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0815 HRS
25.09.2018

THE HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address BJP Karyakarta Mahakumbh in Bhopal today.

  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on the issue of banning lawmakers from practising as lawyers. 

  • Prime Minister congratulates Maldives President elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in elections.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind to give away national sports awards in New Delhi today.

  • Heavy rains lash North India; all educational institutions to remain closed in Punjab today.

  • In Asia cup, India to take on Afghanistan in the Super Four encounter in Dubai this evening.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a massive congregation of BJP workers at Karyakarta Mahakumbh in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh today. The programme is being organised at Jamboori Maidan at BHEL to mark the birth anniversary of party ideologue and co-founder of Janasangh, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. BJP President Amit Shah will also address workers’ congregation. An estimated 10 lakh BJP workers from 65,000 polling booths spread across 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh are expected to take part in the programme. State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, party organisational general secretary Ramlal and central and state ministers and other senior leaders will attend the congregation. More from our correspondent: -

"Six DIG level officers and around three thousands security personnel have been deployed to monitor the security at the airport, helipad, programme venue and the route of PM’s cavalcade. Five helipads have also been made near the Jambori Maidan.  Exhibition of the Government schemes also being organised at the venue. A dome has been constructed at the venue, in such a way that eye contact can be made from the dais to the last row. Over 45 LED screens have been installed at the venue. Sanjeev Sharma, AIR News, Bhopal."

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The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on a plea seeking to ban lawmakers from practicing as advocates in courts across the country today. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud had on July 9th reserved the order on the PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking to bar lawyer-lawmakers MPs, MLAs, MLCs from practising in courts during their tenure in legislature. The apex court was hearing the petition, which said, while a public servant cannot practice as an advocate, legislators are practising in various courts which is a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the President elect of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and congratulated him on his victory in the elections held on Sunday. Mr Modi also conveyed his good wishes for the strengthening of democracy, peace and prosperity in Maldives under the leadership of Mr Solih. Mr Solih thanked the Prime Minister for his greetings and good wishes. An MEA statement said that in New Delhi yesterday that the two leaders agreed to work closely together to further strengthen the close, friendly and good neighbourly relations between the two countries.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said Indian food heritage is a mixture of art and science and is exceptionally vast and diverse. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Indian Culinary Institute at Tirupati and two projects in Nellore and East Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh yesterday. Mr Naidu said country is moving forward speedily in all sectors, including the economic sector.

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 India is approaching towards 100 billion US dollar FDI inflow per annum by 2022. This is due to volumes of foreign direct investment increasing year after year.

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President D K Aggarwal said in New Delhi yesterday that the annual FDI inflows in the country increased from 36  billion US dollar in 2013-14 to 62 billion US dollar in 2017-18. He said Make in India has been instrumental during the last four years to attract FDI reforms in the country. 

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In Goa, The two newly inducted ministers in the state  cabinet have been allocated portfolios. Curchorem BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral has been allocated the power, non-conventional energy, law and judiciary, and legislative affairs portfolios. Mormugao BJP MLA Milind Naik will be in charge of the urban development, social welfare and Provedoria portfolios. Mr Cabral and Mr Naik were sworn in as ministers by the governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan at Dona Paula near Panaji yesterday.

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President Ramnath Kovind will give away the national sports awards in New Delhi today. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting award of the country. 20 sportspersons are picked up for this year's Arjuna Awards. The President will also present the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards.

All India Radio Delhi will broadcast live commentary on the presentation of the awards from 4.55 PM.  It can be heard on Indraprastha, FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies.

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has transformed the life of our women folk by providing them with a clean cooking fuel - LPG. Now they do not have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens. Here is a ground report from our Vishakhapatnam correspondent:

"The scheme was launched at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. PMUY which is aimed at LPG cylinder coverage among poor families, has led to a social transformation with over 45 per cent of its four crore beneficiaries being Dalits and tribals. The drive to provide LPG connections to BPL families will ensure, empowering women by improving their basic health condition and the overall time spent on cooking food.

 Joint collector J. Srujana exuded confidence that the district administration is striving hard to achieve 100 percent smoke- free district status. The Joint collector said.

The gas connections under Ujwala scheme has been in operation for two years, providing more than 3.5 crore free LPG connections to poor women.

One beneficiary of the scheme Ramulamma of Paderu Mandalam, Visakhapatnam district expressed happiness that their lives are getting better.

 (I am happy that the problems of eye burning and cough due to smoke have gone with the Ujjawala scheme as I cook with ease to feed myfamily.)

This much- needed scheme is a major step to reduce indoor air pollution, drudgery faced by women, and one that promises to extend LPG access. With the report of M S Mahesh from vishakhapatnam Abhishek Kumar Air News."

