NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News Govt compulsorily retires 15 senior officials of Customs, Central Excise http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365092 NAT The Government has ordered compulsory retirement of 15 senior officers of the Indian Revenue Service, Customs and Central Excise. NEC, NPC agree on tie-up venture in area of capacity building, evaluation of projects http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365126 NAT The North Eastern Council (NEC) and the National Productivity Council (NPC) have agreed on a tie-up venture in the area of capacity building and evaluation of projects, a press release informed. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan meets PM Modi at his residence in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365124 NAT The outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi. Ms Mahajan thanked Mr Modi for giving her the responsibility as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Major Ketan Sharma http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365123 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today paid his tributes to Major Ketan Sharma in New Delhi. The Major had lost his life in an encounter with terrorists at Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. Election of Lok Sabha speaker to be held tomorrow http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365120 NAT The Election of the Lok Sabha speaker will be held tomorrow. BJP has nominated its MP Om Birla for the post. Mr Birla who is a two-time MP from Kota, Rajasthan has filed his nomination today. Special court at Prayagraj awards life term to four accused in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365095 NAT A special court at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh today sentenced four accused to life imprisonment and acquitted one in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case. The verdict was announced by Special judge Dinesh Chandra in the Naini Central Jail at Prayagraj. Centre to set up permanent multi-disciplinary expert group to deal with outbreak, control of Encephalitis http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365106 NAT The Center will set up a permanent multi-disciplinary expert group in the Health Ministry to recommend measures to be taken up in case of an outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis. PM Modi to hold meeting with Presidents of all political parties on issue of 'One Nation One Election' in New Delhi tomorrow http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365117 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with the Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament on the issue of One Nation One Election in New Delhi tomorrow. Govt announces, restoration of ration in kind for officers of three Armed Forces posted in peace areas http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365115 NAT The government today announced the restoration of the ration in kind for the officers of the three Armed Forces posted in peace areas. Govt decides to remove requirement of minimum educational qualification for transport vehicle drivers http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365094 NAT Government has decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for transport vehicle drivers. According to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class eight. Piyush Goyal calls upon Zonal Railway officials to work as team to achieve ambitious targets set by Railway Board http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365113 NAT Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has called upon the Zonal Railway officials to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by Railway Board. Lander & rover meant for Chandrayaan-2 expected to reach ISRO space station at Sriharikota tonight http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365112 NAT The lander and rover meant for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 are expected to reach the ISRO space station at Sriharikota tonight. ED attaches movable properties comprising 6170 Road vehicles worth Rs 1610 Cr of M/s Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365109 NAT The Enforcement Directorate, ED has attached movable properties comprising 6170 Road vehicles worth 1610 Crore rupees of M/s Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Limited against proceeds of crime of 1590 Crore rupees in a bank fraud case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. India extends 15 million dollars grant assistance to Niger in support of organizing of AU summit http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365105 NAT India has extended 15 million dollars grant assistance to Niger in support of organizing of the African Union summit scheduled from 7th of next month in capital Niamey. TMC MLA Biswajit Das, 12 TMC Councillors join BJP http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365102 NAT Trinamool Congress(TMC) MLA Biswajit Das and 12 TMC Councillors today joined BJP. They were inducted in the BJP in the presence of party leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy at party headquarters in New Delhi. BJD to support the candidature of Om Birla as Speaker of Lok Sabha http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365100 NAT The Biju Janata Dal(BJD) will support the candidature of Om Birla as Speaker of Lok Sabha. This decision was taken in the Parliamentary party meeting today. Heavy to very heavy rain lashes several parts of country http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365099 NAT Heavy to very heavy rain lashed several parts of the country including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi today. Lok Sabha adjourns for the day after completion of oath taking ceremony http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365030 NAT The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after completion of the oath taking ceremony. Newly elected members of the Lok Sabha continued to take oath on the second day of the 17th Lok Sabha session today. CRPF to launch 'save environment' campaign during Amarnath Yatra http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365097 NAT In Jammu and Kashmir, apart from performing its primary duty of providing security, the CRPF will launch a 'save environment' campaign during the up-coming Shri Amarnathji Yatra in the South Kashmir Himalayas which is starting from Jammu on June 30. Delegation from Gambia meets NDMA officials in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365096 NAT 25-member delegation from Gambia today met the officials of National Disaster Management Authority, NDMA in New Delhi. The visit was a part of the Special Training Programme for Gambian civil servants organised by the National Centre for Good Governance, Mussoorie. BJP Working President JP Nadda felicitated by party leaders at party Headquarters in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365089 NAT BJP working President JP Nadda was today given a warm welcome outside Parliament by party MPs including Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi. SC defers hearing on plea seeking safety and security for doctors in govt hospitals http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365031 NAT The Supreme Court today deferred the hearing on a plea seeking the protection of doctors in government hospitals. I&B Ministry issues advisory to TV channels over representation of children in reality shows http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365083 NAT The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels for appropriate representation of children