NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News EAC to PM releases detailed analysis on robustness of Indias GDP estimation methodology http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365172 NAT The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister today released a detailed note titled GDP estimation in India- Perspectives and Facts. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365170 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today and apprised him about the activities of his Ministry. EAM S Jaishankar meets Russian Deputy PM Yury Trutnev http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365164 NAT External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today met visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev in New Delhi and discussed ways to strengthen ties between the two nations. Piyush Goyal assures support to small traders and retailers http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365169 NAT Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal today held a meeting with representatives of associations of Kirana stores, traders and retailers in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi chairs all-party meet on One Nation, One Election http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365129 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting in New Delhi with the Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament on the issue of One Nation One Election. Army Commander reviews security in Akhnoor, Reasi Sector http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365165 NAT General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh visited forward bases and posts in Akhnoor and Reasi Sector of Jammu division today to review the operational preparedness and the prevalent security situ DD India programmes to be available in Bangladesh, South Korea http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365156 NAT Government has decided to show BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV, on the Doordarshan Free Dish which will be available for the viewers of Doordarshan in our country. 18 additional doctors join in treatment of Encephalitis affected children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365106 NAT In Bihar, 18 additional doctors from Patna, Nalanda and Darbhanga Medical College Hospitals joined today at SKMCH (Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital), Muzaffarpur for treatment of Encephalitis affected children. Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365120 NAT NDA nominee and BJP MP from Kota, Om Birla has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. AICC decides to dissolve present committee of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365151 NAT Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Dinesh Gundu Rao has said that the process of appointment of new members to the state Congress Committee will begin after consultations with senior leaders. Arvind Kejriwal not attend all-party meet convened by PM Modi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365152 NAT Aam Aamdi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not attend the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi this evening. 23 Indian Institutions ranked among best global universities in QS World University ranking http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365149 NAT Twenty-three Indian Institutions have been ranked among the best global universities in QS World University ranking released today. PM Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365142 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished good health and long life to Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. SC seeks EC's response on Guj Cong plea against its decision to hold separate bypolls for 2 RS seats http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365127 NAT The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission by June 24 on a plea of the Gujarat Congress, challenging the poll panel's decision to hold separate by-polls for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. ICG co-hosts 12th ReCAAP ISC capacity building workshop http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365147 NAT Indian Coast Guard is co-hosting an international workshop in New Delhi to deepen knowledge on issues related to piracy and armed robbery. Lander and rover meant for Chandrayaan-2 reaches ISRO’s launch pad at Sriharikota http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365131 NAT The lander and rover meant for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 reached the ISRO’s launch pad at Sriharikota last night. Govt restores ration in kind to defence officers in peace areas http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365138 NAT Government has announced the restoration of the ration in kind for the officers of the three Armed Forces posted in peace areas. CBI books noted lawyer Anand Grover, lawyers collective for FCRA violations http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365133 NAT The CBI has booked lawyer Anand Grover and his Mumbai-based voluntary organisation, Lawyers Collective, for alleged violation of rules in receiving foreign aid. Goyal holds high-level review meeting with railway officials http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365132 NAT Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has exhorted all the officials of the railway to perform with full dynamism to transform Indian Railways into one of the best Railways in the world. Govt compulsorily retires 15 senior officials of Customs, Central Excise http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365092 NAT The Government has ordered compulsory retirement of 15 senior officers of the Indian Revenue Service, Customs and Central Excise. NEC, NPC agree on tie-up venture in area of capacity building, evaluation of projects http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365126 NAT The North Eastern Council (NEC) and the National Productivity Council (NPC) have agreed on a tie-up venture in the area of capacity building and evaluation of projects, a press release informed. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan meets PM Modi at his residence in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365124 NAT The outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi. Ms Mahajan thanked Mr Modi for giving her the responsibility as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Major Ketan Sharma http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365123 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today paid his tributes to Major Ketan Sharma in New Delhi. The Major had lost his life in an encounter with terrorists at Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. Special court at Prayagraj awards life term to four accused in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365095 NAT A special court at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh today sentenced four accused to life imprisonment and acquitted one in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case. The verdict was announced by Special judge Dinesh Chandra in the Naini Central Jail at Prayagraj. PM Modi to hold meeting with Presidents of all political parties on issue of 'One Nation One Election' in New Delhi tomorrow http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365117 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with the Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament on the issue of One Nation One Election in New Delhi tomorrow. Govt