THE HEADLINES :-
- Marking the third anniversary of NDA government at the centre Prime
Minister Narendra Modi says every region of India is important for the
government; reiterates his commitment to double the income of farmers by 2022.
- PM launches a number of infrastructure projects in Assam today;
inaugurates India's longest Bhupen Hazarika bridge over Brahmaputra river.
- BJP President Amit Shah says corruption free governance is Modi
government's biggest achievement in the past three years.
- President Pranab Mukherjee says without social justice political
freedom, political justice and political liberation are meaningless.
- In Jammu & Kashmir two heavily armed gunmen belonging to Pakistan's
Border Action Team killed by Army in Baramulla district.
- Former Punjab Police chief, K.P.S. Gill, passes away.
- Markets climb to new record high; sensex
breaches 31000 mark.
- In Sri Lanka over 90 people killed in
heavy floods and landslides.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said every region of India is important
for the NDA government. Addressing a public meeting at Khanapara in Guwahati
marking the third anniversary of NDA government
Mr Modi said the launching and laying foundation for projects worth 3500
crore rupees shows the commitment and approach of his government which commands
pubic support and is run by public participation.
The Prime Minister reiterated his commitment to double the income of
farmers by 2022. Mr Modi said government wants to ensure value addition of agri-products
through Sampada Yojana. He expressed gratitude that people made Swachhata a
mass movement. He said media too played a key role in furthering the message of
cleanliness. The Prime Minister said NDA government has taken several steps to
uplift the OBCs. He said ceiling of OBC creamy layer will be increased from 6
lakh to 8 lakh.
Earlier, Prime Minister launched number of projects in Assam. He
inaugurated India's longest three lane,
9.15 Kms Bhupen Hazarika bridge over Brahmaputra river.
Addressing a public meeting at Dhola, the Prime Minister said that the
inauguration of the bridge marks the end of a long wait for the people of the
area. He said enhanced connectivity between the North-East and other parts of
the country is a priority for the Union Government.
The Prime Minister said infrastructure is extremely important for
development, and the effort of the Union Government is to fulfill the dreams
and wishes of the people.
Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for two key projects an All
India Institute of Medical Sciences at Changsari in Kamrup district and an extended campus of Indian Council for
Agricultural Research at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district of Assam.
Addressing a rally, the Prime Minister
said, new technology should enrich the fields. He said, benefits of
government's policies should culminate in betterment of farmers' earnings. He
recalled his government's commitment to doubling their incomes by 2022.
Mr. Modi said that North East has high potential of becoming the world
largest Organic Hub. He said India should not go for the 2nd Green revolution
but for an Evergreen Revolution.
On the occasion, Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit, Union Agriculture
Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Chief Minister Sarwananda Sonowal and other state
Ministers were present.
A number of functions were organised across the country to mark the
BJP President Amit Shah today said Narendra Modi government has achieved
new milestones in the past three years and corruption free government is its
biggest achievement. Addressing media in New Delhi, Mr Shah said, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi showed political will and Indian Army displayed their
valour by surgical strikes.
Mr Shah said Modi government has rooted out policy paralysis from
governance and nepotism, casteism, and appeasement from Indian politics. He
said even Opposition cannot make allegation of corruption against the Centre.
The News Services Division of All India Radio in its weekly programme “Current Affairs”
tonight will bring you a discussion on:
Initiatives & Achievements of NDA Government on Completion of Three Years
At the Centre.
This can be heard on Rajdhani/ FM Gold channels and additional
frequencies from 9.30 p.m.
President Pranab Mukherjee today said social justice is most important
in the development process of a developing country. He said political freedom,
political justice and political liberation are nothing unless there is social
justice. He was addressing the gathering after giving away Dr Ambedkar National
Award for Social understanding and Upliftment of Weaker Sections in New Delhi.
Mr Mukherjee said Dr B R Ambedkar dreamt of an India where every one equally
enjoys the fruits of development.
democracy cannot last long unless there lies at the base of it a social
democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which
recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.
The President lauded Ministry
of Social Justice and Empowerment for encouraging people and organisations to
provide justice, equality and liberty among the downtrodden sections of
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today hosted a luncheon meeting of
leaders of opposition parties at Parliament House. It is believed they explored
the possibility of putting a joint candidate for the upcoming Presidential
election. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, JD (U) leader Sharad
Yadav, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, NCP
Chief Sharad Pawar and BSP President Mayawati were among those who attended the
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who did not attend the meeting, had
earlier floated the name of President Pranab Mukherjee for the second term.
