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Lok Sabha proceedings today – excerpts

A Raja, DMK:

More than Rs 1000 cr decline in TN allotment between interim and full budget. For the first time, budget speech does not disclose total revenue, total expenditure. Only 7 % companies are to pay 30% corporate tax, 99.3 % will pay 25 %:MK

N K Premchandran, RSP:

What is the fiscal deficit, revenue expenditure, revenue receipt of my country? What is the revenue loss after exempting companies earning up to 400 cr from paying 30 % corporate tax and what is the earning after raising the petrol prices?: N K Premchandran, RSP

Varun Gandhi, BJP:

In the 1920’s, 1% of Raja-Maharajas held 25% of country’s wealth, but today 1% of Indians hold 75% of the nation’s wealth.

 Rammohan Naidu, TDP:

There is ‘Cooperative favoritism’ instead of ‘Cooperative federalism’. Developed state like Gujarat has been getting tax benefits. Govt should tell how many companies has come up due to Make-in-India, how many jobs were created.

 Rajyavardhan Rathore, BJP:

We have promoted enough startups under Make-in-India.

 

Swamy plans a Yatra!

Sanyasis and pujaris came visiting me yesterday with Prasadam from the holy Srirangam Temple in Tamil Nadu and invited me to have darshan of the Temple.  En route to Sri Lanka, Sri Rama had conducted pujas there.

So a thought crossed my mind—I will identify all the temples Rama had done pujas in from Ayodhya to Dhanushkodi and perform a Yatra :
Subramanian Swamy @Swamy39

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Tamil Nadu Live – News Headlines

DMK President MK Stalin wants TN Govt to inform center, that 10% reservation for economically poor among forward communities in medical admissions, cannot be implemented in the state

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray meets Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi today

All Congress and JDS Ministers in Karnataka submit their resignations

DMK’s NR Elango files nomination for Rajya Sabha election. He is the fourth DMK front candidate in the fray, will serve as a back-up incase Vaiko’s nomination is rejected in view of the sedition case

AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy pays tribute to his father YSR at the Idupulapaaya Ghat on his birth anniversary

Hima Das wins second International gold in women’s 200m by finishing at the top in the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland

Top News Stories – 8 June 2019

PM Modi meets Geeta Rabari, a young and prolific singer from Gujarat

Geeta Rabari is a young and prolific singer from Gujarat, whose works have enthralled Gujaratis globally! I remember encouraging her to pursue singing when she was a child and today, I had the opportunity to interact with her. It was wonderful to know more about her experiences.

People like Geeta Rabari inspire our society. Belonging to a humble background, she dedicatedly pursued her passion of singing and excelled. I am deeply impressed by her efforts to popularise Gujarati folk music among youngsters. Best wishes for her future endeavours :
PM Narendra Modi

Friendly chat with a rival!!

Ran into my BJP Kerala rival in the last elections, Kummanam, & our first conversation since that time ensued. It was a friendly chat & I sought his advice & inputs as I attempt to do my best to serve the people of Thiruvananthapuram :
Shashi Tharoor @ShashiTharoor

AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy pays tributes to his father YSR on his birth anniversary at the Idupulapaaya Ghat

Shift towards EVs is inevitable & is a must : Amitabh Kant

Electronic Vehicles

One of d most progressive feature of the budget was the aggressive push for Electronic Vehicles.

1. GST Council being moved to lower rates from 12 to 5%.

2. Additional income tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh on interest paid for purchase of EV.

3. FAME -2 of Rs 10,000 Cr. 4. Price hike 4 petrol/diesel.

Move will help clean up our cities & provide fresh air to citizens. It will also cut India’s oil import dependence which has jumped to nearly 84 % . India spent USD 111.9 billion on oil imports in 2018-19. Shift towards EVs is inevitable & is a must, Tweeted Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog

