Minister Narendra Modi asks Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states to work in
mission mode to realise the vision of a New India by 2022.
- US President Donald Trump in
his address to the nation on Afghanistan policy says US will deepen its
strategic partnership with India; hits out at Pakistan for being a safe haven
- Foreign direct investment
into the country grows by 37 per cent in the first quarter of the current
- Government to replace
physical Police verification of Passport applicants with online verification
within a year.
- US based Indian doctor
discovers a new way to prevent sepsis in new born babies.
- Indian shuttlers make a promising start at the BWF World
Championship in Glasgow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked chief ministers
of BJP-ruled states to work in mission mode to realise the vision of a New
India by 2022. In a
meeting with Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of the party ruled
states in New Delhi yesterday, Prime Minister pushed for speedy implementation of pro-poor schemes and boosting
transparency in government schemes.
Modi and the party Chief Amit Shah held the meeting attended by 12 BJP Chief Ministers and six Deputy Chief Ministers to review the progress
of welfare works being done by the NDA government as well as the State Schemes.
Senior Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj also attended the
to reporters after the meeting Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister Raman Singh said, that the Prime Minister and the party chief
Amit Shah will review works of the party-run state governments every three
months in this regard.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told
reporters that Mr Modi and Mr Shah asked the Chief Minister to work in a
mission mode to double farmers' income and implement pro-poor schemes.
Our correspondent reports, the meeting was organized
just days after Amit Shah discussed the blue print for 2019 Lok Sabha
US today ruled out a hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan and sought
an enhanced role for India to bring peace in the war-torn country. US President
Donald Trump, in a prime-time televised address to the nation, laid out his
South Asia policy saying a "critical part" of it was developed to
further US' strategic partnership with India.
US President reached out to India seeking an enhanced role for New Delhi,
especially in the economic field, to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
He said the world's largest democracy, is a key security and economic partner
of the US and appreciate India's important contributions to stability in
slammed Pakistan for its continued support to terrorist groups and warned
Islamabad of consequences if it continues to do so. In an apparent warning to
Pakistan Trump said Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort
20 US designated foreign terrorist organisations are active in Afghanistan and
Pakistan; the highest concentration in any region anywhere in the world. For
its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and
Trump said after a "comprehensive review", it has been decided that
the American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically.
investment in the country grew by 37 per cent to 10.4 billion US Dollars during
the first quarter of the current fiscal. According to the figures of the
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, DIPP, India had received 7.59
billion US Dollars FDI during the same period last year. A bulk of the FDI came
in from Singapore, Mauritius, the Netherlands and Japan. The main sectors which
attracted the highest foreign inflows include services, telecom, trading,
computer hardware and software and automobile.
Minister Narendra Modi will meet young CEO’s today in a 'Champions of Change'
programme organised by the NITI Aayog. The Prime Minister along with his
Cabinet Ministers and Secretaries will interact with over 200 CEOs seeking their inputs for expediting growth and
promoting job creation.
correspondent quoting sources reports, the meeting will focus on reviewing the
relationship between public and private sectors in the country at present. The
meeting will also focus on finding answers to key challenges face by young
“The CEOs will make presentation to
the Prime Minister on action points which will be incorporated in the 15-Year
Vision Document being prepared by the NITI Aayog. They will focus on six themes
- New India by 2022, Doubling Farmer’s Incomes, Creating Cities of Tomorrow,
Taking Forward Make in India, Reforming Financial sector and Building World-
Class Infrastructure. The young CEOs began their deliberations on these themes
yesterday. They also interacted with Union Ministers including Finance Minister
Arun Jaitley and Secretaries of Government of India. ANUPAM MISHRA, AIR NEWS,
programme is the second such event to be conducted by the Prime Minister.
Earlier on 17th August, he had met with the entrepreneurs of various start-ups.
Physical police verification for passports will not be
needed from next year as the Centre is planning to connect the procedure with
the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems, CCTNS. Speaking at an
event in New Delhi yesterday, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said, CCTNS
is expected to be linked with the passport service of the External Affairs
Ministry allowing online police verification for passports within a year. He
said, Police in some states are already using CCTNS for passport credentials.
The CCTNS project finally got off the ground yesterday with Home Minister
Rajnath Singh launching the Digital Police portal that integrates the country's over 15,300 police
stations online and allows citizens to report crimeS and request antecedents
Supreme Court is likely to pronounce today its verdict on the legality of the
Islamic personal law practice of triple talaq and whether it is fundamental to
the religion or not. The Court will also decide whether the practice is
violative of the fundamental and human rights of gender equality and dignity of
Muslim women. A report:
five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, held a
marathon hearing during the summer vacation. It heard seven pleas, including
five separate petitions by Muslim women. It was argued before the court that
triple talaq was a discriminatory and abhorrent to the tenets of the Quran. The
bench reserved its verdict on 18th may. The Centre has told the bench that it
will come out with a law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if
triple talaq is held invalid and unconstitutional by the apex court. TRIPTI
SRIVASTAVA NEWS DESK."
