25 March, 2017
Commission orders transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner following a complaint
by DMK, ahead of the RK Nagaar Assembly bypoll in Tamil Nadu.
- Resident doctors in
Maharashtra resume their duties this morning, ending their five-day
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share his thoughts on a number of themes
and issues in Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio tomorrow.
- Assam Chief Minister
says, there will be no compromise on territorial integrity of the state.
- Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister directs officials for completing all essential flood control measures
by 15th June.
- In Dharamshala Test,
Indian Debutant Kuldeep Yadav dents Australian batting in post lunch session.
The Election Commission has ordered the
transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S George following a complaint by DMK,
ahead of the RK Nagar Assembly bypoll in Tamil Nadu. The transfer order was issued last night. Sources
in the poll panel said Karan Sinha has been appointed as the new city police
chief. The poll body had sought a panel of officials from the Tamil Nadu
government to select George's replacement. The bypoll to the prestigious R K
Nagar constituency is scheduled for April 12. It was necessitated following the
demise of then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa last year.
Resident doctors in Maharashtra resumed their duties this morning,
ending their five-day strike after receiving assurances from Chief Minister
Devendra Fadnavis and intervention from the Bombay High Court. Maharashtra
Association of Resident Doctors said in a statement that their meeting with the
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday night was satisfactory. More from
The government has agreed on some
of the 10 points demands of the doctors. Adequate security will be
deployed across hospitals. While 2-pass system per patient will be started
immediately at casualty, one pass will be allowed per patient in general wards.
Visiting hours have been fixed at 7.30 am and 8.30 am in the morning, while
4.30 pm and 6.30 pm in the evening. FIR regarding assault on doctors on duty to
be lodged strictly under the Doctor's Protection Act 2010 and by the institute. The doctors called off
their five-day strike after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday gave an
ultimatum to striking resident doctors to resume duty or face legal action.
LUBNA YUSUF MOOSA, AIR NEWS, MUMBAI.
Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in Mann
Ki Baat programme of All India Radio at 11 AM tomorrow. The programme will
be broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan.
Akashwani will broadcast the programme in regional languages immediately after
the Hindi broadcast. People can also dial a four-digit toll-free number 1922 to
listen to Prime Minister Modi's Mann Ki Baat programme.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has approved
the re-organisation of the field formations of the Central Board of Excise and
Customs, CBEC for the implementation of GST. The CBEC is being renamed as the
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, CBIC after getting legislative
approval. The proposed CBIC shall supervise the work of all its field
formations and Directorates and assist the government in policy making in
relation to GST, continuing central excise levy and customs functions. Finance
Ministry said in a statement that CBIC will have 21 zones, and 101 GST Tax
payer Services Commissionerates. This will ensure rendering of taxpayer
services to all the taxpayers through an indirect tax administration structure,
having pan-India presence.
India has signed
Financing Agreement with World Bank for 100 million US dollars for Uttarakhand
Health Systems Development Project. The agreement was signed in Delhi by Raj
Kumar who is Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, and Hisham Abdo,
Acting Country Director, of World Bank. An official release said the objective
of the project is to improve access to quality health services, particularly in
the hilly districts of Uttarakhand. It will help expand health financial risk
protection and benefit the residents of hilly districts in particular.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowernment Thaawarchand Gehlot
today said, the public attitude towards persons with disabilitites should
change to achieve a sustainable society. Inaugurating the National Conference
on Down Syndrome, Mr. Gehlot said, every person with disability, or Divyaang,
is a part of mankind and has every right for self development and reasonable
opportunities. The minister further lauded the efforts of all those working for
the betterment of Down syndrome affected. Our correspondent reports, the
government is coming up with a new law enlarging the categories of
disability from the existing seven to
21. The down syndrome has been recognized in the newly framed disability
law. Government is also coming up with
ten new schemes aimed at empowering persons with disabilities.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has said that no compromise on
territorial integrity of the state will be made. His remark comes after NSCN
(I-M) General Secretary T Muivah claimed that the Centre has agreed to
territorial integration of Naga inhibited areas in North East. More from our
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said that no discussion has taken
place with the Centre regarding the demand of greater Nagalim. The outfit is
demanding to create Nagalim consisting of areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and
Manipur. Several organizations in Assam are against the proposal of creation of
Nagalim. The opposition Congress has demanded to make the Framework Agreement
public that had been signed between the Centre and NSCN -IM faction in 2015.
Meanwhile, State BJP President Ranjeet Kumar Dass said that the people of Assam
should not be worried, as the Centre has not made any such announcement. MANAS
PRATIM SARMA, AIR NEWS, GUWAHATI.
In Assam, the Forest department has started the elephant census today.