announces, restoration of ration in kind for officers of three Armed Forces posted in peace areas http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365115 NAT The government today announced the restoration of the ration in kind for the officers of the three Armed Forces posted in peace areas. Govt decides to remove requirement of minimum educational qualification for transport vehicle drivers http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365094 NAT Government has decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for transport vehicle drivers. According to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class eight. Piyush Goyal calls upon Zonal Railway officials to work as team to achieve ambitious targets set by Railway Board http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365113 NAT Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has called upon the Zonal Railway officials to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by Railway Board. Lander & rover meant for Chandrayaan-2 expected to reach ISRO space station at Sriharikota tonight http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365112 NAT The lander and rover meant for India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 are expected to reach the ISRO space station at Sriharikota tonight. ED attaches movable properties comprising 6170 Road vehicles worth Rs 1610 Cr of M/s Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365109 NAT The Enforcement Directorate, ED has attached movable properties comprising 6170 Road vehicles worth 1610 Crore rupees of M/s Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Limited against proceeds of crime of 1590 Crore rupees in a bank fraud case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. India extends 15 million dollars grant assistance to Niger in support of organizing of AU summit http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365105 NAT India has extended 15 million dollars grant assistance to Niger in support of organizing of the African Union summit scheduled from 7th of next month in capital Niamey. TMC MLA Biswajit Das, 12 TMC Councillors join BJP http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365102 NAT Trinamool Congress(TMC) MLA Biswajit Das and 12 TMC Councillors today joined BJP. They were inducted in the BJP in the presence of party leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy at party headquarters in New Delhi. BJD to support the candidature of Om Birla as Speaker of Lok Sabha http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365100 NAT The Biju Janata Dal(BJD) will support the candidature of Om Birla as Speaker of Lok Sabha. This decision was taken in the Parliamentary party meeting today. Heavy to very heavy rain lashes several parts of country http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365099 NAT Heavy to very heavy rain lashed several parts of the country including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi today. Lok Sabha adjourns for the day after completion of oath taking ceremony http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365030 NAT The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after completion of the oath taking ceremony. Newly elected members of the Lok Sabha continued to take oath on the second day of the 17th Lok Sabha session today. CRPF to launch 'save environment' campaign during Amarnath Yatra http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365097 NAT In Jammu and Kashmir, apart from performing its primary duty of providing security, the CRPF will launch a 'save environment' campaign during the up-coming Shri Amarnathji Yatra in the South Kashmir Himalayas which is starting from Jammu on June 30. Delegation from Gambia meets NDMA officials in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365096 NAT 25-member delegation from Gambia today met the officials of National Disaster Management Authority, NDMA in New Delhi. The visit was a part of the Special Training Programme for Gambian civil servants organised by the National Centre for Good Governance, Mussoorie. BJP Working President JP Nadda felicitated by party leaders at party Headquarters in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365089 NAT BJP working President JP Nadda was today given a warm welcome outside Parliament by party MPs including Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi. SC defers hearing on plea seeking safety and security for doctors in govt hospitals http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365031 NAT The Supreme Court today deferred the hearing on a plea seeking the protection of doctors in government hospitals. I&B Ministry issues advisory to TV channels over representation of children in reality shows http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365083 NAT The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels for appropriate representation of children in dance-based reality shows. Kota MP Om Birla to be NDA's nominee for LS speaker http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365081 NAT BJP MP Om Birla is the NDA nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post. Mr Birla is a two-time MP from Kota, Rajasthan. Centre decides to send another high-level team to Bihar in view of Encephalitis http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365069 NAT The Centre has decided to send another high-level multi-disciplinary team to Bihar in view of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). NHRC issues notice to Union Health Ministry, Bihar govt over increasing deaths of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365055 NAT National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notice to the Union health Ministry and Government of Bihar over increasing deaths of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome. Prakash Javadekar says, people can realize full potential of land by turning its degradation into restoration http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365072 NAT Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The day is observed to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. This year the theme is “Let’s Grow the Future Together”. Senior BJP leader J P Nadda appointed as party's working President http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365068 NAT Senior BJP leader J P Nadda has been appointed as the BJP working President. The decision was taken at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting held at party headquarters in New Delhi this evening. SBI-led consortium of lenders decides to take Jet Airways to NCLT http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365071 NAT State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders today decided to send the grounded Jet Airways to the National Company Law of Tribunal (NCLT) as they have not yet received any concrete proposal for the airline. World Food India to be held in New Delhi from Nov 1: Harsimrat Kaur Badal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365060 NAT Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said, World Food India will be held in New Delhi from 1st of November this year. She said, the event which will continue till 4th November, will position India as Food Processing Destination of the World. Home Ministry asks Delhi police to submit report on clash between tempo driver, policemen in Mukherjee Nagar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365056 NAT Home Ministry has asked Delhi police to submit a detailed report in connection with the reported clash between a tempo driver and policemen in Mukherjee Nagar area of Delhi.