The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on
a plea by Dalit Christians seeking parity in quota with their counterparts
among the Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist communities. A bench comprising Chief
Justice J S Khehar and D Y Chandrachud issued the notice yesterday while
hearing a plea filed by All India Catholic Union.
The Supreme Court has observed that no meaningful
dialogue is possible in Jammu and Kashmir unless violence stops in the
strife-torn Valley. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y
Chandrachud observed this while hearing an appeal against the september 2016
order of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court rejecting the bar body's plea seeking
a ban on use of pellet guns. The apex court fixed the plea for final hearing
for the 4th of October.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make an aerial survey
of the flood affected areas in Bihar. According to Deputy Chief Minister of the
state Sushil Kumar Modi the PM has assured that he will visit the state. The
Deputy Chief Minister has briefed the PM about flood situation in the state
during the meeting with Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP ruled
states last evening. The flood situation is still grim in the northern parts of
Bihar. More from our correspondent:
situation has further aggravated in Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi,
Madhubani, Betia and Motihari. Many villages of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga have
been inundated following the breach of Ring bandh. Low lying areas of Munger
and KHAGARIA have also been flooded. Ganga, Burhi Gandak and Kareh rivers have
wreaked havoc in affected areas. 323 people have so far died in flood related
incidents. Over Two hundred animals have also been killed. Meanwhile Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar has instructed officials to further intensify relief
material among the marooned people. WITH
K K Lal REPORT FROM PATNA, TANVI TANEJA FOR AIR News."
Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi, a US-based doctor has discovered
an inexpensive prevention technique against sepsis. He along with members of
his team has found that feeding babies with probiotic bacteria dramatically
reduces the risk of sepsis in newborns. This is a breakthrough study and an
inexpensive treatment that could possibly save hundreds of thousands of
newborns from a top killer- Sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused
by your body’s response to an infection. In early infancy it results in one million
annual deaths worldwide, most of them in developing countries. No efficient
means of prevention is currently available. It is primarily caused by bacterial
3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia just
before 9 p.m. local time, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and
sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets. Doctors reported that
at least one person was killed and about 20 people suffered slight injuries.
Officials fear many people may be trapped in the rubble.
of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses
as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep
the US from coast to coast in nearly a century. The temperature dropped, birds
went quiet, crickets chirped and the stars came out in the middle of the day as
the line of darkness raced 2,600 miles across the continent in about 90 minutes
bringing forth exclamations. In Boise, Idaho, where the sun was more than 99
percent blocked, people clapped and whooped, and the street lights came on
briefly. The rest of North America was treated to a partial eclipse, as were
the Central American countries and the top of South America.
In Badminton, India made a promising start at the BWF
World Championship in Glasgow yesterday. Eighth seed Srikanth defeated Russia's
Sergey Sirant 21-13; 21-12 in a less than half an hour match. Sameer Verma,
also reached the second round after his opponent Spain's Pablo Abian retired
midway. In the women's singles first round, Tanvi Lad fought back to beat
England's Chloe Birch 17-21, 21-10, 21-19. In other matches the young mixed
doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Maneesha and the Indo-Malaysian
pair of Prajakta Sawant and Yogendran Khrishnan also won their respective
of the two AIADMK factions is the main story in many dailies today.
"Chennai Express heads for Rajdhani," headlines Mail Today.
"Move to purge Sasikala loyalists, all eyes on Dinakaran," says The
blast: Purohit gets bail after 9 years in jail," reports The Tribune,
"Citing differences in chargesheets SC grants Purohit Bail," says The
Indian Express. "Purohit will report back to unit, but with
riders," notes DNA.
Court to deliver verdict on triple talaq today," is a front page story in
the Hindu and other dailies.
dedicates maiden Ladakh visit to armed forces"; "Presents colours to
Ladakh scouts," The Tribune and The Statesman report with
alert! Schools across NCR issue strict guidelines and are hiring counsellors to
detect and dissuade children from falling prey to the game of suicide,"
reports Mail Today.
to probe if oxygen shortage led to three newborn children's death,"
mentions Hindustan Times.
Times of India
reports that the Delhi Government "issued notices on Monday to 449 Schools
that have either not repaid or partially paid back excess fees with 9%
GST Revenue: government mops up 40,000 crore rupees," says The
Financial Express. "Curious case of Kolkata's GST registration surge,
surprises many, because as per official record the state is a laggard when it
comes to business," notes The Business Line.
finally, the iconic "Big Ben falls silent" in London on Monday ahead
of four years' renovation work, The Asian Age says in a photo story. And
in India, it looks like farewell time for McDonalds, which is closing 169
outlets in north and east India.