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Here are the highlights for Day 50 of Modi government

  • As scheduled, Narendra Modi today met Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to the sources, the border issue between India and China was discussed. Jimping also invited Modi to attend Asia and Pacific (APEC) leaders meet. "Had a very fruitful meeting with Chinese President (Mr) Xi Jinping. We discussed a wide range of issues," Modi tweeted after the meeting.
  • The meeting between PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin was cancelled due to Putin's other appointments in Brasilia. As per the reports, the meeting will be rescheduled.
  • Though the Modi government has asked all ministries to make use of social media and open their twitter accounts, the government gave them instructions to follow. In the workshop organised by I&B ministry, the officials were asked to be selective in their tweets and follow only verified accounts.
  • A good news for the industrial and real estate developers – the newly-formed government is considering changes in the Land Acquisition Act which was passed by the UPA. If the amendments suggested by various state governments are accepted the act will transform from people-friendly to industry-friendly.
  • Vaiko, the founder of MDMK, in a letter to Narendra Modi wrote about the distressing condition of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka. He urged Modi to take necessary steps for their well being.
  • Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs today clarified in the Lok Sabha that the government is not considering to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution. The Article gives special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Responding to the attacks made by the Congress, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that the NDA government was not involved in aiding the meeting between journalist and Ramdev's aide Vaidik and Hafiz Saeed, the mind behind 26/11 attack.
  • In a move to encourage the use of Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the use of Hindi is allowed in official work and in fact the government is taking measures to develop all official languages.
  • Minister of State for Civil Aviation G M Siddeshwara today said in the Rajya Sabha that the proposal of privatisation of Air India is not under consideration at present because it has shown improvement financially.
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Last Updated on July 15, 2014, 5:01 pm