To celebrate the completion of the 3 years of Narendra Modi government, th BJP has planned a grand scale 'Modifest' which will take place across 900 cities in the country between May 26 and June 15. The focus of the Modifest will be to highlight the central government's achievements in the past 3 years
The ruling BJP has planned a grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities across the country between May 26 to June 15 to highlight the central government's achievements in the three years of the Narendra Modi government.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said: "The government is going to celebrate the three years of the historic mandate it got in 2014."
"In order to highlight the government's achievements under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a series of dialogue programmes would be held in 900 cities across the country between May 26 and June 15," the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.
She said the programme, which has been named 'Making of Developed India' or 'Modifest', would be kicked off by Prime Minister Modi from Guwahati in Assam on May 26.
According to the BJP, events across the country would also be addressed by Union Ministers, parliamentarians, BJP chief ministers, state ministers and several senior party leaders.
Irani said a 'Jan Ki Baat' programme has also been arranged so that the people can share their messages with the Prime Minister directly.
"A 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' programme would also be held where the beneficiaries of the government's several schemes would participate," Irani said.
Senior BJP leader Arun Singh, who was present in the conference, said that several senior leaders of the party would attend the programmes.
"The party has also organised intellectual summits in the cities in which the party's ministers would participate and interact with the people," he said, adding that a programme on Swacch Bharat Abhiyan has also been decided at every venue.
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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced partnership with semiconductor company Nexperia to transform its applications and infrastructure services. Through this partnership, Nexperia aims to enhance TCS' digital core through its end-to-end enterprise application stack hosted on the TCS Cloud. "TCS' expertise in the Semiconductor industry coupled with its deep contextual knowledge of the parent company, positions us strongly to drive immense value for Nexperia," said V. Rajanna, Vice President of TCS, in a statement. As part of the engagement, TCS will also deliver in-memory analytics through the TCS cloud, enabling Nexperia to gain deeper business insights and support the company. "Being a strong leader in the world of discrete components, it becomes pertinent for us to consistently deliver reliable and innovative products to our customers," said Sabyasachi Bose, Chief Information Officer Nexperia. "TCS provides single point of accountability, offers scalability and flexibility to quickly adapt to changing business needs," he added.
India-Pakistan diplomatic relations may be at a low over alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and cross-border firings, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday was at her diplomatic best when she thanked Islamabad for making possible the return of Uzma Ahmed -- an Indian woman forced to marry a Pakistani man."Uzma is here also because of the cooperation of Pakistan's Foreign and Home Ministries. I want to thank the Foreign Ministry and the Home Ministry of Pakistan. If Uzma is with us today, they have a role too," Sushma Swaraj told the media after Uzma was repatriated to India from the Wagah border on the instruction of the Islamabad High Court.The Minister also thanked Pakistani lawyer Shahnawaz Noon who fought Uzma's "case like a father" and argued before a judge that the "prestige of Pakistan" was at stake if the woman was not allowed to return home.Sushma Swaraj said it was quite a big deal to ensure the safe return of "a woman trapped in a foreign land"."But the Indian High Commission (in Islamabad) is a ray of hope," she said, praising Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh who handled the case from May 5 when Uzma visited the mission and sought refuge there to escape from alleged torture by her in-laws in Buner of Pakistan."I feel proud of an officer like J.P. Singh. There was no one to advise him. But he did all he could for (Uzma). He has really lived up to one of our slogans: In a foreign land, the Indian embassy is your friend," Sushma Swaraj said.The Minister said Uzma was subjected to huge "trauma" in Pakistan and the Indian government was ready to do anything to have her back safely."The first time I spoke to J.P., I said even if we had to keep her for one, two or there years, we would keep her at the Indian High Commission."Describing Uzma as a "daughter of India", Sushma Swaraj said she "won the hearts of all Indians" when she kissed the ground upon crossing over into Indian territory at the Wagah border."That picture speaks a thousand words...
The Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib was reopened this morning with over five thousand devotees paying obeisance at shrine in the Himalayas.
The gates of the pilgrimage centre were opened at 9.30 AM after which traditional prayers were offered, a shrine official said.
The first ardas was offered as soon as the gates were opened a recitation of the Sukhmani Sahib was done after that, Seva Singh, a representative of the shrines management committee, said.
