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NARENDRA MODI - DAY 85 IN OFFICE


19-08-2014NARENDRA MODI - DAY 85 IN OFFICE


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Haryana today to lay the foundation of a highway and to address a rally. He laid the foundation for the Rs. 1,393- crore project of Kaithal-Rajasthan border of the National Highway 152/65 at Kaithal. While addressing the rally, he appreciated the people of Haryana and said that they realise the importance of development and therefore they have come to attend his rally in such large numbers. He also said that the development of a nation increases if there is improvement in the infrastructure through better roads, rail and airports. He added that development is a vehicle which can drive the nation ahead. Highlighting the foundation of the Kaithal-Rajasthan highway, he said that connecting these two states will also be fruitful for the economy and commerce.
  • The Modi government has called off the foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan objecting to the meeting of its envoy with separatists of Kashmir during the talks. Islamabad said that the cancellation is a setback to the peace process among the nations; while on the other hand, New Delhi said that the envoy’s meeting with separatists could result in the interference in internal affairs of India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Pakistan and the powers in that country do not want healthy Indo-Pak relations. It is not yet clear that how this move by the Indian government will impact the meeting between the PMs of both the countries to be held in New York next month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited ideas and suggestions from the people of India for the formation of a new institution which will replace the existing 64-year-old Planning Commission. Modi has a philosophy that there is a need for a participatory government and wants a new institution in place of the Planning Commission which can best serve the governance in India according to the needs of the 21st century. In a tweet, he has invited people to share their ideas on the site www.mygov.nic.in which is used as an interface between the government and the public. He has created a special “Open Forum” on MyGov where people can put up their suggestions.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Afghanistan on its 94th Independence Day. He also assured that India will always extend support to Afghanistan to make it a peaceful and prosperous nation. Modi has tweeted that "India's ties with Afghanistan are strong and will grow further in the coming years".
  • The Central government is seeking a detailed report from the Odisha government over the allegations that a tribal women student had committed suicide as she failed to get her stipend released by the state authorities for more than a year. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram expressed his displeasure over the way the authorities had handled the matter. He also announced that he will appoint a team to find that why stipend was not paid to the tribal students.
  • Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has said that the central government is planning to introduce a law to scrap the regional transport offices and replace them with an alternative system which will be more efficient. Gadkari, while delivering the J S Karandikar memorial lecture organised by the Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ) of Pune, said that systems like RTOs will be abolished soon as there is no need for them anymore.

 

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