Invite sportspersons to PM Modi’s programme: Yogi
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday instructed the officials to invite prominent sports personalities to the programme to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his constituency at Dr Sampoornanand Sports Stadium, Sigra, on July 7.
Yogi reviewed the preparations for PM’s Varanasi tour starting July 7. He instructed the officials to do micro-level planning and make elaborate security arrangements.
He said that visitors coming to the venue should not face any inconvenience and as it was summer, there should be proper arrangements for drinking water, but plastic bottles etc should not be used.
CM said there should be a proper arrangement for the parking of vehicles at the venue and instructed the municipal corporation to ensure cleanliness in the entire city.
The CM also laid special emphasis on keeping alternate arrangements ready, given the possibility of rain during the programme.
Earlier, the CM inspected all the venues to be visited by the PM during his visit to Kashi. Thereafter, the chief minister offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
During the inspection, minister of tourism and culture Jaiveer Singh, minister of state (independent charge) for stamp and court registration fee Ravindra Jaiswal, district panchayat president Kiran Maurya, former minister and MLA Dr Neelkanth Tiwari, MLA Dr Avadhesh Singh, MLA T Ram, MLA Sunil Patel, commissioner Deepak Agrawal, district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma and other public representatives and officials were present.
BOX: Complete all preparations at KV Dham before Sawan: CM
After offering prayers to Baba Kashi Vishwanath, the CM instructed the officials to complete the preparations for Sawan. The CM said that a large number of devotees are expected to reach KV Dham, so their safety and convenience should be taken care of.
Divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal informed that arrangements were being made for the devotees on the route coming from Ganga Ghat and other routes as well. The arrangements include drinking water, mats, an announcement system, and coolers.
Carrying on with their sporting legacy in global events, Haryana athletes stamped their authority once again to bag 20 medals for India in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham; nearly 35 percent of the medals won by India. India won 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze to finish at the fourth spot behind Australia, England and Canada. Amit Panghal from Rohtak's Mayna village also won a gold in men's flyweight (51kg) in boxing.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij on Monday said the state police will dig out and solve every layer of the case pertaining to recent death threats and extortion calls that four Haryana legislators had received. According to the home minister, three MLAs from Punjab and two MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi had also received such threatening calls.
Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday asked Union power minister RK Singh to place in Parliament the details of the meeting held with the state governments and farmer organisations on the Electricity Amendment Bill. Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Monday, she asserted that the agriculture ministry had given a written assurance to the farmers' organisations that these Bills will be placed in Parliament after consultation with them.
In a well-crafted move, at least 19 Congress MLAs had moved adjournment motions seeking a debate on law and order. The speaker, Gian Chand Gupta, however, said Congress' adjournment motions along with that of INLD MLA Abhay Singh Chautala had been converted into calling attention notice and clubbed with the admitted calling attention notice of Independent MLA Balraj Kundu. Endorsing Hooda's views, Congress Legislature Party leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda also lodged a protest.
Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party government for restrictions imposed on issuance of no-objection certificates (NOCs) for plots and registration of FIRs against builders, the Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers' Association commenced an indefinite agitation outside tehsil offices across the state from Monday. Association member Tanvir Singh Rania said the state government has imposed a multifold hike in collector rates which has jeopardised the business. Residents were on the receiving end of the strike.