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  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to capsizing of a boat in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari.

    “Extremely pained by the capsizing of a boat in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari.

  • The Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, awarded Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board with Eminent Engineers Award. The award was presented at the special event to mark the 52nd Engineers’ Day organised  by the Institution of Engineers in New Delhi today.

  • A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba, was held today to review the prevailing flood situation in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

  • Indian Railways will undertake one more drive of “MASSIVE SHRAMDAN“ with main focus on “COLLECTION OF PLASTIC WASTE”. This is to be done on this Tuesday, the 17th September, 2019. In the recent past such drives are being undertaken by Railways.

  •             In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Walvis Bay, Namibia today, on 15 Sep 19 for a three days visit.

  • The Special Training Program for Maldivian Civil Servants under the India-Maldives MoU on Training and Capacity Building Programme between the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and the Maldives Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be conducted from September 16-28, 2019 at Mussoorie and Delihi.

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted engineers on Engineers' Day. The Prime Minister also paid tributes to Sir M. Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary.

    “Engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination.

  • CGST Delhi West and CGST Delhi North in a joint operation busted a racket of issuance of invoices without actual supply of goods. The taxpayer availed fraudulent Input Tax Credit for seeking IGST Refunds from Customs formations.

  • Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Somudra Avijan arrived Visakhapatnam on a four-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command(ENC) today, 14 Sep 19.  The Bangladesh Navy ship was accorded a warm welcome by officials from the ENC and Eastern Fleet with the Indian Naval Band in attendance on arrival.

  • I thank you for your warm and traditional welcome. I am honoured to unveil the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Villeneuve. This year we are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of Our Nation.

  • Switzerland-India partnership is a special one. Economic engagement along with innovation and science and technology has been its key drivers. We have together created wealth and business opportunities for ourselves and for the world.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Villeneuve, Switzerland today (September 14, 2019) in the presence of Mayor and President of Canton Vaud and other dignitaries.

  • Today, Air Force Record Office (AFRO) celebrated 80th anniversary of  it's formation with ceremonial fervour at Subroto Park, New Delhi. Senior serving and retired officers were present to celebrate the event.

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  • The 15th Finance Commission headed by Shri N.K. Singh and including Members and senior officials of the Commission held a meeting with the Union  Minister for Women & Child Development Smt. Smriti Z Irani and her team of senior officials of the Ministry of WCD.

     

    The Ministry’s proposals for enhanced allocations for its important schemes covering Anganwadi Services, Poshan, Women Welfare, Women Safety, Women Empowerment were discussed in details.

  • Union Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah graced the Hindi Divas Samaroh 2019 as Chief Guest today at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Also present on the dais were Ministers of State for Home Affairs Shri Nityanand Rai and Shri G Kishan Reddy, as well as Secretary and Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language.

  • Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated Exhibition cum E-auction of Gifts Presented to Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi today.

  • Union Government has decided that the export of all varieties of onions ( as described under Chapter 7 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS))  shall be permitted only on Letter of Credit (LC) subject to minimum export price (MEP) of US $ 850 F.O.B.

  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for the expansion of Supreme Court and the establishment of more benches in different parts of the country, as per the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, to put an end to the inconvenience caused to litigants who travel long distances and spend a huge amount of money and energy to access justice.

  • Royal Thai Navy Ship HTMS Kraburi, a Guided Missile Frigate commanded by Capt Bunpot Jaibunjong and a Naval Maritime Patrol Dornier aircraft of the 3rd Naval Area Command, Royal Thailand Navy, arrived at Port Blair today, on 13 September 2019 for the closing ceremony of the 28th cycle of the Indo-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (INDO-THAI CORPAT).

  • Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today reviewed flood situation in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

  • In Andhra Pradesh, 4 people died and several others are missing after a tourist boat capsized in the swollen Godavari river near Devipatnam in East Godavari district this afternoon.

  • The first T20 cricket match between India and South Africa in Dharamshala has been abandoned without a ball bowled due to incessant rain.

  • New Delhi has highlighted its concerns over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces. The violations include those in support of cross-border terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts by Islamabad.

  • In Badminton, Sourabh Verma clinched the Vietnam Open Super 100 title, defeating China’s Sun Fei Xiang in a thrilling Men's Singles summit clash at the Ho Chi Minh City today.

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for yesterday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asserted, minority communities in India were safe, are safe and will remain safe unlike in Pakistan.

  • In Chhattisgarh, three Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sukma district yesterday evening.

  • Indian industry has welcomed the incentives announced by the finance minister for exports and housing sector. CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said, the measures are decisive as well as comprehensive and will provide a boost to the economy in near-term.

  • India clinched the Under-19 Asia Cup title, with a thrilling five-run win over Bangladesh in a low-scoring final at Colombo today.

  • The US today confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, son of terror group al-Qaeda's founder Osama bin Laden, is dead.

  • In Assam, the final list of National Register of Citizens, NRC with individual status of all the 3 crore 30 lakh applicants was published online today.

  • CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said, the measures are decisive as well as comprehensive and will provide a boost to the economy in near-term.

    Assocham President BK Goenka said, the steps on helping exports will go a long way in making Indian exporters competitive in the global market.

    Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) President BC Bhartia said the best part of the announcements is the creation of various inter-ministerial working groups to monitor strict implementation of the announcements in a time-bound manner.

  • In Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj near Dhaka workers of an RMG factory clashed with police today. Officer In charge of the Sonargaon police station said that the agitating workers hurled brickbats injuring 10 policemen.

    Workers claimed that more than 20 protestors were injured in the clash when police charged batons and fired tear shells to disperse the protesters who had blocked the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway today around noon time.

    Workers were protesting against alleged lay off, late payment of salary and denial of maternity leave.

    In another incident, RMG workers blocked a road in the Mirpur area of Dhaka for many hours today alleging that the factory has not paid them salaries for the last four months. The blockade caused heavy traffic jam in the adjoining areas.

    In January 2019, thousands of garment workers had staged protests for increased minimum wages.

    Bangladesh has witnessed sporadic incidents of RMG sector workers  protesting for wages, arrears and against retrenchment in recent months.

    Bangladesh has the world’s second-largest garment industry, behind China. It contributes almost 16 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.

    RMG sector exports in the fiscal year ending June 2019 was  $34 billion. About 78% of the yearly foreign exchange earnings of the country comes from this sector.
     

  • Cabinet Secretary took stock of the current situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations and directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the states, be provided to meet the crisis.

    It was informed by both the States that due to extremely heavy rainfall and the consequent discharge of water from the Gandhi Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh and other reservoirs in the two states, there has been flooding in the upstream as well as downstream areas.

    Action to evacuate and rescue people and livestock has been taken by the states and no loss of life has been reported. Adequate teams of the NDRF and Army have also been deployed and are engaged in rescue work.

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that while there has been very heavy rainfall in these States over the past few days, the intensity is likely to decline from tomorrow.

    Senior officials of the Ministries of Home and Defence, as well as those from IMD, NDRF and Central Water Commission attended the meeting.

    Chief Secretaries and other senior officers from the State Governments participated in the meeting through Video Conference.

  • The public broadcaster started its journey on this day in 1959 from Delhi. Today, over 90 percent of Indian population receive DD programmes.

    Over the years, Doordarshan has grown into a network operating 34 satellite channels, besides providing free-to-air DTH service having 104 in its bookings. 

    Doordarshan has served people as a major source of information, education and entertainment since years. Entertainment shows like Chitrahaar, Mahabharat, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Fauji, Malgudi Days, among others, captured the imagination of the Indian public in the late 80s and early 90s, and still remains etched in people's minds as pure entertainment that brought people together.

    In a tweet, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said, it is a moment to recognise that it is not that Doordarshan has gotten older, but it is getting newer for digital audiences.

    He said, it is not only that Doordarshan has turned 60 but the history of television broadcasting in India now spans six decades - a milestone for all of TV industry in India.

    Director General, Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati, Supriya Sahu said, Doordarshan is in the DNA of India. 
     

  • The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014.

    In the short format of billiards, this is Pankaj’s fifth title in the last six years.

    In a repeat of last year’s final against local favourite Nay Thway Oo, Pankaj re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual outcome as well as identical scorelines of 6-2.

    From the word go, Pankaj was in full flow. The gifted Indian was leading 3-0 at the halfway mark with the help of fluent breaks comprising of 145, 89 and 127, while Nay Thway Oo was yet to open his account.

