Total rainfall during the southwest monsoon is likely to be normal this year, according to the India Meteorological Department, although there is a meteorological drought over parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and the northeastern states. An analysis by the bureau showed that between June 1 and August 31, there were dry conditions over the region between western Uttar Pradesh up to Gangetic West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday replied to the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address amid attacks by opposition parties. The Lok Sabha had taken up discussion on the Motion of Thanks moved by Bharatiya Janta Party leader Chandra Prakash Joshi on Tuesday, after three days of disruptions in parliament. 2) When President's address was going on, some people avoided it. A tall leader even insulted the President.
M"India will remember the decade before 2014 as the lost decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said targeting Congress during his response to the Motion of Thanks on President's address. PM Modi recalled the decades before the Bharatiya Janata Party formed its government for the first time in 2014 and mentioned different issues and criticism ranging from coal gate to terror attacks under the United Progressive Alliance government.
Replying to the Motion of Thanks on President's address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a jibe at the ?ecosystem and supporters? over their reaction to Rahul Gandhi's speech in Lok Sabha. Gandhi later reached Lok Sabha. The prime minister said that President Droupadi Murmu's presence as Head of the Republic is historic and inspiring for the daughters and sisters of the country.
A special court in Kochi on Wednesday rejected the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) plea for cancellation of the bail to Alan Shuhaib, who was arrested over alleged Maoists links in Kerala's Pantheernakavu in 2019. NIA sought the cancellation two months back citing a criminal case registered against Shuhaib over alleged ragging at a law college in Kannur last year. The court ruled the ragging case will not lead to the bail cancellation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he is glad that no one in the Parliament objected President Droupadi Murmu's address where she mentioned that India is emerging from a policy paralysis. Acknowledging the joint effort by the citizens of the country, PM Modi said there's nothing more delightful than the fact that the entire House accepted what President Murmu said in her address.
578 incidents of fire have been reported in Odisha's forests over the week between February 1 and Feb 8, 2023, the highest in the country, according to the Forest Survey of India's fire alerts system based on Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. According to the FSI database, Odisha reported 121 instances of forest in the first week of February in 2022, 656 in 2021 and only 121 in 2020. Odisha's principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) Debidutta Biswal said the state was prepared.
Madhya Pradesh chief minster Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday criticised Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's stance against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament, Adani row and the Centre's foreign policy among other issues. Chouhan questioned Rahul Gandhi's mental age and the benefit nation received out of the Congress-led Bharat Jodo Yatra. Chouhan and former Madhya Pradesh CM and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath are at odds over the grand old party's manifesto for the state.
There is not a single month that goes by without Muslims being threatened to kill, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi today said taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government in the Lok Sabha. Referring to the removal of green colour from the walls of Kalburgi railway station in Karnatak, Owaisi further asked if the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government would expunge the green colour from the national flag.
Congress on Wednesday slammed expunging of parts of Rahul Gandhi's speech in Lok Sabha yesterday, wherein he had alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's link to tycoon Gautam Adani. “With the expunging of @RahulGandhi 's remarks on PM linked Adani MahaMegaScam, deMOcracy was cremated in the Lok Sabha. OM Shanti”, Congress general secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh tweeted.
Julie, Romio, Honey, and Rambo are part of the four-member dog squad of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), dispatched to carry out rescue missions in the crisis-hit Turkey which is reeling under the devastating effect of a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on Monday. A team from the Indian Army's Agra-based army field hospital was also sent to establish a 30-bed medical facility.
Council may consider setting up a GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) this month for the expeditious resolution of indirect tax litigation to further reduce the compliance burden for taxpayers and provide a common forum for dispute resolution between the Centre and states, two officials aware of the matter said. The Council, in its 47th meeting on June 28-29, 2022, formed a GoM to address various concerns raised by the states over the constitution of the tribunal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wore a special jacket to Parliament - one made of material recycled from discarded plastic bottles, according to officials cited by news agency PTI. Read PM Modi says Budget has something for each section The jacket was presented to the Prime Minister by the Indian Oil Corporation during the inauguration of the India Energy Week in Bengaluru on Monday.
Union minister Smriti Irani arrived in Rajasthan on Wednesday to attend her daughter Shanelle Irani's wedding to NRI Arjun Bhalla. Who is Arjun Bhalla? While Shanelle is a lawyer by profession, media reports claim that Bhalla is an MBA degree holder. He reportedly lives in Canada, with his family of four - parents, Sunil and Shabina Bhalla and a younger brother. On the professional front, Bhalla has been associated with companies including Apple Inc.
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Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said nearly 69 lakh foreign tourists visited India in 2022, indicating a four-fold increase in the number of arrivals after two years of negative growth during COVID-19 pandemic. Reddy was addressing the Tourism Working Group meeting organised at the Tent City in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch as part of India's G20 presidency.