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 NITI Aayog's FinTech Conclave to be held in New Delhi today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361367 NAT NITI Aayog is organising a day-long FinTech Conclave at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi today. President Ram Nath Kovind leaves on three-nation visit http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361392 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has left on a three-nation visit to Croatia, Bolivia and Chile. Supreme Court to hear fresh plea for not evicting forest dwellers http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361393 NAT Supreme Court is likely to hear today a fresh plea seeking a direction to authorities not to evict any forest dwellers and to set up a SIT to look into alleged illegal acquisition of tribals' land. PM Narendra Modi urges noted personalities to spread voter awareness http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361400 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged voters across the country to turn up in large numbers to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Opposition is politicising Balakot air strike, says Defence Minister http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361399 NAT Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has alleged that the opposition is politicising the airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot and indulging in false allegations against the government. Filing of nominations for first phase of LS polls ends this evening http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361396 NAT Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end today. India achieves 84 % reduction in TB deaths among HIV patients: UN http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361356 NAT India has achieved an 84 per cent reduction in tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV by 2017. Congress counters attack of Jaitley on dynastic politics; lists name of BJP leaders and relatives in politics http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361385 NAT Congress has countered the attack of Union Minister Arun Jaitley on dynastic politics. Congress staring at another defeat due to its dynastic character: Jaitley http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361362 NAT Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said Congress party has been out of power for five years and it is staring at another defeat due to the dynastic character of the party. Electioneering gains momentum for Lok Sabha polls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361334 NAT Election activity in the country gears up as political parities continue to announce candidates for the remaining Lok Sabha seats. BJP announces names of nine more candidates for Lok Sabha polls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361380 NAT BJP today announced names of nine more candidates for Lok Sabha polls. The list consists of six candidates from Chhattisgarh and one each from Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Telangana. Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan asked to send report on forceful conversion of two abducted Hindu girls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361350 NAT External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on incident where two minority Hindu girls were abducted on the eve of Holi in Sindh province. CPI to field Kanhaiya Kumar from Begusarai http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361379 NAT In Bihar, the CPI today announced that it would field former JNU student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar from Begusarai seat. Congress releases another list of ten candidates for Lok Sabha polls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361375 NAT Congress has released another list of ten candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of amassing crores of rupees through illegal means http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361371 NAT BJP today accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of amassing crores of rupees through illegal means. Political activities gains momentum in Manipur for election at two LS seats http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361199 NAT In Manipur, political activities have taken a new momentum with the announcement of candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats of the State. India is hub of opportunities as well as fast growing economy: Vice President http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361360 NAT Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India is at the centre of global attention and recognition as a hub of opportunities as well as a fast growing economy, and the country’s scientists must be credited for this. Centre, State Govts working hard to make India TB-free by 2025: PM Modi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361351 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre and various State Governments are working hard to make India TB-free by 2025, ahead of 5-years global target of 2030. SC to hear fresh plea for not evicting forest dwellers http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361358 NAT The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday a fresh plea seeking a direction to authorities not to evict any forest dwellers and to set up an SIT to look into alleged illegal acquisition of tribals' land. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu calls upon youth to build a new India http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361349 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called upon the youth to strive to build a new India, which is free of fear, corruption, hunger, discrimination, illiteracy, poverty, caste barriers and urban rural divide. Indian naval crew rescue over 192 people in Cyclone hit Mozambique http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361343 NAT The Indian naval crew has rescued more than 192 people in the Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique in Africa. J&K: IAF airlifts 187 stranded passengers to and fro Kargil http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361342 NAT 187 stranded passengers were airlifted by the Indian Air Force to and fro Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday. Arun Jaitley accuses Congress of riding on caravan of falsehood & forgeries http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361341 NAT Union Minister Arun Jaitley has accused the Congress party of riding on what he called the caravan of falsehood and forgeries to influence voters ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Kerala Congress suggests Rahul Gandhi to contest election from Wayanad LS seat http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361340 NAT The Kerala Congress has suggested that party