Category Articles: Politics

Rajya Sabha may be the second house but never the secondary house: PM in speech marking 250 sessions of upper house

November 18, 2019

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha may be the second house, but it is never the secondary house, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today in his tribute to the upper house of parliament as it completed 250 sessions today. The upper house is the soul of the country's federal structure, and provides an opportunity to get away from the electoral politics to contribute to the country and its development, he said, opening a special discussion on the occasion. Much of this, he said, was due to the unique mi...Read More

GGRC launches online portal to receive micro irrigation applications from farmers

November 18, 2019
GGRC launches online portal to receive micro irrigation applications from farmers

Gandhinagar: Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel today launched an online portal of Gujarat Green Revolution Company http://khedut.ggrc.co.in to facilitate farmers who wish to have micro irrigation system in their farms. Farmers are advised to fill-in the details in a form available on this portal or send the details through SMS on mobile number 97633 22211 in order to have drip irrigation system laid in their farm. GGRC will contact the applicant farmer and help in order to set up the micro ...Read More

PM Narendra Modi’s statement at beginning of Winter session of parliament

November 18, 2019

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived at parliament to attend the Winter session. Ahead of the session, speaking to media persons outside the parliament building, the Prime Minister said, We want frank discussions on all matter. It is important that there should be quality debates, there should be dialogues and discussions, everyone should contribute to enrich the discussions in the Parliament. Prime Minister further said, In the past few days I had the opportunity t...Read More

Air India, BPC to be sold by March 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

November 18, 2019
Air India, BPC to be sold by March 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Air India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation will be sold by March, 2020, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday in an interview with the Times of India. “We are moving on both with the expectation that we can complete them this year. The ground realities will play out,” she told TOI in an exclusive interview. Sitharaman said there is a “lot of interest” among investors as evident in international road shows ahead of the sale of Air India. A year ago, the loss-...Read More

Ahead of winter session of parliament, PM attends all-party meeting

November 17, 2019
Ahead of winter session of parliament, PM attends all-party meeting

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the All Parties Leaders meeting here today. Leaders from all major political parties were present on this occasion and they put forth their views on the upcoming session of Parliament. In his remarks, Prime Minister observed that this session of the Parliament will be a special occasion for it will mark the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha and expressed his happiness that special events and activities were being planned to mark this occasi...Read More

Union health ministry launches nation-wide SAANS campaign from Gujarat to bring down Pneumonia caused mortality rate in Children

November 16, 2019
Union health ministry launches nation-wide SAANS campaign from Gujarat to bring down Pneumonia caused mortality rate in Children

Gandhinagar: With an aim to drastically bring down the children's mortality rate from pneumonia, the single largest infectious cause of death in children across the globe, the Union Health and Family Welfare Department launched a nation-wide initiative Social Awareness and Actions to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) from here today. After the launch of the campaign during the inaugural session of the three day 6th National Summit on Goods and Replicable Practices and Innovat...Read More

Smriti Irani joins traditional sword dance in Bhavnagar

November 16, 2019

In video: Union minister Smriti Irani earlier today at Swaminarayan Gurukul in Bhavnagar, Gujarat joined sword dance with students girls. Bhavnagar: Read More

Surat airport expansion project gets environmental clearance from Centre: CR Patil

November 15, 2019
Surat airport expansion project gets environmental clearance from Centre: CR Patil

Surat: Lok Sabha member of Navsari, CR Patil today in a statement said Surat airport expansion project has received environmental clearance from ministry of environment and forest, government of India. Patil said the extension work of Surat airport was possible only after environment clearance certificate from the Centre which was pending. Due to lack of env. clearance certificate Rs. 201 crore works were stalled out of Rs. 360 crore grand approved for the project. Patil said he had made...Read More

Gujarat govt. clears Rs. 250 crore ‘Lift Irrigation’ scheme for 85 tribal villages of Panchmahal

November 15, 2019
Gujarat govt. clears Rs. 250 crore ‘Lift Irrigation’ scheme for 85 tribal villages of Panchmahal

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani today sanctioned a Rs. 249.61-Crore worth ‘Lift Irrigation Scheme’ based on Panam Dam in Panchmahal district to supply irrigation waters to deprive eastern-belt areas. The scheme would benefit irrigation waters to the villages of Sehra, Godhara, Kalol, and Ghoghmba tehsils of the district. The scheme would provide irrigation waters to as many as 85 tribal dominated villages of Panchmahal district. Under the scheme the irrigation water w...Read More

Gujarat BJP to hold protest in all districts against ‘lies’ of Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal issue

November 15, 2019
Gujarat BJP to hold protest in all districts against ‘lies’ of Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal issue

Gandhinagar: Ruling BJP will organize state-wide protest tomorrow against the alleged falsehood of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Rafale issue. State president of the party Jeetu Vaghani said that the while rejecting the pleas challenging the Rafale deal, the Supreme court yesterday clarified that the process was transparent and as per the laid procedure. He said that this has exposed the falsehood of Rahul Gandhi on Rafale issue on which he had tried to misled the...Read More

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