mutually-beneficial and balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
  • The two leaders agreed on establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province, exploring the possibility of establishing an academy to study links between Mahabalipuram and Fujian province.
  • The two Leaders have decided to designate 2020 as Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges
  • The two Leaders have decided to establish a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the People’s Republic of China Mr Xi Jinping held their Second Informal Summit in Chennai, India, on 11-12 October 2019.

The two Leaders had an in-depth exchange of views in a friendly atmosphere on overarching, long-term and strategic issues of global and regional importance.

They also shared their respective approaches towards national development.

They evaluated the direction of bilateral relations in a positive light and discussed how India-China bilateral interaction can be deepened to reflect the growing role of both countries on the global stage.

Both Leaders shared the view that the international situation is witnessing significant readjustment. They were of the view that India and China share the common objective of working for a peaceful, secure and prosperous world in which all countries can pursue their development within a rules-based international order.

They reiterated the consensus reached during the first Informal Summit in Wuhan, China in April 2018, that India and China are factors for stability in the current international landscape and that both side will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes.

The Leaders recognized that India and China have a common interest in preserving and advancing a rules-based and inclusive international order, including through reforms that reflect the new realities of the 21st Century. Both agreed that it is important to support and strengthen the rules-based multilateral trading system at a time when globally agreed trade practices and norms are being selectively questioned. India and China will continue to work together for open and inclusive trade arrangements that will benefit all countries.

Both Leaders also underscored the important efforts being made in their respective countries to address global developmental challenges, including climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. They emphasized that their individual efforts in this regard would help the international community achieve the targets.

Both Leaders are concerned that terrorism continues to pose a common threat. As countries that are large and diverse, they recognized the importance of continuing to make joint efforts to ensure that the international community strengthens the framework against training, financing and supporting terrorist groups throughout the world and on a non-discriminatory basis.

As important contemporary civilizations with great traditions, both Leaders deemed it important to enhance dialogue in order to foster cultural understanding between the two peoples. Both Leaders also agreed that, as major civilizations in history, they can work together to enhance greater dialogue and understanding between cultures and civilizations in other parts of the world.

They shared the view that an open, inclusive, prosperous and stable environment in the region is important to ensure the prosperity and stability of the region. They also agreed on the importance of concluding negotiations for a mutually-beneficial and balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

The two Leaders exchanged views on the age-old commercial linkages and people-to-people contacts between India and China in the past two millennia, including significant maritime contacts. In this regard the two leaders agreed on establishment of sister-state relations between Tamil Nadu and Fujian Province, exploring the possibility of establishing an academy to study links between Mahabalipuram and Fujian province on the lines of the experience between Ajanta and Dunhuang and conducting research on maritime links between China and India in view of our extensive contacts over the centuries.

The two Leaders shared their mutual vision on goals for development of their respective economies. They agreed that the simultaneous development of India and China presents mutually-beneficial opportunities. The two sides will continue to adopt a positive, pragmatic and open attitude and to enhance appreciation of each other’s policies and actions in line with the general direction of their friendship and cooperation. In this regard, they also agreed to continue to enhance strategic communication on all matters of mutual interest, and to continue the momentum of high-level exchanges by making full use of dialogue mechanisms.

The leaders were of the view that the positive direction of ties had opened up possibilities for taking bilateral relations to greater heights. They agreed that this endeavor also required strong public support in both countries. In this context the two Leaders have decided to designate 2020 as Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges and agreed that the 70th anniversary of the establishment of India-China relations in 2020 will be fully utilized to deepen exchanges at all levels including between their respective legislatures, political parties, cultural and youth organizations and militaries. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations the two countries will organize 70 activities including a conference on a ship voyage that will trace the historical connect between the two civilizations.

In pursuit of their efforts to further deepen economic cooperation and to enhance their closer development partnership, the two Leaders have decided to establish a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism with the objective of achieving enhanced trade and commercial relations, as well as to better balance the trade between the two countries. They have also agreed to encourage mutual investments in identified sectors through the development of a Manufacturing Partnership and tasked their officials to develop this idea at the first meeting of the High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue.

The two Leaders have exchanged views on outstanding issues, including on the boundary question. They have welcomed the work of the Special Representatives and urged them to continue their efforts to arrive at a mutually-agreed framework for a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement based on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles that were agreed by the two sides in 2005. They reiterated their understanding that efforts will continue to be made to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas, and that both sides will continue to work on additional Confidence Building Measures in pursuit of this objective.

Prime Minister Modi and President Xi also appraised the practice of Informal Summits in a positive light as providing an important opportunity to deepen dialogue and to promote mutual understanding at the Leaders’ level in line with the ‘Wuhan Spirit’ and the ‘Chennai Connect”. They agreed to continue this practice in the future. President Xi invited Prime Minister Modi to visit China for the 3rd Informal Summit. Prime Minister Modi has accepted the invitation.

