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News at Nine

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19.09.2019

THE HEADLINES :

  • PrimeMinister Narendra Modi asks those making contradictory statements on Ram Templeissue to have faith in judicial system.

  • Referingto abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister says dreams and aspirations ofyouth in Kashmir should be fulfilled.

  • Indianow in a position to export fighter planes says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • ADelhi court  extends judicial custody ofsenior Congress leader P Chidambaram till 3rd October.

  • AirMarshal R K S Bhadauria to be next chief of Indian Air force.

  • WrestlersBajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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PrimeMinister Narendra Modi today requested those who make contradictory statementson Ram Temple issue to have faith in the judicial system of the country.Addressing the Vijay Sankalp rally in Nashik, Prime Minister Modi urged peopleto have faith in the Supreme Court which has agreed to sit extra-time tocomplete the hearing on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi matter.

"देश के सभी नागरिकों का भारत की सुप्रीम कोर्ट के प्रति सम्मान बहुत आवश्यक होता हैं जब मामला सुप्रीम कोर्ट में चल रहा हो, सुप्रीम कोर्ट लगातार समय निकाल करके बातों को सुन रही हो, मैँ हैरान हूँ ये बयान बहादुर कहाँ से टपक गए हैं? क्यों पुरे मामले में अड़ंगे डाल रहे हैं? हमारा सुप्रीम कोर्ट पर भरोसा होना चाहिए "

Speaking at the culmination of Mahajanadesh Yatra ofMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Prime Minister said afterabrogation of Article 370 we have to make it a new Kashmir and a heaven onceagain. He said, the dreams and aspirations of youth in Kashmir should befulfilled.

"जम्मू कश्मीर में भारत के संविधान को समग्रता से लागू करना सिर्फ एक सरकार का फैसला नहीं हैं, ये 130 करोड़ भारतीयों की इच्छा का प्रकटीकरण हैं  ये फैसला जम्मू- कश्मीर और लदाख के लोगों को हिंसा के, आतंक के, अलगाव के, भ्र्ष्टाचार के कुचक्र से निकालने के लिए ये फैसला भारतीय एकता और अखंडता के लिए हमारी प्रतिबद्धता तो थी ही, जम्मू-कश्मीर के लोगों की आकांक्षा उनके सपनों की पूर्ति का भी माध्यम बनने वाला हैं

The Prime Minister said that the top-most priority of hisgovernment  is the country's security.        

Launching the BJP’s campaign for next month’s AssemblyElections, Mr Narendra Modi said, Maharashtra has reaped the benefit of acorruption-free and transparent government in last five years. He reiteratedthat all efforts will be made to make the state water sufficient in the nextfive years.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a seven-dayvisit to the United States on Saturday. During his visit, Mr. Modi will be inHouston and New York and will address the United Nations General Assembly on27th of this month.

Briefing reporters in New Delhi today,  Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, thePrime Minister will address Indian community on 22nd of  this month at Houstonwhere President  Donald Trump will alsobe present. On 24th September, India will organize an event to commemorate the150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in the UN.

During the visit, Mr. Modi will also be honoured withBill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Goalkeeper's Award for hisleadership in field of sanitation through Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The Indian American community in Houston is agog withexcitement ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city.Organizers of Howdy Modi event- Texas India Forum are leaving no stone unturnedwith more than 50,000 people already registering for the mega diaspora show atthe sprawling NRG stadium. Our correspondent, covering the event, takes a lookat how Houston emerged as the city chosen for the event.

Houston is themost populous city of Texas and has the distinction to be the energy capital ofthe world. Apart from addressing the Indian community, PM will be interactingwith the captains of industry in the energy sector from US. This is significantin terms of India’s move to diversify its energy mix. India is the fourthlargest trading partner of Houston after Brazil, China and Mexico. Not toforget, Houston city is home to one and a half lakh Indian origin people- oneof the most politically and culturally active Indian diaspora. No wonder, manycall Houston the ‘Nagpur of America’. A sizeable , successful Indian diasporain Houston plus the trade & energy linkages made it an obvious choice tohost the mega diaspora event. Atul Kumar Tiwary, AIR News, Houston.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said India hasreached the level of exporting fighter planes to the world. He said countriesin South East Asia have shown interest in buying Tejas aircraft. Earlier theDefence Minister  flew in the indigenousfighter aircraft LCA Tejas in Bengaluru. After the flight  which lasted around 30 minutes, Mr Singh saidhe chose the aircraft because it has been built indigenously.

