Speaking to media in the national capital on December 04, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar spoke on Delhi's air quality. Javadekar said, "Air quality in Delhi is still in the very poor category, even though stubble burning has stopped. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notice to Delhi government, asking to take action on causes behind pollution like biomass burning and dust."
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on November 25, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that the Union Cabinet has also approved equity infusion by Government of Rs 6000 crore in NIIF Debt Platform sponsored by National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, comprising of Aseem Infrastructure Finance Limited and NIIF Infrastructure Finance Limited.
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on November 25, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that the Union Cabinet has approved Scheme of Amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India Limited. "With this, there'll be no further restrictions on depositors regarding the withdrawal of their deposits", he said.
Congress senior leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reacted on all-party meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the COVID-19 situation. Questioning Centre's leadership, he said that there's no roadmap for vaccination of normal people. "It (govt) stated that those who need to be vaccinated will be vaccinated but who's going to decide this? No plan was discussed how the vaccine will be given to the poor, during all-party meet," he said.
Farmers’ protest against the centre’s farm bills have now entered the 7th day. The protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border led to the closure of a key route connecting the national capital with the state. Two more border points connecting the national capital with Gurgaon and Jhajjar-Bahadurgarh were also closed as precautionary measures. Farmers maintained that would continue their protests for as long as it takes. Talks between three Union ministers and farmer groups ended in a stalemate on Tuesday evening after they rejected the government's suggestion of a new committee to look into the issues. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the Modi government over the protests by farmers against the new laws. ‘They said farmers' income will double. What they did- increased their friends income four times while farmers' income will be halved. Government of lie, loot and of suit boot,’ Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress workers and a group of farmers engaged in a verbal spat at Nirankari ground in Burari. Delhi Congress wing is providing tea and refreshment to the farmers, who are protesting against Centre's three farm laws. However, Congress workers alleged that the protestors were from AAP. The group of farmers, who indulged into a verbal spat with Congress party demanded to remove banners of any political party.
Opposition parties continue to attack the Modi government over the farmer protests. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that farmers are the real strength of the country and urged people to join their cause. ‘If the farm laws passed by the Modi government are good for farmers, why are they angry?’ Rahul Gandhi asked. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that farmers are being treated like terrorists by the Modi government. Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the central government's offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them. Farmers have called for talks without any pre-conditions and the Opposition parties have also pressed the government to initiate an unconditional dialogue with the farmers. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Nation remembered Guru Nanak Dev on his 551st birth anniversary on November 30. Devotees offered prayers at Golden Temple in Amritsar following Covid-19 protocols. People along with their families lit candles and offered prayers in the temple premises. On the occasion, devotees also visited Delhi's Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to offer prayers. Earlier, PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Nanak - the founder of Sikhism. President Kovind also inaugurated the renovated PBG Regimental Gurudwara at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended greetings to people on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with fervour throughout nation and around the world. Also known as Gurpurab, Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. It is observed on the full moon day of Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar.
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People who came from Pakistan as refugees celebrated after casting votes in the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir on December 04. They danced to celebrate the occasion with great pomp and show. Pakistan refugees have voted for the first time in over 70 years in local body polls. President of West Pakistan Refugee Action Committee, Labha Ram Gandhi said, "This is first time in 72 years that we're voting in local body polls. We're happy to participate in democratic process." According to J-K Election Commission, 37.17 percent voter turnout was recorded till 11 AM. The last phase of voting for DDC is on December 19 and counting of votes will take place on December 22.
Polling is underway for the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir on December 04. People were seen standing in a long queue at a polling booth in Chak Jafar Village in Jammu, waiting for their turn to cast their votes. Similar scenes were witnessed in Rajouri and Baramulla district which are part of the third phase of the voting. First-ever DDC elections are being held in eight phases and will go on till December 19. Counting of votes will take place on December 2
As the population in the Ganderbal district is increasing, people are facing difficulties in organising family functions in their houses. To overcome this situation, JandK UT government is constructing a multipurpose community centre in Manigam town. The community centre has separate halls, washrooms for men and women, changing rooms and kitchen. The govt is spending around Rs 1.82 crores for this project for the benefit of people. Locals appreciated the step taken by the government.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK. Anurag said, "We have seen media reports about the conclusion of agreements related to Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK." "We have consistently conveyed our strong protest to Pakistan on its attempts to bring material changes in Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation," he added.
India's 'Spice King' Mahashay Dharampal Gulati passed away on Thursday morning. Gulati was the owner of the famous spice company MDH Masala. The 97-year-old was undergoing treatment at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital. Gulati was reportedly undergoing post-Covid treatment and suffered a cardiac arrest. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and paid respect to the popular personality. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also paid his tributes to the 'inspiring and lively soul'. Popularly known as 'Spice King', Gulati was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2019. The MDH owner was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) on March 27, 1923. Gulati had moved to India after partition and set up his business in Delhi. MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti) was founded by his late father Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati.
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