    After pulling one back with breaks of 63 and 62, Oo was forced to watch Pankaj continue to extend the lead. Pankaj executed with flair as his sheer brilliance was on display, wowing the Myanmar crowd as they couldn’t help but appreciate his brilliant billiards.

    Pankaj secured the next two frames which included a 150 unfinished break. He scored a 74 break and shortly after that closed out the match.

    Oo was completely subdued by his accomplished opponent and had to settle for a silver medal for the second time in a row.

    With another trophy in the bag, Advani extends his remarkable run of winning a global crown since 2003.

    The Bengaluru-based cueist has won more world titles in his sport than anyone else.

  • Police said, the gun-battle took place around 6 PM in a forest near Tadmetla-Mukram nullah under Chintalnar police station area when a team of District Reserve Guard was out on patrolling.

    They said, on getting information that Naxals have dug up a road near Tadmetla, security forces launched the operation in the area. Many weapons including a rifle were recovered from the spot.

    Two Naxals were killed by the police in an encounter in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra today.

    The encounter took place in Gyarapatti jungle area falling under Korchi taluka of the district.Superintendent of Police, Shailesh Balkawde, said a police squad had started an anti-Naxal campaign yesterday, and the gunfight broke out on Sunday morning.

    Two bodies of the Naxals were found at the encounter site.

  • Second seed Verma recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12, 17-2, 21-14. The match lasted an hour and 12 minutes.

    This victory marks Verma's second Super 100 win in the ongoing calendar year. He had won the Hyderabad Open earlier in August. 

  • The Defence Minister said, the population of minorities in India has increased since Independence, while human rights violations keep taking place in Pakistan against Sikhs, Buddhists and others.

    He was speaking at a felicitation programme for the families of 122 soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty at Surat in Gujarat on Saturday.

    The Defence Minister said, Pakistan should stop promoting terrorism, otherwise no one will be able to prevent its disintegration.

    Rajnath Singh also warned Pakistan that if its people cross the Line of Control, the Indian Army will not allow them to return.

    He said Pakistan is unable to digest India's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and went to the United Nations to mislead it.

    He said, the international community is not willing to believe what Pakistan is saying.

  • The toxic smoke caused by burning to clear land for plantations is an annual problem for Indonesia's neighbours, but has been worsened this year by particularly dry weather.

    Singapore's National Environment Agency warned that the country may continue to experience hazy conditions over the next few days.

    The F1 race is scheduled from Friday to Sunday on a street circuit in the Marina Bay financial district.
           

     

     

  • From a few hours of programming, Doordarshan in its 60 year old journey has grown into a vast family with a huge bouquet of channels catering to various topics.

    Television history in India is synonymous with Doordarshan's glorious history. Even today, the very mention of Doordarshan rekindles some fond memories of yesteryears.

    Even though the television as a medium of entertainment is flooded with a zillion channels and programmes but none has managed to compete with Doordarshan's popularity. 

    DG of Doordarshan Supriya Sahu in a tweet message said: Doordarshan is in the DNA of India. Happy Birthday #Doordarshan. #60GloriousYearsOfDD . May you continue to enthrall generations of Indians.
     

  • The UN Secretary-General has called on world leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation.

    The UN chief made that call during a visit to The Bahamas, which continues to reel from the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian. Speaking to journalists in the capital, Nassau, the UN chief expressed international solidarity with the Government and people of the island nation.

    Dorian hit the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month. The storm destroyed more than 10,000 houses and left at least 52 people dead.

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted engineers on Engineers Day, describing them as those synonymous with diligence and determination.

    "Engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination. Human progress would be incomplete without their innovative zeal," the prime minister said in a tweet. Greeting the "hardworking engineers", Modi also paid tributes to Visvesvaraya. Naidu said?Visvesvaraya was a civil engineer par excellence, who harnessed India's water resources through dams. "He was a visionary. The nation is ever grateful to his invaluable contribution." 

  • The admission portal for the programme is being executed by IIT Delhi for offering PhD fellowships to ASEAN students in all IITs in India.

    The lunch ceremony of the ASEAN PhD fellowships at IITs will be held on Monday and will be jointly inaugurated by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Minister of HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.

    Head of Missions of ASEAN countries, senior officials of of the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Directors of all 23 IITs, Chairman of UGC and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog would also be present at the event.
     

  • Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the Group of Ministers of GST Network made the announcement in Bengaluru.

    He said those who do not want to give their Aadhaar numbers would have to undergo physical verification.