Pic Courtesy : @amitabhk87

Digital Edition – July 5

  • Vision for the decade : From 1.85 trillion dollars in 2014, the economy has reached 2.7 trillion US dollars in five years; it is well within our capacity to reach 5 trillion dollars in the next few years : FM Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Special Court convicts MDMk Chief Vaiko found guilty under sedition charges in a case filed by DMK back in 2009, sentenced to one year jail term along with 10,000 rupees fine
  • Budget 2019 – In a departure from the past, the conventional way of carrying the Budget papers in a briefcase gives way to the Indian tradition of a ‘Bahi khata’ – a ledger
  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present the Union Budget 2019 in Lok Sabha today
  • Lok Sabha Election to Vellore Constituency to be held on Aug 5th: ECI

Digital Edition – July 4

  • DMK President MK Stalin’s son, Udhayanidhi Stalin appointed DMK youth wing Secretary

  • AMMK’s TTV Dhinakaran releases the list of new office bearers – Ex minister Palaniappan & Ex MLA Rengasamay are deputy GS while disqualified MLA Vetrivel will be the treasurer,CR Saraswathi to replace Thangatamil Selvan for the post of propaganda secretary

  • Govt appears to be pessimistic about the economy : Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on the Economic Survey

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables Economic Survey 2018-19 in Rajya SabhaGDP growth for 2019-20 to be projected at 7%

  • Recruitment examination for employment in the Regional rural banks will also be conducted in regional languages : Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Lok Sabha Election to Vellore Constituency to be held on Aug 5th: ECI

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a special guest at Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, in September 2019

  • Tik Tok plea to transfer case from Madras HC to Supreme Court declined by SC, Tik Tok withdraws petition : @baranbench

  • The Glorious Puri Rath Yatra begins today. Lord Jagannath embarks on his annual journey in beautifully decorated chariots accompanied by Goddess Subhadra & Lord Balabhadra

Editor’s Pick

In the past eight years did the ADMK Govt launch one single mega drinking water project in the state?: MK Stalin – DMK President

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The DMK organised a protest meeting in Chennai against drinking water scarcity in the state. Speaking at the protest meeting DMK President MK Stalin said:

  • In the past eight years did the ADMK Govt launch one single mega water project in the state?
  • Four desalination plants have been announced, not one of it has been implemented
  • Very soon the DMK will come to power and we will investigate the irregularties in the establishment of new desalination plants
  • DMK has implemented several Drinking Water schemes in the state while in power. Even the water from Jolarppettai is coming through the Hogenekkal scheme implemented by the DMK
  • DMK played a proactive role in implementing the Minjur desalination plant that supplies 100 million litres of water daily to North Chennai now
  • The Rs 1000 cr allocated in the Union Budget by P Chidambaram as Finance Minister for establishing a desalination plant at Nemeli was not utilised by the then ADMK Govt.
  • The DMK approached the centre and got the Nemeli project revived and completed 85% of the project during its tenure, which was later inaugurated by Ms Jayalalitha in 2013.

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Pic Courtesy : @vinothmural

 

 

VIDEO of DMK President MK Stalin’s Speech at the protest meeting : 

Tamil Nadu CM EPS seeks PM Modi’s personal intervention in stalling Karnataka’s efforts to put up dam at Mekedatu since it violates SC judgement on Cauvery waters

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Kiren Rijiju:

Union Minister of State for Sports

Here comes the great news! India clinched the Women’s FIH Series Finals hockey tournament by beating Japan 3-1 in the finals at Hiroshima.

What an amazing game displayed by Indian Women team.

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!

Earlier News:

India women’s hockey team secures place in Olympic qualifiers final round

 

A day after losing her father, Indian Women Hockey Player Lalremsiami told her coach; ‘I want to make my father proud. I want to stay, play and make sure India qualifies’

Indian women hockey player Lalremsiami’s father expired when India was to play a crucial semifinal at Hiroshima that would determine if India’s Olympics dream would be alive. She told coach, ‘I want to make my father proud. I want to stay, play and make sure India qualifies’.

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And India defeated Chile 4-2 to enter Finals at FIH Women Series. I salute Lalremsiami and congratulations to the entire team! India to take on Japan in summit clash of Women’s FIH Series Finals today : Kiren Rijiju