NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News NITI Aayog constitutes Himalayan State Regional Council http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355426 NAT NITI Aayog has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council' to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region. India, Australia, Japan, US discuss regional and global issues of common interest http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355278 NAT Officials from India, Australia, Japan and the United States met in Singapore for consultations on regional and global issues of common interest. Govt to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave to employees: WCD Ministry http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355417 NAT The government will give employers the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than 15,000 rupees a month, the Women and Child Development Ministry announced on Thursday. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja set to hit Tamil Nadu http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355256 NAT The severe cyclonic storm Gaja in the Bay of Bengal is moving towards Tamil Nadu coast. President Kovind calls for encouraging girls to study engineering http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355419 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has called for encouraging girls to study engineering and lamented less enrollment of girls in the institute. Hunar Haat promoted rich traditional heritage of marginalised master artisans: Naqvi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355415 NAT Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said Hunar Haat has significantly encouraged and promoted the rich traditional heritage of master artisans who had been marginalised for a long time. Cooperative societies should become conduit between govt, farmers: Venkaiah Naidu http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355414 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said cooperative societies should become an important conduit between the government and farmers to deliver the benefits of the schemes, launched by the Central government. Veteran journalist N Ram to receive Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award on Nov 16 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355413 NAT Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate National Press Day celebrations in New Delhi on Friday. Special tourist train Ramayana Express reaches Ayodhya http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355411 NAT Special tourist train Ramayana Express reached Ayodhya on Thursday. The pilgrims on the train received a warm welcome after reaching the city. Pharma sector saw positive growth after GST implementation: Minister http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355409 NAT The Pharma sector has seen a positive growth after the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, GST. Goal of financial inclusion of every Indian citizen to be achieved by year-end: Jaitley http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355407 NAT Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the goal of financial inclusion of every Indian citizen will be achieved by this year-end. Almost eighty million households will be covered. Quality manufacturing, inclusive growth of village industries play key role in development: Giriraj http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355404 NAT Quality manufacturing and inclusive growth of village industries play a key role in the development of the country. EC appoints Ashish Kundra as Chief Electoral Officer of Mizoram http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355397 NAT The Election Commission has appointed Ashish Kundra as the New Chief Electoral Officer of Mizoram, replacing the present incumbent S. B. Shashank. BJP Candidate Chandermohan Gupta elected as the Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355400 NAT BJP Candidate Chandermohan Gupta today elected as the Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC). National Herald building lease: Centre assures HC status quo will be maintained till Nov 22 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355396 NAT The Centre today gave a verbal assurance to the Delhi High Court that it will maintain status quo till November 22 in the land lease matter of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper. National Conference on Giloe plant held in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355395 NAT Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Rajesh Kotecha today stressed need to promote the properties of Giloe plant in campaign mode as it has very positive impacts on human health. PM Modi interacts with ASEAN leaders at the ASEAN-India informal breakfast summit in Singapore http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355394 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi had great interaction with ASEAN leaders at the ASEAN-India informal breakfast summit in Singapore this morning. Home Minister Rajnath Singh says that the country will be free from Naxalism in the next three to five years http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355392 NAT Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the country will be free from Naxalism in the next three to five years. PM greets the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355391 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day. President Kovind to be on a day-long visit to Bihar today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355377 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a day-long visit to Bihar today. Mr Kovind will attend programmes at Samastipur and Patna. Over six crore income tax returns filed so far this year; Registers 54 per cent jump over previous year http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355382 NAT Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra has said that over six crore income tax returns have been filed so far this year, which is 54 per cent more than the last year. NITI Aayog launches 72-hour hackathon to solve problems http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355357 NAT NITI Aayog and UNICEF on Wednesday launched UNICEF- Atal Tinkering LabHackthon to encourage children towards making new innovations. ISRO launches communication satellite GSAT-29 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355302 NAT ISRO’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV-Mark-Three has proven its reliability by successfully launching the communication satellite GSAT-29. Winter Session of Parliament to commence from Dec 11 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355364 NAT The Winter Session of Parliament will be held from 11th of December till the 8th of January. SC reserves order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe in Rafale deal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355362 NAT The Supreme Court today reserved its order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. Govt's top priority to address under-nutrition: Health Minister http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355371 NAT The government has accorded top priority to address widespread under-nutrition in the country, Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday said. Jitendra Singh reviews progress of Hostel for North Eastern students in JNU http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355365 NAT Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the Hostel to be built for North Eastern students at Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU campus in New Delhi. Nation remembers Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355353 NAT The nation remembers the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary today. The day is also being celebrated as Children's Day. D V Sadananda Gowda assumes charge of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355361 NAT Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D. V. Sadananda Gowda today assumed charge of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer in New Delhi in addition to his existing portfolio. Cyclonic storm formed in Bay of Bengal set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow afternoon http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355284 NAT The cyclonic storm formed in the Bay of Bengal is set to make a landfall in the Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow afternoon. Children's Day celebrated across country to increase awareness of rights, care and education of children http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355352 NAT Today is Children's Day. The day is celebrated across the country to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355334 NAT The government Thursday decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair. India International Trade Fair to begin from tomorrow http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355332 NAT The 38th India International Trade Fair (IITF) will begin from tomorrow at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Narendra Singh Tomar given charge of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355329 NAT Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will now hold the charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar. SC agrees to hear Sabarimala review petitions on January 22 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355310 NAT The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in open court review petitions challenging its verdict which allowed entry of women of all age groups into Sabarimala Temple. HRD Ministry launches Leadership for Academicians Programme http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355323 NAT Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh launched the Leadership for Academicians Programme, LEAP and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching, ARPIT in New Delhi on Tuesday. Mortal remains of Ananth Kumar consigned to flames with full state honours http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355240 NAT The mortal remains of Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar were consigned to flames with full state honours in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening. Fruits of science, technology and innovation must reach common man: PM http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355320 NAT Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday emphasized that the fruits of science, technology and innovation must reach the common man, solve common day-to-day problems and facilitate ease of living for the people of India. India is the leader in many aspects of content production: DIPP Secretary http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355319 NAT Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on Tuesday said, India is the leader in many aspects of content production and its frequency in content generation will phenomenally increase in coming years. No urgency in AJL's plea against Centre's order ending National Herald building lease: HC http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355306 NAT The Delhi High Court today said that there is no urgency in the plea of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL),. India, Morocco sign extradition agreement in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355316 NAT India and Morocco signed extradition agreement in New Delhi today. India increases financial contribution to UNRWA http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355317 NAT India has increased its financial contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). SC to hear final arguments in Income Tax case against Rahul & Sonia Gandhi on Dec 4 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355314 NAT The Supreme Court will hear final arguments in Income Tax case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi on the 4th of December. Telangana Chief Electoral Officer asks All India Radio, Doordarshan to play greater role in disseminating accurate information relating to elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355311 NAT Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Dr Rajat Kumar has asked public broadcasters, All India Radio and Doordarshan to play a greater role in disseminating accurate and authentic information relating to elections. Special meeting of Cabinet held to condole demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355308 NAT A special meeting of the Union Cabinet was held to condole the demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who passed away yesterday. Enhance thrust on finding solutions to asthma, respiratory disorders and cancers: President http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355283 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has stressed on the need to enhance thrust on studying human and animal health in real environments and finding solutions to problems such as asthma, respiratory disorders and cancers. Govt approves process to constitute new Boards of Governors for IIMs http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355286 NAT Government has approved the process of constitution of new Boards of Governors for the IIMs as per the IIM Act 2017. President Ram Nath Kovind greets people on occasion of Chhath Pooja http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=355279 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the people on the occasion of Chhath pooja.