However, Mr. Mukherjee has hinted that he may not accept the second term.
The Election Commission today said Nationalist Congress Party is the
only party which has shown interest in taking part in the EVM hacking challenge
organized by the Election Commission on 3rd of next month. The Commission
spokesperson said AAP and Congress raised some issue as per the existing
framework of challenge but have not expressed their interest in participating.
He said, CPI, CPI M), BJP and RLD expressed their interest to observe the
Last week, the poll panel had announced the challenge to counter
allegations of EVM tampering levelled by Aam Admi Party and BSP after the Uttar
Pradesh assembly polls.
Class XII results for all the CBSE regions will be declared on Sunday
forenoon. The students can access their results on websites- www.results.nic.in,
and www.cbse.nic.in. According to an official release, the result
will not be available in the Board and the public are advised not to visit CBSE
office for collection of results.
In Jammu & Kashmir, two heavily armed gunmen belonging to Border
Action Team (BAT) from across the LOC were killed when they attempted to attack
the Army patrol along the Line of Control in Uri area of north Kashmir’s
Baramulla district. Defence spokesman told AIR that the operation against BAT
militants is underway. Details are awaited.
The Indian Air Force today ordered a court of
inquiry into the accident involving a Sukhoi jet, whose wreckage was found
today 60 km from Tezpur in Assam. The Su-30 Make-I, MKI jet, with two pilots on
board, had gone missing on Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Tezpur
Salonibari air force station on a routine training sortie.
Former Punjab Police chief, K.P.S. Gill, who tackled militancy in the
state, died of cardiac arrest at Gangaram hospital in Delhi this afternoon. He
was 82. Here is a brief profile:
An IPS officer
of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre of the 1958 batch, during his two tenures as the
Punjab DGP, K.P.S.Gill led from the front the fight against militancy. In May
1988, he conducted the Operation Black Thunder-II with precision and
transparency, without evoking public protest. He was an author too. The Punjab
Story and “Punjab, the Knights and Falsehood” were two popular books authored
by Gill who played a key role in ending terrorism in Punjab. With Ashwani
Kumar's report from Chandigarh, Valsa Williams for AIR News.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled Gills demise, saying he will
be remembered for his service to the nation in areas of policing and security.
In Sri Lanka, over 90 people have been
killed and more than 100 people are missing after torrential rains triggered
heavy floods and landslides. According to the Disaster Management Centre, over
7,000 individuals from over 2,800 families were affected in the Sabaragamuwa,
Western and Southern Provinces due to the torrential rains which have been
lashing several parts of Sri Lanka since yesterday. Galle is the worst affected
BACK HOME, In Telangana, the heat wave
that has kept the state on tenterhooks for over three weeks, is likely to
continue into the first couple of days of next month as well. According to a
forecast issued by the Telangana State Development Planning Society in
Hyderabad today, the present heat wave conditions are likely to continue over
the north and eastern parts of the state.
In Business news, the domestic stock
markets soared to record highs once again, today, with the Sensex crossing the 31,000 mark for the
first time ever, and the Nifty breaching the 9,600 mark for the first time as
The bulls were
again firmly in control of the stock markets. The Sensex at the Bombay Stock
Exchange spurted 278 points, or 0.9 percent, to close at a fresh record high of
31,028. The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange surged 85 points, to also
settle at a new closing peak of 9,595. During the session, the Nifty crossed the 9,600-mark for the first time. At the forex
market, the rupee rose for the third straight session, appreciating 18 paise,
to 64.44 against the dollar. Gold gained 100 rupees, to 29,250 rupees per ten
grams in Delhi. And Brent crude oil futures climbed 28 cents, to 51.74 dollars
a barrel. Pradeep Kumar, AIR News.
India and Mauritius today discussed bilateral relations and security
cooperation, including maritime security and counter terrorism.
Visiting Mauritius Prime
Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. Both the leaders agreed to take
the relationships between the two
countries to greater heights. Mauritius PM is on a three day visit to India.
Union information and broadcasting
minister M Venkaiah Naidu today announced the setting up of twenty four- seven
satellite channel of Doordarshan for Chhattisgarh. He was addressing a press
conference in Raipur after conducting review meetings of the working of his
ministries' units in Chhattisgarh.
Later in the evening, the union minister
launched various Smart City projects for Raipur.