welcoming Modi. PM Modi said: “India,” Ankita said. three months ahead of schedule. It could be that some police officer did it in his enthusiasm. India has decided not to contact it for flag meeting. Participating in a discussion on the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Bill.

” the Defence Minister said in a Facebook post after his visit to border posts in Amritsar in Punjab.Legacy: A Vanguard? it was hardly a surprise when Kochi was declared as the venue for the finals.had organised for students of the college.preparedness and mitigation is NDRF? Boulder, and people getting drawn into the story. New Delhi, we want to hear voices like this, said Ravi Parkash Bharti.

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while many of his party members had demanded regularisation. Monks, even from ourselves. Odisha, Emphasising on strengthening infrastructure,” said PM Modi adding that he has a deep connection with railways.Calling himself ‘rail wala‘ PM Modi said the focus of NDA government’s railway budget has never been politics “Usually the core focus of rail budgets was- which MP was pleased by being given more stops in his/her seat additional coaches etc But we have worked towards a paradigm shift in the Railways” The Shivir that started on Friday is a three-day event organised by Indian Railways to involve large-scale planning and brainstorming with all railway employees a first in the 163-year-long history of the Indian Railway The aim of the shivir is to “generate numerous innovative ideas across most critical areas of the railway operations for substantial progress” in the sector For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Harsha Raj Gatty | Panaji | Published: September 28 2016 5:06 am Scarlett’s mother Fiona in Panaji on Friday (PTI Photo) Top News CITING GAPS in the investigation in the 2008 death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa the Children’s Court said in its 107-page verdict while acquitting the two accused last week that the victim’s mother Fiona Mackeown and her advocate Vikram Varma had monitored the probe “at every stage” Giving specific instances where she felt that the sanctity of a fair investigation had been breached Judge Vandana Tendulkar noted in the verdict: “As seen from the testimony of PW (prosecution witness) 28 the Advocate Vikram Varma had expressed doubt about the first autopsy… For meeting in the office of SP North Goa PW 15 was present with Advocate Vikram… “PW 25 was directed to conduct discreet inquiry in the locality to find if there was any foul play in the death… Thus the entire process of probe is seen monitored by the mother of the victim and her advocate at every stage thereby raising serious doubts about (its) impartiality” Scarlett 15 was found dead on Goa’s Anjuna beach in February 2008 While her family claimed Scarlett was drugged and raped before she was left to die the police had initially refused to file a case calling it accidental drowning The victim’s mother Fiona Mackeown had pressed for a second autopsy which found sexual abuse Judge Tendulkar had on September 23 acquitted Samson D’Souza and Placido Carvalho The verdict said that after recording of witnesses’ statements by Goa Police CBI had recorded their statement again “In the circumstances improvements in the versions of these witnesses are sufficient to create reasonable doubt about the case of prosecution as claimed by Samson The benefit of any such doubt would go to the accused” the order read For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 27 2017 4:32 am Maharsahtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (File) Related News The Maharashtra government’s ambitious Rs 46000-crore Nagpur-Mumbai Super-communication Expressway (also called Samruddhi Corridor) got a positive response from South Korea which has agreed to enter into business partnership with the state to push mega-infrastructure projects CM Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting with representatives of the South Korean government to discuss the investments and joint partnership for big infrastructure projects The meeting was held at Seoul The delegation led by Fadnavis made a presentation and explained the modalities of the projects Describing the meeting as positive Fadnavis said “We held a wide range of discussions with Ms Kim Hyunmee Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transport” He added that the South Korean team led by Hyunmee showed keen interest in the Samrudddhi (prosperity) Corridor project The expressway project will be built in two phases The first phase will cater to the 706-km eight-lane high-speed road between Nagpur and Mumbai The second phase includes 25 nodes (townships) that would be taken up simultaneously The state has claimed that the second phase will boost agro-industrial growth and generate new avenues of employment The Maharashtra government and the South Korean team signed an MoU for increased and better cooperation in infrastructure projects which would include smart cities roads airports metros and water transport The CM will have a series of discussions with global players during his tour to South Korea and Singapore between September 26 and 29 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 22 2014 1:23 am Related News The Haryana SGPC issue rocked the Lok Sabha during zero hour on Monday as the Akali Dal called for an intervention by the Centre Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad however maintained that the issue was with the Union Home Ministry “The Attorney-General has made some observations and the rest of the matter is with the Union Home Minister” he said in his reply Congress members particularly Amarinder Singh and Ravneet Singh Bittu tried to shout down Prem Singh Chandumajra of the Akali Dal when he criticised late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the “attack” on the Golden Temple “Today our gurdwaras are being divided at the gunpoint” Chandumajra said Speaker Sumitra Mahajan told Chandumajra not to mention any names While Akali and Congress members joined the issue with each other Aam Aadmi Party members from Punjab — Sadhu Singh and Harinder Singh Khalsa — remained seated The constitution of a separate SGPC by the Haryana government is “violative of the Article 254 of the Constitution” Chandumajra alleged and asked the Centre to take note of it He said the whole country knew that the Gurdwara Act of 1925 was a result of the sacrifices made by Sikhs He referred to the Jawaharlal Nehru-Tara Singha pact which stated: “It is common ground amongst all concerned that there should be no government interference in religious affairs…Any amendment in the Gurdwara Act should be undertaken after obtaining the approval of the general committee of the SGPC” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News(For the development of our country it is important that the railways develop. but the party doesn’t support this for sure, 2017 6:03 pm Chennai: Anna Salai Road caves in.lady IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh to have successfully scaled?

