Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the conclave, which will provide an insight into the country’s power sector. The session on the current situation and challenges in the sector will have speakers including Prayas’s Shantanu Dixit, State Power Consumers Organisation president Pratap Hogade and Mahavitaran MD Sanjeev Kumar.
Kumar’s candidature was announced in a meeting of 17 Opposition parties on June 22, a day after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, breaking ranks with the Opposition, decided to support NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind. She said that she felt honoured and privileged to be their nominee.
Sources in the RJD and JD(U) said that the relationship between the two alliance partners had hit an all-time low and the RJD was on the backfoot because of tax notices and raids on properties owned by Lalu Prasad Yadav's family.
Modi reportedly told the CEOs that 7,000 reforms had been implemented for ease of business in India. He also took credit for the implementation of the GST. “The implementation of the landmark initiative of GST could be a subject of studies in US business schools,” he said, according to Baglay.
The proposal, named Camp Village Development, says the CRPF base camps also act as distribution centres for central government programmes since they are the “most secure” establishments in remote locations. “It will also help the forces diversify their civil action programmes and reach out to the locals,” said a Home Ministry official.
Arun Jaitley said that the Emergency of 1975 was only ostensibly called on the ground of threat to public order and the real reason was to perpetuate power in the hands of Indira Gandhi after she was unseated by an Allahabad High Court order in response to an election petition.
According to state coordinator AAP Youth Wing (West Bengal), Pranojit Dey, the state unit will put up a protest in Kolkata on October 2 as part of its national programme after uniting the farmers of the state in its 'Kisan Sammelan'.
The decision comes in the wake of several incidents of lynching of Muslims on the suspicion of possessing beef or of involvement in the cattle trade. A Jamiat delegation recently met PM Modi to talk about the fear stemming from cow vigilantism and love jihad.
The Twitter handle @mlkhattar, belonging to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is silent on the alleged lynching of 15-year-old Hafiz Junaid, who was stabbed to death on board a Mathura-bound train in Faridabad on Friday evening.
According to police, a total of six members belonging to two families from Kolkata had gone on a weekend trip to Henry’s Island, when, three of them got pulled by tidal waves as body of the seven-year-old girl was found by coastal guards on Sunday.
The PIL states that implementation of a major constitutional change in tax reforms should not take place in the middle of the financial year and that public awareness on this change is inadequate.
Many of the protesters voiced the opinion that West Bengal should not be divided at any cost, and peace must be restored in Darjeeling hills while protesting at Air View Crossing and burning effigies of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung.
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Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan who has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Supreme Court for the contempt of court, appealed to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for parole and mailed the copy to Raj Bhavan.
“We stand by the government in its decision of waiving off the farmer loans. At least some action has been initiated and it is a welcome move,” Pawar said during a press meet in Pune on Sunday.
"Can never support demand to turn municipal corporation into state," state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, stating that creation of states on the basis of ethnicity and language will divide the country into pieces against the idea of pluralism.
Heavy police force has been deployed in local markets and streets of Chopra post the lynching of Delhi construction workers alleged to be cattle smugglers by violent and unruly mob at Durgapur village of North Dinajpur district.
On allegations that the Police Response Vehicle (PRV) took too much time to respond, the official spokesperson of the police said that the vehicle had reached the site of the incident “within five minutes of getting the call”.
A native of Gorakhpur’s Majhgawan village, CRPF sub-inspector Sahab Shukla (52) was killed while two others were injured on Saturday when Lashkar-e-Toiba militants opened fire on a CRPF vehicle at Athwajan, on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the BJP met all opposition parties for a consensus on Ram Nath Kovind's candidature, but they did not agree for political reasons and added that some non-NDA parties were supporting Kovind.
PM Narendra Modi asked top US CEOs to invest in India as the country will continue to stay a business-friendly destination and will have better investment opportunities after the landmark tax initiative GST is implemented.
Former top American trade official says a business forum between US and Indian states will go a long way in creating the next paradigm of growth for the US -India relationship and will be aligned with the themes and priorities of both leaders.
BJP's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari promised so, as some of the social activists and party workers present at the function informed them that even after passage of 42 years, they were yet to get acknowledgement for their sacrifice.
He said the governor discussed with Mitra a range of issues relating to effective maintenance of law and order, internal security and the safeguarding of International Border, the LoC and the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
"As the train was packed with people, someone may have even captured the incident on their mobile phone camera. If there is any such video or audio recording, it can be shared with us; we will reward the informer," Kamaldeep Goel, Superintendent of Police, said.
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IAF formulated its own Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) in 2007, using an indigenously designed Patient Transfer Unit), which could be retrofitted in either fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft, he said.
The steering committee of farmer leaders, which met at the office of Communist Party of India (M), demanded that the entire outstanding loan be waived, after the BJP-led government had unveiled a Rs 34,022 crore farm loan waiver scheme on Saturday.
The trend of using social media platforms for character assassination, trigger communal tension and post anti-women comments is on a rise, Pinarayi Vijayan said, adding even 'responsible persons' of the society indulge in such actions.
The Devendra Fadnavis government unveiled a mega Rs 34,020 crore farm loan waiver scheme that will see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off. The loan waiver scheme, being touted as the "biggest ever" such measure by any state in the country, is expected to make 40 lakh farmers "debt-free" and will provide relief to 49 lakh others.
Khattar said Haryana Agro-business Training School was being set up in Hisar and Maharana Pratap Horticulture University was being established in Karnal to promote horticulture and keep farmers updated with new techniques.
In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Vijayan sought an investigation into the death citing concerns of the priest's family. Vijayan said the priest, hailing from Pulinkunnu in Alappuzha district of Kerala, had gone to Edinburgh for higher studies last year.
In the first phase, MST will operate city bus service in two routes, both originating from ISBT, Deulahland. The transport agency would also initially have Imphal-Noney, Imphal-Moreh, Imphal-Kakching, Imphal-Yairipok, Imphal-Moirang and Imphal-Pherzawl inter-district bus services.
In a video message last night, GJM supremo Bimal Gurung had urged the people to hit the streets, but also cautioned them that the leaders from the other parties might "try to betray" the Gorkhaland agitation.
The Guild said, the right to try and sentence journalists for defamation vests with the courts of law and the Karnataka Legislative Assembly "cannot and should not misuse" its powers and privileges to conduct a trial and sentence any member of the press for libel.
The members who were observing the fast gathered in the hall and broke their fast at 6.59 PM. On the menu were items like banana, apple, and watermelon. They were also served with cashew nuts along with ‘kashaya’ made of black pepper, at the dining hall.