"आज तेजस की डिमांड दुनिया के दूसरे देशों से भी हो रही है। हम लोग अब इस स्थिति में भी पहुंच गए हैं कि दुनिया को भी हम फाइटर प्‍लेन्‍स और बहुत सारे आर्म्‍स और एम्‍युनिशन्‍स भी अब एक्‍सपोर्ट कर सकते हैं।"

The Defence Minister was accompanied on the flight by AirVice Marshal N.Tiwari, who is also the Project Director, National Flight TestCentre, Aeronautical Development Agency.
In a tweet, the Defence Minister said flying on ‘Tejas’ was an amazing and exhilaratingexperience. He said Tejas is a multi-role fighter with several criticalcapabilities and is meant to strengthen India’s air defence capabilities.

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Meanwhile, Defence Research and Development Organization,DRDO, today successfully flight tested the Beyond Visual Range Air-to-AirMissile  Astra from Su-30 MKI platformoff the coast of Chandipur, Odisha. Defence Minister Rajnath Singhcongratulated DRDO and IAF teams for the successful trials.

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Union Government today asked  banksnot to declare any stressed MSME as Non Performing Assets till 31st of Marchnext year and directed them to rework on loans related to them. Briefing reporters after meeting with the Headsof Public Sector Banks in New Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saidthat Public Sector Banks will hold public meetings along with Non BankingFinancial Companies(NBFCs) and retail borrowers in 200 districts across thecountry before 29th of this month to give credit to people. She said banks willbe encouraged to include new retail customers for lending.

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Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa arrived in New Delhi this afternoonon a five-day state visit. It is  thefirst  visit in a decade by a MongolianPresident. He is accompanied by a high-level official and business delegation.

The visiting dignitary will have a meeting with Prime Minister NarendraModi tomorrow. He will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice PresidentVenkaiah Naidu. On Saturday, the Mongolian President will visit Agra and BodhGaya.

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Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police DilbaghSingh has said that strong security measures have been put in place to foil anyill design by Pakistan from across the border. During his visit to Dudu inUdhampur and Arnas in Reasi district of Jammu Division, he said that securityforces with the cooperation of public are working tirelessly for peace in Jammuand Kashmir.

The Director General said our Forces are well equipped and committed to deal with any challengewith fortitude.

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A Delhi court today extended the judicial custody of senior Congress leader PChidambaram till 3rd of next month in connection with the INX Media corruptioncase.  The court extended the judicialcustody after the Central Bureau of Investigation sought extension of theveteran Congress leader's judicial remand. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar alsoallowed medical examination of Chidambaram.

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Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will be the nextchief of Indian Air force. He will take charge from the incumbent Air ChiefMarshal B S Dhanoa who retires on 30th September.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Bhadauria wascommissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in June 1980 and won thecoveted Sword of Honour for standing first in the overall order of merit.

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Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya today qualified for the2020 Tokyo Olympics winning their respective quarterfinal matches in WorldWrestling Championships at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan. However, they lost theirsemi-final bouts in the men's freestyle category. Bajrang lost the semi-finalto the home wrestler Daulet Niyazbekov while Ravi Dahiya, lost his match  toreigning world champion Zaur Uguev from Russia.

Vinesh Phogat had already booked an Olympic quota forIndia in women's 53 kilogram yesterday.

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Union Minister for Mines Prahlad Joshi today conferred the NationalGeo-science Awards for the year 2018 in New Delhi. The objective of theseawards is to honour individuals and teams of geo-scientists for theirextraordinary achievements.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, the need of the hour is tostrengthen the synergy between professional and academic institutions workingin the field of geo-science.

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Rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba has been disqualified from thelegislative assembly on the grounds of defection. Delhi Assembly Speaker RamNiwas Goel took the decision on a complaint by AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwajseeking Lamba's disqualification. According to an official statement, thedisqualification  will be effective from6th of this month. 

Ms Lamba, who recently met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is an MLA fromChandni Chowk seat. Her disqualification comes days after she announced thatshe is quitting the AAP and returning to the Congress.

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The transport strike called against the amended provisions of Motor VehicleAct  evoked mixed response in Delhi-NCRregion today.

Office-goers faced difficulty in reaching their workplaces in the morningas several private buses, taxis and autorickshaws remained off the roads due tothe strike. Many schools in the national capital remained closed. A day-longstrike was called by United Front of Transport Associations.

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A book titled- 'A Distinctive Water Management Story- TheRajasthan Way' was released at a function in New Delhi today. This book wasreleased jointly by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Minister of Information andBroadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawatand Minister of State of Home Affairs G. Kisan Reddy.

During the event, Mr Birla said, at a time when India andthe whole world is looking to resolve the water crisis, this book will be agreat help towards the steps taken for water conservation. The book has beenwritten by Sriram Vedire. 

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