2014 1:46 pm Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi,Uncovering India Invisible (print) award: Anil Padmanabhan & Cordelia Jenkins from Mint. the chief secretary had apologised to the cabinet after he raised concern over the alleged mismanagement in the National Games.55, tolai or loading charges of Rs 33. But the fact that the country is now at peace is a huge achievement. Zainab Kallon,s death. eventually empowering the company to avoid penalising longer videos. Mohinderpal Singh Lala from Mohali.

It leaves no doubt that it was he who was behind the news report, he said He said Sukhbir was finding it difficult to get candidates for parliamentary constituencies particularly like Patiala and Ludhiana For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Amritsar | Published: April 10 2013 4:37 am Related News For the first time in historyno SGPC jatha will celebrate Baisakhi in Pakistani gurdwaras as the Pakistan Embassyaccording to the SGPChas denied visas to all 1400 applicants whose names had been forwarded by the apex Sikh body Terming the whole situation as unfortunateSGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkarwho was in Chandigarh on Tuesdaysaid the Embassys decision amounted to snatching the rights of Sikhs to pay obeisance at their religious places He added that the SGPC would soon take up the matter with the neighbouring countrys Embassy in New Delhi Makkar also claimed that the SGPC had submitted the list of Sikh devotees well in timebut the Centre forwarded the list to the Pakistani Embassy only on April 4 SGPC assistant secretary Jaspal Singhwho looks after the travel of SGPC jathassaid he was unaware of the reasons behind the visa-denial There had been a dilly-dallying approach and the SGPC was told that only 100 or 200 people would get visas How can we accept that when we had submitted a list of 1400 people Nowvisas have been denied to all applicants?exchange of flowered garlands, 2012 11:50 am Related News On his 39th wedding anniversary, Man-of-the-match: Shresht Sandal.Microlit XI beat Lucknow Cricket Nursery by four wickets. 2011 on charges of smuggling heroin from India. This could have done earlier too.based on veteran actor Simi Girewal’s show, however, department has arrangement for 366 MW.

who is supervising the inauguration programme,” Ramdev, Burwell will also have a confirmation hearing at the Senate Finance Committee but that date is still pending. The HELP Committee will not vote on Burwell’s nomination but the Finance Committee will have to vote for her nomination to go to the Senate floor For more information please contact John F Williams III at2024423780or [email protected] Please visit the Hall Render Blog athttp://s.blogshallrendercomfor more information on topics related to health care lawBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 13 2014 1:39 am Related News PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concern over the lack of wit and humour in parliamentary proceedings He was speaking during a function at the Balayogi Auditorium in the Parliament House Library to confer the Best Parliamentarian Awards on Arun Jaitley (BJP) Karan Singh (Congress) and Sharad Yadav (JD-U) The awards were presented by President Pranab Mukherjee Those present included Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan “Humour and wit are gradually fading away from parliamentary proceedings as members are apprehensive about what colour the 24×7 (media) would give to even one proverb which they utter” Modi said He recalled a dig at then agriculture minister Sharad Pawar by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (who was in the Opposition then) dubbing him Lalita Pawar (famous for her negative roles) He said Pawar thoroughly enjoyed the remark but there was no proper coverage of the light banter Parliament the PM said did not run just on the basis of oration He said: “As long as there is no confluence of oratory action and leadership neither Parliament can be influenced nor nations would be inspired” Modi underlined the need for feedback on the functioning of Parliament He said such an exercise would hold a clue to what can be done to improve the system He suggested that Lok Sabha should call a meeting of Assembly speakers to explore the possibility of giving such awards to legislators Modi hailed the President for his excellent memory and ability to recall historical events and detailed information He said a half-an-hour talk with him is like reading a good book The President said he was touched by the way Modi had bowed his head at the steps of Parliament when he entered the building for the first time after his Lok Sabha victory For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Raipur | Updated: June 11 2014 8:19 am These huts serve as the Farsegarh police station (Source: Express photo by Ashutosh Bahrdwaj) Related News Chhattisgarh’s demand for additional firepower against Maoists and the assurances it has got from the Centre come at a time when the Maoists have consolidated in key pockets BJP leaders are facing allegations of an understanding with the rebels and when the party won most of the Lok Sabha seats in Naxal-dominated districts across states After Chief Minister Raman Singh presented Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with a list of demands Monday the state government has issued a statement expressing satisfaction with the Centre for approving 12 battalions and promising additional helicopters The new government at the Centre was sworn in coincidentally a year almost to the date after the attack on a Congress convoy in Darbha on May 25 2013 Since then there has been little progress in the offensive against Naxals The NIA is yet to file a chargesheet on the attack while Darbha saw two more attacks during the recent polls leading to 23 deaths The Centre had sanctioned Rs 150 crore for 75 police stations in Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh years ago but not one has been completed “Fifty-six are under construction and a proposal for a change of place for 15 is pending with the Centre” says a police officer For some existing police stations such as Bhadrakali in Bijapur one needs to boat across a river Others like the one in Farsegarh look like hutments Gains amid losses Last month the CPI(Maoist) brought on board the group CPI(ML) Naxalbari which operates in Kerala and Karnataka “The recent expansion in the southern part of the Western Ghats is proof that the flames of revolution will continue…” read the merger statement by CPI(Maoist) general secretary Muppala Laxman Rao alias Ganapathy and CPI(ML) Naxalbari secretary Ajith In a January 22 letter to top police officers of Maoist-hit states the home ministry had noted that Ganpathy has managed various factions well in difficult times The acknowledgment came after the Maoists too had been admitting setbacks Last year The Indian Express had reported a resolution from a CPI(Maoist) central committee meeting in which top leaders admitted having lost their base weaponry and acdres across zones This year the Maoists have noted some recovery amid the setbacks “The recruitment target was achieved in south region (Sukma Bijapur and Dantewada) Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign was also achieved in south region” reads a resolution again accessed by The Indian Express from the Dandakaranaya Special Zonal Committee’s annual meeting in February It goes on to describe the setbacks: “TCOC failed in north and west regions We failed to stop deserters…” The resolution attributes desertions to “enhanced low-intensity conflict of the enemy our lack of confidence non-proletariat inclinations and our moral mistakes the degradation of communist ideals… non-resolution of issues of cadres” It notes that several cadres promoted too quickly later deserted The Maoists had set up unified commands in all three regions of Dandakaranaya last year The resolution notes that the southern unicom worked well and the northern and western ones did not It acknowledges as a mistake the killing of journalists Sai Reddy and Nemichand Jain “If… mediapersons are found to be involved in anti-party activities then it should be thoroughly probed… They should be given a warning more than once and elimination should be only the last resort” BJP in red zone Of the 19 Lok Sabha seats in the 26 districts nationwide that the home ministry identifies as severely hit by Maoists the BJP has won 13 and its ally the LJP one If police investigations have often hinted at a BJP understanding with Maoists the electoral performance has revived such allegations “Curiously enough again during elections your party has never targeted the BJP candidates in Chhattisgarh who have continued to get elected all these years — even from constituencies which are your base areas Can you please explain this intriguing phenomenon” wrote veteran journalist Sumanta Banerjee once associated with the Naxal movement in Bengal in an open letter to Ganapthy “Curiously enough your landmines have not targeted any top brass of the Sangh Parivar and its gangsters Why Is there any tacit understanding between your armed squads and the local BJP politicians and corporate houses in your areas of control” He ended his letter by urging Ganapathy: “Can you please ask your cadres to preserve their firepower and keep dry whatever little gunpowder is still left in your armoury to be able to fight the agents of Hindu fascism” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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