India News – 28 February 2020

Headlines

SN Srivastava appointed new Commissioner of Delhi Police

PM Modi to lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot tomorrow

Delhi police asks eye witnesses of Delhi Riots to share information available with them

Concerned with impact of the global spread of Coronavirus, Indian stock markets have crashed today, with Sensex down by 1000+ points while Nifty has dropped by 300+ points. Let us pray that a cure for this virus is found soon : @mpparimal

PM greets Scientists on ‘National Science Day’

BSP leader Mayawati writes a letter to President on Delhi violence

Leaders pay tributes to Bharat Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India on his death anniversary

National

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces relief plan for riot victims

  • People who have lost their homes, need immediate relief.
  • Tomorrow itself we will provide them ₹25,000 and within 2-3 days Govt will do the assessment of their loss. After the assessment they will get the due compensation.
  • 18 SDMs posted in 4 sub divisions affected by riots.
  • Large scale distribution of food by Delhi Govt.
  • 9 night shelters arranged for those dislocated by riots.
  • Many people are making calls that they want to help the riot victims. If anyone wants to help, they can contact the DM of North East.

‘Police to intensify outreach activities & build confidence of people’

@LtGovDelhi:

  • Visited violence affected areas of North East Delhi with Delhi Police, EDMC & other officers.
  • Took stock of ground situation, met locals & assured all necessary assistance in bringing back normalcy.
  • Delhi Police to ensure continued domination of the area.
  • Delhi police to prevent any untoward incident, have swift & effective response to any untoward situation.
  • EDMC to clean area extensively.
  • Police to intensify outreach activities & build confidence of people.
  • I once again urge all to maintain peace & harmony.
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Pic Credit: LtGovDelhi

‘India’s economic growth slowed down to 4.7% in Oct – Dec 2019’

Thomas Isaac @drthomasisaac – Finance Minister of Kerala:

  • So it is now official.
  • India’s economic growth slowed down to 4.7% in Oct – Dec 2019 quarter, from 5.6% a year ago, according to the latest data released by CSO.
  • Be sure annual growth rate is going to be below 5%.
  • We are on to recessionary slide.

PM Modi to lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot tomorrow

@PMOIndia :

  • PM @narendramodi shall lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot on the 29th of February 2020. The Expressway is expected to benefit Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah districts.
  • This expressway will link the Bundelkhand area to the national capital Delhi through Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway as well as play a vital role in the development of Bundelkhand region.
  • The Expressway will be supplementing the nodes of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the Government of India in February 2018.
  • PM shall also be launching 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations all over the country at Chitrakoot tomorrow.
  • FPOs are extremely beneficial for farmers. Members of the FPO will manage their activities together in the organization to get better access to technology, input, finance and market for faster enhancement of their income.

National Science Day is an occasion to salute the talent and tenacity of our scientists: PM Modi

@narendramodi – PM Narendra Modi :

  • National Science Day is an occasion to salute the talent and tenacity of our scientists.
  • Their innovative zeal and pioneering research has helped India and the world.
  • May Indian science continue to thrive and may our young minds develop even greater curiosity towards science.
  • On our part, the Government of India is making numerous efforts to create an even better environment for research and innovation in India.

On National Science Day, I am delighted to launch three new initiatives for gender advancement and equality in our academic and R&D institutions: President Kovind


‘The BJP Govt strongly condemns the pure politicking by the Congress Party’

Ravi Shankar Prasad at the BJP HQ :

  • On 15th March 2010, the Congress party introduced the NPR. NPR is acceptable when you introduce it. When we are implementing the same NPR, you are provoking people. What Rajdharma is this Sonia Gandhi Ji?
  • The BJP Govt strongly condemns the pure politicking by the Congress Party during such a sensitive time where we all need to talk collectively about peace and harmony.
  • Would like to ask Sonia Gandhiji, why were you silent even when the children were being instigated for violence against the Prime Minister in Shaheen Bagh?

‘It is surprising…’

@Swamy39 – Subramanian Swamy :

  • It is surprising that Congress and Communist leaders are attacking the transfer of Judge Murlidharan.
  • The decision was endorsed by the Judges Collegium of the Supreme Court.
  • If politicians are free to comment, then it is open to other politicians to comment too.

‘I have little doubt that Balakot strike forced the rewriting of many a manual and rule book across the LoC’

@rajnathSingh – Rajnath Singh Defence Minister :

Addressed a seminar organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies in New Delhi today. It gave me a great pleasure to be amongst the larger fraternity of the armed forces and particularly the air warriors who were part of the planning & execution process of the Balakot operation.

  • India had been seen as a country that did not respond adequately to terrorism despite grave provocations. The surgical strike of 2016 and air strike of 2019 at Balakot changed that perception once and for all.
  • I have little doubt that Balakot strike forced the rewriting of many a manual and rule book across the LoC. Those who preferred to place India in an imaginary understanding of the past, were brought into the reality of the present and its potential manifestation in the future.
  • Balakot will continue to reiterate India’s intent to employ the most appropriate resources for the intended impact, with an element of unpredictability and innovation as an integral part of the endeavour. It is this factor that must remain uppermost in our minds.
  • We have initiated some major structural changes in the way we intend tackling threats to our nation. It will take some time for the entire set up to be fully operational. This transition time is crucial and we need to keep the guard up.
Pic Courtesy : @rajnathsingh

‘a wonderfully interactive time over some home cooked Odia delicacies’

@Naveen_Odisha – Chief Minister of Odisha :

  • Welcome all to 24th Eastern Zonal Council Meet being held in Bhubaneswar with an objective of strengthening National Integration & fostering healthy Centre-State relations. Integration should be Financial, Infrastructural and Technological to strengthen emotional Integration.
  • Eastern Region contributes maximum to the mineral wealth of the country and in turn contributes to the manufacturing and energy security of the country. The fruits of wealth from these sectors should boost economic growth of this region and the people.
  • Eastern Region has the largest scheduled areas of the country. Reiterate demand for inclusion of Ho, Bhumij and Mundari languages in the Eighth Schedule of Constitution.
  • Such a pleasure having the company of Union Home Minister @AmitShah ji, my colleague CMs, @MamataOfficial, @NitishKumar ji & Union Minister @dpradhanbjp ji at Naveen Niwas. Had a wonderfully interactive time over some home cooked #Odia delicacies.
Pic Courtesy : @Naveen_Odisha

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in Bhutan

@PMBhutan:

  • After an audience with His Majesty The King, Commerce Minister HE Piyush Goyal called on Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering this afternoon.
  • Pertinent issues in areas of trade, transportation and health were discussed.
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Pic Credit: @PMBhutan

Delhi

Come forward and give your statements, footage and pictures on Delhi riots: Delhi Police

@DelhiPolice :



Tamil Nadu

The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu unveiled the statue of Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar at the Government College of Architecture and Sculpture in Mamallapuram today

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Pic Credit: @VPSecretariat

Himachal Pradesh

Flying High!

@JPNadda – J P Nadda – BJP National President :

  • Today, on the second day of my tour in Himachal Pradesh, got the privilege of hoisting the National flag on a 105 feet high mast …
Pic Courtesy : @JPNadda


Manipur

‘Laghu Vrindavan’ or ‘Small Vrindavan’…

@PIBImphal :

  • Mentioned as Daityavakra in Mahabharata, the city of Datia is blessed with history as well as divinity.
  • Numerous temples, some even dating back to pre-historic times, give this city its second name – ‘Laghu Vrindavan’ or ‘Small Vrindavan’.

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