Source : MEA

PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold 2nd Informal Summit level talks in Mamallapuram

With a magnificent view of the Bay of Bengal, PM @narendramodi and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold 2nd Informal Summit level talks in Mamallapuram

Prime Minister Modi welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Fisherman’s Cove in Mamallapuram

PM @narendramodi received Chinese President Xi Jinping to resume their conversation. An eco-friendly ride to ‘Machan’ at Taj Fisherman’s Cove for another round of one-on-one meeting followed by delegation-level talks and lunch.

Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning : PM Modi

Refreshing walk and exercises in Mamallapuram …

A prayer for peace and harmony

The splendid Shore Temple and a special cultural programme

India says Swagatam to President Xi Jinping!

 

In the News today – 11 October 2019

 

#ModiXiSummit #Mamallapuram

Concluding a highly productive day with a pleasant conversation over a long dinner

PM @narendramodi & Chinese President Xi continued their exchange of views on deepening of the India-China partnership over a breathtaking Kalakshetra cultural performance followed by dinner.

modixi5.jpe

Pic Courtesy : MEAIndia

 

 

Glimpses from PM Modi and Chinese President Jinping Meet in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

Pic Courtesy : @MEAIndia

 

 

 

PM Modi and Chinese President Jinping visit world heritage sites in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

 

PM Modi and Chinese President Jinping attend cultural programme at Shore Temple in Mamallapuram

 

 

 

#PresidentKovind

President Kovind lays the foundation stone for the campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education, Mysuru

  • President Kovind laid the foundation stone for the campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research at Varuna Village, Mysuru.
  • Sri Suttur Matt has a thousand year-old history. It is a source of a consistent and ongoing movement to uphold the cause of social and economic justice, based on spiritual values and ideals.
  • Happy that the Global Campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research is a tribute to Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji whose 104th Jayanti is being celebrated this year.
Pic Courtesy : @rashtrapatibhvn

 

 

 

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred ‘The Order of the Green Crescent’

It is an honour to have been conferred ‘The Order of the Green Crescent’, the highest Civilian Honour of Comoros, by the President of the Union of Comoros, Mr. Azali Assoumani, in Moroni today : Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu

Pic Courtesy : @VPSecretariat

 

VP Venkaiah Naidu had the unique honour of addressing a Special Session of the Comorian Parliament

  • A special session of the National Assembly of the Union of Comoros was convened for the address of the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu.
  • VP received multiple standing ovations from legislators during his speech.
  • Emphasised that as Comoros marches ahead India will march by its side.

As the first Indian Vice President to have this rare privilege, you have not only honoured me but also honoured my country, the world’s largest democracy :
Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu

Pic Courtesy : MEA

 

 

 

#C40Summit

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal signs Clean Air Cities Declaration with leaders of 35 mega cities at the C40Summit

Big day for Delhi today! CM @arvindkejriwal signs Clean Air Cities Declaration with leaders of 35 mega cities at the C40Summit. In his lead, Delhi strengthens its resolve to counter air-pollution together. Listen to CM’s address at the C40Summit :
Dy CM Manish Sisodia @msisodia

 

 

#Tokyo2020

We are working as a team to create India as a sporting superpower : Kiren Rijiju

@KirenRijiju :
  • The meeting with the Indian Olympic Association and all the Sports Federations of India was extremely purposeful and enriching.
  • We have chalked out a detail road map for @Tokyo2020 Olympics.
  • We are working as a team to create India as a sporting superpower.

 

In the News today – 10 October 2019

#PMK  #TamilNadu.

PMK Founder Dr. S Ramadoss and former Union Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss met PM @narendramodi

Pic Credit: @PMOIndia

#DMK  #TamilNadu.

DMK President’s election campaign in Nanguneri

@mkstalin – DMK President :

  • During today’s Nanguneri election campaign highlighted the stagnation in the industrial sector in the state due to the AIADMK Govt’s inaction.
  • Highlighted the achievements of the DMK Govt and sought votes for Congress candidate Ruby Manoharan
Pic Credit : @mkstalin

‘A historic visit spanning the breadth of Africa’

@MEAIndia :
  • A historic visit spanning the breadth of Africa.
  • VP M Venkaiah Naidu emplanes for the first ever high-level visit to Comoros & Sierra Leone, highlighting the priority attached to deepening the sustained India-Africa engagement.
MEA20.jpePic Credit: @MEAIndia

 

‘Delighted to visit the School of Artillery..’