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Antyodaya Divas will be organised across the country today as part of the fortnight 'Swachhata Hi Sewa' movement. 25th September is observed as Antyodaya Diwas every year to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Swachhata Hi Sewa Movement on the 15th of this month. During the Antyodaya Divas each Swachhagrahi will be asked to create an army of its own Swachhagrahis.

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Heavy rains lashed North India, trigerring flash floods and landslides. In the wake of heavy rains, a 'red ' was issued in Punjab and all educational institutions have been closed for today. More from our correspondent:-

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"The three day rain and strong winds have badly damaged paddy crop in the entire Doaba and Majha region and in some districts of  Malwa Region also. According to the initial survey done by Punjab Agriculture  department around 20% standing  crop got flattened of paddy and Basmati. Cotton crop too has suffered damage in Mansa and Faridkot  districts. Chief Minister has announced special  Girdawari for assessing the damage. Gagandeep Kaur Devgan, AIR News, Jalandhar."

Torrential rains in Himachal Pradesh have  trigerred flash floods. A high has been sounded for Kullu district. Several houses were also swept away in flash floods as the Beas is flowing above the danger level.

A Bhakra Beas Management Board official has cautioned residents of low-lying areas in the state and neighbouring Punjab to remain vigilant.

Schools have been closed in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir and in most places of Himachal Pradesh.

In Uttarakhand, heavy rains led to landslides which blocked the roads to Badrinath, Kedarnath and Yamunotri, affecting the Chardham Yatra.

In Uttar Pradesh heavy rains disrupted normal life in many western cities of the state. Met department has predicted heavy rains in central and western part of state in next 48 hours. More from our correspondent:

"After a brief dry spell heavy rains again lashed many parts of state. Districts like Bareily, Firozabad, Meerut, Sambhal, Amroha and Muzaffarnagar received heavy to very heavy rains. In Muzaffarnagar, torrential rain flooded almost all areas disrupting normal life along with power and traffic system. The city received around 120 milliliter rainfall in just 24 hours yesterday. Meerut also received 75 milliliters rainfall. Torrential rains at the end of the monsoon season have severely damaged paddy as well as vegetable crops in state. SUSHIL CHANDRA TIWARI, AIR NEWS, LUCKNOW."

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has called upon international leaders to make a better world for children like one global family. Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York last night, Mrs Swaraj said that world is still beset with conflicts, terror and hateful ideologies that are transcending borders and impacting the lives. She said, no one should be allowed to support terror or its perpetration.

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India will organise 'Gandhi March' from the iconic Peace Palace at the Hague to Grote Kerk on Sunday to launch the two-year long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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In cricket, India will take on Afghanistan in the 'Super Four' encounter of the Asia Cup in Dubai today. The match will begin at 5 PM Indian Time. All India Radio will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary in Hindi and English on the match from 4.30 PM. It can be heard on FM Rainbow and additional frequencies.

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Croatian footballer Luka Modric was named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London. The 33-year old Real Madrid midfielder beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to win the award.

Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female player award.

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Newspapers Headlines

  • The government moving ahead to approve the creation of tri-series organisations to handle the critical domains of cyberspace, space and special operations in modern-day warfare is a story covered in the Times of India under the headline, "Unified tri-series command to handle cyberspace, space, special operations".

  • The Asian Age under its headline, "Pak says it is open to talks, India calls it 'one trick pony'," refers to the UN General Assembly Session in New York where India is expecting Pakistan to rake up the Kashmir issue forcefully.

  • The Tribune and the Pioneer write about BJP terming the Congress' intensified offensive on the Rafale issue as "international conspiracy against Modi' under the headline "Congress moves CVC, seeks case on Rafale".

  • "Andhra Pradesh tops Ease of Living Index" is another headline in the Pioneer, reporting on the rankings under the Atal Mission for rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.

  • The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) administration has decided to launch a National Cancer Institute based at Jhajjar in NCR by December 2018 reports the
  • Mail Today.
  • Retailers and traders from across the country protest against e-commerce tie-ups, claiming it will give back-door entry for Flipkart, Walmart and Amazon in India posing a threat to their livelihood, and are calling for Bharat Bandh on September the 28th, writes the DNA.

  • Air travelers in India might be able to carry water and other liquids in excess of the current 100 ml limit, in their hand baggage, with the Ministry of Civil Aviation considering testing liquid explosive detectors, reports the Hindustan Times.

  • "Under drones and floodlights in volatile Sopore, a football tournament shines".  The Indian Express covers the story of how Sopore, despite being a separatist stronghold and a hotbed of militancy is drawing hundreds of men and boys from across the region, to a football tournament.

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