India’s Foreign Secretary called on US Secretary of State: MEA

Arindam Bagchi – Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs:

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla called on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Discussions touched on bilateral ties and the situation in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Secretary also met Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman for substantive discussions on advancing the India-US Strategic Partnership across sectors including healthcare, defense & security, trade & investment, S&T, climate change,clean energy and people to people ties.

They also reviewed developments in Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific region, Covid-19 pandemic and discussed cooperation in UN and other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

Amazed to witness the goodwill Jathedar Tota Singh has earned in Dharamkot: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:

I’m humbled by the massive response to the Akali Dal’s ‘Gall Punjab Di’ campaign at Moga Dana Mandi rally.

Pleased to announce the candidature of former Punjab Health System Corporation Chairman Barjinder Singh Makhan Brar from this seat amidst thousands of Akali workers & supporters.

Akali Dal received another boost in Moga with former BJP Kisan Morcha head – Tarlochan S Gill joining the party.

Mr Gill joined SAD along with his entire team including ex BJP district head Mohan Lal & ex Circle head Iqbal Singh. Pro-farmer forces are assembling under the banner of SAD.

Sea of kesari flags at the ‘Gall Punjab Di’ road show in Dharamkot constituency. Humbled by the enthusiastic response of Akali Dal cadre as well as people at large who have now decided to throw out the corrupt, anti-farmer & anti-poor Congress govt in Punjab.

Amazed to witness goodwill Jathedar Tota Singh has earned in Dharamkot. It was a humbling experience to witness a massive road show in favour of Jathedar Ji & Akali Dal.

Was honoured to announce his candidature from Dharamkot. Jathedar ji will also be minister in SAD-BSP govt.

Orang national park.. wish to clear the air: Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa Sarma – Chief Minister, Assam:

Wish to clear the air

Orang national park has not been renamed

No National parks in Assam named after any person

In 2005, Govt broke this convention and name of the former PM Rajiv Gandhi was affixed

Original name restored to honour the local sentiments

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It is unfortunate that 500+ Indian fishermen are still in Pakistan jails: Parimal Nathwani

It is unfortunate that 500+ Indian fishermen are still in Pakistan jails. Most often, fishermen from both countries accidentally cross the water borders in search of fish & then get caught by maritime guards. Not only fishermen but families too suffer hardships for years.

In past too I have requested GoI to set up a tribunal in association with Pakistan, with a retired HC/SC judge from each country to take up fishermen cases from both sides & clear them fast so that innocent fishermen of both nations do not have to languish in jails for yrs.

Parimal Nathwani – Member of Parliament

UPA Govt saddled future govts with Oil Bonds: Hardeep Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:

In ‘India’s Lost Decade’ known for rampant impunity & policy paralysis, UPA Govt saddled future govts with Oil Bonds.

More than ₹1.5 lakh cr of these remain to be repaid, thus tying up crucial resources, limiting fiscal space & restricting financial freedom of OMCs.

The important E&P sector was fund-starved. As a result, our import bill continues to be high.

Nearly ₹3.6 lakh cr profits of oil companies was instead used for price stabilisation by a remote controlled govt of ‘economic experts’ to hide behind a ‘All is Well’ smokescreen.

The Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.80% – it has remained below 5% for 87 consecutive days now.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:

In a significant achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crossed 66 Crore landmark yesterday. With the administration of 81,09,244 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 66.30Cr (66,30,37,334) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

This has been achieved through 69,60,983 sessions. 

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.

The recovery of 35,181 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,20,28,825.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.48%.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 67 consecutive days now.

47,092 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The Active Caseload is presently 3,89,583. Active cases presently constitute 1.19% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 16,84,441 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 52.48 Cr (52,48,68,734) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.62% remains less than 3% for the last 69 days now. The Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.80%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 5% for 87 consecutive days now.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

A devotee is not there even for wisdom. He is simply is in love. He has fallen in deep love with the Master with the infinite, with God. He doesn’t care whether he gets enlightened or not :