    In the first phase, Aadhaar authentication will be mandatory for new dealers. Afterwards, all those enrolled on GSTN would be asked to provide their Aadhaar numbers.

    Sushil Modi said, as refunding is a big issue, the GSTN decided on complete online refunding from September 24 this year from a single source, either by the Central GST or state GST.

     

  • To connect people with water and spread awareness, Ministry of Jal Shakti organised  'the great ganga run' in New Delhi. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju along with Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat flagged of the run. A large number of people from all age groups participated in the marathon.

    Talking to media on the occasion, Kiren Rijiju said that Great Ganga Run is not merely for saving water but it also encourages youth to be an active participant in the government's ongoing Fit India Campaign. He affirmed that the government is working to improve sports facilities in Jammu and Kashmir. 

    Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat appealed people to come forward and make it a successful one. He also said that the ministry will organise Ganga Expedition from October 9 as well. 

  • "The Interpol Incident Response Team (IRT) deployed following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane in March has completed its task, assisting with the successful identification of all victims of the deadly disaster," Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday citing the France-based agency as saying in a statement.

    The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa on March 10, eventually killing all 157 passengers and flight crew members from 35 countries aboard the Nairobi-bound flight.

    The Interpol, which has been helping with efforts to identify all victims of the tragic plane crash at the request of the Ethiopian authorities, had sent its IRT team two days after the accident.

    The Ethiopian Airlines plane crash was the second such incident in about five months which involved the MAX 8 model.

    In October 2018, a Lion Air flight of the same model had crashed in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.

    The two crashes led to an indefinite grounding of the MAX 8 aircraft all across the world.

  • Sparkling with confidence, the Men in Blue aced their lengthy Carribean assignment and will be looking to kick off the home season on a positive note.

    With preparations underway for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, India need to focus on discovering the winning formula alongside effectively grooming individuals for respective positions in the team.

    Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are set to open the batting for India. KL Rahul is likely to bat at number three.

    For the second consecutive series, India have rested Jasprit Bumrah, giving newcomers more opportunities.

    Meanwhile, the Proteas, in an attempt to remodel themselves following a lackluster World Cup campaign, have introduced several new faces into the squad. Faf du Plessis has been rested for the T20 fixtures and wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock will take over the captaincy reigns as the management ponders upon leadership options ahead of the upcoming showpiece event.

    Mediocre batsmanship was the prominent reason behind South Africa's dismal show in the World Cup and that's something they will look to address moving forward.

    Moreover, pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada needs to fire on all cylinders if the visitors are to stand any chance against a dynamic Indian outfit.

  • The Youth Olympics champion Saurabh looked in a league of his own, beating a talented field with ease. He scored 246.8, beating his own finals world record score of 246.3 by a huge 0.5 margin.
     

    Chaudhary also won the T6 trials of the same event on Friday.

  • He said when he assumed charge as governor of the valley, Prime Minister Narendra asked him to make Jammu and Kashmir prosperous. 

    Malik inaugurated a State Cancer Institute in Kathua. While addressing the gathering, said that people living in miserable conditions in Pakistan occupied Kashmir would also want to come and reside in India.

     

  • The burglary caused "significant damage and flooding" because the toilet was plumbed into the building.

    The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America", was once displayed at New York's Guggenheim museum and offered on loan to US President Donald Trump.

    It was part of an exhibition by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan that opened on Thursday.

    A 66-year-old man has been arrested over the theft at the 18th-century stately home in Oxfordshire, a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

    It is currently closed while investigations continue.
     

  • In an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk, the UK PM said a It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc,

    "It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on Sunday newspaper. "But I'm going to go to that summit and I'm going to get a deal, I'm very confident. And if we don't get a deal then we'll come out on October 31."

    His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.

    In an odd analogy, Johnson compared Britain to the comic book character Hulk. "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets and he always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be -- and that is the case for this country," he said.

    "We will come out on October 31 and we will get it done, believe me."

    But the extent of the parliamentary opposition to Johnson's approach was laid bare on Saturday when one of his Conservative MPs defected to the pro-European Liberal Democrats.

    Former universities minister Sam Gyimah has strongly criticised Johnson's threat to leave the EU with no deal, and has called for a re-run of the 2016 Brexit referendum.