About an hour later a shabad kirtan was also held, he said.
Over 5,000 devotees offered prayers at the Sikh shrine located at height of 16,000 ft above the sea level, he said.
Guru Gobind Singh is said to have performed Tapasya at Hemkunt Sahib which is situated about 21 km away from Govindghat on the Badrinath National Highway.
The Spanish Tax Authorities (Agencia Tributaria) consider that Real Madrid football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded over 8 million euros ($8.95 million) by not correctly declaring his image rights for the period between 2011 and 2013, according to media reports in Spain.
The revelations were made on Thursday by radio stations Cadena Ser and Cadena Cope citing sources in the Spanish tax authorities, reports Xinhua news agency.However, the radio stations added that there is an internal debate within the tax authority over whether Ronaldo actually committed a crime or an administrative error, given that he tried to bring his situation up to date before the investigation began.If finally it is considered that Ronaldo merely committed an administrative error, he would have to repay the 8 million euros, as well as the corresponding fine. But if it was considered to be a criminal offence, he would face a prison sentence of four months in jail for every year he was considered to have offended (2011, 2012, 2013).These revelations come just 24 hours after the Spanish Supreme Court maintained a 21-prison sentence for FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who was considered to have defrauded 4.2 million euros ($4.70 million) in tax from earnings related to his image rights during the period 2007-2009....
*Contact or abrasion between different jewellery pieces may damage Gold items. Wrap each piece separately to avoid such a problem, say experts.* Don't wear your gold jewellery while bathing or cleaning: There are chemicals in soaps and other cleaning agents. Exposure to these chemicals can dull your gold.* Store it separately: Gold is a soft metal. Contact or abrasion between different pieces may damage them. Wrap each piece separately in a soft cotton cloth and try hanging up the gold chains.* It needs occasional buffing: Though the jewellery may not need cleaning yet but buffing or rubbing your jewellery with a soft chamois cloth can help restore the shine of the piece immediately.* Cleaning tips: Mix mild dish washing detergent with water.* Soak your jewellery. If the piece has stones avoid soaking, use a soft cotton cloth dipped in the cleaning mixture and wipe down carefully.* Rub the pieces with hand or cotton swabs one at a time. You may also use a children's soft toothbrush for heavily ornamental pieces with numerous crevices. Make sure to use the brush extremely gently.* Rinse with warm water to remove all the suds and dry with a soft cloth or leave it out to air-dry overnight.* For jadau jewellery: For your precious gold-based jadau jewellery, an eraser can be used to wipe off marks that develop over time. It is not a very good idea to use water on jadau jewellery since humidity may leave the jewellery rusted....
BJP Parliamentary Board Accepts Anandiben’s Resignation, Gujarat MLAs To Pick New CM
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August 3 , 2016 , 08:56 IST
[caption id="attachment_147701" align="aligncenter" width="700"] BJP Parliamentary Board To Pick Gujarat CM Today[/caption]
The Parliamentary board on Wednesday accepted Anandiben Patel's resignation as Gujarat Chief Minister.
The news was broken by Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
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While interacting with the media, Naidu said " Anandiben Patel's resignation has been accepted by BJP Parliamentary board. she will go to Raj Bhavan today and submit her resignation to the Governor."
The resignation was accepted in the Parliamentary board meet held at at 7, Race Course Road, PM Narendra Modi's official residence in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Naidu further told that Nitin Gadkari and Saroj Pandey have been appointed as the observers, they will go to Gujarat and hold meetings then only the party will take final call on the name of next Chief Minister of Gujarat.
"The legislature party (of the BJP in Gujarat) will meet tomorrow and choose the new Chief Minister. The person will be from Gujarat and will be an MLA," he said, in response to a query on whether a national level leader could get the post.
Ending rumours of Amit Shah taking over as the state head, Naidu said "no question of Amit Shah ji. Party wants him to lead us in national politics."
Under Patel, the saffron party had suffered a humiliated setback in civic polls. The BJP also antagonised its loyal vote bank of Patidars who have been demanding OBC quota and staged violent protests last year.
Off late, the flogging of Dalits at Una also caused a massive unrest, denting further the party's image.
Anandiben on Tuesday took to Facebook to request the BJP leadership to relieve her of the job, saying it was time for new leaders to take over as she is soon turning 75.