Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Have respect for your Self and no one can take away your self respect :
@SriSri

Election Commission decides to defer bye-elections in various States and Union Territories in view of the pandemic

Election Commission of India:

There are notified three vacancies in Parliamentary Constituencies namely 

Dadra & Nagar Haveli,
Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) &
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

and eight vacancies in Assembly Constituencies namely

Kalka and Ellenabad in Haryana,
Vallabhnagar in Rajasthan,
Sindgi in Karnataka,
Rajabala and Mawryngkneng (ST) in Meghalaya,
Fatehpur in Himachal Pradesh and
Badvel (SC) in Andhra Pradesh.

There are few more vacancies of seats for which reports and notifications are awaited and being confirmed.

As per the provisions of section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the vacancies are required to be filled, through bye-elections within six months from the date of occurrence of vacancy, provided that the remainder of the term in relation to the vacancy is one year or more.

The Commission has reviewed the matter today and has decided that due to outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country it would not be appropriate to hold bye-elections till the pandemic situation significantly improves and conditions become conducive to hold these bye-elections. 

The Commission will take a decision in the matter at appropriate time in the future after taking inputs from the concerned states and assessing the pandemic situation from mandated authorities like NDMA/SDMA.

To boost the manufacturing of Oxygen, we have decided to give thrust sector status to all units producing oxygen above 5 MTPD: Capt Amarinder Singh

To boost the manufacturing of Oxygen, we have decided to give thrust sector status to all units producing oxygen above 5 MTPD & also to all oxygen cylinder manufacturing & concentrator producing units.

All units will be eligible for 100% exemption from CLU/EDC, Property Tax, Electricity & Stamp Duty & Investment Subsidy by way of reimbursement of GST up to 125% of Fixed Capital Investment made in land, building and machinery.

Our Cabinet today approved transfer of 5 acres of Panchayat land in SAS Nagar to the ICMR DELHI for establishment of the National Institute of Virology for North Zone.

Request Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Ji to have its construction work undertaken at the earliest.

We want to combat Fake News by firmly dealing with offenders: Derek O’Brien

Yes we want to work with all parties to reform the EC.

Yes we want to combat FakeNews by firmly dealing with offenders, spread awareness & hold media owners accountable

Yes we want to protect all cherished institutions including Parliament.

But now one focus Fight Against Corona

Derek O’brien – tmc Leader

Youth are coming out in large numbers to get vaccinated: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister, Delhi:

Visited vaccination center at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Rajendra Nagar.

Excellent arrangements.

Youth are coming out in large numbers to get vaccinated.

If vaccine is provided in sufficient quantities, we can achieve our target of vaccinating whole Delhi in 3 months.

I look forward to the Centre’s sustained support keeping the best interest of WB in mind: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee – Chief Minister, West Bengal:

Thank you Narendra Modi ji for your wishes.

I look forward to the Centre’s sustained support keeping the best interest of WB in mind.

I extend my full cooperation & hope together we can fight this pandemic amid other challenges & set a new benchmark for Centre-State relations.

PM Modi on 2 May 21 :

Congratulations to Mamata Didi for TMC’s win in West Bengal. The Centre will continue to extend all possible support to the West Bengal Government to fulfil people’s aspirations and also to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

TN CM elect MK Stalin calls for a Covid19 War Room to be opened immediately

In view of the severity of the Covid19 infection being to the extent of a medical emergency I have told the Chief Secretary that a War Room should be opened immediately

Private hospitals must also fully involve themselves in the task of protecting people living in fear.

MK Stalin – TN CM elect

Govt. has decided to impose complete lockdown in East Khasi Hills district from 5th to 10th May: Conrad Sangma

Conrad Sangma – Chief Minister, Meghalaya:

  • In view of the prevailing Covid situation, Govt. has decided to impose complete lockdown in East Khasi Hills district from 8 PM of 5th May till 5 AM of 10th May 2021.

  • Weekend lockdown will also be imposed in all districts in the State.