    Johnson took office in July promising to leave the EU next month with or without a deal, but has faced resistance from the House of Commons.

    Rebel Conservatives joined opposition MPs last week to rush through a law to delay Brexit until January if he does not get a deal in time.

    Johnson wants to renegotiate the terms struck by his predecessor, Theresa May, which were rejected by parliament -- but EU leaders insist the deal is the best on offer.

    The main sticking point is the so-called backstop plan to keep open Britain's border with Ireland, which could keep Britain tied to EU trade rules long after Brexit.

    "When I got this job everybody was saying there can be absolutely no change to the withdrawal agreement," Johnson said.

    "They have already moved off that and, as you know, there's a very, very good conversation going on about how to address the issues of the Northern Irish border.

    "A huge amount of progress is being made." However, Downing Street has downplayed any major breakthrough in Monday's talks.

    Johnson repeated that "under no circumstances" would he delay Brexit.

    Twenty-one Conservative MPs defied Johnson to back the legislation blocking a "no deal" Brexit, and were swiftly expelled from the governing party.

    One of them was Gyimah, who now becomes the Liberal Democrats' 18th MP in the 650-seat House of Commons.

    The 43-year-old was once viewed as a rising star in the Conservatives and briefly ran against Johnson for the party leadership.

    But he said Saturday: "Boris Johnson created a stark choice for moderate, progressive MPs in the Conservative party -- to accept a no deal Brexit or walk away from public life.

    "I choose to continue to fight for the values I have always believed in, as a Liberal Democrat." His defection is the sixth to the Lib Dems this year, and comes just days after a similar move by Conservative MP Phillip Lee.
     

  • The President, in a special event organised in Villeneuve, Switzerland, thanked the commune of Villeneuve for celebrating Gandhi's legacy and naming a Square after him.

    The President highlighted the "special connection" Gandhi had with Villeneuve as he visited the town in 1931 at the invitation of Noble laureate Romain Rolland. He said that Mahatma Gandhi believed in the oneness of humanity. He further added that Gandhiji embraced all cultures and all peoples.

    The President is on the second leg of his nine-day three-nation tour to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia.
     

  • Saudi Arabia has cut oil and gas production following drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco.

    Saudi's Energy Minister said the strikes had reduced about 50 per cent of the total production. No casualties had been reported in the attacks and the situation was under control at both facilities. 

    Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks. Yemeni Houthi rebel spokesman said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks. He said further attacks could be expected in the future.

    Meanwhile, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo blamed Iran for attacks on a massive Saudi Aramco oil facility, saying there was no evidence the drones originated in Yemen. Pompeo tweeted after the White House confirmed that President Donald Trump offered support for Saudi Arabia's self-defense in a call on Saturday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. 

  • Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen stunned second seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark in straight games to clinch the men's singles title at the Belgian International Challenge. Lakshya was at his best as he notched up a comfortable 21-14 21-15 win over Svendsen in the title clash that lasted for 34 minutes.

    The 18-year-old from Almora had earlier beaten Denmark's Kim Bruun 21-18 21-11 win in a 48-minute semifinal clash.
     

  • Speaking at a felicitation programme in Surat, Gujarat for families of 122 soldiers who lost their lives on the line of duty, Singh also warned Pakistan that if its people cross the Line of Control, the Indian Army is ready and will not allow them to return.

    Raksha Mantri also hit out at Pakistan saying that the country which is not able to provide security to minorities on its soil, talks about the human rights. He said India's minorities were safe, are safe, and will remain safe.

  • In a major push to the housing and exports sectors Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama has annonced a slew of measures. The new package of measures for exports would address tax and duties refunds for exporters and improve credit flow to the export sector. In a Major relief to the Housing Sector Government has annouced a fund of Rs 10,000 crore for completion of stalled housing projects which are not affected by NPAs or NCLT Issues.

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced a fresh set of measures to boost housing and export sectors. 

    ---For home buyers, government has annouced a fund of Rs 10,000 crore for completion of stalled housing projects

    ---These Should be non-NPA and non-NCLT projects in affordable and middle income category 

    ---However, the fund will not cover the projects affected by NPA and NCLT issues

    ---Rs 10,000 crore will allocated by the government, and an equal amount will be invested by other investors

    ---To encourage government servants to buy new houses, the interest rates on House Building Advance will be lowered and linked with 10-year G-sec yields. 

