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AP CM Naidu commences his election campaign, visits Tirumala Temple

Visited the holy town of Tirumala seeking blessings of Lord Sri Venkateswara.

As I embark on this journey with the 5 Cr people of Andhra Pradesh, may the Lord give me the strength to walk on the path of truth and righteousness for my election campaign.

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TTV’s AMMK allocates Central Chennai constituency to SDPI

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‘Today I was deeply touched when..’

At the Padma awards ceremony, it is the President’s privilege to honour India’s best and most deserving. But today I was deeply touched when Saalumarada Thimmakka, an environmentalist from Karnataka, and at 107 the oldest Padma awardee this year, thought it fit to bless me.

Saalumarada Thimmakka represents the resilience and determination and perseverance of the ordinary Indian citizen, especially of women in our country. May her example, and that of every Padma awardee, inspire our India to greater heights, tweeted President Kovind

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‘When was the last time you saw a Padma award received in barefoot?’

 

Amid a public protest rally, this young chap boldly walked up to me and demanded an autograph. Delighted to oblige the gutsy fellow!; Shashi Tharoor – Congress leader

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Department of Collegiate Education in Chennai issues notice to Stella Maris college to explain how permission was given to Rahul Gandhi to address students in the campus when Model code of conduct has come into effectStella

‘Today, in Chhatisgarh, Congress President made three important promises on Healthcare.

1. Govt Expenditure will be doubled during 2019 to 2024 to 3 per cent of GDP.

3. Increase the number of doctors by establishing more medical colleges and providing more scholarships and loans to medical students.

tweeted Senior Congress leader  P Chidambaram

Listing of Masood Azhar under the United Nations Sanctions Committee: India has world wide support says EAM Sushma Swaraj

I wish to apprise you of the facts regarding listing of Masood Azhar under the United Nations Sanctions Committee. The proposal has been mooted four times.

In 2009, India under the UPA Government was the lone proposer.

In 2016, India’s proposal was co-sponsored by USA, France and UK.

In 2017, USA,UK and France moved the proposal.

In 2019, the proposal was moved by USA, France and UK and supported by 14 of the 15 UN Security Council Members and also co-sponsored by Australia, Bangladesh, Italy and Japan – non members of the Security Council.

Thus, we have secured an unprecedented support from the international community for listing of Masood Azhar under the UN Sanctions Committee.

I have shared these facts with you so that leaders who describe this as our diplomatic failure may see for themselves that in 2009, India was alone. In 2019, India has the world wide support.

‘The largest rail coach maker in the world’

 

Digital Edition – 12 Feb

  • On the anniversary of Gandhi Ji’s historic Dandi March, the Congress Working Committee in Ahmedabad, resolved to defeat the RSS/ BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, anger & divisiveness. No sacrifice is too great in this endeavour; no effort too little; this battle will be won: Rahul Gandhi

    Greetings to all. Today we announced our list of 2019 Lok Sabha candidates for Bengal & some other States. I am all the more happy & proud because 41% of our candidates (17/42 seats) are women. Trinamool’s list speaks for itself: Mamata Banerjee

Digital Edition – 1 March

  • Wing Commander Abhinandan returns to India, walks into India at Wagah border

  • PM Modi inaugurates various development projects in Kanyakumari

  • PM Modi flags off Tejas Express between Madurai and Chennai Egmore

  • Madras HC admits Vedanta’s plea to reopen its Sterlite Copper Plant at Thoothukudi. Notice issued. No interim relief for Vedanta. Case posted for March 27, 2019: Bar&Bench

  • Yesterday a senior Chinese diplomat dropped in . I made a strong pitch for China joining with other members of UNSC to declare Azhar as a Terrorist wanted by law to face trial. I hope the Chinese will agree: Dr Subramanian Swamy

  • Union Cabinet approves Aadhaar Ordinance after Amendment Bill fails to get Rajya Sabha nod: Bar&Bench

 

 

 

 

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Highlights of PM Modi’s speech in Kanyakumari

  • I am proud that India’s first woman Defence Minister is from Tamil Nadu.
  • It makes every Indian proud that the brave Wing Commander Abhinandan hails from Tamil Nadu.
  • I have flagged off the fastest train, Tejas, between Madurai and Chennai.
  • This is one of the most modern trains and is a great example of ‘Make in India’ having been manufactured in the Integral Coach Factory of Chennai itself.
  • The foundation stone of a railway line between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi has also been laid today.
  • This line got damaged after the disaster of 1964 but for over fifty years, no attention was paid to this line. But, better late than never!
  • The great Tiruvalluvar said “When the rare chance comes, seize it to do the rare deed.”
  • In 2014, it was after thirty years that a Party got a full majority in the Parliament. The people’s message was clear – they wanted a Govt that takes bold and tough decisions.
  • The construction works of Mukayur Fishing Harbour and Pumpuhar Fishing Harbour are almost completed.