- Government received tremendous support
in its efforts to curb black money and fight corruption, says Prime Minister
Narendra Modi; Asserts "isolation to integration" is the only way to
'Rising India'; Reiterates centre's resolve to 'Act Fast for the North East'.
- At the Indian Science Congress in
Imphal, Prime Minister urges scientists to use their knowledge and skills for
changing the lives of people for the better.
- Mr. Modi to address farmers at the
annual Krishi Unnati Mela in New Delhi today.
- Chandigarh court holds Jagtar Singh Tara guilty in former Punjab Chief
Minister Beant Singh assassination case.
- In Badminton, PV Sindhu storms into the All England Open semi-finals.
- In Cricket, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to set up a summit clash with India in th
tri-nation T-20 series.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said,
the government has received tremendous support in its efforts to curb black
money and fight corruption. He was speaking at the Rising India Summit
organised by a private TV channel in New Delhi last evening. Mr Modi said, due
to the support and inspiration of the people, the government has succeeded in
taking and executing bold steps. He said, there is a transformational shift in
the country because of the people and their will to dream.
The Prime Minister opined that Rising
India means raising the confidence of 125 crore people of the country. He said,
Rising India evokes the thought of light through darkness.
"देश के सवा सौ करोड़ लोगों के स्वाभिमान का राइज होना। देश के आत्मगौरव का राइज होना। जब इन्हीं सवा सौ करोड़ लोगों की इच्छा शक्ति एक जुट हो जाती है, उनके संकल्प एक हो जाते हैं, तो असाध्य भी साध्य हो जाता है।"
Mr Modi also envisaged the role of
northeast towards Rising India.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the
Ujjwala scheme which has changed the lives of crores of people.
Mr Modi reiterated the government's
commitment to make health care affordable and accessible for all.
"आयुष्मान भारत से देश के गरीब से गरीब व्यक्ति को बहुत बड़ी मदद मिलने वाली है। लगभग दस करोड़ परिवार यानी करीब पैतालीस से पचास करोड़ नागरिक इलाज की चिंता से मुक्त हो जाएंगे। अगर उनके परिवार में कोई बीमार पड़ता है तो एक साल में पांच लाख रुपये का खर्च भारत सरकार और इन्श्योरेंश कंपनी मिल करके उसको भुगतान करेगी।"
The Prime Minister asserted that the government has planned to invest one
lakh crore rupees to improve the education system in the country.
Mr. Modi said, the power sector is undergoing several transformational
changes to fight the power shortage.
"आज भारत की ऊर्जा सुरक्षा के बेस्ट सोलुशन्स के लिए पावर मिनिस्ट्री, रिन्यूएबल एनर्जी मिनिस्ट्री और कोल मिनिस्ट्री एक यूनिट के रूप में काम कर रहे हैं। यही कारण है कि पावर शॉर्टेज से पावर सरप्लस की तरफ नेटवर्क फेलियर्स से नेट एक्सपोर्टर की तरफ बढ़ रहे हैं।
Mr Modi said, India is spearheading a solar revolution in the world,
adding that in the last 4 years, India has contributed massively to the world
The Prime Minister has exhorted scientists to extend their research from
"labs to the land" for the greater benefit of the people and said
time is ripe to redefine ‘R&D' as research for development of the nation.
Addressing the inaugural session of the 105th Indian Science Congress in Imphal
yesterday, he said India has a rich tradition and a long history of both
discovery and use of science and technology. Mr Modi said, it is time to
reclaim our rightful place among the front-line nations in this field.
Mr Modi said, it is his "personal request" that scientists
spend 100 hours per annum with 100 students of classes 9th to 12th to discuss
science and technology as it could help nurture scientific temperament among
The prime minster said seven out of eight states are now connected by
rail network and projects are underway to connect the remaining state capitals,
including Imphal, to the broad gauge network. He said the Centre had sanctioned
10 India Reserve Battalions for the north-eastern states, including two
battalions for Manipur which will directly provide job opportunities to about
2,000 youths in the state.
The prime minister inaugurated 1000 Anganwadi centers in the state and a
park dedicated to Rani Gaidinliu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will
address farmers at the annual Krishi Unnati Mela in New Delhi today. Mr Modi
will also inaugurate the Jaivik Kheti portal and lay the foundation stone of 25
Krishi Vigyan Kendras. He will also confer the Krishi Karman Award and Pandit
Deen Dayal Upadhaya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puruskar.
"The three-day mela began
yesterday with a focus on doubling the farmers' income. The objective of the
event is to create awareness among farmers about the latest agriculture-related
technological developments. More than 800 stalls and pavilions have been set up for farmers
displaying latest technologies and government initiatives. New harvesting
techniques through organic means and its successful implementation, the Jaivik
Mahakumbh pavilion is a special attraction at the fair. Through a Live demo,
farmers can witness actual farming at the fair. Inaugurating the Mela, Agriculture
Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, government is committed to the welfare of farmers and strengthening the
rural livelihood. WITH SHASHANK KUMAR's REPORT, ARTI RANA, AIR NEWS, DELHI.
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A Chandigarh court has held Jagtar Singh Tara guilty of assassinating
former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
The court of additional district and session judge J S Sidhu will
pronounce the quantum of sentence today.