Official sources said that the census is being held at all 39 forest divisions
of the state. A report:
The forest divisions have been divided into 974 compartments to conduct
the census. Forest department officials, members from NGOs, wildlife experts
have been engaged in the survey. The last elephant census was held in Assam in
2011. As per last census, there were 5620 elephants in Assam. The new census
will help the Forest department to find out elephant inhabitants in various
districts of Assam. The report of the census is likely to be made public next
week. VASUNDHARA , AIR NEWS, DELHI.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi has directed the officials
for completing all essential flood control measures by 15th June at any cost in
flood-prone districts. Addressing senior officers and ministers of concerned
departments today, the Chief Minister said that contractors with shabby and
criminal backgrounds must be identified and debarred from filing tenders. He
also asked the Health and family welfare departments to take measures to insure
availability of doctors at hospitals and health centres. Expressing
dissatisfaction over opening up of less expensive generic medicines outlets,
Yogi inform that 3000 new outlets of generic medicines will be opened within
stipulated time. Our correspondent reports that the Chief Minister will be
visiting Gorakhpur this evening on a two day visit.
Elaborate arrangements have been made at Gorakhpur to welcome the Chief
Minister Mr Yogi on his first visit to his parliamentary constituency after
assuming CM Office. He will be visiting Gorakhpur this evening on his two days
visits. Posters and banners have been put by different organisations and institutions
across the city and welcome gates have also been erected on the most of the
roads in his honour. During his stay Mr Yogi will review the development
schemes being implemented in Gorakhpur and Basti divisions with senior
officers. He will also visit the local BJP office to meet the party leaders and
workers. A grand public reception has also been organised to welcome him at a
local educational institution premises. SUNIL SHUKLA, AIR NEWS, LUCKNOW.
BJP president Amit Shah today said the
government in Delhi has failed the people of the city and corruption has
flourished under Aam Aadmi Party. Addressing BJP's convention of booth-level
workers ahead of municipal polls in Delhi, Mr Shah said people voted AAP to
power in hopes of good governance but the city government has not fulfilled its
poll promises. Mr Shah said, he is proud to say that under Prime Minister
Narendra Modi's able leadership, BJP has managed to fulfil almost all its poll
promises made during the General Elections. Speaking on the occasion, senior
BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah
Naidu described MCD election as election of mini India as people from different
parts of country are living in Delhi. He attacked AAP accusing it of being
corrupt and said in a short span of time, several AAP leaders are facing
corruption charges. He said under leadership of Narendra Modi, every city of
the country is developing except Delhi as AAP government is unwilling to work
with the Centre.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his party will abolish
the residential house tax and waive off arrears, if voted to power in the
capital's civic bodies. Talking to reporters, Mr Kejriwal contended that the
house tax has become a major source of corruption and promised that his party
will end it. He added that the commercial house tax will continue to be in
place. The three municipal corporations go to polls on April 23.
President Pranab Mukherjee today said world
has moved towards pro active protection of environment. Addressing World
Conference on Environment in New Delhi, the President said environment
degradation and its impact on health and climate changes are no longer
theoretical but people are facing the adverse impact in everyday lives. He said
environment protection demands a corrective intervention of international
community as a whole. He said conservation has now become inclusive and
participatory.The President lauded the National Green Tribunal for facilitating the World Conference on
Environment for wide ranging discussions on environmental issues of universal
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party will
launch a two month long membership drive from April 15 across the state.
Talking to media persons this afternoon at Lucknow after party`s national
executive meeting he said that election for National President of the party
will be held in the month of September. Our correspondent reports that party`s
patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, senior leaders
Shivpal Yadav and Azam Khan stayed away from the Party's national
executive meet. All three were not part
of party's deliberations over what went wrong in the just concluded Assembly
elections. Akhilesh Yadav as the president of the Party chaired the national
UAE will join 175 countries covering over 7000 cities to participate in
one of the biggest environmental event 'Earth Hour' to raise awareness amongst
people to care and protect the Planet. Ten years after the world’s first Earth
Hour in Sydney put the spotlight on climate change, the landmark movement of
the World Wide Fund for Nature is set once again to unite millions of people
around the globe. The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment,
which mobilises individuals, communities and organisations globally to do their
part to help check climate change, will take place tonight. Dubai is
participating in Earth Hour for the 10th consecutive year.
In China, 10 people were killed in two separate accidents at
neighbouring gold mines in Henan Province. State-run Xinhua news agency said
that in the first accident occured at Qinling gold mine in Lingbao City, 12
workers and six management staff were trapped. Emergency response office said
that seven dead bodies were recovered from the pit and one worker is missing.
Of the 10 people who were found alive and sent to hospital, one failed to
respond to emergency treatment and the other nine were recuperating, said the
Emergency response office. In a similar accident in a neighbouring gold pit,
Rescuers recovered two bodies and rescued four workers.
In Dharamshala Test match, Indian debutant
Kuldeep Yadav took three scalps in the post lunch session today, restricting
Austalia at 208 for 6 in their first innings. He was ably assisted by pacer
Umesh Yadav who took the other two wickets. Australian innings were held
together by its Captain Smith, who scored a steady century and opener Warner,
who chiiped in beautiful 56 runs before being sent to the dressing room. The
duo shared a 134 run second wicket partnership. Earlier, Australian captain
Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat.