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NARENDRA MODI - DAY 56 IN OFFICE


22-07-2014NARENDRA MODI - DAY 56 IN OFFICE


  • Newly-appointed BJP chief Satish Upadhyay promised to probe into alleged scams during Sheila Dixit rule. He said that all important matters of alleged corruption during Congress rule will be looked into if his party comes to power in capital. He said, “It is a responsibility to probe the scams. Definitely we will probe the scams. There will be thorough investigation”.
  • IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has succeeded Vikram Misri, and was hitherto posted in Indian Embassy in Israel’s Tel Aviv. In the past, he had also worked as Director to the then Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai.
  • PM Narendra Modi would visit the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai today. On his visit, he will interact with the scientists of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and BARC, and is certain to be briefed on the development of the Indian Pressurised Water Reactor, Indian Neutrino Observatory, large scale accelerators and large size nuclear recycle plants.
  • The NDA government is seeking the views of different political parties and well-known jurists to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission. The aim behind such a step is to scrap the current system where judges appoint judges. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “The government is seeking the views of various political parties and eminent jurists on the proposal for setting up of a Judicial Appointments Commission".
  • Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya took additional charge as the Governor of Tripura. He is the 15th Governor of Tripura and was sworn-in by the state’s High Court Chief justice Deepak Gupta at Raj Bhavan. CM Manik Sarkar and cabinet ministers along with leaders of other political parties were present at the ceremony.
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that there will be no hike in cooking gas and kerosene prices, considering its impact on the people. He told media, “Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those who use kerosene as cooking fuel”.
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Last Updated on July 22, 2014, 6:02 pm