"Jagtar Singh Tara is one of the accused in the Beant Singh's
murder case. Former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and 17 others were killed
on 31st of August in 1995 in a human bomb attack outside the Punjab Secretariat
at Chandigarh. On January 22 in 2004, Tara and others fled from the Burai Jail
and he was nabbed from Thailand in January 2015.In January this year, Tara had
submitted a six page confession in the court stating that he did not regret
killing of Beant Singh.He will be pronounced sentence today in the special
court set up at Burai Jail. Ashwani
Kumar Sharma, AIR News, Chandigarh."
A special CBI court in Ranchi is likely to pronounce its judgment in the
fourth fodder scam case today, involving RJD Chief and former Bihar Chief
Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of over
three crore rupees from the Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January
"A special court of CBI in Ranchi will deliver its judgement in
Fodder scam case of the illegal withdrawal of 3 crore 76 lakh rupees in which
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad and 30 others are accused. RJC Chief Lalu Prasad has
already been convicted in three other cases of Fodder scam and serving his
sentence in Ranchi Jail. His appeal and bail appplication against his
conviction in fraudulent withdrawal case from Chawsat treasury is pending in
Jharkhand High Court whereas similar application against his conviction in
Devgarh case has been dismissed by Jharkhand High Court. RAJESH SINHA,
After Bhagwant Mann, AAP Punjab unit co-president Aman Arora also
resigned after party convenor and Delhi
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram
Singh Majithia for leveling unfounded allegations relating to his involvement
in drug trade. In a tweet, addressed to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish
Sisodia, Mr Arora said, due to painful turn of events since yesterday, please
accept his resignation from the post of co-president.
Earlier, AAP MP from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann resigned from the post of
AAP Punjab unit president. Mr Kejriwal yesterday apologised to Mr Majithia for
leveling unfounded allegations of his involvement in the illegal drugs trade.
Mr Kejriwal's apology drew flak within AAP cadre in Punjab. The AAP leaders and
MLAs in Punjab said that the Delhi Chief Minister had not consulted them in
The government has assured the exporters
that all their eligible GST refund claims will be considered and sanctioned at
the earliest. In a statement, the Finance Ministry said, it has been noticed
that unverified estimates of the pending GST refunds on account of exports are
published in the media or put out by various trade bodies. The Ministry said,
these figures are highly speculative and inaccurate. It said, the government
has taken various steps, including amendments in the rules and changes in the
business procedures, to overcome the delay in sanctioning refunds.
President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a two day visit to Odisha from
today. Mr Kovind will commence his engagements by paying tributes to Netaji
Subhas Chandra Bose at his birthplace in Cuttack. Later, he will dedicate the
Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre - a memorial to late Chief Minister
Biju Patnaik - to the people of the state. The President will also deliver the
third foundation day lecture at the National Law University, Cuttack.
PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the All England Open Badminton
tournament in Birmingham last night. The Rio Olympics Silver medalist, came
back from a game behind to beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, 20-22, 21-18, 21-18.
For a place in the Final, Sindhu will today play against another Japanese,
second seed Akane Yamaguchi. Sindhu leads the head-to-head record against
In the tri-nation Twenty-20 Cricket
series, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in Colombo
last night to set up a summit clash against India. Put in to bat, the hosts had
posted 159 for 7, courtesy half centuries by wicket keeper Kusal Perera and
captain Thisara Perera. In reply, Bangladesh overhauled the target with just 1
ball to spare, riding on an end-of-innings cameo by Mahmudullah. The Final will be played at the same venue
In foreign news,
Pakistan has failed to take decisive actions against terror groups as
sought by the US administration. Stating this US warned Islamabad that
Washington is prepared to take actions on its own to safeguard its personnel in
A senior US official speaking to reporters in Washington criticised
Pakistan of providing safe havens to
terror groups carrying out attacks in Afghanistan.
news of the Telugu Desam Party finally quitting the National Democratic
Alliance dominates the lead headlines this morning. "BJP calm as TDP quits
NDA, moves no-confidence move" headlines the Asian Age. The
Times of India writes "Opposition gathers to back no-trust move, but
Modi govt looks safe".
Economic Times leads
with "Markets slide on Global Sentiment, Local Politics" as the
benchmark indices posted their biggest single day fall since February 2nd.
papers also report about the Centre telling the Supreme Court that it won't
touch the ancient coral underwater bridge, the Ram Sethu for the implementation
of the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project. "Will preserve Ram Sethu for
nation's sake: Centre to SC" writes the Pioneer.
Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's apology to Shrimani Akali Dal's Bikram
Singh Majithia also gets major traction in the papers. "Kejri's sorry hits
AAP hard" headlines the DNA while the Tribune reports
"Mann, Arora quit AAP posts".
leave worries behind, Disburse One lakh Crore Rupees in 2 weeks" headlines
the Economic Times. The paper quoting experts writes that the trend
belays fears that the Punjab National Bank fraud put a freeze on credit as
lenders became excessively wary.
the headline "Govt meets farm credit target" the Pioneer writes
that the actual loan disbursal to farmers in 2016-17 is 118.42% of the planned
Daler Mehendi getting a 2 year jail term in the 2003 human trafficking case is
also highlighted by the papers. "2 year jail for kabootarbaaz Daler
Mehendi" headlines the Pioneer.
Sunday, Uber, Ola drivers say to go off roads" is a top headline in the
Financial Express. The paper says the indefinite strike over repayment
defaults for drivers is expected to be observed in Mumbai, Benguluru, Delhi,
Hyderabad and Pune, among others.
Indian Express reports
about a worrysome trend in India, in contrast to the worldwide trends.
"More women have cancer than men" in India according to a study
published in the new Lancet paper. The India-specific genetic biomarkers
urgently need to be be identified, writes the daily.