Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh:
To accelerate hydropower development in Arunachal, we aim to develop projects that are doable, has lesser environmental impacts and that could assure returns at minimal time and costs.
Thanks to The JSW Group who are keen on investing in Arunachal’s hydropower sector.
PM Narendra Modi:
Will be in Gujarat tomorrow and day after (30-31st October) to attend programmes in Kevadia, marking Ekta Diwas, Jayanti of the great Sardar Patel.
A series of development works in Kevadia, home to the Statue of Unity, would also be inaugurated.
Click here for full details of PM’s visit
8 key takeaways for the international community from PM Narendra Modi’s interview to a prominent daily Newspaper:
- India will become a global manufacturing hub on its own strengths. Our effort is not to become some country’s alternative, but to become a country which offers unique opportunities. We want to see the progress of all. If India progresses, 1/6th of humanity will progress.
- We saw how a new world order was formed after World War II. Something similar will happen post COVID19. This time, India will ride the bus of manufacturing and integrating in global supply chains. We have specific advantages in the form of democracy, demography and demand.
- Atmanirbhar Bharat is not just about competition but also about competence, it’s not about dominance but about dependability, it’s not about looking within but about looking out for the world. So when we say Atmanirbhar Bharat, we mean an India that is, first of all, self-reliant. A self-reliant India is also a reliable friend for the world. A self-reliant India does not mean an India that is self-centred.
- We have just eased restrictions for FDI through reforms like you see in agriculture, labour and coal. Only a country that believes in the power of international trade and commerce would go on opening up more and more avenues to work with the world.
- We have given a fair chance to those who have invested in India, shown their trust to expand their capacities and become globally competitive. The Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative is about unlocking India’s latent potential, so that our firms can serve not just domestic markets, but also global ones.
- We gave preferential access to our large market under our FTAs. However, our trading partners have not always reciprocated with the same treatment. Our exporters have often faced ill-intended non-tariff barriers. While India remains committed to openness and transparency in trade, it will use the measures and instruments at its disposal in ensuring free and fair access for its exporters.
- India is keen to be part of global value chains and wants to do trade deals but they have to be fair and non-discriminatory. Moreover, since India would be providing access to a large market, the agreement must be reciprocal and balanced.
- India lived up to its name of being the Pharmacy of the World in the last few months, supplying drugs and medical equipment to around 150 countries. We have shown the world that we have scale, sensitivity and reliability in the pharma sector and it will only go from strength to strength from here.
Rahul Gandhi – Congress leader:
Sharing a film on my experiences during the Bihar election campaign
The people of Bihar want change and the grand alliance assures them of a better tomorrow.
A film on my experiences during the Bihar election campaign has been released on my YouTube channel.
Come on, be a part of this journey too.
PM Narendra Modi:
Pleasure meeting US Secretary of State Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Dr Mark Esper.
Happy to see tremendous progress made in India-US relations and the results of the third 2+2 dialogue.
Our Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership stands on a firm foundation of shared principles and common strategic interests.
Rajnath Singh – Defence Minister:
Participated in the Ministerial Level India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi today with US Secretary of State Pompeo, Secretary of Defence Dr Mark Esper and my colleague Dr S Jaishankar.
During the meeting we have had comprehensive discussions on key aspects of our bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
I met Dr Esper yesterday to discuss bilateral defence issues. We continued our discussions on larger regional and global perspective today over the 2+2.
Signing of BECA today after signing of LEMOA in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018 is a significant achievement in that direction.
In today’s meeting we also explored probable capacity building and other joint cooperation activities in third countries, including our neighbourhood and beyond.
In our meeting, we shared assessment of the security situation across the Indo Pacific. In that process, we reaffirmed our commitment to peace, stability and prosperity of all countries in this region.
We also agreed that upholding the rules based international order, respecting the rule of law and freedom of navigation in the international seas and upholding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states are essential.
We appreciate the visit of US Secretary of State Pompeo, Secretary of Defence Dr Esper to India.
We had a very constructive dialogue and will continue to work together to strengthen our engagement in defence security and other areas.
More Congress’ lies and hate increases, the more people will support PM Modi! said BJP National President JP Nadda
JP Nadda – National President, BJP:
Combination of despondency and shamelessness is dangerous. Congress possesses both.
Empty rhetoric of decency and democracy by the Mother is ‘complemented’ by live demonstrations of politics of hate, anger, lies and aggression by the Son. Double standards galore!
The Rahul Gandhi-directed drama of burning PM’s effigy in Punjab is shameful but not unexpected. After all, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has NEVER respected the office of the PM. This was seen in the institutional weakening of the PM’s authority during the UPA years of 2004-2014.
If there is one party whose conduct reeks of disgust, it is Congress. Atrocities against SC/ST communities are at an all time high in Rajasthan, women are unsafe in Rajasthan as well as Punjab, and their Punjab Ministers are committing scholarships scams.
