24th June, 2018
Minister Narendra Modi to share his thoughts in his Mann Ki
Baat programme of All India Radio at 11 this morning.
Modi to inaugurate Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor of the Delhi Metro today.
Minister Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral
relations and security cooperation with Mongolian Prime Minister in Ulaanbaatar.
Maharashtra, legal heir or wife of martyred soldier to get two hectares land.
- Turkey to hold first simultaneous Presidential and Parliamentary
- Zimbabwe President survives bomb attack at an election rally in
- In FIFA, Germany come back from brink to beat Sweden 2-1.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in
the country and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio at 11
this morning. This 45th episode of the monthly radio programme will be
broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan. The
programme will also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s
Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, AIR and DD News. It will be
simultaneously broadcast on AIR's website - <www.allindiaradio.gov.in>. AIR
will broadcast the programme in regional languages immediately after the Hindi
broadcast. Regional language versions of the programme will be repeated at 8
Earlier, in a tweet, the Prime Minister said, the diverse thoughts and
inputs received for this programme have greatly enriched the platform.
Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 11.2
kilometre long fully-elevated Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor of Delhi Metro's Green Line today. He will
inaugurate the facility through Video
Conferencing. Union Urban Affairs
Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will
attend the function in Bahadurgarh.
Mundka - Bahadurgarh stretch, with seven stations, will be an extension of the
existing Green Line from Inderlok to Mundka.
This section will be metro's third line of connectivity to the
neighbouring state of Haryana. Metro services are already operational in
Gurgram and Faridabad. The services on the new corridor will begin from 4 PM
for the public. After the opening of this corridor, the entire
Inderlok-Bahadurgarh section will become 26.33 km long and the Delhi Metro
network will expand to 288 km with 208 stations. With Diwaker, arti rana, AIR News, Delhi.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced that the
state will give a compensation of two hectares of agricultural land to the
legal heir of martyred soldiers, in case their spouses are not alive.
"On March 20 this year, the Maharashtra government had decided to
give two hectares of land to the wives of martyred soldiers. A statement from
the Chief Minister's office has said that legal heir has also been included in
the list and in case the spouse of the martyred soldier is not alive, the land
could be given to the legal heir of the soldier. The changes, required in land
allotment rules to implement this decision, were approved by Mr Fadnavis
yesterday. The decision would apply to
the Army as well as the other armed forces of the Union. WITH
Pooja Pal, RITU SRIVASTAVA, AIR News."
The Odisha government has decided to regulate operations of country
boats in Chilika lake from tomorrow. State Chief Secretary A P Padhi yesterday
directed the District Collectors of Puri and Khurda districts to ensure that
each and every passenger wears a life jacket while undertaking a journey in any
water body, including the Chilika lake. He also asked the district authorities
to ensure that all the boats operating in the lagoon must be registered under
the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called on the Prime Minister of
Mongolia, Mr. Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and discussed with him a wide range of
bilateral issues including border management, disaster management and cyber
security. He is on a three-day visit to Mongolia to further strengthen
bilateral relations and security cooperation.
In a tweet, Mr. Singh yesterday said that he hoped these deliberations
added to New Delhi's efforts in deepening the India-Mongolia bilateral
relations. Mongolia broke ground on Friday for the construction of the
country's first oil refinery with the help of a one billion US dollar loan from
Turkey holds its first simultaneous Presidential and Parliamentary
elections today. This is in line with last year's constitutional changes that
will transform the country's Parliamentary system to an executive Presidential
one. President Tayyip Erdogan faces his biggest electoral challenge, from
former teacher Muharrem Ince, who has revitalised the opposition in less than
Mr Erdogan, 64 called early polls as they were originally set for
November 2019. Fifty-four-old Mr Ince, a former physics teacher from northwest
Turkey, is an outspoken lawmaker of the secularist Republican People's Party.
Voting at diplomatic missions outside the country ended on June 19th. The
elections are taking place under a state of emergency, in place since July 2016
following a failed deadly coup blamed by the government on the movement
of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based self-exiled religious leader.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack at an
election rally of the ruling party in Bulawayo. He said an object exploded
yesterday a few inches away from him, but it was not his time. State
broadcaster ZBC reported that 42 people
were injured, six of them seriously. The seventy-five year old President
visited the injured in hospital. He condemned the violence as senseless and
pleaded for unity.
Mnangagwa was in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city and also an
opposition stronghold, to campaign for his Zanu-PF party ahead of nationwide
elections on the 30th of July. He took power in November 2017 after longtime
leader Robert Mugabe stepped down following a military intervention.
