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Former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan awarded Padma Bhushan posthumously

New Delhi [India] : Former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was awarded the Padma Bhushan posthumously on Tuesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.The award was received by his son Chirag Paswan. Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020, from a heart ailment. Ram Vilas Paswan was Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi government. He was also a minister in the previous NDA government. Paswan was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 on a Janata Party ticket from Hajipur in Bihar.President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday posthumously honoured former Union Ministers George Fernandes, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj with Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award. At the event, a total of 119 persons were conferred with Padma awards 2020 which include seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri, in an event…

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PM Modi wishes Union Minister Anurag Thakur on his 47th birthday

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to Union Sports and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on his 47th birthday.Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister said talked about his long acquaintance with Thakur and prayed for his long life. “Birthday greetings to Minister Shri @ianuragthakur. I have known him for many years and seen his hard work from the days when he was a young Karyakarta (worker) to the present when he is working to improve sporting standards and furthering youth empowerment. Praying for his long life,” PM Modi said in a tweet.Born 24 October 1974, BJP leader Thakur is the son of Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. 

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Minister launches AIR at kargil

Kargil (Ladakh) [India], September 25 : Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Youth and Sports Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur on Saturday launched 10KW transmitter of Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) at Himbotingla area of Kargil.The Union Minister said that Kargil and its surrounding areas will benefit from the country’s highest transmitter installed at an altitude of 13,300 feet. Speaking to ANI on this occasion, Anurag Singh Thakur said, “Himbotingla is about 35 km from Kargil. The areas of Kargil and Dras adjoin it. With these 10KW transmitters of All India Radio and Doordarshan, signals and programs will reach areas within 50-60 kilometres. It will help in taking the programs and policies of the central government and programs in regional languages closer to the people. It will also help in stopping the propaganda coming from across the border and spreading our word far…

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K’taka: 3 Suspended

Yadgir (Karnataka) [India]: Karnataka Police has suspended three constables for not taking action after gunshots were fired during the Jan Ashirwad Yatra of Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Bhagwanth Khuba. Yadgir Superintendent of Police (SP) Vedmurthy told that the three constables were suspended on Thursday for not acting legally after being present at the celebratory rally. “Veeresh, Santhosh, and Mehboob from Yadgir rural police station were suspended on August 19 for not acting legally after being at present at the spot. Gunshots were fired by the supporters and followers of former minister Baburao Chinchansur. Thus, I have ordered for enquiry into the case,” he said.Video footage from the event that took place on August 18, shows supporters of the two leaders holding guns in the air and firing. In another frame, Chinchansur can be seen holding the gun along with his followers. Explaining…

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Union Health Minister to visit Kerala

New Delhi [India]: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be visiting Kerala on August 16 to review the Covid-19 situation. According to the revised visit plan shared by the Union Health Ministry, Union Health Minister will meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala and State Health Minister Veena George. Mandaviya will be accompanied by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other officials of the Health Ministry, informed the sources. Kerala is reporting more than half of the total Covid-19 cases in India.Kerala Health Minister, Veena George reacted to the COVID situation in the state saying, “We have requested for more vaccines. Even though cases are higher than last week, hospitals and ICU occupancy are comparatively less in the count. That shows that the virus situation is not in panic mode. We are…

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Nine Hindu properties restored in Kashmir since abrogation of Art 370: Union Home Ministry

New Delhi, Aug 11: Hindus who migrated out of Kashmir and are returning post abrogation of Article 370 can approach District Magistrate for restoration of their ancestral property if it has been encroached and nine properties have been restored so far, Union Home Ministry said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. In a question to Rajya Sabha, Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai asked the government to tell whether it is taking steps to restore ancestral property of Hindus who had to run away from Kashmir in the wake of terrorist violence there. Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai replied in affirmative, and said after abrogation of Article 370, a total of 520 migrants have returned to Kashmir for taking up the jobs under the Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015. He added that nine properties have been restored to their rightful owners so far,…

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New responsibility soon

Former Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar may soon receive senior organizational positions in the BJP. Former Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar may soon receive senior organizational positions in the BJP. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is soon likely to announce new positions for the senior former Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar, sources said. These leaders may get National General Secretary or Vice President position in the party, Also, major responsibilities will be given to them for the upcoming Assembly poll pound states. BJP President JP Nadda will soon make an announcement regarding the same, sources added. Nadda on Sunday called for a meeting of National Secretaries at BJP headquarters in the national capital at 3 pm. According to sources, the upcoming Assembly polls strategy is expected to be part of the agenda of the meeting As…

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Pratima Bhowmik gets Ministry

Pratima Bhowmik is the first permanent resident of the north-eastern state to get a berth in the new Union Cabinet.  52 year-old Pratima Bhowmik has become the first female MP from Tripura to get a berth in the new Union Cabinet. She is also the first permanent resident of the north-eastern state to do so, as she took oath as a Union Minister on Wednesday. Pratima Bhowmik, a science graduate, has been a BJP activist and leader since 1991. In 1998 and 2018, she fought for the Assembly from the Dhanpur constituency, losing both times to former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Bhowmik later ran for the West Tripura Lok Sabha elections in 2019 and won by 3,05,689 votes, defeating veteran MP Shankar Prasad Dutta. Pratima hails from the village of Dhanpur and used to play Kho-kho and Kabaddi at the state level. She is…

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‘Told You So’ Moment

As news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet change finally emerged, the Congress went into a jibe frenzy. Several ministers in charge of key ministries resigned, indicating their satisfaction.According to sources, the reshuffle was carried out after Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a rigorous performance review of the ministries. while former Union minister P Chidambaram immediately tweeted about an inherent “lesson”. “There is a lesson for ministers in these resignations. If things go right the credit will go to the PM, if things go wrong the Minister will be the fall guy. That is the price a Minister pays for implicit obedience and unquestioning subservience,” Mr Chidambaram tweeted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, and his deputy Ashwani Chaube were among the first to resign today. Mr Chidambaram spent little time in saying that it was a “confession” regarding how he…

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Babul Supriyo clarifies his tweet

Babul Supriyo, a BJP MP, stated today that he has resigned as a junior minister in the Ministry of Environment. The former Minister of State wrote on Facebook that he is “very happy” that he left his tenure “without a spot of corruption on me.”Mr Supriyo praised certain Bengali politicians who will be part of the next Union cabinet, but added, “I am surely sad for myself.” “Yes, there must be a fire somewhere when there is smoke.I’m not able to take phone calls from my friends in the media who care about me, so I’ll just say it…Yes, I have resigned from the Council of Ministers (although, as I previously stated, “Asked to resign” may not be the most accurate term), “Mr Supriyo added in the Facebook post, referring to a now-deleted post in which he claimed to have been asked to step…

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Ahead of Cabinet expansion, Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot appointed as Governor of Karnataka

Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka.  Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka. The government has also appointed Kambhampati Hari Babu appointed as the new Governor of Mizoram, Mangubhai Chaganbhai Patel as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Rajendran Vishwanath Arlekar as Governor of Himachal Pradesh. Likewise, PS Sreedharan Pillai has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Goa. Satyadev Narayan Arya has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Tripura. Ramesh Bais will take over as the Governor of Jharkhand. Former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as Governor of Haryana.