NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News 21st batch of 1,632 pilgrims leave for Amarnath NAT The 21st batch of 1,632 Amarnath pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Base camp in Jammu around 3 this morning for Kashmir valley on their way to the cave shrine amid tight security. They include 1,154 men, 428 women, 43 Sadhus and 7 Sadhvis. Amit Shah reiterates govt's commitment to double farmers' income by 2022 NAT BJP President Amit Shah today reiterated government's commitment to double farmers' income by 2022 saying it has a clear roadmap in this regard. Five oil PSUs sign JV pact for N-E Natural Gas Pipeline Grid NAT In a major initiative to connect all the North-East States to the National Gas Grid, five central oil PSUs - IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, and NRL have signed an agreement for executing the North - East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid. GST Council meeting underway in New Delhi NAT A meeting of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is underway in New Delhi. PM Modi to address a farmers' rally in Shahjahanpur, UP today NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmers' rally at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh today. BJP District Unit President, Rakesh Kumar Anaba said, during the rally at Roza area, Mr Modi is likely to make some announcements for the welfare of farmers. A large number of farmers and BJP worke PM Modi to launch India-assisted emergency ambulance service in Sri Lanka NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the country-wide Emergency Ambulance service for Sri Lanka through video conferencing from New Delhi today. ASEAN-India trade likely to touch 100 billion by 2020 NAT Union Urban Development and Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said ASEAN-India trade is likely to touch USD 100 billion by 2020. Finalise construction workers' welfare scheme by Sept 30: SC to Centre NAT The Supreme Court has set a deadline of 30th September for the Centre to finalise a welfare scheme for building and construction workers across the country. The court yesterday made it clear to the government that no further time would be granted. Last rites of Gopal Das Neeraj to be performed today NAT The last rites of famous Hindi and Urdu poet Gopal Das Neeraj will be performed in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh today. The mortal remains are being brought from Delhi where he breathed his last on Thursday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh to launch Student Police Cadet programme NAT Home Minister Rajnath Singh will launch Student Police Cadet Programme in Gurugram today. An official release said the programme seeks to build a bridge between the Police and the larger community through school students by inculcating values and ethics in them. BJP led NDA govt wins No Confidence motion in Lok Sabha NAT The Lok Sabha rejected the No Confidence motion against the government, moved by a former NDA ally TDP, decisively last night after a marathon 12-hour debate. The NDA bagged 325 votes against the motion, while 126 members voted in favour. Number of girls in IITs should increase, says President Ram Nath Kovind NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern over the low number of girls in premier institutions, like IITs. Delivering the 64th convocation address of IIT Kharagpur yesterday,