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30.05.2017


THE HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss trade, investment and security issues in South-Asia; Both leaders to participate in Inter governmental Consultations and  Indo-German business summit.
  • Prime Minister announces ex-gratia relief to next of kin of E-rickshaw driver beaten to death in Delhi for stopping two persons from urinating in public; directs authorities to punish culprits.
  • Senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti to appear before special CBI court in Lucknow in the Ayodhya demolition case; Charges to be framed today.
  • Uttar Pradesh government sets up Special Investigation Team to probe Saharanpur violence incidents.
  • Several parts of Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura likely to witness heavy rainfall today under the influence of cyclonic storm Mora.
  • In Badminton, Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth to start their campaign at Thailand   Grand Prix Gold qualifier today.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed issues relating to trade, investment and security with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last evening. They  also reviewed the role of both nations in maintaining peace in South-Asia. The Indian Ambassador to Germany Mukta Dutta Tomar told media persons that the Chancellor appreciated the fast track mechanism for  FDI projects which had earned nearly two billion dollars for the past two years. She said the two leaders also discussed issues relating to BREXIT, Afghanistan’s reconciliation process and "one belt- one road" issues.

"The leaders also discussed some regional and international global issues. They reviewed the Brexit the future of the European Union and Prime Minister reiterated the atmust value that India attaches to the European Union cohesiveness which is a major factor of stability in global politics."

The Indian Ambassador said, Mr Modi and Ms Merkel also discussed issues of terrorism and radicalisation. The Prime Minister appreciated the presence of Germany in Afganistan to provide stability and underlined the need for reconciliation. A cremonial welcome  will be held in honour of Mr Modi this morning. Our Correspondent reports that  Mr. Modi and Ms. Merkel will be participating in the 4th Indo-German consultations and other programmes.                                

"The two leaders will meet at the consultations and hold ministerial level talks in various sectors at the Inter governmental Consultations . The India German Business summit is set to address the concerns in implementing FDI projects. It will be followed by a joint declaration. The Prime Minister will then call on the President Frank Walter Steinmeier at Castle Believue before leaving for Madrid today. With Manas Pratim Sarma, Joy REPORTING for Air News from Berlin."

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The Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia relief of one lakh rupees to the next of kin of the E-rickshaw driver beaten to death in Delhi for espousing the social cause of Swachha Bharat. Mr Modi, who is on a four-nation tour has sanctioned the amount from the Prime Minister's National Relief fund to the next of kin of the E-rickshaw driver Ravindra Kumar, who was beaten to death for stopping two people from urinating in public in New Delhi. Mr Modi condemned the incident and directed the authorities to bring to book and punish the culprits  for committing such inhuman act.

Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday visited the family of the victim and handed over a cheque of fifty-thousand rupees from his salary. Condemning the incident,  Mr Naidu said the culprits must be punished and proper compensation should be made keeping in view the condition of the victim's wife.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has announced a 5 lakh rupee compensation for the family of Ravider Kumar. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia yesterday said, the amount will be provided from the LG-CM's relief fund. A senior government official said Mr Sisodia spoke to Lt Governor Anil Baijal before approving the compensation amount.    

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The Centre will launch a new campaign called Darwaza Band from today to promote toilet usage in rural areas across the country. Bollywood star  Amitabh Bachchan, who leads the campaign, will be joined by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar and Maharashtra  Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the formal launch event to be held in Mumbai. It is designed to encourage behaviour change in men who have toilets but are not using them.

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A special CBI court in Lucknow will frame charges today  against  senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Ayodhya demolition case. The leaders will appear today before the Special CBI judge S K Yadav. The court had also asked BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP's Vishnu Hari Dalmia and Sadhvi Ritambara to present themselves before the court in person. While directing the accused to present themselves in person, the judge had said no application for adjournment or exemption from personal appearance shall be entertained.

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Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said that 40 crore workers from the unorganised sector will be covered under social security schemes such as the Employees State Insurance and Employees Provident Fund.

Addressing a function on the three year achievements of his ministry in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Dattatreya said the government is committed to ensuring jobs and social security for all workers including the unorganised sector.

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In Uttar Pradesh, the government has set up a Special Investigation Team to probe into the incidents of Saharanpur caste violence. Our Correspondent reports that the newly constituted SIT will probe into the series of incidents of violence and arson reported from the 5th to 23rd May in the district.

"Additional Superintendent of Police crime Saharanpur will supervise the SIT. 10 well experienced police inspectors are included in it to probe the incidents. A total of 40 FIRs are lodged by the police in the connection with violence and arson incidents. About 60 persons have been arrested till now for their alleged involvement in the incidents of cast violence in the district which has left killing of three youths and several injured. No fresh incident of violence is reported for last four days. The government has already suspended then District Magistrate and District Police Chief Saharanpur and transferred Divisional Commissioner and DIG police following the incidents. Sunil shukla, air news, Lucknow."

