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Gujarat gears up for 2nd phase of assembly polls to be held tomorrow

Gujarat gears up for 2nd phase of assembly polls to be held tomorrow

Politics
Gujarat is gearing up for the second phase of assembly elections to be held tomorrow. Voting will be held from 8 AM to 5 PM in 93 constituencies spread over North and Central Gujarat. A total of 851 candidates are in the fray. Prominent candidates in this phase include Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who is contesting from Mahesana, Alpesh Thakor, who is the Congress candidate from Radhanpur, and Jignesh Mewani, who is an independent candidate from Vadgam. A total of 2 crore 22 lakh people are eligible to vote, out of which 1 crore seven lakh are women. Our correspondent reports all arrangements are being made for smooth conduct of polls. Both VVPAT machines and Electronic Voting Machines will be used in this phase as well in over 25000 polling stations. A mock poll will be c...

Gadkari launches several highway projects to decongest NCR

Politics
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated two National Highway projects in Gurugram aimed at decongesting the National Capital Region and also laid the foundation stone for two new projects. The Minister inaugurated a four-lane flyover at Maharana Pratap Chowk on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road and an eight-lane flyover at Hero Honda Chowk on NH-8, a statement from the Road Transport Ministry said. The project cost of the two flyovers is estimated to be Rs 34 crore and Rs 95 crore respectively, the statement said. Gadkari also inaugurated a two-lane underpass from Chaudhary Baktawar Singh Road towards Delhi -- near Rajiv Chowk -- costing Rs 30 crore. All three projects are aimed at decongesting roads, a ministry official said. The Minister also laid ...
BJP gave transparent Govt. to India : Amit Shah

BJP gave transparent Govt. to India : Amit Shah

Politics
BJP President Amit Shah goes all guns blazing after the Congress ruled Karnataka govt; says its corrupt to the core and will be shown the door by the people, terms the Gorakhpur hospital infant deaths a big tragedy, says guilty will be dealt with strictly. Sounding the poll bugle in Karnataka, Amit Shah, on the final day of his 3 day visit to Karnataka attacked the Congress government in the Southern State. He wanted answers to why was the state govt was unable to do anything when the central government has done many such things. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the NDA has given a corruption-free and fast public welfare government. At the same time, he said that the central government has given great support to Karnataka too. Speaking on the Congre...
Highlights of Reforms Measures in the Economic Survey 2016-17

Highlights of Reforms Measures in the Economic Survey 2016-17

Politics
Agriculture and Food Management   Reforms: Managing and reducing the various risks in agriculture activities can make the sector resilient, increase profitability and can ensure stable income flows to the farmers. The following reforms are suggested for increasing productivity in agriculture and allied sector:   To address the price risks in agriculture and allied sectors, marketing infrastructure along the entire value chain needs to be built and strengthened. To address production risks, the share of irrigated area should be expanded by increasing the coverage of water saving irrigation systems like micro irrigation systems. To increase productivity of crops, standards should be set and enforced for better quality, pest and disease resistant seeds. Trade and domest
Nitish Kumar led JD(U)-NDA govt to seek vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly today

Nitish Kumar led JD(U)-NDA govt to seek vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly today

Politics
Nitish Kumar led JD(U)-NDA government will seek vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly today. The special session of the assembly has been convened at 11 this morning. Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said, there is only one agenda for the day-long session that is the trust vote. A communique from assembly secretariat said Speaker will address the assembly at the beginning of the special session and Nitish Kumar will then move the confidence motion. The BJP and JD(U) have issued whip to their legislators to vote in favour of trust vote. On the other hand RJD and Congress have also issued whip to their legislators. With the support of 132 MLAs, NDA and JD(U) alliance enjoys a comfortable majority in 243 member state assembly where 122 MLAs are required to prove majority. Opposition RJD has 80...
India, Germany have potential to become world leader: Bremmer

India, Germany have potential to become world leader: Bremmer

Politics
As the US withdraws from international affairs, the conversation about the next superpower should move to either India or Germany, a top American analyst specialising in foreign policy and global political risk has said. Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, the leading political risk research and consulting firm, said the US is no longer prepared to be the "cheerleader for global values" and the year 2017 would be remembered as the one when the "idea of US-led global environment is no longer with us." "2017 is the year that we close the chapter on a US-led global order that we've basically lived with since 1945," he said, but made clear that the United States is unlikely to be replaced by any other country in the immediate future. "I would say that the Germans are a good p...
Rajnath Singh takes stock of security situation in J&K

Rajnath Singh takes stock of security situation in J&K

Politics
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of terror attack on Amarnath Yatris at a high level meeting in New Delhi, today. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, IB director, RAW chief and other senior Home Ministry officials. The Home Minister directed officials to ensure foolproof security of the pilgrims. Saying, the Ministry is closely monitoring the situation, Mr Singh also lauded that every section of the society has condemned the cowardly attack. Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra also held a high-level meeting at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar to review the security arrangements for the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage. Inspector General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Munir Ahmad Khan said, terror o...
Govt asks Congress to reconsider its decision of boycotting GST launch

Govt asks Congress to reconsider its decision of boycotting GST launch

Politics
Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has hoped that Congress will reconsider its decision of boycotting the launch of the GST. Talking to media in New Delhi today, Mr Naidu said, GST launch is not a party function and the opposition party should come and be the part of this historic event. On a query, the Minister said, nobody needs to worry about GST as it would be beneficial for everyone. Yesterday, the Congress said that it will boycott the GST launch function in the Central Hall of Parliament convened by the government.
Proud of being Indian; Analysis of various sector’s “Achhe Din”: Part 2

Proud of being Indian; Analysis of various sector’s “Achhe Din”: Part 2

Politics, Technology
Citizen feels, GOI backs its citizen of all class widely in home and abroad: Its more than three years since the BJP government formed under the leadership of Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi and India is going through with interesting change. A Phase of transition and aspiration towards growth been proclaimed by BJP since in power. Most of the media reports highlights achievement/ failure of Govt. We are going to analyze performance of the Modi’s governance looking various aspects of sector’s performance so called “Achhe Din”. Achhe Din of Defense: When we talk about Defense, three major Pillars of Defense are Indian army, Indian Navy and Indian Airforce. Growth in defense sector means to ensuring the highest standard of operational preparedness to meet present and emerging cha
Proud of being Indian; Analysis of various sector’s “Achhe Din” :Part 1

Proud of being Indian; Analysis of various sector’s “Achhe Din” :Part 1

Policies, Politics
Nerves: Citizen feels, GOI backs its citizen of all class widely in home and abroad ! Its more than three years since the BJP government formed under the leadership of Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi and India is going through with interesting change. A Phase of transition and aspiration towards growth been proclaimed by BJP since in power. Most of the media reports highlights achievement/ failure of Govt. We are going to analyze performance of the Modi’s governance looking various aspects of sector’s performance so called “Achhe Din”. Achhe din of Railway: Passengers travelling from Railway have strongly witnessed of more alert, secured, clean, safe and comfortable journey across many parts of India. Achievement of Cleanliness and support functions of railway are recommendable and