in dance-based reality shows. Kota MP Om Birla to be NDA's nominee for LS speaker http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365081 NAT BJP MP Om Birla is the NDA nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post. Mr Birla is a two-time MP from Kota, Rajasthan. Centre decides to send another high-level team to Bihar in view of Encephalitis http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365069 NAT The Centre has decided to send another high-level multi-disciplinary team to Bihar in view of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). NHRC issues notice to Union Health Ministry, Bihar govt over increasing deaths of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365055 NAT National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notice to the Union health Ministry and Government of Bihar over increasing deaths of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome. Prakash Javadekar says, people can realize full potential of land by turning its degradation into restoration http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365072 NAT Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The day is observed to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. This year the theme is “Let’s Grow the Future Together”. Senior BJP leader J P Nadda appointed as party's working President http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365068 NAT Senior BJP leader J P Nadda has been appointed as the BJP working President. The decision was taken at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting held at party headquarters in New Delhi this evening. SBI-led consortium of lenders decides to take Jet Airways to NCLT http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365071 NAT State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders today decided to send the grounded Jet Airways to the National Company Law of Tribunal (NCLT) as they have not yet received any concrete proposal for the airline. World Food India to be held in New Delhi from Nov 1: Harsimrat Kaur Badal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365060 NAT Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said, World Food India will be held in New Delhi from 1st of November this year. She said, the event which will continue till 4th November, will position India as Food Processing Destination of the World. Home Ministry asks Delhi police to submit report on clash between tempo driver, policemen in Mukherjee Nagar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365056 NAT Home Ministry has asked Delhi police to submit a detailed report in connection with the reported clash between a tempo driver and policemen in Mukherjee Nagar area of Delhi. Trinamool Congress MLA Sunil Singh, 12 TMC Councillors join BJP http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365046 NAT Trinamool Congress MLA Sunil Singh, 12 TMC Councillors join BJP BJP Parliamentary Board to meet at party headquarters today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365041 NAT BJP Parliamentary Board will meet at party headquarters in New Delhi this evening. Heat wave condition likely to prevail in several northern districts of Tamil Nadu for two days: IMD http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365040 NAT The India Meteorology Department in Chennai has said, heat wave condition is likely to prevail in several northern districts of Tamil Nadu for two days. No hotel, IT firm in Chennai shut down due to drinking water scarcity: TN Minister http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365039 NAT Tamil Nadu local administration Minister SP Velumani has said no hotel or IT firm in Chennai has been shut down due to drinking water scarcity. Role of active opposition is important in Parliamentary democracy: PM Modi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364999 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hoped that all political parties will participate in the debate during the Parliament session. Delhi AIIMS Doctors join nationwide protests after junior doctor assault http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365036 NAT Doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS in New Delhi joined the nationwide protests today after a junior doctor at its trauma centre was assaulted in the early hours today. Significant increase in popularity of yoga in US: Harsh Vardhan Shringla http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365032 NAT India's Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said there has been a significant increase in the popularity of yoga in the United States after the declaration of June 21 as the International Day of Yoga by the UN. High Commissioner Riva Ganguli Das inspects construction of Feni Bridge http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365026 NAT High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguli Das inspected the ongoing construction of the Feni Bridge known as Maitree Setu in Chattogram yesterday. Virendra Kumar takes oath as Pro-tem Speaker of Lok Sabha http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365028 NAT Seven time Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh Dr Virendra Kumar today took oath as Pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Healthy & productive land can bring not only environmental but also significant economic gains: Javadekar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365027 NAT Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has said that World Day. Monsoon expected to advance further in next 24 hours http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365001 NAT Monsoon is expected to advance further during the next 24 hours after the weakening of Cyclone Vayu. NIA alleges hardline separatist leaders of J&K received funds from abroad, utilised them for personal gains http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365017 NAT National Investigation Agency (NIA) has alleged that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad. Preparations for International Day of Yoga pick up momentum http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365015 NAT Preparations for International Day of Yoga to be celebrated on the 21st of this month have picked up momentum. PM calls on political parties to work cohesively with govt in running Parliament smoothly http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364994 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on leaders of all political parties to work cohesively with the government in running Parliament smoothly and collectively address issues related to the welfare of people. PM assures people that govt will be at forefront of pro-people governance http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365006 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured people that government will be at the forefront of pro-people governance and facilitating legislation that manifests the spirit of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas. Election Commission announces by-polls to six Rajya Sabha seats http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364988 NAT The Election Commission has announced by-polls to six Rajya Sabha seats. Notifications for the by-polls will be issued on Tuesday and nominations can be filed till 25th of this month. Polling will be held on 5th of next month. Death toll mounts to 83 due to Encephalitis in Bihar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364989 NAT In Bihar, the death toll due to Encephalitis in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts has reached 83. Three more children lost their lives due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.