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Arvind Kejriwal, Rajnath Singh to discuss odd-even formula

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought a meeting with union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the rationing of vehicles on the capital’s roads from January 1.

Kejriwal tweeted he had sought the audience to “discuss the implementation of the odd-even formula”.

The Delhi government has announced that from the start of 2016, private vehicles with odd registration numbers will ply on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and with even numbers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The plan for Sundays is yet to be announced.

The decision followed widespread warnings that Delhi’s air pollution had breached tolerable limits and after the judiciary ruled that the city had become like a “gas chamber”.

On Sunday, Kejriwal’s odd-even formula earned the backing of new Supreme Court Chief Justice T S Thakur who said he won’t mind taking a bus to the court or even walking down from his residence to work.

The national capital has nearly 90 lakh registered vehicles, with cars accounts for nearly a third of the vehicular population.

The odd-even division won’t apply to CNG-driven public transport including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws.

If implemented, the measure is expected to steeply bring down the number of vehicles on Delhi’s choked roads. Air pollution is also tipped to fall, providing solace to those hit by pollution-related health issues.

But Delhi being the national capital, the Delhi government’s path-breaking decision will need the backing of the central government,

Aam Aadmi Party sources said Kejriwal’s request for a meeting with Rajnath Singh should be seen in this context.

The Kejriwal government has been at loggerheads with the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a host of issues though both are seemingly committed to cleaning up Delhi’s polluted air.

(IANS)

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Muslims, You have ruled over Delhi. It is time to Reclaim it: Kejriwal Injects Communal poison for Bawana bypoll

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Chanda Bandh Satyagraha against AAP
Jai Nath Mishra (extreme left) and Dr Munish Kumar Raizada centre) during Chanda Bandh Satyagraha Campaign

New Delhi, Aug 21, 2017: Aam Admi Party leaves no stone unturned to turn the competition in their favour. From targeting youth to women and the common man, they have now changed their focus to the Muslim community in Delhi. Recently, AAP’s sensational move stirred the social media.

A pamphlet asking Muslim residents in Bawana assembly constituency of Delhi to vote for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the upcoming Bawana bypoll was shared in the social media. The pamphlet professed an appeal to Muslim brothers by a Muslim cabinet minister of AAP, Imran Hussain.

The pamphlet desecrated the vote in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, indicating the readers that their wrong choice of the vote could worsen the state of affairs in the vicinity. It said that Muslims can’t be swayed if they join hands and vote together.

The message out rightly professed Islamic ideologue, rather more brazenly. With statements like, “Our ancestors (Mughals) have ruled India for a thousand years and that Delhi belongs to Muslims”, nothing more is lucid than the communal propaganda of Kejriwal. What pride should one take in the fact that our land was once ruled by non-natives for several centuries?.

It also vouched for the pamphlet to be disseminated across Muslim shrines (Dargah) and every Muslim hook and corner.

The shameless vouching for votes does not even end here; it also demeaned others in the competition by calling them their enemies. Does this mean every Non-Muslim party is an ‘enemy’? Messages like will do nothing good than arousing animosity among the diverse sects.

The blatantly and flagrantly communal pitch of the pamphlet is noticeably an infringement of Supreme Court order that bans drum up support for votes in the name of any community. The order calls for disqualification of the candidate owing to such appeal.

Tajinder Bagga, a Delhi BJP spokesperson solicited a case to be registered against AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for dispensing such communal appeal.

Munish Raizada, former NRI AAP convener also expressed his views regarding the poster;

Imam, the voice in the poster, however, denied the claims made. He has called the poster ‘fake’ and demanded police action for the same.

Off late, Arvind Kejriwal was also seen making intimidating remarks while talking to the voters in the by-election that AAP will not work under BJP/Congress leadership.

The party which maintained the common man status in its initial stage is now a party full of goons. What obvious assertion does one need? Isn’t the poster pitching for communal stance enough to prove that in the so-called Aam Admi Party, nothing is Aam (common) except for one thing and that is double-dealing.