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced a slew of measures to revive business sentiments among country's exporting fraternity.

    ---New scheme called Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products will replace the existing all Merchandise Exports from India Scheme i.e. MEIS

    ---Under Interest Equalization Scheme incentive has been increased to 5% for MSME exporters with effect from November 2, 2018

    ---Fully automated electronic refund route will be in place for input tax credits in GST

    ---Export Credit Guarantee Corporation will offer higher insurance cover to banks lending working capital for exports

    ---An action plan to reduce time to export turn-around time in airports and ports benchmarked to international standards will be implemented by December 2019

    ---In a bid to help the exports, the government has also revised priority sector lending norms for export credit

    ---Annual mega shopping festivals in India will be organised in four places in march 2020 in four themes in India which will provide big market to the exporters

    ---Handicrafts industry will be enabled to effectively harness e-commerce for exports

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that there are clear signs of revival of industrial production and fixed investments and steps taken by the government will give a major push to the housing and the exports sector.

  • All those who have applied for inclusion of their names in the NRC list and have a valid Application Receipt Number, ARN, can check their final status online on www.nrcassam.nic.in.

    The list bears the names of those who have been accepted as the citizens of Assam, those excluded and persons whose appeals are pending.

    The names of over 19 lakh people were excluded from the final NRC list published on the 31st of last month.  The excluded persons would get an opportunity to challenge their exclusion in the Foreigners' Tribunals.

  • In a statement, the White House said Hamza was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

    The statement said the loss of Hamza not only deprives al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.

    Hamza's last known public statement was released by al-Qaeda's media arm in 2018. In that message, he had threatened Saudi Arabia and called on the people of the Arabian peninsula to revolt.
     

  • Defending a paltry total of 106, India dismissed Bangladesh for 101 in 33 overs. 

    Left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar emerged as the star taking 5 wickets for 28 runs.
     

  • Recalling eight decade old memory, Teresa Lancucka starts melting with emotions. She was a part of polish migrant, which were granted asylum in India during World War II. Today she is here to relieve the memory.

    Dennis Wypijewski has suffered from age related hearing loss still he explains the brutal era of his past and good moments in India. He is visiting Kolhapur along with his three daughters.

    Most of them, who are paying a revisit, were either born at Valivade village in Kolhapur district, or were children when they left the camp.

    Prince Yuvraj Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati, who is hailing from the direct lineage of the legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is heir to Kolhapur royal family, said that that's beauty of Indian legacy which offered asylums to Polish at the time when India itself was facing server drought and tough situation.

     

  • A Memorial Museum was built to commemorates the asylum seekers.

    Member of Rajya Sabha, Yuvraj Sambhaji Chatrapati felicitated the Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland on the occasion.

    While speaking on the occasion, the deputy Foreign Minister of Poland said that India and Poland has strong ties.
     

  • Bhosle joining ceremony took place at Home Minister Amit Shah's residence.  BJP working President JP Nadda, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale were also present at this event.

    He was MP from Satara district of  Maharashtra. Bhosle yesterday submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.
     

  • Of the total 24 standing committees of parliament 13 will be chaired by BJP while 4 will be chaired by Congress MP's. BJP MP Jayant Sinha has been appointed as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

    BJP MP PP Chaudhary has been made the chairman of foreign affairs committee and Congress MP Anand Sharma has been appointed as the chairman of the Home Affairs committee. BJP's TG Venkatesh has been appointed as the chairman of committee on transport, tourism and culture.

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh has been given the responsibility of the Information technology committee and science, technology, environment and forest committee respectively. 

    Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav has been appointed as the chairman of Health and Family Welfare committee.
     

  • The ministry of culture and tourism is carrying out the auction on the web site .The fund generated from this auction will be used for conservation and rejuvenation of the Ganga river.

    Prime Minister Modi also informed this on twitter that there would be an e-auction of the gifts and mementos from today. He said the proceeds from the auction will be devoted towards the Namami Gange Mission. It would contribute to a cleaner Ganga. He said do visit
    for the auction
    .... PM Modi also shared some pictures of article and mementos on tweet.

    There would also be an e-auction of the gifts and mementos. The proceeds from the auction will be devoted towards the Namami Gange Mission. It would contribute to a cleaner Ganga. Do visit this site and take part in the auction.

  • Under the campaign Union Minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday launched "jaldoot" a travelling exhibition in Pune.