  • With the number of active cases crossing the 2000 mark, 17% positivity rate in Shillong & 12% in East Khasi Hills & hospital occupancy reaching 60% in Shillong, immediate measures are being taken to contain the spread through imposition of a complete lockdown in East Khasi Hills.

We have launched single window Online Citizen Portal in Housing & Urban Development for seamless property related services: Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:

We have launched single window Online Citizen Portal in Housing & Urban Development for seamless property related services by ensuring paperless functioning in a time-bound manner.

It will benefit all by providing services in a transparent manner & help in eliminating delays.

A cyber participation.. : Dr S Jaishankar

A cyber participation at the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

So far, yet so near.

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister

‘Spirit of the Constitution resonates that the Power of the People must return to the People…’ : Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Former Cabinet Minister Punjab :

Democracy means the Development must reach the poorest of the poor,

Yet When …


Public Education failed, People choose Private,
Public Healthcare failed, People bought Health Insurance,
Drinking water deteriorated, RO & Billion Dollar Bottled-water industry flourished.
Air got polluted, those who could bought Air Purifiers,
Now, queues & stress of Govt Hospitals becomes the reality of Private Hospitals too …

We must Re-think & Re-invent …

If not now, than when ? We must work to rebuild the WELFARE STATE for the benefit of all !!

Spirit of the Constitution resonates that the Power of the People must return to the People, it can’t be mortgaged to a chosen few …

Commercial viability can not dictate Pro-People Policies. People’s taxes must return to the People for their Welfare !!

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Beauty is an inner phenomenon. Beauty is not in objects, not in people, not even in the eyes of the beholder. It lies in the heart of every person:
@SriSri

HD Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy writes to PM Modi on oxygen shortage

H D Kumaraswamy, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka :


Respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji,

I write to you with concern about a deepening crisis in Karnataka with regard to shortage of oxygen. Am sure you have already been told about the death of 24 people in a Government Hospital in Chamarajanagar district, yesterday (03 May), due to shortage of oxygen.

This morning, four more deaths were reported due to a similar shortage from a hospital in Gulbarga district. The two districts are at opposite ends of the State. Deaths in both districts were preventable. After these two incidents in quick succession, there is panic enveloping in other districts of the State too.

Some Bangalore city hospitals, I learn, have been frantically messaging about the end of their stocks since this morning. The Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka has been quoted in the media as saying that if Karnataka were allowed to fully utilise the oxygen it produces then there would be no shortage.

However, there is no accurate picture accessible on the shortage and there is no solution visible in the horizon. This needs to be tackled expeditiously, and therefore I seek your urgent intervention.

As per a reliable estimate, to offer an example, the adjoining districts of Mysore and Chamarajanagar require 70 tonnes of oxygen per day. This is given the volume of cases and severity of infections in the two districts. But, they are able to access only an average of 20 tonnes daily. This should give you a fair idea of the existing shortage in the State.

The inputs that I have been personally receiving from people across the State, and more specifically from districts like Tumkur, Belgaum, Dharwad and Hassan, are alarming and indicative of a crisis that is fast expanding. If the State administration does not act briskly, and if it is not ably supported by the centre then my sense is that a greater tragedy is likely to unfold. The people of the State would be grateful to you for any direction the federal Government may issue to address the oxygen shortage forthwith.


With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,
H D Kumaraswamy

Had a productive Virtual Summit with my friend UK PM Boris Johnson. We adopted an ambitious Roadmap 2030 for elevating India-UK ties : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

Had a productive Virtual Summit with my friend UK PM Boris Johnson. We adopted an ambitious Roadmap 2030 for elevating India-UK ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

We welcomed launch of an Enhanced Trade Partnership as a roadmap to a comprehensive FTA, with a target to more than double the bilateral trade by 2030.

We also agreed upon several new initiatives in health, technology, energy, etc.

We discussed ongoing cooperation on COVID-19 pandemic and reiterated commitment to ambitious climate action to meet Paris goals in the run-up to COP26.