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought an explanation from Minister of State independent charge Swati Singh about the inauguration of a bear bar by her. Taking cognisance of media reports about the function, he also asked the officers for explanation who had attended the inaugural function for an explanation. As per media reports Ms Swati Singh had inaugurated the bar in the presence of Superintendent of Police Unnao Neha Pandey, SP Raebarely Gaurav Singh and others.

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Chemists across the country will shut their shops today in protest against the alleged stringent regulations on the sale of medicines.

According to the All India Organisation of Chemists and

Druggists the one-day strike was called as several representations by them opposing regulations on the sale of medicines in the country, submitted to the government, went unheeded. However, emergency service pharmacies in and around hospitals will remain open. The chemists are also opposing online pharmacy, which they claim, poses a threat to their business.

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Powerful Cyclone Mora has hit the Bangladesh coast. Earlier authorities had evacuated up to a million people from the affected areas.

The cyclone formed after heavy rains in Sri Lanka caused floods and landslides that killed at least 180 people.

Meanwhile, several parts of Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura are likely to witness heavy rainfall today under the influence of cyclonic storm Mora. Based on the Bhubaneswar Met department’s forecast, the revenue and disaster management department has asked the collectors of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Jajpur and Bhadrak to remain vigilant to the situation. The local Met office has issued advice for hoisting the Distant Cautionary Signal number two at Paradip and Gopalpur ports in the state and asked  fishermen not to venture into the sea.        

In Tripura, the Met department has issued a warning that heavy rainfall associated with squally wind with speed of 45 to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph may occur today under the influence of Mora.

"The officials of MeT department also informed that there may be a partly cloudy sky and rain thundershower likely to occur in some areas. The rain gauges at the Regional Weather Station measured 1 mm of rains in Tripura till 5.30 of today morning. However, officials from the State Emergency Operation Centre informed that all the district administrations have been informed and the information related to cyclone is being disseminated to the field officers. Also the rescue team has been kept alert. Nishith Joshi, AIR News, Agartala".

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In Arunachal Pradesh the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has created a ray of hope for those people who could not afford a house for themselves. In the central government’s effort to provide a house to all homeless people in the country by 2022, the Arunachal Urban Development Department is working on a war footing.

"Arunachal Pradesh Urban Development Department, the nodal implementing agency for the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana in the state, has informed that out of the total 13871 identified beneficiaries, 3518 dwelling units have been targeted to complete in the year 2017-18. Joint Director Urban Development Arunachal Pradesh Mr. Markony Potom said that buying or building a house in Arunachal is very expensive due to its hilly and difficult terrains in comparison to other part of the country but this scheme will lessen the burden from the people in building their dream home. The State government has also taken initiative to help the beneficiaries by providing a certain amount of financial assistance to lessen the loan amount. Rakesh Doley, air news, ITANAGAR."

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Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth will start favourites when India begin their campaign at the 120,000 US Dollar Thailand Grand Prix Gold starting with the qualifiers in Bangkok today. Seeded second, Saina will open her campaign against unheralded Martina Repiska of Slovakia.   

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NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

  • The cattle slaughter trading ban by the centre is a prominent news item across the papers today. Under the Headline "Citing federalism, West Bengal, Kerala, object to centre's order", The Indian Express writes that defying the centres decision to ban sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets, the West Bengal Chief Minister has said that her Government will not accept the order. The Kerala CM, also objecting to the Ban, has written to his counterparts in other states, while the Asian Age reports "Cattle row escalates, govt may tweak ban".
  • The ISCE results declared yesterday have been widely reported in the press Today. "Kolkata girl tops ISC class 12 with 99.5%, boys finish first in class 10", says The Hindustan Times, while The Times of India writes "Gurgaon girl is 2nd in ISC with 99.2%.
  • "40% decline in US Visas for Pakistanis" writes The Pioneer, adding that the numbers of non-immigrant Visas for India rose by 28% in March and April.
  • "PSU's told to pay for government's 3rd anniversary events" writes The Times of India, saying that the centre has asked PSU's and government entities to pick up the tab for functions to mark 3 years of the government across 543 districts, where events called "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas Sammelan" are being held from May 27th to June 18th.
  • The Hindu leads with the Headline: "Confiscation of properties begins in Jaya assests case" writing that the Tamil Nadu government has initiated this process in compliance with the trial court order that was up held by the Supreme Court in February.
  • The DNA observes, an internal probe has revealed that more than 6 rupees are paid every month by the NOIDA authority in Uttar Pradesh to nearly 4700 ghost contract employees.
  • And finally, in an effort to focus on health and nutrition, The Hindustan Times writes that packaged food labels are set for an overhaul in India. All packaged food items will soon have to clearly mention what percentage of your daily recommended level of nutrient intake is met in a single serving of that particular item.

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