    On the occasion Minister and other dignitaries took swatchata pledge to keep the environment clean.

    The Regional Outreach Bureau, in association with Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation has launched the Jaldoot campaign.
     

  • BJP President Amit Shah and working President JP Nadda met children admitted in AIIMS and gifted them fruits as part of the party's 'Seva Saptah'campaign.

    The Sewa Saptah campaign will run till 20 September. During the Sewa Saptah, the party will run campaigns to spread awareness among people regarding Swachhta Abhiyan, combating the use of single use plastic and water conservation.

    Various exhibitions on Prime Minister Modi's life journey and service works have also been organized showcasing the achievements of PM Modi.
     

  • The award was given away on Friday in Kajan, republic of Tatarastan for the Arcadia Education Project in South Kanarchor of Bangladesh.

    The project involved construction of a school in an area which is under water during the monsoon months.

    The architect of the project Saif Ul Haque designed a school which remains on the ground during dry season and floats when the area is submerged in water during monsoon.

    He utilised only the local material-bamboo, used tyres and steel drums for constructing the amphibious structure for school.

    The workforce and artisans for the project were also drawn locally.

    The Aga Khan Foundation in its citation lauded the project for its contribution to improve people's lives, social and economic development, access to education in rural communities and global issues like rising water levels.

    Five other projects from other countries were also given the award.

  • A number of distinguished personalities including the Mayor of Bern was present on the occasion.

    In his address President said that the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are relevent today...They guide us to overcome a number of contemporary problems including the changes in environment.

  • Prime Minister Modi posted on Twitter, ''Simplicity, spontaneity and decency of the language gives right meaning to the expression.'' He added Hindi language has beautifully put together these aspects.

    HM AMIT SHAH INAUGURATES SARAL VAKYA KOSH APP

    Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday inaugurated E- Saral Maha Shabda Kosh App and the E-Saral Vakya Kosh App in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.

    Home Minister Amit Shah felicitated Raj Bhasha Keerti and Raj Bhasha Gaurav Awards to various organisations for their excellent performance in promoting Hindi language.

    Minister of State G. Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai were also present on the occasion.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, Hindi has the ability to bring the entire India together. He said India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance, but it is necessary to have a common language that becomes the mark of the country's identity.

    Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the E-Saral Vakya Kosh App and E- Saral Maha Shabda Kosh App during the event.

    Home Minister felicitated secretaries of various Ministries for their commendable contribution in the Hindi language.

    MoS HOME: HINDI AN EXPRESSION OF EVERY INDIAN

    Minister of State for Home affairs, Nityanand Rai attended the Hindi Diwas celebrations in New Delhi. While addressing the gathering, Nityanand Rai said that Hindi is the easiest language which joins us.

    While addressing the gathering in New Delhi, Minister of State for home affairs, G. Kishan Reddy said that his mother tongue is Telgu but he also love speaking Hindi. He added that his government is committed to the development of mother tongue and Rashtra Bhashsa.

  • The Finance Minister said that the annual mega shopping festival will be organized at four places across the country to boost exports. The event will start from March 2020. This event will be held in Gems & Jewelery, Yoga and Tourism & Textile and Leather sector.

    Nirmala Sitharaman said that the quality of exports would be improved with the help of technology.

    The Finance Minister said that the government has taken many big steps to facilitate trade.

    The Finance Minister said that the country's foreign exchange reserves have increased and there are signs of improvement in steady investment.

    With a focus on construction of unfinished units Finance Minister announced special window to provide last mile funding for housing projects which are non-NPA and non-NCLT and are net worth positive in affordable and middle income category.

  • The government has announced the formation of different parliamentary panels including the standing committee on finance, external affairs and Information technology.

    Of the total 24 standing committees of parliament 13 will be chaired by BJP while 4 will be chaired by Congress MP's. BJP MP Jayant Sinha has been appointed as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

    BJP MP PP Chaudhary has been made the chairman of foreign affairs committee and Congress MP Anand Sharma has been appointed as the chairman of the Home Affairs committee. BJP's TG Venkatesh has been appointed as the chairman of committee on transport, tourism and culture.

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh has been given the responsibility of the Information technology committee and science, technology, environment and forest committee respectively. Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav has been appointed as the chairman of Health and Family Welfare committee.

