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Vishnu Deo Sai Assumes Role as Chhattisgarh’s New CM
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Vishnu Deo Sai Assumes Role as Chhattisgarh’s New CM

Bhopal: Vishnu Deo Sai – tribal leader and former Union Minister – is the BJP’s pick as the next Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh in the run-up to 2024 general election. This afternoon, he was elected as leader of the BJP’s legislature party at the meeting of the 54 newly-elected MLAs.The selection – made after a week of deliberations — is along the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of having a tribal leader as the Chief Minister of the state, where tribals form 32 per cent of the population. They are the largest population group in the state after the Other Backward Classes — a situation that had initially left the BJP torn between picking a tribal and an OBC member. .The decision, however, went in favour of tribals in view of the party’s unprecedented performance in the states’ ...
How person without fingers enrolled for Aadhaar
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How person without fingers enrolled for Aadhaar

New Delhi: Learning that a person in Kerala was unable to enroll for Aadhaar for the reason that she did not have fingers, Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Electronics & IT and Jal Shakti Rajeev Chandrasekhar directed that immediate steps be taken to ensure her enrolment.Pursuant to the same, a team from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) visited Josymol P Jose at her home in Kumarakam, Kottayam District in Kerala, the same day and got her Aadhaar number generated. Her mother thanked the authorities for their support and assistance, and said that with the help of Aadhaar, her daughter will now be able to easily avail of various benefits and services, including Social Security Pension and Kaivalya, a rehabilitation scheme for divyan...
PM Modi’s Vision: GIFT City as Hub for Sustainable Finance, Addresses India’s GDP Growth
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PM Modi’s Vision: GIFT City as Hub for Sustainable Finance, Addresses India’s GDP Growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India’s gross domestic product or GDP growth of 7.7 per cent in the first six months of the current fiscal year is a reflection of the country’s strengthening economy and the transformative reforms carried out in the last 10 years.Addressing the ‘Infinity Forum 2.0’ conference at the GIFT City in Gandhinagar via video link, Modi said his government wants to turn the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City into a global nerve centre of the new age global financial and technology services.“In the first six months of this financial year, India has achieved a GDP growth of 7.7 per cent…Today, the entire world has pinned its hopes on India, and this did not happen just on its own. This is a reflection of India’s strengthening economy and also ...
“Winning Elections Means Meeting People, Not Just Using Social Media”: PM Modi
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“Winning Elections Means Meeting People, Not Just Using Social Media”: PM Modi

New Delhi: Asserting that the recent assembly poll results have made it clear that ‘Modi’s guarantee’ resonates among people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said some political parties do not understand that they would achieve nothing by making “false announcements”.In his remarks after interacting with the beneficiaries of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, PM Modi asserted that it is necessary to win people’s hearts before winning elections and it is not right to underestimate people’s wisdom.“Our government is not a ‘mai-baap’ government but a government that serves mothers-fathers. The manner in which a child serves his parents, in the same way this Modi works to serve you,” the prime minister said.“Modi cares for the poor, the deprived whom nobody cares for and for whom the do...
Haven’t signed any answer about Hamas: Meenakshi Lekhi
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Haven’t signed any answer about Hamas: Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi: Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi today clarified that she did not sign any paper that declared Hamas as a terrorist organisation. The union minister’s answer comes after the alleged image of a pointless question, and the declaration of Hamas as a terrorist organization is being shared on social media along with Ms. Lekh’s response.The minister of foreign affairs specifies Mrs. Lekhiand’s tweet, saying there appears to be a technical glitch. Meenakshi Lekhi is the Union Minister of state for External Affairs and culture and a member of parliament from the New Delhi constituency. And you were misinformed.I did not sign any paper with this question and answer, and Ms. Lekhi sent it to the external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, and the prime minister. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena (ubt) mem...
Indian-Made Maps Assist Fighter Jets in Mountains
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Indian-Made Maps Assist Fighter Jets in Mountains

New Delhi: Indian fighter jets will soon be equipped with digital maps to help pilots avoid losing directions, said a top official from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a premier aerospace and defence manufacturer.“Now no pilot will cross the border by mistake. They won’t lose the way like Group Captain Abhinandan. No pilot will have a manual map anymore as the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has prepared a digital map for the pilots,” said DK Sunil, director, Engineering and R&D, HAL.The digital maps are designed and produced in India.Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, then a Wing Commander, was captured by Pakistani forces after he ejected from his MiG-21, which went down after striking an enemy jet during the 2019 Balakot airstrikes. He was returned three days later.In such c...
Indian Envoy Visits Eight Navy Veterans in Qatar
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Indian Envoy Visits Eight Navy Veterans in Qatar

New Delhi: India’s envoy to Qatar met eight ex-Navy personnel—sentenced to death in October for reasons still not known—on Sunday, the government said this afternoon. External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Our Ambassador got consular access to meet all eight in prison on December 3.”On India’s appeal against the death sentence, Mr Bagchi said, “There have been two hearings so far (these were held on November 23 and November 30). We are closely following the matter and extending all legal and consular assistance. This is a sensitive issue, but we will do whatever we can.”The next hearing is expected soonThe Ambassador’s meeting with the sailors has been seen as a positive step – one that addresses concerns over consular access to the eight naval personnel, which seems now to ha...
PM Modi Credits Team Spirit for Victory in MP, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, Tells Party Lawmakers
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PM Modi Credits Team Spirit for Victory in MP, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, Tells Party Lawmakers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dubbed the recent victory of the BJP in three states as a result of team spirit. The party won elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.Addressing lawmakers at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) parliamentary party meeting on Thursday, Modi shared credit for the mandate that the party won with party colleagues and is learnt to have said that the party will need to move forward with a collective spirit.A lawmaker, who did not wish to be named, said Modi old lawmakers that the win was made possible by the collective effort of the workers in the states.“He said it is the contribution of all leaders from the time the party was established till date. The collective work reflects from that time,” the MP said.The PM is also learnt...
Saudi Minister of Hajj Aims to Facilitate Easier Pilgrimage for Muslims in India to Mecca and Medina
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Saudi Minister of Hajj Aims to Facilitate Easier Pilgrimage for Muslims in India to Mecca and Medina

Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah on Wednesday said “We are here to make it easier for Muslims in India to go to Mecca and Medina and have a great experience doing Umrah.”“We are here to hear comments, and suggestions to enrich the experience and make it easier for Muslims in India to go to Mecca and Medina and have a great experience doing Umrah and visit Al Medina,” the Saudi Minister said.The Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah is on an official visit to India as part of a series of international tours aimed at showcasing Saudi Arabia’s unwavering commitment to serving Umrah pilgrims.This visit aims to achieve significant advancements in streamlining procedures, enhancing services, and outlining comprehensive plans for hosting pilgrims and Umrah visitors, alignin...
BJP Mulls State CM Picks in 2024 Strategy Meet at PM Modi’s Residence
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BJP Mulls State CM Picks in 2024 Strategy Meet at PM Modi’s Residence

New Delhi: The BJP may choose new faces for Chief Minister posts in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where it posted thumping poll victories, according to sources in the party. The selection would be done keeping the 2024 general election in mind, the sources added. The BJP won the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, results of which were declared on Sunday. The party’s central leadership has been holding discussions on the Chief Minister probables in the three states.A four-and-a-half hour meeting was held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence yesterday, during which the frontrunners in the three states were considered. The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda.This mara...