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These 10 Islands in Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar chosen for Holistic Development by Government

The newly constituted Island Development Agency (IDA) has started the first phase of work regarding the holistic devolopment in 10 chosen islands of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Wikimedia
  • The government has chosen ten islands in Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar for their holistic development
  • Smith, Ross, Aves, Long and Little Andaman in Andaman and Nicobar while Minicoy, Bangaram, Suheli, Cherium and Tinnakara in Lakshadweep are among those selected in the first IDA meeting
  • The IDA was set-up on June 1 following the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s review meeting

New Delhi, July 24, 2017: The government has chosen ten islands in Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar for their holistic development in the first phase of work being done by newly constituted Island Development Agency (IDA), it was announced on Monday.

Smith, Ross, Aves, Long and Little Andaman in Andaman and Nicobar while Minicoy, Bangaram, Suheli, Cherium and Tinnakara in Lakshadweep are among those selected in the first IDA meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Sunday after detailed consultations with key stakeholders, a Home Ministry statement said.

The IDA was set-up on June 1 following the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s review meeting.

In the meeting, Rajnath Singh presented the vision for developing India’s maritime economy while preserving the natural eco-system and addressing the security concerns. He also emphasised upon the need for sustainable development of islands with people’s participation.

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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant made a detailed presentation on the current status and the way forward for holistic development of identified islands.

He said that concept development plans and detailed master plans are being prepared for identified islands with principles of sustainability, people’s participation, eco-system preservation and determination of carrying capacity as the guiding principles.

“Such an exercise is being taken up for the first time in the country,” Amitabh Kant said.

IDA Chairman and former Navy chief, Admiral D.K. Joshi (retd.), suggested taking up suitable interventions for sustainable implementation of planned projects.

During the meeting, the progress being made for the formulation of integrated master plans and other matters concerning the islands development were reviewed, the statement said.

“It was also decided that Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Administrator of Lakshadweep Islands will be included as members of IDA,” the statement further said, adding with this meeting, the efforts for holistic development of islands of India received a major boost.

Other members of the IDA including the Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Environment Secretary, Tourism Secretary and Tribal Welfare Secretary also participated in the meeting. (IANS)

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Rajnath speaks on Bhagwad Gita as the International Gita Mahotsav ends in Haryana

Rajnath Singh said that perhaps this programme is first-of-its kind in the country which was never seen or heard of.

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Mr. Singh mentioned the Indian brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims in India and mentioned strict action against Pakistan terror aids to India in his Kashmir speech
Rajnath Singh went harsh on Pakistan in his Kashmir speech

Delhi, December 12, 2016: On the concluding day of the International Gita Mahotsav, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a speech where he talked about Bhagwad Gita. He described it as the essence of life and said its message could rid the world of the problems, including terrorism, the humanity faced.

He further added to the significance of the holy book by saying, ” Our great saints had given the message of vasudev kutumbakam and treated the entire mankind as their family. Every religion in the world has its own Granth that paves the way to God. But Gita is the only Granth by following which spirituality could be achieved while living in this world.”

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According to the PTI reports, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the festival Gita Jayanti is celebrated every year in Kurukshetra. He added to the importance of the event saying, “Last year, the state government had announced celebrating it at the state level under which a three-day programme was held at the district level….Lord Krishna had delivered the celestial message of Bhagwad Gita on this holy land of Kuruksehtra and to spread this message at the global level, we decided to organise Gita Mahotsav at international level under the guidance of Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj…”

To which, Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj added that, ” Gita provided the art of living which is the need of the hour. The world has recognised the significance of Gita and accepted it.”

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On the district level celebration last year, one person each from 574 districts of the country had reached Kurukshetra with one Shloka scripted on their traditional dresses.

“They have also brought along soil from their respective districts which would be utilised to make a magnificent idol of Lord Krishna at Jyotisar in Kurukshetra to symbolise unity and integrity of the country. Apart from this, 18,473 school students together recited the 18 shlokas from 18 chapters of Gita and created a world record,” he said.

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