The politics of distraction spreads during election time. While focus should be on – Where will you get a job? – What will you do for education? – What will you do for the future of our children?: Priyanka Gandhi – Gen Sec, Congress

Priyanka Gandhi – General Secretary, Congress:

Casteism and communal politics will not benefit the people. This will not give you employment. With this, institutions of education are not being built for you. Those which have been made were made during the time of Congress.

The politics of distraction spreads during election time. While focus should be on – Where will you get a job? – What will you do for education? – What will you do for the future of our children? There should be talk of development.

I spoke to the NTPC candidates yesterday. Once there was a demonstration in JNU during Indira ji’s time. She didn’t get the students beaten up, she went there. The then JNUSU President said you resign, so she resigned immediately.

Right now the Prime Minister, the Government is not ready to talk. They beat & harass those who raise their voice. As you mentioned, even teachers are also being threatened. This should not happen in a democracy

Government appoints Dr V. Anantha Nageswaran as the Chief Economic Advisor: Min of Finance

Ministry of Finance:

The Government has appointed Dr V. Anantha Nageswaran as the Chief Economic Advisor and today, he has assumed charge.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Nageswaran has worked as a writer, author, teacher and consultant.

He has taught at several business schools and institutes of management in India and in Singapore and has published extensively.

He was the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business and a distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Krea University.

He has also been a part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India from 2019 to 2021.

He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

NCC/NSS should help in keeping campuses drug-free: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office via PIB Delhi:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the National Cadet Corps Rally at Cariappa Ground.

The Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed March Past by NCC contingents and also witnessed the NCC cadets displaying their skills in army action, slithering, microlight flying, parasailing as well as cultural programmes. The best cadets also received medal and baton from the Prime Minister.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted a different level of enthusiasm in the celebrations as the country is marking the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Prime Minister remembered with pride his NCC connection and credited his training as an NCC cadet for giving him the strength to carry out his responsibilities towards the nation.

The Prime Minister paid tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai and Field Marshal Cariappa for their contribution in nation building. Both the brave sons of India have their jayanti today.

The Prime Minister talked about the steps being taken to strengthen the NCC in the country in a period when the country is moving forward with new resolutions. For this, a high-level review committee has been set up in the country. In the last two years, 1 lakh new cadets have been created in the border areas of the country, he said.

The Prime Minister elaborated on the steps being taken to open the doors of the defence establishments for girls and women. He noted the presence of the large number of the girl cadets and termed it to be a symbol of changing attitude of the nation. “Country needs your contribution and there are ample opportunities for that”, he told the girl cadets.

He said now the daughters of the country are taking admission in Sainik Schools and women are getting major responsibilities in the army. The daughters of the country are flying fighter planes in the Air Force. “In such a situation, it should be our endeavour that more and more daughters should be included in NCC”, he added.

Noting the young profile of the cadets, who are mostly born in this century, the Prime Minister underlined their role in taking the country towards 2047. “Your efforts and resolve and the fulfillment of those resolutions will be the achievement and success of India”, he said.

The Prime Minister said no power of the world can stop the country whose youth starts moving ahead with the thinking of nation first. India’s success in the playfield and the startup ecosphere exemplify this very clearly, the Prime Minister said. In the Amrit Kaal i.e. from today to the next 25 years, the Prime Minister urged the cadets to combine their aspirations and actions with the development and expectations of the country.

The Prime Minister also underlined the major role that today’s youngsters can play in the ‘vocal for local’ campaign. “If today’s youth resolves to use only those goods that have been created with the labour and sweat of an Indian, India’s destiny can be transformed”, he emphasized.

The Prime Minister remarked that today on the one hand there are good possibilities related to digital technology and information, on the other hand, there are dangers of misinformation. He stressed that it is also necessary that the common man of our country should not fall prey to any rumour. He proposed that NCC cadets run an awareness campaign for this.

The Prime Minister stressed that drugs should not reach the school/college where there is NCC or NSS. He advised the cadets to be free from drugs themselves and at the same time keep their campus free from drugs. Help the friends who are not in NCC-NSS to give up this bad habit too, he stressed.

The Prime Minister asked the cadets to get associated with Self4Society portal which is working to give new energy to collective efforts of the country. More than 7 thousand organizations and 2.25 lakh people are associated with the portal.

‘Trails of Tamiraparani’ is an incredible glimpse into the world around river Thamirabharani: Kanimozhi – MP, DMK leader

Kanimozhi – MP, DMK leader:

‘Trails of Tamiraparani’ is an incredible glimpse into the world around river Thamirabharani touching upon the varied landscapes, people, culture and heritage.

I congratulate the people behind this book Vishnu Venugopal, the District Collector of Tirunelveli, Mathivannan, Soubadra Devy, Maria Antony and Vinod M Kumar.

I came across this news piece showing the frightening amount of risk the Adivasi women in Shendripada had to take to fetch water. Within 2 days, we installed a sturdy bridge for them: Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maha. Govt.

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

A few weeks ago, I came across this news piece showing the frightening amount of risk the Adivasi women in Shendripada had to take to fetch water.

Within 2 days, we installed a sturdy bridge for them, but this was just half the battle won.

Thanks to Water Supply Min Gulabrao Patil ji, all 13 hamlets would get water through taps under the Jal Jeevan Mission within 3 months.

I also had the opportunity to inaugurate Solar Dual Water Pumping Project installed using MP Hemant Godse ji’s funds.

These are some unheard voices that we need to pay attention to & work on while fulfilling our sustainable development goals.

