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Here are the highlights for Day 44 of Modi government

  • Ending all speculations, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today announced Amit Shah as the new BJP President.
  • According to the sources, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to miss the BRICS summit. He will not visit Brazil along with Narendra Modi.
  • The electronics manufacturing sector which needs a boost in terms of incentives is supported by the new government, said Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • To attract more people to open their bank accounts, the government has come up with a new idea. All those people who open their accounts will be given the overdraft facility of Rs 5,000 by that bank.
  • Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh praised the new government for its first railway budget, saying that it contains realistic promises. Major issues like safety, hygiene, food quality which so far were neglected, have been taken into consideration.
  • The increasing pressure on the Governors appointed by UPA government, seems to be unending. As more names are being considered for the removal, the Modi government is likely to announce the final list today.
  • What came as a major setback to the Modi government was the international retailer Carrefour's decision to close the chain of its French retail stores in India.
  • The low rainfall in northern India seems to have become a major political issue. The opposition today asked the government to take all the essential steps to minimise the effects of drought.
  • A day after the presentation of railway budget, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today held protests in the state of Odisha. According to the party workers, no steps have been taken for the development of railway sector in their state. Even Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah expressed dis-satisfaction over the budget. According to him, the budget did not live upto the expectations of the state.
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Last Updated on July 9, 2014, 5:20 pm