  • To tackle the water crisis looming the country, the Government of India launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a water conservation campaign focusing on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts across the country.

    Under the campaign Union Minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javdekar on Saturday launched  "Jaldoot" a travelling exhibition in Pune.

    On the occasion Minister and other dignitaries took swatchata pledge to keep the environment clean. The Regional Outreach Bureau, in association with Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation has launched the Jaldoot campaign.

  • Home Minister Amit Shah felicitated Raj Bhasha Keerti and Raj Bhasha Gaurav Awards to various organisations for their excellent performance in promoting Hindi language. Minister of State G. Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai also marked their presence on the occasion.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah lit the lamp and inaugurated the Hindi Diwas celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan of New Delhi. Minister of State G. Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai also marked their presence on the occasion.

    Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the e-Saral Vakya Kosh App and e-Saral Maha Shabda Kosh App during the event. Home Minister also inaugurated the Rajbhasha website. Home Minister felicitated secretaries of various Ministries for their commendable contribution in the Hindi language.

  • The Weeklong Sewa Saptah is being conducted across the country as part of Prime Minister's Birthday celebrations falling on September 17. The Sewa Saptah campaign will run till 20 September.

    On the inauguration of the Sewa Saptah, fruits are being distributed among patients of general ward and urge them to actively participate in Swachhta Abhiyan.

    During the Sewa Saptah, the party will run campaigns to spread awareness among people regarding Swachhta Abhiyan, combatting the use of single use plastic and water conservation.

    Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assembly and various Union Ministers will participate in the Sewa Saptah campaigns in their respective regions. Various exhibitions have also been set up showcasing the achievements of PM Modi.

  • Indian diplomat and First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva Kumam Mini Devi lambasted Pakistan for 'misrepresenting facts' over Kashmir issue at 42nd UNHRC session.

    Exercising the 'Right of Reply’, the Indian diplomat advised Pakistan to accept the reality that Article 370 is entirely an internal matter of India and all Pakistan's hysterical statements with false, fabricated narratives are not going to change this fact.

    She also advised Pakistan to look into cases of extreme violation of human rights in their own country.

  • Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore aged 95, left Zimbabwe torn over the legacy of his 37-year rule marked by brutal repression and economic crisis.

    He died almost two years after former army loyalists forced him out in 2017, following a power struggle over what was widely perceived as his bid to have his wife Grace succeed him. His body was returned from Singapore on Wednesday to a country divided and still struggling with inflation and the food and fuel shortages caused by decades of economic crisis.

    "Despite certain misgivings, within certain quarters about his so-called mistakes... the government's position is clear," Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo said. "The late President Mugabe is an icon."

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and a dozen current and former African leaders are expected to attend Saturday's official funeral at a Harare sports stadium. But his final burial at a national monument will only happen after a new mausoleum is built, his family said. While Mugabe ended white-minority rule and gave more access to education and public health to the poor black majority, he soon turned to fear and repression to govern.

    Many Zimbabweans will remember Mugabe more for the economic mismanagement and increasingly tyrannical rule that followed the initial hope of liberation. Millions fled the country during decades of crisis and hyperinflation and a brutal crackdown on dissidents at home.

    Many are struggling to survive despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa's vows of more investment and jobs in the post-Mugabe era. "Things were much better under Comrade Mugabe, prices of basics were lower," said Daydream Goba, 27, using an affectionate term for Mugabe. "Now, we can barely manage."

    Always divisive in life, Mugabe's funeral arrangements were also caught up in a dispute between Mnangagwa and the family over where and when the former leader should be buried. The two parties on Friday finally agreed he would be buried at National Heroes Acre. But the final ceremony would take place in about 30 days, once the new mausoleum was built for him there. His family are still bitter over the role Mnangagwa played in his ouster and had pushed for Mugabe to be buried in his homestead of Zvimba, northwest of Harare. A former guerrilla who fought alongside Mugabe against colonial forces, Mnangagwa was fired as first vice president by Mugabe in 2017.

    Mugabe branded him a "traitor". Soon after, protesters and military officers pressured Mugabe to step down in what was widely seen as a struggle between Mnangagwa's faction and loyalists to Grace inside the ruling ZANU-PF party.

    The "heroes" monument, where more than 130 national figures are buried in black marble tombs, sits on a hilltop overlooking Harare. Mugabe's first wife, Sally is also buried there.