I was accompanied by Min Dadaji Bhuse ji, MP Hemant Ghodse ji, Former MLA Nirmal Tai Gavit & local MLAs.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Repose in that peaceful, cool, calm, serene depth of your Being. You know, this is something immensely valuable and precious :
Sri Sri

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Air India strategic disinvestment completed: Min. of Finance

Ministry of Finance:

The Air India strategic disinvestment transaction has been completed today with Government receiving a consideration of Rs 2,700 crore from the Strategic Partner (M/s Talace Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of M/s Tata Sons Pvt Ltd), retaining debt of Rs 15,300 crore in Air India and AIXL and transferring shares of Air India (100% shares of Air India and its subsidiary AIXL and 50% shares of AISATS) to the Strategic Partner.

It is pertinent to mention that following Government’s approval of the highest price bid of M/s Talace Pvt Ltd for strategic disinvestment of Air India, the Letter of Intent was issued to the winning bidder on 11 October 2021.

The Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) was signed on 25 October, 2021. Thereafter, Strategic Partner (M/s Talace Pvt Ltd), Air India and the Government worked towards satisfying a set of conditions precedent defined in the SPA including approvals from anti-trust bodies, regulators, lenders, third parties, etc. These conditions have since been met to mutual satisfaction.

Testing strategy in Karnataka has been revised as per the Advisory of Purposive Testing Strategy issued by the ICMR: Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister

Testing strategy in Karnataka has been revised as per the Advisory of Purposive Testing Strategy issued by the ICMR.

The new strategy advises testing only symptomatic people, At-risk groups and international travellers.

COVID cases continue to dip in Karnataka:

New cases in State: 38,083
New cases in B’lore: 17,717
Positivity rate in State: 20.44%
Discharges: 67,236
Active cases State: 3,28,711 (B’lore- 189k) Deaths:49 (B’lore- 12)
Tests: 1,86,313

185 new Omicron cases are confirmed in Bengaluru today taking the overall tally in the State to 1,115.

In four sectors – liquor, mining, transport, cable – there is thousands of crores of public money which doesn’t reach you. We do not want evolution. We need revolution: Rahul Gandhi – Fmr Cong. President

Rahul Gandhi – Former Congress President:

Punjab is not just a state for us, it is an ideology, it is a thought. Punjab is a brotherhood. This is a very important symbol for us and our ideology.

Congress is not just a political party. There are many political parties in the country. Congress is an ideology. It is an ideology that defeated the British & built this nation. We are all one in the ideology of Congress.

According to Congress’s ideology, the power lies with the people. We want to hand over the power to the people.

The biggest industrialists in the country do not provide as much employment as the small shopkeepers and MSMEs. Small shopkeepers, small & medium businesspeople suffer from the policies of this government, while the rich people benefit.

How do we decentralise the power in Punjab? First of all, in four sectors (liquor, mining, transport, cable) there is thousands of crores of public money which doesn’t reach you. We do not want evolution. We need revolution.


Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrasekaran called on Finance Minister N Sitharaman today: Tata Group

Tata Group:

Tata Sons Chairman N. Chandrasekaran called on Honourable Finance Minister N Sitharaman today.

He thanked her for the successful closure of the Air India transaction.


A brand new chapter unfolds for Air India as part of the Tata Group.

Two iconic names come together to embark on a voyage of excellence.

Looking forward to soaring high propelled by our rich legacy & a shared mission to serve our Nation.

Welcome Aboard.

Air India

The BEST double-decker, now electric! : Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maha. Govt.

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :

The BEST double-decker, now electric!

CM Uddhav Thackeray and I have been personally keen on reviving Mumbai’s iconic double-decker buses.

While doing so, the BEST is procuring 900 of them, fully electric and emission-free. As we increase our BEST fleet, ultimately to 10,000 electric/clean alternate fuel buses, our aim is to have maximum double-decker buses, as this increases our capacity.

I thank BEST chairman Ashis Chemburkar ji, GM Lokesh Chandra ji, and the committee of BEST for honouring our suggestion.

Along with Mumbai, I have requested municipal commissioners of other cities who are procuring electric buses to also add double-decker electric buses into their fleets on busy routes.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Congress candidates contesting in the upcoming assembly elections paid obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib: KC Venugopal – Gen Sec, Congress

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Punjab CM Shri Charanjit Channi, Punjab Congress President Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu and Congress candidates contesting in the upcoming assembly elections paid their obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib and sought blessings for Navi Soch Nava Punjab earlier today.

KC Venugopal – Gen Sec, Congress

Rumours of my resignation from Trinamool Congress are false, mischievous & malicious: Luizinho Faleiro – Former CM, Goa

Luizinho Faleiro – Former CM, Goa:

Rumours of my resignation from Trinamool Congress are false, mischievous & malicious.

This is propaganda being spread by those rattled by the support & blessings that the people of Goa have showered on my party.

Goa TMC is the only party that will fight for Goa & emerge victorious!

I embraced TMC to fight BJP and their juggernaut and I will not back down from this fight.

As a disciplined man, I will continue to work hard till the BJP is defeated. I have full faith that the Goa TMC will bring in the new dawn that every Goan is eagerly awaiting!

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal unfurls the National Flag at 75 prominent locations across Delhi to mark the 75th year of Independence

Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister, Delhi:

Proud day for the country

75 National flags on 115 feet high masts have been unfurled in the country’s Capital, a total of 500 such National flags will be unfurled.

Delhi is probably the only city in the world where a National flag on a 115 ft high mast has been installed.

Delhi’s name will be recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records!

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Sri Sri at Sunrise

There is freedom when you realize that you are just a witness to all that is happening :
@SriSri

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Make your desires bigger. Desire for the highest. Don’t go for anything smaller than that. Then Divine love dawns in you:
Sri Sri

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