Narendra Modi on Saturday met Jagdeep Dhankhar to congratulate him soon after he was announced the winner in the Vice-Presidential election in which he was pitted against Opposition-backed Margaret Alva . "Congratulations to Jagdeep Dhankhar on being elected Vice-President with resounding support across party lines. I am confident he will be an outstanding Vice-President. Our nation will gain tremendously from his intellect and wisdom," the Prime Minister said in a tweet. "I thank all those MPs who have voted for Jagdeep Dhankhar. At a time when India marks Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we are proud to be having a Kisan Putra Vice President who has excellent legal knowledge and intellectual prowess," he tweeted. Jagdeep Dhankhar served as West Bengal Governor from 30 July 2019 to 18 July 2022. I thank all those MPs who have voted for Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji. At a time when India marks Azadi Ka Amrit Mahots… https://t.co/yUs6vN9jtv — Narendra Modi … [Read more...] about President Murmu, PM Modi congratulate Jagdeep Dhankhar on being elected Vice President
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The notice to the Indian Women’s Press Corps to vacate its premises by July-end is yet another indicator of the media’s dispensability in Modi’s New India. The closure of the IWPC at 5 Windsor Place on Ashoka Road, a 27-year old institution, would mean one less forum where journalists can engage with people in public life. It would also be a major blow for many young women scribes who require a central place to operate from since their offices have mostly relocated to the faraway National Capital Region. Nearly two decades ago, when the IWPC premises’ lease renewal seemed in jeopardy, Parliament passed a resolution backed by all parties, including the BJP , expressing solidarity with the institution and requesting that the IWPC be allowed to retain the premises as it had an important role in our democracy. Whether this time the IWPC gets its lease extended or is foisted with a new administration on the lines followed in the takeover of the Delhi Gymkhana, or is simply evicted, … [Read more...] about Who needs media in New India?
Synopsis Addressing the meeting of the Governing Council of the Niti Aayog, the PM said that the rapid urbanisation can become India's strength instead of weakness by leveraging technology to ensure ease of living, transparent service delivery, and improvement in the quality of life. Making a strong case for modernising the farm sector , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said using technology in agriculture can help India become self-sufficient and a global leader in the sector. Addressing the meeting of the Governing Council of the Niti Aayog, the PM said that the rapid urbanisation can become India's strength instead of weakness by leveraging technology to ensure ease of living, transparent service delivery, and improvement in the quality of life. He also said that India should become self-sufficient in the production of edible oil. The Prime Minister also asked the states to set up dedicated teams for upcoming India's presidency of the G-20 in 2023 … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India to become global leader in farm sector
Synopsis Bhagwant Mann also said that he was satisfied with the NITI Aayog meetings and felt that all the issues were heard. He brought up demands regarding MSP for farmers and also demanded that a reformed committee be created as there are no stakeholders in the current one. He even brought up issues with water levels reaching a dangerously low level. Besides for these issues, he also went on to acknowledge that he was happy with the way the meeting went and stated that all the issues were heard. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that he has raised the issues of farmers at the NITI Aayog governing council meeting on Sunday. The issues included Minimum Support Price ( MSP ), while also stating that he was happy with the way the meeting went. "Today was NITI Aayog's 7th meeting and it was the first for me after becoming the Chief Minister. It is unfortunate that no one has come from Punjab in the last three years. I went with detailed homework today and kept … [Read more...] about Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann demands MSP for farmers, says ‘happy with NITI Aayog meeting’
The BJP has planned to expand its base among the Yadavs, Jatavs and Pasmanda Muslims as part of its strategy to win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general election. Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and former state BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya had also dropped a hint in a recent tweet, saying Yaduvanshi (Yadavs), Ravidasiyo (Jatavs) and Pasmanda Muslims will be brought closer to the BJP so that the lotus “blossoms” in every booth in UP. After the party’s victory in the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha bypolls, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had claimed that it will win all 80 seats in next general election. While OBC Yadavs and Muslims form the Samajwadi Party ’s “MY” vote bank, Jatavs have been siding with the BSP led by Mayawati so far. Subscriber Only Stories View All ‘Want to show India can bring out smaller, cost-effective SLV’: S Somanat... Delhi Rewind: How Dilshad Garden started out as a slice of Lahore Venkaiah Naidu: The … [Read more...] about With eye on 2024 polls, BJP plans to expand base among Yadavs, Pasmanda Muslims
Assam Bizman Linked to Jharkhand MLAs’ Cash Seizure? CID Summons Him for Questioning Tomorrow In another turn in the investigation into the cash seizure from three Jharkhand MLAs, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) has summoned Ashok Dhanuka, a businessman from Assam, to Kolkata at 10 am on Monday. READ MORE PM Hails ‘Cooperative Federalism’ at NITI Aayog Meet, Says Collective Effort Helped India Emerge from Covid Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the collective efforts of all the states in the spirit of cooperative federalism as the force that helped India emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Addressing the seventh meeting of the Governing Council (GC) of NITI Aayog in New Delhi, the Prime Minister said, “Every state played a crucial role according to its strength and contributed to India’s fight against Covid. This led to India emerging as an example for the developing nations to look up to as a global leader.” READ MORE ISRO’s First Flight … [Read more...] about News18 Evening Digest: CID Summons Assam Bizman Linked to J’khand MLAs’ Cash Haul & Other Top Stories