president Rahul Gandhi should contest the Lok Sabha election from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. EC asks media to telecast exit polls only after completion of last phase of Lok Sabha elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361337 NAT The Election Commission (EC) has said, exit polls can only be telecast on the evening of 19th May after the last phase of Lok Sabha elections gets over. Former SC judge PC Ghose takes oath as Lokpal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361311 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered the oath of office to the former Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Lokpal chairperson. BJP hits out at Rahul Gandhi over alleged growth of his assets http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361330 NAT The BJP today hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over the alleged growth of his assets from 2004 to 2014. Rahul Gandhi criticizes PM Modi's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361328 NAT Congress President Rahul Gandhi today criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign, calling him a gatekeeper who stood guard for the wealth of the rich. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed as next Navy Chief http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361321 NAT Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Navy Chief. Jaitley accuses Congress of riding on ‘caravan’ of falsehood & forgeries http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361335 NAT Union Minister Arun Jaitley today accused Congress party of riding on the ‘caravan’ of falsehood and forgeries to influence voters ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Maharashtra: Congress to contest 26 seats & NCP 22 as per seat sharing pact http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361333 NAT The Congress and the NCP today announced their seat-sharing pact in Maharashtra for upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Congress will contest 26 seats and NCP 22 seats. Govt begins seizing properties of terror financiers to curb terror funding http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361326 NAT The government has started seizing properties belonging to terror financiers in a big way as part of its efforts to curb terror funding. BJP releases another list of 11 candidates for Lok Sabha polls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361323 NAT The BJP has released another list of 11 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. CBDT refutes media reports on alleged payoff to BJP leaders http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361305 NAT The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has refuted the media reports about the alleged payoff to the BJP leaders. Delhi court orders attachment of fugitive Vijay Mallya's properties http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361312 NAT A Delhi court has ordered the attachment of fugitive Vijay Mallya's properties in Bengaluru in a case relating to FERA violations. ED slaps over Rs 14 lakh penalty on Hurriyat leader Geelani http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361306 NAT Enforcement Directorate has imposed a penalty of over 14 lakh rupees on Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for illegal possession of 10 thousand dollars in violation of foreign exchange law. BJP releases second list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361303 NAT The BJP has released its second list of 36 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections which includes 23 candidates for Andhra Pradesh, where polling will be held in the first phase on April 11. Indian Statistical Institute presents report on VVPAT sample size to EC http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361285 NAT Indian Statistical Institute today presented its report on the sample size of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail, VVPAT slip counting to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. Employment generation in formal sector touched 17-month high: EPFO http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361293 NAT The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in its latest released payroll data has said that net employment generation in the formal sector touched a 17-month high of 8.96 lakh in January, 2019. BJP dismisses Congress allegations over reported payoffs to its top leaders http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361294 NAT Congress today accused senior BJP leader B S Yedduyurappa of paying over 1800 crore rupees to the BJP's national leaders during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister. BJP's CEC underway to discuss candidates for ensuing LS elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361301 NAT The meeting of BJP's Central Election Committee is underway in New Delhi to discuss the names of candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. ED slaps Rs 14 lakh penalty on Syed Ali Shah Geelani http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361300 NAT The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of over 14 lakh rupees on Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for illegal possession of 10 thousand dollars in violation of foreign exchange law. Amit Shah rejects Congress allegation against Yeddyurappa http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361299 NAT BJP President Amit Shah has rejected the Congress allegation against Karnataka leader B S Yeddyurappa as falsehood. Govt to not send representative to Pakistan National Day event http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361272 NAT India today said it has decided not to send any government representative to Pakistan National Day event at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi which is taking place this evening. Govt exceeds disinvestment target for current fiscal by Rs 5,000 cr http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361296 NAT The Government has exceeded the disinvestment target for the current fiscal by five thousand crore rupees. JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan sent to NIA custody http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361273 NAT A Delhi court today sent Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir to NIA custody till March 29. Centre bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF under anti-terror law http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361292 NAT The Centre has banned the separatist leader Yasin Malik - led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) under anti-terror law. President Kovind to visit Croatia, Bolivia and Chile from Mar 25 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361286 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Croatia, Bolivia and Chile from 25th of this month to 2nd of April.