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack
yesterday at a rally in the capital that killed one person and left scores
wounded. The attack was launched moments after Prime Minister Abiy, a former
soldier who took office in April, finished his speech in the centre of the
capital Addis Ababa. Federal Police Commission said, six suspects are currently
under investigation for involvement in the attack.
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC and non-OPEC oil
producers have agreed to jointly increase the oil production. The meeting in
Vienna between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers including Russia yesterday
decided to stick to 100 per cent conformity of the oil production cap set in
the meeting in 2016 in which the agreement to cut oil output by a total of 1.8
million barrels per day had been reached. The agreement would be implemented in
news from the FIFA World Cup:
champions Germany avoided a humiliating exit from the tournament last night, as
they came back from behind to beat Sweden, 2-1 in a thrilling Group-F match to
revive their hopes of securing a place in the knock-out stage. Marco Reus gave
Germany a lifeline in the second half when he cancelled out Ola Toivonen's 32nd
minute strike. The holders were hanging by the thread when Jerome Boateng was
sent off, but Toni Kroos hit a free-kick in the final minute of injury-time
giving Germany hopes of becoming the first side to retain the World Cup since
the other Pool-F game, Mexico defeated South Korea, 2-1 to strengthen their
chances of sealing a place in the Round-of-16. In Group-G, Belgium crushed
Tunisia, 5-2 to all but book a place in the pre-quarterfinals. Romelu Lukaku,
who netted a brace along with Eden Hazard, joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the
leading goal scorer of the tournament with 4 goals, and also became Belgium's
all-time top scorer in major tournaments. Today, England will face Panama in
Pool-G, with Japan battling it out against Senegal, and Poland playing Colombia
in Group-H. SAVVY HASAN KHAN, AIR NEWS."
Men's Hockey, India will take on Argentina in their second round-robin match of
the Champions Trophy at Breda, the Netherlands today. All India Radio will
broadcast a live commentary on the match from 3:25 PM. In the opening games
last evening, while India blanked arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0, Argentina beat the
Netherlands, 2-1. Australia and Belgium played out a 3-3 draw.
the India-Argentina match, the Netherlands will play Belgium at 5:30 this
evening, with Australia taking on Pakistan at 7:30 PM.
World champions India cruised to a 48-19 win over Kenya to pick their
second successive win and lead group A in the Kabaddi Masters in Dubai today.
India were brilliant in both offence and defence while Kenya struggled to hold
India's tsumani of points. Earlier, in the day's first match, Iran, who came
into the tournament without their star players, produced a commanding
performance with a 54-24 victory over Argentina in a Group-B match.
The three-day annual Sindhu Darshan Festival celebrated on the bank of
Indus River starts from today in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The
Festival organised by Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti and Ladakh Phandey Tsogspa,
Leh, will be inaugurate by RSS General Secretary Bhaiya Ji.
"The aim of the Sindhu Darshan festival started by the centre
government in 1990 is to promote Ladakh as a tourists' destination in the
country. The programme of the festival
is also focused at national integration, communal harmony and national pride.
It will be marked by holy dip in the Indus River, hosting of national flag and
cultural programme of different areas of the country. This year mark the 22nd
Sindhu Darshan festival and it was started by the former deputy prime minister
L K Advani in 1997. Yangchan dolma for
AIR news from Leh Ladakh."
NOW, FOR AN OVERVIEW OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-
disappears from shops on Day 1 of Maharashtra ban" reports The Tribune.
Though most reports suggest that penalties have been put off till Monday,
DNA reports "Maharashtra plastic ban, Rs 7.27 lacs were collected in
fines on day 1".
its lead story, The Indian Express quotes the BJP President Amit Shah,
as saying in a rally at Jammu yesterday "Mehbooba govt discriminated
against Jammu and Ladakh regions".
- In a
story headlined "Clock ticks for paperless Indians", The Hindu
reports that the US crackdown on illegal immigrants is set to hurt around five
lakh undocumented Indians in the United States.
reads "Envoy barred from Pak Gurudwara, India lodges strong protest".
The paper writes that, the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and other
consular officials were not allowed to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib and meet
Indian pilgrims despite having the necessary travel permission.
Asian Age features
a picture of an exultant Indian player after scoring a goal against Pakistan in
yesterday's Champion's Trophy hockey match. India won by a comfortable margin
of 4-0 in the opening match, the caption adds.
light as airlines hike luggage fees" warns the Business Standard.
Leading airlines have raised the charges for luggage to Rs 400 per kg for
anything beyond 15 kg from the existing Rs 300 per kg. The cost of pre-booked
excess luggage has also risen by 33 percent in a few airlines.
who have been reeling under a severe heat wave for the last couple of days can
hope for relief after 3 days, reports the Times of India.
lawyer gets disabled clients into IAS" reports Mail Today.