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  • Will write open letter to PM Modi on MSP, other issues: Samyukt Kisan Morcha
    New Delhi [India]: Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 protesting farmer unions on Monday held an all delegation meeting and announced that the agitation will continue as per the schedule while adding that it will write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minimum Support Price (MSP).Briefing mediapersons, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said, “We will write an open letter to Prime Minister mentioning the pending demands including MSP Committee, its rights, its time frame, its duties; Electricity Bill 2020 and the withdrawal of cases against farmers. We will also write to him to sack the Minister Ajay Mishra Teni over Lakhmipur Kheri incident.” However, the farmer leader welcomed the step of farm laws roll back announced by Prime Minister Modi and said, “It was a good step, we welcome it. But a lot of things still remain.”“We discussed repeal of farm laws. After this, some decisions were taken. SKM’s predecided programs will continue as it is – Kisan panchayat in Lucknow on November 22 gatherings at all borders on November 26 and a march to Parliament on November 29,” he said.Rajewal said that another meeting of SKM will be held on November 27 to discuss way future course of action.“For a decision on further developments, another meeting of SKM will be held on November 27. The decision will be taken on the basis of the situation until then,” […]
  • BJP chief Nadda to undertake two-day visit to UP from tomorrow
    New Delhi [India]: Ahead of UP assembly polls scheduled for next year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda will go on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.At 12:15 PM on Monday, Nadda will offer prayers at Gorakshnath Temple, after which he will address a conference of booth presidents at Champa Devi Park, Gorakhpur from 3:00 PM onwards. After this, Nadda will interact with families from the Vantangiya community from 4:30 PM onwards. Nadda will reach Lucknow at 6:30 PM. After reaching Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur at 11:15 PM on November 23, he will offer prayers at Baba Namdev Gurudwara. He will also inaugurate a regional office of the party in Kanpur from Juhi Saket Nagar. Seven district offices will also be inaugurated by the party president. From 2:00 PM onwards, he will address the conference of booth presidents from Railway Ground, Nirala Nagar, Kanpur.Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in UP early next year.
  • IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall in K’taka, Kerala, TN, Puducherry during next 5 days
    New Delhi [India]: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread light to moderate rainfall in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry during the next 5 days. “Light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Karnataka, Kerala & Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during next 5 days. Isolated heavy rainfall over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe during next 5 days and over Coastal Karnataka on 21st Nov,” IMD tweeted.The IMD also predicted that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall also likely be over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on November 24 and 25. (ANI)
  • Trinamool Youth Congress president arrested by Tripura Police
    Agartala (Tripura) [India]: Trinamool Youth Congress President Sayonni Ghosh was arrested by Tripura Police on Sunday for allegedly causing a ruckus at a public meeting of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. B Jagadishwar Reddy, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) West, Tripura said, “She has been arrested based on preliminary evidence. We have registered a case under sections 307, 153 of the Indian Penal Code. Action will be taken against those who attacked TMC workers as well after identification, an FIR has been filed.”When she was being brought to the East Agartala Women Police Station in West Tripura district, TMC alleged that several BJP workers gheraoed the site and attacked its party workers. Trinamool Congress leaders Sushmita Dev and Subal Bhowmik have slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for alleged abuse of police power and vandalisation of police station by its party workers. Bhowmik alleged that at least four TMC workers were injured in the incident today. “They started their drama from the morning itself. We are here with Sayonni, without any notice whatsoever. The ruling party has been isolated. They will lose the upcoming civic body elections which will start on November 25. BJP hooligans vandalised the police station, beat up the police as well. We have seen such administration and government for the first time. This is all pre-planned. Our four to five workers have been injured,” Bhowmik told ANI. Sushmita Dev while […]
  • INS Visakhapatnam commissioned into Indian Navy in presence of Rajnath Singh
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: INS Visakhapatnam has been formally commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Sunday.INS Visakhapatnam is a P15B stealth-guided missile destroyer. It is indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai. “Our Navy’s role is very important as India is a part of the Indo-Pacific route. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy of SAGAR embodies the same values. We have every opportunity to build India an indigenous ship-building hub,” the Defence Minister said at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning at Mumbai Dockyard.On this occasion, Singh praised the efforts of the Indian Navy in developing indigenous ships.“Indian Navy, in the field of indigenous ships and submarines manufacturing, has been on the front foot, with initiatives like ‘Make in India’. We have to maintain the speed with which we’re getting success. The govt is ready to help in whichever way possible,” he said.Singh took a first glimpse of the warship and was informed about its features by Naval officers.He appreciated the self-reliance efforts of the Indian Navy, terming the Navy’s order of 39 of the 41 ships and submarines from Indian shipyards as a testament to their commitment towards achieving ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.He added that the Indian Navy role is very important as India is a part of the Indo-Pacific route.“Prime Minister […]
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