#PresidentKovind :

  • Delighted to visit the School of Artillery, Deolali and interact with our brave gunners.
  • They have contributed immensely to keep our country safe and secure.
  • I convey my best wishes to all ranks. 
Pic Credit: @rashtrapatibhvn

 

 

 

#Hyderabad

World Design Assembly in Hyderabad

@KTRTRS – Telangana Minister :
  • Excited to kick-off #HyderabadDesignWeek today and to host the World Design Assembly in Hyderabad for the first time ever!
  • Register to witness the city transforming itself into a celebration of design.
  • As a part of #HyderabadDesignWeek@streetartindia  artist @daku156  has constructed an installation in the shape of a question mark with 3 lakh upcycled plastic bottles questioning the use of single use plastic in the current ecological climate..
Pic Credit: @KTRTRS

 

 

 

‘India will be showcased to the world through INDIA HOUSE’

@KirenRijiju – Minister of State, Youth Affairs & Sports :
  • Will celebrate the spirit of Olympics and India will be showcased to the world with pride at @Tokyo2020 through INDIA HOUSE.
  • India will have first ever Olympic Hospitality House at the Olympics through the efforts of Indian Olympic Association and @jswsports
Pic Credit: @KirenRijiju

 

“With Team India at the Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting at Marlborough House, the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Nations & the seat of Commonwealth Secretariat in London”:
@HardeepSPuri – Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs
 

Puri23

Pic Credit: @HardeepSPuri

#Navaratri

Navaratri vigraham return procession

@ShashiTharoor – MP for Thiruvananthapuram:
  • Lit the lamp & greeted the marchers as the Navaratri vigrahams make their annual return journey to the temples in Tamil Nadu where they traditionally reside.
  • All were once part of Travancore but States Reorganisation in 1956 deprived Thiruvananthapuram of much of its hinterland.
  • Made the ritual offerings & joined the Navaratri vigraham return procession for a part of their march.
  • Wonderful to partake of such marvellous & time- honoured traditions that have meant so much to so many for so long.
Pic Credit: @ShashiTharoor

 

#AIADMK

Sh. OP Ravindranath Ji, Member of Parliament called on at Rajbhavan, Hyderabad: Dr Tamilisai

Pic Credit: @DrTamilisaiGuv

‘It is always a pleasure to meet soldiers from the regiment that my grandfather, father & I served..’

 

 

In the News today – 9 October 2019

#ModiXiSummit

Modi Xi Summit in Chennai formally announced

Sun Weidong @China_Amb_India – Chinese Ambassador to India :

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India from October 11th to 12th for the 2nd Informal Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Chennai.
  • Hope their Strategic guidance and friendship will usher China-India ties into a new chapter.

 

 

 

#DMK #MKStalin #Congress #Nanguneri

DMK President MK Stalin interacting with people of Sivanthipatti in Nanguneri constituency while canvassing for DMK-Congress alliance candidate

 

 

#TTVDhinakaran  #TamilNadu

AMMK General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran’s interaction with media

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries

  • The 2019 #NobelPrize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”
  • Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionised our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. Through their work, this year’s Chemistry Laureates have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society.
  • In the early 1970s, Stanley Whittingham, awarded this year’s Chemistry Prize, used lithium’s enormous drive to release its outer electron when he developed the first functional lithium battery.
  • 2019 Chemistry Laureate John Goodenough doubled the lithium battery’s potential, creating the right conditions for a vastly more powerful and useful battery.
  • This year’s Nobel Prize laureate Akira Yoshino succeeded in eliminating pure lithium from the battery, instead basing it wholly on lithium ions, which are safer than pure lithium. This made the battery workable in practice.

Nobel1

Content/ Pic Credit: @NobelPrize

Popular information: nobelprize.org/prizes/chemist

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visiting  @SAFRAN – the engine making facility for Rafale fighter jet in Paris today:

Pic Credit: @SpokespersonMoD

#CabinetBriefing

Cabinet Briefing by Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar

BJP National Working President JP Nadda received a grand welcome at different places on his arrival in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh:

Pic Credit: @BJP4India

A felicitation worthy of a World Champion

@ShashiTharoor – MP for Thiruvananthapuram :
  • Delighted to join Kerala CM⁩ & others in welcoming ⁦@Pvsindhu1⁩ to Thiruvananthapuram &honouring her for her achievements.
  • The Kerala Olympic Assn. organised a grand parade & felicitation worthy of a World Champion.
  • India is rightly proud of her (esp sports-mad Kerala!)
  • And what a lovely trophy the Kerala Olympics Association designed for Kerala CM to present to PV Sindhu !
Pic Credit: @ShashiTharoor

 

 

 

#PMK #TNPolitics #TamilNadu

Wishing former Union Minister Dr R Anbumani MP on his birthday today: GK Mani – PMK President 

PMK19.jpe

Pic Credit: @PmkGkm

 

 

 

#NHAI #Toll

‘Employ local persons in Toll booths’

@PWilsonDMK – Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha :

  • I appeal to Hon’ble Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari ji to ensure that all NHAI Toll booths employ local persons speaking local languages to help public.
  • It is difficult to speak to toll operators in TN who don’t know Tamil or English.
  • NHAI can give locals employment!