NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR State News Punjab Govt to give Government Job to all medal winners from Punjab in Khelo India Games STA Punjab Government will give Government Job to all Medal winners from Punjab in Khelo India Youth Games. Karnataka: BS Yeddyurappa asks Congress legislators to go to drought-hit districts STA In Karnataka, BJP state President B S Yeddyurappa has asked Congress legislators to go to drought-hit districts instead of spending time in a resort and assured them that BJP will never attempt to poach their MLAs. Nirmala Sitharaman to launch TN Defence Corridor tomorrow STA Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman will formally launch the Tamilnadu Defence Industrial Corridor tomorrow. 11 stations under NFR to be upgraded to airport-like standards STA Eleven railway stations under Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), including five in Assam, have been identified for the upgradation to airport-like standards as part of the Railway's Rs 1 lakh crore station redevelopment programme. Odisha CM Patnaik increases social security pension by Rs 200 per month STA Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a hike of Rs 200 per month in the social security pension under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY). UP govt approves 10% reservation in jobs, educational institutions for economically weaker sections in general category STA Uttar Pradesh government has approved 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward in the general category. J&K: Flight operations disrupted at Kashmir airport after fresh snowfall STA In Kashmir, fresh snowfall has disrupted flight operations. A meteorological department official said there was fresh snowfall in the higher reaches as well as the plains. J&K: Rescue, recovery operations continue at avalanche site in Khardung La STA In Jammu and Kashmir, rescue and recovery operations resumed this morning at the avalanche site in Khardung La. BJP says today's opposition rally in Kolkata is anti-Modi exercise STA BJP has said today's opposition rally in Kolkata is an anti-Modi exercise. Prayagraj: Kumbh Mela attracting large number of devotees, visitors every day STA The 49 days Kumbh Mela is attracting large numbers of devotees and visitors daily at Prayagraj. Gujarat govt signs around 130 MoUs with investment commitments worth over Rs 56,000 cr in various sectors STA Gujarat government has signed around 130 MoUs with investment commitments worth over 56,000 crore rupees in various sectors on the first day of the three-day Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. Punjab CM announces development grant worth Rs. 208.40 crore STA Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced a development grant of 208.40 crore rupees for funding various infrastructure works in rural and urban areas of several districts in Malwa region. Cold wave conditions engulf several parts of country as higher reaches witness fresh snowfall STA Many parts of the country are experiencing severe cold while some areas of Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing snowfall. W Bengal govt decides to add 200 acres to its Silicon Valley Hub STA Mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim said on Friday that West Bengal government has decided to add at least 200 acres to its Silicon Valley Hub. Arunachal Pradesh: Defence Minister inaugurates Diffo Bridge STA In Arunachal Pradesh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today inaugurated the Diffo Bridge over Chipu River in Lower Dibang Valley District. The bridge is 426 mts in length and its work started in 2011. Terrorists carry out grenade attacks on security forces in Kashmir STA Terrorists carried out two grenade attacks on security forces in Kashmir today but there were no reports of any casualty. National session of BJP Kisan Morcha to be held on Feb 23, 24 in Gorakhpur STA National session of the BJP Kisan Morcha will be held on 23 and 24 of next month in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. ED registers money laundering case against Akhilesh Yadav, others in connection with illegal mining STA Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and others in connection with alleged illegal mining in the state. Pocharam Srinivas Reddy elected as Speaker of Telangana Assembly STA In Telangana, former Agriculture Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi senior leader Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the newly constituted state Assembly today. Dense fog enveloped several parts of Delhi today STA Dense fog enveloped several parts of the national capital this morning, leading to disruption of flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Bihar govt partially lifted ban on sale of live fish STA The Bihar government has partially lifted the ban on sale of live fish, three days after it banned the sale, transportation and storage of all kinds of fish dead or alive in Patna for 15 days. J&K: Security forces kill five Pak soldiers in retaliation along LoC STA Army has said that five Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed in retaliatory action by security forces in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control in Jammu region during the past couple of days. Kumbh Mela 2019 attracting large number of devotees every day STA The Kumbh Mela, which began at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, is attracting large number of devotees every day. 2nd World Orange Festival begins in Nagpur today STA The second World Orange Festival will be organised in Nagpur from today to 21 of this month. Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’ held in Mumbai STA A Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’ was held in Mumbai on Thursday. Maharashtra HM asserts state govt to respect SC verdict on dance bars STA Maharashtra’s Minister of state for Home, Ranjit Patil has asserted that the government will respect the Supreme Court verdict on the issue but keep a check for untoward activity taking place under the garb of dance bars. Lakhs of people gathered in public places on Kaanum Pongal STA In view of “Kaanum Pongal” festival in Tamil Nadu, lakhs of people gathered as families and friends in public places to spend quality time together. PM Modi to inaugurate National Museum of Indian Cinema STA Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai on Saturday. J&K: Three policemen injured after suspected terrorists hurl grenade STA In Jammu & Kashmir, three policemen were injured after suspected terrorists threw a hand grenade towards a police party at Rajbagh near Zero Bridge in Srinagar. Meghalaya: Indian Navy Divers spot body of one of 15 miners trapped in rat-hole mine STA In Meghalaya, Indian Navy Divers detected the body of a miner trapped in a rat-hole mine in East Jaintia Hills. First session of Telangana Assembly begins this morning STA The first session of the newly elected Telangana Assembly began this morning. BJYM President Poonam Mahajan launches Vijaylakshyam -2019 from Tawang STA Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha President Poonam Mahajan launched Vijaylakshyam -2019 from Tawang town in Arunachal Pradesh today. AAP seeks Khaira's disqualification from Punjab Assembly STA Aam Aadmi Party has sought disqualification of Sukhpal Singh Khaira, the MLA from Bholath, from the Vidhan Sabha. CBI registers FIRs against 4 more in Bihar shelter homes STA In Bihar, the CBI has registered FIRs against four more shelter homes in the state in connection with alleged sexual abuse of children. SBI, other banks agree to finance Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor STA A consortium of banks led by State Bank of India has agreed to provide finance for Nagpur-Mumbai 'Samruddhi Corridor' expressway project. Budget session of Jharkhand Assembly starts today STA The Budget session of Jharkhand Assembly is starting from today and it will continue till 8th of next month. Rajasthan: 66 people tested positive of Swine Flu STA In Rajasthan, 66 people have been tested positive of Swine Flu in the last 24 hours, with the virus claiming one life. BEST workers’ union calls off strike after accepting 10-step pay hike STA The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) workers’ and employees’ union today called off its nine-day-old strike after accepting the '10-step' pay hike to be granted to them by way of an interim measure by the civic transport undertaking's management. Odisha Congress Working President Naba Kishore Das resigns STA In Odisha, Congress Working President Naba Kishore Das has resigned from his post today. He has sent his resignation to AICC President Rahul Gandhi. Tamil Nadu CM condemns killing of fisherman by Lankan Navy STA Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy today strongly condemned the action of the Srilankan Navy men in mid-sea, chasing away fishermen from the State, leading to the killing of one fisherman. TRS and YSR Congress party leaders hold discussions in Hyderabad STA Telangana Rastra Samithi and YSR Congress party leaders today held discussions in Hyderabad towards strengthening the proposed Federal Front at national level. Bombay HC orders BEST workers to withdraw strike STA The Bombay High Court has ordered BEST workers, the civic-run transport undertaking in Mumbai to withdraw the bus strike that entered the 9th day today. Several steps taken to make Kumbh Divya, Bhavya and Swachh STA The Kumbh Mela began on Tuesday with a record crowd of 2.25 Crore Devotees in the frist Shahi Snan of Akharas at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. JP Nadda says base of SP-BSP alliance is corruption and commission STA In Uttar Pradesh, striking hard on the SP-BSP alliance, BJP leader and Union Health Minister JP Nadda today said that the base of this alliance is corruption and commission. Srinagar and its adjoining areas turned white following fresh snowfall STA The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, and its adjoining areas turned white following fresh snowfall today. CP Joshi elected as Rajasthan assembly speaker STA In Rajasthan, senior leader of Congress and former Central Minister C.P Joshi today elected as speaker of the 15th legislative assembly. Punjab: AAP MLA Master Baldev Singh resings from party STA In Punjab, Master Baldev Singh , MLA from Jaito constituency has resigned from the primary membership of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Maharashtra cabinet approves schemes for financial welfare of OBSs and SC/ST communities STA The Maharashtra Cabinet has approved schemes worth over 700 crore rupees for financial welfare of OBCs and the SC/ST communities.