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Here are the highlights for Day 25 of Modi government

  • Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The Modi government has cleared seven big-ticket investment projects worth Rs 21,000 crore.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today urged PM Narendra Modi to instruct the home ministry to change its directive on Hindi to ensure the use of English in social media.
  • The CPI-M criticized the decision of the government to use Hindi as the only medium of communication for government information on social media.
  • In a move to deter people from consuming cigarettes, the Health Ministry has urged the Finance Minister to raise the price of cigarette by Rs 3.5 per stick.
  • According to the sources, the NDA government has ordered all ministers not to appoint officers who have served on the ministerial staff in the previous UPA government.
  • In a letter to Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today asked him to increase diplomatic efforts to ensure the safety of abducted Indians in Iraq and secure their early release.
  • Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that PM Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are doing their best to secure the release of Indians abducted in Iraq.
  • According to the sources, the Modi government is likely to dismantle the Planning Commission or reduce its role. It is believed that it serves no purpose in the present economic scenario.
  • Assam government has opposed a proposal from the Centre to give visa-free entry to Bangladeshi nationals below 18 years and above 65 years of age.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will not do anything to control the freedom of the press in any form but the media should build up a mechanism to decide its responsibilities.

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Last Updated on June 20, 2014, 4:58 pm