Congress can never pontificate to others. They have contempt for dissenting voices for decades. We saw glimpses of it during the Emergency.
Later on, the Rajiv Gandhi government made a brazen attempt to weaken press freedom. A free press rattles Congress.
If anyone wants to see a laboratory of usage of brute state power, troubling opponents, curbing freedom of speech in trademark Congress style, see the working of the Congress blessed Maharashtra Government. Except governing, they are doing everything else.
One dynasty’s deep personal hatred against a person who was born in poverty and became PM is historic.
Equally historic is the love people of India have showered upon PM Narendra Modi. More Congress’ lies and hate increases, the more people will support PM Modi!
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Income Tax India :
In view of constraints being faced by taxpayers due to COVID-19, The Income Tax Dept. further extends due dates for filing returns for FY 2019-20:
The due dt of furnishing Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for taxpayers whose accounts require to be audited has been extended to 31st, January, 2021.
The due date for furnishing of ITRs for the taxpayers who are required to furnish report in respect of international/specified domestic transactions has been extended to 31st January, 2021.
The due date for furnishing of ITRs for the other taxpayers has been extended to 31st December, 2020.
The date for furnishing of various audit reports under the Act, including tax audit report and report in respect of international/specified domestic transaction, has been extended to 31st December, 2020.
Providing further relief to small & middle-class taxpayers in the matter of payment of self-assessment tax, the due dates for payment of self-assessment tax have again been extended.
Dr Jitendra Singh – Union Minister:
Manipur Minister for Forest and Environment, Sh Awangbow Newmai called on and discussed centrally funded projects in the State.
He thanked DoNER Ministry for initiating new special Northeast scheme of “Hill Area Development Project” from his district of Tamenglong.
PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation – Excerpts via MyGovIndia:
In the fight against Corona, people of India have come a long way from Janta curfew till today
Economic activities are also increasing rapidly over time. Most of us are stepping out of our homes everyday to fulfill our responsibilities. This season of festivals is also slowly returning to the markets
We should not forget that even though the lockdown is gone, the virus is not gone yet
Today the recovery rate in the country is good, Fatality Rate is low. India is succeeding in saving the lives of more and more of its citizens than the resource-rich countries of the world
The growing number of tests has been a major strength in the fight against the COVID pandemic
Our doctors, nurses, health workers are selflessly serving such a large population. Amidst all these efforts, this is not the time to be careless. This is not the time to assume that the virus is gone, or there is no danger from corona anymore
If you are negligent, coming out without a mask, you are putting yourself, your family, your children, the elderly in your family at risk
Until success is achieved, do not be negligent. Until the vaccine of this pandemic comes out, we shouldn’t let our fight against Corona weaken
After many years, we are seeing that work is being done on a war footing to save humanity. Many countries are working for this. Scientists of our country are also working hard for vaccine
Several corona vaccines are currently under testing in India. Some of these are on advanced stage
The government is preparing for how to reach every Indian as soon as possible whenever the Vaccine comes
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Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister:
Happy to inaugurate a commercial HCNG production plant and dispensing station in Delhi today.
This is a momentous occasion and a historic development in our efforts of combating vehicular pollution and finding green pathways for a sustainable future.
I am glad that Indian Oil has once again risen to the occasion and has developed an innovative & compact reforming technology for production of 4 tonnes per day hydrogen-mixed CNG.
Also, compliment IGL Social for setting up a dispensing station to refuel HCNG from this station.
We are working assiduously to make our cities pollution-free and also ensure greater quality of life for our citizens.
More than 4 lakh crore investment is already underway to transform India into a gas-based economy.
GOI under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji is committed to usher in a clean energy future that has minimal impact on the environment.
The steps taken today, including trial of HCNG on 50 buses will be a major breakthrough in India’s journey towards hydrogen economy.
Providing clean and reliable energy supplies to meet the needs of 130 crore plus Indians is the top most priority of the Government.
I am sure that India will emerge as a winner in developing solutions the world would admire for the decades ahead.
PM Narendra Modi:
India’s vibrant scientific community is our nation’s asset.
We have seen their remarkable efforts in strengthening India’s fight against COVID-19 in the last few months.
Dr K Laxman took charge as National President of OBC Morcha of BJP at the Party Headquarters in New Delhi and addressed karyakartas.
BJP national president J P Nadda receives rapturous welcome on his visit to Bengal… Winds of change.Amit Malviya – In-charge of BJP’s National IT
Thousands of Amur falcons, the intercontinental migrants have started to arrive in hilly tracts of Nagaland, Manipur & adjoining Assam. Stop-over for 2-3 weeks before departing to Southern Africa.Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Statement issued by KC Venugopal MP & General Secretary, AICC after Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi chaired a meeting of General Secretaries and Incharges through video conference.